Transitioning - Buncombe County Schools

to 10th Grade
Coming Attractions
Personal Development Formal Operations Stage
Social Development
a. Larger school to navigate
b. License
c. More classes with older students
d. Desire for greater independence,
less likely to seek out adults.
e. Balancing more - part time jobs
f. Closer relationships with peers
Academic Adjustments
Tougher curriculum
Less Structure / Supports
Different Schedule
More topics that are unfamiliar
Additional out of class work
Only 18 weeks to build a grade
Today’s Students are “Digital Natives”
Digital Learners are Engaged by:
Multimedia learning
Online social networking
Online information searching
Games, simulations, and creative
Stay Connected . . .
with School
with Other Parents
with Your Adolescent
Parents are Still Key!
Teach how to be a successful adult
Model patience and understanding
Show caring and concern
View his/her mistakes as opportunities to learn more about self and
develop values
Talk to your adolescent about school and friends
Encourage your student to be involved in something
Reinforce healthy habits
o Regular exercise
o Sleep 9-10 hours per night
o Healthy food and snack choices
Parents Connect with School
Ask questions of teachers and/or
Is a class too easy or too hard?
Is my child on track?
Is my child taking classes that will
prepare him/her for college?
Get involved
Utilize the Parent Portal
Utilize school resources
Help your student set SMART goals
Students Need to Self-Assess
Step 1
Know Yourself before exploring Post-secondary Education
Recognize strengths and weaknesses
Analyze interests and values
What are MY reasons for investigating Post-secondary Education
● Achieve a personal goal
● Increase earning power
● Prepare for a specific career and expand learning
● Participate in extracurricular activities and social life
● Influence of family and friends
Why Start the College Process Now?
High school diploma requirements have increased
Key decisions are made earlier
4 year colleges have tougher admission requirements
The job market demands more education
Gathering information is critical to informed decisions
Job Market Requires More Education
By 2018, 63% of job openings will require workers with at least some college
More Education = More $
Review Post-secondary Options
➢ Work
➢ Apprenticeship Programs
➢ Military
➢ Proprietary Schools
➢ Junior College
➢ Community College
➢ Four Year University
The College Journey
Consider College Characteristics
(What are you looking for?)
Majors and Educational Programs
Type of School and Degrees Avl.
Admission Policy
Location and Size
Costs and Financial Aid
Campus Activities
Support Services
Special Programs
Step 2
List, Compare, and Visit
Step 3
1.Compile information from several sources:
o Internet / Websites
o College catalogs, videos, blogs, view
o College Representatives
o College Fairs
o Counselors and Teachers
o Parents, Students, and Alumni
2.Use a College Comparison Worksheet
3.Weigh Advantages and Disadvantages
4.Contact / Visit Office of Admissions
5.Juniors & Seniors have 2 college visit days
6.Each college has its own personality
What are Colleges Looking for?
Curriculum - Balance Challenge with Success
Grades, GPA, and Class rank
SAT / ACT scores
Extracurricular activities
Building a Transcript for Future
28 credits to graduate
1 credit per passed course
Grade Point Average
Many choices
o Electives (AP, Arts, CTE,
Languages, PE, ROTC . . .)
o Students and parents in
o Options to graduate early
10th Grade Schedule
Four 90-minute classes, Two semesters
Required Courses
o English II
o Math II or III (next level after 9th grade)
o Science: Physical Science, Biology and/or Chemistry
o American History I and / or AP European History
● Electives (student choice)
● Total of 8 credits per year
Class Performance
Find a
rigor &
Advice from Sophomore Teachers:
o Expect at least 30 min. of hw per night
o Faster pace during class
o Must pass the EOC to receive credit
o Less grades for organization
English II
○ Read your summer reading assignment
○ Must pass the EOC
Key word - Perseverance
Class Performance
Academic Success
1. Write homework in agenda or phone app daily
2. Bring needed materials daily to every class
3. Turn off electronics as soon as the tardy bell
rings (put them out of sight!)
4. Make up work quickly after absence (even
collect it before hand)
5. Organization is Key (folders)
6. Ask questions to clarify assignments before
leaving class
7. Turn in all work on time (penalties for late
8. Break projects down into manageable chunks
9. Ask for help
10. You know what it takes to be successful,
Study Skill Reminders
Set a regular time and place to
study each day
Set goals for yourself
Do your reading assignments
before the material is discussed
in class
Pay close attention and take
good notes in class
Prepare for tests during your
regular study times instead of
Use digital resources (ie. Quizlet)
PLAN - October 2015
No registration necessary
Mandatory for all 10th graders
PSAT - Mid October 2015
Must register and pay at the
school during September
English II - EOC
Biology - EOC
Testing for College Admission
SAT - 11th and 12th graders
Must register online (7 options)
SAT Subject Tests - depends on
college choice
Must register online
ACT - Mandated for all 11th graders
Can retake on National Test
dates (6 options)
Work Keys - Specific 12th grade
ASVAB - Good tool, offered once a year
NC Min. Admission Requirements
Fall 2013 and beyond
Minimum GPA 2.5
Minimum ACT 17
Minimum SAT R + M = 800
The sooner you get involved, the
Opportunities for leadership
Show a passion
Develop skills
Demonstrate ability to balance
Service oriented
Shows you stick to things
Completes a picture of who you are!
Examples: Clubs, Sports, Church
groups, summer programs / camps,
volunteer experiences
Future Ready Core
NC Graduation
● English (4)
Mathematics (4)
Algebra I or Math I
Geometry or Math II
Algebra II or Math IIII
4th Adv. Math Course
Health and PE (1)
Concentration (varies)
Science (3)
Earth / Environmental
A physical science
Social Studies (4)
World History
American History 1 and 2
or AP US History
Civics & Economics
Required Electives (2)
* Meet proficiency on final exams.
* Successfully complete graduation project.
* Complete CPR training
Electives and Concentration Area
Second Language
Academic Core
o Spanish
o Math
o Latin
o English
o Chinese
o Science
o Band
o Social Studies
Career Clusters
o Chorus
o 14 options
o Visual Arts
o Dance
o Theater
● Physical Education
● College Readiness Center AB-Tech
Options On-Campus for Electives
Distance Learning:
Online classes supervised by a facilitator in our Distance Learning
Lab (see T.C. Roberson website; “e-learning” link under academics)
High school credit classes
High school + college credit classes
A quiet, independent learning environment
Options for Off-Campus Electives
AB-Tech College:
Dual-credit classes (high school/college) held on the AB-Tech campus during
3rd and 4th periods
- Tuition paid by Buncombe County Schools = FREE COLLEGE
- Student provides transportation and books
Why a Career Cluster?
Helps you make an informed career plan
Encourages you to prepare for careers / jobs which will be in the greatest
demand and follows the most current business trends
Helps you to choose a career that best fits your talents and capabilities
People in these careers usually share similar interests, job skills, abilities,
likes and dislikes
Career Clusters
Agri, Food, Natural Resources
Architecture and Construction
Arts, A/V Tech and Communications
Business Management and Admin
Health Sciences
Hospitality and Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, Security
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
CTE Honors Possibilities
Apparel 2
Drafting 2 Architecture
Early Childhood Education 2
Foods 1
Foods 2 – Enterprise
Foods 2 – Technology
Sports and Entertainment
 Microsoft Excel and Access
 Multimedia Webpage Design
 Microsoft Word, Power Point, and
 Personal Finance
 Nursing Fundamentals
 Horticulture 2 Landscaping
 Health Science 1
 Health Science 2
-Must Complete an Honors Contract
Planning Worksheet
Registration Worksheet
Registration Worksheet
Registration Housekeeping
Literature and the Environment - open elective for 9th - 12th
AP European History - Available 2015 – 2016 – one semester
College Readiness Course - Open to 10th - 12th graders
AP Chemistry not offered next year, AP Biology offered
Teacher Advising - Subject teachers will advise students for next level
AP Contracts - Must be printed, signed and submitted to AP teacher
Honors Contracts - Do not have to be printed, but signing up for the course
indicates understanding of guidelines listed in contract.
Application Courses – Yearbook, Early Childhood Education, and
TCR People Resources
Natalie Anderson 9th
Michelle Eldridge 10 - 12 (A - F)
Michelle Wagaman 10 - 12 (G - M)
Melanie Parham 10 - 12 (N - Z)
Devon McCarthy – special program/
Ally Hostetter (Social Worker)
Donna Mendez(Transcripts /
Amy Rhoney (Principal)
Lindsay Rice 9th
Chris Collins 10 - 12 (A - F)
Bobby Parker 10 - 12 (G - M)
Janet Greenhoe 10 - 12 (N - Z)
Ask questions:
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