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College 101. Presented by Henry Clay High School. Welcome Parents. Meet your Counselor Sharron Wesley – Students A – Cole sharron.wesley@fayette.kyschools.us - 381-3423 Ext. 3310 April Cain – Students Colf - Goll april.cain@fayette.kyschools.us - 381-3423 Ext. 3313

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    1. College 101 Presented by Henry Clay High School

    2. Welcome Parents Meet your Counselor • Sharron Wesley – Students A – Cole • sharron.wesley@fayette.kyschools.us- 381-3423 Ext. 3310 • April Cain – Students Colf - Goll • april.cain@fayette.kyschools.us- 381-3423 Ext. 3313 • Rachael Howard – Students Gom – K • rachael.howard@fayette.kyschools.us- 381-3423 Ext. 1152 • Jackie Smith – Students L - N • jackie.smith@fayette.kyschools.us- 381-3423 Ext. 3312 • Josh Edwards – Students O - Sl • joshua.edwards@fayette.kyschools.us- 381-3423 Ext. 3309 • Bonnie Barnes – Students Sm - Z • bonnie.barnes@fayette.kyschools.us- 381-3423 Ext. 3308

    3. Governor’sScholars Program Governor’s School for the Arts Governor’sSchool for the Arts www.gsp.ky.gov www.kentuckygsa.org

    4. Governor’s Scholars Program • 5 Week Residential Summer Program • Between 11th and 12th Grade Year • Applications Available Online now • Nominated by the School and School District • PSAT, SAT, or ACT Required • Visit Website for More Information: www.gsp.ky.gov • Deadline for students to turn in all application materials is December 2, 2013.

    5. Governor’s School for the Arts • 3 week residential program offered for the states most creative high school students • 10th and 11th graders can apply • 9 artistic disciplines: creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theater, visual art, architecture, new media, and vocal music • Audition and/or review required • Additional info at www.kentuckygsa.com

    6. Governor’s School for Entrepeneurs • Free 3-Week residential summer program • Students will utilize science, technology, engineering, art, math and business skills to turn an idea into a product • Open to 9th, 10th and 11th graders • June 22 – July 12, 2014 • Georgetown College • Learn more at http://gse.kstc.com

    7. Advanced Placement - AP • What is the AP Program? • College Level Courses • Most Challenging and Most Rigorous offered in High School

    8. Benefits of Taking AP Courses: • Added Challenge • Extra Credentials for College Admissions • Weighted Credit • Earn College Credit if the AP Score meets college criteria • Possibly earn Advanced Placement in College

    9. Henry Clay’s AP ProgramIncludes 22 AP Coursesand Exams • Psychology • European History • Government • Macroeconomics • Art History • Art Studio • French • German • Latin • Spanish • English Literature • English Language • Statistics • Calculus I/AB • Calculus II/BC • Biology • Physics • Chemistry • World History • US History • Human Geography • Environmental Science

    10. 2014 AP Exam Dates • May 5 through May 16 • Dates and times vary depending on subject • Visit the Website: • www.collegeboard.com

    11. Why Take the ACT or SAT • College Admissions • Scholarships

    12. College Entrance Exam - SAT • SAT – www.collegeboard.com • $51 for Registration • Highest Possible Score – 2400 • The National Average – 1500 • Subject Areas • Writing – 200 to 800 Possible Score • Math – 200 to 800 Possible Score • Critical Reading – 200 to 800 Possible Score

    13. College Entrance Exam - ACT • ACT – www.act.org • $36.50 for Registration • Highest Possible Score – 36 • The National Average – 21 • Subject Areas • English – 75 Questions – 45 Minutes • Math – 60 Questions – 60 Minutes • Reading – 40 Questions – 35 Minutes • Science – 40 Questions – 35 Minutes • Optional Writing – 30 Minutes

    14. 2013-2014 National Test Dates Each test date has a registration deadline approximate 30 days prior to the test date. Students can register approximately 2 weeks prior to the test date with a late fee. 36 is the highest score on an ACT. 2400 is the highest score on a SAT. Know what the college requires – ACT or SAT? What is the minimum score for admissions?

    15. Eligibility • Register Online - $85 • www.eligibilitycenter.org • Official Test Scores MUST be Sent from ACT and/or SAT • Use Code 9999 • The Higher the ACT and/or SAT Score, the Lower the GPA has to be for Eligibility • 16 Core Courses are Required for Division I – Only core courses are used to compute the GPA

    16. NCAA Eligibility CHANGES • Changes for the Class of 2016 • Division I will have a minimum GPA of 2.0 to receive Athletic Aid and Practice. For competition, the GPA will be 2.3. • Division II now requires 16 Core Courses. • Starting April 1, students must request final amateurism certification during their senior year.

    17. Eligibility • Division I • 4 English • 3 Math (Algebra I or Higher) • 2 Science • 1 Additional Math, Science, or English • 2 Social Studies • 4 Extra Core (Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and/or Foreign Language) • Division II (NEW) • 3 English • 2 Math (Algebra I or Higher) • 2 Science • 3 Additional English, Math, or Science • 2 Social Studies • 4 Extra Core (Math, Science, English, Social Studies, and/or Foreign Language) GPA is calculated for Core Courses ONLY

    18. Division I Sliding Scale EXAMPLEThe higher the GPA the lower the test scores have to be.

    19. Eligibility • Meet with your Counselor to Review Transcript • Register online at www.eligibilitycenter.org • Keep track of your account and your eligibility process • Take the ACT or SAT and use the code 9999 to have scores sent to the NCAA • Make an appointment with your counselor if you have questions about your core classes or the worksheet. • Request final amateurism certification during your senior year. • Final transcripts will be sent automatically if the student has completed their registration prior to graduation.

    20. National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics NAIA Requirements are simple! Graduate from high school AND meet 2 out of 3 requirements. 1 2 3 Achieve a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 860 on the SAT. Achieve a minimum overall high school 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Graduate in the top half of your high school class. www.playnaia.org

    21. Kentucky Higher Education Assistance AuthorityP.O. Box 798Frankfort, KY 40602-0798(800) 928-8926www.kheaa.com KHEAA Outreach Scholarships vs. Grants vs. Student Loans The Student Loan PeopleP.O. Box 24266Louisville, KY 40224-0266(888) 678-4625www.studentloanpeople.com

    22. Who Are We? Financial aid Grants/scholarships Work-study Loans Informational services Publications Getting In – for Seniors Getting Ready – for Juniors Outreach counselors Savings Programs Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, or KHEAA, is the state government agency that provides students with:

    23. Where to Find Information KHEAA – www.kheaa.com Application status • Account history • KEES awards • College Aid Calculator • Reference books For Juniors – Getting Ready http://www.kheaa.com/pdf/pubs/ky/getin/KYGIintro.pdf For Seniors– Getting In http://www.kheaa.com/pdf/pubs/ky/getin/KYGIintro.pdf

    24. Where to Find More Information Financial Aid Profile: www.collegeboard.com Matching Students to Scholarships: www.fastweb.com Scholarships Known to Henry Clay Counselors are on the Henry Clay website. Click on “Counseling” then find Scholarship Info for your grade level. • www.henryclay.fcps.net Contact the Individual Colleges/University Scholarship Offices as soon as possible for additional scholarship information.

    25. FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aidfor Grants and Student Loans • www.fafsa.ed.gov • Get Organized • Determine Dependency Status • Gather Required Documents • Complete FAFSA Worksheet on Website • Search for School Codes on the FAFSA Website • Apply for a PIN • Check Application Deadline Dates • College Goal Sunday January 2014 • http://www.kasfaa.com/cgs/ • FAFSA Workshop at Henry Clay • January 2014

    26. What is the ILP? Individual Learning Plan for ALL Students • Records Career, Education, and Life Goals • Explores Career Interests • Provides College and Scholarship Searches • Develops a Professional Resume • FREE online access

    27. Students Accessing the ILP: • www.careercruising.com/ILP/ • EACH YEAR: • 9th through 11th Grade Students Update the ILP • This year in their Math Class. • 12th Grade Students Update the ILP in their Math Class. • These teachers have usernames and passwords for the students.

    28. Parents Accessing the ILP: • www.careercruising.com/ILP/ • See Your Counselor for: • Parent/Guardian Username • Parent/Guardian Password

    29. College Admissions Process • Varies with College • Early Decision (Binding) • Early Action (Non-Binding) • Regular Decision (Non-Binding) • Contact College Admissions Office or visit the College Website

    30. Common Applications • Check website: www.commonapp.org • to see which Colleges Accept Common App? • Application is available online.

    31. Recommendations • Provide Resume • Provide Stamps • Provide College Form if available • Give at least 2 Weeks Notice • For December 15 – January 10 deadlines, give all information to counselor by December 1

    32. College Visits • ALWAYS Contact College Admissions office to schedule visit • Contact Dean of the College for the selected major of student to arrange meeting • Contact the College’s Financial Aid office • Complete the College Visit Request Form • Hard Copies are in Guidance Office at Henry Clay • Return Completed form to your counselor • Seniors - 5 School Days Allowed for College Visits • Juniors - 3 School Days Allowed for College Visits

    33. The Gary R. Martin Central Kentucky College Fair • October 7, 2013 • Heritage Hall at Lexington Center (below Rupp Arena) • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Approximately 150 Colleges

    34. Henry Clay High School2100 Fontaine RoadLexington, KY 40502(859) 381-3423CEEB School Code - 181425 Henry Clay - www.henryclay.fcps.net Fayette County - www.fcps.net Kentucky Department of Education - www.education.ky.gov Infinite Campus Parent Portal Email: parent.portal@fayette.kyschools.us Request username and password. Give your name, your child’s name, child’s date of birth, and the school name.