Graduation Requirements What are A.L. Brown’s Graduation Requirements 2013? MATHEMATICS - 4 credits Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 4 th Math to be aligned with student’s post high school plans Employ/2 Year College 4 Year College Foundation Algebra/Geometry Advanced Function/ Modeling Principles of Technology Discrete Math Pre-Calculus Calculus
Post High School Academic Options What are my academic options after high school?
Post High School Academic Options What are my academic options after high school? High School diploma COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Associate Degree ) Employment High School diploma Community College 4 YEAR COLLEGE (Bachelor’s Degree) Employment High School diploma 4 Year College GRADUATE SCHOOL (Master’s and Doctorate Degrees ) Employment
Post High School Academic Options What are my academic options after high school? COMMUNITY COLLEGES - Associate, Diploma, Certificate (6 months - 2+ years) TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Diploma / Certificate (6 months - 2 years) SPECIALTY SCHOOLS - Diploma / Certificate Programs (6 months - 2 years) FOUR YEAR COLLEGES - Bachelor’s Degree (4 - 6 years) GRADUATE SCHOOL - Master’s and Doctoral Degrees (6 + years)
College Admissions Testing ACCUPLACER - 2 Year Colleges ACCUPLACER TEST COMPUTER SKILLS TEST Take onsite at Community College College Transfer Program = Admission w/out SAT/ACT
College Planning What schools can/should I apply to? Courses of Study / Majors Offered Financial costs Public vs. Private Class size and faculty contact Distance from home Location Sports programs POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
NC Colleges /Universities NC STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC Popular Majors: Engineering, Business, Biological and Biomedical Sciences Tuition: $16,202.00(2012-13) Fall acceptance rate: 52.3% NCAA Division 1 4 year Graduation Rate: 41% Selectivity: More Selective
NC Colleges /Universities EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, GREENVILLE, NC Popular Majors: Education, Nursing, Fine Arts, Business Tuition: $13,347.00(2012-13) Fall acceptance rate: 73% NCAA Division 1, Football 1-A 6 year Graduation Rate: 54% Selectivity: Selective
NC Colleges/Universities UNIVERSITY OF N C CHARLOTTE (UNCC) Popular Majors: Business, Biology, Education, Engineering, Criminal Justice Tuition: $ 14,858.oo (2012-13) Fall acceptance rate: 69% NCAA Division 1 4 year Graduation Rate: 26 % Selectivity: Selective
College Planning What schools can/should I apply to? College Application Process Paper applications vs. on line applications Check deadlines Send Transcripts using CFNC.org Request recommendation letters (as necessary) Application fee
College Planning Resources COLLEGE FOUNDATION OF NC All 16 UNC institutions utilize the CFNC.org online applications system. CFNC is the official system for sending high school transcripts electronically using TRANSCRIPT MANAGER www.cfnc.org Plan. Apply. Pay
College Planning Resources 2013 ALB COLLEGE FAIR Over 65+ colleges represented TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 ALB Media Center 2:00pm to 3:00pm
College Planning Resources COLLEGE CONNECTIONS BULLETIN BOARD main hallway
College Planning Resources CFNC COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK November 18 – 22, 2013 *application fees waived for most NC private colleges
College Planning Resources College Application Week
College Planning Resources College Visitations When? Fall/Winter of the senior year Interviews Tours Visit the Hub, Commons or Rec Centers - Sample the food and visit with students. *2 excused visits to colleges per school year
College Admissions Testing Do I need to take an SAT or an ACT Test ?
College Admissions Testing Do I Need to take an SAT or ACT ? SAT vs. ACT – 4 Year College SAT - Aptitude Test * 1/4 point penalty for wrong answer –Critical Reading –Math –Writing Test ACT – Achievement Test *no penalty for wrong answer –English –Math –Reading –Science –Writing test is optional *Score requirements vary by school COLLEGE TESTING
UNC System Quick Facts FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2013 minimum GPA is 2.5 minimum ACT is 17 (composite) minimum SAT is 800 (reading and math) highly recommended that prospective students take a math course unit in grade 12
ALB Student Services Website Stay informed and follow us on the web! A.L BROWN WEBSITE http://www.kannapolis.k12.nc.us/ALBrown/index.html STUDENT SERVICES WEEBLY http://albhscounseling.weebly.com/ Announcements College Planning SAT/ ACT Information Scholarships
NCAA Eligibility 16 Core-Course Rule 16 Core Courses: 4 years of English. 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses 14 Core-Course Rule 14 Core Courses: 3 years of English. 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 3 years of additional courses NCAA Division 1NCAA Division 2 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
NCAA Test Score Requirements Test Scores Division I has a sliding scale for test score and grade-point average. Division II has a minimum SAT score requirement of 820 or ACT sum score of 68. The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is not used. The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the four sections on the ACT: English, mathematics, reading and science. The writing section of the ACT is not used. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
Scholarships and Financial Information How do I pay for College?
What is Financial Aid? Every Applicant is Eligible MERIT – Based NEED – Based Scholarships
Scholarships and Financial Aid Free Application for Federal and Student Aid (FAFSA) -Free Application for Federal Student Aid -Money given by the Federal Government to help students attend college. - Fill out the FAFSA starting January 1, 2014. -Applications can be filled out online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
Scholarships and Financial Aid * EVERY STUDENT WHO GOES TO COLLEGE SHOULD FILL OUT THE FAFSA (2 YEAR or 4 YEAR or TECHNICAL/TRADE)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Pell Grants/Loans/Work Study Pell Grant is given out through the FAFSA and based on income. Student loans are given out through local banks or colleges (good interest rates). Work study is where you work on campus to help pay for tuition. REMEMBER! Grants/Work Study Programs do not have to be paid back……. STUDENT LOANS DO!
How Financial Aid is Awarded Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – results in a family’s EFC Expected Family Cost of Attendance Contribution (EFC) The amount, as determined byThe amount budgeted for a Federal methodology, that represents student to pay tuition, room and Your family’s ability to pay for board, books, fees, supplies and one year of college.other related expenses. Cost of Attendance 20,000. Expected Family Contribution (EFC)- 6,000 ________________________________________________ Eligibility for Financial Aid= 14,000
Cost of Attendance 20,000 Expected Family Contribution -6000 Eligibility for Financial Aid 14,000 Financial Aid Package University Grant 5,000 Presidential Scholarship2,000 Federal Student Loan2,625 College Work Study1,500 Total Award 11,125 Eligibility 14,000GAP2,875 Financial Aid-11,125+EFC6,000 GAP = $2,875 = Total Family Contribution $8,875
Scholarships and Financial Aid What is a Scholarship? -Based on merit, financial need, community service, or sports. -Money that is awarded. (Do not have to pay back). - You don’t get them unless you apply. - They are work, but can pay off!
Scholarships and Financial Aid Where do I apply? School based scholarships: Example: NC State Scholars, UNC-Wilmington Scholars, etc. --- Apply to the college by the scholarship deadlines listed on their website. ECU (3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT) has a separate application that must be downloaded and returned by December 1. A.L. Brown Scholarship are traditionally given out in the spring semester and are chosen locally. Watch everywhere for scholarships…..churches, Boy Scouts, Civic organizations, Parent’s employer, etc.
Scholarships and Financial Aid Where is the Scholarship Information? Scholarship Scoop – Listing of Scholarships Website: http://albhscounseling.weebly.com/ Email Alerts – firstname.lastname@example.org@kcs.k12.nc.us Announcements – Listen each day for new scholarships College Websites: under Financial aid and Scholarships
Student Services Staff School Counselors Patti Stodghill – last names A – Kpatti.email@example.com Brian Landis – last names L – Zbrian.firstname.lastname@example.org Career Development Coordinator Kristi Parlierkristi.email@example.com Senior Class Administrator/Dean of Students Daryle Adams firstname.lastname@example.org Attendance/Drop-Out Prevention Program Camilla Buckwellcamilla.email@example.com Testing Coordinator Jackie Crossjackie.firstname.lastname@example.org Guidance Registrar/Secretary Kathy Hallkathy.email@example.com@kcs.k12.nc.us Coordinator Behavioral Health, KCS Health and Wellness Center Angela Ward firstname.lastname@example.org@kcs.k12.nc.us Academically Gifted Program Coordinator Michele Pittsmichele.email@example.com@kcs.k12.nc.us Freshman Academy Coordinator Jessica Reynoldsjessica.firstname.lastname@example.org@kcs.k12.nc.us
Important Dates – Class of 2014 SEPTEMBER –4 : Senior Class Meeting with National Recognition –11 – 12: Cap and Gown Order –24: Open House / Senior Parent Meeting –27: Homecoming OCTOBER –2-4: Service Day – Cap and Gown –4: Early Release Day –17: Renaissance Festival –29: End of First Nine Weeks –30 & 31: Senior Announcement Ordering
Important Dates – Class of 2014 NOVEMBER 1 –No School 8: National Honor Society Induction @ 2:30 Week of November 4: Report Cards issued 11: Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School 27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break- No School DECEMBER 2-WorkKeys test (Early grads only) 3 & 5: Senior Presentations 23-Jan. 1: Christmas Break
Important Dates – Class of 2014 JANUARY 1: No School 13 - 17: Exams 17: End of First Semester 20-21 No School 22-2 nd Semester starts FEBRUARY 17-No school 25-Spring Open House MARCH 7-Early Release 12-15 Senior Trip 14-National Technical Honor Society Induction 27-End of 3 rd nine weeks 28-No school APRIL: **Cap & Gown delivery & Pictures (TBA) 18-27 Spring Break MAY: 6-Senior Awards Night 6 & 8: Senior Presentations 10-Prom 26: Memorial Day - No School
Important Dates – Class of 2014 JUNE 5-11 Spring Exams 8-Baccalaureate (site TBD) 11: Graduation Practice @9:00 13: Honors Graduate Reception-5:00 June 13: GRADUATION!! 6:30