Counselor Caseloads Mrs. Nielsen – 9 th A – I (except I.S.) Mrs. Roedl – 9 th J – Z Mrs. Roedl – 9 th J – Z (except I.S.) Mrs.Roppe – 9 th -12 th Instructional Support (I.S.) Mrs.Roppe – 9 th -12 th Instructional Support (I.S.) Mrs. Preston – 10 th -12 th A - E Mrs. Preston – 10 th -12 th A - E Mrs. Santiago – 10 th -12 th F - L Mrs. Santiago – 10 th -12 th F - L Mr. Shepherd – 10 th- 12 th M-Sc Mr. Shepherd – 10 th- 12 th M-Sc Mr. Sypniewski (Syp) – 10 th -12 th Se – Z, ELD, Department Chair Mr. Sypniewski (Syp) – 10 th -12 th Se – Z, ELD, Department Chair
Counseling Staff Mrs. Amador – Counseling Clerk Mrs. Mares – Counseling Technician – A – Man Mrs. Fimbers – Counseling Technician – Mao – Z Mrs. Shilts – College & Career Center/Secretary Mrs. Wetteland - Registrar
Presentation Overview Graduation Information Senior Timeline and Deadlines Financial Aid Information Community College and Transfer Info Vocational/Technical Schools & Apprenticeships Military Question and Answers Note: There are many active links throughout this powerpoint to help direct you to sites and information!!!!
Graduation Info – Deadlines & Dates Be Organized and meet all Deadlines – the poor economy is allowing NO room for errors!!! Complete 40 hrs of Community Service by end of first semester! Online class deadline is last day of 1st semester!!! Transcripts must be in our office by that date! Any classes required for graduation that we don’t have your official transcript in by that time will be put in your schedule even if you are mostly/partly done. Computer Essentials is NOT required anymore!!
Graduation Info – Deadlines & Dates Apex – Get on Apex Recovery Apex Waitlist NOW! See your Counselor Monitor Grades – Pinnacle GOHS Website – monitor weekly Counselors Presentations with Seniors September 25 th, GOHS Gym Parent/Student Success Workshop Sept 26 th, 6pm – location will be advertised soon. Mr. Syp will be going over personal & academic success strategies.
Important Dates - Graduation College Fair Promenade Mall Sept 22 nd 10am – 2pm 9 Week Progress Report – Oct 19 th ASVAB Test offered at GOHS Oct 22 nd 7:30 am Gym End of First Semester – December 21st – deadline for community service hours and online classes with transcript in our office
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 220 credits in the following subject areas are required for graduation from GOHS English 40 credits English 40 credits Social Science 35 credits (including Geography) Social Science 35 credits (including Geography) Science 20 credits Science 20 credits Mathematics 30 credits (including Algebra I) Mathematics 30 credits (including Algebra I) Physical Ed. 20 credits Fine Arts or World Language 10 credits Health 5 credits Elective s 60 credits Community Service (non profit and no pay). 40 Hours Req. Pass the High School Exit Exam – English & Math (CAHSEE). Computer Essentials is NOT a requirement for class of 2013 & on…
Knowing the A-G List UC/CSU “A-G” Minimum Subject Requirements LetterAreaYearsRequired Years Recommended A History/Social Sciences 2 years BEnglish 4 years CMathematics 3 years 4 years D Laboratory Sciences 2 years 3 years E Language Other Than English 2 years 3 years F Visual and Performing Arts 1 year G College Preparatory Electives 1 year
Post High School Planning Be Organized and meet all Deadlines – the poor economy is allowing NO room for errors!!! Emails & Contact Info Up-to-Date with GOHS. Use Appropriate Email & stay with it - check it daily/weekly. “They” wont open questionable email addresses. Be Actively Involved in your post high school planning – researching schools, careers, financial aid, military options … Start post high school planning and financial aid planning NOW – develop university list, identifying voc/tech schools, know community college timeline, visit the colleges/schools, talk with recruiters, research careers
??? Career/Major Exploration ??? Undecided Career Goals ?? Undecided Career Goals ?? 1) Naviance – Career Interest Profiler & Explore Careers 2) California Colleges.edu – Career Self Assessment & Student-Career Matching Assistant, …. 3) ASVAB Test – Military developed career assessment/assignment program – best free career exploration resource and does not commit them to military 4) Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/OCO/ Undecided Major for College Undecided Major for College Community College – University Transfer Plan University – Many universities will allow you to select Undecided Major on your applications
$$$ Money $$$ - Univ, CC, Voc/Tech Universities, Community Colleges, Institutes, Technical, and Vocational Schools Universities, Community Colleges, Institutes, Technical, and Vocational Schools FAFSA website - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ FAFSA website - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Online Application for Federal Aide – Grants, Scholarships, Preferred Loans, Work Study, … Online Application for Federal Aide – Grants, Scholarships, Preferred Loans, Work Study, … Money is awarded on First Come First Serve and Financial Need – so apply ASAP in January (can estimate taxes) Money is awarded on First Come First Serve and Financial Need – so apply ASAP in January (can estimate taxes)
$$$ Money $$$ - FAFSA FAFSA Application Time-line FAFSA Application Time-line January 1 – March 2nd (Cal Grants deadline) 2013 Note: You can continue to submit application through June 30th, yet you would not be eligible for Cal Grants and there will be less monies available. FAFSA, CalGrant, Financial Aid Workshops January 16 th and February 12 th - GOHS Library Computer Labs – 6:30pm
$$$ Money $$$ - Cal Grants Cal Grants website - http://www.calgrants.org/ Cal Grants website - http://www.calgrants.org/http://www.calgrants.org/ FAFSA website - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ FAFSA website - http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ For qualifying California Universities, Community Colleges, Career/Technical Schools For qualifying California Universities, Community Colleges, Career/Technical Schools How do you apply How do you apply 1) GPA Verification form – required for Cal-Grant – make sure you have turned it in to the Registrar or your counselor ASAP. Must include Social Security Number or will not be valid. 2) Complete the online FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aide between January 1 – March 2 nd, 2013 to be eligible for federal and state aide.
Scholarships Enter scholarships in Naviance – track deadlines and status Enter scholarships in Naviance – track deadlines and status Complete Letter of Recommendation Packet in Naviance Complete Letter of Recommendation Packet in Naviance Give your Recommenders at least three weeks prior notice – the more time the better for your letters. Give your Recommenders at least three weeks prior notice – the more time the better for your letters. Local Scholarships Local Scholarships Review Local Scholarship/National Database that is on Counseling Financial Aid website for potential Scholarships to apply for this year. Scholarship/National Counseling Financial Aid website Scholarship/National Counseling Financial Aid website Check e-mail or Naviance & listen during announcements for ongoing updates and reminders on upcoming scholarship deadlines.
Scholarships National Scholarships www.fastweb.com – for largest database, help contacting, & ongoing reminders of deadlines www.fastweb.com Scholarships at Colleges/Schools you attend Look for a general scholarship application, visit the Financial Aid website, and/or contact the Financial Aide office of colleges that you apply to. Visit the websites or contact Departments (Science, Art, Auto) of schools that you apply to.
2 Paths to a Four Year Degree 2 years at a Community College 2 years at a University 4 YEAR DEGREE 4 years at a University General Education Major Requirements Major Preparation Graduation Requirements General Education Major Preparation Requirements for University Admission Major Requirements Graduation Requirements
California Community Colleges Application Time Line Early March - April Complete Online Application Complete Online Application English/Math Assessment (determines which English/Math course you are able to take) English/Math Assessment (determines which English/Math course you are able to take) Orientation (And few other steps that they request) Orientation (And few other steps that they request) Registration Date ( which is the date that you are able to pick classes) Registration Date ( which is the date that you are able to pick classes) Palomar College and some other with EAP- Early Admissions Programs – Early March through April – start early and know the deadlines. Palomar deadline for EAP is April 30 th, no exceptions. Palomar College and some other with EAP- Early Admissions Programs – Early March through April – start early and know the deadlines. Palomar deadline for EAP is April 30 th, no exceptions. MSJC Application Assessment Workshops at GOHS in April MSJC Application Assessment Workshops at GOHS in April Other Community Colleges – Online Application and Assessment over required onsite at the College unless you took SAT or ACT and score is high enough. Other Community Colleges – Online Application and Assessment over required onsite at the College unless you took SAT or ACT and score is high enough.
California Community Colleges Application Time Line Mid- April thru Registration Date Meet with Community College Counselor to work on you Course Plan based on you major and/or University goal after community college. Meet with Community College Counselor to work on you Course Plan based on you major and/or University goal after community college. Register for classes on your registration date. Delaying as much as a day may lead to not getting classes you are requesting and may add to the number of semesters that you will have to attend. You can have the section numbers identified ahead of time to be able to enter them on your date. Register for classes on your registration date. Delaying as much as a day may lead to not getting classes you are requesting and may add to the number of semesters that you will have to attend. You can have the section numbers identified ahead of time to be able to enter them on your date. Final Transcripts by deadline!!!!!!!!!! Final Transcripts by deadline!!!!!!!!!!
California Community Colleges http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/tabid/830/Default.aspx http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/tabid/830/Default.aspx http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/tabid/830/Default.aspx www.californiacolleges.edu www.californiacolleges.edu www.californiacolleges.edu http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do Admissions Admissions You must have a high school diploma, GED, California High School Proficiency Exam Certificate, or be 18 years old. Test Requirements Test Requirements Placement test/Orientation will be given prior to registering for classes. Score does not affect admissions. SAT and ACT tests are NOT required for admission. GPA Requirements GPA Requirements No specific grade point average is required for admission.
California Community Colleges Majors/Degress Majors/Degress Associate Degree (2 yrs/60 units) – University Transfer Track Associate Degree (2 yrs/60 units) – University Transfer Track Associate Degree – Enter Workforce Associate Degree – Enter Workforce Certificates – 6 month to 2 years – Training that often does not require academic classes. Medical, computer, skill trade, … related occupations. Certificates – 6 month to 2 years – Training that often does not require academic classes. Medical, computer, skill trade, … related occupations. Costs Costs Your cost of attending a community college will involve books and transportation since most students continue to live at home. Students will pay a per unit fee, at this time the fee is $26 a unit. Additional fees include health, student representation, ID card, and parking. Community Colleges with Dormitories. http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/CommunityCollegeListings/Col legeListingsDormitories/tabid/857/Default.aspx Community Colleges with Dormitories. http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/CommunityCollegeListings/Col legeListingsDormitories/tabid/857/Default.aspx http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/CommunityCollegeListings/Col legeListingsDormitories/tabid/857/Default.aspx http://www.cccco.edu/CommunityColleges/CommunityCollegeListings/Col legeListingsDormitories/tabid/857/Default.aspx
Technical/Vocational Schools Searching for schools Searching for schools Internet Searches !!!! Naviance college search by major, 2 year school, etc Vocational Info Center website – can search by program of study and state - http://www.khake.com/page4.html http://www.khake.com/page4.html Scroll down and see list for California - http://www.khake.com/page62.html http://www.khake.com/page62.html Tech/Voc schools by state/programs of study - http://www.technical-schools-guide.com/california-technical-schools.html http://www.technical-schools-guide.com/california-technical-schools.html CA Community College – Programs CA Community College – Programs Go to bottom of page and search by major or school - https://misweb.cccco.edu/webproginv/prod/invmenu.htm https://misweb.cccco.edu/webproginv/prod/invmenu.htm http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do
Technical/Vocational Schools Admissions Admissions Varies for each school/program – often NO course requirements Types of Schools/Programs Types of Schools/Programs Art Institutes, Auto programs, Medical Assistant, Graphic Design, Pharmacy Tech, Massage Therapy, Computer Info Systems, ….. Cost versus Length of Time for Degree/Certificate – should I do Technical School or Community College? Cost versus Length of Time for Degree/Certificate – should I do Technical School or Community College? Technical Schools tend to take less time to get a degree/certificate, yet also tend to be more expensive. Please compare pros/cons with same type of degree/certificate at a community college if possible. Financial Aide - Many schools can award Financial Aid Financial Aide - Many schools can award Financial Aid
TopicUTI - AutomotiveRCC/Community College Length of Program Core program – 1 yr2 yr – AA Degree; Less for Certificates Cost – Total Tuition $20,000/ yr$1,800/ 2 yrs Financial Aide Yes – If U Qualify Degree/CertificateTargeted Certificates Associates Degree – 2 yr Certificates Job PlacementRelationships with various companies – strong services Relationship with General Motors – not as much variety of options AdvancementAdvanced Programs available – Certificate targets in fields; No College Prep course work – so no option of transferring to University If earning AA Degree – option of transferring course work to University and pursuing a Bachelors Degree.
Apprenticeship Programs Get training as you work with a person skilled in the area. Examples – Tatoo Artist, Electrician, Air Condition & Refrigeration,.. California - http://www.calapprenticeship.org/ : http://www.dir.ca.gov/databases/das/aigstart.asp : http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/ap/ http://www.calapprenticeship.org/ http://www.dir.ca.gov/databases/das/aigstart.asp http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/ap/ General - http://www.khake.com/page58.html http://www.khake.com/page58.html
Military Visit Military.com website Guide to Joining the Military – http://www.military.com/Recruiting/Home/0,13387,,00.htm Visit Military.com website Guide to Joining the Military – http://www.military.com/Recruiting/Home/0,13387,,00.htm http://www.military.com/Recruiting/Home/0,13387,,00.htm Don’t know the answers? Figure them out before signing the papers!!!! Don’t know the answers? Figure them out before signing the papers!!!! Should I go in enlisted and then get money for college or should I do a college ROTC program and earn my time as an officer? Should I do Reserves or Guards or Active Duty? How do I get the occupation/training that I want? Which Branch? Military Paths Military Paths Enlisted, Officer, Reserves, Guards; Officer – Academy, ROTC, Through Ranks. There are many different options – start researching now!!! Speaking with Recruiter Speaking with Recruiter Review 20 ?‘s for the recruiter & questions for each branch on military.com
Military The ASVAB Test is the placement tool that the military uses for occupation options and enlistment bonuses. The ASVAB Test is the placement tool that the military uses for occupation options and enlistment bonuses. ASVAB at GOHS – October 22th – Sign up with Mrs. Shilts in GOHS College Career Center. ASVAB at GOHS – October 22th – Sign up with Mrs. Shilts in GOHS College Career Center. ASVAB through your Recruiter – they can also arrange for you to take the test. ASVAB through your Recruiter – they can also arrange for you to take the test. ASVAB Prep - http://www.military.com/ASVAB ASVAB Prep - http://www.military.com/ASVAB http://www.military.com/ASVAB Additional ASVAB prep - http://www.baseops.net/militarybooks/asvab/ : Additional ASVAB prep - http://www.baseops.net/militarybooks/asvab/ : http://www.baseops.net/militarybooks/asvab/ http://www.testprepreview.com/asvab_practice.htm
Senior Timeline September 2012 - Apex, Adult Ed Concurrent Enrollment, Extended-hour CTE/ROP courses, online courses, RVHS. Have a plan!!! Be your plan!! Meet your Plan!! Diploma is Goal #1 - At-risk for graduation? Apex, Adult Ed Concurrent Enrollment, Extended-hour CTE/ROP courses, online courses, RVHS. Have a plan!!! Be your plan!! Meet your Plan!! Cal Grants – turn in GPA Verification Form with social security number NOW! Submit FAFSA by March 1 st & done! Cal Grants GPA Verification Form FAFSA Register for/prepare for SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests 5 weeks min. prior to tests. Dec test is last test that most acceptSAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests Research colleges, technical/vocational schools, careers/majors, military options – develop college lists, visit colleges, schools, and programs/discussions with many. Local/national scholarship database list on GOHS Counseling Finaid Pg & start fastweb.com search for national scholarships Local/national scholarship database
Senior Timeline September/October 2012 ASVAB offered at GOHS in October for 11 th /12 th considering military and exploring careers. www.military.com ASVABwww.military.com Letters of Recommendation - Complete Letter of Recommendation Packet in Naviance. Identify what colleges and scholarships will require them. Ask recommenders ASAP and definitely minimum of 3 weeks prior of the deadline!!! Identify SAT/ACT scores needed for CSU/UC and other University minimum eligibility. Prepare as needed for tests to achieve those scores. Compare your GPA/Test scores with the Freshmen Profile of average admitted students for the universities on your list to determine which are Safe, Competitive, or Reach schools for you. Min. of 2 Safe schools!! - most UC’s/some CSU’s NOT safe! Remember Safe Schools - most UC’s/some CSU’s NOT safe!Safe Schools
Senior Timeline September/October 2012 NCAA Eligibility Center (Div 1 & 2 Athletics) – Create an account, register, and send official transcript including 9 th -11 th grades. You will need to send a final transcript as well. Complete your course worksheet for Div you are pursuing – your counselor can help w/this! NCAA Eligibility Center time-frame –. UC/CSU application time-frame – Oct 1st – Nov 30th. Complete UC Personal Statements ASAP with English classes.UC Personal Statements . Independent/private (CA) & out-of-state university applications ongoing into Feb and later for rolling admissions.CA Career Exploration/Research & Identify primary and secondary major for colleges!!! Private/Independent/Out-of-State Applications ongoing Check WUE List for Out-of-State Lower Tuition & criteria!!!WUE List
Senior Timeline October 1 st – November 30 th UC/CSU online applications available – Nov 30 deadline EOP (Education Opportunity Program) Applications for CSU/UC campuses, check others?? September 18 th & 19th 9:30 am, Library Computer Lab – sign up via Naivance or Mrs. Shilts. EOP (Education Opportunity Program) Applications Housing & Scholarships Applications – check deadlines Vocational and Technical school applications are most rolling admission that can go on all through the year. CSS Profile application – if applying to Private/Independent Colleges or Scholarship Programs on the list. CSS Profile application on the list Send transcripts as determined by application requirements for each school by paying ordering through the “Order Transcripts” link under Quick Links on GOHS Website or ….
Senior Timeline December Last SAT/ACT Dates accepted by most colleges Private/Independent/Out-of-State Applications ongoing Look for emails from colleges to follow directs to create “Portals/My X site” for each campus and follow the To Do List directions exactly. Scholarships local, college, and national ongoing. Campus Visits, Virtual Tours, websites to help identify colleges, voc/technical schools as needed. FAFSA Prep – Go to GOHS Counseling Financial Aid page or www.fafsa.ed.gov to get materials ready and review the 2013.2014 FAFSA Worksheet to prep for FAFSA. Do NOT go to www.fafsa.com – it is scam!!!GOHS Counseling Financial Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov www.fafsa.com
Senior Timeline January FAFSA, CalGrant, Fininacial Workshops Jan 16 th & Feb 12 th GOHS Library Computer Lab, 6:30 pm – submit online as early in Jan as possible. 7 th semester transcripts? View Portal area for each campus to see if they require 7 th semester transcripts to be sent. Go to GOHS Homepage and select Order Transcripts – electronically!! Look for emails from colleges to follow directs to create “Portals/My X site” for each campus and follow the To Do List or directions exactly – sign up for Placement Tests if required, send Test Scores and/or Transcript as directed, etc. Private/Independent/Out-of-State/Vocational/Technical Applications, Scholarship Applications, and Housing Applications ongoing
Senior Timeline February March 2nd Deadline for FAFSA to qualify for CalGrants. If FAFSA is not done – get r done. Don’t wait on taxes!! Community College!!! Private/Independent/Out-of-State/Voc/Technical Applications… Housing Application/Deposits – don’t forget deadlines!!! Identify in Portal area if student has to do CSU/UC/Other Placement Tests!! If required and not done, student admissions will be revoked. Sign up per their directions. Sign up ASAP for test/s prior to the deadline date stated in Portal/My College account. Do the PREP work for them - they determine which Math and English classes you can take$$$$$$$$$
Senior Timeline February/March Palomar College – Application time frame to meet EAP Early Admissions Program – starts early March and must have Application and Assessment completed by April 30 th to get EAP which gives priority registration to help get in classes of your choice. Some other Community Colleges have the EAP program in this time frame as well. MSJC – Application timeframe is in April with Application, Assessment, Orientation workshops at GOHS – many students don’t take advantage of this and don’t get set up for Fall admissions!!!
Senior Timeline March – April Admissions Decisions - will appear in student’s Portal/My College account and some through email by early April. Sign up for and complete all required Placement Tests by the deadline that is listed in the student’s Portal/My X Campus area. Local, National, and College Scholarship process and applications still ongoing. Housing Application/Deposits – don’t forget deadlines!!! Campus visits, virtual tours, websites, books to finalize your college of choice, ranking your list – getting ready for Intent to Enroll Date!!!
Senior Timeline March – April (continued) Students/Parents received SAR – Student Aid Report & Award Offer from each College that student applied to that will have the amount of Financial Aid that will be awarded – grants, scholarships, loans, work study, etc and the Family’s EFC – Expected Family Contribution – amount they expect you to pay. Negotiate??? Compare??? and Decide !!! To be able to complete the Intent to Enroll to the college that student will attend by May 1 st Deadline (verify this deadline in the Portal area!!!)SAR – Student Aid Report Award Offer May 1 st Deadline for Intent to Enroll through the student’s Portal/My College area!!! Miss this deadline and your not going! Often require a deposit to be paid by a deadline!!!
Senior Timeline May – June Community College Requirements - 1. appts with CC Counselors, 2. Registration Date – pick class as early as possible that day, 3. Pay the Course Fee by the deadline! Check Portal/My College account to see if you have to sign up for summer orientation If Portal/My College account says your missing something, yet you sent it – Call them to verify & re-send it if necessary – don’t assume they will get it/didn’t lose it.
Senior Timeline May – June Complete all required Placement Tests by the deadline that is listed in the student’s Portal/My X Campus area. Local, National, and College Scholarship finishing. University Admissions and Housing Deposits/Fees need to be paid by deadlines!!!! If these are missed they can rescind your admissions. Final Transcripts must be sent through Parchment on GOHS Homepage via the Order Transcripts link under Quick Links. It is the students and parents responsibility to get this done before the deadline stated in student’s Portal area. Missing this deadline will lead to admissions being rescinded & loss of deposits!!!
Senior Timeline Final Transcipts !!!!!!!!! Huge issue every year – some students don’t get the transcript in by college or NCAA Eligibility Center deadlines. How do I request final transcript? Towards the end of second semester go onto GOHS Hoempage and select “Order Transcripts” under Quick Links on upper left. Complete parchment – entering your college name/number and if Div 1 or 2 Athletics then send one to 9999 for NCAA Eligibility Center also. The very last step asking – “Send Transcripts at the end of the next grading period” or send them now” - which do you select – answer on next slide.