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Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School. CLASS OF 2014 SENIOR PARENT MEETING January 11, 2014. Graduation Requirements. A minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 is required to participate in athletics and activities AND TO GRADUATE! Community Service is a graduation requirement

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Dr. Michael M. KropSenior High School



January 11, 2014

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum unweighted GPA of 2.0 is required to participate in athletics and activities AND TO GRADUATE!
  • Community Service is a graduation requirement
  • Passing score on Reading FCAT is a graduation requirement
  • Requirements (24 credits)
    • 4 Language Arts credits
    • 4 Math credits
    • 3 Science credits
    • 3 Social Science credits
    • 1 Physical Education credit (.5 credit must be Personal Fitness) – waiver?
    • 1 Fine Art credit – waiver?
    • 8 Elective credits (this includes Foreign Language)
answers to faqs
Answers to FAQs
  • How do I see my counselor?
  • Senior Contracts – Complete in November 2013 and mailed home
  • Making up missing credits
  • FCAT concordance scores for ACT is 19 and for SAT is 430 (10-11 cohort)
  • Economics & Government in Lab
  • Recommendations & Transcripts for College Applications
  • Senioritis 

Mr. Robert Roddy, CAP Advisor

Room 2-186A


  • “Open Door Policy”
  • Parent/Student conferences are available after school
  • If you would like to receive college e-mail updates, please
  • e-mail me at
  • I will need:
  • Your name / your student’s Graduation date
  • Your e-mail will be deleted once your student graduates.
we will try to answer
We will try to answer:
  • What is financial aid?
  • 3 sources of Financial Aid
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Florida Financial Aid / Bright Futures Basics
  • How do I apply? (FAFSA)
  • Financial aid award letter basics

What is a Scholarship?

  • Performance based

What is Financial Aid?

  • Need Based

Sources of Financial

  • Federal Financial Aid
  • State (Florida) Financial Aid
  • Institutional Financial Aid
federal financial aid grants
Federal Financial Aid Grants

2014-2015 Award Amounts (Grants)

  • Federal Pell Grant: up to $5,645
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): $100 - $4,000

Federal Work-study

  • A job: Admissions office, Library, for a Professor, the Gym, Stringing Tennis Rackets
  • You will be paid by check for your work
  • Flexibility for vacations, summer, and tests.
federal student loans
Federal Student Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loan up to $5,500
    • 5% interest rate
  • Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan: Interest deferred while in college.
  • Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan: Interest accumulates while in college
  • Direct Parent PLUS Loan no minimum amount
    • 7.9% interest rate
  • Repayment usually begins 6-9 months after graduation
state of florida merit and need based aid programs
State of Florida Merit and Need Based Aid Programs


Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

José Martí Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship Program

Rosewood Family Scholarship Program

Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service members


First Generation Matching Grant Program

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program

Florida Resident Access Grant Program

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program

Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program

Florida Work Experience Program

Most of the above programs require that you complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA.

Awards are given through your college’s Financial Aid Office

To learn more about Florida State Scholarships and Grants, please go to:


florida bright futures
Florida Bright Futures
  • Application is active after December 1.
  • If you do not apply, you will not be evaluated.
  • In order to be eligible for the 7th semester evaluation you must apply by the end of the 1st semester.
  • In order to be eligible by 8th semester evaluation you must apply before the last day of school.
  • Once you receive the award, it can not be taken

away - even if your grades drop.

  • If awarded and your grades or test scores improve to

the next higher award level, you will be moved up to

the higher award level.

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How the Financial Aid System Works

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which fafsa form do i file
Which FAFSA form do I file?
  • Each college sets its own deadline regarding financial aid, but it is in your best interest to file the FAFSA (and any other required forms) as early as possible. Colleges have a finite amount of money budgeted for financial aid. Students who file later risk receiving less aid as colleges approach their budget limits.
how do i
How Do I……?

Pay for Cap and Gown

  • Ms. Russell is collecting cap & gown money today! – After collecting money a total of six days (2 in October, November & December), this is the last day money will be accepted on campus!
  • Cost is $22.00 – exact CASH preferred

(if you wait until June, the cost is $45.00, & they

must be purchased at Herff Jones)

how do i1
How Do I…..?
  • Record community service?
    • Community service is a high school graduation requirement. There is no set number of community service hours. However, students must complete a minimum of 75 community service hours to be eligible for the Florida Scholar’s Award or the Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction.
    • An official letter printed on business stationery describing the community service and the hours performed is required from the person who supervised the community service. The original letter and the Community Service Report (which can be printed from our website) must be submitted to Ms. Russell in Room 3105.


    • Submit Community Service to Ms. Russell prior to sale date of any tickets
    • Not owe any Financial Obligations
    • Sell at least one magazine subscription
important dates



$95 – Cash Only – This trip was postponed from December after

a mechanical issue with our bus. Have your child see me ASAP if they would like to attend.


$40.00 – Cash Only – Sold 1/21 – 1/23 & 1/28 – 1/30


$120.00 - Cash Only – Sold 2/18 – 2/20 & 2/25 – 2/27

PROM: MAY 24, 2014

Approximately $90.00 – Cash Only – 4/29 – 5/1 & 5/6 – 5/8


University of Miami’s BankUnited Center – 7:00 pm

fundraising for senior year
Fundraising for Senior Year:
  • MKHS AGENDAS - 200 remaining to sell - only $3.00
  • Senior T-Shirts - Only $15.00
  • Magazine Subscriptions – online orders – CODE: LIGHTNING
  • Edda’s Bundt Cake Sale – an order will be placed at the end of January & then at the end of February
class sponsor information

Activities Office

  • At delivery the yearbooks will cost $75.00
  • Sold the rest of the year (before delivery) for $60.00 in school or online
  • Online – – Order #752
  • Students should KEEP their receipt. This is necessary to obtain the book in May.
  • If you are interested in placing an ad in the yearbook for your son or daughter, the ad contract can be found on our website.
  • Ms. Sullivan is our yearbook & newspaper teacher, but she is a Language Arts teacher as well. Consequently, she cannot answer her phone in the middle of class. Please email her if you have any questions: Thank you!
  • Advantages of Membership
  • Senior Scholarships
  • Contact Information – Alison Mars, PTSA President –
important emails to know
Important Emails to Know
  • Pam Clappier, 12th Grade Assistant Principal

  • Robert Roddy, College Advisement Program

  • Michelle Russell, Activities Director

  • Elizabeth Morgan, Athletic Director

  • Ms. Clappier, Ms. Lowe-Smith, & Ms. Russell will have checklists in the North Patio.
  • Signing in is REQUIRED for your child to get credit for your attendance today.
  • Thank you for joining us!