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Title: 9th and 10th Grade Parent Information Night


1
9th and 10th Grade Parent Information Night
  • Monday, September 21

2
Freshman Year Timeline
  • Transition to high school
  • COMPASS (January)
  • Student Led Conferences October 22-23, March
    17-18
  • Individual Graduation Plan Conferences February
  • End-of-Course Tests (Algebra 1, English 1,
    Biology) May 2016

3
Sophomore Year Timeline
  • COMPASS (November 2-13) Student must sign up
    with Guidance (B1)
  • PSAT October 14
  • Student Led Conferences October 22-23, March
    17-18
  • Individual Graduation Plan Conferences February
  • End-of-Course Tests (Biology) May 2016

4
High School RequirementsEnglish 4 unitsMath 4
unitsScience 3 unitsSocial Studies 1
unitGovernment .5 unitEconomics .5 unitUS
History 1 unitPhysical Education 1
unitComputer Science 1 unitForeign Language 2
unitsSenior Project 1 unitElectives 5
unitsTotal 24 units
5
College Course Trade Options
  • College Course Trade Options
  • HIS 201 AND HIS 202 for US History
  • PSC 201 for government
  • ENG 101 AND ENG 102 for English 4
  • All other college courses will count in the
    elective category

6
End-of-Course Tests
  • Exams taken at the end of Algebra 1, English 1,
    Biology, and U.S. History
  • Count 20 of final grade
  • Administered in May

7
GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • GPA is calculated by averaging all classes that
    are taken for high school credit (including
    college classes and high school classes taken in
    7th/8th grade)
  • Students earn points per grade based on the
    Uniform Grading scale
  • See Uniform Grading Scale handout

8
GPA
  • 80 in every class
  • 2.375 GPA

9
College Grades to GPA
  • Students receive letter grades from GTC
  • A (90-100)96
  • B (80-89) 88
  • C (70-79)80
  • D (60-69)73
  • F(0-59)65

10
Why does GPA matter? How does it connect to
college admissions?
11
GPA for College Admissions
  • The GPA that colleges use for the initial
    admissions process is based on
  • 9th,10th and 11th grade
  • Any classes taken in 7th or 8th grade for high
    school credit

12
GPA Ranges for SC
  • Clemson 4.28
  • University of South Carolina 3.59-4.35
  • College of Charleston 3.5-4.2
  • North Greenville University 3.8

13
LIFE
  • 2 of 3 criteria
  • Top 30 of graduating class 3.0 GPA cumulative
    GPA
  • 1100 SAT or 24 ACT
  • BASED ON CLASS RANK AND GPA at the END OF THE
    SENIOR YEAR of high school
  • AWARD AMOUNT
  • 5,000 per year
  • 20,000 over 4 years

14
Palmetto Fellows Recipients
  • Score at least 1200 SAT or 27 ACT by November
    test, 3.5GPA, top 6 of class at end of 10th or
    11th
  • OR
  • Score 1400 SAT or 32 ACT and 4.0 GPA
  • AWARD AMOUNT
  • Up to 6,700 per year for freshman year
  • Up to 7,500 per year for sophomore, junior and
    senior year
  • 29,200

15
Greenville Technical College
  • 13th Year Program
  • Covers cost of tuition if not LIFE eligible

16
Eligibility Guidelines
17
GPA
  • For current freshmen, end-of-year GPA must be
    3.5 to take college classes next year. (89
    overall average)
  • For current sophomores, end-of-year GPA must be
    3.0 to take college classes next year (85
    overall average)

18
COMPASS
  • Greenville Tech placement test taken on GMC
    computers
  • Freshmen January
  • Sophomores November 2-13
  • Compass scores and class eligibility will be
    reviewed during class with all 9th graders.
  • Most students will begin taking college classes
    their 10th grade year.

19
COMPASS
  • Students can prepare for the test by doing
    practice problems, which can be found under
    StudentgtgtCOMPASS Test on our website

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  • Individual Graduation Plan (IGP) Conferences
  • 9th and 10th Grade IGPs held in February
  • GMC classes, graduation progress, college
    classes, and career development will be discussed
  • Information on how to schedule will come out via
    Blazer News in January

23
  • College Admissions Parent Action Plans
  • Schedule college visits!
  • Set academic goals and monitor student progress!
  • Make a college wish list

24
PSAT (10th and 11th only)
  • College readiness practice test for sophomores
    and juniors
  • October 14 (1A and 2A)
  • 10th graders will take it for free! The fee for
    11th graders is 14.
  • Results available in December
  • College instructors will be notified, but
    students are responsible for informing
    instructors as well.

25
Parent Portal
  • Please see Mrs. Clark in B22 during school hours.
  • You must show ID and sign for the password.

26
  • Questions?

27
Contact
  • Whitney Looper (Sophomore and Freshman)
  • wlooper_at_greermiddlecollege.org
  • 864-468-7571 ext 1058
  • Vickie McCammon (Junior and Senior)
  • vmccammon_at_greermiddlecollege.org
  • 864-468-7571 ext 1052
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