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Graduation...It's everybody's business! JUNIOR CLASS VISITS Spanish River Community High School November 2011 Guidance Department.

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2 Graduation...It's everybody's business! JUNIOR CLASS VISITS Spanish River Community High School November 2011 Guidance Department

3 Graduation...It's everybody's business! Class of 2013 GOAL:

4 Graduation...It's everybody's business! MEET THE COUNSELORS ALL 9 th grade Mrs. Rockwell A-FMrs. Freedman G-LiMrs. Loyacona (and ESE Students) Lo-SeMrs. Towers Sh-ZMrs. Barry Guidance Coordinator

5 Graduation...It's everybody's business! To Graduate, I need: 24 credits 2.0 grade point average (GPA)-Most colleges and university want to see a 3.0 and higher FCAT- Reading and Math passing score of hours of community service (Keep in mind that MOST Scholarships including Bright Futures will require 75 hours or more.) →PINK FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE →COMMUNITY SERVICE MUST BE TURNED IN BEFORE Dec. 1 SENIOR YEAR

6 Graduation...It's everybody's business! Grade Forgiveness How can I make up Semester grades of D’s and F’s… FLVS E2020- Credit Lab

7 Graduation...It's everybody's business! COLLEGE AND CAREER RESOURCES Meet our College Planning Resource MRS. MURSTEIN Make an appointment in the Guidance Office  Career exploration materials are located in the Media Center.  Printed Materials  Internet Resources  Vocational Programs at SRCHS  Work-Experience Program (DCT/DECA)

8 Graduation...It's everybody's business! ASVAB November 30 th - Sign up now in Guidance December -Interpretation Session which includes interest inventory and internet resources Identify skills and abilities No cost No military obligation

9 Graduation...It's everybody's business! PSAT PSAT scores will arrive in December Review scores to study for SAT –Identify weaknesses to study –Plan dates for SAT and ACT this spring –Take SAT and ACT in Spring of Junior year Code provided on PSAT score report Access MyRoad for career planning Quickstart for college planning

10 Graduation...It's everybody's business! COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS Scholastic Achievement Test SAT Reasoning Critical Reading, Math and Writing sections Maximum Score 800 each section Minimum requirement State Universities 1050 (excluding Writing) Community college 880 (excluding Writing) American College Testing ACT English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing Maximum Score 36 each section Minimum requirement State Universities 24 (excluding Writing) Community college (excluding Writing)

11 Graduation...It's everybody's business! Spanish River School Code Always use this code on tests and college applications!

12 Graduation...It's everybody's business! SELECTING COLLEGES Making choices Safe Schools Match Schools Reach Schools Individual choices Considerations –Academic needs –Personal needs –Social needs We suggest 5 to 7 schools total!!

13 Graduation...It's everybody's business! College Admissions Criteria Academic courses & achievements Test Scores Essays Leadership “Special” talents Extra-curricular accomplishments Teacher recommendations School recommendations

14 Graduation...It's everybody's business! COMMUNITY COLLEGE PLANNING TESTING OPTION --- COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST FEE$25 CONTENTREADING, ENGLISH, MATH PROGRAM IN FLORIDA FRESHMAN/ SOPHOMORE YEAR at COMM. COLLEGE JUNIOR/ SENIOR YEAR at UNIVERSITY (Some Comm. Colleges now offer 4 year programs)

15 Graduation...It's everybody's business! BRIGHT FUTURES Florida Academic Scholars Award –100% tuition (up to 120 credits) at public universities –3.5 GPA/1280 SAT/28 ACT/ NEW- 100 hours service Florida Medallion Scholars Award –3.0 GPA and 1020 SAT or 22 ACT/ NEW- 75 hours service –75% of tuition (up to 120 credits) at public universities –100% of tuition at community colleges Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholar Award -3.0 GPA and 880 SAT or 19 ACT or CPT scores -Complete a 3-Course vocational program in H.S. DO NOT APPLY NOW!

16 Graduation...It's everybody's business! CALENDAR FOR JUNIORS JANUARY-Register for ACT & SAT January 11th: Bring your parents to Junior College planning night at 6:00 in the Media Center FEBRUARY-Prepare for ACT & SAT FEBRUARY-Explore colleges –Books –Internet –Visits –Network with current university students FEBRUARY-Plan courses for Senior year MARCH & APRIL--Take ACT & SAT APRIL & MAY –Make list of options or colleges –Familiarize yourself with the application process –Campus visits MAY & JUNE –take ACT & SAT & SAT II –Take SAT II if required

17 Graduation...It's everybody's business! Meet with your Counselor Spring Registration for SY 2013 Select Senior Year Courses Discuss post-graduation plans Discuss Financial Aid options Monitor graduation progress

18 Graduation...It's everybody's business! Handouts  Websites for Smart Sharks/FACTS.org  Community Service Form  NEXT Magazine  Credit Summary

19 Graduation...It's everybody's business! Senior Year and College Applications are around the corner! Good luck Class of 2013!

20 Class of 2013 GOAL:


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