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1 Our Topics Tonight Alaska Performance Scholarship Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Ed. Alaska Teacher Loan/Scholarship Winn-Brindle Memorial Ed. Loan TEACH Grant Western Undergraduate Exchange UA Scholars Program CRSD Graduation Requirements

2 Topics (continued) College Testing Dual Credit Opportunities Scholarship Information GPA & Class Rank Career Cruising Guidance & Counseling Website CRSD Program of Studies

3 Alaska Performance Scholarship What is it? How can I qualify?

4 What is it? Coursework + Grades + Scores + FAFSA=$$$ to be used for college or training in Alaska A Career/Technical Award can be earned with a qualifying WorkKeys score instead of ACT/SAT scores

5 How do I qualify? APS Level 1 APS Level 2 APS Level 3 See Hand Out: Curriculum-GPA-Test Score Requirements

6 Plato Social Studies Options Art History & Appreciation Anthropology I and II Archeology: Detectives of the Past International Business Law & Order Intro to Philosophy Personal Psychology I and II Social Problems: A World in Crisis Social Problems II Sociology I and II World Religions

7 How do I apply? It is easy; You fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov/)www.fafsa.ed.gov/ When do I do this? As soon as possible after January 1 of your senior year.

8 How can I track my APS? Log in to the Alaska Student Aid Portal (ASAP) to verify that ACPE has received your data.Alaska Student Aid Portal (ASAP) ACPE=Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (www.acpe.alaska.gov)

9 For further APS information: PARENT/Grants_Scholarships/Alaska_Perform ance_Scholarship.aspx

10 ACPE Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education Provides information on education and training beyond high school

11 Alaska Teacher Loan/Scholarship For students interested in becoming teachers Starts as a loan-up to $7500 per year Forgiveness Benefits: Teach in a rural district in Alaska for up to 5 years and receive 100% forgiveness Copper River School District receives 4 nomination slots each year

12 Winn-Brindle Memorial Education Loan The Winn Brindle Loan provides funding to cover educational expenses for students enrolled in a fisheries-related field. Borrowers may be eligible for up to 50% forgiveness of their loan debt when they return to Alaska and work in a qualifying fisheries-related field.

13 TEACH Grant A federal grant Can receive up to $4000/year Must teach at least 4 years in a low-income student school Must teach in a high need field (math, science, reading, special education, more) https://teach-ats.ed.go

14 WUE Western Undergraduate Exchange Program 15 western states that allow a student to attend at 150% the cost of in-state tuition Check that your intended major qualifies Apply early

15 UA SCHOLARS PROGRAM An award given to the top 10% of the graduating class Determined by class rank at the end of the junior year If a student receives the award but chooses to go out of state—it cannot be awarded to another student If a student is not in the top 10%, but moves up to the top 10% at the end of the senior year, we can file a “Reconsideration of Eligibility”

16 UA Scholars Tie-Breaking Process 1-Number of +1 courses taken (rigor) 2-Core course GPA calcuation (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) 3-HSGQE scores (sum total of all 3)

17 CRSD Graduation Requirements Page 7

18 College Testing PSAT-can be taken in sophomore year, but highly encourage in junior year; given every October. Cost is approximately $14. Register at your school office. SAT-typically taken in the spring of your junior year, but can be taken earlier. Cost is approximately $50. Register online at ACT- typically taken in the spring of your junior year, but can be taken earlier. Take as the ACT, or ACT Plus Writing. Cost is approximately $35 for the regular ACT, and about $50 with writing. Register online at Preparation: Method Test Prep is an online resource that can help you prepare for these tests!www.careercruising.com

19 Dual Credit Opportunities CRSD courses: – Trigonometry=PWSCC Math 107 and 108; a total of 7 college credits – AP English may result in college credit depending upon your AP exam score (usually 3 or higher) – Future Educators of Alaska-may earn 3 credits as a teacher aide Courses outside of the CRSD – Must request approval for credit to be granted within the CRSD (ex. PWSCC college English) Correspondence/online coursework -Follow the same approval process for courses outside of the CRSD (ex. BYU Independent Study Interior Design)

20 Scholarship Information Student Information: demographic information, college/training program choices, proposed areas of study, career goals, cumulative GPA, class rank List of current classes; test scores (SAT, ACT) School Activities: list of each activity and years of participation; include leadership positions and accomplishments

21 Scholarship Information-continued Community Activities: list of activities, hours volunteered, years of participation Work Experience: list of jobs, hours worked, years of work Recognition and awards: list all awards, such as Student of the Month (and year of award)

22 Scholarship Information-continued Develop a Budget School name and a list all costs Resources: List your savings, expected scholarships, parent contributions

23 GPA & Class Rank Calculation A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0 Weighted courses: Plus 1 point Physics Chemistry Trig and higher math (calculus) AP English College English

24 Valedictorian-Salutatorian-Graduation Honors Determined after the 8 th semester Based upon cumulative GPA Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher (wear Honor cords at graduation) National Honor Society (wear gold stole)

25 Career Cruising Username: crsd-student Password: student1

26 Guidance & Counseling Website Scholarships by grade level Summer programs Summer jobs SAT/ACT testing information A variety of sources of information to help students Under Departments-Guidance & Counseling tab Check it out often!!

27 Program of Studies A document with extensive information about the Copper River School District’s course offerings, schedule changes, withdrawing from a class, non-district courses, Honor Roll, and more. click on Students & Parents tab; in the lower left-hand corner under Other Links=Program of Studies

28 Graduation….. And life beyond…..My goal is to help you, and your student, be prepared. Thank you for coming tonight!


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