2012 SENIOR. Conferences . Who’s Who …. Principal – Jeff Vaughan Counselors : Marianne Rodriguez (A-Ch) Beverly Gonzales ( Ci-Garm ) Yolanda Cavazos (Garn- Kel ) Felipe Cardenas ( Kem -Mo)
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Principal – Jeff Vaughan
Counselors : Marianne Rodriguez (A-Ch)
Beverly Gonzales (Ci-Garm)
Yolanda Cavazos (Garn-Kel)
Felipe Cardenas (Kem-Mo)
Michelle Howard, Lead Counselor (Mp-Pa/AVID)
Olympia Torres (Pb-Sl)
Jeannie Dimaline (Sm-Z)
Beth Fox (STAN)
Go Center Counseling Clerk- Carol Gines
Oct. 12 - PSAT Movie Day
Oct. 26 - District College Night at BAC 6-8pm
Nov 18 - Proposed date for Senior Lunch
March 7 - Senior Field Day
April 19 - Summa Reception
April 30-May 11 - AP Testing
May 9 - Senior Awards
June 3 - Graduation 7:30pm
1. Go to www.collegeboard.org
2. Click “For Students” at top of site
3. In “College Tests”- click on AP
4. Click on “AP Credit Policy Info” (on the left)
5. Enter the college name
6. Click here for the institution’s AP credit and placement policy
7. You will be able to see what score you need on an AP exam and what course (s) it will replace at the college
*Open before school, after school, and during all lunches
Ms. Gines can help with searching for colleges, majors, SAT/ACT registration, and the College Reps visitation schedule.
Admissions deadlines are quickly
approaching-many are December 1, 2011
If applying to a Texas Public School- use www.applytexas.org
If applying to a U.S. Private School-use
Check college websites for specific admissions information and deadlines
Collegeboard.org or act.org.
*Students - Be sure you have filled out the “Senior Information Sheet”. This provides teachers/counselors with valuable info for letters. The information sheet will be available in the Counseling Office.
*When you request a recommendation letter from your counselor be sure to indicate the destination of the letter.
*Allow at least 2 weeks for recommendation letters to be written.
*Apply on-line for a Federal Student Aid Pin Number –www.pin.ed.gov before January 1 (You can do this now)
*Apply online with FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov starting Jan. 1, 2012.
***You cannot fill out FAFSA until January 1, 2012***
Every college/university bound student must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for money…even if you think you don’t qualify
Be sure to check once a month with the Counseling Office
or your English teachers, this is where you can get valuable
scholarship info through the Jr/Sr Bulletin.
Some websites you can check out:
1 2 3 4 5 Vocational Program…
TOP TEN Differences between High School and College
6 7 8 9 10
Number 10 Vocational Program…
Students pay for college textbooks
Go ahead and write in your book.
YOU own it!!
After you’re done – sell it back and get some $$$
Number 9 Vocational Program…
There is much less
Number 8 Vocational Program…
Students create their own schedule
Schedule it your way!!
WORK Vocational Program…
10 hours or less
6 credit hours
9 credit hours
12 credit hours
14-15 credit hoursCourse Load Options
Number 7 Vocational Program…
Students select their professors
Number 6 Vocational Program…
Students may withdraw from a college course
Number 5 Vocational Program…
Minimum parental involvement
Number 4 Vocational Program…
No designated lunch period
Number 3 Vocational Program…
Inappropriate behavior is not tolerated
Number 2 Vocational Program…
Attendance and punctuality are your responsibility
#1 Top Difference! Vocational Program…
You must study at least three hours outside of class for every hour in class!
Less time spent sitting in class and more time spent studying out of class
Learn to earn Vocational Program….
“Perseverance is not an issue of talent. It is not an issue of time. It is about finishing. Talent provides hope for accomplishment, but perseverance guarantees it.”
Dr. John Maxwell
Finish high school strong – by finishing strong- you are better equipped to begin your next race which begins after graduation.