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1 Lawton Chiles High School Welcome to the 2009-2010 Sophomore and Junior Parent Night

2 Guidance Department Mrs. Kim Scott A - C Mrs. Kim Brumage D - Hi Ms. Alice MathisHo - Mc Mr. Ron CallahanMe - Se Mrs. Teresa Dennis Sh – 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) Science: 3 credits Social Studies: 3 credits ( World History, American History, Economics and American 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 Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA –(info. found on course request forms and Agenda handbook)

5 Approved Practical Arts classes for graduation (c/o 2011/2012) Culinary Arts Communication Technology Engineering Technology TV Production (Intro. To Info. Tech) Web Design

6 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 Friday, April 16 th

7 11 th grade progression English III or AP Language and Comp. Math Science American History or AP 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 to Mrs. Dunlap due March 19 th (room 7103) 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 Mrs. Boggs during registration. (Rm 7122)

8 12 th grade progression Senior English – Classical/Contemporary Literature AP Literature or AP Language (if not already taken) TCC Dual Enrollment (ENC1101/1145) American 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)

9 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.

10 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 CPT scores at time of registration (SAT/ACT can be substituted for CPT). 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 to Mrs. Boggs during registration. (Rm 7122) Honors/gifted externship program (Professional internship program)– limited spaces. Applications can be picked up from Mrs. Dunlap (Rm 7103) and are due March 17 th.

11 Options After High School Work Military Vocational School 2 year Community College 4 year College/University

12 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

13 State University and Bright Futures (FAS and FMS) Minimum Math Curriculum Sophomores (class of 2012) and Juniors (class of 2011)only: Algebra 1A +Algebra IB + Geometry + Algebra II= 4 Math Credits

14 Juniors planning for SUS or BF (FAS/FMS) Special note for Juniors (c/o 2011): Liberal Arts Math does NOT count as a math for SUS and the FAS/FMS Bright Futures scholarship (Gold Seal- Bright Futures still counts it as a math). We are targeting these juniors now in our Junior Record Check meetings and are discussing this with them. If your child falls into this category and plans to attend a 4 year University immediately following graduation, be prepared with a plan for an additional math. The common scenario is:. Algebra I, Liberal Arts, Geometry, Algebra II Our Plans: *Option 1: Go back and take Algebra IB (since it does count as 4 th math) *Option 2: Take Algebra II this spring/summer and a higher level math senior year (i.e. ATM, Trig/Analyt Geometry, Pre-Calculus). *remember, SUS is more competitive now and likes to see math above Algebra II, in many cases.

15 Sophomores Planning for SUS and BF (FAS/FMS) You are OKAY if you took: Algebra I, Integrated Math (formerly known as Liberal Arts Math), Geometry, and Algebra II. (Integrated Math was created this year for this purpose).

16 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

17 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 May/June – make sure your student takes advantage of it in their senior year!

18 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.

19 Military Chiles has military recruiters representing the Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines. Great opportunities for college scholarships and job training.

20 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 by the year 2010.(vs. 40% in 1950 and 65% in 1991). Changes in Workplace and Education Requirements

21 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 most 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)

22 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!)

23 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. 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 2010. This time it counts for scholarship opportunities. Plan to attend College/Career Night at the fairgrounds in fall. Utilize My College Quick Start program with College Board: College planning, Major searching, Career Development tools all included.

24 (My College Quickstart)

25 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) 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 Plan to attend College/Career Night at the fairgrounds in fall.

26 Timelines for 2011 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 1st - Apply for Bright Futures after this date. Parents please have your senior fill out the application Jan 1, 2011 - Submit FAFSA asap after this date. 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

27 Resources on the web – – Bright Futures – – SAT (information and registration), AP,IB,CLEP (CHS code is 101654)(also My College Quick Start) – - ACT (information and registration/ CHS code is 101654) – – 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

28 Free Practice ACT/SAT Event by Princeton Review NATIONAL TESTING DAY April 17, 2010 Were thrilled to announce our annual National Testing Day events! On April 17th, students will have the opportunity to see how they would score on the SAT® or ACT® by taking a FREE full-length practice test. Its a great way for students to become familiar with the exams format and see where they stand. Students who complete the practice test will receive a personalized score report pinpointing their strengths and weaknesses. When: April 17 from 9a- 1:00p Where: SAT: Chiles High School ACT: Rickards High School *** DO NOT CONTACT SCHOOLS TO REGISTER Register: 800- 2Review The Princeton Review Team P.S. SPACE IS LIMITED AND SEATS FILL QUICKLY. RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Test names are the trademarks of their respective owners, who are not affiliated with The Princeton Review. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.


30 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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