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Sophomore & Junior Information Night

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Sophomore & Junior Information Night
Who to Know
Counselors:
Cory Peppers, A-Har
Danielle Hubbard, Has-Pa
Christina Lowe, Pe-Z
Mary Boykin, 9th Grade
Career Center: Liz Long
Principal: Dr. Al Darby
Assistant Principals:
Rob McFerrin, AD
Craig Martin, Curriculum
Barbara Smith, Attendance
Records Clerk: Gwen Tilley
Registrar: Lori McElroy
Junior Dues: Haley Cox
Counseling Sophomores & Juniors
Testing, graduation requirements, conferences, scheduling, credit recovery
Dual Enrollment advising
GAFutures
College/career planning
Community resources
Personal/social counseling
Junior Meetings (October & March)
Core curriculum in classrooms
Seeing Your Counselor
Online Appointment Scheduler
http://www.bit.ly/wbhscounseling
Ask A Counselor Wednesday
Parents: Contact your child's counselor through phone or e-mail.
WBHS Class of 2019 & 2020
Upcoming Events
October 9-13: Fall Break
October 16: Junior Meetings Begin
October 18: Progress Reports
October 25: PSAT/NMSQT Test Administration
November 1: College Essentials Night
Graduation Requirements
24 Credits including:
4 Language Arts
4 Math
4 Science
4 Social Studies
3 Pathway Courses
1 Health & P.E.
Option: JROTC I-III
4 General Electives
Optional: 2 Foreign Language REQUIRED for 4-year colleges in GA
Recommendation: begin FL in 10th or 11th grade
Diploma with Highest Distinction
32 credits
Diploma seal & cord
Diploma with Distinction
28 credits
Diploma seal
Standard Diploma
24 credits
SST/RTI/IEP process likely involved
Primary objective to get back on track for 28 credits
Promotion Requirements
6 units required for promotion to 10th Grade
13 units required for promotion to 11th Grade
Must include: 2 English, 1 Math, 1 Science, & 1 Social Studies
18 units required for promotion to 12th Grade
Additional Requirements
Graduation Testing Requirements (Georgia Milestones)
9th Grade Lit & 11th Grade (American) Lit
Algebra & Geometry
Physical Science & Biology
US History & Economics
HOPE Rigor Requirements
See Handout for eligible courses at WBHS
Class of 2017+: 4 classes in any area
3.0 HOPE GPA required (4-year schools)
Keys to Success
Keys for Students:
Develop effective time management & study strategies.
Stay organized & take good notes.
Show up & turn in assignments.
Communicate with teachers & counselors.
Set goals & make a plan to achieve them.
Keys for Parents:
Check Parent Portal frequently.
Communicate with teachers & counselors.
Stay connected through our websites & social media.
Help your student think about & plan for the future.
Dual Enrollment
WBHS Coordinator: Liz Long (CRC)
Earn college credit while working on HS Diploma
DE funds cover tuition, fees, and required textbooks
All students are eligible but must meet institutional standards for admission
Process for Dual Enrollment:
Contact Liz Long in the CRC to express interest.
Fill out DE application, take entrance exams, and apply to institution. (Assistance by Ms. Long.)
If accepted, meet with assigned counselor for advisement on class choices & graduation plan.
Register for classes at the college.
Contact college with specific admission/course detail questions.
Bring college schedule to WBHS.
More on Dual Enrollment
Carefully consider fit and preparedness for college-level work!
Consider the schools you may attend after high school--do they have a preference of AP or dual enrollment?
Other factors to consider: transportation, fit with WBHS/extracurricular/job schedules
Make a Plan: 10th Grade
See detailed "Parent Action Plan: 10th Grade" in Handout
Fall:
Begin exploring careers & majors
Check in regularly on schoolwork
Get involved!
Take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 25
Brainstorm schools to visit
Spring:
Make a college visit
Begin building a preliminary college list
Collect information about the cost of college
Discuss next year's classes--embrace challenges!
Begin planning meaningful summer activities
Make a Plan: 11th Grade
See detailed "Parent Action Plan: 11th Grade" in Handout
Fall:
Meet with your school counselor
Take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 25
Set goals for the school year
Begin preparing for the SAT/ACT
Shadow professionals in careers of interest
Deepen involvement in extracurriculars
Spring:
Official Junior Meetings with your counselor
Refine your college list
Take the SAT and ACT
Research scholarships
Attend college fairs & financial aid events
Visit colleges (See "Campus Visit Checklist" in Handout)
Plan courses for next year--embrace challenges!
Make meaningful summer plans
PSAT/NMSQT
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
Test date: October 25 @ WBHS in AM
Offered FREE for ALL 10th Graders
Available to Juniors for $20 (waivers available)
We encourage all juniors to take it--more scholarship money available this year!
WHY take the PSAT?
Practice for SAT with Khan Academy
Scholarship money (Juniors only)
Identifies AP Potential
ACT
www.actstudent.org
Philosophy: Rewards strong grasp of material and content knowledge
No penalty for wrong answers
Scored on 1-36 scale
Covers English, Math, Science, Reading, and Writing (optional)
Upcoming test dates:
October 28
December 9
Waivers available in the CRC if on F/RL
SAT
www.collegeboard.org
Philosophy: Rewards logic, creative thinking, & problem-solving
Covers Math, Reading, & Writing
Math related to work students do in class
Focus on widely used words students are likely to use in college/career
Essay optional
No penalty for guessing
Score range: 400-1600
Upcoming Test Dates:
November 4
December 2
Waivers available in the CRC if on F/RL
Accuplacer
Multiple-choice, untimed, computerized
Math/Algebra and Reading/Writing
Register to take the Accuplacer at the institution you plan to attend
Most frequently used @ technical schools
May be used for dual enrollment admissions at some institutions
BigFuture.CollegeBoard.org
Find Colleges, Explore Careers, Pay for College, Make a Plan
Special resources for parents
Customizable plans based on where your student is in their search process
GaFutures.org
Career, College, and Financial Aid Planning
HOPE Scholarship Information/HOPE GPA
Apply to in-state schools & send transcripts
Test preparation, interest inventories, financial aid calculators
Stay Connected!
Counseling Website:
https://www.bit.ly/wbhscounseling
Facebook: Winder-Barrow High School
Twitter: @TweetDoggs
Remind: Text @wbcounsel to 81010
Quick Poll!
We want your feedback!
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