CLASS OF 2014
SENIOR PARENT INFORMATION MEETING
Presented by
Marietta High School
Professional School Counseling Departmen...
Professional Counselor
Assignments
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•
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•

A-Dr
Ds-Kh
Ki-Ra
Rb-Z
PLC

Ms. Joann Kinlaw
Ms. Chenedra Corbin
Mrs. Nancy H...
Olympian Contact Information
Linda Turner, Adviser
lturner@marietta-city.k12.ga.us
• Yearbooks are $85 for the rest of fir...
Herff Jones
•

September 10, 2013--Senior Class Meeting to distribute Cap & Gown & Graduation
Announcement Ordering Packet...
Is Your Student Interested in
College Athletics?
Two Governing Bodies
• NAIA – National Association of Intercollegiate Ath...
DO YOU KNOW
WHAT THE
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS
ARE?
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
The requirements below represent minimal courses needed for high school graduation. Some academic ...
How Will I Know if
My Student is on Track?
Senior Exit Interviews for seniors will be completed
by Thanksgiving.
 Indica...
What Do You Need to
Know About Graduation?
Graduation requirements
Exit exams
--All students must pass the Georgia High ...
HEADED
IN THE
RIGHT DIRECTION
Post Secondary Options
Can Include
Traditional 4-year schools
2 year colleges for associates degree or to
transfer to a...
Factors to Consider When
Choosing a College
Major or Program of study
Location and Environment
Includes housing opportun...
How Do I Learn More About Schools?
Research
Meet with College Reps when they visit
On-site campus visits

Open houses ...
How Do Colleges Choose Who Will
Be Accepted?
High school academic record and course rigor
SAT/ACT scores
Essays
Recomm...
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket!

Students need to apply to more than one school
•Typically students apply to 3-5 s...
Parental Stumbling Blocks

Dictating exactly where your student must apply and
attend
Completing your student’s applicat...
The

College and
Scholarship
Application Process
Secure applications from colleges either online or by the
traditional method (on-line is preferred)
Apply early and orga...
College Application Process
Transcripts for in-state schools should be requested electronically
through GAcollge411.org. ...
College Application Process
Obtain the application
•on-line (preferred method)
 print application copy for your records
...
Letters of Recommendation
Request letters of recommendation from:
--teachers, advisors, coaches, counselors, and/or
emplo...
Resume
This document will give your prospective
admissions office or employers an idea of who you
are
Sample subjects to...
SCHOLARSHIPS
AND
HOPE
How Do I Find $$ for
College?
 Scholarship Link on MHS Counseling Web Page
 Research
 Handouts in Senior Advisements
 ...
Scholarship Search
Services
We follow the guidelines set forth by the
Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC)
and recom...
Georgia’s HOPE Program
Zell Miller Scholarship—
 Must earn a 3.7 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in
all English, math, sci...
HOPE Scholarship- Must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for
all English, math, science, social studies, and
fore...
All three HOPE programs will require students to:
 Be a legal resident of Georgia
 Be registered with Selective Service...
How to Check Your
Current HOPE GPA

• Go to www.gacollege411.org
• From Home Page, go to “Your HOPE
GPA” in right panel
• ...
Miscellaneous
Events to Look for Senior Year
PROBE College Fairs
--September 23, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Meeting...
Marietta High to Host
College Probe Fair!!
Date:
Time:
Place:

Monday, September 23, 2013
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mariet...
Senior Financial Aid Night
Date: January 14, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend
with their...
Test Reminders
SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests
www.collegeboard.org
ACT
www.actstudent.org
Final Thoughts
• Apply early
• Encourage independence
• Enjoy your seniors as much as we have
enjoyed working with them
Questions???

Ask
Now!!!
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Class of 2014 Senior Parent Night

  1. 1. CLASS OF 2014 SENIOR PARENT INFORMATION MEETING Presented by Marietta High School Professional School Counseling Department
  2. 2. Professional Counselor Assignments • • • • • A-Dr Ds-Kh Ki-Ra Rb-Z PLC Ms. Joann Kinlaw Ms. Chenedra Corbin Mrs. Nancy Hill Mrs. Betsy Alpert Ms. BJ Smith
  3. 3. Olympian Contact Information Linda Turner, Adviser lturner@marietta-city.k12.ga.us • Yearbooks are $85 for the rest of first semester. The price goes to $100 Second Semester. Payment plans are available!!! • Parents may purchase yearbooks online at www.balfour.com ($1.00 fee added). • Senior Ad (Memory Page) Contracts are due September 30 (payment plans available) • Senior Pictures: Students must call Prestige Portraits (Lifetouch) @ 770424-3002 to schedule their sitting prior to October 13
  4. 4. Herff Jones • September 10, 2013--Senior Class Meeting to distribute Cap & Gown & Graduation Announcement Ordering Packets • Cap & Gown & Announcements Ordering Dates • September 16, 2013 • October 02, 2013 • October 3, 2013 • December 17, 2013 • Cap & Gown & Announcement Delivery Dates • March 4, 2014 • April 10, 2014 • April 28, 2014 • Contact Information: 770-795-1626 • Website:www.herffatlanta.com • Buy your gowns early!!!! Prices will increase throughout the year!
  5. 5. Is Your Student Interested in College Athletics? Two Governing Bodies • NAIA – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics – no national clearinghouse, simple requirements www.naia.org • NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic Association – requires potential Div 1 and 2 student athletes to register at ncaaclearinghouse.com Please note that it is the parent’s or student’s responsibility to register See Paul Hall, MHS Athletic Director, for more information 770-428-2631, Ext. 2241 Room A224
  6. 6. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ARE?
  7. 7. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS The requirements below represent minimal courses needed for high school graduation. Some academic programs of study or diploma options require additional units of credit beyond the minimal requirements listed. For example, IB Diploma requires a minimum of 27.5 credits. Students must also pass the Georgia High School Writing Exam and the four parts of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests or the corresponding EOCT. Subject English Math Science Units 4 4 4 Social Studies 3 CTAE, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts Health/Personal Fitness 3 Electives Total ½ unit each 4 23 Required Courses 1 unit of American Literature or AP Language Courses vary 1 unit Physical Science or Physics 1 unit of Biology 1 unit of Chemistry or Environmental Science or AP Science 4th Science may be used to meet both elective and science requirements 1 unit World History 1 unit U.S. History ½ unit Economics ½ unit American Government or Civics This area can be a combination
  8. 8. How Will I Know if My Student is on Track? Senior Exit Interviews for seniors will be completed by Thanksgiving.  Indicates what credits are completed and what credits remain to be passed during the senior year
  9. 9. What Do You Need to Know About Graduation? Graduation requirements Exit exams --All students must pass the Georgia High School Writing exam --Students must pass one EOCT from each subject area or the corresponding Georgia High School Graduation Test. High honor graduates GPA is 4.0 and above Honor Graduates GPA 3.5-3.99 Graduation date: Saturday, May 24, 2014 Graduation practice: May 21-23, 2014 --Attendance is mandatory
  10. 10. HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
  11. 11. Post Secondary Options Can Include Traditional 4-year schools 2 year colleges for associates degree or to transfer to a 4-year college/university Technical Colleges Professional Training Programs Military Work Which is appropriate for your student?
  12. 12. Factors to Consider When Choosing a College Major or Program of study Location and Environment Includes housing opportunities In-state vs. Out-of-state Public vs. Private Size of School Extra-curricular activities offered
  13. 13. How Do I Learn More About Schools? Research Meet with College Reps when they visit On-site campus visits Open houses sponsored by colleges Internet www.GACollege411.org  if password is lost, have students to see their advisor or contact Mrs. McCormick, the school registrar. Attend College Probe Fair at Marietta High School Attend other college fairs in the area
  14. 14. How Do Colleges Choose Who Will Be Accepted? High school academic record and course rigor SAT/ACT scores Essays Recommendations Special Abilities Service to school or community Extracurricular activities Interview Neatness and accuracy of application
  15. 15. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket! Students need to apply to more than one school •Typically students apply to 3-5 schools •Dream Schools – may not get in, but is their top choice •Reach Schools—student stands a good chance of admission •Safety School – backup plan in case they need it.
  16. 16. Parental Stumbling Blocks Dictating exactly where your student must apply and attend Completing your student’s applications. Colleges can usually tell the difference. Doing all the work for your student doesn’t teach him/her the coping skills needed for college or in life!
  17. 17. The College and Scholarship Application Process
  18. 18. Secure applications from colleges either online or by the traditional method (on-line is preferred) Apply early and organize deadlines Gather application fees Request letters of recommendation Create resume Compose essays Make copies of everything you send out
  19. 19. College Application Process Transcripts for in-state schools should be requested electronically through GAcollge411.org. There is no charge. Students should see their advisors or Mrs. McCormick if passwords are lost. Request out-of-state transcripts using the transcript request form, found in the counseling office. •Hard copies of official transcripts must be requested in writing. •Students receive three free paper transcripts. Each additional transcript will cost $2. See your counselor if your college requires a counselor/school evaluation form. Bring the form or send the link to our e-mail account. The Professional Counseling Department does not mail applications. The Professional Counseling Department mails counselor evaluation forms unless we are asked not to. Only the FINAL transcript is mailed from the Marietta High School Guidance office.
  20. 20. College Application Process Obtain the application •on-line (preferred method)  print application copy for your records •at Probe Fairs •through the college admissions office Complete the application •early! Your goal should be to apply by Thanksgiving •neatly and free or errors •thoroughly •in blue or black ink, if handwritten Send test scores from ACT or College Board (many schools will not accept unofficial copies)
  21. 21. Letters of Recommendation Request letters of recommendation from: --teachers, advisors, coaches, counselors, and/or employers Submit student profile or resume Double check application instructions. If the school does not ask for a letter of recommendation, then don’t send one! Request at least two weeks in advance --Follow up with a reminder --Make sure letters are signed
  22. 22. Resume This document will give your prospective admissions office or employers an idea of who you are Sample subjects to include: --Education --Activities --Sports --Clubs --Employment --Community Service --Awards and Achievements
  23. 23. SCHOLARSHIPS AND HOPE
  24. 24. How Do I Find $$ for College?  Scholarship Link on MHS Counseling Web Page  Research  Handouts in Senior Advisements  Colleges and Financial Aid Offices  FAFSA and CSS Profile  Websites --www.fastweb.com --www.gacollege411.org for special state and federal grants.
  25. 25. Scholarship Search Services We follow the guidelines set forth by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) and recommend that you DO NOT use a scholarship search service. The same resources that you will be charged in excess of $500 are available for free.
  26. 26. Georgia’s HOPE Program Zell Miller Scholarship—  Must earn a 3.7 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in all English, math, science, social studies and foreign language coursework attempted between grades 9-12 and at least a 1200 on the Math and Reading/Verbal portions of the SAT in one test administration or score at least a 26 composite score on the ACT OR Graduate as the Valedictorian or Salutatorian and meet the requirements of the HOPE Scholarship
  27. 27. HOPE Scholarship- Must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale for all English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language coursework in the high school curriculum HOPE Grant—available to students who are seeking a technical certificate or diploma, regardless of student’s high school grade point average or gradation date.
  28. 28. All three HOPE programs will require students to:  Be a legal resident of Georgia  Be registered with Selective Service, if male  Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990  Meet HOPE’s US citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements  Attend an eligible Georgia school To see the full list of program requirements, visit www.gacollege411.org
  29. 29. How to Check Your Current HOPE GPA • Go to www.gacollege411.org • From Home Page, go to “Your HOPE GPA” in right panel • Create your account • Follow directions to get your HOPE GPA.
  30. 30. Miscellaneous
  31. 31. Events to Look for Senior Year PROBE College Fairs --September 23, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Financial Aid Meeting --January 14, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (this is a change from the date on the Senior Calendar sent out earlier this year) College Representatives at MHS College Visits
  32. 32. Marietta High to Host College Probe Fair!! Date: Time: Place: Monday, September 23, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Marietta High Performance Gym There will be over 100 representatives from four- and two-year colleges and universities, technical schools, and business schools There will be a representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) Find out more about application requirements, financial aid, scholarships, campus life, and housing
  33. 33. Senior Financial Aid Night Date: January 14, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend with their students Guest presenter from the Georgia Student Finance Commission Topics Covered --FAFSA Application Process --Financial Aid
  34. 34. Test Reminders SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests www.collegeboard.org ACT www.actstudent.org
  35. 35. Final Thoughts • Apply early • Encourage independence • Enjoy your seniors as much as we have enjoyed working with them
  36. 36. Questions??? Ask Now!!!

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