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2 FRESHMAN PARENT INFO NIGHT! Ready for the class of 2017?

3 AGENDA Who’s Who at TBT Transitioning to high school Graduation requirements - flvc.org, GPA & Bright Futures Electives & Program classes Honors, AP & Dual Enrollment FCAT /EOC’s & required preparation/remediation classes Virtual School/On Line Grades & Teacher Communication Edsby & Guidance Web Site College, Scholarships & Financial Aid Career Planning Extracurricular Activities Help for Parents High School is expensive!

4 Who’s Who? Mrs. Shelly Hollingsworth Dept. Chair, Extension 246 Academy of Health Professions, Sophomores & Juniors Mrs. Jessie Finlayson Extension 244 Academy of Health Professions, Freshmen & Seniors Mrs. Kim Tymoczko, Extension 242 Architecture, Business Health Administration, Journalism. ROTC Mrs. Debra Conn Extension 245 Auto Body Repair; Commercial Art; Computer Repair & Networking; Culinary Arts; Welding Transportation Services Mrs. Marcy Leber Extension 225 Guidance Assistant Technical Application Coordinator Mrs. Anya Francis – ROOM C-4 Extension 382 College & Career Counselor AVID

5 Transitioning to high school Schedule Academic Demand Choices Activities Stress EVERY THING in EVERY CLASS - EVERY DAY…COUNTS!

6 Graduation Requirements Refer to requirements on web site MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ONLY!

7 Electives & Programs EVERY student at TBT is in a program/major. The program classes often take the place of many electives available at traditional high schools. A program change is NOT just a schedule change! Everyone must have a full credit of performing/fine arts Everyone must take at least 1 class on line

8 VIRTUAL SCHOOL  WHAT IS AVAILABLE?  HOW DO I SIGN UP?  CAN PARENTS BE INVOLVED?  DO I GET A GRADE?

9 Honors, AP & Dual Enrollment Honors classes earn.04 additional credit* per semester. Advanced Placement classes earn.08 additional credit* per semester. Students in AP classes take the AP exams in May. Dual Enrollment classes earn.08 additional credit* per semester. Dual Enrollment classes can be taken at TBT and/or HCC. Students MUST have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above and qualifying test scores to take dual enrollment. *when grade “C” or above is earned.

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11 What is the PSAT? PSAT/NMSQT stands for Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT Reasoning Test™. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. WHY TAKE THE PSAT? to receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study; to see how your performance on an admissions test might compare with that of others applying to college; to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; and to help prepare for the SAT In Hillsborough County, ALL FRESHMEN,SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS take the PSAT free of charge. When is the test? The test will be on Wednesday morning, October There will be an altered academic schedule for that day to accommodate all students on campus. How do I sign up? Students DO NOT have to register for this test – English teachers will have practice information and test room assignments.

12 FCAT! All freshmen MUST be enrolled in a reading class (Intensive Reading, Career Decision Making, Semantics & Logic, Advanced Communication Skills, Advanced Reading) Freshmen who do not score at the passing level will be enrolled in a reading class for the sophomore year (and each year thereafter until passing) FCAT testing is in March/April, 2014 End of course exams in math have taken the place of the FCAT math test (algebra 1, geometry)

13 End of Course Exams Algebra 1 – must pass!!!!! Geometry Biology US History

14 On-Line Grades & Communication Teachers are posting grades on Edsby for parents to review. teachers by using Follow us on Twitter at TBTechHS!

15 College, Scholarships & Financial Aid Bright Futures (FLVC.org) Monthly Scholarship Bulletin Hillsborough Education Foundation College Trends (come to the PSAT info night on January 23, 2014!) College visits in junior year

16 NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR! Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 Tampa Convention Center Noon-3:00pm FREE!

17 Set up an account – if you already have one, the user name & password will still work!

18 Daniel Smith ID# Madison Park Drive Original Tampa FL Your application for financial aid for the 2008−2009 academic year has been carefully reviewed. Below is the result of our analysis and your financial aid award or recommendation. ANTICIPATED EXPENSES RESOURCES Tuition $36,030 Parent Contribution $1,800 Room and Board 11,182 Student Contribution 2,000 Travel 1,305 Personal Expenses 2,325 Books 1,455 Total Expenses $52,297Total Resources $3,800 FINANCIAL NEED (Expenses minus Resources) $48,497 FINANCIAL AID AWARD Autumn Winter Spring Total Stanford Fund Scholarship 15,333 15,332 15,332 45,997 Acad Year Earnings Expectation ,500 −−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−− Total Financial Aid $48,497 In general, scholarships and grants will be applied to your quarterly bill in the amounts shown above. Loan funds are credited to your account after you have completed the application process and enrolled for classes each quarter. Earnings from on−campus employment are paid directly to you. Financial Aid Office Montag Hall 355 Galvez Street Stanford CA 94305−6106 1−888−326−3773

19 What can underclassmen do NOW to make themselves appealing to competitive colleges? Develop advanced reading, writing & critical thinking skills. Join and become actively involved in at least 2 extra- curricular activities/organizations. Identify people NOW who can mentor and encourage you. Visit college fairs & college open houses. Plan for taking advanced, upper level academic classes. Serve your community or volunteer in special activities. Begin preparing for college admission tests like the SAT, ACT and/or CPT. TAKE THE PSAT SERIOUSLY! Enroll in a summer workshop, internship, research program or leadership camp.

20 Career Planning Erwin Technical Center Brewster Technical Center Aparicio-Levy Technical Center Hillsborough Community College Hi-TEC-Career and Technical Education ASVAB-Career Explorer-Military Career/Tech Schools-What's your plan? Career Portfolio-Create Yours! Hot Careers in Florida Info About Your Career Choice School Tube-View Career Videos

21 EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Clubs (interest, honors, career, service) Athletics Talent Competitions Community Service “Be happy with what you have and are; be generous with both, and you won’t have to hurt for happiness.” –William Gladstone

22 High School IS Expensive Club Dues/Initiation Fees/Shirts Yearbooks Pictures Homecoming Uniforms/Scrubs Conventions Supplies Save for senior year! Senior Pictures Homecoming Prom Grad Nite Cap & Gown Graduation Announcements Graduation Regalia

23 Thank you for coming to TBT’s annual Freshman Info Night! Thunderous applause!


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