WELCOME TO D.H. CONLEY JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT

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WELCOME TO D.H. CONLEY JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT
D. H. Conley High School
Underclassmen Parent Night
September 14, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Contacts
Graduation Requirements
Announcements/Special Programs
College Courses
Online Courses
• PCSVA
Standardized Testing
NCAA Clearinghouse
College/Academic Progress
Registering for Next Year’s Classes
Contents
Counselors
A-D -----------------Karen Pumphrey
E-K -----------------Courtney Yates
L-R -----------------Kelly Wynne
S-Z -----------------Colleen Roughton
Seniors -------------Brad Grampa
Career Development/Special Pop Coordinator
------------------------Susan Mendell
Administrators
Principal -----------------------AP ------------------------------AP ------------------------------AP ------------------------------AP--------------------------------
Contacts
-Mr. Don Marr
-Mrs. Ashley Wheeler
-Mr. Tarrus Carr
-Mr. Reed Potts
-Mr. Norman McDuffie
Content Area
Required # of credits
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English
Math
Science
Social Studies
Healthful Living
Art
Concentration
Mini - Concentration
Electives
4 credits
4 credits
3 credits
4 credits
1 credit
1 credit
4 credits
2 credits
5 credits
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TOTAL
28 credits
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Future Ready Core
English
 English
 English
 English
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I
II (EOC)
III/AP Language
IV/AP Literature
◊ Each English offers an Honors level to
students
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All Honors & AP English classes require
Summer Reading
English Language Arts
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Math I– EOC
Math II
Math III
Adv. Math (AFM, Precalculus, etc…)
◊ Grade 8 Alg. I counts as a high school graduation
requirement for Math - must make a level 3 on EOC
◊ Does NOT count towards students’ GPA.
Mathematics
8th grade Algebra I/Math I
8th grade Math
● Biology (EOC)
● Honors Biology (EOC)
● Earth/Environmental
● Honors Earth/Environmental
● Chemistry
● Honors Chemistry
AND/OR
● Physical Science*
● Biology (EOC)
● Honors Biology (EOC)
AND/OR
● Physical Science*
● Earth/Environmental
● Honors Earth/Environmental
● Chemistry
● Honors Chemistry
● AP Earth/Environmental (APES)▫
▫ Must have passed Honors Chemistry AND Honors Biology
* Will not satisfy requirements for UNC system admission
Science
1. World History (Standard or Honors) – 9th Grade
2. Civics & Economics (Standard or Honors) – 10th Grade
3. American History I (Standard or Honors)
AND
3. American History II (Standard or Honors)
11th Grade
OR
3. Honors Turning Point in American History
AND
3. AP US History
Social Studies
11th Grade
* Required for graduation
* CPR Certification (will receive in course)
* Pre-Req for Weightlifting and Advanced PE
HEALTHFUL LIVING I
Health & PE
Must pass 4 courses in one of the following areas:
Career and Technical Education
 JROTC
 Arts Discipline - (Band, Chorus, Dance, Art, Vocals)
 World Languages
 Advanced Placement
 College Courses
 English, Math, Science, Social Studies-Excludes
courses that meet graduation requirements
 Physical Education (Sports Medicine)
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Concentrations
Listen for announcements!
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Stay in touch with your COUNSELOR!
Check the DHC website for News
www.pittschools.org/dhconley/
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D.H. Conley Student Services website:
http://www.pittschools.org/dhconley/studentservices.htm
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Be sure to read the newsletter each month! Copies are
posted in each homeroom, each teacher’s room, student
services, outside of cafeteria, and online.
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Phone Messages will be sent out about events
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Resources
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College Resources – www.cfnc.org
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DHC Senior Website - https://sites.google.com/a/pitt.k12.nc.us/d-h-conley-seniors/
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College Averages of SAT Scores & Enrollment Info As Updated by NC.EDU
www.northcarolina.edu/about/facts.htm
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Financial Aid – www.fafsa.gov
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SAT registration – www.sat.collegeboard.org
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Scholarships – www.fastweb.org
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NC Dept. of Ed – www.dpi.state.nc.us
Resources
Teen Court
 Teen Leadership
 Distinguished Young Women/Junior Miss
 NC Governors School
 HOBY
 UNC (Heels for Success, Project Uplift, Catalyst
Conference)
 Summer Ventures in Science & Math
 Clemson C-Cats
 Broyhill Leadership Conference
 Shelton Leadership Challenge
AND MANY, MANY MORE!!
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Special Programs
Unweighted GPA of 3.5
 4 units of English and Math
 3 units of Science
 4 units of Social Studies
 1 Health/PE Unit
 1 Art Education Unit
 4 electives in a Concentration
 5 Higher level courses taken 11th and 12th grade to
include either Honors, AP, or College Courses
 2 Foreign Language Credits
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NC Scholars
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Students who qualify for this special recognition:
Will be designated by the State Board of Education as
an NC Academic Scholar and will receive a seal of
recognition attached to their diploma.
 May use this special recognition in applying to postsecondary institutions. (Candidates are identified by
the end of their 11th grade year)
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NC Scholars Cont’d
Students can take classes at Pitt Community
College (dual enrollment)
 Must be sixteen years old
 Must be a Junior or a Senior
 Must have transportation
 Must have 3.0 GPA at time of registration
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Students see Mrs. Mendell
Career & College Promise/PCC
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Honors level ONLINE courses
Courses offered 15-16 school year:
- English III
- English IV
- AFM
- Pre-Calc
- Math II
- Math III
- Chemistry
- American History I
- American History II
- Civics
- Art History (elective)
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As of now, we do not know which PCSVA courses will be
offered next year. Hopefully these, PLUS others.
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Course can count as part of course load or can be an additional
course (5th course). Can take multiple courses at a time. Can take at
home OR in lab at school.
PCSVA Courses
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Remember important dates, times and
locations
PSAT www.collegeboard.org OCTOBER 14 , 2015
 SAT www.collegeboard.org ALL YEAR
 ACT www.act.org ALL YEAR / Given at school for JUNIORS in March
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or April
PLAN www.act.org OCTOBER
 WORKKEYS
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– www.act.org/workkeys/ DECEMBER (for
grads), February (for all other grads)
KEEP TRACK OF THE
CALENDAR!
early
What is the PSAT?
- Practice SAT
What does it test?
Skills Measured:
* Verbal reasoning
* Math reasoning
* Writing
PSAT – October 14th, 2015
$ FREE for ALL 10th grade students
$ Juniors & Non-DHC Students-$15 (JUNIORS MUST SIGN UP IN
GUIDANCE)
PSAT/NMSQT
Critical Reading
Math
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Expanded to cover Alg II
Writing section – actual essay
Scores 200-800 each section
We suggest:
SAT - 2 times during Junior Year
3rd time fall semester of Sr. Year (if necessary)
Sign up at www.collegeboard.org
Cost:
$51.00
SAT (4 Year College/Univ)
What is the PLAN?
- Practice ACT
What does it test?
- English- Usage, Mechanics, Rhetorical Skills
- Math- Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry
- Reading- Passage details, drawing conclusions, comparisons and
generalizations
- Science- Biology, Chemistry, Physics
All 10th Grade Students Take – October
PLAN
English, Math, Reading, Science
- All sections weighted equally
Writing is optional – most colleges require that you take it
www.act.org
Without Writing - $35.50
With Writing component - $52.50
* if taken outside of DHC
March/April - All Juniors will take the ACT- FREE!!!
ACT
What is the WorkKeys?
- Job Skills Assessment
What does it test?
- Reading for Information
- Locating Information
- Applied Mathematics
ALL SENIORS MUST TAKE!!!
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Early grads will test in December
All other seniors will be tested in February
Students can contact Ms. Susan Mendell for a Career 101 login
to access sample tests, career profiles, learning style inventories,
etc.
Workkeys
BEGIN A FOLDER OR BOX
WITH COLLEGE INFORMATION
Register for challenging classes
 Narrow down your list of colleges
 Visit colleges in the summer
 Start writing drafts of your college essays
 Practice writing resumes
 Talk to your teachers about recommendations
 Take the SAT/ACT/PSAT
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PREPARE FOR SENIOR YEAR
Grades (GPA) in College Prep (Honors
and AP) courses
 Strength of the curriculum taken
 SAT/ACT
 Essay
 Class Rank
 Extra-curricular – Quality not Quantity
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TOP 6 THINGS COLLEGES
LOOK FOR:
What are your needs and interests?
Which career are you interested in?
Post-Secondary Plans
What should I consider?
College
 Military
 Community College
 Workforce
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START RESEARCHING
INFORMATION ON SCHOOLS AND
PROGRAMS NOW!!
UNC System Entrance Requirements
2 Year
Community College
 Earn an Associates Degree or
Certification
 Transfer to a 4 year college or
university
 Freshmen and Sophomore
year at a 2 year college
 Junior and Senior year at a
4 year college
4 Year
College or University
 Earn a Bachelors Degree
 16 public colleges in NC
 Cheaper cost due to state
funding
 36 private colleges in NC
 More expensive, but have
scholarship opportunities if
you have good grades and
SAT/ACT scores
2 Year Vs. 4 Year College
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University of South Carolina – Sept 15
UNC Greensboro – Sept 25
Appalachian State – Sept 30
UNC Wilmington – Oct 14
Wofford College – Oct 27
Catawba College – Nov 2
& many more to come!
ECU Parent Night – Sept 21 7pm in Auditorium
Chapel Hill/NC State/UNC Charlotte/ECU
Full Ride Scholarship Information Night
Sept 23, 6-8pm @ JH Rose High School
College Visits at Conley
Include:
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Curriculum Choices
Grades, GPA, Class Rank
SAT, ACT, WorkKeys scores
Clubs
Athletics
Awards/Achievements
Extra-curricular Activities
Recommendations
Volunteer/Community Work
Special Programs
Leadership Positions
Scholarships Received
Develop Your Resume
College Sports Ruling Body
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High School students wishing to play sports in college must register with the
NCAA Clearinghouse by the end of their junior year.
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Students must have a specific GPA, test scores, and number of core classes to be
eligible.
* Most students will have the core classes as a part of their
requirements here at DHC
Please visit:
http://www.pittschools.org/dhconley/studentservices.htm to view
the informational packet for details.
To Register: Visit the NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse:
www.eligibilitycenter.org
For more info, please visit:
http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp
NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE
graduation
3 TYPES:
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SCHOLARSHIPS OR GRANTS
LOANS
WORK STUDY
MUST COMPLETE FAFSA TO RECEIVE MONEY!!!
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College Fair – October 27th, 2015 - Greenville Convention Center
100 Juniors - Must Sign Up In Student Services
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Financial Aid Workshop – D.H. Conley High School
FINANCIAL AID
Junior year GPA is very critical in the
college admissions process
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Course selection
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Extracurricular activities
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Summer Programs
MONITOR ACADEMIC
PROGRESS
Review GPA, class rank, and
credits earned.
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Check your transcript for errors.
Contact counselor if you discover
an error or need clarification.
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Review transcript!
R – Responsible
A – Accountable
P – Professional
Tutoring Available:
RAP - Students must have their planner signed by
tutoring teacher to be able to go
After School – Upon Student Request to
Teachers Students need to ask
their teachers where and what
days tutoring is held
EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO RAP
Beginning in March
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Students will begin registering online for their courses for the 2016-2017
school year
 Each student will meet with their counselor for counselor to
review course selection and make any necessary changes
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NOTE: Counselors will follow teacher recommendations for CORE
CLASSES IF NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED BY STUDENTS AND
PARENTS.
Registration
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Any course a student wishes to take or think they MAY
want to take, THEY MUST REGISTER FOR. THEY
SHOULD NOT REGISTER FOR A CLASS THAT
THEY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE or THAT THEY ARE
NOT WILLING TO TAKE.
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NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE
FOR COURSES NOT LISTED ON
THEIR REGISTRATION CARDS!!
Registration Cont…
COURSE CHANGES:
We will approve changes for the following reasons:
1. Moving up in rigor
2. Student has not met the prerequisite
3. Student has already taken and passed the class
4. Teacher recommendation
5. If desired course is listed on the registration card
6. To balance schedule
REGISTRATION CONT…
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Talk to your son/daughter about their plans for the future
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Track their progress regularly
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Talk to teachers and counselors with any concerns
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Attend Open Houses
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Learn all you can about what it takes to get into college
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Be supportive
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Provide them with additional support or help if necessary
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STAY INVOLVED!!!
WHAT CAN YOU DO AS A
PARENT?
Please contact us:
252-756-3440
9th – 11th Grade
A – D ----- Karen Pumphrey – [email protected]
E – K ----- Courtney Yates – [email protected]
L – R ----- Kelly Wynne – [email protected]
S – Z ----- Colleen Roughton – [email protected]
Seniors
Brad Grampa ---- [email protected]
Career Development and Special Populations Coordinator
Susan Mendell ---- [email protected]
QUESTIONS?
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ESL – Karen Pumphrey
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Special Programs – Karen Pumphrey
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504 coordinator – Kelly Wynne
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Online courses (PCSVA, NCVPS, Odyssey Ware) – Colleen Roughton
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PCC courses/WorkKeys/Special Pops – Susan Mendell
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Scholarships – Brad Grampa
QUESTIONS?

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