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Title: Welcome Senior Class 2015


1
Welcome Senior Class 2015
  • Agenda
  • Senior Calendar
  • Admissions Procedures
  • Special Events
  • Post-Secondary Admissions
  • Required Testing
  • Paperwork for Graduation
  • Student Questions

2
Graduation Requirements
  • English 4 units Must have 9th Lit. and Am. Lit.
  • Social Studies 3 units Must have World History,
    US History, ½ unit of Government and Economics
  • Science 4 units Must have Physical Science or
    Physics Biology Chemistry Environmental or AP
  • Math 4 units see chart

3
Mathematics Diploma Requirements
Students Who Enter HS in 2012-13 and beyond Students Who Enter HS in 2011-2012 Students Who Entered HS in 2010-2011
Coordinate Algebra Analytical Geometry Advanced Algebra 4th Math Math IIII 4th Math Math IIII 4th Math OR Math IIII Math Support I-lll including Graduation Test Preparation
4
Hall County Grading Scale
5
Postsecondary Testing Requirements
  • SAT-offered 7 times a year
  • (measures critical Reading, Math Writing)
  • Scores range 200-800 per section
  • ACT-offered 6 times a year
  • (measures Reading, English, Math Science)
  • Scores range 2-36
  • Compass-offered monthly _at_ Technical Schools
  • (measures Reading, Writing Math)

6
College Entrance ExamsSAT, ACT or ASSET
  • SAT-2400 Measures what you know and how well you
    apply that knowledge. 3 hours 45 minutes/Score
    range 200-800 per section/Critical Reading, Math
    and Writing.
  • ACT-36Measures general development capability
    to complete college level work. 2 hours 55
    minutes w/o writing/Score range1-36 per
    section/English, Math, Reading, Science.
  • ASSET- Technical Schools A series of short
    placement test that measures basic reading,
    numerical, writing plus advanced algebra and
    geometry/2 hours. (Score depends on program of
    study)
  • College Testing Application Waivers

7
HOPE Program Summarywww.Gacollege411.orgHOPE
InformationGacollege411.org
  • HOPE Scholarship Graduate with 3.0 calculated by
    GSFC. Pays a percentage amount of tuition.
  • Zell Miller Scholars Core GPA 3.7 calculated by
    GSFC and SAT score of 1200 (CR M) or ACT 26 on
    a single test administration.

8
Senior Calendar Dates
  • Georgia High School Graduation Tests
  • September 24th, Writing
  • February 25, 2015 Retest Writing
  • UGA/Ga. Tech Admissions Program Tues. August
    26th 6pm Lakeview Academy
  • Probe Fair Thursday, October 14, 2014 6-8pm _at_
    Gainesville Civic Center
  • Josten Senior College Visit Day (GSC Lanier
    Tech) Wednesday, October 15th
  • Apply to College Day Friday, November 14, 2014
  • Financial Aid Parent Night Monday, Jan. 12th
    6-730pm
  • EHHS Baccalaureate- May TBA 2015 600pm _at_ Air
    Line Baptist Church
  • Graduation- May TBA 2015 at 8pm _at_ Free Chapel

9
EHHS College Technical Admission Procedures
  • Obtain application via internet or counseling
    office. Apply on-line Preferred.
  • Visit-Visit-Visit campuses and college websites
    RSVP if required for reservations!! Explore
    college options.
  • Have a GAcollege411.org account.
  • Understand admission factors.
  • Consult with your high school counselor
  • Complete application Early Decision vs. Early
    Action vs. Regular Admissions
  • Be aware of Application Deadlines!
  • Request transcript and learn about SAT or ACT
    scores
  • Proof application prior to submission
  • Apply to more than one school!!
  • Eat a meal, see a dorm, visit your areas of
    interest
  • Formulate 5-10 unique questions to ask college
    representatives
  • Attend Probe FairOctober 14 Gainesville Civic
    Center 6-8pm

10
Steps to a Successful Application
  • Rigor- Challenging courses (Honors/Advanced
    Placement)
  • Academic Performance/Grades
  • Test Scores (SAT,ACT, AP) Become familiar with
    SAT/ACT question types, format and directions!
  • Avoid Senioritis
  • Meet with Admission Counselors at the college
  • Essay (Opportunity to shine, one small event not
    entire resume, sound sincere)
  • Recommendations- Junior or senior teacher
  • Extracurricular Activities/Interest

11
Explore College Options
  • What colleges are right for you?
  • Size and diversity
  • Location
  • Academic programs
  • Campus lifeathletics, activities and housing
  • Graduation and retention rates
  • Financial Aid/scholarship opportunities
  • Compare your options

12
Freshman Index Formula
  • SAT
  • FI(HSGPA core x 500) CR M
  • ACT
  • FI(HSGPA core x 500) (Composite x 42) 88

13
Georgia Apply to College Week
  • EHHS was selected out of 150 applications to
    participate.
  • Friday, November 14, 2014
  • Seniors will apply to a postsecondary institution
    using their www.GAcollege411.org account
  • Public, private and technical schools
  • Payment options/waivers
  • Volunteers needed

14
Financial Aid/Scholarships
  • Find out about your HOPE status from
    www.Gacollege411.org
  • Complete FAFSA form in January 1.
  • Adhere to college deadlines!!
  • Parent Night January 12th 6pm
  • Scholarships counseling office, online, PSAT,
    colleges universities.

15
Scholarship Scams
  • Do not pay any monies toward finding
    scholarships.
  • If you did not apply for it do not fall for it!!
  • EHHS Counseling Department and the Financial
    Office of a post-secondary school can provide all
    necessary information for free!

16
Senior Year Highlights
  • Keep copies of all components to application
  • Establish a line of communication with each
    college in which you apply to.
  • Ask college admission representatives questions
    about their institution
  • Be patient. Processing applications takes time

17
Key Factors to remember
  • College opportunities exist for everyone!
  • Senior Year/Schedule---RIGOR
  • Be aware of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
    (Admissions are reviewing)
  • EHHS Website
  • Senior Appointments
  • Senior Athletes NCAA Eligibility Center and NAIA
    Schools
  • Postsecondary visitations
  • Final Transcripts

18
Resources/Websites
  • www.GAcollege411.org
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.act.org
  • www.fastweb.com
  • www.gsfc.org
  • www.collegeanswers.com
  • www.finaid.org
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • www.hallco.org/ehhs
  • www.questbridge.org

19
  • Thanks for your attendance!
  • Leigh Cumiskey
  • Go Vikings!!
  • Class of 2014

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