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Hillside High School Student Services Presents: Senior Info Night 2011 WELCOME!!! Meet our Principal Hans Lassiter Assistant Principals Ms. Sandra Hooper Mrs. Tounya Wright Mr. Adonis Blue Mr. Jason Jowers Mrs. Renee Wilburn Mrs. Pauletta Thompson Counselors Cherelle Lee, Seniors Cherelle.email@example.com Kevin Ellis, Juniors Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthia Shaw, Sophomores Cynthia.email@example.com Evelyn Fuller, Freshman Evelyn.firstname.lastname@example.org Lakisha Bostick, Freshman Academy Lakisha.email@example.com Other people you should know Janice Alston Registrar Processes transcript requests firstname.lastname@example.org Cliff Jones, College Advisor Coordinates school nominated scholarships Coordinates local area scholarships email@example.com Other people you should know… Ulonda Long, Career Development Coordinator ASVAB Career Interests Career Technical Education Services Provided Student services provides… Individual Counseling Crisis Counseling Peer mediation Academic counseling Suicide Intervention Services Provided cont’d… Serve as liaison between students, parents, teachers, and administrators Serve as advocates for students Herff Jones A Message from SGA Krysta Byrd: Senior Student Body President Reminder of Graduation Requirements Freshman entering high school in ’06-’07 must score a 3 or higher on five EOC’s or they will not receive credit for course or graduate English I Algebra I Biology 28 Credits NC Scholars-Requirements College University Course of Study Overall four-year average of 3.5 English 4 Units Math 4 Units Social Studies 3 Units Science 3 Units Foreign Language 2 Units Healthful living 1 Unit Career and Tech Education 1 Unit Arts Education 1 Unit Elective credits incl 2nd level 5 Units What are we doing? Senior interview (Individual) Review transcript Discuss plans for the future College/Career choices Inviting Colleges to speak to students Graduation Requirements Checklist Recommendations/Transcripts Allow at least 5 school days for counselors to complete recommendations Allow at least 2 school days for transcript requests to be processed Applications should be in to NC public universities by November 1 to be automatically considered for merit scholarships Check with the Human Resources Department at your workplace for scholarship opportunities *note: Counselors do not send recommendations, students must mail them to schools. What should your child be doing? Ideally, in October students should: Take SAT Complete personal statement essay Request transcript and teacher recommendations early Submit college applications Apply for scholarships Many competitive universities may not make a final admissions decision until April Making College Choices What is a “good” school? Meets the student’s interests academically, geographically, financially, etc. Has a variety of activities of interest to your student How do students find a good school? Talk to teachers, friends, and students in college Visit college campuses Visit college websites Starting the Application Process Narrow choices to three to five colleges Look at college applications online Check application deadlines Check requirements (teacher/counselor recommendations, essays) Register and take SAT, ACT or TOEFL Encourage students to begin personal statement Request transcript While You Are Waiting… Focus on grades and test scores Colleges will review mid-year and final grades Colleges will take highest SAT/ACT score Apply for scholarships Applications are detailed and may require essays SAT/ACT and Scholarships SAT/ACT Test dates Fee Waivers Scholarships What you should know about applying for scholarships Financial Aid Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive any aid Submit after January 1 Check the priority deadline at each college (usually March 1) AP Classes/Exams Advanced Placement Weight When are exams Credit for courses Scores that may be considered for college credit NCAA Clearinghouse Purpose of Clearinghouse When to register for Clearinghouse I don’t want to go to 4-year College… Military Options Career Options Community Colleges Jobs/trades/apprenticeships REMINDER Mark your calendars for the District College Fair. October 2, 2011 at Northgate Mall from 1-4PM. Questions?
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