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    Indian Shamokin Area Guidance OfficeIndian

     

                                                                                                                                         

     

    Upcoming Events & Reminders:

    Thaddeus Stevens College Visit- Sept. 20th @ 1pm

    Albright College Visit- September 22nd @ 1pm

    Mount St. Mary's University- September 23rd @ 1pm

    Alvernia University- September 27th @ 9am

    East Stroudsburg University- October 11th @ 1pm

     

    SHAMOKIN AREA COLLEGE FAIR- OCTOBER 19TH from 10AM-11:30AM IN THE GYM

     

    ASVAB TESTING- November 3rd @ 8am in the cafe for all juniors and interested seniors. 

     

     
     

     2022-2023 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

    SAT Test Date* Registration Deadline Deadline for Changes, Regular Cancellation,
    and Late Registration
    Aug 27, 2022 Jul 29, 2022 Aug 16, 2022
    Oct 1, 2022 Sept 2, 2022 Sept 20, 2022

    Register
    Nov 5, 2022** Oct 7, 2022

    Register
    Oct 25, 2022
    Dec 3, 2022 Nov 3, 2022

    Register
    Nov 22, 2022
    Mar 11, 2023 Feb 10, 2023 Feb 28, 2023
    May 6, 2023 Apr 7, 2023 Apr 25, 2023
    June 3, 2023 May 4, 2023 May 23, 2023

     

     

     

     

       RANK IN CLASS

     

    Rank in class is numerical rank order of students based upon the number of courses, course unit value, academic challenge of the courses taken, and the grades earned by taking these courses.  All students have a class rank computed each year on a cumulative basis for the first four (4) years of high school beginning with grade 9.  The rank in class is calculated according to the following formula: 

    (Grade) (Course Unit) (Academic Weight) = Quality Points

     

    1. Grade equals final grade earned in a course that has been passed.

     

    1. For a full year course, the marking period grade is equal to 22.5% of the final grade. The total percentage of 4 nine weeks combines to 90% and therefore the final exam grade is 10% of the final grade.

     

    1. Course Units (c.u.) are assigned to a course based upon the length of time of a course. One (1) c.u. equals a course that meets five (5) days per week for thirty-six (36) weeks.  Fractional courses are in direct proportion to this measure.

     

    1. Academic Weight: All courses are assigned an academic weight which is based upon the academic challenge of a course as assigned by the certified staff of the department in which the course is taught and as approved by the Academic Standards and Professional Practices Committee. 

               

    Category

    Academic Weight

    Alternative Education

    1.00

    Special Education

    1.00

    General Education

    1.00

    College Prep

    1.10

    Honors Courses

    1.15

    Advanced Placement & Pre-Approved College Courses

    1.25

               

    The quality points for each course that has been passed are added together.  This total is cumulative each year during the first four (4) years of high school.  The student with the most quality points in his/her graduating class is ranked the highest.  The student with the next highest cumulative total quality points is ranked second, et cetera.

     

    Courses that are graded on a Pass/Fail basis do not accumulate quality points.

     

     

    In the event that students surpass the maximum courses that may be included, course work taken in the Shamokin Area School District shall count first towards the limit.  An additional transferable credit that may be counted towards the maximum is at the discretion of the student.

                                                                           

    Only course units that are earned during the regular school year may be counted towards class rank.  Transfer students may be included in class rank only after one year of full time studies at Shamokin Area Middle/High School.

     

     

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    SPECIAL PROGRAMS

     

     

     

     

    ADVANCE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE PROGRAM/DUAL ENROLLMENT

     

    Shamokin Area School District has two ways other than AP courses to earn college credits.  Shamokin Area has Early College agreements through Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University. Early College courses offered through Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University will be worth 1 credit.  Students taking courses at Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University are permitted to take courses to fulfill graduation requirements.  High school juniors are permitted to take one course per semester, while high school seniors are permitted to take 2 courses each semester.  A maximum of 38 credits will be counted towards graduation and class rank.  Early College courses through Luzerne County Community College will be completed after school hours.  Families assume all student costs related to DE program participation, including tuition, fees, texts and transportation to and from the college.  Families must pay all college bills by the dates specified by the colleges.  Reimbursements for tuition, fees, and books will be processed to eligible students if state grant funds are made available to the Shamokin Area School District.

     

     


     

     

    Starting in the 2018/2019 school year, students will be required to complete a job shadowing experience as their graduation project. Students can complete their job shadowing anytime during grades 9th-11th.   The required paperwork is available on the left-hand side of this page.


     

    PROCEDURE FOR DROP/ADD

     

    There will be eight class periods per day, and one lunch period will appear on each student’s schedule.  All classes meet five periods per week.  A student is required to remain in a course, whether required or elective, for its full term.

     

    Written permission must be received from ALL of the following:

    Student’s parent.

    Teacher whose class student is dropping.

    Teacher whose class student is entering.

    Guidance counselor.

     

    Up to four weeks:  A student may drop a full year course with the above permission.  The student must schedule another course.  The course dropped is removed from the student’s transcript

     

    Four weeks to nine weeks:  A student may drop a full year course with the above permission.  The student must schedule an equivalent course.  The course dropped is noted on the student’s transcripts as a withdrawal (W) for final grade and the course average will be the first marking period grade on the report card.  Credit will be adjusted accordingly.  The grade earned will be counted toward honor roll calculations, but will not be counted in either annual GPA or class rank.

     

    Second to fourth marking periods:  Any student requesting to be transferred to a different course during this time must put the request in writing stating why he or she should be transferred to a different course.  A committee will review this request.  Should approval be granted, the student will be given a withdrawal (WP or WF) dependent upon the average at the time of withdrawal.  The course dropped will not be counted in either annual GPA or class rank.

     

     

     

     

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