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Junior parent meeting aug 2014

  1. 1. Junior Parent Meeting Class of 2016 August 18, 2014 Etowah High School
  2. 2. WELCOME Mr. Robert Van Alstyne, Assistant Principal
  3. 3. Etowah Administration Principal: Mr. Keith L. Ball Assistant Principals: Mr. Robert Van Alstyne(A-C) Dr. Amanda Ruiz (D-H) Mrs. Penny Valle (I-M) Mr. Dan Snipes (N-S) Mrs. Jessica Whitley (T-Z)
  4. 4. Etowah Counseling Staff Ms. Whitney Minton (A-C) 10th grade lead Mrs. Amanda Findlay (D-H) 12th grade lead Mrs. Lisa Shull (I-M) 9th grade lead Mrs. Michele Dowd (N-S) 11th grade lead Ms. Kelly Brangan (T-Z) Lead Counselor & Testing Coordinator Counseling Front Office: Mrs. June Pollack Mrs. Silvia Holmes
  5. 5. From the Counseling Office: Mrs. Michele Dowd, 11th Grade Counselor
  6. 6. Requirements for 2016 Graduates Core Course Requirements • 4 Units of English – Must include 9th Lit, Amer. Lit • 4 Units of Math • 4 Units of Science – Must include Biology and Physical Science OR Physics • 3 Units of Social Studies – World History, U.S. History, Gov’t/Econ Elective Requirements • 1 Unit of Health (.5) and Personal Fitness (.5) • 3 Units of required electives – (World Language, Fine Arts and/or Career/Technical) • 4 Units of miscellaneous electives • TAA provides potential .5 credit Pass or Fail grade 23 total units are required for graduation
  7. 7. Graduation Requirements: Testing GA High School Graduation Writing Test (GHSWT) September 24, 2014 and retest February 25, 2015
  8. 8. Graduation Requirements: Testing Georgia Milestones • Coordinate Algebra • Analytic Geometry • United States History • Economics • Biology • Physical Science • 9th Grade Literature • American Literature Scoring • The test counts as 20% of the final grade. Dates • December 8-12, 2014 • May 4-15, 2015 • Mid-month and retests as well
  9. 9. Honors Courses Offered English, Social Studies & World Languages • 9 Lit • 10 Lit • 11 Lit • 12 Lit • Government • Economics • U.S. & World History • Current Issues • Spanish 2,3,4 • French 2,3,4 Math & Science • Coordinate Algebra • Algebra/Geometry • Geometry/Adv. Algebra • Pre-Calculus • Engineering Calculus • Chemistry • Biology • Human Anatomy
  10. 10. AP Courses Offered English & Social Studies • AP English Lang & Comp/American Lit • AP English Lit/Comp • AP Psychology • AP Government • AP Economics • AP U.S. History • AP World History • AP Human Geography Math & Science • AP Statistics • AP Calculus AB • AP Calculus BC • AP Biology • AP Chemistry • AP Environmental Science • AP Physics 1 • AP Physics C: Mechanics • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  11. 11. AP World Language/Fine Arts/Career • AP Spanish Language • AP Studio Art • AP Music Theory • AP Computer Science 21 Total AP Courses
  12. 12. Class of 2013 College Choices Valedictorian University of Georgia Salutatorian Wayne State University Star Student Vanderbilt University Top Georgia Colleges 1. Kennesaw State University (84) 2. Chattahoochee Technical College (56) 3. University of Georgia (27) 4. Georgia Southern University (20) 5. University of North Georgia (19) 6. Georgia College & State University (14) 7. Valdosta State University (12) 8. Georgia Highlands (9) 9. Georgia Institute of Technology (9) 10. Georgia State University (9) 11. Reinhardt College (8) 12. Southern Polytechnic State University (6) Top Out-of-State Colleges 1. University of Alabama, AL (10) 2. Auburn University, AL (5) 3. University of Mississippi, MS (3) 4. University of South Carolina, SC (3) 5. South Texas College, TX (2) 6. University of Tennessee, TN (2) Ivy League 1 – Yale Total scholarship amount not including HOPE: $3.4 million
  13. 13. Minimum AP Score Required AP TEST GA TECH KSU GSU UWG GA State UGA UNG LANG/LIT 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 SPAN 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 ART N/A 4 4 4 3 3 3 PSY 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 GOVT 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 ECON 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 U.S HIST 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 W. HIST 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 H. GEOG 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 STATS N/A 3 3 3 3 3 3 CALC AB 4 3 4 3 3 4 3 CALC BC 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 BIO 5 3 3 4 3 3 3 CHEM 4 3 3 2 3 3 3
  14. 14. Minimum AP Score Required AP TEST GA TECH KSU GSU UWG GA State UGA UNG ENV. SCI 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 PHYSICS N/A 3 3 3 3 3 3 PHYSICS C 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 COMP SCI 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 MUSIC 3 3 3 N/A 3 5 3
  15. 15. Minimum AP Score Required AP TEST GCSU Valdosta Reinhardt Chat Tech U of AL Auburn Stanford LANG/LIT 3 3 3 3 3 4 N/A SPAN 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 ART 3 3 3 3 4 4 N/A PSY 3 3 3 3 3 4 N/A GOVT 3 3 3 3 3 4 N/A ECON 3 3 3 3 4 4 N/A U.S HIST 3 3 3 3 3 4 N/A W. HIST 3 3 3 3 3 4 N/A H. GEOG 3 3 3 3 3 4 N/A STATS 3 3 3 3 3 3 N/A CALC AB 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 CALC BC 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 BIO 3 3 3 3 3 3 N/A CHEM 3 3 3 3 3 4 5
  16. 16. Minimum AP Score Required AP TEST GCSU Valdosta Reinhardt Chat Tech U of AL Auburn Stanford ENV. SCI 3 3 3 3 N/A 4 N/A PHYSICS B 4 3 3 3 3 4 4 PHYSICS C 4 4 3 3 3 4 3 COMP SCI 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 MUSIC 4 3 3 3 N/A N/A N/A
  17. 17. Biology 3 BIOL 2107 4 Biology 4-5 BIOL 2107 & 2108 8 Calculus AB 3 MATH 1113 3 Calculus AB 4-5 MATH 1113 & 1190 7 Calculus BC 3 MATH 1113 & 1190 7 Calculus BC 4-5 MATH 1113, 1190 & 2202 11 Chemistry 3-4 CHEM 1211 & 1211L 4 Chemistry 5 CHEM 1211/1211L & 1212/1212L 8 English Language OR 3-4 ENGL 1101 3 English Literature 5 ENGL 1101 & 1102 6 Physics B 3-4 PHYS 1111 4 Physics B 5 PHYS 1111 & 1112 8 Physics C (Mechanics) 4-5 PHYS 2211 4 Scores Needed for KSU College Credit AP Subject AP Score KSU Exemption Credit
  18. 18. Environmental Science 3-5 BIOL 1T00 3 Human Geography 3-5 GEOG 1101 3 Music Theory 3-4-5 MUSI 1T00 3 Psychology 3-5 PSYC 1101 3 Spanish Language 3 SPAN 1002 & 2001 6 Statistics 3-5 MATH 1107 3 U.S. Government & Politics 3-5 POLS 1101 (Tests admistered after August 2011, will require a score of 4) 3 U.S. History 4-5 HIST 2112 3 World History 4-5 HIST 1110 3 Art: Drawing 4-5 ART 1150 (After Portfolio Review) 3 Macroeconomics 3-5 ECON 2200 3 Microeconomics 3-5 ECON 2100 3 Computer Science A 3-5 CS 2301 3 Scores Needed for KSU College Credit AP Subject AP Score KSU Exemption Credit
  19. 19. 3-5 CSCI 1301 (4 credit hours) Scores Needed for UGA College Credit AP Score Art: Studio Art- Drawing 3-5 ARST 1TXX* (3 credit hours) *May be used to satisfy electives AP Score Biology 3 BIOL 1103 + BIOL 1103L (4 credit hours) 4 BIOL 1107 + BIOL 1107L (4 credit hours) 5 BIOL 1107 + BIOL 1107L (4 credit hours), BIOL 1108 + BIOL 1108L (4 credit hours) AP Score Chemistry 3 CHEM 1110 + CHEM 1110L (4 credit hours) 4 CHEM 1211 + CHEM 1211L (4 credit hours) 5 CHEM 1211 + CHEM 1211L (4 credit hours), CHEM 1212 + CHEM 1212L (4 credit hours) AP Score Computer Science: Computer Science A and Computer Science AB
  20. 20. Scores Needed for UGA College Credit AP Score Economics- Macroeconomics 3-5 ECON 2105 (3 credit hours) AP Score Economics- Microeconomics 3-5 ECON 2106 (3 credit hours) AP Score English Language & Composition English Literature & Composition 3-4 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours) 5 ENGL 1101 (3 credit hours), ENGL 1102 (3 credit hours) AP Score Environmental Science 3-5 ECOL 1000 + ECOL1000L (4 credit hours) AP Score Government & Politics: United States 3-5 POLS 1101 (3 credit hours)
  21. 21. Scores Needed for UGA College Credit AP Score Geography: Human Geography 3-4 GEOG 1101 (3 credit hours) 5 GEOG 1101 (3 credit hours), GEOG 3620 (3 credit hours) AP Score History: American History 3-4 HIST 2111 (3 credit hours) or HIST 2112 (3 credit hours) 5 HIST 2111 (3 credit hours), HIST 2112 (3 credit hours) AP Score History: World History 3 HIST 2701 (3 credit hours) 4 HIST 2702 (3 credit hours) 5 HIST 2701 (3 credit hours), HIST 2702 (3 credit hours)
  22. 22. Scores Needed for UGA College Credit AP Score Mathematics: Calculus AB and Calculus AB subscore 3 MATH 1101 (0 credit hours), MATH 1113 (0 credit hours) 4-5 MATH 1101 (0 credit hours), MATH 1113 (0 credit hours), MATH 2250 (4 credit hours) AP Score Mathematics: Calculus BC* 3-4 MATH 1101 (0 credit hours), MATH 1113 (0 credit hours), MATH 2250 (4 credit hours) 5 MATH 1101 (0 credit hours), MATH 1113 (0 credit hours), MATH 2250 (4 credit hours), MATH 2260* (0 credit hours) *Students who score a 5 on the BC exam will receive 4 credit hours for MATH 2260 after successfully completing a subsequent mathematics course (MATH 2270, 2500, 2700, 3000, or 3500)
  23. 23. 3 PHYS1111 + Lab (4 credit hours) 4-5 PHYS1211 + Lab (4 credit hours) Scores Needed for UGA College Credit AP Score Music Theory* 3-4 MUSI 3550 (0 credit hours) 5 MUSI 3550 (3 credit hours) All Music majors must take a Music Theory placement examination. Please contact the Music Department: http://www.music.uga.edu/ 706-542-2755 AP Score Physics B 3-4 PHYS 1111 + Lab (4 credit hours) 5 PHYS 1111 + Lab (4 credit hours), PHYS 1112 + Lab (4 credit hours) AP Score Physics C- Mechanics
  24. 24. Scores Needed for UGA College Credit AP Score Spanish: Spanish Language & Culture 3 SPAN 1002 (4 credit hours) 4 SPAN 1002 (4 credit hours), SPAN 2001 (3 credit hours) 5 SPAN 1002 (4 credit hours), SPAN 2001 (3 credit hours), SPAN 2002 (3 credit hours) AP Score Psychology 3-5 PSYC 1101 (3 credit hours) AP Score Statistics 3-5 STAT 2000 (4 credit hours)
  25. 25. American Government & Politics AP Score: 4 or 5 = POL 1101 3 Biology AP Score: 5 = BIOL 1510 4 Chemistry - Effective Summer 2010 AP Score: 4 = CHEM 1211K 4 Chemistry AP Score: 5 = CHEM 1310 4 Computer Science (A) AP Score: 4 or 5 = CS 1301 3 Economics (Macroeconomics)* AP Score: 4 or 5 = ECON 2105 3 Economics (Microeconomics)* AP Score: 4 or 5 = ECON 2106 3 English (Composition & Literature) AP Score: 4 or 5 = ENGL 1101 3 English (Language & Composition) AP Score: 4 or 5 = ENGL 1101 3 Environmental Science AP Score: 4 or 5 = EAS 1600 4 History (American) AP Score: 4 or 5 = HIST 2111 3 History (World) AP Score: 4 or 5 = HTS 1XXX** 3 Human Geography AP Score: 4 or 5 = SS 1XXX 3 Scores Needed for GA Tech Credit AP Subject AP Score Credit
  26. 26. Mathematics (AB and BC) AP Score: AB4 or 5 BC3, 4, or 5 = MATH 1501 4 Music (Theory) AP Score: 3 = MUSI 2600 2 Music (Theory) AP Score: 4 or 5 = MUSI 2600 & 3600 4 Physics B AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2XXX 3 Physics C: Part I (Mechanics, Calculus Based) AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2211 4 Physics C: Part II (Electricity & Magnetism) AP Score: 4 or 5 = PHYS 2212 4 Psychology (General) AP Score: 4 or 5 = PSYC 1101 3 Spanish (Language or Literature) AP Score: 4 or 5 = SPAN 2001 & 2002 6 Statistics No Credit Awarded 0 Studio Art: Drawing No Credit Awarded 0 Scores Needed for GA Tech Credit AP Subject AP Score Credit
  27. 27. Advanced Placement Exams • May 4-15, 2015 by registration Official AP website: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/Controller.jpf To request past AP scores for college and program admissions, call 1-888-308-0013.
  28. 28. Dual Enrollment • Students that wish to take college level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements. • Students must begin process with college first GA College 411 - Accel Program Page Eligibility Requirements • Be a rising junior or senior • Have a minimum 3.0 in college- prep academic core classes • Score at least 1100 on critical reading and math portions of the SAT combined (24 on the ACT) with a minimum score of 530 in critical reading (23 ACT) and 530 in math (22 ACT) • The essay portion of the SAT is not considered * May vary by college
  29. 29. Dual Enrollment Pros • The potential for earning college credit is available especially for students that are planning to attend a school within the University system of Georgia • May reduce cost of college • Doesn’t tap into HOPE Cons • Miss out on Etowah High School atmosphere and experiences • Not all college credit via dual enrollment is accepted at all colleges • AP courses and tests may be used for college credit
  30. 30. GHP Opportunity • http://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program • GHP is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities. • Only 1% of sophomores and juniors in the state of Georgia are nominated to the state level for the Program. • The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants. • Students are nominated by teachers and information has not been posted yet for this year’s organizational timeline. • Nominations by teachers are typically due in October.
  31. 31. GHP Instructional Areas • Communicative Arts • Languages • Math • Science • Social Studies • Dance • Music • Theatre • Visual Arts • Graphic Design • Executive Management • Engineering & Technology • Agriscience/Biotechnology • Agriscience/Environmental Science
  32. 32. Promotion to 12th Grade • To be placed in a Senior homeroom next fall, students must have earned 17 total units of credit that must include: 3 units of English 3 units of Math 2 units of Science 1 unit of Social Studies *students must be in a senior homeroom to be eligible for a parking pass
  33. 33. Recovery Options for Failed Courses Credit Connect • APEX Computer Based Program • Able to recover .5 credit per session • AM 7:00 until 8:00 Monday – Friday at Etowah • PM 3:30 until 5:30 Monday - Thursday at Etowah • $200.00 per half credit • New session begins every 9 weeks Polaris Evening School • Recover .5 credit per quarter • Available each quarter (every 9 weeks) • 2 hour courses, Monday- Thursday on Woodstock High School’s campus – 4:00, 6:00, or 8:00 • $200.00 per half credit • Courses can be taken while enrolled at Etowah High School
  34. 34. Recovery Options for Failed Courses Summer School • Recover 1 Credit (Maximum) • Three to Four weeks in June • 8:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday • $200.00 per half credit Online Options (BYU, GAVS, etc.) • See counselor for options • Student MUST have administrative approval before beginning any program • Cost varies Retake class during school • No cost involved • May delay graduation Please speak with your counselor or Mrs. Whitley regarding any recovery options!
  35. 35. Attendance Policy  Absences/Excuses (parent/guardian, doctor, etc.) must be handled in the attendance office within 5 days of returning to school.  On the 7th absence (excused/unexcused/OSS) per semester PER CLASS students will not receive credit for the course.  Appeals automatically generated for students with passing grades PLEASE NOTE: The State of Georgia will revoke the driver’s license of any student with 10 or more unexcused absences.
  36. 36. PSAT • October 15, 2014 • National Merit Scholarship opportunities based solely on scores achieved during the October 15th PSAT for juniors • CCSD covers the fee associated with the PSAT for all juniors • Data supports higher SAT scores for students who took the PSAT
  37. 37. ACT/SAT  Etowah Dates: • SAT: 10/11, 12/6, 1/24, 3/14, 6/6; www.collegeboard.org • ACT: 10/25, 12/13, 2/7, 4/18, 6/13; www.act.org • ACT Princeton Review: 18 hours of instruction/3 assessments/session during S2  SAT/ACT can be taken multiple times  Usually required to apply to colleges and universities (not required for technical colleges) • SAT vs. ACT: both are recognized at MOST colleges and universities • SAT is Verbal, Math and Writing (SAT changes effective Spring 2016) • ACT is Verbal, Math, Writing, and Science
  38. 38. SAT vs. ACT *SAT • 140 questions and required essay • Guessing hurts the overall score • 3 hours and 45 minutes • Total score out of 2400 • Math accounts for ¼ of overall score • 10 Sections: 3 critical reading, 3 math, 3 writing, 1 experimental *In effect fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015 ACT • 215 questions and optional essay (most colleges require it) • No guessing penalty • 3 hours and 25 minutes • total composite score of 1-36 • Math accounts for 1/3 of overall score • 4 Sections: English, Math, Reading, Science
  39. 39. SAT Changes Spring 2016 • The essay will become optional and have a separate score • The guessing penalty will be eliminated • The overall scoring will return to the original 1,600 point scale • Vocabulary definitions will be those most commonly used in college courses instead of obscure terms • Will become more like the ACT
  40. 40. HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship  HOPE Scholarship: • 3.0 academic GPA, covers approximately 90% of the previous years tuition  Zell Miller scholarship: • 3.7 academic GPA—covers 100% of tuition • SAT 1200 combined CR and Math SAT, or 26 ACT composite  HOPE GPA is calculated using academic courses only. • GPA’s are NOT rounded for HOPE eligibility!  Official HOPE GPA: GAcollege411.org • Georgia Student Finance Commission’s official calculations The most current information about changes to HOPE can be found at: http://www.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/ HOPE_Program/_default.aspx
  41. 41. HOPE Rigor Requirements High School Graduating Class of 2016 1) Advanced math, such as Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Math III, or an equivalent or higher course taken at an eligible high school or taken for degree level credit at an eligible postsecondary institution; 2) Advanced science, such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology II, or an equivalent or higher course taken at an eligible high school or taken for degree level credit at an eligible postsecondary institution; 3) Advanced placement courses in core subjects; 4) International baccalaureate courses in core subjects; 5) Courses taken at a unit of the University System of Georgia in core subjects where such courses are not remedial and developmental courses; or 6) Advanced foreign language courses taken at an eligible high school or taken for degree level credit at an eligible postsecondary institution. *Must meet 3 of these courses required prior to graduation
  42. 42. www.gacollege411.org Georgia College 411 http://gacollege411.org/
  43. 43. Other Scholarships Counseling Website: Student Services • There is a tab specifically dedicated to new scholarship information • PTSA scholarship opportunity • TWITTER-EHS Student Services @EtowahStudServ or Etowah High School @EtowahHS
  44. 44. 2016 Updates REMIND 101
  45. 45. College Applications/Transcripts 2 ways to request a transcript: • Fill out official transcript request form located in the Counseling office ($5.00 fee, requires 2-3 days for processing) • www.gacollege411.org - In-State institutions only (no fee, processed more quickly and no mailing time)
  46. 46. Questions??? For detailed information regarding a child- specific case, please see the counselors after the meeting 
  47. 47. Class of 2016 Etowah High School’s 39th Graduating Class Graduation Ceremony Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:00 pm FBCW Mr. Keith L. Ball Principal

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