Counseling News from Miss Bishop
1st Quarter Newsletter
Who am I?
Common Things Heard in my Office
A. Visit www.virtualsc.org to create an account, register for a class and then see me for an application.
Q. I don't understand Algebra, so I stopped trying.
A. Did you tell your teacher? Did you go to tutoring? Did you get a pass to see your teacher in the morning for more clarification? Did you use USA Test Prep to rewatch your lessons to get a better understanding?
-Not knowing how to work problems isn't an excuse to not do homework or try! In High School, you will need to begin advocating for yourself. Tell your teacher if you aren't understanding...I promise they will make time for you!
Q. "But I passed 6 out of 7 classes last year! Why am I still a Freshman?"
A. The South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy states that you must pass English 1, Algebra 1 and 3 other classes in order to be promoted to the 10th grade. If you are missing 1 of those classes, GHS will classify you as a 9th grader next year. But don't worry, I will work closely with you, should that situation arise!
Don't understand one of your classes?
You have the power!
Did You Know?
- Nationwide, more students fail 9th grade than any other grade.
- Only 10-15% of 9th grade repeaters graduate from high school.
- Most high school drop outs fail ¼ of 9th grade courses. Low attendance is a strong indicator of a student dropping out. (Stronger than test scores and academic achievement).