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Welcome to College and Career Readiness Night!. Please enjoy the first 15 minutes of our time together catching up with community members while enjoying coffee and dessert. We will begin the presentation promptly at 7:15. What is an Academic Advisor?.

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welcome to college and career readiness night

Welcome to College and Career Readiness Night!

Please enjoy the first 15 minutes of our time together catching up with community members while enjoying coffee and dessert. We will begin the presentation promptly at 7:15.

what is an academic advisor
What is an Academic Advisor?

Legacy Community Academy has grown and filled a position that will:

  • Walk with parents and students along the college admissions path
  • Assist students in researching colleges and careers
  • Assist with partnering with internships
  • Walking with students along the path of developing their GPA
  • Answering questions about work permits, transcripts, DMV documents, etc.
what is college career readiness
What is College & Career Readiness?
  • Less than 32% of Americans age 25 years or older hold a bachelor’s degree or higher

US Census 2013

  • About 40 years ago, 72% of U.S. jobs were held by individuals with a high school degree or less. By 2018, only 38% of jobs will be available to individuals without some education and training after high school. Carnevale, Anthony P. et al. (June 2010). Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018. Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce. ww9.georgetown.edu/grad/gppi/hpi/cew/pdfs/FullReport.pdf
in your folder
In Your Folder!
  • Graduation Requirements
  • GPA: HOPE, Core and Cumulative What do Colleges look at?
  • Graduation checklists by Grade Level It’s never too early to begin preparing!
online resources
Online Resources
  • GACollege411 – An online platform developed by Georgia Student Finance Commission to provide students with information to assist in college preparation, career planning, interest surveys, test prep, financial aid (including the FAFSA and HOPE), etc.
  • CAA LaunchPad – College Admissions Assistance is an online based program to assist in the college admissions process. We are proud to be a pilot school using the program as an entire community.
testing information
Testing Information
  • PSAT – October 15 at LCA
    • 8:30 – 12:00 – Testing (all 9 – 11 grade students should report directly to the Coffee Shop)
      • Please bring several #2 pencils, a sweater in case you get cold, a non-content book to read and a smile 
    • Lunch
    • 12:30 – 1:30 CAA Account Training
    • 1:30 – 2:00 Study Hall

*All Seniors will attend classes in the morning and then serve our 9 – 11 grade students in lunch and fun. Seniors will then be dismissed for the day.

in your folder1
In your folder!
  • Testing comparisons: SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests
  • Test Prep Options
college admissions
College Admissions
  • Applications
    • Common App vsGACollege411 vs School App
    • Recommendation Letter Requests
  • College Resumes
    • Service, clubs, missions, athletics, summer jobs, internships, etc.
  • Campus Visits
    • Pennants for Legacy (In folder!)
    • Contact information for Thank You letters!
financial aid
Financial Aid
  • FAFSA vs CSS Profile applications
    • FAFSA available January 1
    • CSS Applications available tomorrow, October 1
      • Do I wait to file my taxes?
      • Do I include my tax information or only my student’s?
  • Award Letters from schools
    • What is included?
    • When should I consider an appeal?
ncaa eligibility information
NCAA Eligibility Information
  • Please go to this link to gather more information if your student is interested in being a collegiate athlete: Homeschool NCAA Eligibility
coming soon
Coming Soon!
  • AP vs Dual Enrollment vs Honors courses
      • We will be discussing this information more during our Spring Advisement meeting as we prepare for fall enrollment and scheduling
  • Community Meetings
    • Soon, every family in the upper school will receive an invitation for a community meeting to advise on a 4, 3, or 2 year plan. Be on the lookout!
  • Internship Opportunities
    • Please complete the questionnaire in your folder if you are interested in possible internship opportunities for your student. There is a basket near the exit to collect these in.
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You can find this presentation and much more information on our Academic Advisement website.

  • Our website is found by visiting:
  • www.LookatLegacy.org
  • Select 6th – 12th at the bottom of the page
  • Select Academic Advising on the left side menu
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Questions?

Thank you so much for spending your evening with us and allowing us to partner with you along this journey.