Junior Night PowerPoint - Bloomingdale High School Guidance

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Junior Night
Class of 2016
Topics
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Graduation Requirements
Guidmii
Bright Futures
Post-Secondary Options
Selecting a College
Gaining Admission to College
School Counseling Website
Dates to Remember
Next Steps
Tips for Students
Tips for Parents
Class of 2016 Graduation
Requirements
• 4 Credits English
• 4 Credits Mathematics including Algebra I and Geometry
• 3 credits Science including Biology 1; 2 credits must have
laboratory component
• 3 credits Social Studies-World History, U.S. History, U.S.
Government and Economics
• 1 credit in Fine or Performing Arts
• 1 credit HOPE
• 7.5 credits electives
• One virtual course credit
• Minimum graduation credit requirement is
24
Additional Requirements
• Students must pass Grade 10 FCAT Reading or
earn concordant ACT/SAT test score.
• Students must pass Algebra 1 End of Course
Exam or earn concordant PERT test score
• Grade Point Average must be at least
2.0(unweighted State GPA)
• Two years of JROTC can substitute for HOPE and
Performing/Fine Arts
Guidmii
• Track various graduation requirements
• View GPAs-District, State, SUS, Bright
Futures
• Review Bright Future Information and
Scholarships
• College admissions information
• Sign in via mySPOT.
Bright Futures
• Three level: Florida Academic Scholar, Florida
Medallion Scholars, and Gold Seal Vocational
Scholars
• Minimum 3.5(FAS) or 3.0(FMS) GPA in core
classes + 2 years of foreign language
• Community Service required!- 100 hours for FAS,
75 for FMS, 30-GSV
• SAT/ACT requirements:FAS-1290 SAT/29ACT;
FMS-1170 SAT/26ACT
• https://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
Post-Secondary Options
Four–Year College
•Bachelors Degree +
•Public and Private
•Selective Admissions
Gap Year
• Study Abroad
• Community Service
• Work Experience
Two-Year College
•Associates Degree
•Open Admissions
• Credit Transferable
Military
• Army/Navy/Air
Force/Marines/Coast Guard
• ASVAB October 23rd
• ROTC programs
Technical School
•Increase in enrollment
•Certification and degree programs
Selecting a College
Gaining Admission to College
• High school record
• Strength of Course
Selections
• SAT or
• ACT scores
• Activities
• Recommendations
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Essay
Interest Level
Special Talents
Interview
School Counseling Website
School Counseling Calendars
PSAT/SAT School Day Information
Scholarship Information
Forms for Students & Parents
College Representative Visits
Graduation requirements
Links to NCAA, Guidmii, SAT/ACT
information, Edsby, etc.
• Community Service-Proposals MUST be
approved before hours are completed!
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Upcoming Dates
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SAT-October 11th
PSAT-October 15th
ASVAB-October 23rd
ACT-October 25th
Field Trip-University of Miami/Florida International UniversityOctober 28th
Strides for Education-November 1st
Field Trip-University of Florida/Sante Fe College-November 5th
SAT-November 8th
Field Trip-Florida State University-November 10th
Non-Profit Fair-November 12th
Erwin Tech Field Trip-November 19th
Great American Teach In-November 20th
Next Steps
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Keep a record of all grades including tests, homework, papers,
etc. in all classes.
Continue extra curricular activities.
Maintain strong academic performance and an excellent
attendance record.
Attend NACAC College Fair in January.
Talk with parents about college needs, interests, etc.
Take School Day SAT-February 25th.
Register for SAT-June administration.
Meet with counselor to discuss college needs, interests etc.
List college choices with counselor.
Schedule interviews and college visits for Spring, Summer and/or
Fall.
Continue to explore career options.
Tips for Parents
Understand that it’s a Process
Be realistic and non-judgmental
Don’t compare your child with classmates
Encourage your child to do the work – be in the
‘back seat’ and not the ‘driver’
• Be open to dialogue and responsive to questions
• Help your child keep deadlines
• Help your child initiate contact with colleges, gap
year programs, military offices, and career
opportunities
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Tips for Students
• Self-reflect; know yourself
• What do you value?
• Future Goals/Interests
• Academic Strengths
• Personal Achievements/Standout Talents
• Keep an open mind
• Explore all of your options
• Don’t procrastinate
• Keep your parents in the loop; communicate!
• Take ownership of the process
• Visit your counselor often
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