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  • Print powerpoint with notes lines Have packet for parents of all handouts vs. having them take what they want – quicker. Have students from stuco handing out packets
  • Give a time limit to each slide. TIME LIMIT - 3
  • Have in state university information – one page fact sheet – call colleges for this Have community college fact sheet – call college TIME LIMIT - 2
  • TIME LIMIT – 2
  • TIME LIMIT – 2
  • Have a handout for places to find this information Petersons, etc. Definitions (Early decision, Early action, etc – when/why to choose) Common Application – the whys/hows/what it means Backup plan – too many don’t do this - $$ money is in jeopardy if they don’t. TIME LIMIT - 5
  • What does that mean? Just because you are ACCEPTED doesn’t necessarily mean you will be attending. Don’t forget to do the important things when making your decisions.
  • Have a counselor talk about the differences IF student can be accepted to university level, APPLY – use CC as backup plan if needed. Mention az.transfer.org – handout Your bac degree will not state “but he started at community college” Cost difference TIME LIMIT - 5
  • Have SAT/ACT Dates handout Have practice sites handout Have flyer for Zaps handout Most colleges have their own Math Placement Test Explain fee waivers – Have handout on requirements TIME LIMIT 5
  • Sheila to add points
  • Show bulletin – have handout (? Copy last few pages of show me the money?) Applications – some mail, turn back in to us, apply on line Websites – have handout Colleges – Must visit on web Begin Early – Spring is too late Stackable – explain how they stack, tell how colleges will take away loans first, then grants Financial need – explain how mine received $$ when no need but no one else applied. Qualifications – have stats for Class of 2010, talk of volunteering (bluebook), ethnicity, specific majors, first generation – have 4 or 5 examples. Mention sports – Mikes speaker TIME LIMIT 10
  • Grants available from state – handout Grants – pell – handout Loans – use as backup – not signing up – just getting the offer from college Have funding education beyond high school guides available. (big book)
  • Darell Cap and Gown Invitations Class Song/Motto due dates (months?) Prom Senior Trips Graduation Venue Senior Grad Night info
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    • 1. CLASS OF 2011 SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT FOR PARENTS! Power Point presentation packets are available in the lobby of the auditorium.
    • 2.
      • GENERAL INFORMATION
      • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
      • COMMUNITY COLLEGE VS. UNIVERSITY
      • COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTING
      • SCHOLARSHIPS
      • FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
      • GRADUATION
    • 3.
      • Class of 2011 Statistics
      • 722 Seniors
      • The Top 25% of class currently have 3.75 GPA or higher
      • The Top 15% of class currently have a 4.02 GPA or higher
      • The Top 5% of class currently have a 4.55 GPA or higher
    • 4.
      • In-state University requirements:
      • ASU/NAU
          • Rank in the top 25% of your class OR
          • Have a 3.0 GPA or better in the 16 core courses OR
          • Score a 22 on the ACT or 1040 on the SAT
          • Scholarship Priority Deadline for ASU Feb. 1st.
          • ASU has separate application for the Barretts Honor College-Priority Deadline date is Dec. 1 st !
          • NAU automatically offers Honors admission based on their criteria
          • Students should APPLY by their October break!
      COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
    • 5.
      • U OF A
      • For unconditional admission, an applicant must:
        • Rank in the top 25% overall grade point average or higher in the 16 core courses
        • Have no course deficiencies as prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents.
        • All other students are “conditional” and are reviewed on a holistic approach which includes test scores, GPA, class rank and essay.
        • No additional application for acceptance into The U of A Honors College
        • Students should APPLY by October break!
    • 6.
      • MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
      • Open Admissions Policy
      • Apply in 2 nd semester
      • AT
      • www.my.maricopa.edu
    • 7. PRIVATE AND OUT OF STATE COLLEGES
      • Check college website for admission requirements. Each school may be different.
      • When to apply – Check each schools’ website – these vary significantly!
      • Common Application
      • HAVE AN INSTATE BACKUP PLAN!!
    • 8.
      • CUSD College Night will be on 9/22/10 at HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL 6:30pm-8:30pm.
      • College Fairs – Sept - Oct
      • Visit the Campus, each one has a different personality and different characteristics
      • Keep applying for scholarships – lack of finances is the #1 reason why students decide not to attend their preferred college.
      • Apply first, get accepted, complete financial aid/scholarship applications, THEN decide where to attend.
    • 9. www.az.transfer.org
    • 10. COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS
      • SAT Reasoning Test (handout)
      • SAT Subject Tests
      • ACT (handout)
      • Community College Placement Test
      • Everyone attending ASU must take a Math Placement Test – to be given by the University on the web.
      • Fee waivers available – apply for Free & Reduced Lunch
    • 11. DISABILITY RESOURCES
      • There Are Support Services Available for Students Who Have Disabilities at Every College!
      • Note taking assistance
      • Extended time taking tests
      • Test taking in a small or quiet environment
      • Disability resource tutoring
      • Specialized computer programs/labs
      • AT HHS CONTACT SHEILA DUFRAINE
      • 883-5084
    • 12. SCHOLARSHIPS
      • Applications available in Career Center and will be available on line at hamiltonhuskies.com
      • Websites to check out (handout)
      • College Website
      • Begin Early!
      • Most are Stackable (AIMS is not)
      • AIMS changes
      • Financial Need vs. Financial Need according to FAFSA
    • 13. Scholarships - Qualifications
      • Community Service
      • Leadership
      • GPA
      • High School Rank
      • Overcame Obstacles
      • First Generation (neither parent has 4 year degree)
      • Ethnicity
      • College Major
      • Dependents of Military
      • Grade Level
      • CHECK OUT ASU OBAMA SCHOLARS PROGRAM!
      • CHECK OUT U OF A ASSURANCE PROGRAM!
    • 14. FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
      • Apply AFTER January 1 st senior year. If you apply before that, it will be discarded. Update annually.
      • Check the boxes that you are “interested” in Student Loans/Parent Loans
      • Financial Aid Night – will be in January – Date TBD
      • College Goal Sunday – Date TBD – typically Saturday and Sunday following SuperBowl
      • Be careful of SCAMS!! Do not pay anyone to “help” you receive scholarships – we do that for FREE at Hamilton High!
    • 15. A few things to Remember….
      • Do not PAY anyone to help you with scholarships, FAFSA or college applications.
      • Give teachers 2 weeks notice for Letter of Recommendations!
      • Students should give the registrar 2 weeks notice to send out officical transcripts! Students Responsibility!
      • Remember – it’s up to your student to WATCH DEADLINE DATES!
    • 16. GRADUATION 6/1/11
      • Elite Southwest will be on campus for graduation orders on Tues. Sept. 14 th and monthly thereafter. Elite Southwest is located at 1445 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 602-287-9400. They will come back again 9/23 and 9/24 and thereafter monthly through December.
      • Grad Nite – All seniors are invited to attend. The purpose of Grad Nite is to provide a supervised celebration of graduation. The cost of a ticket includes all food, entertainment, music, and prizes in a safe, chaperoned environment.
      • Students must have their pictures taken by Leisure Portraits BY THE END OF AUGUST to be included in the senior section of the yearbook. 480-786-4585. You do not need to purchase these pictures.
    • 17. Graduation Honors
      • National Honor Society
      • Distinguished Scholar
      • High Honors
      • Honors
      • SEE PAGE 12 OF THE STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR SPECIFIC CRITERIA
    • 18.
      • QUESTIONS???

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