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DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES

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Things You and Your Student Should Know!
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Promotion Requirements
To be promoted within high school at the end of a given year, a student electing a 24-credit option must meet the requirements as indicated below:
To Grade 10 Requirements 5 credits, including 1 English or 1 mathematics

Log-in to monitor your child’s grades, test scores, missing work assignments, attendance and more. Contact the school to obtain your login and password.

dcps.mygradeportal.com If your child is struggling:

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12 credits, including 2 English and any combination of 2 mathematics and/or science

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18 credits, including 3 English and any combination of 4 mathematics and/or science and 1.5 GPA or above

Make an appointment with the teacher and/or school counselor to discuss how everyone can work to help your children remediate the skills he/she is lacking and what can be done if additional resources are needed.

Graduation Requirements
Students who entered 9th grade between 2009-2012 will need to meet the following requirements for graduation: 4 English 4 Math * 6 Additional Electives 2 World Languages **1 Online Course
*Earn passing scores on the FCAT (grade 10) Reading/Math, OR the state End Of Course Exams (EOCs) if applicable Earn a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale **Students entering 9th grade in the year 2011-2012, must meet an online course requirement. Please schedule time with your student’s school to discuss.

3 Science 3 Social Studies 1 Physical Education (HOPE) 1 Practical or Fine Art

Students entering the 9th grade for the first time during the 2013-2014 academic school year have the opportunity to elect one of 3 diploma tracks. 1. 2. 3. Standard Scholar Merit

Please schedule a time to meet with your student’s counselor to discuss their options.

College and Career Planning
Students starting out in college or a career need to be well prepared. While high school students are earning credits toward graduation, they can also be preparing to enter college or a career field by taking the right courses.

The following resources are available through www.flvs.org:
1. High School Bright Futures Evaluations 2. Florida College & University Profiles 3. Admissions Criteria 4. Career Planning

ACT & SAT Test Dates and Fees
ACT: www.actstudent.org
Fee: $36.50 (w/o writing) — $52.50 (with writing - req. for University Admissions)
Test Date September 21, 2013 October 26, 2013 December 14, 2013 February 8, 2014 April 12, 2014 June 14, 2014 Registration Deadline August 23, 2013 September 27, 2013 November 8, 2013 January 10, 2014 March 7, 2014 May 9, 2014 (Late Fee Required) August 24 – September 6, 2013 September 28 – October 11, 2013 November 9 – 22, 2013 January 11 – 24, 2014 March 8 – 21, 2014 May 10 – 23, 2014

SAT: www.collegeboard.org Fee: $51.00
Test Date October 5, 2013 November 2, 2013 December 7, 2013 January 25, 2014 March 8, 2014 May 3, 2014 June 7, 2014 Registration Deadline September 6, 2013 October 3, 2013 November 8, 2013 December 27, 2013 February 7, 2014 April 4, 2014 May 9, 2014 (Late Fee Required) September 20, 2013 October 18, 2013 November 22, 2013 January 10, 2014 February 21, 2014 April 18, 2014 May 23, 2014