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Title: Stroudsburg Junior High School


1
Stroudsburg Junior High School
  • 8th and 9th Grade
  • Parent
  • Scheduling Presentation
  • February 28, 2013

2
Stroudsburg Junior High School Counselors
  • Mrs. Cleary A E
  • Mr. Stinson F - M
  • Mrs. Pardue N - Z

3
Presentation Outline
  • 8th and 9th grade information will be provided.
  • All necessary information is throughout the
    entire program.
  • Question and Answers will be handled after the
    program on an individual basis.
  • Please turn off your cell phones.

4
Tools to Success
  • Students need to increase the amount of effort
    and time spent on their schoolwork and homework.
  • They need to find what works, each student uses
    different strategies to find academic
    success!!!!!
  • They need to get HELP, use their resources.
  • Most importantly they need to Stick with it!!!!
    Even when things seem tough they need to follow
    through.

5
Every Year there is More Responsibility and
Independence
6
Every Year there is More Responsibility and
Independence
7
8th Grade Schedule
  • Language Arts
  • Earth Science
  • Early American History
  • Mathematics/various levels
  • Reading/World Language (full year)
  • Physical Education/
  • Computer Skills/
  • Career Awareness/
  • Health
  • Electives

8
ELECTIVES
Reading Edge Math Extension Chorus/Band/ Orchestra
Study Hall/Support
9
Which classes are leveled?
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Reading

10
What are the levels?
  • Advanced
  • On Grade Level or Core
  • Workshop
  • Edge
  • Learning support
  • Emotional support

11
Criteria for Advanced Classes
  • Language Arts/Reading/History
  • Strongly Recommend a 92 average
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Advanced on PSSAs in 6th grade or one of the
    Reading 4Sights during 7th grade

12
Continued
  • Science
  • Strongly Recommend a 92 average
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Advanced on one of the Math 4Sights or PSSAs
    -AND-
  • Proficient/Advanced on one of the Reading 4Sights
    or PSSAs

13
Algebra 1/Geometry Honors
  • Algebra Recommendation
  • Advanced score on the PSSAs
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • 21/25 or better on the Algebra Readiness
    Assessment (May)
  • Minimum grade of 89 in Pre-Algebra is strongly
    recommended
  • Geometry Honors Recommendation
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Strongly recommend a minimum grade of 89 in
    Algebra I
  • You will earn one high school credit and your
    class will be listed on your permanent High
    School transcript.

14
8th Grade World Language Program
15
Language Offerings
  • French I/French II
  • German I/German II
  • Spanish I/Spanish II

16
Language Considerations
  • College Prep/Honors class
  • Five year sequence
  • Strong Language Arts and Reading skills
  • Excellent grammar ability
  • You will earn one high school credit and your
    class will be listed on your permanent High
    School transcript.

17
Requirements
  • 89 Average including the third marking period in
    Language Arts and Reading
  • -AND-
  • Advanced Range on the 6th grade PSSAs
  • -OR-
  • Proficient Range on the 6th grade PSSAs with an
    Advanced score on one of the 4Sight tests during
    7th grade is required.

18
World Language Process
  • Fill out the application form, it will be mailed
    to your home on or around
  • March 4, 2013.
  • Both student and parent must sign the form.
  • Return the form to your Middle School Language
    Arts teacher by March 22, 2013.

19
In order to get to graduate from High School?
What things do students need to consider when
scheduling courses?
20
How many credits do students need to graduate
from high school?
  • Each student must obtain a minimum of
  • 23.25 units of credit
  • in grades
  • 9 through 12

21
What is a credit?
  • A credit is assigned to every class taken
    in High School
  • Full year classes 1 credit
  • Half year classes 0.5 credits
  • Quarter year classes 0.25 credits

22
Stroudsburg High Schoolgraduation credit
requirements
  • English 4 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • Mathematics 4 credits
  • Science 4 credits

23
Elective credits
  • Arts/Humanities 2.0 credits
  • Physical Ed/Health 1.25
    credits
  • This is your life!/
  • Career Planning 0.5 credits
  • Survey of Ecology Issues/
  • Engineering Technology 0.5 credits
  • Additional electives 4.0 credits

24
What counts towards studentsHigh School
transcripts?
  • Algebra 1 or Geometry Honors in 8th grade
  • World Language in 8th grade
  • All 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade classes are
    included in students G.P.A. and class rank.
  • This information is used by post secondary
    schools for admission.

25
Additional Graduation Requirements
  • In addition to earning 23.25 credits, students
    must demonstrate
  • A score of Proficient/Advanced on the Keystone
    Exams in English Literature, Algebra 1 and
    Biology.
  • Retaking of the Keystone Exams and remediation
    will be required until proficiency is
    demonstrated for all students.
  • Keystone Exams and graduation requirements will
    continue to evolve from the state.
  • For additional and ongoing information please
    refer to your Student Handbook each year.

26
Early Graduation Requirements
  • Some students may have the ability to graduate
    from High School at the end of their Junior year
    if all of their graduation requirements are met.
  • This is typically for the advanced student who
    would enter 9th grade with 2 High School credits
    already on their transcripts.
  • Administrative approval would be required. See
    page 5 in the Program of Studies for additional
    information.

27
What are Keystone Exams
  • Keystone Exams are based on the Common Core
    Standards which are academic standards that will
    be aligned and consistent across all states.
    These common core standards are to help with
    student mobility and to prepare students to be
    college and career ready.

28
What is Common Core?
  • Academic standards in Math and English/Language
    Arts (ELA)
  • Designed to be
  • Focused, coherent, clear, rigorous
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Evidence and research-based
  • Based on expectations in
  • College and Career readiness

29
Graduation Project
  • Is also a graduation requirement it is focused
    on life planning and career exploration.
  • Successful completion
  • The 9th grade class This is Your life! and
    Career Planning at the High School will fulfill
    this obligation.

30
Class Rank and Grade Point Average (G.P.A.)
31
Class Rank
  • Ranking of students at Stroudsburg High School is
    determined by calculating
  • their grades, number of credits attempted and
  • weight of all courses.
  • These are courses that each student will attempt
    from 9th grade on, along with any credits
    they may have earned in 8th grade (up to 2
    credits) are all included.

32
Honors Weight Calculationfor Honors and Advanced
Placement
  • Class Rank is weighted.
  • That means that you get a bonus
  • when it is calculated to compare
  • students with their classmates using...
  • A point-add system
  • Points are added to the current grade earned
  • Honors 5
  • AP 7

33
For example
  • If you have a 90 in an Honors class, then the
    computer will add 5 points to your grade when
    figuring out Class Rank.
  • It is as if you earned a 95 in the class instead
    of a 90.
  • However, that is not seen on your report card. It
    is only seen and done by the computer.

34
Grade Point Average (GPA)un-weighted calculation
  • An average of un-weighted grades based on a 4.0
    scale. This is different than class rank.
  • 92 -100 (A) 4.0
  • 83 - 91 (B) 3.0
  • 74 - 82 (C) 2.0
  • 65 - 73 (D) 1.0
  • 0 - 64 (F) 0.0
  • Each grade is assigned a number and all attempted
    credits are used to calculate GPA.
  • For additional information on academic policies,
    refer to your Student Handbook beginning on page
    17.

35
9th Grade Academic Programs
  • Honors
  • College Preparation
  • Core/Regular
  • Workshop/Remedial
  • Learning/Emotional Support
  • Monroe Career and Technical Institute

36
Honors Classes Available for 9th grade
  • English American Literature Honors
  • Mathematics Geometry Honors or Algebra II Honors
  • Honors Science Introduction to Physical Science
    Honors
  • Social Studies 19th Century American History
    Honors
  • Elective Biology Honors (typically a 10th grade
    course)

37
Honors Program
  • Beginning this school year the Honors Form and
    application process has changed.
  • We will now be using Teacher recommendations with
    a review of grades, and PSSA scores along with
    daily student performance as indicators for
    success.

38
Program of StudyPathways To Excellence
  • Connecting Careers Curriculum for Future
    Success

39
16 Career Pathways
  • There are 16 federal recognized pathways
  • These Pathways are in the POS
  • The SASD has made recommendations for the 9th
    grade through 12th grade electives that lead to
    each pathway.
  • These Pathways are also utilized in the Career
    Cruising program.

40
Career Pathways
Agriculture. Food and Natural Resources Education Training Hospitality Tourism Manufacturing
Architecture Construction Finance Human Services Marketing
Arts, A/V Technology Communications Government Public Administration Information Technology Science, Technology Engineering Math
Business Management Administration Health Science Law, Public Safety, Corrections Security Transportation, Distribution Logistics
41
Career Cruising Portfolio
  • Career Matchmaker
  • Career Descriptions
  • Career Video Clips
  • Salaries
  • Required Education
  • Resume Development
  • Links to all U.S. Colleges

42
Career Cruising
  • Helps students with career development and
    education plans for High School and beyond

43
How do I access this program?
  • Students are provided with a username and
    password to access the information during
    8th grade Career Awareness
  • 9th grade This is Your Life!
  • www.careercruising.com
  • Directions are in the Program of Studies on on
    page 7

44
Career and Technical Training
  • Career and Technical education is highly
    specialized technical training in a specific
    field.
  • This training is considered skilled vs.
    non-skilled.

45
NON-SKILLED VS. SKILLED JOBS
  • Non-Skilled jobs require little training, pay is
    often minimum wage, and requires no to little
    training.
  • Examples stocking shelves, busing tables, and
    washing dishes
  • Skilled jobs require training and experience.
  • MCTI-has skilled training in 24 program areas.

46
WHY DO I NEED A SKILL?
  • A skilled worker is MARKETABLE
  • A person with a skill has choices.
  • A skill lasts throughout your career.
  • A skilled worker will make more money than a
    non-skilled worker.
  • A person with a skill can work for extra income
    during college, summer, or evenings.

47
Skilled Trades
  • Education requirements for skilled trades
    include
  • MCTI
  • Two-year degrees
  • Certificate programs
  • Apprenticeships
  • On-the-job-training

48
What occupations to watch for?
  • HPO
  • High Priority Occupations
  • STEM
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

49
2011 High Priority Occupations for Pocono
Counties Workforce Investment Area
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers Pipe Fitters
  • Welders
  • Bus, Truck, Diesel Mechanics
  • Computer Controlled Machine Tool Operator
  • Nurse/Home Health Aides
  • Registered Nurse
  • Architectural, Mechanical and Civil Drafters
  • Customer Service Reps
  • Computer System Administrators, Support
    Specialists, Programmers
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Brick Block Masons
  • Stonemasons
  • Carpenters
  • Construction/General
  • Machinists

50
Career and Technical Education
  • Times have changed
  • Technical jobs are always needed first
  • 50 of the jobs require advanced training short
    of a four year degree

51
MCTITechnical Careers
  • What do they Offer?

52
Construction
Carpentry
BTM
HVAC/ Plumbing
Masonry
Electrical
53
Communication
Graphic Communications
Computer Network and Repair
54
Engineering
Drafting and Design
Welding
Computerized Machine Technology
Electronics Technology
55
Service
Culinary Arts
Health Occupations
Cosmetology
56
Service
Horticulture Floriculture
Law Enforcement
Hotel, Resort, Tourism Mgt.
Marketing
57
Transportation
Power Sports Technology
Auto Collision Repair
Diesel
Auto Technology
58
How do I apply for admission as a 9th grade
student?
  • MCTI Information Presentation in October of 9th
    grade
  • Attend Career Exploration Night at the MCTI,
    usually in early November.
  • MCTI Tour during school hours in November.
  • Complete the application early
  • Deadline before the Winter Holiday

59
8th grade Students
  • Can apply for admission during 8th grade to
    attend as a fulltime 9th grade student.
  • They should attend the Career Exploration Night
    at the MCTI in November.
  • Then call to discuss with their childs counselor
    this option.
  • Complete the application by the deadline.

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What I need to know about the application process
  • Committee meets and reviews all applications
  • Grades, attendance, PSSA scores, discipline, and
    Career Cruising results are reviewed
  • Highly Competitive
  • Limited Openings
  • Individual Education Plans are reviewed

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www.monroecti.org
MCTI website
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Scheduling
  • Process

63
Course and SchedulingSelection Process
  • The students will receive the Program of Studies
    next week in Homeroom.
  • Lists and describes classes and electives
    available to 8thand 9th graders.
  • Along with current and future classes and
    electives.
  • Please take the time to review future options.
    Look ahead to see what will be available for your
    student in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Plan
    accordingly.

64
College/Career Day!!!! March 5th
  • Career Elective Fair for 8th graders
  • College and Career Pathway day for 8th and 9th
    graders.
  • The fair will include a variety of exhibits in
    the school library to explain what each class is
    all about.
  • The College Day will be a day for each teacher to
    share with their classes about the college they
    attended and why they chose their career path.
  • Talk to your child at home about your career
    path.

65
8th grade Scheduling for2013-2014
  • The current 7th graders will not be required to
    schedule classes on the web portal.
  • All classes will be scheduled by the JH 8th grade
    School Counselors using

Report Cards World Language Applications
PSSA scores Review of grades
4 sight scores Criteria listed in the POS
Teacher Recommendations Teacher Recommendations
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9th Grade Scheduling
for 2013 -2014
  • Current 8th graders will meet with their School
    Counselor
  • Core classes will be scheduled according to
  • -Grades
  • -Teacher recommendations
  • -PSSA scores
  • -4Sight scores

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9th Grade Scheduling..
  • Program of Studies to schedule their electives
    only
  • March 4, 2013 through April 10, 2013
  • How??
  • Community Web Portal
  • School District Website
    www.sburg.org

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WEB BASE SCHEDULING
  • A letter of instruction has been mailed home.
  • Third Marking Period Progress Reports and Report
    Cards will include
  • -ID
    number

  • -password
  • -PIN
    number
  • Access the Webpage beginning
  • March 5 April 11th at www.sburg.org
  • Link to the Community WEB Portal
  • Follow the directions, it is self explanatory

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Complete all instructions
  • Then hit SUBMIT course selections on computer.
  • Print one (1) letter for your records

70
  • A new course verification letter will be mailed
    home during the week of
  • May 3, 2013

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  • Parents and students are to review for accuracy
    and indicate any changes on the form.
  • Please sign, date and return these forms by May
    13, 2013.

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Guidance Web Page
  • Junior High School WEB page
  • Information on Career Planning
  • Tips for parents
  • Links to different sites for parent and student
    support
  • MCTI information
  • PSSA Information
  • http//jhs.sburg.org/index.php/guidance.html

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Mr. Paul SiplerAssistant PrincipalDepartment
Chairpersonsand MCTI
  • Auditorium Lobby
  • for questions and answers
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