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1 CLASS OF 2016 Surviving and Thriving During Your Senior Year

2 OVERVIEW Planning for Graduation What are your goals? How do you get from here to there? What services are available?

3 STANDARD DIPLOMA Course CreditsVerified Credits English42 Math31 Science31 Social Science31 Health & PE2 Fine or Practical Arts2 Economics/Finance1 Electives4 Student Selected Test1 Total226

4 ADVANCED STUDIES DIPLOMA Course CreditsVerified Credits English42 Math42 Science42 Social Science42 Foreign Language3 Health & PE2 Fine or Practical Arts1 Economics/Finance1 Electives3 Student Selected Test1 Total269

5 OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL 4- or 2-year college Trade and Technical Schools Apprenticeship Programs Military Entry Level Employment

6 COLLEGE PLANNING for college information for information Virginia Wizard ( School counselors ACCESS advisor

7 WHAT COLLEGES LOOK FOR Grades in all courses (grade point average) SAT/ACT scores Recommendations from teachers or counselors Work and school activities (Resume) Community service hours Interview


9 COLLEGE APPLICATIONS College Fair, October 26, 2015, 6:30 p.m. Nansemond River High School Online at college websites (preferred) KFHS Counseling Center (limited copies) May use Common Application --Must have an e-mail address --Simplified method that goes to multiple colleges --Keeps track of colleges and paperwork submitted

10 NCAA ELIGIBILITY Visit NCAA Eligibility Center $75 registration fee (approximately) Students must register to be eligible to play Division I or II sports in college Contact Mr. Baxter in the Counseling Center if you have any questions APPLY EARLY!

11 TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID Grants Scholarships Local Awards Loans Work Study Most can be used at 2- or 4-year colleges or technical schools Americorps grants

12 FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA form used to determine eligibility for federal grants and loans Financial Aid Night, November January 2, 2016 first day can submit Funds are limited See Mrs. Miller, ACCESS Advisor, for assistance

13 SCHOLARSHIPS At the King’s Fork High School website, under “Guidance” Check scholarships KFHS has listed Check other websites listed


15 MILITARY Students must take the ASVAB test Will be given at KFHS on November 6 th Must sign up due to limited seating

16 MILITARY CONTACTS Air Force 757-825-6719 Army 757-934-3218 Marines 757-934-2211 Navy 757-539-3766 Army National Guard 757-925-2441

17 NOT GOING TO COLLEGE? Consider certificate programs at community colleges Tidewater Community College Paul D. Camp Community College Technical Schools

18 IMPORTANT DATES Senior Awards Night – May 11, 2016 Graduation: June 11, 2016, 9 a.m. (IMPORTANT: Note the earlier graduation date) Senior Prom: To be determined, usually May Senior Picnic: To be determined, usually May Financial Aid Night: November 18, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

19 MONEY, MONEY, MONEY Senior Dues: $10 if paid Junior Year dues; $50 if did not pay Junior dues Due by November 30th; Yearbook: $60-$70 Prom: Tickets approximately $50 Graduation Robes: Approximately $25 AP Testing: $92; due between Feb. 18-28

20 MORE MONEY College Application Fees: $25-$100 Testing Fees: SAT - $54.50; ACT - $56.50 Fee Waivers available for students receiving free or reduced lunch NCAA Eligibility: $75 Waiver available if student used waiver for SAT or ACT

21 COUNSELING SERVICES Aid in college search Provide career assessment services Guide students through application process

22 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES Provide official transcripts – student requests transcripts through Provide letter of recommendation – requires written request 5 days in advance with list of activities or resume

23 TEAM MEMBERS We’re here to help Mrs. EberwineA – E Mrs. ColeyF – J, All IB Mr. BaxterK – R Mrs. JerlinS – Z Mrs. MillerACCESS Advisor

24 HOW TO CONTACT US Phone, 923-5240 Fax, 923-5241 Mrs. Eberwine, A – E Mrs. Coley, F-K, all IB

25 CONTACT, cont’d Mr. Baxter, L – R Mrs. Jerlin, S-Z Mrs. Miller, ACCESS Advisor



28 THINGS TO DO FIRST SEMESTER Register and take required tests Attend college fairs, visit campuses Complete applications – goal should be to turn in applications by December 1st Pay senior dues Order cap and gown Research scholarships APPLY EARLY!!!!!

29 THINGS TO DO (continued) SECOND SEMESTER: Complete and submit FAFSA application as early as possible—aim for January Research and apply for scholarships Make sure all financial obligations are cleared (library books owed, missing textbooks, club money or athletic gear) Send in required deposits to colleges or other postsecondary schools

30 Websites Suffolk Public Schools King’s Fork High School Guidance blog

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