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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 www.ACT.orgwww.ACT.org SAT: Students can take practice tests and question of the day Offered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June Register at www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com *See your Counselor for waivers if you qualify*
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) District Approved IB Diploma Curriculum Graduation Requirements
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
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…
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 2013- 2014 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
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 2013- 2014 3.0 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
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 - http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/
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)
Weighted vs. Unweighted GPA Unweighted (state) GPA A4.0 B3.0 C2.0 D1.0 Weighted (district) GPA Honors, AP, and IB classes (add 0.5) A5.0 B4.0 C3.0 D2.0 Bright Futures GPA Honors, AP, and IB classes (add 0.25) A4.50 B3.50 C2.50 D1.50 For courses graded on a year-long basis (One final grade is given at the end of the school year) Ex. Biology, geometry
Community Service 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 your counselor BEFORE starting the service hours
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.
Community Service For each different activity completed, 4 forms must be turned in to guidance Community Service Pre-Approval Form Community Service Self-Evaluation Form Community Service Leader Evaluation Form Community Service Log Form Forms are available on Paxons website: psas.duvalschools.org under the guidance tab and on the Paxon guidance website at paxonguidance.weebly.com
Early College Planning – Get Involved NOW!!! Clubs, Sports, Volunteering, Drama, Band, etc. In terms of college applications: Colleges are looking for individuals dedication and leadership More time spent on fewer activities looks better than a few hours scattered across many
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