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WELCOME CLASS OF 2014. AHS ADMINISTRATION. Principal J. Ivey Dean of Accountability & Instruction Dr. C. Kirkland Assistant Principals D. Baker , S. Drummond, T. Sikes. Counselors 9-10 th Tammy Hathcock C114 11 th Jamie Durham C213 12 th Thelma Griffin C210. Registrar

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ahs administration


J. Ivey

Dean of Accountability & Instruction

Dr. C. Kirkland

Assistant Principals

D. Baker , S. Drummond, T. Sikes


9-10th Tammy HathcockC114

11thJamie Durham C213

12th Thelma Griffin C210


Leslie Bell Front office

ahs counseling services
AHS Counseling Services
  • Graduation
  • Career Planning
  • Financial Aid
  • College Admission
  • Testing registration
  • Scholarship
  • Forms and documents
  • Personal & academic guidance
graduation plans 4x4
Recommended Plan–adjusted August 09 by House Bill 3 (HB3) for all students

– 26 state credits

1.0 credit (not 1.5) of PE is required with no maximum number of credits

Health is not required

Technology is not required

Distinguished Achievement Plan

– 26 state credits (see above) plus 4 advanced measures

Graduation Plans-4x4

District Graduation Policy!

Beginning with the class of 2008, students must completeall requiredcourseworkand passall parts of the TAKS in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

TAKS Test dates: October 21-24

senior contracts
Senior Contracts
  • 10-day requirement for letters
  • Financial Aid
  • Transcript Evaluation
  • TAKS status
  • State credits earned
  • Credits needed
  • Graduation Plan
  • GPA and rank
  • College Application Process
  • College Choices
  • Major/Career Choice
  • Ways to contact you
  • Websites
off to college where to go what to do
Off to college….where to go? what to do?
  • Apply to 3 – 5 colleges.
  • Select a “dream” school that may be a stretch.
  • Select at least one “sure thing”.
  • Select 2 – 3 schools in between.
  • A college should fit YOU
    • academically
    • personally
    • socially
college admission terms
College Admission Terms
  • Early Decision – a binding commitment to attend the college if you are accepted
  • Early Action/Notification – simply applying early so you will receive acceptance notification early – no commitment to attend
  • Rolling Admission – apply and usually receive an admission decision within four to six weeks
college application process
College Application Process

Every college requires:

  • An application sent electronically or by mail
  • An official transcript sent by high school

Most colleges require:

  • SAT or ACT scores (sent by testing agency)

Many colleges & scholarships require:

  • Letters of recommendation, essay(s), resume,

counselor report

what influences the admission decision
What Influences the Admission Decision?
  • Top 10%
  • Class rank/G.P.A.
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Choice of courses
  • Recommendation letters
  • Application essay
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Leadership experiences
  • Special interests/talents
  • Community involvement
  • Service to the school
  • Special circumstances
  • Interviews
  • Completion of “optional”
application tips
Application Tips
  • Follow instructions carefully (many applicants do not!)!!
  • Pay attention to deadlines.

Don’t meetthe deadline; beat the deadline!

  • Don’t be humble! Include and describe all of your accomplishments (no acronyms).
apply texas application
Apply Texas Application
  • Used by all Texas public four-year colleges and most community colleges
  • On-line applications can be submitted beginning August 1st

top ten percent bill
Top Ten Percent Bill

Students ranking in the top 10% of their class are automatically admitted to any public university in Texas

  • Exception:2014 UT Austin-Top 7%;

2015 – Top 7%

  • Complete application requirements

by theuniversity’s deadline

  • Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school
surprise non top ten percenters can get in
Surprise!!!! Non-Top Ten Percenters Can Get In!
  • At UT Austin, 87% of Texas residents admitted for Fall 2010 ranked in the top ten percent.
  • At Texas A&M, 50% of students admitted for Fall 2010 ranked in the top ten percent.
demonstrate interest in colleges
Demonstrate interest in colleges
  • Visit the university (not just for football games!) Attend an orientation session.
  • Meet with representatives at school
  • Contact admissions representatives
  • Use websites to compare schools
important websites
Important Websites
  • ACT
  • THEA
  • applications
  • applications
  • athletic scholarships
show me the money tips on financial aid
Show me the Money!Tips on Financial Aid
  • Apply for your PIN number early:
  • Complete the FAFSA (or TASFA) form on-line after January 1st during your senior year
  • Visit the following websites for more information:
types of financial aid
Types of Financial Aid
  • Money that does NOT have to be repaid
    • Scholarships – award based on merit
      • Senior newsletter Beyond the Buzz
      • Search the internet
      • Free scholarship search websites
      • Beat the deadline
    • Grant – award based on financial need
  • Money that DOES have to be repaid
    • Loan
texas grant program requirements
Texas Grant Program Requirements
  • High school diploma
  • Enrollment within 16 months of graduation and 3/4 time
  • Completion of Recommended or Distinguished Achievement high school curriculum
  • Financial need determined by FAFSA
  • Texas resident
  • No conviction of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance
new tsi assessment texas success initiative
New TSI AssessmentTexas Success Initiative
  • Required by all Texas public colleges unless exempt
  • Exemptions:

* TAKS (exit-level): 2200 in math and/or 2200 in English/Language Arts with a writing score of 3-4

* STAAR end of course (EOC): Level 2+ on English III EOC, Level 2+ on Algebra II EOC

* SAT: combined score of 1070 with 500 on math and verbal sections

*ACT: a composite score of 23 with a 19 on the math and English sections

tsi assessment texas success initiative
TSI AssessmentTexas Success Initiative
  • Offered at TVCC, 1st Monday

of most months

  • $35.00
  • Details
    • Computer based
    • 3 areas: reading, writing, math
    • 2 parts
      • PAA-Pre-Assessment Activity
      • TSI Assessment
    • Takes up to 4 hours
    • Student will receive a score sheet with diagnostic information
important notes
Important Notes!
  • Only 1 final transcript will be sent to the college of your choice after May 1
  • AHS cannot release an official transcript to a parent or student. It can be mailed.
ahs senior 2014 motto no until a pps are complete
AHS Senior 2014 Motto No until Apps are Complete!

Trick or Treatat AHS on October 31 if you

  • Complete a newcollege application
  • Bring copy of your submittedApplyTexasconfirmation to C210 prior to Friday, October 25

Trick or Treat