GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS• Course Requirements• Academic Areas Minimum Credits Required• English 4• Mathematics 4 (requirements vary by date of entry into 9th grade)*• Science 3 (two Lab Sciences – all NHS Sciences include labs)*• 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 is strongly recommended and is required for entrance into a Florida university). Electives can include additional English, math, science and social studies classes. Total Credits for Graduation: 24
The state of Florida requires:A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average toreceive a diploma.FCAT - STATE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTSBY YEAR OF ENTRY INTO 9TH GRADE can befound at http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdf/fcatpass.pdf .Students entering 9th grade in 2009-2010 orprior must complete one credit in Algebra I orhigher.
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 Credits Seniors must complete the course/course level through the eighth semester.
Importance of Senior Year Course Selection• AP, AICE , Honors, Regular• Rigor of Core Courses• Disciplined Program of Study• Acceptance is Conditional Based on Final Transcripts• High School GPA Recalculated By University Admissions
Prep Testing• SAT: www.sat.collegeboard.com Test Date: June 2; Registration deadline: May 8• ACT: www.actstudent.org Test Date: June 9; Registration deadline: May 4• Niceville High School CEEB code: 101-232• FCPT (PERT): Northwest Florida State College or NHS• College Corner—NHS Media Center• Online study sites – www.Number2.com; – www.studyhall.com; – www.satexamprep.com – www.INeedAPencil.com• Local Workshops
High School to Post-Secondary Resources• Niceville High School Senior Newsletter• Bright Futures Information• College Credit Programs – AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, CLEP• College Costs• SUS Admissions Information• Talented 20 Program• NCAA Academic Eligibility
Visit the School Websitewww.NicevilleHighSchool.org
Beyond High SchoolColleges and Universities Colleges: no post-graduate Universities: graduateCommunity and Junior Colleges Two year degrees, certificatesTrade, Technical and Business Schools Certificates, diplomasMilitary/ROTC /Academy Appointments Military Service Pathways
College Application Process• Florida Public Universities • Apply online at college’s/university’s website • Transcripts sent electronically •Transcripts for Fall Admissions •Dual Enrollment Transcripts• High School Resume•Recommendations•Essay•Deadlines!!!• Common Application at www.commonapp.org
College Visits/Deadlines• Narrow college selections• Organize!• Make college visits – Juniors are permitted 1 day for college visits; Seniors are permitted 2 days for college visits (count as school leave)• Watch deadlines for applications, scholarships, financial aid, housing etc.• Apply for scholarships/financial aid
www.FACTS.org• DOE site loaded with information!• E-Pep account • User ID and Password is available from Mrs. Campbell in Guidance • Updated information may be required • Answer Security questions • Log off to save updates/changes• High school academic evaluations• Florida Bright Futures information• College Admission requirements• College transcripts/grades• Links to Florida Colleges and Universities• Much More!
Let’s look at ePEP•Log-in and Password required
Florida Bright Futures• Early Qualification at the end of the 7th semester• Final qualification at the end of 8th semester.• Community Service/Volunteer Form• Must Register Online (Registration begins Dec 1 of the senior year) at www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org• FAFSA is Required
Florida Academic Scholars• Public Institution - Hourly rate per • 3.5 Weighted GPA credit hour for • 16 Credits tuition – 4 English – 4 Mathematics – 3 Natural Science – 3 Social Science – 2 Foreign Language• Private Institution • 100 hrs. Community Service - Hourly rate per • SAT – 1280+ credit hour of • ACT – 28+ tuition at a public institution
Florida Medallion Scholars• Public Institution – Hourly rate per credit hour for tuition • 3.0 Weighted GPA • 16 Credits – Same as Academic Scholars• Private Institution • 75 Hours Community - Hourly rate per credit Service hour of tuition at a public • SAT – 1020+ institution • ACT – 22+
Florida Gold Seal Vocational • 3.0 Weighted GPA from Core Courses• Public Institution • 3.5 Un-weighted GPA in minimum – Hourly rate per of 3 vocational courses • 30 Hours Community Service credit hour for • 16 Core courses tuition – 4 English – 4 Mathematics (including Alg. I)• Private Institution – 3 Natural Science – 3 Social Science - Hourly rate per – 1 Practical/Performing Arts credit hour of tuition – ½ Life Management Skills at a public institution – ½ Personal Fitness – 3 Vocational Program • SAT – V=440; Math=440• 90 hours duration • ACT – E=17; R=18; M=19 for scholarship • PERT – Reading=83; Sentence Skills=83; Algebra=72
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 national scholarship search• Watch for FAFSA Deadlines at your selected institutions. Deadline for Florida public schools is March 15.• Florida Bright Futures Website Frequently Asked Questions: www.MyFloridaEducation.com/brfuture
FAFSA vs. Bright Futures• FAFSA is based entirely on the student’s and parent’s income-GPA and test scores are not a part of the equation• Bright Futures is a merit based scholarship awarded to the student for their GPA and Test scores
IMPORTANT WEBSITES• Niceville High School: Niceville High School.org• FACTS.ORG (ePEP)• 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.