Chattahoochee High School September 17, 2015



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  • Interim Principal Mr. Tim Corrigan
  • Assistant Principals are assigned to students based on the first letter of their last name. Counselors and Assistant Principals serve the same caseload of students and should be paired with your student for the duration of their high school career.
  • A - E Mrs. Debra Bryant F - L Mr. Garin Berry
  • M - R Mrs. Camille Christopher S - Z Mr. Chip Haines
  • Elizabeth Chilson A-E
  • Julie Gracey *F-G
  • Allison Shuler H-L
  • Deborah Blount M-R
  • Tammy Jones S-Z
  • Haaris Quraishy Graduation Coach
  • Alicia McClung Social Worker
  • Rita Jensen Records Coordinator
  • Dana Cochran Professional Assistant
  • Rose Moro Cluster Nurse
  • Cynthia Butler Clinic Assistant
  • Wonna Kang Korean Bilingual Community Liaison
  • Solange Leonardo Spanish Bilingual Community Liaison
  • *Department Chair
  • Individual Student Planning
      • Academic Planning; College/Career Planning; Problem Solving; Goal Setting; Recommendation Letters; Graduation Status Tracking; Transition Planning;
  • Classroom Guidance
      • Career Awareness; Postsecondary Planning; College Application Timeline; Signs of Suicide
  • Responsive Services
      • Individual & Small; Peer Mediation; Crisis Intervention; Consultation/Collaboration; Referrals to outside agencies
  • System Support
      • New student enrollments; Academic Placement & Scheduling; Special Programs (GHP, Honors Night, National Merit, Parent Nights, Nominated Scholarships, CHS Ambassadors, Graduation)
  • Edmodo
  • Semester-long class= 0.5 credits; Year-long class= 1.0 credit
  • **23 total credits required to graduate**
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Auto Maintenance
  • Computer/Web Design/Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Allied Health & Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Track your student’s graduation status!
  • 9th Literature or 9th Literature H (1.0)
  • Algebra or Accelerated Algebra H (1.0)
  • Biology or Biology H (1.0)
  • American Government (one semester) (0.5)*
  • General Health (one semester) (0.5)
  • World Language (1.0)
  • Elective (1.0)
  • *designates AP Gov’t (1.0), an alternative
  • 10th Literature or 10th Literature H (1.0)
  • Geometry or Accelerated Geom H (1.0)
  • Chemistry / Chemistry H / Physical Science (1.0)
  • World History or AP World History (1.0)
  • World Language (1.0)
  • Elective (1.0)
  • 11th Lit / 11th Lit H / AP Language (1.0)
  • Algebra II or Accelerated Pre-Calc H (1.0)
  • 3rd Science option (examples are Environmental Science, Physics, AP Chemistry) (1.0)
  • US History or AP US History (1.0)
  • World Language (1.0)
  • Elective (1.0)
  • World Lit & Multicultural Lit (0.5 credit each, 1.0 total) / AP Literature (1.0) / College English (2.0)
  • Advanced Math Decision Making / Pre-calculus / AP Statistics / AP Calculus AB / AP Calculus BC (all 1.0 each) or
    • GA Tech Distance Calculus (by application and GA Tech admission only) (2.0 total)
  • 4th Science option (examples are AP Science, Astronomy, Human Anatomy H, Earth Systems) (1.0)
  • Economics (0.5)
  • Personal Fitness (0.5)
  • World Language or Elective (1.0)
  • Elective (1.0)
  • New Move On When Ready (MOWR) Dual-Credit Program
  • Move On When Ready Program (SB 132)
  • High school students may enroll in eligible participating postsecondary institutions while in 9th–12th grades
  • Earn dual credit
  • May take any course -Academic and CTAE courses from the MOWR course directory or…
  • May enroll in a Program (Associate Degree, Diploma or Technical Certificate of Credit)
  • New High School Graduation Option (SB 2)
  • Requirements include:
  • Students complete at least the following state required high school courses or their equivalent: two English, two math, two science, two social studies, and any required EOC tests; one health and PE course
  • Complete an associate degree, technical diploma or two certificates in one specific career pathway that lead to industry certification or license.
  • Awarded a high school diploma and college credential(s)
  • MOWR Eligibility
  • Students attending public or private high schools in Georgia.
  • 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students
  • No residency or citizenship requirement
  • Meet admissions requirements at postsecondary institution.
  • Must not have already received a high school diploma.
  • MOWR Funding and Cost
  • Students will receive a student-specific award amount to pay for tuition, mandatory fees and books.
  • In some cases, students may be charged for course-related fees, supplies, or equipment.
  • The postsecondary institution must provide the required textbooks for the approved MOWR courses. How the books are provided to the MOWR student is determined by the postsecondary institution.
  • Credit Hours paid for by MOWR are not counted toward the Attempted Hours or Combined Attempted Hours limit for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship at the postsecondary level
  • For more information and details about the new Move On When Ready dual-credit program may be found at www.gafutures.org or http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-assessment/CTAE/Pages/Transition-Career-Partnerships.aspx.
  • Course Base Grade Grade on Transcript
  • 9th Lit/Comp H 90 97
  • CCGPS Algebra 90 90
  • Biology H 90 97
  • American Gov’t 90 90
  • Intro to Art 90 90
  • Spanish 1 90 90
  • Total 540 554
  • Grade Average 90.0 92.3
  • *Must earn a 70 or above in an Honors or AP course to receive the 7 Honors points!

Grading Policies

ROADBLOCKS AND DETOURS TO EARNING THE CREDITS

  • Being absent and not making up work, tests, and quizzes
  • Not completing homework and projects
  • Not studying
  • Not seeking additional help
  • Poor time management
  • Zeroes

Promotion

Making Up Failed Courses

  • Making Up Failed Courses
  • In schedule
  • Credit Recovery
  • Georgia Virtual School
  • Fulton Virtual School
  • Summer School
  • To participate in sports, students must have passed FIVE classes the previous semester
  • Must be on track to graduate (Not retained in a lower grade)
  • Summer School does combine with Spring semester for Fall sports eligibility

TESTING

  • GA Milestones! SAT!
  • EOC! ACT!
  • PSAT!

Common Assessments

  • Six Weeks Dates
    • September 22: Math
    • September 24: English
    • September 29: Social Studies and World Language
    • October 1: Science and Electives
  • Twelve Weeks Dates
    • November 3: Math
    • November 5: English
    • November 10: Social Studies and World Language
    • November 12: Science and Electives

GA Milestones Assessments

  • 9th grade courses with EOC Tests
  • 9th Grade Literature & Composition
  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • 10th grade courses with EOC Tests
  • Geometry
  • Physical Science
  • Other courses with EOC Tests: 11th Am Lit/Comp, US History, Economics
  • ***Students who take the courses listed above online or in Summer School must take the End of Course as well. http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx
  • We typically recommend that students take the SAT and/or ACT for the first time in the Spring of the 11th grade (after they have reviewed their 11th grade PSAT results)
  • 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students take the PSAT each October (this year: October 14th)
  • For now, sign up for the “SAT Question of the Day” at www.collegeboard.com

Redesigned SAT

  • Category
  • Current SAT
  • Redesigned SAT
  • Components
  • 1. Critical Reading 2. Writing 3. Mathematics 4. Essay
  • 1. Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (language and writing & reading tests)
  • 2. Math 3. Optional Essay
  • Scoring
  • Penalty for guessing
  • 600-2400 (200-800 per section)
  • No penalty for guessing
  • 400-1600 (200-800 per section)
  • Essay scored separately (2-8 for each trait)
  • Features
  • Emphasis on general reasoning skills
  • Emphasis on vocabulary, often in limited contexts
  • Includes a stronger focus on knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness & success
  • Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact
  • Eligible students receive financial
  • assistance covering tuition and
  • HOPE-approved mandatory fees.
  • Qualifications:
  • Be a U.S. citizen and legal
  • resident of Georgia
  • Be a graduate of an eligible
  • high school
  • GPAs are calculated by the GA Student Finance Commission
  • Final calculations are done after the student graduates from high school
  • ALL academic classes (English, math, science, social studies, and world language) are used for the calculation
  • Conversion:
    • Remove all honors points
    • Convert to 4.0 scale
      • 90 – 100 = 4.0
      • 80 – 89 = 3.0
      • 70 – 79 = 2.0
      • 0 – 69 = 0.0 (failing grades are included in calculation)
    • Add 0.5 to only AP courses (up to 4.0)
    • Divide by the total number of grades
  • Students in the graduating class of 2018 & beyond must pass at least 4 courses from the following list:
    • Advanced Math (ex. Advanced Algebra/Algebra 2 or higher)
    • Advanced Science (ex. Chemistry, Physics, or higher)
    • Advanced Foreign Language (ex. level 2 and above)
    • Advanced Placement (AP) in core subjects
    • Core subjects taken at a University System of Georgia (USG) Institution
  • Must earn a 3.0 cumulative academic GPA
    • 2.9999 does not round up!
  • Beginning Fall 2011, the HOPE award will pay a percentage amount of the standard tuition charges from the previous year. Recently, it has been about 87%.
  • Mandatory fees are covered, but institutional fees must be paid by the student/parent.
  • *HOPE Scholarship recipients must maintain a
  • 3.0 GPA throughout college
  • (1) Graduate as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian
  • OR
  • (2) Earn a 3.7 GPA in high school, AND either
    • Earn a 1200 combined score of Reading and Math on a single administration of the SAT, or
    • Earn a composite score of 26 on a single administration of the ACT by your graduation date.
  • *Zell Miller Scholarship recipients must maintain
  • a 3.3 GPA throughout college.
  • *If a student’s GPA falls below a 3.3, they remain eligible for the HOPE Scholarship if their GPA is above a 3.0.
  • 3 Major Factors
    • Academic GPA
    • Rigor of courses taken (difficulty level)
    • Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT)
  • Other Factors
    • Extracurricular Activities
    • College Application Essays
    • Letters of Recommendation
    • Interviews/portfolios
  • Establish goals for each school year
  • Join clubs and volunteer for activities related to interests
  • Research career and post-secondary options related to your interests and your strengths
  • Take the PSAT to practice for the SAT and review scores for areas of improvement
  • Keep grades up and take challenging, yet appropriate courses
  • Start/update your resume highlighting your academic achievements, awards, volunteer work, extracurricular activities, special skills, and talents
  • Explore summer activities related to career goals
  • Remember to stay balanced
  • Our Redesigned
  • College & Career Center
  • Before
  • After!
  • What is Available in the College & Career Center?
  • College rep visits
  • Seminars
  • Scholarship lists
  • Summer opportunities
  • College & career information
  • SAT/ACT preparation and information
  • Computers to research colleges, careers, and scholarships online
  • Home Access Center is a web-based home-to-school collaboration resource that allows parents/guardians to examine up-to-date information on their child’s grades, attendance, discipline, unofficial transcripts, and more through a secure online link to school records.
  • You will use the same login and password for the Home Access Center each year as long as you have at least one child active in Fulton County Schools
  • Parents/Guardians can pick up log-in and password information by a showing photo ID in the main office. Home Access Center can be found at www.fultonschools.org -> Parents -> Home Access Center
  • Any Questions?


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