Presentation on theme: "Getting Ready for Senior Year and Beyond. Graduation Requirements ECA Core 40 With Academic Honors With Technical Honors AP Courses Dual Credit."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Ready for Senior Year and Beyond
Graduation Requirements ECA Core 40 With Academic Honors With Technical Honors AP Courses Dual Credit Courses Core Transfer Library Early Graduation Work Release Military, Workforce, Apprenticeships College Planning College Admissions Tests SAT ACT Admission Standards College Search Application Process College Visits Requesting Transcripts Financial Aid FAFSA Scholarships 21 st Century Scholars NCAA/NAIA Indiana Career Explorer
48 minimum total credits required All students must complete a math or physics course in their junior or senior year Core 40 is the state’s default diploma To graduate with less than a Core 40 diploma, the Indiana Department of Education requires a formal meeting between the student, parent and counselor during the student’s senior year
English credits 3 English 9 2 English 10 2 English 11 2 English 12 Math credits 2 Algebra I 2 Algebra II 2 Geometry Physical Education credits 2 PE 1 Health Science credits 2 Biology 2 Chemistry or Physics or Integrated Chemistry/Physics 2 Additional Science Social Studies credits 2 World History 2 US History 1 Government 1 Economics Directed Elective credits 5 from World Languages, Fine Arts or Career/Technical Elective credits 13 from all areas (career sequence recommended)
Complete all C40 requirements Earn 2 additional C40 math credits (Pre Calculus, Statistics, Calculus or Finite Math) Earn 6-8 Core 40 world language credits (6 credits in one language or 4 credits each in two languages) Earn 2 Core 40 fine arts credits Earn a grade of a “C-” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher
Complete one of the following: A. Complete AP courses (4 credits) and corresponding AP exams B.Earn a combined score of 1750 or higher on the SAT critical reading, mathematics, and writing C.Score a 26 or higher composite on the ACT D.Complete dual high school/college credit courses from an accredited postsecondary institution (6 transferable college credits) E.Complete a combination of AP courses (2 credits) and corresponding AP exam and dual high school/college credit course(s) from an accredited postsecondary institution (3 transferable college credits)
Complete all requirements for Core 40 Complete a career-technical program: 6 or more pathway credits Earn a grade of “C-” or better in courses that will count toward the diploma. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher Recommended (not required): Earn 2 additional credits in mathematics and 4-8 credits in World Languages for four year college admission
Complete one of the following: Earn a state-approved, industry-recognized certification (i.e. IT Essentials – IC3 Certification) Complete dual high school/college credit courses in a technical area (6 college credits) And one of the following: Any of the AHD options (i.e. AP cr./exams) Score at or above the following levels on WorkKeys: Reading for Info - Level 6; Applied Math - Level 6; Locating Info - Level 5 Accuplacer: Writ.-80; Read.-90; Math-75 Compass: Alg.-66; Writing-70; Reading-80
Advanced Placement Take an AP course Take the AP test for the course in May Score a 3,4 or 5 (for IN public univ.credit) $13-$86 per exam (Assistance available) Exams required if used to fulfill Academic Honors Diploma reqs Dual Credit In order to receive credit you must complete paperwork, it is not automatic. College Challenge (CC) through ISU $25 per college cr. hour Waived for those on Free/Reduced Lunch Ivy Tech Dual Credit Career Technical courses No Fee PSAT Scores may qualify you to receive dual credit Accuplacer placement exam may be required
In order to graduate early students must: apply for early graduation 14 weeks before desired graduation date meet all graduation requirements have a minimum of 48 credits pass both the Algebra and English 10 ECAs See your counselor now if you are interested. Do not wait until next year.
Work experience must relate to career pathway with a minimum of 4 credits earned in the pathway work experience before senior year Pathway class must be scheduled in each trimester work experience is scheduled 1 or 2 periods for release time (1 or 2 credits) Sample Schedule 1 Pathway class 2 Core Class 3 Core Class 4 Release time for work experience 5 Release time for work experience See your counselor now if you are interested. Do not wait until next year.
O credits, available only 3 rd trimester of Senior Year 4 th /5 th periods Students are responsible for finding their own internship site. Offers the student a first-hand opportunity to determine if a career field might be of future career interest This is an unpaid experience Students must notify counselors prior to the beginning of next year if interested in pursuing a senior internship See your counselor now if you are interested. Do not wait until next year.
Military Training Transition to college afterwards Employment Apprenticeships often take courses/certifications at 2 year colleges Trade School Cosmetology Culinary Arts y&op=show
4 year college or university 2 year college/community college
SAT Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Scores range from on each subtest Fee Waivers NCAA requires scores to be sent directly from CollegeBoard 4 Free score reports You have a CollegeBoard login already from PSAT My College Quick Start. Use this log in. Multiple log ins on the CollegeBoard website may cause a delay in score results. ACT English Math Reading Science Writing (Optional) Scores range from 1-36 Fee Waivers A photo must be uploaded on your admission ticket for each of these tests.
Differences: SAT has a strong emphasis on vocabulary The ACT has a Science Section, SAT does not The ACT has more advanced math concepts including trigonometry SAT has a required 25 minute writing section ACT has an optional 30 minute writing section ACT is content-based SAT tests critical thinking and problem solving
The May 2 nd SAT is at North H.S. The SAT is offered each November & May at North.
ACT test schedule
Rigor, Rigor, Rigor! Admission Standards for colleges demanding more evidence of rigor during high school
Paper applications are a thing of the past! Admissions page on website ISU and Ivy Tech offer on-site admission at North each fall Waive application fee Immediate feedback on status and some scholarships If needing recommendations, ask for them WEEKS in advance Applications will require that you send a high school transcript and a Secondary School Report
Many colleges schedule visits to THN and you may sign up to see the college representatives. A list is posted of colleges visiting….usually the visits begin in September and are continually scheduled throughout the year. You may sign up to see the representatives in the Guidance Office. Our Guidance Office receptionist is usually there for students to sign up to see college representatives. The lists are on the front desk for you to sign up on a college representatives list.
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Students are allowed to take 2 visits during junior year and 2 during senior year Fall Break and Spring Break are also good times if you wish to take more Colleges sometimes have designated visit days Contact the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment
An official paper copy may be mailed via the school registrar by completing a request form – THIS is SLOW Should request at least two weeks prior to the deadline Preferred method is to use on-line system
FAFSA Deadline Always March 10 *Some Indiana colleges have a March 1 st deadline
If you plan to participate in college sports at a Division I or II school, notify your school counselor immediately It is recommended that you register with the NCAA at the end of your junior year after expungements have been completed; no expungements will be accepted after that time. Stricter requirements for athletes enrolling in Division I schools after Aug. 1, 2016 There is a registration fee; some fee waivers Register on-line at
If you plan to participate in college sports at an NAIA affiliated school, notify your school counselor immediately It is recommended that you register with the NAIA at the end of your junior year-- after expungements have been completed There is a registration fee; some fee waivers Register on-line at:
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Transcript / Credit Questions? See your counselor. PowerPoint is posted on the: Guidance website Your parent/guardian will be mailed a letter and copy of your credit evaluation this week.