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1 Osbourn Park High School Counseling Department
Senior Breakfast Class of 2015

2 Administration Mr. Neil Beech…………........................Principal
Mr. Andrew Barton……… Assistant Principal Mrs. Cassandra Crawford…………....Assistant Principal Mrs. Legal-Brickey…………………….Assistant Principal Dr. Stefanie Rich………… Assistant Principal Ms. Pamela Gardner……………...…..School Counseling Director Mr. Fernando Montanez………………Administrative Intern Mr. Keith Laine……………………….Activities Director Mrs. Kenyetta Wilson-Keys………….Biotech Coordinator

3 School Counseling Staff
Mrs. Maureen Andrada Counselor (A-Carm) Mrs. Suzanne Salvo Counselor (Carn-Fi) Mrs. Shronda Peake Counselor (Fi-H) Ms. Lillian Orlich Counselor (I-Maw) Mrs. Keisha Mercer Counselor (May-Ph) Mrs. Eleanor Engler Counselor (Pi-Sn) Mrs. Melissa Bach Counselor (So-Z) Mrs. Toni Gibson Registrar Mrs. Elaine Beverly Secretary Mrs. Margaret Stielper Secretary Mrs. Kerri Mizerak Testing Coordinator

4 Student Services Staff
Mrs. Brenda Miller Dorick SchoolNurse Mrs. Tami Walberstein Clinic Secretary Mr. Carlos Rosa School Psychologist Mrs. Kathleen Bowden Social Worker Mrs. Laura Cantu Attendance Officer Mrs. Heather Lontos Transition Specialist

5 Technology/Available Resources
School Fusion Parent Portal School Website Peer Tutoring by the National Honor Society (NHS) Teacher Tutoring Activity Bus- Tuesdays and Thursdays

6 Encouragement -a little bit can go a long way…
Encourage your child to: 1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle- sleep, eat, balance 2. Set realistic short term and long term goals 3. Practice routine study habits 4. Learn and develop to problem solve independently

7 Number of Credits to Graduate
Standard Diploma: 22 Credits 4 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 Finance 2 Credits of Fine Art/CTE/Foreign Language 2 Credits of Health & PE 4 General Electives

8 Number of Credits to Graduate
Advanced Studies Diploma- 26 Credits 4 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 Finance 3 Credits of a Foreign Language or 2 years of 2 different languages) 2 Credits of Fine Art/CTE 2 Credits of P.E. 1-2 Electives

9 SOL Requirements Standard: 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.

10 College 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.

11 College 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 Connection Students 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 Naviance Osbourn Park sends out three free transcripts. After that, each additional transcript will cost $ These funds will be collected in June.

12 College 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.

13 Calendar of Events College Fair will be hosted by Patriot HS on Sept. 29th at 7pm and at Woodbridge HS Oct. 22nd The Financial Aid workshop is December2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium Awards Program- June 2015 ASVAB Testing- November 13th 7:30 to 10:30am Deadline 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.

14 SAT TEST DATES 2014-2015 Test Dates TEST Regular Deadline
Late Deadline Fee Applies October 11, 2014 SAT & Subject Tests September 12, 2014 September 26, 2014 November 8, 2014 October 9, 2014 October 24, 2014 December 6, 2014 November 6, 2014 November 21, 2014 January 24, 2015 December 29, 2014 January 9, 2015 March 14, 2015 SAT ONLY February 13, 2015 February 27, 2015 May 2, 2015 April 6, 2015 April 17, 2015 June 6, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 22, 2015

15 ACT TEST DATES 2014-2015 Test Dates Regular Deadline Late Deadline
Fee Applies September 13, 2014 August 8, 2014 August 22, 2014 October 25, 2014 September 19, 2014 October 3, 2014 December 13, 2014 November 7, 2014 November 21, 2014 February 7, 2015 January 9, 2015 January 30, 2015 April 18, 2015 March 13, 2015 March 27, 2015 June 13, 2015 May 8, 2015 May 22, 2015

16 College & Career Resources
SAT Testing Calendar and Registration visit ACT Testing Calendar and Registration visit Students 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 Careers The College Place- Free individual assistance with the Financial Aid Process

17 Financial 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’) plan 1. Attend financial aide information sessions. 2. As one applies for admission, inquire about financial aid procedures at each college 3. 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 Workshops Seniors/Parents- Thursday, December 2, pm, Osbourn Park HS Auditorium Juniors/Parents-?, Osbourn HS Auditorium Seniors/Parents- “Super Saturday”, Tentative Date: Stonewall Jackson High School

18 Career Center Resources
Employment Information Virginia 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.

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