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Title: 10th Grade Parent Meeting


1
10th Grade Parent Meeting
2
COUNSELING OFFICE
  • Counselors
  • A-Ba Mr. Peelman
  • Be-E Mr. Higgins
  • F-Kh Mrs. Djouha
  • Ki-O Mr. Smith
  • P-Sa Mrs. Poker
  • Sc-Z Mrs. Villani

3
COUNSELING OFFICE
  • Counseling Office Secretary
  • - Mrs. Kris Nelson, 301-253-7037
  • Registrar
  • - Mrs. Kitty Burkey, 301-253-7041
  • Career Center
  • - Mr. Ed Martin, 301-253-7045

4
Counseling Office Agenda
  • Important Dates
  • Final Semester Exams
  • Increased workload and difficulty
  • Academic Eligibility
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Summer School

5
Counseling Office Agenda
  • Transcript Information
  • PSAT, SAT, ACT, and Accuplacer
  • Registration Procedures for 10th into 11th Grade
  • Naviance Program Introduction

6
Important Dates
  • November 11 Report Cards Distributed
  • November 24 Progress Reports
  • November 25 Early Release Day
  • December 11 2nd Quarter Interims Mailed
  • December 24 Winter Breaks Begins
  • January 15 Semester Exams Begin
  • January 26 2nd Semester Begins

7
Final Exam Schedule
  • January 13-14 Review Days
  • January 15 1st and 7th exams
  • January 18 - Holiday (MLK Day)
  • January 19 2nd and 6th exams
  • January 20 3rd and 5th exams
  • January 21 4th and Make-up exams
  • January 22 Make-up exams
  • January 25 No School Report Card Prep Day
  • January 26 - 2nd Semester Begins
  • Daily Exam Schedule
  • 725 930 - Exam 1
  • 930 1000 - Break/Study
  • 1000 1200 - Exam 2

8
Increased Difficulty 10th Grade
  • Increasing the level of responsibility NHS
    Tutoring on
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays (activity bus
    available)
  • Greater number of long-term assignments
  • 2nd Quarter versus 1st Quarter
  • Communications with teacher/counselor
  • - EdLine, DHS site, e-mail, progress reports,
    interims,
  • PTSA newsletter, parent meetings, parent
    conferences
  • Honor Roll requirements

9
Academic Eligibility
  • Eligibility is determined each quarter
  • Must achieve a minimum of 2.0 for the quarter no
    more than one E
  • Ineligibility remains in effect until the next
    quarter report card is distributed

10
Summer School
  • When is summer school necessary?
  • - English, math, prerequisites, total credits
  • Locations and costs
  • - Limited locations, provide own
    transportation
  • - Summer school cost is appox. 300 per
    course
  • Registration Procedures
  • Calendar for summer school April, 2010

11
Transcripts
  • Transcripts include the following info
  • - Semester courses and semester grades
  • - Cumulative GPA and cumulative WGPA
  • - Attendance Record
  • - Student Service Learning Hours
  • - Graduation Summary
  • - High School Assessment Results

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PSAT
  • PSAT automatic in 10th fee in 11th
  • Test in October Results mailed home in Dec.
  • Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Score
  • DHS courses to assist Test Prep, more rigorous
    courses (Honors and A.P.)
  • Official test to qualify for National Merit
    Scholarships for 11th grade

14
5 Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results
Your Scores
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results
Review Your Answers
Improve Your Skills
NMSC Programs
Your Educational Plans
3 Test Sections
Critical Reading
Mathematics
Writing Skills
15
Your Scores
If you are a junior, your scores are compared to
those of other juniors. If you are a sophomore or
younger student, then your scores are compared to
those of sophomores.
16
Review Your Answers
You will get your original test book back with
your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review
the test questions. You may also review each
test question by logging in to My College
QuickStart.
17
Review Your Answers Mathematics
Alg Algebra Functions Data Data Analysis,
Statistics Probability Geom Geometry
Measurement Num Number Operations
18
Review Your Answers Student-Produced Responses
The written answers are not scored. Only answers
gridded in the ovals are scored.
19
Answer Summary Scoring
  • Correct answer plus 1 point
  • Omitted answer no points
  • Wrong answer on multiple-choice question minus
    ¼ point
  • Wrong answer on student-produced response
    question No points lost

20
Improve Your Skills
The skills listed are based on your individual
performance. Follow the suggestions noted in
how to improve and work with your
teachers. Review skills using questions listed.
21
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information
The Selection Index is the sum of your critical
reading, mathematics and writing skills
scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet
all of the eligibility requirements for the
competition.
The Percentile compares your performance to that
of other college-bound juniors.
The Entry Requirements section displays
information you provided on your answer sheet.
22
Your Educational Plans
  • Based on the college major you provided on your
    answer sheet, this section will give you
  • -Description of that major
  • -Skills associated with that major
  • -Recommended high school courses for that major

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24
THE SAT
  • Math
  • No quantitative comparisons
  • Algebra 2 included
  • Testing time is reduced by 5 minutes
  • Critical Reading (replaces Verbal)
  • No more analogies
  • More passage-based reading questions
  • Testing time is reduced by 5 minutes

25
The SAT
  • New Writing Component/Multiple
  • Choice Section
  • Multiple choice- improving sentences and
    paragraphs (25 minutes)
  • Student written essay- communicating a viewpoint
    (25 minutes)
  • Change is 45.00 Late Fee is 23.00

26
THE ACT
  • ACT changed in Spring, 2005
  • - Writing section is optional
  • - Increasing number of schools are
  • accepting it
  • - More achievement-oriented test
  • - Cost is 47.00 no writing 32.00 late
  • fee is 21.00

27
ACCUPLACER
  • Students attending MC must qualify to take
    college level classes
  • Accuplacer is placement test
  • Offered to DHS seniors in October
  • Qualification is based on an SAT score of 550 in
    Critical Reading, Math, and Writing (total of
    1650 out of 2400) or ACT score of 24 (out of 36)

28
DHS COURSE REGISTRATION
  • Course level recommendations done by 1st semester
    teachers in January
  • Registration materials to students early March
  • Students return completed and signed registration
    card to counselor
  • Course offering booklet distributed to all DHS
    students during registration (also on line)
  • More course offerings available to 11th graders
  • - AP courses, SAT Prep, Social Studies and
    Science Electives

29
Graduation Requirements
  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Social Studies (U.S. History, NSL
    Government, MWH)
  • 4 credits in Math (Algebra, Geometry)
  • 3 credits in Science (Biology)
  • 1 credit in Physical Education

30
Graduation Requirements (continued)
  • .5 credit in Health (10th Grade)
  • 1 credit in Fine Arts
  • 1 credit in Technology
  • One of the following
  • - 2 credits in a Foreign Language, or
  • - 2 credits in Advanced Technology, or
  • - 4 credits in a Career Completer

31
Graduation Requirements (continued)
  • 22 Total credits
  • 75 hours of Student Service Learning Hours
  • AND

32
Graduation Requirements
  • TAKE AND PASS ALL HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS (HSA)
  • English 10, NSL, Biology, Algebra

33
HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS
  • Pass
  • Algebra 1 412
  • Biology 400
  • English 10 396
  • NSL Government 394
  • TOTAL 1602

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Naviance Program
  • Introduction to program second semester of 10th
    grade
  • Program assists with
  • - personality and career exploration
  • - receive messages and newsletter
  • - register for college visits at DHS
  • - perform college searches
  • - obtain admissions information about
  • colleges
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