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Sophomore Parent Presentation 2009


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Sophomore Parent Presentation 2009

  1. 1. WELCOME to Algonac High School Sophomore Parent Night Presentation
  2. 2. Class of 2011 Guidance Counselor <ul><li>Mrs. Karen Blair </li></ul><ul><li>10 th , 11 th and 12 th Grade Students </li></ul><ul><li>(810) 794-4911 ext. 1282 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Counseling Services <ul><li>Crisis Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Issues </li></ul><ul><li>504 plan Facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Checks/ Graduation Audits </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling of Students </li></ul><ul><li>Peer Mediation </li></ul><ul><li>Career Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>TEC Placement </li></ul><ul><li>College Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aide help </li></ul><ul><li>Local/National Scholarship Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Military Liasions </li></ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Visit the AHS Counseling Center Website <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Algonac High School” </li></ul><ul><li>Click on “Counseling Center” </li></ul><ul><li>You will find information on: </li></ul><ul><li>The Counseling Center News </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges & Financial Aide </li></ul><ul><li>ACT/SAT information </li></ul><ul><li>credit recovery </li></ul><ul><li>crisis information and much more </li></ul>
  5. 5. Graduation Requirements 23.5 Overall Credits Needed <ul><ul><li>4 English Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Math Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Social Studies Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Science Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.5 Physical Education Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.5 Health Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Visual/Performing/Applied Art Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.5 Elective Credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>= 23.5 Overall Credits </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Additional Credits Can Be Earned From: <ul><li>Extra-Curricular Activities </li></ul><ul><li>(.25 Credit Each) </li></ul><ul><li>All Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Student Council </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz Bowl </li></ul>
  7. 7. Grade Level Status <ul><li>Students are only promoted to the next grade level when they have attained the required number of credits. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Credits Required for Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Status <ul><li>   Sophomore Status – 5 credits </li></ul><ul><li>(to be on track - no credit recovery 5.5) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   Junior Status – 11 credits </li></ul><ul><li>(to be on track – no credit recovery 11.5) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   Senior Status – 16.5 credits </li></ul><ul><li>(to be on track – no credit recovery 17.5) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Credit Recovery <ul><li>Now available at AHS! </li></ul><ul><li>Online classes through </li></ul><ul><li>Education 20/20 </li></ul><ul><li>$150.00 per class </li></ul>
  10. 10. Student Planner <ul><li>At the start of the 2009/10 school year, each student received a “free” student planner. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for recording important dates and homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Also contains AHS Student Handbook with all school policies and procedure, including “dress code” information. </li></ul>
  11. 11. PARENT CONNECT <ul><li>Parents may view all student data online at at “Parent Connect” </li></ul><ul><li>Up-to-date attendance information. </li></ul><ul><li>Current grades and missing assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom announcements and more! </li></ul><ul><li>Get information on username and password from the AHS Main Office </li></ul>
  12. 12. AHS Ranking System <ul><li>Suma Cum Laude: 4.0 – 3.67 </li></ul><ul><li>Magna Cum Laude: 3.66 – 3.3 </li></ul><ul><li>Cum Laude: 3.29 – 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Ten Summa Cum Laude speakers will be selected to compete for the opportunity to speak at graduation. The rubric is as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Overall Grade Point Average </li></ul><ul><li>2. ACT Score </li></ul><ul><li>3. Class Selection Rigor </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Testing Out <ul><li>Students may elect to test out of any course except for Federal Government, Physical Education, Health, and AP courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are available in the Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Students must receive a 78% or better on all required course work and the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Distance Learning <ul><li>Courses are taught by an off-site instructor </li></ul><ul><li>German I and II - PHN </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons are taught/watched LIVE via the TV from a satellite </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments are delivered and turned in via fax or mail </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning classes are designed for independent, high motivated students </li></ul><ul><li>Classes are year-long therefore students are only allowed to drop at semester. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Advanced Placement (AP) Courses <ul><li>AHS offers 6 courses: </li></ul><ul><li>AP History </li></ul><ul><li>AP Biology </li></ul><ul><li>AP English </li></ul><ul><li>AP Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>AP Calculus </li></ul><ul><li>AP Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Courses follow a rigorous nationally recognized curriculum which prepares them to take the subject area AP test. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will receive college credit if they receive a qualifying score on the AP exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges and Universities want to see AP classes on their applicants transcripts. </li></ul>
  16. 16. DUAL ENROLLMENT Allows for students to attend college courses while enrolled in high school. <ul><li>TO QUALIFY: </li></ul><ul><li>Student must have taken and passed all sections of the PLAN. </li></ul><ul><li>Must have taken and passed highest level of course offered at high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be on track to graduate. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can only dual enroll in core subject areas. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Rotary Club Academic Achievement Awards <ul><li>Students must have a 3.5 GPA or better in the 4 academic areas (English, math, science, and social studies). </li></ul><ul><li>Ceremony held October 9, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Freshman : Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Sophomores: Academic Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Juniors: Lamp of Learning Pin </li></ul><ul><li>Seniors: Gold Bar </li></ul>
  18. 18. PSAT <ul><li>When: Wednesday, October 14, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost is $13.00 </li></ul><ul><li>8:00 am until 12:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Registration deadline is September 18. Checks need to be made out to AHS and turned into the Counseling Center. </li></ul><ul><li>Why take it??? </li></ul><ul><li>It is the national qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship Competition when taken your junior year. (NMSQT) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice for SAT Reasoning Test </li></ul><ul><li>Get feedback about critical academic skills </li></ul><ul><li>Seek information from colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Start the college planning process </li></ul>
  19. 19. TEC Center of St. Clair County
  20. 20. TEC Students <ul><li>Are eligible to attend their Junior/Senior year </li></ul><ul><li>Attend AHS for three hours, attend TEC for three hours </li></ul><ul><li>Are eligible to apply for TEC their sophomore year if: </li></ul><ul><li>- have all core requirements met </li></ul><ul><li>- have good attendance </li></ul><ul><li>- get application in on time </li></ul><ul><li>A representative from St. Clair TEC has set up an information booth and is available for questions. </li></ul>
  21. 21. International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme <ul><li>We are in the final stages of becoming an IB School. </li></ul><ul><li>There will be another “IB and Me Workshop in the near future. It will be advertised in the School News. </li></ul>