Guidance Office

The primary mission of the Guidance Department of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School is to facilitate the maximum development of each student. The services offered are concerned with identity, maturity, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision making, academic excellence, and college and career choices.

Procedure For Students Failing or In Danger of Failing a Course

Students who are in danger of failing a course or who have failed a course for the quarter and may be in danger of failing for another quarter should complete several steps in addition to their meeting with a counselor.
 
1. Contact the teacher to find out what areas you may need to improve and what help is available in that subject area. For example: Are you struggling with a particular type of formula in math and does the teacher offer extra help after school? Is National Honor Society Tutoring available? Are you doing all the homework and classwork? Do you participate in class? How do you prepare for the class? Have you checked Schoology? Do you arrive at school on time and do you go to school regularly? Do you make up missed work? Do you keep in contact with the teacher regularly?
 
2. Sign up for tutoring in the subject area when available or seek the teacher's help both in and out of class. Homework Zone is available Monday-Thursday after school from 2:30 to 5 in the Center for Student Leadership.
 
3. Parental involvement should include encouraging and supporting the child's academic growth and checking in with student's academic progress weekly.

 

Students must register in their junior year with the Eligibility Center in order to begin the amateurism-certification process. Students must request that SAT/ACT scores be sent to the NCAA from CollegeBoard or ACT. Transcripts must be requested from the Guidance Office. Students in all grades who hope to play Division I, II or even III athletics in college should be familiar with the academic requirements and procedures of the NCAA that are available on this site. A great academic record, excellent SAT scores, and stellar athletic ability are the marks of an exemplary college athlete. It is your responsibility to determine eligibility for your Division/Sport.

Register here: www.eligibilitycenter.org

16 Core Courses Make Up the Core GPA (10 must be completed by the beginning of the 7th semester of high school.

  • 4 Years of English
  • 3 Years of Math at Algebra 1 level or higher
  • 2 years of natural/physical science, (1 must be a lab)
  • 1 additional English math or natural/physical science
  • 2 years of social science
  • 4 years of additional courses from aforementioned areas, or foreign language

Grading Scale:

100-90: 4 POINTS
89-80: 3 POINTS
79-73: 2 POINTS
72-70: 1 POINT

Notes from the NCAA Website

How is the NCAA Core GPA Calculated?

The NCAA Eligibility Center calculates the grade-point average of a student's core courses on a 4.000 scale. (A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1)

To determine points earned for each course, multiply the numeric grade value (4, 3, 2 or 1) by the amount of credit earned. A semester is awarded .5 unit of credit and a trimester is awarded .34 unit of credit.

The NCAA Eligibility Center does not use plus or minus grades when calculating core- course GPA. For example, grades of B+, B and B- will all be worth 3 quality points each.

Examples of total quality point calculation:

An A grade (4 points) for a trimester course (0.34 units): 4 points x 0.34 units=1.36 total quality points.
An A grade (4 points) for a semester course (0.50 units): 4 points x 0.50 units=2.00 total quality points.
An A grade (4 points) for a full-year course (1.00 units): 4 points x 1.00 units=4.00 quality points.

Calculate the Overall Grade-Point Average:

To calculate the estimated core-course grade-point average, divide the total number of points for all core courses by the total number of core-course units completed.

NCAA Resources

EligibilityCenter.org

Contact the Guidance Department

Elaine Fitzgerald Wright
Contact Ms. Elaine Fitzgerald Wright, Director of Guidance, with any questions.
215.945.6200 ext. 412
ewright@conwell-egan.org
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