WELCOME TO THE PRESENTED BY THE BHS GUIDANCE DEPT. Catherine Leger Department Head The Role of Guidance Guidance Department Green Guidance • • • • • John Smith Gloria Rubilar Teresa Mascarenhas Christa Philogene David Rea Secretary Debbie Grande Guidance Department Red House • • • • • Janice Sarafoglou Eliana Barnett Thomas Matias Melissa Kitchen Elaine Flanagan Secretary • Patricia Pagani Guidance Department Azure House •Melissa McNeil- Plesant •Joan Williamson •Rosemary Sullivan •George Louis •Secretary •Maureen Lane Guidance Department Yellow House • • • • Meghan McDonough Melissa Shepard Donna Neary Sandra Defaria Secretary • Maryellen Cataldo SUPPORT SERVICES GUIDANCE Types of Guidance Assistance Questions or Problems Scheduling Career Counseling Referrals College Applications Other Procedure for seeing your guidance counselor - obtain a pass from your counselor or DA teacher - stop in during your lunch to get a pass Support Services Adjustment Counselors School Nurses Adjustment Counselor Green Building Claudia Gallagher Adjustment Counselor Red Building Jean Guilloteau Adjustment Counselor Azure Building Christine Lawson Adjustment Counselor Yellow Building Elaine Alves Academic Support • After School Extra Help w/Subject Teacher • Access Center • IRC Green (Monday) Red (Tuesday) Azure (Wednesday) Yellow (Thursday) IRC Late Hours 2:09-3:00 Mrs. Rubilar Occupational Counselor Peer Assistance Peer Mediation The Successful Student Always wear your ID on a lanyard around your neck First time without it = warning J JANE Q. DOE Second & Third time without it = 1 hour detention Fourth time without it = 1 hour detention and referral to housemaster Every time thereafter = 1 day inhouse suspension Be on Time to School and Class 2 times tardy = written warning & automated call home 3 – 7 times tardy = 1 lunch detention 8 – 12 times = 1 hour detention & 1 lunch detention 13 – 21 times tardy = Saturday suspension (2 hour session) 21 times tardy = 3 days out-of-school suspension and House Contract Attendance is Important TRY TO ATTEND EVERY DAY • For a 6 day class, 3 absences allowed. 4th absence = failure • For a 3 day class, 2 absences allowed. 3rd absence = failure • 10 absences = a referral to the attendance officer Waivers may be granted for: - D eath in the Family - Religious Holidays - School sponsored activities - Court appearances - Unavoidable accidents - Military obligations & Medical Reasons What to do for an Unwaived Absence: Get a Buy Back. Attend five consecutive days with no absences or tardies to school or class to buy back 1 day. You can do this two times. Get the buy back form form from the Asst. Housemaster’s Office Continue to Work Hard. You can still pass for the semester or year, even with an automatic failure! If you are passing the course, but fail due to absences, your numerical grade will be a 59. Example: Semester Course - Term 1 – 59 Term 2 - 85 Final grade = 72 Year Course- Term 1-85 Term 2 - 59 Term 3-95 Term 4 – 80 Year Grade = 80 If you stop working, your average will be so low, you will not be able to bring your grade up. So even if you fail due to absences, you must keep working to get that 59. DO YOUR BEST ACADEMICALLY • Use agenda/planner to write down all assignments • Complete at least 30 minutes of homework per day per subject four times a week. • It is your responsibility to make up work IF YOU NEED HELP: - Discuss it with your teacher - Go after school for extra help - Go to the Access Center for tutoring Progress Reports are sent home 4 times a year Report Cards are distributed four times a year GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS SENIOR 66 JUNIOR 43 SOPHOMORE FRESHMAN 21 95 CREDITS WHAT ARE CREDITS? *Credits are like a paycheck. You earn them by passing a course. * Credits are not proportional to your final grade in a course. They are proportional to the number of days you spend in a course. = 6 CREDITS = 3 CREDITS = 1.5 CREDITS THE NUMBER OF DAYS YOU ATTEND A CLASS DETERMINES HOW MANY CREDITS YOU RECEIVE S E M E S T E R 1 S E M E S T E R 2 A B C D E F A B C D E F A B C D E F A B C D E F CRE D 6 3 1.5 A TYPICAL GR. 9 SCHEDULE PERIOD SEMESTER N ONE G SEMESTER TWO L S 1 E 2 M A T H E M A T I C S 3 SO C IAL SCIE NCE 4 S C I ENCE ELECTIVE 1.5 ELECTIVE 1.5 5 Phys. Ed. ELECTIVE 1.5 ELECTIVE 1.5 ELECTIVE DA I CREDITS H DA 1.5 6 6 6 6 6 3 TOTAL = 30 CREDITS 27 CREDITS BHS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION SUBJECT ENGLISH MATH SCIENCE SOC. SCI. # OF CREDITS 21 CREDITS 15 CREDITS 12 CREDITS 15 CREDITS LENGTH 7 semesters 5 semesters 4 semesters 5 semesters PHYS. EDUC. HEALTH ELECTIVES TOTAL 4.5 CREDITS 3 CREDITS 24.5 CREDITS 95 CREDITS 3 semesters 1 semester 4 YEARS FULFILLING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ON TIME 21 FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE 43 66 JUNIOR 95 SENIOR ACADEMIC LEVELS B C ADVANCED GOAL: 4 YEAR COLLEGE COLLEGE PREPARATORY GOAL: 2 OR 4 YEAR COLLEGE (COLLEGE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS) ACADEMIC PREPARATORY 2 YEAR COLLEGE Dc B D C D What Counts in College Admissions Percentage of Admissions Officials Citing Criteria as “Considerably Important” Each factor was rated on a 4-point scale: Each factor was rated on a 4-point scale: 1. Considerable Importance 1. Considerable Importance 2. Moderate Importance 2. Moderate Importance 3. Limited Importance 3. Limited Importance 4. No Importance 4. No Importance Source: National Association of College Admissions Officers, 2001 Academic Trends Survey 30 SUMMER SCHOOL (SS) You must pass 50% of your course to be eligible for summer school. You must pass two terms of a year course and one term of a semester course. SEMESTER I SEMESTER II TERM 1 TERM 2 F F F F F F D F TERM 3 TERM 4 FINAL GRADE DD F F A F F Unless there is a four hour workshop. Check with your guidance counselor F SS YES NO YES NO WHAT IS A GPA ? B • YOUR GPA OR GRADE • For example a • Advanced = 3.5 points College Prep= 3.0 points Acad.Prep = 2.5 points • POINT AVERAGE IS DETERMINED BY YOUR GRADES EACH GRADE CORRESPONDS TO A CERTAIN NUMBER OF POINTS The higher the class level the more points you earn. WHAT IS CLASS RANK? Your grade point average will determine your order within your entire class. The highest class rank will correspond to the person who has accumulated the most points during his or her high school career. Extra Curricular Opportunities CLUBS • • • • • • • • • • African American Amnesty International Jazz Band Marching Band BHS Newspaper Canoe Club Cape Verdean Club Chess Club Choral Club Computer Club • D.E.C.A. • Christian Club • Ecology Club • Future Teachers of • • • • • America Garden Club Gay-Straight Alliance Greek Club Haitian Club HERO MORE CLUBS • • • • • • • • • • • • Hip Hop Club International Club Jamaican Club Jazz Choir Club Key Club Latin American Club (LASO) LEAD Literary Review Majorettes Mathematics Club National Honor Society • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Power lifting Club RISE Self-Defense for Teens Ski Club Skills USA Stage/Technical Director STEP Club Student Council TV & Radio Club Wireless Club Writing Club Yearbook FALL SPORTS • • • • • • • • • • • Cross Country ( Men/Women) Field Hockey Football Golf Soccer – Men Soccer – Women Swimming – Women Volleyball – Women Cheerleaders – Football Half-Time Dancing Flag Team WINTER SPORTS • • • • • • • • Wrestling Indoor Track – Men Indoor Track – Women Swimming – Men Basketball – Men Basketball – Women Cheerleaders – Basketball Ice Hockey SPRING SPORTS • Baseball • Softball • Outdoor Track ( • • • Men/Women) Tennis – Men Tennis – Women Volleyball – Men COMMUNITY SERVICE • • • • Brockton LINCS Key Club National Honor Society Center for Youth Development and Education: CS2 • MY TURN, INC.: • H.E.R.O. • S.T.E.P. High School Graduation Birth Your FUTURE is determined by decisions made in FOUR YEARS of High School!!! 4yrs. Date entered High School CHOICES ? COLLEGE ? MILITARY ? VOCATIONAL ? WORK ? ???