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Title: Lee High School Parent Night


1
Lee High SchoolParent Night
  • Presented by
  • SOAR Cohort 6

2
UNF SOAR
  • Who are we?
  • Why are we here?
  • American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
    Standards
  • knowledge, skills, linkages, and resources to
    promote student success in the school, the home,
    the community, and the world

3
Topics for Tonight
  • High School Graduation Requirements
  • Choosing a career path
  • Searching for colleges
  • College Admission Requirements
  • How to pay for college

4
Graduation Options
  • General Requirements (4-year)
  • 24 credits
  • Standard College Preparatory Program (3-year)
  • 18 credits
  • Career Preparatory Program (3-year)
  • 18 credits

5
High School Graduation General Requirements
  • English - 4 credits
  • Math - 3 credits (must have Algebra 1 and
    Geometry)
  • Science - 3 credits (1 Biology and 2 Physical
    Sciences)
  • Additional Math or Science - 1 credit
  • Social Studies - 3 credits
  • Practical Career Ed or Fine Arts - 3 credits
  • Life Management Skills - 1/2 credit
  • Physical Education - 1 credit
  • Personal, Social, Family Relationships - 1/2
    credit
  • Electives - 7 credits
  • Foreign Language - not required for high school
    graduation but required for admission to state
    university

6
Additional Requirements
  • State Assessment Requirements
  • Earn passing scores on the 10th grade FCAT
    (Reading and Math)
  • Grade Point Average Requirements
  • Earn a cumulative 2.0 (unweighted gpa) on a 4.0
    scale

7
Choosing a Career Path
8
MOST PEOPLE WORK TO
  • Make money
  • Help other people
  • Test or challenge themselves

9
Your Career Choice Can
  • Determine your standard of living
  • Add meaning to your life
  • Define your daily routine

10
Career Chart Toppers
  • 650 plus career fields
  • Top Careers / 2-year or certificate
  • Computer and Information
  • Systems Manager 46.26 hourly
  • Computer Software Systems
  • Engineer 36.21
  • Registered Nurse 24.95
  • Dental Hygienist 24.59
  • Respiratory Therapist 19.69

11
Career Chart Toppers
  • Top Careers (contd) / 4-years or more
  • Elementary School Teacher 25.64
  • Gen. Operations Manager 42.09
  • Secondary School Teacher 26.79
  • Accountant and Auditor 26.91
  • Management Analyst 37.18
  • Computer Software Engineer 38.04
  • Lawyer 50.85

12
How do you decide?
  • 5 Questions to Consider
  • What are your skills and interests?
  • Whats your personality?
  • What do you value?
  • What type of work environment appeals to you?
  • What amount of preparation and training are you
    willing to do?

13
Choosing a College
  • Which School is Right for Me?

14
Questions to Consider
  • Why do I want to continue my education?
  • What kind of classes did I enjoy in high school?
  • What classes did I do well in during high school?
  • What is my goal?
  • What do I want when I finish my education?

15
More Questions to Consider
  • What can I afford?
  • What are my options for affording college?
  • What do important people in my life think about
    my possibilities?
  • What suggestions do people who care about me
    suggest for my future as far as education goes?

16
Decisions
  • Types of schools
  • Technical, trade, vocational
  • Community colleges
  • State colleges and universities
  • Independent colleges and universities
  • A campus tour is essential!

17
College Admissions
18
Types of Colleges
  • State Universities
  • In-state vs. Out of state
  • Community Colleges
  • Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Technical, Vocational, and Trade Schools

19
State Universities
  • Florida AM (Tallahassee)
  • Florida Atlantic (Boca Raton)
  • Florida Gulf Coast (Ft. Myers)
  • Florida International University (Miami)
  • Florida State (Tallahassee)
  • New College of Florida (Sarasota)
  • University of Central Florida (Orlando)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville)
  • University of North Florida (Jacksonville)
  • University of South Florida (Tampa)
  • University of West Florida (Pensacola)

20
State Universities
  • 11 Total
  • Regions
  • North (1)
  • Central (2)
  • Southwest (3)
  • Southeast (2)
  • West (3)

21
State Universities
  • Requirements
  • GPA
  • 3.03-4.30 (midrange)
  • ACT
  • 19-30 (midrange)
  • SAT
  • 937-1380 (midrange)
  • Varies for each university (midrange included is
    for the 11 state university systems)

22
State Universities
  • Application (fee)
  • Common or specific, depends on institution
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Depends on institution, most require guidance
    counselor reference
  • Community Service
  • Not required for all state universities

23
Community Colleges
  • Florida Community College of Jacksonville
  • St. Johns River Community College
  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • Lake City Community College

24
Community Colleges
  • FCCJ (Jacksonville)
  • SJRCC (Orange Park, Palatka, St. Augustine)
  • Santa Fe (Gainesville)

25
Community Colleges
  • Requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • Sometimes a GED, depends on program of study
  • ACT/SAT or college placement test

26
Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Requirements vary, check with each institution
  • Miami University
  • Flagler College
  • Jacksonville University

27
Technical, Vocational, Trade Schools
  • First Coast Technical
  • FCCJ
  • FMU
  • ITT

28
Technical, Trade and Vocational Schools
  • Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • TABE (placement test)

29
Freshman Sophomore Years
  • Meet Guidance Counselor
  • College Track classes
  • AP, foreign languages, algebra, dual enrollment
  • College entrance pre-tests
  • Organize college search
  • Maintain good grades

30
Junior Year
  • Fall
  • Contact schools
  • Know admission requirements
  • Attend a college fair
  • Register for SAT/ACT
  • Spring
  • Take ACT/SAT
  • Develop entrance writing samples
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid
  • Visit colleges universities

31
Senior Year
  • Fall
  • Prepare application packages
  • Apply in early fall
  • Gather info for FASFA
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Retake ACT/SAT
  • Spring
  • File the FAFSA
  • Wait for college admission financial aid
    letters
  • Send transcripts
  • Attend orientation

32
Financial Aid
  • Comes in All Shapes and Sizes!!!

33
Funding your College
  • Scholarships Grants
  • Work Programs
  • Loans

34
Scholarship Grant Money
  • FREE
  • Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)
  • Florida Student Assistance (FSAG)
  • Florida Bright Future Scholarship
  • Florida Academic Scholars Award
  • Florida Medallion Scholars Award
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award

35
Work Program
  • Florida Work Experience Program
  • Working on college campus
  • Working in the area of educational goals
  • Earning for financial support

36
Loans
  • A good education is worth the investment
  • Government-sponsored _at_ lower interest rates
  • Based on need eligibility
  • Must pay back
  • Choose wisely

37
How to Get
  • Getting Started
  • Apply for Admissions
  • Fill out the FAFSA Application and other
    financial paper work provided by the institution
  • Wait for a PackageFollow up!!!
  • Pick your Package

38
Important!!!
  • CAUTION!!!
  • Pay close attention to DEADLINES!!!!!!
  • Apply for Bright Future Scholarships prior to
    high school graduation!!!!!

39
Websites/Resources
  • www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org
  • www.FACTS.org
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • www.ed.gov/finaid
  • www.finaid.org
  • www.petersons.com
  • www.srnexpress.com
  • www.fastweb.com
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