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Title: Paxon School for Advanced Studies


1
Paxon School for Advanced Studies
9th, 10th, and 11th Grade School Counselor
Presentation
What you need to know to start planning for
college!!!
2
Counselor Breakdown
Honors/AP Students Honors/AP Students Honors/AP Students
Counselor 9th 10th
Clayton claytond_at_duvalschools.org A - H A - H
Bajalia bajalial_at_duvalschools.org I - R I - R
Mullen mullenm_at_duvalschools.org S - Z S - Z
IB Prep Students IB Prep Students
Mullen mullenm_at_duvalschools.org 9th 10th
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Paxon Guidance Office
Support Staff Support Staff
Santiago santiagol2_at_duvalschools.org Scheduling parent/teacher conferences Oncourse portal information (in person) Transcript Requests (hard copy)
Bennett bennettb2_at_duvalschools.org Student Records Enrollment Transcript Requests (electronic)
paxonguidance.weebly.com
4
Make Sure You Visit Our Website
  • paxonguidance.weebly.com
  • Counselor emails
  • How to schedule appointments
  • With Teachers ext. 116
  • With Counselors Contact individually
  • Calendar of events
  • College/Career Planning
  • Subscribe to the blog (on homepage)

5
Important Dates
  • PSAT
  • October 14, 2015 during the school day at Paxon.
  • National Merit, National Achievement, and
    National Hispanic Scholarship qualifications are
    based on 11th grade PSAT scores
  • ACT
  • Register at www.ACT.org
  • Take ACT with Writing
  • Students can take practice tests and question of
    the day
  • Offered in September, October, December,
    February, April, and June
  • SAT
  • Register at www.collegeboard.com
  • Students can take practice tests and question of
    the day
  • Offered in October, November, December, January,
    March, May, and June

See your Counselor for waivers if you qualify
6
The Redesigned SAT
  • The Redesigned SAT
  • First administration Spring of 2016 (current
    11th graders will primarily be the first to take
    this)
  • Writing section will be optional (but still need
    to take this)
  • Key Changes
  • No longer a penalty for guessing
  • Total score possible 400-1600
  • For more information, please visit
    www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org

7
Scholar Diploma Designation Graduation
Requirements
  • Class of 2016 Beyond
  • (24 credits)
  • English 4 credits
  • Math 4 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2,
    and Statistics or equally rigorous math)
  • Science 3 credits (1 Biology, Chemistry or
    Physics, and1 additional science) 4 required at
    Paxon
  • Social Studies 3 credits (1World History, 1
    American History, .5 American Government, .5
    Economics) 4 required at Paxon
  • World Language 2 credits (must be in the same
    language)

8
Scholar Diploma Designation Graduation
Requirements
  • Class of 2016 Beyond
  • Visual/Performing Art 1 credit
  • HOPE 1 credit
  • Additional Electives 6 credits
  • Paxon AP Requirement 7 AP credits (9
    recommended)
  • AP Human Geography, AP World History, AP US
    History, AP Language, AP Literature, AP American
    Government, and AP Macro Economics automatically
    included in program of study
  • Passing score on the FSA grade 10 Reading
  • State required EOCs (Algebra, Geometry, Biology,
    US History)
  • Cumulative unweighted 2.0 GPA
  • 1 Online Course

All FLVS coursework must be completed by May 3,
2016
9
Benefits of AP
  • Provides flexibility in studying a variety of
    subjects at the college level.
  • Begins preparation for specific majors (ex.
    Medical fieldAP Biology)
  • Stand out in the college admissions process.
  • Earn college credits and skip introductory
    classes.

10
Bright Futures Requirements
  • Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit
    hour award based
  • on
  • Award Level FAS
  • Florida Academic Scholars - For students who will
    be graduating in 2015-2016 and Beyond
  • 3.5 B.F. GPA, 1290 SAT or 29 ACT, 100 hours of
    community service.
  • Other Ways To Qualify
  • National Merit or Achievement Scholars or
    Finalists
  • National Hispanic Scholars

11
Bright Futures Requirements
  • Recipients will receive a fixed cost per credit
    hour award based
  • on
  • Award Level - FMS
  • Florida Medallion Scholars - For students who
    will be graduating in 2015-2016 Beyond
  • 3.0 B.F. GPA, 1170 SAT or 26 ACT, 75 hours of
    community service
  • Other Ways To Qualify
  • National Merit or Achievement Scholars or
    Finalists
  • National Hispanic Scholars

12
Bright Futures Requirements
  • The Bright Futures GPA is calculated
  • based on the following
  • The students best grades in each subject area
    will be used
  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 3 credits of Social Studies
  • 2 credits of Foreign Language
  • Students may use up to 2 additional credits from
    courses in the academic areas listed above as
    well as AP, IB or AICE fine arts courses to raise
    the GPA.
  • See bright futures website for more information -
    http//www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf
    /

13
Community Service
  • Paxon SAS requires that all students perform a
    minimum of 75 hours of community service. (100
    for FAS for Bright Futures)
  • Students cannot be paid for the service, and it
    must be performed at a non-profit agency. Be
    very careful with doing service at/through
    religious institutions not every thing counts
  • Community Service should be meaningful.
  • To eliminate headaches later, students must
    complete the pre-approval form BEFORE starting
    the service hours

14
Community Service
  • For each different activity completed, 4 forms
    must be turned in to guidance
  • Community Service Pre-Approval Form
  • Community Service Self-Evaluation Form
  • Community Service Leader Evaluation Form
  • Community Service Log Form
  • Forms are available on Paxons website
    psas.duvalschools.org under the guidance tab and
    on the Paxon guidance website at
    paxonguidance.weebly.com

15
Places for Community Service
Must be a non-profit organization
16
Early College Planning Get Involved NOW!!!
  • Extracurricular Activities Clubs, Sports,
    Volunteering, Drama, Band, etc.
  • In terms of college applications
  • Colleges are looking for individuals dedication
    and leadership
  • More time spent on fewer activities looks better
    than a few hours scattered across many

17
Sample Application Extracurricular Activities
18
College Planning
  • Start visiting colleges and universities
    NOW.before you make a final decision.
  • Colleges visit Paxon to speak to students (Lunch)
  • Schedule posted outside of the school counseling
    office, on the Paxon school counseling website,
    linked on school website, and said during
    announcements
  • Students must have teacher permission to miss
    class to attend if scheduled during a lunch when
    they have class or during class time (extremely
    rare).

19
The dorms looked like this on the website.
20
But they really look like this
21
The Center, One Foundation
  • Representative Mr. Nelson McCoy
  • Available during lunch (non-early dismissal
    Wednesdays)
  • Provides scholarship and college planning
    information tailored to student needs

22
Jacksonville College Fair
October 10, 2015 (Prime Osborn Convention Center)
  • Information Sessions
  • Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Federal Financial Aid
  • College Planning Nuts and Bolts
  • FACTS.org Online Academic Advising
  • Writing The College Admissions Essay
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Scholarship Search Tips
  • Get With The Times And Use The Web

23
Additional college career planning resources
  • Links available at paxonguidance.weebly.com

24
www.floridastudents.org
Video Tutorials
25
SAT Prep Khan Academy
26
www.floridashines.org
Formerly www.flvc.org
27
Bigfuture.org
A Resource from The CollegeBoard
28
Chart an AP Course to a College Major or Career
29
Paxon Guidance Website
paxonguidance.weebly.com
30
Questions, Comments, Concerns
  • Speak to Your Counselor
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