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South Pointe High School Grade Level Parent Meeting Fall 2009 SPHS Guidance Who is my child’s counselor? • Kay McNutt – Last Names A-C 803-980-2108 firstname.lastname@example.org • Dr. Tiffany Pope – Last Names D-Hira 803-980-2107 email@example.com • Brian Rogers – Last Names Hobbs – McCullough 803-980-2146 firstname.lastname@example.org • Stephanie Cocchiaro – Last Names McDaniel – R 803-985-3007 email@example.com • Jan McKiver – Last Names S – Z 803-980-2145 firstname.lastname@example.org • Christine Miller – Registrar 803-980-2190 email@example.com Promotion Requirements 9th to 10th 10th to 11th 2 English 1 English 2 Math 1 Math 1 Science 1 Science or Social Studies 1 Social Studies 1 Elective 4 Electives 11th to 12th 3 English 3 Math 2 Science 2 Social Studies 6 Electives Graduation Requirements 4 English Credits 4 Math Credits 3 Science Credits 3 Social Studies Credits – American History & Constitution – American Government & Economics Health or South Pointe 101 PE or ROTC Computer Foreign Language or CATE 5 Additional Electives Successful completion of the HSAP examination Gold Seal Requirements 4 English Credits To Earn the Gold Seal Diploma students must meet all 4 Math Credits requirements as well as earn no 4 Science Credits grade lower than a 77. If they have a grade lower than a 77 4 Social Studies Credits then their overall GPA needs to Health or South Pointe 101 be a 4.2 All Credits for Gold Seal must be Computers earned in grades 9-12 PE or ROTC Foreign Language or CATE 8 additional electives (4 must be from your high school major or concentration) Attendance • Students are allowed to miss each class 6 times (for a semester class) • Students must be in class for 75 of the 90 minutes in order to be present • Students may attend make up school for absences 7, 8, 9 & 10 • All excused and unexcused absences count • Make Up School will be held in January for 1st semester courses and May for 2nd semester courses. • Year long courses are not eligible for make up school until the end of the school year ACT & SAT Who, When & Why * There is no blanket answer for these questions, that is why it is very important for your child to see his/her counselor before signing up for one or both of these tests. * Our recommendation is that students wait until the 2nd semester of their Junior year to take either of these tests. * In order for your child to be as successful as they can be, they need to have successfully completed up to Algebra 2. Information about Scheduling • All students grades 9-11 will have an individual scheduling meeting in the spring with their counselor. Parents are encouraged to attend. • Students will work with their counselor to complete their E-IGP. • Students in the 10th grade will be asked to declare a high school major. – 4 of their high school electives must come from their major area. College Visits Juniors & Seniors receive a total of 4 College Visit days. They are allowed to use 2 per year. They do not Students wanting to take a College Visit need to make carry over if not used an appointment with that during the Junior year. colleges admission office. And bring back proof of attendance so they are not counted absent. Job Shadowing 12th grade – September 17th 11th grade – November 20th 10th grade – January 29th 9th grade – March 26th In order to not be counted absent when they are job shadowing, your child needs to return a permission slip, prior to shadowing. They also need to return the post shadowing paperwork (including the 1 page essay, Thank You note and addressed/stamped envelope). We ask that students try to not shadow a parent. Also students are not allowed to job shadow at a middle or high school. Elementary schools are permitted, but please be sure that it is ok with the principal. PSAT • Who – College Bound 10th & 11th grade students • When – October 14th during 1st & 2nd block • Where – South Pointe High School • How Much - $15 Sign Up with Mrs. Miller in the Guidance Office beginning October 1st PLAN • Who – All 10th grade students • What – Pre ACT • When – First week in October, 1st & 2nd block • This is paid for by the state • Information will be used to help students make decisions about courses in the future. Please let us know…. There are a few times during the year that we look for parent volunteers to come in and assist with testing and other activities. If you would be interested in helping please let us know.
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