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Welcome Parents and the Class of 2015. Benevolence Honor Scholarship. Senior Year for PARENTS ( and students) Everything you want to know about upcoming Senior year and HOW?. Just ask Counseling. WHAT SHOULD I KNOW? WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?. TIMELINE OF EVENTS.

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Welcome parents and the class of 2015
Welcome Parentsand the Class of2015

Benevolence Honor Scholarship

Senior year for parents and students everything you want to know about upcoming senior year and how

Senior Year forPARENTS (and students)Everything you want to know about upcoming Senior year and HOW?

Just ask


What should i know what should i be doing














Senior year registration
Senior Year Registration

  • Registration Info

  • Students are registering for 2014-15

  • Talk to your counselor about college plans and course selection for next year. (credit checks this week)

  • Choose courses carefully.

  • Challenge yourself with AP and Honors-continue sequences you’ve begun (i.e. – languages…)

  • Take advantage of Dual Credit Courses

  • No senioritis!

Welcome parents and the class of 2015

Dual Credit

  • Why take dual credit?

  • Dual credit courses may be applied toward college degree. High school credit + college credit. Cost is based on community college rate per credit hour- not university.

  • Dual credit courses are taught by our teachers who have their community college certificate for Arizona. Credits are transferrable to in state universities.

  • Some out of state colleges may accept dual credit from the MCCD as well, please check with the individual colleges.

  • One more perk… high school teachers are more accessible than college professors so take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

**CGCC rep in cafeteria tonight

Reminder graduation requirements
Reminder Graduation Requirements

Valedictorian salutatorian process for bhs
Valedictorian/Salutatorian Process for BHS

  • Class of 2015 and beyond

  • GPA will be calculated based on the 22 credits required for graduation (44 grades)

  • No grades lower than a C

  • Must have taken a minimum of 12.5 credits at BHS

    See website for more information or speak with your counselor.

Welcome parents and the class of 2015

Plan your Spring Testing Schedule

AP Exams- prepare and sign up for exams

College Entrance Exams

  • What Does Your College Require?

  • SAT- Reasoning Test

  • SAT II Subject Tests (as req. by college, additional opportunity to show colleges what you know)

  • ACT/ACT + Writing component

  • Last Test Dates This School Year (2013-14)

    • SAT: March 8, May 3, June 7

    • SAT II Subject Tests: May 3 & June 7

    • ACT: April 12 & June 14

  • Sign up online-www.act.org (ACT)

  • www.collegeboard.org (SAT)

  • **Send scores to prospective colleges, NCAA, certain scholarships (4 free)**

Free act @ basha
Free ACT @ Basha

  • All Juniors will be tested in April 2014

  • Compare Chandler Students with State and National Data

  • Will count as a National Test Date

  • Scores may be sent to colleges, NCAA, etc.

  • (Does not include the Writing portion)

Test prep
Test Prep

*Be sure to take advantage of test prep opportunities (no cost/cost)*

  • Check BHS website under Guidance (college information) and Career Center for information regarding practice tests or prep classes also

  • For additional test prep, ?’s of the Day, practice tests, etc.

    www.collegeboard.com and www.act.org


Academic eligibility
Academic Eligibility

  • There are different academic requirements for each division of college

  • DI or DII level you must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center

  • If you want to compete at the NAIA level you now have to register with the NAIA Eligibility Center

  • NJCAA and DIII do not require registration

Ncaa clearinghouse
NCAA Clearinghouse

How and when do I register for the NCAA Clearinghouse?

  • Register at the end of your Junior year

  • Go to www.eligibilitycenter.org

  • Complete the My Sports Section

  • Send your ACT/SAT Scores using the code (9999)

  • Send your transcripts to the clearinghouse at the end of your junior year and your final transcripts at the end of your Senior year.

  • There is a fee to register

  • Fee Waivers are available

Naia clearinghouse
NAIA Clearinghouse

How and when do I register for the NAIA Clearinghouse?

  • Register anytime during your Senior year at www.naiaeligibilitycenter.org

  • You’ll create a profile and fill out a personal profile

  • Send your transcripts to the clearinghouse

  • Send your ACT/SAT Scores to the clearinghouse using the code (9876)

  • There is a fee to register

  • Fee Waivers are available

Welcome parents and the class of 2015

Start Your College Search/Plan

Get Organized!!

  • Start with you: think about your abilities, preferences, and personal qualities.

  • Read about majors and careers (visit Mrs. Fassinger in the Career Center)

  • Research Colleges: (visit Mrs. Fassinger in the Career Center)

    • STR-(Safe, Target, Reach)

    • Community Colleges

    • Certificate Programs

    • Technical School

    • Apprenticeships

    • Military Academies (this process begins now! )

  • Start thinking about Financial Aid

  • Keep your grades up!

  • Plan summer activities early- volunteer, work, internship, summer enrichment opportunities.

  • Admissions calendar

    Military Academies

    Process begins now!

    Admissions Calendar

    Class filled

    Class Enters

    Integrity – Service - Excellence

    Welcome parents and the class of 2015

    Scholarships 101

    • Merit vs. Non-Merit Based

    • Where to look:

      • -BHS Career Center ( access online- BHS website

      • under “Scholarship” and “Scholarship Listings”)

      • -Scholarship websites

      • -College websites

    • Create/Update Resume

    • Think about personal statement/college essays

    • (if appropriate)

    • Keep your Grades Up!!

    • A’s and B’s and above average test scores.

    Arizona high honors tuition waiver
    Arizona High Honors Tuition Waiver

    For more specific information, please go directly to the source, www.ade.state.az.us/

    Unweighted g.p.a. of 3.5 in 16 core classes (only A’s and B’s, no C’s).

    Exceed on all 3 areas of AIMS. Can retake twice junior year OR exceed on 2 areas and get a score of 3 or better on 2 AP tests.

    Score at least a 1300 on the math and verbal portions of the SAT or a cumulative 28 on the ACT.

    25% tuition waiver at ASU/UofA

    NAU (full tuition waiver beginning with class of 2013)

    Impact chandler schools
    Impact Chandler Schools

    • College scholarship/leadership opportunity through the Chandler Education Foundation

    • Must maintain a 3.4 unweighted GPA all 4 years.

    • Must have 95% attendance

    • Must complete at least 100 hours of community service throughout high school

    • Essay contest for scholarship

    • Must have enrolled your Freshman year

    Graduation honors
    Graduation Honors

    • NHS- 3.8 weighted GPA, attend meetings

    • Honors- Member of NHS

    • High Honors- 3.5 weighted GPA at end of 7th semester, 6.0 credits of honors classes- one during the senior year

    • Distinguished Scholar- 3.8weighted GPA at end of 7th semester, NHS member, 6.0 credits of honors classes- one during the senior year and 24 total credits

    Az academic scholar
    AZ Academic Scholar

    • 18 Core Courses

    • 4 Eng; 4 math, 3 science (physics preferred); 3 social studies; 2 foreign language- must be earned during high school years; 2 years CTE or fine arts

    • “C” or better in each core course

    • Seal on diploma

    • www.azacademicscholars.org

    Summer to do s
    Summer to do’s

    • Continue researching colleges- get a feel for what works for you (large, small, public, and private)

    • Enrich yourself by volunteering, internship, work, or special learning programs

    • Narrow college choices

    • In-Person visits when possible/Summer opportunities at colleges

    • Resume/Personal Statement

    • Search for on-line scholarships

    • Schedule Senior Portrait

    Welcome parents and the class of 2015

  • Schedule distribution

  • Schedule changes (if appropriate )

  • Parking

  • Passes/ID/Fees

  • Prepare for college applications
    Prepare for CollegeApplications

    • Review credits with your counselor

    • Narrow your list of colleges (Get application and financial aid information from each)

    • Pay attention to due dates/deadlines

    • Write application essays- have someone read first drafts

    • Ask for recommendations (if required and provide enough time )

    • Take/Retake ACT/SAT if appropriate

    • Take SAT II Subject Tests if appropriate

    • Continue Scholarship search online & at BHS

    • Get Financial Aid Information/CSS Profile/FAFSA

      • Apply for pin number (FAFSA) www.pin.ed.gov

        - Parent should also apply for pin

        Avoid the Senior Slump!

        Look for Graduation info- snr portrait, cap/gown, etc.

        Pay all debts and fines

    Welcome parents and the class of 2015

    Apply Early/ Apply Right

    The college application includes:

    • Application

    • Test Scores

    • Transcript

    • Essay (if required)

    • Fill out applications

    • Apply for housing/orientations

    • Utilize Common Application when applicable

    • Submit by deadlines- earlier is better (research your particular college(s) for specific requirements and timeline)

    • Keep copies of everything you send

    College fairs
    College Fairs

    Attend the local College Fair

    Date TBD (Sept-Oct)

    Greater Phx National College Fair

    Date TBD

    (October/November - PHX Civic Center)

    College visits workshops
    College Visits/Workshops

    BHS Career Center

    for visiting

    College Reps

    College tours

    Most Colleges will not come to YOU!

    Financial aid

    • FAFSA- January 1, 2014

      (Free application for federal student aid)

      * APPLY EARLY * (online)

      Applying early increases your chances for grants and other sorts of financial aid.

      Find out the priority filing date for the college or universities you are applying to

      Must renew application every year


    • CSS/Financial Aid/Profile

      (Private/Non-federal aid)

    Community college
    Community College

    • Obtain MEID #

    • Fill out application

    • Take Accuplacer Test (placement)

    • Schedule Advisor appt.

    • Apply for President’s Scholarship

    • (if applicable)

    Maricopa county president s scholarship
    Maricopa County President’s Scholarship

    Must rank in Top 15%


    • have tested into English 101 with a minimum WritePlacer score of 5 and

    • tested into MAT 120 and

    • tested into CRE of 101 and

    • complete a paper application)

      Alternatively, students who are not in the top 15% may also earn the Maricopa County President’s Scholarship by achieving the following placement test scores:

      WritePlacer- score of 6 or higher and

      Exemption from CRE 101 and

      Placement into MAT 120 or higher and

      Complete the paper application

    • FYI……CAC (top 10%) tentative (not Maricopa County)

    The waiting game
    The Waiting Game

    • Wait for admission decisions

    • Choose your college

    • Plan for budgeting needs, housing, sign up for orientations, etc…

    • Continue to search for scholarships

    • Look for financial aid information (website, update if necessary –list of schools and tax information)

    Wrapping it all up
    Wrapping it all up!

    • Take AP Exams

    • Complete all Senior courses

    • Final transcript request (NCAA, NAIA too)

    • Final transcript from CC (dual credit)

    • Prepare forGraduation!

    Welcome parents and the class of 2015




    Welcome parents and the class of 2015

    Got Questions?


    Need More Info?

    We are here for YOU!

    Can I Help?

    See Your Counselor…

    Bhs counselors
    BHS Counselors

    • Nancy Spilsbury………………..A-Co

    • Stacey Cunningham…………...Cr-He

    • Brian Snyder…………………….Hi-Me

    • Matt Barber………………………Mi-Sa

    • Rebecca Clark…………………..Sh-Z

    • Irene Blancarte…… Guidance Assistant