Welcome to 11th Grade Junior Parent Night! Hosted by the WFHS Counseling Office In Your Packet Hope Preliminary Unofficial GPA Junior Journey SAT/ACT Testing Calendar HOPE Rigor Courses **This presentation will be made available on the WFHS Counseling Website. WFHS Counseling Department Tracey Winkler A-B, ESOL Jennifer Ciaccio C-Gof Erica Waters Mas-Rop Allison Rinehart Ros-Z Registrar : Claire Upchurch Allison Leja Gol-Mar Counseling Secretary: MaryMargret Jordan Junior Status Meetings What will we do during your 30 minutes? Review all completed credits and discuss what is left to meet graduation requirements Discuss any questions you have that involve senior year and life after WFHS. **This presentation should generate several individual questions for us to explore during your meeting. Graduation Requirements 4 English credits (9th Lit and Amer. Lit) 4 Math credits 4 Science credits (Biology, Physical Sci. or Physics) 3 Social Studies (W. Hist., US Hist., Gov/Econ) 3 Career/Fine Arts/For. Lang. If you are planning to 1 Health/Per. Fit enter/transfer into a 4 year 4 additional electives college/university you must take a minimum of 2 credits in the same world language **23 Total Credits GHSGT Testing Graduation Requirements TESTING REQURIEMENTS: Must pass the GHSGWT to be eligible for a diploma. CAREER PATHWAY RECOGNITIONS Career Tech/Fine Art Pathway Advanced Academic Pathway Community Service Hours Form Dual Enrollment Options ACCEL Can take all classes on college campus Can take classes at WFHS and on college campus ACCEL credit hours do not count toward HOPE totals. MOWR Students cannot attend classes at WFHS Students have to take a total of 12 semester hours each semester MOWR credit hours do not count toward HOPE totals. ** University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College will host parent/student Information Nights ** SAT vs ACT Type of Test SAT ACT Test of critical thinking and problem solving Content-based test Test Dates November 8 December 6 January 24 March 14 May 2 June 6 Score 600 to 2400 1 to 36 Penalty for wrong answers Yes No Structure Critical Reading Math (through Algebra 2) Writing December 13 February 7 April 18 June 13 English Math (through trigonometry) Reading Science Reasoning Writing (Optional) SAT/ACT Info Do you need to take SAT II’s? Send scores to respective colleges directly with the 4 FREE score reports. www.collegeboard.com www.act.org High School Code: 110929 SAT/ACT Prep SAT or ACT? Which one is right for you? **Outside Test Prep Options** C2 Education Prep Sycamore Learning Tree Huntington Test Prep Kaplan Ready? Set? Go!!! What do I need to do, and how do I start? Start your post-secondary research! You should do this prior to your one-on-one junior conference! Understand the difference between being able to get into a college and being able to AFFORD a college Understand the difference between high school graduation requirements and post-secondary entrance requirements Research scholarships and financial aid Work on your class schedule for senior year Do Your Research Plan a visit to tour campuses that are of interest. Attend College/Career/Military fairs Meet with college/military representatives when they come to visit WFHS Calculate your academic GPA (most colleges only consider academic courses) where 90+ = 4, 80-89 = 3, 70-79 = 2, and 0-69 = 0 **Always contact the college to verify how they actually recalculate your GPA. Well How Do I Choose? What am I looking for? Size, location, cost, majors, clubs/groups, etc. How does the BIG 3 affect my admissions? GPA, SAT/ACT, curriculum strength. Have I narrowed my list down to 5 – 7 schools? 1-2 Dream/Reach, 2-3 Moderate level, 2-3 Safety/Fall Back. Important Resources GACollege411 (www.gacollege411.org) BigFuture (https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org) Career Cruising (www.careercruising.com) Curriculum Difficulty Chart Course English Average (1 pt) Above Average (2pt) Advanced (3 pt) Most Difficult (4pt) On-level 2 Honors 2 Honors/1 AP 2 Honors/2 AP Math On-level (Math I, 2, 3, AMDM) On-level Accel Math I, 2, (Math 1, 2, 3, 4) 3, AP Calc or AP Stats Accel Math 2, 3, AP Calc AB/BC, DL Calc Social Studies On-level 1 Honors 1 Honors/1 AP 2 or more AP Science On-level 2 Honors 1 AP 2 or more AP Foreign Language 2 years 3 years 4 years 1 or more AP 0-5 pts AVERAGE 6-10 pts ABOVE AVERAGE 11-15 pts EXCELLENT 16 + OUTSTANDING Overall Total Legend UGA GEORGIA TECH Fall of 2014 PROFILE Fall of 2014 PROFILE Total Applicants : 21,260 Total Enrolled: 5,200 Middle 50% Core GPA: 3.78-4.09 Middle 50% (CR+M+W) 1800-2060 Middle 50% ACT: 28-32 Middle 50% AP/IB Courses 4 – 8 Total Applicants: 25,880 Total Enrolled: 2,800 Middle 50%: 3.85-4.11 Middle 50% (CR+M+W): 2050-2240 Middle 50%: 30-33 EARLY ACTION: October 15th /will accept October SAT/ACT testing Foundation Fellowship: November 4st REGULAR DECISION: January 15th EARLY ACTION: October 15th /will accept November SAT/ACT testing (For Scholarship/Honors Program eligibility) REGULAR DECISION: January 10th /will accept December SAT/ACT testing **You must submit your application before you request a transcript from the counseling office. **If you are applying for the Honors College, you will have to submit a separate application and transcript. **You will have to complete the Common Application . Other 4 year Georgia Schools Kennesaw State University Min 2.5 GPA Avg GPA: 3.22 950 SAT (CR/MA) CR 490/MA 460 20 ACT English 20/Math 19 Valdosta State Avg GPA 3.15 Avg SAT CR/540 Math/510 Avg ACT 22 Georgia State University Avg GPA 3.2-3.7 Avg SAT 1120 Avg ACT 24 University West Georgia Avg GPA 3.11 Avg SAT CR/485 Math/476 Avg ACT 20 University of North Georgia (4-year program) Avg GPA 3.62 Avg SAT 1120 Avg ACT 24 Columbus State University 2.5 GPA min., SAT: Reading 440, Math 410, ACT: Math 17, English 17 Georgia Gwinnett College 2.0 GPA min., SAT: Reading 480, Math 460, ACT: English 21, Math 19, COMPASS 32 English, 62 Reading, 20 Math Georgia Southern University Avg GPA 3.24 Min SAT 1010 Min ACT 21 Two Year Schools in Georgia Oxford College Of Emory University Oxford, GA AVG GPA is 3.69-3.98 SAT 2010-2250 ACT 20-34 Georgia Perimeter College Alpharetta, GA 2.0 GPA min, accepting SAT/ACT or COMPASS Georgia Military College Milledgeville , GA 2.39 GPA min. SAT 920 ACT 19 University of North Georgia 2-year College Oconee, Forsyth, Watkinsville campus SAT: Math 310, Reading 330, ACT: Math 14, English 12, FI 1640 or higher Technical Colleges in Georgia Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA accepting COMPASS if you do not meet the min. SAT/ACT Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA ACT: Math, Reading, English 19, SAT: Reading 460, Math 440, or COMPASS Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA SAT: Math 410, Reading 410, ACT 18 Lanier Technical College Cumming, GA accepting COMPASS if you do not meet the min. SAT/ACT Military Options in Georgia Georgia Army National Guard SSG WYCHE Chad.j.armstrong8. [email protected] 770-825-2882 US ARMY *Check local recruiting office NAVY *Check local recruiting office MARINES SGT Anthony Bonin [email protected] rines.usmc.mil 678-229-7313 ASVAB will be offered @ WFHS on Monday, November 3rd Registration in the WFHS Counseling Office /More information in October Apprenticeships and Jobs US Dept. of Labor – Employment and training administration (www.doleta.gov): Offers guidance on finding registered apprenticeship programs. Georgia Office of Apprenticeship: James "Jim" Nugent State Director USDOL/ETA/OA 61 Forsyth Street SW, Room 6T80 Atlanta, GA 30303 Tel: (404)302-5897 Forsyth County Schools Job Board: www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/jobboard Personal Profile HOPE Scholarship Be registered for Selective Service (males only) Meet Georgia residency requirements HOPE = percentage of total tuition, ZELL = 100% tuition 3.0 CORE GPA (HOPE), 3.7 CORE GPA (Zell Miller) CORE GPA includes the following: Eng., Math, Science, Social Studies, For. Lang. For Zell Miller only: SAT score = 1200 CR + M (in one sitting), ACT score = 26 Composite & automatic qualification for High School Val/Sal AP quality pts. (only .50 given for AP and Dual Enrollment Courses, nothing above a 4.0) Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA All calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, and not by WFHS or Forsyth Co. Schools. HOPE GPA is not rounded up, so 2.99 does not qualify. RIGOR Requirement (Class of 2016 / 3 rigor Courses) HOPE Grant Pays a percentage of tuition at all Georgia Technical Colleges Graduate from a Hope-eligible high school NO GPA requirement Technical College System (based on 15 hours) $1,950 (HOPE) and $2670 (Zell) HOPE /Private Institutions HOPE Scholarship (Enrolled Full-Time) $3,820 per year award ZELL MILLER (Enrolled Full-Time) $4,220 per year award More Information on HOPE View your HOPE average and Rigor Requirements HOPE Rigor Requirements (listed on GA College411) http://www.gsfc.org/main/publishing/pdf/2012/Course_List.pdf Go to www.gacollege411.org and login to your account. Click on “Your HOPE GPA” For Additional Information on HOPE Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) 770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org Other Scholarship Options? College based: check college financial aid websites for criteria and categories. Community based: church, civic groups, local organizations. Private based: parents place of work, FREE scholarship search through websites. Visit the WFHS Counseling Website. www.scholarships.com www.fastweb.com www.gacollege411.org www.gsfc.com NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website www.eligibilitycenter.org When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA Students and parents are responsible for determining NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools Counselors are neither responsible nor allowed to determine eligibility Junior Heads Ups Scheduled college representative visits on WFHS campus. Listen to the announcements and check the website! Take the SAT and ACT before senior year Start constructing your Senior Profile Set up campus visits and tours (attend preview days) Be aware of college applications and due dates Upcoming Events: ASVAB: Monday, 11/3 Deadline tomorrow Keys to the DawgHouse/UGA: Tuesday, 11/4 Financial Aid Night: Monday, 11/17 Advanced Placement Night: TBD Anyone planning on taking an AP class should be in attendance with a parent. Follow us on Twitter @WFHS_HS Visit the WFHS Counseling website!