Incoming Junior Presentation

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GRESHAM
HIGH SCHOOL
FORECASTING
CLASS OF 2016
Incoming Juniors
WELCOME!
It’s time to
forecast and
choose your
classes for next
year.
Here are the steps
you will follow…
Forecasting: Step by Step
1.
2.
3.
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5.
6.
Use Course Planning Guide
Discuss with parents, teachers, others
Fill in forecast sheet
Get signatures
Meet with counselor as needed
Turn in form to teacher by due date
Graduation Credit Requirements
 Language Arts
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Total Credits
Required: 25
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4.00
Social Studies 3.00
Math
3.00
Science
3.00
World Language 1.00
Physical Ed
1.00
Health
1.00
 Career/Fine Arts/Tech
 Electives
*2.00
7.00
•.50 credit must be earned in Technology
•*may be earned in tech, fine arts, business electives
How many classes do I take?
 Freshmen = 7 Classes
 Sophomores = 7 classes
 Juniors take at least 6 classes.
 Seniors take at least 5 classes.
Remember:
 Honor Roll requires 6 graded
classes.
Any class taken for Pass/No Pass credit will not count.
Examples: Aide, Credit by Proficiency, etc.
 Athletics requires
passing 5 classes &
being on track to graduate
Additional Graduation Requirements :
 Academic Portfolio
State test scores and work samples in: Math, Writing, Speaking,
Science, and Social Science.
 Four Year Plan
Created in the freshman year, updated each year by the student, used
to guide forecasting.
 Extended Application
Completed in senior year within your health class
 2 Career Related Learning Experiences (CRLE)
Opportunities for CRLE’s are offered in Health and advanced
elective classes.
Bring completed forms to Ms. Cooke in the College & Career
Center.
General University Requirements
Oregon universities require:
 4 credits of English
 3 credits of Mathematics (must
show completion of Algebra 2 or
higher by graduation)
 3 credits of Science
 3 credits of Social Studies
College Entrance Requirements
 World Language—2 credits in same language
 Minimum “C” grade for core courses
 .5 credit in a Visual/Performing Fine Arts
class is recommended
Additional College Requirements
Minimum grade point
averages for admission:
 3.00 for U of O, OSU,
PSU, OIT, SOU
 2.75 for EOU, WOU
Additional review may be
required by the college.
Universities also require ACT/SAT test scores.
College & Career Center
Kendra Maddox
Scholarships
College Info
Financial Aid
Job and Career Info and more!
[email protected]
503 674-5555
Also in the Center: Barb Cooke - Academic
Portfolio Manager
International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB is the most advanced course of study offered at GHS in
six different subject areas during junior and senior year.
IB Program Options:
 Earn a full IB diploma

Recommended honors level classes:
 9th Grade: Honors Geography
 10th Grade: Honors English, Math, Social Studies, & Science
 Earn college credit (take IB tests)
 Full IB students also need 4 years of World
Language.
Special note regarding IB:
Students in IB courses are expected to remain
in their chosen classes all year.
Questions?
Contact Mr. Chris Smith, IB Coordinator:
503-674-5500 x5299 or in room 235 or
your school counselor.
International Baccalaureate
Full Diploma Requirements:
Junior Year:
 IB Junior Honors English*
 History of the Americas*
 IB Biology SL (or IB Art Design HL)*
 IB Mathematics (or Algebra 2)
 World Language-3rd year
 Theory of Knowledge—one semester
 Group 6 Elective: Choose ITGS, IB Music, IB
Anthropology, IB Chemistry, IB Physics or IB Art
*HL = Higher level / 3 required
International Baccalaureate
Full Diploma Requirements:
Senior Year:
 IB Senior Honors English*
 IB 20th Century World History*
 IB Biology HL (or IB Art Design HL)*
 IB Mathematics (if not taken Junior year)
 World Language- 4th year
 Theory of Knowledge-one semester
 Group 6 Elective: ITGS, IB Music, IB
Anthropology, IB Chemistry or IB Art (if not taken
Junior year)
*HL = Higher level / 3 required
Benefits of the IB Program
 Engaging Curriculum
 Best preparation for a 4-year college
 Be a part of a community of learners
 Begin earning college credits while still in
high school. Full IB Diploma candidates can
earn enough to start college as a sophomore!
 Universities value IB students and over 1900
colleges have policies to recognize IB
Center for Advanced Learning (CAL)
CAL offers advanced courses in 5 technologybased fields for juniors and seniors:
 Digital Media (Graphic Design & Video)
 Programming & Networking
 Medical/Dental
 Engineering
 Manufacturing
Center for Advanced Learning (CAL)
 Students apply and are accepted
based on grades & interests.
 Students will take four classes,
including English at CAL.
 Math, Social Studies, PE and Health
taken at GHS.
 Questions? See Susan Fields in
the Counseling office
A.C.E. Academy
The ACE Academy offers three areas of education:
Architecture, Construction and Engineering.
 Students will learn all areas in their junior year. A
focus on one of the three areas in your senior year.
 Two year program , students attend junior and
senior years
A.C.E. Academy
 Each student will experience hands-
on projects in the “design and build
industry.”
 Students can earn entry into advanced
and apprenticeship training
programs.
 Questions? See Mrs. Blaser in
the Counseling office
Benefits of CAL & ACE
 No Cost to attend
 Students spend 3 periods at GHS and the remainder
of the day at CAL/ACE
 Transportation is provided
 Hands on learning environment
 Mentoring with professionals within your chosen
area of study
Forecast Process
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Receive forecast sheet from teacher
Fill in personal information, counselor, and due
date
Select required classes
Select electives and alternate choices
Get signatures
Return to teacher by due date.
Who is my Counselor?
 A – B and ELL: Armando Gonzales
 C –Ha: Laura Blaser
 He – L: Gloria Hull
 M – S: Susan Fields
 S – Z: Re’nice Siefer
Forecast Sheet
After you have completed the personal data section,
 Mark core course selections with an “X”
 Mark alternates with A1, A2, and A3 in order of
preference. Note: You may get an alternate so choose
carefully.
 Choose classes for English, Math, Science, Social Studies,
and PE.
 Get signatures of teachers as indicated.
 Include parent/guardian signature
Remember:
Aides:
 One period per semester
 Requires teacher’s signature
 Cannot aide during teacher’s
prep time
Credit Recovery:
To make up credits:
 SUN Program
 Night School
 Summer School
 Online School
Classes must be approved by your
counselor prior to registration
Choosing
core classes
English Sequence
English 1-2
English 3-4
*Honors English
3-4
Junior English
IB Junior English
Senior English
IB Senior English
*Students must apply for Honors English 3-4
Math
3 years of math
(Algebra 1 and
higher) are required
to graduate
If you fail either
semester, you must
discuss with math
teacher. You need a
plan to catch up.
Math Sequence
Choice of class requires teacher’s signature.
Sequence A
Algebra 1
Sequence B
Algebra 1
Sequence
C
Geometry
Geometry
Algebra 1.5
Algebra 2
Geometry
IB Math SL
Algebra 2
IB Math HL
IB Math
SL
IB Math
Studies
Algebra 2
IB Math
Studies
Social Studies
Regular
Sequence
IB Sequence
*Requires signatures
US History
Honors Government
& Economics
Government &
Economics
IB History of the
Americas
Global
Perspectives
IB World History
Science
The choices for sophomore science:
Biology or Chemistry.
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The choices for junior science:
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College Prep: Chemistry, Physics, IB Biology SL, IB
Physics
Other Science classes: Zoology, Botany, Earth
Science
Ask your science teacher for recommendations.
Your teacher must approve your choice.
Science
IB Sequence
Sequence A
*Requires signatures
Physical Science
Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
College Prep
classes: Chemistry,
Physics, IB Biology
SL, IB Physics
Other Science
classes: Zoology,
Botany, Earth
Science
IB Biology SL
IB Biology HL
Health
You will take another semester your
senior year.
Physical Education
 Elective PE classes can be repeated
multiple semesters.
 Strength and Conditioning
 Lifetime Fitness
 Team Sports
* Mark your sheet if you want it
for a full year.
ALERT!
 Talk with parents, teachers and
counselor before choosing your
classes.
 Choose very carefully. Schedule
changes are almost impossible.
 IB level courses will not be changed.
People to Know!
 Your counselor
 Kendra Maddox, College and Career Center and
Scholarships
 Barbara Cooke, Academic Portfolio/CRLE
 Carol Sweere, Registrar (transcripts)
 Chris Smith, IB Coordinator
What’s next?
Complete forecast sheet with choices &
signatures.
2. Turn in form to teacher by due date.
3. You will input your choices into the
computer.
4. Be sure your computer choices
are all marked on the forecast
sheet. These MUST match.
1.
If you need help:
Your counselor is happy to see you!
 After school
 During Lunch
 By Appointments
GHS Counseling Website
counseling.ghs.gresham.k12.or.us
On the counseling webpage:
• Contact information for your counselor
• Course Planning Guide
• Forecasting forms, power points
• Mental Health/Community resources
•Announcements
•And MORE!
Your counselor
looks forward to
meeting with
you!

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