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Welcome to Freshman & Sophomore Parents Night sponsored by Green Hope High School’s Student Services department. Program Overview. High school planning Graduation requirements College preparation. Jared Rosenberg. Senior Assistant Director Undergraduate Admissions UNC at Chapel Hill.

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Program overview

Welcome to Freshman & Sophomore Parents Nightsponsored by Green Hope High School’s Student Services department

Program overview

Program Overview

High school planning

Graduation requirements

College preparation

Jared rosenberg

Jared Rosenberg

Senior Assistant Director

Undergraduate Admissions

UNC at Chapel Hill

Student services staff
Student Services Staff

Sarah Knowles-Welsh, Dean of Students

Anne Miller, Counselor (A-D)

Jodi Seidel, Counselor (E-K)

Shernita Telfair, Counselor (L-R)

Allison Tibbetts, Counselor (S-Z)

Brittina Creecy, SAP Counselor

Jane George, Receptionist

Cathy Dillon, Registrar

Freshman sophomore planning
Freshman & Sophomore Planning

  • Meet with your counselor to make sure you are satisfying high school graduation and college admissions requirements

  • Update your High School Planner at CFNC.org

  • Use the College Test Prep section at CFNC.org to study for standardized tests

  • Take the PSAT in October

  • *College Foundation of NC (www.CFNC.org)

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Freshman & Sophomore Planning

  • If pursuing selective colleges, take honors-level and AP courses (most AP courses are available junior and senior years)

  • Participate in academic enrichment programs, summer camps and workshops

  • Visit college campuses and attend college fairs

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Freshman & Sophomore Planning

  • Explore colleges in CFNC’s College Fair section and at collegeboard.com

  • Save for college and research scholarship opportunities---check CFNC’s Paying for College section and scholarshipplus.com/wake.

  • Explore career interests---use CFNC’s Career Center and contact our Career Development Coordinator, Donna Donovan, to discuss internships

  • *College Foundation of NC (www.CFNC.org)

Registration timeline

Registration Timeline

February 22- 26: Students will receive registration information, including new SPAN account codes, in their 2nd period classes.

March 4:Our Curriculum Fair will be held for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

March 8:SPAN will open for students to go online and register for courses.

March 18: SPAN registration will close.

Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

EOC (End-of-Course) Tests

Algebra I

English I


Civics & Economics

U.S. History

Career pathways
Career Pathways

Review the course offerings online for a complete list of

classes available under each pathway

  • Business Technologies

  • Commercial and Artistic Production Technologies

  • Construction Technologies

  • Engineering Technologies

  • Health Sciences

  • Public Service Technologies

  • Fine Arts (Career Prep Course of Study only)

Nc academic scholars class of 2012
NC Academic Scholars(Class of 2012)

University of north carolina system of public institutions
University of North Carolina System of Public Institutions

  • Appalachian State UNC at Asheville

  • East Carolina UNC at Chapel Hill

  • Elizabeth City Sate UNC at Charlotte

  • Fayetteville State UNC at Greensboro

  • NC A&T State UNC at Pembroke

  • NC Central UNC at Wilmington

  • NC State Western Carolina

  • UNC School of the Arts Winston-Salem State

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University of North Carolina System of Public Institutions

Minimum Course Requirements (MCRs)

  • English---four units

  • Second Language---two units (in the same lang.)

  • Math---four units: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and one advanced math beyond Alg. II

  • Science---three units: a biological, physical, and laboratory course

  • Social Studies---two units: including U.S. History

Class rank
Class Rank

  • To determine class rank, each high school uses final course grades, dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number of units of credit attempted.

  • Advanced Placement (AP) courses carry two extra quality points, and honors (Hon) courses carry one extra quality point.

  • A Senior Honors Rank is calculated through the third

    nine weeks of the senior year for senior honors or awards (e.g., Honor Graduate, NC Academic Scholar).


  • Transcripts are available for request through Student Services

  • Students receive 3 free transcripts per year

  • A Records Release Form must be signed by a parent to request a transcript

  • Students must allow up to 10 school days for transcript requests to be fulfilled

Dual enrollment opportunities
Dual Enrollment Opportunities

  • Dual Enrollment gives high school students the opportunity to take approved courses at accredited institutions

  • Students must obtain prior approval

  • Courses taken must provide opportunities not currently available to the student at his or her high school. This includes courses of an advanced and/or expanded nature

  • Review the policies, guidelines, and application process located in the Wake County Program Planning Guide

Standardized tests

Standardized Tests


School-based test given each October (WCPSS pays for sophomores)

Provides preparation for the SAT

National Merit Scholarship Program qualifying test for juniors

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Standardized Tests

SAT I (Reasoning Test)

Measures academic skills students need in order to be successful in college: Critical Reading, Math, and Writing

Recommend taking it in the spring of junior year and once again at the beginning of senior year

Administered at various high schools in January, March, May, June, October, November, and December

Register and prepare online at collegeboard.com

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Standardized Tests


Curriculum-based test designed to measure academic achievement and college readiness in four areas: English, Math, Reading & Science

Writing test is optional but required for admission to NC public universities as well as some private colleges

Can be taken in addition to the SAT or as an alternative for college admissions purposes

Register and prepare online at act.org

Ncaa eligibility
NCAA Eligibility

  • NCAA certifies your eligibility to compete as a student-athlete, but your college must accept you as a student.

  • NCAA evaluates your academic record to determine if you are eligible to participate at a Division I or II college as a freshmen.

  • You can review the eligibility requirements and register at www.eligibilitycenter.org

  • Student-athletes should register after the completion of their junior year.

  • Check the Wake County Program Planning Guide for a list of approved courses

Thank you for coming tonight
Thank you for coming tonight!

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