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Senior Student & Parent Night College & Career Readiness - September 1, 2016
Our Professional School Counseling Team l l l l l Dr. Genoulia Johnson – Department Chair, (A – Da) G. Mark Ellis - (De – Ka) Ava Butler - (Ke – Reg) Stacey Foney – (Reh – Z) Lori Bryan - Registrar Valerie Jackson – College & Career Center Coordinator Felicia Lewis – Magnet Coordinator; College & Career Center Coordinator; and Senior Co-Sponsor James Landreau – VPA Dept. Chair & Senior Co-Sponsor Maia Smith – School Social Worker Robin Winnick – School Psychologist
Options After Graduation Post Secondary Education l Military/Armed Services l Work or Apprenticeship l
Resources: In College & Career Center l l l l GA futures - https: //www. gafutures. org/ GA Career Information System (GCIS) www. gcic. peachnet. edu College View - www. collegeview. com College Visit Dates and Locations – Network with College Representatives College Fair Information College & Technical School Information and Application Assistance SAT and ACT Information
Resources: In College & Career Center Continued Scholarship Information and Application Assistance l Military & Career Information l Summer Programming l
Interest Inventories: Career Cluster Survey (GA futures) l Career Cluster Inventory (GCIS) l Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) l
Applying to Colleges: Narrow the list to 5 schools l Have both “reach” & “safety” schools l Know admissions requirements l Know Financial Aid deadlines l Visit Campuses l
Apply On-Line l Georgia Colleges https: //www. gafutures. org/ l Out of State Colleges www. collegeboard. org/ l Common Application www. commonapp. org l Submitting Applications & Requesting a Transcript and Mid-Year Reports If your college requires a mid-year report (after 1 st semester grades are posted)
Counselor Recommendations l l Request at least two weeks prior to application due date Submit a personal resume` or student profile with request for letter if required. Teacher Recommendations l l l Request from teacher at least 2 weeks prior to application due date Submit personal resume` with request for letter Provide stamped, addressed envelope for recommendation to be mailed directly to the college – or put teacher recommendation letters in with your college application package.
Applying to Colleges SAT and ACT scores are not reported on transcripts and must be sent directly to colleges from the college board and ACT. l SAT – www. collegeboard. org/ or 1 -866 -630 -9305; 1 -866 -756 -7346 l ACT - www. ACT. org or 1 -319 -337 -1270 l SAT and ACT must be taken 6 weeks before application deadline l
SCHOLARSHIPS: l l Merit Based and Need Based GA futures www. atlantascholarships. com See School Newsletter/Website Hope Scholarship Program: l www. gsfc. org l FAFSA www. FAFSA. ed. gov (available each year after January 1) 1 -800 -433 -3243 l Social Security Numbers are necessary to receive HOPE. Correct Social Security Numbers are critical for transmission of HOPE Funds!!!
Where to look for Financial Help: l l l Federal Student Aid – https: //studentaid. ed. gov/ Fast web – www. fastweb. com Paying for College Student Resource Guide http: //roybalallard. house. gov/uploadedfiles/student_resource_ guide. pdf Financial Aid Office at each college to which application was made Private Resources
Senior Year Responsibilities: Stay focused l Work to academic potential l Meet all course requirements in order to graduate l
Make-up Failed Courses: l Summer School – Night School – Fulton Virtual Campus http: //www. fultonschools. org/en/divisions/acd/l earnteach/Instr. Tech/Pages/Fulton. Virtual. aspx l GA Virtual School www. GAVirtual. School. org l Please Note: Fulton Virtual Credit Recovery and GA Virtual Credit Recovery do not meet NCAA requirements