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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Course Requirements• Academic Areas Minimum Credits Required• English 4• Mathematics 4 (one of which must be Algebra I or its equivalent, oneof which must be Geometry or its equivalent)• Science 3 (one credit must be Biology I or its equivalent)• Social Studies 3 (1.0 World History/1.0 American History/.5 Economics /.5 American Government)• Personal Fitness .5• Physical Education .5• Fine/Performing Art 1• Electives 8 (Two or more credits in the same foreign language isstrongly recommended and is required for entranceinto a Florida university). Electives can includeadditional English, math, science and social studiesclasses.Total Credits for Graduation: 24
The state of Florida requires:A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average toreceive a diploma.FCAT - STATE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTSStudents must earn passing scores on the Grade 10FCAT 2.0 Reading (or scores that are concordantwith the passing scores on the Grade 10 FCAT 2.0Reading)GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS(cont.)
HONOR GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS(24 CREDIT GRADUATES)• Determined at the end of 7th Semester• Cum Laude= 4.0-4.19; Magna Cum Laude=4.2-4.49;Summa Cum Laude=4.5+• 19 Credits– 3.5 English credits– 3.5 Social Studies Credits– 3.5 Math Credits– 3.5 Science Credits– 1.5 Foreign Language Credits (Same Language)– 3.5 Elective CreditsSeniors must complete the course/course levelthrough the eighth semester.
IMPORTANCE OF SENIOR YEARCOURSE SELECTION• AP, AICE , Honors, Regular• Rigor of Core Courses• Disciplined Program of Study• Acceptance is Conditional Based onFinal Transcript• High School GPA Recalculated ByUniversity Admissions
PREP TESTING• SAT: www.sat.collegeboard.comTest Date: June 1; Registration deadline: May 7• ACT: www.actstudent.orgTest Date: June 8; Registration deadline: May 3• Niceville High School CEEB code: 101-232• PERT: Northwest Florida State College or NHS• College Corner—NHS Media Center• Online study siteso www.Number2.com;o www.satexamprep.como www.INeedAPencil.com• Local Workshops
HIGH SCHOOL TOPOST-SECONDARY RESOURCES• Niceville High School SeniorNewsletter• Bright Futures Information• College Credit Programs– AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, CLEP• College Costs• SUS Admissions Information• Talented 20 Program• NCAA Academic Eligibility
BEYOND HIGH SCHOOLColleges and UniversitiesColleges: no post-graduateUniversities: graduateCommunity and Junior CollegesTwo year degrees, certificatesTrade, Technical and Business SchoolsCertificates, diplomasMilitary/ROTC /Academy AppointmentsMilitary Service Pathways
FSU ADMISSIONS CLASS OF2013• Over 29,000 applications received• Recomputed Academic GPA: 3.7 – 4.3 weighted• ACT Composite: 26 – 30• SAT (includes Writing score): 1740-1960• 92.5% had at least a 3.5 recomputed academicGPA; did not go below 3.0 for consideration• Over 50% were enrolled in Calculus• 44% had at least 4 years of a foreign language• 93% were enrolled in an advanced curriculum
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS• Florida Public Universities•Apply online at college’s/university’s website• Transcripts sent electronicallyoTranscripts for Fall AdmissionsoDual Enrollment Transcripts• High School Resume•Recommendations•Essay•Deadlines!!!• Common Application at www.commonapp.org
COLLEGE VISITS Narrow college selections Organize! Make college visits –• Juniors are permitted 1 day for college visits• Seniors are permitted 2 days for college visits• College visits count as school leave Pre-approved College Visit Form• Pick-up form prior to college visit• College Representative must sign form to verify your attendance• Parent must include an absence note with the date the student wasat the college visit• Form and note must be returned to Attendance within 5 days ofcollege visit to have Unexcused Absence changed to School Leave Contact College Admissions Office• Schedule a tour of the campus, dorms, activity centers• Parents need to schedule an appointment with the Financial AidOffice
VISIT THE SCHOOL WEBSITEWWW.NICEVILLEHIGHSCHOOL.ORG
FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES• Early Qualification at the end of the 7thsemester• Final qualification at the end of 8thsemester.• Community Service/Volunteer Form• Must Register Online (Registration beginsDec 1 of the student’s senior year) atwww.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org• FAFSA is Required
Florida Academic Scholars• Private Institution- Hourly rate percredit hour oftuition at a publicinstitution• 3.5 Weighted GPA• 16 Credits– 4 English– 4 Mathematics– 3 Natural Science– 3 Social Science– 2 Foreign Language• 100 hrs. CommunityService• SAT – 1290+• ACT – 29+• Public Institution- Hourly rate percredit hour fortuition
Florida Medallion Scholars• Public Institution– Hourly rate per credithour for tuition• Private Institution- Hourly rate per credithour of tuition at a publicinstitution• 3.0 Weighted GPA• 16 Credits – Same asAcademic Scholars• 75 Hours CommunityService• SAT – 1170+• ACT – 26+
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Public Institution- Hourly rate per credithour of tuition at apublic institution Private Institution- Hourly rate per credithour of tuition at apublic institution Up to 72 credit hours inAS, AAS, CCC, orPSAV’s Up to 60 credit hours inin ATD’s• 3.0 Weighted GPA from CoreCourses listed below• 3.5 Un-weighted GPA inminimum of 3 vocational courses• 30 Hours Community Service• 16 Core courses– 4 English– 4 Mathematics (including Alg. I)– 3 Natural Science– 3 Social Science– 1 Practical/Performing Arts– ½ Life Management Skills– ½ Personal Fitness– 3 Vocational Program• SAT – V=440; Math=440• ACT – E=17; R=18; M=19• PERT – Reading=104; Writing=99;Math=113
FINANCIAL AID Online applications for FAFSA and state financial aid– plus online status checks Description of financial aid programs available Institution-specific scholarship links and nationalscholarship search Watch for FAFSA Deadlines at your selectedinstitutions. Deadline for Florida public schools isMarch 15. Florida Bright Futures Registration: December 1 ofstudent’s senior year.
FAFSA vs. BRIGHT FUTURES FAFSA is based entirely on the student’s andparent’s income-GPA and test scores are nota part of the initial equation Bright Futures is a merit based scholarshipawarded to the student for their GPA,Community Service, and Test scores Minimum college GPA may be required torenew certain scholarships and grants.
IMPORTANT WEBSITES• Niceville High School:Niceville High School.org• Scholarships, Military Aid, Grants, Financial Aidcalculators: FinAid.org• Scholarship Search Engine: FastWeb.com• FAFSA4Caster: FederalStudentAid.ed.gov• FAFSA: FAFSA.ed.gov
WRAPPING IT UP!•Active Grades Matter;•ACT/SAT June Tests;•Understand your current Bright Futures GPAand profile;•Visit Technical/Trade Schools, CommunityColleges and Universities over the Summer;•Develop High School Resume prior to Senioryear;•Maintain a Rigor of Balanced, SeniorCurriculum.