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WELCOME CLASS OF 2014. AHS ADMINISTRATION. Principal J. Ivey Dean of Accountability & Instruction Dr. C. Kirkland Assistant Principals D. Baker , S. Drummond, T. Sikes. Counselors 9-10 th Tammy Hathcock C114 11 th Jamie DurhamC213 12 th Thelma GriffinC210. Registrar

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Welcome class of 2014



Ahs administration



J. Ivey

Dean of Accountability & Instruction

Dr. C. Kirkland

Assistant Principals

D. Baker , S. Drummond, T. Sikes


9-10thTammy HathcockC114

11thJamie DurhamC213

12thThelma GriffinC210


Leslie BellFront office

Ahs counseling services

AHS Counseling Services

  • Graduation

  • Career Planning

  • Financial Aid

  • College Admission

  • Testing registration

  • Scholarship

  • Forms and documents

  • Personal & academic guidance

Graduation plans 4x4

Recommended Plan–adjusted August 09 by House Bill 3 (HB3) for all students

– 26 state credits

1.0 credit (not 1.5) of PE is required with no maximum number of credits

Health is not required

Technology is not required

Distinguished Achievement Plan

– 26 state credits (see above) plus 4 advanced measures

Graduation Plans-4x4

Welcome class of 2014

District Graduation Policy!

Beginning with the class of 2008, students must completeall requiredcourseworkand passall parts of the TAKS in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

TAKS Test dates: October 21-24

Senior contracts

Senior Contracts

  • 10-day requirement for letters

  • Financial Aid

  • Transcript Evaluation

  • TAKS status

  • State credits earned

  • Credits needed

  • Graduation Plan

  • GPA and rank

  • College Application Process

  • College Choices

  • Major/Career Choice

  • Ways to contact you

  • Websites

Off to college where to go what to do

Off to college….where to go? what to do?

  • Apply to 3 – 5 colleges.

  • Select a “dream” school that may be a stretch.

  • Select at least one “sure thing”.

  • Select 2 – 3 schools in between.

  • A college should fit YOU

    • academically

    • personally

    • socially

College admission terms

College Admission Terms

  • Early Decision – a binding commitment to attend the college if you are accepted

  • Early Action/Notification – simply applying early so you will receive acceptance notification early – no commitment to attend

  • Rolling Admission – apply and usually receive an admission decision within four to six weeks

College application process

College Application Process

Every college requires:

  • An application sent electronically or by mail

  • An official transcript sent by high school

    Most colleges require:

  • SAT or ACT scores (sent by testing agency)

    Many colleges & scholarships require:

  • Letters of recommendation, essay(s), resume,

    counselor report

What influences the admission decision

What Influences the Admission Decision?

  • Top 10%

  • Class rank/G.P.A.

  • SAT or ACT scores

  • Choice of courses

  • Recommendation letters

  • Application essay

  • Extra-curricular activities

  • Leadership experiences

  • Special interests/talents

  • Community involvement

  • Service to the school

  • Special circumstances

  • Interviews

  • Completion of “optional”

Application tips

Application Tips

  • Follow instructions carefully (many applicants do not!)!!

  • Pay attention to deadlines.

    Don’t meetthe deadline; beat the deadline!

  • Don’t be humble! Include and describe all of your accomplishments (no acronyms).

Apply texas application

Apply Texas Application

  • www.ApplyTexas.org

  • Used by all Texas public four-year colleges and most community colleges

  • On-line applications can be submitted beginning August 1st


Top ten percent bill

Top Ten Percent Bill

Students ranking in the top 10% of their class are automatically admitted to any public university in Texas

  • Exception:2014 UT Austin-Top 7%;

    2015 – Top 7%

  • Complete application requirements

    by theuniversity’s deadline

  • Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school

Surprise non top ten percenters can get in

Surprise!!!!Non-Top Ten Percenters Can Get In!

  • At UT Austin, 87% of Texas residents admitted for Fall 2010 ranked in the top ten percent.

  • At Texas A&M, 50% of students admitted for Fall 2010 ranked in the top ten percent.

Demonstrate interest in colleges

Demonstrate interest in colleges

  • Visit the university (not just for football games!) Attend an orientation session.

  • Meet with representatives at school

  • Contact admissions representatives

  • Use websites to compare schools

Important websites

Important Websites

  • www.collegeboard.com-SAT

  • www.act.org- ACT

  • www.thea.nesinc.com- THEA

  • www.applytexas.org-Texas applications

  • www.commonapp.org-national applications

  • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net- athletic scholarships

Show me the money tips on financial aid

Show me the Money!Tips on Financial Aid

  • Apply for your PIN number early: www.pin.ed.gov

  • Complete the FAFSA (or TASFA) form on-line after January 1st during your senior year

  • Visit the following websites for more information:

    • www.fafsa.ed.gov

    • www.collegeforalltexans.com

Types of financial aid

Types of Financial Aid

  • Money that does NOT have to be repaid

    • Scholarships – award based on merit

      • Senior newsletter Beyond the Buzz

      • Search the internet

      • Free scholarship search websites

      • Beat the deadline

    • Grant – award based on financial need

  • Money that DOES have to be repaid

    • Loan

Texas grant program requirements

Texas Grant Program Requirements

  • High school diploma

  • Enrollment within 16 months of graduation and 3/4 time

  • Completion of Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school curriculum

  • Financial need determined by FAFSA

  • Texas resident

  • No conviction of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance

New tsi assessment texas success initiative

New TSI AssessmentTexas Success Initiative

  • Required by all Texas public colleges unless exempt

  • Exemptions:

    * TAKS (exit-level): 2200 in math and/or 2200 in English/Language Arts with a writing score of 3-4

    * STAAR end of course (EOC): Level 2+ on English III EOC, Level 2+ on Algebra II EOC

    * SAT: combined score of 1070 with 500 on math and verbal sections

    *ACT: a composite score of 23 with a 19 on the math and English sections

Tsi assessment texas success initiative

TSI AssessmentTexas Success Initiative

  • Offered at TVCC, 1st Monday

    of most months

  • $35.00

  • Details

    • Computer based

    • 3 areas: reading, writing, math

    • 2 parts

      • PAA-Pre-Assessment Activity

      • TSI Assessment

    • Takes up to 4 hours

    • Student will receive a score sheet with diagnostic information

Important notes

Important Notes!

  • Only 1 final transcript will be sent to the college of your choice after May 1

  • AHS cannot release an official transcript to a parent or student. It can be mailed.

Ahs senior 2014 motto no until a pps are complete

AHS Senior 2014 Motto No until Apps are Complete!

Trick or Treatat AHS on October 31 if you

  • Complete a newcollege application

  • Bring copy of your submittedApplyTexasconfirmation to C210 prior to Friday, October 25

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