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!