Graduation Requirements Lawton Chiles High School

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					Lawton Chiles High School

 Welcome to the
  Parent Night
Guidance Department

Mrs. Kim Scott          A - Da
Mrs. Kim Brumage        De - He
Ms. Alice Mathis        Hi - Me
Mr. Ron Callahan        Mi - Sc
Mrs. Teresa Dennis      Se – Z

Mrs. Cindy Fisher, Guidance Secretary
Mrs. Jeanne Tucker, Registrar
Counselor Roles

 School issues
 Personal issues
 Academic advisement
 Career and college advisement
 Scholarship information
    Standard Graduation Requirements
   English: 4 credits
   Math: 4 credits -including Algebra I or its
    equivalent and Geometry(for sophomores)
   Science: 3 credits
   Social Studies: 3 credits ( World History, U.S.
    History, Economics and U.S. Government)
   Physical Education: 1 credit (HOPE-PE)
   Arts: 1 credit (Fine or Approved Practical Art)
   Electives: as needed for a total of 24 credits
   Pass FCAT Reading and Math (juniors only).
    (Sophomores must pass FCAT Reading only).
   Earn a 2.0 unweighted GPA
    – (info. found on course request forms and Agenda handbook)
Approved Practical Arts classes for
graduation (c/o 2013/2014)
 Culinary Arts II
 Communication Technology
 Engineering Technology
 TV Production (Intro. to Info. Tech)
 Web Design
  New for Juniors this year: College and Career
  Ready Assessments

     Students are considered college and
     career ready when they have the
     knowledge, skills, and academic
     preparation needed to enroll and
     succeed in introductory college credit-
     bearing courses within an associate or
     baccalaureate degree program without
     the need for remediation.
Common Placement Testing
2011-2012 (for current Juniors)
   College readiness evaluation is required for students who score
     – Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading (Levels 2 or 3)
     – Grade 10 FCAT Mathematics (Levels 2, 3, or 4)

   Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (P.E.R.T)- will be the required
    evaluation. (Chiles will be offering this computerized exam in May).
     – OR its equivalent –(SAT or ACT scores may be substituted so we are
        encouraging juniors to take one or both of them before May to be exempt
        from P.E.R.T.)

     –   SAT/ACTEquivalent scores for P.E.R.T. College Readiness:

          SAT-I, The College Board
           Verbal                  440
           Mathematics             440

          Enhanced ACT, American College Testing Program
          Reading                18
          English              17
          Mathematics          19

   More information to follow regarding how career and college readiness standards will
    be incorporated into English and math classes for next year.

State Board Education Rule 6A-10.0315, F.A.C.
Promotion to 11th grade
   10 credits
   1.5 unweighted GPA

 Promotion           to 12th grade
   17 credits
   2.0 unweighted GPA
Standardized tests and performance in courses are used for academic
Registration will begin Tuesday, March 5th
11th grade progression
   English III or AP Language and Comp.
   Math
   Science
   U.S. History

Plus any course/program student plans to continue next year
   (foreign language, drama, chorus, band, Engineering Tech)

New options:
Advanced Placement – college level courses, possibility to earn
  college credit – applications were due to Mrs. Dunlap (room
  7103) on Feb. 17.

DCT work study program –takes at least two periods of the day
  (one DCT class and at least one off campus On- the- job-
  training (OJT) period. Spaces limited- application due to Ms.
  Sherry- Rm7122
12th grade progression
   Senior English –
      Classical/Contemporary Literature
      AP Literature or AP Language (if not already
      TCC Dual Enrollment (ENC1101/1145)
   U.S Government and Economics (one semester
    of each)
   Math
   Science
   Plus any course/program student plans to
    continue next year (foreign language, drama,
    chorus, band, Web Design)
                            AP versus Dual Enrollment
                             What is the difference?
 AP:
–   College credit earned only after passing AP exam in May. (passing rates vary by college).
–   High School credit awarded with passing grade (no exam requirement).
–   Receives one full weighted point GPA (for “C” and above grades) for Chiles calculations.(Colleges
–   Usually more rigorous coursework. Known for Academic Rigor and College Preparation.
–   National program and a part of the College Board company.
–   More universally accepted in out of state colleges. (still check individual college).
–   Requires completed AP application and teacher and parent signature.

 Dual Enrollment:
    - College credit earned with grade of “C” or higher in class. (no exam required )
    --High School credit earned with passing grade in class (no exam required).
    -- Receives one full weighted point GPA (for “C” and above grades) for Chiles
        calculations.(Colleges vary).
    -- Recognized more for Acceleration opportunity for basic college core credits
    -- Partner program with Tallahassee Community College for on-campus programs (for seniors only).
    -- College Credits awarded at all Universities in the state of Florida (Out of state    colleges vary-
    need to check with admissions).
    -- Requires unweighted 3.0 GPA and passing score on FPERT, SAT or ACT.
    -- Grade will remain on college transcript.
    -- Students who have scored a passing score on an equivalent AP exam are not permitted to enroll in
    that corresponding course per TCC policy. (i.e. a 3 on AP Lang taken in junior year means the
    student cannot enroll in Dual Enrollment English senior year.)
    -- Florida Universities will rescind admissions offer if a student’s college GPA is < 2.0
    (i.e. if taking one dual enrollment course, 1 “D” = rescinded offer).
    --Must maintain an (unwtd.) 3.0 Chiles and TCC GPA to continue second semester of course.
Grad Check Card
Begin officially tracking juniors for graduation spring of junior year.
Copy given to juniors at registration – pay attention to blank/highlighted
boxes, GPA and total credits
Name____________________________________________ Student number_______________________ Counselor_____________

Required Courses Necessary to Graduate :
 English I                           English II                English III or                    English (from
                                                                           AP Lang                 required list)

 Math                                   Math                         Math                         Math

                                          Science               ience

 Wld History              American History                                                                American Gov              Economics
                                                                                                               ½ credit in practical and Fine Arts
 HOPE PE                                 Practical/Fine Arts                                                                    OR
                                                                                                               1 credit in either practical or Fine

        Credit Total   Cum. Total.
                                                                                                                                  Algebra I or
                                                                             FCAT - Math             FCAT - Reading               Equivalent
                                                                                NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to take and pass the
11th                   Total     Cum. Total
                                                                                  appropriate courses necessary to meet the graduation
1st Semester
2nd Semester                                                                 requirements. If any errors are noted on the credit check, it is the
Summer                                                                           STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Guidance
                                                                                department immediately. DO NOT ASSUME ANYTHING.
1st Semester
2nd Semester
  2.0 un-weighted GPA required for graduation                                                   Student’s signature and date
New 12th grade options include:

   TCC Dual Enrollment -English, Western Civilization, and Math
    (Liberal Arts Math and College Algebra).

    Requirements 3.0 unwgt gpa, and passing FPERT scores (offered in
    May at Chiles) (SAT/ACT can be substituted for FPERT).

   DCT work study program – takes at least two periods of the day -
    one DCT class and at least one off campus On- the- job- training (OJT)
    period – limited spaces. Applications due during registration. Ms.
    Sherry- Rm 7122.

   Honors/gifted externship program (Professional internship
    program)– limited spaces. Applications can be picked up from Mrs.
    Dunlap (Rm 7103) and are due
Options After High School
 Work
 Military
 Vocational School
 2 year Community College
 4 year College/University
Minimum Admissions Requirements for
Public Universities in Florida

  19 core academic courses to include regular graduation
    requirements PLUS the following:

     • 4 Math (minimum Algebra I, Geometry & Algebra II)
     • 2 Foreign Language (in the same language)
     • 4 academic electives

     We strongly recommend surpassing the minimum
     Requirements! (I.e. upper level math, foreign language, additional
       science and social studies.)

     - Sliding scale for SAT/ACT according to recomputed
       academic GPA
     - SAT and ACT with writing
     - Always check individual college website-admissions-for
       specific requirements
State University and Bright Futures (FAS
and FMS) Minimum Math Curriculum

   Sophomores and Juniors (class of 2013/2014):
    – Algebra IA + Algebra IB =   1 Math Credit

    (Still counts as 2 Math Credits for High School
      Graduation purposes and for Gold Seal
What else are colleges looking for?

   Strong academics (check website for average gpa and test scores of
    those accepted for reference).

   Well-rounded students (extracurricular activities, leadership roles)

   SAT and/or ACT scores (SAT II – subject area tests may be needed
    for competitive, private school, etc. check web site)

   Letters of recommendation

   Essays
Community College
   Reasons to consider:
    – Less expensive
    – Smaller classes
    – More time for maturity/career decision making

   Admission requires a regular high school diploma
    – CPT (or passing equivalent of SAT/ACT) used for placement (I.e.
      remedial classes)
   Students who take college prep courses in high school are
    more likely to be successful.

   Two main pathways
    – 1. AA Degree (for transfer to a 4 year University)
    – 2. AS or other certificate (training programs to earn certificates for
      world of work).*high school vocational classes taken for college credit may
       only be applied to this degree

Priority registration is offered to our seniors in earlyJune – make sure
   your student takes advantage of it in their senior year!
Vocational Schools

   Schools with specific job training opportunities (I.e.
    Lively, Keiser College, Aveda, Job Corps, Disney
    Career Start, TCC)
   Students earn certificates to begin career after
    completing program.

 Chiles has military recruiters representing the
  Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines.
 Great opportunities for college scholarships
  and job training.
 Juniors are encouraged to take the ASVAB if
  they have an interest in joining the military or
  if they want to take an aptitude test.
 Students can enter the workforce after graduation. (It is a plus if they
  already have experience in their field.)
 However, note that around 80% of jobs will require some
  education/training past high school as of the year 2010.(vs. 40% in
  1950 and 65% in 1991).

    Changes in Workplace and Education Requirements



     40                                                 1950


           College        Skilled       Unskilled
    Types of Financial Aid
   Scholarships
    – Bright Futures for Florida schools (see brochure for requirements.
      Mrs. Scott is coordinator)
    – Check in “scholarship info.” file in filing cabinet in guidance for
      applications we receive (Mrs. Dennis is the scholarship
    – Check with individual schools/websites.
    – Computer on-line searches (see ‘helpful websites’ at end of
    – Books (IRC, Career library in guidance, public library, bookstores).
    – Check with your employer for company scholarships.
     – Beware of scams! (shouldn’t have to pay money for
       searches-many free searches available)
   Loans (you must pay back)
   Grants (free money based on financial need)
   Work Study (work on campus to earn money)
Applying for Financial aid
      1 Government aid (for grants and loans)
         Fill out FAFSA early as possible after Jan. 1 of senior year.(deadline
              is May 1 for Florida schools)
         FAFSA4Caster now available! (
         SAR (Student Aid Report) will be sent 3-4 weeks after submitting
         Gives you your EFC (expected family contribution) amount which is
              also sent to home state scholarship agencies (and other states
              applied for).
      2. State Aid
         Filling out FAFSA plus Florida Financial Aid application.
      3. College Aid
         Check individual college, financial aid administrator
      4. Private Sources (see specific application requirements)
         Bright Futures (fill out Florida financial aid form-see last slide for web

(Chiles usually offers a financial aid presentation in the fall. Please
plan to attend for more information!)
Bright Futures Requirements
   Florida Academic Scholars (FAS): 3.5 weighted* GPA (16 required academic
    credits), 1280 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 28 ACT Composite Score
    (juniors) Sophomores need 1290 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 29 ACT
    Composite) and 100 hours of community service.

   Florida Medallion Scholars(FMS): 3.0 weighted* GPA (16 required academic
    credits) and 1020 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 22 ACT Composite Score
    (juniors) Sophomores need 1170 SAT Critical Reading and Math or 26 ACT
    Composite Score and 75 hours of community service.

   16 required academic credits include:
   4 English
   4 Math (minimum Alg. I, Geom. and Alg. II)
   3 Science
   3 Social Science
   2 Foreign Language (in the same language)

   Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award: 3.0 weighted GPA in the 16
    required credits for graduation, 3.5 GPA in a 3 credit vocational program, 30
    hours of community serve and a passing score on a college placement test
    (SAT 440 verbal & math, ACT reading 18, Eng. 17, math 19 or pass CPT)
Action plan for sophomores
   Set academic and personal goals

   Review admissions requirements for schools that are of interest and plan
    your junior year schedule accordingly.

   visit the campuses.

   Stay involved in activities at school and in the community.

   Work toward completing community service hours for scholarship
    opportunities. Please make sure your hours count by reviewing

   Take a personality inventory to help identify strengths and weaknesses
    and to research possible majors and careers.
     – Florida Choices Planner
     – ASVAB is offered to juniors. (sign up in guidance next year)

   Apply for a social security number if you don’t already have one

   Plan to take the PSAT as an 11th grader in October 2012. This time it
    counts for scholarship opportunities.

   Utilize “My College Quick Start” program with College Board: College
    planning, Major searching, Career Development tools all included.
or   direct link at :
 (My College Quickstart)
    Action plan for juniors
   Meet with counselor - Review transcript, official grad check, senior schedule, and
    scholarship opportunities. (See Mrs. Scott for specific Bright Future issues).

   Stay involved in activities at school and community. Complete and document community
    service hours. (forms available on-line Chiles web site>information>Community service forms
    pg 1 and pg 2) Be sure to get your hours pre-approved by your guidance counselor. New rules

   Continue exploration of careers via computer assisted systems (i.e. Choices, ASVAB results,
    My College Quickstart, and Career Development workshops by guidance).

   Get some type of experience/information about careers of interest (I.e. Externship, OJT,
    Volunteer hours, Interviews, etc.) Get to know what the job is REALLY all about!

   Become familiar with admissions requirements at colleges that are on the top of your list and
    visit colleges.

   Prepare and Register for and take the SAT and ACT. SAT II if required for admissions.

   Search for scholarship opportunities. Visit the resource center in guidance and our website. Surf the web. (see resource list)

   Prepare essays for admissions and scholarship opportunities.

   For NCAA Athletes only: After Summer of junior year, apply for Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse
    and also review academic requirements for athletics in college
Timelines for 2013 Grads
   August- October- college deadlines can be early. Plan early!!
     – Retake final SAT/ACT tests for best score.
     – Letters of Recommendations – process takes a week or more – a
        request along with resume to teachers or counselors is helpful
     – Continue the career exploration process
     – Use tentative career options to get ideas for college majors or
        training schools. Research these options.
   December 1st, 2012 - Apply for Bright Futures after this date.
    Parents please have your senior fill out the application- (State Grants, Scholarships &
    Applications, and Apply Here).
   Jan 1, 2013- Submit FAFSA asap after this date. Must submit for
    Bright Futures qualification (can use estimated tax info. until you can
    update it).
   February is common priority deadline for scholarships/aid.
   Mid April- plan to start receiving acceptance letters and financial aid
   May 1- Plan to accept or decline all offers around this time (unless
    early decision).
   Summer- send final transcripts to your college
Resources on the web
   bf/ – Bright Futures Website
 – – SAT (information and
   registration), AP,IB,CLEP (CHS code is 101654)(also My College
   Quick Start)
 –        - ACT (information and registration/ CHS code is
 –           – Princeton Review for colleges, essay,
   test prep
 – - College Search (by size, location,
   major, etc)
 –        (i.e. Bright Futures academic evaluation,
   Florida Choices Planner career assessment tools and info.)
 –               – Common admissions application
   used at many private colleges
 –                 Job Corps, training and
   education in 60 different vocations. Housing, medical care provided.
 –             Keiser career training school
 –              Aveda cosmetology school in
upcoming events…Register for free today!

     MARCH 2012
     Thurs., March 1   Study In Ireland
     Tues., March 6    Alderson
                       College Online
                       Open House
     Wed. & Thurs.,    CollegeWeekLi 10 AM to 10
     March 21 and      ve SPRING     PM
     Wed., March 28    Grand View
                       Online Open
     Wed., March 28    Michigan Tech
                       Online Open
     Thurs., March     Univ. of
     29                California,
                       Santa Barbara
                       Online Open
     Thurs., March     University of the
     29                Pacific Online
                       Open House
2012 Spring Event Schedule
Date            Event                    Date     Event
                                         May 9    Texas Colleges Day

                                         May 10   California Colleges Day

March 21 - 22   CollegeWeekLive SPRING   May 15   New England Colleges
April 24        STEM and Health
                Sciences Day             May 17   North Carolina Colleges
April 26        Georgia Colleges Day
                                         May 24   Pennsylvania Colleges
May 3           Study Abroad Day                  Day

May 8           New York Colleges Day
Financial Aid and Scholarship Searches
 – - Federal Financial Aid website, FAFSA

 –                                                                           – apply
     for BF and all Florida Financial Aid (Dec. 1 of senior year)
 –   Check individual college websites (ie: TCC has a web page for scholarships)

 –                                                      (to download the Know more no less Financial aid
     workbook: great for calculating college costs and understanding financial aid process)

 –                                                      (FAFSA4Caster for early planning)

 –                                                 (maps financial aid process)

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