Program Planning Presentation

  • 2019-2020 School Year
  • So many choices!
  • So many opportunities!

Who is My School Counselor?

  • Last Name A-G: Mrs.DiVincenzo
  • Last Name H-O: Mr. Behm
  • Last Name P-Z: Mrs. Conti

What is this all about?

  • Program Planning/Course Selections for the next school year – Sophomore Year
  • Planning ahead! The time to start thinking about college and careers is now.
  • Making the best choices for you!!
  • Study, Study, Study! (Your

grades are so important)

What are the Graduation Requirements?

  • Two Basic types of diplomas:

*Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation (must pass 8 or 9 Regents Exams with 65% or higher)

*Regents Diploma (must pass 5 exams with 65% or higher)

For each of these diplomas, students must earn a minimum of 23 credits in high school (most will go above and beyond this number).

Lewiston-Porter Honors Diploma

  • 3 types of Lew-Port Honors Diplomas

~Highest Distinction – 100 weighted average or higher

~Distinction – 98 to 99.99 weighted average

~Honors – 95 to 97.99 weighted average

  • Students must also have a total of 28 credits by the end of their 12th grade year
  • Honors certificates can be earned by all students. Please refer to your curriculum handbook for a listing of required courses

Are you planning on pursuing a Vocational Program at Niagara CTE?

  • 2 Phases:
  • Phase 1: Teachers from NCTE will come out next Fall to talk to you about the programs offered at the vocational center.

  • Phase 2: If you are interested in the programs, you will be able to sign up for a half day tour and shadowing day of the CTE facility in the winter.

Course Selection Form

  • This form lists all of the course offerings for the 2017-18 school year

  • Take this form home with you and review with your parent/guardian

Course Offering Forms

  • Circle the class you wish to take and bring this with you to your appointment with your School Counselor. If you have questions on what to circle, ask your teacher.

  • Teachers will make recommendations for students to be placed in Honors or Advanced Placement level classes based on current grades and performance in your classes.

Scheduling Appointment

  • Counseling Office will be making an appointment for you
  • Appointments will be made during a study hall or lunch period
  • If you do not have a free period, an appointment will be made for you either before or after school
  • Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend these appointments with you
  • Remember your School Counselor will make your appointment and your homeroom teacher will give you a pass☺

Standardized Testing

  • What is Standardized Testing?
  • There are 2 types of college admissions tests - the SAT and ACT. You will need to take these in order to get into a 4-year college. You will take these tests in the Spring of your Junior year and/or Fall of your Senior Year.
  • PSAT Test – practice test for the SAT to be taken in the spring of your freshmen year and again in the fall of your Junior year (you will receive a letter in the mail)

Making the most of High School…

  • Build strong academic skills by taking challenging courses
  • Study hard and get excellent grades
  • Become involved in extra-curricular activities
  • Meet with your School Counselor and discuss options/plans for your high school years and beyond
  • Research College and Career possibilities

Making the Most of High School, cont.

  • We have a great software program called “Naviance Family Connections”. Students will be able to do valuable college and career research through this program.
  • It’s never too soon to start saving money for college!
  • Questions??

Program Planning Presentation-2019.ppt - Google Slides