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  • Receive important
  • information from
  • Chiles HS.
  • Join ListServe at
  • www.chiles.leon.k12.fl.us

Importance of a Good Start
  • Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the
    thrill of creative effort. Franklin D.
  • Transition to high school can be a challenge for
    many students.
  • A successful freshman year typically sets the
    tone for their high school career.
  • Success comes from commitment, effort and follow

Guidance Department
  • Mrs. Kim Scott A Da Bright Futures
  • Mrs. Kim Brumage De He Career Specialist
  • Ms. Alice Mathis Hi Me ESOL, Special
    Summer Programs
  • Mr. Ron Callahan Mi - Sc Referral
  • Mrs. Teresa Dennis Se Z Scholarships
  • Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary
  • Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar

Counselor Roles (How we can help your student. )
  • Personal matters
  • School matters
  • Academic advisement
  • Career and college advisement
  • Scholarship information
  • Students can schedule an appointment with their
    counselor through our guidance secretary.

Standard Diploma Graduation Options
  • A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard
    program, or
  • A three-year, 18 credit standard college
    preparatory program, or
  • A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory
  • Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements
  • English 4 credits
  • Math 4 credits (to include Algebra I, Geometry
    and Algebra II)
  • Science 3 credits (to include Biology)
  • Social Studies 3 credits ( World History, US
    History (EOC30), Economics and US Government)
  • Health Opportunities in Physical Education
    (HOPE) 1 credit
  • Fine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art 1 credit
  • Electives as needed for a total of 24 credits
    (8 credits)
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA
  • Pass Grade 10 FCAT II Reading (cut scores to be
  • Pass Algebra I, Geometry and Biology End of
    Course Exam (EOC) to earn credit.
  • Complete an online high school course (half or
    whole credit) offered by Leon County Virtual
    School or FL Virtual School. Online high school
    courses completed in middle school will meet this

Practical Arts Courses at Chiles High
SchoolApproved to meet the Arts Graduation
  • Web I, II
  • TV Productions I, II, III, IV
  • Communications Technology I, II, III
  • Culinary Arts II, III

Grading System
  • Grading Scale
  • Grade Percent
  • A 90-100
  • B 80-89
  • C 70-79
  • D 60-69
  • F 0-59
  • Earning Credit
  • Courses with an EOC - Four grading periods.
    Final grade and credit earned on an annual basis.
  • All other courses - Two grading periods per
    semester. Final grade and credit earned on a
    semester basis. The semester exam counts for 20
    of the semester grade.
  • Per grading period you must earn a passing
    grade during the final grading period and/or exam
    to earn credit for the semester.

Grade Point Average
  • Students will have an official transcript with
    unweighted and weighted GPA after the completion
    of one semester of high school coursework.
  • Unweighted GPA is based on all courses awarded
    the standard grading of
  • A 4.0 C 2.0
  • B 3.0 D 1.0
  • Weighted GPA is based on
  • Honors and honors gifted courses are awarded an
    extra .5 for a semester grade of a C or better.
    A 4.5
  • Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses
    are awarded an extra 1.0 for a semester grade of
    C or higher. A 5.0
  • Many different GPAs
  • 9 weeks GPA
  • Semester GPA
  • Cumulative GPA weighted and unweighted
  • Cumulative unweighted GPA (used for promotion and
  • Cumulative weighted GPA (used for class rank and
    academic awards)
  • 2.0 unweighted GPA is required to participate in
    extracurricular activities
  • Chiles High School GPA is different than GPAs
    computed by Bright Futures, colleges and NCAA .

Sample transcript
  • Year 09-10 Grade Lev.08 School 37-0531
    Year 10-11 Grade Lev.09 School
  • -----------COURSE----------- -SEM-
    -----------COURSE----------- ---SEM-
  • 07083400 SPANISH I A A
    1.00 20013200 E/S SCI HON B h B h
  • 07083500 SPANISH II B A
  • 10013200 ENG HON I A h A h
  • 12003100 ALGEBRA I A
  • 15063200 HOPE A A
  • 21093200 W HIST HON Bh Ah
  • GPA YR 4.00 WTD4.0 CRDT YR 1.00 GPA YR
    3.38 WTD3.58 CRDT YR 6.00
  • CUM 4.00 WTD4.0 CUM CR 1.00
    CUM 3.64 WTD3.86
    CUM CR 7.00

  • Pinpoint Parent Portal allows students and
    parents to monitor the students status.
  • Grades
  • Attendance
  • Teacher Email
  • Email Alert Notifications
  • HelpDesk for parent access to Pinpoint call
  • 487-7524 or pinpointtech_at_leonschools.net
  • Progress Reports Nov. 20, Feb. 6, April 24
  • Report Cards Jan. 16, April 3, June 11 (mailed

Exam Exemptions
  • Student must meet the following requirements
    during the semester
  • A in both nine weeks grading period.
  • No referral resulting in ISS or OSS.
  • No Class II or higher referral resulting in
    Saturday School.
  • Satisfactory citizenship in all classes.
  • Has parent permission to exempt exam(s).
  • Exemptions for non-academic elective courses
    Students may exempt elective course exams both
  • No exemptions for courses that require an EOC -
    Algebra I, Geometry, Biology and U.S. History.
    Progress monitoring will occur during exam times.
  • Exemptions for academic courses that do not
    re quire an EOC - Students may exempt one
    semester exam if they meet the exemption
    requirements. They are required to take at least
    one semester exam in each academic subject area
    with the school year(either the 1st semester or
    2nd semester exam). Academic courses include
    English, math, science, social studies and
    foreign language

1st Semester Exam Schedule
  • Tuesday, December 18 Teacher Planning Day
  • 1st pd. exam    730-915 Friday, December 21
  • 2nd pd. exam    925-1110
  • (Buses leave at 1120 ) Students Return
  •   Monday, January 7
  • Wednesday, December 19
  • 3rd pd. exam    730-915
  • 4th pd. exam    925-1110
  • (Buses leave at 1120 )
  • Thursday, December 20
  • 5th pd. exam    730-915
  • 6th pd. exam    925-1110
  • (Buses leave at 1120 )
  • Signed Exam Exemption Permission Form due by
    Friday, December 14.

Promotion to 10th grade
  • 5 credits
  • 1.0 unweighted GPA
  • Standardized tests are used for academic
  • placement (FCAT)
  • Students who fail a course need to meet with
    their guidance counselor to discuss retake
    options. Options include
  • Leon County Schools Adult and Community Education
  • Leon County Virtual School not available in the
  • Florida Virtual School
  • Private Schools summer only
  • All of these options require approval from your
    students guidance counselor.
  • Course registration for 2013-14 school year in
    the spring.

10th grade Progression
  • English II
  • Science
  • Math
  • World History
  • 10th grade AP Accel and Plus Progression
  • English II
  • Science
  • Math
  • Advanced Placement Course options may include
    AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP World
    History, AP Art History or AP Music Theory

Options during the next three years
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Lively Dual Enrollment
  • Externship Program (Executive Internship)
  • DCT Work Study Program

State of Florida University System
  • Minimum course requirements (18 credits)
  • 4 English credits
  • 4 math credits - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
    and higher.
  • Integrated Math and Liberal Arts Math are not
  • 3 science credits
  • 3 social science credits
  • 2 foreign language credits
  • 2 elective units, preferably English, math,
    science, social science, or foreign language
  • State universities use the same method as Leon
    County Schools for weighting academic
  • coursework. Courses earning a C or better
    award an extra .5 for honors and 1.0 for AP
  • and dual enrollment .

Florida State University
  • Fall Admissions Middle 50
  • 3.7 - 4.3 academic GPA
  • 1750 - 2000 SAT
  • 26 - 30 ACT
  • Average of academic units 22.5
  • Academic Profile GPA, strength of curriculum (
    of honors, AP and DE courses, advanced foreign
    language), test scores, essay

University of Florida
  • Admissions Middle 50
  • 4.1 - 4.5 academic GPA
  • 1840 - 2140 SAT
  • 28 - 32 ACT
  • Current freshmen admitted at UF
  • 87.5 of students with a 4.0 and
  • above academic GPA were admitted
  • 74.1 with 26 30 academic units were admitted

  • Middle 50 for Admission
  • 3.00 3.49 academic GPA
  • 1200 - 1470 SAT
  • 17 - 20 ACT
  • May admit under state minimum requirements

University of Central Florida
  • Middle 50 for admission
  • 3.5 4.2 academic GPA
  • 1700-1960 SAT
  • 25 29 ACT
  • Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test

University of South Florida
  • Fall admissions middle 50
  • 3.97 4.27 academic GPA
  • 1770-1900 SAT
  • 27 -29 ACT
  • Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test

Selective Colleges
  • Grades in academic courses
  • Strength of curriculum
  • ACT/SAT and often SAT II
  • Class Rank
  • Extracurricular activities/college resume
  • Leadership positions held
  • Community service/volunteer experiences
  • Letters of recommendation

Community College
  • Admission based on Regular high school diploma
  • Florida community colleges recommend that
    students take the same core high school courses
    that are required for state university admission
  • Students who take college prep courses in high
    school are more likely to be successful.
  • A student with an AA degree is guaranteed
    admission to a state university (not necessarily
    university or program of your choice), acceptance
    of 60 credit hours towards BA/BS degree and
    junior standing.
  • Everyone must take a placement test. The PERT
    will be used unless exempted by SAT or ACT
    scores. It is generally recommended for students
    to take the SAT and/or ACT in the spring of their
    junior year.

NCAA Requirements
  • Required for any student athlete who wants to
    play at a Division I or II college.
  • Clearinghouse application should be completed by
    end of junior year. (online application and fee)
  • Minimum GPA in 16 core courses (DI 2.3, DII 2.0)
    and SAT/ACT scores. DI locks in 10 core units
    before senior year for GPA calculation.
  • Sliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scores
  • Core Courses
  • 4 credits in English
  • 3 credits in Math (Algebra I, Geometry Algebra
  • 2 credits in Science
  • 2 credits of Social Science
  • 1 credit of additional English, math, science
  • 4 additional academic credits
  • Visit www.eligibilitycenter.org for more

Bright Futures Scholarships
  • Academic Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour
    tuition coverage at a FL post secondary
  • Requirements 3.5 weighted GPA (16 required
    academic credits), 1290 SAT or 29 ACT and 100
    hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines
    available on Chiles Guidance website.
  • Florida Medallion Scholars Award - Pro-rated per
    hour tuition coverage at a FL post secondary
  • Requirements 3.0 weighted GPA (16 required
    academic credits) , 1170 SAT or 26 ACT and 75
    hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines
    available on Chiles Guidance website.
  • 16 required academic credits include
  • 4 English
  • 4 Math - Algebra I , Geometry, Algebra II
  • Integrated Math and Liberal Arts Math are not
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Science
  • 2 Foreign Language (in the same language)
  • View Legislative updates regarding BF at
  • http//www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf
  • View scholarship award amounts at
  • www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/awarda

  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award -
    Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage for a
    vocational/technical program at a FL post
    secondary institution.
  • Requirements 3.0 weighted GPA (16 required
    credits for graduation), 3.5 GPA in a 3 credit
    vocational program, 30 hours of community
    service, and a passing score on a college
    placement test (SAT 440 verbal math, ACT 18
    Reading, 17 English, 19 Math or PERT Reading 104,
    Writing 99, Math 113 )
  • TV Productions I Communication Technology I
  • TV Productions II Communication Technology II
  • TV Productions III Communication Technology
  • Culinary Arts I DCT I
  • Culinary Arts II DCT II
  • Culinary Arts III DCT III
  • Computing for College and Careers Criminal
    Justice I
  • Web Design I Criminal Justice II
  • Web Design II Criminal Justice III
  • Satisfactory completion of a three credit
    sequential vocational program may award TCC
    credit toward an A.S. degree. See Leon County
    Schools Career Pathways Bulletin.

Community Service Guidelines
  • Community service activities must be rendered for
    not-for-profit organizations or agencies.
  • Community service activities should directly
    address identified social problems in the school
    or community in areas such as health, education,
    environment, or public safety.
  • Community service activities may be performed at
    school or in the community. Activities should
    serve the greater good.
  • Community service activities must be unpaid.
  • Hours can be earned after promotion to high
    school (summer after 8th grade).
  • Strongly recommend Guidance pre-approval of
    Service Activities.
  • Students maintain records until senior year.
  • Guidelines and forms can be accessed on Chiles
    website - Guidance.

Community Service Form
www. FLVC.org
  • This website is a tracking tool for the Florida
    Bright Futures scholarships. This
  • website also includes information regarding
    resources for student advising, Career
  • Planning Tools, College Locator, Degree Program
    Search, Admission
  • Requirements, Online applications, Financial Aid
    and more.

Action Plan For Freshmen
  • Set academic and personal goals to accomplish
    this year and begin to formulate a plan for 10th
    grade. Plan to take a strong curriculum but
    maintain a balance.
  • Get involved in activities at school and in the
    community. Keep a folder with activities,
    awards, etc.
  • Perform community service and volunteerism.
    Maintain records of service.
  • Start researching scholarship opportunities. A
    number of underclassmen opportunities are
    available in the guidance office. Often Essay
    contests, poster contests, etc. List is
    available on our web site.
  • Take a career inventory to help identify
    strengths and weaknesses and to research possible
    majors and careers in these areas. Recommend
    Choices Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad and
    CollegeBoards BigFuture.
  • Take the PSAT as a 10th grader and as an 11th
    grader for last SAT preparation and National
    Merit Scholarship Program consideration.
  • FCAT for graduation in spring of sophomore year.
  • SAT/ACT in spring of junior year.

Helpful Websites
  • www.chiles.leon.k12.fl.us
  • www.FLVC.org
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.actstudent.org
  • www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org
  • www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
  • www.eligibilitycenter.org

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