Colors:                      Blue and GrayWelcome to McQueen High School!          Motto: Quest for Excellence            ...
How to contact us• Email—refer to www.mcqueencounseling.com    Gregg Donnelly    Freshman counselor• Call and make appoint...
Student Registration Information (Update personal information. Needs to be completed each year)          This year it is o...
Course Catalog   • Course Catalog is on-line this year• www.mcqueenhs.com                                           4
Course Request Form                      5
McQueen H.S.Registration Timeline        Clayton Visit          March 15(forms needed for Lancer Day)     Billinghurst Vis...
Lancer DayLANCER DAY  March 29 7:45-11:15am                7
Lancer Day            March 29 Field Trip to  McQueen !       Information for the                      class of 2017!Scho...
What do you    rememberabout High School?                     9
High School vs. Middle school*18 week (Semester) vs 9-week grading*7 classes a day*More Homework!*2000 vs 800 students*Lat...
Parents…Some things to watch out for this   first year of high school…•Missing Homework on Infinite Campus!!•Not doing/ask...
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 be...
OUR GOAL…GRADUATION &   Ready for College and   Career               13
Types of DiplomasStudents will qualify for one of the            following:• Standard Diploma• Advanced Diploma• Honors Di...
What are the graduation   requirements?English                         4 creditsMathematics                     3 creditsS...
What is an Advanced Diploma?•   24 credits•   3.25 GPA•   4.0 Math credits•   3.0 Science credits                         ...
What do I need for an  Honors Diploma?  •   24 credits  •   3.4 Cumulative GPA  •   4 years math  •   3 years science     ...
How many classes do freshmen        need to take?• All freshmen must be  enrolled in 7 classes• Requirements include:  1) ...
Foreign Language requirements to take level 3,4    CBE for Spanish and French       can be taken this summerContact Supple...
Honors English Information  Students will be invited to apply  by the McQ English Department              Criteria is a co...
Geometry requirements for 9th gradeRegular Geometry 1,2         Earn a B or C for the first 3 quarters of Algebra 1Formal ...
Honor Biology requirements1. Strong Study Habits and Discipline2. Science grades in 7th and 8th grade: B or better3. Mathe...
NCAANCAA has specific number of core classes requiredNCAA has minimum GPA requirementNCAA has minimum ACT/SAT test score r...
Study Skills & Test Taking          Strategies These two areas are the leading cause    of poor grades in high school     ...
ACT / SATTake the most rigorous classes you can       while maintaining sanity          Student and parent sanity Take the...
Summer School  June 17, 2013 - July 12, 2013 (no school July 4)Enrollment: April 22nd for incoming Freshman               ...
Information on post secondary           options                                27
Be on the lookout for….•   College night (Fall)•   College Fair (November)•   Sophomore Career Guidance•   Junior Career G...
Core GPA for UNR• 3.0 core GPA for High School graduates  CORE = GPA in the following subjects only  –   English  –   Soci...
Millennium Scholarship       ***Subject to change***English - 4 credits                           •$10,000 to use at aMath...
www.mcqueencounseling.com• It has a lot of valuable  information and numerous  links are on this website!• E-mail addresse...
Social Aspect of HS                      32
SOCIAL LIFEBullyingGossiping              33
DON’T BE AFRAID                  34
We’re looking forward  to the Class of 2017!   35
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8th grade parent night 2013 counselor

  1. 1. Colors: Blue and GrayWelcome to McQueen High School! Motto: Quest for Excellence 1
  2. 2. How to contact us• Email—refer to www.mcqueencounseling.com Gregg Donnelly Freshman counselor• Call and make appointment with Mr. Donnelly 746-5880 2
  3. 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. 4. Course Catalog • Course Catalog is on-line this year• www.mcqueenhs.com 4
  5. 5. Course Request Form 5
  6. 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. 7. Lancer DayLANCER DAY March 29 7:45-11:15am 7
  8. 8. Lancer Day March 29 Field Trip to McQueen ! Information for the class of 2017!School tour Assembly Showcases 8
  9. 9. What do you rememberabout High School? 9
  10. 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. 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. 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. 13. OUR GOAL…GRADUATION & Ready for College and Career 13
  14. 14. Types of DiplomasStudents will qualify for one of the following:• Standard Diploma• Advanced Diploma• Honors Diploma 14
  15. 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. 16. What is an Advanced Diploma?• 24 credits• 3.25 GPA• 4.0 Math credits• 3.0 Science credits 16
  17. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. Information on post secondary options 27
  28. 28. Be on the lookout for….• College night (Fall)• College Fair (November)• Sophomore Career Guidance• Junior Career Guidance• Junior Interview• Senior Interview 28
  29. 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. 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. 31. www.mcqueencounseling.com• It has a lot of valuable information and numerous links are on this website!• E-mail addresses of counselors 31
  32. 32. Social Aspect of HS 32
  33. 33. SOCIAL LIFEBullyingGossiping 33
  34. 34. DON’T BE AFRAID 34
  35. 35. We’re looking forward to the Class of 2017! 35

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