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!