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1 ONLY 2 MORE YEARS! Sophomore and Parents Night January 22, 2014

2 Mrs. Epperson Class of 2016 Administrator Mr. Herrin Class of 2015 Administrator, PSAT

3 North Forsyth High School Counseling Department Lead: Mrs. Wigley A – Di: Mrs. LeFevre Do – Ki: Mr. Owens Kl – Q: Mrs. Strickland R – Z: Mrs. Haynes

4 GPA (Grade Point Average) HOPE/CORE GPA vs Cumulative GPA HOPE/CORE: Only counts courses from these areas English Math Science Social Studies Foreign Language courses Cumulative: Counts all courses Determines class rank Determines "Honor Graduate" status Prints on transcript

5 HOPE Program HOPE Scholarship – Graduate from an accredited GA high school – Minimum 3.0 HOPE GPA – Meet “Rigor” requirements

6 Zell Miller Graduate from an accredited GA high school Minimum 3.7 HOPE GPA Meet rigor requirements 1200 on Math and Verbal of SAT in one test session or 26 Composite on ACT or Graduate as Valedictorian or Salutatorian

7 HOPE Rigor Requirements Students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2016, must receive at least three credits in courses from the categories listed below, prior to graduating from high school to be eligible for HOPE. 1) Advanced math, such as Advanced algebra and trigonometry, math III, or an equivalent or higher course 2) Advanced science, such as chemistry, physics, biology II, or an equivalent or higher course; 3) Advanced Placement courses in core subjects (English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language); 4) International Baccalaureate courses in core subjects (English, math, science, social studies and foreign language); 5)Dual credit courses in Core subjects taken during Dual Credit Enrollment at an Eligible Postsecondary Institution; 6) Courses taken at a unit of the University System of Georgia in core subjects (English, math, science, social studies and foreign language) where such courses are not remedial and developmental courses; or 7) Advanced foreign language courses.

8 HOPE Grant Georgia's HOPE Grant (a separate program from the HOPE Scholarship) is available to Georgia residents who are working towards a certificate or diploma at an eligible college or university in Georgia. Full-time enrollment is not required and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA, however, they are required to have a postsecondary cumulative 2.0 GPA, at certain checkpoints, in order to maintain eligibility.

9 Athletes and NCAA Online Registration The NCAA Eligibility Center has designed a website for the student-athlete. To register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, go online to and click the link to enter as an NCAA College-Bound Student-Athlete.

10 Division I Complete 16 required core courses Have a minimum core-course grade-point average of 2.300 Meet the sliding scale of grade-point average and ACT/SAT score; and Graduate from high school. Please refer to NCAA website for more details.

11 Division II Graduate from high school; Complete the 16 core courses required by NCAA Earn a 2.000 grade-point average or better in your core courses Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68 Please refer to NCAA website for more details.

12 Pathways & Recognitions Required courses to complete a pathway will be – Listed under “Pathways” on Counseling Web Page – Advanced Academic Pathways require an AP or dual enrollment class for at least one of the required courses Career Tech pathways also require passing the “End of Pathway Assessment” If the pathway is completed, the student is a “Pathway Completer”

13 Recognitions To earn the Seal of Distinction, student MUST be a Pathway Completer AND meet the following requirements: Not all pathways have a pathway club. For those pathways, club membership is not required. Active Member of Pathway Club Minumum 3.0 Cumulative GPA Approved Pathway Service Project Seal of Distinction

14 Recognitions To receive a Pathway Scholar Medallion, student MUST have earned a Seal of Distinction AND meet the following requirements: 2 consecutive World Language credits Active Member of a national honor society 2 AP/Dual Enrollment credits Pathway Scholar Medallion

15 Postsecondary Planning Career Interest Surveys, Job Shadowing Check for schools that have program in area of interest Visit campuses Check admission requirements and freshmen class stats Begin test preparation (Which test is required?) Choose courses based on goals for the future (Rigor vs. GPA)

16 Course Selection On level Honors Advanced Placement (AP) Dual Enrollment ACCEL (core classes) – Parent Night UNG campus, exit 16, 1/27 or 1/28, 6- 8 Technical classes – Parent Night Lanier Tech exit 13, 2/4, 6 - 8

17 Preparing for Admissions Testing Register for free test prep questions ASSET/Compass practice (for technical schools) Check Lanier Tech’s admissions page for link to practice questions or For "fee" services Use PSAT results

18 PSAT Qualifying exam if taken as a Junior for National Merit Scholar Program Juniors must register and pay to take the PSAT. The PSAT will be given at NFHS October 15 th. Registration will take place at school in early September.

19 Let’s look at the score report.

20 Successful Junior Year Successful Senior Year GRADUATION 2016

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