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Welcome to High School!. We are your Counselors Ms. Reger A – G Mr. Nolen H – N Mrs. Horning O – Z. SUCCESS…. …happens one day at a time!. The truth about success…. It doesn’t just happen! It is CREATED… by you!. Counseling Services. Academic Personal Support Groups

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welcome to high school

Welcometo High School!

We are your Counselors

Ms. Reger A – G

Mr. Nolen H – N

Mrs. Horning O – Z



…happens one day at a time!

the truth about success
The truth about success…

It doesn’t just happen! It is CREATED… by you!

counseling services
Counseling Services
  • Academic
  • Personal
  • Support Groups
  • Crisis
  • Career
how can i see my counselor
How can I see my counselor?
  • Each counselor has a sign-up book on the counter in the guidance office.
  • Your counselor will send a pass for you.

Confidentiality …

We will not share the content of our discussions unless you give us permission. We are required by law and ethical standards to break confidentiality for these reasons:

1. If we believe you are a danger to yourself or others.

2. If we suspect you are being harmed.

3. If we are ordered by a court of law.

you will experience conflict in high school how you deal with it will determine the outcome
You will experience conflict in high school. How you deal with it will determine the outcome.


is a part of life.


If handled constructively, conflict

    • Helps you develop new skills
    • Creates relationships built on respect
    • Encourages you to find new ways to solve a problem
  • If left unsolved or poorly handled, conflict
    • Can escalate a small problem into a major incident
    • Can cause extra stress
    • May lead to violence
  • How much credit is one class worth in one semester?


  • How many credits can a student earn in a semester?


  • How many credits can a student earn in four years?


credits for graduation
Credits for Graduation
  • How many credits must a student earn to graduate?



Graduation Requirements

  • English 4 Credits (8 sem)
      • English 9, 10, 11, 12 or advanced level english class
  • World History 1 Credit (2 sem)
  • U. S. History 1 Credit (2 sem)
  • Government ½ Credit (1 sem)
  • Economics ½ Credit (1 sem)
graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • Algebra I 1 Credit (2 sem)
  • Geometry 1 Credit (2 sem)
  • Algebra II 1 Credit (2 sem)
  • Mandatory Math Elective (2 sem)
  • Biology 1 Credit (2 sem)
  • Chemistry or Physics (2 sem)
  • Additional Science Credit (2 sem)
graduation requirements1
Graduation Requirements
  • Health ½ Credit (1 sem)
  • PE ½ Credit (1 sem)
  • VPAA 1.0 Credit
  • World Language 2.0 Credit
  • MME is a college entrance exam and a scholarship opportunity
testing sequence
Testing Sequence

9th Grade:

  • Social Studies MEAP
  • Explore – pre-ACT

10th Grade:

  • PLAN *– pre-ACT
  • PSAT *– pre-SAT

11th Grade:

  • PSAT *– qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship
  • MI Merit Exam
  • ACT – college admissions test (part of MME)
  • SAT – college admissions test

12th Grade:

  • ACT October or December

*Necessary scores for dual-enrollment in 11th or 12th grade

how do i get help
How do I get Help
  • Tutoring every Monday & Wednesday
    • Sign up with Mrs. Culver
  • Talk to your teacher and see how they can help you or how you can do things different
  • See your counselor
  • Talk to your parent/guardian
tips for talking with teachers
Tips for Talking With Teachers
  • Make an appointment to talk - Think through what you want to say, make a list of items you want to cover.
  • Use “I” statements “I am having a difficult time understanding the material.”
  • Don’t expect the teacher to come up with all the answers - Be prepared to make suggestions.
  • Be respectful -A teacher is more likely to be responsive if the purpose of your meeting is conversation, not confrontation.
the difference between doing your homework and studying
The difference between doing your homework and studying…
  • Homework – completing an assignment, i.e. math problems on pages 36-38.
  • Study – outlining a science chapter, rewriting notes, or making flashcards.
You should be spending a minimum of 20 minutes of homework / study time per academic subject each day (5 days a week).

5 academic subjects = 100 minutes (or 1 hr., 40 min.) of study time daily

Recommended Guidelines

a few study tips to get you started
A Few Study Tips to Get You Started
  • Read the summary or chapter review first
  • Read the chapter questions
  • Skim the chapter – topics to be discussed
  • Read the notes in the margins
  • Read the captions for the pictures / graphs
  • Read the chapter
  • Answer chapter questions
  • Write your own chapter summary

Reading Assignments

taking good notes in class
Taking Good Notes in Class…
  • Write down key points
    • Names, dates, terms
  • Write down information your teacher repeats or emphasizes!
  • Write down what the teacher writes on the board or overhead.
  • Make flash cards for definitions
    • Review them frequently!
preparing for tests
Preparing for tests
  • Cramming for tests never pays off.
  • The more prepared you are the better you will perform.
  • Read over your notes.
  • Highlight or underline important notes.
  • Go over quizzes and homework from the same unit.
    • Look up answers to problems you got wrong.
  • Read chapter summaries.
  • Take notes and make an outline from your reading.
  • Put stars next to things you need to review.
  • Have someone quiz you.
It is important to get involved in high school and to maintain a sense of balance. Clubs are a great way to be involved!
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Metro league Math Science competition
  • DECA
  • Anime
  • Game Club
  • Robotics
  • Marching Band
  • Student Council
  • NHS
  • Key club
  • SADD
  • Project One
  • Drama/Thespians
  • PWC
  • Science Olympiad
  • Smithsonian Project
  • Exchange students
thank you
Thank You!
  • Thank you for your time and consideration today.
  • We look forward to getting to know you!