INFORMATION FROM YOUR COUNSELORS For freshmen and sophomores WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GRADUATE? Meet Olathe School District Graduation requirements Must get a passing grade to get credit D- or higher is considered a passing grade Required classes: 4 credits of English 1 credit of foreign language/applied communication 1 credit of fine art—visual or performing 3 credits of social science World history (freshman) U. S. History (junior) Government (.5 senior) .5 social science elective 3 3 1 1 1 credits of math credits of science—one life science, one physical science credit of technology credit of practical and consumer studies credit of health and wellness 24 TOTAL credits are required to graduate Opportunity to earn 28 (7 credits year/4 years) WHAT IS GPA? Grade Point Average Represents average of grades earned Used to determine class rank Can be for the semester or cumulative A = 4 points B = 3 points C = 2 points D = 1 point F = no points HOW DO YOU CALCULATE GPA? GPA CALCULATOR ARE YOU COLLEGE BOUND? 93% of Olathe Students say they are college bound College Prep Curriculum is the best way to keep all college options open and to do well in college. 58% OF STUDENTS who enter college finish within 6 years 4 4 3 4 4 years years years years years of of of of of English math social science science foreign language COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS Take “for real” starting spring of your junior year Plan to take 2-4 times to maximize results Must register and pay in advance Tests are given on Saturday BEST preparation is doing well in rigorous classes Test prep is available October testing day is an opportunity for practice ACT Plan/Explore is practice for ACT PSAT is practice for SAT KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS COLLEGE ADMISSION STANDARDS CHANGES STARTING WITH THE CLASS OF 2015 Must take precollege or Kansas Scholars Curriculum 3 year of math w/ math ACT of 22 or 4 years of math Must have chemistry or physics AND get a 21 or higher on ACT or 980 SAT or be in top 1/3 of class AND get 2.0 on any college credit in high school SEE FLYER for details. KU ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR 2016 GRADUATES Complete pre-college curriculum with 2.0 gpa AND Graduate from high school w/ 3.0 cumulative gpa and ACT of 24+ Or 3.25 cumulative gpa and ACT of 21+ NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? • College may not be the right fit for everyone • Consider one of the many skilled or technical careers that do not require a 4-year college degree • Use Career Cruising to search for interests, careers and schools • www.careercruising.com Use olathesouth (log in) falcons((password) or ask your counselor for your unique log in and password if you forgot QUESTIONS?