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Howdy Lesson- Freshman Seminar

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Transcript of Howdy Lesson- Freshman Seminar

Counselors
help with:
COUNSELOR
AVAILABILITY
Personal Support

Educational

Planning
Career

Planning

You are starting your GPA right now! Universities want to know what quarter you are in for admissions purposes. Everyone can attend Community Colleges.

Good Grades Result
From…
In classrooms
In small groups
In the Career Center
In the Counseling Office
WHERE???
Before/After School
During your lunch period
If counselor is unavailable, fill out
“Request to See Counselor Form”
completely
You can E-mail
Parents can call or e-mail
How???
Break Down
Counselor Alpha

Marjan Switzer - Head Counselor

Nicole Cleveland: A - Car

Javier Proa: Cas - F

Victoria Elizondo: G - H

Tonie Hutzler: I- McG

Kristen Guerra: McH - P

Lorna Carr: Q - Sm

Nivia O'Malley: Sn - Z

Freshman Seminar
What in the world does a counselor do anyway???

* 26 credits
* 22 from foundation + 4 from endorsement
* Pass 5 EOCs (English 1, English 2, Biology, Algebra 1, and US History)
Set Goals for Grades
Know the graduation requirements
What if
you
fail a class?

1st Quarter: 104- 94
2nd Quarter: 93- 89
3rd Quarter: 88- 84
4th Quarter: 83 and below
(GPA on a 100 point scale)
* A positive attitude in the class (even if it is your least favorite subject)
* Excellent attendance (if you are not in school, you can't learn!)
* Completing homework and studying in a timely manner- Don't get behind!
That's 26 credits...
WOW!
If you don't pass any of these specific courses (English, math, science, social studies) you MUST repeat them
If you fail a COUPLE of classes, you will be considered a 9th grader again. This can jeopardize graduating on time. Get help BEFORE you fail.

Seniors 2017
Good Grades Result From...
Good Grades Result From...
Attendance...
You can have a passing grade but still FAIL a class because of too many absences (State Attendance Law)
You can have NO MORE than 9 absences (whether excused or unexcused) each semester or you have to make-up the hours after school.
Don't wait until the last minute to make up hours.
You seeking help through tutoring
With your teacher
Tutoring (Room C104)
Mon- Fri 8:00am- 8:30am
Mon- Thurs 4:15pm- 5:15pm
FLEX
Finally, Good Grades Result From...
Connections Class
Being organized and using your planner
Extra- curricular activities at Clark
Options if you don't make the grade (fail a course)...
Summer school (costs time and money). Must see your counselor for sign up.
Credit Retrieval. You must qualify and will be contacted.
Repeat the course the following year. There must be extra space in your schedule.
Major and minor
problems, whether
social, emotional,
psychological, or
academic
including....
Marjan Switzer: Head Counselor
Nicole Cleveland: A-Car
Javier Proa: Cas- F
Victoria Elizondo: G- H
Tonie Hutzler: I- McG
Kristen Guerra: McH- P
Lorna Carr: Q- Sm
Nivia O'Malley: Sn- Z
What does my counselor look like?
Mrs. Switzer
Head Counselor
Mrs. Cleveland
A- Car
Mr. Proa
Cas- F
Mrs. Elizondo
G- H
Ms. Hutzler
I- McG
Mrs. Guerra
McH-P
Mrs. Carr
Q- Sm
Mrs. O'Malley
Sn- Z
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