Welcome Freshmen! Class of 2013 Garner Magnet High School Student Services Q & A What is Student Services? Consists of 5 Counselors, 2 Student Assistance Program Counselors (SAP), and 1 Dean of Students Located in the front office What can Student Services do for me? Academic Advising Individual Counseling Group Counseling Peer Mediation/Conflict Management How do I make an appointment? Come by the front office before school, during lunch and after school to fill out a blue slip. Your counselor will see you as soon as possible. If you have an urgent need to talk to your counselor, let Mrs. Benitez oknow immediately. Who is my Counselor?? • Dean of Students Ms. Boone • A-D Mrs. Pettis • E-K & ESL Ms. Ferreira • L-R Ms. Leibowitz • S-Z Mrs. Hawley • SAP Mr. Shirley and Mrs. Noon Helpful Tips for Freshmen… √ Read the Student Handbook. √ Seek help from teachers, counselors and other adults. √ Ask questions! √ It is okay to feel anxious about big changes. Discuss your concerns with friends, adults or older siblings. √ Be the first to start a conversation with someone new. √ Try to connect with a student in the class you have right before lunch. Walk to the cafeteria with this student. Sit with this student. Some more tips… √ Plan your classes for each year √ Decide what grades you want to earn √ Join groups, clubs or sports teams √ Sign-up for volunteer opportunities √ Discuss college plans with your parents/guardians Promotion Requirements Class of 2013 • Promotion to Grade 10 – Minimum of 6 credits • One Credit must be English I, two must be in the areas of math, social studies, or science and three additional credits to equal six. Promote or Retain? Directions: Put a check next to promote or retain. Promote ____ Retain ____ Promote or Retain? Directions: Put a check next to promote or retain. Promote ____ Retain ____ Promote or Retain? Directions: Put a check next to promote or retain. Promote ____ Retain ____ Graduation Requirements • Minimum of 26 credits • Score Level III or IV on these EOC Exams: English I, Algebra I, Biology, Civics and Economics and U.S. History • Complete Future-Ready Core Course and Credit Requirements • Graduation Project (To Be Announced) Future Ready Core: Course of Study (Those Entering in 2009-10) The Core 4 credits of English 4 credits of Mathematics 3 credits of Social Studies 3 credits of Science 1 credit of Health/Physical Education 6 Elective Credits (required) • 2 credits from CTE, Arts, or Second Language • 4 credit Concentration (recommended) Career Clusters: (RECOMMENDS AT LEAST FOUR CREDITS IN ONE AREA) • Career and Technical Education (CTE) -Business, Public Service, Health Science, Transport Systems, Construction, and Commercial and Artistic Production • Arts/Music Education • Advanced Placement (AP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) • Second Language • Learn & Earn Early College or Dual Enrollment • Other Future-Ready Core Math Sequence Math I Math II Math III Math IV (aligned with student’s post high school plans) Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Advanced Functions of Modeling -or- Discrete Math -or- Pre-Calculus -or- AP Calculus (AB or BC) -or- AP Statistics -or- CC Math course -or- Aligned with CTE pathway EOC Tests and VOCATS: • EOCs are designed to measure your achievement in a subject area. • 25% of your final grade. • High School Students are required to pass 5 EOC assessments (Algebra I, Biology, English I, Civics and Economics, and U.S. History). • VOCATS are assessments in Career and Technical Education classes (CTE) and averaged as 20% of your final grade. Attendance: • Must be present at least 45 days. • Students should not miss more than 10 days a semester. • What are excused absences? • 2 days to turn in documentation. Be Organized Manage Your Time Be Successful in the Classroom Take Good Notes Know How to read a Textbook Study Smart Set Your Goals: • My Academic Goal is…. • My Future Educational Goal is… • My Career Goal is… • My Personal Goal is…. Get Involved! • Sports and Clubs • Part-time Employment • Internships • Community Service *Remember to keep track of all your activities throughout High School!