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AP Test Dates (these include changes)

  • AP Environmental Science – May 5, 2014 (8 AM)
  • AP Calculus AB – May 7, 2014 (8 AM)
  • AP US History – May 14, 2014 (8 AM)
  • AP Language & Composition – May 21, 2014 (12 PM)
  • AP Chemistry – May 22, 2014 (12 PM)
  • AP English Literature & Composition – May 23, 2014 (8 AM)
  • AP Biology – May 23, 2014 (12 PM)
  • AP Psychology – May 28, 2014 (8 AM)

Many juniors and seniors are now utilizing the Naviance system for college and career planning and/or processing applications.  An SAT prep program is included in Naviance.  Freshmen and sophomores continue to have career components embedded in their health rotation.

Now in our fourth year with PowerSchool, we are exploring the use of additional features, both internally and with our GCHS families.  The ability of students and parents to follow student progress remains the primary advantage.  Most of our parents now have accounts.  Families that would like to register should contact Mr. Reed at 856-456-4400 ext 230 or treed@gchsrams.org.


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2013-2014 Mid-Term Exams

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
1st Exam Social Studies & Soph Honors Alg2/Trig
2nd Exam Math courses (except Soph Honors Alg2/Trig)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
1st Exam English – All courses
2nd Exam Foreign Languages
Thursday, January 23, 2014
1st Exam Science
2nd Exam Religion
Friday, January 24, 2014
1st Exam Conflicts/Make-ups (begin at 8:15; students must arrange own transportation)

 

 


Progress Reports

Interim Progress Report Grades for the 1st Quarter 2013-14 were available in PowerSchool any time after 6:00 a.m. on October 15, 2013. A copy of the Progress Report was e-mailed to parents through the PowerAnnouncement system.

Interim Progress Report Grades for the 2nd Quarter 2013-14 were available in PowerSchool any time after 6:00 a.m. on December 16, 2013. A copy of the Progress Report grades was e-mailed to parents through the PowerAnnouncement system and mailed home to high school parents who requested one and to all Junior High parents.

Interim Progress Report Grades for the 3rd Quarter 2013-14 were available in PowerSchool any time after 6:00 a.m. on February 26, 2014. A copy of the Progress Report grades was e-mailed to parents through the PowerAnnouncement system and mailed home to high school parents who requested one and to all Junior High parents.

Interim Progress Report Grades for the 4th Quarter 2013-14 will be available in PowerSchool any time after 6:00 a.m. on May 5, 2014. A copy of the Progress Report grades will also be e-mailed to parents through the PowerAnnouncement system.

Printed copies of the Progess Reports will be mailed home, but only to those who request a printed copy. GCHS has made the decision to discontinue the practice of automatically mailing home progress reports and report cards, due to the availability of our PowerSchool system to parents and students. Please be sure to check PowerSchool frequently to stay abreast of your student’s progress.


Report Cards

1st Marking Period Report Cards for the 2013-2014 school year were sent, via email, through the PowerSchool system on approximately November 12, 2013. Teachers and Administrators were on-hand from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 to briefly discuss report card grades.

GCHS has decided to hold only this one Parent-Teacher Night each year and to use PowerSchool as the main option for parents to access student grades. Because parents have the ability to access student grades on a 24-7 basis, report cards for the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Marking Periods will be mailed home only to those families that have specifically requested this option, in writing. They will, however, be emailed home to all parents who have a valid email address on file in our PowerSchool system.


SAT Prep

GCHS is coordinating multiple SAT Prep options this year. Currently, some of our students are taking a free SAT content course, offered at Gloucester City High School. We have been informed that more of our students will likely be able to enroll in another session at Gloucester High during the latter part of this year.

Students with access to the Naviance system have another SAT Prep option (Method Test Prep) available within their Naviance accounts.

In addition, GCHS is working with an outside provider to offer a strategy-based SAT prep course, for a fee. This course helps students develop a test-taking strategy to use when taking the SAT, and is designed to help them prepare for the November 2013 SAT administration. Although the course is already underway for this semester, you can contact the Guidance Office for more information about future sessions.


SAT / ACT Dates

SAT

Listed below are important dates related to the new SAT.

Please remember to have scores sent to GCHS. Our CEEB number is 310-440.

For more information, visit the CollegeBoard website.

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
 10/5/2013 9/6/2013  9/20/2013
 11/2/2013 10/3/2013 10/18/2013
12/7/2013  11/8/2013 11/22/2013

Please note: this information is provided as a service to our GCHS parents and students. GCHS cannot guarantee that dates and other information will not be changed by the organization in charge of the test. Please check the official site of the testing organization for the most current information.


ACT dates

Listed below are important dates related to the ACT. Please note, however, that the test is not administered at GCHS.

Test Date Regular Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline
10/26/2013 9/27/2013 10/11/2013
 12/14/2013  11/8/2013  11/22/2013

 

Please note: this information is provided as a service to our GCHS parents and students. GCHS cannot guarantee that dates and other information will not be changed by the organization in charge of the test. Please check the official site of the testing organization for the most current information.


Counselor Assignments

Mrs. Buckland Sr. Angela Mr. Bakey
Grade 9 Homerooms 9A, and 9B Homeroom 9C  Homerooms 9D and 9E
Grade 10 Homerooms 10A and 10B Homerooms 10C  Homerooms 10D and 10E
Grade 11 Homerooms 11A and 11B Homeroom 11C and 11D  Homeroom 11E, 11F
Grade 12 Homerooms 12A and 12B  Homeroom 12C Homeroom 12D

Sr. Angela will work with Grades 7 and 8 Homerooms.

Mrs. Buckland will work with NCAA Eligible Senior Female Athletes and Mr. Bakey will work with NCAA Eligible Male Athletes.

Website: www.eligibilitycenter.org

Schedule Problems: Mr. Bakey will work with freshmen and sophomores. Juniors and seniors may contact Mrs. Buckland.


Iowa Tests of Educational Development

The Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED) will be administered on March 6, 7, 2014.

All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be tested.


Post-Secondary Planning Process

The post-secondary planning process can be nerve-wracking in a sound economy. Last year proved very difficult, though eventually successful, for many families. Being proactive, thinking “outside the box,” and balancing fiscal projections with a big dollop of hopefulness are key elements in accomplishing any task, including career and college planning, in today’s world. The counseling staff of GCHS is available to help. In addition to focusing on earning good grades and improving test scores, seniors should, this autumn, search on the Internet, visit colleges (2 year, 4 year, public, private), meet with college reps visiting GCHS, go to college fairs, etc.

Lists of scholarships continue to be posted in classrooms, and on the school website.  Student athletes appying to NCAA Division I and II schools should contact Mrs.Buckland (female students) or Mr. Bakey (male students) for Clearinghouse information/applications if they have not already done so. ROTC  Scholarship deadlines vary by branch of service but usually occur in the fall. Internet resources include: www.collegeboard.com, www.fastweb.comwww.ncaa.org/cbsa, www.hesaa.org, www.mappingyourfuture.org, and www.finaid.org.

Applications…Seniors should complete their applications/request for transcripts  (blue for Naviance/electronic submission; yellow for traditional paper with mailing) and bring them to Guidance with any fees and $2.00 for postage for each (additional charges after eight) a MINIMUM of two weeks before deadlines.  If filing on line, the same timetable applies.  Students will be given information as to filing for financial aid in December.


The Guidance Office is now using the Naviance system to monitor document submission for college applications. This system will submit documents electronically to colleges for students who so choose. Plans are being developed to use the post-secondary career and college planning modules with underclassmen in the future.


Scholarships & Announcements

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