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Senior Parent Night 2014. Richmond Hill High School. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. Planning for life after RHHS. A student must have 27 credits in order to graduate HS. Those credits must include the following: 4 English/Language Arts 4 Math 4 Science 1 Health/PE 4 Social Studies
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Senior Parent Night 2014 Richmond Hill High School
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS • Planning for life after RHHS
A student must have 27 credits in order to graduate HS Those credits must include the following: • 4 English/Language Arts • 4 Math • 4 Science • 1 Health/PE • 4 Social Studies • 3 Electives (Fine Art/CTAE/Foreign Language) • 2 Local Elective (Fine Art/CTAE/Foreign Language) • 5 additional electives
To choose the wrong college, place all of your emphasis on… • Where your friends are applying • Where mom or dad attended college • The school with the “best” athletics • The school with the most parties • The school with the cutest guys/girls
To choose the best fit FOR YOU, consider: • Admission Requirements: • Rigor of curriculum, SAT, GPA • Cost: • Tuition, Room & Board, Personal Spending • Size: • Enrollment, Class Size, Campus Size • Location: • Setting, Distance from Home • Academics: • Majors, Programs, & Services
Admissions statistics from the research universities in Georgia Middle 50% Core GPA: 3.2-3.7 SAT(CR+M): 1030-1200 ACT: 22-27 Middle 50% Core GPA: 3.7-4.05SAT(CR+M+W): 1790-2060ACT: 27-32 AP/IB: 4-6
Admissions statistics from the research universities in Georgia 2012-2013 Freshman Index 2140 Minimal SAT Scores: Critical Reading - 430 Math - 400 Minimal ACT Scores: English 17 Mathematics 17 Middle 50% Core GPA: 3.8-4.11 SAT: 2000-2210 ACT: 29-33 AP/IB: 6-11
Comprehensive Universities • Bachelor’s Degrees through doctoral degrees • Provide a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience • Admissions Requirements • SAT and/or ACT for entrance exam • GPA • May require letters of recommendation
Comprehensive Universities • Georgia Southern University • Kennesaw State University • University of West Georgia • Valdosta State University
State Universities • Degrees • Bachelor’s Degrees and Master’s degrees • May offer limited Associate’s Degrees up to Education Specialist’s Degrees • Admissions Requirements • Minimum Core GPA • Minimum Core Credits • Minimum SAT/ACT scores
State Universities • Albany State University • Armstrong State University • Clayton State University • Columbus State University • Fort Valley State University • Georgia College and State University • Georgia Southwestern State University • Savannah State University • Southern Polytechnic State University • University of North Georgia
STATE COLLEGES • Entrance Requirement • Core GPA • Core Credits • Entrance Exams Vary • Compass • ACT or SAT • Career Certificates • Associate’s Degrees • Targeted Bachelor’s degrees
State Colleges • Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College • Atlanta Metropolitan College • Bainbridge College • College of Coastal Georgia • Dalton State College • Darton State College • East Georgia College • Georgia Gwinnett College • Georgia Highlands College • Georgia Perimeter College • Gordon State College • Middle Georgia College • South Georgia College • Georgia Military College
Private Colleges • Agnes School College • Berry College • Brenau University • Brewton-Parker College • Clark Atlanta University • Emory University • Oxford • LaGrange College • Life University • Mercer University • Morehouse College • Oglethorpe University • Paine College • Point University • Reinhardt University • SCAD • Shorter University • Spellman College • Wesleyan College • Young Harris College
For Profit Colleges • Argosy University • South College • University of Phoenix • Virginia College
TECHNICAL COLLEGES Programs • Associate’s Degree • Certificate or Diploma • Compass Exam for Degree Program • No SAT/ACT Savannah Technical College offers many programs of study that a student can finish in two years or less.
Out of State Admission requirements will vary. Check with the college of your interest for specific admission requirements.
MILITARY • Opportunities • Training • Education • Travel • Policies/Expectations/Commitment • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)— TBA • Scholarships • Must be a high school graduate, no GED
ENTERING THE WORK FORCE IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIGH SCHOOL CAREER INFORMATION • www.gacollege411.org
The College Application Process • The Application • Application Fees • Transcripts • Letter of Recommendation • College Visits • https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B26Ur2PmkAwyQjRGZGw2OW9hVGc/edit?usp=sharing • Financial Planning
How many schools should my child apply to? • “Dream School” • Likely—a pretty good chance of getting in • Safety—a sure thing for admission and cost • Ultimately, deciding how many schools to apply to is a family decision. However, counselors generally recommend to consider applying to one to two schools in each category.
College Applications • Sources • College Admissions Office • College web site • www.gacollege411.org • When • “the early bird….?” • Deadlines
Applying Early? Early decision and early action plans allow students to apply early (usually by October or November) and get an admissions decision December or January. Early Decision versus Early Action • Early decision plans are binding. A student who is accepted as an ED applicant must attend the college. • Early action plans are similar but are not binding, which means students receive an early response but do not have to commit to the college until the normal reply date of May 1. • Please check the policies of the individual colleges/universities you are applying to if you are applying early.
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS/TESTS • SAT (reasoning tests) • ACT • SAT II (subject area tests) • COMPASS • Most public two-year colleges and technical schools in Georgia (UNG requires SAT/ACT) • Armed Services Vocational Battery Aptitude (ASVAB)
Should I test Again? • Did you have any problems during the test, like misunderstanding the directions or feeling ill? • Do you think your scores do not accurately represent your abilities? • Are your scores what you expected based on your high school grades? • Have you taken more coursework or an intensive review?
Letters of Recommendation • Letters of recommendation are written only when requested. • Find the Student Brag forms online on the Counselor page of the RHHS webpage. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B26Ur2PmkAwySmc2cmNVU2Z2SlU/edit?usp=sharing • Student should supply counselor and teachers with a Brag sheet or resume when they request a recommendation • Plan ahead – Your child must allowtwo weeks for his/her counselor to complete his/her letter of recommendation • The student’s part of the application is expected to be completed beforehand.
“OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT” • OUT OF STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES • Request “paper” transcript from Registrar’s Office • $1.00 cost • GEORGIA COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ONLY • FREE Online through www.gacollege411.org • Mid-Year and Final • Will send paper copy for Final Transcript upon request. To learn how to request and request your transcript via GAcollege411, go to https://secure.gacollege411.org/College_Planning/Applications_and_Transcripts/_default.aspx
THE LETTER OR EMAIL ARRIVES. . . . • ACCEPTED! (Hooray) • Send deposits • May 1, 2015 deadline • Celebrate • Wait-listed • Don’t panic • Evaluate back-up plan • Denied— • It’ll be okay • Go to back-up plan
Math • The Math Sequence in Georgia is • Math I, Math II, Math III, Math IV • University Expectations • Career Goals • STEM career fields
Parent Conference Days • October 8th • March 11th • Conference Days will be an opportunity to meet with your child’s advisor to • Review Credits • Intent to Graduate form • Review current progress towards graduation
HOPE • Available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a HOPE eligible college in GEORGIA
HOPE - Eligibility • To receive HOPE Scholarship funding, students must: • Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school with a 3.0 grade point average. OREarn a 3.0 grade point average at the college level on degree coursework after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semester hours regardless of high school graduation status. • Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements. • Meet HOPE's Georgia residency requirements. • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an eligible public or private college or university or technical college in Georgia. • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements.
HOPE – Eligibility continued • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college. • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program. • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990. A student may be ineligible for HOPE payment if he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs. • Beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015, additional rigor requirements will apply.
Award Limits • A college degree-seeking student is ineligible for the HOPE Scholarship if the student has: • Received payment from any combination of HOPE scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant funding totaling 127 semester hours of credit or • Attempted 127 semester hours of college degree credit, regardless of whether or not HOPE funds were received while attempting the hours or • Earned a baccalaureate (four-year) degree, regardless of whether or not HOPE funds were received while earning the degree or • Reached the seven year expiration of eligibility date.
Zell Miller • Georgia's Zell Miller Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending a HOPE-eligible college in Georgia.
Zell Miller - Eligibility • To receive Zell Miller Scholarship funding, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and: • Meet one of the following academic requirements: Graduate from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or the salutatorian. • Graduate from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration.
Zell Eligibility continued • Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirement. • Meet HOPE's Georgia residency requirement. • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an eligible public or private college or university or technical college in Georgia. • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements. • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college. • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program. • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990. A student may be ineligible for Zell Miller Scholarship payment if he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs. • Beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015 additional rigor requirements will apply.
Zell Eligibility continued • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college. • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program. • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990. A student may be ineligible for Zell Miller Scholarship payment if he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs. • Beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015 additional rigor requirements will apply.
Award Limits • A college degree-seeking student is ineligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship if the student has: • Received payment from any combination of HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, and HOPE Grant. Program funds totaling 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of credit; or • Attempted 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of college degree credit, regardless of whether or not Zell Miller funds were received while attempting the hours; or • Earned a baccalaureate (four-year) degree, regardless of whether or not Zell Miller funds were received while earning the degree, or • Graduated from high school more than seven years ago and did not receive a HOPE Scholarship payment prior to summer term 2011.
Rigor Requirement • HOPE Rigor • List of RHHS Courses Possessing Academic Rigor to Meet the HOPE Rigor Requirement
HOPE Grant • Georgia's HOPE Grant (a separate program from the HOPE Scholarship) is available to Georgia residents who are working towards a certificate or diploma (continuing education programs are not eligible) at an eligible college or university in Georgia. • Full-time enrollment is not required and students are not required to graduate from high school with a specific GPA, however, they are required to have a postsecondary cumulative 2.0 GPA, at certain checkpoints, in order to maintain eligibility. • Beginning with the 2013-2014 Award Year, students enrolled in a Commission approved, designated program of study who are eligible for, and receiving, HOPE Grant funding, may also be eligible for funding from the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG). • A student's SIWDG award is a fixed amount per term based upon the student's program of study and number of hours of enrollment. Please review the chart for approved programs of study and award amounts.
HOPE Grant – Award Limits • A HOPE Grant recipient is ineligible for the grant if the student has: • Earned a baccalaureate degree; or • Received HOPE Grant payment for more than 63 semester or 95 quarter hours; or • Received payment from any combination of HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant, and, through Summer term 2011, Accel Program funds totaling 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of credit, • Dual Credit Enrollment hours for which a high school student received HOPE Grant payment are not included in these totals.
Application Procedure – HOPE & Zell • Students have three options when applying for the HOPE Scholarship: • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By using your GAcollege411 account and accessing the FAFSA application from GAcollege411, you can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete this form • GSFAPPS (electronic application) • GSFAPPS (paper application)
Application Deadline • While you have until the last day of classes or exams to submit your application in order to receive HOPE funds for that semester, it is highly recommend that student s submit their HOPE applications as early as possible.
How to Get Help • If you need help filling out an application, or have other questions relating to HOPE, it is suggested that students contact the financial aid office at the school they plan to attend, talking with their high school counselor, or contacting the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
What is a GPA? • GPA = Grade Point Average. • The GPA is calculated using both grade information and course credit information. The GPA is usually based on a 4.0 scale • Cumulative GPA – is calculated on all high school level courses (passed and failed) taken in middle school, high school, and dual enrollment. • HOPE GPA – is calculated on all English, math, science, social studies, and modern language class completed in high school or through dual enrollment. • Academic GPA - is calculated on all English, math, science, social studies, and modern language class completed in high school or through dual enrollment. • Weighted GPA – uses a different scale (4.5 or 5.0). Usually the most rigorous (AP & dual enrollment) coursed are weighted. • Unweighted GPA - a GPA calculated on a 4.0 scale