Presentation on theme: "GCHS Student Services November 2014. Who is your counselor? Upcoming Events and Deadlines Graduation Requirements College Planning SAT / ACT."— Presentation transcript:
Who is your counselor? Upcoming Events and Deadlines Graduation Requirements College Planning SAT / ACT Grade Point Averages College Application Process Scholarships Bright Futures Local Scholarships Agenda
Cindy Giles (Dept. Chair) Do- F Lyndsey Dombroski A-Di Heather Minsker G – L Connie Perrin M-Re Deb Wessman Ri– Z Who is your Counselor?
JJunior Parent Night: January 12, 2015 6:30pm GGCHS Financial Aid Night: January 20, 2015 6:30pm CCheck GCH Website for additions ! Upcoming Events & Deadlines!!
Application Deadline FGCU February 15, 2015 Florida Southwestern April 12, 2015 SAT/ACT deadlines ( last test dates: FGCU is Jan 25 th, FSW is March 8 th ) Please see website for requirements Application deadlines and requirements are set by FGCU & FSW – and may change. Dual Enrollment Deadlines for Juniors
Standard Diploma Diploma with Distinctions: Scholar (College Prep Focus) Merit (Career Certifications) Graduation Requirements!
Required Credits:24 English4.0 Math4.0 Science3.0 Social Science3.0 Practical/Performing Art1.0 HOPE1.0 Elective Credits8.0 Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA Complete one on-line course (Gov/Econ@GCH) Testing Requirements: Pass the 10 th Grade FCAT Pass Algebra I EOC Note: Additional courses are required for SUS admissions Graduation Requirements Class of 2016 (Standard Diploma)
Complete Standard Diploma requirements and: Earn at least one credit in AP, AICE or Dual Enrollment Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Statistics or an equally rigorous course Science: must pass Biology EOC, 1 credit in chemistry or physics. 1 credit in a course = rigorous to chemistry or physics. Social Studies: Pass U.S. History EOC (Exempted if you have college credit score for AP U.S. History exam) If you are enrolled in Dual Enrollment AMH 2010 and 2020 you must pass the US history EOC) Foreign Language: 2 credits same foreign language Graduating with Scholar Designation
Standard Diploma Requirements and: Earn one or more industry certifications. GCH Currently Offers: Auto CAD (Depuy) Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop (Thiewes, Roudy, Kelly & Roop) Certified Medical Assisting & Administrative Assistant (Ellard) Food Handler (Snead) * Certifications subject to change. See Student Services for up to date information Graduating with Merit Designation
Not required for graduation But requirement for Bright Futures Cannot be affiliated with religious or political organizations Must obtain prior approval during lunch on Thursdays and Fridays in the Student Services Department Forms available on the web page or in the Student Services Office Important Community Service
College Admissions: What colleges are looking for? SAT / ACT GPA’s State University System State College System Planning Ahead
Standardized Tests Recalculated core GPA The strength of your high school academic program (including the senior year) Difficulty of classes Highest level of classes (honors, AP) Improvement Consistency Strong Performance in a Challenging Curriculum What Colleges Are Looking For
Extracurricular Activities Special Talents/Interests Athletics Community Service (not a laundry list- depth& breadth ) Leadership Employment What Colleges are Looking For
SAT & ACT Changes to the SAT: Students effected : The first administration of the SAT will be in spring 2016. The first cohort of students to primarily take the redesigned SAT will be the entering class of 2017. However, some students will take the current SAT before spring 2016 and then take the redesigned SAT later. In those cases, it is recommended that students send both scores to the colleges they apply to. When Offered – registration deadlines See GCHS Student Services Website www.gulfcoastsharks.com www.gulfcoastsharks.com College Admissions Exams
SAT focuses on college success skills: writing, critical reading, and mathematics Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes ACT is curriculum based in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science ( must take writing) Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes Students should take one or both in the winter of their junior year Differences Between ACT and SAT
2015 Spring Test Dates ACT.org Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline DEC 13, 2014 NOV 7, 2014NOV 21, 2014 FEB 7, 2015 JAN 9, 2015JAN 16, 2015 APRIL 18, 2015 MARCH 13, 2015MARCH 27, 2015 JUNE 13, 2015 MAY 8, 2015MAY 22, 2015 Collegeboard.com Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline DEC 6, 2014 SAT I / IINOV 6, 2014 NOV 24, 2014 JAN 24, 2015 SAT I / IIDEC 29 2014JAN 13, 2015 MARCH 14, 2015 SAT I / IIFEB 13, 2015 MARCH 3, 2015 MAY 2, 2015 SAT I / II APRIL 6, 2015 APRIL 21, 2014 JUNE 6, 2015 SAT I / IIMay 8, 2015May 27, 2015
(It is recommended that all students take a prep course or independent study work) A+ Skills Tutoring Club Z Kahn Academy Math Works Study Island March 2 Success SAT /ACT Prep Resources
www.ACT.ORG www.COLLEGEBOARD.com Princeton Review Books The College Board Real SAT’s Barron’s SAT Prep Up Your Score-the Underground Guide to the SAT ACT/SAT RESOURCES
Minimum Admission Requirements Graduation From an Accredited High School 18 Core Academic Credits SAT or ACT Scores ( With Writing) Specific Requirements (GPA, Test Scores & Essays) vary From College to College Minimum SAT Reading: 460 Math: 460 Minimum ACT Reading: 19 English:18 Math 19 Four Year State Universities
College MR GPAMR SAT MR ACT FGCU3.07-3.731440-1680 20-24 FSU3.8 -4.31730-2010 26-30 UF4.1- 4.51820-2120 28-32 USF3.75-4.31680-1920 24-28 *No letters of recommendation required State University System Matrix
FSU has 1 admissions deadline: 10/15/14 ((12/16/13 notification) AApplications after are on a space available basis UF has 1 admission deadline: 11/3/14 (2/14/14 notification) Applications after are on a space available basis 99% admitted from November applicant pool FIU has a priority deadline: 11/1/2014 (Applications after are on a space available basis) FGCU has 1 priority admission deadline: 11/15/14 (Applications after are on a space available basis) SUS Admissions Deadlines
Note: Generally to be considered for university scholarships, students must apply by the first deadline. SUS Admissions Deadlines
28 State (Community) Colleges in Florida 61 Campuses Serve over 900,000 students 67% enrolled in AA transfer Program 33% enrolled in AS & certificate program State Colleges
Bright Futures Local Scholarships National Scholarships Scholarships
SAT/ACT Bright Futures Scores for Class of 2015 Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholars 3.0 BF GPA SAT 1170 ACT 26 *75 hours community service for FMS Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars 3.5 BF GPA ACT 29 SAT 1290 *100 hours community service for FAS * Bright Futures criteria subject to legislative change.
Collier County Public Schools Website www.collier.k12.fl.us www.collier.k12.fl.us http://www.collierschools.com/candi/scholarshipsse arch/Default.aspx Or Connect from GCHS Website !! www.gulfcoastsharks.com www.gulfcoastsharks.com How to Find Local Scholarships
Check School Website for Daily Announcements and Upcoming Events Check Student Services and District Website for College, Dual Enrollment and Scholarship Information College Bound Students – Attend Financial Aid Night Thank you for listening! Closing Thoughts…