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Junior parent night

Junior Parent Night

October 23, 2014PAC

Quick survey
Quick Survey!

  • Please go to the South Forsyth High School Webpage. www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/sfhs

  • Student Services

  • Counseling

  • 11th Grade

  • Please complete the Parent Survey

Sfhs counseling staff
SFHS Counseling Staff

  • Dr. Jamie D. Brown, Chair

    A – B

  • Eddy Fernandez


  • Corinna Spurlock

    GAI– KOT

  • Stacye Fickle,

    Kou – Nor

Sfhs counseling staff1
SFHS Counseling Staff

  • Michele Vargas

    Nos – Smi

  • Shari Frankel

    Smj – Z

  • Kristi Hall

    Counseling Secretary

Junior status meetings

  • What will we do during your 30 minute meeting?(*Meetings will start in October and run through January)

  • Review all completed credits and discuss what is left to meet graduation requirements.

  • Introduce Career Cruising as a resource to identify post secondary options and financial aid.

  • Discuss any questions you have that involve senior year and life after SFHS. (This presentation should generate several individual questions to explore during meetings)

Junior Status Meetings

Meeting junior status meetings

  • Loose ends…

  • Invitations weremail out, please let your counselor know if you have not received your student’s by this weekend.

  • Typo: 1am – 4am is really a PM afternoon time.

  • Please communicate this date to your student, so that they are prepared.

  • To assist meetings in starting promptly, students will receive a pass the day of.

meeting? Junior Status Meetings

Graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

  • 4 English credits (9th Lit and Amer. Lit)

  • 4 Math credits

  • 4 Science credits (Biology, Physical Sci. or Physics)

  • 3 Social Studies (W. Hist., US Hist., Gov/Econ)

  • 3 Career/Fine Arts/For. Lang.

  • 1 Health/Per. Fit

  • 4 additional electives

  • **23 Total Credits

If you are planning to enter/transfer into a 4 year college/university you must take a minimum of 2 credits in the same world language

Graduation test requirements
Graduation Test Requirements


  • Must pass the GHSGWT to be eligible for a diploma.

Dual enrollment options
Dual Enrollment Options


Programs that provide qualified Georgia high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to earn college credit while jointly enrolled in a Georgia public high school and a college, university or technical institution. A high school student cannot receive assistance from the Accel Program for postsecondary courses that are part of a technical Certificate or Diploma program of study.

  • Move on When Ready -MOWR

  • MOWR provides high school students the opportunity to “jump start” postsecondary education during the high school years. Once a student meets the admission requirements and is accepted to a technical college, 2-year college, or 4-year university, the high school student will be free to “move on” earlier to the next educational level.

Dual enrollment options1
Dual Enrollment Options


  • Can take all classes on college campus

  • Can take classes at SFHS and on college campus

  • ACCEL credit hours do not count toward HOPE totals.


  • Student cannot attend classes at SFHS

  • Students have to take a total of 12 semester hours each semester

  • MOWR credit hours do not count toward HOPE totals.

2014 fall sat and act schedules
2014 FallSAT and ACT Schedules

Sat act test prep


Sycamore Learning Tree


Mar 23 &24 4 -6:30 pm SFHS (Media Center) $75


Apr 20/21 4 – 6:30pm SFHS (Media Center) $75

Register @ www.prepforthefuture.com or call


Sat act test prep1

  • C2education


    www.c2educate.comOffering free practice test for new SAT

  • Kaplan Test Prep


    www.kaptest.com/collegeNovember 15th ACT/SAT Combo

  • Academic Assistance & Tutoring Tab (Counseling Website)

  • Prep Books

  • Computer Software

  • Student’s Classes

The new sat
The New SAT!

  • Goes live Spring 2016 (At this time we do not have a specific month that the redesigned SAT launches)

  • No penalties for wrong answers

  • Scoring will go back to the 1600 base

  • Fewer questions, but more in debt analysis

  • Essay is optional

  • 4 vs. 5 multiple choice answers

  • Portions of the Math section prohibit calculator use

  • Pre-Calc is the max vs. Algebra II

Sat act reminders
SAT/ACT Reminders

  • Research to find out if you need the SAT II’s – Subject Tests. This will be based on how selective the college is (i.e. Ivy League)

  • Use your free score reports to send scores to colleges. Saves you $’s and schools are going to use the scores meet your best interest.

  • SAT – www.collegeboard.com

  • ACT – www.actstudent.org

  • SFHS code = 110922

Ready set gooooo
Ready? Set? Gooooo!!!

  • What do I need to do, and how do I start?

  • Start your post-secondary research! You should do this prior to your junior status meeting

  • Understand the difference between being able to get into a college and being able to AFFORD a college

  • Understand the difference between high school graduation requirements and post-secondary entrance requirements

  • Research scholarships and financial aid

  • Work on your class schedule for senior year

Do your research
Do Your Research

  • Plan a visit to tour campuses that are of interest. (4 approved days)

  • Attend College/Career/Military fairs

  • Meet with college/military representatives when they come to visit SFHS

  • Calculate your academic GPA (most colleges only consider academic courses) where90 + =4, 80-89 = 3,70-79 = 2, and 0-69 = 0

  • **Always contact the college to verify how they actually recalculate your GPA

Well how do i choose
Well How Do I Choose?

  • What am I looking for?

  • Size, location, cost, majors, clubs/groups, etc.

  • How do the BIG 3 affect my admissions? GPA, SAT/ACT, curriculum strength.

  • Have I narrowed my list down to 5 – 7 schools? 1-2 Dream/Reach, 2-3 Moderate level, 2-3 Safety/Fall Back.

Georgia and georgia tech

Standardized Tests

GEORGIA and Georgia Tech

Other 4 year georgia schools
Other 4-year Georgia Schools

Kennesaw State University

2.5 GPA min. 3.22 avg. on college prep work, 950 SAT (CR/MA) CR 490/MA 460, 20 ACT English 20/Math 19

University of North Georgia

3.62 avg. GPA

SAT: 1120

ACT: 24

Georgia State University

2.8 GPA min., 3.2 – 3.7 avg. GPA, 1120 SAT (CR/MA), 24 ACT

Georgia Southern University

EIP Program 2.0 GPA min. 3.24 avg. GPA, SAT 920 – 1000, Reading 430, Math 400, ACT 20, English 17, Math 17

Valdosta State

SAT: 900 Reading 430, Math 400, ACT: 19, English 17, Math 17

Columbus State University

2.5 GPA min., SAT: Reading 440, Math 410, ACT: Math 17, English 17

2 year schools in georgia
2-year Schools in Georgia

Oxford College Of Emory University, Oxford, GA

AVG GPA is 3.69 – 3.98, SAT 2010 – 2250, ACT 20 - 34

Georgia Military College,

Milledgeville , GA

2.39 GPA min., SAT 920, ACT 19

Georgia Perimeter College, Alpharetta, GA 2.0 GPA min, accepting SAT/ACT or COMPASS

University of North Georgia College – Oconee Campus, Watkinsville, GA SAT: Math 310, Reading 330, ACT: Math 14, English 12, FI 1640 or higher

Technical colleges in georgia
Technical Colleges in Georgia

Lanier Technical College, Cumming, GA

accepting COMPASS if you do not meet the min. SAT/ACT

Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, Dawsonville, Gainesville, campuses accepting COMPASS if you do not meet the min. SAT/ACT

Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta, GA SAT: Math 410, Reading 410, ACT 18

ChattahoocheeTechnical College, Marietta, GA ACT: Math, Reading, English 19, SAT: Reading 460, Math 440, or COMPASS

Military options in georgia
Military Options in Georgia

Georgia Army National Guard


[email protected]



Keith Bostick



[email protected]


John C. Hughes

Sergeant First Class

[email protected]



SSGT Darren McAllister

[email protected]


Apprenticeships and careers
Apprenticeships and Careers

  • US Dept. of Labor – Employment and training administration www.doleta.gov/oa/Offers guidance on finding registered apprenticeship programs.

  • Forsyth County Schools Job Board:

  • www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/jobboard

Start to building your resume
Start to Building Your Resume!

  • Gather high school information on:

  • Awards and Honors

  • SAT/ACT Scores

  • Weighted/UnweightedGPA

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Work Experience

  • Volunteer/Community Service

  • Hobbies/Interests

Honor code discipline
Honor Code/Discipline

  • If a college or scholarship program inquires about honor code violations or discipline, we are obligated to report this information.

  • Also, inquiries on a student's integrity may also be affected if the student has a documented out of school suspension or honor code violation.

  • Acceptance to college is provisional and the colleges hold all of the rights.

  • Colleges reserve the right to rescind admission or put you on immediate probation.

Hope scholarship
HOPE Scholarship

  • HOPE covers a percentage% of college tuition. Award amounts depend on the type of institution (Public or Private) a student attends.

  • To earn HOPE:

  • Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school

  • Be registered for Selective Service (males only)

  • Meet Georgia residency requirements

  • 3.0 CORE GPA (all academic courses only, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Lang.)

  • Meet Academic Rigor requirements: (Class of 2016)

  • Must receive credit in at least THREE advanced courses: Advanced Algebra or higher, Chemistry, Physics or higher, AP/IB courses in core subjects, ACCEL, and Advanced World Language. *The complete list of classes are listed on www.Gacollege411.org

Hope key points
HOPE Key Points

  • All AP/IB/DE classes are unweighted

  • AP/IB/DE have.50 quality points added (nothing above a 4.0)

  • Middle school credit is not calculated in the HOPE GPA

  • All calculations are done by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, and not by SFHS or Forsyth Co. Schools. (www.gsfc.org)

  • HOPE GPA is not rounded up, so 2.99 does not qualify.

Zell miller scholarship
Zell Miller Scholarship

  • Covers 100% of tuition (based on Lottery Funds)

  • Requirements:

  • Must meet all the requirements to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, plus:

  • Core GPA of 3.70+

  • 1,200 SAT (CR+MA) on a single test administration or a 26 composite on the ACT

  • *A student named the valedictorian or salutatorian of his or her eligible high school is also eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship, as long as the student has a minimum 3.0 HOPE GPA and meets all other requirements.

All hope is not lost
All HOPE is Not Lost!

  • **Did you know that if your student graduates from high school with less than a 3.0 GPA, theycanstill earn HOPE once theyenroll in college?

  • At 30, 60, or 90 hours, if a once ineligible student earns a 3.0+, they become HOPE eligible.

  • **This does not apply to Zell Miller. Students have to be eligible for Zell Miller upon graduating from high school, to receive the award at any point in college.

Hope grant
HOPE Grant

  • Pays a percentage of tuition at allGeorgia Technical Colleges

  • Graduate from a Hope-eligible high school

  • NO GPA requirement

  • Must maintain a 2.0 after enrolling in college.

Private schools and hope
Private Schools and HOPE

  • HOPE Scholarship (Enrolled Full-Time)

  • $3,820 per year award

  • ZELL MILLER (Enrolled Full-Time)

  • $4,000 per year award

More information on hope
More Information on HOPE

  • View your HOPE average and Rigor Requirements

  • HOPE Rigor Requirements (listed on GA College411)

  • http://www.gsfc.org/main/publishing/pdf/2012/Course_List.pdf

  • Go to www.gacollege411.org and login to your account.Click on “Your HOPE GPA”

  • *We will be distributing this information during junior status meetings.

  • For Additional Information on HOPE

  • Contact Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)

  • 770-724-9000 or www.gsfc.org

Other scholarship options
Other Scholarship Options?

**Always visit the financial aid page of the colleges of interest.

For other scholarship opportunities please visit theSFHS Counseling Scholarship Website, and other sites like:










Ncaa initial eligibility clearinghouse
NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse

If you are planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution you must register with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse

Access the registration materials by visiting the NCAA website www.eligibilitycenter.org

When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA

Students and parents are responsible for determining

NCAA eligibility to Division I and Division II schools

Counselor’s are neither responsible nor allowed

to determine eligibility

Anticipate your senior schedule
Anticipate Your Senior Schedule

  • Figure out you senior schedule

  • Research classes by talking to teachers and other students to find out expectations

  • Don’t bite off more than you can chew

  • Research college admissions requirements to find out if you need to add a class to your senior schedule

  • Consider extracurricular and work activities

  • Consider Dual Enrollement

  • Consider HOPE!

  • Consider “Senioritis” (This disease is real!)

  • **Remember, once we return in August there will be no schedule changes

Things to remember
Things to Remember

  • Visit the Counseling Web Pages often!

  • Use 4 college visits during junior & senior year (College Visitation Form)

  • Students interested in playing college athletics must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse once your junior year courses & grades are available. www.eligibilitycenter.org

  • Register for the SAT/ACT

  • Come to your junior status meeting prepared!

  • The more we get to know you, the more we can help you with your future!


  • Please go to the South Forsyth High School Webpage. www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/sfhs

  • Student Services

  • Counseling

  • 11th Grade

  • Please complete the Parent Survey