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Title: HIGH SCHOOL on the Horizon


1
HIGH SCHOOL on the Horizon
  • COUNT DOWN TO 2019!

Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
2
Scott Nilsen
  • School Counselor for 9 years.
  • Certified Counselor grades 5-12.
  • Graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.A. in
    Psychology and from Suffolk University with a
    M.Ed. in School Counseling.
  • I moved to NC with my wife and two daughters in
    2013 and love it here!
  • The day that people stop bringing you their
    problems is the day that you stop leading them.
    - Colin Powell.

3
Desiree Stover Dean of Counseling and Student
Services
4
Goals for Students and Parents
  • To learn about the Future Ready Core high
    school graduation requirements.
  • To understand courses your student must take to
    meet the graduation requirements.
  • To better understand the rigor of high school.
  • To lessen the stress and anxiety of high school
    transition time.

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High School Terms to Know
  • ACT American College Testing alternate
    admissions assessment to the SAT.
  • AP Course Advanced Placement course earning the
    student high school and college credit and 2
    extra quality points for the final grade
    earned.
  • Blackboard
  • Block Schedule 90 minute class period for one
    semester. Students take 4 courses in fall term
    4 courses in the spring term.
  • CDC- Career Development Coordinator
  • CFNC-College Foundation of North Carolina
    www.cfnc.org Free, online resources to assist
    with helping you plan, apply and pay for College
    and for submitting college apps.

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High School Terms (cont.)
  • Dual Enrollment taking an off-campus course for
    graduation credit. Application submitted in
    advance of taking the course (usually with
    community college). For more information, visit
    http//www.waketech.edu/career-and-college-promise
    .
  • Elective course any course not specifically
    required for graduation but taken as an option to
    fulfill the required number of credits for
    graduation.
  • EOC Tests- End-of-Course Exams created by the
    state. Counts for 25 of grade. All students must
    pass the 3 EOCs to meet graduation requirements-
    Common Core Math I, English II, and Biology.
  • FRC Future-Ready Core graduation requirements.
    All students are in Future Ready Core unless in
    Occupational Course of Study (IEP determined).
  • GPA Grade Point Average calculated by dividing
    the quality points earned by number of courses
    taken.
  • HomeBase Student and Parent Portal on
    PowerSchool. Parents and students can monitor
    grades, attendance and discipline.

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High School Terms (cont)
  • Honors Course-advanced course earning 1 extra
    quality point for the final grade in the weighted
    GPA.
  • IB Diploma Programme- International Baccalaureate
    Advanced Diploma Program available at 2 magnet
    high schools, Millbrook and Garner.
  • NCAA Clearinghouse National Collegiate Athletic
    Assoc.-student athletes must register to
    participate in varsity college sports (see
    Athletic director for more info).
  • NCVPS North Carolina Virtual Public
    Schools-online courses available under certain
    circumstances to students enrolled in NC public
    schools.

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High School Terms (cont.)
  • NHS National Honor Society
  • Quality Points Points earned for passing a
    course, honors, AP, and IB courses are allotted
    extra quality points for the weighted Grade
    Point Average (GPA).
  • Required Course Course that must be taken and
    passed in order to earn a high school diploma.
  • SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
    college/university admission assessment. SAT II
    - Subject tests within the SAT, required for some
    college admissions.
  • Transcript Official document listing courses,
    grades, GPA, class rank.

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High School Terms (cont.)
  • UNC Admission Requirements- minimum requirements
    for admission to the 16 public colleges and
    universities within the UNC system in North
    Carolinaslightly more rigorous than the minimum
    NC graduation requirements.
  • Unweighted GPA the grade point average
    calculated without adjustment for academic level
    of the courses taken (Hon., AP, IB).
  • MSL Measurement of Student Learning.
    State-mandated final exams for CTE courses.
  • Weighted GPA the grade point average calculated
    by adjusting quality points according to the
    academic level of the courses taken Honors, AP,
    IB.

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Get Involved!!!
  • Academic
  • Social/Emotional
  • Career

11
Student folders Green CFNC
  • Contents include
  • HS registration information
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Powerschool registration username password
  • Powerschool registration instructions all
    except South East Raleigh HS
  • Math sequences
  • Core Courses for graduation
  • Explorer
  • Score reports
  • Test booklet
  • Interpretation guide
  • CFNC
  • Sign-up instructions
  • 4 year plan template
  • 4 year college checklist

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  • High School Promotion Requirements

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PROMOTION
  • 9TH to 10TH GRADE
  • 6 Units of Credit
  • (4 credits at Enloe, Wake Early College, NCSU
    STEM and Young Mens and Womens Academies)
  • 1 English
  • 2 of other 3 cores
  • Math, Science, Social Studies
  • 3 additional credits
  • (1 additional credit at Enloe, Wake Early
    College, NCSU STEM and Young Mens and Womens
    Academies)
  • COURSE LOADS
  • Students are required to carry a course load
    equal to the number of instructional periods in
    the school
  • day.

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Attendance
  • Wake County policy dictates that a student absent
    for more than 10 days in a semester class or 20
    days in a yearlong class can be assigned a grade
    of FF indicating failure due to excessive
    absences. This does show in the students GPA!
  • 2 absences in a block scheduled class is like
    missing 4 days of learning.

15
DWFHS (Driving while Failing High School) Policy
  • Students must pass 70 of courses (3 out of 4 on
    a block schedule) to be able to obtain or
    maintain their drivers license!

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  • Understanding
  • Grade Point Average
  • (GPA)

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QUALITY POINTS
  • GRADE STANDARD HONORS AP/IB COURSES
  • A 4 5 6
  • B 3 4 5
  • C 2 3 4
  • D 1 2 3
  • F 0 0 0

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EXAMPLE - 11TH GRADE
  • COURSE GRADE QUALITY PTS.
  • AP English III B 5
  • Common Core III Plus A 5
  • Honors Chemistry B 4
  • American History II A 4
  • French I A 4
  • French II B 3
  • Chorus A 4
  • Photography A 4
  • 8 attempted credits 33 QT. PT
  • GPA 33 divided by 8 4.125

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CUMULATIVE GPA
  • 9TH
  • Course Grade QP
  • Honors English I D 2
  • Common Core I D 1
  • Earth Science F 0
  • World History D 1
  • Healthful Living F 0
  • Speech C 2
  • Computer App C 2
  • Teen Living F 0
  • TOTAL QPs 8
  • 10th
  • Course Grade QP
  • English II C 2
  • Common Core II B 3
  • Earth Science A 4
  • American Hist. I C 2
  • Healthful Living A 4
  • Chorus A 4
  • Biology C 2
  • Computer App II A 4
  • TOTAL QPs 25

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CUMULATIVE GPA
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TOTAL CREDITS/TOTAL QUALITY POINTS GPA
  • Cumulative (9th 11th grades)
  • 66 DIVIDED BY 24
  • 2.75 GPA (C)
  • Remember the 11th grade GPA 4.125 (A)
  • Freshman Year Counts!

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  • How is the Block Schedule different?

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BLOCK SCHEDULE
Example
  • 2ND SEMESTER
  • Science
  • English I or
  • Paideia or Communications Technology
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • 1ST SEMESTER
  • Math
  • World History or
  • Paideia or Communications Technology
  • Healthful Living
  • Elective

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High School Graduation Requirements
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High School CoursesTaken in Middle School
  • If your student completes a high school level
    course in middle school they will receive a high
    school credit if they
  • Earn a passing grade in the course.
  • AND
  • Achieve level 3 or higher on EOC (if applicable).
  • Prove proficient on placement test. (Spanish
    only)
  • Courses will count toward graduation requirements
    but not the high school GPA.

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Required Tests
  • CPR instruction (8th grade)
  • End of Course Tests
  • Common Core Math I
  • English II
  • Biology
  • Plan (10th grade)
  • ACT plus Writing (11th grade) English, Math,
    Reading, Science and Writing
  • WorkKeys (12th grade 4th course in CTE
    sequence)

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Future-Ready Core Diploma Requirements
  • Course No. of Credits
  • English 4
  • English I,II,III,IV
  • Math 4
  • Common Core Math I, II, III 4th math
  • beyond level CCMIII
  • Science 3
  • Biology, Earth or Environ., a Physical
    Science
  • Social Studies 4
  • World History., American History I and II,
    Civics
  • and Economics
  • Healthful Living 1
  • Electives (2 required from Career and Tech,
    10
  • Arts or Second Language 4 recommended in
  • a course concentration)
  • Total ___26___

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Occupational Course of StudyDiplomaRequirements
  • Course No. of Credits
  • English 4
  • Occupational English I,II,III,IV
  • Math 3
  • Occupational Intro to Math, CCM I
  • Financial Management
  • Science 2
  • Occupational Applied Science Biology
  • Social Studies 2
  • Occupational Social Std. I II
  • Healthful Living 1
  • Career/Tech 4
  • Occupational Prep 6 Total
    __22__

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  • Looking Beyond
  • High School

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UNC System Minimum Requirements
  • Language 6 credits
  • English 4 credits
  • Second Language 2 credits (recommended that
    highest level be taken in grade 12)
  • Math 4 credits (Common Core Math I, II and 1
    credit beyond Math III recommended that highest
    level be taken in 12th grade)
  • Science - 3 credits (Biological, Physical and a
    lab science)
  • Social Studies 2 credits (United States history
    one other)

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College Planning?
  • College Admission Offices pay careful attention
    to the following
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Difficulty of course load
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Class rank
  • HS and community activities, involvement
  • Recommendations
  • Essays
  • Passion
  • Well-rounded

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  • STEM Academies at
  • Area High Schools

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STEM Academies
  • STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  • Middle Creek, Athens Dr., Cary, Southeast Raleigh
  • STEM academy information and applications on
    school websites
  • Some schools have suggested/required 9th grade
    courses.

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  • 9th Grade
  • High School Courses

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English 9th Grade
  • English I
  • Honors English I
  • Paideia At some schools. The Paideia program
    combines the English and Social Studies courses
    and is taught in a seminar format. Student may
    choose this option.
  • Broughton, Sanderson, Garner, Millbrook
    Leesville  
  • Civilizations and Culture Enloe. English and
    Social Studies classes taught together. Student
    may choose this option. (Honors level only)

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MATH 9th Grade
  • Fundamental Math I (elective credit)
  • Introductory Math (Pre-CCM I) (elective credit)
  • Foundation of CCMI/CCM I(Common Core Math I in 2
    semesters, receive 1 math credit and 1 elective
    credit)
  • Common Core Math I
  • Special Topics in Math/ CCM II (elective credit,
    repeat of CCMI)
  • Special Topics in Math/CCM II Honors (receive 1
    math credit and 1 elective credit)
  • Foundations of Math II (elective credit)
  • Common Core Math II
  • Common Core Math II Honors
  • Common Core Math III Honors

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SCIENCE 9th Grade
  • Earth Science
  • Honors Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Physical Science

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SOCIAL STUDIES 9th Grade
  • World History
  • Honors World History
  • Magnet Civilizations and Culture, Honors English
    I paired with Honors Civics and Economics, 2
    credits, 2 periods, yearlong Enloe (C C)
  • Paideia At some schools

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Electives
  • Electives may come from any of the following
    areas
  • Arts (i.e. - Visual Arts, Band, Chorus, Theatre
    Arts I, etc.)
  • Career and Technical (i.e. - Microsoft Word and
    Powerpoint, Principles of Business Personal
    Finance, Teen Living, Apparel Design, Foods I,
    Drafting, etc.)
  • Computer Education (Computer Science)
  • English (i.e. Study Skills, Creative Writing,
    Newspaper, Speech)
  • Healthful Living (Prerequisite Healthful Living
    1) (i.e. Weight Training, Personal Fitness,
    Team Sports, Community First Aid Safety, etc.)
  • JROTC (Offered at Broughton, Enloe, Garner,
    Sanderson, Cary, Millbrook, Knightdale, Wake
    Forest Rolesville only)
  • Math (i.e. Special Topics in Math)
  • Science (i.e. Principles of Technology, etc.)
  • Second Language (i.e.- Spanish, French, Latin,
    German, etc.)
  • Social Studies (i.e. Geography,
    Sociology/Psychology, Religions in World Culture,
    etc.)

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World Languages
  • Students who earn HS credit for Spanish 1 in MS
    are encouraged to take Spanish II in 9th grade.
  • If you have not taken a World Language in MS you
    are encouraged to take a minimum of 2 credits in
    the same world language for admission to the UNC
    system.
  • The majority of students, without MS credit, are
    encouraged to take a world language starting
    their 10th grade year
  • Exceptions are Broughton, Millbrook, and Enloe
    suggested starting in 9th grade.

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  • Registering for 9th Grade Courses

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Wake County Public School SystemHigh School
Registration Work Plan 9th Graders Entering in
2014-15 Name_____________________ _________ID____
__________ Last First Middle 2014-15
High School ________________Current Middle School
________________
  • All students should select 8 courses and 3
    alternative courses for a total of 11 course
    selections. Some schools may require a 4th
    alternative course selection.
  • English I or Honors English 1
  • Math (if Foundations of CCMI/CCMI or Special
    Topics/CCM II Plus - write
    Found. Of CCMI or Special Topics here and write
    CCMI or CCM II Plus in the 1st additional course
    slot)
  • Science
  • World History or Honors World History
  • Healthful Living I
  • Additional Course (Common Core I or CCM II Plus
    if required)
  • Additional Course
  • Additional Course
  • Alternative Courses
  • Alternative Course
  • Alternative Course
  • Alternative Course
  • Alternative Course
  • ______________________________________
  • Students and Parents will sign this form and turn
    it in by due date.

Subject Area Course Number Credit Course Name
1. English No Numbers Needed
2. Math
3. Science
4. Social Studies
5. Healthful Living
6. Additional Course
7. Additional Course
8. Additional Course
1. Alternative Course
2. Alternative Course
3. Alternative Course
4. Alternative Course
English I Foundations of Math I Common Core
Math I Earth Science World History Healthful
Living Common Core Math I Elective Elective Ele
ctive Alternate elective Alternate
elective Alternate elective Alternative elective
(Some schools.)
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Registering in Power Schools
  • wcpss.powerschool.com/public
  • Log-in and Password is inside Green Folders along
    with step-by-step directions.

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Selecting Courses in PowerSchools
  • Use registration worksheet to complete course
    selection.
  • Follow the PowerSchools instructions provided.
  • Select Core Courses first.
  • Then select all other primary classes. (Total of
    8)
  • Select alternate classes. (Total of 3 or 4)

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PowerSchools
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CRS num Course Type Cr Hrs Prerequisite Notes
1. ENG1100 English I Primary 1.00
2. MAT1100 Common Core Math I Primary 1.00
3. SCI1100 Earth Science Primary 1.00
4. SS1100 World History Primary 1.00
5. Health9000 Healthful Liv I Primary 1.00
6. CTE1000 Microsoft Word Primary 1.00
7. Arts1000 Band Primary 1.00
8. Arts1100 Band Primary 1.00
Total Credit Hours Requested Total Credit Hours Requested Total Credit Hours Requested 8.00 8.00
CRS num Course Type Cr Hrs Prerequisite Notes
1. ENG1100 Creative Writing Alternate 1.00
2. CTE1000 Marketing Alternate 1.00
3. CTE1400 Drafting Alternate 1.00
Total Credit Hours Requested Total Credit Hours Requested Total Credit Hours Requested 3.00 3.00
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Sample of the Core Courses for Graduation Plan
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
English
English I English II English III English IV
Honors English I Honors English II Honors English III or AP English III Honors English III or AP English IV
Math
Math Sequence for student enrolled in Math 8 Math Sequence for student enrolled in Math 8
Fundamentals of Math Intro Math Foundations of CCMI CCMI Foundations of Math II Common Core Math II Common Core Math III Advanced Functions and Modeling
Foundations of CCMI CCMI Common Core Math II Common Core Math III Advanced Functions Modeling
Common Core Math I Common Core Math II Common Core Math III Advanced Functions Modeling
Math Sequence for students enrolled in CCM I or Honors Geometry in 8th grade Math Sequence for students enrolled in CCM I or Honors Geometry in 8th grade Math Sequence for students enrolled in CCM I or Honors Geometry in 8th grade
Special Topics in Math/CCMII Honors Common Core Math III Honors Pre-Calculus (Honors) AP Calculus AB
Common Core Math II Honors Common Core Math III Honors Pre-Calculus (Honors) AP Calculus AB
Common Core Math III Honors Pre-Calculus (Honors) AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC
Science
Earth Science Biology Physical Science or Chemistry (if enrolled in CCMIII) Required Southeast only Recommended for UNC system sequence Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Phys., AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology, AP Environment
Honors Earth Science Honors Biology Honors Chemistry (if enrolled in CCMIII ) See above
Social Studies
World History Am. Hist. I Founding Principles American History II Civics and Economics
Honors World History Honors American History I or AP United States History Honors American History II or AP European or AP Geography Honors Civics and Economics
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Wake County Public School System Graduation Plan
9th Graders Entering in 2015-2016 Name
___________________________High
School_____________ ID _____________________
Subject Area 9th Grade Course Name 10th Grade Course Name 11th Grade Course Name 12th Grade Course name
1.English
2.Math
3.Science
4.Social Studies
5. Healthful Living or Additional Course
6.Additional Course
7.Additional Course
8.Additional Course
1. Alternative Course
2. Alternative Course
3. Alternative Course
4. Alternative Course (Southeast only)
English I English II English III English IV
Common Core Math I Common Core Math II Common
Core Math III Adv. Funct. Modeling
Earth Science Biology Chemistry
  • World History American History I American History
    II Civics Economics

Healthful Living
Elective
Second Language I Second Language II Second
Language III
Elective
Elective
Alternate Elective
Alternate Elective
Alternate Elective
Parent/Court Appointed Custodian
______________________/___________ Student
______________________________/
_______________ Signature Date Signature Date
Email Address ______________________________
_______________
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REGISTRATION DATES
  • March 4th 630pm Parent Info. Meeting
  • March 3rd-6th - Classroom Guidance
  • Sign-up for CFNC
  • Registration process
  • March 13rd-March 27th - Students register
    on-line and complete graduation plans at home
  • March 23rd, 24th, 25th Students register
    on-line in the computer lab (during X-house) if
    unable to register at home
  • March 27th Deadline for turning in Graduation
    Plans, Registration Worksheet(s) and on-line
    Course Verification forms signed by parent.
    Students must have completed the registration
    process on-line at home or in the lab by this
    date.

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Registration Whats Due and When
  • Staple together the following information
  • Completed and Signed Registration worksheet for
    base and/or any additional school.
  • Completed and Signed Course Verification Form
    (PowerSchools) if completed on-line at home.
  • Completed and Signed Graduation Plan or CFNC
    plan.
  • Due Date
  • March 27th

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Open Houses
  • Enloe Open house
  • _at_ 630-8pm on Thursday March 5th
  • SRHS New student welcome event
  • _at_ 6pm on Thursday March 5th
  • Millbrook open house
  • _at_ 630 on Wednesday March 11th

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