11/4 Senior Portraits for Yearbook
11/4 End of Progress 2A
11/15 What in the World? Topic: College Applications, in Library Annex during lunches
11/19 Senior Scoop: Presentation from Lindenwood University on Essay Writing
11/21-25 Thanksgiving Break (no school)
11/30 Senior Panoramic Picture
The Road to Graduation
Now that your child is in high school there are many things you and your student should know to help them be successful. How many questions below can you or your student answer correctly?
- How many credits is a year-long academic course like English worth?____________ (1.0 credit)
- How many credits do you need to be a Soph____, Jr____, Sr____, to graduate________? (6, 12, 19, 26)
- What happens if you don’t have all the credits to advance to the next grade? (no promotion to next grade)
- Which of the courses you’re taking are required for graduation?_____________ (all classes count towards graduation)
- What test(s) must you pass in order to graduate?____( English 1 EOC, English 2 EOC, Biology EOC, Algebra 1 EOC and US History EOC) When do you take it (them)?______ (Spring )
- When and where can you check your GPA and class rank? ___________ (ranks are posted in café hallway) When and where can you see a transcript?____________(Anytime, ask a counselor)
- What is the minimum passing grade?__________ (70)
- How many absences are allowed each semester before you absence fail? _______________ (Fall semester is 8 and spring semester is 10 )
- What’s the difference between “verified” and “unverified” absence? (Parent phone call/note, dr note is verified)
- When and where do you sign up for absence make up?______ (Attendance office before and after school)
Steps to be successful:
- Know your GPA and class rank.
- Become familiar with your teachers and their course requirements.
- Check your transcript every semester.
- Check the school calendar to know when grading periods begin and end.
- Know your school’s attendance policy.
- Know your school rules.
- Be familiar with athletic eligibility requirements.
- Set goals for yourself. What are yours?
- Get involved in school activities and clubs.
- Minimize stress by getting enough exercise, adequate sleep and nutrition.
- Begin working on your college and career plans early.
- In addition to your parents, utilize the people and services available to you at school such as counselors, teachers, administrators, and
SAT & ACT TEST DATES FOR 2016-2017
|2016–2017 Test Dates||Test||U.S. Registration Deadlines*|
|Regular||Late (free required)|
|November 5, 2016||SAT||October 7, 2016||October 25, 2016|
|December 3, 2016||SAT||November 3, 2016||November 22, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||ACT||November 4, 2016||November 18, 2016|
|January 21, 2017||SAT||December 21, 2016||January 10, 2017|
|February 11, 2017||ACT||January 13, 2017||January 20, 2017|
|March 11, 2017||SAT||February 10, 2017||February 28, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||ACT||March 3, 2017||March 1, 2017|
|May 6, 2017||SAT||April 7, 2017||April 25, 2017|
|June 3, 2017||SAT||May 9, 2017||May 24, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||ACT||May 5, 2017||May 19,2017|
|Check with Guidance Office and College Board / ACT Web Sites to Confirm Dates and Registration Procedures.|
Check college and scholarship deadlines!
Local, company, and agency scholarships are updated regularly. Go to the counselors’ webpage to see them weekly.
If you need a transcript, please come to Student Services and fill out a Transcript Request form.