Welcome District 215 Parents of the class of 2010 & 2011 Post Secondary Planning What should I do now? COUNSELORS Broderick Booth Juanita Castillo Marlene Hill Angela Shama Susan Olson A D I Mo Si - C H Mi Sh Z COUNSELORS Matt Johnson Nancy Smith Jeff Majewski Marcia James Jennifer Anderson A D Hi Mf S - C He Me Schb Z COUNSELORS Broderick Booth Juanita Castillo Marlene Hill Angela Shama Susan Olson 708-585-1018 708-585-1032 708-585-1019 708-585-1021 708-585-1020 COUNSELORS Matt Johnson Nancy Smith Jeff Majewski Marcia James Jennifer Anderson 708-585-2021 708-585-2023 708-585-2024 708-585-2020 708-585-2022 Important Telephone Numbers Attendance 708-585-1007 – Please call prior to the absence or by 2p.m. on the day of the absence. – This is a number correction from the newsletter that you recently received. Homework request 708-585-1008 – Requires a 24 hour turn around time Important Telephone Numbers Attendance 708-585-2040 – Please call prior to the absence or by 2p.m. on the day of the absence. – This is a number correction from the newsletter that you recently received. Homework request 708-585-2015 – Requires a 24 hour turn around time How can I find out what’s going on at school? If you have email, you may subscribe to District 215’s Quick Notes by going to the district website: tfd215.org Meteor Messenger will be mailed to parents monthly, with a calendar of events attached. Ask your child (you’d be surprised how far this can go) How can I find out what’s going on at school? If you have email, you may subscribe to District 215’s Quick Notes by going to the district website: tfd215.org Southsider will be mailed to parents monthly, with a calendar of events attached. Ask your child (you’d be surprised how far this can go) GRADES PROGRESS REPORTS REPORT CARDS TRANSCRIPTS How are grades determined? Each marking period is worth 2/7 The final exam is worth 1/7 ___% X 2 = ___% X 2 = ___% X 2 = ___% X 1 = Total /7 = semester grade Report Cards Report cards are mailed 3 times a semester. – The first report card of each semester is held for Parent-Teacher Conference night. – October 9, 2008 & February 26, 2009 – 2:30-4:30p.m. & 6:308:30p.m. Transcripts Transcripts are official copies of a student’s academic records. Transcripts are required for post secondary schooling and most jobs as proof of high school graduation. Transcripts Each school shall maintain student permanent records for not less than 60 years after the student has transferred, graduated or otherwise permanently withdrawn from the school. (ILCS 10/4) CREDITS Transcripts tell how many credits a student has earned. District 215 graduates must complete 43 credits in various subject areas. Graduation Requirements English Math Science Social Science Health/PE Electives TOTAL 8 credits 6 credits 4 credits 6 credits 8 credits 11 credits 43 credits CREDITS English 8 credits – English 9 – English 10 – English 11 or AP Language & Composition – English 12 or AP Literature CREDITS Social Studies 6 credits – – – – World History U. S. History Government* Economics** *all students must pass the Constitution of the U.S. and the State of Illinois examinations. Both are included in the Government course. **this course fulfills the State of Illinois requirement for Consumer Economics CREDITS Mathematics – 6 credits • Algebra • Geometry • 3rd year of math CREDITS Science 4 credits – Biology – 2nd year of science CREDITS Physical Education* 7 credits Health 1 credit *Marching band counts as PE credit *Driver Education can be counted for one PE credit. CREDITS – Class of 2012 Electives 11 credits – These credits may include courses from Academic or Vocational areas. Post Secondary Options 4 year College/University 2 year Colleges Technical & Trade Schools Apprenticeship Programs Military 4 year College/University How does my child get admitted? – High School – Admission Process – Testing • ACT • Placement How do I pay for this? – FAFSA – Scholarships & Grants – Loans 2 year College What are the advantages of a 2 year program? – – – – Transitional Opportunity Cost Location Varied Degree options What are the options post 2 year experience? Technical & Trade Schools Is this form of education best for my child? – District 215 programs How do I help my child find a quality program? – Visit the campus – Know the school’s placement rates – Pre plan critical questions to asks Do all schools cost the same? Apprenticeship Programs What is an apprenticeship program? – Education and on the job training for the skilled trades What is the selection process? – – – – Application General Skills Test Specific Trade Testing Interview Process CISCO Presentation December 5, 2008 – More specific details to follow Military What are the benefits of military experience for my child? What is the recruitment process? – Recruiters make periodic visits to campus – Parents should be ACTIVELY involved Is it true that the military accepts EVERY person? – The simple answer is No. – ASVAB testing – Each branch has specific requirements Where is my child going and how does he/she get there? Courses/Curriculum Academic Record/Transcript Activities/Involvement Test Scores Good Habits/Life Skills “Map it Out”/”Plan Ahead!” Be Informed What impedes credit acquisition? Poor attendance Tardies Not completing class assignments Not completing homework assignments Not following directions Poor test scores Poor study habits Lack of active participation in the educational process Not asking questions for clarification Multiple suspensions Testing Explore Plan Retired ACT PSAE – ACT – Work Keys And now that you’ve decided… Check into specific requirements for your child’s post secondary choice. Which classes are required for my child to obtain his/her goal? What helps students become successful? District 215 Expectations! – – – – – Hard working Caring Responsible Respectful Involved What helps students become successful? ACTIVE participation is KEY! – Athletics and Activities Committed to school – Academics lead to Successful careers – All School Testing – October 3, 2008 • EXPLORE TEST (FR) • PLAN TEST (SOPH) • Retired ACT TEST (Juniors) Family What helps Meteors become successful? ATHLETICS 585-1027 – Ms. McLaughlin, Athletic Director ACTIVITIES 585-1028 – Mr. Paradise, Asst. Activities Director What helps Rebels become successful? ATHLETICS 585-2063 – Mr. Runaas, Athletic Director ACTIVITIES 585-2062 – Mrs. Szuba, Asst. Activities Director Congratulations!!! When your child puts forth a diligent effort with support from home and school, the end result is SUCCESS!!!