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Freshmen: Welcome to High School.  Mr. Arendse, Principal  Ms. Christi Farish, Dean of Curriculum/Instruction  Mr. Tarvin, Assistant Principal  Ms.

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1 Freshmen: Welcome to High School

2  Mr. Arendse, Principal  Ms. Christi Farish, Dean of Curriculum/Instruction  Mr. Tarvin, Assistant Principal  Ms. Tate, Assistant Principal  Ms. Fox, Assistant Principal  Mr. Lewis Robinson, Assistant Principal  Mr. Benny Reed, Assistant Principal

3  Latonya IrvingA-Casti  Melisa HohnstreiterCasto-Gan  Jacqueline RodgersGar-John  Aracely ColemanJol-Mon  Charita LovelyMoo-Roc  Janet FarrisRod-U  Patricia CalahanV-Z  Blanca McGeeSocial Worker  Danita PetermanCTE Counselor  Eunice De La BarcenaRegistrar  Beatrice RamirezCounseling Clerk

4 *Texas A & M University* Bachelor of Art (B.A.) Sociology Provides assistance with the following:  Financial aid application  College application assistance  Scholarship searches  College/Universities searches  Registering for the ACT/SAT  Assistance with college essays (editing, etc)

5 All the relevant data supports that the transition from middle school to high school is the single most challenging academic transition a young person will experience.

6 If the 9th grade year is successful chances are greater that the student will successfully complete high school and will have options available upon graduation.

7 Attendance and Punctuality Realization that the High School program requires effort and responsibility on the part of the student.

8 All students are expected to attend regularly in accordance with public school laws. Students must be in attendance for 90% of the number of days scheduled in a semester in order to receive credit for each class.

9 When a student’s attendance drops below 90 percent but remains at 75 percent of the days the class is offered, the student may earn credit for the class by completing a plan approved by the principal – usually attendance school and there may be a small fee. Denial of credit may be considered if attendance requirements are not met.

10  Being in school every day raises your student’s chances for scoring well on tests, and securing college admission and scholarship opportunities. Helping your child make regular attendance at school a habit now, can carry over when they seek employment.  Students who attend school regularly learn more and are more successful in school than students who do not. Parents who make school attendance a priority are also helping their children learn to accept responsibility. That is an important lesson for a successful life.

11 There are natural consequences for lateness to school and lateness to classes. Detention and calls to parents are examples of consequences. Students can also receive ISS (in-school suspension) for chronic tardiness.

12 Post-Secondary Education, College Readiness Preparation, and Planning

13 Education Beyond High School What are Your Options?  4-Year Universities  Community Colleges/2 Year College  Trade Schools  Professional Schools

14  College readiness means that a student can enter a college classroom, without remediation, and successfully complete entry-level college requirements.  Students that are enrolled in remediation courses in their first year of college have only a 17-39% graduation rate (College Board 2004).

15  Research colleges and universities  Create a college research file  Visit college campuses  Meet with college representatives  Go to www.bigfuture.org/college-search to build a college listwww.bigfuture.org/college-search  Go to http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/ to find out how much money you will need to support your future lifestyle and to determine what kind of career you will needhttp://www.texasrealitycheck.com/

16 Planning and Preparing for College  Take the PSAT  Know your G.P.A and Rank  Considering postsecondary education  Attend college/career fairs  Deciding to attend college  Selecting high school courses to prepare for postsecondary training (Pre-AP/AP)  Maintaining good grades  Discussing educational and career goals with counselors, teachers, and parents  Obtaining information about colleges and academic programs  Obtaining information about financial aid opportunities (loans, grants, scholarships)  Exploring college majors and career interests  Community service  Student organizations (Student Council)

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18  Size  Location  Academic Programs  Campus Life  Cost  Diversity  Other Activities

19  What do I want to achieve in the future?  What kind of career am I interested in?  What are my strengths and interests?  How can I find which careers are best for me?  If I go to college, where will I go?  Should I stay close to home or should I go far away?

20  What are the pros and cons of staying close to home and going far away?  Should I go to a university, community college, technical school, or military?  What will it cost?  How can I afford college?  Will I have to work and go to school?  Is there financial aid available if I don’t get a scholarship?

21 ACT, SAT, and TSI

22  ACT ◦ www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org ◦ Fee waiver available for qualified students ◦ Needed for 4 year universities  SAT ◦ www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com ◦ Fee waiver available for qualified students ◦ Needed for 4 year universities  TSI ◦ Needed for 2 year universities only

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24  www.scholarships.com www.scholarships.com  www.collegexpress.com www.collegexpress.com  www.collegeanswer.com www.collegeanswer.com  www.fastweb.com www.fastweb.com  www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com  www.collegenet.com www.collegenet.com  www.scholarshipmonkey.com www.scholarshipmonkey.com  www.cappex.com www.cappex.com  www.zinch.com www.zinch.com  www.scholarshippoints.com www.scholarshippoints.com  www.nextstudent.com www.nextstudent.com  www.studentscholarships.org www.studentscholarships.org  www.scholarshipexperts.com www.scholarshipexperts.com  www.supercollege.com www.supercollege.com  www.scholarshiphunter.com www.scholarshiphunter.com

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26  www.collegeboard.org www.collegeboard.org  www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org  www.Gentx.org www.Gentx.org  www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha www.utexas.edu/world/univ/alpha  www.careersandcolleges.com www.careersandcolleges.com  http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/ http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/  www.bigfuture.org/college-search www.bigfuture.org/college-search  http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/ http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/  www.collegemajors101.com www.collegemajors101.com  College-insight.org  nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/‎  www.collegeview.com www.collegeview.com  www.goseecampus.com www.goseecampus.com  www.unigo.com www.unigo.com  https://collegeprowler.com https://collegeprowler.com  www.collegeview.com www.collegeview.com

27  Talk to your school counselor  Take the PSAT  Take more challenging courses  Attend college/career fairs  Research colleges/universities  Plan college visits  Research scholarships and other financial aid  Research the school of choice


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