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Contents

·       Student Services Contact Information

·       Meeting With Your School Counselor

·       Schedule Change Requests

·       Course Offerings

·       Transcript Requests

·       Recommendation Letters

·       Tech Issues and Support

·       FLVS/OCVS Virtual School Registration

·       Dual Enrollment

·       Late Arrival/Early Release

·       Community Service

·       Graduation Requirements

·       SAT/ACT Registration and Waivers

·       Magnet Information

·       Social/Emotional Support

 

Student Services Contact Information

Student Last Name

School Counselor

Phone

407-835-2300

Email

A-D

Mrs. Mells

Ext 6092311

[email protected]

E-J

Mrs. Campbell

Ext 6092225

[email protected]

K-Q

Mrs. Cadette

Ext 6092345

[email protected]

R-Z

Dr. Banton

Ext 6092200

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Registrar

Ms. Hicks

Ext 6092303

[email protected]

Career and College Specialist

Mr. Taunton

Ext 6092245

[email protected]

 

 

Meeting With Your School Counselor and Career and College Specialist

Students must schedule a time to meet with their school counselor.  Meetings will currently be held by phone or video conference.  Use the links below to schedule.

Mrs. Mells - Calendly.com/counselor-mells

Mrs. Campbell - Calendly.com/counselor-campbell

Mrs. Cadette - Calendly.com/counselor-cadette

(R-Z can temporarily schedule with Mrs. Cadette)

Mr. Taunton – Calendly.com/jhsccs

 

Schedule Change Requests

·       The deadline to submit a schedule change request was August 28. 

·       Schedule changes will be limited this year to accommodate the face to face and LaunchEd learning options.

·       Schedule changes are based on availability and are not guaranteed.

·       Valid schedule change requests include: missing a class period, scheduled for a class you have already taken or do not have the prerequisite for, change in level, elective change (limited and based on progression and availability).

·       Invalid schedule change requests include: preference of teacher, class period, lunch time.

·       Schedule changes can potentially alter other class periods, teachers, or lunch times.  You accept this condition if completing a schedule change request. 

·       Continue to check Skyward for any changes to your schedule.  Changes can take up to 48 hours to update on Canvas. 

·       Students will receive an email if their request was denied indicating the reason.

 

Course Offerings

Review course offerings below before requesting a schedule change.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_S5ji1snBLkOTBq8vxKd8s-knqnKaeo9OZAklkwC-nA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Transcript Requests

Please contact the school registrar, Ms. Hicks ([email protected]), about picking up or sending transcripts to colleges or universities. 

Seniors, email your school counselor regarding Commonapp, Coalition, and SendEdu.  School counselors send transcripts through these platforms. 

***Transcripts cannot be emailed***

 

Recommendation Letters

Please email your counselor regarding recommendation letters.  Be sure to include your student profile or resume.  This should contain information on academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, employment and volunteer history, and any other information you would want shared with admission representatives. 

 

 

 

Tech Issues and Support

Complete the form below to report laptop or technical issues. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgWYmZBI7EZ3WUq-V9YsWjXngRDfJxV8x6pcziynMzWNlyMg/viewform

 

FLVS/OCVS Virtual School Registration

Go to ar.flvs.net to register for class on Orange County Virtual School. 

Recommended courses that meet the online course graduation requirement include Driver’s Ed and Peer Counseling. 

For students new to FLVS, use the following link for step by step directions:

https://ocvs.ocps.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_503810/File/OCVS%20New%20Student-Registration%20Guide.pdf

For returning students, use the link for step by step directions to add a new course:

https://ocvs.ocps.net/UserFiles/Servers/Server_503810/File/OCVS%20Current%20Student%20Registration%20Guide.pdf

 

Dual Enrollment

Use the following link for information on Valencia Dual Enrollment. 

https://valenciacollege.edu/admissions/dual-enrollment/

Requirements for Valencia DE include a 3.0 unweighted GPA for 9-11th, a 3.0 weighted GPA for 12th, and college-ready test scores on PERT, SAT, or ACT.  Be aware of test score deadlines when applying as it can take several weeks for scores to be delivered and processed by Valencia.

Contact Mr. Tarantur at [email protected] for information on dual enrollment through Orange Technical College.

 

Late Arrival/Early Release

Requirements for late arrival or early release include:

·       Seniors only

·       2.5 unweighted GPA

·       Met all required test scores needed for graduation

·       On track with credits needed for graduation

·       Have an acceleration credit (CIW or other industry certification)

Other considerations include post-secondary plans and strength of senior schedule when applying to colleges or universities. 

 

Community Service

Community service is not a graduation requirement but it is required for the Bright Futures Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities.  Follow the steps below so that your community service hours can be counted and logged into Skyward. 

***All community service must be pre-approved by your school counselor***

            Step 1:  Complete the Community Service Proposal Form

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12m6cgpvBSin7_3I3fEECXJ5aOQ8gf8cr/view?usp=sharing

            Step 2:  Email the completed proposal form to your school counselor for pre-approval.

            Step 3:  Use the Community Service Log and Reflection form to log your hours.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gDMAVov8dzrtgcOaJYRuc3GDbCCApUkh/view?usp=sharing

            Step 4:  Complete the log form with reflection and signatures and email to your counselor.

 

Graduation Requirements

·       2.0 Unweighted GPA

·       24 Credits

·       4 English

·       4 Math (Required = Algebra 1 and Geometry)

·       3 Science (Required = Biology)

·       4 Social Studies (Required = World History, US History, Government/Economics with

financial literacy)

·       1 HOPE

·       1 Fine/Performing Arts

·       8 Electives

·       1 Online Course - must finish both semesters if a 1 credit course

·       FSA ELA and Algebra 1 passing test scores or concordant score (see grade level tracking sheet for required scores)

·       Additional 4 Year University/Bright Futures Scholarship Requirement - 2 years of the same

foreign language

 

 

Senior Credit Tracking Sheet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KSwC4jDGfUDk0yVDBlbM9262-xD8gnNu/view?usp=sharing

Junior Credit Tracking Sheet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10KAq-w1S2RAmMPdxbkWrzlFLTaTeJAsg/view?usp=sharing

Sophomore Credit Tracking Sheet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IQSGE3_jkGyDz6yne5b4T3qOIfkU2GDx/view?usp=sharing

Freshmen Credit Tracking Sheet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G3EKtQ9wmnuq5xkEyTuKmS4Ud2v9sDfH/view?usp=sharing

 

SAT and ACT Registration and Waivers

Register for SAT at https://www.collegeboard.org/

Register for ACT at https://www.act.org/

Contact Mr. Taunton regarding waivers at [email protected]

 

Magnet Information

Jones High School has a Medical Magnet and an International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.  The magnet application for the 2021-2022 school year will open on November 1, 2020 and will close on February 15, 2021.  Students do not have to reapply if they are currently enrolled in a program. 

***Please note that only incoming Freshmen can apply for the Medical Magnet as the 9th grade class is now a requirement***

For more information on the magnet process, please visit the link below.

https://www.ocps.net/departments/school_choice/magnet_programs/magnet_application_process

 

Social Emotional Support

Students can contact their school counselor regarding social/emotional support or personal concerns.  The school counselor can also refer students for longer term mental health counseling services through Orange County Public Schools and participating SEDNET providers. 

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