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TENTH & ELEVENTH GRADE PARENT NIGHT. STEPS TO SUCCESS. Presented by: George Ranch High School Guidance Staff September 19 th , 2011. counselor and Assistant principal assignments. Alpha. AP. Counselor. A-K L -Z. Nate Session Tim Walker.

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tenth eleventh grade parent night
TENTH & ELEVENTH GRADE

PARENT NIGHT

STEPS TO SUCCESS

Presented by:

George Ranch High School

Guidance Staff

September 19th, 2011

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counselor and Assistant principal assignments

  • Alpha
  • AP
  • Counselor
  • A-K
  • L-Z
  • Nate Session
  • Tim Walker
  • Carin Reeves
  • Christy Tucker
  • Testing Coordinator & Counselor
  • Latrice Patton
  • College & Career Facilitator
  • Kristie Sulak
  • Registrar
  • Sandra Luckett
  • Secretaries
  • Kimberly Sabin, Counselor Secretary
  • Veronica Moreno, AP Secretary
slide3

Graduation plans

RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

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Grade information

SEMESTERCLASS: ½ CREDIT

FULL YEAR CLASS: 1 CREDIT

Grade Classification:

9th Grade: 4.5 or less

10th Grade: 5.0 – 9.5

11th Grade: 10.0 – 14.5

12th Grade: 15.0 or more

  • A 90 – 100
  • B 80 – 89
  • C 75 – 79
  • D 70 – 74
  • F 0 - 69
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Semester Grades

  • Minor grades and major grades will be recorded as numbers in the grade book. Six weeks and semester grades will also be averaged and recorded on the report card numerically.Example:

80%

20%

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HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS

High school credits for students in grades 9-12 are awarded on a semester by semester basis. If a student fails the first semester full-year course and passes the second semester, the two semester grades will be averaged to determine whether the student has earned a passing grade for the year.Example:

65 (1st semester) + 75 (2nd semester) = 70 avg. Credit will be awarded for both semesters.

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HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS

CONT’D

However, if a student passes the first semester of a full-year course, but fails the second semester, the second semester grade cannot be averaged, and the student must repeat the second semester of the course for the four core classes and foreign language only.Example:

80 (1st semester) + 60 (2nd semester) = 70 Avg

Second semester credit will not be awarded. Student must repeat the second semester course through Night School Outside LCISD or Summer School.

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Exemption policy

semester exams

Grade 10 – 3 classes

Grade 11 – 4 classes

  • No more than three absences in the class
  • Grade of 80 or above in the class in which they are requesting exemption
  • No more than three office referrals
    • No suspension, ISS or ALC assignment
  • No fines or unpaid fees
  • Passing TAKS will be a factor for Spring exemptions.
attendance policies
Attendance Policies
  • Compulsory Attendance Law
    • Student ages 6 – 18 are required to attend school.
  • 90% Rule
    • A student must attend at least 90% of the days the class is offered in order to receive credit.
  • Doctor’s Note Required
    • After 5 consecutive absences or
    • A total of 8 days in six-month period.
attendance
Attendance
  • What are school hours? 
    • Our school hours begin at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:40 p.m.
  • When my child get sick, do I need to call in?
    • GRHS appreciates you notifying us if you are going to miss school due to being ill. We can ensure your attendance is marked correctly. Please call 832-223-4204 and inform GRHS attendance, Mrs. Torres, that your child will not be in attendance due to illness.
  • Do I need a note?
    • Yes, notes are required explaining any absence. Even if you pick up your child from school, a note is required when your child returns to school. A parent note will suffice if the illness doesn’t warrant a visit to the doctor. If your child sees a doctor, please bring the original “Return to School” note.
    • If your child is late to school, they must sign in at the attendance office prior to entering first period. If they are more than 15 minutes late to class or misses more than 15 minutes of the last half of class, they are counted absent and will need a note.
attendance cont d
Attendance (cont’d)
  • If the school nurse sends you home, is it an absence?
    • Yes. The school nurse rarely “sends” a student home ill. The nurse will always notify a parent in the event a student becomes sick at school. If the nurse determines the student is running a fever or has a condition that is contagious, she will request that you be picked up.
  • Can someone other than my parents pick up your child?
    • We will not release students to anyone other than those on the contact list. We do not accept notes or phone calls requesting us to do so. If an older brother/sister wants to pick up your child, the brother or sister needs to be at least 18 years old and on the contact list.
  • If you want to update the list ,you need to visit the Registrar’s office in person.
  • What if your child is out for an extended illness or extenuating circumstances?
    • You may “Appeal” the absences for medical reasons or certain extenuating circumstances. You will need original medical notes for back-up. Please contact your AP for additional information.
  • What if your child forgets a note?
    • They have TEN school days to bring notes in to the attendance office.
    • Faxed copies are accepted if they are faxed by the doctor/dentist office. If you need to keep the original document for any reason, present the original to us and we will make the copy for our files.
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GPA

10TH GRADE

Grade Point Average

(GPA) – the average of all classes

AP x 1.2 90 x 1.2 = 108

PAP/Dual x 1.1 90 x 1.1 = 99

Adv. Academic x 1.0 90 x 1 = 90

11TH GRADE

Grade Point Average

(GPA) – the average of all classes

PAP/AP x 1.2 90 x 1.2 = 108

Honors/Dual x 1.1 90 x 1.1 = 99

Adv. Academic x 1.0 90 x 1 = 90

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Class rank

  • Class Rank is based on the cumulative grade point average for grades 9-12.
  • A student’s GPA is derived by dividing the total number of grade points by the number of semester courses attempted.
  • Class rank will be determined by October and will be updated after each subsequent semester.
  • Rank comes from the registrar’s office.
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Academic achievement record

Grades

Test Scores

GPA

Class Rank

ALL Classes Taken

It is YOUR record. Make it a

SUCCESSFUL one!

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Tips on how to balance school and activities:

  • Being involved is important!
  • Every student must determine the right combination of courses and activities.
  • Appropriate choice of course level is key!

balance

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hOMEWORK

  • Expect your child to have homework every night.
  • BE CONCERNED – No books, no homework, no assignments, no tests to study for, etc.
  • Monitor study time
  • E-mail teachers
  • Call if you have questions
  • Check online grades: Parent Portal
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PSAT Test

Wednesday, October 12th @ GRHS

  • What does the PSAT Measure?
    • Reading, critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills.
    • Provides 3 scores:
      • Critical Reading
      • Math
      • Writing
    • Scores range from 20 to 80 with 80 being the best.
    • Practice for SAT
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Sat/act Test

  • School Code: 445862
  • On-line registrations available
    • www.collegeboard.com
    • www.act.org
  • Watch your deadlines and fees!
  • Scores are sent directly to the colleges that you list on thee registration form.
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TAKS Test

Four Content Areas:

  • Exit Level (graduation requirement) taken for the first time during 11th grade.
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TOP 10% RULE

Students ranking in the top *10% of their graduating class must be admitted to the Texas public college or university of their choice if they:

Apply no later than two years after graduation from a Texas High School and…

Submit a completed application before the expiration of any filing deadline established by the college.

* University of Texas is top 8% and this is subject to change

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PLANNING FOR COLLEGE…

  • Take challenging courses
  • Maintain high GPA
  • Take practice test and admissions test
  • Participate in extra-curricular activities
  • Research college admissions standards
  • Volunteer (Service Cord)

www.collegeboard.com

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Welcome to the

GRHS COUNSELOR CORNER

Visit the George Ranch High School’s Counselor Corner at: http://www.lcisd.org/schools/HighSchools/GeorgeRanchHighSchool/Counselor

GRHS Counselor Corner

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SERVICE CORD…

  • Hours required are an average of 40 per year that the student is enrolled at George Ranch High School.
    • Class of 2013 (Juniors only ) need 120 hours by graduation
    • Class of 2014 and 2015 need 160 hours by graduation
    • Service Cord starts on the First Day of school freshman year
  • The following MAY count toward service hours:
    • Volunteer duties associated with a church or other community oriented non-profit organization
    • Boy Scout/Girl Scout service hours
    • Rosenberg/Richmond/Sugarland etc revitalization
    • Highway cleanup
    • Blood drives (including giving blood = 1 hour of service)
    • Structured tutoring (such as adult education, literacy programs, citizenship programs, etc)
    • All community service hours honored by PAL’s, National Honor Society, Student Council, etc. may also be submitted for consideration for Service Cord Hours.