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S E N I O R S Class of 2011. Meet Your St. Cloud HS Administrators… Ms. Tapley, Principal Mr. Schwartz, Assistant Principal Mr. Hague, Assistant Principal.

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1 S E N I O R S Class of 2011

2 Meet Your St. Cloud HS Administrators… Ms. Tapley, Principal Mr. Schwartz, Assistant Principal Mr. Hague, Assistant Principal


4 Visit Our Guidance Staff to… Make an appointment ! Come in before school, during lunch, or after school to make an appointment to see your counselor. Walk-ins will still be seen during lunches, but… appointments are better for you! Ms. Buehler Guidance Clerk Ms. Woodruff Data Entry See Ms. Barber in the College & Career Center—new location in Guidance area

5 GPA: Cumulative unweighted 2.0 Pass: FCAT Read & Math 24 Total Credits: 4 – English 4– Math (Algebra 1 or equivalent) 3 - Social Studies World History American History Econ & American Government 3 – Science 1 - HOPE 1 - Performing/Fine Art 8 – Electives

6 CREDIT RETRIEVAL? GPA?? It’s not too late!!! You can catch up: 1. Impact Classes 2. Florida Virtual School 3. Regularly scheduled classes 4. Summer 5. Alternative schools—Challenger/Endeavor/Mavericks High 6. See your guidance counselor ASAP to determine your best options

7 Bombed the FCAT !??! Options Walk with the class, receive a Certificate of Completion, and retake FCAT until you pass. Take the SAT and ACT – qualifying scores: Read: SAT 420 ACT 18 Math: SAT 340 ACT 15 Take the GED. Attend a technical center for more training. Take a job that does not require a HS diploma. Go to Community College and get an AA Degree after passing the CPT – must have completed grad credit requirements AND have a 2.0 GPA.

8 Alphabet Soup The ACT is given 6 times a year, the SAT 7 times a year. These are College Entrance Examinations. Check in Guidance or go to the web pages. Check registration deadlines for the ACT and SAT. It costs more $ to register late and even more to stand by. On free or reduced lunch? See your counselor for a fee waiver (you may receive 2 lifetime ACT and 2 SAT fee waivers). Some Universities & colleges will look at your best combined scores; however they do not integrate scores from the two tests. Send all scores—they look at progress too. Take a prep course & participate in a practice SAT or ACT before taking the test. It can make a huge difference! Use my road. ACT or SAT may also be used as an alternative to FCAT. CEEB: 101-485

9 More Alphabet Soup… SAT II: These are subject achievement tests use in some colleges and universities – usually used for placement in classes CPT: College Placement Test – Required by Community Colleges PERT: Postsecondary Education Readiness Test—new common placement test in reading, writing and math for Florida schools, will be used in place of CPT when ready. FCAT: Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. You must pass both Reading and Math to receive a standard high school diploma. ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery TOEFL: College Placement Test for Native speakers of a foreign language – check to make sure the college you are interested in will accept this test.

10 What direction?

11 Do you have a professional looking resume? Dress the part – Dress for Success. See if they have tuition reimbursement. Get hands on experience.

12 Check out local opportunities at TECO. Don’t forget Mid-Florida Tech, Westside Tech, Orlando Vo-Tech, or Winter Park Tech, or the NEW Avalon Technical Center in Orlando/Orange County! Community Colleges have technical programs with certification and licensure. Check out their web site – Bright Futures may be used at Technical Centers & Community Colleges! Private/for profit tech schools credits may/may not transfer to other schools and cost $$$$$$$$$

13 Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserves Lots of benefits, e.g., housing, uniforms, tech training, college funding, etc. Check in Student Services for more information See a recruiter

14 V a l e n c i a Complete Application online at any time after January 1 – the earlier, the better! VCC dual enrolled students do not reapply – but must complete additional forms and submit to the Answer Center Take the Computer Placement Test (CPT) in the spring at Valencia (new test coming PERT) Attend VCC registration and orientation in the late spring Request a final transcript to be sent after graduation

15 Complete an online application.—include all essays. Submit a transcript request through Connect Ed-(Prep HQ) Apply even if you do NOT have SAT or ACT scores yet. Scores can be sent later – don’t wait! Important - submit OFFICIAL SAT and ACT scores from and/or 4 years of math required 2 consecutive years of the same foreign language required (or demonstrated competence, ie AP score, CLEP exam) Request a “final” transcript in May to be sent after graduation (Part of Senior Survey on Connect Ed).

16 Request and complete applications (available online) and submit by the due date. Visit the College and Career Center if you need internet services at school. The Common Application is available at Request a transcript through Connect Ed. There is a $2 fee for paper copy of transcript. Take mid-year reports, recommendation requests, & counselor sections to your guidance counselor at least 2 weeks before the due date. Request a final transcript through Connect Ed in May (Senior Survey). PLAN AHEAD – Check deadlines & complete applications early!

17 What it takes to get in: Based on information for entering freshman class of 2010; recalculated GPAs-see for your college admit GPA/Bright futures gpa, etc. FSU: 3.5 -4.2 GPA; SAT: minimum 1730;-1950; ACT: 25-29 (avg of : 4.5 units of English, 5 math, 4.5 science, 5 social science, and 3.5 foreign language) UF: 4.0 – 4.4 GPA SAT: 1820-2060 ACT: 27-31 UCF: 3.5 – 4.2 GPA SAT: 1700-1890 ACT: 25-28 *Stetson: 3.69 GPA in a college prep curriculum; SAT 1030- 1240 (CR & M) or ACT 21-24 (2009 freshman profile) *Rollins: B+ average in college prep classes; SAT 1180- 1590 and ACT 26-35 (2009 freshman profile) Harvard University—(2009 profile) SAT 1380-1570

18 4 Year Colleges/Universities Application To Dos 1.Apply online by October 1 if possible.* Use “professional” email address. 2. Order transcript ASAP at Connect Ed, allow 24 hours for electronic/hard copy. (See Mrs. Buehler to pay for a hard copy.) 3. Send score reports from and/or 4. Complete and send essays, optional information. 5. Request recommendations ASAP—two weeks notice. Bring Brag Sheet, school forms, stamped and pre-addressed envelope with request. 6. Complete and send residency statements if required. 7. Send/pay application fees. (And Housing deposit if recommended.) FSU—application deadline for summer/fall 2011: October 15 UF-- application deadline Nov 1, after that only accepted if space available

19 TECO-Auto Tech 1(1050hrs) $ 2,730* (2009-2010 approximate cost) UTI (51 weeks) $16,015* (2009-2010 (auto tech $ reported by collegeboard) Valencia CC $11,729 full time-30 hours/2 sem FSU $16,833* UCF $14,183 (includes $8,574 room & board) UF $18,380 Stetson University $44,124* University of Miami $50,000* (2009- 2010) Rollins College est: $54,030* off campus $42,310* Next Stop: What Will It Cost? Costs do not include personal expenses.

20 Bright Futures Counselors & Ms. Barber will help you apply in December at No application = no award!! REMEMBER! These scholarships are good at any Florida state university, community college or technical school. BF may be used at a private Florida tech, college or university, but BF will only pay what it would pay at a public institution.

21 Bright Futures FAS: Florida Academic Scholarship 3.5 GPA in selected subjects 75 hours community service 1270 SAT or 28 ACT FMS*: Florida Medallion Scholarship 3.0 GPA in selected subjects 970 SAT or 20 ACT GSVS 3.0 in selected subjects 3.5 in 3 vocational subjects SAT – 880 – 440 verbal, 440 math ACT – 17 English 18 Reading 19 Math CPT – 83 – Reading 83 – Sentence Structure 72 - Mathematics * See www.florida for changes in awards and renewal


23 Other Financial Aid Information Federal aid: Remember to file your 2011 FAFSA after January 1 at If you plan to attend college during summer following graduation, you must also file a 2010 FAFSA. Connect Ed: Scholarship opportunities and links to applications are listed. Check & apply often! Attend Financial Aid Workshops Scholarship news on the web:

24 Types of Federal Financial Aid-apply Jan 1 at Loans:F.G.S.L; and P.L.U.S Grants:Pell Grant, S.E.O.G. College Work Study: C.W.S. College A $7,500 Family Contribution - $8000 (determined by FAFSA) Financial Aid $0 University B: $19,000 Family Contribution 8,000 (determined by FAFSA) Financial Aid $11,000 How much financial aid? Depends upon projected college expenses:

25 Recommendations… Can come from Teachers or Counselors Require a completed Brag Sheet or English class resumeBrag Sheet Give plenty of time – 2 weeks Scholarships, Private colleges, some Public universities Provide stamped, addressed envelopes for all institutions May need extra requestsextra requests Communication is the key – stay in touch

26 Let’s talk about TRANSCRIPTS Log in to Connect Ed and click on Transcript Request. ADD Transcript Request. Choose school in drop-down box or type in school if not listed. NO FEE for transcripts sent to Florida public universities or Valencia Community College. $2.00 fee for hard copy transcript to private universities (in- state or out-of-state) or out-of-state public universities or community colleges. Plan Ahead – 24 hour delay to send ALL transcripts!

27 University of Florida When should I apply? Deadlines: Apply between July 1 and November 1 (earlier is better!). Applications received later then November 1 will be considered on a space available basis only. Do not procrastinate!

28 Admissions to FSU Freshman Requirements Admissions Criteria a "B+" average in all academic subjects (additional weight is assigned to Honors, Dual Enrollment, and AP coursework) 3.46– 4.12 using only academic subjects. 26-29 Composite ACT or a 1730-1960 Combined Verbal, Math, & Writing SAT Written essays The following are also considered: Quality of Course work and Curriculum Class Rank Educational Objectives Community Service Visual and performing artists and skilled athletes may receive additional consideration.

29 NEXT Magazine Important sections for Seniors Picking a College Career and College Planners Financial Aid Scholarships In demand jobs/careers Florida Colleges, Universities, Community Colleges, Tech Schools Public and Private listed in the back

30 College and Career Center Direct you to computers with internet access. You can… Sign up for ACT and SAT! Check scholarship opportunities on Connect Ed. Work on college & scholarship applications & essays! Remember to update ConnectEd Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Log on at Apply/update Bright Futures! Pick up literature on colleges & universities! See Ms Barber for help!

31 Use Connect Ed & the Saint Cloud HS website,, to check important senior news. Remember to see your counselor often senior year! Submit recommendation requests (brag sheets) 2 weeks before needed. Order hard copy transcripts at least 2 business days before needed – the $2.00 charge must be paid before printing. Most scholarships require transcripts – BE PREPARED! All “final” transcripts are ordered when the Senior Survey is available on Connect Ed(Spring ’11), but they are not sent to colleges until after school is out.

32 ONE FINAL THOUGHT…YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE! It is your responsibility to make up any work you missed today while attending this seminar!! Have a remarkable senior year! It is what you make it!!

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