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Be in the Know!. Check out SCHS Counseling Connection –for calendars, events, career searches, ACT/SAT info, etc. Come to the Academic Resource Fair at SCHS, Oct 14 Follow us on Twitter @ schsbulldogs Remind 101 Text @ mrswrona to 703-687-9233 Text @2016schs to 786-766-7525.

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Be in the Know!

  • Check out SCHS Counseling Connection –for calendars, events, career searches, ACT/SAT info, etc.

  • Come to the Academic Resource Fair at SCHS, Oct 14

  • Follow us on Twitter @schsbulldogs

  • Remind 101

    • Text @mrswrona to 703-687-9233

    • Text @2016schs to 786-766-7525


Junior Night: Best Practices for Students and Parents

Presented by the SCHS Guidance Department Counselors


What Will We Cover Today?

  • Graduation Requirements

  • Testing

  • Credit/GPA Recovery Opportunities

  • Bright Futures

  • Four-Year University Admissions Criteria

  • Post-Secondary Education Costs

  • Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • The Junior-Senior Timeline

  • Resources


Do You Know These VIPs?

Nate Fancher

Principal

Jeff Schwartz

Asst. Principal

Michael Hague

Asst. Principal

Jennifer Wrona

Asst. Principal


Who is Your Counselor?

College and Career

Specialist

A-CR

CU-HE

S-Z

HI-MO

MU-R


Do You Know These Good People?

Ms. Williams

Data Entry Clerk

Ms. Buehler

Guidance Assistant


How Do You Meet With Your Counselor?

  • Parents: Call /email the Guidance Office to make an appointment

  • Students: Come before school/during lunch/fill out appointment request form.

  • Remember, Ms. Tattoli is also available in the College and Career Center!

  • Students--Best practice: Meet with your counselor at least twice this year, and during senior year as needed!


Do You Know the Graduation Requirements?

  • 4 credits of English

  • 4 credits of Math (Algebra I, Geometry, and above)

    • Alg I EOC (Level 3) Geometry EOC

  • 3 credits of Science (including 2 with labs)

    • including biology (EOC 30% final grade)

  • 3 credits of Social Studies

    • World History

    • American History (EOC 30% of final grade)

    • .5 credit of U.S. Government

    • .5 credit of Economics

  • 1 credit of phys ed with integration of health

  • 1 Performing Fine Arts Credit

  • 8 Electives

  • 1 Online Course

  • Other Requirements

    Pass FCAT 2.0:

    Level 3 (245+)

    Pass Alg 1 EOC-Level 3

    2.0 Unweighted GPA

    EQ 1: What are the benefits of a postsecondary education for your career goals?

    EQ 2: What are key college admission terms?


    What about Diploma Designations?

    Scholar and Merit Diploma Designations are now available per SB 1076.

    Scholar Designation:

    • Students must pass EOCs with a Level 3 or higher.

    • Students must take coursework designated by SB 1076

      Merit Designation:

    • Students must receive industry certification to receive this designation


    Online Course Requirement

    Recommended

    • Driver Education/Traffic Safety

    • Personal and Family Finance

    • Elective coursework

    Not Recommended

    • Core coursework (English, Math, Science, Social Studies coursework)


    Ready for Senior Year?

    • 18 credits to be a Senior.

    • a 2.0 unweighted GPA recommended

      Problems during 9th and 10th grade?

    • Impact Lab open from 2:30-4:30 Tues. and Th

    • Online credit recovery-FLVS/Osceola Virtual School

    • PAWS, Study, Agendas---NOW

    • Track grades weekly --FOCUS, Parent /Student PORTALS

      To be on classified as a Junior, students need 11 credits


    Testing Cat-astrophe?

    • FCAT Retakes: mid-October and April. Level 3 (Scale Score of 245 or higher) to pass or

      • ACT Reading -- 19 concordant score or

      • SAT --Critical Reading-- 430.

    • Algebra 1 EOC Retakes in December and May. Level 3 (399 Scale score) or

      • PERT-Math 97 concordant score

        Worst-case scenario

    • May be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion.

    • May take classes at community college towards AA degree (must obtain college-ready test scores on the PERT)

    • Earn a GED

    • Attend a technical school which doesn’t require a diploma

    EQ 1: What are the benefits of a postsecondary education for your career goals? EQ 2: What are key college admission terms?


    More Tests? In a word… yes.

    • ACT/SAT college admissions tests– take in Spring of Junior year; may also take for concordant FCAT Read 2.0 score

    • Take ACT with writing if applying to 4-year universities

    • PERT– This spring, students with FCAT Reading 2 or 3 or Alg I EOC 2, 3, 4 will take the PERT.

    • PSAT will be administered October 15thfor juniors with 3.0 weighted GPA.


    And More……...

    • FSA-ELA-Florida Standards Assessment –writing component—March

    • FSA-ELA-Florida Standards Assessment-English Language Arts component-March

    • End of Course Exams (EOC): All courses will now have an EOC.

      Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 (new) Biology US History


    College/University

    2-year

    4-year

    Plan for the Future

    Work

    Tech School

    Military


    Military

    • Investigate jobs of interest

    • Research all branches for those jobs

    • Take the ASVAB

    • Talk to recruiters

    • Investigate an ROTC Scholarship

    • West Point/Naval/Air Force Academies?

      --Start now


    TECO– What’s the Big Deal?

    • Automotive

    • Refrigeration and Heating

    • Electricity

    • Criminal Justice

    • Drafting

    • Culinary Arts

    • Emergency Services

    • Medical Administrative Specialist

    • Administrative Office Specialist

    • Legal Administrative Specialist

    • Web Design

    • Digital Design

    • Business Computer Programming

    • Web Programming

    • Pharmacy Tech

    • LPN

    • CNA

    • Medical Assisting

    • Home Health Aide

    NEW!!! TECO ST. CLOUD

    Licensed Practical Nursing Medical Assisting, Cosmetology, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Tech

    Visit http://tecosp.osceola.k12.fl.us/default.aspx for more programs and information!


    Valencia?

    • AA– Honors College

    • AA– 2+2 program

    • BA in Radiological and Imaging Sciences; Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology

    • AS/AAS/Tech Certification, and MORE!


    What it takes to get in….

    • Mid-range GPA’s and test scores for Fall Admission:

      GPAACT(w/ Writing)SAT(3 sections)

    • FAU 3.38-3.9822-261490-1770

    • FSU 3.8-4.326-301730-2010

    • UCF 3.5-4.225-291700-1960

    • UF 4.1-4.528-321820-2120

    • FGCU 3.07-3.7320-241410-1680

    • FIU 3.5-4.223-261600-1850

    Information from 2013 FL SUS Matrix

    EQ 1: What are the benefits of a postsecondary education for your career goals? EQ 2: What are key college admission terms?


    What Else Do Colleges Want?

    If students have AA

    Apply as a transfer student

    Apply also to major program

    Complete prerequisites prior to completion of the AA

    • Two plus consecutive years of foreign language

    • Algebra II and above

    • English, Math, Science, and Social Studies credit each year

    • Academically rigorous schedule

    • Good citizenship


    Paying for college?

    • Florida Prepaid College Program?

    • Scholarships?

      • Bridges and Honors College (Valencia), SCHS Counseling Connection

      • Planning on playing a sport in college? Register with NCAA Eligibility Center online in summer before senior year.

    • FAFSA– complete January of Senior Year

      • Student Loans, Pell Grant, Work Study

      • Only accept what is modest, but adequate

        Let’s not forget….


    Bright Futures

    Florida Academic Scholar

    • 3.5 BF GPA

    • 1290 SAT*/29 ACT

    • 100 hours of community service

    • $ per credit hour –see chart

      Florida Medallion Scholar

    • 3.0 BF GPA

    • 1170 SAT*/26 ACT

    • 75 hours of community service

    • $ per credit hour-see chart

      *Critical Reading and Math

    Gold Seal Vocational (GSV)

    • 3.0 BF GPA

    • 3.5 cumulative GPA in three consecutive technical credits

    • ACT: 17 English/18 Reading/ 19 Math or SAT 440 /Critical Reading/440 Math or PERT 104 Reading/99 Writing/113 Math

    • 30 hours of community service

    • Good towards AS, AAS, technical certificate, etc-- NOT towards Bachelors at university or AA at community college

    • $ per hour-see chart

    Application window opens December 2015.


    How to Earn College Credit While Attending SCHS

    DE/AP Night is 2/3/15!

    Advanced Placement

    9th– AP Human Geography

    10th– AP World History

    11th– AP U.S. History

    And more…

    Students must take AP Exam and

    earn a 3 to earn college credit.

    Credit does not count towards college GPA.

    Dual Enrollment

    Students must have a 3.0 GPA and college-ready test scores by end of 10th grade to apply. (May also apply in 11th grade.)

    Courses currently offered at SCHS are Freshman Comp I and II, U.S. Gov’t, and New Student Experience.

    Students may also take classes at Valencia either full-time or part time

    Books are included

    DE begins college GPA.

    AP Central


    What To Do NOW?

    • October 7– Attend Valencia’s College Night as a family and talk with university admissions reps about their schools

    • October 15– Be ready for PSAT! Knock it out of the park and use My College Quickstart to help you prepare for the SAT!

    • Start planning your options as a family. Big Future from College Board is a great resource for this.

    • Begin your campus visits– they make great day trips on the weekend! Also, students get up to 3 excused absences for college visits.

      (Of course, no matter what course of action is planned, keeping grades up is a MUST!)


    What to Do in the Spring?

    • PERT @SCHS for students registering for fall semester Dual Enrollment classes (must have a 3.0 GPA & Valencia application on file)

    • Register to take the SAT &/or ACT

    • Meet with your counselor to review your options for senior year

    • Sign up for an FLVS class to make up credits or raise GPA – Impact Lab may be an option during summer.

    • Arrange for college visits over spring break or summer vacation

    • Narrow your college choices to 5

    • Do research on scholarships (SCHS Counseling Connection)


    Class Rings & Stuff

    • Thurs, Sept 25—Herff Jones junior class meeting

    • Wed, Oct 1 & Thurs, Oct 2: Herff Jones here at lunch for class ring orders

    • Tues, Sept 30 & Wed, Oct 1: Herff Jones here from 5-7 PM

    • Sat, Sept 27 & Oct 4: Herff Jones here from 10 am-12 noon

    • Minimum deposit $60

    • Cash, check, money order or credit cards accepted


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