10th Grade Classroom Guidance Lesson

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SCHS SOPHOMORE
CLASSROOM GUIDANCE
LESSON ~ SPRING 2012
SCHS Professional School Counseling Dept
Who is My school counselor?
SCHS Prof. School Counselors
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
How do I plan for my future?
Who can assist me with my plan?
Points to Cover
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Transcript Literacy
 Graduation
Requirements
 Know your HOPE status
 Personal Information on Transcripts
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SCHS Electives
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Courses available
Classes that match your interests/goals
Career Information
Credit Recovery
Transcript Literacy
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Find your GPA
Find your class rank
Find the number of credits earned
Make sure all credits earned (including middle
school credits) are on your transcript
Check your transcript against the graduation
requirements
Is all your personal information correct?
Sample Transcript
Transcript Literacy
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Personal Information – If your family has moved,
changed contact numbers, or any other identifying
information, SCHS has no way of knowing until you
inform the school.
If this information has changed please request a
change of information form with
 Ms.
Stanley (Attendance)
 Ms. Newman (Counseling Office Manager)
 Ms. Strickland (Records)
What do I need to Graduate?
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Current GEORGIA Graduation Rule for student entering the 9th grade in fall of
2008-2009 Areas of Study: Credits
I. English/Language Arts 4
II. Math 4
III. *Science 4
IV. Social Studies 3
V. **Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE), and/or Modern
Language/Latin, and/or Fine Arts 3
VI. Health & Physical Education 1
VII. Electives (4 units) 4
TOTAL UNITS 23
*4th Science may be used to meet both the required science and required elective
in CTAE sequence of courses (V)
**Student must complete 3 units in a pathway to complete CTAE pathway and take
end of pathway assessment; Student must complete 2 years of the same foreign
language for admissions to Georgia Board of Regents colleges/universities.
What do I need to be promoted to a
Junior Advisement?
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IKE Promotional Requirement Rule
Maintain the following minimum units of credit required for
promotion.
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10th grade: 5 units
11th grade: 10 units
12th grade: 16 units
For students enrolling in the ninth grade for the first time in the
2008-2009 school year and for subsequent years, the following
requirements must also be met in order to advance with the entering
graduating class:
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10th grade: 5 units, including one (1.0)full credit each of state required
or core coursework in mathematics, science, and English/Language Arts.
11th grade: 10 units, including two (2.0) full units each of state required
or core coursework in mathematics, science, and English Language Arts.
Is there HOPE for me?
ZELL MILLER
SCHOLARSHIP
•3.7 Core GPA
•1200 SAT/26 ACT
•Maintain a 3.3 College
Tuition paid = 100%
HOPE REQUIREMENTS
•3.0 Core GPA
• No SAT/ACT
Requirement
•Maintain a 3.0 College
Tuition paid* = 90%
www.gacollege411.org
*based on SY 2010-11 award amount
What classes count for HOPE?
All classes that begin with the following numbers…
23. x
English
27. x
Mathematics
26. x
Science
HOPE counts all courses that
begin with the listed
40. x
Science
numbers….
required
and elective courses.
45. x
Social Studies
60. x
Foreign language
61. x
Foreign language
??. x
Additional courses approved for fourth
year of science
HOPE vs. Non-Hope Electives
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Academic Credits Counted – English, Math, Science,
Social Studies & Foreign Language
Courses Weighted in GPA Calculation - AP and
International Baccalaureate coursework only
Weighting Done by Georgia Student Finance
Commission
To calculate your HOPE GPA please visit the link below
or the SCHS Counseling Blog
Source - http://www.gacollege411.org/images/ga/pdfs/HOPE_Calculation.pdf
HOPE GRANT
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Available to all students attending a technical school in
pursuit of a diploma or certificate
NO GPA REQUIREMENT upon entrance
Must maintain a 3.0 to continue to
receive the HOPE GRANT
DUAL ENROLLMENT
PROGRAMS
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Provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to earn college degree-level
credit hours, as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation
requirements; dually enrolled in High School and college.
Tuition
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Paid for by state Move On When Ready funding OR
Paid for by the ACCEL Program, which is funded by HOPE funds
 Only pays for core courses (Students will have to pay for college electives)
Course hours will count against student’s HOPE total of 127 hours.
Interested students must meet the college admission requirements of the
postsecondary institution and apply to the Dual Enrollment Program at the
college.
For more information schedule an appointment with your grade level
counselor.
What Options Will Our Students Have?
College Credit
Now
Dual
Enrollment
(HOPE Grant)
ACCEL
Joint
Move On
When
Ready
SCHS Electives
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Core Academic Classes
 Math,
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Engl, Sci, Soc. Studies
PE/Health
CTAE Pathways
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
JRTOC
SCHS Electives
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If you are really interested in a course you should
consult w/the following to find out more
 SCHS
Course Catalog (SCHS website + Counseling Blog)
 Course Teacher
 School Counselor
 Peers who have taken the course
WHERE WILL YOU BE IN
2017?
Because its coming faster than you know it
Options after high school
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Work
Trades
Apprentice programs
Military
Technical colleges
Two-year colleges
Four-year colleges
www.careercruising.com
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Take a career interest inventory
Match your skills to a career
Explore careers of interest
Listen to personal stories from people in careers
Find out what type of school or training is needed
for careers
Find out what a career pays
Explore your career interests
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Try to meet an individual who works in the field you
are interested in
Speak with your counselor or teachers about your
career interests
Visit a program of study to learn more about your
possible career path
 College
Visit
 Apprenticeship (ex. culinary, body art, laser hair
technology)
The Cost of Failure
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Poor work ethic can affect any business be it a
college, a car plant or a collagen centre
Questions to ask yourself
 Can
the Bank of Mom &/or Dad afford it?
 Can the Bank of (your name here) afford it?
 Do I have the time (7-18 weeks) or $$$ ($250-$600
plus Gas $$$) to afford not passing my classes the first
time around?
 What can I do to succeed?
Credit Recovery Scenarios
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Within 10 Days of Failing a class
 Grade
Appeal (free)
 Credit Repair (free)
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After 10 Days of Failing a class
 Take
it AGAIN at SCHS (free ~ 18 weeks)
 Night School (gas $$$ ~ 9 weeks)
 Summer School ($600 ~ 7-8 weeks)
 Online Classes ($550 ~ 7-18 weeks)
Credit Recovery – w/in 10 Days
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Credit Repair – (65-69 grade range) Within the
first 10 school days after the completion of the
semester students may make up work as determined
by the classroom teacher to bring their failing
grade to no higher than a 70
Grade Appeal – Students may be able to appeal
their grade by speaking with their classroom
teacher.
Students may or may not have to redo work
depending on the nature of the situation.
Credit Recovery – w/in 10 Days
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This is where positive, professional working
relationships pay off.
Your parents, teachers and counselors will advocate
for you but you have to advocate for yourself as
well.
There is no quid pro quo in effective relationships.
Do for others without being asked or waiting for
them to do for you.
Credit Recovery – After 10 Days
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Take it AGAIN at SCHS – (free ~ 18 weeks)
Novanet
 Take it again in REAL TIME
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Night School (gas $$$ ~ 9 weeks) – Courses for
Credit Recovery Only. No guarantee of acceptance. No
transportation provided.
Summer School ($600 ~ 7-8 weeks)
Online Classes ($550 ~ 7-18 weeks)
Cobb Virtual Academy or GA Virtual School
 1.0 credits = $550; 0.5 credits = $275
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Beware of Unaccredited Schools selling BOGUS CREDITS!
So now you should know a little more
about…
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Who your counselor is
Reading your transcript
Knowing where you stand with graduation requirements
Knowing your HOPE status
Finding information on careers
Finding careers that match your interests
Learning what type of training is needed for careers
Credit Recovery/Grade Appeals
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