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    • WELCOME to Algonac High School Sophomore Parent Night Presentation
    • Class of 2011 Guidance Counselor
      • Mrs. Karen Blair
      • 10 th , 11 th and 12 th Grade Students
      • (810) 794-4911 ext. 1282
      • [email_address]
    • Counseling Services
      • Crisis Intervention
      • Academic Issues
      • 504 plan Facilitators
      • Credit Checks/ Graduation Audits
      • Scheduling of Students
      • Peer Mediation
      • Career Counseling
      • TEC Placement
      • College Applications
      • Financial Aide help
      • Local/National Scholarship Coordinators
      • Military Liasions
      • And much more!
    • Visit the AHS Counseling Center Website
      • Go to www.algonac.k12.mi.us
      • Click on “Algonac High School”
      • Click on “Counseling Center”
      • You will find information on:
      • The Counseling Center News
      • Colleges & Financial Aide
      • ACT/SAT information
      • credit recovery
      • crisis information and much more
    • Graduation Requirements 23.5 Overall Credits Needed
        • 4 English Credits
        • 4 Math Credits
        • 3 Social Studies Credits
        • 3 Science Credits
        • .5 Physical Education Credit
        • .5 Health Credit
        • 1 Visual/Performing/Applied Art Credit
        • 7.5 Elective Credits
        • = 23.5 Overall Credits
    • Additional Credits Can Be Earned From:
      • Extra-Curricular Activities
      • (.25 Credit Each)
      • All Sports
      • Student Council
      • Quiz Bowl
    • Grade Level Status
      • Students are only promoted to the next grade level when they have attained the required number of credits.
    • Credits Required for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Status
      •    Sophomore Status – 5 credits
      • (to be on track - no credit recovery 5.5)
      •  
      •    Junior Status – 11 credits
      • (to be on track – no credit recovery 11.5)
      •  
      •    Senior Status – 16.5 credits
      • (to be on track – no credit recovery 17.5)
    • Credit Recovery
      • Now available at AHS!
      • Online classes through
      • Education 20/20
      • $150.00 per class
    • Student Planner
      • At the start of the 2009/10 school year, each student received a “free” student planner.
      • Great for recording important dates and homework.
      • Also contains AHS Student Handbook with all school policies and procedure, including “dress code” information.
    • PARENT CONNECT
      • Parents may view all student data online at at www.algonac.k12.mi.us “Parent Connect”
      • Up-to-date attendance information.
      • Current grades and missing assignments
      • Classroom announcements and more!
      • Get information on username and password from the AHS Main Office
    • AHS Ranking System
      • Suma Cum Laude: 4.0 – 3.67
      • Magna Cum Laude: 3.66 – 3.3
      • Cum Laude: 3.29 – 3.0
      • Ten Summa Cum Laude speakers will be selected to compete for the opportunity to speak at graduation. The rubric is as follows:
      • 1. Overall Grade Point Average
      • 2. ACT Score
      • 3. Class Selection Rigor
      • These ten candidates will be invited to audition in front of a selection committee if they wish to be one of three speakers at graduation.
    • Testing Out
      • Students may elect to test out of any course except for Federal Government, Physical Education, Health, and AP courses.
      • Applications are available in the Spring
      • Students must receive a 78% or better on all required course work and the exam.
      • Students will not receive transcript credit for the classes that they successfully test out of, but will be able to move on to the next course in that subject area.
    • Distance Learning
      • Courses are taught by an off-site instructor
      • German I and II - PHN
      • Lessons are taught/watched LIVE via the TV from a satellite
      • Assignments are delivered and turned in via fax or mail
      • Distance Learning classes are designed for independent, high motivated students
      • Classes are year-long therefore students are only allowed to drop at semester.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
      • AHS offers 6 courses:
      • AP History
      • AP Biology
      • AP English
      • AP Statistics
      • AP Calculus
      • AP Psychology
      • Courses follow a rigorous nationally recognized curriculum which prepares them to take the subject area AP test.
      • Students will receive college credit if they receive a qualifying score on the AP exam.
      • Colleges and Universities want to see AP classes on their applicants transcripts.
    • DUAL ENROLLMENT Allows for students to attend college courses while enrolled in high school.
      • TO QUALIFY:
      • Student must have taken and passed all sections of the PLAN.
      • Must have taken and passed highest level of course offered at high school.
      • Must be on track to graduate.
      • Students can only dual enroll in core subject areas.
      • If a student qualifies, ACS will pay the cost of tuition and registration fees only. Books, school supplies, and travel expenses are the responsibility of the student and their family.
    • Rotary Club Academic Achievement Awards
      • Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better in the 4 academic areas (English, math, science, and social studies).
      • Ceremony held October 9, 2010
      • Freshman : Certificate
      • Sophomores: Academic Letter
      • Juniors: Lamp of Learning Pin
      • Seniors: Gold Bar
    • PSAT
      • When: Wednesday, October 14, 2009.
      • Cost is $13.00
      • 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
      • Registration deadline is September 18. Checks need to be made out to AHS and turned into the Counseling Center.
      • Why take it???
      • It is the national qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Competition when taken your junior year. (NMSQT)
      • Practice for SAT Reasoning Test
      • Get feedback about critical academic skills
      • Seek information from colleges
      • Start the college planning process
    • TEC Center of St. Clair County
    • TEC Students
      • Are eligible to attend their Junior/Senior year
      • Attend AHS for three hours, attend TEC for three hours
      • Are eligible to apply for TEC their sophomore year if:
      • - have all core requirements met
      • - have good attendance
      • - get application in on time
      • A representative from St. Clair TEC has set up an information booth and is available for questions.
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme
      • We are in the final stages of becoming an IB School.
      • There will be another “IB and Me Workshop in the near future. It will be advertised in the School News.