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Mr. Ron Callahan Mi - Sc Referral Coordinator
Mrs. Teresa Dennis Se – Z Scholarships
Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary
Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar
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Career and college advisement
Standard Diploma Graduation Options
A four-year, minimum of 24-credits standard program, or
A three-year, 18 credit standard college preparatory program, or
A three-year, 18 credit career preparatory program
Standard 24 Credit Graduation Requirements
English – 4 credits
Math – 4 credits (to include Algebra I and Geometry)
Science – 3 credits (to include Biology)
Social Studies – 3 credits ( World History, US History, Economics and US
Health Opportunities in Physical Education (HOPE)– 1 credit
Fine Art or DOE Approved Practical Art – 1 credit
Electives – as needed for a total of 24 credits (8 credits)
Earn a 2.0 GPA
Pass Grade 10 FCAT II Reading (cut scores to be determined)
Pass Algebra I End of Course Exam (EOC)
Take Geometry and Biology End of Course Exam (EOC) which will equal 30% of
Pass at least one online high school course (half or whole credit) offered by Leon
County Virtual School or FL Virtual School. The course must meet the 24 credits required
for graduation. Online high school courses taken in middle school will meet this requirement.
Practical Arts Courses at Chiles High School
Approved to meet the Arts Graduation Requirement
Web I, II
TV Productions I, II, III, IV
Communications Technology I, II, III
Engineering Technology I, II, III
Culinary Arts II, III
Grade Percent GPA Value
A 90-100 4
B 80-89 3
C 70-79 2
D 60-69 1
F 0-59 0
Courses with an EOC - Four grading periods. Final grade and
credit earned on an annual basis.
All other courses - Two grading periods per semester. Final grade
and credit earned on a semester basis. The semester exam counts
for 20% of the semester grade.
*Per grading period – you must earn a passing grade during the final grading period
and/or exam to earn credit for the semester.
Check your academic progress online with Parent Portal!
Grade Point Average
Students will have an official transcript with unweighted and weighted GPA after the
completion of one semester of a high school coursework.
Unweighted GPA is based on all courses awarded the standard grading of:
A = 4.0 C = 2.0
B = 3.0 D = 1.0
Weighted GPA is based on:
Honors and honors gifted courses are awarded an extra .5 for a semester grade of a C
or better. A = 4.5
Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses are awarded an extra 1.0 for a
semester grade of C or higher. A = 5.0
Many different GPAs:
9 weeks GPA
Cumulative GPA – weighted and unweighted
Cumulative unweighted GPA ( use for promotion and graduation)
Cumulative weighted GPA (used for class rank and academic awards)
2.0 unweighted GPA is required to participate in extracurricular activities
Chiles High School GPA is different than GPAs computed by Bright Futures,
colleges/universities and NCAA .
Year 09-10 Grade Lev.08 School 37-0531 Year 10-11 Grade Lev.09 School 37-1141
-----------COURSE----------- -SEM- -----------COURSE----------- ---SEM-
NUMBER TITLE 1 2 CREDIT NUMBER TITLE 1 2 CREDIT
07083400 SPANISH I A A 1.00 20013200 E/S SCI HON B h B h 1.00
07083500 SPANISH II B A 1.00
10013200 ENG HON I A h A h 1.00
12003100 ALGEBRA I A 1.00
15063200 HOPE A A 1.00
21093200 W HIST HON Bh Ah 1.00
GPA YR: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CRDT YR: 1.00 GPA YR: 3.58 WTD:3.38 CRDT YR: 6.00
CUM: 4.00 WTD:4.0 CUM CR : 1.00 CUM: 3.64 WTD:3.86 CUM CR: 7.00
1st Semester Exam Schedule
Monday, December 19, 2011
1st pd. class 7:30-8:30
1st pd. exam 8:35-10:15
2nd pd. class 10:20-11:20
2nd pd. exam 12:10-1:50 (Please note: buses leave at regular time)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
3rd pd. class 7:30-8:30
3rd pd. exam 8:35-10:15
4th pd. class 10:20-11:20
4th pd. exam 12:10-1:50 (Please note: buses leave at regular time)
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
5th pd. class 7:30-8:30
5th pd. exam 8:35-10:15
6th pd. class 10:20-11:20
6th pd. exam 12:10-1:50 (Please note: buses leave at regular time)
State of Florida University System
3.0 recalculated academic GPA, plus SAT or ACT
2.5 – 2.99 recalculated academic GPA, plus at least a minimum score in all three sections of the
SAT or ACT as outlined below:
SAT – Critical Reading >= 460 or ACT – Reading >= 19,
SAT – Math >= 460 or ACT Math >= 19, and
SAT – Writing >= 440 or ACT English/Writing >= 18.
ALL students must complete the secondary academic unit requirements:
4 units of English
4 units of mathematics at the Algebra I level and higher. Liberal Arts, Integrated Math
and Informal Geometry are not counted. Algebra IA & IB = 1 unit together
3 units of science
3 units of social science
2 sequential units of the same foreign language
2 elective units, preferably English, math, science, social science, or foreign language
State universities use the same method as Leon County Schools for weighting academic courses
earning a “C” or better : awarding an extra .5 for honors and 1.0 for AP and dual enrollment .
Student must meet the following requirements during the semester:
“A” in both nine weeks grading period.
No referral resulting in ISS or OSS.
No Class II or higher referral resulting in Saturday School.
Satisfactory citizenship in all classes.
Has parent permission to exempt exam(s).
Exemptions for non-academic elective courses – Students may exempt elective
course exams both semesters.
Courses requiring an End of Course Exam (EOC) – Student is required to take
a mid-term and final exam.
Exemptions for academic courses that do not re quire an EOC - Students may
exempt one semester exam if they meet the exemption requirements. They are
required to take at least one semester exam in each academic subject area with
the school year(either the 1st semester or 2nd semester exam). Academic courses
include English, math, science, social studies and foreign language
1st semester exams will be administered December 19 - 21. These are full school days
with a regular bus schedule.
Promotion to 10th grade
1.0 unweighted GPA
Standardized tests are used for academic
Students who fail a course need to meet with their guidance
counselor to discuss retake options. Options include:
Leon County Schools Adult and Community Education (ACE)
Leon County Virtual School – not available in the summer
Florida Virtual School
Private Schools – summer only
*All of these options require approval from your student’s guidance
10th grade Progression
10th grade AP Accel and Plus Progression
Advanced Placement Course – options may include AP
European History, AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP
Art History or AP Music Theory
Options during the next three years
Advanced Placement Courses
Dual Enrollment Courses
Lively Dual Enrollment
Gifted Externship Program
DCT Work Study Program
Florida State University
Fall Admissions Middle 50%
3.7 - 4.2 academic GPA
1760 - 1980 SAT
26 - 30 ACT
Average # of academic units: 22.5
Academic Profile: GPA, strength of
curriculum (# of honors, AP and DE
courses, advanced foreign language), test
University of Florida
Admissions Middle 50%
4.1 - 4.4 academic GPA
1830 - 2090 SAT
28 - 32 ACT
Current freshmen admitted at UF:
87.5% of students with a 4.0 and
above academic GPA were admitted
74.1 % with 26 – 30 academic units were admitted
Middle 50% for Admission
3.00 – 3.49 academic GPA
1200 - 1500 SAT
17 - 20 ACT
May admit under state minimum
University of Central Florida
Middle 50% for admission:
3.5 – 4.2 academic GPA
25 – 29 ACT
Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores
University of South Florida
Fall admissions middle 50%
3.64 – 4.21 academic GPA
25 -29 ACT
Quality and level of coursework, GPA and test scores
Grades in academic courses
Strength of curriculum
ACT/SAT and often SAT II
Extracurricular activities/college resume
Leadership positions held
Community service/volunteer experiences
Letters of recommendation
Admission based on Regular high school diploma
Florida community colleges recommend that students take the
same core high school courses that are required for state university
Students who take college prep courses in high school are more
likely to be successful.
A student with an AA degree is guaranteed admission to a state
university (not necessarily university or program of your choice),
acceptance of 60 credit hours towards BA/BS degree and junior
Everyone must take a placement test. The FPERT will be used
unless exempted by SAT or ACT scores. It is generally
recommended for students to take the SAT and/or ACT in the
spring of their junior year.
SAT: 440 verbal and 550 math ACT: 17 English, 18 reading, 21 math
Required for any student athlete who wants to play at a Division I or
Clearinghouse form should be sent at end of junior year. (online
application and fee)
Minimum 2.0 GPA in 16 core courses and SAT/ACT scores
Sliding scale of core GPA and SAT/ACT test scores
4 credits in English
3 credits in Math (Algebra I or higher)
2 credits in Science (1 lab if offered by the school)
2 credits of Social Science
1 credit of additional English, math, science
4 additional academic credits
Visit www.ncaaclearinghouse.net “Prospective Student
Athletes” for more information.
Bright Futures Scholarships
Academic Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a FL post secondary institution.
Requirements: 3.5 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits), 1290 SAT or 29 ACT and
100 hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines available on Chiles Guidance website.
Florida Medallion Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a FL post secondary institution.
Requirements: 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) , 1170 SAT or 26 ACT and
75 hours of community service. Forms and Guidelines available on Chiles Guidance website.
16 required academic credits include:
4 Math (Algebra I level and above which does not include Liberal Arts, Integrated
or Informal Geometry). Algebra IA and IB = 1 credit together
3 Social Science
2 Foreign Language (in the same language)
View Legislative updates regarding BF at:
View scholarship award amounts at:
Statewide Scholarship Weighting awards .25 per semester for honors and AP
courses with a “C” or higher. LCS honors foreign language is not honors for BF GPA calculation.
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award - Pro-rated per hour tuition coverage at a FL
post secondary institution.
Requirements: 3.0 weighted GPA (16 required credits for graduation), 3.5 GPA in a 3
credit vocational program, 30 hours of community service, and a passing score on a
college placement test (SAT 440 verbal & math, ACT 18 Reading, 17 English, 19 Math or
CPT 83 Reading & Sentence Skills, 72 Algebra)
TV Productions I Communication Technology I
TV Productions II Communication Technology II
TV Productions III Communication Technology III
Culinary Arts I DCT I
Culinary Arts II DCT II
Culinary Arts III DCT III
Engineering Technology I Computing for College and Careers
Engineering Technology II Web Design I
Engineering Technology III Web Design II
Criminal Justice I
Criminal Justice II
Criminal Justice III
*** Satisfactory completion of a three credit sequential vocational program may award TCC credit toward an
A.S. degree. See Leon County Schools Career Pathways Bulletin.
Community Service Guidelines
Community service activities should directly address identified social
problems in the school or community in areas such as health, education,
environment, or public safety.
Community service activities may be performed at school or in the
community. Activities should serve the “greater good.”
Community service activities must be unpaid.
Community service activities must be rendered for not-for-profit
organizations or agencies.
After identifying a social problem in the school or community, the
student should be engaged in meaningful action for a sustained amount
of time so that their activities can have a positive impact.
Community Service Form
ePEP- Personal Education Planner
Florida has a one-stop student advising website at www.FACTS.org.
There’s a special section just for high school students.
Freshmen are required to update their ePEP each year.
See what options they have for courses during each year of high
See their high school transcript and find out whether they are
taking the right courses to graduate.
Take a Career Interest Inventory called CHOICES.
Check out different careers and see what kind of education or
training is required.
See what courses will make them eligible to go to college or to
qualify for a Bright Futures scholarship to help pay for college.
Plan courses for each year of high school, so they can help lead
them to where they want to go.
Bright Futures and State University System Course
Requirements Evaluation Tracking Tools
FACTS.org offers exciting options for students and parents to
compare transcript information to the B.F. Scholarship award
requirements, college admissions requirements and more.
This is not an official application or notice of award/admissions.
It is only as accurate at the records are on the date the transcripts
are transmitted (3x a year).
Statewide Testing Program
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
· Measures student achievement of New Generation Sunshine
· Focus on Reading
· High-level Standards
Graduation Requirement – Grade 10 FCAT II Reading - cut scores
to be determined.
Graduation Requirement – Algebra I EOC – Must pass to earn
credit in the course.
- Geometry and Biology EOC - 30% of
At Chiles, we use scores for placement purposes. We offer remediation in reading
and math for students with low test scores.
Action Plan For Freshmen:
Set academic and personal goals to accomplish this year and begin to formulate a
plan for 10th grade. Plan to take a strong curriculum but maintain a balance.
Get involved in activities at school and in the community. Keep a folder with
activities, awards, etc.
Perform community service and volunteer ism. Maintain records of service. Forms
and Guidelines for Bright Futures are available on Chiles website. Pre-approval
signatures are required.
Start researching scholarship opportunities. A number of underclassmen
opportunities are available in the guidance office. Often Essay contests, poster
contests, etc. List is available on our web site.
Take a career inventory to help identify strengths and weaknesses and to research
possible majors and careers in these areas. Recommend FACTS.org Choices
Planner and CollegeBoard's MyRoad programs at www.apps.collegeboard.com/myroad.
Take the PSAT as a 10th grader and as an 11th grader for last SAT preparation and
National Merit Scholarship Program consideration.
FCAT for graduation in spring of sophomore year.
SAT/ACT in spring of junior year.