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1 Lawton Chiles High School
Welcome to the Sophomore and Junior Parent Night

2 Guidance Department Mrs. Kim Scott A - Da Mrs. Kim Brumage De - He
Ms. Alice Mathis Hi - Me Mr. Ron Callahan Mi - Sc Mrs. Teresa Dennis Se – Z Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar

3 Counselor Roles School issues Personal issues Academic advisement
Career and college advisement Scholarship information

4 Standard Graduation Requirements
English: 4 credits Math: 4 credits -including Algebra I or its equivalent (10th grade- must pass EOC/ 11th grade- EOC = 30% of grade) and Geometry (10th grade- EOC= 30% of grade) Science: 3 credits (10th grade- Biology and EOC=30% of grade) Social Studies: 3 credits ( World History, U.S. History, Economics and U.S. Government) Physical Education: 1 credit (HOPE-PE) Arts: 1 credit (Fine or Approved Practical Art) Electives: as needed for a total of 24 credits Pass FCAT Reading 2.0 –Level 3 (245) Complete one on-line class (10th grade only) Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA (info. found on course request forms and Agenda handbook)

5 Approved Practical Arts classes for graduation (c/o 2014/2015)
Culinary Arts II Communication Technology TV Production (Intro. to Info. Tech) Web Design

6 Juniors : College and Career Ready Assessments
Students are considered college and career ready when they have the knowledge, skills, and academic preparation needed to enroll and succeed in introductory college credit-bearing courses within an associate or baccalaureate degree program without the need for remediation.

7 Common Placement Testing 2012-2013 (for current Juniors)
College readiness READING evaluation is required for students who score: Level 2 OR 3 on FCAT 2.0 Reading College Readiness MATH evaluation is required for students who score: Levels 2,3, OR 4 on Algebra I EOC only if taken as a 10th grader in ) (scale score ) Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T)- will be the required evaluation. (Chiles will be offering this computerized exam in April for all juniors included in the criteria above who do not have a concordant ACT or SAT score). OR its equivalent –(SAT or ACT scores may be substituted so we are encouraging juniors to take one or both of them before April to be exempt from P.E.R.T.) SAT/ACTEquivalent scores for P.E.R.T. College Readiness: SAT-I, The College Board                 Verbal                              440                 Mathematics                  440                 Enhanced ACT, American College Testing Program                 Reading                           18               English                          17              Mathematics                   19    Students not meeting the minimum requirements for PERT, ACT, or SAT Reading will be required to take English for College Readiness senior year. (will satisfy English credit for grad). Students not meeting the minimum requirements for PERT, ACT, or SAT Math will be required to take Math for College Readiness senior year. (will satisfy math credit for grad and bright futures). State Board Education Rule 6A , F.A.C. HB 1255 eliminates the requirement that students within the specified FCAT levels who indicate an interest in postsecondary education have a common placement test or equivalent test administered. As a result all juniors in who meet these FCAT levels are required to be tested. The P.E.R.T. is Florida’s new common placement test that has been developed to align with the Postsecondary Readiness Competencies that Florida’s faculty have identified as necessary for success in entry level college credit coursework. Florida began administering the P.E.R.T in October 2010.

8 Promotion to 11th grade Promotion to 12th grade 10 credits
1.5 unweighted GPA Promotion to 12th grade 17 credits 2.0 unweighted GPA Standardized tests and performance in courses are used for academic placement. Registration will be on Thursday, March 14th.

9 11th grade progression English III or AP Language and Comp. Math
Science U.S. History Plus any course/program student plans to continue next year (foreign language, drama, chorus, band) New options: Advanced Placement – college level courses, possibility to earn college credit – applications were due to Mrs. Dunlap (room 7103) on Feb. 15. DCT work study program –takes at least two periods of the day (one DCT class and at least one off campus On- the- job- training (OJT) period. Spaces limited- application due to Ms. Sherry- Rm 8106

10 12th grade progression Senior English – English for College Readiness
AP Literature or AP Language (if not already taken) TCC Dual Enrollment (ENC1101/1145) U.S Government and Economics (one semester of each) Math Science Plus any course/program student plans to continue next year (foreign language, drama, chorus, band, Web Design)

11 AP versus Dual Enrollment What is the difference?
College credit earned only after passing AP exam in May. (passing rates vary by college). High School credit awarded with passing grade (no exam requirement). Receives one full weighted point GPA (for “C” and above grades) for Chiles calculations.(Colleges vary). Usually more rigorous coursework. Known for Academic Rigor and College Preparation. National program and a part of the College Board company. More universally accepted in out of state colleges. (still check individual college). Requires completed AP application and teacher and parent signature. Dual Enrollment: - College credit earned with grade of “C” or higher in class. (no exam required ) --High School credit earned with passing grade in class (no exam required). -- Receives one full weighted point GPA (for “C” and above grades) for Chiles calculations.(Colleges vary). -- Recognized more for Acceleration opportunity for basic college core credits -- Partner program with Tallahassee Community College for on-campus programs (for seniors only). -- College Credits awarded at all Universities in the state of Florida (Out of state colleges vary- need to check with admissions). -- Requires unweighted 3.0 GPA and passing score on PERT, SAT or ACT. -- Grade will remain on college transcript. -- Students who have scored a passing score on an equivalent AP exam are not permitted to enroll in that corresponding course per TCC policy. (i.e. a 3 on AP Lang taken in junior year means the student cannot enroll in Dual Enrollment English senior year.) -- Florida Universities will rescind admissions offer if a student’s college GPA is < 2.0 (i.e. if taking one dual enrollment course, 1 “D” = rescinded offer). --Must maintain an (unwtd.) 3.0 Chiles and TCC GPA to continue second semester of course.

12 Grad Check Card Begin officially tracking juniors for graduation spring of junior year. Copy given to juniors at registration – pay attention to blank/highlighted boxes, GPA and total credits Name____________________________________________ Student number_______________________ Counselor_____________ Required Courses Necessary to Graduate : English I English II English III or AP Lang Math Math Math Math Science ience Science Wld History American History American Gov Economics HOPE PE Practical/Fine Arts English (from required list) ½ credit in practical and Fine Arts OR 1 credit in either practical or Fine Arts Credit Total Cum. Total. 9th 10th 11th Total Cum. Total 1st Semester 2nd Semester Summer 12th FCAT - Math FCAT - Reading Algebra I or Equivalent NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to take and pass the appropriate courses necessary to meet the graduation requirements. If any errors are noted on the credit check, it is the STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Guidance department immediately. DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING. 2.0 un-weighted GPA required for graduation Student’s signature and date

13 New 12th grade options include:
TCC Dual Enrollment -English, Western Civilization, and Math (Liberal Arts Math and College Algebra). Requirements : unwgt gpa, and qualifying FCAT Reading (262- for English/Western Civ only), SAT OR ACT OR PERTscores (offered May 10-13) . We strongly recommend that students interested in taking dual enrollment classes take the ACT or SAT for their first attempt to qualify in order to avoid having to take the PERT in May to qualify. The reason for this is that if a student takes the PERT and does not meet minimum college readiness requirements, he/she will be required to enroll in an college readiness class (math and/or reading) his/her senior year. DCT work study program – takes at least two periods of the day - one DCT class and at least one off campus On- the- job- training (OJT) period – limited spaces. Applications due during registration. Ms. Sherry- Rm 8106 Honors/gifted externship program (Professional internship program)– limited spaces. Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Dunlap (Rm 7103)

14 Options After High School
Work Military Vocational School 2 year Community College 4 year College/University

15 Minimum Admissions Requirements for Public Universities in Florida
19 core academic courses to include regular graduation requirements PLUS the following: 4 Math (minimum Algebra I, Geometry & Algebra II) 2 Foreign Language (in the same language) 4 academic electives We strongly recommend surpassing the minimum Requirements! (I.e. upper level math, foreign language, additional science and social studies.) Sliding scale for SAT/ACT according to recomputed academic GPA SAT and ACT with writing Always check individual college website-admissions-for specific requirements

16 State University and Bright Futures (FAS and FMS) Minimum Math Curriculum
Sophomores and Juniors (class of 2014/2015): Algebra IA + Algebra IB = 1 Math Credit (Still counts as 2 Math Credits for High School Graduation purposes and for Gold Seal Scholarship)

17 What else are colleges looking for?
Strong academics (check website for average gpa and test scores of those accepted for reference). Well-rounded students (extracurricular activities, leadership roles) SAT and/or ACT scores (SAT II – subject area tests may be needed for competitive, private school, etc. check web site) Letters of recommendation Essays

18 Community College Reasons to consider:
Less expensive Smaller classes More time for maturity/career decision making Admission requires a regular high school diploma PERT (or passing equivalent of SAT/ACT) used for placement (i.e. remedial classes) Students who take college prep courses in high school are more likely to be successful. Two main pathways 1. AA Degree (for transfer to a 4 year University) 2. AS or other certificate (training programs to earn certificates for world of work).*high school vocational classes taken for college credit may only be applied to this degree Priority registration is offered to our seniors in early June – make sure your student takes advantage of it in their senior year!

19 Vocational Schools Schools with specific job training opportunities (I.e. Lively, Keiser College, Aveda, Job Corps, Disney Career Start, TCC) Students earn certificates to begin career after completing program.

20 Military Chiles has military recruiters representing the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines. Great opportunities for college scholarships and job training. Juniors are encouraged to take the ASVAB if they have an interest in joining the military or if they want to take an aptitude test.

21 Changes in Workplace and Education Requirements
Students can enter the workforce after graduation. (It is a plus if they already have experience in their field.) However, note that around 80% of jobs will require some education/training past high school as of the year 2010.(vs. 40% in 1950 and 65% in 1991). Changes in Workplace and Education Requirements

22 Types of Financial Aid Scholarships
Bright Futures for Florida schools (see brochure for requirements. Mrs. Scott is coordinator) Check in “scholarship info.” file in filing cabinet in guidance for applications we receive (Mrs. Dennis is the scholarship coordinator). Check with individual schools/websites. Computer on-line searches (see ‘helpful websites’ at end of presentation). Books (IRC, Career library in guidance, public library, bookstores). Check with your employer for company scholarships. Beware of scams! (shouldn’t have to pay money for searches-many free searches available) Loans (you must pay back) Grants (free money based on financial need) Work Study (work on campus to earn money)

23 Applying for Financial aid
1 Government aid (for grants and loans) Fill out FAFSA early as possible after Jan. 1 of senior year.(deadline is May 1 for Florida schools) FAFSA4Caster now available! ( SAR (Student Aid Report) will be sent 3-4 weeks after submitting FAFSA. Gives you your EFC (expected family contribution) amount which is also sent to home state scholarship agencies (and other states applied for). 2. State Aid Filling out FAFSA plus Florida Financial Aid application. 3. College Aid Check individual college, financial aid administrator 4. Private Sources (see specific application requirements) Bright Futures (fill out Florida financial aid form-see last slide for web address). (Chiles usually offers a financial aid presentation in the fall. Please plan to attend for more information!)

24 Bright Futures Requirements
Florida Academic Scholars (FAS): 3.5 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits), 1290 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 29 ACT Composite Score and 100 hours of community service. Florida Medallion Scholars(FMS): 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) and SAT Critical Reading and Math or 26 ACT Composite Score and 75 hours of community service. 16 required academic credits include: 4 English 4 Math (minimum Alg. I, Geom. and Alg. II) 3 Science 3 Social Science 2 Foreign Language (in the same language) Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award: 3.0 weighted GPA in the 16 required credits for graduation, 3.5 GPA in a 3 credit vocational program, 30 hours of community serve and a passing score on a college placement test (SAT 440 verbal & math, ACT reading 18, Eng. 17, math 19 or PERT Reading 104, Writing 99, Math 113).

25 Action plan for sophomores
Set academic and personal goals Review admissions requirements for schools that are of interest and plan your junior year schedule accordingly. visit the campuses. Stay involved in activities at school and in the community. Work toward completing community service hours for scholarship opportunities. Please make sure your hours count by reviewing guidelines: Take a personality inventory to help identify strengths and weaknesses and to research possible majors and careers. Florida Choices Planner ASVAB is offered to juniors. (sign up in guidance next year) Apply for a social security number if you don’t already have one Plan to take the PSAT as an 11th grader in October This time it counts for scholarship opportunities. Utilize “My College Quick Start” program with College Board: College planning, Major searching, Career Development tools all included.

26 or direct link at :

27 (My College Quickstart)

28 Action plan for juniors
Meet with counselor - Review transcript, official grad check, senior schedule, and scholarship opportunities. (See Mrs. Scott for specific Bright Future issues). Stay involved in activities at school and community. Complete and document community service hours. (forms available on-line Chiles web site>Guidance>Community service forms pg 1 and pg 2) Be sure to get your hours pre-approved by your guidance counselor. New rules apply. Please only submit required number of hours for the award you are applying for (i.e. GSV= 30, FMS=75, FAS= 100) Keep any extra hours for other scholarships. Submitting over the required hours slows down the process. Continue exploration of careers via computer assisted systems (i.e. Choices, ASVAB results, My College Quickstart, and Career Development workshops by guidance). Get some type of experience/information about careers of interest (I.e. Externship, OJT, Volunteer hours, Interviews, etc.) Get to know what the job is REALLY all about! Become familiar with admissions requirements at colleges that are on the top of your list and visit colleges. Prepare and Register for and take the SAT and ACT. SAT II if required for admissions. Search for scholarship opportunities. Visit the resource center in guidance and our website. Surf the web. (see resource list) Prepare essays for admissions and scholarship opportunities. For NCAA Athletes only: After Summer of junior year, apply for Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse and also review academic requirements for athletics in college

29 Timelines for 2014 Grads August- October- college deadlines can be early. Plan early!! Retake final SAT/ACT tests for best score. Letters of Recommendations – process takes a week or more – a request along with resume to teachers or counselors is helpful Continue the career exploration process Use tentative career options to get ideas for college majors or training schools. Research these options. December 1st, Apply for Bright Futures after this date. Parents please have your senior fill out the application- (State Grants, Scholarships & Applications, and Apply Here). Jan 1, Submit FAFSA asap after this date. Must submit for Bright Futures qualification (can use estimated tax info. until you can update it). February is common priority deadline for scholarships/aid. Mid April- plan to start receiving acceptance letters and financial aid offers. May 1- Plan to accept or decline all offers around this time (unless early decision). Summer- send final transcripts to your college

30 Resources on the web – Bright Futures Website – SAT (information and registration), AP,IB,CLEP (CHS code is )(also My College Quick Start) - ACT (information and registration/ CHS code is ) – Princeton Review for colleges, essay, test prep - College Search (by size, location, major, etc) (i.e. Bright Futures academic evaluation, Florida Choices Planner career assessment tools and info.) – Common admissions application used at many private colleges Job Corps, training and education in 60 different vocations. Housing, medical care provided. Keiser career training school Aveda cosmetology school in Florida Disney Career Start Program

31 Register for free today!
Includes: *The college application process: standardized tests (ACT and SAT), how to write an application essay, admissions interview tips *Virtual booths for colleges, featuring electronic brochures, videos, webinars, podcasts and real-time IM and video chat between admissions counselors and students/parents and MORE! Register for free today!

32 College Week Live : All Access Zone March 20-21, :00am-10:00pm- a free two-day online event filled with tips on acing the ACTs, SATs, getting the best scholarships; choosing the right college courses; and much more. Sign up at

33 Financial Aid and Scholarship Searches
- - - Federal Financial Aid website, FAFSA application – apply for BF and all Florida Financial Aid (Dec. 1 of senior year) Check individual college websites (ie: TCC has a web page for scholarships) (to download the Know more no less Financial aid workbook: great for calculating college costs and understanding financial aid process) (FAFSA4Caster for early planning) (maps financial aid process)

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