junior parent night 10/23/2014

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South Forsyth
High School
Junior Parent Night
October 23, 2014
PAC
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Quick Survey!
Webpage. www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/sfhs
• Student Services
• Counseling
• 11th Grade
• Please complete the Parent Survey
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• Please go to the South Forsyth High School
SFHS Counseling Staff
A–B
• Eddy Fernandez
C-GAH
• Corinna Spurlock
GAI– KOT
• Stacye Fickle,
Kou – Nor
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• Dr. Jamie D. Brown, Chair
• Michele Vargas
Nos – Smi
• Shari Frankel
Smj – Z
• Kristi Hall
Counseling Secretary
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SFHS Counseling Staff
• What will we do during your 30
minute meeting? (*Meetings will start in
October and run through January)
 Review all completed credits and discuss what is
left to meet graduation requirements.
 Introduce Career Cruising as a resource to identify
post secondary options and financial aid.
 Discuss any questions you have that involve senior
year and life after SFHS. (This presentation should
generate several individual questions to explore
during meetings)
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Junior Status Meetings
meeting? Junior Status
Meetings
• Loose ends…
counselor know if you have not received your
student’s by this weekend.
 Typo: 1am – 4am is really a PM afternoon
time.
 Please communicate this date to your student,
so that they are prepared.
 To assist meetings in starting promptly,
students will receive a pass the day of.
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 Invitations were mail out, please let your
 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.
1 Health/Per. Fit
 4 additional electives
• **23 Total Credits
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If you are planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university you must take a
minimum of 2 credits in the same world language
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Graduation Requirements
Graduation Test
Requirements
Must pass the GHSGWT to be eligible for a
diploma.
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• TESTING REQURIEMENTS:
Dual Enrollment Options
Programs that provide qualified Georgia high school juniors and seniors with the
opportunity to earn college credit while jointly enrolled in a Georgia public high school
and a college, university or technical institution. A high school student cannot receive
assistance from the Accel Program for postsecondary courses that are part of a technical
Certificate or Diploma program of study.
• Move on When Ready -MOWR
•
MOWR provides high school students the opportunity to
“jump start” postsecondary education during the high school
years. Once a student meets the admission requirements
and is accepted to a technical college, 2-year college, or 4year university, the high school student will be free to “move
on” earlier to the next educational level.
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ACCEL
ACCEL
MOWR
 Can take all
classes on college
campus
 Can take classes
at SFHS and on
college campus
 ACCEL credit
hours do not
count toward
HOPE totals.
 Student cannot
attend classes at
SFHS
 Students have to
take a total of 12
semester hours
each semester
 MOWR credit
hours do not
count toward
HOPE totals.
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Dual Enrollment Options
SAT
Dates
$52.50
Registration
Deadline
ACT
Test Dates
Registration
Deadline
Late Reg.
$28
$38
$54.50
w/writing
Late Reg.
$24
Nov. 8
Oct. 9
Dec. 13
Nov. 7
Dec. 6
Nov. 6
Feb. 7
Jan. 9
Jan. 24
Dec. 29
Apr. 18
Mar. 13
Mar. 14
Feb. 13
June 13
May 8
May 2
Apr. 6
June 6
May 8
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2014 Fall
SAT and ACT Schedules
SAT/ACT/PSAT PREP CLASSES offered @ SFHS
Sycamore Learning Tree
ACT
Mar 23 &24 4 -6:30 pm SFHS (Media Center) $75
Apr 20/21
SAT
4 – 6:30pm SFHS (Media Center) $75
Register @ www.prepforthefuture.com or call
866-223-9691
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SAT / ACT TEST PREP
SAT / ACT TEST PREP
www.c2educate.com Offering free practice test for new SAT
• Kaplan Test Prep
800-527-8378
www.kaptest.com/college
November 15th ACT/SAT Combo
• Academic Assistance & Tutoring Tab (Counseling
Website)
• Prep Books
• Computer Software
• Student’s Classes
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• C2education
770-292-9000
The New SAT!
Goes live Spring 2016 (At this time we do not New
have a specific month that the redesigned SAT
SAT
launches)
•
No penalties for wrong answers
•
Scoring will go back to the 1600 base
Tests
• Fewer questions, but more in debt
analysis
Old
SAT
Tests
1 (1hr 40mins)
3 Reading
1 (1hr 20mins)
3 Math
•
Essay is optional
1 (50mins)
Optional
1 Essay
•
4 vs. 5 multiple choice answers
3 Writing
•
Portions of the Math section prohibit
calculator use
Included in
Reading
section
•
Pre-Calc is the max vs. Algebra II
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•
SAT/ACT Reminders
• Research to find out if you need the SAT II’s – Subject
(i.e. Ivy League)
• Use your free score reports to send scores to colleges.
Saves you $’s and schools are going to use the scores
meet your best interest.
• SAT – www.collegeboard.com
• ACT – www.actstudent.org
• SFHS code = 110922
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Tests. This will be based on how selective the college is
Ready? Set? Gooooo!!!
 Start your post-secondary research! You should do this
prior to your junior status meeting
 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
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• What do I need to do, and how do I start?
Do Your Research
interest. (4 approved days)
 Attend College/Career/Military fairs
 Meet with college/military representatives
when they come to visit SFHS
 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
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 Plan a visit to tour campuses that are of
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Unofficial Transcripts
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Now Calculate Your GPA!
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College Visitation
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Well How Do I Choose?
Size, location, cost, majors, clubs/groups,
etc.
 How do 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.
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 What am I looking for?
Course
Average
(1 pt)
Above Average (2pt)
Advanced
(3 pt)
Most Difficult
(4pt)
English
On-level
2 Honors
2 Honors/1 AP
2 Honors/2 AP
Math
On-level
(Math I, 2, 3, AMDM)
On-level
(Math 1, 2, 3, 4)
Accel Math I, 2, 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
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Curriculum Difficulty Chart
UGA
GEORGIA TECH
Fall of 2013 PROFILE
Fall of 2013 PROFILE
Total Applicants : 21,260
Total Enrolled: 5,200
Middle 50% Core GPA:
3.8-4.09
Middle 50% SAT
(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%: “A” avg.
Middle 50% SAT
(CR+M+W): 2050-2240
Middle 50% ACT: 30-33
Middle 50% AP/IB Courses
6 – 11
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Standardized Tests
Kennesaw State University
2.5 GPA min. 3.22 avg. on college
prep work, 950 SAT (CR/MA)
CR 490/MA 460, 20 ACT English
20/Math 19
University of North Georgia
3.62 avg. GPA
SAT: 1120
ACT: 24
Georgia State University
2.8 GPA min., 3.2 – 3.7 avg. GPA,
1120 SAT (CR/MA), 24 ACT
Georgia Southern University
EIP Program 2.0 GPA min. 3.24
avg. GPA, SAT 920 – 1000,
Reading 430, Math 400, ACT 20,
English 17, Math 17
Columbus State University
2.5 GPA min., SAT: Reading
440, Math 410, ACT: Math 17,
English 17
Valdosta State
SAT: 900 Reading 430, Math
400, ACT: 19, English 17, Math 17
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Other 4-year Georgia
Schools
Oxford College Of
Emory University,
Oxford, GA
AVG GPA is 3.69 –
3.98, SAT 2010 –
2250, ACT 20 - 34
Georgia Military
College,
Milledgeville , GA
2.39 GPA min., SAT
920, ACT 19
Georgia Perimeter
College, Alpharetta,
GA 2.0 GPA min,
accepting SAT/ACT
or COMPASS
University of North Georgia
College – Oconee Campus,
Watkinsville, GA SAT: Math
310, Reading 330, ACT:
Math 14, English 12, FI
1640 or higher
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2-year Schools in Georgia
Lanier Technical
College, Cumming,
GA
accepting COMPASS
if you do not meet
the min. SAT/ACT
Gwinnett Technical
College, Lawrenceville,
Dawsonville,
Gainesville, campuses
accepting COMPASS if
you do not meet the
min. SAT/ACT
Atlanta Technical
College, Atlanta, GA
SAT: Math 410,
Reading 410, ACT 18
Chattahoochee
Technical College,
Marietta, GA ACT:
Math, Reading,
English 19, SAT:
Reading 460, Math
440, or COMPASS
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Technical Colleges in
Georgia
Georgia Army
National Guard
SSG WYCHE
[email protected]
rmy.mil
706-974-9199
NAVY
Keith Bostick
EM1
770-532-3124
[email protected]
mil
US ARMY
John C. Hughes
Sergeant First Class
[email protected]
c.army.mil
770-503-1126
MARINES
SSGT Darren
McAllister
[email protected]
arines.usmc.mil
678-229-7313
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Military Options in Georgia
US Dept. of Labor – Employment and
training administration
www.doleta.gov/oa/ Offers guidance
on finding registered apprenticeship
programs.
Forsyth County Schools Job Board:
www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/jobboard
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Apprenticeships and Careers
Start to Building Your
Resume!
 Awards and Honors
 SAT/ACT Scores
 Weighted/Unweighted GPA
 Extracurricular Activities
 Work Experience
 Volunteer/Community Service
 Hobbies/Interests
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Gather high school information on:
Honor Code/Discipline
Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be
affected if the student has a documented out of
school suspension or honor code violation.
Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges
hold all of the rights.
Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put
you on immediate probation.
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If a college or scholarship program inquires about
honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated
to report this information.
HOPE Scholarship
To earn HOPE:
 Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school
 Be registered for Selective Service (males only)
 Meet Georgia residency requirements
 3.0 CORE GPA (all academic courses only, English,
Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Lang.)
 Meet Academic Rigor requirements: (Class of 2016)
•
Must receive credit in at least THREE advanced
courses: Advanced Algebra or higher, Chemistry,
Physics or higher, AP/IB courses in core subjects,
ACCEL, and Advanced World Language. *The
complete list of classes are listed on
www.Gacollege411.org
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HOPE covers a percentage% of college tuition. Award
amounts depend on the type of institution (Public
or Private) a student attends.
 All AP/IB/DE classes are unweighted
 AP/IB/DE have .50 quality points
added (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 SFHS or Forsyth Co.
Schools. (www.gsfc.org)
 HOPE GPA is not rounded up, so 2.99
does not qualify.
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HOPE Key Points
Zell Miller Scholarship
 Must meet all the requirements to be
eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus:
 Core GPA of 3.70+
 1,200 SAT (CR+MA) on a single test
administration or a 26 composite on
the ACT
*A student named the valedictorian or salutatorian of
his or her eligible high school is also eligible for the
Zell Miller Scholarship, as long as the student has a
minimum 3.0 HOPE GPA and meets all other
requirements.
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Covers 100% of tuition (based on Lottery Funds)
• Requirements:
**Did you know that if your student
graduates from high school with less than a
3.0 GPA, they can still earn HOPE once they
enroll in college?
At 30, 60, or 90 hours, if a once ineligible
student earns a 3.0+, they become HOPE
eligible.
**This does not apply to Zell Miller. Students
have to be eligible for Zell Miller upon
graduating from high school, to receive the
award at any point in college.
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All HOPE is Not Lost!
Pays a percentage of tuition
at all Georgia Technical
Colleges
Graduate from a Hopeeligible high school
NO GPA requirement
Must maintain a 2.0 after enrolling
in college.
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HOPE Grant
Private Schools and HOPE
•
HOPE Scholarship (Enrolled Full-Time)
$3,820 per year award
 ZELL MILLER (Enrolled Full-Time)
•
$4,000 per year award
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
More Information on HOPE
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”
*We will be distributing this information during
junior status meetings.
For Additional Information on HOPE
Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission
(GSFC)
770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org
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View your HOPE average and Rigor Requirements
Other Scholarship Options?
For other scholarship opportunities please visit the
SFHS Counseling Scholarship Website, and other
sites like:
www.scholarships.com
www.fastweb.com
www.gacollege411.org
www.gsfc.com
www.atlantascholarships.com/
www.fastweb.com/
www.scholarships.com/
www.zinch.com/
freescholarship.com/
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**Always visit the financial aid page of the
colleges of interest.
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
Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed
to determine eligibility
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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
Anticipate Your Senior
Schedule
• Research classes by talking to teachers and other
students to find out expectations
• Don’t bite off more than you can chew
• Research college admissions requirements to find
out if you need to add a class to your senior
schedule
• Consider extracurricular and work activities
• Consider Dual Enrollement
• Consider HOPE!
• Consider “Senioritis” (This disease is real!)
**Remember, once we return in August there
will be no schedule changes
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Figure out you senior schedule
Things to Remember
• Use 4 college visits during junior & senior year
(College Visitation Form)
• Students interested in playing college athletics must
register with the NCAA Clearinghouse once your
junior year courses & grades are available.
www.eligibilitycenter.org
• Register for the SAT/ACT
• Come to your junior status meeting prepared!
• The more we get to know you, the more we can help
you with your future!
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• Visit the Counseling Web Pages often!
Please go to the South Forsyth High School Webpage.
www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/sfhs
•
Student Services
•
Counseling
•
11th Grade
•
Please complete the Parent Survey
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