SENIOR Graduation Checklist!
- Follow up with scholarships
- Double checking with Mrs STage on your Jostens order or cap and gown receipt
- Volunteer hours checked with Mrs. Henker?
- Eligibility and passing all of your required courses
- College acceptance, housing deposits for dorms, and orientation dates
- Practice interviews, Accuplacer testing, and Awards night
Academic Awards Night!-
May 03, 2022-5:30- 7:30 p.m.
This is an evening that celebrates our seniors by the community as they receive the scholarships awarded to them. Please come celebrate with us the many accomplishments our senior Class has achieved! Light refreshments served.
Grade Changes and Corrections to transcripts-
8th Grade Career Exploration- Semester 1: please note there has been some alterations or corrections to exact percentages/grades earned due to an error identified in Infinite campus that did not calculate the combined quarter grades correctly for this class. We thank our IT department for the identification of the problem and corrections made in the process. If you have questions or concerns please contact the counseling office.
Friday School Grade changes: We thank parents and students for their patience as we will complete the Friday School intervention to make up for failed courses from the first semester. The grade changes will be calculated and uploaded after the April Friday School dates and will post before the end of the school year.
2022- 2023 School Schedules
Schedule selection is currently in process so please have those conversations with your students. Because the Counseling department is currently short staffed, please do not set up any appointments until after the PSAT/SAT April 13th to allow the one and only counselor time to prepare for required state testing. Juniors are being met on an individual basis to evaluate their credits, and graduation requirements to ensure they are on track or alternative solutions are being explored. All other grades have filled out request forms that have been/currently being collected.
Students with Failed Courses:
CDLS/ Credit recovery courses will no longer be available/provided for by the district. Students will need to proceed at their own cost and time. Students will need to enroll in the summer courses listed above to maintain their graduation eligibility.
New CDIP Pilot Program Courses coming Fall 2022!
Florence Junior Senior High School is now offering independent study classes to help our students graduate with both a high school diploma and a FREE industry credential of their
choice. Graduating with both will jumpstart your career or college success. You could gain a credential in career pathways such as IT, financial services, business operations and creative fields like graphic design. These courses will be housed within each program, talk to a counselor or Mr. Gifford today to learn more!
Parents of seniors and juniors- come in and check out the scholarship boards for both local and national scholarships available for students. Lots of money is available not just for college but for many other post secondary programs after graduation. Please help your students out with their applications! Allow two weeks for letters of recommendation and mark your calendar accordingly!
Class Selections for upcoming 2022/2023 school year to begin no later than the End of March.
New Graduation Requirements-
Community Service- grades 9-12
All grade levels of students are being asked to complete, within the year, 10 hours of community service or work-based learning. Newly updated forms will be emailed to students or can be picked up in the counseling office. Please see Mrs. Henker for opportunities to serve in the community to complete the required hours as a list will be posted.
Demonstration of Competency- 12th grade
Many parents and students have questions regarding this new requirement. Many seniors have already met their competency as it will be reflected in their transcript report listed as Dem of Comp- Math and Dem of Comp- Eng and the student receiving .5 credit for each added to their credits. The counseling department has been making phone calls home and meeting with seniors/parents to create an option plan of how to achieve this new requirement if it has still not been met. Please see the district website, handbook or the counseling page for full descriptions and options to meet this requirement. If you have further questions please feel free to call the counseling office
ACT Work Keys test- Offered to all Juniors and Seniors
ACT WorkKeys is an assessment that tests students' job skills in applied reading, writing, mathematics and Essential Skills. Scores are based on job profiles that help employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. This test will also help seniors and juniors meet new graduation requirements with qualifying scores. Please check the district Calendar for the Future date in late January or Early February.