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Sprayberry High School Junior Parent Night September 24, 2013 ASCA Standards: A:B1, A:B2, C:B1, PS:B1 PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.

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1 Sprayberry High School Junior Parent Night September 24, 2013 ASCA Standards: A:B1, A:B2, C:B1, PS:B1 PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

2 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF John Kelly- Principal Kerri McDougal, Assistant Principal, Alpha A-C Kim Wilcox, Assistant Principal, Alpha D-I Leigh Graham, Assistant Principal, Alpha J-M Richmond Parker, Assistant Principal, Alpha N-R Joe Sharp, Assistant Principal, Alpha S-Z

3 SPRAYBERRY COUNSELING TEAM Tina Harwood, Alpha A-D Gayle DuPre, Alpha E-Kg Travis, Schmid, Alpha Kh-Rh Rebecca Irwin, Alpha Ri-Z Jonathan Tabb, School Social Worker, Area Truancy Officer Terri Robbins, Counseling Clerk Rachelle Denison, Counseling Clerk

4 MISSION STATEMENT The Mission of the Sprayberry High School Counseling program is to assist students in overcoming barriers that impede learning through a focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they are successful in school and are prepared to become responsible members of society.

5 WELCOME TO JUNIOR YEAR – CLASS OF 2015 Exciting year Assess progress towards graduation Explore – Post Secondary Options - College- Technical College – Trade School- Military - Direct to Work Important year for GRADES

6 PARENTVUE

7 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 Credits of English 4 Credits of Math 4 Credits of Science 3 Credits of Social Studies 3 Credits from CTAE/Foreign Language/or Fine Arts 1 Credit of Health and Personal Fitness (.5 credit in each) 4 Elective Credits 23 Credits for Graduation Pass one End of Course Test (EOCT) in each of the four content areas OR pass the corresponding subject test of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). The EOCT counts 15% of the course grade. Students must also pass the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT).

8 TRANSCRIPT & STATUS REPORT Insert transcript and status report

9 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR GEORGIA SCHOOLS Graduation requirements are set forth by Georgia’s Board of Regents which establishes the admissions requirements for Georgia’s colleges and universities. Students should check the admissions requirements of the particular college they wish to attend For example, the University of South Carolina requires a Fine Art credit

10 OVER 30 COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES ARE PART OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS Insert MAP

11 TECHNICAL COLLEGE Many throughout the State ALL students are eligible for the HOPE Grant The HOPE Grant has no GPA requirement for high school graduation But will have regular interval check points, just like the HOPE Scholarship, to maintain HOPE Grant students will need a 2.0 GPA For further details please visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission at

12 Select 5 (2) REACH: (2) RANGE: 50/50 (1) SAFETY Points to Consider Admission Requirements Student Life Instruction Financial Aid College Atmosphere HOW TO CHOOSE COLLEGES

13 ACT SAT Compass SAT II Subject Area ASVAB WHICH ONE?!?!? COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTS

14 ACT Wh If you are… You might do better with… Reason… Good with science ACT ACT covers science and scientific reasonin g; the SAT does not. Taking advance d math classes America n College Assessm ent (ACT)eas ures classroo m achieve ment in four broad content areas as well as the ability to reason and to apply problem- solving skills Four content areas: English, Math Science, Reading Mathe matics section contains pre- algebra, elementa ry algebra, intermed iate algebra, coordina te geometr y, plane geometr y, and trigonom etry No guessing penalty and all multiple choice Four sub scores with a composit e score ranging up to 36 points The writing test, which is optional, measure s skill in planning and writing a short essay. Visit org for more informati on org Scholasti c Aptitude Test (SAT) Measur es academic aptitude in terms of verbal and mathem atical reasonin g and the ability to recogniz e standard written English Verbal section contains antonym s, analogies, sentence completi on and reading compreh ension in various subject areas Mathe matics section contains arithmeti c, algebra, geometr y, and logic and operatio ns Guessin g penalty 800 possible points for the verbal section 800 possible points for the math section 800 possible points for the writing section Visit egeboard.com for more informati on egeboard.com The Star Student of each high school is the senior who has the highest SAT taken in one sitting by Novemb er of the year precedin g their graduati on. ACT SAT math tests up to the 9 th grade Geometr y and Algebra II, while ACT math tests up to Trigono metry Good at punctuat ion ACT ACT tests punctuat ion, SAT does not. Able to concentr ate for long periods of time SAT SAT is longer by 50 minutes Good with vocabula ry SAT SAT stresses vocabula ry much more than ACT Good at writing essays in a short amount of time SAT The SAT essay is required, while the ACT Writing Test is still optional American College Assessment (ACT) Measures classroom achievement (knowledge) in four broad content areas as well as the ability to reason and to apply problem-solving skills Four content areas: English, Math Science, Reading Mathematics section contains pre-algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, coordinate geometry, plane geometry, and trigonometry No guessing penalty and all multiple choice Four sub scores with a composite score ranging up to 36 points The writing test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay. Visit for more informationwww.act.org

15 SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Measures academic aptitude (critical thinking) in terms of verbal and mathematical reasoning and the ability to recognize standard written English Verbal section contains antonyms, analogies, sentence completion and reading comprehension in various subject areas Mathematics section contains arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and logic and operations Guessing penalty 800 possible points for the verbal section 800 possible points for the math section 800 possible points for the writing section Visit for more information. The Star Student of each high school is the senior who has the highest SAT taken in one sitting by November of the year preceding their graduation.www.collegeboard.com

16 TEST PREPARATION RESOURCES We recommend students take both the SAT and ACT and that they take each test twice. We recommend students take both the SAT and ACT and that they take each test twice. offers free practice assessments for ACT, SAT, and Compass Tests to practice online for the SATwww.collegeboard.com to practice online for the ACT

17 ADMISSIONS TESTS CONTINUED COMPASS – placement tests for Technical College admission – register directly at the technical college you choose to apply to. SAT Subject area tests – for a small group of top students applying to America’s very best colleges and universities, Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, among others Learn more at ASVAB – Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, most widely given test in the United States. It combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment a wide range of career exploration tools Learn more at FEE WAIVERS – if you are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, you qualify to receive 2 fee waivers for the ACT and SAT, 4 in total. Have your student stop by and pick up a fee waiver application from our clerk, Ms. Denison. Not a fan of standardized tests? Check out for a growing list of colleges that do not require the ACT or SAT.www.Fairtest.org

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20 HOPE SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility is reported by Social Security number. Students must apply for HOPE.

21 DUAL ENROLLMENT Allows students to take college courses in lieu of high school courses. The courses provide dual credit— fulfilling graduation requirements as well as credits toward a college degree.

22 COLLEGE CREDIT NOW SUMMIT For: Parents of 10 th & 11 th Grade students October 29 th from 6:30 until 8:40 at the North Metro Campus of Chat Tech College Presenting colleges will include: KSU, Georgia Highlands, Southern PolyTechnic, Chat Tech Please keep in mind that some schools, like Kennesaw State University, require Dual Enrollment students to have taken the SAT/ACT. KSU’s application deadline is January 15 th, so be sure to sign up the SAT/ACT before the January deadline.

23 COLLEGE FAIRS 100 Black Men of Atlanta 2013 College Fair is Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) – Building C-4 (off of Northside Drive in Atlanta). Turner Chapel AME Education Ministry College Fair is Sat. Oct. 26, 2012 from Noon-3 pm, at the Chapel in Marietta East Cobb Area High Schools will host a spring semester College Fair at Wheeler High School on March 18, 2014.

24 ANNUAL FINANCIAL AID NIGHT Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) At Sprayberry High School In November

25 SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES SHS Counseling Blog Other area high school websites Colleges & Universities GAcollege411.org

26 TO GO PACKET Save The Date - Financial Aid Night 2013 College Profile Sheet Paying For College –Student Loan and Financial Aid College Test Prep College Planning Checklist

27 FINAL THOUGHTS This PowerPoint is available on the Sprayberry Counseling website. Please check the Counseling blog for the latest information throughout the year. If you feel you need an individual appointment with your student’s counselor, sign up sheets are available outside the doors.

28 WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW.


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