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					September, 2011
Seniors A to F        MR. ELINE
Seniors G to M        MRS. ELEND
Seniors N to Z        MR. MORRIS
Engineering Seniors   MR. MARZO
      24 CREDITS INCLUDING:
        4 YEARS OF ENGLISH
         4 YEARS OF MATH
        3 YEARS OF SCIENCE
    1 YEAR OF WORLD HISTORY
      1 YEAR OF U.S. HISTORY
     1 SEMESTER OF AM. GVT.
   1SEMESTER OF ECONOMICS
          1 YEAR OF HOPE
       1 YEAR OF FINE ARTS
PASS THE READING AND MATH FCAT
    (MAY ALSO USE SAT OR ACT SCORES
       SAT – CR-420 and Math 340
      ACT – 18 Reading and 15 Math)
     2.0 UNWEIGHTED G.P.A.
             Entrance Requirements
              4-yr State College and
            Bright Futures Scholarship
 In addition to Graduation Requirements, the
                 student must have:
        2 years (2.0 credits) of the same foreign
         language
        3 years (3.0 credits) in mathematics in levels
         above Algebra I
Transcript
 Check the date
 Check your name
 Check your grade
 Check your courses and grades
 Check your credits
 Check if you’ve met the Algebra requirement and the
  FCAT requirement
 Check your G.P.A.
 Check your Class Standing
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       WHAT ABOUT G.P.A.?
 East Lake Grade Point Averages are
  unweighted and weighted and are based on
  all courses taken.
 Bright Futures Grade Point Averages are
  weighted differently and use only specified
  courses.
 College Admission Grade Point Averages are
  calculated by each college, may be weighted
  differently and may use only certain courses.
YOU WILL NEED 24 CREDITS TO GRADUATE!

      EACH SEMESTER YOU SHOULD EARN 3.5 CREDITS

THEREFORE, EACH SCHOOL YEAR YOU SHOULD EARN 7 CREDITS.


          OPTIONS FOR MAKING UP CREDITS:
                7TH PERIOD IN SCHOOL
                    NIGHT SCHOOL
              FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL
NIGHT SCHOOL
2 LOCATIONS NEAR US:
Clearwater Adult
Palm Harbor Community
MUST BE 16 YEARS OLD
MUST HAVE TRANSPORTATION
TRADITIONAL -2 NIGHTS A WEEK (M-W OR T-TH)
SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES
6:00-8:30PM
NOVA NET- AVAILABLE AT CLEARWATER
M-TH FROM 2:00PM TO 7:00PM

SEE YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR FOR REGISTRATION
 FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL
           ON LINE CLASSES
           WWW.FLVS.NET
GET APPROVAL FROM YOUR GUIDANCE
            COUNSELOR
WAIT FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM VIRTUAL
              SCHOOL
               OR
 PINELLAS VIRTUAL SCHOOL
http://virtualschool.pcsb.org
FCAT Retakes
Reading – Week of Oct. 17th
Math – Week of Oct 17th
www.flvs.net
www.FCATExplorer.com
Educational Options After High School


Career Technical Schools
Community Colleges
Four-Year Colleges
Military
Career and Technical Schools
 Career and technical           Air Conditioning       Electronics
                                 Auto Collision Repair Home Health
  schools offer short-           Auto Service Tech     Horticulture
  term training in a wide        Business Tech        Jewelry
                                 Cabinet Making         Legal Secretary
  variety of career fields.      Carpentry            Machining
                                 Commercial Art        Marine Mech.
 Some of the careers            Computer Prog.        Medical Secy
  that you can train for         Cosmetology          Pharmacy Tech
                                 Culinary Arts        Photography
  at a career or technical       Dental Aide           Plumbing
  school are:                    Drafting             Practical Nursing
                                 Electricity          T.V. Production
                                                     Truck Driving
           The Military

 The military offers qualified high school graduates a
 salary and free job training. Requirements include a
 high school diploma, a minimum score on the Armed
 Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB-Dec.
 15th-great free aptitude test) and good physical
 condition and good character. When you enlist in the
 military, you are obligating yourself to two to six years
 of active duty.
Community Colleges
 Community or Junior Colleges provide affordable,
  career-oriented programs which enable students
  to begin their careers after only one or two years of
  college.
Some community College Certificate programs include:
    Computer Tech      Building Construction      Paramedic
    Business Admin     Medical Transcription     Law Enforcement
Some Community College Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree
  programs include:
                Automotive Service Management Technology
                Business Administration and Management
Some Community College Associate of Science (A.S.) degree programs
  include:
  Architectural Design Dental Hygiene            Manufacturing
  Child Development     Fire Science Technology Nursing (R.N.)
  Criminal Justice      Legal Assisting          Veterinary Tech
   Take College Exams
        OUR HIGH SCHOOL CODE IS: 101739
            SAT REASONING TEST 2010-11
                             $49.00
    OCT 1; NOV 5; DEC 3; JAN 28; MAR 10; MAY 5; JUN 2

         Register at: www.collegeboard.com
Free online resource for better understanding of what is on the SAT:
              www.collegeboard.com/satskillsinsight
           ACT Plus Writing (Rec.) 2010-11
                       $49.50
   SEP 10; OCT 22; DEC 10; FEB 11; APR 14; JUN 9
          Register at: www.actstudent.org
What Do I Need To Apply
     To College?
     Application
         Fee
   SAT/ACT Scores
     Transcript
        Application and Fee
 Students are responsible for sending the
  application online.
 Students are responsible for sending the fee
  with each application.
            SAT/ACT Scores
 The SAT and ACT scores are no longer on
  the Transcript.
 The student is responsible for sending these
  scores directly to the college.
       Sending Transcripts
  1. Please fill out a transcript
request in the Attendance office
   2. Make sure you have the
address for any school that is not
 in the State University System.
3. Each transcript will cost $1.00
College Visits
 Two college visits 2nd semester Jr. year
 Two college visits senior year
 See Mrs. Haley two weeks in advance
          College Reps on Campus
            Sign up in guidance

                    College Fairs
                     Pinellas County
                  Sunday, 9/18 1-3 PM
                  USF St. Pete campus
    National Assoc for College Admission Counseling
                 Sunday, February 26th
          12-3PM Tampa Convention Center
Florida State University
Admissions Checklist                               MINUSES
       PLUSES                            Ranks in bottom half of class
 Ranks in top 10% of class               Takes weak senior schedule
 Takes at least 4 non-elective               (less than three non-elective
    courses in senior year                   academic courses)
   Earns a “C” or better in 5 or more      Needed a writing lab
    advanced (Honors/AP) courses            Needed a reading lab
   Takes Calculus                          Needed a math lab
   First family member to attend           Waited until senior year to take a
    college                                  foreign language
   Low socioeconomic status                Waited until senior year to take
   Immediate family member FSU              Algebra II
    alumni                                  Shows D’s, F’s and/or repeat
   Takes AP or fourth year foreign          classes
    language                                Shows D’s and F’s in academic
                                             courses
    Average Cost Estimates 2010-2011
    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA – Florida Resident

   Tuition (30 credit hours)       $5700
   Books/Supplies                   1070
   On-Campus Housing & Meals         8800
   Computer/Cell Phone                        1240
   Transportation (on campus)        530
   General Expenses and Clothing     650
   Optional Health Insurance        1840

 TOTAL                                           $ 19830
Opportunities
 Each month the County provides a listing of
  scholarships
 List is published on the East Lake Website
  www.elhsonline.com and on the County website
  www.pcsb.org
 List distributed to all seniors in their English class
 Announcements on Eagle Eye News
Monthly Opportunities
   BRIGHT FUTURES
         3 Scholarships Available for State Schools

Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS)
       Award amount will be posted on the Bright Futures website in summer 2012
       16 College Prep Credits
       3.5 wtd (by BF) GPA
       1270 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 28 ACT
       100 hours of approved Community Service
Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS)
       Award amount will be posted on the Bright Futures website in summer 2012
       16 College Prep Credits
       3.0 wtd (by BF) GPA
       980 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 21 ACT
       75 hours of approved Community Service
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GSV)
       Award amount will be posted on the Bright Futures website in summer 2012
       75% Tuition and Fees
       16 core credits plus three Vocational Program credits
       3.0 wtd (by BF) GPA and 3.5 unwtd GPA in Vocational Courses
       440 CR; 440 Math on SAT ; 17Eng, 18 Rdg, 19Math on ACT; 83Rdg, 72Alg 83
       Sentence Skills on the CPT
       30 hours of approved Community Service
Volunteer Community Service
2 Options:                                      100 volunteer hours are required for the
                                               Florida Academic Bright Futures
1. Class at East Lake                          scholarship; 75 volunteer hours are
“Volunteer School/Community Service”           required for the Florida Medallion
Semester long class                            Bright Futures scholarship; and 30
                                               volunteer hours are required for the
Juniors and Seniors Only                       Gold Seal Vocational Bright Futures
All paperwork done in class                    scholarship. The hours need to be done
75-100 Hours must be completed to pass the     by graduation. We do offer a semester-
    course.                                    long class for Juniors and Seniors where
                                               the student can leave school early a few
2. Independent Volunteer Work                  days a week to do the volunteer work.
                                               However, the hours can also be
See Mrs. Haley (through 9/30/11) or your       completed by printing the necessary
   counselor (after 9/30/11) for approval of   forms on the internet. Go to
   forms BEFORE you do your volunteer
   work.                                       www.pcsb.org, click on Business at the
                                               top and then on Central Printing, then
                                               PCS forms, then 2- Curriculum and
                                               Instruction. The forms are numbered 2-
                                               2602-1, 2-2602-2, 2-2602-3, 2-2602-4 and
                                               2-2602-5. Pages one and two must be
                                               completed and signed by your counselor
                                               before starting the volunteer hours.
FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP
EAST LAKE HIGH
OCTOBER   26 TH

AUDITORIUM
6-8 PM
S.U.S. Comparisons
    AND
ANSWERS

				
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