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Planning Night Sophomores 2011

  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 PSHS Counselors <ul><li>Jason Hall A-De </li></ul><ul><li>Lindsay Saba Di-E </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Furman Fo-Le </li></ul><ul><li>Maureen Metta M-PA </li></ul><ul><li>Danielle Cafferty Pe-T </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Nugent U-Z </li></ul>
  4. 4. Introduction of PNHS Counselors <ul><li>Robert McKay Grade 10 A-Brim </li></ul><ul><li> Grade 11-12 A-F </li></ul><ul><li>Jo-Anne Gretemeyer Grade 10 Brin-C </li></ul><ul><li> Grade 10-12 G-M </li></ul><ul><li>Andrea Norton Grade 10 D-F </li></ul><ul><li> Grade 10-12 N-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Brunnie Getchell Grade 9 A-Z </li></ul>
  5. 5. 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>4years 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>
  6. 6. Scheduling Your Future GRADE 9 GRADE 10 GRADE 11 GRADE 12 ENGLISH ENGLISH 1 ENGLISH 2 AMER. LIT. AP option JOURNALISM and OTHER ELECTIVES WORLD LIT. AP option JOURNALISM and OTHER ELECTIVES SOCIAL STUDIES WORLD HIST US HISTORY 1 US HISTORY 2 AP option ELECTIVES AP options 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 STATISTICS H/CP1 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 85 115
  7. 7. Vocational Education <ul><li>Allied Health PNHS </li></ul><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
  8. 8. MCAS <ul><li>Diploma Requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ELA Gr.10 (March 20, 21, 22) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math Gr.10 (May 15, 16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science Gr.10 (June 5, 6) </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>
  9. 9. PSAT’S <ul><li>Mid-October - Wednesday Test during school day </li></ul><ul><li>all juniors and seniors during school day </li></ul><ul><li>All Juniors – NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) </li></ul><ul><li>Practice Test- use results (January) for SAT preparation </li></ul>
  10. 10. 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>
  11. 11. SAT ( www.collegeboard.com ) <ul><li>PSHS School Code: 221784 </li></ul><ul><li>PNHS School Code: 221785 </li></ul><ul><li>SAT Prep Classes available online (free daily practice questions), school classes and local programs. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 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 all test scores directly from testing service to colleges/universities </li></ul>
  13. 13. 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/north </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>
  14. 14. 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>
  15. 15. 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>
  16. 16. 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 Night </li></ul><ul><li>College application and financial aid deadlines! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Getting Involved <ul><li>Allied Health - PNHS </li></ul><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 The Eagle The Student Newspaper at Plymouth North High School
  18. 18. 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>Dance Team </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
  19. 19. 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 pgs.9- 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>
  20. 20. <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>
  21. 21. Future Parent Sessions <ul><li>Junior Planning Night, March </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Info. Night, early October </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Night, Nov/Dec </li></ul><ul><li>Local Scholarship Information Night, early March </li></ul>
  22. 22. 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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