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  1. Junior Class Meeting September 11, 2013

  2. Basic Reminders • Each trimester class is worth .5 credit • A and B parts of 2 trimester classes • 2 tri classes can be tri’s 1 & 2, 1 & 3, or 2 & 3. • Total credits required is 27.0 – you must earn 90% of your credits in order to graduate on time

  3. More on Requirements • 4.0 credits required in English • 4.0 credits required in Social Studies • 3.0 in Science • 1.0 Science 9 • 1.0 Chemistry • 1.0 Biology

  4. Even More on Requirements • 3.0 in Math (quite a few different scenarios) • 1.0 Algebra II or Intermediate Algebra • 1.0 Geometry And • 1.0 Stats (or) • .5 Stats and .5 Algebra with Quadratics/Trig/etc. (or) • 1.0 Advanced Algebra w/ Statistics Remember most 4 year colleges want at least Algebra II/Advanced Algebra

  5. And More on Requirements • 1.0 Arts Choice • .5 Physical Education I • .5 Physical Education II • .5 Health • Remainder= electives to equal 27 • If you’re missing requirements see your counselor about getting scheduled into classes, or signing up for night school/ summer school

  6. College Requirements Graduation Requirements, plus • Through at least Algebra II- math every year • At least 2 years of a single world language • RIGOR! • Involvement- shows you can balance • Class rank, GPA, and ACT/SAT

  7. Testing • GRAD testing is required as well. • Writing test from grade 9 • Reading test from grade 10 • Math test coming up in spring of grade 11 • Need passing scores in all 3 subjects to earn a diploma

  8. College/Career Testing coming up October 10th • All 11th graders will take the Practice ACT on October 10th during a late start. (Last year you took the PLAN) • No cost for testing • Intent is to get you ready to take the ACT in the spring of your junior year.

  9. Practice ACT • This is a full length Practice ACT. • English • Math • Reading • Science • We won’t be testing Writing There will also be a follow up to help you interpret your results to maximize your “real” ACT score.

  10. PSAT/NMSQT Test • Put out by College Board- makers of the SAT test • Used by National Merit Scholarship Corporation as an initial screen for its annual competitions for scholarships. • Measures skills in 3 academic areas: • Critical Reading • Mathematics • Writing Skills You can still take the PSAT. Offered Wednesday, October 16th at Andover High School for all. Cost is $18- register online and pay in the counseling office.

  11. ASVAB Test • Whether you’re planning on college, the military, or you’re just not sure what you want to do yet, the ASVAB can provide you with great information. • It provides you with career exploration scores which can help determine your readiness for further education and career training. • The ASVAB provides a predicted ACT score. • Testing December 7th at STEP- free!

  12. More Testing to think about • If you’re thinking of a 4 year college you’ll want to take the ACT test or the SAT test. • ACT is more popular in the Midwest and SAT on the East and West coast. Most colleges accept either- check your college if you have ideas. • There are online prep accounts, community ed practice tests, and booklets to help you prepare. • Most students will test in the Spring of their Junior year. • You may want to plan on taking it more than once. • Most college applications due in Fall of Senior year (October of Senior year last opportunity to test in time)

  13. Naviance is a web-based resource for staff, students and parents that encourages and supports post high-school career and college planning. • You should have registered for your account on passport day. If you need to register stop in to the Career Center.

  14. Transcript Requests • College Visits • Career and College research • College application tracker • Plus, many more features By the end of your junior year, we would like you to complete the Career Interest Profiler and College Super Match (more info in homeroom).

  15. Bullying & Harassment • Bullying & Harassment of any kind is unacceptable within our family at Andover High School • It’s not right and it’s not what we stand for • That means what you do, type or send online, and what you say (no slurs of any kind- ever!) • You’ve heard it many times before • Take a stand and call it out when you see/hear it • “Joking around” is not an excuse • Incidents will be reported and addressed

  16. Husky Nation!

  17. Our reputation