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Mission Possible: Graduation and Beyond Class of 2016 Advisement This advisement program supports the state of Georgia BRIDGE Law Advisement and Graduation Plan Slide 2 Focus of 10 th Grade Advisement Advisement and Impact of BRIDGE Law GACollege411 including My411 Student Portfolio Information PSAT Results for Students Who Took Test Slide 3 BRIDGE Law Mandated Advisement Legislation Law regarding advisement that began during the 10-11 school year. This law mandates that certain tasks be completed on GACollege411 to support all students career planning and decision making. Students must have a GACollege411 account (My411), complete career interest inventories, complete their graduation plan, explore 3 careers, and be provided with information about College Credit Now/Dual Enrollment. Slide 4 Promotion to Grade 11 In order to be promoted to the 11 th grade, your student must have earned 11 credits. Slide 5 HOPE GPA Please remember that a HOPE gpa is calculated on a 4.0 scale and the focus is on academic courses completed. Some science courses that are used in a CTAE pathway also count as the 4 th Science requirement. All of these courses automatically calculate into the HOPE gpa. Non-academic elective courses do not count HOPE GPA will be 3.0 or higher- it is not a numerical average. Please monitor HOPE G via your GACollege411 account. Slide 6 HOPE RIGOROUS COURSES All students in the class of 2016 who wish to receive a HOPE Scholarship must take 3 rigorous courses in addition to meeting the HOPE GPA requirement. These courses have just been specified and include the following: Advanced Placement courses, CCGPS Advanced Algebra, Accelerated CCGPS Pre-Calculus, CCGPS Pre-Calculus, Anatomy, Forensics, Physics, Chemistry, French II and III, and Spanish II-V. Slide 7 Registration/Advisement AP Schedulers and Counselors will request the core academic subjects: English, Math, and Social Studies Students will be guided on the next level Science course to complete Students will complete the Advisement/Registration plan listing the elective choices in priority order. The Course Request List along with the Advisement/Registration Document will be available for you and your student to review and edit before the summer. Slide 8 Advisement Planning With your student during classroom guidance, we will review: 11 th Grade Requirements Electives Career Cluster and Pathway Information Georgia High School Testing Requirements Georgia High School Writing Test EOCTs are 20% of final grade in class Important career planning websites: Slide 9 AP and Honors Information Applications will be online at for the 2014- 2015 school year. Applications are available and will close February 15, 2014. Student must apply even if they are already in honors level. If selected the student will stay in the course all year. Slide 10 Slide 11 Work-Based Learning (WBL) How can I benefit from WBL? Online Application Process Put your book knowledge to use and gain hands on experience in your career. Earn school credit in your career area during your Junior and Senior year. Earn money while learning (excluding some internships). Slide 12 Work-Based Learning (WBL) Opportunities Include : Youth Apprenticeship Cooperative Education Internship Employability Skills Development Ask your WBL Coordinator, CTAE Teacher or Counselor for an application. Slide 13 Credit Recovery Courses If your student is needing to take a credit recovery course due to failing a course, the counselor can help him/her determine if this option is a good choice. Credit recovery courses are taken via There is an approval process for taking these courses. Slide 14 Credit Recovery Courses (Recommended by School Counselor) If there is a need to take a credit recovery course due to failing a course, the counselor can help determine if this option is a good choice. Credit recovery courses are taken via K12, PLATO, Georgia Credit Recovery, or Georgia Virtual School. There is an approval process for taking these courses. Slide 15 Test-out Opportunities for Credit Beginning in the Spring, qualified students may test-out in up to 3 EOCT courses throughout high school and earn up to 3 high school credits. Slide 16 Test-out Opportunities Basic Requirements and Information 1. Limit is 3 courses during high school. 2. PCSD Test-out Registration Opportunity in January with information available prior to registration opportunity. This is an Online registration opportunity on the district website. 3. Student cannot have started a course(s) that he/she is planning to test-out. 4. During January registration a payment of $50.00 must be made for each test. Students who score Exceeds will have this money reimbursed after scores come back during April. 5. During February a grade of B or higher will be validated. Also, during February a teacher recommendation regarding the test-out opportunity must be received. This recommendation is completed by the students teacher in the subject area. 6. EOCT test(s) is taken during the week of March 10. Slide 17 College Credit Now/ Dual Enrollment Process by which high school students take courses from a state public or private postsecondary institution while still enrolled as a high school student and receive credit both at the high school and at the postsecondary institution. MOWR (Move On When Ready) full time student at the college ACCEL part time high school/ part time college student Slide 18 College Credit Now/Dual Enrollment Quick Reference Guide Explains the following: Who is eligible College admission requirements Full-time or part-time status Available courses Campus attendance Earned credits Who pays Slide 19 Dual Enrollment opportunities require.. Advisement conference with the counselor prior to the start of each semester Approval of parent/guardian Admissions requirements met at an eligible post-secondary institution (please watch deadlines.sometimes they are several months before the semester begins) Documentation completed for final approval Slide 20 Slide 21 PSAT Test The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude test provides a standardized view of a students scholastic skills, regardless of the school attended, and helps students compare themselves with other college-bound students nationwide. Slide 22 Your Scores For sophomore or younger student, your scores are compared to those of sophomores. Score You can see your projected SAT score online in My College QuickStart ( Score Range Slide 23 National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet. The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors. The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition. Slide 24 See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT. Your Skills You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online in My College QuickStart ( Slide 25 Your Answers You will get your test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the questions. You can also review each test question in My College QuickStart. Slide 26 Your Answers: Student-Produced Responses Some of the math problems required you to grid in answers instead of selecting an option. For these questions, you will see the correct answer(s) written out. Slide 27 Whats next? Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can: Search for colleges Get a personalized SAT study plan Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you Next Steps Slide 28 My College QuickStart My Online Score Report Projected SAT score ranges State percentiles You can filter questions Questions and answer explanations Slide 29 My College QuickStart My SAT Study Plan Personalized skills to improve SAT practice questions An official SAT practice test Slide 30 My College QuickStart My College Matches Starter list of colleges Criteria to customize search Ability to save searches Slide 31 My College QuickStart Log in to your personalized account at Slide 32 Testing SAT $ and/or ACT $ Should take at least once by Spring of Junior year Slide 33 Junior and Senior Year Your student should: Focus on academics Take rigorous/relevant courses which include Advanced Placement and honors courses Stay organized Research options Use Career exploration Post-secondary schools exploration Scholarship information Planning and application information Keep HOPE Alive!!!!! Slide 34 Post-secondary Plans (My411 Account is set up.) Important website with career interest inventory information College, university, and technical college information Students individual profile Students HOPE GPA information Students career interest inventory information Students high school graduation planning processBRIDGE Graduation Plan Students career planning and decision making Students post secondary/college planning process Slide 35 Professional School Counselors support all students! Thank you for attending the Class of 2016 10th Grade Advisement Opportunity!

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