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Freshman-Sophomore Night . Guidance Counselors Deanna Stephenson (A-G) x-235 Suzanne Hamar (H-N) x-266 Melodie Yarber (O-Z) x-246 Nancy Hutek x-241 (Department Head, Impact, Special Diploma) Emily Lippincott x-270 (Collegiate Academy) College & Career Counselor David Elkins x-244.

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Freshman sophomore night

Freshman-Sophomore Night


Freshman sophomore night

  • Guidance Counselors

    • Deanna Stephenson (A-G) x-235

    • Suzanne Hamar (H-N) x-266

    • MelodieYarber (O-Z) x-246

    • Nancy Hutek x-241 (Department Head, Impact, Special Diploma)

    • Emily Lippincott x-270

      (Collegiate Academy)

  • College & Career Counselor

    • David Elkins x-244


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Available in lobby

    • Pg. 7 Sophomores

    • Pg. 8 Freshmen


Freshmen

Sophomores

Freshmen


Graduation requirements1

Graduation Requirements

  • One Online/Virtual Course

    • One “course”must be completed through online learning.

      • Contact your student’s guidance counselor for more info.


What about foreign language

What about Foreign Language?

  • Foreign language is not required for high school graduation.

    • 2 credits of the same foreign language are required for admission into four-year colleges and universities.

      • Bright Futures Scholarships: Both Florida Medallion and Florida Academic Scholars programs require 2 credits of the same foreign language.


Making up classes

Making up Classes

  • Florida Virtual School

    • Offered through the internet for free.

    • 9-18 weeks per ½ credit.

    • Students sign up online at FLVS.net.

  • Credit Recovery

    • Offered after school in computer lab at AHS.

    • Completion time varies for each student.

    • Students sign up with guidance counselor.

  • Night School

    • Offered at various schools throughout the county from approximately 6-9 pm two days per week.

      • Three closest: Brandon, TBT, Plant City

    • Completion time varies for each student.

    • Students sign up with guidance counselor.

REPORT CARDS

Tuesday, February 11th


Life after armwood

Life After Armwood

  • Keep doors open

    • Good grades

    • Be nice to your teachers, administrators, counselors

    • Look at your PSAT scores

    • GET INVOLVED!!!!!!!!


I don t know what i want to do after high school

I don’t know what I want to do after high school.

  • Florida Choices Planner

    • FLChoices.org

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    • Bls.gov/ooh


What do colleges look for

What Do Colleges Look For?

Brag Sheet

  • Rigor of courses taken

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Class rank & GPA

  • Application essays

  • Recommendations

HOW DO YOU STACK UP???


What do colleges look for1

What Do Colleges Look For?


Sat and act

SAT and ACT?

  • Sign up term 2 of junior year

    • 11th and 12th on free/reduced lunch qualify for 2 fee waivers for SAT and 2 for ACT.

      • Also qualify for up to 8 college application fee waiver requests if given SAT & ACT waivers

  • Free Test Prep Materials

    • PSAT-My College Quickstart

      • Personalized test prep based on

        weaknesses


Florida college system

Florida College System

  • 28 Public Community Colleges and State Colleges

  • The average cost of tuition is much lower in the Florida College System compared to private institutions and public universities.


Independent colleges universities of florida

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida

  • Adventist University of Health Sciences

  • Ave Maria University

  • Barry University

  • Beacon College

  • Bethune-Cookman University

  • Clearwater Christian College

  • Eckerd College

  • Edward Waters College

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Everglades University

  • Flagler College Florida College

  • Florida Institute of Technology

  • Florida Memorial University

  • Florida Southern College

  • Hodges University

  • Jacksonville University

  • Keiser University

  • Lynn University

  • Nova Southeastern University

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University

  • Ringling College of Art and Design

  • Rollins College

  • Saint Leo University

  • Southeastern University

  • St. Thomas University

  • Stetson University

  • The University of Tampa

  • University of Miami

  • Warner University

  • Webber International University

Private, not-for-profit & accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS).


Which college to apply to

Which college to apply to?

Cappex.com

Bigfuture.org

Petersons.com


Career technical schools

Career & Technical Schools

  • Erwin Technical Center

  • Aparacio-Levy Technical Center

  • Brewster Technical Center

  • Leary Technical Center

  • Tampa Bay Tech Adult School


Military opportunities

Military Opportunities


Paying for college

Paying for College


Free money

FREE Money

  • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    • Determines if students qualify for federal grants, loans, and work study programs

    • Some colleges require the FAFSA to be considered for institutional aid

    • Fill out starting January 1st of senior year - FAFSA.ed.gov

  • Floridastudentfinancialaid.org

    • Apply for state scholarships and grants, including the Bright Futures scholarship program.

      • Application opens December 1st of senior year

  • Studentaid.ed.gov

    • Resources and information on financial aid.


Scholarships

Scholarships

  • Fill out college applications early senior year.

    • Automatically considered for some scholarships.

  • Other scholarships will require that you apply for each one individually.

  • Beware of scams!

    • If you have to pay money to get

      money, it’s probably a scam.


Paying for college1

Paying for College


Scholarship search sites

Scholarship Search Sites

  • Fastweb.com

  • BigFuture.org

  • Finaid.org

  • Cappex.com

  • GoCollege.com

  • CollegeData.com

  • CollegeAnswer.com

  • CollegeScholarships.org


Bright futures scholarships

Bright Futures Scholarships

  • FLVC.org

    • Check Bright Futures status online


Florida academic scholars

Florida Academic Scholars

  • 16 core classes

  • 3.5 recalculated GPA

  • 100 hours community service

  • 1290 SAT (Between Reading and Math sections only) or 29 ACT composite.

    • Currently pays $103 per credit hour at a 4-year university.


Florida medallion scholar

Florida Medallion Scholar

  • 16 core classes

  • 3.0 recalculated GPA

  • 75 hours community service

  • 1170 SAT (Between Reading and Math sections only) or 26 ACT composite.

    • Currently pays $77 per credit hour at a 4-year university.


Florida gold seal

Florida Gold Seal

  • 3.0 recalculated GPA

  • 3 credits in a vocational area

    • 3.5 GPA in vocational area

  • 16 core Classes

  • 30 hours community service

  • SAT (440 Reading, 440 Math) or ACT (17 English, 18 Reading, 19 Math) or PERT (104 Reading, 99 Writing, 113 Math)

  • Pays between $39-48 per credit hour

    • Only covers A.S, A.A.S, Applied Technology Diplomas, and Career Certificate Programs.


  • College athletics

    College Athletics

    • Division 1 & 2 Athletes must register and qualify with NCAA Clearinghouse to compete in college.

      • EligibilityCenter.org

    • NAIA

      • Naia.org


    What s going on at armwood

    What’s Going on at Armwood?

    ARMWOOD_HS

    Grades, Messages, News

    School Website

    Texts & E-mails


    Questions

    Questions?


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