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Peachtree Ridge HS Post-Secondary Planning and Graduation Information for the Class of 2017 Junior Night Morehouse Georgia College UGA Workforce Georgia Gwinnett Georgia Tech Tennessee Georgia State Military Emory Cornell Auburn Ga. Southern Gwinnett Tech
Counselors • Ms. Nikki Johnson Last names A-Cl • Mrs. Abbey Youngblood Last names Cm-Harr
Counselors • Mrs. Teresa Wilson Last Names Hars-Lee • Mr. Cyrus Zareie Last Names Lef-O
Counselors • Ms. Dolly Glisson Last names-P-Sl • Mr. Joseph Pak Last names Sm-Z
C/O 2017 Graduation Requirements v 4 units of Language Arts v 4 units of Math v 4 units of Science v 3 units of Social Studies v 1 unit of Intro. to Lifetime Fitness/Health v 3 elective units, including: Ø Fine arts, computers, business and/or foreign language Ø 2 years of the same foreign language required for four year admission v 4 units of electives (any combination)
C/O 2017 Testing requirements • Must pass each section of the Gateway o Science and Social Studies o Tests administered at PRHS o When do students take this test? • 10 th: March, Summer • 11 th: Oct, Jan, March, Summer • 12 th: Oct, Jan • No longer require Georgia Writing Test IMPORTANT: The Gateway Test is a requirement for graduation. Students will continue to take EOC (End of course assessments).
Post Secondary Options v Four year Institution v Georgia State, UGA v Two year College v Georgia Perimeter, East Georgia State v Technical College v Gwinnett Tech, Chattahoochee Tech v Military Service v Work force v Other Opportunities v Missionary Work, Study Abroad
PRHS Graduates' Post Secondary Plans Data from 2015 [CATEGORY NAME] [PERCENTAGE] [CATEGORY NAME] [PERCENTAGE]
WHAT COLLEGES ARE LOOKING FOR v. Core classes v. Rank in class v. Interests v. Tests v. Essays v. Recommendations v. Interviews v. Academic GPA Do your research and make sure you meet the basic requirements for admission !
Preparing for College ü Compare Colleges www. gacollege 411. org in state https: //bigfuture. collegeboard. com in state/out of state ü Atlanta National College Fair (Sunday, March 13, 2016) Georgia International Convention Center- 12: 30 -4: 00 pm 150+ representatives from all over the nation. Must register! ü Attend college open houses ü Attend college visits at PRHS ü Virtual Campus Tours www. ecampustours. com www. collegeweeklive. com Suggested to narrow list of schools to 3 -5
www. gacollege 411. org
College Entrance Exams üSAT üACT üSAT II -Required by some colleges üCOMPASS üASVAB Military entrance exam üAP Exam -Optional; could potentially earn college credit Juniors should take either the SAT or /and ACT this Spring
SAT TEST DATES 2015 -16 test dates www. sat. collegeboard. com PRHS School CODE: 112866
National Merit Recognition • PSAT is given in Oct. of each school year. • Score within the designated percentile • Juniors Must register online in October in order to qualify • Indicate either of these honors to prospective colleges. Many have various awards and incentives
The ACT 2015 -16 test dates– www. actstudent. org PRHS School CODE: 112866
SAT vs. ACT • You are able to compare when you take both • You can be accepted to college with either • More students taking ACT than SAT in Georgia and the U. S. (2012) • ACT is curriculum based; SAT is analytical
Scholarships v. Career Cruising v. The Zell Miller Scholarship v. HOPE Grant Final HOPE GPA calculations are done by the GSFC. More information on the HOPE Program is available at GAcollege 411. WE MUST HAVE SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS ON FILE *requirements are subject to change
New HOPE Rigor Requirements HOPE Scholarship Rigor Requirements are posted on the GSFC website. As well as the Ga. College 411. org website. Gwinnett County students are already taking most of these classes as they are required for graduation. http: //www. gsfc. org
Spring Registration v Our elective arena registration will be held Feb. 18 th & 19 th for elective selection and for subjects for which students have not been enrolled. v Choose your electives carefully- schedules are for the year and changes are not made once classes begin in the Fall.
Grayson HS of Technology Programs There is an application process for these programs: 1. Robotics Engineering 2. Audio Engineering 3. Commercial Photography 4. Culinary Arts 5. Digital Media 6. IT and Network Systems 7. Law and Justice 8. Music Technology 9. Sports Medicine 10. TV and Video Production 11. Veterinary Science Save the date, Grayson Tech will host Open House: Tuesday, February 4 th, 2016 5: 00 -7: 00. http: //www. graysontech. org/
Maxwell HS of Technology Programs There is a lottery system for these programs: 1. Architectural, Drawing & Design 2. Early Childhood Care 3. Flight Operations 4. Interior Design(Architectural) 5. Automotive Services 6. Law Enforcement Services 7. Graphics Design 8. Electronics 9. Carpentry 10. Programming (Apps & Game Designs) 11. Healthcare(Therapeutic Services) 12. Collision Repair 13. Fire & Emergency Services 14. HVACR(Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration) 15. Cosmetology 16. Welding 17. Culinary Arts Maxwell Open House Spring 2016 Feb. 25 th 5: 00 -7: 00 PM Registration Online Open Feb. 1 st www. maxwellhigh. com
Move On When Ready (MOWR) v An opportunity for students to receive high school and college credit simultaneously v An opportunity to complete the final College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) requirements for English, Math, Social Science, and Foreign Language v Dual Enrollment orientation meeting: v 6: 30 -8: 30, Feb. 18 at the Collab Corner in the PRHS Media Center v Student and parent must attend to be considered v More info on PRHS Counseling website
Counseling Website www. peachtreeridge. org You can contact your counselor for questions and guidance by phone, email or students may request a meeting during the school day using pink request forms.
Junior Class Information v Class of 2017 information can be found under the “ 11 th grade Information” tab on the PRHS Counseling website v Junior Class webpage: v. Log on to www. peachtreeridge. org/index. html v. Click on Students tab –then on “Juniors”
You may contact your counselor for questions and guidance by phone, email or students may request a meeting during the school day. • nikki_johnson@gwinnett. k 12. ga. us A-Cl • abbey_youngblood@gwinnett. k 12. ga. us Cm-Harr • teresa_wilson@gwinnett. k 12. ga. us Hars-Lee • cyrus_zareie@gwinnett. k 12. ga. us Lef-O • dolly_glisson@gwinnett. k 12. ga. us P-Sl • joseph_pak@gwinnett. k 12. ga. us Sm-Z