Important News

February 2018 Guidance Department Newsletter

Here’s a great article about parenting through the college admissions process from the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dropping/Adding First Semester Courses

The following guidelines should be considered:

1. Dropping a full-year course altogether has the following implications:

  1. From the start of school through the end of the second 8-day rotation (9/28/17) results in no record of that course.
  2. After the end of the second 8-day rotation through the end of the first semester results in a “Withdrawal” on the transcript.
  3. After the end of the first semester (1/10/18) results in a final grade of “F” on the transcript.

2. Changing the level of a full-year course to a different level has the following implications:

  1. From the start of school through the end of the first term (11/2/17) results in no record of the old course on the
    transcript.
  2. After the first term results in a “Withdrawal” on the transcript.
  3. Students/parent(s)/guardian(s) should discuss with the applicable department head how previously-earned grades affect the grade in the new course.

3. Dropping a semester course altogether has the following implications:

  1. From the start of the semester through the end of the second 8-day rotation in the semester results in no record of that course.
  2. After the end of the second 8-day rotation in the first quarter of the course through the end of the first quarter of the course results in a “Withdrawal” on the transcript.
  3. After the end of the first quarter of the course results in a final grade of “F” on the transcript.

Grade-Specific News

Please visit the College Fairs and Events page for info on upcoming activities.

Seniors:

Click to download the Power Point presentation from the Senior Parent College Info Session on September 19, 2017.

 Applying to college: During the first rotation of Guidance Seminar 12 you will get details about the steps to activating college applications. Since the first rotation of the year is busy with resolving scheduling issues for students, counselors are unable to meet with seniors about colleges. We are preparing the documents necessary to send to colleges so that we can be ready to start sending transcripts in October.

Juniors: 

Click to download the PowerPoint presentation from the Junior Parent College Info Session on 11/8 and 11/9.

Sophomores:

Click to download the PowerPoint presentation from the 9th/10th Parent Information Session on 1/11

Freshmen:

Welcome to the high school. Don’t hesitate to stop by with any question, or just to say hello. We look forward to seeing you.

Click to download the PowerPoint presentation from the 9th/10th Parent Information Session on 1/11