Mia high school orientation 2012 2013

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Michigan Islamic Academy High School Orientation Presentation. Details the revised high school graduation requirements, college attendance post MIA, programs of study, and the early graduation track.

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  • U of M Dearborn, chancellor’s scholarship – october deadline
  • Mia high school orientation 2012 2013

    1. 1. MIA HISTORY • Founded in 1985 • Approved by the Michigan State Board of Education • Actively Seeking Accreditation • Provides a learning community which encourages students to develop their personal interests and inspires them to reach their potential. • Outstanding faculty make use of creative and effective styles and strategies that capitalize on the different ways that students learn, individually and collaboratively.
    2. 2. QUICK FACTS MIA students perform proficiently in core academic subjects MIA high school students consistently achieve high ACT scores, well above the national average. MIA graduates have enrolled in renowned universities, many receiving merit scholarships. Many MIA alumni are successful professionals with careers in medicine, law, engineering, and education. MIA students contribute many hours of communal service both in and out of the Islamic community.
    3. 3. What colleges do MIA Alumni attend? Country State College Number The United States Michigan Eastern Michigan University 30 Michigan State University 1 Central Michigan University 1 SchoolCraft 2 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 10 University of Michigan- Dearborn 16 Washtenaw Community College 4 Wayne State 2 Georgia Emory 1 New York Columbia 1 California Zaytuna Institute 1 Ohio Youngstown 1 Toledo 1 Japan University of Tokyo 1 Jordan American University of Amman 1 South Africa Nelson Mandela Metropolitan 1
    4. 4. What degrees are they interested in? Program of Study Number Accounting/Business Administration 7 Chemistry/Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Physics/Nutrition 3 Dental/Medicine/Pharmacy 9 Computer Science/Engineering/Programming 6 Communication/ Journalism/English 3 Women Studies 1 Film & Psychology 1 Political Science/History, Economics, and 4 Communication Psychology & Biology 1 Sociology 2 Early Childhood Education 1 Medical Assisting 1 Environmental Science 1
    5. 5. MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL • Preparation for HS • Preparation for College • Thinking about HS • Thinking about Careers • Less Homework • Daily Homework • Grades are practice • Grades = College Entrance and • “F” means tutoring Scholarships • “F” means repeat the course
    6. 6. WHAT IS A GPA?GPA stands for Grade Point AverageYour grade point average represents the “average” of all the grades you have earned.A GPA is important because MANY scholarships are based on GRADES!Our scale is: • A and A+ 4.00 • A- 3.83 • B+ 3.50 • B and B- 3.21 • C+ 2.83 • C 2.66 • C- 2.00
    7. 7. NEW REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE 2012-2013 FOR NINTH GRADE CLASS Area of Study CreditsArabic Language 4 creditsIslamic Studies 4 creditsQuran 4 creditsEnglish Language Arts 4 creditsSenior Project 1 creditMathRequired: Algebra I – 1 credit 4 credits Geometry- 1 credit Algebra II- 1 credit 1 more credit: Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics or Business MathScienceRequired: 4 credits Biology- 1 credit Chemistry - 1 credit 2 more credits: Geo-Physical Science , Physics or AP ChemistrySocial StudiesRequired American (US) History/Geography – 1 credit US Government .5 credit 3-4 credits* Economics .5 credit World History /World Geography – 1 credit Also Offered: Other: Sociology, AP GovernmentPhysical Education /Health (.5 credit each) 1 creditComputers/Art (.5 credit each) 1 credit Total # of Credits 23 to 27 CreditsAdditional Requirement: Community Service 200 Hours Total100 Muslim Hours and 100 Non-Muslim Hours
    8. 8. IS EARLY GRADUATION THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?1) Maturity:  Are you self-motivated?  Are you able to complete assignments on time?  Do you have good time management skills?  Will you be able to handle peer pressure?  Do you have a strong Muslim identity?2) What is your GPA? (needs to be at least a 3.5)3) What is your ACT score? (needs to be 25 or higher)4) Have you talked with MIA guidance counselor?
    9. 9. IS EARLY GRADUATION THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?1) Are you old enough? (16 is the preferred age!)2) How do you plan to get the additional Math, Science and English credits?3) What college do you want to attend?4) What is your intended major?5) Are you applying to a specific school?6) What are their requirements?
    10. 10. SAMPLE PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS FOR U OF M- ENGINEERING• 4 years of Math • Algebra I, II, Geometry and Calculus• 4 years of Science • Biology, Chemistry, Physics and AP or College Level• ACT Score of 28 or above in Math and Science• GPA of 3.9 or above
    11. 11. REQUIREMENTS FOR EARLY GRADUATION Area of Study CreditsArabic Language 3 creditsIslamic Studies 3 creditsQuran 3 creditsEnglish Language Arts 4 creditsSenior Project 1 creditMathRequired: Algebra I – 1 credit 4 credits Geometry- 1 credit Algebra II- 1 credit 1 more credit: Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics or Business MathScienceRequired: 4 credits Biology- 1 credit Chemistry - 1 credit 2 more credits: Geo-Physical Science , Physics or AP ChemistrySocial StudiesRequired American (US) History/Geography – 1 credit US Government .5 credit 3-4 credits* Economics .5 credit World History /World Geography – 1 credit Also Offered: Other: Sociology, AP GovernmentPhysical Education /Health (.5 credit each) 1 creditComputers/Art (.5 credit each) 1 credit Total # of Credits 23 to 27 CreditsAdditional Requirement: Community Service 200 Hours Total100 Muslim Hours and 100 Non-Muslim Hours
    12. 12. FRESHMAN CHECKLIST 1. Understand what a GPA is! 2. Work Hard and Study Smarter 3. Maintain a Positive Attitude 4. Take an ACT Prep Class 5. Learn Time Management Strategies and Study Skills 6. Get involved– Community Service
    13. 13. SOPHOMORE CHECKLIST 1. Become a Professional Student 2. Take an ACT Test in the Spring (Practice!) 3. Explore Career Fields 4. Add to your resume (Community Service!)
    14. 14. JUNIOR CHECKLIST 1. Register for Fall ACT test (“Real Thing”) 2. Talk to your Counselor 3. Add to your resume (Community Service !) 4. Explore Colleges (create a list of 10 schools) 5. Ask for Recommendation Letters for College  Make sure you give each person a copy of your resume so your recommendation letter will be stellar!
    15. 15. SUMMER BEFORE SENIOR YEAR1. Finalize your Senior Topic2. Write your College Entrance Essays  Ask a teacher or family member to edit and give feedback3. Send reminders for your recommendation letters4. Research Scholarships and Financial Aid: Local Libraries and Colleges offer these services!
    16. 16. SENIOR YEAR - FALL1. PREPARE A MASTER CALENDAR  Dates to include: College Registration Deadlines, Scholarship Deadlines, FAFSA (Financial Aid) Deadlines, AP Exams, Mid- Term and Final Exams2. Edit your College Entrance Essays  Ask a teacher or family member to edit and give feedback3. Apply to three colleges before November  Remember to check APPLICATION DEADLINES!!!4. Send reminders for your recommendation letters
    17. 17. SENIOR YEAR - WINTERFinancial Aid:  FAFSA- apply for PIN  Remind parents to complete their taxes in December or January  Most colleges prefer FAFSA information to be sent no later than February 1!

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