File - Holt High School Guidance and Counseling

Report
Holt High School
9th & 10th Grade
2/4/15 Parent Night
Main Campus
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People to know:
Principals:
Mr. Willard
Mrs. Coe
Mr. Billingslea
Mr. Johnson
Kim Reichard– Counselor (last names A-G; Career Center)
John Conner – Counselor (last names H-O; Scholarships)
Rebecca Fedrigo – Counselor (last names P-Z; Testing)
Lindsay Schaeff– Counselor (North Campus)
Rebecca Sobanski- College Advisor
Success Coordinators
Joanne Weil
Marcie Abdullah
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Academic Culture at HHS
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PROMOTING AN ACADEMIC CULTURE
OF SUCCESS
• Regular attendance is key! Those that miss more than
10% of classes are less successful (9 days a semester)
• Advocate for yourselves. Check Skyward regularly, ask
for help, take ownership of your learning, create goals for
yourself, and make connections with your learning
outside of class.
• Come to class with the attitude to learn and participate.
• Take rigorous courses that challenge you.
• Credits count toward graduation (must earn 22 credits
out of 24). 9th grade is the beginning of HS transcript.
• Students earn 3 credits per semester for a total of 6 per
year. Each class is .5 credit.
Extra Curricular Activities
High School Sports (must be passing 4 of 6 classes)
High School Theatre (Plays and musicals)
Clubs offered 9-12
Forensics
Debate
Science Olympiad
Animee’
Student Council
Key Club
Tech Society
PALS
TATU
Ping Pong
GSA
*** National Honor Society; apply as a sophomore
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Holt Graduation Requirements:
Class of 2018 & 2019
English
Math
Science
Social Studies
P.E./Health
Fine Arts
Online experience
Modern Language
7 semesters
7 semesters
6 semesters
6 semesters
2 semesters (1 P.E. & 1 Health)
1 semester
1 semester
4 semesters (2 years) *
= 34 semesters total out of 48 possible
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2016 and beyond
22 CREDITS NEEDED FOR GRAD
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10
9
1
2
1
2
12
1
2
1
Hist
Hist
Alg I
Alg I
Eng 11
Eng 11
M.R
E. Sc
E. Sc
W.H.
W.H.
Alg II
Alg II
Econ
Eng
Eng
Bio
Bio
Gov
Comp
Geom
Geom
Eng
Eng
Chem/Phys Chem/Phys
PE
Health Art
Spanish I
Spanish I
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Span II
2
Eng Rel
Span II
9th Grade
Opportunity to have a grade/class within a wing of the
building.
National trend is to have a more focused and smaller
learning community for freshman.
Portfolio presentations in May.
All students will update their EDP and 4 year plan
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Scheduling process
Scheduling Process
- Counselors enter requests into skywardApril
-Confirmation registration sent home for
parent signatures and adjustments (Final
Chance to Make Changes) Late April
-Master Schedule created based off of
requests and staffing- Late April/Early
May
Classroom scheduling
2/10-2/11 - current 8th grade
First round of
schedules are runLate May
-Adjustments are
made based off of
conflict matrixJune/July
-Counselors Balance
classes- July/August
2/10 - Day one teacher presentations (9th11th)
2/12 - Day two counselors (9th)
Parent scheduling meetings
2/17 - Day two counselors(10th)
2/2 (11th/12th) 6-7pm
2/19 - Day two counselors(11th)
2/2 (9th/10th) 7:30-8:30pm
Request sheets due on DAY TWO
HS- Theatre
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-Schedules
dispersed to
students at Kick
Start- August
Scheduling Timeline/Info
2015 Scheduling Process/Timeline
Parent NightsLocation: Margaret Livensparger Theatre at the Main Campus.
Incoming 11th-12th grades
Incoming 9th-10th grades
February 2nd 6-7pm
February 2nd 7:30-8:30pm
Scheduling PresentationsIncoming 9th Grade:
Day 1- Counselors will present a PowerPoint for all incoming freshman in the Junior High
theatre at 10:35 am. The PowerPoint will highlight, graduation requirements/scheduling
process.
Day 2- Counselors will be in Math classes throughout the day explaining how to fill out the
course request form, what a credit review is, course planning as well as answering any
questions.
Incoming 10-12th Grade:
Day 1- Teachers will be speaking about the next year and what options are available for
course work. English 9 will speak about English 10; Math 10 will speak about Math 11 etc….
Elective courses will speak about elective options at the next grade level. Students will carry a
scheduling worksheet to each class throughout the day, take home the worksheet to discuss
with parents, while reviewing the program planning manual found online.
Day 2- Counselors will be in classrooms this day to answer any clarifying questions, continue
the conversation about grad requirements, and complete the request sheet. Request sheets
will be due on day 2. Registration confirmation will be sent home, as usual, in May for final
approval, adjustments and signature from parents.
Day 1
Incoming 9th
Incoming 10th
Incoming 11th
Incoming 12th
Day 2
2/10 –intervention hour
2/11- classrooms
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2/10
2/12
2/10
2/10
2/17
2/19
9th Grade: Core Classes
U.S. History 1900-present
2 sem
American Studies (SS/Eng)
Geometry (Honors teacher sig)
English 9 (Honors App)
Earth Science
2 sem
2 sem
2 sem
= 8 out of 12 possible in a year
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Course Request Sheet
CLASS OF 2019: SCHEDULE REQUEST FOR 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR
Student Name: ___________________________
Phone #: ______________________
Instructions:
1) Review classes and course descriptions in Program Planning Manual.
a. www.holtguidanceandcounseling.weebly.com
2) Check or highlight the course number & course name for 4
semesters/electives on the back; if a course has A & B in the course number,
it is 2 semesters.
3) List 4 alternative choices.
4) Obtain a parent signature and return to Math teachers by ________________
Required Freshman courses (Do not circle these)
94611A English 9
94611B English 9
96611A Geometry
96611B Geometry
907111 Earth Science A
907112 Earth Science B
907611 U.S. History A
907612 U.S. History B
***Honors English requires a portfolio application. English teachers will give you
information and the deadline. If you are accepted, your schedule will be changed.
*** Honors Geometry requires your current Math teacher’s signature. Complete below
ONLY if you are interested in taking Honors Geometry:
96613 A & B Honors Geometry (please circle if you want this class)
Math teacher’s name: _______________________
Math teacher’s signature: ______________________
**Chose your 4 elective choices on back of form (highlight or check them off)
**Please list 4 ALTERNATIVE choices below in case courses are not available:
1)_______________
________________________________
Course #
Course Name
2) _______________
________________________________
Course #
Course Name
3)_______________
________________________________
Course #
Course Name
4)_______________
________________________________
Course #
Course Name
Parent Signature: ________________________________________
OVER
12
th
9
Grade Electives
One Semester- SAMPLE!!!
Dramatic Performance & Theatre
- English elective
Word Processing
- fulfills computer credit
Drawing
- fulfills fine art credit
Painting
- fulfills fine art credit
Lifetime Activities
- fulfills PE credit
Health
-graduation requirement
***as well as many other electives listed in Program Planning Manual
Full Year
Modern Language (German, Spanish, French)
Concert Band
Choir
Technical Drawing A & B
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Mock Freshman Schedule
Core with all electives
Semester One
Semester Two
1st Hour
Geometry A
Geometry B
2nd Hour
English 9 A
English 9 B
3rd Hour
U.S. History A
U.S. History B
4th Hour
Earth Science A
Earth Science B
5th Hour
Word Processing
General Art
PE
Nutrition & Wellness
6th Hour
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Mock Freshman Schedule
Core with Band and Modern Language
Semester One
Semester Two
1st Hour
Geometry A
Geometry B
2nd Hour
English 9 A
English 9 B
3rd Hour
U.S. History A
U.S. History B
4th Hour
Earth Science A
Earth Science B
5th Hour
Spanish II A
Band A
Spanish II B
Band B
6th Hour
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Scheduling for next school
year: Class of 2019
All school presentation to students on Feb. 10 &
counselors in Math classes on Feb. 11.
Honors application for English- Feb 27th (portfolio –
due in English class, summer reading). Talk to current
English teacher for more information.
Teacher recommendation and parent approval for
Honors Geometry; must sign course selection sheet.
Modern Language teacher initials approval to next
level (e.g. Spanish II).
Schedule request forms due to Math teachers Feb 17th.
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th
10
grade
Opportunity to apply for Career Center.
Opportunity to apply for National Honor Society
in February (3.25 GPA & 20 hours community
service).
Opportunity to apply for Early College at LCC
(March). Applications are mailed from LCC.
More information forthcoming see Mr. Conner.
Opportunity to take first Advanced Placement
course = A.P. World History.
All Applications due on FEB 27th.
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10th grade: Core Courses
World History (A.P. app) 2 semesters
Algebra A (Honors teacher rec)2 semesters
English 10 (Honors app)
2 semesters
Biology
2 semesters
Applications due Feb 27th.
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= 8 out of 12 possible in the year
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Mock Sophomore schedule
Semester One
Semester Two
1st Hour
Algebra A
Algebra B
2nd Hour
Honors English 10
Honors English 10
3rd Hour
World History A
World History B
4th Hour
Music Theory
Psychology
5th Hour
Biology
Computer Applications
Biology
Team Sports
6th Hour
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How do I make up credits
Summer School and Michigan Virtual High
School are the options for making up credit
when considered OFF TRACK for
graduation. OFF Track = more than 2.0
credits of failure (5 classes)
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Course Request Sheet
SCHEDULE REQUEST FOR Sophomore Year
STUDENT NAME ________________________________
Career Path:_____________________
Instructions:
1)
2)
3)
4)
Review transcripts
Speak with current teacher about Honors Math placement
List below the course number & course name for 4 electives; each course represents 1 semester
List 4 alternative choices
Required sometime during 4 years (list below if you want to schedule now)
Computer Literacy
Health
Fine Arts
Physical Education
REQUIRED COURSES
1 English 10 A____
2 English 10 B_______
3 Algebra I A_____
4 Algebra I B________
5 Biology________
6 Biology__________
7 World History___
8 World History_____
World Studies is an option in place of English & World History as a block class. Check to select ___
ELECTIVE COURSES
List course name & number
1 ________________________________
2 ______________________________
3 ________________________________
4 ______________________________
Please list 4 alternative choices
1 ________________________________
2 ______________________________
3 ________________________________
4 ______________________________
RECOVERY COURSES NEEDED __________________ ________________ ___________________
There is an application process for the following classes (applications can be picked up in the
information racks on the wall of the east staircase):
Yearbook Production
Intro /Adv. Production
Journalism/Adv. Journalism
Honors English
Honors Math-no application-placed based on teacher recommendation
If you are accepted into the program, your schedule will be adjusted.
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Scheduling for next year: Class
of 2018
Overview of classes and electives presented 1st hour and
throughout the day on Feb 10th. Students will have a notes
sheet to carry with them.
Counselors in Math classes Feb. 12 ; schedule request
forms due that day. A confirmation letter will be sent home
and must be returned with parent signature.
Honors Algebra I requests should be made to student’s
current Math teacher. Teachers provide counselors with list
of approved students.
Application process for Honors English 10. Due Feb 27th
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Support Systems:
NHS Tutor List- Mr. Currin
Student Support Lab, M-R in library, Marcie Abdullah
All are welcome
Mentor program (teachers/counselors)
Every student will create an Educational Development Plan
(EDP); www.careercruising.com username-holt; passwordrams
Portfolio Days first full week in May (9th grade)
Success Coordinators
Mrs. Abdullah
Mrs. Weil
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What to do now:
Talk with your current teachers to discuss
what courses and levels to take.
Prepare questions for counselors visit to
classrooms.
Read the Program Planning Manual for a
complete description of courses:
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