## Freshman Class

Counselors

Class visits begin Sept 24-Oct. 3
Freshman-Powerpoint-Class-visits-2012-2013.ppt

Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship (KEES) Scholarship

After each year of high school, KHEAA awards scholarship money for every student who maintains a 2.5 GPA (C Average) or higher.  For each year of high school, students are eligible to earn scholarship money to help pay for college.  The following chart can be used to estimate the award for each year.

GPA                        Scholarship Amount
2.5                                    \$125                                         Freshman GPA ____=\$____
2.6                                    \$150                                      Sophomore GPA ____=\$____
2.7                                    \$175                                          Junior GPA      ____=\$____
2.75                                  \$187                                           Senior GPA    ____=\$____
2.8                                    \$200
2.9                                    \$225
3.0                                    \$250
3.1                                    \$275
3.2                                    \$300
3.25                                  \$312
3.3                                    \$325
3.4                                    \$350
3.5                                    \$375
3.6                                    \$400
3.7                                    \$425
3.75                                  \$437
3.8                                    \$450
3.9                                    \$475
4.0                                    \$500

What's a GPA??
Your GPA is your grade point average.  To calculate your GPA you must total the number of points from your grades and then divide by the number of courses you were enrolled in for credit.  For unweighted GPA, A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, and U=0.

EXAMPLE:
You took five courses for credit in one grading period, earning 2 A's, 2 B's, and a C.
2 A's = 8 pts (2x4)
2 B's = 6 pts (2x3)
1 C = 2 pts (1x2)
Total = 16 pts (8+6+2)                    Now divide 16 by 5 (Number of courses for credit) to get a
GPA of 3.2

*Weighted Grades: Since Advanced Placement (AP) are nationally recognized and monitored AP grades will be weighted on a sliding 5.0 scale as follows:

A......................................................5.00

B......................................................3.75

C......................................................2.50

D......................................................1.25

U...........................................................0

Both the weighted and the unweighted GPA’s will appear on the official transcript. In addition, while JCPS does not individually rank senior students we will rank by percentile for colleges and universities (e.g., top 10%). Any student earning a weighted cumulative high school GPA of 4.0 or greater qualifies for Valedictorian. This calculation includes weighted GPAs.

ILP Requirements
The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) is required to be completed each year of high school enrollment.  This program is a wonderful tool for students to use in their college research, planning and gathering of information.  As a matter of fact, the program will also help the students to create a resume which can be helpful in job interviews and searchs.  The students must be at 100% in order to meet this requirement.

To log on follow the following steps:
1.  Go to www.jcpsky.net
2.  Go to Students
3.  Go to JCPS online
5.  Select Career Cruising

State Testing Information

The state of Kentucky has mandated several tests for all students.  Over the course of their high school career, each student who plans on graduating must take these exams.
**Computer Competency Assessment
**End of Course Exams (20 percent of the final term grade will come from the end-of course exam for English 2, Algebra 2, U.S. History, and Biology)
**ACT