Lawton Chiles High School
Welcome to the
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
Career and college advisement
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
TV Production (Intro. to Info. Tech)
New for Juniors this year: College and Career
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
– SAT/ACTEquivalent scores for P.E.R.T. College Readiness:
SAT-I, The College Board
Enhanced ACT, American College Testing Program
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
1.5 unweighted GPA
Promotion to 12th grade
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.
Plus any course/program student plans to continue next year
(foreign language, drama, chorus, band, Engineering Tech)
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.
12th grade progression
Senior English –
AP Literature or AP Language (if not already
TCC Dual Enrollment (ENC1101/1145)
U.S Government and Economics (one semester
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?
– 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.
- 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
-- 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
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
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.
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
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
- SAT and ACT with writing
- Always check individual college website-admissions-for
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
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.
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!
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
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
College Skilled Unskilled
Types of Financial Aid
– 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! (www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov)
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
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 Math (minimum Alg. I, Geom. and Alg. II)
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 : www.flchoices.org
www.collegeboard.com (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
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.
www.chiles.leon.k12.fl.us 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 www.ncaa.clearinghouse.net
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-
www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org (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). http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
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
Summer- send final transcripts to your college
Resources on the web
bf/ – Bright Futures Website
– www.collegeboard.com – SAT (information and
registration), AP,IB,CLEP (CHS code is 101654)(also My College
– www.act.org - ACT (information and registration/ CHS code is
– www.review.com – Princeton Review for colleges, essay,
– www.collegequest.com - College Search (by size, location,
– www.facts.org (i.e. Bright Futures academic evaluation,
Florida Choices Planner career assessment tools and info.)
– www.commonapp.org – Common admissions application
used at many private colleges
– www.jobcorpsregion3.com Job Corps, training and
education in 60 different vocations. Housing, medical care provided.
– www.keisercollege.edu Keiser career training school
– www.avedaflorida.com Aveda cosmetology school in
upcoming events…Register for free today!
Thurs., March 1 Study In Ireland
Tues., March 6 Alderson
Wed. & Thurs., CollegeWeekLi 10 AM to 10
March 21 and ve SPRING PM
Wed., March 28 Grand View
Wed., March 28 Michigan Tech
Thurs., March Univ. of
Thurs., March University of the
29 Pacific Online
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
– www.FAFSA.ed.gov - Federal Financial Aid website, FAFSA
– www.Floridastudentfinancialaid.org – 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)
– www.bridges.com/more (to download the Know more no less Financial aid
workbook: great for calculating college costs and understanding financial aid process)
– www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov (FAFSA4Caster for early planning)
– www.saystudent.com (maps financial aid process)