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1 Henry W. Grady High School Class of 2015 Student and Parent Information Session

2 Guidance and Counseling Team
Dr. Blankenship Communications & Journalism SLC Mrs. Bolding Biomedical Sciences & Engineering SLC Mrs. Oliver Law & Leadership SLC Mr. Young Business & Entrepreneurship SLC Mrs. Gray Graduation Coach Ms. Peterson College Advisor

The College and Career Connection (CCC) is a valuable resource for Grady students and parents to become better informed about opportunities after high school. The CCC contains information on college placement exams, four-year colleges, community colleges, technical schools, scholarships, summer opportunities, financial aid, military service, and much more. CCC is a joint project of the school counselors and parent volunteers. We partner with the Writing Center (located in the Media Center) to assist students with college essay development. This year Grady has a College Advisor, Ms. Peterson that assist first-generation and students from underrepresented backgrounds to attend college. Ms. Peterson partner with the counseling team and CCC volunteers to assist students with navigating the college admissions process. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions applications, financial aid forms and scholarship applications, and college entrance examination registration and preparation.

College visits by recruiters and admissions personnel On-line sign up for ACT, SAT, SAT II On-line access to the Common Application On-line college, career, and scholarship research College recruiter’s contact information College and Career Seminars Passes to meet college representatives Assistance from CCC Volunteers

5 Atlanta Public Schools Graduation Requirements
Satisfy attendance requirements (no more than 10 unexcused absences) Successfully complete required high school coursework Take the End of Course Tests (EOCT) for EOCT subjects Pass the Writing part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) Complete 75 hours of community service

6 Atlanta Public Schools Required Coursework
Core Credits English/Language Arts: 4 Units 1 unit Ninth Grade Literature/Composition 1 unit American Literature/Composition 2 units English/Language Arts Core (may include AP/IB courses)  Math: 4 Units 1 unit Math I 1 unit Math II 1 unit Math III 1 additional unit Mathematics Core (may include AP/IB courses) Science: 4 Units 1 unit Biology 1 1 unit Physical Science or Physics 1 1 unit Chemistry 1, Earth Systems, Environmental Science or an AP/IB course 1 unit Science Core (may include AP/IB courses

7 Atlanta Public Schools Required Coursework Continued…
Social Studies: 3.5 Units ½ unit World Geography ½ unit American Government/Civics ½ unit Economics/Business/Free Enterprise 1 unit World History 1 unit United States History Foreign Language: 2 Units 2 units of the same modern language (French, Spanish, or Latin) Electives Units: 6.5 Units 1 unit Fine Arts or Career/Technology 1.5 units Health & Physical Education 3.5 units Thematic Pathways ½ Community Service 24 Total Units Required to Graduate

8 State and National Tests
End of Course Tests (EOCT) Ninth Grade Literature and Composition American Literature and Composition Mathematics I: Algebra/Geometry/Statistics Mathematics II: Geometry/Algebra II/Statistics Biology Physical Science United States History Economics Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGWT) Writing (required for all students) National Assessments: PSAT/SAT/ACT PSAT will be administered to all 9th, 10th and 11th grade students October 16th

9 Post-Secondary Options
Two and Four Year Colleges Universities Armed Services / Military Curriculum (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard & National Guard) Quality of education Size Admission Requirements Receive training in specific skills Facilities Educational benefits Campus Life Campus Security Athletics Location Housing / Resources Retention and graduation rates Cost Vocational/Technical/Trade Schools intensive training and experience Relatively inexpensive and gets you into your field faster

10 HOPE Scholarship High School Diploma Meet the requirements for a high school diploma and a 3.0 GPA in core academic courses (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies & Foreign Language). Every grade earned in core academic courses will be used in calculating Grade Point Average (GPA) for HOPE eligibility. “Fs” are not replaced by a higher grade if a core academic course is repeated. If a student earns more core academic credits than required, all core grades will be used to determine HOPE eligibility.

11 HOPE Scholarship….. Public & Private Colleges
HOPE covers a percentage of the tuition. Full-time enrollment is not required. Award amounts are based on tuition rates by institution. Private Colleges Full-time students may be eligible for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant. Recipients receive an award of $233 per quarter or $350 per semester. Out of State Colleges HOPE Scholarship does not pay outside of the state of Georgia.

12 Zell Miller Scholarship
Meet the requirements for a high school diploma and earn a 3.7 or greater GPA in core courses and at least 1200 on Math and Reading/Verbal portion of SAT in one test administration or at least 26 composite score on ACT. Zell Miller Scholarship award depends on the type of institution attended and specific hours of enrollment. Zell Miller Scholarship covers full tuition at public college/university for full-time or part-time enrollment. Zell Miller Scholarship covers partial tuition per academic year at private college/university for full-time or part-time enrollment. Learning support/remedial coursework is not eligible to be covered under the Zell Miller Scholarship or HOPE Scholarship, GPA for HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships are calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission.

13 Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant
Grant for dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Funds may be used towards the cost of attendance at eligible colleges, universities, or technical colleges in Georgia. Eligibility Dependent child of a Georgia Public Safety Officer who was permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty U.S. citizen Legal resident of Georgia 12 months prior to receiving aid Enrolled in a Georgia public college, university, or technical college as a full-time (12 hours or more) undergraduate or graduate Maintain satisfactory academic progress Award Covers cost of attendance up to $18,000 per award year at an eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia.

14 HOPE Grant HOPE Grant High School Diploma or GED
Covers a percentage of tuition at a Georgia public technical college, pubic college/university if enrolled in a degree, certificate or diploma program. HOPE GED Grant is a one time $ HOPE award that can be used towards tuition, books, and other educational costs at a Georgia public technical college, pubic college/university. A 3.0 GPA is not required for the HOPE Grant.

15 How To Apply for HOPE, Zell Miller, & Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR Complete the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS) Application at Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant application at For additional information about these program visit

16 Dual Enrollment Overview
Dual enrollment provide opportunities for Georgia high school students to earn college credit while enrolled jointly at Henry Grady High School and any GA College/University. Once accepted, students take advantage of a split schedule (half day Grady half day College). Students accepted into a dual enrollment program enjoy the same privileges and opportunities as those enrolled as a college freshman. Course tuition and Hope-eligible fees are paid by ACCEL for students accepted into the program, provided they meet Georgia residency requirements, are U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, or have permanent resident alien status.

17 Move On When Ready Overview
Move on When Ready provides opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to enroll full-time (12 semester hours) in postsecondary institutions to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously. Student participation is based on semester to semester or quarter to quarter participation. Attendance is only allowed during the normal fall and spring semesters of the high school and college school year. Summer school is not allowed for MOWR participation. Students are eligible to participate in Move on When Ready if they are entering 11th or 12th grade Students seeking to enroll under MOWR must meet the dual enrollment/MOWR requirements as set by the eligible institution in addition to the GaDOE guidelines.

18 Move On When Ready…. Eligible Institutions
All units of the University System of Georgia, All branches of the Technical College System of Georgia Coursework Once admitted to an eligible postsecondary institution, the student will take all coursework at or through the eligible institution approved by the Georgia State Board of Education. Courses may be taken during the traditional public school day or beyond the regular hours. Move on When Ready courses to be used must be selected from the current Accel or Dual Enrollment Course Directory.

19 Move On When Ready… Testing Requirements
Move on When Ready students must meet all state assessment requirements, including End of Course Tests, End of Pathway Assessments, and the Georgia High School Graduation Tests. Awarding Credit Students who participate in Move on When Ready will earn high school credit for courses successfully completed at an eligible post secondary institution. Credit earned must be used to meet state and local graduation requirements. Funding  Funding for Move on When Ready is provided through the local school system’s equivalent (FTE) program count as determined by the Georgia Department of Education. Move on When Ready course hours do not count against any maximum hourly caps for HOPE scholarships or grants. Prior to enrolling, the parent/guardian and the student will sign a Participation Permission Form stating that they have received the counseling and they understand the student responsibilities they are assuming. Eligible students who do not participate after they have enrolled must return to their local high school and be assigned high school classes there.

20 Stephen Woodall, Atlanta Metropolitan State College Dual Enrollment Coordinator Tia Borrego & Titus Zeigler, Atlanta Metropolitan State College Dual Enrollment Students Marlon Pilson, Junior Class Coordinator

21 Advancement & Academic Recovery
Georgia Virtual Schools Summer Mathematics and Science Enrichment Academy (SMSEA) Grady Writing Center; Mon-Thurs 3:30 pm-6:00 pm in Grady Media Center APS Homework Helpline: After School Tutorials Let’s Do It Again (LDIA)Program Georgia Credit Recovery Atlanta Virtual Academy Atlanta Public Schools Summer School


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