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Welcome Mount Dora High School 9 th and 10 th Grade Parents & Students. Agenda. Welcome Class schedules G.P.A. and Graduation Credit Requirements Testing Goal Setting & Post Planning Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Internet Resources Questions/Answers.

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welcome mount dora high school 9 th and 10 th grade parents students
Welcome

Mount Dora High School

9th and 10th Grade

Parents & Students

agenda
Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Class schedules
  • G.P.A. and Graduation Credit Requirements
  • Testing
  • Goal Setting & Post Planning
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Internet Resources
  • Questions/Answers
ii class schedules
II. Class Schedules

Course requirements for 9th grade:

  • English I, Algebra I, Earth Space Science,

Reading (8th grade FCAT score), Electives.

Honors Classes:

  • English I, Algebra I, Earth Space Science

AP Classes:

  • AP Human Geography
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II. Class Schedules

Course requirements for 10th grade:

  • English II, World History, (math) Geometry or Algebra II, (science) Biology I, Electives.

Honors Classes:

  • English II, Geometry, Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry

AP Classes:

  • AP World History AP US History, AP Art, AP Geography

LSCC (Sophomore 3.0+) & Lake Tech (16yrs 2.0+)

Must pass placement test @ either school.

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II. Class Schedules
  • For Dual Enrollment LSCC
  • Must be a Sophomore, 3.0 GPA, earn passing scores on the PERT test. (Reading 104 / Writing 99 / Math 113)

PERT Test Dates:

November 6th and 7th

March 19th and 20th

the high school experience
The High School Experience
  • A/B Schedule Allows students to complete 8 credits a year-some have mixed A/B and Standard – 2 different grading periods
  • 90 min class periods allow for hands on activities and guided instruction
  • eSembler is available to all parents and students *attendance, grades, lesson plans See MDHS Web page for directions
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III. G.P.A. and Graduation Credit Requirements (cont.)

Figuring out your cumulative unweighted GPA

A = 4 quality points

B = 3 quality points

C = 2 quality points

D = 1 quality point

F = 0 quality points

Divide the total quality points by the number of credits taken

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III. G.P.A. and Graduation Credit Requirements (cont.)

Figuring out your cumulative weighted GPA

AP / Dual EnrollmentHonors

A = 6 quality points A = 5 quality points

B = 5 quality points B = 4 quality points

C = 4 quality points C = 3 quality points

D = 3 quality point D = 2 quality points

F = 0 quality points F = 0 quality points

Divide the total quality points by the number of credits taken

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III. G.P.A. and Graduation Credit Requirements (cont.)
  • To calculate GPA, add up the points you have received and divide that number by the number of credits that you have attempted.
  • EXAMPLE: Joe has the following grades:

Algebra I                                       B (3 points)

Earth Space Science                   A (4 points)

English I                                      C (2 points)

HOPE                              B (3 point)

World History    C (1 point)

Add the points (13) and divide by attempted credits (5).

13 / 5 = 2.6 grade point average

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IV. Testing

10th grade FCAT 2.0 (Reading, 245 & Writing*) and EOC’s

  • Students entering 9th grade in 2011-12 Passing scores on Algebra 1 EOC, 399,required for course credit.
  • Geometry & Biology 1 EOC required – counts as 30% of final grade

Students entering 9th grade in 2012-13

  • Passing scores on Algebra 1 EOC (399), Geometry EOC, and Biology EOC required for course credit.

EOC’s are given 2 times a year, December and May.

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IV. Testing
  • All 10th graders will take the PLAN October 31st (Practice ACT).
  • Current 9th graders will take the PLAN next year in 10th grade.
a well rounded student
A Well Rounded Student
  • Students @ MDHS are encouraged to become involved in other activities.
  • Involved students do better academically and have better attendance.
  • Involved students develop other skills necessary for success in life.
  • Involved students demonstrate they can juggle more responsibilities.
  • Extracurricular activities give students a way to feel success in other areas and develop a feeling of contributing to a greater good.
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The High School Experience
  • Sports
    • MDHS offers 21 Competitive Sports
  • Clubs
    • MDHS offers a variety of clubs in the areas of Community Service, ROTC Drill,
    • Business and Agricultural Interests, Art and More!
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V. Goal Setting / Post – Secondary Planning

Grades are important

  • Colleges also look for well-rounded students
  • Think seriously about adding into schedule
    • volunteer / community service hours
    • extracurricular activities & clubs
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V. Goal Setting / Post – Secondary Planning (cont.)

Things to do for the rest of the year:

  • Review your transcripts – make sure you are satisfying high school graduation and college entrance requirements
  • Sign up on www.flvc.org
  • Begin to explore career interests and information
  • If you are interested in attending State Universities, register for AP and honors courses
  • Begin or continue to do volunteer/community service
  • Research schools or programs that you would like to attend after graduation and start to do visits
  • Begin or continue to save for college
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V. Goal Setting / Post – Secondary Planning (cont.)

Look Toward the Future

  • Consider
    • Academic Achievements
    • Individual Interests and Talents
    • Career Goals
    • After High School Education Goals
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V. Goal Setting / Post – Secondary Planning (cont.)

State University System (SUS) Admissions Policies

  • State university admissions staff will calculate a unique grade point average for each applicant from the grades earned in high school academic core courses.
  • Bright Futures does this too
  • The following chart shows the middle range of SAT scores, ACT scores, and High School grade point averages for First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students admitted to each of the state universities in the fall of 2012.
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V. Goal Setting / Post – Secondary Planning (cont.)

University SAT ACT HS G.P.A.

FAMU 1200 - 1470 17 – 20 3.00 – 3.49

FAU 1530 – 1780 23 – 27 3.35 – 3.95

FGCU 1410 – 1680 20 – 24 3.06 – 3.72

FIU 1630 – 1850 23 – 26 3.50 – 4.10

FSU 1750 – 1970 26 – 30 3.7 - 4.3

NCF 1220– 1390 28 – 31 3.73 – 4.33

UCF 1700 – 1890 25 – 29 3.5 – 4.2

UF 1870 – 2100 28 – 32 4.1 – 4.5

UNF 1140 – 1270 25 – 27 3.51 – 4.21

USF 1090 – 1290 27 – 29 3.97 – 4.27

UWF 1475 22.4 3.40 – 3.80

Information based on the middle range current freshmen class accepted in the fall of 2012

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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (cont.)

What is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program?

  • In 1997, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program. This Florida Lottery-funded scholarship rewards students for their academic achievements during high school by providing funding for them to pursue postsecondary educational and career goals in Florida.

Each year, the legislature meets to decide what Bright Futures will look like. That means the eligibility and award amounts can change from year to year. The following includes the most recent information.

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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Students are now required to submit a complete, error-free FAFSA for Bright Futures, Florida Resident Access Grant, and Access to Better Learning and Education Grant initial and renewal eligibility any time prior to disbursement. No FAFSA = No $
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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Last year there was an increase in community service requirements for all three Bright Futures award levels.
  • Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (FAS), Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS), and Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV). During the 2011-2012 academic year, and thereafter, the required community service hours to be completed for the following awards are:
  • FAS – 100 hours (increased from 75 hours)
  • FMS – 75 hours (increased from 0 hours)
  • GSV – 30 hours (increased from 0 hours)
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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Test Score Requirements for Florida Academic Scholars and Florida Medallion Scholars

(2011 – 2012 High School Graduates and Later)

Florida Academic Scholars

SAT 1290 ACT 29

Florida Medallion Scholars

SAT 1170 ACT 26

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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

3 Awards from Bright Futures

  • Florida Academic Scholar (FAS) = 3.5 weighted GPA, 100 hours of community service, and 1290 SAT Reasoning Test (based on the combined Critical Reading and Math sections only) or 29 on the ACT (excluding the writing section)
  • Florida Medallion Scholar (FMS) = 3.0 weighted GPA, 75 hours of community service, and a 1170 SAT or 26 on the ACT
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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

16 Credits in college preparatory courses

  • 4 English (3 with substantial writing)
  • 4 Mathematics - Algebra I & above
  • It does not include Pre – Algebra, Informal Geometry, Liberal Arts, or Math for College Success
  • 3 Natural Science
  • 3 Social Science
  • 2 Foreign Language (sequential, in the same language)
  • These are subject to change with each legislative session.
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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (cont.)

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) =

  • 3.0 weighted GPA, 30 hrs of Community Services & the following 16 credits:
  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics (including Algebra I equivalent or higher and geometry)
  • 3 Natural Science
  • 3 Social Science
  • 1 Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical Education
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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program (cont.)

Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) (cont.)

  • 3 Vocational–Prep or Tech Ed. credits in one vocational program with an unweighted 3.5 GPA in those courses
  • A minimum section score listed below on each section on either the PERT, SAT or ACT (sections of different test types may not be combined)
  • PERT: Reading 104 / Writing 99 / Math 113
  • SAT: Reading 440 / Math 440
  • ACT: English 17 / Reading 18 / Math 19
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VI. Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) (cont.)
  • NEW*** This scholarship will only be valid for technical programs or 2 year certificate programs (as of June 2012)
state university system requirements for high school students
State University SystemRequirements for High School Students
  • English 4 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits

(Algebra 1 or higher)

  • Natural Science 3 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • Foreign Language 2 credits

(sequential in the same language)

  • SUS Approved Electives 3 credits
  • Total: 18 credits
visit us online
Visit Us Online
  • www.mountdorahighschool.com is our online resource with vital information about our school, important dates, testing resources and more!
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Questions

&

Answers

guidance counselors
Guidance Counselors
  • 9th Grade – Priya Persaud

Email: persaudb@lake.k12.fl.us

  • 10th Grade – Susan Ricci
        • Email: riccis@lake.k12.fl.us
mdhs motto
MDHS Motto
  • Caring
  • About the
  • Needs of
  • Every
  • Student

At MDHS you will find a caring & dedicated staff to guide & educate students.