Sophomore - CLASS OF 2021
THE COUNSELING CENTER HAS CREATED THIS PAGE FOR THE CLASS OF 2021. HERE YOU WILL FIND HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS. PLEASE CHECK BOTH THIS PAGE AND YOUR KINGSFORD EMAIL FREQUENTLY FOR CURRENT INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DEADLINES.
You need 24 credits to graduate:
Post High School Options
How to Earn Credits
You earn credits by passing your Q1 + Q2 + Final Exam = Semester 1 grade.
The general rule is you must pass 2 out of 3!
(Q1)40% + (Q2)40% + (Final)20% = (S1)100% So remember the 40-40-20 rule.
What happens if I fail a course (S1 or S2)?
You will be placed on a credit recovery plan. This may include Summer School.
Summer School is offered Mon-Fri. for 6 weeks. Need to attend from 8-10am to make up .5 credit or 8-12 to make up 1 credit.
Important Testing Information
HOW DO I TAKE CLASSES THROUGH BAY OR NMU
S1 = Rhetorical Writing and Composition and S2 = Research Writing
S2 = Foundations of Early Childhood
These are worth 3 credits each!
College admission Data
WHAT ARE AP COURSES?
AP stands for Advanced Placement. These courses are on a 5.0 grading scale. For example, an A would be worth a 5.0 rather than the 4.0 on the traditional scale. This is due to the college level of rigor in these courses. This is a great way for students to get a feel for a college classroom. In addition to added grade points, there is also a test given in May each year, in which universities will award credit for high scores. See the Counseling Office for more details. These are more Jr./Sr. type classes.
WHAT IF COLLEGE ISN'T FOR ME?
FUTURE COLLEGE ATHLETES
If you have aspirations to play a sport in college, please check out the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) website. The NCAA has certain eligibility requirements that you may want to explore before senior year when schedules have been determined. Check out the NCAA future student athlete information HERE.