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1 College PIE Night What to expect during your students senior year

2 Jhs guidance department A-E: are served by Mrs. Steen ext. 6031/ F-K: are served by Mrs. Hamrick ext. 6032 / L-R: are served by Mr. Coleman ext. 6021 / S-Z: are served by Ms. Jubb ext. 6024 /

3 2014 Graduation Requirements  18 Core requirements  Career concentration courses (4)  Pathways  Professional –vs– Skilled  Experiential learning

4 Professional Pathway 4 th Science Credit 2 years of the same Foreign Language 1 additional elective course in selected career concentration.

5 Skilled Pathway 4 additional credits required related to the selected career concentration. – Arts and Humanities – Business and Marketing – Eng/Technical (JHS and JRTI) – Health Science – Human Services – Agriculture

6 Graduation Details Graduation Honors Jefferson High School recognizes students based upon their weighted grades. Students will be honored according to the following designations based on their cumulative GPA’s after the seventh semester. Honors GPA Summa Cum Laude 3.8 and above Magna Cum Laude3.40-3.7 Cum Laude 3.0-3.3

7 September Check with colleges of your choice to see which admission tests are required. Register on-line for the ACT/SAT tests (dates included) paper applications available in guidance. Remember Jefferson High School Code : 491178 Start thinking and narrowing post secondary education options View websites for schools of interest.

8 October Begin visiting colleges if you haven’t already. Plan a visit If necessary, obtain a letter of recommendation for your school counselor (form included). Remember to give no less than 2 weeks prior notice for a letter. Check college application deadlines Begin your resume if you plan to begin working after graduation If you are interested in entering a branch of the military, plan to take the ASVAB Register and/or take the SAT/ACT remember you can take these tests more than once

9 November Complete college applications either on-line or by paper Remember deadlines Take the SAT/ACT

10 December Finish application and send BEFORE winter break Begin the process for applying for your FAFSA pin and both the PROMISE scholarship and WV Higher Education Grant ( Research possible scholarship opportunities in the JHS Scholarship Directory and in the community. Visit with military recruiters to discuss military job options

11 January File FAFSA after January 1 st but no later than January 31 st. Apply for PROMISE and WV Higher Ed Grant Compose essay for scholarship opportunities.

12 February-March Continue to search for college money. Complete and submit all scholarship applications Check JHS guidance webpage for updated information regarding open houses, school visits, job and scholarship opportunities. NOTE ALL DEADLINES!!!! DON’T MISS AN OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE OF A DEADLINE! Remember, lack of planning on your part does not equal an emergency for anyone else When/if you are accepted and decide which school you will attend, remember to let your school counselor know and Mrs. Beahm so final transcripts can be sent to the right school. Additionally, let other schools you applied for know that you will not be attending.

13 April-June Mail your acceptance of Federal Aid to the college of our choice Complete final transcript request Submit a list of scholarships to the Guidance Department by May 1 st. This information will be used to recognize your accomplishment at the Awards Assembly. Begin to set up job interviews and appointments if you plan to start work Contact your recruiter to address dates and times of basic training or officer school if you plan to join the military.

14 Financial Aid If you are thinking of continuing your education after high school whether it is at a four year school, two year school or vocational/technical school, you should know about financial aid. Jefferson High School hosts a Financial Aid Night each year to help students and parents learn “all there is to know” about applying for accepting, and do’s and don’ts of financial aid. Financial Aid comes in a variety of forms. Aid typically comes in a “package” or a combination of different kinds of assistance. For most kinds of financial aid, student must be enrolled at least half-time and show that they are making satisfactory progress in their program of study. Some student aid programs have special requirements and guidelines. The Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application required for federal, state and college-based aid. The applications must be filed after January 1 st of the senior year.

15 Military Career Options Students interested in enlisting after graduation should plan to visit the recruiters and to take the military entrance exam Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The ASVAB is given twice each year at Jefferson High School. This test is a great tool for students to determine strengths and weaknesses in ten different categories.

16 2013-14 SAT Dates Test DateRegistration DateDeadline Oct. 5/6September 6 th Sept. 20 th Nov 2/3October 3 rd Oct. 18 th Dec. 7/8 November 8 th Nov. 22 nd Jan. 25/26December 27 th Jan 10 th March 8/9February 7 th Feb 21 st May 3/4April 4 th April 18 th June 7/8May 9 th May 23 rd SAT registration at JHS School Code : 491178

17 ACT 2013-2014 TEST DATES Test DateRegistration DateLate Registration October 26 th September 27 th Sept 28-Oct. 11 December 14 th November 8 th Nov. 9-22 February 8 th January 10 th Jan. 11-24 th April 12 th March 7 th March 8-21 st June 14 th May 9 th May 10 - 23 rd Students register for ACT testing at Jefferson High School Code: 491178

18 Transcripts Registrar Mrs. Beahm ext. 6014 / $5.00 fee for each official transcript/PDF Students may copy unofficial copies

19 Senior Contract Meetings Upcoming meeting with counselor and student Mailed copy of contract and current transcript Newsletter


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