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Title: NEW HORIZONS COUNTDOWN TO SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR


1
NEW HORIZONS COUNTDOWN TO SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR AND
SENIOR YEAR
  • Presented by the Northview Counseling Department

2
Sophomore, Junior Senior Year
Heres what you need to know
3
Counseling Office Who are we???
  • Students are assigned to a counselor
  • by their last name (Subject to Change)
  • Mrs. Samiah Garcia A - Ch
  • Mr. Jamie D. Brown Ci - Gr
  • Ms. Renee Ferrerio Gu - Kim
  • Mrs. Allison Leja Kin - Mi
  • Mrs. Clair Greenaway Mo - Par
  • Mr. Jay Mercer Pas - Sp
  • Mr. Steve Creel Sr - Z
  • Mr. Alan Hogan Ms. Jenny Cole, Counselors
  • Mrs. Bonnie Lee Mr. Bob Mangan, Graduation
    Coaches
  • Mrs. Gail Polizzi, Career Coordinator
  • Mrs. Shirley Unger, Records Coordinator
  • Mrs. Dorothy Donelson, Counseling Secretary

4
What can we do for you?
  • Coordinate Parent/Student/Teacher Conference
    Study
  • Skills Seminars
  • Peer STARS program
  • (Diversity, Translation, Mentoring Programs)
  • Information Nights
  • College Fair Night
  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling guidance
  • Scheduling/Registration
  • (Educational advisement)
  • Classroom Guidance
  • Post-secondary educational planning
  • Career planning
  • Administer school-wide
    standardized tests

5
Scheduling Appointments
  • Counselors schedule their days by appointment.
    This provides a structure that allows them to see
    students effectively while limiting the amount of
    out of class time for students.
  • Parents can make appointments by calling their
    childs counselor at 770-497-3828 ext. 131.
    Emailing is also acceptable.
  • Students can request appointments in the
    Counseling Office during school hours. 

6
Programs of Study
  • Students can choose
  • between three different
  • programs of study or
  • diploma seals
  • College Preparatory
  • College Preparatory with Distinction
  • Career Technology
  • Career Technology with Distinction
  • Dual Diploma

7
Programs of Study 1 Semester Class 0.5 units of
credit
8
State Core Units
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • World (Foreign) Languages

9
Language Arts
10
SOPHOMORE ENGLISH COURSES
  • Two Choices
  • 10th Grade Lit/Comp
  • 10th Grade Lit/Comp Honors

11
JUNIOR ENGLISH COURSES
  • Three Choices
  • American Lit Comp
  • American Lit Comp Honors
  • AP Language Composition

12
SENIOR ENGLISH COURSES
  • Three Choices
  • 1 Semester of World Lit Comp (REQUIRED)
  • and
  • 1 Semester of Contemporary Lit
  • Comp or British Lit Comp or
  • Multicultural Lit Comp
  • AP Literature Composition
  • College English (through Georgia Perimeter
    College must complete a GPC application and be
    accepted for admission)

13
Mathematics
14
Science
15
Science 2 Paths
  • 9th Biology
  • 10th Physical Science
  • 11th Science Selective (Chemistry,
    Meteorology/Environ-mental Science, etc.)
  • 9th Biology
  • 10th Chemistry
  • 11th (or 12th) Physics

16
Social Studies
17
World (Foreign) Languages
18
Career Technology
19
Career Pathways
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Technology Education
  • Engineering
  • Family Consumer Sciences
  • Broadcast and Video
  • Production
  • Army JROTC

20
Fine Arts OR Career Technology OR Third Year or
above Foreign Language
21
General Health/ Physical Education
Personal Fitness is waived if student takes three
years of JROTC
22
Electives
23
Electives
  • Art classes
  • Orchestra
  • Band
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Chorus
  • Drama
  • Business
  • Family Consumer
  • Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Education
  • JROTC
  • Physical Education
  • Subject Electives

24
Typical Sophomore Schedule
25
Typical Junior Schedule
26
Typical Senior Schedule Recommend 4 academic
classes
27
Registration for Courses
  • Course Request form includes course placements
    from current subject teacher (not the students
    schedule)
  • Spaces to request an Honor course be changed to
    an on-level (regular) course
  • Grid to indicate electives choices
  • Make sure computer numbers are correct and that
    your total credits equal six
  • Yearlong course 1.0
  • Semester course 0.5
  • Return to homeroom teacher on Thursday, March
    13th
  • Verification of course requests showing students
    elective choices given to student on Thursday,
    March 27th (re-submit form with changes
    only)

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Waiver Forms Guidelines
  • Students are placed in courses based on specific
    criteria. Prerequisite requirements reflect
    skills and levels of achievement needed for
    success in a desired course.
  • Proper academic placement is essential for
    academic success therefore, students will not be
    placed in courses in which the prerequisite
    requirements have not been met.
  • Course placement is contingent upon the final
    unweighted course grade.
  • If a student fails to meet a prerequisite
    unweighted grade requirement by three or less
    points but has fulfilled all other
    pre-requisites, a parent may request placement in
    the desired course by completing a placement
    waiver.
  • This is the only circumstance for which placement
    waivers will be offered. Forms available in May.

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Selecting Electives
  • Electives may be just a semester or yearlong.
  • Review the course descriptions and prerequisites
    of electives found in the NHS Academic Catalogue.
  • Select elective choices as well as alternates
    just in case we are unable to schedule you into
    your first choice.

30
Completing the Course Request Form - Sophomore
  • Course Name Credits
  • 10th Lit/Comp H 1.0 Course Placement by
    the teacher
  • Algebra II 1.0 Course Placement by the teacher
  • Chemistry 1.0 Course Placement by the teacher
  • Spanish III H 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • AP World History 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • Personal Fitness
  • Elective Choices Alternate
    Elective Choices
  • Guitar 0.5 Intro. to Art 0.5
  • TOTAL UNITS 6.0

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Completing the Course Request Form - JUNIOR
  • Course Name Credits
  • American Lit/Comp 1.0 Course Placement by
    the teacher
  • Algebra II 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • Chemistry 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • Spanish IV H 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • AP US History 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • Elective Choices Alternate Elective
    Choices
  • Broadcast Video Prod. 1.0 Guitar 0.5
  • Comp. Art
    0.5
  • TOTAL UNITS 6.0

32
Completing the Course Request Form - SENIOR
  • Course Name Credits
  • 12th Grade English 1.0 Course Placement by
    the teacher
  • AP Calculus 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • AP Micro/Macro Econ 1.0 Course Placement
    by the teacher
  • AP Spanish 1.0 Course Placement by the
    teacher
  • Elective Choices Alternate
    Elective Choices
  • Computer Art 0.5 Outdoor Ed. 0.5
  • Genetics H 0.5 Sociology 0.5
  • Broadcast Video Prod 1.0 Guitar 0.5

  • Ceramics 0.5
  • TOTAL UNITS 6.0

33
Advanced Level Courses
  • Honors
  • Advanced Placement
  • College Courses
  • Seven (7) additional points are added
  • at the end of each semester to passing grades in
    advanced level courses.

34
How do Honors Points work?
  • COURSE GRADE GRADE
    ON TRANSCRIPT
  • Lang. Arts H 90 97
  • Math 90 9o
  • Science 90 90
  • Social Studies 90 90
  • For Lang H 90 97
  • Elective 90 90
  • Total 540 554
  • Grade Average 90.0 92.3

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Advanced Placement (AP)
  • Available to 10th 12th graders
  • Program of college-level courses
  • Opportunity to receive exemption or credit in
    college through successful completion of an exit
    exam
  • Required to take the exit exam if taking and
    passing AP courses

36
TESTING
  • Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT)
  • Students must pass all portions of the test in
  • order to graduate from a Georgia high school.
  • Students with failing scores on any portion of
    the
  • test will have five more opportunities to retest.
  • The tests are taken in the junior year. The
  • schedule for testing is as follows
  • Sept 26/Feb 27 Writing
  • March 17 English/Lang. Arts
  • March 18 Math
  • March 19 Science
  • March 20 Social Studies
  • www.doe.k12.ga.us

37
TESTING

  • Georgia High School
  • Graduation Tests
    (GHSGT)
  • Starting with the Class of 2008, students must
    pass all five GHSGT sections as well as earning
    all appropriate and required credits to graduate
    and participate in the graduation ceremony.
  • The only exceptions to this rule would need to be
    granted by
  • the Georgia Department of Education. Exceptions
    are granted
  • via a variance or a waiver from the Georgia DOE
    and are
  • difficult to obtain due to a long checklist of
    requirements.
  • www.gadoe.org

38
TESTING
  • End of Course Tests (EOCT) - Beginning in
    December 2003,
  • the Georgia Department of Education requires
    students in
  • certain courses to take an end of course test
    (EOCT).
  • There are eight End of Course Tests
  • Algebra 1 Geometry
  • Physical Science Biology
  • Economics U.S. History
  • 9th Grade Lit/Comp American Lit/Comp
  • Counts 15 of final course grade
  • Students who take EOCT courses during, Night
    School,
  • Summer School and Online have to take the
    End of Course
  • Test.
  • http//www.doe.k12.ga.us/curriculum/testing/eoct.a
    sp

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TESTING
  • Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)
  • abbreviated form of the SAT I designed to give
  • students an opportunity to practice taking a test
  • which is similar but shorter than the SAT I
  • It is given in October to 9th (Fee), 10th, and
    11th graders
  • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
    (NMSQT) In the junior year, scores from the
    PSATs are used to determine if a student
    qualifies for a National Merit Scholarship.
  • www.collegeboard.com

40
Joint Enrollment Program (ACCEL)
  • Purpose of the program is to provide High School
    students (juniors and seniors) with the
    opportunity to earn college degree-level credit
    hours, as they simultaneously meet their high
    school graduation requirements.
  • Funded by HOPE, this program is open to degree
    seeking students only, which means that students
    must be accepted to a degree program and that
    HOPE will only pay for core courses. These hours
    will count against their total of 127 total HOPE
    hours. Students will have to pay for college
    electives.
  • Interested students must meet the college
    admission requirements of the postsecondary
    institution and apply to the Joint
    Enrollment/ACCEL program at the college.

41
COLLEGE ENGLISH, ECONOMICS, PSYCH
  • Taught on the campus of Northview High School
  • by faculty from Georgia Perimeter College
  • Admission Requirements
  • High School seniors and juniors
  • College Preparatory Diploma
  • Minimum H.S. academic GPA of 3.0 in college prep
    courses (CPC) excludes electives and weighted
    grades
  • SAT minimum scores Critical Reading 530, Math
    440 Total 970
  • ACT minimum scores English 23, Math 18
    Composite 20
  • Deadline Completed application due to Northview
  • Counseling Department by March 12, 2008.

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COLLEGE CALCULUS
  • Taught through Distance Learning on the
  • Northviews campus by faculty from Georgia Tech
  • Admission Requirements
  • High School seniors and juniors who have
    completed AP Calculus BC
  • College Preparatory Diploma
  • Minimum H.S. academic GPA of 3.0 and Math GPA of
    3.0
  • SAT Math score 600
  • ACT Math score 26
  • Deadline Completed Georgia Teach Distance
    Calculus
  • application due to Northview Counseling
    Department by
  • March 27, 2008.

43
University System of Georgia Board of Regents
Admission Standards
  • 16 College Preparatory
  • Curriculum Units Required
  • 4 units of Language Arts
  • 4 units of Mathematics
  • 3 units of Science
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • 2 units of Foreign Language
  • In addition, different institutions
  • may require additional academic units

44
What are colleges looking for?
  • GPA (academic core)
  • Average in English, Math, Science, Social
    Studies, and Foreign Language on a 4.0 scale
  • A 4.0 C 2.0
  • B 3.0 F 0.0
  • Rigor of courses taken (difficulty level)
  • Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • College Application Essays
  • Letters of
  • Recommendations
  • Interviews
  • portfolios

45
College Entrance Exams
  • SAT
  • A test of critical thinking and problem solving
  • Score 600 2400
  • Penalty for wrong answer
  • Yes
  • Structure of test
  • Critical Reading
  • Math (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry)
  • Writing
  • ACT
  • A content-based test
  • Score 1 - 36
  • Penalty for wrong answer
  • no
  • Structure of test
  • English
  • Math (through trigonometry)
  • Reading
  • Science Reasoning
  • Writing (Optional)

46
The SAT and ACT
  • It is recommended that students take the
  • SAT and/or ACT at least twice during the
  • 2nd semester of their junior year and
  • once at the beginning of their senior year

47
Advice
  • Start a resume contains
  • academic info., honors awards,
  • extracurricular activities, work/
  • volunteer experience, etc.
  • Research colleges - through the internet, college
    visits, talking to alumni, etc. Match colleges
    with your personality and goals in life. Make
    sure that you go on to the colleges website now
    to find out which high school courses, GPA,
    SAT/ACT, etc is required for admission so that
    you dont fall short. Narrow your college choices
    to 5 to 7. Be realistic!

48
Advice
  • Visit the College and
  • Career Center
  • provides help to students in selecting colleges
    and scholarship opportunities
  • Gail Polizzi College Career Center
    Coordinator, counselors, and trained parent
    volunteers provide assistance to students and
    parent
  • Georgia Career Information Service (GCIS) and
    College View are used to assist students
  • Mrs. Polizzi is available Monday through
    Wednesday by appointment or walk-in. With 14
    years experience as a College Admissions
    Counselor, she is also a wonderful resource for
    writing essays and has many contacts with
    admissions officers.

49
Georgias HOPE Scholarship Program Class of
2007 beyond
  • Eligible students receive financial
  • assistance covering tuition, HOPE-
  • approved mandatory fees, and a
  • book allowance.
  • Qualifications
  • Be a U.S. citizen and legal
  • resident of Georgia
  • Be a graduate of an eligible
  • high school
  • Earn a 3.0 GPA on the College
  • Prep diploma and a 3.2 GPA for
  • Career Tech in ALL core-
  • curriculum subjects, including
  • failing grades.

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The GPA FOR HOPE
  • The GPA for HOPE will be determined
    by averaging ALL core curriculum coursework
    (English, Math, Science, Social Science, and
    Foreign Language), including failing grades on a
    4.0 scale (A 4.0, B 3.0, C 2.0, D 1.0, F
    0).
  • In addition, all honors points are removed before
    the calculation and a 0.50 weighting is added
    back in for AP courses only, not to exceed 4.0.
  • Grades from high school courses taken in middle
    school are not calculated in the HOPE GPA.
  • Please note A 2.99 GPA does NOT qualify you for
    HOPE.
  • All calculations are done by the Georgia Student
    Finance Commission.

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HOPE Scholarship
  • Males must register with the
  • Selective Service no later than 30 days of their
    18th birthday. HOPE eligibility will be delayed
    until this requirement is met. Log on to
    www.sss.gov
  • Apply for the HOPE (1) by completing the Free
    Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form
    in January of senior year and (2) by completing
    the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application
    System (GSFAPPS - www.GAcollege411.org) online.
  • Additional Information ? Contact Georgia Student
    Finance Commission (GSFC) 770-724-9000 or
    www.gsfc.org

52
College-Bound Student Athletes ?NCAA
Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse
  • Are you planning on participating in
    intercollegiate
  • athletics at an NCAA Division I or II
    institution?
  • You must register with the NCAA
    Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse.
  • To register, prospective student-athletes should
    access the registration materials by visiting
    their website at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
  • When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to
    be sent to NCAA Clearing House.

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What if I fail a class?
  • Making Up Failed Courses
  • In schedule
  • Night School
  • Online H.S. Courses
  • Summer School
  • Retention Policy
  • 5 units to be promoted to the 10th grade
  • 10 units to be promoted to the 11th grade
  • 16 units to be promoted to the 12th grade

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SUMMER SCHOOL
Site Chattahoochee High School Semester I June
2 (Mon.) 29 (Thurs.) Semester II June 23
(Mon.) July 11(Fri.) (no
school on July 4) Cost 1 unit 450/course
based on last years ½ unit 225/course
cost subject to change All courses may be taken
by students who need to repeat the courses.
Certain classes may be taken by students taking
the course for the first time.

Register with counselor starting in April.
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No Pass, No Play
  • To participate in sports, you must have passed
    FIVE classes the previous semester
  • Must be on track to graduate according to GHSA
    standards

56
High School Success
  • Proper Placement in classes
  • Completing Homework
  • Studying
  • Being organized
  • (Keep an agenda)
  • Seeking help when needed
  • Getting involved

57
The End
  • Q A
  • NHS website
  • www.northviewhigh.com
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