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Title: Paulding County Schools Guidance & Counseling Presents


1
Paulding County SchoolsGuidance Counseling
Presents
  • Mission Possible Graduation and Beyond

2
North Paulding High School Guidance Department
  • Jane Woellner- Last Names A-D
  • Nikki Walker- Last Names E-K
  • Raquel Outland- Last Names L-Q
  • Kirstie Mosier- Last Names R-Z
  • Robyn Bigman- Guidance Clerk
  • email addresses are first initial, last name
  • _at_paulding.k12.ga.us

3
  • Your Son/Daughter is Graduating

4
So Now What?
  • Congratulations Seniors!
  • Only 31 weeks remainplus exam days
  • Exam exemptions for graduates approved through
    attendance office
  • All grades still count!
  • Graduation May 28th, 2011 _at_ Location NPHS

5
Heading to college or technical school?
  • Early decision binding acceptance
  • Meet all remaining deadlines
  • Deposits
  • Final transcript
  • Scholarships
  • Housing
  • Special Programs

6
www.GACollege411.org website
7
SAT ACT
  • Sign up now if you need a better score
  • Make sure you send to all Universities and NCAA
    clearinghouse where appropriate
  • Make sure the date doesnt conflict with an
    activity before you pay for it
  • Check deadlines for applications scores take 4
    weeks to come back

8
FAFSA
  • Submit a paper application or apply on-line at
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • You must have 2010 tax information
  • The FAFSA can be used to apply for the HOPE
    scholarship, as well as all other state and
    federal student aid
  • February 7th is our Financial Aid Night.

9
HOPE Scholarship
  • You can apply for HOPE through either FAFSA or
    the e-HOPE electronic application at www.gsfc.org
  • http//www.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning
    /HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_Scholarship_Program_O
    verview.aspx
  • College Preparatory or Technical Eligibility
  • (3.0 in academics CP 3.2 for TP)
  • Paulding County downloads your high school
    information to the Georgia Student Finance
    Commission (HOPE)

10
HOPE GPA Eligibility
  • District HS transcript is a numeric grade point
    average, example 83.4
  • all courses on the entire high school transcript
    count
  • Coming Soon! Transcript that has numeric
    unweighted information as well as weighted and
    unweighted 4.0 GPA..this is not the same as the
    HOPE GPA
  • HOPE GPA 4.0 scale
  • All academic courses count, even academic
    electives
  • Electives do not count
  • An 83.4 weighted gpa on the Paulding County
    School District transcript may not mean that the
    there will be a 3.0 HOPE eligible GPA
  • Students must monitor the HOPE eligible GPA on
    their My411 account on GACollege411

11
Financial Aid Opportunities
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    must be completed, even for HOPE Scholarship

12
HOPE Scholarship
  • Again note..3.0 Grade Point Average in all
    academic courses
  • Only AP (Advanced Placement) courses will receive
    a .5 weight by Georgia Student Finance Commission
  • There is no .5 weight added to an A grade.

13
Important HOPE Information
  • Even if student is eligible, student will not
    receive HOPE, if there is no match among
  • Infinite Campus (student information system)
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • My411 account on GACollege411
  • College/university application
  • Financial aid documentation at college,
    university, and/or technical college

14
Areas that cause an eligible student not to show
eligible for the HOPE
  • 800 number is in the student information system
    rather than valid Social Security Number
  • Incorrect Social Security Number
  • Incorrect Legal Name
  • Incorrect birth date and/or high school name
  • Carefully and continually check your HOPE
    information on your My411 account on
    GACollege411.org

15
Specialized Technical Preparation
  • 80 of jobs require a specialized skill
  • U.S. Department of Labor Statistics
  • www.dol.gov
  • HOPE Scholarship pays for 95 hours of coursework
    toward technical certification regardless of high
    school GPA

16
Final Transcript Request
  • You must send a final transcript to the school
    you plan to attend
  • This request is completed electronically by the
    student for all University System of Georgia
    Schools through their My411 account on
    GACollege411.
  • For out-of-state transcripts, submit the schools
    address when requesting a transcript

17
Transcript Requests During Year for Admissions
and Scholarship Applications
  • University System of Georgia Schools will receive
    transcripts via GACollege411
  • Transcripts for out-of-state schools and for
    other reasons will be printed off, reviewed, and
    mailed
  • There needs to be plenty of lead time for
    transcripts to accompany college and scholarship
    applications

18
Application Deadlines
  • University of Georgia-
  • Early Action- October 15th
  • Foundation Fellowship- November 15th
  • Regular Decision- January 17th
  • In order to be considered for UGA Academic
    Scholarships, must apply by December 15th

19
Applications, Continued
  • Georgia Tech
  • Early Decision- October 1st
  • Presidents Scholarship Program- Nov. 1st
  • Regular Decision- January 1th
  • Georgia State
  • Early Action- November 1st
  • Priority- February 1st
  • Final- March 1st

20
Immunization
  • Colleges require proof of immunization for
    entering freshmen
  • If you do not have this at home, request a copy
    from your family physician

21
Scholarships
  • You can still apply for scholarships after you
    start college and throughout your postsecondary
    education
  • Example Kennesaw State University offers
    scholarships in multiple fields

22
Scholarships
  • Substantial scholarships are offered within the
    individual college/universities.
  • Scholarship deadlines are usually posted on the
    schools websites.
  • Generally have to be accepted to the college
    before they can officially apply for a school
    scholarship.

23
Loans
  • Unfortunately, loans are a reality of college.
  • Students using loan monies need to be careful of
    the amount they take out. Only take out the
    amount they really need- they will be offered
    more!!
  • Loans must be paid back with interest!

24
Portfolio and Resume
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Again, this year we are on a Hybrid schedule this
    year
  • 100-minute courses are worth 1 credit
  • 50-minute courses are worth ½ credit
  • Continue to set goals
  • Continue to keep records of activities, awards,
    and honors for updating your portfolio and resume
  • Networking

25
College Outlook Magazine has asked and answered
200 questions about the freshman year of college
  • Whats college really like?
  • How do I prepare for college and living on my
    own?
  • What will I need to bring to college?
  • How do I fit in/How often should I go home?
  • Health and nutrition

26
More from College Outlook Magazine
  • Time management
  • Living arrangements
  • RENT
  • On-campus jobs and co-ops
  • Money, grants, and scholarships

Students can visit www.townsend-outlook.com to
review the full list.
27
Moving away from home
  • Where will you live?
  • Who is paying the bills and who makes sure they
    are paid on time?
  • Who will make sure you eat right?
  • Who will do your laundry?
  • Take care of yourself and stay healthy
  • Make good choices!!!

28
On-campus housingvs.Off-campus housing
  • Location
  • Price
  • Experiences
  • Convenience
  • Responsibility

29
School Shopping Information
  • Be knowledgeable of Proprietary or for profit
    schools. These schools do heavy advertising so
    students recognize them.
  • Compare their programs with state college and
    universities. Usually a huge difference. For
    example, Cordon Bleu costs 35,000 a year.
    Chattahoochee Techs culinary program costs 2000
    a year.

30
School Shopping
  • School Visits- students can use TWO school visit
    forms that will count as an excused absence.
    There is a form that theyll need prior to
    visiting the school.
  • These absences will still affect attendance in
    regards to the exemption policy.

31
PROBE FAIR, November 3, 6-8 p.m.Hiram High School
  • The Probe Fair is an excellent time to visit with
    college, university, technical college and
    military representatives.

32
Not everyone will make the decision to go to
college next year..
  • You and your student can find valuable
    information on the career section of the
    GACollege411. org website

33
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Want your student to have more information about
careers
35
Work Ready Assessment
  • Being given during the last week of October to
    all Seniors.

36
Work Ready Assessment Measures
  • core skills
  • applied mathematics, reading for information and
    locating information, three skills that are
    highly important to the majority of jobs in the
    workplace
  • work habits
  • work-related attitudes and behaviors in areas
    such as carefulness, cooperation, discipline and
    drive.

37
Georgia Work Ready CertificateThis certificate
is presented to potential employers after high
school and/or post-secondary graduation.
38
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39
A quote from Apples Chalkdust Inspirational
Stories and Encouragement for Teachersby Vicki
Caruana
  • Treat people as if they were what they ought to
    be and you help them
  • to become what they are capable of being.
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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