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Title: 11th Grade Parent Meeting


1
11th Grade Parent Meeting
  • September 22, 2009

Futures Take Flight
2
Important Information
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Course Options
  • Tracking Grades
  • Promotion Information
  • Recovering Credit
  • Eligibility
  • Course Descriptions
  • The Future

3
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • State Department of Education and Florence City
    Schools require twenty-four Carnegie Units to
    graduate.
  • Students must pass the Alabama High School
    Graduation Exam Reading, Language, Biology,
    Math, Social Studies.

4
High School Diploma
  • 4 credits in English
  • 4 credits in math
  • 4 credits in science
  • 4 credits in social studies
  • 1 credit in physical education
  • A waiver for the credit in Physical Education
    may only be given for Band, JROTC, or Athletics.

5
High School Diploma-Continued
  • 1/2 credit (one semester) in Health
  • 1/2 credit (one semester) in Fine Arts
  • 2 credits in foreign language
  • (Advanced Diploma only)
  • Must be two units in the same foreign
    language.

6
High School Diploma-Continued
  • 1/2 credit (one semester) Business Education
  • 4 or 6 Electives (depending on diploma type)

7
Notes
  • Students must pass all parts of the AHSGE for a
    high school diploma. AHSGE is due to be phased
    out by 2015.
  • Students may not earn more than 10 credits in a
    12-month period.
  • Students must complete a diploma designation
    form. If a student elects to change diploma
    type, a diploma change form must be completed.

8
Diploma Endorsements
  • Advanced Academic Endorsement
  • Alabama High School Diploma with Career/Technical
    Endorsement
  • Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced
    Career/Technical Endorsement
  • Credit-Based Diploma

9
Registration for ClassesExplore All Options
10
Course Options
  • Various Levels
  • -Honors/AP
  • -College Bound
  • -General
  • -Occupational
  • -Certificate
  • ACCESS
  • -IVC
  • -Web
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Articulation
  • Career Tech
  • Electives

11
Planning Consideration
  • Students should think about their goals,
    interests, motivation, and abilities.
  • Students should take classes based on college
    planning and career path.

12
Tracking Grades
  • Progress Reports are issued at the mid-point of
    each grading period (four and ½ weeks.
  • Report Cards are issued at the end of each
    grading period (nine weeks).
  • Check FHS website for dates of reports

13
  • Use STI-Home to track attendance, grades,
    discipline, via the Internetcall main office for
    student/parent PIN and website
  • Keep in touch with teachers via email and
    conferencesemail addresses for all teachers are
    on the FHS website, and conferences may be set up
    through the guidance office

14
Promotion Information
  • Students must pass at least 3 of 4 CORE (English,
    math, science, social studies) courses to be
    promoted to the 10th grade.
  • Students must earn at least 10 credits to be
    promoted to the 11th grade.
  • Students must earn 17 credits to be promoted to
    the 12th grade.

15
Recovering Credit
  • Summer School
  • Doubling Up
  • RESCUE
  • Correspondence
  • 12 for Life (see career tech counselor-Cynthia
    Dudley)

16
AHSGE Test Dates for Fall 2009
  • Language Monday Sept. 21st
  • Social Studies Tuesday Sept. 22nd
  • Science/Biology Wednesday Sept. 23rd
  • Math Thursday Sept. 24th
  • Reading Friday Sept. 25th

17
  • AHSGE
  • One of your handouts gives you the dates of
    upcoming AHSGE dates for the 2009-10 school year.
  • On the flip side is a chart showing when
    students are eligible to take portions of the
    exam. This is dictated to us by the State
    Department of Education.

18
AHSGE Requirements
  • The following are scores needed to pass the
    AHSGE
  • Reading 563
  • Language 560
  • Science 491
  • Math 477
  • Social Studies 509

19
PSAT
  • The PSAT (preliminary SAT) will be given to FHS
    juniors on October 14, 2009.
  • National Merit Scholars are chosen from results
    of this test.
  • Register in guidance office-- 13.00 fee.
  • DeadlineSeptember 23
  • Mrs. Linton is conducting PSAT prep. See
    attached handout.

20
College Admission/Scholarship Information
  • Daily Announcements (available on line at
    www.florencehs.com)
  • Guidance page on FHS website
  • On-line internet search
  • Apply early
  • Complete FAFSA as soon as possible
  • College Testing - ACT, SAT

21
ACT Registration Information
  • Register online for the ACT at www.actstudent.org.
  • Test dates for 2009/2010 school year see
    handout

22
What if I Want to Participate in Collegiate
Athletics?
  • There are certain core courses that students must
    take, i.e., Algebra I (for Division I or II
    colleges), to be eligible to participate in
    college sports.
  • Students must maintain a certain GPA and ACT or
    SAT score to be eligible to participate in
    college sports.
  • Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse for the
    latest information www.ncaaclearinghouse.org

23
Athletic EligibilityMeans Academics FIRST
  • Grade Requirements Students must pass at least
    6 new courses (4 must be core subjects) with at
    least a 70 average each year.
  • Residency Requirements
  • Check out www.fcs.k12.al.us/Athletics for the
    latest sports info.
  • If you have questions, contact the Athletic
    Director.

24
Campus Activities
  • Athletics
  • Cheerleading
  • Band/Strings/Chorus
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Yearbook
  • Clubs and Organizations
  • If youre not involvednow is the time!

25
The Future is Now!
  • Revise your four-year plan
  • Keep your resume current
  • Explore careers that interest you
  • Explore higher education options
  • Visit college and university campuses in the
    summer
  • Take the ACT and/or SAT, including writing,
    several times to earn the highest scores possible

26
Florence High SchoolOnline
  • www.florencehs.com
  • Glenda Page Sherry Chase
  • 11th Grade 11th Grade
  • Counselor Administrator
  • 768-2216 768-2211
  • gpage_at_fcs.k12.al.us schase_at_fcs.k12.al.us

27
  • Juniors are
  • Preparing to Soar!
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