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2009-2010 TIMBERWOLF FRESHMAN CLASS PRESENTATION. Guidance Department. Mrs. Kim Scott A - C Mrs. Kim Brumage D - Hi Ms. Alice Mathis Ho - Mc Mrs. Rhonda Davis Me - Se Mrs. Teresa Dennis Sh – Z Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar.

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guidance department
Guidance Department

Mrs. Kim Scott A - C

Mrs. Kim Brumage D - Hi

Ms. Alice Mathis Ho - Mc

Mrs. Rhonda Davis Me - Se

Mrs. Teresa Dennis Sh – Z

Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary

Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar

counselor roles how we can help you
Counselor Roles (How we can help you)
  • Personal issues
  • School issues
  • Academic advisement
  • Career and college advisement
  • Scholarship information

See Mrs. Fisher to make an appointment to meet with us.

standard diploma graduation options
Standard Diploma Graduation Options
  • A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, or
  • A three-year, 18 credit standard college preparatory program, or
  • A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory program

Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements

  • English – 4 credits
  • Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I or its equivalent)
  • Science – 3 credits
  • Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, American History, Economics and American Government)
  • Health Opportunities in Physical Education (HOPE) - 1 credit
  • Fine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art – 1 credit
  • Electives – as needed for a total of 24 credits (8 credits)
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA
  • Pass FCAT – Reading and Math
practical arts courses at chiles high school approved to meet the arts graduation requirement
Practical Arts Courses at Chiles High SchoolApproved to meet the Arts Graduation Requirement

Web I, II

TV Productions I, II, III, IV

Communications Technology I, II, III

Engineering Technology I, II, III

Four-year, 24credit Standard Program

16 + 4 + 4 = 24

Core Classes MAI Other Electives Total

What is a major area of interest (MAI)?

Four (4) credits selected by the student in an area of interest.

For example, courses may

Be in :

  • a career and technical program
  • fine and performing arts, or
  • an academic content area

Why? Students can:

  • pursue in-depth study in an area of their choice
  • learn more about future professions or lifetime skills
  • explore individual interests

Examples of MAIs are Drama, Music, Culinary Arts, Foreign Language, advanced Placement

*Students may revise MAI annually as part of the course registration process.

grading system
Grading System

Grading Scale

A 90-100

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 0-59

Earning Credit

.5 credit is earned for each semester course completed with a grade of D or higher.

Each nine weeks grade is 2/5 of the semester grade, the exam is 1/5.

GrdEach Grading PeriodSem ExamSemester Grade

A 8 points 4 points 18-20 pts. = A

B 6 points 3 points 13-17 pts. = B

C 4 points 2 points 8-12 pts. = C

D 2 points 1 point 3-7 pts. = D

F 0 points 0 points 0-2 pts. = F

***Per grading period – A student must earn at least 1 point in the second nine weeks or the exam in order to receive credit for the semester.

This information is available on page 10 of the CHS Handbook/Planner.

Check your academic progress online with Parent Portal!

grade combinations for two nine weeks and exam
Grade Combinations for Two Nine Weeks and Exam

Here is a chart showing all possible combinations and the FINAL grade results which will be computed automatically resulting in the student earning 1/2 credit.

9 weeks







If you earn exam exemption you will earn an A for the semester grade.

exam exemptions
Exam Exemptions

Student must meet the following requirements during the semester:

    • “A” in both nine weeks grading period.
    • No referral resulting in ISS or OSS.
    • No Class II or higher referral resulting in Saturday School.
    • Satisfactory citizenship in all classes.
    • Has parent permission to exempt exam(s).
  • Non-academic elective courses – Students may exempt elective course exams both semesters.
  • Academic courses - Students are required to take one semester exam in each academic subject area (either the 1st semester or 2nd semester exam).Academic courses include English, math, science, social studies and foreign language.
1 st semester exam schedule
1st semester exam schedule

Thursday, December 17, 2009

1st pd.             7:30-8:20

2nd pd.              8:25-9:20

3rd pd.              9:25-10:15

4th pd.              10:20-11:10

Lunch               11:10-11:55

5th pd.              12:00-12:30

6th pd.              12:35-1:00 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time)

7th pd. exam    1:05-2:45 (Last day of the semester for 7th period class)

Friday, December 18, 2009

(All students are required to be in class at 7:30 unless exempting the first exam of the day.)

1st pd. class      7:30-8:30

1st pd. exam    8:35-10:15

2nd pd. class     10:20-11:20

Lunch               11:20-12:05

2nd pd. exam    12:10-1:50 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time)

continuation of 1 st semester exam schedule
Continuation of 1st semester exam schedule

Monday, December 21, 2009

(All students are required to be in class at 7:30 unless exempting the first exam of the day.)

3rd pd. class     7:30-8:30

3rd pd. exam    8:35-10:15

4th pd. class     10:20-11:20

Lunch               11:20-12:05

4th pd. exam    12:10-1:50 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

(All students are required to be in class at 7:30 unless exempting the first exam of the day.)

5th pd. class     7:30-8:30

5th pd. exam    8:35-10:15

6th pd. class     10:20-11:20

Lunch               11:20-12:05

6th pd. exam    12:10-1:50 (Please note:  buses leave at regular time)


For attendance purposes, if a student exempts an exam he or she is not required to attend the class

period preceding the exam.

As a reminder, all students must remain with their teacher throughout the entire exam period.

grade point average
Grade Point Average
  • Students start earning an official unweighted and weighted GPA after the completion of one semester of a high school course.
  • Unweighted is based on all courses awarded:

A = 4 C = 2

B = 3 D = 1

  • Weightedis based on honors and honors gifted awarded an extra .5 for a semester grade of a C or better. Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses awarded an extra 1.0 for a semester grade of C or above.

How and where we use GPAs:

  • Unweighted GPA (promotion/graduation)
  • 2.0 unweighted GPA required to participate in extracurricular activities
  • Weighted GPA (class rank and academic awards)
  • 9 weeks GPA (on report card)
  • Semester GPA (on transcript)
  • Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted (on transcript)
  • Chiles High School GPA is different than GPAs computed by Bright Futures, Colleges/universities and NCAA .
sample transcript
Sample transcript

Year 00-01 Grade Lev.08 School 37-0531 Year 01-02 Grade Lev.09 School 37-1141

-----------COURSE----------- -SEM- -----------COURSE----------- ---SEM-


07083408 SPANISH I A A 1.00 04003100 DRAMA I A A 1.00

07083500 SPANISH II A B 1.00

10013200 ENG HON I B h A h 1.00

12003100 ALGERBRA I B C 1.00

15013001 PERS FIT B .50

17003300 RESEARC A .50

20013200 E/S SCI HON C h C h 1.00

GPA YR: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CRDT YR: 1.00 GPA YR: 3.00 WTD:3.42 CRDT YR: 6.00

CUM: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CUM CR : 1.00 CUM: 3.13 WTD:3.50 CUM CR: 7.00

promotion to 10th grade
Promotion to 10th grade
  • 5 credits
  • 1.0 unweighted GPA
  • Standardized tests are used for academic

placement (FCAT) (honors, Intensive classes –SO DO YOUR BEST!

  • Summer school options are limited. Students who fail a course first (or second) semester, need to meet with their guidance counselor to discuss summer options.
    • Adult Education – Leon County Schools
    • Florida Virtual School
    • Private Schools
      • All of these options require prior approval from your guidance counselor.
10 th grade progression
10th grade Progression
  • English II
  • Science (often Biology)
  • Math
  • World History

10th grade AP Accel Progression

  • English II
  • Science (Biology or Chemistry)
  • Math
  • AP Art History, AP European History, AP World History, AP Human Geography, AP Psychology
options during the next three years
Options during the next three years
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Lively Dual Enrollment
  • Gifted Externship Program
  • DCT Work Study Program
state university system
State University System

Minimum standards

  • Sliding scale GPA and test scores – minimum 2.5 GPA & 1010 SAT or 21 ACT
  • Grade Point Average is recomputed using academic courses only.
  • 19 high school academic units
    • 4 English
    • 4 Math (Algebra I level and higher) Algebra IA & IB = 1 unit
    • 3 Science
    • 3 Social Science
    • 2 Foreign Language
    • 3 additional academic units

Weighting used for all state universities:

- 1.0 weighted for AP and dual enrollment

- .5 weighted for honors

florida state university
Florida State University
  • Fall Admissions Middle 50%

3.67 - 4.2 academic GPA

1730 - 1960 SAT

26 - 29 ACT

Average # of academic units: 22.5

Academic Profile: GPA, strength of curriculum (# of honors and AP, DE courses, advanced foreign language), test scores, essay

university of florida
University of Florida
  • Largest University in the State
  • Admissions Middle 50%

4.3 - 4.4 academic GPA

1970 - 2090 SAT 30 - 32 ACT

  • Current freshmen admitted at UF:

87.5% of students with a 4.0 and above academic GPA were admitted

74.1 % with 26 – 30 academic units were admitted

  • Middle 50% for Admission

3.05 academic GPA

1350 SAT

19 ACT

university of central florida
University of Central Florida
  • Middle 50% for admission:

3.5 – 4.2 academic GPA

1150-1290 SAT CR and Math

25 – 28 ACT

  • Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores
university of south florida
University of South Florida
  • Fall admissions middle 50%

3.58 – 4.12 academic GPA

1120-1280 SAT CR and Math 540 – 620 SAT Writing

24 -29 ACT

  • Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores
highly selective colleges
Highly Selective Colleges
  • Grades in academic courses
  • Strength of curriculum
  • ACT/SAT and often SAT II
  • Class Rank
  • Extracurricular activities/college resume
  • Leadership positions held
  • Community service/volunteer experiences
  • Letters of recommendation
community college
Community College
  • Admission based on Regular high school diploma
  • Florida community colleges recommend that students take the same core high school courses that are required for state university admission
  • Students who take college prep courses in high school are more likely to be successful.
  • Of students who have taken Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, 95% will pass algebra portion of the CPT and go directly into college credit work.
  • Everyone must take a placement test. The CPT will be used unless exempted by SAT or ACT scores. It is generally recommended for students to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of their junior year.

SAT: 440 verbal and 550 math ACT: 17 English, 18 reading, 21 math

ncaa requirements
NCAA Requirements
  • Required for any student athlete who wants to play at a Division I or II college
  • Clearinghouse form should be sent at end of junior year. (online application and fee)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in 16 core courses and SAT/ACT scores
  • Sliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scores
  • Core Courses
      • 4 credits in English
      • 3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher) Alg IA & IB = 1 credit
      • 2 credits in Science
      • 2 credits of Social Science
      • 1 credit of additional English, math, science
      • 4 additional academic credits

Visit “Prospective Student Athletes” for more information.

bright futures scholarships
Bright Futures Scholarships
  • Academic Scholars Award-Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution.

Requirements: 3.5 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits), 1270 SAT or 28 ACT and 75 hours of community service.

  • Florida Medallion Scholars Award- Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution.

Requirements: 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) and 970 SAT or 20 ACT

16 required academic credits include:

4 English

4 Math (Algebra I level and higher) Algebra IA & IB = 1 credit

3 Science

3 Social Science

2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

Statewide Scholarship Weighting awards .25 per semester for honors, AP and DE

courses with a “C” or higher. Advanced foreign language is not honors for BF.

gold seal vocational programs
Gold Seal Vocational Programs
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award - Pays percentage of tuition at a Florida public or private institution. (2 year scholarship)

Requirements: 3.0 weighted GPA (16 required credits for graduation), 3.5 GPA in a 3 credit vocational program and a passing score on a college placement test (SAT 440 verbal & math, ACT 18 Reading, 17 English, 19 Math or CPT 83 Reading & Sentence Skills, 72 Algebra)

TV Productions I

TV Productions II

TV Productions III

Culinary Arts I DCT I

Culinary Arts II DCT II

Culinary Arts III DCT III

Engineering Technology I BST I

Engineering Technology II Web Design I

Engineering Technology III Web Design II

Communication Technology I Criminal Justice I

Communication Technology II Criminal Justice II

Communication Technology III Criminal Justice III

*** Satisfactory completion of a three credit sequential vocational program may award TCC credit toward an A.S. degree. See Leon County Schools Career Pathways Bulletin.

epep personal education planner
ePEP- Personal Education Planner
  • Did you know that the courses you’re taking right now may affect how much money you make as an adult? Hard to believe, but it’s true.
  • By age 27, people who took rigorous courses in high school earned 13.1 percent more money than students who didn’t--whether they went to college or not.
  • College graduates make 66 percent more in wages than workers with only a high school education. A college degree is not a requirement, but some sort of post secondary professional training is!
  • College admissions officers say that student success in the most challenging high school courses available is the single most important factor in getting admitted to college.
  • If you aren’t sure which courses to take or what you might want to do after high school, Florida’s one-stop student advising website at can help. There’s a special section just for high school students.
  • You can:
    • See what options you have for courses during each year of high school.
    • See your high school transcript and find out whether you’re taking the right courses to graduate.
    • Check out different careers and see what kind of education or training is required.
    • See what courses will make you eligible to go to college or to win a Bright Futures scholarship to help pay for college.
    • Plan your courses for each year of high school, so they lead you where you want to go.

You owe it to yourself to make informed choices about your education. It’s your

future. Don’t leave it to chance. Log on at today!

Bright Futures and State University System Course Requirements Evaluation Tracking Tools on www.FACTS.ORG
  • offers exciting options for students and parents to compare transcript information to the B.F. Scholarship award requirements, college admissions requirements and more.
  • This is not an official application or notice of award/admissions.
  • It is only as accurate at the records are on the date the transcripts are transmitted (3x a year).
action plan for freshmen
Action Plan For Freshmen:
  • Set academic and personal goals to accomplish this year and begin to formulate a plan for 10th grade. Plan to take a strong curriculum but maintain a balance.
  • Get involved in activities at school and in the community. Keep a folder with activities, awards, etc.
  • Start researching scholarship opportunities. A number of underclassmen opportunities have been available in the guidance office. Often Essay contests, poster contests, etc. Available on our web site.
  • Take a career inventory to help identify strengths and weaknesses and to research possible majors and careers in these areas. Recommend

Choices Planner and CollegeBoard'sMyRoad programs at

  • Visit schools.
  • Take the PSAT as a 10th grader in October 2010.
  • FCAT for graduation in spring of sophomore year.
  • SAT/ACT in spring of junior year.
helpful websites
Helpful Websites