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GCHS Student Services November 2014.   Who is your counselor?  Upcoming Events and Deadlines  Graduation Requirements  College Planning  SAT / ACT.

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1 GCHS Student Services November 2014

2   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

3   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?

4  JJunior Parent Night: January 12, 2015 6:30pm GGCHS Financial Aid Night: January 20, 2015 6:30pm CCheck GCH Website for additions ! Upcoming Events & Deadlines!!

5  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

6  Student Services Website www.gulfcoastsharks.com

7   Standard Diploma  Diploma with Distinctions:  Scholar (College Prep Focus)  Merit (Career Certifications) Graduation Requirements!

8   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)

9   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

10   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

11   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

12   College Admissions:  What colleges are looking for?  SAT / ACT  GPA’s  State University System  State College System Planning Ahead

13   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

14   Extracurricular Activities  Special Talents/Interests  Athletics  Community Service (not a laundry list- depth& breadth )  Leadership  Employment What Colleges are Looking For

15  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

16   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

17  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

18  (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

19   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

20   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

21   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

22  FSU has 1 admissions deadline: 10/15/14 ((12/16/13 notification) AApplications 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

23  Note: Generally to be considered for university scholarships, students must apply by the first deadline. SUS Admissions Deadlines

24   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

25   Bright Futures  Local Scholarships  National Scholarships Scholarships

26  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.

27   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

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29   Lots of free search engines:  Fastweb.com  Scholarships.com  Collegenet.com  Collegeboard.com  Scholarshipmonkey.com National Scholarships http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/01/20/compare-5-top- scholarship-search-engines

30   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…


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