10th Grade Information I made it through 9th grade, now what do I do?
Important Tests • Alabama High School Graduation Exam • September 19, Monday, Biology - for students who have passed Biology in the 9th grade • September 20, Tuesday, Math – for students who have passed Algebra last year **You will take all parts of the exam March 19-23
Other Tests • PSAT (Practice SAT) • I recommend that all 10th graders take this • Cost: $15.00 • Date: October 12, Wednesday • Great Practice for the SAT • I will take $ in all lunches on Sept. 13 and 14 • You receive: • A score comparison as if it was the real SAT • An answer sheet telling you the correct answers • Your test book is returned
Other Tests • PLAN (Practice ACT) • Only for 10th Graders • I recommend all 10th graders take this: • Date: Unknown Yet – possibly October • Cost-unknown yet-might be free through a grant • Great practice for the ACT • A score comparison as if it was the real ACT • An answer sheet telling you the correct answers • Your test book is returned
Important Award for 10th graders • Hugh O’Brian Leadership Award • Students nominated by faculty • Nominations based on: • Leadership • Volunteerism • Integrity • Academics
10th grade Program • What? • Huntsville Center for Technology • When? • In the Spring • Why? • HCT offers classes for students pursuing professional studies in college or for student who are looking into entering the working world after graduation
Automotive Technology Barbering Collision Repair Technology Computer Electronics Technology Cosmetology Culinary Arts Drafting Design Technology Early Childhood Education Health Science Industrial Systems and Maintenance Horticulture Landscape Design Power Equipment Technology Precision Machining Technology Welding Technology Programs of Study at HCT
Reminder of Advanced Diploma Requirements • Math: Trigonometry or higher by graduation • Science: Take advanced sciences (any science we offer except for Geology, Environmental Science, and General Chemistry) 11th and 12th grade • Foreign Language: 2 consecutive years of the same foreign language
Don’t forget….. • For graduation, you need: • Pass all five parts of the AHSGE, and • 24 credits (including these required classes): • 4 math - .5 credit of fine arts • 4 science - 1.0 credit of PE • 4 English (JROTC, Sports, and Marching Band count) • 4 history - .5 of Computer - .5 of Health
NCAA Clearinghouse Requirements • If you have plans to play a sport in college, talk to your coach about meeting requirements for NCAA eligibility now • Right now, you need 16 credits to be eligible for a Division 1 school and 14 credits for a Division 2 school • Algebra 1A and 1B only count as a .5 credit each on the Clearinghouse • Google “NCAA Clearinghouse” for more information
Transcripts (How to read them) • Classes are listed on the left. • Grades are listed on the right. • Credits earned are listed after the grades. • Total Credits earned are listed after each semester.
Transcripts continued…. • Top of the transcript page: • Left Side: Your name, address, phone number, Date of Birth, Grade Level Bottom of the transcript page: • Right Side: GPA (on 4.0 scale), GPA (on 100 point scale) • Grading Scale
To be considered a Junior • You need 12 credits total