Parent Night Presentation Ms. Kostovski School Counselor What Do I Need to Graduate High School? Current 9-12 Graduation Requirements What Does That Look Like in 9th and 10th Grade? th • 9 Grade: – – – – – English 1 Algebra 1 (EOC) (or another math) World History Physical Science Electives/Intensive Reading • 10th Grade – – – – – English 2 (ELA FSA) Geometry (EOC) P.E. Biology (EOC) Electives/Intensive Reading What Does That Look Like in 11th and 12th Grade? th • 11 Grade – – – – – English 3 (FSA) Algebra 2 (EOC) Chemistry U.S. History (EOC) Electives/Intensive Reading • 12th Grade – – – – – English 4 Advanced Math (required) Advanced Science (optional) U.S. Government/Economics Electives/Intensive Reading What Else is Needed? • 2.0 Unweighted GPA • 100 hours of community service • A total of 24 Credits Forgiveness Policy • Students receiving a grade of D or F in senior high courses may repeat the course to improve the grade. The lower grade will be replaced with a grade of A, B, or C, which will be used to complete the GPA. The lower grade WILL continue to appear on the student’s transcript. A student may not repeat a lower course of a clearly established sequence of courses after a higher course of the sequence has been successfully completed. For example, a student may not repeat Algebra I after receiving credit for Algebra II. High School Classes At YCPS we offer the following: • Regular classes – 1 HS credit • Honors Classes – 1 HS credit & receives 1 point extra • Advanced Placement classes (AP) – 1 HS credit and if you pass the AP test, you might get college credit – gives you 2 points above the grade you get • Dual Enrollment Classes at the College Campus • Weighted GPA vs. Unweighted GPA Which one would you take? Talk to your counselor about what classes would be best for you! Dual Enrollment • • • • • • • • • • • • We have a contract with MDC – Hialeah Campus College credit and high school credit Requires a 3.00 unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) to participate. To participate, you must be a rising Middle School Student. Requires approval from parent/guardian, counselor and principal. The school is under no obligation to accept credit without it. Grades for the courses will be posted on high school transcript independently of student's choice. Requires completion of all college or university admission requirements, including passing the FCAT/FSA and/or PERT. The Dual Enrollment course requested must meet a high school requirement and must fit into the overall postsecondary plan. The course fee is waived by the college/university, and YCPS pays for the required books/materials. Transportation to and from the college/university is the student's responsibility. Required return for all textbooks issued or else will be financially responsible to the high school. Check out the DE page on the YCPS Student Services site! Current 9-12th Grade Testing Requirements What are the state assessment requirements? Students must PASS the following statewide assessments: • Grade 10 FCAT/ELA (or ACT/SAT concordant score) • Algebra I end-of-course (EOC) or a comparative score on the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) Students must participate in the EOC assessments and the results constitute 30 percent of the final course grade. These assessments are in the following subjects: • Algebra I (9th Grade) • Biology I (9th or 10th Grade) • Geometry (10th Grade) • U.S. History (11th Grade) • Algebra II (11th Grade) What Does 30% Mean? Biology U.S History Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Geometry What Happens if the Student Doesn’t Pass the FCAT/FSA? Or the EOCs? • As a Junior and/or Senior you can take the ACT or SAT and try to get concordant scores for the FCAT/FSA Reading. • A PERT score of 97 can be used to replace the Algebra 1 EOC. Year Student Entered 9th Grade 2011-2012 2012-2013 & Beyond Assessment FCAT 2.0 Reading 245 245 FCAT Math N/A N/A Algebra 1 EOC 399 or above 399 or above Biology EOC N/A 395 or above Geometry EOC N/A 396 or above Reading 2010-2011 & Beyond Assessment Algebra 1 2011 and Beyond FCAT 2.0 245 NA SAT 430 NA ACT 19 NA PERT NA 97 ACT and SAT • 4-year Universities require a score for SAT an/or ACT • If you the student has free or reduced lunch, they can get up to 2 waivers for each assessment (ACT & SAT) • Concordant scores are scores used to replace FCAT or EOCs (you can graduate) • Take both – Sometimes students do better in one than the other – Everyone’s different. Questions? • You can contact me through e-mail [email protected] You can always visit the ycps.org student services page!