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1 MAKING YOUR SENIOR YEAR COUNT AVOID POTENTIAL PROBLEMS

2 Are You Meeting Graduation Requirements?  Make Sure That Your Courses Match Your Program of Study  Review and Update Your 4-Year Plan With Your Advisor  Review Your Transcript and Discuss Problems With Your Counselor

3 DO YOU WANT TO BE A SENIOR? Here’s What You Need:  A Minimum of 16 credits.  Be on Track With Your Program of Study.

4 MINIMUM COLLEGE PREP REQUIREMENTS 4 Years (8 classes) Designated English 4 Years (8 classes) Designated Math 3 Years (6 classes) Designated Science 3 ½ Years (5 classes) Designated Social Studies 1 Class Health 1 Class Personal Fitness 2 Years (4 classes) Same Foreign Language 1 Year (2 classes) Fine Arts or Technology 3 ½ Years (5 classes) General Electives

5 MINIMUM TECH PREP REQUIREMENTS 4 Years (8 classes) Designated English 3 Years (6 classes) Designated Math 3 Years (6 classes) Designated Science 3 ½ Years (5 classes) Designated Social Studies 1 Class Health 1 Class Personal Fitness 4 Years (8 Classes) Technology/Career- Prep (6 classes must be in same area) 1 Year (2 Classes) Fine Arts or Additional Technology/Career Prep

6 AFTER HIGH SCHOOL WHAT COMES NEXT?

7 THERE ARE MANY PATHS TO THE MOUNTAINTOP

8 STRAIGHT TO WORK GET ON THE JOB TRAINING

9 WORK THEN COLLEGE BEWARE!!! BE AWARE…..

10 TECHNICAL COLLEGE THEN WORK BE SURE TO RESEARCH CAREFULLY!

11 TECHNICAL COLLEGE THEN A FOUR- YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY OR… FOUR YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY THEN A TECHNICAL COLLEGE

12 TWO YEAR COLLEGE TO FOUR YEAR COLLEGE BE SURE THAT CREDITS WILL TRANSFER WITH YOU

13 STRAIGHT TO A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY CHOOSING THE BEST FIT IS HALF THE BATTLE

14 GO BACKPACKING IN EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, OR BORNEO

15 NEWS FLASH! 54% OF THE NEW JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE MID-LEVEL TECHNICAL JOBS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY ABOUT FOUR MILLION WORKERS IN GEORGIA. BY 2006, THAT NUMBER WILL INCREASE TO NEARLY FIVE MILLION. ABOUT 26% OF THE GROWTH WILL BE JOBS REQUIRING HIGH- TECH AND SERVICE ORIENTED WORKERS.

16 MORE NEWS... ABOUT 25% OF NEW JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES REQUIRE A FOUR YEAR DEGREE. ABOUT 68% OF NEW JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES REQUIRE TECHNICAL OR ON THE JOB TRAINING

17 YEARLY SALARY REPORTS, JANUARY 2000 ˜TWO-YEAR TECH DEGREE MEDIAN BASE SALARY ˜AUTOMOBILE TECHNICIAN $40, 816 ˜DENTAL HYGIENIST $41, 204 ˜REGISTERED NURSE $45, 609 BACHELOR’S DEGREE MEDIAN BASE SALARY SCHOOL TEACHER $34, 849 BIOLOGIST $38, 904 CORPORATE LAWYER (REQUIRES GRAD SCHOOL) $76, 018

18 THE FASTEST-GROWING FIELDS HEALTH CARE: Technology will create new opportunities for medical practitioners and technologists.

19 FASTEST GROWING FIELDS COMPUTER GRAPHICS: New opportunities continue to rise as computer simulations dispense with drawing boards and prototypes.

20 FASTEST GROWING FIELDS Information Technology: Telecommunications, which includes telephone, electronic mail, cable TV, computer networks and satellites is one of the fastest growing fields.

21 FASTEST GROWING FIELDS HOSPITALITY: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Food and Beverage Specialists, Convention Managers and Meeting Planners are all very much in demand.

22 WHAT EMPLOYERS SEEK Computer Literacy Skills Critical Thinking Skills Problem Solving Skills Teamwork/ Interpersonal Skills Communication Skills (Speaking and Writing)

23 TECH-PREP OPTIONS Certificate or Diploma Programs- There are many options. The number of required quarter hours varies according to the program. A Certificate might require as few as 15 quarter hours. A Diploma might require 100 or more quarter hours.

24 TECH-PREP OPTIONS AAS (Associate of Applied Science): Students may earn this degree by completing 60 or more quarter hours at a technical college and semester hours of general coursework at a state college.

25 TECH-PREP OPTIONS BAS/BAST (Bachelor of Applied Science/ Bachelor of Applied Science Technology) - Students who have earned an AAT or AAS degree from an accredited technical college, with an acceptable GPA may transfer to a State College to earn a Bachelor’s Degree.

26 ARTICULATION How to Earn Technical Credits in High School

27 FACTS  Must make a minimum of 85 on course work.  Must achieve a minimum of 80% proficiency on critical course competencies.  Must be accepted within 18 months of graduation.  Must successfully validate credit.

28 TECH PREP ARTICULATED COURSES   Business and Office Technology   Construction   English   Horticulture   Math   Health Occupations   Marketing Management

29 WAYS TO ACHIEVE CREDIT  Attend career exploration & academic planning presentation.  Discuss information on transfer credit with your counselor and/or advisor.  Take required admissions test and complete admissions application(s).  Send a copy of transcript and documentation of articulated credit.

30 SENIOR YEAR TIMELINE Beginning NOW You Must Get Serious In Preparing For Your Future!! Refer to the Senior Time Line Every Week to Assess Your Progress. You may access it at Go to Woodstock High School, then Student Services. Choose Academic Timelines, then Senior Year.

31 UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Research Universities = Four Additional Academic Units. Georgia Tech Georgia State Medical College of Georgia University of Georgia

32 ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Regional Universities = Two additional units. Georgia Southern University Valdosta State University

33 ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS State Universities Albany State U Armstrong Atlantic State U Augusta State University Clayton College & State U Columbus State U Fort Valley State U Georgia College & State U Georgia Southwestern State U Kennesaw State U North Georgia College & State U Savannah State U Southern Polytechnic State U State U of West Georgia

34 State and Two-year Colleges No Additional Units Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Atlanta Metropolitan College Bainbridge College Coastal Georgia Community College Dalton College Darton College East Georgia College Floyd College Gainesville College Georgia Perimeter College Gordon College Macon College Middle Georgia College South Georgia College Waycross College

35 Quick Access to Colleges Choose WHS Choose Student Services Choose Career Center Choose GA Colleges

36 Additional Academic Units Offered At WHS English: Oral/Written Communication 5 th year of CP Math: Advanced Algebra Trig, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, Discrete Math 4 th year of CP Science: AP Biology, Environmental Science, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Physics, AP Physics, AP Chemistry 3 rd year of any Foreign Language Social Studies: Advanced World Geography, Current Issues, Psychology, Sociology, AP Comparative Government, AP Human Geography Technical: Business Law, Computer Programming Fine Arts: Music, Art, and Drama

37 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL COLLEGE VISIT Call for an appointment. Visit when classes are in session. Sit in on a class. Talk to students and professors. Spend the night in the dorms if you will live on campus. Plan adequate time, minimum ½ day. Prepare ahead of time by reviewing catalog, etc. Make a list of questions not answered in materials. Dress comfortably, but conservatively. Ask intelligent questions.

38 APPLICATION PROCESS APPLICATION PROCESS Prepare by brainstorming a list of all extracurricular activities or awards. Apply online (choice of most colleges/universities) or use paper application if necessary. Print off any additional documents that are requested.

39 APPLICATION PROCESS Distribute forms to appropriate people (ie. Counselor Recommendation Forms to guidance counselor). Allow at least 2 weeks for completion of form(s).

40 APPLICATION PROCESS Obtain transcript request forms from Ms. Karen Thomas, Mr. Baldwin’s secretary. Check appropriate requests on form ( immunizations, test scores, etc.). Additional SAT/ACT score report request forms available in guidance. Turn in all COMPLETED forms, fees, etc. to Ms. Thomas a minimum of two weeks in advance. Include addressed 8 ½ x 11 envelope(s).

41 Financial Assistance Where is the Money; and How Might I Get The Money?

42 Types of Financial Aid Federal Pell Grant- Does not have to be repaid. Based on financial need. Loans- Usually repayment is required. Includes Federal Perkins Loan and Federal Stafford Loan, which are based on financial need, and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), which are not based on financial need. Service-cancelable Loans are loans which are paid back by service (work) in fields such as teaching, some medical occupations and law.

43 TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID Scholarships- Usually no requirement for repayment. Each requires an application, some require essays. Tend to focus on students who have distinguished themselves in some way.

44 SOME TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS SOME TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS Merit-Based- For students who have maintained a high GPA and/or have earned high SAT scores. Needs-Based- For students whose parents have considerable financial need. Athletic- May be given to students with outstanding abilities. Community Service- For students who have volunteered considerable time (usually as a leader or initiator) to improve the community. Occupational- Rewards are based on career/ area of study direction.

45 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE For information on and instructions for applying for financial assistance, go to:  Choose Student Services  Choose Career Center  Choose Financial Aid


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