Senior Post-Secondary Planning

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Senior Post-Secondary Planning
Bloomingdale High School
Class of 2015
What is post-secondary planning?
• Developing a plan for life after high school.
• Identifying careers that are interesting and a
good fit for you.
• Investigating what education/training is
required for those careers.
• Implementing a plan to reach your goals!
Where Do I Begin???
• Identify what your interests, talents, and
preference are to find a career that is a good
fit for you!
• Do some research online:
Florida
Choices
Make a Plan
Florida Jobs
Types of Post-Secondary Education
• Trade School/Tech School
• Erwin Tech is an example.
• Programs take between two to twenty-two months to
complete.
• Earn certifications in plumbing, cosmetology, nursing
assistant, drafting as well as many additional options.
• Financial aid is available!
• HiTec Video
• Field trip scheduled to Erwin Tech on November 19thcome to Guidance for an application.
Types of Post Secondary Education
• Two Year Colleges
– Examples are HCC, TCC, and Valencia College.
– Students are able to earn an Associates degree in
about two years.
– Can transfer to a 4 yr. school after graduation to
continue education with the 2 +2 program.
– Example of 2 + 2 Program at Sante Fe to UF
– Programs include culinary arts, criminology,
business, hospitality management, and more!
Types of Post-Secondary Education
• 4 year degree programs:
– Earn a bachelor’s degree; many majors/program
options.
– Variety of public and private schools.
– Require additional materials to be submitted such as
transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and
ACT/SAT test scores.
– Florida Public Universities include UF, FSU, USF, and
UCF.
– Private Universities include U of Tampa, U of Miami,
and Stetson.
Standardized Tests
• ACT and SAT scores required for entry in most
four year universities.
• Sign up on Collegeboard.org (SAT) and
actstudent.org(ACT).
• Can take either ACT or SAT; can also combine
sections of each tests for higher
score(“superscore”).
SAT Vs. ACT
Division of Instructional Support
Department of Guidance Services
SAT/ACT COMPARISONS
SAT
ACT
Cost: $52.50 (per test) includes writing
Cost: $38.00 (per test)
test, additional $28.00 for late registration
$54.50 Plus Writing $24.00 for late reg.
General Information
General Information
Non-multiple choice questions
included
Guessing penalty
Questions go from easy to hard in
most sections
Measures academic achievement
in Critical Reading, Mathematics
and Writing
Testing Time
Approximately 3
hours & 45 minutes
Entirely multiple choice
No guessing penalty
Easy & hard questions mixed
within sections
Measures academic
achievement in English,
Reading, Science (plus optional
writing test)
Testing Time Approximately 3
hours
(3 hours & 45 minutes
including writing test)
Test Contents
Test Contents
CRITICAL READING
Critical Reading
Sentence Level Reading
ENGLISH
Usage/Mechanics (Punctuation,
Grammar & Sentence Structure)
Rhetorical Skills (Strategy, & Style)
MATHEMATICS
Number & Operations
Algebra I, II, & Functions
Geometry
Statistics, Probability & Data Analysis
MATHEMATICS
Pre-Algebra, Elementary Algebra,
Intermediate Algebra,
Geometry (Coordinate &Plane),
Trigonometry
WRITING
Multiple Choice Grammar
Usage
READING
Humanities, Natural Science,
Prose Fiction, Social Studies
SCIENCE
Includes Biology, Chemistry,
Physics, & Earth/Space sciences
WRITING (optional)
A student’s scores on the Writing Test have
no effect on the score of any ACT Assessment
Test or the Composite.
Writing Skills
Scoring
Critical Reading
Mathematics
Writing
Maximum Score
Scoring
200 – 800
200 – 800
200 – 800
2400
English
Mathematics
Reading
Science
Maximum Score
1
1
1
1
1
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–
–
–
–
36
36
36
36
36
Writing (Optional): Two scores reported
Combined English/Writing Score 1 – 36
Writing test subscore
2 - 12
Military
• Enlisting in the military is another option after
high school.
• There are five branches: Army, Navy, Marines, Air
Force and Coast Guard.
• After you complete your service, the GI Bill
provides up to $50,000 in scholarships for
college.
• ASVAB is REQUIRED for enlistment-the ASVAB will
be administered here on 10/23. Sign up in
Guidance.
Entering the Work Force
• Some high school graduates enter the work
force right after high school.
• This allows students to save money for higher
education, or to decide what they would like
to study at school.
• Jobs that one can obtain with only a high
school diploma are limited and usually are
lower-paying.
Comparison of Earnings by Degree Type
Tools to Help You Navigate the Process
• Guidmii –Helps keep track of your GPA,
graduation requirements, test scores,
community service, and more. You can also
search for colleges and scholarships.
• Guidance website- Contains information on
upcoming events, scholarships, college rep.
visits, testing dates, NCAA information, and so
much more! Available on the BHS app as well.
What about Scholarships and Aid?
• Bright Futures: 3 levels with various requirements:
– FAS requires a 3.5 GPA, 1290 SAT, and 100
community service hours. Also requires 2 years of
foreign language.
– FMS requires a 3.0 GPA, 1170 SAT and 75
community service hours. Also requires 2 years of
foreign language.
– Gold Seal Vocational requires a 3.0 GPA in core
classes, a 3.5 GPA in vocational classes (at least 3
full credits in a single Career and Technical
Education program), a 440 on CR and Math SAT,
and 30 community service hours.
More about Bright Futures
• FAS awards $103 per credit hour.
• FMS awards $77 per credit hour.
• Rates are based on enrollment at a 4yr.
School; reimbursement rates at a 2yr. School
are less.
• GSV awards $48 per credit hour towards an
A.S. degree.
Additional Aid
• Scholarships:
– Money that does NOT need to be paid back.
– Can be based on financial need or merit.
– Sometimes awarded on a one-time only basis;
some awards are renewable
– Scholarships need to be applied for and there are
a variety of types available for a wide range of
students.
Additional Aid
• FAFSA:
– Filed after January 1st.
– Allows a student to access federal aid such as Pell
Grants, Work-Study, and Stafford Loans.
– A FAFSA is also required for colleges and
universities to award need based aid.
– It is best to complete the FAFSA as soon as
possible; tax returns from last year can be used.
Loans….
• Loans are necessary for some students to fund
their education.
• However-it is always important to borrow
responsibly! Loans are money that needs to
be paid back-with interest.
• Only borrow what you need and avoid private
loans if possible (through banks, credit unions,
Sallie Mae, etc.)
Upcoming events
• College Night @ Brandon High SchoolOctober 1st from 6-8PM.
• Field trips to UF, FSU, U of Miami/FIU and
Erwin Tech(see Mrs. Usher for more details.)
• Military Career Night @ Tampa Bay Tech
October 16th at 6:00 pm.
• ASVAB @BHS-October 23rd from 8 AM-12
noon.
Ways to Receive Information
• Twitter- @BloomingdaleCCC.
• Remind- Enter this number: (727) 202-4886
with this message: @bhsccc for text updates.
• Guidance Newsletters sent through Edsby.
• Bloomingdale Guidance Website.
• School Counseling Office-fill out a request to
see form for your counselor.
Questions???

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