GUIDANCE INFORMATION / NEWS
Strasburg High Guidance Department
250 Ram Drive
Strasburg, VA 22657
Ms. Sarah Swartz- Registrar and Guidance Secretary
Ms. Sorayda Shields- 11th & 12th Grade School Counselor
Mr. Corey Harlow- 9th and 10th Grade School Counselor
Ms. Deven Griffey-School Nurse
Ms. Kathleen Roberts- LFCC Career Coach
Office Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM CEEB-ACT CODE NUMBER:472 185
Our school operates on a 4x4 Block Schedule.
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. Students will receive one-half of an additional grade point for the successful completion of Calculus, Biology II, Biology II/Ecology, Biology II/Anatomy & Physiology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science II—Advanced Survey and/or Physics.
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.
The Shenandoah County Public Schools offers its students a varied and extensive curriculum. In addition to regular courses, provisions are made for the student with special needs. Occupationally oriented students may enroll at Triplett Technical Center for half of the school day or take career and/or technical offerings at the high school. The secondary program of studies offers courses in the following curriculum levels. General courses designed to meet the curriculum needs of the majority of the students in the Shenandoah County Public Schools. Academic primarily college preparatory courses designed for students wishing to prepare for higher education. AP/Honors courses accelerated beyond grade level. Any AP (Advanced Placement) courses represent at least first year college content.
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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