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Peachtree Ridge High School Welcomes the Class of 2009

  1. 1. Peachtree Ridge High School Welcomes the Class of 2009 to Sophomore Night
  2. 2. Counselors’ Corner Staff Kay Holleman 11 th & 12 th Grades Dr. Sharon McWhorter 11 th & 12 th Grades Judy Lowder 11th & 12th Grades Jennifer Parker 10 th Grade & Special needs Nikki Johnson 9 th Grade Donna Thomas Graduation Coach Joanne DuVall Special Assignments Maggie Turner Clerks Cindy Hardeman Shirley Burmaster
  3. 3. College Prep Requirements <ul><li>4 units of Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>4 units of Math (see handout for sequences) </li></ul><ul><li>3 units of SS (World History, US History and </li></ul><ul><li>Political Systems/Economics) </li></ul><ul><li>3 Units of Science (Bio, Chem, Physics) </li></ul><ul><li>2 units of the same foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>(at the high school level) </li></ul><ul><li>5 elective units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 unit in fine arts, computers, business or additional foreign language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intro. to Lifetime Fitness/Health </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technical Diploma Requirements <ul><li>4 units of Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>3 units of Math (Concepts of Problem Solving, Concepts of ` Algebra, Informal Geometry or Money Mgt) </li></ul><ul><li>3 units of SS (World History, US History and Political Systems/Economics) </li></ul><ul><li>3 units of Science (Bio., Chem., Physics) </li></ul><ul><li>4 elective units </li></ul><ul><li>- 1 unit in fine arts, computers, business or a foreign language </li></ul><ul><li>Intro. to Lifetime Fitness/Health </li></ul><ul><li>4 units in a technical concentration </li></ul>
  5. 5. Technical Units <ul><li>4 Units for Technology / Combination Seal </li></ul>3 Must be in concentrated area 1.0 unit needs to be same class Business Concepts Multimedia Tech Drafting Example: Business Education Technical Areas Technology Education Business Education Marketing Cooperative Business Education Family & Consumer Science ROTC Maxwell & Grayson Computer Applications
  6. 6. Diploma With a Seal of Distinction <ul><li>College Prep needs 2 additional units in core courses and/ or Fine Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Technical needs 1 additional unit in a </li></ul><ul><li>core course and/or the Fine Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Cumulative GPA of 80 or above </li></ul>
  7. 7. Testing <ul><li>Gateway -10th </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia High School Graduation Test -11th </li></ul><ul><li>PSAT - Fall of 9 th , 10 th , 11 th , 12 th </li></ul><ul><li>SAT -S pring of 11 th </li></ul><ul><li>ACT -spring of 11 th </li></ul><ul><li>SAT II -optional </li></ul><ul><li>ASSET - 2 year/ technical college </li></ul><ul><li>Compass - 2 year/ technical college </li></ul><ul><li>AP Exams </li></ul>
  8. 8. Counseling Website
  9. 9. <ul><li>Use portfolio throughout HS career. </li></ul><ul><li>Guests can be invited to view portfolio. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Assists with Post-Secondary Searches Letters of Recommendation
  11. 13. Letters of Recommendation
  12. 14. CareerMatchmaker
  13. 15. SKILLS
  14. 16. <ul><li>Career Cruising College Searches </li></ul><ul><li>research any college in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Research Admissions and Enrollment information </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>Recommendation </li></ul><ul><li>Research varies colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Beaware of college expectations </li></ul><ul><li>which includes rigor of curriculum </li></ul>
  16. 18. What is Marketing Education?
  17. 19. Purpose of Marketing Education <ul><li>To prepare students for postsecondary education and careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the education and training needs of those who have employment goals in marketing and business </li></ul><ul><li>Also for those interested in other career field and wish to acquire marketing skills as part of their preparation for that field. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Classroom Marketing Instruction <ul><li>Outcome-Based Curriculum: the curriculum is composed of outcome-based competencies. Therefore, the teaching/learning focus is on the final results rather than the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Students take charge of their own learning by using technology to research topics, to collect data, and to present information orally and in written form. </li></ul>
  19. 21. Co-Curricular Student Organization <ul><li>Participation in DECA, an Association of Marketing Education Students provides a way for students to employ higher order thinking skills, to interact with high-level business people and to enhance their leadership skills through participation in local activities and in regional, state and national competitive events. </li></ul>
  20. 22. Marketing Internship Program <ul><li>Work-Based Learning: Provide a depth and breadth of learning experiences. It allows students to apply the concepts learned in the classroom in the real world. Students are exposed to a variety of careers and learn work ethics and soft skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Students receive real world experience combined with classroom instruction to further their head start on their chosen career. </li></ul>
  21. 23. What employers are looking for.. <ul><li>Communication skills (verbal & written) </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty/integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal skills (relates well to others) </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation/initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Strong work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork skills (works well with others) </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility/adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Computer skills </li></ul><ul><li>Detail-oriented </li></ul>
  22. 24. Instructional Programs Include: <ul><li>Marketing Principles and Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>International Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion In Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Sports and Entertainment Marketing </li></ul>
  23. 25. Marketing Education … Defined
  24. 26. Georgia College 411
  25. 31. HOPE Scholarship Changes for the Class of 2007 <ul><li>Students must have a 3.0 average for CP diplomas or a 3.2 average for Technical diplomas. </li></ul><ul><li>Hope GPA eligibility and weighting of courses determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Core credits counted to calculate all credits attempted in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language (CP only), core electives included </li></ul><ul><li>Courses weighted in GPA calculation in AP only. </li></ul><ul><li>Covers tuition, fees, & book allowance at Georgia public institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Pays $3000.00 + a tuition equalization to Georgia private institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Based on grades, not on need </li></ul><ul><li>Must maintain a 3.0 GPA in college </li></ul>
  26. 32. <ul><li>Available to technical college students enrolled in a diploma or certificate program </li></ul><ul><li>Pays all of student’s tuition, mandatory fees, and book allowance </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the FAFSA if interested </li></ul>HOPE Grant
  27. 33. An 80 is NOT necessarily a 3.0 <ul><li>Course grade 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Course grade +70 </li></ul><ul><li>170 / 2 = 85 </li></ul><ul><li>Converted to a 4.0 scale </li></ul><ul><li>Course grade 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Course grade +1 </li></ul><ul><li> 5 / 2 = 2.5 </li></ul>Academic GPA includes all academic courses: LA, SS, SC, Math, and Foreign Language (see worksheet in handout for assistance on how to calculate your academic GPA)
  28. 34. How to figure your academic GPA <ul><li>Used for college admissions and HOPE scholarship </li></ul>Academic GPA includes all academic courses: LA, SS, SC, Math, and Foreign Language Grade in class Convert to a 4.0 scale 90 -100 4 80 – 89 3 73 – 79 2 70 – 72 1 69 & below 0 (see worksheet in handout for assistance on how to calculate your academic GPA)
  29. 35. Creating Success One Step at a Time!
  30. 37. Choices, Choices, Choices <ul><li>College Prep Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>College Prep with Distinction </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Diploma with Distinction </li></ul>
  31. 38. Dual Diploma <ul><li>Provides students with College Prep Courses AND a Technical Skill </li></ul><ul><li>More employers are desiring “Gray Collar” Workers </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Rigor-transfer of skills </li></ul><ul><li>Students can obtain credentials </li></ul>
  32. 39. Where the Jobs Are…. <ul><li>By 2008, careers requiring two-year degrees are projected to grow at twice the rate of the overall job market. </li></ul><ul><li>*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics </li></ul>
  33. 40. 2004-2014: Fastest Growing Occupations <ul><li>Home Health Aide-56% </li></ul><ul><li>Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst-55% </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assistant-52% </li></ul><ul><li>Physician Assistant-50% </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Software Engineer-48% </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Therapist Assistant-44% </li></ul><ul><li>Dental Hygienist-43% </li></ul><ul><li>*Source: Ga. DOL Long-term Occupational Outlook </li></ul>
  34. 41. 3 + 1 <ul><li>3 Units in 1 Area of Technical Education </li></ul><ul><li>PLUS…..1 Unit in an additional area </li></ul>
  35. 42. Business Information Technology <ul><li>Computer Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting I </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting II </li></ul><ul><li>Banking </li></ul><ul><li>Business Data Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Business Document Processing </li></ul><ul><li>Business Law </li></ul>
  36. 43. Business Information Technology <ul><li>Business Management </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>International Business </li></ul><ul><li>Investing </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management & Insurance </li></ul>
  37. 44. Communication Technologies <ul><li>Video Broadcast Journalism I-VII </li></ul>
  38. 45. Computer Science <ul><li>Computer Programming </li></ul><ul><li>AP Computer Programming </li></ul><ul><li>CISCO </li></ul><ul><li>IT Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Web Development and Design </li></ul>
  39. 46. Family and Consumer Science <ul><li>Introduction to FCS </li></ul><ul><li>Child Development </li></ul><ul><li>Design: Interior and Fashion </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Care </li></ul><ul><li>Family and Child Service Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Living </li></ul><ul><li>Individual and Family Development </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrition and Food Science </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible Parenting </li></ul>
  40. 47. Marketing Education <ul><li>Marketing Principles </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>International Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion in Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Sport and Event Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Sport and Event Marketing Management </li></ul>
  41. 48. Technology Education <ul><li>Introduction to Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural Drafting and Design </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Tech: Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Tech: Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Tech: Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Tech: Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Power and Energy </li></ul>
  42. 49. Work Based Learning Opportunities <ul><li>Cooperative Business Education </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Internship </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship </li></ul>
  43. 50. Maxwell School of Technology <ul><li>Auto Collision Repair </li></ul><ul><li>Auto Services </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Art </li></ul><ul><li>CADD </li></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetology </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education </li></ul>
  44. 51. Maxwell School of Technology <ul><li>Electronics </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Horticulture </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Services </li></ul><ul><li>Welding </li></ul>
  45. 52. Grayson Technical Education Program <ul><li>Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Photography </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Media, Design and Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Horticulture/Landscape Design </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science/Forestry </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitality/Travel/Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul>
  46. 53. Grayson Technical Education Program <ul><li>Music Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Music Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Public Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Theatre </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinarian Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Video Broadcasting </li></ul>
  47. 54. Other Opportunities…. <ul><li>Articulation </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Enrollment </li></ul>
  48. 55. Looking Forward…. <ul><li>Technical School </li></ul><ul><li>2-Year College </li></ul><ul><li>4-Year College </li></ul><ul><li>4-Year Research University </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Work </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul>
  49. 56. Office of Technical Education, Computer Science, and Apprenticeships <ul><li>Jody Reeves, Director </li></ul><ul><li>678-301-7050 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>