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Hosted by Michelle Wells, School Counselor
Agenda
1. Graduation Requirements for the Class of 2017
2. New Graduation Requirements
3. Attendance Policies
4. G.P.A. (Grade Point Average) Explained
5. The Importance of Your G.P.A.
6. Study Tips
7. Extra Curricular Activities
8. The Role of the School Counselor
9. Mrs. Wells’s webpage
10. Virginia Wizard
11. Tasks for Freshman Year
12. Presentation Evaluation
Standard Diploma
Credits
English
–
4
Mathematics –
3
Science
–
3
Social Studies –
3
PE/Health
–
2
Foreign Language/
Fine Art/Career or Technical
Credit
–
2
Economics
–
1
Electives
–
4
TOTAL = 22 Credits
SOL Verified Credits
English
–
Mathematics –
Science
–
Social Studies –
Student Choice –
TOTAL = 6
2
1
1
1
1
Advanced Studies Diploma
Credits
English
–
Mathematics –
Science
–
Social Studies –
PE/Health
–
Foreign Lang. –
Fine Art
–
Economics
–
Electives
–
TOTAL = 26 Credits
SOL Verified Credits
4
4
4
4
2
3
1
1
3
English
–
Mathematics –
Science
–
Social Studies –
Student Choice –
TOTAL = 9
2
2
2
2
1
New Requirement #1
Board Certified Credential
• A credential is defined as:
• a complete industry
certification program;
• a pathway examination that
leads to a completed
industry certification;
• a state-issued professional
license (NNRTC programs)
• an occupational
competency examination.
Examples
• Armed Services Vocational
Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
• IC3 Certification
• Microsoft Office Specialist
(MOS)
• National Career Readiness
Certificate
• Workplace Readiness Skills for
the Commonwealth Examination
• Travel and Tourism Assessment
New Requirement #2
• All students must
complete a virtual class
experience prior to
graduation.
• Virtual Virginia
• APEX Learning
Attendance Policy
1. All students are required to be present in each
class, every day. Students should not be absent,
except for documented medical excuses.
2. In accordance with VA law: a phone call will be
made automatically for each day a student is
absent for first block. A letter will be sent home
after a student misses 4 days of school. A parent
conference will be requested after 8 absences. A
petition will be filed after 10 absences.
What’s a GPA?
• A GPA is your grade point
average; the average of
all the grades you’ve
earned divided by the
number of credits you
have taken.
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A = 4.0
B = 3.0
C = 2.0
D = 1.0
F = 0.0
If you earn these grades for
example:
A, C, C, B
• Add 4 + 2 + 2 + 3 (it equals
11)
• Then divide by 4
• That means your GPA for
that semester is a 2.75
Your GPA is CUMULATIVE,
which means your final senior
GPA includes grades from
freshman year or earlier.
The Importance of Your GPA
• A GPA is the single most important factor that
colleges look at for admissions.
• A high GPA can make you eligible for more
scholarships and for college honors programs.
• A low GPA can make you ineligible to play
sports both in high school and in college.
Weighted Courses
Honors
• Course requires more work;
assignments, homework,
papers, projects, etc.
• Course is worth more to
your GPA (4.5 points)
Dual Enrollment
Advanced Placement
• College prep or college level.
• Course requires much more
work; assignments,
homework, papers, projects,
• Course is worth more to your
GPA (5 points)
• Course may be counted as
high school AND college
credit.
• Courses do cost money
(college fees, exam fees, etc.)
Study Tips
• Attend class every day
• Use your Student
Agenda daily!
• Have a designated study
area set up at home
away from distractions
• Schedule study times
• Check teacher website
often
• Create flashcards or
other study aids
• Have a partner quiz you
• Ask questions about
anything you don’t
understand
• Get a good night’s sleep
(8-9 hours)
• When testing, check
your answers!
Extra Curricular Activities
Benefits of Participation
• Build leadership skills
• Develop teamwork and
collaboration skills
• Connection to the
community
• Build self confidence
• School pride
• Contribute to the
community
• Discover new talents
Some Activity Opportunities
• Sports (football, volleyball,
basketball, softball,
cheerleading)
• Academics (honor society,
academic team, science
club, etc.)
• Special Interests (yearbook,
newspaper, business clubs,
etc.)
School Counseling
Personal/Social
Academic/Career
• Individual counseling
sessions
• Classroom Guidance
• School-wide
Initiatives
• Responsive services
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Classroom Guidance
Academic planning
Career exploration
Post-secondary options
Academic support
Transcripts
Mrs. Wells’s Webpage
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Class level updates
Test prep links
Link to this presentation
Transcript request
Graduation
requirements
• Contact Me
• http://cbschoolshs.shar
pschool.net/staff_direct
ory/mrs__wells/freshm
en/
• www.cbschools.net
Virginia Wizard
https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/Main.action
• Career, Skill, and Value
assessments.
• Results are matched with
career pathways and
individual career options
• Explore career pathways
and Virginia colleges
• Education required,
average salaries,
occupation outlook, etc.
• Resume help
• Interview tips
• College search and
planning tools
• Cost calculator and
financial aid help
• Parent Section
Freshman Year Tasks
• Get involved! Join clubs, sports, and/or community
programs that interest you.
• Earn a high GPA; set reasonable yet challenging goals
• Start learning about college and careers
https://www.vawizard.org/,
www.princetonreview.com, www.cappex.com,
www.ecampustours.com
• Keep track of your involvement and accomplishments
• MAKE SUMMER COUNT: summer is your chance to get
ahead by volunteering, enrolling in summer programs,
participating in work shadowing, taking courses, etc.
Thanks for
coming!
If you have additional
questions, please call
224-0040 to schedule a
meeting or email me at
[email protected]

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