Class of 2019 The Journey Begins here… The Journey Begins now!



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  • Class of 2019
  • The Journey Begins HERE… The Journey Begins NOW!

AGENDA

  • General Topics
    • Appointment Procedures
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Testing Requirements
    • Graduation Options & Designations
    • Bright Futures
    • Community Service Hours

APPOINTMENT PROCEDURES

  • Walk-in Appointments
    • Students can see their counselor without an appointment before school, during lunch or after school.
  • Scheduled Appointments
    • No appointments will be set up between periods or if the student shows up with a teacher’s pass during class time.
    • Student will receive a pass with a time and date for their appointment
      • You are responsible for keeping your appointment
  • CATEGORIES
  • CREDITS
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS I, II, III, IV
  • 4
  • MATHEMATICS
  • 1 credit in Algebra I (EOC=30% & Pass)
  • 1 credit in Geometry (EOC=30%)
  • 2credit in an additional math course
    • If student enrolls in Algebra II (EOC=30% )
  • 4
  • SCIENCE
  • 1 credit in Biology (EOC=30%)
  • 1 credit in a physical science course (Physical Science, Chemistry, or Physics)
  • 1 credit in an equally rigorous science course
  • 3
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
  • 1 credit in World History
  • 1 credit in United States History (EOC = 30%)
  • ½ credit in Economics
  • ½ credit in United States Government
  • 3
  • CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WHO ENTERED 9TH GRADE IN 2015 – 2016)
  • CATEGORIES
  • CREDITS
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • ½ credit in Personal Fitness
  • ½ credit in any other PE course
  • 1
  • 1
  • ELECTIVES
  • 8
  • TOTAL
  • 24 Credits
  • ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    • 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
    • One course must be taken on-line
    • Passing scores on Grade 10 ELA or achieve concordant scores on ACT or SAT
    • Meet EOC requirement for Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology and United States History

ENGLISH – 4 CREDITS REQUIRED

  • 9th GRADE
    • English Language Arts I (R/H)
  • 10th GRADE
    • English Language Arts II (R/H)
  • 11th GRADE
    • English Language Arts III (R/H), AP Language, ENC 1101
  • 12th GRADE
    • English Language Arts IV (R/H), AP Literature, ENC 1102

MATH – 4 CREDITS REQUIRED

  • 9th GRADE
    • Algebra I or Geometry (R/H)
  • 10th GRADE
    • Geometry or Algebra II (R/H)
  • 11th GRADE
    • Algebra II (R/H), Pre-Calculus
  • 12th GRADE

SCIENCE – 3 CREDITS REQUIRED

  • 9th GRADE
    • Earth/Space Science or Biology Honors
  • 10th GRADE
    • Biology or Chemistry (R/H)
  • 11th GRADE
    • Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics (R/H)
  • 12th GRADE
    • Marine Science (R/H) or AP Science Course

SOCIAL STUDIES – 3 CREDITS REQUIRED

  • 9th GRADE
  • 10th GRADE
    • World History (R/H), AP World History
  • 11th GRADE
    • United States History (R/H), AP US History
  • 12th GRADE
    • U.S. Government (R/H) or AP US Government
    • Economics (R/H) or AP Microeconomics

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 1 CREDIT REQUIRED

  • 9th GRADE
    • Recreational Activities
    • Personal Fitness
      • These courses are available at VVS & FLVS
      • Waivers – application available for Band, ROTC, Dance,& 2 yrs. Of Interscholastic JV or Varsity Sport.

PE WAIVERS

  • Band – One semester of Marching Band with a grade of C or better waives .5 credit of PE. Student must still take Personal Fitness.
  • Dance – One semester of a dance class waives .5 credit of PE. Student must still take Personal Fitness.
  • Interscholastic Sports – Two seasons of an interscholastic sport at the JV or Varsity level and a grade of C or better on the Personal Fitness competency test waives Personal Fitness and PE.
    • Participation in these activities does not automatically waiver this graduation requirement. Student must request and complete the application for the waiver.

JROTC WAIVERS

  • Completion of two years of JROTC waives the physical education credit and a full credit of performing arts.

PERFORMING ARTS – 1 CREDIT REQUIRED

  • Examples of performing – fine arts courses:
    • Band
    • Theatre 1
    • Creating Art 2D & 3D
    • Television Production
    • Speech 1 & 2 (VVS course only)
    • Other Career & Technical Education courses may apply

ELECTIVES – 8 CREDITS REQUIRED

  • Choose wisely!
  • Experiential Learning
  • Electives are NEVER guaranteed.

PROGRAM CHOICES

  • CAREER ACADEMIES
    • Entrepreneurship, Marketing, & Management
    • Graphic Arts & Design
    • Health Services
  • THIS IS THE TIME TO EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AT NO CO$T!

TRACKING CREDITS & GRADES

  • Class of 2019 - Graduation Plan
  • Parent Portal
  • VIMS Gradebook
  • floridashines.org

G.P.A.

    • Students Need A Minimum Of A 2.0 GPA To Graduate.
      • 1.9999 will not be rounded up to 2.0
    • How is the GPA calculated?
  • Types Of GPA?
    • Graduation
    • Class Rank*
    • Eligibility
    • * Denotes weighted GPA
    • Bright Futures *
    • College Admissions

FSA & EOC

  • Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) or English Language Arts Assessment (ELA)
  • End of Course Exam (EOC)
    • Algebra I (Pass + 30% of final course grade)
    • Geometry (30% of final course grade)
    • Biology (30% of final course grade)
    • U.S. History (30% of final course grade)
    • Algebra II (30% of final course grade) if enrolled

GRADUATION OPTIONS

  • ACCEL 18-Credit Diploma Option
  • What is the distinction between the 18-credit ACCEL option and the 24-credit option?
    • 3 elective credits instead of 8
    • Physical Education is not required
    • Online course is not required
    • All other graduation requirements for a 24-credit standard diploma must be met including all assessments.

SUPERINTENDENT’S DIPLOMA OF DISTINCTION

  • In addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, a student must:
    • The student must successfully complete a minimum of four (4) AP courses distributed over at least two (2) different content areas.
    • Successful completion includes passing the courses as well as sitting for the AP exam.
    • The student must earn a score of 3 or higher on three (3) or more AP exams.
    • The student must earn a weighted AP GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    • The student must earn an overall weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.

SUPERINTENDENT’S DIPLOMA OF DISTINCTION

    • The student must complete a minimum of 100 community service hours.
    • The student must participate in the SAT or ACT College Entrance Exam Program in both the junior and senior year of high school. The senior year requirement may be waived based on the junior year score.
  • The SDD program is undergoing a revision by district staff.
  • Class of 2019 students will follow the new criteria once established.

SCHOLAR DESIGNATION

  • In addition to meeting the 24-credit standard high school diploma requirements, a student must:
    • Earn 1 credit in Algebra II (must pass EOC);
    • Pass the Geometry EOC;
    • Earn 1 credit in Statistics or an equally rigorous mathematics course;
    • Pass the Biology I EOC;
    • Earn 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics;
    • Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to Chemistry or Physics;
    • Pass the U.S. History EOC;
    • Earn 2 credits in the same World Language; and
    • Earn at least 1 credit in AP, IB, AICE or a dual enrollment course

MERIT DESIGNATION

  • Course Title
  • Industry Certification Name
  • Advanced Technology Applications
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)
  • Agritechnology 2
  • Communications Technology 1 & 3
  • Adobe Certified Associate (InDesign)
  • Communications Technology 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Illustrator)
  • Culinary Arts 3 & 4
  • Certified Food Protection Manager (ServSafe)
  • Culinary Arts 3 & 4
  • National ProStart Certificate of Achievement
  • Digital Design 3
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Illustrator)
  • Digital Design 3
  • Adobe Certified Associate (InDesign)
  • Digital Design 3
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)
  • Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 1 & 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Illustrator)
  • Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 1 & 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Photoshop)
  • Digital Media/Multimedia Foundations 2 & 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Illustrator)
  • Digital Video Production 1 & 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Premiere Pro)
  • Digital Video Production 2
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Flash)
  • Emergency Medical Responder 3
  • Certified Patient Care Technician
  • Food Science Applications 2 & 3
  • Certified Professional Food Manager (ServSafe)
  • Health Science 1
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Television Production 3 & 4
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Flash)
  • Television Production 3 & 4
  • Adobe Certified Associate (Premiere Pro)

DUAL ENROLLMENT - DSC

  • Must have earned credit in a high school course
  • 3.0 minimum GPA required
  • PERT – limited to two attempts at DSC
  • Required PERT scores:
    • Reading – 106
    • Writing – 104
    • Math – 114 for MAT1033 or 123 for MAC1105
  • Must meet both scores
  • 15 credits per semester maximum

DUAL ENROLLMENT - BCU

  • A minimum 3.0 unweighted G.P.A
  • Minimum Qualifying Test Scores on ONE of the following tests:
    • SAT- Math & Reading (≥ 440) 
    • ACT- English & Math  (≥ 17)
    • Compass Test (Testing available at the B-CU Testing Center)
      • eWrite-Essay (≥ 8)
      • Math(≥ 42) 

BRIGHT FUTURES

  • Weighted GPA
  • Community Service Hours
  • Test Scores
  • 3.5
  • 100
  • ACT – 29
  • SAT – 1290
  • Florida Medallion Scholar
  • 3.0
  • 75
  • ACT – 26
  • SAT – 1170
  • Gold Seal Vocational Scholar
  • 3.0
  • 30
  • ACT – 17 English / 18 Reading / 19 Math
  • SAT – 440 Critical Reading / 440 Math
  • PERT – 104 Reading / 99 Writing / 113 Math

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS

  • Students must attend a training workshop prior to completing community service hours.
  • Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction – 100 hrs
  • Bright Futures
    • Academic Scholar – 100 hrs
    • Medallion Scholar – 75 hrs
    • Vocational Gold Seal – 30 hrs
          • *Community Service is NOT REQUIRED for graduation

MOVING UP

  • By the end of this year students should have:
    • 1 credit in English
    • 1 credit in Math (Algebra 1 or Geometry)
    • 1 credit in Science (Earth Space Science or Biology Honors)
    • 4 credits of electives
  • Students must earn at least 5 credits to be promoted to grade 10.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • YOU are responsible for:
    • Tracking credits & graduation requirements
    • Making up credits
      • Odyssey Lab
      • Volusia Virtual School – www.volusiaonlinelearning.com
      • Florida Virtual School – www.flvs.net
    • Updating your graduation plan

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • ABACO SCHWEIZER
  • 386-575-4153, ext. 44104
  • ALSchwei@volusia.k12.fl.us

THANK YOU!

  • THANK YOU!
  • GO WOLVES!


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