Transcript High School 101_10_12 - Norwalk Public Schools
Brien McMahon High School High School 101 The 9
Ms. Amaker (A – Hik)
, extension 11299 •
Ms. Leeds (Hil – Vel)
, extension 11317 •
Mr. Southerland (Vem – ZZZ & CGS In-District)
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Mr. Castelluzzo (CGS Out-of-District only)
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Developmental Guidance Program
– Includes classroom visits to provide ongoing support and further orient students to high school. Topics: time management, decision making, self awareness, goal setting, college and career exploration, educational planning.
– Meetings with the student’s assigned counselor to develop goals and begin college/career planning.
Early College Awareness Program
– Includes trip to local college/university in the spring. Open to students in good academic standing. Participation in college information sessions led by admissions personnel.
– Use of Naviance/Family Connection to research careers of interest. Emphasis will be on developing career goals and matching high school preparation to career.
Graduation Requirements 20 Credits
• English • Math • Science ( includes one lab science in Biology, Chemistry or Physics) • History/Social Studies ( includes US History and Civics ) • Arts ( Arts, Business Technology, Technology Education, Music, and/or Family and Consumer Sciences ) • Physical Education • Health Education • Computer Literacy • Electives 4 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 1 credit 1 credit 0.5 credits 0.5 credits 4 credits
Students must earn a minimum of 5 credits to move from grade 9 to grade 10
• Grade 9 – minimum 6.5 credits • Grade 10 – minimum 6 credits • Grade 11 – minimum 6 credits • Grade 12 – minimum 5.5 credits
Most students graduate BMHS with more than 20 credits!
A A B+ B B GPA = 4.0
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C = 1.7
A = 90 - 100 B C = = 80 – 89 70 – 79
• College planning begins in 9 admissions decision. 1 are the goal. st th grade! • College admissions officers review the ENTIRE transcript. Military and company recruiters will also request the student’s transcript.
• Freshman year comprises 1/3 of the college quarter senior year grades are also included in the admissions decision.
• Grades and rigor of the academic program factor into the admissions decision. Honors and AP courses • Good grades equate to a strong GPA and class rank!
Clubs and Activities
• Build your college resume now! Join clubs and athletic programs. • Contact Ms. Prescott or Stabach, Class Advisors, to learn about 9 th grade specific activities. • Participate in a Club Fair to learn about the various BMHS clubs.
• Start a club of your own!
• Visit the school’s website often, specifically the Guidance Department page ( www.norwalkpublicschools.org
and review with your student.
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• Post dates of interim and report card distribution • Contact teachers directly via email or phone ( • Contact your child’s counselor as needed.
email: last name first initial @norwalkps.org, phone: place a • Attend High School 101 meetings throughout the
Ladder of Referral
If you have a question or concern regarding your child’s progress or well being within the school program, we encourage you to follow the Ladder of Referral!
• The Teacher (
program, classroom policies, homework
) • The Counselor, Psychologist, or Social Worker (
adjustment problems, academic problems, chronic attendance issues
) • The Housemaster (
) • The Principal (
policies and regulations