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1. Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School Class of 2012

2. Who’s Who in Guidance Complete an appointment request in the Guidance Office – Mrs. Freeberg Who to see: A – E Mrs. Gordon F – M Mrs. Southall N – Z Mrs. Robertson ESE Ms. Tapley MYP/IB Coordinator – Ms. Deuter Testing and Bright Futures – Mr. Primus Attendance – Mrs. Gaudy Guidance Website – Bulletin Board in East Cafeteria

4. How To Read Your Transcript Subject Total to Date Needed Remaining English 2.0 4.0 2.0 Math 2.0 4.0 2.0 Science 2.0 4.0 2.0 Am Hist 0.0 1.0 1.0 World History 1.0 1.0 0.0 Economics .5 .5 0.0 Am Government .5 .5 0.0 Perform Fine Art 0.0 1.0 1.0 Physical Education 1.0 1.0 0 Social Studies 0 1.0 1.0 Elective (includes foreign lang) 5.0 8.0 3.0 Credits Cumulative 14.0 26.0 12.0

5. Earning Credit Each class = .5 credit (7 credits a year) 9 absences per semester Forgiveness Policy (retaking a course for a higher grade) D or F only Ways to make up credit: Adult Ed – during school year or summer (must be 16) FLVS – ACE Lab part-time for previously failed courses or grade forgiveness only

6. Promotion Earned at least twelve (12) credits including two credits in language arts and two credits in math, as well as remedial reading for students scoring Level 1 or 2 on the FCAT Reading the previous year to be classified as a junior. Must take remediation classes until FCAT is passed Must earn at least eighteen (18) total credits to be classified as a senior.

7. Graduation Requirements 26 credits Minimum 3 credits in Honors, AP, IB, Dual Enrollment OR Complete 3-year sequential Career & Technical Education program Must meet or exceed passing score of 300 in Reading and Math on 10th grade FCAT to graduate 2.0 Cumulative GPA

8. 26-Credit Graduation Requirement 4 credits English 4 credits Math – must include 1 full credit of Algebra I or full credit each in Algebra IA & Algebra IB or App. Math 1 & 2 4 Science – Integrated I, II, III or Biology, Chemistry & Physics 4 Social Studies - W. History, Am. Gov., Economics, Am. History 1 credit HOPE - integrated curriculum of Health and PE ˝ credit of Career Research and Decision Making 1 credit performing/practical art 7.5 credits in other electives 3 of the above credits MUST be in honors, AP, IB or Dual Enrollment…OR… Students must complete 3 sequential Career & Technical Education courses

9. Sequential Career & Technical Education Courses Academy of International Business Accounting Fashion Production Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Teach Assist Marketing Education JROTC

10. State University Minimum Admission Requirements (18 credits) 4 English 4 Math (minimum Algebra II) 3 Science 3 Social Studies 2 Foreign Language (consecutive years of the same language) 2 Academic Electives SAT/ACT scores

11. Testing Schedule PSAT October 13, 2010 Required test to qualify for National Merit Scholarship FCAT Retakes October 18 – 22, 2010 ASVAB January 12, 2011 FCAT Science April 19 AP/IB Tests May 3 – 23, 2011 ACT w/ Writing Begin taking no later than Winter of Jr Year SAT Reasoning Begin taking no later than Winter of Jr Year SAT II Subject area tests for college admission and/or placement (student must check college website) CPT College Placement Test at BCC

12. SAT and ACT Register online Universities require the SAT or the ACT with Writing. Students can request test scores to be sent to colleges either at the time of test registration (free) or for a fee at a later date Scores must be sent back to CBJ/SHS to qualify for Bright Futures Test score must appear on your high school transcript New online options to test standby Students should take both exams, since most colleges use the best composite/total score for admission and scholarship purposes Students should take each exam more than once, since most colleges use the highest subscores to create the ACT composite and SAT total

13. Accelerated Programs Advanced Placement/IB Courses Dual Enrollment at BCC AA Degree classes (3.0 GPA) with qualifying test scores AS Degree classes (2.5 GPA) Vocational Certificate (2.0 GPA) Early Admissions (3.0 GPA) by the end of junior year with qualifying test scores.

14. Florida Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholar 3.5 weighted GPA 16 credits of college preparatory academic courses 75 hours community service Community service does not count for Bright Futures UNTIL approved plan is submitted. Must turn in proposal into Mr. Primus in Front Office. Essay completed upon completion of 75 hours Best composite score of 1270 SAT or 28 ACT Florida Medallion Scholar 3.0 weighted GPA 16 credits of college preparatory academic classes Best composite score of 980 SAT or 21 ACT Attend a FL Community College seeking an AS Degree = 100% tuition & fees Florida Gold Seal Vocational 3.0 grade point average in the 16 credits necessary for graduation In addition, must have a 3.5 grade point average in a vocational program (at least 3 credits) Test scores on SAT/ACT OR CPT are required Students will complete a Bright Futures application at school after December 1st in their senior year.

15. Log on to www. Transcripts and grades Individualized evaluation of your progress towards meeting the Bright Futures eligibility requirements Individualized evaluation of your progress towards meeting the State University System admission requirements High School Planner Degree program search Find out which programs are offered in Florida and where Career and college planning tools College catalogs Direct links to institution-specific and state scholarships

16. Research Colleges Visit college campuses Three days allowed for college visits Written request from parent submitted to Mrs. Gaudy in Attendance at least one week prior to the scheduled college visit; documentation upon return. Do both college tours and open houses Take advantage of college visits on the CBHS campus Request additional information from the schools on your list including an application for admission, costs, and financial aid. Check college websites – all colleges have different admission requirements and deadlines Many colleges recommend or require SAT II subject tests for admission or placement. Many colleges require “Profile” financial aid forms Brevard County College Fair – October 27, 2010

17. Action Plan for Junior Year Get serious about your school work Use tutors, talk to your teachers/counselor Take the SAT and ACT at least once this year Take the PSAT at school on October 13th Get involved Clubs, sports, community service Colleges do “holistic” review of student Begin researching colleges Talk to you parents about your plans for college Attend college fairs and on-campus visits Brevard County College Fair – Thursday, October 21, 2009 – Melbourne Auditorium Check college websites – all colleges have different admission requirements Explore careers and jobs you find interesting. Talk with professionals in those fields and find out what kind of education as well as what colleges offer those majors

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