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F. Wednesday, January 12, 2011 7:00 p.m. Freedom High School Auditorium. Freedom High School Rising Freshman Parent Night. Christine Forester Principal Freedom High School christine.forester@lcps.org. A minute with our principal. Ken Christopher, Director of Guidance Counselors : - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Is this one of your goals?

FFreedom High School Rising Freshman Parent Night Wednesday, January 12, 20117:00 p.m.Freedom High School Auditorium

1A minute with our principalChristine ForesterPrincipalFreedom High School

christine.forester@lcps.org

introductionsKen Christopher, Director of GuidanceCounselors:Dr. Paul Harris Ms Kelli JohnsonMrs. Cristi GoldbergMs Colleen HurleyMrs. Ann BarrettDr. Carly Fuhrman (& Bailey)Reading Specialist:Mrs. Valerie Rife

Where do we start?Begin with the end in mind.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

4Helping your Young Adult Plan for the Future

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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.

6Colleges What do I need to get in??

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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

8College Sounds great in four years, BUTwhat can I do as a freshman??

9High School Diploma Options

10High School Diploma OptionsIn Virginia, diploma options available to all students beginning with the Class of 2015:Advanced Studies Diploma 26 or 27 Credits/9 Verified CreditsAdvanced Technical Diploma26 or 27 Credits/9 Verified CreditsStandard Diploma22 Credits/9 Verified CreditsStandard Technical Diploma22 Credits/9 Verified Credits

1112Economics & 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

13Advanced Studies DiplomaAcademic AreasCreditsSOL Verified CreditsEnglish42Social Studies (World Studies (2), US/VA Government, and US/VA History)42Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or above level of Algebra II) 42Science (From 3 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth)42Foreign Language (3 years of one language or 2 years each of two different languages)3 or 40Health/Physical Education20Fine Arts or Career & Technical Education10Economics & Personal Finance10Electives30Student Selected Verified Credit01Total (depends on foreign language option)26 or 27914Advanced Technical DiplomaAcademic AreasCreditsSOL Verified CreditsEnglish42Social Studies (World Studies (2), US/VA Government, and US/VA History)42Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II or above level of Algebra II) 42Science (From 3 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth)42Foreign Language (3 years of one language or 2 years each of two different languages)3 or 40Health/Physical Education20Fine Arts or Career & Technical Education10Economics & Personal Finance10Career & Technical Education Concentration 30Student Selected Verified Credit01Total (depends on foreign language option)26 or 27915Standard DiplomaAcademic AreasCreditsSOL Verified CreditsEnglish42Social Studies (World Studies, US/VA Government, and US/VA History)31Mathematics(Algebra I, Geometry, Functions, Algebra II or above level of Algebra II)31Science (From 2 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth)31Health/Family Life/Physical Education20Foreign Language, Fine Arts, or CTE20Economics and Personal Finance10Electives (Must include 2 sequential electives)40Student Selected Verified Credit01Total22616Standard Technical DiplomaAcademic AreasCreditsSOL Verified CreditsEnglish42Social Studies (World Studies, US/VA Government, and US/VA History)31Mathematics(Algebra I, Geometry, Functions, Algebra II or above level of Algebra II)31Science (From 2 of the 4 disciplines: Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth)31Health/Family Life/Physical Education20Foreign Language or Fine Arts10Economics and Personal Finance10Career & Technical Education Concentration40Electives10Student Selected Verified Credit01Total22617hmmmwhat classes do I sign up for next year?

187 Credited Courses in Grade 9English 9World History/Geography IEarth Science (a few may elect Biology/Honors)Math Health/PE 9Foreign Language or ElectiveElectiveEagles Connect (non-credit Advisory Period)

19Block 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/A20English, Social Studies, & 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.21Biology/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.22Math in Grade 9

23Health/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.

24Foreign Language25Things to keep in mind for the future as you help plan for ninth grade Monroe Technology Center and the Loudoun Governors Career & Technical Academy

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes

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Monroe Technology Center andLoudoun Governors Career & Technical AcademyStudents seekinghighly technical andindustry-levelcertification and/orlicensure will want toexplore the programsoffered at MonroeTechnology Center

Administration of Justice

Auto Collision Repair Technology

Building Construction

Computer Integrated Engineering & Design (CIED)

Computer Network Administration (CNA)Advanced Computer Networking

Computer Systems Technology (CST)

CosmetologyCulinary Arts

EMT

Firefighter

Graphic Communications

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Masonry

Nail Design Technology

Television Production

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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Advanced Placement (AP) courses are college-level courses that students complete while in high school. These courses allow students to develop the reading, writing, critical thinking, organizational, and analytical skills needed for college. They also require a substantial investment of student effort and time.In May of each year, students take AP exams for these courses. Colleges may award college credit for completion of these AP courses if students earn a qualifying score on the exam. The first AP course students are eligible to take is AP World History in grade 10. We highly recommend that students hoping to pursue this course take Pre-AP World History/Geography 1 in grade 9 so that they will have the skills necessary to be successful in a college-level course in their sophomore year.

28Benefits of an AP CourseGain invaluable academic skillsExperience a college-level course and testBe more competitive in college admissionsStudy topics at greater depthEarn college credit or placement Save $$$ on college tuitionEarn an additional 1.0 in your quality points for your grade point average

Is that all I need to know?

3021st Century Literacy Strategies

What will I learn?Reading SkillsSustained Silent Reading (SSR)/Read AloudVocabulary DevelopmentComprehension SkillsReading StrategiesSOL Test PreparationLiterary TerminologyAcademic SkillsLearning StylesTime ManagementContextual KnowledgeStudy StrategiesOrganizationTest-taking Skills

Learning + Fun = retained knowledgeProject WorkWriting ActivitiesNovel-based ProjectsBook ReviewsBook TalksGroup Work

We read great novels such as this by Sharon DraperOther Things You Need to Know Expunging high school credits and grades taken in middle school

34Expunging 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, 2011. Once high school begins, this opportunity ends.35CAMPUS 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

36Extracurricular InvolvementTheres something for everyone!Choral GroupsEnvironmental ClubBlack Student AssociationKnitting ClubModel UNThespian SocietyFrench ClubDECAMulticultural ClubArt & Literary Magazine ClubSpanish ClubDebate TeamChess ClubMuslim Student AssociationNewspaperFCCLASt