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Post-Secondary Readiness Preparing students for a successful future South High – 1700 E. Louisiana Avenue Denver, Colorado
Education After High School Trade School – times vary - 6 months - 2 years or more Community College – 2 years A.A. degree Junior College – 2 years A.A. degree (live on campus) 4 year College or University- B.A. or B.S. degree Military service – 4 years enlisted or College ROTC After 4 years students may continue to study for a Masters, Doctorate, Medical doctor or Jurisprudence degrees Which one is right for you?
Linking Learning To Earning Health Occupations/Nursing Welding Aircraft Maintenance Auto Mechanics Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Cosmetology/Barbering Culinary Arts Emily Griffith Opportunity School
Pickens Technical College ARTS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION Graphic Communications Professional PhotographyGraphic Communications Professional Photography »HUMAN SERVICES »Cosmetology Hairstylist Nail TechnicianCosmetology Hairstylist Nail Technician ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Computer Aided Drafting/SolidWorks Computer Service/ Network Technology Precision Machining Welding Pre-EngineeringComputer Aided Drafting/SolidWorks Computer Service/ Network Technology Precision Machining Welding Pre-Engineering »CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT »Cabinetmaking and Millwork Construction Technology Electrician Occupations Heating and Air Conditioning Journeyman Electrician's Preparation Renewable Energy TechnicianCabinetmaking and Millwork Construction Technology Electrician Occupations Heating and Air Conditioning Journeyman Electrician's Preparation Renewable Energy Technician AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES Automotive Technology Collision Repair Diesel Equipment Technology General Service TechnicianAutomotive Technology Collision Repair Diesel Equipment Technology General Service Technician »HEALTH »Dental Assisting/Expanded Duty Dental Assist. Nurse Assistant Practical Nursing Respiratory Care Foundations For Healthcare ProfessionalsDental Assisting/Expanded Duty Dental Assist. Nurse Assistant Practical Nursing Respiratory Care Foundations For Healthcare Professionals
Colleges and Universities Handout- In Colorado, there are: 23 Community Colleges- Students gain admission by applying and by taking a proficiency/placement test called the Acuplacer 4 Junior Colleges & 20 Colleges and Universities Students gain admission by applying and submitting their transcripts, personal essays and letters of recommendation. Students must have the required grade point average (GPA) and ACT test score (as shown on the schools CCHE Index)
Colleges in Colorado
What is the CCHE Index? It is based on your Grade Point Average A= 4.0 B=3.0 C= 2.0 D= 1.0 ACT Test score 12 to 36 (English, Math, Science and S.S.) Which public Universities are within your reach? Go to the website below, enter your GPA and ACT scores s/IndexScore/default.asp
What are the HEAR requirements?
Community Colleges Costs include tuition and fees (based on 2011) Arapahoe Community College- $3,140/year Community College of Aurora - $2,340/year Community College of Denver - $2,785/year Red Rocks Community College - $2,550/year There are 23 Community Colleges in Colo.
4 Junior Colleges Cost include tuition, fees, room and board (aprox. 5,000) Colorado Northwestern College (Rangley)- $8,180/year Northeastern Junior College - $8,400/year Otero Junior College - $7,500/year Trinidad State Junior College - $7,430/year
20 Colleges and Universities What is the difference between a College and a University? Adams State College – 10,210/yr Colorado Christian University - $30,860/yr Colorado College - $48,166/yr Colorado School of Mines - $20,145/yr Colo. State Univ. (Ft. Collins/ Pueblo)- $13,450/yr Fort Lewis College - $11,920/yr Johnson and Wales University - $32,950/yr Mesa State College - $14,590/yr Metropolitan State College - $3,640/yr (no room/board) Naropa University - $32,710/yr Regis University - $38,800/yr Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design - $34,830/yr United States Air Force Academy – All fees paid by the US Govt. (5 year service obligation) Univ. of Colorado - (Denver $6,215 no rm/bd), (Boulder $17,810) & (Colo. Spr. -$13,185) Univ. of Denver -$45,830 University of Northern Colorado - $14,050/yr Western State College of Colorado - $11,600/yr Fees include tuition, fees, (room and board aprox. 8-9,000 per year), except where indicated. Room and board usually required for freshman year only.
Financial Aid The most important application for financial assistance is called the FAFSA. The FAFSA can provide: Pell Grants (gift awarded to students with financial need) Work study (students work on campus) Low interest loans (must be paid back after graduation) Apply as soon as you can, these funds do run out Students can also get financial assistance by applying for Scholarships on the internet (free money usually awarded to students with good grades or financial need) Students that apply to colleges early, should apply for Institutional Scholarships given by the college they are applying to.
College Bound Athletes All student athletes must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at When should students register with the clearinghouse? The NCAA recommends that student athletes register with the clearinghouse at the beginning of their junior year in high school, but many students register after their junior year. There is no registration deadline, but students must be cleared by the clearinghouse before they receive athletic scholarships or compete at a Division I or Division II institution. For more information go to: athletes/clearinghouse athletes/clearinghouse
DSF –Denver Scholarship Foundation All Colorado residents that graduate from South High School qualify for a scholarship to a college/university or technical school Community College – 2 years Community College of Denver Community College of Aurora Red Rocks Community College Technical Schools – 6-18 months Emily Griffith Pickens Tech- Lincoln College Colleges and Universities- 4 years Metro State College Regis University Colorado State University University of Colorado
FAFSA Checklist You will need records of income earned in the year prior to when you will start school. For the school year you will need financial information from You will need to refer to: Your Social Security Number. Be sure it is correct! Your driver's license Your 2009 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned Your (and your spouse´s, if you are married) 2009 Federal Income Tax Return. IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ Foreign Tax Return, Your Parents´ 2009 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student) Your 2009 untaxed income records, Veterans non-education benefit records Child support received Worker's compensation Your current bank statements, current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if not a U.S. citizen) Organize your information, print and complete a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before you begin entering your information online in Jan/Feb. Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail your records to Federal Student Aid.
Scholarship Websites The following are websites students can use to search for scholarships: Use Ctrl + a Click of the mouse to follow the link Also See: https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Default.aspx and For the Government Occupational Outlook Handbook, go to:
Specific Scholarship Websites African-American students American-Indian Students Arab students Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Students Hispanic Students Non-Traditional Students Undocumented Students
What type financial assistance is possible? Amounts are examples completely dependant on family income FAFSA Pell grant (based on parent income, can be up to $5,000) Institutional Scholarship (awarded by the college, be one of the first to apply) Merit based scholarships (awarded for good grades) Need based scholarship (based on parent income) Students have a tremendous opportunity to further their education and improve their quality of life. DPS students can also apply for the DSF (Denver Scholarship Foundation). The DSF scholarship is usually filled out in February, in the Future Center with Ms. Meredith Barrow. GET GOOD GRADES AND APPLY EARLY! Amounts are examples which vary depending on parent income. The lower the income, the higher the aid.
How do we choose the right trade school, college or university? Cost – Can you afford it? Location – Is it close to home or far away? Degree – Does the college offer the degree or degrees you want? Is a short technical career a better choice? Environment – Does the college feel good? Do you like what you see? Is there diversity? Computers? Places to study? Class size? Places to eat? Activities – Are there activities such as: Sports, Theater, Music, Clubs and Societies? Whatever you choose, always have a back up plan. Apply to at least 3 colleges and/or a Technical School
Post Secondary Education Many students are unsure of what they want to study. Many are wondering what the job outlook is during these difficult economic times. These are helpful websites. https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Default.aspx https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/Default.aspx Learn about Yourself – Explore Careers – Interest Profiler ( or date)
Where do we start? 1. Go on college tours – (10-11 grade). Dont wait until 12 th grade. Formal tours can be made online, or just drop by (tour on your own) 2. Read publications, ask questions about college (teachers, counselors, or friends) 3.Discuss college costs and degree options. 4.Write a personal profile and start getting letters of recommendations 5.12th grade seniors should apply for many scholarships! Especially institutional ones! Apply early! 6.Parents with graduating seniors must file their tax returns early and apply for financial aid – FAFSA online 7. Students can begin by getting good grades and having good attendance. Also, join a club, play sports, and do volunteer work. South High will provide free workshops in February to help parents of graduating senior fill out the FAFSA, dates TBA