May 2012 Junior, Sophomore and School Counseling Office Freshman Edition Newsletter 2012-2013 Student Schedules Last day of classes: Inside this Issue:Counselors met with students during the Tuesday, June 12th Regents Week: exam listing 2months of January, February and March to Honors Diploma /NY S Merit Scholarship 2select courses for the 2012-2013 school year.Students’ course requests for the 2012-2013 Regents Exam Week: Doubling Up 2school year will be mailed home prior to the Wednesday, June 13th through Summer School: Mt. Morris 3end of the school year. If you have questionsor if changes need to be made, please contact Thursday, June 21st College/Career Corner: 4your child’s counselor in the SCO (728-2214). (Date, Time and Exams listed on page 2) - Linguist - Occupational Therapy Assistant Need something to do this summer?The SCO receives many summer opportunities from college courses to institutes, programs, camps,internships and workshops. Most are offered through colleges/universities both in-state and out-of-state.Some are listed below but more continue to come in throughout the spring and summer months.Local Programs Other College/University ProgramsAlfred Univ.: several institutes available (including Equestrian) Adelphi University: pre-college programsCornell University: variety of courses offered Boston College: variety of courses offeredHoughton College: art, forensic and leadership camp Boston University: variety of courses offeredIthaca College: variety of courses offered (2 different sessions) Carnegie Mellon University: pre-college programsNazareth College: music program Drexel University: several programs are offeredRIT: college and careers two-day program (two sessions) George Washington University: pre-college programs (including arts)Strong Memorial Hospital Volunteer Program Lebanon Valley College: Daniel Fox Youth Scholars InstituteSyracuse University: variety of courses offered (multiple different Mansfield University: Music Campssessions) Marist College: pre-college programsUniversity of Rochester: pre-college programs OTIS: pre-college fine arts program Pratt Institute: pre-college fine arts program Washington University at St. Louis: scholars program / high school institutes Other Programs International Creative Writing Camp, Shelter Island, NY Livingston County Business Education Alliance: summer internships**Come to the School Counseling Office if you are interested in any of the summer activities. The list will continue to grow. **
Page 2 School Counseling Office Regents Exam Week: Wednesday, June 13th — Thursday, June 21stJune 13 June 14 June 158:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M.RE Global Studies RE U.S. History RE English 11 (ELA)*12:15 P.M. 12:15 P.M. 12:15 P.M.Physics RE Algebra RE Earth ScienceRCT ScienceJune 18 June 19 June 20 June 218:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M.RCT Global RE Living Environment RE Geometry RCT Writing12:15 P.M. 12:15 P.M. 12:15 P.M.RCT Reading RE Algebra 2 and Trig RE Chemistry RE = Regents Exam RCT = Regents Competency Test RCT U.S History RCT Math Prof = Proficiency Exam Electronic Devices (like cell phones) are prohibited during final exams and Regents Exams Do you want to earn Honors Diploma Designation or NY State Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence? If so, here’s how...Students who successfully complete Regents and Advanced Regents diploma requirements with an above 90 average on the required Regents exam-inations may earn honors distinction upon graduation from high school. A student whose combined average for the eight required Regents exams(English, US History, Global Studies, LOTE level 3—Spanish or French, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, one living environment labscience, and one physical setting lab science) is a 90 or above, and has successfully met all other diploma requirements, will be awarded an Ad-vanced Regents Diploma with Honors. A student whose combined average for the five required Regents exams (English, US History, Global Studies,LOTE level 3, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, and one Regents lab science), and has successfully met all other diploma require-ments, will be awarded a Regents Diploma with Honors. Students who are foreign language exempt will not need to take the LOTE level 3 exam.Students planning on attending a postsecondary institution in NY State in the fall semester and who meet the guidelines for a weighted average ofspecific Regents exams will be nominated for the NY State Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Wayland-Cohocton will select the nomineesby computing a weighted average of the scores on the Regents examinations taken by its students prior to their senior year.If you are interested in earning the Honors Diploma or the NY State Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence, please see your counselor to discussyour Regents grades. You may want to retake some exams in June. Doubling up: in order to maintain original year of graduation or Advancing year of graduationStudents who fail a course during the school year will be expected to attend summer school.Only in extenuating circumstances, students may be allowed the opportunity to double up in a content area (for example, take twoEnglish or Social Studies classes within one year). The student must request the doubling up application in which the student, parentand department chair must sign. Then it is at the discretion of the principal whether or not to approve the request. Once approved,there is criteria that must be met. For example, at the end of the 10-week marking period; a student doubling up must be passing bothcourses. If he/she is not, the higher-level course will be dropped.
May 2012 Page 3 Summer School 2012: Mt. Morris, New York DATES: July 9th – August 14th (classes) TENTATIVE ACCELERATED CLASSES: are courses needed for graduation. They are open to all students. Regents/RCT: August 16 &17 (You don’t have to fail first in order to take the class.) * All classes are Monday—Thursday * English 12 Health Government Economics LOCATION: Mt. Morris Central School TENTATIVE REMEDIAL CLASS OFFERINGS: for students who have previously failed or NC’d (no credit) the course TRANSPORTATION: Pick ups (all are tentative) Time: Period 1: 8:15 –10:25 AM Period 2: 10:30-12:40 PM Wayland-Cohocton HS English Social Studies Food Mart English 7 Social Studies 7 Springwater Town Hall English 8 Social Studies 8 Perkinsville Fire Hall English 9 Global Studies 9 Cohocton School English 10 Global Studies 10 North Cohocton Fire Hall English 11 U.S. History REGISTRATION: June 1 — July 7th English 12 Government By Phone: call 728-2214 Economics In Person: WCCS SCO Math Science Time: 8:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Math 7 Science 7 WHO SHOULD REGISTER: Math 8 Science 8 1. Any high school student who received a final Algebra Earth Science average below a 65 in a required course. Geometry Living Environment 2. Any high school student who failed a Regents Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Exam below 65 for Regents. ALL classes depend on enrollment. If the class is not offered at Mt. Morris, it may be offered at anoth- Regents Exams will be August 17th—August 18th. er B.O.C.E.S. Summer School site . However, trans- portation will only be provided to Mt. Morris. Summer School Grade Requirement The final grade in a course (e.g. 53 for English 11), which a student retakes in summer school will count 1/3 of their summer school grade. This includes students who “NC’d out”. Those students who “NC’d out” must keep their average up to enable them to pass the course in summer school. Example: School year English final grade = 53 Summer school grade = 86 Overall summer school grade = (53+86+86)/3= 75
College and Career Corner: LinguistWhat does a Linguist do? A variety of different careers are available, including Interpreter and Translator Teach language, evaluate the quality of tests, or help police understand hidden meanings in documents or recordings.* Average annual salary for NYS entry level workers: $37,700* Job Outlook: Bright Outlook*Degree Received: A Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics.**Some colleges offering the degree programs: Cornell University, SUNY Binghamton, SUNY Buffa-lo, SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Rochester***University of Pittsburgh Admission Requirements and Recommendations for Linguist: Minimum High School Requirements: Math—three to four classes (Algebra, Algebra II & Trig, Geome- try, Calculus); Science—three to four classes (Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Physics); Foreign Lan- guage—two to three classes**** Minimum of 2.0 GPA** For more information please visit the *The source of this information is from www.onetonline.org University of Pittsburgh website: **The source of this information is from www.linguistics.pitt.edu ***The source of this information is from www.collegeboard.org www.linguistics.pitt.edu ****The source of this information is from www.oafa.pitt.edu Occupational Therapy AssistantWhat does an Occupational Therapy Assistant do? Assists occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures* Helps develop treatment plans, directing activity programs and documenting treatment progress* Average annual salary NYS for entry level workers: $36,900* Job Outlook: Bright Outlook*Degree Received: An Associate’s degree in Applied Science (AAS)**Some colleges offering the degree programs: Erie Community College, Genesee Community Col-lege, Jamestown Community College, Pennsylvania College of Technology***Erie Community College Admission Requirements and Recommendations forOccupational Therapy Assistant: Interview required*** Math and Science placement test required for those who received lower than 500 on either SAT section*** Recommended course: Biology** *The source of this information is from www.onetonline.org Recommended high school average: 80% or above** **The source of this information is from www.ecc.edu ***The source of this information is from www.collegeboard.org