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VHHS Freshmen Fall 2016-2017

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Transcript of VHHS Freshmen Fall 2016-2017

Welcome
Class of 2020!

Informed and Ready to Dominate....
in a few short years
Stress
&
Anxiety

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Factors in
College Admission
OUR COUNSELORS
Mrs. Sowell (Last Names A-L)
Mr. Boggs (Last Names M-Z)
Secretary, Mrs. Towns



Go Rebels!
First Things First
1. Complete my data card
2. Sign my class roll
Important Dates !!
Advice from
2016 Seniors
ATTENDANCE
T p Three G als f r Freshmen
Academic
Personal/Social
College/Career
How can my counselor

help
me?
Study 9th grade counts
Grades = GPA
Get involved
Be yourself
Help!
My grades stink!!
1. Ask my teacher
2. Look at Google Classroom
3. Check my grades in iNOW/Chalkable
4. Sign up for Peer Tutor
5. Attend free Homework Help
6. Move to Guided Study
7. Seek outside tutoring
Sept. 11, 2016 National College Fair
@ BJCC
August 30, 2016 On the Road to College
@ VHHS, 6:00 PM
Transcript (academic record) = courses taken and grades earned
GPA & Class Rank
Score on ACT or SAT
Extra-curricular activities

Factors of College Admission
Keep your grades up!
Get involved.
Be your own advocate.
Absences must be excused
!
Turn in excuses in
three ( ) days.
Drop notes in box on front desk.
Unexcused absences =
zeros on work!
Excused absence =
make up work counted
Zeros impact grades!
Grades impact GPA.
GPA impacts college admission.
Stress is normal.
Really?!
So...how do I cope?!
Exercise
Avoid substances
Learn coping skills
Stop negative self-talk
Don't be a perfectionist
Take short breaks from
stressful situations
BIG
FINISH...
...wait for it...
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
o-59 F
Exam grade = 1/5 of sem gr
Nine weeks grades = 4/5 of sem gr
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Semester Grade Formula
1st nine weeks grade 88
" again 88
2nd nine weeks grade 92
" again 92
+ Exam grade (only one) 75
= 435
435
5 = 87 = Sem Gr Avg


Grades
Grading Scale
Calculating Semester Grade(s)
Figuring GPA
Yearly Grades
Sem 1 Avg + Sem 2 Avg
2
= Yearly Grade

PERCENT
GPA figured at end of each year
GPA includes every grade, every year
LOOK at example - VHHS website
GPA
A Good Start
is Very
Important!
February 9, 2017 College Fair
Practice Gym VHHS, in my study
SEVERELY
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