Guidance » FAQ

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I enroll my child in the High School?

Norwin uses an online registration process. Parents and guardians can access the New Student Registration page by clicking on the link below.

 

New Student Registration

 

It is important that when coming to the high school for your registration appointment that you have all materials listed on the registration site. We cannot register you if you do not have all of the materials. 

 

 

How do current students request transcripts?

Students will need to obtain a transcript release card from the Guidance Office. These are provided to seniors in September during the senior class meeting. If a student needs to send a transcript before then, the student will need to stop in the Guidance Office. If the student is under 18 years of age, a parent must sign the transcript release card.

 

The student will need to request that the counselor send an “official” transcript to the college admissions office with all necessary documents (the application itself, letters of recommendation, essay, deposit check, etc...). Requests are to be made in person by stopping in the Guidance Office before classes start or at the end of the school day. If the application was sent online, the accompanying documents and official transcript should be sent as soon as possible after the online application has been submitted.

 

Be sure to provide a correctly addressed envelope and sufficient postage when requesting transcripts. Include a self-addressed return postcard to ensure that the application is received. The Guidance Office will send applications within five (5) working days of receipt.

 

If a mid-year report is required by the college, please notify the counselor.

 

Where do students register for tests such as the SAT?

Students can access registration for the SAT at www.sat.org/register

 

Students can access registration for the ACT at www.actstudent.org

 

Students register for the PSAT through the Guidance Office. This information will be shared with student via Skyward messages. 

 

 

How do I request transcripts after I graduate?

Please bring, or mail, a letter with your current name (and your name while you attended Norwin), your date of birth, and year of High School graduation to the High School Guidance Office along with a stamped, addressed envelope to the college or business where you need your transcripts sent.

 

 

How does a student see his/her counselor?

Students can request to see their counselor after checking into homeroom in the morning, in between periods, or by asking for a pass.

 

Is there a timeline for what my high school senior should be doing?

A timeline can be found on the following page:

 

Senior Timeline

 

What are graduation requirements?

Graduation from Norwin High School is based upon the successful completion of a minimum of 25.0 credits in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 and demonstration of proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. Because the Norwin School District curriculum is aligned with the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and Assessment Anchors, as well as the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards successful completion of the District’s academic requirements enable any Norwin student who has demonstrated proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics to graduate from Norwin High School. The requirements are 25.0 credits, divided as follows:

 

4.5 credits

English

3.0 credits

Mathematics

3.0 credits

Science (Must successfully complete three (3) full-year Science courses)

Students must take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

4.0 credits

Social Studies

2.0 credits

Arts or Humanities or both

0.5 credit

Health

1.5 credits

Physical Education

5.0 credits

Electives

1.0 credit

Keystone Exams

 

The previously listed courses are the required courses necessary for graduation. Should a student fail any of these required courses, they must be repeated either in summer school, if available, or the following academic year in order for a student to remain on schedule to receive a Norwin High School Diploma. Students who take summer school courses will receive a Pass or Fail (P or F) on their transcript.

 

I left a message (phone or email) for the guidance counselor and I haven't heard back from him/her. When should I expect to hear back from the counselor?

  

The counselors will make a conscientious effort to return phone calls as promptly as possible given the nature of our work with students.

 

How are the Keystone Exams reported on my transcript?

Graduation from Norwin High School will be based on the successful completion of 25.0 credits. The one additional credit will be awarded upon the completion of the 11th grade Keystone in biology, literature, and Algebra I. Each test will carry 1/3 credit weight.

 

.33 Biology credit  +  .33 Literature credit  +  .34 Algebra I credit  = 1.0 credit

 

The District will assign a percentage grade to each Keystone score as follows:

Advanced = 100% (A)

Proficient = 91% (B)

Basic = 81% (C)

Below Basic = 69% (D)

 

These grades will appear on the students’ report cards and transcripts during the senior year. Students who are not proficient on the Keystone Exams will retake them during the school year. Students will be required to participate in remediation provided through the school.

 

 

;