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  • ALCOVY HIGH SCHOOL

    SENIOR SEMINAR

    Class of 2015

  • YOUR COUNSELOR

    Mrs. Megan Thrasher (A-G) Dr. Kelly Parker Lead (H-O)

    10th-12th Grade 10th-12th Grade

    Mrs. Tracy Edwards (P-Z)

    10th-12th Grade Mrs. LaTonya Hawkins

    (9TH GRADE)

    Ms. Dee Maxwell (Graduation Coach)

  • GRADUATION

    REQUIREMENTS

    4 LA

    4 Math

    4 Science

    1 Health/PE

    4 Social Science (U.S. History and World History,

    Economics and Government)

    3 Electives (Fine Art/CTAE/Foreign Language)

    3 Additional Electives

    Writing Portion of the GHSGT

  • HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

    Georgia colleges

    Must have initial 3.0 GPA & maintain 3.0 GPA

    Pays only a portion of tuition

    Book fee allowance has been eliminated.

    Must complete FAFSA

    GA Student Finance Commission

    Calculates HOPE Eligibility

    www. gacollege411.org

  • SCHOLARSHIPS/ COLLEGE

    ACCEPTANCE

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    AHS Website Updates

    Scholarship Bulletin Board

    Senior Survival Guide

    Other (churches/businesses, etc.)

    ACCEPTANCE LETTERS

    Scholarships/Military/College

    Submit copies of acceptance letters to your

    Counselor

  • GA APPLY TO COLLEGE

    DAY

    November 20th

    Seniors will receive hands on assistance as they

    apply to college using gacollege411.

  • FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES

    Bachelors Degrees

    Public Colleges/Universities

    Private Colleges/Universities

    Admissions Requirements

    SAT and/or ACT for entrance

    exam

    May require letters of

    recommendation

    **2 years of same foreign

    language.

  • TWO-YEAR COLLEGES

    Associate Degrees

    Public

    Private

    Entrance Exams Vary

    Compass

    ACT or SAT

    Transfer to a four-year college

    TAG Program *some two-year colleges now require two years of the

    same F.L. Contact the colleges for specific

    information.

  • CREDIT CONCERNS

    AHS CREDIT RECOVERY/ GRAD POINT

    Can be done as initial credit or credit recovery

    3rd period or outside of school during own time

    online

    OUTSIDE CREDIT RECOVERY

    Alpha Omega, Covington Academy, Faith Academy

    Not for Initial Credit for Core (Math/Eng./Sci./SS)

    Must have Failed Class

    Electives only for Initial Credit

  • TRANSCRIPTS HOW DO I OBTAIN MY TRANSCRIPT:

    FOR ALL COLLEGES THAT ARE LOCATED IN GEORGIA, YOU WILL USE YOUR SAME GA

    COLLEGE 411 ACCOUNT. WITH EXCEPTION OF ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA, CLARK

    ATLANTA, SPELMAN COLLEGE AND LAGRANGE COLLEGE, WHICH YOU WILL NEED TO

    SUBMIT A TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM.

    FOR COLLEGES LOCATED OUTSIDE OF GEORGIA, ART INSTITUTE OF ATLANTA, CLARK

    ATLANTA, SPELMAN COLLEGE, LAGRANGE COLLEGE AND ANY SCHOLARSHIPS - YOU

    WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM. FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN

    THE GUIDANCE OFFICE (BRIGHT PINK). TRANSCRIPTS ARE COMPLETED ON TUESDAYS

    AND THURSDAYS. YOU MAY PICK THOSE UP (IF PREFERRED) IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

    ONCE IT IS COMPLETED.

  • COLLEGE ATHLETES?

    NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE

    What is the NCAA clearinghouse and who needs to

    register? website www.ncaaclearinghouse.com

    After registration is complete

    Taking credit recovery?: Check with NCAA and

    your counselor for approval.

  • ASVAB TEST

    ASVAB November 4th Purpose

    Determine interests and abilities --- occupations

    What is covered?

    English, math, science, mechanical, electronics,

    auto body

  • MILITARY

    Opportunities

    Training

    Education

    Travel

    Policies/Expectations/Commitment

    Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

    (ASVAB)October 2 or Spring 2014, sign up

    counseling office.

    Scholarships

    Must be a high school graduate,

    no GED

  • SAT vs. ACT SAT

    Aptitude-Reasoning Type of test

    Critical Reading, Math, Writing

    What it covers

    Multiple Choice, Essay, Sentence Completion

    Types of questions

    200-800 on each section Range of scores

    about 1500 National Average

    ACT

    Curriculum

    Type of test

    English, Math, Science, Reading, Writing (optional)

    What it covers

    Multiple Choice, Essay Types of questions

    1-36 on each section Range of scores

    21 or 22 National Average

  • SELECTING COLLEGES

    Look for schools that support your childs goals and personality well (e.g. individual needs, values, interests)

    Develop a balanced college list; apply broadly:

    Couple of safe bets

    Couple of long shots

    Mostly targets (50/50 chance of admission)

    Track a colleges Acceptance Rate, and Mid-50% range of test scores and GPAs of the accepted students to your own childs academic profile.

  • Early Action vs. Early Decision

    Early decision means you to apply early (usually

    in November) and get an admission decision from

    the college well in advance of the usual notification

    date. IT IS BINDING!!!!

    Early action plans are not binding. It means you do

    NOT have to commit to a college to which you've

    applied for early action. Under these plans, you

    may apply to other colleges. Usually, you can let

    the college know of your decision in the late spring

    or whenever you've decided.

  • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

    Register to take the October SAT/ACT

    Select colleges & attend college fairs

    Begin to complete application packets

    College Essay

    Resume

    Letters of Recommendation

  • OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

    Take the SAT/ACT

    Attend Senior Evaluation Conference with

    Counselor

    Complete applications

    request letters of recommendation 10-day notice

    Submit scholarship applications

    College visits

    Submit college applications (Thanksgiving)

  • DECEMBER/JANUARY

    ATTEND FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

    JANUARY

    2015

    @ NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

    TAKE SAT/ACT ONE LAST TIME, IF NECESSARY

    COMPLETE FAFSA APPLICATION

  • FEBRUARY/MARCH/APRIL/M

    AY

    DONT GET SENIORITIS!!!!!!!!!!

    Failing will affect your G.P.A.

    Failing will affect your scholarship/s

    Failing may affect your admission/s

    Failing may affect GRADUATION!

    Make informed decisions and notify colleges (send deposits)

    GRADUATE!!

  • FINAL THOUGHTS

    Have a post-high school plan

    Encourage independence

  • THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AHS

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