Senior Parent Information Meeting Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Class of 2015 How to Stay in the Know Expectations Important Senior Dates Graduation Requirements Graduation Procedures State Scholarships & Grants College Application Information Time for Questions & Answers at the end ….so let’s get started Karen Radcliffe, Principal [email protected] Bronwen Gammons, Assistant Principal [email protected] Stephanie Wells, Assistant Principal [email protected] Prevention & Intervention Elizabeth House, School Counselor (A – G) [email protected] Jaime Gouin, School Counselor (H-Pl) Sarah McAliley, School Counselor (Po-Z) [email protected] Mandy Shipman, School Counselor [email protected] Prevention & Intervention Pat Bradley, Career Development Facilitator [email protected] Angela Bailey, Guidance Secretary [email protected] [email protected] Web Site – http://ashleyridge.schoolfusion.us Twitter – www.twitter.com (@ARHSSwampfox and @ARHSGuidance) Facebook – Ashley Ridge High School Swamp Guide www.facebook.com/arhsguidance www.ashleyridge.schoolfusion.us Stay updated! All activities and events specific to seniors will be kept on the senior calendar Keep checking: Grades & Attendance Announcements Balances Credits required 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Attend school/class each day/each period Arrive at school and class on time Be respectful of adults, other students and self Take care of your school/facilities/belongings Graduate in four years!!! Unit Recovery – Assigned by teacher EACH QUARTER – Utilize APEX computer program Credit Recovery – Students who earned a 60 – 69 on a course may retake it through credit recovery and earn a 70 Tutoring – Each teacher has tutoring times posted on their door All students are assigned an APEX password Students may use APEX for additional review work for core courses they are enrolled Recover credits or catch back up to graduate ON TIME Blended learning (APEX & teacher instruction) Self-paced so you will finish as quickly or as slowly as you decide May attend day program & evening program or may elect to attend evening program only Evening School has started Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm Stephanie Wells [email protected] ARHS Evening School Administrator May 30th, 2015 10:00 AM North Charleston Coliseum 1st Semester Senior IGP Conferences – Now – Oct 22nd Ring Collection Day – Sept 18th Jostens Meeting – Oct. 13th (9:35 AM) Academic Awards Ceremony – Oct 6th (6:30 PM) Graduation Supply Orders – Oct. 16th (Lunches & After School) College Application Day – Oct 10th (8AM – 1PM) First Semester Exams – Dec 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Financial Aid Night- December 16th (6:30 PM) 2nd Semester WorkKeys Retests- January 13th Parent Graduation Meeting – TBA Prom – April 11th (Embassy Suites) AP Exams – May 4th – May 15th (Old Fort Baptist Church) Senior Awards Night – May 6th (6:30 PM) Senior Movie & BBQ– May 14th (7PM) Senior Exams – May 18th , 19th , 20th, 21st , and 22nd MANDATORY Graduation Practice – May 27th (8 AM at ARHS) Senior Academic Letter Breakfast – May 28th (9:00 AM) Baccalaureate Service – May 28th (7:00 PM) English Math Science US History Economics American Government Other Social Studies Foreign Language OR Career PE or ROTC Computer Science Electives 4 Credits 4 Credits 3 Credits 1 Credit ½ Credit ½ Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 1 Credit 7 Credits Total 24 Credits Students must follow state and district attendance policies or will be denied credit Appeals for credits denied are made in writing to the Dorchester District Two Director of High Schools and ARHS does not have any influence on the decision of the district Year-Long Course – 10 Days Semester Course – 5 Days At the beginning of November, you will receive a postcard with your student’s name on it. Check the name on the postcard because this is the way the name will appear on the diploma which is a legal document. The name should be the name on the birth certificate unless it was legally changed. If the name is incorrect, let Mrs. Radcliffe know ASAP [email protected] In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, students MUST attend graduation practice on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 8:00 AM Ashley Ridge High School Seniors will: Fill out their post-secondary information form Pick up their final report card Walk through the graduation ceremony Pick up their cap, gown, and any cords they’ve earned Students not eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony will be able to pick up their cap and gown on Monday, June 1st, after 8am May 30th, 2015 10:00 AM North Charleston Coliseum No tickets are issued and there is no limit on the number of guests you may invite Doors will open at 9:00 AM Students must be at the coliseum BY 9:15 dressed in their cap and gown READY TO GO Late arrivals will NOT be allowed to participate Ashley Ridge High School uses Jostens for our graduation supplies. They provide cap and gowns, invitations, note cards, t-shirts, etc. Students only need a cap and gown Jostens will meet with seniors on Mon, Oct. 13th at 9:35 AM Graduation supply orders are due on Thurs., Oct. 16th All supplies will be delivered in April http://lowcountrygrad.com/ Valedictorian – 1st rank in senior class Salutatorian – 2nd rank in senior class Distinguished Honor Graduate – 4.37 or higher Honor Graduate – 4.0 – 4.36 (Students will find out at graduation practice if they are a Distinguished Honor Graduate or an Honor Graduate but actual GPA’s will not be given out until after June 2nd) SC Academic Achievement Honors Award In addition to satisfying all graduation requirements: Receive a minimum grade of “B” for each course in grades nine through twelve through the seventh semester, and Achieve either a score of 710 SAT Critical Reading, or a 690 SAT Math, or an ACT score of 30 on English, or 33 on Math OR Have a combined score of 1400 on the SAT Critical Reading and Math sections, or an ACT composite score of 31 Must meet ALL seven criteria by the end of the senior year: 28 credits Overall GPA of 4.0 or higher SAT (CR+M+W) 1,600 OR ACT (composite) 24 or higher Earn four or more credits in: English Math Science Social Studies Earn three or more credits at the AP, Dual Credit, or IB level Two of these three must be earned in three of the four core areas Earn at least three credits in the same foreign language Show written verification of participation in at least one school sponsored organization (club) in 10th-12th grade or complete 50 hours of approved community service during high school Confirm your info is correct Courses you’re taking this year GPA Based on 4.0 weighted South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy (SC UGP GPA) Un-weighted 4.0 GPA (not used for lottery scholarships or reported on college applications) All courses you’ve taken for high school credit Current class rank Academic Criteria: Must meet ALL criteria – Score 1200 SAT (Critical Reading & Math) or 27 ACT composite Earn a 3.5 minimum GPA at the end of the Junior year** Rank in the top 6% of the sophomore, junior or graduating senior class OR Score 1400 on SAT (Critical Reading & Math) or 32 ACT Earn a 4.0 GPA at the end of the Junior year** Award Amount: $6,700 Freshman year (sophomores, juniors & seniors may earn up to $7,500/yr) **GPA requirement at the end of the Senior year for Final Awards deadline Ms. McAliley will notify eligible applicants when information is available (typically Nov) 4-Year College Academic Criteria: Must meet 2 of the 3 criteria Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the senior year Rank in the top 30% of the graduating class* Score at least 1100 on the SAT (CR & M only) or 24 on the ACT 2-Year College Academic Criteria: •Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of the senior year Award Amount: $5,000 or up to the cost of tuition *Students graduating in Summer School do not get ranked back in their class so can only qualify with the test score and GPA criteria for 4-year institution eligibility NO APPLICATION required. The COLLEGE will notify eligible students. HOPE Scholarship – 4-year College One-year merit-based for 1st time entering freshmen Only available at four-year schools 3.0 Final GPA (but not eligible to receive LIFE) NO APPLICATION required. College will notify eligible students Award Amount: $2,800 toward cost of tuition Lottery Tuition Assistance Program – 2-year College Only available at two-year schools Must be degree seeking student taking at least six credit hours Must complete the FAFSA Award Amount: Varies by funds available Provides additional financial assistance to South Carolina’s neediest students Must complete the FAFSA each academic year Must be enrolled a minimum of six credit hours (part-time) or twelve credit hours (full-time) for the term Award Amount: Up to $2,500/year for full-time students and up to $1,250/year for part-time May receive funds up to eight full-time equivalent terms of funding Foster care youth may receive the maximum award in addition to Needbased Grant funds specifically for foster care youth. These youth must self-identify by May 1st. Online search engines are a great place to start – FastWeb.com, Scholarships.com, Cappex.com, SchoolSoup.com, and MANY, MANY more Institutional scholarships and awards Scholarship resources are listed on the Scholarship page of the ARHS website under the Senior tab Click on Seniors Scholarships Click the link for the latest Swamp Fox Scholarships posted……. State & Local Scholarships SC State Fair Scholarship Coastal Community Foundation Summerville Mayors Committee Albert Glover Funeral Home Sororities, Churches, Civic Organizations Scholarship Colleges CSU Student Success CofC Presidential Scholarship Trident Technical College Fund Career or Intended Major SC Teaching Fellows Call Me Mister Program Parent/Student Employment Nucor Steele Corporation Chick-fil-A Wal-Mart ARHS Scholarships PTSA Scholarships AR Athletic Booster Club Military Commitment Army College Fund Navy College Fund US Service Academy Appointment ROTC Scholarships Scholarship information we receive will be posted on the Scholarship page with a link to the application Applications requiring a transcript MUST be turned in one week prior to the due date or postmark deadline Bring copies of letters to report ALL offers, even those you will not accept (anything with a $) Scholarship recipients will be recognized at Senior Awards Night on May 6th and scholarships offered will be printed in the graduation program Sliding scale for test score and core GPA with the minimum qualifying core GPA 2.0 2.0 minimum core GPA Minimum 820 SAT (CR & M) or ACT 68 sum of scores All SAT and ACT scores must be reported directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center by the testing agency. When registering for the SAT or ACT, use the Eligibility Center code of 9999 to make sure the score is reported to the Eligibility Center. Apply ONLINE and print confirmation Remember your login information so you can check the status – GOOD IDEA TO ALWAYS USE THE SAME USERNAME & PASSWORD Enter Counselor email address correctly for schools with online counselor verification forms. If forms cannot be submitted online, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to print a copy, fill it out, & bring it to your counselor at least one week prior to the application deadline. We DO NOT send copies of SAT/ACT scores. You must request an official copy be sent from the testing agency Bring copies of ALL decision letters (acceptances, denials, wait lists) to Mrs. House, Mrs. Gouin, or Ms. McAliley October 10th 8am-1pm Media Center Complete & submit apps with assistance from school counselors and college admission reps Request delivery of transcript on Parchment so you know everything is DONE Chance to win a tablet computer! (an AR senior won three years ago!) www.parchment.com Delivery of all transcripts must be requested at parchment.com Transcripts will be sent electronically (even if you apply using paper application, an account must be created to have transcript sent electronically) FREE to all colleges in SC, minimal fee for some out-of-state schools if they choose to charge (over 1,700 colleges/universities in the network) Request Delivery then Track Receipt of your transcript Request Initial Transcript for ALL colleges applying Request Mid-Year Transcript at the semester (to schools requesting) Request Final Transcript to the college you will attend 2-Year Technical College : COMPASS Placement Test FREE at ARHS!!! Scheduled testing throughout the year; sign up in Counseling Office 4-Year College/University: SAT – Must register online at www.collegeboard.com ACT – Must register online at www.actstudent.org Fee waivers for SAT and/or ACT may be available for students receiving free or reduced price lunch who meet academic criteria Students planning to attend a technical college, even if transferring to a 4-year college later, do NOT have to take the SAT or ACT! To register online go to www.ACTstudent.org FEES: ACT (No Writing) ACT (Plus Writing) Late Registration $38.00 $54.50 add $24 To register online go to www.CollegeBoard.com FEES: SAT I Reasoning Late fee - $52.50 $28.00 SAT II Subject Test Basic Fee (per test date)$26.00 Language & Listening Tests (per test)- $26 All other Subject Tests (per test) $16 SAT I is used for admission. Check with your college to see if SAT II Subject Test is required. Recruiters maintain visit schedule during lunches College scholarships attached with enlistments since training/college is paid by military We want to recognize all students making a commitment to join the US Armed Forces What’s NEXT? It’s about more than “do I have the right 24” Career Plans, Expectations, Goals, READINESS Career Shadowing How do I become THAT At least one parent should attend with their senior Generally last 20-25 minutes Arrive on time, early if possible What to bring? Admissions requirements & deadlines for all 4- or 2-yr colleges applying Recruiter contact if enlisted/enlisting in the armed forces Resume if planning to join the workforce Thank you for coming!