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ALCOVY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PARENT NIGHT Class of 2013
MEET THE COUNSELORS MEET THE COUNSELORS Ms. Timica Parker Lead (A-G) Dr. Kelly Parker (H-O) Parker.email@example.comParker.firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. 2114Ext. 2107 Ms. Latonya Mitchell (P-Z) Mr. Randy Colbert (9 TH GRADE) Mitchell.email@example.com@newton.k12.ga.us Ext. 2106Ext. 2147 Ms. Dee Maxwell (Graduation Coach) Maxwell.firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSCRIPTS VISIT COUNSELING OFFICE COMPLETE FORM/RETURN TO TRAY PICK UP IN 2+ DAYS MUST REQUEST TO BE MAILED
CREDITS FOR GRADUATION 18 Credits to be a SENIOR 24 Credits to graduate* (2010-2011 Freshmen) STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE ALL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS AS WELL AS PASS ALL 5 PARTS OF GHSGT OR EOCT IN CORRESPONDING AREAS TO GRADUATE *Credits Must Be in Appropriate Area- See Counselor
GRADUATION REQ. BREAKDOWN (2010-2011) 9 th Lit., American Lit., World Lit. (AP Language) British Lit.( AP Lit.) English 4 units Am. Govt./Civics, World History US History/AP US History Economics/AP Macroeconomics Social Studies 4 units Math1, Math 2, Math 3, Math 4 Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, Math 3 Support* Math 4 units Biology, Physical Science or Physics, Chemistry or Environmental Science, 4 th science Science 4 units.5 Personal Fitness.5 Health Personal Fitness/Heath 1 Unit YOU MAY TAKE ANY COMBINATION!!!! Foreign Language, Fine Arts. CTAE Pathway 3 units 26 units TOTAL FOR GRADUATION (2009-2010)26 units TOTAL FOR GRADUATION (2009-2010) ) General Electives 6 units
EOCT & GHSGT Must Pass ALL 5 Parts GHSGT Or EOCT Equivalent 9 th Lit. American Lit. Biology Physical Science US History Economics Math Math English Science Social Studies Writing
GHSGT/EOCT DATES September 12, November 7, March 20 SCIENCE September 11, November 6, March 19 MATH September 10, November 5, March 18 ENGLISH September 9, November 4, March 17 SOCIAL STUDIES September 25, February 26 WRITING April 30-May 16 EOCTs
CREDIT CONCERNS AHS GRAD POINT Can be done as initial credit or credit recovery 3 rd period or outside of school during own time online OUTSIDE CREDIT RECOVERY Alpha Omega, Covington Academy, Faith Academy Not for Initial Credit for Core (Math/Eng./Sci./SS) Must have Failed Class Electives only for Initial Credit
ASVAB TEST ASVAB October 2 nd Purpose –Determine interests and abilities --- occupations What is covered? –English, math, science, mechanical, electronics, auto body
SAT & ACT SAT October 5, 2013 November 2, 2013 December 7, 2013 January 25, 2014 March 8, 2014 May 3, 2014 June 7, 2014 ACT September 21, 2013 October 26, 2013 December 14, 2013 February 8, 2014 April 12, 2014 June 14, 2014 Students who receive free/reduced lunch are eligible for fee waivers for both tests.
SAT vs. ACT SAT aptitude-reasoning Type of test Crit. Read., Math, Writ. What it covers mult. choice, essay, sent. Completion Types of questions 200-800 on each section Range of scores about 1500 National Average ACT curriculum Type of test Eng., math, sci., read., writing (optional) What it covers mult. choice, essay Types of questions 1-36 on each section Range of scores 21 or 22 National Average
FORMS COLLEGE VISITATION FORMS COLLEGE APPLICATIONS LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION- (10 DAYS)
COLLEGE ATHLETES? NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association – requires potential Div 1 and 2 student athletes to register at www.ncaaclearinghouse.com Check their website for required GPAs and SAT/ACT scores Taking credit recovery?: Check with NCAA for approval.
GACOLLEGE411.OR G HOPE Scholarship Info College Planning Financial Aid Information Career Planning
GA APPLY TO COLLEGE DAY November 7th Seniors will receive hands on assistance as they apply to college using gacollege411.
SCHOLARSHIPS/ COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarship Newsletter/ AHS Website Updates Scholarship Bulletin Board Scholarship Workshops Senior Survival Guide Other (churches/businesses, etc.) ACCEPTANCE LETTERS Scholarships/Military/College Submit Letters to Your Counselor
HOPE SCHOLARSHIP Available in all colleges Must have initial 3.0 GPA & maintain 3.0 GPA Pays only a portion of tuition Book fee allowance has been eliminated. Must complete FAFSA GA Student Finance Commission Calculates HOPE Eligibility www. gacollege411.org
SELECTING COLLEGES Look for schools that fit student well (e.g. individual needs, values, interests) Develop a balanced college list; apply broadly: Couple of “safe bets” Couple of “long shots” Mostly “targets” (50/50 chance of admission) Track a college’s Acceptance Rate, and Mid-50% range of test scores and GPAs of the accepted students to your own child’s academic profile.
SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD THROUGH THE PROCESS College Application Deadlines Senior To-Do Calendar Be informed: Help with organization of materials and timelines (buy envelopes, stamps, etc.) Help with financial aid apps.
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Register to take the October SAT/ACT Attend Senior Evaluation Conference w/ Counselor Select colleges & attend college fairs Begin work on applications –college essay –resume
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER Take the SAT/ACT Complete applications –request letters of recommendation – 10-day notice Submit scholarship applications College visits Submit college applications (Thanksgiving)
DECEMBER/JANUARY ATTEND FINANCIAL AID NIGHT JANUARY 24, 2014 6:30 PM @ NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL TAKE SAT/ACT ONE LAST TIME, IF NECESSARY COMPLETE FAFSA APPLICATION
FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL/M AY DON’T GET SENIORITIS!!!!!!!!!! Failing will affect your G.P.A. Failing will affect your scholarship/s Failing may affect your admission/s Failing may affect GRADUATION! Make decision and notify colleges (send deposits) GRADUATE!!
Early Action vs. Early Decision Early decision plans allow you to apply early (usually in November) and get an admission decision from the college well in advance of the usual notification date. IT IS BINDING!!!! Early action plans are not binding, meaning you do NOT have to commit to a college to which you've applied for early action. Under these plans, you may apply to other colleges. Usually, you can let the college know of your decision in the late spring or whenever you've decided.
FINAL THOUGHTS Have a post-high school plan Encourage independence