College & Career Readiness Madison Southern High School
Welcome Madison Southern Parents Meet your Counselor • Steve Case – All Seniors • firstname.lastname@example.org– 625-6148 Ext. 6220 • Marla Thomas – 9th thru 11th Students A - K • email@example.com– 625-6148 Ext. 6218 • Celita Eden – 9th thru 11th Students L – Z • firstname.lastname@example.org– 625-6148 Ext. 6219
PLAN: Practice for the ACT ACT’s PLAN® Program for Grade 10 Students who take PLAN score higher on the ACT than those who do not.. Administered in September for all 10th Grade Scores will be Distributed When the school receives them. • The PLAN® Includes: • Tests in English, math, reading, and science—just like the ACT. • A guide that explains what your scores mean and how you can use them.
PSAT Practice for the SATOctober 17 • 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students • Best scores could possibly qualify students for the Governor’s Scholars Program • 11th Grade Scores could possibly qualify students for National Merit Scholarships
What does the ACT or SAT mean for me? • College Admissions • Scholarships • Eliminate Remedial Courses
College Entrance Exam - ACT • ACT – www.actstudent.org • $34 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
ACT – 2011-12 Test Dates ACT – www.actstudent.org • October 27, 2012 • Deadline September 21st • December 8, 2012 • Deadline November 2nd • February 9, 2013 • Deadline January 11th • April 13, 2013 • Deadline March 8th • June 8, 2013 • Deadline May 3rd
ACT – New ID Update ACT – www.actstudent.org • Now required to upload a self photo on ACT website when registering for a national test date. • Required to have a photo ID at the time of entering Test Center.
ACT Prep ACT Prep • www.march2success.com • There are ACT prep books in the library and counseling office you can check out.
College Entrance Exam - SAT • SAT – www.collegeboard.com • $47 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
Benefits of Taking AP Courses: • Added Challenge/Prep for College • Extra Credentials for College Admissions • Weighted GPA • Earn College Credit if the AP Score meets college criteria • Possibly earn Advanced Placement in College
EKU NOW! & Berea College Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to take Dual Credit classes with EKU and/or Berea. You must obtain certain ACT scores and GPA to qualify. See a counselor for more information.
Governor’sScholarProgram Governor’sSchool for the Arts www.kygsp.org www.kentuckygsa.com
Governor’s Scholars Program 5 Week Residential Summer Program Between 11th and 12th Grade Year Applications Available Online (Due Jan 5th) Nominated by the School and School District PSAT, SAT, or ACT Required Visit Website for More Information: www.kygsp.org
Governor’s School for the Arts • Creative Writing • Dance • Drama • Instrumental Music • Musical Theater • Visual Art • Vocal Music • 3 Week Residential Summer Program • Students Interested in Creative and Performing Arts • Must currently be a Sophomore or Junior • Application Required and Available Online • Student deadline is December 1st www.kentuckygsa.com
Eligibility • Register Online - $60 • 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
Division I 16 Core Courses Minimum 2.0 GPA Slide Scale for Test Scores and GPA Uses only Critical Reading and Math Sections of SAT Uses sum of all four ACT Sections Division II 16 Core Courses Minimum 2.0 GPA Minimum SAT Score of 820 OR Minimum ACT Sum Score of 68 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 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) Eligibility GPA is calculated for Core Courses ONLY
Eligibility • www.eligibilitycenter.org • Meet with Mr. Case to Review Transcript • Register online • Keep track of your account and your eligibility process • Make an appointment with your counselor if you have questions about your core classes or the worksheet.
Eligibility • Register Online - $65 • www.playnaia.org • Official Test Scores MUST be Sent from ACT and/or SAT • Use Code 9876
Eligibility Requirements for Eligibility (Must meet 2 of 3 below) • Minimum ACT of 18 or SAT of 860 • Achieve an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 on 4.0 scale • Graduate in the top half of your class
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
College Applications • Common Applications: www.commonapp.org • Students should complete the application process by Christmas Break of their Senior Year. • You must request transcripts be sent through the Counseling Office. Final transcripts will be sent upon graduation. • Make sure YOU have requested ACT send your scores to the schools at which you are applying. (Keep in mind for March ACT)
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 • Always get a note of attendance from the college indicating your visit to turn into Mrs. Gabbard. • Seniors - 3 School Days Allowed for College Visits • Juniors/Soph/Fresh – Plan for visits during Fall Break, Election Day, Spring Break, etc. All visits should be winding down by the end of 1st semester senior year.
What should I ask? • Questions for College Students… • College Reputation • Has the college lived up to your expectations? • Has anything been a major disappointment? • What is distinctive about the college? Strengths? Weaknesses? • Is there anything special I should see before I leave? • If you were able to do it all over again, would you still choose this college? Why? • What would you change if you had the chance?
What should I ask? • Questions for College Students… • Housing • Is it quiet enough to study in the dorms? • Which dorms are good places to live in? • What dorms have a special quality?
What should I ask? • Questions for College Students… • Activities • How difficult is it to make the ______ team? • How can I qualify for the newspaper? Orchestra? Radio Station? Drama group? • How do I qualify for intramural sports? Clubs? • What were some social, political, or academic issues that concerned students last year? How did administration react? Results?
What should I ask? • Questions for College Students… • Academics and Faculty • What classes are taught by professors or by teaching assistants? • How many hours a week do students typically study? • How easy is it for Freshmen to get classes they want? • Are classes for Freshmen typically large? • Is there good rapport with faculty?
Recommendations • Provide Senior Profile Sheet • 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
College Fairs • October 19, 2012 • Madison Southern College/Career Fair • October 9, 2012 • Madison Co College Fair @ EKU • October (TBA) • Central KY College Fair @ Heritage Hall 6:00 – 8:30 (over 150 colleges)
Transcripts • Requesting transcripts through the Counseling Office. (Allow 1 week to be sent.) • Requesting transcripts through www.kytranscript.org: (To be sent upon request.)
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Credit Requirements • Graduation Requirements – 23 credits • English 4 Credits • Mathematics 3 Credits* • (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II) • Science 3 Credits • (ESPS, ESCS, and Biology) • Social Studies 3 Credits • (Integrated Social Studies, World Civilization, and U.S. History) • Health/PE ½ Credit / ½ Credit • Arts/Humanities 1 Credit • Electives 8 Credits • *Students must take Math every year in high school.
Credit Recovery If you fail a class, you are behind for graduating on time. See a counselor to take advantage of credit recovery opportunities. • Credit recovery courses are available through the “Project Succeed” Program to help students that have fallen behind in the number of credits needed to graduate. • Students with a standard schedule pursuing a standard diploma may be scheduled into a credit recovery course a maximum of 1 period per day. • Students may recover up to one credit per semester, with a maximum of 6 credits counting toward graduation. • The principal shall consider teacher recommendations prior to placing students in a credit recovery class.
Credit Recovery Teacher Recommendations • _____I recommend the student complete/re-submit current course work to receive credit this semester. Course work to be submitted:______________________________________________ • _____I recommend this student complete the course in Credit Recovery or Summer School. • _____I recommend this student complete the course in Credit Recovery. • _____I recommend this student retake the entire course.
Service Learning • Every student must complete 10 hours of Service Learning prior to graduation. • You can check with any of your teachers, advisor, or counselor to find out how many you need. • Documentation forms are found just inside the Guidance Office on the bulletin board.
Infinite Campus Access Email – email@example.com Please include whether you: 1. Lost your login information OR 2. Never used it before **IC also has an App for I-Phones Search for: Infinite Campus Mobile Portal
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
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:
Interactive web portal Single point of information for students, parents, counselors and others, including: Online Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Career and college planning Online admissions and financial aid applications Financial aid information Scholarship searches Distance and online learning opportunities Personalized account
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 Last Sunday in January • EKU from 2:00 to 4:00 • http://www.kasfaa.com/cgs/
FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aidfor Grants and Student Loans • FAFSA Workshop at Madison Southern • (All students/parents welcome) • November 8, 2012 • January 10, 2013
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
Where to Find More Information Financial Aid Profile: www.collegeboard.com Matching Students to Scholarships: www.fastweb.com Scholarships Known to Madison Southern Counselors are on the Madison Southern website. Click on “Counseling” then find Scholarship Info for your grade level. • www.madison.kyschools.us/ms Contact the Individual Colleges/University Scholarship Offices as soon as possible for additional scholarship information.
Where to Find More Information Articles written for students, by students and career professionals. Valuable tool for students transitioning into high school, college, and career. The site also includes interactive games, tools, and e-newsletters www.makingitcount.com Follow us on Facebook – updated regularly with Counseling info www.facebook.com/MSHSEagles
Where to Find More Information Follow us on Twitter – Once you create an account, search for MSHSEagleScholarship and follow www.twitter.com-MSHSEagles FREE Online test preparation courses to improve Math, Language Arts, and Science as well as test taking strategies www.March2Success.com
Where to Find More Information Ever wonder what jobs you can do with certain college majors? Visit this website to find out! http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/
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