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  • 1. Colors: Blue and GrayWelcome to McQueen High School! Motto: Quest for Excellence 1
  • 2. How to contact us• Email—refer to Gregg Donnelly Freshman counselor• Call and make appointment with Mr. Donnelly 746-5880 2
  • 3. Student Registration Information (Update personal information. Needs to be completed each year) This year it is online: See bottom of Infinite Campus Portal 3
  • 4. Course Catalog • Course Catalog is on-line this year• 4
  • 5. Course Request Form 5
  • 6. McQueen H.S.Registration Timeline Clayton Visit March 15(forms needed for Lancer Day) Billinghurst Visit March 22(forms needed for Lancer Day) 6
  • 7. Lancer DayLANCER DAY March 29 7:45-11:15am 7
  • 8. Lancer Day March 29 Field Trip to McQueen ! Information for the class of 2017!School tour Assembly Showcases 8
  • 9. What do you rememberabout High School? 9
  • 10. High School vs. Middle school*18 week (Semester) vs 9-week grading*7 classes a day*More Homework!*2000 vs 800 students*Late work??*Earn credits toward diploma 10
  • 11. Parents…Some things to watch out for this first year of high school…•Missing Homework on Infinite Campus!!•Not doing/asking for make up work when absent (both in academic classes and PE)•Wanting parents to “let go”•Change in appearance or behavior•Falling behind in school work 11
  • 12. Bell Schedule• Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri 7:45-2:35 PM.• Wednesday PLC schedule 7:45-1:30pm• Very few freshman will take a class before 7am• MOST freshmen will attend from 7:45 – 2:35 12
  • 13. OUR GOAL…GRADUATION & Ready for College and Career 13
  • 14. Types of DiplomasStudents will qualify for one of the following:• Standard Diploma• Advanced Diploma• Honors Diploma 14
  • 15. What are the graduation requirements?English 4 creditsMathematics 3 creditsScience 2 creditsWorld History/World Geography 1 creditUS History 1 creditAmer. Gov’t. 1 creditArts/Humanities/Occupational Ed 1 creditPE/ROTC 2 creditsHealth/Child Dev. ½ creditComputer Lit. ½ creditElectives 6 ½ credits Total 22 ½ credits 15
  • 16. What is an Advanced Diploma?• 24 credits• 3.25 GPA• 4.0 Math credits• 3.0 Science credits 16
  • 17. What do I need for an Honors Diploma? • 24 credits • 3.4 Cumulative GPA • 4 years math • 3 years science – Including Biol., Chem., or Physics • 2 years same foreign language • 8 Honors Credits 17
  • 18. How many classes do freshmen need to take?• All freshmen must be enrolled in 7 classes• Requirements include: 1) Math 2) English 3) Science• Students may choose from a variety of electives 18
  • 19. Foreign Language requirements to take level 3,4 CBE for Spanish and French can be taken this summerContact Supplemental Credit at 333-6100 Algebra cannot be taken by CBE this summer 19
  • 20. Honors English Information Students will be invited to apply by the McQ English Department Criteria is a combination of grades and test scores.1. Reading Comprehension score on a recent standardized test of 85 percentile or above.2. An A in Language Arts in all four quarters of 8th grade.3. Excellent attendance. (Fewer than ten absences of any kind)4. Excellent citizenship grades.5. Proficient writing sample. 20
  • 21. Geometry requirements for 9th gradeRegular Geometry 1,2 Earn a B or C for the first 3 quarters of Algebra 1Formal Geometry 1,21.Earn an A for the first 3 quarters of Algebra 12. and an 85% or higher on the 1st Semester District Final Exam 21
  • 22. Honor Biology requirements1. Strong Study Habits and Discipline2. Science grades in 7th and 8th grade: B or better3. Mathematical Ability: 9th grade enrollment in Geometry or Formal Geometry (preferred) 22
  • 23. NCAANCAA has specific number of core classes requiredNCAA has minimum GPA requirementNCAA has minimum ACT/SAT test score requirement Please see counselor right away if college shows any interest Go to NCAA Clearing House on the web to sign up After 6th Semester is completed 23
  • 24. Study Skills & Test Taking Strategies These two areas are the leading cause of poor grades in high school (along with attendance) Internet has numerous websitesParents: please share what worked (and didn’t work) for you 24
  • 25. ACT / SATTake the most rigorous classes you can while maintaining sanity Student and parent sanity Take the first test duringearly spring of junior year 25
  • 26. Summer School June 17, 2013 - July 12, 2013 (no school July 4)Enrollment: April 22nd for incoming Freshman Cost $100 Instruction will be Computer Based (A+) Register at Supplemental Credit No Web based registration 26
  • 27. Information on post secondary options 27
  • 28. Be on the lookout for….• College night (Fall)• College Fair (November)• Sophomore Career Guidance• Junior Career Guidance• Junior Interview• Senior Interview 28
  • 29. Core GPA for UNR• 3.0 core GPA for High School graduates CORE = GPA in the following subjects only – English – Social Studies – Math – Science 29
  • 30. Millennium Scholarship ***Subject to change***English - 4 credits •$10,000 to use at aMath- 4 credits Nevada College/Univ.Science - 3 creditsSocial Studies - 3 credits •3.25 (weighted/unweighted) Cumulative g.p.a. State Scholarship Not High School $$ •Must graduate from a Nevada High School •Must be a Nevada resident for 2 years 30
  • 31.• It has a lot of valuable information and numerous links are on this website!• E-mail addresses of counselors 31
  • 32. Social Aspect of HS 32
  • 33. SOCIAL LIFEBullyingGossiping 33
  • 34. DON’T BE AFRAID 34
  • 35. We’re looking forward to the Class of 2017! 35