Class of 2015 Junior Seminar. Thursday, January 23, 2014 US History Classes. Who is my ORHS Counselor? - Ms. Paige Green (A-C) - Mr. Matt Koehler (D-H) - Ms. Brianna Ottinger (I-M)- Ms. Kelly Parker (N-R) - Ms. Dianna Sorensen (S-Z)- Ms. Ada Hall (Gifted). Our Seminar Agenda….
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Class of 2015 Junior Seminar
Thursday, January 23, 2014
US History Classes
Who is my ORHS Counselor?- Ms. Paige Green (A-C)- Mr. Matt Koehler (D-H)- Ms. Brianna Ottinger (I-M)- Ms. Kelly Parker (N-R)- Ms. Dianna Sorensen (S-Z)- Ms. Ada Hall (Gifted)
- 4 year College/University - 2 year Community College
- Technical School - Military (Talk to your recruiters)
- Work- Apprenticeships
... and how to prepare for it!
You all have until May 2015 to earn 22 Credits:
ORHS offers the following 9 Areas of Focus:
Notify the Registrar in the School Counseling Office if you find mistakes on your school transcript.
Pay particularly close attention if you transferred to ORHS after the start of 9th grade
GPA and Class Rank will be announced in the beginning of your senior year. It is unofficial or unavailable before this time.
Talk to your school counselor with any credit/requirement/graduation questions that you may have – feel free to invite your parents
UT-Knoxville: 3.9 Core Weighted GPA average
UT-Chattanooga: 2.85 GPA+18ACT or 2.3GPA+21ACT required
MTSU: 2.7GPA+19ACT or 3.0GPA or 22ACT required
ETSU: 2.3GPA or 19ACT required
There is a cost
Not all courses are offered
You can only take 2
You might not finish the class
Mandatory daily attendance
AVOID THIS by getting HELP
NOW! Talk to your Teachers and
go in for Tutoring or meet with
your school counselor – we can
help with study tips/test strategies
Business Co-op - Ms. Ousley – CS342
Virtual Enterprise - Ms. Ousley – CS342
Math Student Service - Your Math Teacher
YLDCIP - Ms. Shipley – LC321
Administrative Office Aide - Counselor
Clinical Internship - Ms. Farr – CS200
Early Childhood Education – Ms. Burkhalter – CS 250
ACT – March 4this the TN State ACT test day at ORHS for all Juniors that did NOTtake a voucher.
It is recommended that each 11th grader use his or her test voucher to take the ACT this Spring (March, April, or June 2014) to see what he or she needs to work on prior to a retake
Pay attention to what test(s) you need for college admission (ACT? SAT? Subject Test?) and which AP courses the school accepts/score needed
See handout for ACT/SAT Test Prep Suggestions
Are given in May 5th– 9th 2014
Possible EOC’s for 11th graders: Algebra 2, US History, English 3, and Chemistry
These cumulative EXAMS count 25% of your total second semester grade so PLEASE take these very seriously
All specific aspects/requirements regarding final exams for other courses will be determined by the classroom teacher.
Scholarship Information – See the GREEN Handouts
Your Financial Aid Package – what the school puts together based on your FAFSA Expected Family Contribution(EFC)
- Scholarships, Grants, Work-Study, Loans
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – What you and your parents will fill out in January of your Senior Year
TN Lottery HOPE Scholarship (Private/Public/4yr/2yr)
TN Achieves Program (2 yr. Community Colleges) – More info will be provided next fall during Sr. Seminar
Can start looking at Scholarship Websites, ORHS Counseling Website and Facebook page, college scholarship websites.
College Visits - Spring Break & Summer 2014 is a good time to start
Start looking now as searching/applications take lots of time
Look at application/scholarship essays now and practice
Begin putting your academic resume together now
College Preparation Apps - Some of are free, some aren’t
ACT/SAT Prep, Financial Aid, College Search Tools, Etc…
Military Academies - Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard
Start the process now – contact recruiters and research the requirements/timeline
Your Counselor is here to Help – make an appointment to see us & invite a parent/guardian!