West Forsyth High School

Report
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!!!
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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!
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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,
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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
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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
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Go to www.gacollege411.org and login to your
account.
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Click on “Your HOPE GPA”
For Additional Information on HOPE
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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!

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