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College or Career?. A Journey to Adulthood. Behaviors for Success. Attendance is Critical Come prepared Avoid distractions Be engaged and attentive in class Take notes Study and complete homework Ask for help if you do not “get it” Know what is expected of you. Graduation Requirements. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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College or Career?

College or Career?A Journey to AdulthoodAttendance is CriticalCome preparedAvoid distractionsBe engaged and attentive in classTake notesStudy and complete homeworkAsk for help if you do not get itKnow what is expected of youBehaviors for Success

Graduation Requirements4 English4 Math (Algebra I & higher)3 Science Must have Biology1 World History1 American History.5 American Government.5 Economics1 HOPE creditOne course through online learning1 Fine, performing, or practical art8 electivesMust total at least 24 creditsGPA must be 2.0 or abovePassing Score on FCAT ReadingLevel 3:245

Or ACT Reading concordant score 19

Passing score on Algebra 1 EOC Level 3:399

Assessment Requirements

Bright Futures Scholarship RequirementsBright Futures Scholarship RequirementsFlorida Academic Scholarship4 English4 Math Algebra 1 and higher(Liberal Arts Math & Informal Geometry do not count)3 Science (2 w/ lab)3 Social Studies- World History- Am. History- Govt/Economics2 Foreign LanguageGPA -3.5 weightedQualifying Test ScoresACT = 29SAT = 1290Florida Medallion Scholarship4 English4 Math Algebra 1 and higher(Liberal Arts Math & Informal Geometry do not count)3 Science (2 w/lab)3 Social Studies- World History- Am. History- Govt/Economics2 Foreign LanguageGPA -3.0 weightedQualifying Test ScoresACT = 26SAT = 1170Florida Gold Seal Scholarship4 English4 Math (Algebra 1 and Higher3 Science (2 w/ lab)3 Social Studies- World History- Am. History- Govt/Economics1 Practical/Performing Arts1 Hope3 Vocational Courses(Must be a vocational program completer with a min. 3.5 GPA in 3 courses.)GPA3.0 weighted

Students who are on to track to graduate in 2014 will apply after December 1, 2013.Students can track their progress toward Bright Futures eligibility by registering on FLVC.netVolunteer Hours100 hours for Florida Academic , 75 hours for Florida Medallion, 30 hours for Gold SealACT and SAT scores vary by cohort year. Please see chart on the following page for specific details.The Bright Futures Scholarship program is regulated by legislative changes annually. You can learn more by visiting www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/

Early Graduation EGOTo qualify:Students must be on track to graduateStudents must have passed the Reading FCAT and Algebra 1 EOC.Students must complete an Intent to graduate Early form it is available on the website.Students must meet with counselor to discuss and to fix schedule appropriately. Next opportunity is January 2014. Please Consider the following:Do you have a plan why you want to graduate early?Colleges & Universities frown upon this option . . . Double check with them before you make this decisionYou can miss out scholarships & senior activities.Dual EnrollmentLake SumterJunior or Senior Only3.0 unweighted GPAPassed FCAT ReadingQualifying Scores on the PERT testMust meet with counselor to discussLimited Course offeringsEnglish & Social StudiesMath & ScienceLake TechJunior or Senior Only2.0 GPA or higherOn track for graduationHave chosen career goalsSee a counselorTake the TABE testOptions include: Automobile Service or CollisionNursing: CNA, HHA, PCT, Med Assist.Cosmetology, Nail SpecialtyPublic Safety Police, Fire, EMT, Paramedic

ResourcesAcademicFirst line of DEFENSE:Your teacher they can assist you with course masteryTutoring is available for most subjects on campus after schoolOnline resources You Tube and Google are greatYour peers they speak your language!

PersonalTeachersCounselorsParentsPrincipalsDeputiesPeersSend an e-mail, or come by for emergenciesChoose the right option4 year CollegeBachelors DegreeHousing & travel costsUsually higher costsStricter admissions requirementsTranslates to a salary range between $28,000 and $60,000 or higher**

Community CollegeAssociates DegreeCan live at homeLower costMay direct connect to colleges for Bachelors DegreeTranslates to a salary between $20,000 and $40,000****Salary ranges are approximate and largely depend on the career field and economic conditions. There is not a guarantee.More optionsTechnical SchoolShort in DurationA Hands on approachLow-cost programsNursing, Automobile, Cosmetology, Welding, Police, Fire, EMT, and more. Salaries from $18,000 - $36,000**

WorkDevelop on-the-job skillsNetwork with peopleEarn money right awayBuild a resumeMinimum wage translates to less than $16,000 per year

**Salary ranges are approximate and largely depend on the career field and economic conditions. There is not a guarantee.MilitaryBENEFITSTraining and Valuable ExperienceSalary and Health BenefitsMoney for CollegeFree HousingPromotionsRetirement BenefitsVA Loans and AssistanceTO DOTake Rigorous ClassesTake the ASVABEarn a High School Diploma

Junior Class TO-DOTake rigorous coursesEarn good gradesComplete Volunteer WorkTake the ACT or SAT once this yearComplete online course

Research Colleges, Military, Tech. SchoolVisit the campusRefine your searchExplore Scholarship OpportunitiesStay connected join a club, play a sport.Fall Continue to take rigorous course & earn good grades.Apply for scholarshipsTake the ACT or SAT for the 2nd timeMeet with your counselorComplete College ApplicationsTake the ASVAB for MilitaryApply for Bright Futures after December 1Winter Avoid SenioritisComplete the FASFA after January 1Continue doing well in classesGraduateLast time to take ACT/SAT for Bright Futures is June test dates

Senior Year TO DOFeedbackLog on to Moodle, go to guidance page, Class of 2015 information, Junior Class Presentation Survey Please complete at this timeThank you for your attention!Further AssistanceMrs. Theobald is available!Tuesdays in Guidance CornerVia e-mail theobalds@lake.k12.fl.usOr by appointment in the guidance office

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