Presentation on theme: " Be in the Know! Check out SCHS Counseling Connection –for calendars, events, career searches, ACT/SAT info, etc. Come to the Academic Resource Fair."— Presentation transcript:
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
Presented by the SCHS Guidance Department Counselors
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?
Do You Know These VIPs? Nate Fancher Principal Michael Hague Asst. Principal Jeff Schwartz Asst. Principal Jennifer Wrona Asst. Principal
Who is Your Counselor? A-CRCU-HE HI-MOMU-R S-Z College and Career Specialist
Do You Know These Good People? Ms. Buehler Guidance Assistant Ms. Williams Data Entry Clerk
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?
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?
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?
Online Course Requirement Recommended Driver Education/Traffic Safety Personal and Family Finance Elective coursework Not Recommended Core coursework (English, Math, Science, Social Studies coursework)
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?
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?
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
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
Plan for the Future
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
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 http://tecosp.osceola.k12.fl.us/default.aspx for more programs and information! NEW!!! TECO ST. CLOUD Licensed Practical Nursing Medical Assisting, Cosmetology, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech
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!
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?
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
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?
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.
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!
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?
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?
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
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
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