Freshmen Fall Counselor Meetings
Class of 2021
Items that will be covered today
- Who is my counselor, how do I talk with them and what do they do?
- High School Counts: Taking the Right Classes, What does a transcript look like, what is on it and how is a GPA calculated?
- Graduation Requirements
- Monitor your progress on StudentVue
- Planning for the Future
- School Resources and Advocating for Yourself
- Getting Involved: School Activities
- Your Learning Style
The SCHS Counselors
Mrs Caggins (B-Ch)
Mrs. Veeser (Ci-Ho)
Mrs. Wilson (Hu-Mi)
Ms. Sorentino (Mo-Sn)
Located in the “C” hallway near the main entrance.
Signing Up To See Your Counselor
See Mrs. Rawa in the Counseling Secretary and she will make an appointment that works out best for you and your class schedule. You will receive your pass through your 1st hour.
Mrs. Paulus takes care of all records and transcripts.
Signing Up To See Your Counselor
What can my Counselor help me with?
- Counselors track your class credits & grades
- Provide information on academic assistance (studentVue, tutors, AC etc.)
- Facilitate career tests (EDPs)
- Assist you in career and college planning
- Help students transition to high school, college, work
- Communicate with students, teachers and parents
- Help students problem solve
- Help students deal with conflict that takes place with friends, teachers, or family
What is included on your transcript?
The BIG 3-GPA
-Numbers of Credits earned
-Courses Taken and Semester grades
Letter grades are given numerical value. Total your points and divide by the number of grades you included.
A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C- = 1.7
D+ = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
E = 0.0
Total / 6 = GPA
note: a 1.25 multiplier is applied to AP classes
GPA EXAMPLE on board
It is recommended that students check studentvue at least once or twice a week to be aware of grading and assignment completion.
Making High School Count
Colleges look at your:
Rigor in your courses
What types of GPA's are colleges looking for?
Oakland University: 3.4
Michigan State University: 3.5-3.9(middle range)
University of Michigan: 3.87
22 credits are required to graduate
Minimum Core classes:
English: 4 years
Social Studies: 3 years
Science: 3 years
Math: 4 years
Foreign Language: 2 years
Other courses include:
PE & Health or Wellness 1 & 2: 1 year
VPAA: 1 year
Learning Style Inventory
Sign in: Username: rcs-"school computer username"
Password: your password you created last year, see counselor if you need it
Planning for Your Future -Resources
- Educational Development Plans (EDP’s) on Career Cruising www.careercruising.com
- College Night October 24, 6:00-7:30 at Stoney Creek HS register online
- Standardized Testing: PSAT Test in April: Counselors help you interpret your results.
- Other tests you can look forward to taking: ACT, SAT (Resources are available to help you prepare.)
1. PLEASE NEVER GIVE UP ON A CLASS!
Don’t wait if there is a problem, ASK FOR HELP right away!
Homework can make it or break it!
It is important to do your homework carefully and completely.
If you do not understand or comprehend some material- don’t ignore it! Ask or get help!
Who should you ask for help?
- Academic Learning Center*
* Open at 7:00 am and at lunch.
- NHS Tutors: there are NHS tutors available in all of your core subjects (and some other classes). Please ask your teacher when the tutors are available.
- District Adult Tutor List:http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/ scroll down to bottom on page to view the PDF.
2. Get Involved at SCHS
Check out Student Activities webpage http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/stoney-creek-high-school/pages/6415/student-activities
Mountain Biking Club
NHS – National Honor Society
National Art Honor Society
SC Theatre Company
Athletic Teams and Information http://stoneycreekathletics.com/
- Think positive
- Keep your eye on the "prize" -your GOALS.
- Have fun and get involved
- Give your self breaks but don't slack
- Make positive and healthy choices
- Manage your stress