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Planning Night Sophomores

  1. 1. SOPHOMORE PLANNING Know Your Pathway to Success GUIDANCE PRESENTATION
  2. 2. “ If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.” -Barack Obama-
  3. 3. Introduction of Counselors <ul><li>Jason Hall A-De </li></ul><ul><li>Lindsay Saba Di-Fl </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Furman Fo-Le </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen Metta Li-Me </li></ul><ul><li>Danielle Cafferty Mi-V </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Nugent W-Z </li></ul>
  4. 4. Graduation Requirements <ul><li>115 Credits </li></ul><ul><li>Required Courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years of English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years of Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years of Science (2 years for some tech. shops) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years of Social Studies (including US History I & II) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 years of Physical Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Senior Credit Requirement (27.5 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfill MCAS Requirements </li></ul>
  5. 5. Scheduling Your Future GRADE 9 GRADE 10 GRADE 11 GRADE 12 ENGLISH ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 2 AMER. LIT. AP option WORLD LIT. AP option SOCIAL STUDIES WORLD HIST US HISTORY 1 US HISTORY 2 AP option ELECTIVES AP option MATH (college requirement through Algebra 2) GEOM. H ALG.1 CP1 ALG.1A CP2 ALG. 2 H GEOM. CP1 GEOM. CP2 PRE CALC H ALG 2 CP1 ALG.1B CP2 ALG.2A CP2 CALC AP/H ADV.ALG CP1 ALG.2 CP2 ALG.2B CP2 SCIENCE INTEG. SCIENCE BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY H GRADE 11 or 12 EARTH SCIENCE HUMAN ANATOM. & PHYS. OTHER ELECTIVES CHEMISTRY (AP option) PHYSICS (AP option) AP BIOLOGY FOREIGN LANGUAGE (college requirement through Language 2) SPAN. 1,2 FRENCH 1,2 LATIN 1,2 SPAN. 1,2,3 FRENCH 1,2,3 LATIN 1,2,3 SPAN. 1,2,3,4, (AP option) FRENCH 1,2,3 LATIN 1,2,3, 4 HEALTH PHYS. ED YES YES YES YES NO YES NO YES ELECTIVES TECH. EXPORATORY Or Electives Tech. Program Or Electives Tech. Program Or Electives Tech. Program Or Electives CREDITS 27.5 55 82.5 110
  6. 6. Vocational Education <ul><li>Automotive </li></ul><ul><li>CAD </li></ul><ul><li>Carpentry </li></ul><ul><li>Child Care </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetology </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary </li></ul><ul><li>Electrical </li></ul><ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Fabrication/Welding </li></ul><ul><li>Plumbing </li></ul>Programs
  7. 7. MCAS <ul><li>Diploma Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ELA Gr.10 (March 22, 23, 24) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Gr.10 (May 17, 18) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Gr.10 (June 1, 2) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retest opportunities during grades 11 and 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP): Students must demonstrate progress towards Proficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EPP Math and/or ELA for students who score below 240 (Proficiency) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NO EPP for Science “Needs Improvement (220)” requirement </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. PSAT’S <ul><li>Mid-October Wednesday Test during school day </li></ul><ul><li>All Juniors (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) </li></ul><ul><li>Sophomores enrolled in Algebra 2 or student choice </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Test- use results (January) for SAT preparation </li></ul>
  9. 9. SAT ( www.collegeboard.com ) <ul><li>Reasoning Test (formerly SAT I) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended for all four-year college bound students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring of Junior Year (March, May or June) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fall of Senior Year (Oct. or Nov.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Subject Tests (formerly SAT II’s or Achievement Tests) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Required by some highly selective colleges/universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring of Junior Year/Fall of Senior Year </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. SAT ( www.collegeboard.com ) <ul><li>PSHS School Code: 221784 </li></ul><ul><li>SAT Prep Classes available online (free daily practice questions), school classes and local programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Free Practice SAT at PSHS on February 5 th </li></ul>
  11. 11. OTHER TESTS <ul><li>ACT’s ( www.actstudent.org ) </li></ul><ul><li>AP Exams, Early May </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualifying scores can possibly result in college credits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students must send test scores directly from testing service to colleges/universities </li></ul>
  12. 12. GUIDANCE CURRICULUM Sophomore Year <ul><li>Career Planning Portfolio via Career Cruising: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>guidance workshops- interests/skills assessments, career/college research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.careercruising.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>username: plymouth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>password: south </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual Progress/Post-Grad. Planning Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Course Selection Info. Classroom Meetings, March </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Course selection meetings, March/April </li></ul><ul><li>My Road (through College Board PSAT’s,SAT’s) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Getting Involved <ul><li>Band </li></ul><ul><li>Color Guard </li></ul><ul><li>Concert Choir/Vocal Point </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal/Jazz/Ensemble/Combo </li></ul><ul><li>Drama Club </li></ul><ul><li>Interact Club </li></ul><ul><li>International Club </li></ul><ul><li>Literary Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Math Team </li></ul><ul><li>Model United Nations Club </li></ul><ul><li>National Honor Society </li></ul><ul><li>PRIDE Club </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics Club </li></ul><ul><li>Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Yearbook </li></ul><ul><li>SADD </li></ul><ul><li>DECA </li></ul><ul><li>Skills USA </li></ul><ul><li>Dance Team </li></ul>Clubs and Organizations
  14. 14. Getting Involved <ul><li>Volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Boys & Girls Soccer </li></ul><ul><li>Cross Country </li></ul><ul><li>Cheerleading </li></ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul><ul><li>Field Hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Boys & Girls Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>Boys & Girls Track (Winter & Spring) </li></ul><ul><li>Boys & Girls Tennis </li></ul><ul><li>Softball </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball </li></ul><ul><li>Boys Lacrosse </li></ul>Athletics
  15. 15. GUIDANCE CURRICULUM Junior Year <ul><li>Students continue ongoing self-assessment and career plans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research potential majors and colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research required high school courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continue developing personal electronic Career Cruising portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guidance Classroom Workshop: Create Resume via Career Cruising. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School & extra-curricular activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work/internship experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honors & awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outside lessons, hobbies, groups, enrichment programs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. GUIDANCE CURRICULUM Junior Year <ul><li>Career/college planning guidance workshops, mid-year </li></ul><ul><li>Individual planning meetings start 2 nd semester </li></ul><ul><li>Course selections, March/April </li></ul><ul><li>Attend college fairs, college tours, summer enrichment programs, SAT prep </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA Clearinghouse Registration, Spring Junior year or Fall Senior year </li></ul><ul><li>Mass Career Information System- free college and scholarship sort site </li></ul><ul><li>My Road, College Board’s free online college search/sort site </li></ul>
  17. 17. GUIDANCE CURRICULUM Senior Year <ul><li>Transcript: keep challenging courses and strong grades </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. Class Workshops on College Application Process </li></ul><ul><li>Fall College Fairs and Open House Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Continue career/college research and planning; application process; financial aid process </li></ul><ul><li>Individual post-secondary planning meetings with counselors throughout semester 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors’ Parents/Guardians’ Fall Information Breakfast </li></ul><ul><li>College application and financial aid deadlines! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Planning for College <ul><li>Recommended Courses for Post Secondary Schools and State College Admissions Standards (see Program of Studies Booklet , pg. 7) </li></ul><ul><li>Class Rank and GPA (see pg. 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Transcript Most Important! Students should stretch themselves (without breaking) </li></ul><ul><li>Rigorous schedule and challenging courses; appropriate preparation courses for intended college majors </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>&quot;Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you do repeatedly.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>-Shaquille O'Neal- </li></ul>
  20. 20. Future Parent Sessions <ul><li>Junior Planning Night, March </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Info. Breakfast, early October </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Night, Nov/Dec </li></ul><ul><li>Local Scholarship Information Night, early March </li></ul>
  21. 21. Please visit our guidance website regularly at www.plymouth.k12.ma.us Guidance forms, resources, events, and college and scholarship information!

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