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 Be in the Know!  Check out SCHS Counseling Connection –for calendars, events, career searches, ACT/SAT info, etc.  Come to the Academic Resource Fair.

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1  Be in the Know!  Check out SCHS Counseling Connection –for calendars, events, career searches, ACT/SAT info, etc.  Come to the Academic Resource Fair at SCHS, Oct 14  Follow us on Twitter @schsbulldogs  Remind 101  Text @mrswrona to 703-687-9233  Text @2016schs to 786-766-7525

2 Presented by the SCHS Guidance Department Counselors

3   Graduation Requirements  Testing  Credit/GPA Recovery Opportunities  Bright Futures  Four-Year University Admissions Criteria  Post-Secondary Education Costs  Scholarships and Financial Aid  The Junior-Senior Timeline  Resources What Will We Cover Today?

4 Do You Know These VIPs? Nate Fancher Principal Michael Hague Asst. Principal Jeff Schwartz Asst. Principal Jennifer Wrona Asst. Principal

5  Who is Your Counselor? A-CRCU-HE HI-MOMU-R S-Z College and Career Specialist

6  Do You Know These Good People? Ms. Buehler Guidance Assistant Ms. Williams Data Entry Clerk

7   Parents: Call /email the Guidance Office to make an appointment  Students: Come before school/during lunch/fill out appointment request form.  Remember, Ms. Tattoli is also available in the College and Career Center!  Students--Best practice: Meet with your counselor at least twice this year, and during senior year as needed! How Do You Meet With Your Counselor?

8   4 credits of English  4 credits of Math ( Algebra I, Geometry, and above)  Alg I EOC (Level 3) Geometry EOC  3 credits of Science (including 2 with labs)  including biology (EOC 30% final grade)  3 credits of Social Studies  World History  American History (EOC 30% of final grade) .5 credit of U.S. Government .5 credit of Economics  1 credit of phys ed with integration of health  1 Performing Fine Arts Credit  8 Electives  1 Online Course Do You Know the Graduation Requirements? Other Requirements Pass FCAT 2.0: Level 3 (245+) Pass Alg 1 EOC-Level 3 2.0 Unweighted GPA EQ 1: What are the benefits of a postsecondary education for your career goals? EQ 2: What are key college admission terms?

9  Scholar and Merit Diploma Designations are now available per SB 1076. Scholar Designation:  Students must pass EOCs with a Level 3 or higher.  Students must take coursework designated by SB 1076 Merit Designation:  Students must receive industry certification to receive this designation What about Diploma Designations?

10 Online Course Requirement Recommended  Driver Education/Traffic Safety  Personal and Family Finance  Elective coursework Not Recommended  Core coursework (English, Math, Science, Social Studies coursework)

11   18 credits to be a Senior.  a 2.0 unweighted GPA recommended Problems during 9 th and 10 th grade?  Impact Lab open from 2:30-4:30 Tues. and Th  Online credit recovery-FLVS/Osceola Virtual School  PAWS, Study, Agendas---NOW  Track grades weekly --FOCUS, Parent /Student PORTALS To be on classified as a Junior, students need 11 credits Ready for Senior Year?

12   FCAT Retakes: mid-October and April. Level 3 (Scale Score of 245 or higher) to pass or  ACT Reading -- 19 concordant score or  SAT --Critical Reading-- 430.  Algebra 1 EOC Retakes in December and May. Level 3 (399 Scale score) or  PERT-Math 97 concordant score Worst-case scenario  May be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion.  May take classes at community college towards AA degree (must obtain college-ready test scores on the PERT)  Earn a GED  Attend a technical school which doesn’t require a diploma Testing Cat-astrophe ? EQ 1: What are the benefits of a postsecondary education for your career goals? EQ 2: What are key college admission terms?

13  More Tests? In a word… yes.  ACT/SAT college admissions tests– take in Spring of Junior year; may also take for concordant FCAT Read 2.0 score  Take ACT with writing if applying to 4-year universities  PERT– This spring, students with FCAT Reading 2 or 3 or Alg I EOC 2, 3, 4 will take the PERT.  PSAT will be administered October 15 th for juniors with 3.0 weighted GPA. PSAT

14  And More……...  FSA-ELA-Florida Standards Assessment – writing component— March  FSA-ELA-Florida Standards Assessment- English Language Arts component-March  End of Course Exams (EOC): All courses will now have an EOC. Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 (new) Biology US History

15  Plan for the Future

16   Investigate jobs of interest  Research all branches for those jobs  Take the ASVAB  Talk to recruiters  Investigate an ROTC ScholarshipROTC Scholarship  West Point/Naval/Air Force Academies? --Start now Military

17  TECO– What’s the Big Deal?  Automotive  Refrigeration and Heating  Electricity  Criminal Justice  Drafting  Culinary Arts  Emergency Services  Medical Administrative Specialist  Administrative Office Specialist  Legal Administrative Specialist  Web Design  Digital Design  Business Computer Programming  Web Programming  Pharmacy Tech  LPN  CNA  Medical Assisting  Home Health Aide Visit for more programs and information! NEW!!! TECO ST. CLOUD Licensed Practical Nursing Medical Assisting, Cosmetology, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech ​

18  Valencia?  AA– Honors College  AA– 2+2 program  BA in Radiological and Imaging Sciences; Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology  AS/AAS/Tech Certification, and MORE!

19   Mid-range GPA’s and test scores for Fall Admission: GPAACT (w/ Writing )SAT (3 sections)  FAU 3.38-3.9822-261490-1770  FSU 3.8-4.326-301730-2010  UCF 3.5-4.225-291700-1960  UF 4.1-4.528-321820-2120  FGCU 3.07-3.7320-241410-1680  FIU 3.5-4.223-261600-1850 What it takes to get in…. Information from 2013 FL SUS Matrix EQ 1: What are the benefits of a postsecondary education for your career goals? EQ 2: What are key college admission terms?

20  What Else Do Colleges Want?  Two plus consecutive years of foreign language  Algebra II and above  English, Math, Science, and Social Studies credit each year  Academically rigorous schedule  Good citizenship If students have AA  Apply as a transfer student  Apply also to major program  Complete prerequisites prior to completion of the AA

21   Florida Prepaid College Program? Florida Prepaid College Program  Scholarships?  Bridges and Honors College (Valencia), SCHS Counseling ConnectionSCHS Counseling Connection  Planning on playing a sport in college? Register with NCAA Eligibility Center online in summer before senior year.NCAA  FAFSA– complete January of Senior Year FAFSA  Student Loans, Pell Grant, Work Study  Only accept what is modest, but adequate Let’s not forget…. Paying for college?

22  Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar  3.5 BF GPA  1290 SAT*/29 ACT  100 hours of community servicecommunity service  $ per credit hour –see chart Florida Medallion Scholar  3.0 BF GPA  1170 SAT*/26 ACT  75 hours of community service  $ per credit hour-see chart *Critical Reading and Math Gold Seal Vocational (GSV)  3.0 BF GPA  3.5 cumulative GPA in three consecutive technical credits  ACT: 17 English/18 Reading/ 19 Math or SAT 440 /Critical Reading/440 Math or PERT 104 Reading/99 Writing/113 Math  30 hours of community service  Good towards AS, AAS, technical certificate, etc-- NOT towards Bachelors at university or AA at community college  $ per hour-see chart Application window opens December 2015.

23 How to Earn College Credit While Attending SCHS Advanced Placement 9 th – AP Human Geography 10 th – AP World History 11 th – AP U.S. History And more… Students must take AP Exam and earn a 3 to earn college credit. Credit does not count towards college GPA. Dual Enrollment Students must have a 3.0 GPA and college-ready test scores by end of 10 th grade to apply. (May also apply in 11 th grade.) Courses currently offered at SCHS are Freshman Comp I and II, U.S. Gov’t, and New Student Experience. Students may also take classes at Valencia either full-time or part time Books are included DE begins college GPA. AP CentralCentral DE/AP Night is 2/3/15!

24   October 7– Attend Valencia’s College Night as a family and talk with university admissions reps about their schools  October 15– Be ready for PSAT! Knock it out of the park and use My College Quickstart to help you prepare for the SAT!My College Quickstart  Start planning your options as a family. Big Future from College Board is a great resource for this.Big Future  Begin your campus visits– they make great day trips on the weekend! Also, students get up to 3 excused absences for college visits. (Of course, no matter what course of action is planned, keeping grades up is a MUST!) What To Do NOW?

25  PERT @SCHS for students registering for fall semester Dual Enrollment classes (must have a 3.0 GPA & Valencia application on file) PERTDual Enrollment Register to take the SAT &/or ACT Meet with your counselor to review your options for senior year Sign up for an FLVS class to make up credits or raise GPA – Impact Lab may be an option during summer. Arrange for college visits over spring break or summer vacation Narrow your college choices to 5 Do research on scholarships (SCHS Counseling Connection)SCHS Counseling Connection What to Do in the Spring?

26   Thurs, Sept 25—Herff Jones junior class meeting  Wed, Oct 1 & Thurs, Oct 2: Herff Jones here at lunch for class ring orders  Tues, Sept 30 & Wed, Oct 1: Herff Jones here from 5-7 PM  Sat, Sept 27 & Oct 4: Herff Jones here from 10 am-12 noon  Minimum deposit $60  Cash, check, money order or credit cards accepted Class Rings & Stuff

27   Sept 30:Sophomore Parent Night  Oct 7:Valencia –Osceola –College Night  Oct 14:Osceola Schools Academic Resource Night  Oct 15:NCAA Information Night  Oct 28:Strategies for Success-by invitation  Nov 18:Back on Track-by invitation Upcoming Guidance/ School/Community Events

28   Kindly complete our evaluation. . Please take out your phone and type to take a short quiz. Room: JrParent2014 Thank-you…

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