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					Seniors
#1 Goal: GRADUATE
    Then what…?
                Today…
• Fill out the Notice of Senior Graduation
  Status
• Review your transcript
• Discuss post secondary plans
• Fill out the Diploma Cards
• Questions???
                 Diploma Card
SENIORS:

PLEASE LIST YOUR NAME BELOW AS IT WILL APPEAR ON
  YOUR DIPLOMA.
DO NOT USE NICKNAMES!!    PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
__________________________________________________
FIRST NAME    MIDDLE NAME      LAST NAME, JR., III, IV

TYPE OF DIPLOMA:       _______ Advanced Studies
                       _______ Regular
                       _______ Special Diploma

           ***NO CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED***
                Diploma Types
• Advanced Diploma            • Verified Units of
4 English                       Credits (SOL’s)
4 Math                        2 English
4 Science                       1 Reading/ 1 Writing
  3 disciplines               2 Math
4 Social Studies              2 Science
3 Foreign Language            2 Social Studies
  or 2 years of 2 different   1 Student Selected
2 PE
1 Fine or Practical Art
2 Electives
              Diploma Types
• Standard Diploma         • Verified Units of
4 English                    Credit (SOL’s)
3 Math                     2 English
3 Science                    1 Reading/ 1 Writing
3 Social Studies           1 Math
2 PE                       1 Science
1 Fine or Practical Art    1 Social Studies
6 Electives                1 Student Selected
*Must include at least 2
  sequential electives
                        Diploma Seals
                (Page 23 of 2008-2009 course guide)
Type of Seal         Standard Diploma                           Advanced Diploma
VA Board of          Completes program with “A” or                     Not Applicable
Education            better
Governor’s Seal                 Not Applicable                  Completes program with
                                                                “B” or better & 1 AP or IB
Seal of                         Not Applicable                  Completes program with
Excellence                                                      “B” or better
Seal of Adv.    Earn Standard or Advanced Diploma, satisfy math requirements of Adv.
Math and tech   Diploma and achieve one of the following… 1. pass a certification exam, 2.
                acquire professional license in CTE field or 3. pass exam in college level credit
                technology or computer science area
Career and      Standard or Advanced Diploma, complete prescribed sequence of courses in
Tech Ed         CTE education and either: 1. maintain a “B” average, 2. pass an exam that
                confers certification or 3. acquires professional license

Excellence in   Either diploma, completes VA/US History and Government with a “B” or higher,
Civics          completes 50 hours of voluntary participation in community service , good
                attendance and no disciplinary infractions
                         Guidance Appointment Slips
                Student Appointment Slip                                   Parent Message to Counselor
                    (Bright Orange)                                                (Green Slip)

•   Guidance Appointment Slip
•   Date: ____ Counselor: __________Grade: _______           •   Counselor’s Name:
•   Name:                                                                                         _________
                                                             •   Parent’s Name:
•            Last           First           Middle                                                _________
•   Home Phone Number:
•   Block 1A Class: __________________________               •   Your Student’s Name:
•   Block 1B Class:                                                                               _________
•   Study Block (circle all that apply)
•   1A         2-1A         2 -2A         3-1A       3-2A    •   Message for Counselor: ___________
               4-1A         4-2A
•   1B         2-1B         2- 2B         3-1B       3-2B             ___________________________
               4-1B         4-2B                                 ________________________________
  •     If you do not have a study block, check here             ________________________________
•   If you prefer to come at another time check any of the       ________________________________
    choices below that apply. (We cannot send for you            __________________________
    during a class).
•   Before school ___ During lunch ____ After school
•   Date appointment needed:                                 •   Best Way to Contact You?
                                                             •   Home Phone Number:
•   Reason for appointment or message for counselor.
•
           ____________________________________              •   Cell Phone Number:
    ___________________________________________
    ___________________________________________
    ___________________________________________              •   E-Mail:
    ___________________________________________
    ___________________________________________
                                                             •   Work Phone Number:_____________
Early College Scholars Program
• Have a “B” average or better
• Pursue an Advanced Studies Diploma
• Complete college level course work that
  will earn at least 15 transferable college
  credits
• Additional information:
  www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/serioryearplus/
  earlycollegescholars.html
          GRADUATION
     Life After High School

•   College
•   Military
•   Technical and Career Education
•   Tidewater Community College
             SENIOR YEAR
                      fall

1. Make a final list of colleges you will apply to
   and obtain application materials
2. Make a calendar of deadlines
3. Re-take the SAT/ACT if necessary
4. Fill out financial aid information
5. Scholarship Search
           CAMPUS VISITS
• Meet with an
  Admissions Counselor
• Take a campus tour
• Attend a class
• Eat in the dining hall
• Talk with students and
  faculty
• Go on an overnight visit
  if possible
    ADMISSIONS DECISIONS
          College counselors typically consider:
•   GPA
•   Class rank
•   Strength of schedule
•   Test scores
•   Extra-curricular activities
•   Essay
•   Letters of recommendation
•   Interview
    TIPS STRAIGHT FROM
  ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS:
• Be careful how you present yourself online! Admissions
  counselors are looking at Myspace.com and Facebook.com.
  Don’t put anything on the internet that you wouldn’t want
  your dream college to see!
• Admissions counselors read thousands of applications…
  Stand out from the crowd! Be creative!
• With rolling applications – earlier is better.
• If you get wait-listed at your dream school, write a letter!
  The more you make the admissions office aware of your
  interest, the better your chances of being admitted if a slot
  opens up.
• Challenge yourself junior and senior year. Colleges want
  students who will succeed and increase retention rates.
  Taking honors and AP classes proves your ability to work at
  the college level.
                1. Applications
• Visit the university website to apply online or
  www.commonapplication.org
• Fill out a transcript request card- available in the
  guidance office for $2.00
   – Please allow at least 2 weeks
   – If your school requires a secondary school report,
     please attach to transcript request card
• When requesting a written recommendation,
  please give your teachers, coaches, counselors
  at least 2 weeks notice. Also, be sure to include
  an academic and activity resume
   Example of Transcript Card
           Transcript Request Card
Year of Graduation____ Student # Number______
Name of Student___________________________
                  Last        First      Middle
College__________________________________
Address of College_________________________
________________________________________
Check to with hold AP scores______ Date Due___
Type of Transcript:______ official _____ unofficial
Date Mailed (for office use only)_______________
   2. Make a Calendar of Deadlines
• Be sure to have materials in early
• If you are applying early, be sure to check if
  admissions is Binding
   – Early decision is binding
   – Early action is not binding
• Most early admissions dates are November 1!
• If you are applying for scholarships through the
  colleges, check their dates.
• Be sure to give transcript deadlines and
  recommendation deadlines at least 2 weeks
  notice!
           3. Testing Information
                        SAT Testing
                    www.collegeboard.com
2008-2009 Test Date Registration Deadline   Late Registration
                                            (Additional Fee)
Oct. 4               September 9            September 19
Nov. 1               September 26           October 10
Dec. 6               November 5             November 18
January 24           December 26            January 6
March 14             February 10            February 24
May 2                March 31               April 9
June 6               May 5                  May 15
CEEB CODE


472293
            3. Testing Information
                       ACT Testing
                       www.act.org
2008-2009 Test Date   Registration Deadline   Late Registration
                                              (fee applies)
Sept. 13              August 12               August 22
Oct. 25               September 19            October 3
Dec. 13               November 7              November 20
February 7            January 6               January 16
April 4               February 27             March 13
June 13               May 8                   May 22
         4. Financial Aid Info
• Kevin Cenedella is our Access Advisor
  – His office hours are Monday and Tuesday all
    day
  – Financial Aid Night is December 2 at 6:30 in
    the KHS Auditorium
  – Mr. Cenedella will help your parents fill out
    their FAFSA Form
  – He will also help with college applications and
    SAT registrations and waivers
        NEED BASED AID
• Requires you to fill out FAFSA
  – File online at http://fafsa.ed.gov
  – The FAFSA determines how much money your
    family can contribute to your education for one
    year (EFC)
  – To determine your need, colleges will subtract
    your family’s contribution from the cost of
    attendance:
               TOTAL COST – EFC = NEED
                 5. SCHOLARSHIPS
                      Scholarship Central:
                www.vbschools.com/scholarship

•   Most often awarded on the basis of academic achievement, athletics, or
    talent (art, music, writing, etc)
•   Start your search EARLY
•   In addition to Scholarship Central you can find these awards in many
    places:
     – Bulletins (on the scholarship board, english/govt. classes)
     – College websites
     – Guidance office
     – Employers
     – Community organizations
     – Church
     – Civic groups
     – www.fastweb.com
   SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
       BY COLLEGES &
        UNIVERSITIES
• Check with each college about the application
  process for these awards. Some colleges offer
  scholarships with their Financial Aid
  packages, while others require an application
• Also check directly with your specific
  department
   HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR
  AWARD PACKAGE IS GOOD
• Look at the bottom line!
   – A large award package does not necessarily mean it is a
     good deal
   – Total Cost – Award Package = Your Cost
   – Look at details – compare gift aid, merit aid, and loans
• Total cost includes:
   –   Tuition/fees
   –   Room & Board
   –   Books
   –   Transportation
   –   Personal Spending Money
        College Visits
• Colleges visit KHS weekly
• Visits are scheduled for 12:20 in the
  guidance conference room
• The dates colleges are visiting:
  – Announced on the morning announcements
  – Listed in Smoke Signals
  – Posted in English and Government classes
  – Posted on the TV in front of the Library
College Night is October
           30
                   NCAA
         (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net)
• College bound Athletes
• Division 1 or Division 2: Must register with
  the clearinghouse after the completion of
  their junior year
• There is a worksheet available online
• Must complete 16 core class for D1 and
  14 core classes for D2
• Core classes are English, Math, Science,
  Social Studies, Foreign Language)
   Clearinghouse Calculator
 Go to www.clearinghousecalculator.org


Enter School ID and School Code:
       School ID: 472293
    School Code: 716055221
    MILITARY CAREERS
• Recruiters from all branches of the military
  visit Kempsville High School on a monthly
  basis
• See the recruiters or Mr. Leonard in the
  guidance office for any questions
• The ASVAB is required for all Enlisted
  Military
  – The test will be December 2nd at 12:20 pm.
  – Sign-ups will be in mid-November
TIDEWATER COMMUNITY
      COLLEGE
            Main Number
           (757) 822-7100

         Admissions Center
          (757) 822-7172

 Counseling and Disabilities Services
          (757) 822-7211
       Applying to Tidewater
        Community College
• Apply after the 1st of the Year
• Application packages will be available in
  the guidance office
• Apply Online at www.tcc.edu
• Or call (757) 822-1122
• Completed applications can be returned to
  the Admissions or Enrollment Office at any
  of the TCC campuses
Services Available for Students
       with Disabilities
• Campus Disability Services
  – (757) 822-1213
• If your student has an IEP or 504 Plan,
  contact TCC early in the application
  process.
  – Do not wait until summer!!!
• The TCC admissions office will direct you
  and your student on what to do
Career and Technical Education
• Tidewater Community College has several
  Career and Technical Training programs
• The programs vary in length: one semester to a
  two year degree
  –   Agricultural business technology
  –   Arts and Design Technology
  –   Business Technology
  –   Engineering and Industrial Technology
  –   Health Services
  –   Public Service Technology
• There are many career opportunities
  available for students just out of high
  school
  – Jobs are advertised on the bulletin board
    across from the guidance office
  – Career Connection in the spring
APPRENTICESHIPS
• Apprenticeships are available in the
  construction and ship building industries
• See Mr. Ed Leonard in the guidance office
  for applications
            IMPORTANT DATES
• October 21- Senior Parent Information Night
  6:30 pm
• College Night Virginia Beach Convention
  Center- October 30 5:30 pm
• Financial Aid Night- KHS Auditorium December
  2 at 6:30 pm
• ASVAB Test December 2 at 12:30 pm
• Senior final exams will be scheduled early-
  LISTEN for annoucements
• Graduation practice- June 16 at 2:00 pm
• GRADUATION!!!!!!!!! June 17 at 7:30 pm
            Remember…
New information is always coming out.
 Please check your planner, listen to
 announcements, check the announcement
 board, and subscribe to Smoke Signals. It
 is ultimately your responsibility to meet
 deadlines!
Do not forget to order your cap and gowns
 and graduation announcements!!!
    One last thing…


Enjoy your last year
   of high school!

				
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