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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 MathisHi - Me Mr. Ron CallahanMi - 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 and Geometry(for sophomores) Science: 3 credits 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 and Math (juniors only). (Sophomores must pass FCAT Reading 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 2013/2014) Culinary Arts II Communication Technology Engineering Technology TV Production (Intro. to Info. Tech) Web Design

6 New for Juniors this year: 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. knowledge, skills, and academic preparation

7 Common Placement Testing (for current Juniors) College readiness evaluation is required for students who score –Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading (Levels 2 or 3) –Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics (Levels 2, 3, or 4) Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T)- will be the required evaluation. (Chiles will be offering this computerized exam in May). – OR its equivalent –(SAT or ACT scores may be substituted so we are encouraging juniors to take one or both of them before May 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 More information to follow regarding how career and college readiness standards will be incorporated into English and math classes for next year. State Board Education Rule 6A , F.A.C.

8 Promotion to 11 th 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 begin Tuesday, March 5th

9 11 th 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, Engineering Tech) New options: Advanced Placement – college level courses, possibility to earn college credit – applications were due to Mrs. Dunlap (room 7103) on Feb. 17. 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- Rm7122

10 12 th grade progression Senior English – Classical/Contemporary Literature 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? AP: –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 FPERT, 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 students 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 Science ience Science Wld History American History American GovEconomics 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 1st Semester 2nd Semester 2.0 un-weighted GPA required for graduation FCAT - MathFCAT - Reading Students signature and date Algebra I or Equivalent NOTE: It is the students 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 STUDENTS RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Guidance department immediately. DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING.

13 New 12 th grade options include: TCC Dual Enrollment -English, Western Civilization, and Math (Liberal Arts Math and College Algebra). Requirements 3.0 unwgt gpa, and passing FPERT scores (offered in May at Chiles) (SAT/ACT can be substituted for FPERT). 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 Honors/gifted externship program (Professional internship program)– limited spaces. Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Dunlap (Rm 7103) and are due

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 2013/2014): –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 –CPT (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 earlyJune – 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 Work 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! (shouldnt 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), 1280 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 28 ACT Composite Score (juniors) Sophomores need 1290 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 29 ACT Composite) and 100 hours of community service. Florida Medallion Scholars(FMS): 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic credits) and 1020 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 22 ACT Composite Score (juniors) Sophomores need 1170 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 pass CPT)

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: mmunityServiceGuidelines.pdf 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 dont already have one Plan to take the PSAT as an 11 th 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>information>Community service forms pg 1 and pg 2) Be sure to get your hours pre-approved by your guidance counselor. New rules apply. 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 2013 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 1 st, 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 – bf/ – Bright Futures Website bf/ – – 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 – - 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 – Job Corps, training and education in 60 different vocations. Housing, medical care – Keiser career training – Aveda cosmetology school in – ndex.html Disney Career Start Program ndex.html

31 upcoming events…Register for free today! MARCH 2012 Thurs., March 1Study In Ireland Day Tues., March 6Alderson Broaddus College Online Open House Wed. & Thurs., March 21 and 22 CollegeWeekLi ve SPRING 10 AM to 10 PM Wed., March 28Grand View University Online Open House Wed., March 28Michigan Tech University Online Open House Thurs., March 29 Univ. of California, Santa Barbara Online Open House Thurs., March 29 University of the Pacific Online Open House

32 2012 Spring Event Schedule DateEvent March CollegeWeekLive SPRING April 24STEM and Health Sciences Day April 26Georgia Colleges Day May 3Study Abroad Day May 8New York Colleges Day DateEvent May 9Texas Colleges Day May 10California Colleges Day May 15New England Colleges Day May 17North Carolina Colleges Day May 24Pennsylvania Colleges Day

33 Financial Aid and Scholarship Searches - – – - Federal Financial Aid website, FAFSA – – 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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