Senior
Conference
2012-2013
New Braunfels High School
Counselors
Newkirk:
Vega:
Mc Dougal:
Torres:
Programs Counselor
A - Gon
Goo - O
P– Z
Lead Counselor
Recommended & Distinguished
Graduation Plans
Recommended
Distinguished

English
Math
Science
Social Studies
Speech
PE
Second Language
Fine Arts
Health
Electives
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
.5 credit
1 credit
2 credits
1 credit
.5 credit
5 credits

Total
26 credits









English
Math (No Math Models)
Science (No IPC)
Social Studies
Speech
PE
Second Language
Fine Arts
Health
Electives
Plus 4 advanced measures
Total
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
.5 credit
1 credit
3 credits
1 credit
.5 credit
4 credits
26 credits
Science
IPC cannot be used on the
Distinguished Graduation
Plan.
Math
Math Models cannot be
used on the Distinguished
Graduation Plan.
Recommended & Distinguished
Graduation Plans

Subject Area

English

Math

Science
 Courses
English I, II, III, IV
Recommended: Algebra I, Geometry, Math Models/ or 4th year Math,
Algebra II.
Distinguished: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and 4th math listed in
NB course catalog (Pg. 24)
Recommended : Biology, IPC, Chemistry &/or Physics & 4th science
listed in NB course catalog (Pg. 30)
Distinguished: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and 4th
science listed in NB course catalog (Pg. 30)

Social Studies
World Geography, World History, US History
Government (.5) Economics (.5)
Recommended & Distinguished
Graduation Plans
•Speech
Speech or
Ag. Communications
•Health
Health
•PE
PE, Athletics, Rotc,
Fall only=Band, &
Cheerleading
Spanish, French,
German, Chinese
•Languages
•Fine Arts
Art, Band, Choir,
Dance, Theater
Distinguished Plan
Advanced Measures

Any combination of the following:
AP
Score of 3 or
above on
College
Board
Advanced
Placement
Exam
PSAT
qualifying
score for
commended
Nat'l
Hispanic or
Outstanding
African
American
student
Dual Credit
ISM
A grade of 80
or higher on
dual credit
courses
(1 measure
per
semester.)
Original
research/
project
conducted
under
direction of
a mentor
Automatic Admission to Texas
Public Colleges and Universities

All top NBISD high school graduates who successfully complete the
Recommended or Distinguished diploma program will be
automatically admitted into Texas public University or College if one
of the following requirements is met:

Applicant is in the top 10% of their class at the end of their Junior year or
after the first semester of their senior year (as long as the college
application deadlines are met. Some universities may accept 2nd semester
senior ranks—you must check each college website).
OR

If applying for the University of Texas in Austin, fall 2013 Freshman
applicants must be in the top 8% at the end of their Junior year. The
automatic admission requirements for the class of 2013 will be announced
in the fall of 2012.
Applicants must check the deadlines for admissions for each Texas
College/University as they vary greatly. All deadline information
may be found on the College/University website.
Application Process

Write each school
2Applications may be accessed and completed online.

Watch out for deadlines!
UT/A&M Dec. 1st
Most Scholarship Deadlines are also December 1st.
Get consent from parents/guardian
 Complete applications using guidelines

Application Process

Students must get transcript request forms
Request forms from registrar two weeks in advance.
 Request can be made at the receptionist desk. Fee
$2.00
 Transcripts include grades, test scores, rank-in-class,
grade point average and a copy of most recent report
card.
 If counselor has a section of application to complete,
submit AT LEAST TWO WEEKS in
advance of the mailing date.

Application Process
 It
is the responsibility of the
student to mail applications and
supporting documents to the
receiving institutions before
deadlines.
LETTERS OF
RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Get recommendations from people you know
well.
2. Give plenty of notice: a minimum of two
weeks. Otherwise you might miss a
deadline.
3. Supply information about yourself. Pick up a
parent and student brag sheet from the
counseling office.
4. Remember to keep a copy.
TEST DATES
SAT
Oct. 6, 2012
Nov. 3, 2012
Dec. 1, 2012
Act
SEPT. 8, 2012
OCT. 27, 2012
DEC. 8, 2012
SAT vs ACT
SAT
ACT
Math: up to Geometry and Algebra II
Reading: sentence completions, short &
long critical reading passages,
reading comprehension
Writing: grammar, usage, word choice and
a mandatory essay
Penalty: ¼ of a point for each wrong
answer on multiple choice
Math: up to trigonometry
Reading: four passages, one each of Prose
Fiction, Social Science,
Humanities, & Natural Science
Writing: optional essay
Science: charts, graphs, and data
interpretation
English: stresses grammar
Penalty: None
Scores: 200-800 per section added
together 2-12 for the essay
Scores: 1-36 for each subject , averaged for
a composite score
Which test should I take?
THEA/Accuplacer
All students entering a Texas 2 or 4 Year public
college or university must take the THEA test
PRIOR to enrolling in college level courses. If
you feel you are eligible for an exemption
from this test, visit the testing or advising
office of your college choice(s) before you
register for the test so that your status for
exemption can be determined.
Exemptions

TAKS standard: 2200 for all subjects with exception to
College Algebra--2300 on the math portion of TAKS is
required. Writing score of 3 required

ACT standard: 24 (composite) to take Eng 1301 or
Math 1314

SAT standard: 500 (Critical Reading) to take Eng 1301
and/or 500 in Math for Math 1314
Types of Financial Aid
Grants
Scholarships
Loans
Work Study
See MS. Truitt for more information.
Financial Aid Help

Fill out the FAFSAWorksheet for January
applications
Financial-aid officers use this form to determine
the amount of your financial-aid award.
 Remember: You must submit a new FAFSA
every year you’re in college to qualify for federal
aid.
 Fill out the application online at

www.fafsa.ed.gov
 Visit
with Mrs. Truitt if you need help.
Start with Mrs. Truitt in the Career
Center or the financial-aid office at your
selected college/university.
The internet also offers a wealth of
information about scholarships and
financial-aid. CollegeAnswer and Fast
Web two good sites for learning about
financial aid on the Web.
Learn about Loans— subsidized and
unsubsidized (unsubsidized accrues
interest from the beginning )
Important Date
Visit Mrs. Truitt in the Career Center
for
upcoming
Financial Aid Day!
BEWARE OF SCHOLARSHIP FRAUD

Claims that should raise red flags





“the grant is guaranteed or your money
back”
“you can’t get this information anywhere
else”
“may I have your credit card or bank
number to hold this scholarship”
“we’ll do all the work”
“you’ve been selected by the foundation to
receive a scholarship or grant” or “you’re a
finalist”
NCAA Clearinghouse
All Student-Athletes must register with the
NCAA Eligibility Clearinghouse
See Mrs. Truitt for more information!
http://thsca.pointstreaksites.com/view/thsca
Have your parents go to the above
website and watch the webinars.
OPTIONS OTHER THAN COLLEGE
• Going on for Further Training
– Private trade
– Technical
– Business
– Vocational Schools
• Going Immediately to Work
– You should do some
researching now about job
opportunities in the
immediate and long-range
future. Visit the Career Center.
Thinking about a
community college?
You can earn:
aAcademic credits to transfer to a four-year college
aAn Associate’s degree
aOr a Technical certificate
Check with Ms. Truitt for college reps. visiting our
campus.
San Antonio College
Northeast Lakeview College
Northwest Vista College
St. Philip's College
Palo Alto College
Central Texas Technology Center
Going into the Military?
Talk to recruiters from the various services and schedule a visit.
Take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
(ASVAB). Oct. 17 2012
Gather information about specialized military opportunities such as
the academies, ROTC scholarships, the national guard and reserve
programs.
Websites:
Army
NAVY
Marines
US AirForce
A “Crate” Idea

A “Crate” idea to help you organize for the
college/career exploration process that you
will be involved in during your senior year.
 Recommended file folders

Career Planning
Standardized Tests
College Planning
Activities Resume
Campus Visits
Portfolio





Special thanks to Evelyn Yeagle for the documentation of this “crate” idea.
•Interview
•Personal Statement/Essay
•Scholarships
•Financial Aid
•Military/ROTC Scholarship
•NCAA
Internet Etiquette

Cyber Bullying is not OK!!

What employers think of your Facebook Page!

College Recruiters are watching you!

Top 10 Teenage Mistakes on Social Media
Senior
Graduation
May 30, 2013
TASP
See you there!
Descargar

Slide 1