Freshman Parent Meeting     Class of 2016       August 28, 2012     Etowah High School
WELCOME Mrs. Penny ValleAssistant Principal       (L-Q)
Etowah High School   Administration      Principal:    Mr. Keith L. Ball  Assistant Principals:Mr. Bob VanAlstyne (A-D)Mrs...
Etowah Counseling Staff• Mrs. Jessica Whitley        (A-D)         11th grade activities• Mrs. Ashley Hall            (E-K...
Helpful Information and Contact List            ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL:    Front Office            770.926.4411    Front Offic...
Etowah High School      PTSA        President:   Mrs. Viviana Morrison
Etowah Website                    Etowah High Schoolhttp://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/etowah-hs/default.aspx
From the Counseling Office          Ms. Lisa Shull      9th Grade Counselor              (L-Q)
Class of 2016• Classes are divided into two semesters   – 1st Semester     August – December   – 2nd Semester     January ...
Requirements for 2016 Graduates•   4 Units of English•   4 Units of Math•   4 Units of Science•   3 Units of Social Studie...
Subject                Units        9th Grade                      10th Grade                      11th Grade             ...
Beyond 2016• 4 year colleges will require a minimum of two  years of the same foreign language• Technical Colleges current...
Zero Credit           Credit will NOT be issued if:• A student has 7 or more absences per semester   – Absences are counte...
Attendance Policy• Excuse notes (parent/guardian, doctor, etc.) will not be  accepted unless received in the attendance of...
To be Placed in a 10th Grade Homeroom • A student must earn at least 5 total units of   credit by the end of their freshma...
Credit Recovery OptionsCredit Connect                         Summer School• APEX computer based program          • Recove...
Family Portal• Provides Real-Time Access• Grades• Attendance• Student Schedule      For information/troubleshooting E-mail...
End of Course Tests               9th Grade CCGPS 9th Grade Literature/Composition       CCGPS Coordinate Algebra  GPS Bio...
EOCT Information• These rules apply ONLY to students entering 9th  grade for the first time during the 2011-2012  school y...
PSAT•   October 17, 2012 at Etowah High School•   All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students•   All Freshman take the PSAT for ...
HOPE and the Zell Miller    Scholarship (as it Currently Exists)•   HOPE Scholarship:     –   3.0 academic GPA, covers app...
www.gacollege411.org   Georgia College 411   http://gacollege411.org/
Frequently asked questions regarding                 HOPE• Do all classes count?• Do 7th or 8th grade classes count?• Do y...
Parents ask……•   My student made all A’s and B’s in middle school. Why is he/she not doing    well now?•   My student is h...
Agenda• Provides consistency from middle to high  school• Promotes time management skills• Builds positive study skill hab...
Teachers As Advisors•   TAA gives and additional layer of support to students•   26 minutes every Wednesday with advisors•...
Get Involved!        Mr. Dan Snipes, Assistant Principal• Extra-Curricular activities can help your  student feel connecte...
Final Thoughts!     Mr. Keith L. BallEtowah High School Principal
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Freshman Parent Meeting Presentation - 08.28.2012

  1. 1. Freshman Parent Meeting Class of 2016 August 28, 2012 Etowah High School
  2. 2. WELCOME Mrs. Penny ValleAssistant Principal (L-Q)
  3. 3. Etowah High School Administration Principal: Mr. Keith L. Ball Assistant Principals:Mr. Bob VanAlstyne (A-D)Mrs. Tonya Sebring (E-K) Mrs. Penny Valle (L-Q) Mr. Dan Snipes (R-Z)
  4. 4. Etowah Counseling Staff• Mrs. Jessica Whitley (A-D) 11th grade activities• Mrs. Ashley Hall (E-K) 12th grade activities• Ms. Lisa Shull (L-Q) 9th grade activities• Ms. Kelly Brangan (R-Z) 10th grade activities Counseling Front Office: Mrs. Otter Peabody Mrs. Cindy Umberger Registrar: Mrs. Dana Dotson
  5. 5. Helpful Information and Contact List ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL: Front Office 770.926.4411 Front Office Fax 770.926.4157 Counseling Office 770.926.1109 Counseling Office Fax 770.926.0539
  6. 6. Etowah High School PTSA President: Mrs. Viviana Morrison
  7. 7. Etowah Website Etowah High Schoolhttp://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/etowah-hs/default.aspx
  8. 8. From the Counseling Office Ms. Lisa Shull 9th Grade Counselor (L-Q)
  9. 9. Class of 2016• Classes are divided into two semesters – 1st Semester August – December – 2nd Semester January - May• A student will take 6 classes each semester• Each semester course is worth .5 units of credit per class• Credit is issued at the end of each semester (December & May)• Students must earn 23 units to graduate
  10. 10. Requirements for 2016 Graduates• 4 Units of English• 4 Units of Math• 4 Units of Science• 3 Units of Social Studies• 1 Unit of Health (.5) and Personal Fitness (.5)• 3 Required Electives (Foreign Language, Fine Arts and/or Technical classes)• 4 Miscellaneous Electives• 23 Total Units
  11. 11. Subject Units 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade 11th Lit/Comp (H) 12th Lit/Comp (H) English/Literature 4 9th Lit/Comp (H) 10th Lit/Comp (H) or or AP Language/Comp AP Literature/Comp CCGPS Coord Algebra CCGPS Analytical Geom CCGPS Adv. Alg 4th Mathematics Options Vary or Mathematics 4 or or or Acc. CCGPS Coord. Alg/ Acc CCGPS Analytical Geom B/Adv. Alg Acc CCGPS Pre-Cal Dual Enrollment Analytic Geom A Chemistry (H) Physical Science or 4th Science Options Vary (including Physical Science or Physics (H) CTAE) Science 4 or Biology (H) or or Biology (H) or Environmental Science Dual Enrollment Chemistry (H) or AP Science Government (H, AP) Social Studies 3 X World History (H, AP) US History (H, AP) Economics (H, AP) Personal Fitness Health Health 1 X X X Pers. Fitness or 3 JROTC Required Electives Foreign Language Foreign Language Foreign Language Foreign Language(*Foreign Language, Fine Arts, 3 Fine Arts Fine Arts Fine Arts Fine Arts Career/Tech) Career/Technical Career/Technical Career/Technical Career/Technical *Required for 4-Yr colleges Misc. Electives 4 Elective Elective Elective Elective(ex. Academic, PE, CTAE over 3) Total Needed 23
  12. 12. Beyond 2016• 4 year colleges will require a minimum of two years of the same foreign language• Technical Colleges currently do not require a foreign language
  13. 13. Zero Credit Credit will NOT be issued if:• A student has 7 or more absences per semester – Absences are counted in each class separately• A student does not pass the class with a grade of 70 or higher• A student does not take the required End of Course Test
  14. 14. Attendance Policy• Excuse notes (parent/guardian, doctor, etc.) will not be accepted unless received in the attendance office within FIVE school days after returning to school• At 7 or more absences and a passing grade , an appeal is generated, reviewed by the Attendance Committee and approved by the principal before credit is awarded• Appeals are automatically generated by the attendance office• Excused, unexcused and out-of-school suspension absences are considered Page 5-9 in the Etowah Student Agenda
  15. 15. To be Placed in a 10th Grade Homeroom • A student must earn at least 5 total units of credit by the end of their freshman year. • Three of these units must be in the following academic areas: 1 unit of English 1 unit of Math 1 unit of Science
  16. 16. Credit Recovery OptionsCredit Connect Summer School• APEX computer based program • Recover 1 credit max• Rolling enrollment • 3-4 Weeks in June• 2:45 – 4:45 M-Th @ EHS • 8:00 – 4:00 M-F• $200.00 per ½ credit (subject to • $200.00 per ½ credit (subject to change) change)Polaris Evening Program (PEP) Online Options (BYU, GAVS, etc.)• Recover .5 credit per quarter • See Counselor for options• 2 hour classes @ Woodstock HS • Must get advanced approval by• 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00 start times counselor/administrator• $200.00 per ½ credit (subject to • Cost can vary change)• PEP can be utilized while enrolled at EHS or full-time enrollment at Retake class during school day PEP • No cost involved • May delay graduation
  17. 17. Family Portal• Provides Real-Time Access• Grades• Attendance• Student Schedule For information/troubleshooting E-mail:• parent.support@cherokee.k12.ga.us – Automatically created from your school contact records – Subject line type: Request login information for family portal – Your email must include: your name, students name and the school currently attending – We must have an accurate and updated email address
  18. 18. End of Course Tests 9th Grade CCGPS 9th Grade Literature/Composition CCGPS Coordinate Algebra GPS Biology (or) GPS Physical Science 10th Grade CCGPS Analytical Geometry GPS Physical Science (or) GPS Biology 11th Grade CCGPS 11th Grade American Literature GPS US History 12th Grade GPS Economics
  19. 19. EOCT Information• These rules apply ONLY to students entering 9th grade for the first time during the 2011-2012 school year and the 2012-2013 school year  An EOCT counts for 20% of the FINAL COURSE GRADE  Passing the EOCT is not required to graduate. However, passing the required course is necessary for graduation.
  20. 20. PSAT• October 17, 2012 at Etowah High School• All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students• All Freshman take the PSAT for free, students will receive their test, answer sheet and answer key in December to self-score. However, if you want an official score report from College Board you must pay $15 – more info coming soon!• Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Skills• Prepares students to take the SAT• In 11th grade, PSAT scores are used to qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship
  21. 21. HOPE and the Zell Miller Scholarship (as it Currently Exists)• HOPE Scholarship: – 3.0 academic GPA, covers approximately 90% of the 2010 - 2011 tuition rates• Zell Miller scholarship: – 3.7 academic GPA—covers 100% of current tuition rates – 1200 combined Critical Reading/Math on SAT or 26 Composite on ACT – Rigor requirement (at least 3 classes meeting requirements)• GPA’s are NOT rounded for HOPE eligibility!• Track your student’s HOPE GPA throughout high school using www.GAcollege411.org (Georgia Student Finance Commission) This information is subject to change based on the Georgia Legislature• The most current information about changes to HOPE can be found at: http://www.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HO PE_Scholarship_Program_Overview.aspx
  22. 22. www.gacollege411.org Georgia College 411 http://gacollege411.org/
  23. 23. Frequently asked questions regarding HOPE• Do all classes count?• Do 7th or 8th grade classes count?• Do you get to keep the extra points added for Honors or AP classes?• Why should my child take the harder classes and not get the extra points?• How can I keep up with my student’s HOPE?
  24. 24. Parents ask……• My student made all A’s and B’s in middle school. Why is he/she not doing well now?• My student is having difficulty in a class. Can they get extra help at school? – Teacher – Mandatory Tutoring – Saturday School• My student said that report cards / progress reports were not sent home because the computers were down. Should I be suspicious?• How can I get in touch with my child’s teacher? – E-mail teacher (first.last@cherokee.k12.ga.us) – 770.926.4411 Main Office – Complete list of teachers: http://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/etowah- hs/staff/Staff/faculty.aspx
  25. 25. Agenda• Provides consistency from middle to high school• Promotes time management skills• Builds positive study skill habits• Includes important school information – Track Passes – Clubs – Rules – Regulations – Policies
  26. 26. Teachers As Advisors• TAA gives and additional layer of support to students• 26 minutes every Wednesday with advisors• Develop strong bonds w/a group of peers and advisors• Focus • academic • career • character education • personal/social topics• Goal • Who am I? • Where am I going? • How am I going to get there?
  27. 27. Get Involved! Mr. Dan Snipes, Assistant Principal• Extra-Curricular activities can help your student feel connected to the school and are a factor in the college admission’s process. – Clubs – Sports – Activity Pass – Washington D.C. Trip – Community Service
  28. 28. Final Thoughts! Mr. Keith L. BallEtowah High School Principal

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