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1 Presented by: Wakefield HS Counseling Department Welcome Class of 2016

2 Student Services Information Who is my counselor? Jasmine Bates, Counselor A-Em; Nadia Campbell, Counselor En-Li; Jessica Martz, Counselor Lj-Rob; Robert Clark, Counselor Roc-Z; Nicholas Highe, Student Assistance Program Counselor; Laura Inscoe, Dean of Counseling and Student Services; Sarah Joyner, Career Development Coordinator; Anne Humphrey, Financial Aid Advisor Student Services Website:

3 Graduation Requirements (Class of 2016 and beyond) Future-Ready Core English English I, II, III, IV4 Credits Mathematics Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II & one advanced math course beyond Alg II Or Common Core Math I, II, III & one advanced math course beyond CC III 4 Credits Science Earth/Environmental Science, Biology, & a Physical Science3 Credits Social Studies World History, American History I & II, Civics & Economics OR World History, AP US History, Social Studies Elective, Civics & Economics 4 Credits Electives (2) + Concentration (4) Two electives must be courses in CTE, Arts or Second Language; Four electives recommended in a concentrated area: CTE, Arts, or any other subject area.6 Credits Healthful Living1 Credit Electives4 Credits Total26 Credits

4 Electives  2 Elective credits of any combination from – Career and Technical Education (CTE) Arts Education Second Languages (minimum application requirement for UNC System schools)  4 Elective credits strongly recommended (4 course concentration) from one of the following: Career & Technical Education (CTE) Arts Education Any other subject area (math, science, social studies, English, or cross-disciplinary

5 Promotion Requirements To be a Junior 12 credits total including:  English I  English II  One credit in each additional core area: Math, Science, Social Studies To be a Senior, you must have 18 credits total including: English I English II English III One credit in each additional core area: Math, Science, Social Studies

6 Post-Secondary Options  UNC System Minimum Requirements  Large number of Independent Colleges  SAT/ACT  College Search and Visits  College Fair  Summer and Enrichment Opportunities  Over 58 in NC  Over 2,200 curriculum programs!  COMPASS/ASSET  Honors Programs  Special Transfer Programs 4 Year College/University Community College Career Development Coordinator Resources ASVAB Recruiters on campus during SMART Lunch Employment and Military Options

7 UNC System GPA, SAT/ACT Minimum Requirements By satisfying FRC graduation requirements you will meet minimum requirements for UNC System Schools with the exception that you have taken 2 consecutive levels of a foreign language. Students entering UNC System Schools in Fall, 2013, or after must meet the minimum requirements: GPA: 2.5 SAT: 800 (Critical Reading & Math) ACT: 17 (students should pay extra for the writing section if they wish to submit this test score to UNC Schools)

8 College Profiles What do colleges deem important? ▪ Difficulty of courses taken (rigor) ▪ Grades/GPA/Class Rank ▪ SAT/ACT scores ▪ Extracurricular Involvement ▪ Community Service ▪ Essays, Interviews, Recommendations

9 Transcripts  Official listing of all courses taken and final grades.  Contains credit total, GPA, rank, yearly attendance.  A transcript must be sent to each university or community college a student applies to.


11 About Quality Points GradeAcademicHonorsAP A456 B345 C234 D123 F000

12 Standardized Testing: SAT/ACT  Required for college; Both are accepted  Plan, Prepare & Study (see Std. Svs. website for prep resources)  Take more than once:  During or after Alg. II/CC Math III;  Spring of Junior year (All Jrs. Will take ACT in March); Fall of Senior year  Register Online: (SAT) (ACT)  Cost: SAT-$49 ; ACT with writing $49.50 (fee waivers available)

13 Other Standardized Tests  SAT Subject Tests (check with colleges)  Compass/Asset (community college)  ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)  Given 2 times a year at WHS  Helps students identify areas of strength and weakness. ASVAB provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.

14 Career & College Exploration  Sarah Joyner, Career Development Coordinator   Career Planning/Exploration  CFNC  Job Shadowing, Employability Skills, Internships  Volunteering: opportunities exist NOW!  Dual Enrollment  

15 Junior Year Checklist  Research careers and colleges  Attend college open houses, individualized tours (juniors are allotted one college day during school!)  Begin college list  Prep for SAT, ACT, ASVAB, or Compass  Register for the ACT & SAT  Take challenging courses that match ability  Study! Maintain strong grades!!  Create a resume  Get involved! ***Service, Leadership, Character***  Be productive this summer! (job shadow, intern, academic enrichment, leadership camp, etc.)

16 College Admissions Panel  Brian Johnson, Coordinator of Recruitment & Outreach Wake Technical Community College  Elizabeth Hunter, Assistant Director of Admissions North Carolina State University  Rachael Hopewell, Regional Recruiter The University of Alabama  Barbara Polk, Deputy Director of Undergrad Admissions University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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