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1 Now What? This is my last year of high school. What am I going to do next year? Welcome to reality…..

2 Graduation Requirements 27 credits 4 English, 3 Math (3 different levels) 3 Social Studies (including U.S. Govt.) 3 Science, 1.5 Fine Arts, 1 CTE.5 Health, 1.5 P.E. (Fit for Life required).5 Computer Tech,.5 Financial Literacy 3 Senior core classes Electives to equal 27 credits total No Us Athletes must complete 16 core classes to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.

3 To Be On Line For Graduation All make-up must be completed on Plato or Davis District approved courses. Additional sources for credits: Electronic High School, Davis Connects online classes, BYU Independent Study, CE General Educ classes, approved private institutions. Seminary seniors must start the year with a minimum of 20 credits Non-seminary seniors must start the year with a minimum of 19 credits


5 Post High School Options College or University Community College Applied Technology College Business Schools Specialized Schools Apprenticeships Military On-The-Job-Training Post high school training is essential! In a disaster, those who are hurt the worst lack education and training.


7 Future Job Outlook 80% of the jobs in 2014 will require training beyond a high school education. The basic requirement for middle-class status and earnings in both good and bad economies is a post high school education. By 2018 there will be 3 million more jobs available then there will be college graduates to fill them.

8 Special Events Financial Aid Night, Thursday, Sept. 20 th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Davis H.S. Everyone is welcome Northridge High Senior College Tour Thurs., Sept. 27 th, 8:00-10:30 a.m. Parents are welcome Rocky Mt. & National College Fair Juan Diego High, Sat. Oct. 27 th 1:00-3:30 p.m. (in Draper)

9 Special Events WSU Wildcat Welcome Feb. 6 admission and a 105+ index score are required for scholarships, (a bus will be available $5 fee – official transcript provided) guaranteed scholar- ship with application before Jan. 14 th USU Open House/Scholarship Day Friday, Sept. 14 th 6:00-8:00 p.m. Davis Conference Center Multi-Cultural Conferences held throughout year

10 ACT/SAT Scores The ACT test is given several times a year at NHS. The SAT must be taken at a college testing center. October is the last ACT test that can be taken for priority scholarship consideration. Academic scholarships from Utah colleges and universities require an index score. ACT/SAT and AP scores are listed on the bottom of transcripts. AP scores must be registered with your intended college. Presently, no Utah colleges or universities require the ACT Writing Test.

11 Curriculum Taken EnglishMathScience Core or More English 9 – 11 Foreign Language Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Adv. Math Biology Chemistry Physics Less than CoreEnglish Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Biology Chemistry MissingLess than English Less than Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Biology Curriculum TakenEnglishMathScience Core or More Less than Core Missing College Readiness and the Impact of Course Rigor Average ACT Score for the Class of 2012

12 2012 ACT Tests – NHS is a testing site Sept. 8 th – Register by Aug. 17 th (check standby) Oct. 27 nd – Register by Sept. 21 th Dec. 8 th – Register by Nov. 2 th For test preparation – and testing link at SAT Tests – College Testing Center Oct. 6 th – Register by Sept. 7 th Nov. 3 rd – Register by Oct. 4 th Dec. 1 st – Register by Nov. 1 st For test prep. – and Test Information

13 Admissions Index (ACT & GPA)

14 Student Resources Go to Student Information System & MyDSD Login and then click on report tools for unofficial transcripts and graduation summaries Northridge Counseling Website and Scholarship Section – DSD scholarship site Student Services Scholarship Room Visit us on Facebook Official transcripts are needed for admission and scholarships

15 Types of Scholarships Academic - determined by index score Leadership Departmental Sports Community Service Multi-cultural Private Donors NHS Scholarship page and resource links Dependent scholarships with student/parents employment Tuition reimbursement

16 Scholarship Information 90% of all scholarship money comes from universities and colleges – TOP PRIORITY Do a Google scholarship search Check on the Internet and register with & Campus visits and open houses are held throughout the year. Be careful of scholarship scams

17 Scholarship Information College and university admissions and scholarship deadlines must be met. Write a resume - include all community service, leadership experience and extra-curricular activities Three letters of recommendation Always be neat and accurate

18 Federal Financial Aid Apply online in January It is first-come first-serve Your parents must complete their 2012 Tax Return before you can file your 2013 FAFSA Application Federal financial help is available in the form of grants, work study and loans. Grants do not need to be re-paid.

19 Good Luck With Your Future! Congratulations to the Northridge High School Class of 2013

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