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


1

WELCOME SENIOR PARENTS! Class of 2015
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
  • Senior credit checks 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 Parchment.com

5
Graduation Requirements for Class of 2015
  • 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)
  • Chandler Online Academy
  • Saturday School
  • Correspondence
  • Chief Hill Learning Academy
  • NCAA Athletes

8
Grade Replacement
  • Purpose Community college to university
  • In schedule AP / Honors
  • After school Lift Lab
  • Chandler Online Academy
  • 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 many scholarships look at both unweighted
    core GPA and class rank.

10
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
  • Required for many universities and scholarships
  • Process
  • Form available on-line
  • Proactive timing is everything
  • Common App, Quest Bridge, Flinn, 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 (Aug. 1-Oct. 24) Morning 625-725
After school 215-315 Mon F102
Afternoon F111 Tues. F106
Afternoon F135 Wed. F106
Afternoon F103 Thur. F107
Afternoon F114 Fri. F101
Afternoon F105
PHS Academic Resources 2014-2015
SOCIAL STUDIES 215-300 Mon C225 Tues
C207 Wed C205 Thurs F116
SCIENCE 215-315 Investigative Sci. Tues. F206
and F218 (Wed. before school F204) Chemistry
Mon. F207, Wed. F203, Thurs. F207
F208 Biology/Hon. Bio Mon. F220, Tues, F209,
Wed. F204 F216. Thurs. F208 Physics Honors/AP
Tues. Thurs. F213 Honors and Core Mon. and
Wed. F211 Core Tues. Thurs. F215
WORLD LANGUAGE Spanish 220-320 Mon C218,
Tues.C212, Wed. C213, Thur. C220 French
220-320 Tues. and Thurs. C215 Sign Lang.
220-320 Thurs. C211, or by appointment German
215-300, Mon. thru Thurs. C210

ENGLISH Tuesday-Thursday 220-320 C222
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What is my role?
  • Students Role
    Parents Role Plan

    Communicate Puma University
  • 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
Post High SchoolThere 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.

16
Community College/Technical Colleges/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
  • With the exception of the U.S. Coast Guard,
    Military representatives scheduled in the
    cafeteria each month during lunch
  • Remember to involve your parents in the process

19
  • Class of 2015 Statistics
  • 643 Seniors
  • Top 15 of class currently has
  • between a 4.05 4.74 GPA
  • Top 5 of class currently has
  • between 4.73 4.74 GPA

20
Colleges and Universities
  • More than 1,914 colleges and universities
    surveyed
  • NACAC Admissions Trend Survey

21
Colleges and Universities rate percentage of
importance(example only, varies by school)
22
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
  • SAT or ACT
  • 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 (not required for Community College)
  • 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

You are able to send test scores sent to 4
schools for free! You must upload a acceptable
picture and have a current ID
  • Fee waivers available for SAT ACT
  • (see Ms. Phillips for additional information)

24
Arizona State UniveristyGeneral Admissions
Criteria
  • Rank in the top 25 of your class OR
  • Have a 3.0 un-weighted Core cumulative gpa
  • or better in the 16 core courses OR
  • Score a 22 on the ACT or 1040 on the SAT (math
    verbal only)
  • VIP Priority Deadline for ASU is November 1st
  • Priority Deadline for ASU February 15th
  • ASU has separate application for the Barretts
    Honor College, November 15 Priority Deadline
  • There is a Core GPA Calculator on the
  • Career Center Website
  • Colleges within the University may have
    different admissions requirements.

25
  • The University of Arizona
  • General Admission Criteria
  • Rank in the top 25 of your class, and have no
    course work deficiencies in core courses
  • _ All other students are conditional and are
    reviewed on a holistic approach which includes
    test scores, GPA, class rank (U of A may also
    requires an essay and will only look at 6th
    semester transcripts.)
  • Separate Honors application is not however it is
    helpful that you complete the essay prompt when
    you apply
  • A transcript will be required for scholarships
    and admissions. (Transcripts are ordered on-line
    through Parchment.com, once a student has created
    their account.)
  • Students should APPLY to our in-state
    universities by the October break!

26
Northern Arizona University Admissions Criteria
  • 3.0 U-Weighted Core GPA, and have no course work
    deficiencies in core courses
  • _ All other students are conditional and are
    reviewed on a holistic approach which includes
    test scores, GPA, class rank
  • Separate Honors application required for NAU.
    Complete prior to March 1
  • A transcript will be required for scholarships
    and admissions. (Transcripts are ordered on-line
    through Parchment.com, once a student has created
    their account.)
  • Students should APPLY to our in-state
    universities by the October break!

27
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!!

28
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.

29
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGES
  • Admissions Criteria High School Graduation
  • Open Admissions Policy
  • Apply in 2nd semester
  • AT
  • Maricopa Colleges
  • www.my.maricopa.edu
  • Or
  • Central Arizona College
  • www.centralaz/edu
  • (High School diploma or GED required for
    admissions)
  • Accuplacer or Asset Test required for placement
    only

30
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
31
COMMUNITY COLLEGE two year in-state tuition
approximately 5,000 VSUNIVERSITY four year
in-state tuition approximately 40,000
Need to know which classes or dual enrollment
transfer? Visit www.az.transfer.org
32
DISABILITY RESOURCES (May be available at
Community Colleges and Universities)
  • 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

33
Visit Your Career Center
34
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
  • Apply AFTER January 1st senior year. Update
    annually
  • Financial Aid Night January 14 at CCA (Doors open
    at 515)
  • Get help completing the FAFSA on College Goal
    Sunday, typically the Saturday and Sunday
    following Super Bowl. Dates will be announced.
    Must have 2014 tax estimate.

35
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Scholarship information available on the Perry
    High Career Center web site.
  • Application not required for in-state merit
    scholarships (Transcripts Test scores required)
  • Check each College Website
  • Apply Early!
  • Most are Stackable (AIMS is not)

36
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
    (Saturday too)
  • Transcripts are now ordered on line from
    Parchment.com
  • 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!

37
Decision Making 101
  • Decision Making is a Process not an Event
  • Visit the Campus, each one has a different
    personality and different characteristics
  • Get to know your college admissions reps
  • 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.

38
  • Important Dates
  • Puma University August 13
  • CUSD College Night will be on Wed., Sept 17
    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, September 28th (Phoenix
    Convention Center)
  • 1st semester ends Dec 18
  • Financial Aid Night - Jan 14
  • Senior Finals May 21 22
  • Graduation - May 26
  • Senior Timeline available on-line

39
Jostens Time to order Caps Gowns
  • Contact Cindy Serrano
  • Phone 480-756-0555 office number
  • Senior Presentation - September 16
  • Order Day - Will be September 24 25 during
    lunches
  • Parents Order Night September 25, 5-7pm
  • Order Day (Last Chance) October 1, 2014

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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!

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Contact Information
  • Catherine Hendon, Counseling Secretary
  • Hendon.Catherine_at_CUSD80.com
  • 480-224-2814
  • Holli Cagle, Senior Counselor A-L
  • Cagle.Holli_at_CUSD80.com
  • Kirstin Gregg, Senior Counselor M-Z
  • Gregg.Kirstin_at_CUSD80.com
  • Pat Phillips, Career Center Specialist
  • Phillips.Pat_at_CUSD80.com
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