Senior Parent Meeting   Class of 2013     August 7, 2012   Etowah High School
WELCOMEMrs. Tonya Sebring,Assistant Principal
Etowah High School PTSA   President: Mrs. Viviana Morrison
Etowah Administration       Principal:     Mr. Keith L. Ball   Assistant Principals:Mr. Robert VanAlstyne(A-D) Mrs. Tonya ...
Etowah Counseling Staff Mrs. Jessica Whitley        (A-D)         11th grade activities Mrs. Ashley Hall            (E-K...
Etowah Websitehttp://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/etowah-hs/default.aspx
B.A.L.D. Eagle Program Mrs. Penny Valle, Assistant Principal
Senior Yearbook       Information Ms. Cindy Baxter, Yearbook Advisor
Herff-Jones Mr. Keith Foust, Representative
Class of 2013 andSenior Project Information Mrs. Lori Crawley   Senior Class Sponsor   Senior Project Coordinator
WEBSITE• BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!• http://mysite.cherokee.k12.ga.us/personal/  lori_crawley/site/default.aspx
From the Counseling Office:  Ashley Hall, Lead 12th Grade Counselor
Requirements for 2013 GraduatesCore Course Requirements              Elective Requirements• 4 Units of English            ...
Recovery Options for Failed                CoursesCredit Connect                    Polaris Evening School• APEX Computer ...
Recovery Options for Failed                CoursesSummer School                 Online Options (BYU, GAVS, etc.)• Recover ...
Graduation Requirements: TestingGraduation Writing Test (no exceptions)English/LA GHSGT OR 9th Lit OR American Lit EOCT...
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...
Attendance Policy Absences/Excuses (parent/guardian, doctor, etc.) must be  handled in the attendance office within 5 day...
Family Portal Don’t forget that you have access to your  student’s:   Grades   Attendance   Schedule Problems/Trouble...
New for Class of 2013:             Senior Procedures Info will be presented to all Senior English classes 8/17 and 8/20 ...
HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship HOPE Scholarship:    3.0 academic GPA, covers approximately 90% of tuition Zell Miller...
www.gacollege411.org   Georgia College 411   http://gacollege411.org/
Other ScholarshipsCounseling Website: Under Construction!   There will be a tab specifically dedicated to new scholarshi...
College Applications/Transcripts2 ways to request a transcript:  • Fill out official transcript request form located in t...
Final Thoughts Mr. Keith L. Ball, Principal
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  1. 1. Senior Parent Meeting Class of 2013 August 7, 2012 Etowah High School
  2. 2. WELCOMEMrs. Tonya Sebring,Assistant Principal
  3. 3. Etowah High School PTSA  President: Mrs. Viviana Morrison
  4. 4. Etowah Administration Principal: Mr. Keith L. Ball Assistant Principals:Mr. Robert VanAlstyne(A-D) Mrs. Tonya Sebring (E-K) Mrs. Penny Valle (L-Q) Mr. Dan Snipes (R-Z)
  5. 5. Etowah Counseling Staff Mrs. Jessica Whitley (A-D) 11th grade activities Mrs. Ashley Hall (E-K) 12th grade activities Mrs. Lisa Shull (L-Q) 9th grade activities Ms. Kelly Brangan (R-Z) 10th grade activities Counseling Front Office: Mrs. Otter Peabody Mrs. Cindy Umberger
  6. 6. Etowah Websitehttp://www.cherokee.k12.ga.us/Schools/etowah-hs/default.aspx
  7. 7. B.A.L.D. Eagle Program Mrs. Penny Valle, Assistant Principal
  8. 8. Senior Yearbook Information Ms. Cindy Baxter, Yearbook Advisor
  9. 9. Herff-Jones Mr. Keith Foust, Representative
  10. 10. Class of 2013 andSenior Project Information Mrs. Lori Crawley  Senior Class Sponsor  Senior Project Coordinator
  11. 11. WEBSITE• BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!• http://mysite.cherokee.k12.ga.us/personal/ lori_crawley/site/default.aspx
  12. 12. From the Counseling Office:  Ashley Hall, Lead 12th Grade Counselor
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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!
  16. 16. Graduation Requirements: TestingGraduation Writing Test (no exceptions)English/LA GHSGT OR 9th Lit OR American Lit EOCTMath GHSGT OR Math 1/Algebra OR Math 2/ Geometry EOCTScience GHSGT OR Biology OR Physical Science EOCTSocial 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. Family Portal Don’t forget that you have access to your student’s:  Grades  Attendance  Schedule Problems/Troubleshooting:  Email: parent.support@cherokee.k12.ga.us  Please include: – Your name – Student’s name – School currently attending
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. www.gacollege411.org Georgia College 411 http://gacollege411.org/
  23. 23. Other ScholarshipsCounseling 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
  24. 24. College Applications/Transcripts2 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
  25. 25. Final Thoughts Mr. Keith L. Ball, Principal

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