4Student Services Staff Mrs. Brenda Miller Dorick SchoolNurseMrs. Tami Walberstein Clinic SecretaryMr. Carlos Rosa School PsychologistMrs. Kathleen Bowden Social WorkerMrs. Laura Cantu Attendance OfficerMrs. Heather Lontos Transition Specialist
5Technology/Available Resources School FusionParent PortalSchool WebsitePeer Tutoring by the National Honor Society (NHS)Teacher TutoringActivity Bus- Tuesdays and Thursdays
6Encouragement -a little bit can go a long way… Encourage your child to:1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle- sleep, eat, balance2. Set realistic short term and long term goals3. Practice routine study habits4. Learn and develop to problem solve independently
7Number of Credits to Graduate Standard Diploma: 22 Credits4 Credits of English (9, 10, 11, and 12)3 Credits of Math ( Algebra I or Alg 1 Pt. 2, Geometry, AFDA and higher)3 Credits of Science (i.e. E. Science, Biology, Chemistry)3 Credits of Social Science (World History/Geography, US & VA History, and US & VA Government)1 Credit of Econ and Personal Finance2 Credits of Fine Art/CTE/Foreign Language2 Credits of Health & PE4 General Electives
8Number of Credits to Graduate Advanced Studies Diploma- 26 Credits4 Credits of English (9, 10, 11, & 12)4 Credits of Math ( Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Pt 2 Geometry, Alg II and/or one higher)4 Credits of Science (i.e. E. Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics)4 Credits of Social Science (W. History I, World Hist. 2 or AP Euro or AP World, U.S. & VA History, U.S. & VA Government)1 Credit Economics and Personal Finance3 Credits of a Foreign Language or 2 years of 2 different languages)2 Credits of Fine Art/CTE2 Credits of P.E.1-2 Electives
9SOL RequirementsStandard: English Reading and Writing, 1 Math, 1 Science, 1 Social Studies, and one additional in any core course for a total of 6.Advanced: English Reading and Writing, 2 Math, 2 Science, 2 Social Studies, and 1 additional in any core area for a total of 9.
10College Application Procedure It is your responsibility to check the admission requirements for each college. Senior grades are important! Class Rank and GPA are computed during the first part of Semester 1, at the end of the first semester and at the end of the year. At the end of the first term, your new GPA and Class Ranking are sent to all of the colleges to which you have applied.Colleges prefer if you apply online. However, you can request an application from the colleges that you are interested in.Apply to at least 3-6 colleges.It is your responsibility to submit the application directly to the college or university.
11College Application Procedures (cont.) Parent Consent for Release of Transcript Forms may be found in the Counseling office. This will enable students to request transcripts through Naviance Family ConnectionStudents request transcripts through Naviance by identifying the schools to which they will be sent. The counselor will complete any reference forms required and upload along with the transcript.Encourage your student to complete an activity resume and/or College Planning Questionaire through NavianceOsbourn Park sends out three free transcripts. After that, each additional transcript will cost $ These funds will be collected in June.
12College Application Procedure (Cont.) Please allow 10 school days for the school’s portion to be processed by your counselor.If there is a deadline that says received by, you must allow an additional 5-7 days for the postal service to deliver the mail.It is your responsibility to obtain teacher recommendations.Please allow teachers 5-10 school days to write your letter. It is helpful if you give them a resume when requesting your letter.
13Calendar of EventsCollege Fair will be hosted by Patriot HS on Sept. 29th at 7pm and at Woodbridge HS Oct. 22ndThe Financial Aid workshop is December2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditoriumAwards Program- June 2015ASVAB Testing- November 13th 7:30 to 10:30amDeadline for Transcript Requests- DECEMBER 5, if application is due on January 1, 2014.NCAA Clearinghouse- Must register with the NCAA in order to be eligible to play collegiate sports.
16College & Career Resources SAT Testing Calendar and Registration visitACT Testing Calendar and Registration visitStudents on free or reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers. See your counselor for additional information.The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is and alternative test from the SAT and ACT for students whom English is their second language.Career Cruising: an online guide to college search, careers, and aptitude testing. Free for all OP Students Username: Osbourn and Password is CareersThe College Place- Free individual assistance with the Financial Aid Process
17Financial Aide Workshops The area of financial aide is broad in scope and also a very important aspect of the total college admission process.There are “musts” that should be part of the seniors’ (and parents’) plan1. Attend financial aide information sessions.2. As one applies for admission, inquire about financial aid procedures at each college3. Plan to enter the process in December (2014) so that you are ready to file in January 2015.4. Make us of scholarship websites and opportunities. Ex: The Money Tree (At OP)5. “The early bird gets the worm.”Financial Aide WorkshopsSeniors/Parents- Thursday, December 2, pm, Osbourn Park HS AuditoriumJuniors/Parents-?, Osbourn HS AuditoriumSeniors/Parents- “Super Saturday”, Tentative Date: Stonewall Jackson High School
18Career Center Resources Employment InformationVirginia Employment Commission Minnieville Rd, Woodbridge, VA offers services to those looking for employment. Call (703) for more information.Prince William County One-Stop Employment Center located in the Ferlazzo Building Donald Curtis Dr. Suite 180, Woodbridge, VA offers free employment services to all county residents. Call (703) for more information.