Senior Parent Meeting Presented by Student Services Green Hope High School Compiled By: Shernita Telfair Purpose of Meeting To provide information on graduation requirements. To discuss college requirements and help with Postsecondary planning. To provide information about Senior Conferences. To answer any questions about the Senior Year process. Student Services Department Sarah Welsh (Dean of Students) Shernita Telfair (L-R) Senior Program Planning Director of Student Services Scholarship Liaison Student Service Information Liaison 12th Grade Planning Guide Testing (AP, SAT, ACT) R.I.S.E (Redefining Interpersonal Student Experiences) Program Coordinator Schedule Changes College Night Coordinator Scholarship Committee Chair Gretchen Krueger (A-D) Allison Tibbetts (S-Z) Freshmen Program Planning Sophomore Program Planning Teaching Fellows Governor’s School Falcon Success Coordinator North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics GH Ambassador Co-Coordinator National Model Coordinator Book Study Coordinator Megan Walter (SAP Counselor & ESL Counselor) Freshmen Program Planning At-Risk Counselor (Works with students exhibiting Jodi Cockrell (E-K) problems that inhibit/potentially inhibit successful Junior Program Planning performance/ appropriate behavior in school) Section 504 Coordinator Governor’s School GH Ambassador Co-Coordinator Summer Ventures Homebound Services Coordinator Enrichment Opportunities Homeless Liaison 4 Year College or University What are the minimum Admissions Requirements? -4 credits in English -4 credits in Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus or Advanced Functions or AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC all of which Algebra II is a prerequisite) -3 credits in Science (A Physical Science, a biological science and earth science) -2 credits in a foreign language -3 credits in Social Studies (Civics and Economics, World History, and US History) -1 Healthful Living Credit -9 electives Total needed for graduation 26 credits College Tech Prep Pathway What are the minimum Admissions Requirements? -4 credits in English -3 credits in Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, or Algebra I, Tech Math I and Tech Math II) -3 credits in Science (A Physical Science, a biological science and earth science) -3 credits in Social Studies (Civics and Economics, World History, and US History) -Foreign Language NOT REQUIRED -1 Healthful Living Credit -4 credits in Career Technical Education: select courses in same pathway to include a capstone or level II completer course -8 electives Total needed for graduation 26 credits Career Prep Meets minimum graduation requirements and is designed to prepare students for entry-level career and admission to community college -4 credits in English -3 credits in Math (to include Algebra I) -3 credits in Science (A Physical Science, a biological science and earth science) -3 credits in Social Studies (Civics and Economics, World History, and US History) -Foreign Language NOT REQUIRED -1 Healthful Living Credit -4 credits in Career Technical Education: select courses in same pathway to include a capstone or level II completer course OR 4 credits in Arts Education pathway to include a capstone -8 electives Total needed for graduation 26 credits North Carolina Academic Scholar -4 credits in English -4 credits in Math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre- Calculus or Advanced Functions or AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC all of which Algebra II is a prerequisite) -3 credits in Science (A Physical Science, a biological science and earth science) -2 credits in a foreign language -3 credits in Social Studies (Civics and Economics, World History, and US History) -1 Healthful Living Credit -1 Career Tech Education Credit -1 Art Education Credit -5 elective credits (electives to include at least two second level classes. GPA 3.5 Unweighted National Collegiate Athletic Association Eligibility Requirements-Clearinghouse For student athletes-The clearinghouse certifies your eligibility to compete as a student-athlete, but your college must accept you as a student. The clearinghouse evaluates your academic record to determine if you are eligible to participate at a Division I or II college as a freshmen. *See orange flyer for further information. Counselor Statements and Teacher Recommendations Some colleges or universities will want a counselor statement along with your transcript. Fill out the release of records form to request a transcript and also submit the counselor statement. Pick your teacher recommenders wisely. It’s important that your teacher knows you personally. Promptly send a thank-you note to each person who gives you a recommendation. In general, teachers are the best source for academic recommendations since they see you everyday in the classroom setting. Students should choose recommenders from different areas/aspects to provide a more well-rounded view. The students should provide a resume’ and envelope (stamped if mailed direct) to the recommender. Recommendations will be sealed by the recommender and remain confidential. Additional copies of recommendations can be made by the recommender. The student should request a recommendation at least two weeks prior to needing the recommendation. What should a recommendation contain? Details of student’s academic and intellectual qualities 1. What is the student like in class? 2. What contributions does he/she make? 3. Can you count on him/her? 4. Does he/she bring energy or humor to the class? 5. To what degree is the student engaged in what he/she is learning? 6. Does he/she use ability to think critically rather than memorize? Details about academic performance, if appropriate 1. Did the student get a B in Calculus because he made careless errors? Or did, he get a B because math isn’t his strong suit and he worked furiously to pull his average from a C minus? 2. Did she get an A because she revised each paper four times, or because her insights were so compelling? Contextual information about the class or relationship to the student An assessment of the impact the student has had on the school or community. Do not include: A list of student’s courses, extracurricular activities, or awards. Choosing a College Consider these questions when trying to choose a college 1. Find out what the requirements are for the particular school you are interested in? 2. Do I stand an honest chance of getting in? 3. Does this particular school offer the major I want? 4. Is the major offered at degree level I need to be competitive? 5. What options do I have if I decide to change majors? 6. What if I can’t decide on a major? Other considerations 1. Cost 2. Location 3. Size 4. Residential life What Do Colleges Look At? Grade point average SAT and SAT II scores Class rank Application essays Extracurricular activities Recommendations Interviews Community Service- make sure you volunteer and keep track of it well. Applying to College Online Prevents Cross-Outs A lot of schools have now gone to online application process. For NC schools you can apply online using www.cfnc.org Transcripts can be sent electronically provided that all capabilities are now in place. Early Decision If you apply early decision some schools have binding agreements wherein if you are accepted to their school you can’t accept other offers. However, there are several that have non- binding agreements. To apply early decision it would mean applying by November 1st, you will usually be notified by January 31st. (Schools may differ). There is one catch :your financial aid package may be tough to negotiate. The best way to know how each school does early decision is to talk to someone in admissions. Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarship information can be obtained from several sources. 1. www.scholarshipplus.com and www.collegeboard.com 2. http://greenhopehigh.wcpss.net and go to the Student Services link, there you will find the Scholarship newsletter which will be updated monthly. Please pay attention to internal deadlines (those set by school for processing.) 3. Also each college/university have scholarships available to students entering for first time. 4. Utilize your search engines on your computers and find all available aid possible. 5. www.cfnc.org also has scholarships that may be helpful. FAFSA is the form that is needed to apply for aid in the form of grants or loan. You can obtain a FAFSA application at www.fafsa.edu . Student Services will have a Financial Aid Counselor, available some time in October. You will be able to make an appointment with the counselor to complete your FAFSA Form. Take the SAT Register for the SAT I or retake it to try to improve your score. Find out if your college choice is requiring any SAT II: Subject test. Register for and take the ACT, if desired. Some out of state colleges ask for this one. Check www.collegeboard.com for testing calendar and to register. How many tests are there? ACT: A group of tests administered by ACT and required or recommended by many colleges as part of the admission process. Measures educational development in English, math, reading and science reasoning. Advanced Placement (AP): A system by which college freshmen may bypass entry level courses by proving that they have already taken the equivalent in high school. ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; an aptitude test given to students interested in joining the armed forces. SAT I: A standardized admission test published by the College Entrance Examination Board. The maximum score is 2400 (March 2005) Involves Critical Reading, short reading passages, an essay, higher level math content but not (Algebra II). SAT II: One- hour exams that test proficiency in 15 different subject areas. They are required by some schools in addition to the SAT I. Senior Conferences and Honor Graduates Senior Conferences will start September 18-20. 1. Sessions will be in small groups conducted by counselors to discuss senior year. 2. Students will receive Senior Handbooks. 3. Review their transcripts. Students should bring the following completed items to their meeting. 1. Senior survey 2. Teacher comments 3. Parent Survey 4. Complete resume’ (typed) Honor Graduates 1. GPA > 3.5 weighted 2. Receive a gold tassel to wear for senior awards ceremony and graduation. What if a 4-Year Univ. is not in my plan? Locally there are community colleges that you can attain an Associate Degree (ex. Wake Tech. Or Durham Tech.). For those of you that don’t have the grades right away community colleges will offer the opportunity to do the College Transfer. programs wherein you can transfer to a 4 year university within 2 years. What about the Military? Get in touch with a recruiter and then you would have to take the ASVAB. College/University Information Chart College/University Total Enrollment Average GPA Average SAT Public/Private Appalachian State 14,653 3.73 1131 Public Davidson 1,683 87% in top 10% of class 1390 Private Duke 13,088 89% in top 10% of class 1475 Private East Carolina 23,164 3.45 1040 Public Elizabeth City State 2,282 27% have a 3.0 or higher 810 Public Elon 4,956 3.8 1208 Private Fayetteville State 6,072 ~2.5 850 Public High Point 2,831 88% in top 50% of class 1025 Private Meredith College 2,168 3.20 1035 Private NC A&T 11,103 2.9 900 Public NC Central 8,219 2.7 855 Public NC State 29,957 4.07 1186 Public Shaw 2,565 11% have a 3.0 or higher 750 Private St. Augustine 1,635 12% have a 3.0 or higher 800 Private UNC-Asheville 3,513 3.82 1183 Public UNC-Chapel Hill 27,276 4.4 1293 Public UNC-Charlotte 20,772 ~3.7 1605* w/writing Public UNC-Greensboro 16,060 ~3.5 1025 Public UNC-Pembroke 5,632 3.05 940 Public UNC-Wilmington 11,653 3.69 1165 Public Wake Forest 6,716 NR 1340 Private Western Carolina 8,665 3.29 1020 Public Winston-Salem State 4,805 35% have a 3.0 or higher 880 Public Stats on Class of 2006 Graduating Class of 2006 ASU Duke ECU Elon Meredith NC NC NCSU UNC- UNC- UNC- UNC- UNC UNC WCU Wake A&T Central A CH C G -P -W Tech 5.0- 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.49 4.5- 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 6 0 30 2 0 0 0 0 1 4.99 4.0- 6 0 5 3 3 0 0 32 0 13 3 2 0 5 0 1 4.49 3.5- 7 0 7 2 2 0 0 28 2 0 19 4 0 9 2 0 3.99 3.0- 9 0 15 0 1 0 0 9 0 0 14 7 0 6 2 6 3.49 2.5- 1 0 9 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2 4 1 0 4 6 2.99 2.0- 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 18 2.49 1.5- 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.99 1.0- 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1.49 Total 24 4 40 7 10 5 1 78 2 48 40 16 5 20 9 42 On Your Mark, Set, Go! 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