Druid Hills High School
JUNIOR JARGON & CONFERENCE
DHHS Guidance Department
Rebecca England (A-C) (678) Darryl Robinson (D-Kh) (678) Nelsonya McAdoo (Ki-Re) (678) Maura Pannier (Rf-Z) (678) Susan Buchanan (Secretary) (678) Michelle Swanson(Registrar) (678)
Druid Hills High School
Guidance information that will be covered: Graduation requirements College Planning College Credit Now Testing HOPE Scholarship Websites
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 study Successfully complete the required high school coursework Pass the Georgia High School Writing Test Satisfy attendance requirements
Programs of Study Students may choose from the following programs of study.
Type of Program of Study Units College Preparatory Seal (CP) 24 Technology/Career Preparatory Seal (TC) 24 *Honors and Distinction Seal (CP) 24 *Must take three years of the same World Language 3.0 core CPA is required ( All Academic classes and World Language) 3.5 cumulative GPA required
Junior College Planning
Review graduation requirements and GPA. Attend your junior conference. Review the junior packet.
Gather Information Explore possible career options. GACollege411.org is a helpful website. Start gathering information on colleges/technical colleges. Attend college fairs
College Planning Compile a list of colleges/technical colleges to which you want to apply. Visit colleges/technical colleges Identify 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.
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
College Credit Now Programs 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
Testing Information SAT ACT PSAT GHSWT EOCT
SAT ACT When is it administered? 7 times per year 6 times per year
What is the test Structure? 10 section exam: 3 Reading 3 Math 3 Writing 1 Experimental Section 4 section exam: English Math Reading Science What is the test content? Math- Basic Geometry and Algebra 2 Science- None Reading- sentence completion, short and long critical reading passages, and reading comprehension Writing- an essay, and questions testing grammar, usage, and word choice Math- Up to Trigonometry Science- Charts, experiments Reading- 4 passages, one each of Prose Fiction, Social Science, Humanities, and Natural Science English- stresses grammar Is there a penalty for wrong answers? YES NO How 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 taken No. There is a “ Score Choice” option. Students can choose which schools will receive their scores AND which scores the schools will see.
SAT Test Dates · SAT Test Dates Test Registration Deadline
Late Registration October 5, 2013 SAT & Subject Tests September 6, 2013 September 20, 2012 November 2, 2013 SAT and Subject Tests October 3, 2013 October 18, 2012 December 7, 2013 November 8, 2013 November 22, 2012 January 25, 2014 December 27, 2013 January 10, 2014 March 8, 2014 SAT only February 7, 2014 February 21, 2014 May 3, 2014 April 4, 2014 April 18, 2014 June 7, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 23, 2014
ACT Test Dates ACT Test Dates Registration Deadline
Late Registration Period (Late Fee Required) September 21, 2013 August 23, 2013 August 24-September 6, 2013 October 26, 2013 September 27, 2013 September 28 – October 11, 2013 December 14, 2013 November 8, 2013 November , 2013 February 8, 2014 January 10, 2014 January , 2014 April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March , 2014 June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May , 2014
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 have to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
GA High School Writing Test
Writing Test September 25-26 Make Up Writing Test Feb
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
HOPE Scholarship and Eligibility
To Qualify for HOPE College 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 funding For more information contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission
Zell Miller Scholarship
Georgia residents enrolling in a degree program at an eligible institution 3.7 GPA 1200 Combined SAT score (critical reading/math) * 26 Composite ACT score * Valedictorian and salutatorian Zell Miller Scholarship will cover tuition at 100% for an academic year. *Test scores must come from a single test sitting.
HOPE Scholarship Changes
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.
Great Websites College Board www.collegeboard.org
DHHS Dekalb County Schools College Board GSFCwww.GACollege411.org
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