Welcome to Conway Junior High School
The Counseling Center is in the north building on Prince Street. We divide the students alphabetically as follows:
A-G: Mrs. Finch email@example.com
H-0: Ms. Duncan firstname.lastname@example.org
P-Z: Mrs. Lampe email@example.com
Counselor: Ms. Greenway firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Mrs. Stroman email@example.com
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here for you! Come see us!
Our goal is to help all students with personal, social and career issues, either through individual, small group or whole group counseling.
The Counseling Center is the place to find information about Colleges, Careers, Study Skills, Testing Information, and Important Forms!
COUNSELORS ALSO HELP WITH----
1. Do I have to take a foreign language to graduate?
No. You may graduate without taking a foreign language; however, there are several reasons why you should take a
1)Honor grad requirement
2) Many colleges, especially private and out-of-state ones, either require or recommend that you take a foreign language to be admitted or before you graduate.
2. What is an Honor Graduate?
A student who has earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater and has completed the required smart core curriculum from the freshman year through and including the first semester of the senior year shall be eligible to be designated as an Honor Graduate. Honor Graduates who have earned a 4.0 or greater cumulative GPA will be distinguished as graduating with “Highest Honors”. In addition to the 23 credits required for graduation, an honor grad must take two years of the same foreign language and one of the following courses for their third science—chemistry or physics.
3. What is the Arkansas Academic Challenge Lottery Scholarship?
An act of the AR legislature provides scholarships in the amount of up to $18,000 over four years for Arkansas high school students who will be attending college in the fall at an Arkansas college. The qualifications include the following:
1) meet smart core graduation requirements
2) have a 2.5 high school GPA or score at least a 19 on the ACT; For more information on scholarships and financial aid, visit www.adhe.edu
4. Do athletic courses count for credits?
Yes. Athletics count as an elective credit. However, you can only earn a total of 2 athletic credits during your high school career.
5. Will athletics substitute for PE?
All athletic courses, except Bowling, count as a PE credit. The course title on your schedule will have PE in front of the name of
the athletic course, for example-PE: Bball 9B Blue.
6. Does study hall count as a credit?
No. Math and Edgenuity labs also do not count as credit.
7. What are career focus courses?
While in Career Development, each student looked at the different career pathways and courses that fit within those pathways. There are courses in high school that are designed to help a student explore particular careers. Students are required to have at least three career focus credits to graduate. If you have specific questions, see your counselor.
8. What is oral communication?
This course, which is required for graduation, can be taken in grades 9 through 12. In this course, students will gain experience in public speaking by giving entertaining, informative, and persuasive speeches.
9. Are my Pre-AP courses on a 5.0 GPA scale?
No, only AP (Advanced Placement) courses are on a 5.0 scale. AP courses are college level courses that are offered in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Students can earn college credit for AP courses if they pass the AP exam or that particular course. Pre-AP courses are designed to prepare students for the rigor of AP courses.
10. What is a Fine Art?
One-half credit in band, choir, orchestra, drawing I, Visual Art, Visual Art Appreciation, or drama is required for graduation.
11. What if I fail a class?
If you fail a course required for graduation, that course must be retaken in summer school or during the school year. CJHS currently has makeup classes in English, Algebra, and Physical Science. In some instances, a class may be made up in Edgenuity program, which is a computer program in our Edgenuity Lab. Although you can make up the credit, you can’t replace the grade, and an “F” on your transcript really does damage to your GPA—more on that later!
12. What if I fail several classes?
If you fail several classes, you may have to make them up in summer school, Plato credit recovery, or a makeup class to be promoted to tenth grade. It is district policy that to be classified as a sophomore, you must have four credits, including ½ credit of English and ½ credit of math.
13. What’s so bad about summer school?
1) Time—It takes up part of your summer vacation. What fun is that???!
2) Money—Summer school is not free! One semester class costs $150.00; two semester classes, $300.00.
Think of it this way: Suppose your English teacher gives two homework assignments per week. In most subjects, just doing your homework can make the difference between a “D” and an “F”. You choose to do only one of these per week. If you divide $150 by the total number of assignments missed, it averages out to be a little over $4.00 per assignment, roughly the cost of a movie rental or a combo meal at most fast food restaurants. So, every time you chose not to do an assignment, plan on setting $4.00 aside for summer school; better yet, just take $4.00 and toss it in the trash, because essentially, you are throwing away your “free” education and causing you (or your parents) to pay for what you should have gotten during the school year. Is it worth it? I don’t think so!
14. What if I am absent?
Be sure to turn in your doctor’s excuses to Mrs. Glover in the south office or Mrs. Ruble in the south office. Ten unexcused absences in any course in a semester will result in a loss of credit for that course.
15. How can I keep up with my child’s grades?
You can check E-School Home Access Center through the website and/or through the Conway Public Schools App. If you don’t have the login information, call us and we can help you. This is a perfect way to keep up with your child's grades.
16. How do I find out information about the ACT?
You can visit the ACT website at www.actstudent.org. You must sign up with ACT to take the test. Test Dates for the 2015-2016 school year: Sept 12, Oct. 24, Dec. 12, Feb 6, April 9, June 11.