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Welcome to Pedro Menendez High School Class of 2013 Counselors: A-G & AVID Yanetta Arnold H-O & IB Meredith Masiak P-Z Heidi Deaton IB Coord. Vicki Murphy
12 th Grade Overview ü What do I need to Graduate ü Grade Point Average (GPA) ü Grade Placement ü FCAT & other Assessments ü College Credit Courses ü Bright Futures Scholarships ü College Information
Diploma Options ü 24 Credit Standard Diploma ü 24 Credit College Ready Diploma ü 26 Credit Advanced College Prep Diploma
Standard Diploma ü 24 Credits ü Minimum of 2. 0 unweighted GPA ü Passing Score on FCAT or concordant scores on SAT or ACT.
Standard Diploma 24 Credits ü 4 English ü 4 Math (must include Alg. 1 ) ü 3 Science ü World History, American History, Economics, and Amer. Gov’t. ü HOPE ü 1 Performing Fine Art ü Electives
College Ready Diploma Additional Requirements beyond standard diploma include: ü 2 years of a Foreign Language ü 4 credits in math, must include Alg. 1 plus 2 other math courses that qualify for University admission* *Please note Bright Futures and Colleges do not accept Liberal Arts Math and Informal Geometry.
Advanced College Ready Diploma Additional requirements include: ü 3. 0 Weighted GPA ü 26 Credits including Math must include 1 additional beyond Algebra 2. 1 Additional Science 1 Additional Soc. Studies Junior and Senior English- Honors, AP or DE 1 Additional Academic Elective
Grade Point Average (GPA) Completion of a. 5 credit in any course applies towards the calculation of the GPA. Weighted courses earn extra value. ü Honors (+. 5) ü Dual Enrollment (+1. 0) ü Advanced Placement (+1. 0) ü IB (+ 1. 0)
GPA ü ü ü A= 4 points (weighted 4. 5 or 5) B= 3 points (weighted 3. 5 or 4) C= 2 points (weighted 2. 5 or 3) D= 1 point (weighted 1. 5 or 2) F= 0 points
Grade Placement Moving on to 10 th grade. . . ü 5 Total Credits 11 th grade. . . ü 11 Total Credits 12 th grade. . . ü 17 Total Credits
FCAT ü Students must pass the Reading and Math FCAT in order to graduate. ü ACT or SAT concordant scores. ACT Reading 18 Math 15 SAT Reading 420 Math 340 ü Visit FCATexplorer. com for practice. ü Every student will be given a user name and password.
Other Assessments ü ü ü CPT ASVAB ACT- www. act. org * SAT- www. collegeboard. com * PERT(Score on PERT will determine your 12 th grade courses) Students taking the PERT: 10 th grade FCAT Scores. Reading- Levels 2 and 3 Math – Levels 2, 3 and 4
*ACT and SAT Fee Waivers If you are on free or reduced lunch see your Guidance Counselor for a Fee waiver
College Credit Courses Dual Enrollment, AP and IB. Dual Enrollment Requirements: 3. 0 unweighted GPA Test Scores (CPT, ACT, SAT, or PERT)
Dual Enrollment Courses offered on PMHS Campus: World Civ. 1 and 2 US History 1 and 2 Composition 1 and 2 Literature College Algebra and Statistics US Federal Government College Success General Business Personal Finance
AP Classes : Human Geography World History Language and Composition Literature Statistics
IB Certificate Classes Offered: Biology Physics Spanish Psychology Calculus
Bright Futures Scholarships Visit www. FACTS. org to stay informed. – Apply during your senior year.
Bright Futures • Florida Academic Scholarship • Florida Medallion Scholarship • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship
Florida Academic Scholarship • 3. 5 *Bright Futures GPA • 100 Comm. Service Hours • 1280 SAT OR 28 ACT
Florida Medallion Scholarship • 3. 0 Bright Futures GPA • 75 Hours of Community Serv. • 1020 SAT OR 22 ACT
Bright Futures GPA • • 4 English 4 Math 3 Science 3 Social Science • 2 Foreign Language • Weighting (DE, Honors, AP) 1 credit =. 5 ½ credit =. 25
Gold Seal Vocational • 3. 0 GPA: 4 Eng 4 Math 3 Science 3 Social Science 1 Art 1 HOPE • 3. 5 Unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 Vocational credits. • 30 Hours of Community Service
Bright Futures Application • http: //www. floridastudentfinancial aid. org • Application opens Dec 1 st for Bright Futures. • www. fafsa. gov - You must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for Bright Futures. Application opens Jan. 1 st of your senior year.
Other Scholarships and Online Resources • PMHS Guidance Scholarship Board and Web Site • http: //www. fastweb. com • http: //www. scholaraid. com
College Application Process • • • Matrix College Applications Recommendations Deadlines Transcripts Grades Test Scores Community Service • Visit www. facts. org for more college information.
Community College • • • 2 + 2 Program Testing- ACT, SAT or CPT Application Process St. Johns River State College University of North Florida
NCAA Eligibility • • www. ncaaclearinghouse. org GPA Test Scores See Ms. John to start the application.
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