D. H. Conley High School Underclassmen Parent Night September 23, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm • • • • • • • • • Contacts Graduation Requirements Announcements/Special Programs College Courses Online Courses • NCVPS • PCSVA Standardized Testing NCAA Clearinghouse College/Academic Progress Registering for Next Year’s Classes Contents Counselors A-D -----------------Karen Pumphrey E-K -----------------Courtney Yates L-R -----------------Kelly Wynne S-Z -----------------Colleen Roughton Seniors -------------Brad Grampa Career Development/Special Pop Coordinator ------------------------Susan Mendell Administrators Principal -----------------------AP ------------------------------AP ------------------------------AP ------------------------------AP/Testing Coordinator ------ Contacts -Mr. Don Marr -Mrs. Ashley Wheeler -Mrs. Nikki Miller -Mr. Reed Potts -Mr. Norman McDuffie Content Area Required # of credits • English Math Science Social Studies Healthful Living Art Concentration Mini - Concentration Electives 4 credits 4 credits 3 credits 4 credits 1 credit 1 credit 4 credits 2 credits 5 credits • TOTAL 28 credits • • • • • • • • Future Ready Core English English English English I II (EOC) III/AP Language IV/AP Literature ◊ Each English offers an Honors level to students All Honors & AP English classes require Summer Reading English Language Arts • • • • Math I (Alg I) – EOC Math II (Geometry) Math III (Alg II) Adv. Math (AFM, Precalculus, etc…) ◊ Grade 8 Alg. I counts as a high school graduation requirement for Math - must make a level 3 on EOC ◊ Does NOT count towards students’ GPA. Mathematics 8th grade Algebra I/Math I 8th grade Math ● Biology (EOC) ● Honors Biology (EOC) ● Earth/Environmental ● Honors Earth/Environmental ● Chemistry ● Honors Chemistry AND/OR ● Physical Science* ● Biology (EOC) ● Honors Biology (EOC) AND/OR ● Physical Science* ● Earth/Environmental ● Honors Earth/Environmental ● Chemistry ● Honors Chemistry ● AP Earth/Environmental (APES)▫ ▫ Must have passed Honors Chemistry AND Honors Biology * Will not satisfy requirements for UNC system admission Science 1. World History (Standard or Honors) – 9th Grade 2. Civics & Economics (Standard or Honors) – 10th Grade 3. American History I (Standard or Honors) AND 3. American History II (Standard or Honors) 11th Grade OR 3. Honors Turning Point in American History AND 3. AP US History Social Studies 11th Grade * Required for graduation * CPR Certification (will receive in course) * Pre-Req for Weightlifting and Advanced PE HEALTHFUL LIVING I Health & PE Must pass 4 courses in one of the following areas: Career and Technical Education JROTC Arts Discipline - (Band, Chorus, Dance, Art, Vocals) World Languages Advanced Placement College Courses English, Math, Science, Social Studies-Excludes courses that meet graduation requirements Concentrations Listen for announcements! Stay in touch with your COUNSELOR! Check the DHC website for News www.pittschools.org/dhconley/ D.H. Conley Student Services website: http://www.pittschools.org/dhconley/studentservices.htm Be sure to read the newsletter each month! Copies are posted in each homeroom, each teacher’s room, student services, outside of cafeteria, and online. Phone Messages will be sent out about events ANNOUNCEMENTS Resources College Resources – www.cfnc.org College Averages of SAT Scores & Enrollment Info As Updated by NC.EDU www.northcarolina.edu/about/facts.htm Financial Aid – www.fafsa.gov SAT registration – www.sat.collegeboard.org Scholarships – www.fastweb.org NC Dept. of Ed – www.dpi.state.nc.us Resources Teen Court Teen Leadership Distinguished Young Women/Junior Miss NC Governors School HOBY UNC (Heels for Success, Project Uplift, Catalyst Conference) Summer Ventures in Science & Math Clemson C-Cats Broyhill Leadership Conference Shelton Leadership Challenge AND MANY, MANY MORE!! Special Programs Unweighted GPA of 3.5 4 units of English and Math 3 units of Science 4 units of Social Studies 1 Health/PE Unit 1 Art Education Unit 4 electives in a Concentration 5 Higher level courses taken 11th and 12th grade to include either Honors, AP, or College Courses 2 Foreign Language Credits NC Scholars Students who qualify for this special recognition: Will be designated by the State Board of Education as an NC Academic Scholar and will receive a seal of recognition attached to their diploma. May use this special recognition in applying to postsecondary institutions. (Candidates are identified by the end of their 11th grade year) More information is located in the Reg. Guide on page 20 NC Scholars Cont’d Students can take classes at Pitt Community College (dual enrollment) Must be sixteen years old Must be a Junior or a Senior Must have transportation Must have 3.0 GPA at time of registration Students see Mrs. Mendell Career & College Promise/PCC Online program Open to students in grades 9 – 12 Offered both semesters Offers Standard, Honors and AP courses AP courses are year long Courses only available to students if: Course is NOT available at DHC Course is needed for graduation Course does not fit into schedule at DHC NCVPS Courses First year – Trial year Honors level ONLINE courses Current courses offered: AFM, Pre-Calc, American History I, American History II, Earth/Environmental, Chemistry, English III, and English IV IF all goes well this year, more courses will be offered next year Prefer students who have previously taken an Honors course – However, if student wishes to up their rigor, they can participate Course can count as part of course load or can be an additional course (5th course). Can take multiple courses at a time. Can take at home OR in lab at school. PCSVA Courses What are your needs and interests? Post-Secondary Plans What should I consider? College Military Community College Workforce START RESEARCHING INFORMATION ON SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS NOW!! Remember important dates, times and locations PSAT www.collegeboard.org OCTOBER SAT www.collegeboard.org ALL YEAR ACT www.act.org ALL YEAR / Given at school for JUNIORS in FEB or MAR PLAN www.act.org OCTOBER WORKKEYS – – www.act.org/workkeys/ DECEMBER (for grads), February (for all other grads) KEEP TRACK OF THE CALENDAR! early What is the PSAT? - Practice SAT What does it test? Skills Measured: * Verbal reasoning * Math reasoning * Writing PSAT – October $ Free for ALL 10th grade students $ -Juniors & Non-DHC Students-50 spots (JUNIORS MUST SIGN UP IN GUIDANCE) PSAT/NMSQT Critical Reading Math Expanded to cover Alg II Writing section – actual essay Scores 200-800 each section We suggest: SAT - 2 times during Junior Year 3rd time fall semester of Sr. Year (if necessary) Sign up at www.collegeboard.org Cost: $51.00 SAT (4 Year College/Univ) What is the PLAN? - Practice ACT What does it test? - English- Usage, Mechanics, Rhetorical Skills - Math- Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry - Reading- Passage details, drawing conclusions, comparisons and generalizations - Science- Biology, Chemistry, Physics All 10th Grade Students Take – October 29th PLAN English, Math, Reading, Science - All sections weighted equally Writing is optional – most colleges require that you take it www.act.org Without Writing - $35.50 With Writing component - $52.50 * if taken outside of DHC March/April - All Juniors will take the ACT- FREE!!! ACT What is the WorkKeys? - Job Skills Assessment What does it test? - Reading for Information - Locating Information - Applied Mathematics ALL SENIORS MUST TAKE!!! • • • Early grads will test in December All other seniors will be tested in February Students can contact Ms. Susan Mendell for a Career 101 login to access sample tests, career profiles, learning style inventories, etc. Workkeys College Sports Ruling Body High School students wishing to play sports in college must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse by the end of their junior year. Students must have a specific GPA, test scores, and number of core classes to be eligible. * Most students will have the core classes as a part of their graduation requirements here at DHC Please visit: http://www.pittschools.org/dhconley/studentservices.htm to view the informational packet for details. To Register: Visit the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse: www.eligibilitycenter.org NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE BEGIN A FOLDER OR BOX WITH COLLEGE INFORMATION Register for challenging classes Narrow down your list of colleges Visit colleges in the summer Start writing drafts of your college essays Practice writing resumes Talk to your teachers about recommendations Take the SAT/ACT/PSAT PREPARE FOR SENIOR YEAR Grades (GPA) in College Prep (Honors and AP) courses Strength of the curriculum taken SAT/ACT Essay Class Rank Extra Curricular - Quality NOT quantity TOP 6 THINGS COLLEGES LOOK FOR: 3 TYPES: SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS LOANS WORK STUDY College Fair – Oct. - Greenville Convention Center 100 Juniors - Must Sign Up In Student Services Financial Aid Workshop – D.H. Conley High School FINANCIAL AID Enhancing your Resume - Curriculum Choices Grades, GPA, Class Rank SAT, ACT, WorkKeys scores Extra-curricular Activities Recommendations Resume Volunteer/Community Work Special Programs Scholarships Received Student Seminar coming this year on High School Resumes Planning Ahead! Junior year GPA is very critical in the college admissions process Course selection Extracurricular activities Summer Programs MONITOR ACADEMIC PROGRESS Review GPA, class rank, and credits earned. Check your transcript for errors. Contact counselor if you discover an error or need clarification. Review transcript! R – Responsible A – Accountable P – Professional Tutoring Available: RAP - Students must have their planner signed by tutoring teacher to be able to go After School – Upon Student Request to Teachers Students need to ask their teachers where and what days tutoring is held EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO RAP Beginning in February-March Students will receive and fill out their blue registration card: They will then bring it home to you to review and sign They will then bring it to meet with the counselor Counselors will review & make sure classes are what each student needs to remain on track for graduation NOTE: Counselors will follow teacher recommendations for CORE CLASSES IF NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED BY STUDENTS AND PARENTS. Registration Any course a student wishes to take or think they MAY want to take, MUST BE ON THEIR REGISTRATION CARD. THEY SHOULD NOT PUT A CLASS ON THEIR CARD THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE or THAT THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO TAKE. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE FOR COURSES NOT LISTED ON THEIR REGISTRATION CARDS!! Registration Cont… COURSE CHANGES: We will approve changes for the following reasons: 1. Moving up in rigor 2. Student has not met the prerequisite 3. Student has already taken and passed the class 4. Teacher recommendation 5. If desired course is listed on the registration card 6. To balance schedule REGISTRATION CONT… Talk to your son/daughter about their plans for the future Track their progress regularly Talk to teachers and counselors with any concerns Attend Open Houses Learn all you can about what it takes to get into college Be supportive Provide them with additional support or help if necessary STAY INVOLVED!!! WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A PARENT? Please contact us: 252-756-3440 9th – 11th Grade A – D ----- Karen Pumphrey – [email protected] E – K ----- Courtney Yates – [email protected] L – R ----- Kelly Wynne – [email protected] S – Z ----- Colleen Roughton – [email protected] Seniors Brad Grampa ---- [email protected] Career Development and Special Populations Coordinator Susan Mendell ---- [email protected] QUESTIONS? ESL – Karen Pumphrey Special Programs – Karen Pumphrey or Brad Grampa 504 contact – Kelly Wynne Online courses (PCSVA, NCVPS, Odyssey Ware) – Colleen Roughton PCC courses/WorkKeys/Special Pops – Susan Mendell Scholarships – Brad Grampa QUESTIONS?
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