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Title: 9th Grade Counselor Presentation

9th Grade Counselor Presentation
  • Class of 2019

Need to speak to your counselor?
  • Academic and/or personal counseling
  • You are welcome any time.
  • You must report to class FIRST and request
    permission from your teacher to come see
  • If counselor is not available Complete counselor
    request form and turn in to the front desk or
    email. Counselor will call you down as soon as
  • For quick questions stop by office before
    school, during your lunch or after school. You
    can always email.

Mrs. AlvarezLast Names- L-P Location Office
behind cafeteria
  • Ms. Jimenez-
  • Last Names A-C X-Z
  • Location Main Office
  • Ms. Suarez-
  • Last Names- D-K
  • Location 110B-1

Ms. Perez-Roura Last Names- Q-W Location Office
behind cafeteria
Ms. Brito CAP Advisor Location Main Office
Ms. T. Sarduy Scholars Program Location 110B-2
  • A letter must be submitted within 72 hours of an
  • Note must be given to the front desk (Elyse or
  • Check your student portal to ensure absence has
    been excused
  • Tardy to 1st period will result in a lockout
  • Counts as unexcused absence to 1st period
  • No make-up work provided
  • Lock out can be performed at any time of day
  • After 5 early dismissals (picked up early) a
    doctors note will be required to excuse absence.

Attendance Policy
  • The following are excused absences
  • Student illness
  • Medical appointment with a doctors note
  • Death in the family
  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • School sponsored event

  • Ten unexcused absences in an annual course will
    result in No Credit(e.g., Language Arts, Math,
    Science, Social Studies)
  • (Block classes count as 2 classes/ 2 Unexcused
  • Five unexcused absences in a semester course will
    result in No Credit(e.g., Personal Fitness,
    Fine Arts)

Graduation Course Requirements
  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics (must include Algebra I, Geometry)
  • 3 Social Studies (World History, US History, US
  • 3 Science (Must include Biology)
  • ½ Physical Education
  • ½ Personal Fitness
  • 1 Performing/Fine Arts
  • 8 Electives
  • One course must be taken ONLINE (VIRTUAL)
  • Must complete minimum of 25 community service

What are the state assessment requirements for
  • Students must pass the following statewide
  • Grade 10 READING FSA (or ACT/SAT concordant
  • Algebra I end-of-course (EOC)
  • Students must participate in the EOC assessments
    and the results constitute 30 percent of the
    final course grade. These assessments are in the
    following subjects
  • Algebra I
  • Biology I
  • Geometry
  • U.S. History
  • Algebra II (if enrolled)

Final Grade Calculation
  • Final Grade Add grade value for each grading
    period and divide by 4
  • A4, B3, C2, D 1, F 0
  • Example ABCB 4 3 2 3 3 B
  • 4
  • Points Must receive a total of 10 points to pass
    an annual course 5 points needed to pass a
    semester course
  • Multiply grade point value by 2.5 for 1,2,3,4
  • (A10, B7.5, C5, D 2.5, F 0)
  • 5 POINT RULE- Must receive at least 5 points
    in the 2nd semester to pass a course
  • Example BCCA 7.5551027.5 PASS
  • ABDF 107.52.5020 FAIL
  • CCDD 552.52.515 PASS

What happens if you fail a class?
  • If it is a CORE requirement, you CANNOT graduate.
  • MUST make up the class AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
  • Options to make up a class
  • Adult Ed./Night School
  • (attend local public school night or summer)
  • Somerset Virtual Academy
  • (online 239/.5 CREDIT)
  • See your counselor for registration information.

Grade Forgiveness
  • If you fail a class and retake it you must earn a
    C or higher for the F to be forgiven .
    Therefore, it will not get calculated in your
    final GPA.
  • The original F will always appear in your

Grade Point Average
  • G.P.A.- Cumulative calculation of grades
  • Weighted gives extra weight to Honors and
    Advanced Placement if grade is C or above
  • Weighted G.P.A. carries most weight for colleges
    because it reveals rigor of courses.
  • Bright Futures GPA- all academic classes, foreign
    languages academic electives
  • 2.0 unweighted GPA is required to graduate
  • (C Average)
  • Colleges may recalculate their own GPA

Foreign Languages
  • NECESSARY to enter 4-year universities Bright
    Futures Scholarships
  • Must be same language for two years or second
    level foreign language
  • Some colleges/universities require three (3)

Volunteer Hours
  • Must complete a total of 25 hours before high
    school graduation
  • Florida Academic Scholars Award
  • Minimum of 100 hours needed.
  • Florida Medallion Scholars Award
  • Minimum of 75 hours needed.
  • Forms can be found on the schools website
  • Must be at a non-profit organization

Bright Futures cholarship
Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS)
Approx. 100 per credit Approx. 77 per credit
3.5 weighted GPA 3.0 weighted GPA
SAT- 1290 Reading Math ACT- 29 Composite SAT- 1170 Reading Math ACT- 26 Composite
100 Volunteer Hours 75 Volunteer Hours
Dual Enrollment
  • Allows students to simultaneously earn high
    school and college credits
  • Student must be a rising 10th, 11th, or 12th
    grader to participate
  • Dual Enrollment Programs
  • After school
  • Summer
  • Daytime
  • Scholars
  • Must have a 3.0 unweighted G.P.A. minimum
  • Show college-readiness by passing appropriate
    sections of the PSAT, PERT, FCAT, SAT or ACT
  • Have written approval from high school and
    parents/legal guardian

Scholars Program
  • Goal Students graduate with their High School
    Diploma and an Associate Degree from Miami Dade
    College (MDC).
  • How Students earn the AA degree by taking a
    combination of Advanced Placement courses and
    Dual Enrollment courses at MDC throughout their
    sophomore, junior and senior years in high
  • When do they start? The summer after their
    freshman year.  
  • Eligibility Students must have an unweighted GPA
    of 3.0 and pass the PERT exam (College Placement
  • College Classes Once in the Scholars Program,
    students will be committed to taking two MDC dual
    enrollment classes every college semester,
    including summer B semesters.
  • Transportation Doral Academy will arrange
    transportation to MDC for sophomores and juniors.
    Seniors are responsible for providing their own
    transportation to any Miami Dade College campus.
  • Schedule A Scholars schedule will consist of
    five periods of high school courses and two
    periods of MDC dual enrollment classes.
  • Grades Scholars are encouraged to earn As and
    Bs in all college courses in order to improve
    their success with college admission

Student Portal
  • Accessible 24/7 through the school
  • website (student section)
  • Allows students to monitor grades and attendance
  • Must have username and password
  • Username Student ID
  • Password (birth month)(date of birth)(birth
    year)(first name initial)(last name initial)
  • ex. Daniel Rodriguez DOB August 25th 2000
  • Password- 082500dr
  • If you need to reset your password, please send
    an email requesting counselor to reset

Academic Support
  • High School Reading Lab
  • Days Mondays Wednesdays
  • Time 230pm to 330pm
  • Location 205B (Mrs. Acosta) 220B (Mrs.
  • Space is limited so get there early
  • If you are struggling with a class
  • Ask your teacher for help
  • Join a study group
  • Speak with your parents
  • Set appt. with your counselor
  • Math Tutoring -
  • Mondays- Room 111B
  • 240 PM- 400 PM
  • Tue/Wed/Thr Room 117A
  • 240 PM- 400 PM

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