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FRESHMEN PARENT NIGHT STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT TO ENSURE A GREAT FINISH!Roshni Amin – Freshmen CounselorTeri Gimbel – Director of Guidance
Guidance Guidance Secretary: Brittany Zufall *9th Grade Counselor Roshni Amin *10th – 12th Grade Counselors: Danielle Jones: A-E Edwige Boireau: F-L Harriet Williams: M-R Teri Gimbel: S-Z
Importance of Freshmen Year • Data shows that the transition from middle to high school is the most challenging transition a student will face. • A successful freshmen year typically sets the tone for the entire high school career. • Level of responsibility increases. • Fresh Start
Freshmen Characteristics Becoming more self aware/self-conscious Developing critical/complex thinking skills Searching for acceptance from peers more than adults Crave independence, yet need adult support Take more foolish risks to fit in with peers and avoid embarrassment
How can a counselor help? **Personal Matters: **Health Concerns (Student or Family) **School Matters: -Academic/Career Advising -Scholarships -Volunteering Please make appointment through our Guidance Secretary Ms. Brittany Zufall (before/after school or during lunch.)
Absences Send note within 24 hours Excused? Can make up work with FULL credit Unexcused? Partial credit available School sponsored? Does not count as an absence Tardy? More than 10 minutes will count as an absence. 4 Tardies = absence 4 or more absences = attendance failure
*Standard Diploma *Scholar Diploma Designation *Merit Diploma Designation 18- Credit (ACCEL) – Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning. Graduation Options
STANDARD DIPLOMA: 24 CREDITS ENGLISH: (4 CREDITS) MATH: (4 CREDITS) Must include Algebra 1 & Geometry SCIENCE: (3 CREDITS) 1 Credit must be Biology 2 Credits in equally rigorous courses (Chemistry & Physics) SOCIAL SCIENCE: (3 CREDITS) 1 Credit - World History 1 Credit – U.S History ½ Credit – U.S Government & ½ Credit Economics FINE/PERFORMING ARTS: (1 CREDIT) PE: 1 CREDIT 1 Credit in HOPE: (Health Opportunities through Physical Ed) *HOPE can be waived through taking 2 years of ROTC. Electives: 8 Credits Online Course: 1 course within the 24 credits (excluding drivers ed) *Minimum 2.0 GPA (Unweighted)
Scholar Diploma Designation English: Must pass 11th Grade ELA Assessment once implemented Math: 1 credit in Algebra 2 (Must pass Algebra 2 EOC) 1 credit in Statistics (or equally rigorous course) Science: Must pass Biology 1 EOC 1 Credit in Chemistry or Physics 1 Credit equally rigorous to Chemistry or Physics Social Studies Must pass US History EOC Foreign Language 2 credits (Must be the same language) Elective/Other - Earn 1 Credit in AP, or dual enrollment course.
Merit Diploma Designation: • In Addition to meeting the standard high schools diploma requirements: • Attain one or more industry certifications from the following.. Aviation Maintenance Culinary Arts Early Childhood Digital Design Intro to IT
18 Credit -ACCEL Diploma • ACCEL – Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning. • Physical Education is NOT required • 3 Elective Credits • Online course is not required • All other graduation requirements for a standard diploma must be met
All Graduation Options Assessment Requirements Grade 10 FCAT READING (Fla. Comprehensive Assessment Test) AND Algebra I EOC • Consider: future goals, maturity, college admission/Bright Future requirements
Grades Parent Portal Pinpoint – Grades, Attendance, and Teacher email (letters were mailed home with login information) Progress report dates: 9/25, 11/20, 2/5, 4/23 Report Card dates: 10/30, 1/15, 4/2, 6/11
Grade Point Average GPA: Unweighted /Weighted (Honors/AP) (Class Rank/Academic Awards) Transcript: • Semester • Cumulative • *Lincoln GPA is different from Bright Futures, Colleges, and NCAA.
SEMESTER GRADE for NON EOC courses 1st 9 weeks2nd 9 wks.EXAM 40% 40% 20% Final Grade = Total Grading Period quality Points x .4 + Exam quality Points x.2 Students must pass the last 9 weeks or exam to earn credit.
SEMESTER GRADES 1st 9 weeks 2nd 9 weeks Exam A B A 4 x.4 =1.6 3x.4 = 1.2 4 x .2 =.8 1.6 +1.2 +.8= 3.6 = A
Grades for EOC Courses Each 9 weeks = 17.5% and Exam = 30% Example: A = 4 X .175 = .7 B = 3 X .175 = .525 B = 3 X .175 = .525 A = 4 X.175 = .7 B = 3 X .30 = .9 Total = 3.35 = B
Promotion to Sophomore status 5 credits 1.0 GPA Students can retrieve credits through credit retrieval, ACE, or FLVS *Must earn at least a 2.0 to participate in a high school sport.
If your student needs additional help • Many Teachers available before & after school or during lunch. • Afterschool: Monday-Thursday 2-3pm in E-Lab ALL SUBJECTS, 2 teachers & NHS students • Math Lab Open during Lunch – 2 math teachers Tuesday-Thursday in Room 712
What are options for the next three years? Early Graduation Lively Technical Center Industry Certification Programs DCT (Work ) or Gifted Externship Dual Enrollment (TCC/FSU/FAMU) Advanced Placement Courses
STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM (SUS) *Some school use LHS Weighted GPA… others recompute GPA on ACADEMIC COURSES ONLY! *AP courses weighted a full point; HONORS weighted ½ point *To help Increase chances of admission, students should strive to go above and beyond minimum requirements.
English: 4 credits Math: 4 credits (min:Alg.1, Geom, Alg II, and higher ) Science: 3 credits Soc Studies: 3 credits For Lang: 2 credits Electives: 2 credits from approved list SUS Min. Course Requirements
FSU- FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY31,943 Undergraduates Fall Admissions Middle 50% GPA: 4.0 - 4.8 SAT: 1760-1980 ACT: 26-30 Academic Units: 23
UF – UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA33,754- Undergraduates Fall Admissions Middle 50%: 4.1-4.4 GPA (recomputed) 1780-2020 SAT 26-31 ACT
FAMU- FLORIDA AGRICULTURE & MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY 10,700Undergraduates Admit under State minimum Requirements MIDDLE 50% for Admission: 3.0-3.4 9 GPA 1200-1500 SAT 17-20 ACT
Competitive Colleges Grades in Academic Subjects Strength of Schedule Extracurricular Activities Leadership Volunteer & Service activities Counselor & Teacher Recommendations
Community Colleges Admission based on High School Diploma Will need to take the PERT, unless exempted by SAT/ACT SAT: CR 440/MATH 440 ACT: 17 ENGLISH, 18 READING, 19 MATH As many as 65% of students did not pass the PERT or equivalent. Taking college preparatory courses throughout high school increases the chance of being successful on these tests.
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program Can be used at a Florida public or private comm. college, university, or voc. school • Everyone who meets the criteria get the money • 3 ways to qualify: Academic Scholars Award Medallion Scholars Award Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award
Academic Scholars Award • 3.5 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) on the 16 required credits - may use up to 2 additional credits in required subjects to raise GPA, and • 1290 SAT (CR & M) or 29 ACT (New writing sections will not be used), and • 100 hours of community service • Worth about $10,000 over 4 years of college. • **SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
Medallion Scholars Award ** • 3.0 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) on the 16 required courses - may use up to 2 additional credits in required subjects to raise GPA, and • 1170 SAT (CR& M) or 26 ACT (new writing sections will not be used) • 75 hours of community service • Worth about $8,000/ over 4 years of College • **SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
Academic and Medallion Course Work 4 English 4 Mathematics Alg I, Geom & Alg II and above Liberal Arts will not count 3 Sciences 3 Social Studies (any) 2 Foreign Language (in same language) 16 credits *BF GPA is not LHS GPA.
Gold Seal Vocational Award • 3.0 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) using the 16 credits required for graduation, and • 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 sequential vocational credits, and • Pass the PERT or SAT 440 CR & 440 math or ACT English 17, Reading 18, Math 19 • 30 hours of community service • ONLY can be used for Career certificate & Applied Technology or Technical Programs
Required for any student athlete who wants to play a sport at the Division I or II level in college Clearinghouse form should be completed in the fall of the senior year. The fee is $70 16 core courses and test scores determine eligibility. Must Complete 10/16 credits by end of Junior Yr. NCAA GPA is not the same as LHS GPA Visit the website at www.eligibilitycenter.org
2014 - 15 Registration Course requests will be given out in the spring Transcripts attached AP potential letter More choices next year Base curriculum choices on future goals
TIPS ON PLANNING FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS Strong Curriculum School & community involvement FCAT in Spring PSAT next OCTOBER Visit colleges SAT/ACT in spring of Junior year Talk with your student, listen to concerns 8. Balance is important
HELPFUL WEBSITES www.lincoln.leon.k12.fl.us (Departments, Guidance Info, email teachers, etc.) www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/ (scholarships, bright futures, etc.) www.eligibilitycenter.org (NCAA) www.bigfuture.com
Thank you for attending! Ms. Amin 487-2113 email@example.com