Guidance

Guidance Information
Stonewall Jackson Guidance Department
150 Stonewall Lane
Quicksburg, VA 22847
Phone: (540)-477-2664
Fax: (540)-477-9045

Contact Information:

Mrs. Charity Finks- Registrar and Guidance Secretary
Email: cbfinks@shenandoah.k12.va.us
Ext.: 1207

Mr. Andrew Lowder- LFCC Career Coach
Email: aalowder@shenandoah.k12.va.us
Ext.: 1219

Mrs. Aimee Miller- 11th & 12th Grade School Counselor
Email: aamiller@shenandoah.k12.va.us
Ext.: 1208

Mrs. Meg Farmer- 9th and 10th Grade School Counselor
Email: mefarmer @shenandoah.k12.va.us
Ext.: 1209

 

Numerical                                           Average
Letter Grade Grade Points
98-100 A+ 4.2
93-97 A 4.0
90-92 B+ 3.2
85-89 B 3.0
82-84 C+ 2.2
77-81 C 2.0
74-76 D+ 1.2
69-73 D 1.0
0-68 F 0.0


Main Office Phone: (540) 477-2732 Fax: (540) 477-2098
Guidance Office Phone: (540) 477-2664 Fax: (540) 477-9045

Administration:
Dr. Mark Johnston – Division Superintendent
Mr. Mike Dorman – Principal
Mr. Scott Schlentner – Assistant Principal

Counselors: Mrs. Aimee Miller (11th & 12th )
Mrs. Meg Farmer (9th & 10th )
Mrs. Charity Finks, Secretary/Registrar

Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM CEEB-ACT CODE NUMBER: 471-480

 Our school operates on a 4x4 Block Schedule.

 Approximately 83% of the senior class is planning to attend a four or two-year college/university,
technical school or enlist in the military.

 Grade Point Averages are calculated on a weighted 4.2 scale.

 Students will receive one (1) additional grade point for the successful completion of any Advanced
Placement (AP) course and dual enrollment (DE) course starting this school year (2016-2017).

At our high school, the highest level of courses in each subject are as follows:

English: AP/DE English Literature,
AP/DE English Language
Foreign Language: AP/DE Spanish
Mathematics: DE Calculus Honors,
AP/DE Calculus
Science: Biology II – Anatomy and
Physiology Honors, Biology II Honors,
Physics Honors
Social Science: AP European History,
AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government

 Honors courses are offered in most disciplines in grades 9-12 and are marked on the transcript
by an H or Honors.

 Additional AP classes are available online through Virtual Virginia, and are denoted on the
transcript by a “Y” (yearlong course) or “Z” (semester course) after the course number.
 Dual Enrollment classes are also available and are denoted on the transcript by a “D” after the
course number.

 A select group of students are chosen each year to attend the Massanutten Regional Governor’s
School for Environmental Science and Technology during their Junior and Senior years.
Courses taken at the Governor’s School are marked by a “G” after the course number on the transcript

Extra-Curricular Activities: Each Shenandoah County public high school is a member of the Virginia High School League and adheres to the reflations and requirements for membership and student participation.

Grade Average and Rank in Class: Grade point average (gpa) is based on a 4.0 scale and is used to determine class rank, valedictorian, salutatorian, and honor graduates. a student’s overall gpa is computed by totaling all grade points earned and dividing by the total number of credits attempts. Several courses offered to students are weighted when calculating the gpa, as they are more academically rigorous and require a greater amount of work for course completion.  all ap courses receive one additional grade point for successful completion.  one-half point is given for successful completion of calculus, biology ii, biology ii/ecology, biology ii/anatomy & physiology ii, chemistry ii, earth science ii-advanced survey and/or physics.

Graduation Requirements: Three diplomas are available to secondary students in the Shenandoah County Public Schools. Requirements for graduation are based upon attaining twenty-four units of credit for an advanced studies diploma or twenty three units of credit for a standard diploma

The modified standard diploma program is intended for certain students at the secondary level who have an individualized education plan (IEP).

Massanutten Regional Governor's School: Massanutten Regional Governor's School opened in the fall of 2005 and is one of 18 academic-year governor's schools in the state of Virginia. MRGS offers a two-year 1/2 day program for highly gifted and academically motivated juniors and seniors. Participants take their mathematics, science, and english courses at MRGS and then return to their home school to take their other required courses and electives, as well as to participate in extra-curricular activities. 
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Work Permits can be obtained through the Division of Labor and Industry website.  For more information please go to:   
http://www.doli.virginia.gov/laborlaw/employment_certificate_instructions.html