Our Topics Tonight • • • • • • • • Alaska Performance Scholarship Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Ed. Alaska Teacher Loan/Scholarship Winn-Brindle Memorial Ed. Loan TEACH Grant Western Undergraduate Exchange UA Scholars Program CRSD Graduation Requirements Topics (continued) • • • • • • • College Testing Dual Credit Opportunities Scholarship Information GPA & Class Rank Career Cruising Guidance & Counseling Website CRSD Program of Studies Alaska Performance Scholarship What is it? How can I qualify? What is it? • Coursework + Grades + Scores + FAFSA=$$$ to be used for college or training in Alaska • A Career/Technical Award can be earned with a qualifying WorkKeys score instead of ACT/SAT scores How do I qualify? • APS Level 1 • APS Level 2 • APS Level 3 • See Hand Out: Curriculum-GPA-Test Score Requirements Plato Social Studies Options • • • • • • • • • • • Art History & Appreciation Anthropology I and II Archeology: Detectives of the Past International Business Law & Order Intro to Philosophy Personal Psychology I and II Social Problems: A World in Crisis Social Problems II Sociology I and II World Religions How do I apply? • It is easy; You fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov/) • When do I do this? As soon as possible after January 1 of your senior year. How can I track my APS? • Log in to the Alaska Student Aid Portal (ASAP) to verify that ACPE has received your data. • ACPE=Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (www.acpe.alaska.gov) For further APS information: • http://acpe.alaska.gov/STUDENTPARENT/Grants_Scholarships/Alaska_Perform ance_Scholarship.aspx ACPE • Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education • Provides information on education and training beyond high school • http://acpe.alaska.gov/ Alaska Teacher Loan/Scholarship • For students interested in becoming teachers • Starts as a loan-up to $7500 per year • Forgiveness Benefits: Teach in a rural district in Alaska for up to 5 years and receive 100% forgiveness • Copper River School District receives 4 nomination slots each year Winn-Brindle Memorial Education Loan • The Winn Brindle Loan provides funding to cover educational expenses for students enrolled in a fisheries-related field. Borrowers may be eligible for up to 50% forgiveness of their loan debt when they return to Alaska and work in a qualifying fisheries-related field. TEACH Grant • A federal grant • Can receive up to $4000/year • Must teach at least 4 years in a low-income student school • Must teach in a high need field (math, science, reading, special education, more) • https://teach-ats.ed.go WUE • Western Undergraduate Exchange Program • www.wiche.edu/wue • 15 western states that allow a student to attend at 150% the cost of in-state tuition • Check that your intended major qualifies • Apply early UA SCHOLARS PROGRAM • An award given to the top 10% of the graduating class • Determined by class rank at the end of the junior year • If a student receives the award but chooses to go out of state—it cannot be awarded to another student • If a student is not in the top 10%, but moves up to the top 10% at the end of the senior year, we can file a “Reconsideration of Eligibility” UA Scholars Tie-Breaking Process • 1-Number of +1 courses taken (rigor) • 2-Core course GPA calcuation (English, Math, Science, Social Studies) • 3-HSGQE scores (sum total of all 3) CRSD Graduation Requirements • http://www.crsd.us/students--parents.html • Page 7 College Testing • PSAT-can be taken in sophomore year, but highly encourage in junior year; given every October. Cost is approximately $14. Register at your school office. • SAT-typically taken in the spring of your junior year, but can be taken earlier. Cost is approximately $50. Register online at www.sat.collegeboard.org • ACT- typically taken in the spring of your junior year, but can be taken earlier. Take as the ACT, or ACT Plus Writing. Cost is approximately $35 for the regular ACT, and about $50 with writing. Register online at www.actstudent.org • Preparation: www.careercruising.com; Method Test Prep is an online resource that can help you prepare for these tests! Dual Credit Opportunities • CRSD courses: – Trigonometry=PWSCC Math 107 and 108; a total of 7 college credits – AP English may result in college credit depending upon your AP exam score (usually 3 or higher) – Future Educators of Alaska-may earn 3 credits as a teacher aide • Courses outside of the CRSD – Must request approval for credit to be granted within the CRSD (ex. PWSCC college English) • Correspondence/online coursework -Follow the same approval process for courses outside of the CRSD (ex. BYU Independent Study Interior Design) Scholarship Information • Student Information: demographic information, college/training program choices, proposed areas of study, career goals, cumulative GPA, class rank • List of current classes; test scores (SAT, ACT) • School Activities: list of each activity and years of participation; include leadership positions and accomplishments Scholarship Information-continued • Community Activities: list of activities, hours volunteered, years of participation • Work Experience: list of jobs, hours worked, years of work • Recognition and awards: list all awards, such as Student of the Month (and year of award) Scholarship Information-continued • Develop a Budget • School name and a list all costs • Resources: List your savings, expected scholarships, parent contributions GPA & Class Rank Calculation • • • • • A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0 • • • • • • Weighted courses: Plus 1 point Physics Chemistry Trig and higher math (calculus) AP English College English Valedictorian-Salutatorian-Graduation Honors • Determined after the 8th semester • Based upon cumulative GPA • Honors: Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher (wear Honor cords at graduation) • National Honor Society (wear gold stole) Career Cruising • www.careercruising.com • Username: crsd-student • Password: student1 Guidance & Counseling Website • • • • • Scholarships by grade level Summer programs Summer jobs SAT/ACT testing information A variety of sources of information to help students • www.crsd.us • Under Departments-Guidance & Counseling tab • Check it out often!! Program of Studies • A document with extensive information about the Copper River School District’s course offerings, schedule changes, withdrawing from a class, non-district courses, Honor Roll, and more. • www.crsd.us; click on Students & Parents tab; in the lower left-hand corner under Other Links=Program of Studies Graduation….. • And life beyond…..My goal is to help you, and your student, be prepared. • Thank you for coming tonight!