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2 TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION  Counselors  Graduation Requirements  - Credits and Honor Points  - Numeric Average  - Senior Schedule  - AP  Dual Enrollment  - Credits and Honor Points  - GHSGT and PSAT  - College Admission Standards  - GPA  - Researching colleges  - Narrowing List of Colleges  - Honor Code  - SAT/ACT  - Scholarships/Financial Aid  - HOPE  - NCAA  - Junior Status Meeting

3 CREDITS AND HONOR POINTS Credits 17 credits earned by the start of the 2014/2015 school year If a student does not have 17 credits then the student is placed in an 11 th grade homeroom and cannot attend any senior activities. Students can be promoted to 12th grade when proper credit is earned. Honor Points 7 additional points are added at the end of each semester to passing grades in honors, AP, and joint enrollment / college courses.

4 GRADUATION REQUIRMENTS RequirementsCredits Language Arts4 Mathematics4 Social Studies3 Science4 Health/Personal Fitness1 World Lang Students planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university must take a minimum of two units of the same world language 2 4 Bible4 Fine Arts/Speech1 Electives2 Career Technical Course1

5 Numeric Averages  Arlington calculates numeric averages by adding up all grades in classes and dividing by the total number of classes taken. The numeric average is on a 100 point scale i.e. 87 out of 100  All grades included in this calculation – failed grades, summer grades, online grades…  Arlington adds 7 points to the final passing grade for each Honors, AP, and college course taken; shown on transcript

6 Grade Point Average GPA  Student should contact college to find how they calculate GPA  Most colleges use this scale: A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0.0  Most colleges only consider academic courses (Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language)  Some colleges may give additional points for Honors, AP, and College courses  Some colleges may take off the additional 7 points added for Honors, AP and college courses College GPA is different than the Arlington Numeric Average

7 Sophomore Sample Schedule Students should take 4-5 academic courses per semester Research classes carefully You must attend AP night if you are planning on taking any AP classes next year Semester English Math World History World Language or another elective Science Elective

8 College Admission Standards Academic Rigor Rigor Requirement- Class of 2016 must earn 3 units of credits from the following areas to be eligible for HOPE:  Advanced math, such as Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, Math III, or an equivalent or higher course 2) Advanced science, such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology II, or an equivalent or higher course 3) Advanced placement courses in core subjects;  Courses taken at a unit of the University System of Georgia in core subjects 5) Advanced foreign language courses.

9 Zell Miller Scholarship Major premise of the program is that a student must meet all the requirements to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus: Graduate from an eligible high school with a grade point average of at least a 3.7 as calculated by GSFC and having received a score of at least 1,200 combined critical reading score and math score on a single administration of the SAT or an ACT score of at least 26; or Graduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian

10 College Admission Standards GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language) Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year. We highly recommend seniors take a minimum of 4 academics each semester. (For highly selective colleges, a minimum of 5 each semester) Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT) Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service and sports can be particularly important to competitive colleges

11 College Admission Standards GPA – Typically average in academic core on a 4.0 scale (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language) Course Selection (rigor; difficulty level) – Selective colleges are looking at the strength or rigor of your courses throughout high school, including your senior year. We highly recommend seniors take a minimum of 4 academics each semester. (For highly selective colleges, a minimum of 5 each semester) Test Scores (SAT and/or ACT) Class Rank – Based on overall numeric weighted average Extracurricular Activities – Leadership and participation in clubs, service and sports can be particularly important to competitive colleges

12 Focus/Target Your List  Narrow your list of colleges – balance is key  View the school profiles, and compare the admissions data to your own academic record and test scores.  Dream/Reach school (less than 30% chance of admission)  Your Academic Record/Test scores are below average  For highly selective schools, your scores may meet or be above avg.  Good Fit/Target school (30%-60% chance of admission)  Your Academic Record/Test Scores are in line with average  Safety school (greater than 60% chance of admission)  Your Academic Record/Test Scores are above average  You need one at least one safety school  Highly selective school should never be considered safety

13 Tuition is paid through local system funds. Additional expenses may be covered Students can live on campus or commute but are responsible for these expenses All high school End of Course Tests and Georgia High School Graduation Testing requirements must be met Classes do not count against the HOPE Scholarship or Grant hours A dual enrollment opportunity for students to attend a postsecondary institution full-time during their junior and/or senior year of high school Students will receive high school credit and college credit simultaneously while attending college classes on the college campus full time. Move on When Ready Dual Enrollment

14 College Admission Standards College Application Essays – Required essays on the college application are important because they demonstrate your writing ability and give the college more information about you. Please seek advice when writing an essay and make sure to proofread for errors Letters of Recommendation – Request teacher recommendation three weeks before needed and counselor recommendation at least three weeks prior to the college’s deadline Resume – Contains academic info., honors & awards, extracurricular activities, work/volunteer experience, etc. Interviews

15 College Entrance Exam

16 NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse IfI If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA Students and parents are responsible for determining NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed to determine eligibility Be aware that the NCAA may or may not approve courses taken through a non-traditional format such as online, distance learning, correspondence, credit recovery, etc. Counselors are not responsible for researching or advising NCAA policies. It is up to the student and family to investigate NCAA regulations as they pertain to non-traditional courses


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