Introductions 9th grade Kimberly Gray 10th grade Tranese Nelms 11th grade and 12 th Grade ( A - G) Tanya Ayers 11th grade and 12 th Grade (H- N) Lance Allred 11th grade and 12 th Grade (O-Z) Andy Prewitt
Junior Night Agenda A.Graduation requirements B.ACT or SAT C.Resumes, Recommendations, References D.College and Scholarship Deadlines
Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements University PathTechnical PathCore Curriculum English4 4 4 Mathematics4 4Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)4 Science3 3Science (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry)3 Social Studies including Personal Finance 3.5Social Studies including Personal Finance 3.5Social Studies (World Hist/Geog, Economics, Government, U.S. History, Personal Finance) 3. 5 Lifetime Wellness & PE1.5Lifetime Wellness & PE1.5Lifetime Wellness & PE1. 5 Foreign Language (Same Language) 2Technical Focus6 NOTE: Students who chose combined path must consult a counselor. Fine Arts1 Elective Focus3 Total Units 22 Total Units22Total Core Units16
Graduation Requirements Course selections for senior year will begin in March All students must have 6 credit courses, even though most will only “need” three courses for graduation purposes. Students have until May 22 to change requests Be mindful of specialty classes that require instructor approval. Advanced Placement classes and Honors classes require summer work to be completed.
Honors Diploma Students who score at or above all of the subject area readiness benchmarks on the ACT or equivalent score on the SAT will graduate with “state honors”. ACT readiness benchmarks are identified by ACT and will be provided annually. English- 18 Math- 22 Reading- 22 Science- 23
Honors with Distinction Diploma Students will be recognized as graduating with “state distinction” by attaining a B or better average and completing at least one of the following: Earn a nationally recognized industry certification Participate in at least one of the Governor’s Schools Participate in one of the state’s All State musical organizations Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist Attain a score of 31 or higher composite score on the ACT(or equivalent e.g., 1360 on the SAT, if accepted by the State) Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least two advanced placement exams Successfully complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit
Standardized Testing ACT/SAT Be aware of the testing requirements for various schools and scholarships, as well as for college bound athletes. Juniors test March 3 Fee waivers available for those who qualify. Fee waivers are considered used once the codes are entered at registration, NOT if a student tests. Future registrations are to be done through either www.actstudent.org or www.collegeboard.com (SAT)www.actstudent.org Very important that the students fill in Central’s ACT code or we will not get the score to be placed on the transcripts.
College Application Process Begin applying in August 2015 Almost all applications are online and will require a fee Unless the student enters the counselor email (when applicable), we will not know and the student will have to request the transcript be sent. All correspondence will be between the student and the schools. We may be involved if the college is having trouble getting in contact with the student. For now, begin narrowing your choices to options that are academically and financially feasible. Choices Other Than College
Resumes, Recommendations, References Choose recommenders that you have a good rapport with and can write you an outstanding letter. He/she should be able to provide specific examples of what sets the students apart from his/her peers. Request the letter with plenty of advanced notice. Two weeks is usually the minimum. Provide a resume to the recommender. Stay involved in extracurricular activities that are meaningful. The most difficult letter to write is one on a student who has good grades, but has never been involved outside of the classroom. Behavioral issues are reported.
TN Promise Lance Allred Tanya Ayers Andy Prewitt
Most Common Application Mistakes Missing deadlines Failing to proofread the application Failing to follow directions (essay length, number of recommendations) Omitting required information Applying for an award when you don’t qualify Failing to apply for an award for which you are eligible Failing to tailor the application to the sponsor Writing a boring essay
Junior Activities/Announcements Greg McCullough Principal