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Title: Welcome to Parent Information Night for Parents of Freshmen and Sophomores


1
Welcome to Parent Information Night for Parents
of Freshmen and Sophomores
2
Topics of Discussion
  • Parent Connect
  • Guidance Web Site
  • ISTEP testing
  • Tutoring
  • Graduation requirements
  • Weighted Grading System
  • Scheduling classes for next year
  • Dual credit classes
  • College investigation

3
Parent Connect Log In Screen
4
ISTEP
  • September 16, 17 and 18 for 10th grade
  • Tenth grade test is graduation exam
  • Tenth graders not meeting standards will retest
    in Fall of junior year
  • Summer remediation for students not meeting
    standards
  • Strongly recommended for 9th grade
  • Required for 10th grade for waiver

5
ISTEP Waiver for 10th graders
  • Retest at least once a year
  • Complete all remediation provided by school
    (Summer program)
  • Maintain 95 attendance rate
  • Achieve a C- average (1.5 GPA) in the 34 credits
    specifically required for graduation
  • Complete all graduation requirements
  • Recommendation documentation in area not passed
    by teacher and principal

6
ISTEP Waiver Courses
  • English 8 credits
  • Mathematics 6 credits
  • Science 6 credits
  • Social Studies 6 credits
  • Health 1 credit
  • P.E. 2 credits (2 semesters)
  • Career-academic sequence 6 credits
  • The lowest grade in math, science or social
    studies can be dropped.

7
ISTEP for 9th Graders
  • Will move to spring
  • Eng/LA will be English 10 ECA
  • Math will be Algebra I ECA
  • 10th graders will pilot the English 10 ECA this
    spring
  • No fall ISTEP for 9th grade
  • Will take Biology I ECA for No Child Left Behind
    Accountability

8
Most Recent Info from DOE about New ISTEP for
9th Grade
  • When will spring test will be given Yet to be
    established
  • Remediation Changes are likely
  • Retest Specific policy details to be
    determined
  • Waiver Nature of new assessments may dictate
    procedure changes
  • Now you know as much as we do!

9
Tutoring
  • Mr. Uebelhor
  • Before and after school
  • Study Hall
  • ISTEP remediation packet

10
General diploma requirements
11
Core 40 diploma requirements
12
Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma
13
Core 40 with Technical Honors diploma
14
Weighted courses and GPA
  • Valedictorian for current 12th grade will be
    determined by the traditional un-weighted system
  • Valedictorian for current 9th , 10th , and 11th
    grades will be determined by a weighted grading
    scale.
  • Grades in Honors/dual credit courses receive an
    added point value of 0.8
  • Grades in AP courses receive an added point value
    of 1.0
  • Grades of A receive an added 0.1 in regular
    courses, 0.15 in honors/dual credit courses and
    0.2 in AP courses
  • Students taking 7 courses per semester receive an
    additional quality point added to their total
    point value

15
Weighted Courses
  • English 9, Honors
  • English 10, Honors
  • English 11, Honors
  • English Lit/Comp
  • Algebra I, Honors
  • Geometry, Honors
  • Algebra II, Honors
  • Pre-calculus
  • AP Calculus
  • World History, Honors
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Biology I, Honors
  • Earth/Space Science, Honors
  • Physics, Honors
  • Chemistry II
  • Anatomy Physiology
  • Spanish 4
  • German 4
  • French 4

16
Weighted Grading Scale
17
Example Assume all courses are 1 credit courses
18
Dual Credit Courses
  • All are offered through OCU
  • SAT/ACT not required by OCU
  • C or better for eligibility
  • Cost 25 per credit hour
  • Enrollment for full year courses in January
  • Enrollment process
  • Credit transfer

19
Future Activities
  • Will meet with students for career planning
    website
  • All students meet with their counselor in the
    spring to choose classes for the next year
  • Start looking at what colleges require for
    admission
  • Explore careers at www.kuder.com

20
Wrap-up
  • Anything not covered
  • Questions????
  • Thanks for coming to our information night!!
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