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Title: Junior Class Meeting


1
Junior 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 27.0 you must earn
    90 of your credits 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 Science 9
  • 1.0 Chemistry
  • 1.0 Biology

4
Even More on Requirements
  • 3.0 in Math (quite a few different scenarios)
  • 1.0 Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra
  • 1.0 Geometry
  • And
  • 1.0 Stats (or)
  • .5 Stats and .5 Algebra with Quadratics/Trig/etc.
    (or)
  • 1.0 Advanced Algebra w/ Statistics
  • 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
  • If youre missing requirements see your counselor
    about getting scheduled into classes, or signing
    up for night school/ summer school

6
College Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements, plus
  • Through at least Algebra II- math every year
  • At least 2 years of a single world language
  • RIGOR!
  • Involvement- shows you can balance
  • Class rank, GPA, and ACT/SAT

7
Testing
  • GRAD testing is required as well.
  • Writing test from grade 9
  • Reading test from grade 10
  • Math test coming up in spring of grade 11
  • Need passing scores in all 3 subjects to earn a
    diploma

8
College/Career Testing coming up October 10th
  • All 11th graders will take the Practice ACT on
    October 10th during a late start. (Last year you
    took the PLAN)
  • No cost for testing
  • Intent is to get you ready to take the ACT in the
    spring of your junior year.

9
Practice ACT
  • This is a full length Practice ACT.
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • We wont be testing Writing
  • There will also be a follow up to help you
    interpret your results to maximize your real
    ACT score.

10
PSAT/NMSQT Test
  • Put out by College Board- makers of the SAT test
  • Used by National Merit Scholarship Corporation as
    an initial screen for its annual competitions for
    scholarships.
  • Measures skills in 3 academic areas
  • Critical Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing Skills
  • You can still take the PSAT. Offered Wednesday,
    October 16th at Andover High School for all.
  • Cost is 18- register online and pay in the
    counseling office.

11
ASVAB Test
  • Whether youre planning on college, the military,
    or youre just not sure what you want to do yet,
    the ASVAB can provide you with great information.
  • It provides you with career exploration scores
    which can help determine your readiness for
    further education and career training.
  • The ASVAB provides a predicted ACT score.
  • Testing December 7th at STEP- free!

12
More Testing to think about
  • If youre thinking of a 4 year college youll
    want to take the ACT test or the SAT test.
  • ACT is more popular in the Midwest and SAT on the
    East and West coast. Most colleges accept
    either- check your college if you have ideas.
  • There are online prep accounts, community ed
    practice tests, and booklets to help you prepare.
  • Most students will test in the Spring of their
    Junior year.
  • You may want to plan on taking it more than once.
  • Most college applications due in Fall of Senior
    year (October of Senior year last opportunity to
    test in time)

13
  • 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.

14
  • Transcript Requests
  • College Visits
  • Career and College research
  • College application tracker
  • Plus, many more features
  • By the end of your junior year, we would like you
    to complete the Career Interest Profiler and
    College Super Match (more info in homeroom).

15
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

16
Husky Nation!
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Our reputation
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