Complete the online readiness course through Canvas. Completion of the PHSC online readiness course is required prior to registering in any online dual enrollment courses. We highly encourage all students to access and complete the online readiness course now.
This (12th-Grade-Course-Card-20-21) is the course card. On campus will have their academic histories given during class registration. MSOL should have received their academic history by USPS mail prior to the class registration date.
COURSE CARD & COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: Above is the course card for senior year (side 1 and side 2). Please review what options are appropriate with your parents and current teachers to gain recommendations. Class descriptions are linked to each class above on the presentation.
Students type their own selections into myStudent during class, so be sure to have the academic history that was mailed home with you so you will know what to enter. Use unmet requirements to guide your course selections for next year.
Then there is SMARTTHINKING online tutoring which is accessed right through your myLearning/Canvas course on the left-hand side. It is very slow but you do work with a real person and they help you step by step. See detailed information below.
Lastly, you can ALWAYS reach out to your teacher and ask for help and schedule a separate Zoom with them 🙂
Embedded into every student’s myLearning account is 600,000 (six hundred thousand) minutes of free tutoring per student. This tutoring is available every single day, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. It has a real life tutor there in live time answering questions, helping with science homework or English, or AP Stats, etc.
If you/your child did not pass the FSA ELA graduation exam, there are 3 opportunities for you/your child to pass, AND STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND and TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY EXAM so that this graduation requirement is met this school year. Those exams are:
FSA ELA 3-day exam — must attend all 3 days to earn a score — check student school email for specific dates. This score, if passed, meets the graduation testing requirements for reading.:
FSA Writing :Tuesday, February 9 at 7:45 AM in Portable T-9 must attend each day of 2/9, 2/10 and 2/11 to get a score.
FSA Reading Session 1: Wednesday, February 10 at 7:45 AM in Portable T-9: must attend each day of 2/9, 2/10 & 2/11 to get a score.
FSA Reading Session 2: Friday, February 12 at 7:45 AM in Portable T-9: must attend each day of 2/9, 2/10 and 2/11 to get a score.
ACT: ACT 3/9, 3/10, 3/11 – must attend each day 3/9, 3/10 and 3/11 — students have TRIPLE the amount of time allowed on this exam… students typically do well on this exam who did not do well on FSA ELA. YOU MUST REGISTER THIS WEEK (by 3/12) to take this exam. Your payment constitutes registration. Pay the $35 fee via Acorn https://www.studentquickpay.com/pasco/ This score, if passed, can meet the graduation testing requirements for both math and reading.
SAT: 3/24. This free, college-reportable score is one day during the school day on our campus. You do not need to register for it or pay. This score, if passed, can be reported to colleges, and can meet the graduation testing requirements for both math and reading.
Are you interested in Dual Enrollment for the summer or your senior year? Is your GPA over 3.00? If the answer is yes to both, you must also have passing scores on the PERT exam. If you have not taken the PERT, it’s being offered at LOLHS after school on 3/8 & 3/10 — must attend both sections (unless retaking it). Scan the QR code to register — there is limited seating, so don’t delay!!
February 8th starts the last round of testing for students who have not yet passed their 10th gr FSA ELA and/or the Alg1 EOC. Students who need to test will have received an email in their school email account already.
Students can also take the ACT or SAT and meet/surpass the cutoff scores, they will meet the testing requirement that way. For students who are looking to meet their FSA ELA and/or Alg1EOC test requirements, there are two opportunities coming up in March for testing:
One will be during-the-school-day ACT testing on 3/9-3/11 (3 days of testing — must attend all in order to earn a score) and the cost is $35. This particular administration of the ACT is NOT reportable to colleges, so it is not for college entrance — this is ONLY eligible for students looking to meet high school testing requirements. Please reach out to me or Ms. Gaete if you’re interested.
The second opportunity is the School Day SAT on 3/24, free to all LOLHS juniors. No registration or fee is needed, and this is for BOTH meeting high school testing requirements AND the score can be reported for college admissions.
Spring adult ed is starting Tuesday 1/19 from 4pm-6pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Eligible students have a GPA below 2.0, have below 15 credits, and/or have a semester grade of D or F in English or Math. Complete, sign & return the form to me ASAP. Student must meet the minimum seat time to earn virtual after-school credit.
Students are not automatically enrolled — parents must complete, sign, and return the form to their counselor by FRIDAY JANUARY 15th
The SAT and ACT exams cost about $50 for each test and you must register for them at sat.org or act.org
The tests are on a weekend & are not offered at our school.
On Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021, we are offering, free for all LOLHS juniors, here at our school during the school day, the SAT exam for our students to take. Please take advantage of this one-time-only free opportunity.
College-bound students are encouraged to take both the SAT and ACT to see on which test they perform their best.
Students could then CHOOSE to register for the next available ACT exam on February 6th – deadline at act.org is January 15th. Please reach out to Mrs. Pinsky or to our college specialist Ms. Colón for any questions.
Khan Academy is a great free resource that works to help with SAT test prep so your student can do their best on the SAT exam. It’ll show how your child performed on the PSAT and then help them to improve their score.