Sexual Harassment• Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome verbal or physical contact that makes you feel uncomfortable.• No one has the right to make you feel uncomfortable. Sexual harassment may involve teacher to student, student to student, or student to teacher or other adult.• Be aware of your conversations (Facebook, texts)• Any student or teacher who believes he/she has experienced harassment should report the problem, IMMEDIATELY, to a teacher/counselor/ administrator/parent.• Sexual harassment is against the law.
Diversity/Respect for others• Prejudice: an opinion about a person or group of people formed without knowledge, or with limited knowledge.• Stereotype: a general viewpoint about a group of people.• Be aware of your comments. What one person considers appropriate may be offensive to another person. Be able to self-evaluate.• Help create an environment that is comfortable and supportive. Work together to bring out the best in others. Don’t put other people down.
Power of One• Look for the best in others (eliminate prejudice)• Dare to Dream: Make goals, keep a journal• Kind words and actions go a long way• Start a Chain Reaction: Share a smile or say “hello” to a peer you don’t know. Greet new students. Invite someone to eat lunch with you.• Choose Positive Influences: You have achoice everyday.
How to see your counselorThe Guidance Office hours are 7:45-3:45Ways to see your counselor:4. Stop by our office our office to see if we are available.5. If we are unavailable, fill out a Request to See Counselor6. EMAIL – we are super fast in responding!
TranscriptsWhat is a transcript?A transcript shows all courses a student has takenfor high school credit. All grades, including gradesbelow 70, will be recorded.Transcripts will show the following:• Completed Courses• Summer School Courses• Correspondence Courses/Credit By Exams• GPA• Graduation Plan
Requesting a TranscriptAll transcripts must be requested.Transcript request forms are located in theGuidance Office and on the website at:http://www.southlakecarroll.edu/CSHS08/Files/transcript%20alternate%20request.pdfAllow two weeks for processingCost:Official Transcripts are $5.00Unofficial Transcripts are $2.00**All post high school institutions require one official transcript.
Credits and Graduation Plans26 credits required for graduationRecommended PlanDistinguished Achievement PlanAll sections of the TAKS must be passed
GradesCredits are awarded on a semester-by-semesterbasis. Students earn ½ credit per semester. Ifa student fails the first semester of a full yearcourse and passes the second semester, thetwo semester grades will be averaged todetermine whether the student has earned apassing grade for the year.Example:Semester 1: 68 Semester 2: 98Average: 83Student will earn a full credit for the course
GradesIf a student passes the first semester of a fullyear course, but fails the second semester, thesecond semester grade will NOT be averaged,and the student must repeat the secondsemester of the course.Example:Semester 1: 98 Semester 2: 68In the above grading scenario, a student would NOTreceive a full year credit. This could adverselyaffect a student’s promotion to the next grade.
Success ScholarSuccess Scholar distinction requires you successfullycomplete all of the Recommended Plan requirementsplus: • Third year of same Foreign Language • A 70 or higher average in every course taken • 100 hours of Community ServiceCommunity Service cards are located in the GuidanceOffice. Hours are approved approximately once amonth. All totals are dated, on a bulletin board, outsideof the Nurse’s Clinic.
Graduation Plans Recommended Distinguished***English 4.0 4.0Mathematics 4.0* 4.0*Science 4.0 4.0Social Studies 4.0 4.0Speech 0.5 0.5Health 0.5 0.5Fine Arts 1.0 1.0P.E. 1.0 1.0Technology 1.0 1.0World Language 2.0 3.0**Additional Electives 3.5 2.5Total Credits 26 26*It is highly recommended that you take math during each year of high school –colleges want to see this!**2 world language credits are required for the State Recommended Plan. We recommend that you take at least 3 credits of world language, if possible.***The Distinguished Plan requires 4 advanced measures plus 3 credits of W.L..
Campus ChatsWhat are campus chats?Campus chats consist of college representatives fromaround the United States visiting CSHS during the schoolday. Students have the opportunity to introducethemselves to college recruiters, hear valuable informationabout the specific school and ask lots of questions.Some of the schools who will be visiting CSHS over the next 6weeks:Texas A&M, OU, Washington University - St. Louis,MIT, Austin College, University of Missouri, TCU, TrinityUniversityhttp://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollsrhigh_guidance-general.aspx#eight
College VisitsJuniors are allowed one day of collegevisitation per semester. Prior to visiting thecollege, the student must inform theAttendance Office and pick up an OfficialCollege Visit Form.See your Attendance Officer, Mrs. Lochrieif you have any questions regarding yourattendance and/or official college visits.
College Fair November 2, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CSHS SAC Meet College Representatives Attend a Financial Aid Workshop Write your name, address, and email address on white labels – instead of filling out a card at each school you are interested, place a label on theirinformation card. This often constitutes a “contact” or “visit” and could help during admissions.
Military OpportunitiesProcess for military academy appointments,ideally, should begin in the junior year.If you are interested see your counselorimmediately.If you are interested in ROTC programs or otherenlistment opportunities, see your counselor.
PSATOctober 12, 2011Test begins at 8:00 a.m. You will be assigned to aspecific testing room at CSHS. Room numbers willbe posted in the Library windows.1. Fill out and return a Registration Form Forms were in the First Day Packets or they can be picked up in the Guidance Office.2. Attach a $20.00 check to your Registration Form The check needs to be made out to CSHS and returned to the Guidance Office.
PSATWhat to bring to the test:• Photo ID• Two #2 Pencils• Calculator (four-function, scientific or graphing)Do NOT Bring Cell PhonesCell phones are NOT allowed in the testingroom and it will be your responsibility tofind a secure location during the test.
PSAT SectionsThe PSAT has five sections:• Critical Reading: 2 sections• Math: 2 sections• Writing Skills: 1 sectionEach section is timed. The total time allotment is2 hours and 10 minutes for the five sections.In order to have your test booklet returned to you,write the following on the front cover:Last Name/First NameEnglish Teacher/English Class Period
PSAT Critical ReadingTwo 25 minute Critical Reading sectionsThere are a total of 48 questions, includingsentence completion and passage-based reading.Sentence Completion:This type of questions measure your knowledge of wordmeanings and the ability to understand how parts ofsentences fit together logically.Passage-based Reading:This type of question measures the ability to read,understand and interpret reading passages. Passages willrange in length from 100-850 words. Some questions willbe based on a pair of passages on a shared theme orissue.
PSAT MathTwo 25 minute Math sectionsThere are a total of 38 questions, includingmultiple choice and student-produced responses(grid-ins).
PSAT WritingOne 25 minute Writing SectionThere are a total of 39 questions, includingidentifying sentence errors, improvingsentences and improving paragraphs. Allquestions are multiple choice.
Scoring• Each correct answer receives 1 point.• A question that is not answered (left blank) receives no points.• Incorrect answers, to a multiple-choice question, lose ¼ of a point. Incorrect answers, to a student-produced question, do not lose ¼ of a point.• It is better to leave an answer blank and lose NO points than to randomly guess.
GuessingEducated Guessing:means guessing an answer whenever you areable to eliminate two or more of the choices asdefinitely wrong. Educated guess may help yourscore.Random Guessing:means a student has no idea which answerchoice is correct. Do not waste time on this typeof question. Go on to the next question.Random guessing is likely to produce a lowerscore.
PSAT Score ReportsScore Reports will arrive in December.Students will receive a Score Report Plus thatshows performance on each skill tested.Students will receive access for the online tool,My College QuickStart ™ with more personalizedimprovement advice and practice questionsRemember: Place your English Teacher’s information onyour test booklet so you can use it when reviewing yourscores.
National Merit SemifinalistsEstablished in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation(NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that• aims to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students;• to stimulate increased support for their education; and• to provide efficient and effective scholarship program management for organizations that wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships.Juniors who fall in the top ½ of 1% become finalists.Each student is assigned a selection index; it is the sum of yourmath, critical reasoning and writing scores.The selection index changes per year.This prestigious status provides numerous scholarshippossibilities.
SAT and ACTWe recommend students take the SAT and/orACT during the spring of their junior year.SAT Registration:www.collegeboard.orgACT Registration:www.act.org
SAT Subject TestsSubject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests thatallow you to showcase achievement in specific subjectareas where you excel. These are the only nationaladmission tests where you choose the tests that bestshowcase your achievements and interests. There are20 SAT Subject Tests available.SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself inthe college admission process or send a strongmessage regarding your readiness to study specificmajors or programs in college.SAT Subject Tests should be taken as close as possibleto the time when you complete the course thatcorresponds to the test.
Testing TimelinePSAT: October 12, 2011Exit Level TAKS: Spring 2012SAT: Spring 2012ACT: Spring 2012AP Exams: May 2012Summer/Fall 2012: Student may use this time toretake the SAT or ACT.
Planning Ahead• A student’s GPA is one of the determining factors when colleges review applications. The junior year is extremely important.• Colleges looks for challenging curriculum. They want students to take the most challenging courses in which they can be successful.• Grades that represent strong effort and an upward trend.• Solid scores on standardized tests (SAT/ACT)• Passionate involvement in a few activities, demonstrating leadership and initiative.
College Admissions• In addition to the previous listed items, colleges appreciate community service activities. A student’s activity should demonstrate concern for other people and a global view.• Work or out-of-school experiences that illustrate responsibility, dedication, and development of areas of interest.• A well-written essay that provides insight into the student’s unique personality, values and goals.• Letters of recommendation from teachers and counselors that provide evidence of integrity, special skills and positive character traits.
College Admissions• Supplemental recommendations by adults whohave had significant direct contact with the student.• Anything unique that makes the student stand out from the pool of applicants.• Overall, colleges are seeking students who will be active, contributing members of the student body at their school.
Naviancehttp://connection.naviance.com/carrollEach student received a username andpassword, from their CHS Counselor (lastSpring), and should login for the following:1. ACT and SAT Practice2. College search3. Career Interest InventoriesIf you have misplaced your username orpassword, email your current counselor.
Making the Junior Year Strong• Review your schedule and ensure you are taking the strongest courses in which you can be successful.• It is a myth that the senior year is easy. Colleges want to see the strongest possible senior year.• Continue meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities and clubs.• Continue participating in Community Service activities.• Begin developing your resume. Colleges will expect a resume to be attached to your admission
Important WebsiteCarroll Senior High Guidance Websitehttp://www.southlakecarroll.edu/carrollsrhigh_guidance-general.aspx You will find the following (plus much more): 1. This presentation is located on the Guidance Page. 2. Junior Newsletter 3. Campus Chats: College visits to CSHS. This site provides the dates and times. 4. AP Test Registration
What’s next?• Research! Look for post high school opportunities that match your interests/ goals. Consider a college visit.• Continue to study hard! Junior year grades are crucial for college admissions• Schedule an appointment with your counselor to answer any questions or for more help.
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