3 Druid Hills High School Guidance information that will be covered:Graduation requirementsCollege PlanningCollege Credit NowTestingHOPE ScholarshipWebsites
4 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:Select a program of studySuccessfully complete the required high school courseworkPass the Georgia High School Writing TestSatisfy attendance requirements
5 Programs of Study Students may choose from the following programs of study. Type of Program of Study UnitsCollege Preparatory Seal (CP) 24Technology/Career Preparatory Seal (TC) 24*Honors and Distinction Seal (CP) 24*Must take three years of the same World Language3.0 core CPA is required ( All Academic classes and World Language)3.5 cumulative GPA required
6 Junior College Planning Review graduation requirements and GPA.Attend your junior conference.Review the junior packet.
7 Gather InformationExplore possible career options. GACollege411.org is a helpful website.Start gathering information on colleges/technical colleges.Attend college fairs
8 College PlanningCompile a list of colleges/technical colleges to which you want to apply.Visit colleges/technical collegesIdentify 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.
9 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
10 College Credit NowPrograms that allow students to earn both high school and postsecondary credit or advanced placement credit simultaneously while in high school.These programs are ACCEL, Dual-enrollment, Move on When Ready, Advanced Placement, and Articulated credit
13 SAT ACT When is it administered? 7 times per year 6 times per year What is the test Structure?10 section exam:3 Reading3 Math3 Writing1 Experimental Section4 section exam:EnglishMathReadingScienceWhat is the test content?Math- Basic Geometry and Algebra 2Science- NoneReading- sentence completion, short and long critical reading passages, and reading comprehensionWriting- an essay, and questions testing grammar, usage, and word choiceMath- Up to TrigonometryScience- Charts, experimentsReading- 4 passages, one each of Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural ScienceEnglish- stresses grammarIs there a penalty for wrong answers?YESNOHow is the test scored?per section, added together for a combined score.2400 is the highest possible score.1-36 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 takenNo. There is a “ Score Choice” option. Students can choose which schools will receive their scores AND which scores the schools will see.
14 SAT Test Dates · SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadline Late RegistrationOctober 5, 2013SAT & Subject TestsSeptember 6, 2013September 20, 2012 November 2, 2013SAT and Subject TestsOctober 3, 2013October 18, 2012 December 7, 2013November 8, 2013November 22, 2012January 25, 2014December 27, 2013January 10, 2014 March 8, 2014SAT onlyFebruary 7, 2014February 21, 2014May 3, 2014April 4, 2014April 18, 2014June 7, 2014May 9, 2014May 23, 2014
16 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, 2013.It will be the only opportunity that 11th grade students haveto qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
17 GA High School Writing Test Writing Test September 25-26Make Up Writing Test Feb
18 EOCT TESTING EOCT Week of 12/9/13 EOCT Week of 5/5/14 Algebra/Geometry/ Statistics, Geometry/Algebra II/ Statistics, Biology, 9th Lit,Physical Science, Economics,American Lit, and US History
20 To Qualify for HOPECollege 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 student’s senior year.Read the slide making sure to emphasize the current caps on the HOPE awards for scholarships and grants. It would be wise to note that no matter the funding the HOPE clock starts on the number of quarter hours and semester hours a students attempts (this information has a definite impact on Accel and dual enrollment programs). Parents should understand the important of study skills and their child’s ability to manage their time and effort at the higher academic levels.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 fundingFor more information contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission
21 Zell Miller Scholarship Georgia residents enrolling in a degree program at an eligible institution3.7 GPA1200 Combined SAT score (critical reading/math) *26 Composite ACT score *Valedictorian and salutatorianZell Miller Scholarship will cover tuition at 100% for an academic year.*Test scores must come from a single test sitting.
23 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.Read the slide.
24 Great Websites College Board www.collegeboard.org DHHSDekalb County SchoolsCollege BoardGSFCwww.GACollege411.org