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Osborne High school. Senior Parent Night Class of 2014. School Counselors for your Senior. If you would like to make an appointment with your senior’s counselor, please e-mail or call (770) 437-5900. . Last Names: A- Gonz : Ms. Little kismet.little @cobbk12.org Ext. 228

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Osborne high school

Osborne High school

Senior Parent Night

Class of 2014


School counselors for your senior
School Counselors for your Senior

If you would like to make an appointment with your senior’s counselor, please e-mail or call (770) 437-5900.

  • Last Names:

    • A-Gonz: Ms. Little [email protected]

      • Ext. 228

    • Gop-Pink: Ms. Bass [email protected]

      • Ext.261

    • Pins-Z: Ms. Joyner [email protected]

      • Ext. 258


Tonight we are discussing
Tonight, we are discussing…

  • Explanation of Graduation Requirements

  • Post-secondary options

  • Admissions requirements versus graduation requirements

  • SAT/ACT/COMPASS/ASVAB

  • College admissions process

  • Financial aid resources (HOPE)

  • Why GACollege411?

  • Senior Dues


Graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, your senior needs credit for:

4 Language Arts

4 Mathematics

4 Sciences

3 Social Studies

.5 Health/.5 P.E.

3 CTAE and/or Art and/or Foreign Language

2 additional electives

Total of 23 credits

Must pass the GA High School Writing Test as well as EOCT or GHSGT in Engl, Math, Science and Social Studies



Graduation vs college admissions
Graduation vs. College Admissions

  • Keep in mind that you may have the appropriate credits to graduate from Osborne High, but you must check with your college to be sure that you are taking the classes necessary to be competitive for admission.

  • Example: Most 4 year colleges require GPS Pre-Calculus or higher (AP Statistics, AP Calc) during your senior year in order to be accepted. Also, 4 year college require TWO foreign languages (Spanish I & II, French I & II)


Test to continue your education
Test to continue your education

  • 4 year college

    • SAT www.collegeboard.org

    • ACT www.act.org

  • 2 year or technical college

    • COMPASS: College of interest admissions office to take on their campus (Ex. Chattahoochee Tech)

  • Military

    • ASVAB


College admissions process
College Admissions Process

  • Make a list of potential schools

  • Compare your profile to the college’s freshman profile

  • Review each school’s application

    • Online application (www.gacollege411.org)

    • Transcript (order in the counselor’s office for $2 or for free on www.gacollege411.org)

    • Application fee (if you receive free or reduced lunch, see your counselor)

    • Recommendations (if needed)

    • Counselor Recommendation (or school evaluation)

    • Teacher Recommendation (letter or form)


How to pay for college
How to pay for college

  • Grants & Scholarships

    • Do not have to be repaid

    • Based on specific requirements

  • Loan

    • Need to be repaid after college

  • Work-study Programs

    • Student has a job on campus

    • Money earned helps pay for college

  • Check out scholarships on www.gacollege411.org or www.fastweb.com


Is there h o p e for me
Is there H.O.P.E. for me?

  • Scholarship

  • 3.0 Core GPA Needed

  • Two year or four year degree

  • Must graduate from a GA high school

  • Must be a GA resident for at least one year

  • Covers a percentage of tuition

  • Grant

  • No GPA requirement

  • Technical certificate or diploma

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED

  • Must be a GA resident for at least one year

  • Covers a percentage of tuition


Zell miller hope scholarship
Zell Miller (HOPE) Scholarship

  • Zell Miller Scholarship

  • 3.7 Core GPA Required

  • 1200 SAT Math and Reading/Verbal or 26 ACT

  • Two year or four year degree

  • Must graduate from a Georgia High School

  • Covers full tuition

  • Valedictorian or Salutatorian


Why www gacollege411 org
Why www.GACollege411.org?

  • Apply to College

  • Send Transcripts

  • Check HOPE Status

  • Access FAFSA

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • Scholarship Database


Senior dues 50
Senior Dues--$50

Required by all students who wish to participate in senior week activities and graduation activities

  • Covers:

    • Senior shirt (student designed, contains all senior names on the back)

    • Senior Week activities

    • Senior Breakfast

    • Senior Medallions

    • Graduation related expenses

  • Senior dues can be paid before or after school to Ms. Yeomans in room 212

  • Cash/Check/Money Order accepted


Next step
Next Step?

  • Graduation!

  • Counselors will be meeting with all seniors in small groups this semester to complete a “Senior Application for Graduation.” Seniors will have the opportunity to ask questions at that time.


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