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Title: to the Locust Valley High School Guidance Department


1
to the Locust Valley High School Guidance
Department
WELCOME
  • 10th Grade Parent Night
  • October 18, 2011


2
Introductions
  • Mrs. Rebecca Gottesman
  • Assistant Principal
  • Mrs. Jillian Celli
  • Mrs. Kelly Reno
  • Mrs. Faith Keenan
  • Ms. Lisa Marie Pasquale

3
Required Courses 22 Credits Minimum
Advanced Regents Diploma Advanced Regents Diploma Regents Diploma Regents Diploma
English 4 English 4
Social Studies 4 Social Studies 4
Math 3 Math 3
Science 3 Science 3
Foreign Language 3 Foreign Language 1
Art/Music/DDP 1 Art/Music/DDP 1
Health 0.5 Health 0.5
Phys. Ed. 2 (0.5/year) Phys. Ed. 2 (0.5/year)
Electives At least 1.5 Electives At least 3.5
4
Graduation Regents Exam Requirements

Subjects Advanced Regents Diploma Regents Diploma
English Regents (65 and above) Regents (65 and above)
Math Regents Int. Algebra 1 Int. Geometry Int. Algebra 2 w/ Trig. (65 and above in all) Regents Integrated Algebra (65 and above)
Science Regents in any TWO Sciences (65 and above) one from the Physical Setting and one from Life Science Regents (65 and above)
US History Regents (65 and above) Regents (65 and above)
Global History Regents (65 and above) Regents (65 and above)
LOTE Checkpoint B F.L. Assessment
Total 9 Regents (65 and above) 5 Regents (65 and above)
5
Grade Point Average
  • Final GPA is calculated based on the first six
    semesters - Grades 9, 10, 11 and high school
    courses taken in middle school
  • Highly significant for college admissions
  • LVHS does not rank
  • Regents exams or final exams count as 20 of the
    yearly grade
  • Physical Education and Drivers Education are not
    factored into the final GPA

6
International Baccalaureate
  • College level classes offered in grades 11 and 12
  • Self-selection policy
  • LV graduates report IB classes prepared them for
    college better than any other course they took in
    high school.
  • Students may qualify to earn advanced standing in
    college upon successful performance on the
    mandatory IB internal and external exams
    administered in May
  • Mr. Buonaspina will be hosting an IB Parent
    Information Night on November 17th from 7pm-830pm

7
International Baccalaureate
  • Requirements of IB Diploma
  • Minimum of three higher level (HL) courses and
    three standard level (SL) courses
  • Theory of Knowledge (junior year and senior year)
  • Junior Research (for Extended Essay)
  • Creativity/Action/Service
  • Students may opt to take IB Certificates

8
Advanced Placement
  • College-level classes
  • Self-selection policy
  • Students may earn advanced standing in college
    upon successful performance on mandatory AP exams
    administered in May
  • Students may elect to take AP exams in a variety
    of subjects. Please speak to your classroom
    teacher if interested.

9
Grade Weighting
  • We encourage all students to challenge themselves
    at the highest level possible
  • All four years count!
  • Academic rigor is a substantial factor in college
    admissions decisions
  • IB, AP, and Honors courses are weighted as per
    Board Policy
  • Options are
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Grade 11 12
  • HL courses wt. 1.15
  • SL courses wt. 1.125
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Grade 10, 11 12
  • AP courses wt. 1.15
  • Honors, Accelerated, Research-wt. 1.10
  • Regents

10
Honor Roll
  • Honor Roll
  • Quarterly average must be 84.5 or higher
  • No incomplete grades
  • No failures
  • High Honor Roll
  • Quarterly average must be 89.5 or higher
  • No incomplete grades
  • No failures

11
National Honor Society(induction in grades 11 or
12)
  • Consideration for membership is based on sliding
    scales of the following
  • Scholarship (students must earn a minimum
    weighted GPA of 85 to be considered)
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Character
  • Please see http//www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us/our_schools/
    national_honor_society_HS for details.

12
NAVIANCE Family Connection
  • Explore colleges and majors
  • College Statistics and scattergrams
  • Track activities and build resume
  • Create college list
  • Take career interest, learning styles
    personality inventories
  • Check announcements from guidance
  • Submit official school records (grade 12)

13
Resume Building
  • Clubs, Sports, Community Service
  • Use Summer wisely
  • - Summer Programs at College
  • http//www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us/our_schools/summer_oppo
    rtunities
  • - Internships, Job Shadowing
  • - Travel, Exchange Programs
  • Volunteer Students who contribute are seen as
    leaders and innovators to school and community
  • - www.volunteermatch.org
  • - http//www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us/our_schools/guidance
    _HS
  • - www.teenstakecharge.org
  • Quality over quantity
  • Find your passion
  • Take on leadership roles

14
Service Credit
  • Service forms are available in the Assistant
    Principals office and the school website under
    the high school page
  • Be aware of deadlines May 1st
  • Contact the APs office for more information

15
Standardized Testing
  • PSAT-October of the Sophomore Junior Year
    results will be available in mid December
  • -PSAT/NMSQT National Merit Scholarship
    Qualifying Test
  • SAT Reasoning Test-Spring of the Junior Year
  • -Critical Reasoning, Math and Writing
  • SAT Subject Tests-Typically after finishing the
    highest level of preparation for particular
    subject
  • ACT-Skill Areas English, Math, Reading, Science
    and Suggested Writing
  • -Spring of Junior Year
  • How to Prepare?
  • -READREADREAD
  • - www.collegeboard.com Word Question of the
    Day
  • - www.act.org

16
SAT Subject Testshttp//www.lvcsd.k12.ny.us/our_s
chools/testing_timeline
  • SAT Subject Tests may be required by colleges
  • Each test is one hour in length
  • Up to three Subject Tests may be taken on the
    same day (for available dates see
    www.collegeboard.com)
  • SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests may NOT
    be taken on the same day
  • See handout for recommended timeline for SAT
    Subject Tests (also on LV website)
  • Students will be able to select which scores they
    send by individual test for the Subject Tests to
    score choice friendly schools
  • It is important to consult with classroom
    teacher, as well as Guidance Counselor, to
    determine if a particular subject test is
    appropriate based on curriculum.

17
Accommodations
  • Students with an IEP or 504 Plan may qualify for
    accommodations for College Board (PSAT/SAT
    Reasoning Test/SAT Subject Tests/AP), ACT, and IB
    exams
  • Students must APPLY for these accommodations
    they are not granted automatically!
  • If a student is approved for accommodations for
    College Board exams, (s)he may not necessarily be
    approved for ACT accommodations and vice versa.
    There is a separate application process for each!
  • When a child is approved by College Board, (s)he
    is given an SSD , which must be indicated each
    time the student registers for any College Board
    exam.

18
Accommodations
  • If your child has not yet begun the application
    process for College Board accommodations, please
    contact Mary Jane Mulstay (mtronolone_at_lvcsd.k12.ny
    .us), SSD Coordinator, or the Guidance Office to
    begin this process.
  • Students may apply for ACT accommodations in fall
    of 11th grade

19
College Application Components
  • Common Applicationhttps//www.commonapp.org/Commo
    nApp/default.aspx
  • Objective Criteria
  • Strength of coursework
  • Grades
  • Test scores
  • Subjective Criteria
  • Essays
  • Activities outside of the classroom
  • Individuality - what makes you unique, special,
    different from all of the other exceptional
    applicants?

20
The GPA Game
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