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WALKERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NIGHT CLASS OF 2017
Topics to be Discussed General Senior Update Information Graduation Requirements Job Corps College Application Process Military Applying to Community College Applying for Scholarships & Financial Aid NCAA Initial Eligibility Requirements Upcoming Events
Student Services Staff Counselor assignments are made alphabetically by last name Mrs. Watkins : A-E Mr. Carter: F-M Mrs. Glasgow: N-Z Ms. Mc. Coy: Registrar Ms. Bailey, Clerk
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Counselors will meet with seniors individually to review graduation requirements.
Senior Conferences Graduation Conferences will be scheduled during student elective classes. (5 -10 minutes). Please contact your child’s counselor if you would like to attend.
Credit Recovery On-line Compass Learning Forsyth Academy of Continuing Education (FACE) at Career Center Registration available now Monday - Thursday 4: 30 -7: 00 pm Online course with a certified teacher present
Not Applying to College? Job Corps may be an option for you Government Career training and education program for low-income youth ages 16 – 24. Career Training Academic Classes On-campus housing and meals Clubs, athletics FREE 1 – 2 year program
JOB CORPS Sample Programs of Study Carpentry Clinical Medical Asst. Computer Technician Nurse Assistant Bricklaying Culinary Arts Office Administration Painting Welding Electrical Facilities maintenance Forestry Conservation and Firefighting Insurance Claims Processor Material Handling and Distribution Operations Accounting
Job Corps Information www. recruiting. jobcorps. gov (800) 733 -JOBS (5627) Mr. Milton Kennedy, Admissions Counselor
Applying to College Make sure you’ve signed up for the SAT and/or ACT Narrow down your list. Do your research: visit, online, get materials. Know the entrance requirements and what is needed to apply. Make sure it is a good fit for you. College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. Keep a calendar of deadlines
Applying to Colleges Online College Application Week: November 14 -18!
How Colleges Review Applications Transcripts – Coursework, GPA Test scores Class rank Essay Recommendations Activities / Work Interview
COLLEGE PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Transition & Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)
What does TPSID offer? A TPSID program for students with intellectual disabilities means a degree, certificate, or nondegree program that: is offered by a college or career school and approved by the U. S. Department of Education; is designed to support students with intellectual disabilities who want to continue academic, career, and independent living instruction to prepare for gainful employment; offers academic advising and a structured curriculum; and requires students with intellectual disabilities to participate, for at least half of the program, in regular enrollment in credit-bearing courses with nondisabled students, auditing or participating (with nondisabled students) in courses for which the student does not receive regular academic credit, enrollment in noncredit-bearing, non-degree courses with nondisabled students, or internships or work-based training with nondisabled individuals . Used with permission from Daya Patton
Types of TPSID Programs Academic Programs UNCG Beyond Academics Appalachian State Scholars with Diverse Abilities Career Technical Programs at Comm. Colleges Randolph Community Career College at RCC College & Career Western Carolina University Participant (UP) Program Central Piedmont CC Readiness Cape Fear CC Adult Basic Education Essentials Used with permission from Daya Patton
Types of TPSID Programs, Cont’d Independent Living Instruction Alamance Community College Career College of the Albemarle Pathways to an Accessible college experience Cleveland Community College Conne. Xions Used with permission from Daya Patton
TPSID Application Requirements • Age 18 -25 at the time of admission with a documented intellectual disability Have been enrolled in a high school special education program (such as the Occupational Course of Study or Certificate of Completion) that does not lead to completion of a regular high school diploma • Most current psychological assessment and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) • Recommendations from teachers, school counselor, or administrator • Interview (face-to-face or video) • Student resume • Evidence of family support • Application fee Used with permission from Daya Patton
Transcript Requests Transcripts sent directly to schools 1 st 2 transcripts sent are free; $2 each additional Fill out a transcript request form- must be signed by a parent if student is under 18. If applying to in-state schools, use the CFNC Transcript Manager to have transcripts sent for FREE Attach Counselor Report to Request Form ACT & SAT scores are not included on transcript
Fee Waivers Available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch Up to 2 fee waivers each for ACT & SAT Up to 4 fee waivers for College Application Fees
How to Get a Fee Waiver 1. Call Margaret Mc. Knight at the Child Nutrition office at (336) 703 -4275. 2. Request your Meal Benefits Notification Letter be sent to the cafeteria. 3. Pick up your letter from the cafeteria. 4. Bring your letter to the Guidance Office for SAT and/or ACT. You will be given a card with a special code to enter when registering online to take the test. .
Senior Success Sheets Academic & Extracurricular Awards Used for nominating students for scholarships and enrichment opportunities Financial Aid Information Sheet (Optional) - Used for recommendations for need-based scholarships Form available on website
Scholarships & Financial Aid Scholarship Newsletter (on website) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www. fafsa. ed. gov Pin number needed for student and parent Complete as early as October 1 st using 2015 taxes FAFSA Day – October 29 th; November 18 College Scholarship Financial Aid (CSS) Profile
PLAYING SPORTS IN COLLEGE
What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? They are a governing body that establishes rules that impact a student-athlete’s ability to practice, compete and receive an athletic scholarships coming out of high school. Determination of eligibility is based on high school GPA and standardized test scores (i. e. , ACT or SAT). NCAA Division I & II require 16 core courses in high school. Amateurism Student must graduate from high school. (Div. 1 requires you to graduate within 8 semesters)
NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Three Divisions Division I – Largest, most competitive, most athletic scholarships available Division II – Some athletic scholarships, less competitive than Division III – Very few athletic scholarships available, less competitive than Division I or II
NCAA Eligibility Center Registration Process Prospective student-athletes can begin the registration process through the Eligibility Center web-site at www. eligibilitycenter. org. Registration includes a $70 fee (Waiver of this fee is possible).
Community College Rolling Admissions- No Deadline 2 -yr. program- Associates Degree College Transfer Option Certificate or Diploma Programs Waiting list & Pre-req for various programs Admissions requirements – vary with programs Required Testing: Accuplacer (FTCC), Individual School’s Placement Test, or SAT/ACT
Military & ASVAB Recruiters visit WHS: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard, Coast Guard Set up information tables in the cafeteria during student lunches Testing required: ASVAB – December 16 @ WHS Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Do Not Contact list *contact Student Services Office
Getting Accepted Make sure to turn in a copy of your acceptance letters and scholarship awards to the Guidance Office by May 1 st so we can celebrate you on Awards Day. Last year’s reported scholarship and grant totals: over $2 million
Save the Date! October 3 College Fair– Embassy Suites Hotel: 5 – 8 pm College Application Week: Nov. 14 -18 October 20, November 14 – District Scholarship &Financial Aid Presentation: 6 pm, Admin. Center Auditorium 4801 Bethania Station Rd. December 2 – Senior Meeting 10 a. m. December 9 – Senior Day (Cap & Gown) FAFSA DAY – October 29; November 18
College Application Open Lab Workshops Sign-Up Tonight September 27 After School 3: 45 -4: 45 October 5 th Before School 8: 00 -8: 45
Stay informed! Text @a 8 eh 2 h to 81010 Get reminders of important senior events and tasks to be completed! Follow us on Twitter! @Wtown. Svcs
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Payment of Senior Fees $65. 00 Need to pay senior fees? See Ms. Bailey after the meeting.