Academic Opportunities at Clover High School

Report
Academic Opportunities at
Clover High School
Transition to High School
Classroom Sessions with Counselor
 Pre-IGP (Individual Graduation Plan)
meetings
 Academic Opportunities: Parent and
Student Meeting
 8th grade tours of CHS
 April 20th – IGP DAY!!
 Summer Registration
 Open House in August

Tonight’s Agenda
Graduation Requirements
 Typical Schedule
 Mix of Courses
◦ Academics
◦ Electives and Career Clusters
 Scholarships
 GPA and SC UGS GPA
 Registration Timeline
 Student Panel

Minimal Course Requirements
High School Graduation and Two Year College
Four Year College
English
4 units
4 units
Math
4 units
4 units (Algebra 1, 2, Geometry,
Higher Level)
Science
3 units
3 units (3 Lab Science in two
different fields)
Social Studies
3 units (1 US History, .5 Gov., .5
3 units (1 US History, .5 Gov., .5
Economics)
Economics)
Computer Science
1 total unit
1 total unit
PE or ROTC
1 unit
1 unit
Health
.5 unit
.5 unit
World Language
2 or 3 units
CATE
1 unit of W. Language OR
1 unit of a CATE class
Fine Arts
None required
1 unit for SC Public Colleges
Electives
Minimum of 24 total units
Minimum of 24 total units
None required
Overview of the Schedule
4 X 4 Schedule
 8 classes per year
 4 each day
 Typical 9th grade schedule
 Notice the mix of academics and electives
Fall (August – January)
Spring (January – June)
English 1
Algebra 1
Physical Science
PE or ROTC
World History
French 1
Computer Applications
Family and Consumer Sciences
Mix of courses each year
Core Academics
 English, math, science, social studies and
world language
 Different levels available in each area.
 9th grade levels determined by:
Test Scores (PASS and MAP), Grades, EOC,
Teacher Recommendation
 10- 12 grade levels determined primarily by:
Grade earned in previous course
9th grade
Academics levels will be recommended by
the middle schools.
Tech Prep – High School Graduation and
Two Year College (ex: Math Tech 1)
CP – Two or Four Year College (Alg. 1 CP)
Honors – Four Year College (Geometry H)
GT – Two classes (World Geo and History)
High School Credit for Middle
School Classes
Students must earn an 85 (3.0) or above
 84 and below

◦ Retake with no penalty
◦ Benefits to retaking
 Greater mastery of material
 Protects high school GPA (more on this soon)

Can request a waiver from the principal if
your grade is between an 80 and 84
10th-12th grade
Academic Levels
 Tech
Prep, CP and Honors in most
subjects
Level is based on performance in previous
class. Example: 85 - 100 in English 1 CP then
in 10th grade you could choose English 2 H
 College
Credit Opportunities
College Credit Courses
AP (Advanced
Placement)
Dual Credit
(Enrolled in two
schools)
• Free
• 3 hour standardized
exam determines
credit
• Biology, Chemistry,
Environmental
Science, Human
Geography, US
History, Calculus,
Statistics, English
Literature, English
Language, French,
Spanish
• Cost to the Student
• Taught by a CHS
teacher on our
campus
• English 101, English
102, Psychology,
Western
Civilization
Middle College
• Free
• Students actually
attend York Tech
• Almost any course
available during the
school day is open
for our students
based on the
student’s goals.
i-School
Options for students to take a class virtually
(on the computer)
 Classes can be taken on our campus or from
home
 Classes can be used for initial credit or
credit recovery (student earned 60 – 69)
 Students are permitted to take a total of 3 ischool classes per school year and 2 over
the summer.
 South Carolina Virtual School
SC Department
. SD Homepage
C
Virtual School

of Education
Electives
We have a large variety of electives! These are
organized by career clusters and majors.
 Students can choose from a certain number of
electives. Many count towards graduation
requirements (PE, health, computer science).
Others are based on interest (art, music,
agricultural science, engineering)
 Most elective classes run in a sequence, so
students should plan ahead.
(ex: Auto Tech 1, 2, then 3)

Career Clusters
Tips to keep in mind:
1.
College major is different than high school major. They do
not have to match!
2.
Students declare a cluster in 8th grade and a major in 10th
grade.
3.
Students can change their cluster and major each year.
4.
The choice of a major does not impact graduation. The
requirements are the same.
5.
You can choose a major to try something new in high
school OR take a major to help prepare for a career.
Automotive
Technology
ITT Technical to major in diesel engine repair
Automotive
Technology
Attend USC to major in Business Management
Programs of Study (page 4)
Arts and Humanities
School of Business
Management &
Information Systems
School of Math, Science,
Engineering & Industrial
Technologies
Arts, A/V Technology and
Communication Cluster
•Advanced Studies
(English, Mathematics,
Science, Social Studies)
•Audio/Video Production
•Journalism & Broadcasting
•Liberal Arts
•Performing Arts
•Visual Arts
•World Language
Business Management &
Administration Cluster
•Business Information
Management
•General Management
•Operations Management
Agriculture, Food, & Natural
Resources Cluster
•Plant & Animal Systems
Government
•National Security
•Foreign Service
Architecture & Construction
Cluster
•Architectural Design
•Building Construction
Health Science Cluster
•Health & Personal Fitness
•Nursing & Pre-medicine
•Sports Medicine
Transportation, Distribution,
& Logistics Cluster
•Automotive Technology
Human Services Cluster
•Family & Community
Services
Education Cluster
•Teaching & Training
Finance Cluster
•Accounting
Hospitality & Tourism Cluster
•Culinary Arts
•Hospitality Management and
Operations
Information Technology
Cluster
•Programming & Software
Development
•Networking
•Web and Digital
Communications
Marketing, Sales, & Service
Cluster
•Marketing Communications
Science Technology,
Engineering, & Mathematics
Cluster
•Mathematics
• (NEW) Mechatronics
•Pre-engineering &
Technology
•Science
School of Health &
Human Services
NEW COURSE for 2013
High School 101—1/2 Unit-- This course is
designed to provide ninth grade students with the
skills necessary to become independent learners
and active members of their high school. The
course will focus on the transition from the middle
school environment to the high school. Topics to
be discussed include: study skills, note-taking,
organizing for learning, time management,
teamwork, goal setting, decision-making, and
career and financial planning. This course can be
paired with Mechanics of Writing or Street Law.
Scholarships
How does GPA impact Scholarships?
 LIFE
Two year college ALL Tuition
◦ 3.0 SC GPA
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LIFE
◦
◦
◦
◦
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Four year college $5000
3.0 SC GPA
Top 30% of senior class
1100 SAT or 24 ACT
Must meet 2 out of the 3 above criteria
Palmetto Fellows
◦
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◦
◦
Four year college $6700
3.5 SC GPA
Top 6% of the sophomore, junior or senior class
1200 SAT or 27 ACT OR
4.0 GPA and 1400 SAT or 32 ACT
SC UGS: Uniform Grading Scale Weighted Formula
Average
100
99
98
97
96
95
94
93
92
91
90
89
88
87
GPA &
86
rank in
85
class are
84
pulled from 83
numeric
82
grades
81
80
79
78
77
76
75
74
73
72
71
70
69
68
67
66
65
64
63
62
Grade
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
F
CP
4.875
4.750
4.625
4.500
4.375
4.250
4.125
4.000
3.875
3.750
3.625
3.500
3.375
3.250
3.125
3.000
2.875
2.750
2.625
2.500
2.375
2.250
2.125
2.000
1.875
1.750
1.625
1.500
1.375
1.250
1.125
1.000
0.875
0.750
0.625
0.500
0.375
0.250
0.125
Honors
5.375
5.250
5.125
5.000
4.875
4.750
4.625
4.500
4.375
4.250
4.125
4.000
3.875
3.750
3.625
3.500
3.375
3.250
3.125
3.000
2.875
2.750
2.625
2.500
2.375
2.250
2.125
2.000
1.875
1.750
1.625
1.500
1.375
1.250
1.125
1.000
0.875
0.750
0.625
AP/IB/DC
5.875
5.750
5.625
5.500
5.375
5.250
5.125
5.000
4.875
4.750
4.625
4.500
4.375
4.250
4.125
4.000
3.875
3.750
3.625
3.500
3.375
3.250
3.125
3.000
2.875
2.750
2.625
2.500
2.375
2.250
2.125
2.000
1.875
1.750
1.625
1.500
1.375
1.250
1.125
Sample 9th grade GPA
Course
Grade
4.0 GPA
SC UGS GPA
English 1 CP
95
4.0
4.25
Geometry H
95
4.0
4.75
Physical Science 92
H
3.0
4.375
World
Geography CP
92
3.0
3.875
French 1
90
3.0
3.625
Intro to
Manufacturing
85
3.0
3.0
Image Editing
78
2.0
2.215
PE 1
74
1.0
1.625
23 / 8 = 2.875
27.705 / 8 = 3.46
Tips to know
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On the SC UGS Scale:
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Every class counts
Every point counts (95 is higher than a 93)
You will see a few GPA’s as high as 5.0
SC GPA range typically is:
Top 6 % = 4.7 to a 5.2
Top 10 % = 4.5 and up
Top 30 % = 3.8 and up
Top 50 % = 3.3 and up
Registration Timeline
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April 20
IGP Saturday at CHS
June 3 – June 14
Waiver Conferences
with Middle School Principals as needed
August 1 Summer Registration for 9th
◦ 9 am – 1 pm AND 3 pm – 7 pm
◦ Students will receive their schedule
August 5 Make-up Registration
◦ 9 am – 1 pm AND 3 pm – 7 pm
August 15 NGA Meet the Teacher Night
August 21
First Day of School
Final Comments for Understanding
the High School Academics
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Attend evening parent meetings
Attend the IGP conferences once a year
with the school counselor
Understand graduation requirements and
college entrance requirements
Encourage good attendance
Be very thoughtful when choosing your
child’s schedule
Enjoy these years! Age of Opportunity
CHS Student Panel
Thank you!
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Questions
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Contact your School Counselor with any
additional questions or comments.
Clover Middle: 810-8300
Oakridge Middle: 631-8000
CHS Counseling Center: 810-8211

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