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Title: Welcome to Hahnville High Schools Junior Parent Night


1
Welcome to Hahnville High Schools Junior Parent
Night
  • Presented By
  • Karen Russo
  • Junior Counselor

2
Tonights Agenda
  • I Graduation Requirements
  • II TOPS
  • III Early Start
  • IV 2009 Louisiana College Admission Requirements
  • V Post-Secondary Options
  • VI Tests
  • VII The College Search
  • VIII Closing Remarks
  • IX TOPS Detail Report

3
Minimum High School Graduation Requirements
  • English-4 units Shall be English I, II, and III,
    in consecutive order and English IV.
  • Mathematics-3 units(Effective for incoming
    freshmen 2005-2006 and beyond.)All students must
    complete one of the followingAlgebra I (1 unit)
    or Algebra I-Pt. 1 and Algebra I-Pt. 2 (2
    units).The remaining unit(s) shall come from the
    following Geometry, Algebra II, Financial
    Mathematics, Advanced Mathematics I, Calculus,
    Probability and Statistic.

4
  • Science-3 units Shall be the following1 unit of
    Biology.1 unit from the following physical
    science clusterPhysical Science, Chemistry I,
    Physics I, Physics of Technology I. 1 unit from
    the following courses Biology II, Chemistry II,
    Earth Science, Environmental Science, (an
    additional course from the physical science
    cluster).
  • Social Studies-3 units Shall be American History,
    one-half unit of Civics or one unit of AP
    American Government, one-half unit of Free
    Enterprise and one of the following World
    History, World Geography, Western Civilization.
  • Health Education-1/2 unit
  • Physical Education-1 1/2 units Shall be Physical
    Education I and Physical Education II, or Adapted
    Physical Education for eligible special education
    students. A maximum of four units of Physical
    Education may be used toward graduation.NOTE The
    substitution of JROTC is permissible.
  • Electives 8 units
  • TOTAL 23 units

5
GEE21
  • In addition to completing a minimum of 23
    Carnegie units of credit, students must also pass
    the Graduation Exit Exams (GEE21).
  • Students take the English and math components in
    their 10th grade year and must pass both parts
    with a score of Approaching Basic or better.
  • Students take the science and social studies
    components in their 11th grade year and must pass
    one of the two with a score of Approaching Basic
    or better.
  • Sample GEE questions www.louisianaschools.net

6
Five Components of the TOPS Program
  • OPPORTUNITY AWARD
  • PERFORMANCE AWARD
  • HONORS AWARD
  • TECH AWARD
  • TOPS Tech Early Start
  • (For the most accurate information, see the TOPS
    handouts or log onto www.osfa.state.la.us)

7

8
OPPORTUNITY AWARD
  • Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • 17.5 Core Units
  • 20 ACT
  • Award
  • Free tuition (does not include FEES) at any state
    public university or college
  • Can use at private college-avg. of state tuition

9
PERFORMANCE AWARD
  • Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 17.5 Core Units
  • 23 ACT
  • Award
  • Free tuition (does not include FEES) at any state
    public university or college (or avg. state
    tuition at a private college or university) PLUS
    400

10
HONORS AWARD
  • Requirements
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 17.5 Core Units
  • 27 ACT
  • Award
  • Free tuition (does not include FEES) at any state
    public college or university (or the avg. state
    tuition at a private college or university) PLUS
    800

11
TECH AWARD
  • Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Option 1 17 Core Units (see handout)
  • Option 2 19 Core Units (see handout)
  • 17 ACT
  • Award
  • Free tuition (does not include FEES) at Louisiana
    Technical College campuses and other public
    postsecondary or LAICU schools that provide skill
    or occupational training and certain cosmetology
    and proprietary shools

12
TOPS Means Money
  • Refer to handout page 13 14 for TOPS dollar
    amounts

13
TOPS Tech Early Start Program
  • The TOPS Tech Early Start award provides up to
    600 per academic year for any eligible 11th or
    12th grade student attending a Louisiana PUBLIC
    high school who wishes to concurrently enroll for
    up to 6 credit hours per semester at a PUBLIC
    COLLEGE in a vocational course of study leading
    to an industry-based certification in a TOP
    DEMAND OCCUPATION.

14
TOPS Tech Early Start
  • Be in good standing as a 11th or 12th grade
    student in a LA public high school
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Achieve at least minimum passing score in English
    AND Math on the GEE
  • Score at least a 15 on the English and Math PLAN
    Assessment
  • Must have an approved 5 Year Education and Career
    Plan

15
Louisiana Early Start Program (formerly Dual
Enrollment)
  • The Louisiana Early Start Program provides
    tuition assistance to eligible 11th and 12th
    grade students from public high schools that
    enroll in eligible college courses for dual
    credit at an eligible public or private college
    or university.

16
Louisiana Early Start (formerly Dual Enrollment)
  • Not a TOPS program
  • Board of Regents Program
  • Student must be at least 15 yrs. of age and be an
    11th or 12th grader at a Louisiana PUBLIC high
    school
  • Student must have taken the PLAN or the ACT (or
    SAT)
  • Student must be in good standing
  • Student must have permission from HHS and
    parent(s)
  • Student must be enrolled in a college course for
    which dual credit (both college and high school
    credit) is attempted and recorded on both the
    students secondary and postsecondary academic
    record.
  • Student may enroll in 3 credit hours per semester

17
Louisiana Early Start
  • Designed to prepare high school students for
    college or employment
  • College Level, Degree Credit Courses
  • Enrichment/Development Courses
  • Work Skills courses
  • Students do not pay tuition
  • Students may be responsible for textbooks,
    parking, lab fees, etc.

18
Louisiana Public UniversityMinimum Admissions
Criteria
  • Completion of Regents high school core
    curriculum
  • (same as TOPS core curriculum)
  • AND

19
Louisiana Public UniversityMinimum Admissions
Criteria
  • LSU-Shreveport
  • McNeese State University
  • Nicholls State University
  • Northwestern State University
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Southern University and AM College
  • University of Louisiana- Monroe
  • LSU-Alexandria
  • Grambling University (effective Fall 2010)
  • Southern University-N.O. (effective Fall 2010)
  • High School GPA of 2.0 or greater OR
  • ACT composite score of 20 or greater OR
  • High School graduation rank top 50 of class
  • AND
  • Require no more than one remedial course (18 or
    higher on English ACT subtest and 19 or higher on
    Math ACT subtest)

20
Louisiana Public UniversityMinimum Admissions
Criteria
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • University of New Orleans
  • Student must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • High school GPA of 2.5 or greater OR
  • ACT composite score of 23 or greater OR
  • High school graduation rank top 25 of class
  • AND
  • Require no more than one remedial course (18 or
    higher on English ACT subtest and 19 or higher on
    Math ACT subtest)

21
Louisiana Public UniversityMinimum Admissions
Criteria
  • LSU and A M College
  • For assured admission, students must have a 3.0
    GPA on the LSU core curriculum and score 1030 on
    the SAT or 22 on the ACT. Also, students must
    have completed a rigorous college preparatory
    curriculum in an accredited or state-approved
    high school. The curriculum should include the
    18 high school courses indicated in the upcoming
    slide. In addition, applicants must require no
    remedial work (18 or higher on English ACT
    subtest and 19 or higher on Math ACT subtest).

22
Louisiana Public UniversityMinimum Admissions
Criteria LSU and A M College (Baton
Rouge)(Beginning Fall 2008)
  • Table 1 High School Units Required For Admission
  • 4 units English Composition and Literature
    I, II, III, and IV
  • 3 units Mathematics (4 units are strongly
    recommended) Algebra I, Algebra II, and also 1
    additional unit of Geometry, Advanced
    Mathematics, Probability and Statistics or
    Calculus
  • 3 units Natural Sciences Biology, Chemistry, and
    Physics
  • 3 units Social Studies American History, World
    History or World Geography or History of
    Western Civilization, and 1 additional unit of
    Civics, Free Enterprise
  • 2 units Foreign Languages 2 units in a single
    language
  • 1 unit Math/Science Elective (Geometry, Calculus,
    Probability and Statistics, Advanced Math, or
  • Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physical
    Science, Biology II, Chemistry II or Physics of
    Technology
  • ½ unit Computer Studies Computer Science or
    Computer Literacy (or substitute ½ unit from
    among other subjects listed above)
  • 1 ½ units Additional Courses 1 ½ units from the
    categories above, and/or certain courses in
    the visual and performing arts.

23
Louisiana Two Year Public CollegesMinimum
Admissions Criteria
  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Bossier Parish Community College
  • Delgado Community College
  • Delta Community College
  • L. E. Fletcher Technical Community College
  • LSU-Eunice
  • Nunez Community College
  • River Parishes Community College
  • South Louisiana Community College
  • Diploma from a BESE-approved high school OR
  • GED or its equivalent OR
  • Appropriate score on an Ability to Benefit test

24
Options After High School
25
Why Go To College?(2-year or 4-year)
  • People who go to college earn more than people
    who do not.
  • People who go to college are less likely to be
    unemployed.
  • People who go to college have more jobs from
    which to choose.

26
Job Skill Level Changes (1950-2000)Source
Bureau of Labor Statistics
27
College Entrance Exams
  • ACT Assessment
  • Designed to assess the students educational
    development (achievement test) and ability to
    complete college level work
  • English, Math, Reading, and Science
  • Optional Writing component (see handout)

28
MATHEMATICS Readiness for College Algebra
29
College Entrance Exams
  • SAT I
  • Designed to assess critical thinking skills
    (reasoning test)
  • Good predictor of success in college
  • Math, Critical Reasoning, Writing
  • SAT II Subject Tests
  • Test in certain subject areas
  • Some universities require these not all
  • Admissions of each college will tell you which
    ones they require
  • Examples Literature, World History, U.S.
    History, Biology

30
Whats the difference?
  • SAT
  • Emphasizes big picture thinking
  • Critical Reading
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • A reasoning test
  • ACT
  • Emphasizes attention to detail and curriculum
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • An achievement test

31
FAQs
  • When should I take these tests?
  • -spring of junior year
  • How do I register?
  • -packets in counseling office or online
  • How many times do I take the tests?
  • -as many times as you want/need
  • Act and SAT offer accommodations for students
    with 504 plans or disabilities, contact to SBLC
  • Act and SAT each offer 2 Fee Waivers for students
    on free or reduced lunch

32
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
  • November 10, 2009
  • Juniors and Seniors are eligible to test
  • Consists of eight tests General Science,
    Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph
    Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronics
    Information, Auto and Shop Information, and
    Mechanical Comprehension.
  • Students not only receive a military entrance
    score, they also learn about their skills and
    interests which can help them when considering
    career choices
  • There is no charge to the student for this test.

33
PSAT/NMSQT
  • October 14, 2009
  • The 2009 PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test that
    students must take to enter National Merit
    Scholarship Corporation competitions for college
    scholarships that will be awarded in 2010.
  • www.nationalmerit.org
  • There is a 13.00 fee per student for the
    PSAT/NMSQT.
  • Fee waivers available for participants in the
    free and reduced lunch program (Juniors only)

34
Types of Preparation for Tests
  • Self Prep (practice tests in application packet,
    books)
  • Online (HHS homepage, LAePortal, www.act.org)
  • Course Prep (Outside courses)
  • Private Tutor
  • Study Group
  • When should I start?
  • 6-8 weeks prior to tests

35
Remember, test scores are only ONE factor used
for college admission and scholarship decisions
  • Source ACT College Planning Guide

36
Shopping for a College
  • Interest
  • Search
  • Visit
  • Apply
  • Accepted
  • Attend

37
The Right School
  • Consider College Characteristics
  • Institution Type
  • Location
  • Size
  • Student Body
  • Clubs/Activities
  • Academic Programs
  • Cost and Financial Aid
  • Admission Policy
  • Support Services
  • College Affiliation and Accreditation

38
The Right School
  • Doing Your Research
  • College Guidebooks
  • College Produced Resources
  • Computer Resources
  • People Resources
  • College Fairs and Open Houses
  • Visits to College Campuses

39
Resources
40
List, Compare, and Visit Colleges
  • Prepare a college comparison checklist
  • Weigh advantages disadvantages
  • Contact the office of admission
  • Schedule appointments for your campus visits
  • Juniors are entitled to 1 excused absence to
    visit a college campus

Source ACT College Planning Guide
41
Every campus has a personality
  • Source ACT College Planning Guide

42
Checklist for a Campus Visit
  • Meet with an Admission Counselor
  • Verify admission requirements
  • Determine actual college costs
  • Ask about financial aid opportunities
  • Take a campus tour
  • Investigate your academic program(s)
  • Attend a class
  • Talk with students and faculty
  • Discuss your chances for success
  • admission
  • graduation
  • placement

43
The Right School
  • Matching Yourself with Admission Standards
  • Reach (Dream Schools)
  • Possibles or Mid-Range ( at least 50 chance of
    acceptance)
  • Safety ( You exceed admission requirements.)

44
Application Options Offered By Colleges
  • Early Decision
  • Early Action
  • Early Notification
  • Regular Decision
  • Rolling Admission

45
Keep accurate records!
46
Dont eliminate any college because of costs
before receiving financial assistance information!
  • Source ACT College Planning Guide

47
Cost of Attendance
  • Tuition
  • Fees (fees are not covered by TOPS)
  • Room Board
  • Books Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses
  • Costs associated with study abroad
  • Costs associated with a disability

48
TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Loans

49
Three New Helpful Websites
  • http//www.laeportal.com/
  • All students have been registered and have their
    own username and password
  • ACT Prep on HHS website (www.stcharles.k12.la.us
    /hahnville.cfm)
  • All juniors have been registered
  • Username is last name and first initial
  • Password is student ID
  • www.act.org
  • Free ACT practice test questions

50
Solution
  • Version 1.0 of LA ePortal would be
    Student-centered tools and modules with the focus
    on the Student experience

LA ePortal
  • Message Center
  • Calendaring
  • Career Video Center
  • Student Planner
  • Assessment Center
  • Portfolio Builder
  • Resume Builder
  • Online College Tours
  • Financial Aid Center
  • TOPS Information
  • Career Work Ready
  • Online Career Fairs
  • And Much More

ACCESS
TO ALL
  • Version 2.0 3.0 of LA ePortal would be
    multi-user focused (Out of School Youth,
    Educators, Parents, College Students)

51
Junior Dates to Remember
  • September 12 Ring Orders (800 a.m.-1200)
  • October 6 Future Prep Night at DHS (700 830
    p.m.)
  • October 14 PSAT Test (930 a.m.)
  • October 19-23 GEE Retest
  • November 10 ASVAB (730 a.m.)
  • February 23 Jr. Parent Financial Aid Night
    (630 p.m.)
  • April 7 -13 GEE
  • April 17 Prom (900 p.m. 1200 mid)
  • April 27 Junior/Senior Awards (700 p.m.)
  • May 18 Ring Night (700 p.m.)

52
Thank you for attending.
  • My contact information
  • krusso1_at_stcharles.k12.la.us
  • 985-758-2961 ext. 127

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