YWLA S.E.L. Team News Letter

WELCOME BACK & SEPTEMBER 2022 EDITION

Meet your Social Emotional Team (S.E.L)

The S.E.L. Team is made up of the social worker and counselors at Young Women Leadership Academy. We are here to assist you with any counseling-related needs (virtual or in-person).

Bell Schedule

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https://youtu.be/uXmoj-BZBDg
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Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
The Parent Guide to Resilience

What is Xello!

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How Students Request Transcripts in Xello

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How to send your transcripts on Xello
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9th -12th Grade Scholarships

Looking for scholarships can be very time consuming and frustrating, but if you take a few minutes to create a profile, you will find more scholarships you qualify for and hopefully earn more money.

Scholarship Platforms For All Grades

High School Students: Learn How RaiseMe Works
WHAT IS A GPA AND WHAT DOES GPA MEAN?

Many students get very hung up on GPA in high school - is it high enough? Will it pass muster in college admissions? What does your GPA even mean?

Best Match and Fit

Find The Right College Fit

Applying to College

MAKING A COLLEGE LIST

Find your best fit and match by having reach, target, and safety schools!

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Are you a student athlete?

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September News

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ACT Testing

ACT Testing


The ACT test will be given online to GPISD 11th grade students on November 8, 2022. (test will be without essay). The district will cover the cost for all 11th grade students. 12th grade students can also take advantage of school day testing.

High School Grade Level Classification

Promotion, grade-level advancement, and course credit shall be based on mastery of the TEKS. Grade-level advancement for students in grades 9-12 shall be determined by course credits.


Grade Classification

9th grade requires a minimum of 0 - 5.0 credits

10th grade requires a minimum of 5.5 credits

11th grade requires a minimum of 12.0 credits

12th grade requires a minimum of 19.0 credits


GPISD WEIGHTED GRADING SCALE


GPISD’s weighted grading scale is a three-tier system. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, the weighted grade point system will apply to all students enrolled in the District. (EIC LOCAL)

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CLASS RANK

Class rank will be determined by students' weighted grade point averages. Class rankings are determined at the end of the first semester of the senior year for the express purpose of identifying summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude. The official rank and grade point average will be posted on the transcript upon graduation and will be inclusive of all grades through the end of the final semester. Class rank is based on a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) and is first calculated during the first semester after a student’s ninth grade year. In Grand Prairie ISD, class rank is posted to transcripts of students in grades 10 through 12 three times each school year – October, end of January or beginning of February, and June. Middle school students who take high school courses shall have the grade points reflective of successful completion of the high school course(s) included in their high school cumulative grade point average. Courses taken for high school credit at the middle school level will carry the same weight for averaging semester grades as those taught at the high school campus. Credits earned on a pass/fail basis are not used to calculate the cumulative GPA. For purposes of admission to a general academic teaching institution, rank in class will be computed for students in grades 10 - 12 who complete all state regular content requirements. Students must graduate with the Distinguished Level of Achievement to be eligible for automatic admission to a Texas four-year college or university under the Top 10% rule and to be eligible for the TEXAS Grant.

Graduation Requirments

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YWLA Counseling Mission & Vision


  • Mission

    Our Mission is to assist our girls with building self -esteem, self- identity, and self-worth while helping them to plan for their academic success and future. This includes implementing SEL lessons, developing groups, and conducting schoolwide activities that will assist in removing barriers that may keep them from developing the skills necessary to lead happy and healthy lives. We will assist these young ladies in becoming college and career ready so that they may attend colleges of their choice and earn advanced degrees so that they may not only become productive citizens, but help to change the world in which we live.

    YWLA Counseling Vision

    Assisting students with removing social emotional barriers that are impeding development of self esteem, self-identity, and self-worth

    • SEL lessons that includes teen dating violence, suicide, bullying, coping skills
    • Use of Stop it app to report bullying and/or crisis situations
    • Responsive services for any students in immediate crisis
    • Group counseling for students that focuses on social and emotional issues
    • Individual counseling
    • Referrals to outside counseling if needed
    • Referrals to agencies or social worker for basic needs (clothes, food, shelter)
    • Outside agencies who work with groups of students (Brighter Tomorrows, Be project, North Texas Suicide organization)
    • Keep open communication with parents
    • YWLA kindness Crew

    Assist students in becoming college and career ready

    • Texas Scholars/college/ career day
    • Individual academic goal setting
    • Consulting with the college bound advisor
    • District college night
    • Xello lessons that focuses on college and career readiness
    • GPISD experience
    • Invite College representatives to work with students
    • Invite professionals to share career experiences with students
    • Advising during course selection process