South Pointe High School
Grade Level Parent Meeting
Who is my child’s counselor?
• Kay McNutt – Last Names A-C
• Dr. Tiffany Pope – Last Names D-Hira
• Brian Rogers – Last Names Hobbs – McCullough
• Stephanie Cocchiaro – Last Names McDaniel – R
• Jan McKiver – Last Names S – Z
• Christine Miller – Registrar
9th to 10th 10th to 11th
1 Science or Social Studies
1 Social Studies
11th to 12th
2 Social Studies
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
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)
• Students are allowed to miss each class 6 times (for a
• 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
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
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
• Who – College Bound 10th & 11th grade
• 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
• 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