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1 Class of 2017 and Class of 2018 Graduation Requirements Keystone Series Designing Your Future

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6 Foreign Language If you are planning on attending a college or university after high school, you will need a minimum of two years of the same foreign language. Foreign Language is not required for high school graduation.

7 Pinnacle Viewer & Addresses Sample: Login: (graduating in 2017) Initial password: Lw(six digit ID) Example: Lw Sample: Login: (graduating in 2017) Initial password: Lw(six digit ID) Example: Lw Pinnacle Viewer logins and passwords are the same as last year for any student who was in a Polk County School. If you need the info, please

8 Testing – PSAT, PERT, ACT, & SAT PSAT – Tomorrow all 10 th will take the PSAT. – 11 th grade PSAT is how you qualify as a National Merit Scholar. PERT – Needed for Dual Enrollment – Can take downtown at PSC or at different times throughout the year at LWHS. ACT/SAT – Students will not typically take these exams until the 2 nd semester of their Junior year.

9 H2H with Purpose Tutoring in the CLT Office Hours to work with teachers Make-up Work Edmentum/FLVS Club Meetings

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11 Florida Bright Futures LWHS College Admissions Seminar

12 General Requirements for 2015 Graduates Florida resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen Complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) no later than August 31 after high school graduation Earn a standard diploma or its equivalent from a Florida public high school or private high school No previous criminal charges Be accepted by a postsecondary institution within 2 years after graduation Must enroll for at least 6 non-remedial semester credit hours per term

13 Requirements for Scholarships Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS)

14 Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship Graduate from high school with a Standard Diploma Achieve the required weighted minimum 3.0 GPA in the non-elective high school courses 16 core credits required to graduate from high school within four years Take at least 3 full credits in a single Career and Technical Education program Achieve the required minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA in the career education courses Complete 30 service hours

15 Achieve the required minimum score on the ACT®, SAT®, or Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) exams GSV awards may only be used at postsecondary institutions that offer an applied technology diploma, technical degree education program (associate in applied science or associate in science), or a career certificate program. Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship

16 College Entrance Exams Bright Futures uses the best section score from multiple sittings of the same exam to give the best overall composite score. ACT Composite = English, Math, Reading and Science (rounded to the next whole number) SAT Composite = Critical Reading and Math Exams may be taken through June 30 of the student’s graduation year; no limit to the number of times a student may retake the test. Students should request test scores be sent to one of Florida’s 12 state universities, colleges, or public high schools.

17 Community Service Hours Documentation of service hours must be submitted to LWHS by deadlines given Hours must be completed when student is enrolled in high school and finished by graduation. Proposal Form, Hour Log, Reflection Community Service Coordinator for LWHS

18 The Process The award (or ineligibility) determination will be posted to a student's online Financial Aid Recipient History (FARH) screen and is viewable by the student. Login credentials will be sent to the student after the FFAA is submitted and enable a student to: view award status (eligibility determination) view/update demographic information view/update postsecondary institution view the amount disbursed each semester view the spring renewal GPA monitor hours remaining for the year and for the scholarship view all correspondence posted and/or sent from the FDOE

19 Please check your application and award status. It is imperative you provide your correct name, address, date of birth, social security number, and inform us of any changes. Early Evaluations begin in March and Final Evaluations begin in July

20 Funding The Florida Department of Education will: Begin funding your scholarship during the fall term following your high school graduation.* The academic year begins in the fall and ends in the summer. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for funding during the summer term immediately following high school graduation.* Send scholarship funds to the eligible Florida postsecondary institution of your choice prior to the beginning of each term. The money will then be applied to your account after the last day of the drop/add period at your postsecondary institution.

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22 Please contact the Student Services Department with any questions. Assistant Principal of Curriculum anuj.saran, Director of Operations & IB krista.thompson, Director of Student Services anna.barcenas, Student Services Professional kaleigh.mccoy, College & Career Counselor tavaris.johnson, College & Career Counselor brenda.smith, Guidance Secretary mary.kipe, Guidance Secretary

23 Student Services Krista Thompson Director of Student Services Students A-F Community Service Anna Barcenas Students O-Z OJT/Guided Work TaVaris Johnson Students G-N NCAA Kaleigh McCoy All IB Students SAT/ACT Waivers

24 LWHS Remind TEXT Keep up to date with all that is going on at LWHS! Sign-up for your class’ texting updates! TEXT your CLASS message to StudentText this message… SENIORS – Class of JUNIORS – Class of SOPHOMORES – Class of FRESHMEN – Class of (484) Parent of…Text this message… SENIORS – Class of JUNIORS – Class of SOPHOMORES – Class of FRESHMEN – Class of (786)


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