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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 Exams
  • Increased workload and difficulty
  • Academic Eligibility
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Summer School and High School Plus

5
Counseling Office Agenda
  • Transcript Information
  • PSAT and SAT Information
  • Registration Procedures for 10th into 11th Grade
  • A Successful Student
  • Naviance Program Introduction

6
Important Dates
  • November 11 Report Cards Distributed
  • November 21 Progress Reports
  • November 26 Early Release Day
  • December 12 2nd Quarter Interims Mailed
  • December 24 Winter Breaks Begins
  • January 5 Progress Reports
  • January 16 Semester Exams Begin
  • January 27 2nd Semester Begins

7
Final Exam Schedule
  • January 14-15 Review Days
  • January 16 1st and 7th exams
  • January 19 - Holiday (MLK Day)
  • January 20 2nd and 6th exams
  • January 21 3rd and 5th exams
  • January 22 4th and Make-up exams
  • January 23 Make-up exams
  • January 26 No School Report Card Prep Day
  • January 27 - 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 and High School Plus
  • When is summer or high school plus 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/high school

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

12
PSAT
  • PSAT automatic in 10th and 11th Grade (free)
  • Test in October Results mailed home in Dec.
  • Critical Reading, Math, and Writing Score
  • DHS courses to assist SAT Prep, more rigorous
    courses (Honors and A.P.)
  • Official test to qualify for National Merit
    Scholarships for 11th grade

13
PSAT RESULTS
  • Scores reports mailed early December
  • Scores in Critical Reading, Math, and Writing
    Skills
  • Analysis given for all answers
  • - rates the question (e, m, h)
  • - gives the correct answer
  • - gives suggestions on improving skills
  • - test booklets returned to students in Jan.
  • WWW.collegeboard.com/quickstart and student code

14
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

15
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

16
SAT Testing Dates
  • TEST DATE REGISTRATION BY
  • January 24 December 26
  • March 14 February 10
  • May 2 March 31
  • June 6 May 5

17
THE ACT
  • ACT changed in Spring, 2005
  • - Writing section is optional
  • - Increasing number of schools are
  • accepting it
  • - More achievement-oriented test
  • - Cost is 46.00 no writing 31.00

18
ACT TEST DATES
  • TEST DATE REGISTRATION DATE
  • February 7 January 6
  • April 4 February 27
  • June 13 May 8

19
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

20
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

21
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

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

23
Graduation Requirements
  • TAKE AND PASS ALL HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS (HSA)
  • English 10, NSL, Biology, Algebra

24
HIGH SCHOOL ASSESSMENTS
  • Pass
  • Algebra 1 412
  • Biology 400
  • English 10 396
  • NSL Government 394
  • TOTAL 1602

25
A Successful Student
  • Spends time each night completing homework AND
    reviewing material
  • Knows his/her grade and discuss grade information
    with parents (Edline)
  • Is involved in extra activities
  • Is not absent very often
  • Gets enough sleep eats nutritious food
  • The internet is a tool not a life

26
Communications with School
  • EdLine grade reports, calendar, assignments
  • DHS web site activities, contacts, PA
  • Email Teacher course questions and student
    performance in course
  • Communicate with counselor student concerns,
    schedules, course selections
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