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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
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  • 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 - $$ money is in jeopardy if they don’t. TIME LIMIT - 5
  • What does that mean? Just because you are ACCEPTED doesn’t necessarily mean you will be attending. Don’t forget to do the important things when making your decisions.
  • Have a counselor talk about the differences IF student can be accepted to university level, APPLY – use CC as backup plan if needed. Mention – handout Your bac degree will not state “but he started at community college” Cost difference TIME LIMIT - 5
  • Have SAT/ACT Dates handout Have practice sites handout Have flyer for Zaps handout Most colleges have their own Math Placement Test Explain fee waivers – Have handout on requirements TIME LIMIT 5
  • Sheila to add points
  • Show bulletin – have handout (? Copy last few pages of show me the money?) Applications – some mail, turn back in to us, apply on line Websites – have handout Colleges – Must visit on web Begin Early – Spring is too late Stackable – explain how they stack, tell how colleges will take away loans first, then grants Financial need – explain how mine received $$ 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
  • Class of 2011

    1. 1. CLASS OF 2011 SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT FOR PARENTS! Power Point presentation packets are available in the lobby of the auditorium.
    2. 2. <ul><li>GENERAL INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>COLLEGE ADMISSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNITY COLLEGE VS. UNIVERSITY </li></ul><ul><li>COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTING </li></ul><ul><li>SCHOLARSHIPS </li></ul><ul><li>FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID </li></ul><ul><li>GRADUATION </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>Class of 2011 Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>722 Seniors </li></ul><ul><li>The Top 25% of class currently have 3.75 GPA or higher </li></ul><ul><li>The Top 15% of class currently have a 4.02 GPA or higher </li></ul><ul><li>The Top 5% of class currently have a 4.55 GPA or higher </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>In-state University requirements: </li></ul><ul><li>ASU/NAU </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rank in the top 25% of your class OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have a 3.0 GPA or better in the 16 core courses OR </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Score a 22 on the ACT or 1040 on the SAT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarship Priority Deadline for ASU Feb. 1st. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ASU has separate application for the Barretts Honor College-Priority Deadline date is Dec. 1 st ! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NAU automatically offers Honors admission based on their criteria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> Students should APPLY by their October break! </li></ul></ul></ul>COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
    5. 5. <ul><li>U OF A </li></ul><ul><li>For unconditional admission, an applicant must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rank in the top 25% overall grade point average or higher in the 16 core courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have no course deficiencies as prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All other students are “conditional” and are reviewed on a holistic approach which includes test scores, GPA, class rank and essay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No additional application for acceptance into The U of A Honors College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students should APPLY by October break! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES </li></ul><ul><li>Open Admissions Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Apply in 2 nd semester </li></ul><ul><li>AT </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    7. 7. PRIVATE AND OUT OF STATE COLLEGES <ul><li>Check college website for admission requirements. Each school may be different. </li></ul><ul><li>When to apply – Check each schools’ website – these vary significantly! </li></ul><ul><li>Common Application </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE AN INSTATE BACKUP PLAN!! </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>CUSD College Night will be on 9/22/10 at HAMILTON HIGH SCHOOL 6:30pm-8:30pm. </li></ul><ul><li>College Fairs – Sept - Oct </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Campus, each one has a different personality and different characteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Keep applying for scholarships – lack of finances is the #1 reason why students decide not to attend their preferred college. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply first, get accepted, complete financial aid/scholarship applications, THEN decide where to attend. </li></ul>
    9. 9.
    10. 10. COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS <ul><li>SAT Reasoning Test (handout) </li></ul><ul><li>SAT Subject Tests </li></ul><ul><li>ACT (handout) </li></ul><ul><li>Community College Placement Test </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone attending ASU must take a Math Placement Test – to be given by the University on the web. </li></ul><ul><li>Fee waivers available – apply for Free & Reduced Lunch </li></ul>
    11. 11. DISABILITY RESOURCES <ul><li>There Are Support Services Available for Students Who Have Disabilities at Every College! </li></ul><ul><li>Note taking assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Extended time taking tests </li></ul><ul><li>Test taking in a small or quiet environment </li></ul><ul><li>Disability resource tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized computer programs/labs </li></ul><ul><li>AT HHS CONTACT SHEILA DUFRAINE </li></ul><ul><li>883-5084 </li></ul>
    12. 12. SCHOLARSHIPS <ul><li>Applications available in Career Center and will be available on line at </li></ul><ul><li>Websites to check out (handout) </li></ul><ul><li>College Website </li></ul><ul><li>Begin Early! </li></ul><ul><li>Most are Stackable (AIMS is not) </li></ul><ul><li>AIMS changes </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Need vs. Financial Need according to FAFSA </li></ul>
    13. 13. Scholarships - Qualifications <ul><li>Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>GPA </li></ul><ul><li>High School Rank </li></ul><ul><li>Overcame Obstacles </li></ul><ul><li>First Generation (neither parent has 4 year degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>College Major </li></ul><ul><li>Dependents of Military </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level </li></ul><ul><li>CHECK OUT ASU OBAMA SCHOLARS PROGRAM! </li></ul><ul><li>CHECK OUT U OF A ASSURANCE PROGRAM! </li></ul>
    14. 14. FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID <ul><li>Apply AFTER January 1 st senior year. If you apply before that, it will be discarded. Update annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the boxes that you are “interested” in Student Loans/Parent Loans </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Night – will be in January – Date TBD </li></ul><ul><li>College Goal Sunday – Date TBD – typically Saturday and Sunday following SuperBowl </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful of SCAMS!! Do not pay anyone to “help” you receive scholarships – we do that for FREE at Hamilton High! </li></ul>
    15. 15. A few things to Remember…. <ul><li>Do not PAY anyone to help you with scholarships, FAFSA or college applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Give teachers 2 weeks notice for Letter of Recommendations! </li></ul><ul><li>Students should give the registrar 2 weeks notice to send out officical transcripts! Students Responsibility! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – it’s up to your student to WATCH DEADLINE DATES! </li></ul>
    16. 16. GRADUATION 6/1/11 <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Graduation Honors <ul><li>National Honor Society </li></ul><ul><li>Distinguished Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>High Honors </li></ul><ul><li>Honors </li></ul><ul><li>SEE PAGE 12 OF THE STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR SPECIFIC CRITERIA </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>QUESTIONS??? </li></ul>