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F. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:00 p.m. Freedom High School Auditorium. Freedom High School Rising Freshman Parent Night. Christine Forester Principal Freedom High School A minute with our principal. introductions. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Is this one of your goals?

FFreedom High School Rising Freshman Parent Night Wednesday, February 1, 20127:00 p.m.Freedom High School Auditorium

1A minute with our principalChristine ForesterPrincipalFreedom High School

introductionsKen Christopher, Director of GuidanceCounselors:Mrs. Austin HamillMs Kelli JohnsonMrs. Cristi GoldbergMs Colleen HurleyMrs. Ann BarrettDr. Carly Fuhrman (& Bailey)


AGENDA FOR TONIGHTGraduation RequirementsClass Options take the most difficult classes that you can take, yet still have a lifeEXPUNGING GRADES August 15, DEADLINEElectives take what interests you. Not what friends might take. Get involved early!!Preparing for college; Preparing for AP Classes

Helping your Young Adult Plan for the academic Future

6High School Diploma Options

7High School Diploma OptionsIn Virginia, diploma options available to all students beginning with the Class of 2015:Advanced Studies Diploma 26 Credits/9 Verified CreditsAdvanced Technical Diploma26 Credits/9 Verified CreditsStandard Diploma22 Credits/6 Verified CreditsStandard Technical Diploma22 Credits/6 Verified Credits

8Credit = pass the classVerified credit = pass the class and the SOL

Full year course = 1 credit Half year course = .5 creditDiscipline AreaCreditsVerified CreditsDiscipline AreaCreditsVerified CreditsEnglish42English42Mathematics42Mathematics31Laboratory Science42Laboratory Science31History and Social Science42History and Social Science31World Languages3World Languages0Health and Physical Ed.2Health and Physical Ed.2Electives3Electives6Student Selected SOL TEST1Student SelectedSOL TEST1Economics & Personal Finance1Economics & Personal Finance

1Fine Arts or Career & Technical1Fine Arts or Career & Technical


226Advanced DiplomaStandard DiplomaAdvanced Technical Diploma & Standard Technical DiplomaThe Virginia Department of Education added 2 more diploma types Advanced Technical Diploma and Standard TechnicalHow do I earn a TECHNICAL diploma?*3 electives are in the area of technical education*Economics & Personal FinanceNew Graduation Requirement for the Class of 2015 and beyond:1-credit course in Economics & Personal Finance Can take in grades 10, 11, or 12Not available to 9th gradersAP Econ would meet this requirement

12hmmmwhat classes do I sign up for next year?

Click Key for link to Online Elective Guide and LCPS Program of Studies13

Think about your son or daughters interests and abilities.Consider your son or daughters academic strengths and weaknesses. Review previous grades and test scores.Look closely at your son or daughters reading level. This will help determine which level of classes might be appropriate for high school.Consider your son or daughters interests and his or her work ethic regarding academics.

14Block scheduling Sample scheduleA DayB Day1 English 9/H 5 World History I/A2 Health/PE 96 Eagles Connect3 Algebra I7 German I4 Drama 18 Earth Science/A15English, Social SCIENCE, & Science options:All courses are offered at two levels:AcademicHonors or Pre-AP Reading level and work ethic will be a key factors in deciding which level of these courses a student should take in grade 9.Strongly consider teacher and counselor recommendations.16Biology/Honors in Grade 9

A small number of 9th grade students elect to take Biology/Honors instead of Earth Science. This course requires the completion of a substantial Independent Science Research project. This project is started in Honors Earth Science, so students who skip Earth Science must be prepared to complete extensive summer work to be ready for the demands of the Honors Biology class.FOR STUDENTS WHO EAT, BREATHE, & SLEEP SCIENCE17Math in Grade 9

18WORLD LANGUAGES & CULTURES19Health/Physical EducationStudents must complete two years of Health, Family Life, and Physical Education. These courses are normally completed in grades 9 and 10.The Drivers Education curriculum is taught as a part of Health/PE 10.

20Other Things You Need to Know Expunging high school credits and grades taken in middle school

21Expunging high school classes from middle school yearsStudents entering the ninth grade for the first time have a one-time chance to remove high school classes/credits that are earned in middle school.Students/parents will be given a form later this year to complete if they want to take advantage of this opportunity. Form must be returned no later than August 15, 2012. Once high school begins, this opportunity ends.22Room for one more elective!

CAMPUS Program

Rising freshmen applyFocus on students historically underrepresented in higher education and first-generation studentsNon-credit class offered for students so that they have a lot of 1:1 interactions with CAMPUS teacher and counselor Provide enrichment opportunities throughout high school for students to learn about post-secondary educational and scholarship opportunities---such as college campus visits, special presentations on careers, colleges, and scholarships, etc. Students begin building a portfolio in ninth grade to prepare them for life after high school

24Things to keep in mind for the future Grades 10-12as you help plan for 9th grade Monroe Technology Center and the Loudoun Governors Career & Technical Academy

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes

25Colleges What do I need to get in??


How to get inStrong academic recordChallenging courses appropriate for their abilities all four yearsFour years of core classesSolid standardized test performance (SAT and/or ACT)Extracurricular, Athletic, and Community InvolvementWell Rounded STUDENTSQuality vs. Quantity

27College Sounds great in four years, BUTwhat can I do as a freshman??

28There are many options to get involved!Drama ClubJapanese Manga &Anime ClubPEERFuture Educators of America (FEA)Art ClubFuture Business Leaders of America (FBLA)HOPE ClubLeo ClubPeace & Justice ClubStep TeamLatin ClubChinese Student Association Marching BandAcademic TeamColor GuardFriends of Rachel ClubJazz EnsembleFellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)Dance TeamSOAR ClubBiotechnology Club

Extracurricular InvolvementTheres something for everyone!Choral GroupsEnvironmental ClubBlack Student AssociationKnitting ClubModel UNThespian SocietyFrench ClubDECAMulticultural ClubArt & Literary Magazine ClubSpanish ClubDebate TeamChess ClubMuslim Student AssociationNewspaperFCCLAStudent Council Association (SCA)German ClubTechnology Student Association Reading ClubYoung Americans for Freedom

30Athletic InvolvementFallWinterSpringFootballBasketballBaseballGolfWrestlingSoftballCross-CountrySwimmingSoccerVolleyballGymnasticsLacrosseCheerleadingCheerleadingTennisTrack & Field

31Is that all I need to know?

32Communicate early from the sidelinesStay on the sidelines24 hour rule Teach your student how to advocateTeach your student how to Show vs. TellShow = I care

TeachersStudying is not just doing homeworkMusic? SoftTV? NOConducive studying environmentComputer in open area, not bedroomTeach resilienceBad grade does not mean schedule change

Learning, attitude, and success (not grades)Other students in classOther students in upper classTeacherCounselorAdministrators


Know the resources

Call the other parentInvite friends to your houseStay involved in schoolVolunteer good for you; good for us; good for studentsCaution:Parties do occurDo not contribute - you are liable Drugs know the signsGood Great kids make mistakesSocial LifeFreedom High School Counselor Middle school visitsFeb. 2-3: Lunsford Middle SchoolMore visits to comeHigh School Student visitHonors Biology VisitAthletic DepartmentFine Arts

Anyone feeling overwhelmed?

Everything will be okay.

We are here to help you.

You will have four years to become an expert on all of this information ---and more. 38Before you know it.

Congrats!!Class of 2016!



Grade & SOL 2011-2012

Current Math Course in Grade 8


Algebra I


Algebra 2

Algebra 2/Trig

A or B ANDPassed SOLAlgebra I

GeometryAlgebra 2orAlg. II/Trig Hon. (if As in both maths)Advanced Algebra/Precalc.Mathematical Analysis

C or DORFailed SOLAlgebra 1Expunge MS courseAlgebra IorFunctions Alg., & Data Anal.Expunge MS courseGeometryorFunctions Alg., & Data Anal.Expunge MS courseAlgebra 2orAdvancedFunctions and ModelingExpunge MS course Algebra 2orAdvanced Algebra/Precalc.