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Title: Welcome Class of 2010! (And parents?)


1

WELCOME SENIORS and PARENTS!
2
Agenda
  • Senior Year Information
  • Post High School Options
  • College Entrance Testing
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • Scholarships

3
Beginning of the Year
  • Junior conference
  • Credit check over summer
  • Schedule changes - levels
  • Graduation Recognition
  • Grade replacement - credit deficiency
  • Class visits this week
  • Deficiency letters within the month

4
What should be on the transcript?
  • Demographic information
  • 9th 11th correct school, classes, grades,
    and credit
  • 11th grade summer school grades and credit
  • Transfer student
  • Term GPA vs Cumulative GPA Weighted/Unweighted
    - Core
  • Term credits vs Cumulative credits (should be _at_
    least 16)
  • Letter grade vs Pass/Fail
  • Failed, Incomplete, Repeated courses
  • 11th- 12th EVIT credit
  • 12th CO-OP credit
  • GPA Standard and Weighted
  • Class Rank
  • Requesting Official Transcript

5
Graduation Requirements for Class of 2014
  • Curriculum Area CUSD In-state Universities
  • English 4 credits 4
    credits
  • Math 4 credits
    4 credits
  • Laboratory Science 3 credits 3 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits 2 credits
  • Career and Technical
  • Education / Fine Arts 1 credit
    1 Fine Arts credit
  • World Language 0 credit 2 credits
  • (Two years of the


  • same language)
  • Physical Education 1 credit 0 credit
  • Comprehensive Health .50 credit 0 credit
  • Required Courses
    16.5 credit 16 credits
  • Elective Courses 5.5 credits
    4 credits

6
Credit check form
7
Credit Recovery
  • Plan should be in place NOW
  • In schedule (including zero hour)
  • After school Lift Lab ( Cant get better than a
    B)
  • Saturday School
  • Correspondence
  • Chief Hill Learning Academy
  • NCAA Athletes

8
Grade Replacement
  • Purpose Comm College to university
  • In schedule AP / Honors
  • After school Lift Lab
  • Correspondence

9
Class Rank vs GPA
  • Parent What is the point of taking weighted
    classes if the universities look at unweighted
    core GPA?
  • Answer Class rank is weighted. Universities
    and some scholarships look at both unweighted
    core and class rank.

10
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
  • Required for many universities and scholarships
  • Process
  • Form available on-line
  • Proactive timing is everything
  • Common App, QuestBridge, Military Academy -
    Early
  • Letters will not be written over Intersession
    breaks and does not count as the two week notice
  • Teacher input
  • What makes student stand apart

11
Graduation Recognition
  • Graduating with Honors
  • NHS
  • Graduating with High Honors
  • GPA 3.5 (weighted) or better
  • 6 or more Honors classes 1 senior year
  • Distinguished Scholar
  • NHS
  • GPA 3.8 (weighted) or better
  • 6 or more Honors classes 1 senior year
  • 24 credits

12
MATH (July 29-Oct. 25) Morning 625-725
After school 215-315 Mon XXX
Afternoon F105 Tues. F135
Afternoon F114 Wed. F101
Afternoon F106 Thur. F100
Afternoon F110 Fri. F107
XXX
PHS Academic Resources 2013-2014
SOCIAL STUDIES Mondays 230-330 C202
SCIENCE 215-315 Investigative Sci. Tues. F214,
Wed. F218, (Thurs. before
school F204) Chemistry Mon. F208, Wed.
F210 Biology/Hon. Bio Mon. F208,Tues. F209, Wed.
F217. Thurs. F220 F205 (before school Thurs.
F204) Core Physics Hon. Phys. Mon. Wed.
F216 Core Physics Tues. Thurs. F215 Hon. AP
Physics Tues.-Thurs. F213
WORLD LANGUAGE Spanish 215-300 Mon C212,
Tues.C220, Wed. C213, Thur. C214 French
215-315, C215 Sign Lang. Tues. 220-330
C221 German Tues and Thurs. 220-300, C210

ENGLISH Tuesday-Thursday 220-320 C222
13
What is my role?
  • Students Role Parents
    Role
  • Plan
    Communicate
  • Research Support
  • Communicate
    Encourage
  • Know your resources
  • Be on time watch deadlines
  • Ask for help
  • Counselors Role
  • Guide
  • Support
  • Encourage
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Counselor Reports

14
There are several post secondary options for
students to choose from
  • Work
  • Take on an Apprenticeship
  • Community college
  • Trade and Tech schools
  • Military
  • University

15
Apprenticeship Opportunities
  • Semi-formal way of learning a skill or trade
  • Work, attend classes simultaneously (and may get
    paid!)
  • Usually 3-5 years in length
  • Testing and personal interviews required
  • Examples roofers, electricians, sheet metal
    workers, carpenters, etc.
  • For more information, see Ms. Phillips in Career
    Center

16
Community College - Technical College
Certificate Programs
  • CC - wide range of occupational and or
    educational programs
  • Gen Eds at CC then transfer
  • Certificate and AS/AA degrees
  • Many vocational programs

17
Trade Technical Schools
  • Vary in size, entry requirements, cost and
    quality.
  • Research
  • Visit the school
  • Talk with students and employers

18
Military Bound
  • Explore career options available through each of
    the military branches
  • Military representatives scheduled in the
    cafeteria each month during lunch
  • Remember to involve your parents in the process

19
  • Class of 2014 Statistics
  • 583 Seniors
  • Top 15 of class currently has
  • between a 3.41 4.75 GPA
  • Top 5 of class currently has
  • between 4.20 4.75 GPA

20
Factors in College Admissions Decision
  • More than 1,914 colleges and universities
    surveyed
  • NACAC Admissions Trend Survey

21
Colleges and Universities rate percentage of
importance
22
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • SAT or ACT (Test scores may be sent to 4 colleges
  • at no charge be sure to know what photos
    are acceptable)
  • SAT Subject Tests (In-State Schools do not
    require Subject Test)
  • Community College Placement Test (Asset or
    Accuplacer)
  • Math Placement Tests will be given by the
    University

23
SAT vs ACT
  • SAT
  • Given 7 times per year
  • Reading, Math, and Writing
  • ¼ of a point deduction for wrong answer on
    multiple choice
  • ACT
  • Given 6 times per year
  • English, Math, Reading, Science Reasoning, and
    optional Writing
  • No penalty for wrong answer

When you register, you may have your test scores
sent to 4 schools for free. Also, Please be sure
that you up-load an acceptable photo and, have a
current photo I.D.
  • Fee waivers available for SAT ACT - see Ms.
    Phillips for additional information

24
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25
AZ University Admissions
  • ASU must meet one of the following and have no
    deficiencies in core courses
  • Rank 25 of your graduating class OR
  • Have a 3.0 un-weighted CoreGPA or better in the
    16 core courses OR
  • 22 ACT composite or 1040 SAT (math verbal
    only) score.
  • The Final Priority Deadline for ASU February 1st
  • Check out the Core GPA Calculator on the
  • Career Center Website

26
  • NAU
  • Must meet competency in English, Math, Science,
    Social Studies, Foreign Language and Fine Arts
  • Visit the following website for specific
    requirements http//nau.edu/Admissions/Getting-St
    arted/Requirements/Courses/

27
U of A
  • Students may earn admission to UA through the
    Assured Admission process if they are
  • An Arizona resident and,
  • rank in the top 25 percent of their graduating
    class, and,
  • have no course work deficiencies.
  • Students who do not meet assured admission
    requirements may also be admitted with other
    factors which may include leadership, service,
    work experience and extracurricular activities
    personal characteristics, attributes, and
    talents and the ability to benefit from and
    contribute to a diverse and challenging learning
    environment.

28
Grand Canyon University
  • Must meet one of the following requirement for
    admissions
  • Have a 3.0 GPA OR
  • 19 ACT composite or 920 SAT (math verbal only)
    score.
  • Seniors should APPLY to our Arizona universities
    by the October break! Be sure to visit the
    schools too!

29
Honors Colleges
  • ASU Separate Application Required (Priority
    Deadline - November 15)
  • NAU Separate application required (Priority
    Deadline - March 1)
  • U of A No separate application required. (You
    will be considered for the program based on
    admissions application. Hint Writing the
    non-required admissions essay may help you get
    accepted into the program.)
  • GCU Separate Application Required

30
PRIVATE AND OUT OF STATE COLLEGES
  • When to apply Check each schools website
    these vary significantly!
  • Highly selective schools have earlier deadline
    (Early Action, Early Decision)
  • Common Application 1
    application serves hundreds of colleges
  • HAVE AN IN-STATE BACKUP PLAN!!

31
WUE
  • WUE (pronounced woo-wee) is the Western
    Undergraduate Exchange, a program of the Western
    Interstate Commission for Higher Education
    (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states
    may enroll in more than 140 two-year and
    four-year college institutions at a reduced
    tuition level 150 percent of the institution's
    regular resident tuition.
  • Several School in the following states
    participate
  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii,
    Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota,
    Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

32
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGES
  • Open Admissions Policy
  • Apply in 2nd semester
  • AT
  • Maricopa Colleges
  • www.my.maricopa.edu
  • Or
  • Central Arizona College
  • www.centralaz/edu

33
CC Career Opportunities
  • Chandler Gilbert CC
  • Aircraft Construction Technology
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aviation
  • Equine Science
  • Golf Course Operations
  • Media Arts Dig. Imaging
  • Early Childhood Programs
  • Mesa CC
  • Construction Drafting
  • Para-Medicine
  • Police Academy Preparation
  • Nursing
  • Firefighting
  • Scottsdale CC
  • Culinary Arts
  • Radiography
  • Yoga Teaching Certification
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Broadcasting
  • Gateway CC
  • Court Reporting
  • Automotive Technology (Partnership w/ Nissan
    Toyota)
  • Hydrologic Studies
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Medical Radiographer

Central Arizona College Dietetic Education Heavy
Diesel Massage Therapy Welding John Deere
Program
These are only a few of the different programs
colleges available
34
COMMUNITY COLLEGE VSUNIVERSITY
Do you know how your dual enrollment credits
transfer? Visit www.az.transfer.org
35
DISABILITY RESOURCES
  • The college disability service office
    coordinator/program advisor is responsible for
    evaluating and determining accommodation
    eligibility. Services may include
  • Note taking assistance
  • Extended time taking tests
  • Test taking in a small or quiet environment
  • Disability resource tutoring
  • Specialized computer programs/labs
  • See Mrs. Yvonne Parkison for more information
    X3140

36
Visit Your Career Center
37
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
  • Apply AFTER January 1st senior year. Update
    annually
  • Financial Aid Night in January 15 at the Chandler
    Center for the Arts
  • Get help completing the FAFSA on College Goal
    Sunday, typically the Saturday and Sunday
    following Super Bowl. Dates will be announced at
    Financial Aid Night.

38
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Scholarship information is available on the
    Perry High Career Center web site.
  • Application not required for in-state merit
    scholarships (Transcripts Test scores required)
  • Check college scholarship websites
  • Apply early and often
  • Most are Stackable (AIMS is not)

39
A Few Things to Remember
  • Do not PAY anyone to help you with scholarships,
    FAFSA or college applications. Get help
    completing the FAFSA at College Goal Sunday and
    now, Saturday too.
  • Students who are needing admission and
    scholarship deferments, please see Ms. Phillips.
    New rules apply this year.
  • Transcripts are now ordered on line from
    Parchment.com Encourage your senior to register
    for an account ASAP.
  • Time Management is extremely important in the
    senior year. Students need to make time to
    research their post high school options and
    scholarships this fall!

40
Decision Making 101
  • CUSD College Night will be on Thursday, Sept 18
    600pm-800pm at the Chandler Center for the Arts
    (CAC) Doors will open at 530
  • Out of State College Fair - Phoenix National
    College Fair Sunday, Oct 13 (Phoenix
    Convention Center)
  • Decision Making is a Process not an Event
  • Visit the Campus, each one has a different
    personality and different characteristics
  • Keep applying for scholarships lack of finances
    is a huge reason why students decide not to
    attend their preferred college
  • Apply now, get accepted, do financial aid, THEN
    decide where to attend.

41
Important Dates
  • ECAPS Sept. 6, 9, 10 11
  • CUSD College Fair Sept 18
  • Vice Provost and Dean of ASU Honors College
    Sept 24
  • 1st semester ends Dec 19
  • Financial Aid Night - Jan 15
  • Completion of all Correspondence Class Work
    April 25
  • Senior Finals May 22, 23
  • Graduation - May 28

42
Jostens Time to order Caps Gowns
  • Contact Cindy Serrano
  • Phone 480-756-0555 office number
  • Senior Presentation - August 21
  • Order Day - Will be August 29 30 and September
    4, and, 25 during lunches
  • Parents Order Night - August 29, 5-7pm
  • Order Day ( Last chance) August 29, lunches

43
Make your Senior Year Count
  • What is Senioritis?!
  • Attendance
  • Stay active and involved
  • Maintain a challenging course load
  • Talk to adults in the field you want to pursue
  • HAVE FUN!

44
Contact Information
  • Catherine Hendon, Counseling Secretary
  • Hendon.catherine_at_chandler.k12.az.us
  • 480-224-2814
  • Kirstin Gregg Senior Counselor A-L
  • Gregg.Kirstin_at_CUSD80.com
  • Dana Steines, Senior Counselor M-Z
  • Steines.Dana_at_CUSD80.com
  • Pat Phillips, Career Center Specialist
  • Phillips.Pat_at_CUSD80.com
  • Pick up a senior timeline on your way out
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