Graduating Class of 2016 Presentation

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CLASS OF 2016
Class of 2016
4 YEAR /24 C REDITS
G RADUATION R EQUIREMENTS
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4 English
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4 Math : Must include Alg. 1 and Geometry
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3 Science: Must include Biology
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3 Social Studies: Must include World Hist., US Hist, US Gov & Econ.
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1 Fine/Performing Arts
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1 Physical Education: Must include Personal Fitness
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8 Electives
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Passing score on Grade 10 FCAT Reading
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Passing score on Algebra 1 EOC
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Cumulative 2.0 GPA
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Online Learning Course
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2 World Languages (required for admission to State Universities/BF; strongly
recommended by Florida College System)
EOC R EQUIREMENTS
Class of 2016
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Passing scores required:
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Grade 10 Reading FCAT
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Algebra 1 EOC
In subject’s requiring an EOC, the EOC counts for 30%
of the final grade
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Algebra 1
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Biology
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Geometry
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US History
Class of 2016
M ERIT D ESIGNATION
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In addition to meeting the standard
high school diploma requirements:
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Attain one or more industry
certifications
S CHOLAR D ESIGNATION
Class of 2016
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In addition to meeting the standard high school
diploma requirements:
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1 credit in Algebra II
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1 credit in statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course
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Pass the Biology EOC
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1 credit in chemistry or physics
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1 credit in a course equally rigorous to chemistry or physics
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Pass the U.S. History EOC
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2 credits in the same world language
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1 credit in an AP or Dual-Enrollment course
Class of 2016
P ROMOTION R EQUIREMENTS OF THE
P OLK C OUNTY S CHOOL B OARD
11th grade – 11 Credits earned and completed 2 years of HS
12th grade – 17 Credits earned and completed 3 years of HS
Class of 2016
H OW ARE SEMESTER GRADES
COMPUTED ?
1st Nine
Weeks
Grade
2nd Nine
Weeks
Grade
Final
Exam
Grade
40% of 40% of
20% of
semester grade
semester grade
semester grade
Class of 2016
C OURSE G RADES (EOC)
Semester
Grade
Semester
Grade
EOC
Results
35% of
Course
Grade
35% of
Course
Grade
30% of
Course
Grade
85B
80B
65D
29.75
28
19.5
*77.25C
*PCSB will convert EOC scores to calculate final
course grade
H OW
Class of 2016
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G RADE P OINT AVERAGE
(GPA) DETERMINED ?
IS
Determined by all classes taken (points earned/number
of classes taken)
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Un-Weighted GPA
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(A = 4PTS, B=3PTS, C=2PTS, D=1PTS, F=0PTS)
Weighted GPA
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HONORS (.5 PT INCREASE, I.E. A= 4.5 PTS)
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Dual-Enrollment ( 1.0 PT increase, I.E. A= 5.0
PTS)
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Advanced Placement (1.0 PT increase, I.E.
A=5.0 PTS)
TESTING, TESTING, TESTING
Class of 2016
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PSAT
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PSAT must be retaken in the Fall of the Junior Year
to be considered for the National Merit Scholars
Program
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PSAT results may be used as SAT prep
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www.satcollegeboard.com
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www.mycollegequickstart.com
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FCAT Retake is administered in the Fall of Junior Year
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EOC Exams administered in the Spring
Class of 2016
O NLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENT
O NLINE VIRTUAL EDUCATION
Class of 2016
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Student/Parent requests the course on www.flvs.net
(complete instructions are available on the GJHS website)
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Return a completed ‘Notification of Registration for
Florida Virtual School Class’ form to the Guidance
Office.
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Your counselor will check to make sure you’ve
requested the correct course and approve the course.
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FLVS/PVS will place you with a teacher. FLVS may take a
few weeks. PVS may take only a few days.
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Continue to check your FLVS account for placement.
Class of 2016
D UAL E NROLLMENT
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Must be high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
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Academic courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 3.0
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Vocational courses require a minimum un-weighted GPA of 2.0
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Obtain passing scores on sections of the ACT, SAT or PERT placement test
that are relevant to the course(s) in which the student wishes to enroll.
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Students are required to have taken each section of the ACT, SAT or PERT
in order to take any dual enrollment course
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Students are required to pass the English and Reading portions of the
PERT, SAT or ACT in order to take English, Social Studies, Humanities, etc
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Students must take the math portion of the PERT for math or science
placement.
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Students are responsible for ensuring official score reports for the SAT
and ACT are sent directly to the college
7 S TEPS TO D UAL
E NROLLMENT
Class of 2016
1) Submit a completed Polk State College Application for Admission
2) Take and pass a state approved placement test (ACT, SAT or PERT) and,
if ACT or SAT submit official score report to PSC
3) Submit a completed High School Approval Form for Dual Enrollment
and Early Admission students to high school counselor
4) Confer with their high school counselor regarding course selection
5) High school counselor approves the course via Dual Enrollment Portal
6) PSC advisor registers the student for approved course(s) in person
during dual enrollment registration
7) Take a printed copy of the fee sheet which includes the college
schedule to the high school counselor and obtain a book voucher
* Continuing dual enrollment students repeat items 3-7 each subsequent
semester.
Class of 2016
D UAL E NROLLMENT
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Juniors are limited to two course per
semester (maximum of 6 credit hours)
College-Ready Cut Scores
Subject
Reading/Critical
Reading
PERT
CPT
ACT
SAT
106
83
19
440
English/Critical Reading
103
83
17
440
Elementary
Algebra/Mathematics
114
83
19
440
D UAL E NROLLMENT
Class of 2016
REMINDER
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Dual Enrollment course grades
are included in the student’s high
school and college transcripts
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All Dual Enrollment course
grades will impact your college
GPA
B RIGHT F UTURES
Class of 2016
W W W. F L O RIDASTU D ENTF IN ANC I AL A ID . O R G
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Florida Academic Scholarship
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Florida Medallion Scholarship
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Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship
BF requirements are subject to change
Class of 2016
F LORIDA A CADEMIC
S CHOLARS
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4 English
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4 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, + Higher Math)
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3 Natural Sciences
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3 Social Sciences
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2 years in same Foreign Language
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3.5 GPA in these Academic Courses
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SAT 1290 or ACT 29
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100 Hours of Community Service
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Bright Futures requirements are subject to change
Class of 2016
F LORIDA M EDALLION
S CHOLARS
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4 English
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4 Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II, + Higher Math)
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3 Natural Sciences
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3 Social Sciences
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2 years in same Foreign Language
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3.0 GPA in these Academic Courses
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SAT 1170 or ACT 26
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75 Hours of Community Service
Bright Futures requirements are subject to change
Class of 2016
G OLD S EAL V OCATIONAL
S CHOLARS
This scholarship can only be used for vocational
certifications. It will not pay toward courses
leading to an AA or AS degree.
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4 English
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4 Mathematics (including Algebra 1)
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3 Natural Sciences
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3 Social Sciences
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1 Fine/Practical Art
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1 Physical Education
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3 Credits in one vocational program
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3.0 weighted GPA overall/3.5 un-weighted GPA Career Courses
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30 CSH
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SAT – Rd 440/M 440 ACT – E 17/Rd 18/M 19 Pert - Rd 104/Wt 99/M 113
Bright Futures requirements are subject to change
Class of 2016
TESTING, TESTING
AND MORE TESTING!
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ACT - www.actstudent.org
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SAT - www.collegeboard.org
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For college applications and Bright Futures,
Juniors should take the SAT/ACT in the Spring
TESTING, TESTING
AND MORE TESTING!
ACT Test Dates
Test Date:
Feb. 7
April 18
June 13
Register by:
Jan. 9
March 13
May 8
Late Fees:
Jan. 16
March 27
May 22
Waivers:
Jan 6 & 7
March 9 & 10
April 27 & 28
SAT Test Dates
Test Date:
Jan. 24
March 14
May 2
June 6
Register by:
Dec. 29
Feb. 13
April 6
May 8
Late Fees:
Jan. 13
Mar. 3
April 21
May 27
Waivers:
Dec. 15 & 16
Feb 9 & 10
Mar 26 & 27
April 27 & 28
S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM
CORE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Planning to go straight to a 4 yr college
after high school?
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18 academic units is the minimum requirement most
universities prefer more ( 21.5 or greater)
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What is an academic (core) credit?
•
English
•
Math
•
Science
•
Social Studies
•
Foreign Language (also required by state colleges)
S TATE U NIVERSITY S YSTEM
MATRIX
F LORIDA C OLLEGE S YSTEM
#1
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IN ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATIO N
Florida 2 + 2 system to earn a bachelor’s (4 yr) degree
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Earn an Associate of Arts (2 yr) degree at a Florida College System
institution, then transfer to a 4 yr institution
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AA degree at a Florida college guarantees students the
opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at a university or Florida
college offering 4 yr degrees
more information visit www.fldoe.org/articulation/pdf/Pathways_to_Success.pdf
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Florida Colleges offer Associate of Science (2 yr)
degrees, Certificate Programs, and Applied
Technical Diplomas
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Lead directly to employment
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Potential to earn more money than with some 4-yr degrees
C AREER & T ECHNICAL C ENTERS
Traviss & Ridge Career Centers
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Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communication
Business, Management & Administration
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
More information visit www.traviss.edu and schools.polk-fl.net/ridge
E DUCATION PATHWAYS
Florida College System (such as Polk State College)
A.S. in Computer Network Engineering Technology
Florida Earnings: Average Annual Wage
$73,403
Entry Annual Wage
$45,282
Experienced Annual Wage $87,443
Career & Technical Education (such as Traviss Career Center)
Lakeland Average Annual Wage
Electrician:
Surgical Technician:
Automotive Mechanic:
Fire Safety Investigator:
$39,395
$38,875
$38,210
$58,989
Class of 2016
F LORIDA V IRTUAL C AMPUS
RESOURCES
Class of 2016
http://www.georgejenkinshs.com/guidance/g_welcome.html

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