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2 Druid Hills High School JUNIOR JARGON & CONFERENCE

3 Rebecca England (A-C)(678) Darryl Robinson (D-Kh)(678) Nelsonya McAdoo (Ki-Re)(678) Maura Pannier (Rf-Z)(678) Susan Buchanan (Secretary)(678) Michelle Swanson(Registrar)(678) DHHS Guidance Department

4 Guidance information that will be covered: Graduation requirements College Planning College Credit Now Testing HOPE Scholarship Websites Druid Hills High School

5 Select a program of study Successfully complete the required high school coursework Pass the Georgia High School Writing Test Satisfy attendance requirements Graduating from High School Students are eager to graduate from high school and move on to the next part of their lives. In order to graduate, students in Georgia must:

6 Programs of Study Students may choose from the following programs of study. Type of Program of Study Units College Preparatory Seal (CP) 24 Technology/Career Preparatory Seal (TC) 24 *Honors and Distinction Seal (CP) 24 *Must take three years of the same World Language 3.0 core CPA is required ( All Academic classes and World Language) 3.5 cumulative GPA required

7 Junior College Planning Review graduation requirements and GPA. Attend your junior conference. Review the junior packet.

8 Gather Information Explore possible career options. is a helpful website. Start gathering information on colleges/technical colleges. Attend college fairs

9 College Planning Compile a list of colleges/technical colleges to which you want to apply. Visit colleges/technical colleges Identify information needed to submit the college/technical college application. Sign up to take the ACT or SAT if you have not done so or if you have not achieved the score you wish.

10 Additional Information Begin to research scholarships. Check the DHHS Website, scholarship notebook, and additional scholarship websites. Listen to announcements and register for the PTSA list serve for college planning and scholarship updates

11 College Credit Now Programs that allow students to earn both high school and postsecondary credit or advanced placement credit simultaneously while in high school.


13 Testing Information SAT ACT PSAT GHSWT EOCT

14 SATACT When is it administered?7 times per year6 times per year What is the test Structure? 10 section exam: 3 Reading 3 Math 3 Writing 1 Experimental Section 4 section exam: English Math Reading Science What is the test content? Math- Basic Geometry and Algebra 2 Science- None Reading- sentence completion, short and long critical reading passages, and reading comprehension Writing- an essay, and questions testing grammar, usage, and word choice Math- Up to Trigonometry Science- Charts, experiments Reading- 4 passages, one each of Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science English- stresses grammar Is there a penalty for wrong answers? YESNO How is the test scored? per section, added together for a combined score is the highest possible score for each subject. A 36 is the highest score. Are all scores sent to schools? Yes. If student requests a score, the report will include the scores the student received on every SAT taken No. There is a Score Choice option. Students can choose which schools will receive their scores AND which scores the schools will see.

15 SAT Test Dates TestRegistration DeadlineLate Registration October 5, 2013SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 6, 2013September 20, 2012 November 2, 2013SAT and Subject TestsOctober 3, 2013October 18, 2012 December 7, 2013SAT and Subject TestsNovember 8, 2013November 22, 2012 January 25, 2014SAT and Subject TestsDecember 27, 2013January 10, 2014 March 8, 2014SAT onlyFebruary 7, 2014February 21, 2014 May 3, 2014SAT and Subject TestsApril 4, 2014April 18, 2014 June 7, 2014SAT and Subject TestsMay 9, 2014May 23, 2014 SAT Test Dates

16 ACT Test DatesRegistration Deadline Late Registration Period (Late Fee Required) September 21, 2013August 23, 2013August 24-September 6, 2013 October 26, 2013September 27, 2013September 28 – October 11, 2013 December 14, 2013November 8, 2013November , 2013 February 8, 2014January 10, 2014January , 2014 April 12, 2014March 7, 2014March , 2014 June 14, 2014May 9, 2014May , 2014 ACT Test Dates

17 PSAT Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Cost: $14.00 Please register and pay for the exam with Mr. Alexander. The deadline for registration is October 7, It will be the only opportunity that 11 th grade students have to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.

18 GA High School Writing Test Writing TestSeptember Make Up Writing TestFeb

19 EOCT TESTING EOCTWeek of 12/9/13 EOCTWeek of 5/5/14 Algebra/Geometry/ Statistics, Geometry/ Algebra II/ Statistics, Biology, 9 th Lit, Physical Science, Economics, American Lit, and US History

20 HOPE Scholarship and Eligibility

21 To Qualify for HOPE College Preparatory Diploma: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Technical/Career Diploma: Cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. At private colleges, HOPE awarded $3,700 for the academic year. To determine the HOPE Award Amount, please refer to the chart provided at during the spring of a students senior year. To apply for HOPE a student/parent MUST complete the GSFAPPS and FAFSA form; students are limited on the number of hours they can use HOPE funding For more information contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission

22 Zell Miller Scholarship Georgia residents enrolling in a degree program at an eligible institution 3.7 GPA 1200 Combined SAT score (critical reading/math) * 26 Composite ACT score * Valedictorian and salutatorian Zell Miller Scholarship will cover tuition at 100% for an academic year. *Test scores must come from a single test sitting.

23 HOPE Scholarship Changes

24 HOPE Grant Program -The HOPE Grant provides a percentage of the standard tuition charges from the previous year. -No GPA requirement for the HOPE Grant if entering program. GPA of 3.0 required after attending 30 or 60 semester hours. -Students are limited in the number of hours for HOPE Grant funding.

25 Great Websites DHHS Dekalb County Schools College Board

26 Questions/Comments

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