Presentation on theme: "What you need to know to start planning for college!!!"— Presentation transcript:
What you need to know to start planning for college!!!
Counselor Breakdown Honors/AP Students Counselor9 th 10 th Clayton email@example.com A - H Bajalia firstname.lastname@example.org I - R Mullen email@example.com S - Z IB Prep Students Mullen firstname.lastname@example.org 9 th & 10 th
Paxon Guidance Office Support Staff TBA Scheduling parent/teacher conferences Oncourse portal information (in person) Transcript Requests (hard copy) Bennett email@example.com Student Records Enrollment Transcript Requests (electronic) paxonguidance.weebly.com paxonsas-ib.weebly.com
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Important Dates PSAT: October 15, 2014 during the school day at Paxon. National Merit, National Achievement, and National Hispanic Scholarship qualifications are based on 11 th grade PSAT scores ACT: Take ACT with Writing Students can take practice tests and question of the day Offered in September, October, December, February, April, and June Register at www.ACT.orgwww.ACT.org SAT: Students can take practice tests and question of the day Offered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June Register at www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com *See your Counselor for waivers if you qualify*
Scholar Diploma Designation Graduation Requirements Class of 2016 and Beyond (24 credits) English: 4 credits Math: 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Statistics or equally rigorous math) Science: 3 credits (1 Biology, Chemistry or Physics, and1 additional science) 4 required at Paxon Social Studies: 3 credits (1World History, 1 American History,.5 American Government,.5 Economics) 4 required at Paxon World Language: 2 credits (must be in the same language)
Class of 2016 and Beyond Visual/Performing Art: 1 credit HOPE: 1 credit Additional Electives: 6 credits Paxon AP Requirement: 7 AP credits (9 recommended) AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP US History, AP Language, AP Literature, AP American Government, and AP Macro Economics automatically included in program of study Passing score on the FCAT 2.0: grade 10 Reading State required EOCs (Algebra, Geometry, Biology, US History) Cumulative unweighted 2.0 GPA 1 Online Course Scholar Diploma Designation Graduation Requirements
Benefits of AP Provides flexibility in studying a variety of subjects at the college level. Begins preparation for specific majors (ex. Medical field=AP Biology) Stand out in the college admissions process. Earn college credits and skip introductory classes.
Bright Futures Requirements Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit hour award based on: Award Level – FAS Florida Academic Scholars - For students who will be graduating in 2014- 2015 and Beyond 3.5 B.F.* GPA, 1290 SAT or 29 ACT, 100 hours of community service. Other Ways To Qualify: National Merit or Achievement Scholars or Finalists National Hispanic Scholars
Bright Futures Requirements Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit hour award based on: Award Level - FMS Florida Medallion Scholars - For students who will be graduating in 2014- 2015 3.0 B.F.* GPA, 1170 SAT or 26 ACT, 75 hours of community service Other Ways To Qualify: National Merit or Achievement Scholars or Finalists National Hispanic Scholars
Bright Futures Requirements The Bright Futures GPA is calculated based on the following: The student’s best grades in each subject area will be used 4 credits of English 4 credits of Math 3 credits of Science 3 credits of Social Studies 2 credits of Foreign Language Students may use up to 2 additional credits from courses in the academic areas listed above as well as AP, IB or AICE fine arts courses to raise the GPA. See bright futures website for more information - http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/
Community Service Paxon SAS requires that all students perform a minimum of 75 hours of community service. (100 for FAS for Bright Futures) Students cannot be paid for the service, and it must be performed at a not for profit agency. Be very careful with doing service at/through religious institutions – not every thing counts To eliminate headaches later, students must complete the pre- approval form BEFORE starting the service hours
Community Service For each different activity completed, 4 forms must be turned in to guidance Community Service Pre-Approval Form Community Service Self-Evaluation Form Community Service Leader Evaluation Form Community Service Log Form Forms are available on Paxon’s website: psas.duvalschools.org under the guidance tab and on the Paxon guidance website at paxonguidance.weebly.com
Early College Planning – Get Involved NOW!!! Clubs, Sports, Volunteering, Drama, Band, etc. In terms of college applications: Colleges are looking for individuals’ dedication and leadership More time spent on fewer activities looks better than a few hours scattered across many