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1 11 th Grade Classroom Guidance Lesson CHS Professional School Counselors

2 School Counseling Standards Academic Development (A) Standard B: Student will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post secondary options, including college. A:B2 Plan to Achieve Goals Career Development (C) Standard A: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions. C:A1 Develop Career Awareness

3 Essential Question How do I put my post-secondary plan into action?

4 Let s talk about Post-graduation plans Post-secondary options Admissions requirements versus graduation requirements SAT/ACT/COMPASS/ASVAB Graduation tests/ EOCT s College admissions process Financial aid resources (HOPE) Explore & save three post-secondary options

5 Did you know.. 85% of the workforce requires some type of post high school education/training - 20% of these jobs require 4-year degrees - 65% of these jobs require a 2-year degree, a technical certificate or diploma or some other type of training 15% of the workforce requires only a high school diploma

6 Post-secondary opportunities Employment Military Apprenticeship/Trade School Technical school 2-year college 4-year college/university

7 Employment Requirements: résumé, application and interview Average Annual Income: $33,176 Sign up for an appointment in the Career Center to create a resume and get help looking for a job.

8 Military Requirements: high school transcript, ASVAB, speak with a military recruiter Annual Income: $16,794 35,881 (based on base military pay years 1-4 of enlistment, averaged by varied pay grade /promotion levels) Interested in joining the military? Pick up information in the School Counseling office Contact a local recruiter Army Navy Marines Air Force National Coast Guard Guard

9 What does college mean? College means any type of education after high school: Apprenticeship/Trade School Technical College 2 year college 4 year college/university

10 Apprenticeship/Trade School Requirements: Vary- may include high school transcript, application Average Annual Income: $24,000 $50,000 Apprenticeship/Trade School Info in Atlanta Area: Types of careers (examples): Skilled Laborer- Electrician, Welder, Trucker, Road Builder, Carpenter, Mason Cosmetologist/Hairstylist

11 Technical College Requirements: high school transcript, application, COMPASS Average Annual Income: $37,000 Technical College in the Atlanta area: Chattahoochee Technical College Types of programs (examples): Certificate - Automotive Body Repair Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Tax Preparation Specialist Diploma Accounting, Cosmetology, Practical Nursing Associate Degree Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Care and Education, Sport and Recreation Management

12 2-year College Requirements: high school transcript, application, COMPASS, or SAT/ACT Average Annual Income: $40,000 2-year Schools in the Atlanta area: Georgia Perimeter Georgia Highlands You can earn an Associate s Degree from a 2-year college or technical college and then transfer to a 4- year college/university to complete a Bachelor s Degree.

13 4-year college/university Requirements for all: high school transcript, SAT/ACT, application Requirements for some: recommendation letters, essay, SAT Subject Test(s) Average Annual Income: $54,000 Two (2) units of a Foreign Language and advanced mathematics are required for admission to most 4-year colleges/universities. Some require or recommend three (3) units of a foreign language.

14 Graduation vs. Admissions Requirements Graduation (minimum) Determined by Georgia Department of Education Tracked by you, your teachers, and your school counselor Needed before you earn a diploma you get it, you graduate Must pass all the GHSGT or equivalent EOCT Admissions (above & beyond) Determined by the individual college Tracked by you it is your responsibility to find out what the school wants Needed before you can be admitted no guarantees for admissions Must take SAT or ACT or COMPASS

15 What test works for me? ACT 5 sections (math, English, science, reading and writing) No penalty for guessing 36 maximum score Achievement test SAT 3 sections (math, reading, and writing) Points deducted for incorrect answers 2400 maximum score Aptitude test Most colleges will accept either test. These tests are only required for admissions to four year colleges. Students can take both. See your school counselor for test prep resources!

16 Other tests I may need COMPASS Placement exam required for entrance to two year and technical colleges ASVAB Aptitude exam required for entrance into the military that determines your eligibility for military jobs Everyone who wants to walk at graduation and earn a high school diploma must take and pass all five sections of the GHSGT or equivalent EOCT.

17 How do I get to college? Make a list of potential schools Compare your credentials to the school s admission requirements Review each school s application: Online application (preferred) Transcript Application fee Recommendations (if needed) Counselor Recommendation (or school evaluation) Teacher Recommendation (letter or form) Know your application deadlines!

18 Ways I can pay for college Grants & Scholarships Do not have to be repaid Based on specific requirements Loans Need to be repaid after college Work-study Programs Student has a job on campus Money earned helps pay for college

19 Is there HOPE for me? Scholarship 3.0 Core GPA Needed Two year or four year degree Must graduate from a GA high school Must be a GA resident for at least one year Covers a percentage of tuition Grant No GPA requirement Technical certificate or diploma Must have a high school diploma or GED Must be a GA resident for at least one year Covers a percentage of tuition Apply for HOPE through FAFSA after January 1 of your senior year.

20 Is there HOPE for me? Zell Miller Scholarship 3.7 Core GPA Required 1200 SAT Math and Reading/Verbal or 26 ACT Two year or four year college degree Must graduate from a Georgia High School Covers full tuition Valedictorian or Salutatorian

21 Nuts and bolts of finding money Where do I find money? My school counselor and career center GACollege411 Websites such as fastweb My employer or my parent s employer My college s financial aid office Community resources How do I get the money? Apply early and often scholarships have deadlines too! Put together a resume and prepare a personal statement so you will be ready to apply Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of senior year!

22 Essential Question How do I put my post-secondary plan into action?

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