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Sophomore Seminar Class of 2010 April 14, 2008 6:30pm FHHS Lecture Hall Introductions Mr. Matthew Chiaverini Guidance Counselor (A-K) Mrs. Nancy Lorenz Guidance Counselor (L-Z) Mrs. Kaisa Freeman Guidance Counselor (Freshman) Future Course Work

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sophomore seminar class of 2010

Sophomore SeminarClass of 2010

April 14, 2008

6:30pm

FHHS Lecture Hall

introductions
Introductions
  • Mr. Matthew Chiaverini

Guidance Counselor (A-K)

  • Mrs. Nancy Lorenz

Guidance Counselor (L-Z)

  • Mrs. Kaisa Freeman

Guidance Counselor

(Freshman)

future course work
Future Course Work
  • Challenge yourself
  • Evaluate strengths/passions/challenges
  • Utilize Homework Hub for assistance
  • Talk with teachers, counselors and parents if you are struggling
  • Junior Year challenging
  • Check with counselors to make sure you are on track with graduation requirements
timeline
Timeline
  • End of Sophomore year

*Consider diploma track

*Consider Community Service hours (24 needed)

Credits completed:

2 Math

2 English

1 PE/Health

1 Practical or Fine Art

1 (at least) history

1 (at least) science

Foreign Language

** At the end of Sophomore year: 12 credits completed,

** Consider summer school or additional alternatives

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Spring of Junior Year

*Plan to take the SAT and/or ACT

*Plan to take practice tests or obtain prep materials and start to study

*Take at least one exam in May or June

  • Fall of Junior Year

*Continue researching colleges

*Sign up to here from college reps throughout

the year

  • June

*Athletes file the NCAA Clearinghouse form

*Go to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net and register

FHHS school code: 030-124

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Before Senior Year

*Research colleges

*Request information from colleges

*Visit colleges during the spring/summer 2009

*Read information from colleges to know admission requirements and deadlines

*Compile your academic resume, honors/awards, extracurricular activities, community service, and job experience

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Begin to narrow down your college choices

*Applications are lengthy and college application fees range from $25-$60 each

*Based on your list of colleges, ask your counselor and up to two teachers if they would write a POSITIVE letter of recommendation

career information
Career Information

AzCIS

*Occupational Sort

*Skills Inventory

*Interest Profile

*Values: Work Importance Locator

Utilize your community service hours

Utilize your classroom experience

fhhs graduation requirements
FHHS Graduation Requirements
  • Standard Diploma (22 credits)

3 Math

4 English

3 Social Studies

3 Science

1 PE/Health

1 Practical or Fine Art

7 Electives

*24 hours of community service

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FHHS Graduation Requirements
  • Diploma with Honors (23 credits)

3 Math

4 English

3 Social Studies

3 Science

2 Foreign Language

1 PE/Health

1 Fine Art

6 Electives

3.5 weighted GPA, at least 5 Honors and/or AP courses

All core courses must be taken in the regular classroom

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FHHS Graduation Requirements
  • Diploma with Highest Distinction (24 credits)

4 Math

4 English

3 Social Studies

3 Science

3 Foreign Language

1 PE/Health

1 Fine Art

5 Electives

3.75 weighted GPA; at least 5 AP courses in 3 different disciplines

All core courses must be taken in the regular classroom

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AIMS
  • Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards

All students must “meet” or “exceed” all three areas (Reading, Writing and Math) of the AIMS test in order to graduate from an Arizona Public School

aims tuition waiver
AIMS Tuition Waiver
  • Students must complete all 16 core competency courses by graduation with a B or better in each course
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 in the 16 core competency courses or be in the top 5% of their graduating class
  • Students must “exceed” standards on all 3 of the AIMS HS tests or “exceed” standards on 2 of the AIMS HS tests and “meet” on 1 standard
testing information
Testing Information
  • PSAT (Fall of Junior Year – October)

www.collegeboard.com

* SAT (end of Junior Year – June)

www.collegeboard.com

  • * ACT

www.act.org

  • * Preparation Classes

Sylvan, Kaplan,

Online preparation,

books and materials

college university requirements
College/University Requirements
  • The 3 Arizona universities require:

4 English

Completion of a math class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite

3 Science

2 Social Studies

2 Foreign Language (same language)

1 Fine Art

resources
Resources
  • Financial Aid Information

www.fafsa.ed.gov Free application for student aid

www.ed.gov Financial information on federal programs

www.collegeview.com career, college, and financial aid information

www.collegesmart.com free software site to estimate financial aid needs

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Resources
  • College Information

www.schoolmatch.com school matches & information

www.gocollege.com general college information & free college search

www.collegeboard.com description of colleges

www.campussafety.org provides info about crime on campuses

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Resources
  • Scholarship Information

www.fastweb.com Free scholarship search

www.collegeanswer.com Sallie Mae scholarship information

www.collegeboard.org free scholarship search

www.finaid.org/scholarships free scholarship search

www.scholarships.com general private scholarship information