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FOOTHILL TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL. Senior Class Parent Meeting October 15, 2008. JOSTENS. Orders for the following products will be available in the media Center immediately following this meeting: Graduation Announcements Class Rings Cap & Gown Class of 2009 products.

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Foothill technology high school

FOOTHILL TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL

Senior Class Parent Meeting

October 15, 2008


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JOSTENS

Orders for the following products will be available in the media Center immediately following this meeting:

Graduation Announcements

Class Rings

Cap & Gown

Class of 2009 products

Presented by: Jostens rep. John Zavala


College info options

COLLEGE INFO & OPTIONS

Presented by FTHS Counselors…


Who is your counselor

Who is your counselor?

  • Mr. Boyd: Students A – F

  • Ms. Freeman: Students G – N

  • Mrs. Hillis: Students O – Z


Is your student eligible to go to a four year university

Is your student eligible to go to a four year university?

  • Have they completed the A – G pattern of classes with grades of C or better?

  • Have they taken the required tests (SAT, SAT Subject tests, and/or ACT)?

    • UC System requires the SAT Reasoning and/or ACT with Writing AND two SAT Subject Tests

    • Cal State System requires SAT Reasoning and/or ACT.

    • December of senior year last date to take tests.

  • Do they fall within the eligibility index (score based on a combination of the student’s GPA and test scores)?

    • www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/scholarshipreq

    • www.csumentor.edu/Planning/high_school/cal_residents.asp


Uc csu admission requirements

UC/CSU Admission Requirements


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How much does college cost?

  • Ventura College: estimated $600/year for fees plus $1250 for books and supplies

    • Ventura College Promise: The "promise" is that all recent Ventura County high school graduates, regardless of family income, will have their enrollment fees covered during their first year of attendance at Ventura College.

      http://www.venturacollege.edu/departments/student_services/promise/index.shtml


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File a FAFSA by the March 2nd deadline even if:

You are not sure you are going to college in the fall

You have not yet applied for admission

You have not yet been accepted anywhere

You can only estimate taxes or income for previous year

How do we pay for college?

Financial Aid Night coming in January!!!

IN TODAY’S DAY AND AGE YOU SHOULD EXPECT TO BORROW AND/OR WORK PART-TIME!!!


Ventura community college

Ventura Community College

  • If you are planning on attending VC, we will take you to the college and help you get registered in the Spring.

  • IMPORTANT: You CANNOT transfer to a UC or CSU without completing 60 transferable units. This generally means TWO YEARS (or MORE) of community college before you can transfer.


Online college application form workshops

Online College Application Form Workshops

During Fall Break:

  • Visit colleges and universities if you have not done so already.

  • Create application log-ons and complete as much of the online application forms as you can.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 4th: CSU Application Workshop

  • Wednesday, Nov. 5th: UC Application Workshop

  • Wednesday, Nov. 12th: Private colleges Application Workshop

    TIME: 2:00 pm

    PLACE: Media Center

    Sign up today if you haven’t already!!

PLEASE NOTE: Requests for Letters of Recommendation are due to your counselor at least TWO WEEKS before the college or university application deadline!!!


Senioritis

Senioritis

Don’t let THIS happen to you!

  • Continue to take rigorous classes

    (It is YOUR responsibility to let colleges know if you change your schedule at the semester)

  • Don’t let your grades slip

  • Colleges have revoked admissions based on poor academic performance 2nd semester.


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COLLEGE COST ANALYSIS

Presented by: AVID teacher Mr. Jason Dinkler


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Something to think about....

“Education is one of the best financial investments you can make. A bachelor’s degree yields an increase in lifetime earnings potential of nearly a million dollars, according to Census Bureau data. This is equivalent to a 20% annual return on the investment.”

--from the Financial Aid Information Page--


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Common Four-Year University Myths

  • Too Expensive

  • Students are not ready to go

  • A student can easily transfer


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How Much Does College Cost?

  • COMMUNITY COLLEGES

    • Approximately $ 1850 ( incl. fees and books) unless you plan to attend Community College away from home… i.e. SBCC, Cuesta, etc.

  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

    • Approximately $ 15,000 to $ 20,000

    • California Resident overall full-time fees/tuition for CSUCI are $2980 (Academic Year).

  • UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA

    • Approximately $ 17,000 to $ 25,000

  • PRIVATE COLLEGES

    • Range from $ 18,000 to $ 48,000


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Basic Equation of Need

COST OF ATTENDANCE – (COA)

  • EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION (EFC)

    = FINANCIAL NEED (eligibility)

    The college will attempt to offer FINANCIAL AID to meet your calculated FINANCIAL NEED


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Financial Need


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The advantages of attending a four-year university

  • Growth

  • Internship opportunities

  • Relationships with professors

  • Career opportunities

  • Study abroad


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COLLEGE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Presented by: AVID teacher Mrs. Mika Anderson


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SENIOR TMELINE OF EVENTS

Please open your senior graduation handbook and make the following corrections:

Page 4--4/29/09 should be 4/28/09 for Mandatory Senior Class Meeting #2

Page 10– Graduation Rehearsal is on June 9 and June 10 (not June 10 and 11)

Turn to page 4 and follow along…

Presented by: Asst. Principal, Mrs. Jennifer Duston


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HONORING the most HONORABLE profession…

Presented by: Senior Advisor, Mrs. Heather Ferris


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FINISH STRONG!

Regardless of what came before or of what has yet to come, what matters most, right now, is how I help my child respond to the challenge before them.

The choice is mine and I will help my child FINISH STRONG.

Presented by: Senior Advisor, Capt. Melanie Lindsey


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SENIOR REMINDERS

Presented by: Senior Advisor, Capt. Melanie Lindsey


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