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Senior Parent Night. Wednesday, October 2 nd , 2013 6:30 p.m. - Cafeteria. Welcome Message Ms. Lisa S. Noffo Principal, M.A.S.T.@Homestead. Student Services Ms. Dana Baugh Guidance Counselor & Test Chairperson. Graduation Requirements. 2.0 GPA

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Senior parent night

Senior Parent Night

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

6:30 p.m. - Cafeteria

Senior parent night

Welcome Message

Ms. Lisa S. Noffo

Principal, M.A.S.T.@Homestead

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Student Services

Ms. Dana Baugh

Guidance Counselor & Test Chairperson

Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • 2.0 GPA

  • Passing score on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

  • Successful completion of each semester in required courses (5-Point Rule)

  • Successful completion of a least 24 credits and all required courses

  • Satisfactory class attendance: no more than ten unexcused (10) absences in an annual course or five (5) in a semester course

  • Satisfactory completion of both first and second semester senior art classes

  • Completion of a community service project of at least 150 hours

    Miami-Dade County Public School policy does not allow students to participate in the May/June graduation ceremony if they do not meet these requirements.

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College Assistance Program

Ms. Kristen Gomez

CAP Advisor

Selecting a college or university

Selecting a College or University

There are over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Keep the following in mind…

→ Location (Close to home or far away?)

→ Size (Under 3,000 students or over 30,000)

→ Private or Public Institutions

→ Programs of Study Offered

→ Athletic & Extracurricular Activities Available

→ Cost (Do not exclude any choice due to high cost…expensive schools may be able to offer more aid.)

Mast @ homestead college application procedures 2013 2014


  • Talk with the CAP advisor (Ms. Gomez) and/or your counselor. Talk to instructors, family, friends, etc. about different colleges. Sign-up for admissions representative visits, field trips, and college fairs.

  • Take or apply to take the SAT I and/or ACT exams; determine if you need to take the SAT II exams. Fee waiver available if on free or reduced lunch.

  • Request information/applications from colleges. Put yourself on their mailing list. Look in Ms. Gomez’s office, Room 113, for college pamphlets.

  • Provide your counselor with a prospective list of colleges (3 to 5) that you are looking to apply to. No counselor recommendation/transcripts will be sent until you have provided this information.

  • Obtain teacher recommendations (academics/counselor) and provide teachers with addressed and stamped envelopes or invite them to submit their letters online. Do this very EARLY.

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  • Request your high school transcripts; allow at least 4 weeks before application deadline:

    How to Request High School Transcripts:

    I. State Public Universities/Colleges

    1. Fill out transcript request form and give to our school registrar, Mrs. Yee. (Form can be found in Room 105)

    2. Allow about a week for them to be printed and sealed.

    3. Pick-up transcripts in bin in Room 105.

    II. Common App Schools

    Go to and invite your counselor to electronically provide your transcripts, recommendations, andschool profile.

    III. Schools NOT on the Common App (In/Out of State)

    Provide the contact information and email address to your counselor for whom the transcript/recommendation should be sent.

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  • VERY IMPORTANT: It is your responsibility to check your status on

  • each schools’ website to verify that all documents have been

  • received and processed by each institution.


  • Every Senior has been provided with a folder that contains:

  • college checklist, calendar, and step-by-step instructions.

  • 9. Apply online for Bright Futures. Counselors will give instructions – NOTbefore December! Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in core academic courses, not total GPA. Apply whether or not you think you qualify.

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SAT/ACT Test Dates and Deadlines

College visitations at mast

College Visitations at MAST

College visits and representatives

College Visits and Representatives

Miami Dade College

Millennia Atlantic University

Nova Southeastern University

Pine Manor College

San Ignacio College

St. Thomas University

University of Central Florida

University of Miami

University of South Florida


*MAST’s First Annual College Fair*

October 11th, 2013

12:45pm to 2:15pm

Carlos Albizu Univeristy

Dade Medical

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University

Florida State University

Johnson and Wales University

Keiser University

Financial aid


→ Grants

Money you don’t pay back

→ Loans

Borrowed funds…must be repaid with interest

→ Work Study

Work at college or university and get paid


Federal financial aid fafsa

Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)

→ Free Application for Federal Student Aid

→ Available January 1stof Senior Year

→ Current Family Income Tax Information isneeded to complete form

→ Application Available Online at

Financial Aid Night at MAST is scheduled for February 4, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Florida bright futures

Florida Bright Futures

For more information visit or call 1.888.827.2004

Students may apply beginning December 1st, 2013.

Application deadlines for state universities

Application Deadlinesfor State Universities

  • Florida State University

    October 16th

    (Priority Deadline)

    January 15th

    (Regular Admissions)

  • University of Florida

    November 1st

  • University of Central Florida

    January 1st

    (Priority Deadline)

    May 1st

    (Regular Admissions)

  • University of South Florida

    March 1st


Universities will not

accept late applications.

College resources

College Resources
















College Search Engines



Recommended reading

Recommended Reading

Colleges That Change Lives

by Loren Pope

Letting Go

by Karen Levin Coburn & Madge Lawrence Treeger


Everything Ms. Gomez does and sends out is through EMAILS.

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Student Activities

Mrs. Lynda Weinstein

Student Activities Director

Activities attendance policy

Activities Attendance Policy

Students who have accumulated:

→ 10 or more absences

→ 20 or more days tardy/days excused early

Will not be permitted to participate, compete or attend extra-curricular activities.

Pre-Arranges Absences

→ College Visit

→ Special Circumstances

(Packet must be completed two (2) weeks prior to scheduled absence. See Ms. Cordero for packet and additional information.)

Senior class expenses

Senior Class Expenses

*Price may change dependent on fundraising activities

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Q & A

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