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Agenda. Upcoming Events Counselor Introductions GCH Student Services Web Site Parent Access to Grades Graduation Requirements Community Service Dual Enrollment SAT / ACT Calculating Grade Point Averages What are Colleges / Universities looking for?

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Agenda
Agenda

  • Upcoming Events

  • Counselor Introductions

  • GCH Student Services Web Site

  • Parent Access to Grades

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Community Service

  • Dual Enrollment

  • SAT / ACT

  • Calculating Grade Point Averages

  • What are Colleges / Universities looking for?

  • State Community Colleges/ State University System

  • Application Process

  • Bright Futures Scholarships

  • Financial Aid Process - FAFSA

  • Local and State/National Scholarships

  • NCAA – College Athletics



Gchs counselors
GCHS Counselors

  • Cindy Giles (Dept. Chair) Do- F

  • Lyndsey Dombroski A- Di

  • Heather Minsker G – L

  • Connie Perrin M-Re

  • Deb Wessman Ri– Z


Upcoming events
Upcoming Events:

  • PSATOctober 15th,2014

  • District College Night

    • September 22, 2014 @ Golden Gate HS

    • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  • College Visits @ GCHS

    • Concentration mid – late September

  • ASVAB

    • 11/6/2014


Psat october 15 th 2014

PSATOctober 15th, 2014

‘Pre’ – SAT

National Merit Scholarship Program for 11th graders

Will be given to all 10thand to 11th graders who sign up in the Student Services Department by September 30, 2014.



Tuesday september 9 th 250 students showed up for uf
Tuesday September 9th 250 students showed up for UF!

Essay Topic

We often hear the phrase "the good life." In fact, the University of Florida's common course required of all undergraduate students is titled "What is the Good Life?". The concept of "the good life" can be interpreted in many different ways depending upon the experiences, values and aspirations of each individual.

In a concise narrative, describe your notion of "the good life." How will your undergraduate experience at the University of Florida prepare you to live "the good life"?


University of florida s new essay
University of Florida’s New Essay

  • Essay Topic

  • We often hear the phrase "the good life." In fact, the University of Florida's common course required of all undergraduate students is titled "What is the Good Life?". The concept of "the good life" can be interpreted in many different ways depending upon the experiences, values and aspirations of each individual.

  • In a concise narrative, describe your notion of "the good life." How will your undergraduate experience at the University of Florida prepare you to live "the good life"?


Asvab
ASVAB

  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Exam (ENLISTED MILITARY ENTRANCE EXAM – career interest inventory)

  • November 6, 2014 @ GCHS

  • Open to Juniors and Seniors Only

  • MUST SIGN UP IN ROTC 6-176 BY OCTOBER 24, 2014


Student services web site
Student ServicesWEB SITE

  • www.gulfcoastsharks.com


Checking student grades
Checking Student Grades

  • Check your student’s grades on-line:

  • 1. Set up your own account online with ID and Password

    • Parent Access to Gradebook or

      2. Access through your son/daughter

    • Username: 6 digit student number

    • Password: Birth Month and Day

      • June 7, (0607)

        Contact Teachers:

  • www.gulfcoastsharks.com

    Click ‘Faculty’ for email addresses


  • Graduation requirements class of 2015
    Graduation RequirementsClass of 2015

    • Required Credits: 24

      • English 4.0

      • Math 4.0

      • Science 3.0

      • Social Science 3.0

      • Practical/Performing Art 1.0

      • HOPE 1.0

        • Pass the 10th Grade FCAT (Reading)

        • Pass Algebra 1 EOC

        • On line course

        • Take Biology & Geometry EOC’s for 10% of final course grade

        • Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA

      • Elective Credits 8.0

    • Note: Additional courses are required for SUS admissions


    Graduation requirements class of 2016
    Graduation RequirementsClass of 2016

    • Required Credits: 24

      • English 4.0

      • Math (Algebra & Geometry) 4.0

      • Science (Biology) 3.0

      • Social Science 3.0

      • Practical/Performing Art 1.0

      • HOPE 1.0

        • Pass the 10th Grade (English Language Arts Test )

        • Must pass Algebra 1 END of COURSE EXAM

        • One online course (Government/Economics)

        • Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA

      • Elective Credits 8.0

    • Note: Additional courses are required for SUS admissions


    Important community service
    Important Community Service

    • Not required for graduation

    • Requirements for Bright Futures

    • Cannot be affiliated with religious or political organizations

    • Must obtain prior approval during lunch on Thursdays and Fridays in the Student Services Department

    • Forms available on the web page or in the Student Services Office


    Dual enrollment for juniors
    Dual Enrollment for Juniors

    Application Deadline

    • FGCU February 13, 2015

    • Edison April 10, 2015

    • SAT/ACT deadlines ( last test dates for FGCU is February 7th and ESC is March 14th)

    • Please see website for requirements

    • Application deadlines and requirements are set by FGCU & ESC – and may change.


    Admission officers asked us to make it clear to the parents and students

    Admission Officers asked us to make it clear to the parents and students

    If you choose to do dual enrollment you will start your college transcript and grade point average the minute you earn your first credit.


    College admissions exams
    College Admissions Exams and students

    SAT & ACT

    • When Offered – registration deadlines

    • Handout /GCHS Student Services Website

    • Next Test Date for the Year

    • SAT October 11, 2014

    • ACT. October 25, 2014

    • See purple handout for more dates this school year


    Differences between act and sat
    Differences Between ACT and SAT and students

    • SAT focuses on college success

      skills: writing, critical reading, and mathematics

    • Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes

    • ACT is curriculum based in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science (must take writing)

    • Time: 3 hours and 30 minutes

      Students should take one or both in the winter of their junior year


    Sat act prep resources
    SAT /ACT Prep Resources and students

    (It is recommended that all students take a prep course or independent study work)

    • A+ Skills Tutoring

    • Club Z

    • MathWorks

    • Sylvan Learning Center

    • www.ACT.ORG

    • www.COLLEGEBOARD.com

    • KAHN Academy

    • Princeton Review Books

    • The College Board Real SAT’s

    • Barron’s SAT Prep

    • Up Your Score-the Underground Guide to the SAT


    Calculating grades and gpa
    Calculating Grades and GPA and students

    • Calculation

      • State unweighted for graduation

      • County weighted for class ranking

      • Recalculated “academic core”

        Bright Futures


    Gchs weighted calculations
    GCHS Weighted Calculations and students

    • Honors

      add .02 points to each semester with grade of “C” or better

      Ex. English 1 Hon. A= 4.04 (entire full credit course)

    • Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment/AICE

      add .04 points to each semester with grade of “C” or better

      Ex. AP Biology

      Grade “A” = 4.08 (entire full credit course)




    Here is the form
    Here is the form.. and students


    What colleges are looking for
    What Colleges are Looking For and students

    • The strength of your high school academic program (including the senior year)

    • GPA

    • Difficulty of classes

    • Highest level of classes (honors, AP)

    • Improvement

    • Consistency

      Strong Performance in a Challenging Curriculum


    What colleges are looking for1
    What Colleges Are Looking For and students

    • Standardized Tests

    • Extracurricular Activities

      • Special Talents/Interests

      • Athletics

      • Community Service (not a laundry list-depth& breadth)

      • Leadership

      • Employment


    State community colleges
    State (Community) Colleges and students

    • 28 State (Community) Colleges in Florida

      • 61 Campuses

      • Serve over 900,000 students

      • 67% enrolled in AA transfer Program

      • 33% enrolled in AS & certificate program


    FSU and students

    UWF

    UNF

    FAMU

    UF

    UCF

    USF

    NCF

    FAU

    FGCU

    FIU

    FL Public Universities

    GCHS Class of 2014

    • Florida State University 37

    • University of Florida 17

    • University of South Florida 21

    • Florida Atlantic University 5

    • University of Central Florida 29

    • Florida International University 3

    • University of North Florida 1

    • Florida Gulf Coast University 82

    • Community Colleges in Florida 118

    TOTAL= 313

    56% 4 year university

    31% 2 year university


    Sus admissions deadlines
    SUS Admissions Deadlines and students

    FSU has 1 admissions deadline: 10/16/14

    • (12/16/14 notification)

    • Applications after are on a space available basis

      UFhas 1 admission deadline: 11/1/14

      (2/14/15 notification)

      Applications after are on a space available basis

      99% admitted from November applicant pool


    Sus admissions deadlines1
    SUS Admissions Deadlines and students

    • FGCU, FAMU, FAU,USF, UWF, and UCF have rolling admissions with a Feb 15th priority deadline

      Note: Generally to be considered for university scholarships, students must apply by the first deadline.


    Four year state universities
    Four Year State Universities and students

    • Minimum Admission Requirements

      • Graduation From an Accredited High School

      • 18 Core Academic Credits

      • SAT or ACT Scores (With Writing)

    • Specific Requirements (GPA, Test Scores & Essays) vary From College to College

    • Minimum SAT Reading: 460 Math: 460

    • Minimum ACT Reading: 19 English:18 Math 19


    State university system matrix
    State University System Matrix and students

    • College MR GPA MR SAT MR ACT

    • FGCU 3.07-3.73 1450-1680 20-23

    • FSU 3.8 -4.3 1760-1980 24-28

    • UF 4.1- 4.5 1870-2100 24-29

    • USF 3.75-4.3 1680-1900 21-25

      No letters of recommendation required


    College application process
    College Application Process and students

    • Select up to 5 colleges and visit their websites to obtain their application procedures-most colleges require/prefer online applications.

    • Get Started Now if you are a senior- APPLY EARLY!

    • Update your resume.

    • All applications are online – visit individual school websites - look under ‘admissions’.

    • Recommendations: Most colleges do not require recommendation letters-some scholarships do.

    • Once you apply to college, NO SCHEDULES WILL BE CHANGED


    Out of state and applications
    Out of State and Applications and students

    • Some colleges are using Send.edu applications

    • Common Applications

      • The “Common App” (CommonApp.org) is currently accepted by over 450 colleges and universities; many of these are private schools.  The idea was to make the admissions process more uniform and save students time in entering the same information over and over.

      • Boston University, University of Michigan etc.


    University of florida florida state university
    University of Florida and studentsFlorida State University

    • Student Self-Reported Academic Record

    • The Student Self-Reported Academic Record (SSAR) is FSU and UF's new self-reported transcript. It is an online form where you enter your high school and dual-enrollment courses and grades from 9th-11th and your courses in progress for grade 12. It is recommended that you get a hard-copy transcript from your guidance counselor in order to complete the SSAR.


    Scholarships
    Scholarships and students

    • Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance

      • www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

      • Florida Financial Aid Applications

      • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships

      • Talented 20 Program

      • State Grant and Scholarship Programs



    Bright futures gold seal will not be used at the 11 state universities
    Bright Futures Gold Seal will not be used at the 11 State Universities

    • PLEASE NOTE:

    • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars graduating in 2011-12 and after may receive an award for 100% of the number of hours required to complete only one of the following programs at a Florida public or eligible Florida private postsecondary institution:

    • Applied Technology Diploma, up to 60 credit hours or equivalent clock hours. A course of study that is part of a technical degree program, is less than 60 credit hours, and leads to employment in a specific occupation.

    • Technical Degree Education Program, not to exceed 72 credit hours or equivalent clock hours. A course of study that leads to an associate in applied science degree or an associate in science degree.

    • Career Certificate Program, not to exceed 72 credit hours or equivalent clock hours. A course of study that leads to at least one occupational completion point.  The term is interchangeable with the term “certificate career education program.”


    Registration for bright futures
    Registration for Bright Futures Universities

    • The application/registration process begins December 1st of the senior year

    • Counselors will call seniors to a computer lab for Bright Futures Registration in Dec/Jan

    • Registration Instructions are also available on the GCHS Counselor Website under Scholarships/Bright Futures Registration Instructions

    • The application must be completed in order to be eligible for Bright Futures Scholarships


    Fafsa federal financial aid
    FAFSA UniversitiesFederal Financial Aid

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    • WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV

      • Application available January 1st.

    • GCHS Financial Aid Night: Tuesday, January 21, 2016:30pm


    Financial aid workshops at lorenzo walker institute
    Financial Aid Workshops at Lorenzo Walker Institute Universities

    • September 24 6pm-7pm

    • October 15 6pm-7pm

    • There will be 4 other workshops also.


    Scholarships at gchs 2014
    Scholarships at GCHS 2014 Universities

    • Bright Futures Scholarships

      Total: $1,740,120

    • Community Scholarships

      Total: $135,400

    • College/University Scholarships

      Total: $2,388,755

      Grand Total: $4,124,415


    Gulf coast high school scholarship list
    Gulf Coast High School Scholarship List Universities

    • www.gulfcoastsharks.com

    • State/National List is now available and has weekly updates

    • Local Scholarship List will be available in February of 2014

      • Senior Scholarship Assembly on 2/25/15 at 9 AM


    Scholarship national search sites
    Scholarship National Search Sites Universities

    • www.scholarships.com

    • www.fastweb.com

    • www.collegenet.com

    • www.collegeanswer.com

    • www.fastaid.com

    • www.schoolsoup.com

      See GCHS Web Site for additional search engines and information.


    NCAA Universities

    • In order to play college sports, students must register with NCAA

    • http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.com/ (online registration) the fee is $70.00

    • Athletes must be certified by the NCAA Clearinghouse and meet academic and athletic requirements

    • A copy of the NCAA release must be given to Data Entry Clerk in Student Services for transcripts to be released to colleges and coaches


    Closing thoughts
    Closing Thoughts… Universities

    • Check School Website for Daily Announcements and Upcoming Events

    • Check Student Services and District Website for College, Dual Enrolment and Scholarship Information.

    • College Bound Students – Attend Financial Aid Night

    • Check w/ the Admissions Offices of the Schools you wish to attend to make sure you are meeting all deadlines and requirements.

    • Thank you for attending!


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