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1 Preparing For Senior Year and Beyond.

2 Desirée Stover Cara Shaw Claude Lee Janet Hall Darlene Frazier Mary Ann Norwood Ramona Scott Nicole Mayo Dean A, D, F K C, L Ri B, E, Ro Z Career Development Financial Aid Advisor Registrar Guidance Tech

3 The class of 2016 will follow the Future-Ready Core Course of Study English Math Science Social Studies Healthful Living Electives Graduation Project 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 1 Credit 9 Credits* Pass all components *For a minimum total of 26 Credits

4 Algebra I /Math I Geometry /Math II Algebra II /Math III* An Advanced Math* * Students and parents may opt out of Algebra II/Math III and/or the advanced math, and substitute other math courses (such as Intro Math, Foundations of Geometry, Foundations of Advanced Algebra) by signing the math course waiver form

5 You are preparing for the next chapter in life. You may be thinking about these options: 4-year college/university 2-year community, technical, and junior colleges Military service Employment Gap Year programs/volunteer service

6 Plan college visits to schools you are interested in attending. Consider ALL your college options: Public, private, instate, out-of-state, two-year, four-year, etc. Be knowledgeable about admissions criteria and application deadlines! Choose a dream school and at least one safe school that you would not mind attending.

7 Minimum Admissions Requirements for the UNC System: 2.5 GPA 800 SAT (CR + M) 17 ACT (Students must take the writing section) Students planning on attending a 4-year college or university should register to take the SAT and/or ACT at least once during their junior year. SAT ($52.50) December 6, 2014 January 24, 2015 March 14, 2015 May 2, 2015 June 6,2015 Register at: ACT ($54.50 w/writing) December 13, 2014 February 7, 2015 April 18, 2015 June 13, 2015 Register at:

8 All juniors will take the ACT here at school in March. This is an official test that can be used for college admissions. WCPSS pays the test fee.

9 When? Which one? How many? How often?

10 Four-year Colleges: SAT and/or ACT SAT Subject Tests (for certain schools) Community College Placement Tests: COMPASS, ACCUPLACER, and ASSET Military: ASVAB English as a Foreign Language: TOEFL

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12 Average GPA s and SAT scores for Students Accepted to NC Colleges Appalachian (CR + Math) East Carolina Elizabeth City Fayetteville St NC A & T NC Central UNC Sch. of Arts NC State

13 Average GPA s and SAT scores for Students Accepted to NC Colleges

14 Wake Tech College & Career Promise Visit You must attend an information session the semester BEFORE you intend to take a class. AP Courses Take the AP Exam and, with a qualifying score, colleges will award course credit CTE Course Articulation Agreement Certain CTE classes can earn you college credit depending upon your score on the final exam

15 Research colleges online through their websites, CFNC.org, and other websites such as The College Board. Attend college fairs and talk to representatives when they visit our campus. Plan visits to colleges. Spring Break is the perfect time!

16 Financial Aid Counselor: Our financial aid advisor, Ms. Norwood, is on campus every Thursday through May. Financial Aid Workshop: 6:00. Scholarship information is available on SRMHS website and the WCPSS website.

17 Talk to a military recruiter. Military service can provide job training in over 140 occupations and can provide money for college. Air Force Army Coast Guard Marines Navy Reserves

18 Research job training programs such as internships and apprenticeships. Consider certificate programs at the community colleges. People who do not receive some type of post-high school training are 3x more likely to be unemployed. Create a resume.

19 Consider doing an internship your senior year! Career and College Promise is a dual enrollment program through Wake Tech. Students who meet the GPA requirement can apply to take community college courses while in high school. Research employment opportunities. For more information on any of the above, see Ms. Frazier, Career Development Coordinator.

20 Last names A, D, and F K, meet with Mrs. Shaw Last names B, E, and Ro Z, meet with Ms. Hall Last names C and L Ri, meet with Mr. Lee

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