Course - duPont Manual High School

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duPont Manual High Schoo
CLASS OF
2014
MST / HSU / VA / CMA / YPAS
WELCOME!
MEET YOUR
COUNSELOR!
Why Manual?
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#1 high school in the state for academics
One of the top high schools in the nation
Colleges recognize Manual students
97% of our students go to 4-year universities
45 National Merit & Achievement Semifinalists
70% of students have 3.0 GPA or higher
Average ACT composite score of 25.4
1515 AP Exams given last year (886 students)
 31% scored a 5
 83% scored a 3 or higher
 27 AP course offerings
It is a privilege to be a Manual student!
But, with this privilege comes great responsibility…
Very competitive environment
Heavy, demanding work-load
Must have strong, consistent study
habits
Can be a stressful atmosphere
Must be organized
How to handle
“Manual”?
Time Management
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Good Attendance
Get Organized
Know Your Teachers’ Rules
Ask for Help
Get to Know Your Teachers and Counselor
Get Involved
Make a Friend in Each Class
Use Your Agenda Book
Get a Life! All work and no play is not the
answer!
Get Organized!
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Use your agenda book
Separate notebooks/binders/folders
for each class
2 backpacks
Do homework at home
Use your study skills time
Know your teacher’s rules
No late work
Request homework for extended absences
Top 10 things Seniors wish they
had known as Freshman:
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Don’t procrastinate—get left behind
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
It’s not at all like middle school!
Always take a study skills—you need it!
Get involved—extracurricular very important
Choose friends wisely
Never give up!
Make friends
Get help immediately—through tutoring or from your
teacher
Study Hard! Grades/GPA begin your 9th grade year and
do not go away on your transcript
Ways to Get
Involved
Join a club
 Try out for a sport
 Be in a play
 Check out opportunities at YPAS if you love
drama, dance, music
 Leadership
 Volunteer/community service
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Extracurricular/Sports/Clubs
(p 27-28 Agenda)
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Band
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Dance
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Action for Africa
Astronomy Club
Beta Club
Bowling Club
French Scrabble
FBLA
Key Club
Chess Club
Newspaper
Young Democrats
Debate
Environmental
Club
ETHICS Society
 French Club
 Latin Club
 FCCLA
 Math Team
 Mock Trial Team
 National Art
Society
 Quick Recall
 Red Cross
 Republicans
 Science Fair
 Step Team
And more…
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Important Dates
 October 1 & 4: No School
 October 8: Football Homecoming Pep Rally/Game/Dance
 October 12: 8th Grade Open House
 October 13 & 14: Parent/Teacher Conferences (after school)
 October 17: UPS College & Career Expo (1-5PM at Kentucky
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Fair & Expo Center)
October 25-29: Red/White Week (Friday – Pep Rally) Beat
Male!
November 2: No School
November 24 – 26: Thanksgiving Break
December 14-17: Semester Finals
February 14: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Individual Learning
Plan
(ILP)
4-year plan
for all
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students
Career interest
inventory
Investigate
different careers
Research colleges
Compare colleges
Make resume
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100%
completion
every year for
all students
On-line access
for students
and parents
Everything counts …
NOW!
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Grades are used to determine the GPA
Eligibility in Sports and Extracurricular and/or Cocurricular activities
Placement in honors, advanced, and advanced
placement classes and awards that will be listed
on the college application
All grades, courses, and credits earned will be
listed on your TRANSCRIPT!
Grades
Fall
1st Semester
Spring
2nd Semester
1st 6-week progress report
2nd 6-week progress report
3rd 6 week Semester Grade
(final grade on transcript)
4th 6-week progress report
5th 6-week progress report
6th 6-week Semester Grade
(final grade on transcript)
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Stay on top of your grades
Get help if you see that your grades are falling
Turn your assignments in on time
Do all of your homework assignments
Transcript
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List of classes taken: Courses taken and credits earned
each semester are on the transcript.
The transcript is the report sent to colleges that
reflects every semester of high school that you have
completed.
Provides credit summary
GPA: grade point average (Unweighted & Weighted)
Failed classes do not disappear
Levels of courses
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Regular
Honors (Hon)
Advanced (Adv)
Advanced Placement (AP)
Unweighted Scale
A=4.0
B=3.0
C=2.0
D=1.0
U=0
Weighted Scale
(AP & Dual Credit Courses Only)
A=5.0
B=3.75
C=2.50
D=1.25
U=0
Graduation Requirements
Course:
Credits:
English
4
Math
4
Science
3
Social Studies
3
Health/PE
1
Humanities
1
2-3 years of same world language
(pre-college only)
Magnet requirements
2-3
See program guide in
guidance office
Electives
= 22 or above
Total credits
23 (minimum)
Writing Portfolio
Apprentice or higher
Sample 4-Year Plan
9th
English 1
Alg 1 HNR
Geometry
ADV
MST Alg 2
Integrated
Science
Exp. Civics
Human Geo
Health &
PE
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
10th
English 2
Geometry
Alegbra 2
MST Geom
Biology
MST Chemistry
World Civ
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
11th
English 3
Algebra 2
Precal
Chemistry
MST Biology
US History
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
12th
English 4
Pre-Cal
Calculus AB
or BC
History Arts
(Humanities)
Magnet
or
Elective
Magnet
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Elective
Magnet
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Elective
Magnet
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Elective
Magnet
or
Elective
Commonwealth
Diploma
Highest diploma offered by Kentucky
 Still minimum of 23 credits required
 Must take AP English, AP math or science,
AP world language, and one additional AP
course
 Successful completion of 3 AP exams in the
subject areas of completed AP courses
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Scheduling
Schedule for next year’s classes in January
 Course Request Form—VERY IMPORTANT!
 Always take a Study Skills
 Only Seniors can be an aide—except library
 Balance strong GPA with challenging
courses (4 AP courses to be most rigorous)
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Magnet Programs on
Website
Advanced Program
• JCPS incentive program
• Students make a certain
score on the Advanced
Program test at the end
of the 8th grade year
• Students must maintain
at least 3.0 GPA, take 3
yrs of same world
language, take minimum
of 12 advanced classes,
& take Advanced
Humanities
• Seal on your diploma
• Do not have to be
Advanced Program to
take Advanced classes
Advanced Placement
• Most challenging courses
offered at Manual
• Opportunity for college
credit
• Must take 4 or more AP
courses to be considered
most rigorous
• Colleges look at the number
of AP courses you take
along with your GPA
• AP exam is given at the end
o the year
How To Be Successful
Push yourself to take classes that reflect as
strong and rigorous an academic curriculum
that you can handle successfully
 Unplug yourself from the Internet and TV.
 Learn to develop your “intellectual appetite”
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Monitor Academic
Progress
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Do not assume that someone will contact you if there is a
problem
Keep in contact with your teachers and your counselors
Develop strong study skills and time management
techniques
Work on building a strong vocabulary.
READ, READ, and READ more!
Turn all assignments in on time!
Know when progress reports and grades will be sent or
mailed home (10/5; 11/16; 1/11; 2/23; 4/12; 6/7).
Problems in a Class?
Student-Teacher
Student-Teacher-PARENT
Student-Teacher-Parent-COUNSELOR
Student-Teacher-Parent-Counselor-ASST PRINCIPAL
What should you be doing
now???
 Completing your Individual Learning Plan
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(November 24)
Creating a resume’ that lists awards, honors,
community service, work experience, leadership,
etc.
Preparing to take ACT/SAT/SAT2
Taking ACT/SAT/SAT2—after Algebra 2
Learning who you are & what careers interest you
(ILP can help)
Volunteering in careers of interest
Studying!!! Keep up grades!
Getting involved at Manual & community
Visit College/Career Room
Planning for
College
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Review your schedule to make sure you're enrolled in
challenging classes that will help you prepare for college.
Colleges prefer four years of English, history, math, science,
and a foreign language.
Use College Search to find out the required courses and
tests of colleges that you might be interested in attending.
Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines.
Get more involved with your extracurricular activities.
Go to college fairs in your area.
Planning for
College
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Learn about college costs and how financial aid works.
Use a College Savings Calculator to see how much money
you'll need for college, whether you're on track to save
enough, and what you need to do to reach your goal. Talk
to your parents about financing college.
Prepare for Tests: Talk to your counselor and teachers
about taking ACT & SAT. Take SAT Subject Tests such as
World History, Biology E/M, and Chemistry while the
material is still fresh in your mind.
Planning for
College
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Stay Focused: Sign up for college preparatory courses for
sophomore year in January.
Explore Summer Opportunities: Look for a great
summer opportunity — job, internship, or volunteer
position.
Search online for summer school programs for high school
students at colleges.
Start a summer reading list. Ask your teachers to
recommend books.
Plan to visit college campuses to get a feel for your options
during the summer. Start with colleges near you.
What do Colleges look
for?
Grades in AP courses
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Grades in all subjects
ACT/SAT scores
Essays
Counselor recommendations
Teacher recommendations
Interviews (if required)
Community Service
Leadership
Extracurricular Involvement
College Entrance
Exams
Most colleges require the ACT w/ writing
OR SAT reasoning test
 SAT reasoning = ACT w/ writing
 The summer after 10th grade is an excellent
time to prepare for the SAT/ACT testing.
 Take test prep courses—many are free!
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Post-Secondary
Options
University (4-year)
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Community/Technical College (2-year)
Military
COLLEGE PLACEMENT
In addition to all Kentucky postsecondary institutions, recent graduates
have also chosen to attend the following colleges and universities:
Art Institute of Chicago
Brown University
Cornell University
Earlham College
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Juilliard School
Memphis College of Art
Morehouse College
North Carolina School for the Arts
Purdue University
Saint Louis University
Sewanee: The University of the South
U.S. Naval Academy
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Brigham Young University
Carnegie Mellon University
Columbia University
Cooper Union
Dartmouth College
Denison University
Duke University
Eastman School of Music
Emerson College
Emory University
Hanover College
Harvard University
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University of Ohio
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
New England Conservatory of Music
Northwestern University
Pennsylvania State University Princeton University
Rice University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Spelman College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tulane University
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Military Academy
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Washington University
Yale University
Kentucky Colleges – Four
Year Public Universities
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Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky State University
Morehead State University
Murray State University
Northern Kentucky University
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
Western Kentucky University
Kentucky Colleges – Four Year Private
Nonprofit
Colleges and Universities
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Alice Lloyd College
Asbury College
Bellarmine University
Berea College
Brescia College
Campbellsville Univ.
Centre College
Embry-Riddle Univ.
Georgetown Univ.
Indiana Wesleyan Univ.
Kentucky Christian Univ.
Kentucky Mountain Bible College
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Lincoln Memorial Univ.
Lindsey Wilson College
McKendree College
Mid-Continent Univ.
Midway College
Northwood University
Pikeville College
St. Catherine College
Spalding University
Thomas More College
Transylvania University
Union College
University of the Cumberlands
Example: University of
Louisville
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General Admission ( 24 ACT; 2.5 GPA)
Honors Program: (28 ACT or 1250 SAT 1250; and
3.5 GPA)
Guaranteed Entrance Programs (Requirements to Apply):
 Medical School (30 ACT and 3.75 GPA)
 Dentistry (30 ACT and 3.75 GPA)
 Law School (24 ACT and 3.35 GPA)
 Nursing (25 ACT and 3.35 GPA)
 Communication Art & Design (24 ACT and 3.2 GPA)
Example: Centre College
ACT 26-30 (middle range)
 SAT 570-700 (critical reading) and 570-670
(math)
 More than 60% of the freshman class were
at the top 10% of their class.
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Example: Stanford
68% had a 4.0 GPA or above.
 26 % had a 3.7-3.99 GPA.
 86% had 30-36 ACT.
 76% had 700-800 SAT (math)
 71% had 700-800 SAT (writing)
 66% had 700-800 SAT (critical reading)
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Kentucky Educational
Excellence Scholarships
(KEES)
 The state of Kentucky rewards students for good
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2.5 is the GPA you have to earn in a year to receive
KEES money
15 is the minimum ACT score to receive additional
funds
Better grades and higher ACT scores earn you
more dollars
The funds can be used at any college in Kentucky
Helpful Tips
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Work after school with your teacher or ESS (Extended
School Services) work after school with a teacher
NHS in library (before/after school)
Forming study groups with other students in your class
Checking your grades regularly with your teacher
Use your agenda
Structure study time at home
Participate in class. Be visible and care about what you’re
learning.
Maintain healthy lifestyle which includes proper diet,
exercise, sleep, and stay away from the use of illegal drugs
and alcohol and anyone you know who may use them
What your counselor
Guidance
counseling
can
do
for
you?
Personal issues
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Family issues
 College applications
 Letters of recommendation
 Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences
 Help advise/resolve conflict
 Much more!
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How do you see your
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Drop by times:
Before school
After school
During lunch
During study skills
How Can Parents Contact
Counselor?
 Parents may email the counselor from
Manual’s website.
 Parents may call the counselor at 485-8503.
Most phone calls are returned after 3pm
and within 24 hours.
 If there is a problem with a class, parent
should contact the teacher first before
contacting the counselor.
Questions???
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