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October 2, 2013. Welcome to Senior Parent Information Night!. Guidance Staff. Christi Smeltzley – Guidance Director Ext 7109 – [email protected] Gary Rogers– Guidance Counselor Ext 7179 – [email protected] Cary Cogdell – Guidance Counselor Ext 7110 – [email protected]

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October 2 2013

October 2, 2013

Welcome to Senior Parent Information Night!


Guidance staff

Guidance Staff

Christi Smeltzley– Guidance Director

Ext 7109 – [email protected]

Gary Rogers– Guidance Counselor

Ext 7179 – [email protected]

Cary Cogdell – Guidance Counselor

Ext 7110 – [email protected]

Anita Bultemeier – Registrar

Ext 7106 – [email protected]

Vicki Rutan – Guidance Secretary

Ext 7112 – [email protected]


Helpful tips

Helpful tips…

  • Maintain contact with school staff

  • Help them make smart decisions

  • Maintain academic rigor

  • Safety is paramount

  • Coping with stress

  • Avoid “Senioritis”

  • Attendance counts


Senior year information

Senior Year Information

  • Announcements – LISTEN to them!

  • My Big Campus – Senior Group

    • Seniors - “Class of 2014”

  • Newsletter – Published/Posted Monthly

  • Bulletin boards – Senior Hallway/Auditeria

  • Senior English Classes

  • Phone Messages – Sent Home Periodically

  • Text Messages – Working on this…


Lunch visits

Lunch visits

  • College representatives

  • Military recruiters

  • Located in Room 150/151 – Across from the lunch lines

  • Students should bring their lunch and visit with a representative/recruiter


Www learnmoreindiana org

www.LEARNMOREINDIANA.ORG

  • COLLEGE – not just traditional 4-year school

  • Post secondary options

  • SCHOLARSHIP websites

  • CAREER interest surveys

  • College Match Maker


Time line

Time-line

Fall

  • Know your options: check out colleges, apprenticeship programs and military opportunities.

  • Encourage your student to enroll in classes that offer college credit such as Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment.

  • Help your senior narrow college possibilities and collect applications. Make a checklist of the admission requirements, transcripts, application fees, test scores, letters of recommendation, essays and financial aid applications. Use College Profiles to find links to printable and/or online application forms. 

  • Have your senior make a list of all school and community service activities along with high school classes and awards. This list will help when it's time to start filling out admission applications and apply for scholarships. The Student Profile Sheet will help with this

  • Have your student practice completing a college admission form and admission essay. Seek recommendations for college admissions and scholarships.

  • Visit schools your teenager is considering. Call ahead to schedule appointments with admissions and financial aid officers.


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  • Keep track of application deadlines. Note that early admission deadlines may require sending in an application by Nov. 1.

  • Work with your student to complete college applications approximately one month before they are due. Offer to proofread them. Verify that the school guidance office is sending transcripts and test scores to the colleges your student has chosen.

  • If your teen is not satisfied with SAT or ACT scores, suggest taking the SAT or ACT a second time. Check college policies. Many admissions offices focus only on the best score from each section of the test regardless of the number of times taken. “Score Supersizing”

  • Attend as many college fairs and financial aid workshops as possible.

  • Help your teenager search for scholarships.


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  • Winter

    • Help your student fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required of all applicants for financial aid. This form will determine your eligibility for grants and loans to help cover the costs of college. The form is due to the Federal Processor between Jan. 1 and March 10.

    • Leo will have a financial aid night on February 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the IMC.

    • Attend College Goal Sunday with your son or daughter on February 23 from 2 – 4:00 p.m. at IPFW.


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  • Spring

    • Make sure mid-year grades are forwarded, if needed, to selected colleges. Ask your student's school counselor to send the scores.

    • Celebrate acceptance letters with your student and begin plans for his or her freshman year. Remind him or her to keep up grades and attendance.

    • Review and evaluate financial aid offers. When your student makes a final college pick, check the deadlines for sending in the required deposit, housing application or any other items the school requests. Notify the other schools that he or she will not be attending.

    • Help your teenager start looking for a summer job.


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  • Summer

    • Make sure your student's final grades are forwarded to the selected college.

    • Help your son or daughter plan for the coming year in college by developing a budget, schedule and a list of telephone numbers for important services and support.


College applications

College applications

  • Choose about 4 schools…

    • “Dream School”

    • Likely—a pretty good chance of getting in

    • Safety—a sure thing for admission and cost

    • 1 to 2 schools in each category

  • Apply BY THANKSGIVING – November 1 is the “big” scholarship deadline

  • Know deadlines for apps & scholarships

  • Know admission requirements

    (grades, scores, essay, recs, etc.)


What s next

What’s Next?

  • ACCEPTED! (Hooray)

    • Send deposits

      • May 1, 2014 deadline

    • Celebrate!!

  • Wait-Listed

    • Don’t panic

    • Evaluate back-up plan

  • Denied—

    • It’ll be o.k.

    • Go to back-up plan


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College Fairs

Fort Wayne Christian College Fair: Thursday, October 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Community Church on U.S. Highway 24 in Fort Wayne. 

Representatives from nearly 40 Christian colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be available to answer questions. 

Visit their website at www.myblueprintstory.com for more information.

Northeast Indiana College Fair: Tuesday, March 12 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


College visits

College Visits

  • Two per year

  • Must be arranged in advance

  • Form in the Attendance Office

    You MAY arrange these on non-school days!

    (p/t conf day, records days, MLK day, etc)


Letters of recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

Teacher Guidance

Principal Coach

Clergy Youth worker

Employer

  • BE SURE TO GIVE AT LEAST 2 WEEKS NOTICE!

  • Provide the recommender with a profile or resume to use

  • Know Deadlines!


Graduation requirements core 40 40 credits

Graduation requirementsCore 40 – 40 credits

  • English – 8 credits

  • Math – 6 credits

  • Science – 6 credits

  • Social Studies – 6 credits

  • Directed Electives – 5 credits

  • PE – 2 credits

  • Health 1 credit

  • Electives – 6 credits


Graduation requirements academic honors diploma 47 credits

Graduation Requirements Academic Honors Diploma – 47 credits

Core 40… PLUS

  • Pre-calculus, AP Calc, or Prob & Stats/Finite Math – 2 credits

  • World Language – 6 credits in one language or 4 credits in two different languages

  • Fine Arts – 2 credits

    8.0 GPA with no grade lower than C-


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4 Advanced Placement credits with exams

OR

6 College credits

OR

2 Advanced Placement credits with exams

& 3 College credits

OR

SAT 1200 – Critical Reading & Math

OR

ACT 26 composite


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ALL course requirements must be completed in order to participate in the graduation ceremony!!


Eca end of course assessment

ECA – End of Course Assessment

  • All students must pass the End of Course Assessments in Algebra I & English 10

  • If you haven’t passed the ECA’s you will have two more opportunities this year…

    • December and May


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  • Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • Kinds of aid

    • Scholarships

      • Academic

      • Special Talents

      • Special Circumstances

    • Grants

      • Generally don’t require repayment

      • Based on financial need

      • Federal Pell Grant Program

    • Loans

      • Subsidized, Unsubsidized, & Private


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  • Websites (searchable scholarship databases) i.e. www.fastweb.com

  • College financial aid web pages

  • LHS website and bulletin boards

    • ***FAFSA – deadline March 1st

    • Financial Aid workshop on February 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

    • ***College Goal Sunday is on Sunday, February 23 from 2 until 4:00 p.m. at IPFW.


Fafsa 4 caster www fafsa ed gov

FAFSA 4 CASTERwww.fafsa.ed.gov

  • FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process by:

    • Providing you with an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.

    • Giving you an experience similar to FAFSA on the Web

    • Allowing you to transfer all of your FAFSA4caster data to FAFSA on the Web once you are ready to apply for aid.


Fafsa 4 caster www fafsa ed gov1

FAFSA 4 CASTERwww.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Providing you the option to apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN.

  • Increasing your knowledge of the financial aid process, and providing information about other sources of aid.


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NCAA

  • http://eligibilitycenter.org

  • recommend registering during junior year

  • eligibility evaluated after the following criteria received:

  • online registration

  • fee payment  $70

  • SAT or ACT score

  • transcript


What are the academic initial eligibility requirements

What are the Academic Initial-Eligibility Requirements?

  • The following requirements must be met in order for a student to be able to practice, play andreceive a scholarship at an NCAA Division I or II college or university.

    Division I:

  • 1. Graduate from high school;2. Complete a minimum of 16 core courses;3. Present the required grade-point average (GPA) 4. Present a qualifying test score on either the ACT or SAT 5. Complete the amateurism questionnaire and request final amateurism certification


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NAIA

  • http://www.playnaia.org

  • recommend registering during junior year

  • the requirements are simple - High school graduation, plus two out of three of these requirements:

    • Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math only).

    • Achieve a minimum overall high school GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (5.0 on a 12.0 scale).

    • Graduate in the top half of your high school class.


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  • Early Decisions for High School Seniors

  • Students who have completed their junior year of high school with an overall 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale OR students who have completed the first half of senior year with an overall 2.5 GPA on a 4.00 scale, plus the minimum test scores required (18 ACT or 860 SAT), may receive an eligibility decision prior to high school graduation.

  • To receive an early decision, register with the NAIA Eligibility Center, have your high school send official transcripts to the Eligibility Center and contact ACT or SAT to have their test scores sent directly (the NAIA code is 9876 with ACT and SAT).


Sat www collegeboard com

SAT – www.collegeboard.com

SAT Date Register-By Date Late Registration

Oct 5, 2013 Sep 6, 2013 Sep 20, 2013

Nov 2, 2013 Oct 3, 2013 Oct 18, 2013

Dec 7, 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Nov 22, 2013

Jan 25, 2013 Dec 27, 2013 Jan 10, 2014

Mar 8, 2014 Feb 7, 2014 Feb 21, 2014

May 3, 2014 Apr 4, 2014 Apr 18, 2014

Jun 7, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 23, 2014

$ 51 registration $ 78.50 late registration

LJSHS Code: 151330


Act www actstudent org

ACT – www.actstudent.org

Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Req’d)

Sept 21, 2013 August 23, 2013 August 24 – Sept. 6, 2013

Oct 26, 2013 Sept 27, 2013 Sept 28 – Oct 11, 2013

Dec 14, 2013 Nov 8, 2013 Nov 9 – 22, 2013

Feb 8, 2014 January 10, 2014 January 11 – 24, 2014

April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8 – 21, 2014

June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10 – 23, 2014

$ 36.50 no writing$ 52.50 with writing

Late Fee = + $14

LJSHS code: 151330


Cap gown information

Cap/Gown Information…

  • Josten’s will be at Leo on Friday, October 11 at 1:00 p.m. to give a presentation to Seniors about ordering cap/gown and announcements.

    • Students will bring a packet home.

    • Most can be done online

  • Josten’s will return on Friday, October 18 during the lunch mods to take orders.

  • Contact: Greg Muncy – 260-483-1825


Questions

QUESTIONS ????


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