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1 Senior/Parent Night 2014 Presented by: Deer Valley Counseling Department

2 Academic Counselors   * Chris Terry – A – G   Miko Price – H – O   * Denise Darre – P – Z * Department Chairs

3 Ginny Walters   Top 30% of Seniors   College/Career Counselor   Scholarship/Financial Aid   College/Military/Vocational Liaison   Senior Awards Program

4 Kim Ulrich-Suss   Crisis Counselor   504 Coordinator   Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

5 Senior Credit Checks   First & Second Semester Credit Checks – 22 credits   Letters sent home   Parent / Student /Teacher Conferences   Powerschools Academic tracking   Phone/ Contact with Teachers   Attendance/”Senioritis”

6 HS Graduation Requirements Comm College/CTE University   4 yrs. Language Arts   4 yrs. Math   3 yrs. Lab Science   3 yrs. Social Studies   1 yr. Fine Art / CTE   CTE = Career/Technical Education   1 yr. Health / P.E.   6 Electives   22 credits  4 yrs. Language Arts  4 yrs. Math  3 yrs. Lab Science  3 yrs. Social Studies  1 yr. Fine Art  1yr. Health / P.E.  2 yrs. World Language  4 electives 22 credits

7 Opportunities for Credit   Seniors deficient in credits need full day schedule   Seniors will meet with their counselor to develop a recovery plan

8 Post-Secondary Options   Career / Technical School   Military   Community College   University

9   Lists of schools available in Career Center   Application process varies   Review Arizona College and Career Guide online at:

10 Military   Recruiters visit monthly during both lunches by cafeteria   Many different programs of service ROTC National Guard

11 Community Colleges   Apply online in Spring   Take Placement Test   Free   Testing Center at Community College   DO NOT NEED ACT/SAT TEST   Meet with a community college advisor to get schedule   Final Senior Transcript –request at senior checkout

12 University Application Process   In State Applications   Apply Online   $25 -NAU; $50 for ASU & U of A   Grand Canyon Univ - Free   May apply without SAT/ACT scores   Requires an Official Transcript   Transcript Request Forms in Career Center or DVHS.dvusd.org

13 Application Deadlines   ASU – February 1   Barrett Honors (ASU) – Nov. 15   U of A – October 1 (Decision by 11/1)   NAU – March 1   GCU – December 1

14 University Application Process   Out of State Univ./College Applications   Letters of Recommendations   Leadership Positions   Community Service   Activities at School   May Require an Interview with College Representative     Common Application

15 ACT/SAT Test Information n n ACT- 36 points possible – 22 is average n n Tested on English, Math, Reading & Science Reasoning n n SAT -800 per section – 1040 is average n n Tested on Critical Reading, Math, & Writing (only scores that are used are Reading & Math) n n Superscoring

16 ACT / SAT Test Information   Tests should be taken ASAP!   Tests can be retaken - colleges will take the best scores.   Register Online   Test scores can be sent even after you have applied.   DVHS does NOT send scores; must come from testing center

17 College Night 2014   September 2014   6:00pm – 8:00pm   ASU West   Schools attending:   ASU, NAU, U of A, Embry-Riddle,   Grand Canyon Univ., Glendale CC.   Paradise Valley CC., Southwestern College, Yavapai College, etc.

18 The Greater Phoenix National College Fair   September 28   11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Phoenix Convention Center  :  Website: Out of State College Fair

19 NCAA   To participate in Division I or II sports:   You must be registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse   Apply “On-Line” ASAP   $70 to apply   Request Transcript to be sent   SAT/ACT Scores must be sent from testing center

20 Scholarship Categories   Academic -   Presidential – University/Comm. College   Merit   Scholarship Estimator   Athletics   Financial Need - FAFSA   Leadership   Community Service

21 Scholarship Searches Useful websites:     Collegeboard.com   Collegedata.com   Collegeconfidential.com   fastweb.com   fafsa.ed.gov – College Goal Sunday-2/9-10/2013   All schools have a net price calculator

22 Upcoming Events September 23 Financial Aid Presentation – 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm Room 212 October 23 Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1 pm to 4:30 and 5:30 to 7 pm

23 DVHS Counseling Website n n (click on counseling) – –Powerpoints – –Timelines – –Scholarships, testing, calendar of events, and much more! Follow us on

24 Career Center Hours : Monday - Friday 7:15am – 2:45pm   College & Career Information   Military Academies   Scholarship/ Financial Aid info.   NCAA Forms  College & Military Reps. During SET time & Lunch  Job Opportunities Posted  Volunteer Information

25 Thank you! n n Please complete this survey


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