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  1. Individualized Graduation Plan for Registration/Graduation IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS During this school year, all CHS students will complete certain parts of their Gacollege411 accounts and portfolios. ALL students are required to work on their portfolios prior to registration in February and ALL Seniors must complete many components of their portfolios prior to Spring Break. Students, if you have access to a computer here at school or at home, please begin working on your Gacollege411 account and portfolio. Today, you will be provided with step-by-step instructions on getting started with Gacollege411. www.gacollege411.org Trojan Connection November 2011

  2. Click Here to Sign In ! GAcollege411 Homepage Many of you may already have an account with GAcollege411; however, because you are all now required to have an account, we will be creating unified accounts for you. Once you have been given your username and password, you may sign-in to GAcollege411 by clicking “Sign In” at the top right corner of the homepage. After signing in successfully, you will IMMEDIATELY be prompted to change your password. YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD TO YOUR BIRTH-DATE (mm/dd/yy): EX: 03/11/99 Note: For those of you who already have an account(s), your new account will be merged with the old account. No information will be lost; however YOU MUST SIGN IN WITH THE SCHOOL GENERATED ACCOUNT

  3. GAcollege411 Homepage After you have signed in and updated your password, it is time for you to start on your portfolio. If you are not prompted to enter any additional information, click on the tab at the top right titled Your Portfolio. Next, click on Your Profile to enter some important information about yourself.

  4. Your Portfolio and Profile There is an infinite amount of information you can include in your profile; however, there is some information that is REQUIRED in order for you to successfully complete the designated GAcollege411 tasks. In order to enter the necessary information, you must click on “The Basics” It is important to have this area completed accurately; however, the 2 MOST IMPORTANT AREAS are selecting “I am a High School Student” and at the bottom you must associate with Carrollton High School! Also, you can associate with many schools; however, Carrollton High School must be your PRIMARY association. This is necessary in order for you to access the correct course offerings, etc. Carrollton High School association made here

  5. Career Planning Once you have entered the necessary information into your Profile, you are ready to begin exploring GAcollege411 and completing some of the required activities. First, you are going to participate in the Career Planning section of GAcollege411. Career Planning can help you… Learn About Yourself Includes assessments that can help you with career guidance. Explore Careers Provides you with tools you can use to research possible careers. Get a Job Provides you with tools that can be used in a job search. Voices Includes blogs about career planning from your peers.

  6. Career Planning Your 1st required activity is to complete one of the six Career Assessments listed under the Learn About Yourself section: Navigate through Gacollege411 using the tabs at the top of the page. First , you need to click on the Career Planning tab. Next, select “Learn About Yourself” and then select to complete any one of the six assessments you see listed There is a brief description of each assessment and the potential time that it will you to complete each assessment. Choose which assessment is best for you based on your needs and/or what you would like to learn about yourself!

  7. Career Cluster Survey The Career Cluster Survey matches your interests and personal qualities to various Career Clusters. This will help you more effectively explore future career options. The goal of the Career Cluster Survey is to identify your top career cluster of interest with the highest ranked cluster featured. It’s interesting to see the rankings of your career clusters. Assessments like these are key to successful career planning.

  8. Career Cluster Survey The Career Cluster Survey is one of the six assessments that is provided to you. It involves a survey of activities and interests that you might enjoy. Your results are based on these activities and interests. Results from the Career Cluster Survey will look like this. Your top cluster will appear at the top of the page and then you can see how your interests match up in the other clusters below. If you are interested in matching up your top career cluster with a specific career, click on the red “Career Finder” link found in the left toolbar. When you get ready to complete your plan of study, you will notice that your results from the Career Cluster Survey appear as a suggestion. This assessment is one of our favorites!

  9. Career Key The Career Key measures the strength of your career interests in various areas. Your results are based on six different personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional Within the results, your personality type and top interests are revealed from the scales to the right and the top two personality types listed After you review these results, you can select to view careers that correspond with your Career Key interests. To do so, click on the blue button that says “View Careers”

  10. Career Assessment-Interest Profiler The Interest Profiler displays tasks and allows you to select from the following options: Like, Dislike, or Not Sure for each task Like the Career Key, you will see your top interests or your top personality types. It may take you a bit longer to complete this career assessment; however, it will be well worth your time to participate and review the results.

  11. Exploring Careers • In addition to the Career Assessments, you can also explore various careers. • Careers can be searched for by: • Name • Characteristics • Career Clusters of Program Concentrations • Click on the Career Planning Tab • Select “Explore Careers” • Search for a career by typing in a career name, characteristic, etc. OR use the tools provided for you at the bottom of the page to search by clusters and/or program concentrations.

  12. High School Planning Click Here for High School Planning Resources and Activities • Through the High School Planning Tab, you can explore various resources that will help you plan your future. • Your Plan of Study • Create a graduation plan based on your school’s requirements. • Planning Timeline • Stay on track for graduation • High School Test Prep • Test Prep for required tests • Voices • Ask questions about high school experiences

  13. Plan of Study: Individualized Graduation Plan While there are many aspects of the High School Planning section that can benefit your future, the Individualized Graduation Plan/ Plan of Study is one that is required and necessary for your success as a Carrollton High School student. • Start by clicking on the High School Planning tab (directions shown on the previous slide) • Next, click on Your Plan of Study • With your plan of study, you can: • Follow and approved course plan using a Career Cluster or Pathway • Keep track of your course progress • Compare your progress with Carrollton High School’s graduation requirements. • The Individualized Graduation Plan is a requirement for registration and graduation. You will submit a copy to your parents and then it will be approved by your counselor.

  14. Plan of Study: Individualized Graduation Plan To begin your Individualize Graduation Plan, click on Create your Course Plan Next, you will notice that the results from your Career Assessment appear in the suggestion box. Because the career in the suggestion box is based on your interests and preferred activities, we recommend that you base your Plan of Study on this career; however, if you disagree with the suggestion and wish to choose another career, you may select from the career clusters listed at the bottom of the page.

  15. Plan of Study: Individualized Graduation Plan After you have selected the suggested career or the cluster of your choice, you need to select a Career Pathway. These pathways will be located at the bottom, left of the page. Once the pathway is selected, click on Program of Study #1 Next, you will be taken to a page that allows you to review your intended plan of study. This plan is tailored to include Carrollton High School courses. Also from this page, you can review various careers, programs, etc. that are included in the pathway. Once you have reviewed the information, select Use This Recommended Plan as My Plan of Study

  16. Plan of Study: Individualized Graduation Plan Once you have selected to use the plan for your Plan of Study, click continue to being filling out your plan. You can enter a great deal of information into your Individualized Graduation Plan; however, it is of upmost importance that you fill out the plan with any past, present, and future high school courses. For each course, click inside the box and select either planned, enrolled, or completed. This will be updated each year, so complete the plan accordingly. MAKE SURE TO CLICK SAVE AFTER YOU SELECT THE COURSE STATUS!!!

  17. Plan of Study: Individualized Graduation Plan After you have completed selecting the course status for each and every course, you must submit your plan for approval. The plan must be submitted to your counselor. To do this, click Submit for Approval at the top left of the page (inside the blue box) Your parent/guardian is also required to view the plan. You can either invite them to create and account in GAcollege411 and view the plan OR you can email them a copy of your plan through GAcollege411. These options are found at the very bottom of your plan of study. MAKE SURE THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR PLAN OF STUDY FOR APPROVAL. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ALL THE REQUIREMENTS!!! Note: If your parent/guardian is not able to access GAcollege411 or your Plan of Study via email, please let your counselor know and we will send a copy of your Plan of Study home for your parent/guardian to sign.

  18. Other Services that GAcollege411 Has to Offer… • --College Planning • Explore various colleges throughout Georgia. • Research criteria required for admission (GPA, SAT scores, ACT scores, etc.) • Review cost of tuition • --Apply for College • Most colleges and universities will direct you to GAcollege411 for the application process • --Apply for Financial Aid and other Scholarship Opportunities • This includes applying for HOPE • --Prepare for the SAT and/or ACT • --Review your HOPE GPA • Your HOPE GPA is different from your overall GPA • Your HOPE GPA is an average of only your academic course grades • Your overall GPA includes both academic course grades and elective course grades. If you have any issues or any questions, please let your counselor know.