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Bleckley County High School

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  1. Bleckley County High School Rising Freshman Parent Orientation

  2. Bleckley County High School What can I expect from high school? With new freedoms come increased responsibilities.

  3. Bleckley County High School Keys to High School Success: • Good Attendance • Good Study Habits • Know where you are going, and have a plan to get there

  4. The Hybrid Schedule • The school year consists of 2 semesters with 6 classes each day. • Most classes will last all year long, covering both semesters. Classes will be 55 minutes long, and students earn one full credit at the end of the year. • 4th period will last for 90 minutes, and students will earn one full credit each semester. Students typically have a different class during 4th period each semester. • 7 units can be earned in each year, for a total of 28 possible units over 4 years.

  5. Promotion Requirements • Students must earn 5 credits to be promoted to the 10th grade. • Students must earn 12 credits to be promoted to the 11th grade. • Students must earn 16 credits to be promoted to the 12th grade. • Students cannot fail the equivalent of more than one credit per semester to retain their eligibility for participation in any GHSA event.

  6. BCHS Graduation requirements Units Required English/Language Arts 4 Mathematics 4 Science 4 Social Studies 31 CTAE / Fine Arts / Foreign Language 3 Health and Personal Fitness 1 Other Electives 4 Total Units 23 1 Four Social Studies Courses are required- World History, Civics, US History, and Economics (a minimum of ½ unit of Civics and ½ Economics are required)

  7. Registration Issues • Students will be scheduled into English, Math, Biology, and Civics/Personal Fitness courses. • Students will submit elective course requests. • Students interested in the Honors program must submit an application within the next 3 weeks. • Students interested in the University endorsement make that declaration when signing up for 10th grade classes. • Your child will be assigned to an Advisor who will remain with them throughout high school

  8. Local Diploma Endorsements • Students may add a University endorsement by requesting Spanish I during the 10th grade. • The University endorsement is comprised of Spanish I and II and University-level English, Science and Math courses during grades 10-12. • The University endorsement ensures that students may apply directly to 4-year colleges as freshmen, will meet NCAA course requirements for Division I and II eligibility, and will meet HOPE course rigor requirements. • The Honors endorsement exceeds the University endorsement and will be explained more completely later in this presentation.

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  10. Bleckley County High School

  11. The HOPE Scholarship • Available to University and Honors graduates • Applies only to Georgia colleges and universities • Pays about 80% of the college’s tuition • No longer pays fees or book allowances • Based on 4 point GPA in all attempted core classes - 3.0 core GPA requirement • Students who earn a 3.7 core GPA and make a 1200 SAT can earn Zell Miller Scholar status. These students earn full tuition.

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  13. The HONORS Program Our Goal: To increase academic opportunities for students at Bleckley County High School.

  14. The HONORS Program • Admission to program: • All interested students must apply. • A scoring rubric will be used to determine eligibility for all non-gifted students. • Gifted students will be admitted, but must submit an application.

  15. The HONORS Program Requirements: Students are required to take a minimum of two honors/AP classes each year. Students must take at least 3 AP classes while in high school. Additional Requirements: Students are required to maintain a 3.0 core GPA. There are also community service requirements.

  16. The HONORS Program BCHS Honors Rubric Students must have a minimum of 5 points to be admitted to the BCHS Honor Program.

  17. Bleckley County High School Thank you for attending. Any Final Questions?