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HS Counseling DepartmentLocated in room 1067, directly across from High 1067 School Administration6 counselors (two for grade 9/10, four for grade 11/12Doug McQueen – Grade 9/10 (Surnames A-Lh)Steve Ayling – Grade 9/10 (Surnames Li-Z)---------------------------------------------------------------------Lisa BallDavid BirchenallJennifer MeltonCurt Nichols (Dept. Head)
HS Counseling Department Academic, Personal/Social & College/Career CounselingG-Talks (group discussions…grade 9/10)Student AmbassadorsNaviance: Family ConnectionVariety of Resources (College)SAT Testing Site
Transitioning - IssuesAcademic PressuresFriendshipsFreedomAge of ExplorationDatingAlcohol/DrugsRebellion
You are NEVER aloneCounselorTrusted FriendsStudent AmbassadorsTeachersOther trusted adults & Family MembersIf there is EVER a situation you are uncomfortable with, unsure of , confused or upset about...speak with someone. We can work it out TOGETHER!
An IMPORTANT Message from HS Counseling Department What you do in high school, colleges will know! know Transcripts Be ca r Teacher Letters of Reference you efu Extra-Curricular Activities pu l w h Int t on at Your high school counselor ern the e t! This really can be a Fresh Start!!! Start
What should I know now?Being ‘unsure’ is okay Grade 9 courses- pathway to IB?IB pre-requisitesTake special care with; Fine and Performing Arts Modern Language Technology Elective (one semester)
What colleges want to see?They want to see that you are challenging yourself to the best of your ability with the courses you select.They want to see the best possible grades you are capable of achieving.This allows them to “predict” how successful you could be at their college.They want to see a well rounded individual that contributes to their high school and community.
IB Subject Flow (Modern Lang.) Students are strongly recommended to continue their modern language from grade 8 Colleges prefer that students stick with one second language. French (grade 8) French (grade 9)
IB Subject Flow (Science) Integrated Science 1 combines and integrates the three content areas of biology, chemistry and physics. In grade 10 you will have the choice of continuing with Integrated Science 2 or specializing with a full year course(s) in either biology, chemistry and/or physics.
IB Subject Flow (Math)Math placement is determined by exam/test scores, classroom performance and teacher recommendations
Other Advice?Fine & Performing Arts BlockIntro ArtIntro Theater,Intro Film,Intro Design TechnologyCan help lead to: IB Art, IB Theater, IB Film, IB design & Technology
Grade 8 Parent InfoTransitioning to HS and Course Selection MeetingTuesday February 19th , 2013Current Grade 8 Parents 5:30 pm – 6:30pmLittle TheatreStudents- you are welcome but it is not necessary that you attend
Any Questions? Contact InformationMr. Doug McQueen (A-Lh) (email@example.com )Mr. Steve Ayling (Li-Z) (firstname.lastname@example.org)