NHS Counseling Department Mission Statement The Northview Counseling Department works with all stakeholders to help students to become productive members of society who accept responsibility for their actions. In this we strive to create a safe, personalized, and supportive environment that fosters tolerance and respect.
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Northview High School – Counselors Students are assigned to counselors according to their last name: Counselor Student Caseload Samiah Garcia (A – De) Jamie D. Brown (Dh – Ka) Renee Ferrerio, Dept Chair (Ke – Mc) Allison Leja (Me- Sc) Steve Creel (Se – Z)
Graduation Requirements Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language.
Math • In order to graduate a student must take and pass the following four on-level math classes • 1: CCGPS Coordinate Algebra • 2: CCGPS Analytic Geometry • 3: CCGPS Advanced Algebra • 4: CCGPS Pre Calculus
Math • OR the student must take and pass the following four Accelerated Math classes: • 1. CCGPS Accelerated Coordinate Algebra Honors • 2. CCGPS Accelerated Analytic Geometry Honors • 3. CCGPS Accelerated Pre Calculus Honors • 4. AP Calculus AB/BC or AP Statistics If you are in Accelerated Math, you will need to take AP Calc AB/BC or Statistics to graduate.
GHSGT/EOCT Testing • Students who enter grade 9 for the first time in SY2011 -2012 or after • Must pass the GHSWT to be eligible for diploma • Are not required to take or pass GHSGT ( test not administered) • Are required to pass courses* associated with EOCT, with EOCT contributing 20% to course grade • Are not required to pass EOCT *In science, students may take Physical Science or Physics (no EOCT for Physics).
Credits and Honor/AP Points Credits • How many credits are required to be in the 10th grade? • 5 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2013/2014 school year for you to be in the 10th grade. • If a student does not have 5 credits then the student remains in a 9th grade homeroom. • How many credits are required to be in the 11th grade? 11 credits need to be earned by the start of the 2014/2015 school year for you to be in the 11th grade. Honor/AP Points • Which courses receive honor points? • 7 additional points are added at the end of each semester to passing grades in honors, AP, and joint enrollment / college courses.
FAILED COURSES CAN BE MADE UP THROUGH: SUMMER SCHOOL (MAXIMUM CREDITS THAT CAN BE MADE UP ARE 1.0 CREDIT) ONLINE COURSES THROUGH FULTON VIRTUAL SCHOOL OR GEORGIA VIRTUAL SCHOOL. COUNSELORAPPROVAL IS REQUIRED TO TAKE ONLINE COURSES IF MORE THAN 2 COURSES ARE FAILED THEN YOU WILL NOT BE PROMOTED TO 10TH GRADE AND IN DANGER OF NOT GRADUATING WITH YOUR CLASS What If I fail a class?
Numeric Average Fulton County calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100 All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades… Failed courses remain on the transcript even after retaking the course Fulton County adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript
A Word on Grade Point Average (GPA) High School GPA is calculated by the postsecondary institution not the high school (Fulton County does not calculate) College GPA is different than the Fulton County Numeric Average • Student should contact college to find how they calculate GPA • Most colleges use this scale: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, F = 0.0 • Most colleges only consider academic courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language) • Some colleges may give additional points for Honors, AP, and College courses • Some colleges may take off the additional 7 points added for Honors, AP and college courses
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship • Eligible students receive financial assistance covering partial or full tuition • Qualifications • - U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen • - Legal resident of Georgia • - Graduate of an eligible GA high school • Valid Social Security # Selective Service Males must register with the Selective Service no later than 30 days before their 18th birthday. HOPE eligibility will be delayed until this requirement is met www.sss.gov
HOPE GPA A 3.0 GPA is required by averaging core coursework, including failing grades, on a 4.0 scale and must pass at least 2 courses from a list of academically rigorous courses Conversion Core Courses English Math Science Social Science World Language Honors points are removed and a 0.50 weighting is added back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0 Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA All calculations are done by the Georgia Student FinanceCommission Counselors are not responsible for calculating the HOPE GPA A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for HOPE
HOPE Scholarship Basic eligibility requirements: • Students graduating under the single diploma type must have a 3.0 GPA as calculated by GSFC. • The GPA calculation is the same calculation that was mandated in the HOPE changes in 2004. • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college to maintain the HOPE Scholarship. • If a student falls below a 3.0 GPA in college, they may only regain the HOPE Scholarship one time. • A student that does not graduate from high school as a HOPE Scholar, can earn a 3.0 GPA in college and enter the HOPE Scholarship program at the 30, 60 or 90 semester hour check point or equivalent quarter hour check point. • The HOPE Scholarship will not pay for remedial or developmental courses.
HOPE Scholarship The HOPE Scholarship will pay: • At an eligible postsecondary institution, a percentage amount of the standard tuition charges from the previous year. • At an eligible private postsecondary institution, a percentage amount of the HOPE award for private colleges. Award Amounts: • Payment amount for private colleges is $3,600 • Payment amount for public colleges and universities can be located on GAcollege411.org on the HOPE Program Changes page
HOPE Scholarship Academic Rigor • Requires that students graduating in 2015 and beyond must pass at least 2 courses from a list of academically rigorous courses in order to meet the requirements to be a HOPE Scholar upon high school graduation
HOPE Scholarship Rigor Requirements • Advanced math, such as Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Math III, or an equivalent or higher course; • Advanced science, such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology II, or an equivalent or higher course; • Advanced placement courses in core subjects; • International baccalaureate courses in core subjects; • Courses taken at a unit of the University System of Georgia in core subjects where such courses are not remedial and developmental courses; or • Advanced foreign language courses. • GSFC will be providing a list of classes to further define each category.
Zell Miller Scholarship • Major premise of the program is that a student must meet all the requirements to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus: • Graduate from an eligible high school with a grade point average of at least a 3.7 as calculated by GSFC and having received a score of at least 1,200 combined critical reading score and math score on a single administration of the SAT or an ACT score of at least 26; or • Graduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian
Zell Miller Scholar Program • A student must maintain a 3.3 grade point average in college to maintain the Zell Miller Scholar program. • If a student loses eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholar program for any reason, they may regain that eligibility one time. They remain eligible for the HOPE Scholarship provided the student’s GPA is still a 3.0 or above.
HOPE Apply for the HOPE Apply for the HOPE – Complete FAFSA starting January of senior year: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - www.fafsa.ed.gov or Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) - www.GAcollege411.org View your HOPE average Go to www.gacollege411.org and login to your account. For Additional Information on HOPE Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) 770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org
Advanced Placement - AP • Program of college-level courses • Receive recognition from more than 3,600 colleges and universities that annually receive AP Exam scores. Over 90% of 4-year colleges in the U.S. provide credit and/or advanced placement for qualifying scores • Required to take the AP exam in May if passing course • MANDATORY MEETING IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TAKE AN AP CLASS SOPHOMORE YEAR AP Night – Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30 pm, NHS Theater
**When considering the level of classes to take, consider the highest level class in which you can make A’s or B’s. Do not put yourself at academic risk by over-extending yourself. Don’t worry about what your friends are taking or if you heard a college needs AP classes. Be honest with yourself. Listen to your teacher’s recommendation during pre-registration. Being properly placed is themost important aspect of success in high school. We recommend that you balance your schedule with everything else you are doing in your life; sports, clubs, jobs, extracurricular activities, etc. 10TH GRADE LITERATURE MATH CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICAL SCIENCE WORLD HISTORY WORLD LANGUAGE OR ELECTIVE PERSONAL FITNESS/ELECTIVE OR YEAR LONG ELECTIVE **Course placement is based on meeting grade and/or pre-requisite requirements. See the Academic Catalog for specific criteria. TYPICAL 10TH GRADE SCHEDULE
Four Year Plan Advisement • On March 5th, 2013, counselors will meet individually with each student on their caseload to advise them on academic and elective course selections. • Final course registration forms will be due on March 14th, 2013. • Students will receive a copy of their 4 yr plans with counselor recommendations to take home and review with parents.
Bridge Bill Activities • All 9th grade students will complete the following activities through GACollege411: • Review/adjust or create your Individual Graduation Plan • Review the Career Cluster Survey Interest Inventory and save your results of at least 3 careers in your GACollege411 portfolio. • These activities will be completed through your Biology class at some point this year
College Admission Standards GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language) Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)- Plan taking during 11th grade year Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service organizations and sports can be particularly important to colleges College Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you. Letters of Recommendation-Usually two letters from teachers and one from counselor is needed Resumes– Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc. Interviews- May be required
Freshman Profile UGA • Middle 50% GPA 3.73-4.03 • Middle 50% SAT 1790-2040 • Middle 50% ACT 27-31 • Avg AP courses 4-8 GA State • Middle 50% GPA 3.2-3.7 • Middle 50% SAT 1030-1200 • Middle 50% ACT 22-27 Ga Southern • Average GPA 3.2 • Middle 50% SAT 1040-1160 • Middle 50% ACT 21-24 GA. Tech. • Middle 50% GPA 3.77-4.08 • Middle 50% SAT 1960-2160 • Middle 50% ACT 28-32 • AvgAP courses 7.31 Georgia Perimeter College • Min Critical Reading SAT 480 • Min ACT English 20 • Min Math SAT 440 • Min ACT Math 18 • No deficiencies allowed in Math or English • SAT or ACT not required, Compass test instead Gwinnett Technical College • Graduate from High School • Submit SAT/ACT scores or take Compass test
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If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information. Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation. Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights. Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation. Honor Code and Discipline
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse • If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse • Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website www.ncaaclearinghouse.net • When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA • Students and parents are responsible for determining • NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools • Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed • to determine eligibility Be aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc. Counselors are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses
BE ORGANIZED- USE YOUR AGENDA DO YOUR HOMEWORK DAILY (ZEROES FOR NOT TURNING IN WORK LOWERS YOUR GRADE TREMENDOUSLY) MAKE STUDYING EVERY DAY A PRIORITY- REVIEW CLASS NOTES DAILY ATTEND TEACHERS HELP SESSIONS IF NEED EXTRA HELP, ATTEND TAN HELP SESSIONS (EVERY TUESDAY AFTER SCHOOL IN ROOM 541) NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY TUTORING -SIGN UP TO HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL PEER TUTOR HELP YOU-FORM AVAILABLE TO FILL OUT IN COUNSELING OFFICE ASK YOUR TEACHER FOR RECOVERY IF YOUR GRADE IS BELOW 74 (RECOVERY ENDS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO FINALS) EVERY GRADE COUNTS- COLLEGES WILL LOOK AT GRADES FROM EACH SEMESTER HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN YOUR CLASSES
How and When to see a Counselor • To see your counselor, please stop by the office to fill out an appointment request slip. A counselor will send for you within 48 hours • Reasons to see a counselor: • Struggling Academically • Questions about college/career planning • Questions about four year plan for graduation • Guidance on dealing with academic issues • Guidance on dealing with personal issues • Just want to meet your counselor!!!!
How and When to see a Counselor • We are here to help you • Stop by before school, during lunch or after school. (Parents need appointments) • If counselor is not available, fill out the Counselor Appointment Form. • EmergencyDanger to yourself, others, or someone else is in danger. See a member of the Northview Staff IMMEDIATELY- DO NOT FILL OUT THE APPOINTMENT FORM
Q&A • Complete the Survey and hand it back to counselor or teacher before leaving • It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.