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Know Where You Are Going? Senior Night 2012. Priscilla Davis School Counselor Grades 10 & 12 Know Where You Are Going? Who we are… Bridgette.

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1 Know Where You Are Going? Senior Night 2012

2 Priscilla Davis School Counselor Grades 10 & 12 Know Where You Are Going? Who we are… Bridgette Hackett School Counselor Grades 9 & 11 Lisa Arnold Principal

3 Julina Pyanoe College & Career Ready Consortium Counselor Stephanie Shores Gear Up Know Where You Are Going?

4 National, State, and Local Scholarships available to students How/When to apply Colleges, Universities, Vocational/Technical Schools, Military How/When to apply, Financial Aid night, Financial Aid workshop Very important information about senior events to add to your calendar NOW Scholarships Post- Secondary Important Dates ACT FAFSA Registration, ACT dates, Prep classes, Fee waivers What we are going to discuss tonight….

5 4 English 4 Math 4 Science Lifetime Wellness PE & Personal Finance World History or World Geography US History Government & Economics (or Marketing/Bus. Legal Systems) 2 Foreign Language Focused Program of study 28 credits to graduate JCHS Graduation Requirements Know Where You Are Going?

6 Completed in August Senior Interviews in progress now Check senior records PLATO work must be reported to counselors Failures will be required to to stay after school & finish Time for time Saturday School November 10 Senior Checks…. Know Where You Are Going?

7 Maintain good grades in challenging courses Study for, take, and retake the ACT Start making plans for after high school Have a plan A and a plan B Submit applications now Watch for deadlines Ask questions and do research What you can/should be currently doing…. Know Where You Are Going? Take & retake the ACT!! (more on this later) Apply to schools NOW!!

8 Choose a school and a program that best meets your goals, values, and needs. Options: Public University Private College Community College Vocational/Technical School Military Know Where You Are Going? Post Secondary Options for seniors….

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10 Public Universities Larger institutions with specialized degrees in various areas such as business, pre-med, education, etc. They offer 2-year and 4-year degree programs. Know Where You Are Going? Post Secondary Options for seniors….

11 Private Colleges Private institutions that are generally smaller in size than universities. They offer 4-year degree programs as well as other 2-year Associate Degrees. Know Where You Are Going? Post Secondary Options for seniors….

12 Community College Small, local institutions that offer 2-year Associate Degree programs as well as 2- year transfer programs for students who desire a 4-year degree. Know Where You Are Going? Post Secondary Options for seniors….

13 Vocational School Specialized schools that offer training for specialized jobs such as mechanics, medical assistants, welders, etc. Award licenses, certificates, or 2-year Associate Degrees Know Where You Are Going? Post Secondary Options for seniors…. Tennessee Technology Center at Elizabethton

14 Armed Forces Navy Army Marine Corp Air Force Coast Guard National Guard Know Where You Are Going? Post Secondary Options for seniors….

15 ACT study books Online registration at Fee waivers??? Register and take the ACT as soon as possible so you have to the chance to retake if necessary School CodeTest Center Code Know Where You Are Going?

16 TEST DATES December 8, 2012 February 9, 2013 April 13, 2013 June 8, 2012 November 2, 2011 January 11, 2013 March 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 REGULAR DEADLINE Know Where You Are Going? Test dates and registration dates are on bulletin board in the cafeteria Presidential Academic Excellence Awards Reading = 28 Math = GPA or higher

17 ACT Prep Courses Bridge Math ACT Online Prep Online tutorials Test tips Practice tests 1 st period 15 minutes daily Know Where You Are Going?

18 *FAFSA Scholarships National State Local Hope Scholarship 21 ACT or 3.0 GPA Can lose this scholarship after college!! Grants Student Loans Money for school…. Know Where You Are Going?

19 Money for school…. Know Where You Are Going?

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21 You are only guaranteed not to receive a scholarship if you do not apply! Apply in pen…not pencil Transcript request forms First 3 are free - $1 each after that Turn in request forms to secretary Mail VHCC forms for dual enrollment Recommendation letters Essays Website, posters, announcements, Facebook East Tennessee Foundation Scholarship released on December 3, APPLY! Largest local scholarship. Applying for scholarships… Know Where You Are Going?

22 Social Media Outlets: Like and Follow for a prize!

23 All males of 18 years of age must register. Only takes a couple of minutes. Selective Service Know Where You Are Going?

24 IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS FOR SENIORS!!! Know Where You Are Going? Jostens Orders November 16 FAFSA Workshop To be determined (After January) Local Scholarship Day To be determined (Around February) Senior Awards Night May 2012

25 Know Where You Are Going? Review of what to do….

26 We would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors for Senior Night 2012: Ms. Aleta Gentry & 21 st Century grant Ms. Kathy McCulloch & her culinary arts class Northeast State College Access Program Various colleges, armed forces, and Health Department

27 Know where you are going? Please visit the booths and speak to the representatives.


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