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Welcome to 11th Grade Junior Parent Night!. Hosted by the WFHS Counseling Office. In Your Packet. Unofficial Transcript Hope Preliminary Unofficial GPA or note how to update your student’s profile Junior Journey SAT/ACT Testing Calendar

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    1. Welcome to 11th Grade Junior Parent Night! Hosted by the WFHS Counseling Office

    2. In Your Packet Unofficial Transcript Hope Preliminary Unofficial GPA or note how to update your student’s profile Junior Journey SAT/ACT Testing Calendar **This presentation will be made available on the WFHS Counseling Website.

    3. Counseling Department Tracey Winkler A – B ESOL Jennifer Ciaccio C – Gof Jamie D. Brown Gol – Mar Erica Waters Mas – Rop Allison Rinehart Ros-Z Claire Upchurch Registrar Lori Stromie Counseling Secretary

    4. Junior Status Meetings What will we do during your 30 minutes? Review all completed credits and discuss what is left to meet graduation requirements Discuss any questions you have that involve senior year and life after WFHS. **This presentation should generate several individual questions for us to explore during your meeting.

    5. Graduation Requirements 4 English credits (9th Lit and Amer. Lit) 4 Math credits 4 Science credits (Biology, Physical Sci. or Physics) 3 Social Studies (W. Hist., US Hist., Gov/Econ) 3 Career/Fine Arts/For. Lang. 1 Health/Per. Fit 4 additional electives **23 Total Credits If you are planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university you must take a minimum of 2 credits in the same world language

    6. EOCT/GHSGT TestingGraduation Requirements • Students are required to pass courses associated with the EOCT, with the EOCT contributing 20% of the final grade; students are not required to pass the actual EOCT to satisfy the requirement. • Must pass the GHSGWT to be eligible for a diploma. TESTING REQURIEMENTS:

    7. CAREER PATHWAY RECOGNITIONS Career Tech/Fine Art Pathway Advanced Academic Pathway Community Service Hours Form

    8. ACCEL Programs that provide qualified Georgia high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to earn college credit while jointly enrolled in a Georgia public high school and a college, university or technical institution. A high school student cannot receive assistance from the Accel Program for postsecondary courses that are part of a technical Certificate or Diploma program of study. Dual Enrollment Options Move on When Ready -MOWR MOWR provides high school students the opportunity to “jump start” postsecondary education during the high school years. Once a student meets the admission requirements and is accepted to a technical college, 2-year college, or 4-year university, the high school student will be free to “move on” earlier to the next educational level.

    9. Dual Enrollment Options ACCEL • Can take all classes on college campus • Can take classes at WFHS and on college campus ACCEL credit hours do not count toward HOPE totals. MOWR • Student cannot attend classes at WFHS • Students have to take a total of 12 semester hours each semester • MOWR credit hours do not count toward HOPE totals.

    10. SAT vs ACT

    11. SAT/ACT Calendar Prep Options? Do you need to take SAT II’s? Send scores to respective colleges directly with the 4 FREE score reports. www.collegeboard.com www.act.org High School Code: 110929

    12. SAT/ACT Prep SAT or ACT? Kaplan will offer a diagnostic assessment that will help you choose which test is best for you. More information to come. Kaplan free online PSAT/SAT/ACT Prep: SAT – KAS2013SAT ACT – KAS2013ACT PSAT – KAS2013PSAT (Codes are subject to change in Jan ‘14)

    13. Ready? Set? Gooooo!!! What do I need to do, and how do I start? Words from Estelle! Start your post-secondary research! You should do this prior to your junior status meeting Understand the difference between being able to get into a college and being able to AFFORD a college Understand the difference between high school graduation requirements and post-secondary entrance requirements Research scholarships and financial aid Work on your class schedule for senior year

    14. Do Your Research Plan a visit to tour campuses that are of interest. Attend College/Career/Military fairs Meet with college/military representatives when they come to visit WFHS Calculate your academic GPA (most colleges only consider academic courses) where 90+ = 4, 80-89 = 3, 70-79 = 2, and 0-69 = 0 **Always contact the college to verify how they actually recalculate your GPA.

    15. Well How Do I Choose? What am I looking for? Size, location, cost, majors, clubs/groups, etc. How does the BIG 3 affect my admissions?GPA, SAT/ACT, curriculum strength. Have I narrowed my list down to 5 – 7 schools? 1-2 Dream/Reach, 2-3 Moderate level, 2-3 Safety/Fall Back.

    16. Important Resources GACollege411(www.gacollege411.org) Bigfuture(https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org)

    17. Curriculum Difficulty Chart

    18. GEORGIA and Georgia Tech

    19. Kennesaw State University 2.5 GPA min. on college prep work 950 SAT (CR/MA) CR 490/MA 460 20 ACT English 20/Math 19 Valdosta State SAT: 900 Reading 430, Math 400, ACT: 19, English 17, Math 17 Georgia State University 2.8 GPA min., 900 SAT (CR/MA), ACT: 19 English 17/Math 17 University West Georgia SAT: Math 410, Reading 430, ACT: Math 17, English 17, FI 2120 min. Other 4 year Georgia Schools sss Georgia Gwinnett College 2.0 GPA min., SAT: Reading 480, Math 460, ACT: English 21, Math 19, COMPASS 32 English, 62 Reading, 20 Math University of North Georgia SAT: Math 440, Reading 480, ACT: English 20, Math 18, admission based on FI score Columbus State University 2.5 GPA min., SAT: Reading 440, Math 410, ACT: Math 17, English 17 Georgia Southern University EIP Program 2.0 GPA min., SAT 920 – 1000, Reading 430, Math 400, ACT 20, English 17, Math 17

    20. University of Alabama Min. GPA is 3.o Min. SAT 1000 Min. ACT 21 LSU 3.0 GPA min. Min. SAT 1030 Min. ACT 22 4 Year Schools Outside of Georgia Miss. State University 2.0 GPA min. Min. ACT 18 Min. SAT 860 University of South Carolina Avg. GPA 3.9, Avg. SAT 1120-1280 Avg. ACT 24-29

    21. Oxford College Of Emory University, Oxford, GA AVG GPA is 3.5-3930, SAT 1220 – 1370, ACT 27 - 31 Georgia Military College, Milledgeville , GA 2.39 GPA min., SAT 920, ACT 19 Two Year Schools in Georgia University of North Georgia College – Oconee Campus, Watkinsville, GA SAT: Math 310, Reading 330, ACT: Math 14, English 12, FI 1640 or higher Georgia Perimeter College, Alpharetta, GA 2.0 GPA min, accepting SAT/ACT or COMPASS

    22. Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, GAaccepting COMPASS if you do not meet the min. SAT/ACT Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta, GA SAT: Math 410, Reading 410, ACT 18 Technical Colleges in Georgia ChattahoocheeTechnical College, Marietta, GA ACT: Math, Reading, English 19, SAT: Reading 460, Math 440, or COMPASS Lanier Technical College, Cumming, GA accepting COMPASS if you do not meet the min. SAT/ACT

    23. Georgia Army National Guard SSG WYCHE Sharrod.wyche@us.army.mil 706-974-9199 NAVY Keith Bostick EM1 770-532-3124 Keith.bostick@navy.mil Military Options in Georgia US ARMY John C. Hughes Sergeant First Class John.Hughes@usarec.army.mil 770-503-1126 MARINES SSGT Mitchell Hamilton Mitchell.Hamilton@marines.usmc.mil 678-229-7313

    24. Apprenticeships and Jobs US Dept. of Labor – Employment and training administration (www.doleta.gov): Offers guidance on finding registered apprenticeship programs. Georgia Office of Apprenticeship: James "Jim" NugentState DirectorUSDOL/ETA/OA 61 Forsyth Street SW, Room 6T80Atlanta, GA 30303Tel: (404)302-5897 Forsyth County Schools Job Board: www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/jobboard

    25. General Resume West Forsyth HS 4155 Drew Road Cumming, GA 30040 770-888-3470 Fax #: 770-888-3471 Counselor Evaluations and Recommendations: **These are not required for every school, so check the college’s application requirements to verify if you need these or not. If needed, turn in to your counselor a completed Senior Information Sheet (please make a copy of this for your records). **Reminder: request should be made at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. 110929

    26. General Resume

    27. Honor Code/Discipline If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information. Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation. Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights. Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation.

    28. HOPE Scholarship Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school Be registered for Selective Service (males only) Meet Georgia residency requirements 3.0 CORE GPA (all academic courses only) Eng., Math, Science, Social Studies, For. Lang. Meet Academic Rigor requirements: (Class of 2015) Must receive credit in at least TWO advanced courses: Math III or higher, Chemistry, Physics or higher, AP courses in core subjects, ACCEL , and Advanced World Language. ******* AP quality pts. (only .50 given for AP, nothing above a 4.0) Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA All calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, and not by WFHS or Forsyth Co. Schools. HOPE GPA is not rounded up, so 2.99 does not qualify.

    29. HOPE Scholarship Covers a percentage % of tuition (based on Lottery Funds) Award Amounts: $$$ varies and depends on the type of institution you are attending. Students attending Georgia public colleges receive a HOPE Award amount based upon a per hour rate at the institution he or she is attending.

    30. Zell Miller Scholarship Covers 100% of tuition (based on Lottery Funds) Requirements: Must meet all the requirements to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus: Core GPA of 3.70 1,200 SAT (CR+MA) on a single test administration or a 26 composite on the ACT Graduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian

    31. All HOPE is not lost! **Did you know that if you graduate from high school with less than a 3.0 GPA, you could still earn HOPE once you enroll in college? At 30, 60, or 90 hours, if a once ineligible student earns a 3.0+, they become HOPE eligible. **This does not apply to Zell Miller. Students have to be eligible for Zell Miller upon graduating from high school, to receive the award at any point in college.

    32. HOPE Grant Pays a percentage of tuition at all Georgia Technical Colleges Graduate from a Hope-eligible high school NO GPA requirement Technical College System (based on 12 hours) $1,500 (HOPE) and $2040 (Zell)

    33. HOPE /Private Institutions HOPE Scholarship (Enrolled Full-Time) $3,708 per year award ZELL MILLER (Enrolled Full-Time) $4,000 per year award

    34. More Information on HOPE View your HOPE average and Rigor Requirements HOPE Rigor Requirements (listed on GA College411) http://www.gsfc.org/main/publishing/pdf/2012/Course_List.pdf Go to www.gacollege411.org and login to your account. Click on “Your HOPE GPA” For Additional Information on HOPE Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) 770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org

    35. Other Scholarship Options? College based: check college financial aid websites for criteria and categories. Community based: church, civic groups, local organizations. Private based: parents place of work, FREE scholarship search through websites. Visit the WFHS Counseling Website. www.scholarships.com www.fastweb.com www.gacollege411.org www.gsfc.com

    36. NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website www.eligibilitycenter.org When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA Students and parents are responsible for determining NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed to determine eligibility

    37. Junior Heads Ups Scheduled college representative visits on WFHS campus. Listen to the announcements and check the website! Take the SAT and ACT before senior year Start constructing your resume Set up campus visits and tours (attend preview days) College applications and due dates Early Decision vs. Early Action Transcript REQUEST

    38. AP Night Date: TBD Time: TBD Anyone planning on taking an AP class should be in attendance with a parent.

    39. Follow us on Twitter @WFHS_HS Visit the WFHS Counseling website! Questions