Presentation on theme: "Understanding High School Requirements & Financial Aid"— Presentation transcript:
1 Understanding High School Requirements & Financial Aid
2 Moving through high school... Credits for promotion:Grade creditsGrade creditsGrade credits
3 To graduate from high school... • Credits required: 230 credits• Pass all required classes.• Pass all areas of the High School Exit Exam.
4 High School Graduation vs College Admissions Requirements a-History - 30 credits (3 years)b-English 40 credits (4 years)c-Math - 20 credits (2 years)d-Lab Science - 20 credits (2 yrs)e-Foreign Language - nonef-Visual/Performing Arts -10 credits (1 year)g-Electives - 70 creditsCollege Admissionsa-History - 2 yearsb-English 4 yearsc-Math - 3 yearsd-Lab Science - 2 yearse-Foreign Language - 2 yearsf-Visual/Performing Arts -1 yearg-Electives - 1 year
5 Grade requirements 4-year College High School Grades must be “C” or higher to enter.High SchoolGrades must be “D”or higher to pass.
6 High School Exit Exam The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE): English language artsReading and Writing sectionsMultiple Choice and Writing taskCovers state standards through grade 10MathematicsAll Multiple ChoiceCovers math concepts and skills through Algebra I
7 High School Exit Exam Taken once in 10th grade If one or both parts not passed, may take two more times in 11th grade and three times in 12th gradeOnce a part is passed, no need to take againEnglish language artsPassing score (450 possible)Mathematics
8 High School Exit Exam What if a student doesn’t pass? Students who complete all graduation requirements have one more chance to pass exam in summer after senior yearCan complete diploma in Adult SchoolWhen 18, can take the GED and/or enroll in community college
9 What else do colleges consider? College entrance tests (SAT or ACT)Honors and Advanced Placement classesAdditional academic classesSpecial talents or skills UC’s and Private Colleges Extra curricular activitiesCommunity serviceObstacles overcomeEssay (writing skills)
10 How to get ready for college NOW! • Read as much as possible.• Get involved in school activities.• Take challenging classes.• Make up “D’s” or “Fails” as soon as possible.• Take advantage of opportunities.• Develop strong study skills.
12 Items considered for Financial Aid • Total family income• Number of people in family• Value of family assets• Student’s grade point average
13 Depending on your family’s total income, you might receive… Federal Pell GrantFederal Supplemental Educational Opportunity GrantFederal Work-Study (part-time job)Federal Perkins LoanFederal Stafford LoanCalifornia Grant
14 Depending on your GPA, you might receive a … Cal Grant A (full tuition at CA public school)3.0+Middle to low income familyCal Grant B (full tuition + $1,550/year)2.0+Lower income familyCal Grant C (vocation/occupational schools)No GPA requirement!
15 What Can Students do NOW? Get GOOD GRADES!Good grades turn into MONEY!A Cal Grant is based on 4 semesters of work in 10th and 11th Grade.A Cal Grant can pay for tuition at a California college.
16 You have a challenge and a promise. What should you do NOW?You have a challenge and a promise.Go for it!