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WELCOME FRESHMEN & PARENTS!. TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL. SOCIAL TRANSITION ACADEMIC TRANSITION. SOCIAL TRANSITION:. Encourage Involvement Be the Parent –Stay “In Kid’s Way” Foster Independence & Responsibility. ACADEMIC TRANSITION:. Monitor Progress Know Graduation Requirements

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TRANSITION TO HIGH SCHOOL

  • SOCIAL TRANSITION
  • ACADEMIC TRANSITION
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SOCIAL TRANSITION:

  • Encourage Involvement
  • Be the Parent –Stay “In Kid’s Way”
  • Foster Independence & Responsibility
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ACADEMIC TRANSITION:

  • Monitor Progress
  • Know Graduation Requirements
  • High School Record—starts in 9th grade!
  • Get Ready For College—Start now
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PARENTS—Monitor

  • SKYWARD—All parents AND students have access
      • http://www.acs.ac
  • If you need this info, let us know
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REPORT CARDS & INTERIM GRADES:

    • Oct. 22nd - 1st 9 wks.
    • Nov. 12th - interim
    • Jan. 10th - Mail Fall term report cards
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HELP FOR STRUGGLING STUDENTS:

    • Contact Teacher by phone or e- mail (listed on ACHS website)
    • Tutoring is offered by most ACHS teachers before and/or after school
    • NHS Tutoring before school T&F
    • Remediation – each afternoon
    • PARENT CONFERENCES
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Grades & Credits

  • GPA
      • Use only semester Averages
      • A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0
      • Valedictorian Selection—Formula: GPA 45%; Strength of Schedule 45%; ACT 10%
  • Test Scores—EOC, PLAN, ACT, SAT
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Academic Readiness

      • Take Challenging courses
      • Develop good study habits
      • Make good grades
      • Upward Bound—What is it?
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Academic Readiness (cont.)

  • ACES Program
  • Take the PLAN (Practice ACT) in 10th Grade
  • Take the PSAT (Practice SAT) 10th & 11th grades
  • Honors students take ACT spring 10th grade (Dual Enr.)
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Financial Readiness

      • Save Money now!
      • Scholarships
        • Based on Merit, Need, Special Talent
        • Range from $100 – Full Tuition
        • Most Require Application, Essay…Lots of Work!
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LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIPS

  • HOPE
      • 3.00 GPA OR 21 ACT
      • $4,000 4-yr. or $2,000 2-yr.
      • +$1,000 3.75 GPA & 29 ACT OR + $1,500 if AGI < $36,000
  • WILDER-NAIFEH
      • $2,000 to Any TN resident to a Tennessee Technology Center
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ACHS WEB SITE

http://www.acs.ac

  • NEWS
  • WEB LINKS
  • SCHOLARSHIPS
  • FINANCIAL AID
  • SPECIAL PROGRAMS
  • MUCH MORE!!
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OTHER TOPICS:

  • HOMEWORK REQUESTS
  • ATTENDANCE POLICY
  • DRESS CODE
  • SKYLERT
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Driver’s Permit forms
    • Also known as Certification of Compulsory School Attendance
    • Sign up in the guidance office
    • Allow 24 hours
    • Check for grades and attendance
      • Must pass 3 of 4 subjects in the last grade term
      • Must have acceptable attendance – according to state guidelines
      • No permit forms will be given during the summer
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Driver’s License

Driving test is no longer given on a walk-in basis. You must call and make an appointment at the TN license testing center @ 457-3958.