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1 What you need to know to start planning for college!!!

2 Counselor Breakdown All IB 11 th & 12 th Grade Students Culpepper

3 Paxon Guidance Office Support Staff Nasworthy Scheduling parent/teacher conferences Oncourse portal information (in person) Transcript Requests (hard copy) Bennett Student Records Enrollment Transcript Requests (electronic) paxonguidance.weebly.com paxonsas-ib.weebly.com

4 Important Dates PSAT: October 16, 2013 during the school day at Paxon. National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholarship qualifications are based on 11 th grade PSAT scores ACT: Take ACT with Writing Students can take practice tests and question of the day Offered in September, October, December, February, April, and June Register at SAT: Students can take practice tests and question of the day Offered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June Register at *See your Counselor for waivers if you qualify*

5 District Approved IB Diploma Curriculum Graduation Requirements Class of 2013 and Beyond English: 4 credits (honors level or higher w/at least one IB or AP course) Math: 4 credits (honors level or higher; geometry or higher w/at least one IB or AP course) Science: 4 credits (honors level or higher w/at least one IB or AP lab science) Social Studies: 4 credits (honors level or higher w/at least one IB or AP course) World Language: 2 credits (Paxon IB Prep/IB students will take 4 credits in the same language) Theory of Knowledge: 1 credit The Arts/Electives: 9 credits (This includes 1 IB 6 th subject studied over 1 or 2 years)

6 Class of 2013 and Beyond Completion of Extended Essay Completion of CAS requirement Completion of all IB assessments (internal and external) Passing score on the FCAT: grade 10 Reading State required EOCs (Algebra, Geometry, Biology, US History) Cumulative unweighted 2.0 GPA District Approved IB Diploma Curriculum Graduation Requirements

7 Take an online class Take the following courses: American Government Economics HOPE If at any point a student exits from the IB Program of Study, the above will need to be taken. IB Diploma Students Are NOT Required to…

8 Bright Futures Requirements Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit hour award based on: Award Level – FAS Florida Academic Scholars - For students who will be graduating in and Beyond 3.5 B.F.* GPA, 1290 SAT or 29 ACT, 100 hours of community service (Service hours from CAS (grades 11 & 12) count towards this as well as community service done in grades 9 & 10) Receive the IB Diploma: No SAT or ACT test score requirement Meet community service requirement Complete the IB Curriculum: Meet SAT or ACT test score and community service requirement Other Ways To Qualify: National Merit Scholars and Finalist, National Hispanic Scholars

9 Bright Futures Requirements Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit hour award based on: Award Level - FMS Florida Medallion Scholars - For students who will be graduating in B.F.* GPA, 1170 SAT or 26 ACT, 75 hours of community service (Service hours from CAS (grades 11 & 12) count towards this as well as community service done in grades 9 & 10) Complete the IB Curriculum: Meet SAT or ACT test score and community service requirement Other Ways To Qualify: National Merit Scholars and Finalist, National Hispanic Scholars

10 Bright Futures Requirements The Bright Futures GPA is calculated based on the following: The students best grades in each subject area will be used 4 credits of English 4 credits of Math 3 credits of Science 3 credits of Social Studies 2 credits of Foreign Language Students may use up to 2 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above as well as AP, IB or AICE fine arts courses to raise the GPA. See bright futures website for more information -

11 Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA Unweighted (state) GPA A2.0 B1.5 C1.0 D0.5 Weighted (district) GPA Honors, AP, and IB classes (add 0.5) A2.5 B2.0 C1.5 D1.0 Bright Futures GPA Honors, AP, and IB classes (add 0.25) A2.25 B1.75 C1.25 D0.75 For courses graded on a semester basis (A final grade is given for the fall semester and a final grade is given for the spring semester)

12 CAS vs. Community Service for IB Students IB 11 th and 12 th grade students complete Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) hours which are documented online using the ManageBac website. https://psas.managebac.com/login Only the service hours logged for CAS will count towards Bright Futures. Community Service completed in grades 9 & 10 count towards Bright Futures, but not for CAS.

13 Sample CAS Activities

14 CAS vs. Community Service for IB Students Paxon SAS requires that all students perform a minimum of 75 hours of community service. (100 for FAS for Bright Futures) Students cannot be paid for the service, and it must be performed at a not for profit agency. Be very careful with doing service at/through religious institutions – not every thing counts To eliminate headaches later, ALWAYS check with Mrs. Culpepper

15 Places for Community Service

16 College Planning Start visiting colleges and universities THIS year. Colleges visit Paxon to speak to students (Lunch) Schedule posted outside of guidance, on ManageBac, on Gaggle, Paxon Guidance website, and said during announcements Students must have teacher permission to miss class to attend if scheduled during class time (extremely rare). Have decisions about where to apply made by the end of the summer of the junior year. College Search Tools: College Fair Flvc.org (formerly Facts.org) Bigfuture.org

17 Jacksonville College Fair Information Sessions Bright Futures Scholarship Program Federal Financial Aid College Planning Nuts and Bolts FACTS.org – Online Academic Advising Writing The College Admissions Essay Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholarship Search Tips Get With The Times And Use The Web October 12, 2013 (Prime Osborn Convention Center)

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19 Bigfuture.org A Resource from The College Board

20 Paxon Guidance Website paxonguidance.weebly.com

21 Paxon IB Program Website paxonsas-ib.weebly.com

22 Questions, Comments, Concerns Speak to Mrs. Culpepper


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