File - Holt High School Guidance and Counseling

Report
PARENT NIGHT
11 TH/12TH
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Scheduling
2015/16
WELCOME!
Principals:
Success Coordinators
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 Mrs. Abdullah
 Mrs. Weil
Mr. Willard
Mr. Billingslea – A-M
Mrs. Coe - North Campus
Mr. Johnson - P-Z
Counselor's:
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Ms. Schaeff – North Campus
Mr. Conner - H-O (scholarship)
Mrs. Fedrigo – P-Z (Testing)
Mrs. Reichard – A-G (CACC)
ACADEMIC CULTURE AT HHS
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.
ACT
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.
Incoming 9th
Incoming 10th
Incoming 11th
Incoming 12th
Day 1
2/10 –intervention hour
2/10
2/10
2/10
Day 2
2/11- classrooms
2/12
2/17
2/19
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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
First round of
schedules are runLate May
Classroom scheduling
2/10-2/11 - current 8th grade
-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
2016 AND BEYOND
22 CREDITS NEEDED FOR GRAD
1
2
Hist
Hist
Earth Sc
Earth Sc
Eng
Geom
11
10
9
1
2
12
1
2
1
Alg I
Alg I
Eng 11
Eng 11
M.R
W.H.
W.H.
Alg II
Alg II
Econ
Bio
Bio
Gov
Eng
Eng
Chemistry/
Phys
Eng
Geom
Chemistry/
Phys
Need two years of a Language (2016 +)
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2
Eng Rel
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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2017 COURSE REQUEST SHEET
SCHEDULE REQUEST FOR Junior Year
STUDENT NAME ____________
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CAREER PATH:_____________________
Scheduling Instructions:
1) Review transcripts
2) Circle your science option below
3) Speak with current teacher about Honors Math placement
4) List the course number & course name for 5 electives; each course represents 1 semester
5) 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
ELECTIVE COURSE REQUESTS-List Course Name & Number
1
ENGLISH 11 A
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8 ______________________________
2
ENGLISH 11 B
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9 ______________________________
3
ALGEBRA C ___________________________
10 ______________________________
4
ALGEBRA D 2ND SEMESTER (same as above)
11 ______________________________
5
GOVERNMENT ____________
12______________________________
6
SCIENCE –
□ CHEMISTRY
- must take if you want Chem II as a senior
□ Physics
7
SCIENCE 2ND SEMESTER (same as above)
Please list 4 alternative choices
1 ________________________________
3 ________________________________
RECOVERY COURSES NEEDED
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2 ______________________________
4 ______________________________
___________ ______
__________ ___________
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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).
Web Publishing
Yearbook Production
AP World History
Journalism/Adv. Journalism
Honors English
AP Government
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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2016 COURSE REQUEST SHEET
SCHEDULE REQUEST FOR Senior Year
STUDENT NAME ______________
__________________ CAREER PATH_____________________
1) Review transcripts
2) List below the course number & course name for 11 electives; each course represents 1 semester
3) List below 4 alternative choices
SENIOR classes
-Senior Math Related – list your choice below in the elective classes section
-Senior English (required 1 semester) – list your choice below in the elective classes section *all capstone
courses fulfill your Senior English requirement
-NCAA eligibility requires full year of English – check for all NCAA requirements
-Write in which Capstone you elect to take- (Takes up 3 slots)- Math, English, Visual Arts, Social Studies,
Business, Health Occupations
Required sometime during 4 years (list below if you want to schedule now)
Computer Literacy
Health
Fine Arts
Physical Education
List Course Name & Number
1 ___Economics_____________________
7 ______________________________
2 ________________________________
8 ______________________________
3 ________________________________
9 ______________________________
4 ________________________________
10 ______________________________
5 ________________________________
11 _____________________________
6_______________________________
12 _____________________________
Please list 4 alternative choices
1 ________________________________
3 ________________________________
Recovery Courses Needed
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2 ______________________________
4 ______________________________
__________ _____
___________ ___________
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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
Web Publishing
AP CPS
Journalism/Adv. Journalism
AP English Literature
AP Economics
AP World History
If you are accepted into the program, your schedule will be adjusted.
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MOCK SENIOR SCHEDULE
hr
Semester 1
Semester 2
1
2
*STEM
STEM
3
Pacesetter
Economics
4
5
6
*STEM capstone will fulfill senior Math and English req. or Select
separate Math and English ( e.g. Data Analysis/Intro to Poetry)
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MOCK JUNIOR SCHEDULE
hr
Semester 1
Semester 2
1
English 11
English 11
2
Algebra C
Algebra D
3
Chemistry/Physics
Chemistry/Physics
4
Government
5
6
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AP / HONORS COURSES
 Recommended B or higher in previous year math
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 AP World History (10-12)-application
 Honors Math- Teacher recommendation/speak with
instructor to get on list.
 AP Calc/Stats- 12
 AP Lit (12 th grade) no application needed
 AP Government- application- 11
 AP Econ- application-12
 AP CPS- application-11-12
 Chem II- 12 (must take Chem as a junior and pass with
a B or higher)
 Honors English- 11- Application, (magazine rack on
stairwell)
 All applications are due on Feb 27 th .
 Fin. Insurance
 Business Math
 Computer
Programming I and II
 Accounting I and II
 Web Publishing
 Business
Management
 Promotional
Marketing
 Retail Management
 Advanced Algebra
 Virtual Enterprising
 A+
 Consumer Education
 Musical Theory
 Physics/Chemistry
 Architectural
Drawing
 Mechanical Drawing
 Technical Drawing
 AP Calc
 AP Stats
 Data Analysis
 Genetics I
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MATH RELATED- SENIOR YEAR
NCAA REQ
 Be aware of the dif ferences between DI, DII, DIII.
 ACT, GPA, core requirements etc…
 Work with NCAA rep and the college coach to determine eligibility
 NCAA Eligibility Guide
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BIGGEST STUDENT SCHEDULING
MISTAKES
Not turning in your request sheet
Not turning in your request sheet on time
Not turning in your registration
confirmation sheet, with signature
Multiple single offering courses.
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COLLEGE PLANNING CHECKLIST- 11TH
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Keep meeting with your college/career counselor at least once a year
Continue to take and plan challenging courses
Keep your grades up
Join an academic club
We recommend taking the ACT, SAT will be the state mandated testing. Colleges will accept either.
Talk with your parents and high school counselor about colleges that interest you
Prepare a list of questions to ask on campus visits
Continue to visit colleges and talk with college students
List, compare, and visit colleges
Start or update an academic resume
Consider putting together a portfolio that highlights your special skills and talents
Keep filling out the college comparison worksheet (PDF; 1 page, 64KB)
Check into applying to colleges online
Investigate scholarship opportunities
Volunteer for activities and clubs related to career interests
Get a part-time job, apprenticeship, or internship; or job shadow in a profession that interests you
1 1 th g r a d e S t a t e r e q u i r e d t e s t s ( A C T / W o r k K e y s / M S T E P )
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Holt Public Schools students must complete all components of the ACT/WorKeys/MSTEP during their
1 1 th g r a d e y e a r . I n t h e e v e n t t h a t a s t u d e n t d o e s n o t t a k e t h e S t a t e r e q u i r e d t e s t o r t o o k t h e e x a m
and did not receive valid scores, the student is required to retake all required State tests in their
1 2 th g r a d e y e a r , u n l e s s e x c u s e d b y t h e H i g h S c h o o l A d m i n i s t r a t i o n .
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COLLEGE PLANNING CHECKLIST- 12TH
 Senior year is finally here, and it's full of things to do to get ready for college. Use this senior
year checklist to keep track of your progress and upcoming deadlines for testing, admissions
and financial aid.
 August
 Review ACT test results and retest if necessar y
 August – December
 Visit with your school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college
admission requirements
 Consider taking courses at a local university or community college
 Keep working hard all year ; second semester grades can af fect scholar ship eligibility
 Ask for personal references from teachers, school counselors, or employers early in the year
or at least two weeks before application deadlines. Follow your school's procedure for
requesting recommendations.
 Visit with admissions counselors who come to your high school
 Attend a college fair
 Begin your college essay(s)
 Apply for admission at the colleges you've chosen
 Avoid common college application mistakes
 Find out if you qualify for scholarships at each college you have applied to
 Start the financial aid application process
 See your school counselor for help finding financial aid and scholarships
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12 TH CHECKLIST CONT’D
 Januar y – May
 If you need it, get help completing the FAFSA
 Ask the guidance of fice in Februar y to send fir st semester transcripts
to schools where you applied. In May, they will need to send final
transcripts to the college you will attend.
 Visit colleges that have invited you to enroll
 Decide which college to attend, and notify the school of your decision
 Keep track of and obser ve deadlines for sending in all required fees
and paper work
 Notify schools you will not attend of your decision
 Continue to look for scholarship oppor tunities
 Keep track of impor tant financial aid and scholar ship deadlines
 Watch the mail for your Student Aid Repor t (SAR) —it should arrive four
weeks af ter the FAFSA is filed
 Compare financial aid packages from dif ferent schools
 Sign and send in a promissor y note if you are borrowing money
 Notify your college about any outside scholarships you received
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FAQ
 LCC college cour ses of fered at Holt High School are transferrable. (Writing
1 21 , Intro to Psychol ogy, Precalculus , Intro to Sociology)
 Students must meet qualifying scores through the ACT or Accuplacer to
enroll in college cour ses.
 Students are not considered transfer students with college credits.
 College cour ses can count for credit in three dif ferent ways:
 Take the cour se for high school and college credit
 Take the cour se for high school credit only
 Take the cour se for college credit only
 Capstone cour ses allow students to fur ther develop independent skills that
will benefit them in any career pathway. Students will also have the
oppor tunity to explore career interests and gain valuable experience that
will allow them to become more employable.
 Capstone cour ses combine an English teacher with a teacher in the content
area.
 Students are able to fulfill their senior level English credit through a
Capstone cour se and the credit is viewed as a core credit towards
acceptance to a college/univer sity.
 Student requests will dictate whether or not a student has to travel.
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