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GPC Upward Bound   Spring 2012 Parent Meeting
UPWARD BOUND        2012 SATURDAY SESSION DATES        “I Am the Change”            February 4, 2012           February 25...
School VisitsDennis Jones:Rockdale High: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Monroe Area High: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p....
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As a parent of an Upward Bound     participant, what should I do? Make an appointment with School Counselor Make sure yo...
DEKALB COUNTY      PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 6 units  11th ...
NEWTON COUNTY       PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 5 units  11th...
ROCKDALE COUNTY      PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 5 units  11t...
WALTON COUNTY      PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 6 units  11th ...
SOCIAL CIRCLE      PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 5 units  11th ...
TYPE OF      HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS COLLEGE PREPARATORY (CP) TECHNOLOGY/CAREER PREPARATORY (TC) *HONORS AND DISTINCTION (...
DEKALB COUNTY        GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS                  (For all diploma tracks) 4 units of English 4 units of Mat...
NEWTON COUNTY       GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 3.5 units of Social ...
ROCKDALE COUNTY      GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 4 units of Social S...
WALTON COUNTY       GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS• 4 units of English• 4 units of Math• 4 units of Science• 4 units of Social St...
SOCIAL CIRCLE     GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 3 units of Social Stud...
Georgia High School Graduation Test             (GHSGT)   Students who enrolled in high school from Fall 2008    through ...
Common EOCT Questions & AnswersQ) How does the EOCT affect the students grade?A) The EOCT is administered upon completion ...
Common EOCT Questions & AnswersQ) When are the EOCT administered?A) There are 3 main administrations of the EOCT: Winter,S...
UPCOMING TESTING DATESDeKalb County SchoolsMar 19-23 - GHSGTMay 7-14 - EOCT                            Monroe Area High Sc...
$$$COST$$$The cost of education increases yearly. Therefore, selecting the bestcollege/university should include researchi...
Federal Aid   Create a Free Application for Federal Student Aid    (FAFSA) Account at fafsa.gov   Applying student and p...
FAFSA DEADLINES   Review the institutions website and materials that    the universities send your child. What are the   ...
ScholarshipsThe money provided to HOPE Scholars varies and depends on the type ofinstitution you are attending and your sp...
HOPE - Reminder   If you graduate from a HOPE-eligible high    school located in Georgia, your high    school should auto...
BRIDGE We encourage our senior students to enroll  into the Summer Bridge Program. This is an  opportunity for your child...
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  • The Writing Test is administered in the Fall of their Junior Year. The Math, English Language Arts, Science, & Social Studies’ tests are administered in the Spring of their Junior Year.
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    1. 1. GPC Upward Bound Spring 2012 Parent Meeting
    2. 2. UPWARD BOUND 2012 SATURDAY SESSION DATES “I Am the Change” February 4, 2012 February 25, 2012 March 3, 2012 March 17, 2012 April 14, 2012 April 21, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. GPC Newton Campus Covington , GA 30014Mrs. Turner: 770-843-3444Mr. Jones: 770-843-3618Ms. Beckett: 770-843-4091
    3. 3. School VisitsDennis Jones:Rockdale High: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Monroe Area High: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Druid Hills High: Thursdays, 3:20 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.Joi Turner:Newton High: Tuesdays from 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.Social Circle High: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.**Clarkston UB Participants Check-in by Thursdays before 4:30 p.m.
    4. 4. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Schools Resume Schools for 2nd Resume for 2nd semester: semester: Rockdale Monroe Newton DeKalb Co. Social Circle 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Early Release- Newton High Registration Deadline for February 11th ACT 15 16 17 18 19 20 21Upward Bound Martin Luther Kingbegins school Jr. Holiday visits this week 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 SAT 29 30 31
    5. 5. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 Saturday Session5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Registration ACT Deadline for March 10th SAT12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Early Release- Early Release- Newton High Rockdale High Winter Break- DeKalb Co. Feb.17-2019 20 21 22 23 24 25 Winter Break- GA State Univ. Saturday Newton college visit for Session Rockdale Feb. 20-24 11th & 12th graders only GPC Newton: 10:30 AM GPC Clarkston: 11:15AM26 27 28 29
    6. 6. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 Saturday Session4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Teacher Workday- SAT DeKalb Co. Social Circle Registration Deadline for April 14th ACT11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Early Release- Saturday Newton High Session18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Teacher Workday- Monroe High25 26 27 28 29 30 31
    7. 7. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Spring Break- Registration April 2-6 Deadline for May Newton 5th Rockdale SAT Dekalb Co. April 2-9 Monroe8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ACT Saturday Session15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Saturday Session22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Spring Break- Social Circle April 23-2729 30
    8. 8. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 Registration SAT Deadline for June 9th ACT 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Upward RegistrationBound ends Deadline for June 2nd SATschool visits this week 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Last Day for Monroe High 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Last Day for Last Day for Last Day for Newton High Rockdale High Social Circle DeKalb Co. 27 28 29 30 31 Upward Bound Memorial Day 2012 Summer Session Begins Summer Session will be held from May 31 – July 12. End of the Summer excursion will be held from July 15 – July 19. More information regarding the Summer Session will be discussed at the next parent meeting. June SAT date is June 2, 2012
    9. 9. As a parent of an Upward Bound participant, what should I do? Make an appointment with School Counselor Make sure your child is on track to graduate Plan a Campus Visit for your family Continue checking your child’s status via Parent Portal
    10. 10. DEKALB COUNTY PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 6 units  11th grade – 12 units  12th grade – 18 units  To Graduate – 24 units
    11. 11. NEWTON COUNTY PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 5 units  11th grade – 11 units  12th grade – 17 units  To Graduate – 23 units
    12. 12. ROCKDALE COUNTY PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 5 units  11th grade – 11 units  12th grade – 16 units  To Graduate – 24 units
    13. 13. WALTON COUNTY PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 6 units  11th grade – 13 units  12th grade – 20 units  To Graduate – 28 units
    14. 14. SOCIAL CIRCLE PROMOTION REQUIREMENTSFor promotion to the next grade, your child needs:  10th grade – 5 units  11th grade – 11 units  12th grade – 16 units  To Graduate – 23 units
    15. 15. TYPE OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS COLLEGE PREPARATORY (CP) TECHNOLOGY/CAREER PREPARATORY (TC) *HONORS AND DISTINCTION (CP)*Must take 3 years of the same World Language*3.0 core GPA is required (All Academic classes and World Language)*3.5 cumulative GPA required
    16. 16. DEKALB COUNTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (For all diploma tracks) 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 4 units of Social Studies 1.5 units of Physical Education .5 units of Health 2 elective units_____________________ 24 Total Units
    17. 17. NEWTON COUNTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 3.5 units of Social Studies 3 units of Technology/Career and/or Modern Language/ Latin and/or Fine Arts 1 unit of Physical Education and Health 3.5 elective units_____________________ 23 Total Units
    18. 18. ROCKDALE COUNTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 4 units of Social Studies 1 unit of Physical Education/Health 3 units of Technology/Career and/or Modern Language/ Latin and/or Fine Arts 4 elective units_____________________ 24 Total Units
    19. 19. WALTON COUNTY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS• 4 units of English• 4 units of Math• 4 units of Science• 4 units of Social Studies• 1 unit of Physical Education/Health• 4 units of Technology/Career and/or Modern Language/ Latin and/or Fine Arts• 7 elective units_____________________ 28 Total Units
    20. 20. SOCIAL CIRCLE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 units of English 4 units of Math 4 units of Science 3 units of Social Studies 3 units of Technology/Career and/or Modern Language/ Latin and/or Fine Arts 1 unit of Physical Education and Health 4 elective units_____________________ 23 Total Units
    21. 21. Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) Students who enrolled in high school from Fall 2008 through June 2011 must pass the four GHSGT content areas (Math, English Language Arts, Science, & Social Studies). These students are also required to take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to be eligible for a diploma. Students who enter grade nine in 2011 – 2012 and beyond will not take, and are not required to pass, the GHSGT. They are required to take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test.
    22. 22. Common EOCT Questions & AnswersQ) How does the EOCT affect the students grade?A) The EOCT is administered upon completion of one of the above courses. A student’s final grade in the course will be calculated using the EOCT as follows: For students enrolled in grade nine for the first time before July 1, 2011, the EOCT counts as 15% of the final grade. For students enrolled in grade nine for the first time on July 1, 2011 or after, the EOCT counts as 20% of the final grade.
    23. 23. Common EOCT Questions & AnswersQ) When are the EOCT administered?A) There are 3 main administrations of the EOCT: Winter,Spring and Summer. In addition, on-line Mid-Monthadministrations may be given in August, September, October,November, February and March. Beginning in 2011 – 2012,new re-test administration windows will be added as anenhancement to the EOCT program. These re-tests will beintended to provide students who are not proficient on anEOCT (in a course that they have just completed) with oneadditional opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency onthe assessment.
    24. 24. UPCOMING TESTING DATESDeKalb County SchoolsMar 19-23 - GHSGTMay 7-14 - EOCT Monroe Area High School Mar 26-30 - GHSGT May 9-16 - EOCT Newton High School Mar. 21-25 - GHSGT May 4-18 - EOCT Rockdale County High School March 19-23 GHSGT April 30- May 10 EOCTSocial Circle High SchoolMar 19-23 – GHSGTApr 23–30 – EOCT
    25. 25. $$$COST$$$The cost of education increases yearly. Therefore, selecting the bestcollege/university should include researching cost of the institutions thatwill allow the best education for your child. Think about your household income and be realistic about what the family is able to afford. Make sure that you and your child complete the FAFSA form. This form will allow the institutions to provide some funding for those students in need. Consider the total cost of attendance: tuition, room and board, books, travel, and miscellaneous items.
    26. 26. Federal Aid Create a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Account at fafsa.gov Applying student and parent both need a PIN for FAFSA When completing the FAFSA application, please ensure to list all the colleges your child has applied to or may attend.
    27. 27. FAFSA DEADLINES Review the institutions website and materials that the universities send your child. What are the deadlines for the university? Deadlines you want to pay close attention: Upward Bound participants should have their FAFSA’s completed by March 31, 2013. Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2013. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2013.
    28. 28. ScholarshipsThe money provided to HOPE Scholars varies and depends on the type ofinstitution you are attending and your specific enrollment.  Public InstitutionsEffective Fall 2011, students attending public colleges or universities willreceive a HOPE Award Amount based upon a per hour rate at theinstitution he or she is attending. Private InstitutionsFor Fall 2011, Winter 2012, and Spring 2012, students attending privatecolleges or universities receive the following:  Full-time students: $1,800 per semester, $1,200 per quarter  Half-time students: $900 per semester, $600 per quarter
    29. 29. HOPE - Reminder If you graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school located in Georgia, your high school should automatically send your transcript data to the Georgia Student Finance Commission for calculation of your HOPE grade point average.
    30. 30. BRIDGE We encourage our senior students to enroll into the Summer Bridge Program. This is an opportunity for your child to experience a college course before starting their academic year with their new institution. The Summer Bridge Program begins May 30th
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