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A.L. BROWN HIGH SCHOOL
Senior Parent Night
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
CLASS of 2014
A.L. Brown Senior Parent Night
Program Agenda
 Welcome
-Kevin Garay, Principal
 National Recognition Presentation
-Rob Kass, National Recognition
 Graduation Requirements
-Daryle Adams, Senior Class Administrator
 Work Keys
-Tena Martin, CTE
 College Planning
 Student Services Website
 CFNC Website
-Patti Stodghill. Counselor
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NCAA Clearinghouse
Paying for College
Scholarships
FAFSA
-Brian Landis, Counselor
 Important Dates
-Daryle Adams, Senior Class Administrator
 Questions
- ALB Staff
 Closing Remarks
- Kevin Garay
Topics Covered
Graduation
Requirements
Post-Secondary
Options
College Planning
College
Foundation of
NC (CFNC)
Transcripts
Senior Year
Timeline / Dates
NCAA Eligibility
Scholarships
SAT vs. ACT
Graduation Requirements
What are the graduation
requirements for A.L.
Brown High School?
Graduation Requirements
What are A.L. Brown’s Graduation Requirements?
1. FUTURE READY CORE
Course of Study
2. Completion of a SENIOR
PROJECT
ALB EXIT/GRAD REQ
Graduation Requirements
What are A.L. Brown’s Graduation Requirements?
FUTURE READY CORE COMPONENTS
• 4 English
• 4 Math
• 3 Science
• 3 Social Studies
• 1 Health and Physical Education
• 2 Course Elective Concentration
• 4 Course Career Cluster
• 6 Additional Elective Credits
= 27 TOTAL CREDITS (MINIMUM)
ALB EXIT/GRAD REQ
Graduation Requirements
What are A.L. Brown’s Graduation Requirements 2013?
MATHEMATICS - 4 credits
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Algebra 1
Geometry
Algebra 2
4th Math to be aligned with student’s post high school plans
Employ/2 Year College
Foundation Algebra/Geometry
Principles of Technology
4 Year College
Advanced Function/ Modeling
Discrete Math
Pre-Calculus
Calculus
Post High School Academic Options
What are my academic
options after high school?
Post High School Academic Options
What are my academic options after high
school?
High School diploma
High School diploma
• COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
High School diploma
• Community College
• 4 Year College
(Associate
Degree)
• Employment
• 4 YEAR
COLLEGE
(Bachelor’s
Degree)
• Employment
• GRADUATE
SCHOOL
(Master’s and
Doctorate
Degrees)
• Employment
Post High School Academic Options
What are my academic options after high school?
COMMUNITY COLLEGES (6 months - 2+ years)
TECHNICAL COLLEGES (6 months - 2 years)
SPECIALTY SCHOOLS
(6 months - 2 years)
Diploma / Certificate
- Diploma / Certificate Programs
FOUR YEAR COLLEGES (4 - 6 years)
GRADUATE SCHOOL (6 + years)
Associate, Diploma, Certificate
Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s and Doctoral Degrees
College Admissions Testing
ACCUPLACER - 2 Year Colleges
ACCUPLACER TEST
COMPUTER SKILLS TEST
Take onsite at Community College
College Transfer Program = Admission
w/out SAT/ACT
College Planning
What schools can/should I apply to?
Courses of Study / Majors Offered
Financial costs
Public vs. Private
Class size and faculty contact
Distance from home
Location
Sports programs
POST HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS
NC Colleges /Universities
NC STATE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NC
Popular Majors: Engineering, Business, Biological
and Biomedical Sciences
Tuition: $16,202.00
(2012-13)
Fall acceptance rate: 52.3%
NCAA Division 1
4 year Graduation Rate: 41%
Selectivity: More Selective
NC Colleges /Universities
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY, GREENVILLE, NC
Popular Majors: Education, Nursing, Fine Arts,
Business
Tuition: $13,347.00
(2012-13)
Fall acceptance rate: 73%
NCAA Division 1, Football 1-A
6 year Graduation Rate: 54%
Selectivity: Selective
NC Colleges/Universities
UNIVERSITY OF N C CHARLOTTE (UNCC)
Popular Majors: Business, Biology, Education,
Engineering, Criminal Justice
Tuition: $ 14,858.oo (2012-13)
Fall acceptance rate: 69%
NCAA Division 1
4 year Graduation Rate: 26 %
Selectivity:
Selective
NC Colleges/Universities
 APPALACHIAN STATE, BOONE , NC
Popular Majors:
Elementary Education, Psychology, Business,
Accounting
 Tuition: 15,948 (2012-13)
 Fall acceptance rate: 68%
 NCAA Division 1
 4 year Graduation Rate: 38%
 6 year Graduation Rate: 65.7%
 Selectivity: Selective
College Planning
What schools can/should I apply to?
College Application Process
 Paper applications vs. on line applications
 Check deadlines
 Send Transcripts using CFNC.org
 Request recommendation letters (as
necessary)
 Application fee
College Planning Resources
COLLEGE FOUNDATION OF NC
All 16 UNC institutions utilize the CFNC.org
online applications system.
CFNC is the official system for sending high
school transcripts electronically using
TRANSCRIPT MANAGER
www.cfnc.org
Plan. Apply. Pay
College Planning Resources
2013 ALB COLLEGE FAIR
Over 65+ colleges represented
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
ALB Media Center
2:00pm to 3:00pm
College Planning Resources
COLLEGE CONNECTIONS
BULLETIN BOARD main hallway
College Planning Resources
CFNC
COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK
November 18 – 22, 2013
*application fees waived for most NC private
colleges
College Planning Resources
College Application Week
College Planning Resources
College Visitations
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When? Fall/Winter of the senior year
Interviews
Tours
Visit the Hub, Commons or Rec Centers Sample the food and visit with students.
*2 excused visits to colleges per school
year
College Admissions Testing
Do I need to take an
SAT or an ACT Test ?
College Admissions Testing
Do I Need to take an SAT or ACT ?
SAT vs. ACT – 4 Year College
• SAT - Aptitude Test *1/4 point penalty for wrong
answer
– Critical Reading
– Math
– Writing Test
• ACT – Achievement Test
answer
– English
– Math
– Reading
– Science
– Writing test is optional
*Score requirements vary by school
COLLEGE TESTING
*no penalty for wrong
UNC System Quick Facts
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2013
• minimum GPA is 2.5
• minimum ACT is 17 (composite)
• minimum SAT is 800 (reading and
math)
• highly recommended that prospective
students take a math course unit in grade
12
Senior Wall of Fame 2013
ALB Student Services Website
Stay informed and follow us on the web!
A.L BROWN WEBSITE
http://www.kannapolis.k12.nc.us/ALBrown/index.html
STUDENT SERVICES WEEBLY
http://albhscounseling.weebly.com/
Announcements
College Planning
SAT/ ACT Information
Scholarships
NCAA Eligibility
NCAA Division 1
16 Core-Course Rule
16 Core Courses:
• 4 years of English.
• 3 years of mathematics
(Algebra I or higher).
• 2 years of natural/physical
science (1 year of lab if
offered by high school).
• 1 year of additional English,
mathematics or
natural/physical science.
• 2 years of social science.
• 4 years of additional courses
NCAA Division 2
14 Core-Course Rule
14 Core Courses:
• 3 years of English.
• 2 years of mathematics
(Algebra I or higher).
• 2 years of natural/physical
science (1 year of lab if
offered by high school).
• 2 years of additional English,
mathematics or
natural/physical science.
• 2 years of social science.
• 3 years of additional courses
http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
NCAA Test Score Requirements
Test Scores
Division I has a sliding scale for test score and
grade-point average.
Division II has a minimum SAT score
requirement of 820 or ACT sum score of 68.
The SAT score used for NCAA purposes includes only the critical
reading and math sections. The writing section of the SAT is
not used.
The ACT score used for NCAA purposes is a sum of the four
sections on the ACT: English, mathematics, reading and
science. The writing section of the ACT is not used.
http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf
Scholarships and Financial Information
How do I pay for
College?
What is Financial Aid?
Every Applicant is Eligible
• MERIT – Based
• NEED – Based
• Scholarships
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Free Application for Federal and
Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Money given by the Federal Government to
help students attend college.
- Fill out the FAFSA starting January 1, 2014.
- Applications can be filled out online at:
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Scholarships and Financial Aid
*EVERY STUDENT WHO GOES
TO COLLEGE SHOULD FILL
OUT THE FAFSA
(2 YEAR or 4 YEAR or TECHNICAL/TRADE)
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Pell Grants/Loans/Work Study
Pell Grant is given out through the
FAFSA and based on income.
 Student loans are given out through local
banks or colleges (good interest rates).
Work study is where you work on campus
to help pay for tuition.
REMEMBER!
Grants/Work Study Programs do not have
to be paid back…….
STUDENT LOANS DO!
How Financial Aid is Awarded
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) – results in a family’s EFC
Expected Family
Cost of Attendance
Contribution (EFC)
The amount, as determined by
Federal methodology, that represents
Your family’s ability to pay for
one year of college.
The amount budgeted for a
student to pay tuition, room and
board, books, fees, supplies and
other related expenses.
Cost of Attendance
20,000.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- 6,000
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Eligibility for Financial Aid
= 14,000
Cost of Attendance
Expected Family Contribution
Eligibility for Financial Aid
20,000
-6000
14,000
Financial Aid Package
University Grant
Presidential Scholarship
Federal Student Loan
College Work Study
Total Award
Eligibility
Financial Aid
GAP
14,000
-11,125
= $2,875
5,000
2,000
2,625
1,500
11,125
GAP
+EFC
2,875
6,000
= Total Family Contribution
$8,875
Scholarships and Financial Aid
What is a Scholarship?
- Based on merit, financial need, community
service, or sports.
- Money that is awarded. (Do not have to
pay back).
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You don’t get them unless you apply.
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They are work, but can pay off!
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Where do I apply?
 School based scholarships: Example: NC State Scholars,
UNC-Wilmington Scholars, etc. --- Apply to the college by the
scholarship deadlines listed on their website.
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ECU (3.5 GPA, 1800 SAT) has a separate application that
must be downloaded and returned by December 1.
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A.L. Brown Scholarship are traditionally given out in the
spring semester and are chosen locally.
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Watch everywhere for scholarships…..churches, Boy
Scouts, Civic organizations, Parent’s employer, etc.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Where is the Scholarship Information?
• Scholarship Scoop – Listing of Scholarships
• Website: http://albhscounseling.weebly.com/
• Email Alerts – [email protected]
• Announcements – Listen each day for new
scholarships
• College Websites: under Financial aid and
Scholarships
Student Services Staff
School Counselors
Patti Stodghill – last names A – K
Brian Landis – last names L – Z
[email protected]
[email protected]
Career Development Coordinator
Kristi Parlier
[email protected]
Senior Class Administrator/Dean of Students
Daryle Adams
[email protected]
Attendance/Drop-Out Prevention Program
Camilla Buckwell
[email protected]
Testing Coordinator
Jackie Cross
[email protected]
Guidance Registrar/Secretary
Kathy Hall
[email protected]
Coordinator Behavioral Health , KCS Health and Wellness Center
Angela Ward [email protected]
Academically Gifted Program Coordinator
Michele Pitts
[email protected]
Freshman Academy Coordinator
Jessica Reynolds
[email protected]
Important Dates – Class of 2014
SEPTEMBER
– 4 : Senior Class Meeting with National Recognition
– 11 – 12: Cap and Gown Order
– 24: Open House / Senior Parent Meeting
– 27: Homecoming
OCTOBER
– 2-4: Service Day – Cap and Gown
– 4: Early Release Day
– 17: Renaissance Festival
– 29: End of First Nine Weeks
– 30 & 31: Senior Announcement Ordering
Important Dates – Class of 2014
NOVEMBER
1 –No School
8: National Honor Society Induction @ 2:30
Week of November 4: Report Cards issued
11: Veteran’s Day Holiday – No School
27 - 29: Thanksgiving Break- No School
DECEMBER
2-WorkKeys test (Early grads only)
3 & 5: Senior Presentations
23-Jan. 1: Christmas Break
Important Dates – Class of 2014
JANUARY
1: No School
13 - 17: Exams
17: End of First Semester
20-21 No School
22-2nd Semester starts
FEBRUARY
17-No school
25-Spring Open House
MARCH
7-Early Release
12-15 Senior Trip
14-National Technical Honor Society Induction
27-End of 3rd nine weeks
28-No school
APRIL:
**Cap & Gown delivery & Pictures (TBA)
18-27 Spring Break
MAY:
6-Senior Awards Night
6 & 8: Senior Presentations
10-Prom
26: Memorial Day - No School
Important Dates – Class of 2014
JUNE
5-11 Spring Exams
8-Baccalaureate (site TBD)
11: Graduation Practice @9:00
13: Honors Graduate Reception-5:00
June 13: GRADUATION!!
6:30

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