Class of 2013 andSenior Project Information Mrs. Lori Crawley Senior Class Sponsor Senior Project Coordinator
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From the Counseling Office: Ashley Hall, Lead 12th Grade Counselor
Requirements for 2013 GraduatesCore Course Requirements Elective Requirements• 4 Units of English • 1 Unit of Health (.5) and – Must include 9th Lit, Amer Lit Personal Fitness (.5)• 4 Units of Math • 3 Units of required electives• 4 Units of Science o (Foreign Language, Fine Arts – Must include Biology and and/or Career/Technical) Physical Science OR Physics • 4 Units of miscellaneous• 3 Units of Social Studies electives – World History, U.S. History, Gov’t/Econ 23 total units are required for graduation
Recovery Options for Failed CoursesCredit Connect Polaris Evening School• APEX Computer Based Program • Recover .5 credit per quarter• Offered every 9 weeks • Available each quarter (every 9• Able to recover .5 credit per weeks) session • 2 hour courses, Monday-• 2:30 until 4:30 Monday - Thursday on Woodstock High Thursday at Etowah School’s campus• $200.00 per half credit – 4:00, 6:00, or 8:00 • $200.00 per half credit • Courses can be taken while enrolled at Etowah High School
Recovery Options for Failed CoursesSummer School Online Options (BYU, GAVS, etc.)• Recover 1 Credit • See counselor for options (Maximum) • Student MUST have administrative approval before• Three to Four weeks in June beginning any program• 8:00—4:00 Monday – Friday • Cost varies• $200.00 per half credit Retake class during school • No cost involved • May delay graduation Please speak with your counselor regarding any recovery options!
Graduation Requirements: TestingGraduation Writing Test (no exceptions)English/LA GHSGT OR 9th Lit OR American Lit EOCTMath GHSGT OR Math 1/Algebra OR Math 2/ Geometry EOCTScience GHSGT OR Biology OR Physical Science EOCTSocial Studies GHSGT OR U.S. History OR Econ EOCT Multiple opportunities are provided for retesting throughout the year for students who have not yet passed a Graduation Test
ACT/SAT Etowah Dates: SAT: 10/6, 11/3, 12/1, 3/9; www.collegeboard.org ACT: 9/8, 10/27, 2/9, 4/13, 6/8; www.act.org SAT/ACT can be taken as many times as necessary Usually required to apply to college (not required for technical colleges) College-bound Seniors should try to take fall semester if possible to meet application deadlines – SAT vs. ACT: both are recognized at MOST colleges and universities – SAT is Verbal, Math and Writing ONLY – ACT is Verbal, Math, Writing, Science and Social Studies
Attendance Policy Absences/Excuses (parent/guardian, doctor, etc.) must be handled in the attendance office within 5 days of returning to school. 7 or more absences (excused/unexcused/OSS) per semester PER CLASS will result in not receiving credit for the course. Appeals automatically generated for students with passing grades PLEASE NOTE: The State of Georgia will revoke the driver’s license of any student with 10 or more unexcused absences.
Family Portal Don’t forget that you have access to your student’s: Grades Attendance Schedule Problems/Troubleshooting: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include: – Your name – Student’s name – School currently attending
New for Class of 2013: Senior Procedures Info will be presented to all Senior English classes 8/17 and 8/20 College Recommendation Request procedures Requests must be in writing Recommendation Request Information Packet must be completed 2 week notice REQUIRED! Individual Counseling Appointments for College/Scholarship Questions Students will be required to attend a group lunch and learn session (during the last half of lunch) BEFORE they will be allowed to schedule an individual appointment with their counselor regarding college/scholarship information. Multiple days per week during all lunches will be available.
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship HOPE Scholarship: 3.0 academic GPA, covers approximately 90% of tuition Zell Miller scholarship: 3.7 academic GPA—covers 100% of tuition SAT 1200 combined CR and Math SAT, or 26 ACT composite GPA’s are NOT rounded for HOPE eligibility! HOPE GPA is calculated using academic courses only. Official HOPE GPA: GAcollege411.org Georgia Student Finance Commission’s official calculations The most current information about changes to HOPE can be found at: http://www.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/ HOPE_Program/_default.aspx
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Other ScholarshipsCounseling Website: Under Construction! There will be a tab specifically dedicated to new scholarship information PTSA scholarship opportunity DON’T PAY TO SEARCH OR VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS www.fastweb.com, www.collegescholarships.com, www.gacollege411.org, and MANY OTHERS! The amount of scholarship money awarded is directly proportional to the amount of time spent searching and applying
College Applications/Transcripts2 ways to request a transcript: • Fill out official transcript request form located in the Counseling office o $3.00 fee, requires 2-3 days for processing • www.gacollege411.org • In-State institutions only • No fee, processed more quickly and no mailing time