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Title: Sophomore Class Meeting


1
Sophomore Class Meeting
  • September 11, 2013

2
Basic Reminders
  • Each trimester class is worth .5 credit
  • A and B parts of 2 trimester classes
  • 2 tri classes can be tris 1 2, 1 3, or 2
    3.
  • Total credits required is 27- You must pass 90
    of your classes in order to graduate on time.

3
More on Requirements
  • 4.0 credits required in English
  • 4.0 credits required in Social Studies
  • 3.0 in Science
  • 1.0 Physical Science 9
  • 1.0 Chemistry
  • 1.0 Biology

4
Even More on Requirements
  • 3.0 in Math (quite a few different scenarios)
  • 1.0 Geometry
  • 1.0 Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra
  • And
  • .5 Stats and .5 Algebra with Quadratics/Trig/etc.
  • Or 1.0 AP Statistics Or
  • 1.0 Advanced Algebra w/Stats (new next year)
  • Remember most 4 year colleges want at least
    Algebra II/Advanced Algebra

5
And More on Requirements
  • 1.0 Arts Choice
  • .5 Physical Education I
  • .5 Physical Education II
  • .5 Health
  • Remainder electives to equal 27.0
  • If youre missing requirements see your counselor
    about getting scheduled into classes, or signing
    up for night school/ summer school

6
Testing
  • GRAD testing is required as well.
  • Writing test from grade 9
  • Reading test coming up in spring of grade 10
  • Math test coming up in spring of grade 11
  • Need passing scores in all 3 subjects to earn a
    diploma

7
Testing coming up October 10th
  • All 10th graders will take the PLAN test on
    October 10th during a late start.
  • No cost for testing.

8
PLAN Test
  • For those college-bound and workforce bound
  • A Pre-ACT test- a powerful predictor of success
    on the ACT.
  • Looks at academic progress and is an early
    indicator of college readiness.
  • Areas tested
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Science

9
More on the PLAN
  • Help you plan for life after high school.
  • Help with course selection for junior and senior
    year.
  • Show you the kinds of careers you may be good at.
  • Help you prepare for the ACT.
  • Increase likelihood of being contacted by
    colleges (if interested).

10
Speaking of College
  • RIGOR!
  • Think about AP classes if youre planning on
    college after high school.
  • Earn college credit
  • Exposure to college level work while in high
    school
  • Help you build skills- useful across subject
    areas
  • Less college drop-outs
  • Dont drop!

11
College Requirements
  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of World Language- minimum
  • 3 years of Science, Math, and Social Studies
  • More is better- especially based on your
    interests
  • At least through Algebra II/Advanced Algebra
  • Rigor! It matters more than G.P.A.
  • Well rounded

12
  • Naviance is a web-based resource for staff,
    students and parents that encourages and supports
    post high-school career and college planning.
  • You should have registered for your account on
    passport day. If you need to register stop in to
    the Career Center.

13
  • Transcript Requests
  • College Visits
  • Career and College research
  • College application tracker
  • Plus, many more features
  • By the end of your sophomore year, we would like
    you to complete the Career Cluster Finder and set
    3 SMART Goals (more info in homeroom).

14
Bullying Harassment
  • Bullying Harassment of any kind is unacceptable
    within our family at Andover High School
  • Its not right and its not what we stand for
  • That means what you do, type or send online, and
    what you say (no slurs of any kind- ever!)
  • Youve heard it many times before
  • Take a stand and call it out when you see/hear it
  • Joking around is not an excuse
  • Incidents will be reported and addressed

15
Husky Nation!
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Our reputation
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