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Junior/Sophomore Parent Night
Presentation by Harriett Williams
Guidance Dept. Chair and
Senior Class Sponsor
Registration for 2015-2016
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Registration forms distributed to LHS students
Course Descriptions on LHS Website
AP Potential letters attached and mailed home
https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/
Meetings with teacher and counselor
Things to consider: motivation, where does your
student want to go after Lincoln, finding a
balance between academics & extra curricular
activities, time management
24 Credits Required for Graduation
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English: 4 credits
Math: 4 credits - Alg. I, Geom. + 2 additional cr
Science: Biology + 2 additional credits
Soc. Studies: 3 cr = Wld Hist, Am. Hist., Am. Gvt,
Econ.
HOPE (PE): 1 cr or waiver
Fine/eligible Prac Art: 1 credit
Electives: 8 credits
Must complete an online course for credit
Scholar Diploma Designation
Standard Diploma requirements plus:
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1 credit in Alg. 2
1 credit in statistics or equally rigorous math
Pass the Biology EOC
1 credit in Chemistry or Physics
1 credit in a course equally rigorous to
Chemistry or Physics
• Pass the U. S. History EOC
• 2 credits in the same world language
• 1 credit in AP or dual enrollment course
Merit Designation
Standard Diploma requirements plus:
• Attain one or more industry certifications
Graduation GPA & Testing (for Juniors)
• 2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA
• Grade 10 FCAT Reading 2.0 or concordant
score on ACT (19 R) or SAT (430 CR)
• Alg I EOC or pass PERT math test
• Take Geom., Biology, & American History EOC
• Must take 1 online class
Graduation GPA & Testing (for
Sophomores)
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2.0 cumulative unweighted GPA
Florida Standards Assessment (FSA)
Alg I EOC or pass PERT math test
Take Geo., Biology & American History EOC
Must take 1 online class
Promotion (as of 2-24-14)
• 10 credits to be a junior/1.50 GPA
• 17 credits to be a senior/2.0 GPA
• CONSIDER ADULT EDUCATION or LCVS IF
STUDENT NEEDS TO MAKE UP CREDITS
• Only students who have received a D or a F
may retake the same course. Student must
earn a C or better to replace the grade in
the cumulative GPA.
Options After High School
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Military (US Military Acad. Service Day 3/15)
Work
Vocational School
Community College
University
Families should consider what is best fit for
your child’s academic, social, and educational
objective.
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Options Junior and
Senior Year
Lively
DCT
Externship (Seniors)
Advanced Placement
Dual Enrollment
(TCC,FAMU, FSU, Lively –
GPA + Test Scores)
• FLVS or LCVS courses
• Bright Futures
• College Admission
SUS Minimum Admissions
Requirements
• 3.0 academic GPA plus SAT or ACT scores OR
• 2.5 -2.99 academic GPA and SAT CR 460, Math
460, Writing 440 or ACT Reading 19, Math 19,
Writing 18
• Courses weighted 1pt for AP& DE and
½ pt for honors classes
• SUS GPA recomputed on academic courses at
some; SUS GPA LHS weighted at others
SUS Minimum Course Requirements
English: 4 credits
Math: 4 cr (Alg 1, Geom, Alg II , AND higher)
Science: 3 credits
Social Studies: 3 credits
World Language: 2 credits in same language
Electives: 2 credits (academic or approved SUS electives)
2 elective credits from any academic area, AP course, or Fine
Arts
Up to 1 credit of ROTC
TOTAL: 18 credits
• Minimum does NOT guarantee admission into all
Florida Public universities.
32,276
undergraduates
• Middle 50% for fall
3.8 - 4.4 GPA
1760 - 1960 SAT (MIN 500 each section)
26 – 30 ACT (MIN 21 E, 21 M, & 22 R)
Aver. # of academic units – 23
Academic Profile: GPA, strength of curriculum,
test scores, # of honors and AP courses, essay
Two admission deadlines in 2014/15:
Oct 15 (12/17) and Jan. 14 (3/18)
HONORS PROGRAM
2014 Avg. Accepted Profile
4.7 GPA
2052 SAT / 31 ACT
Classes & Extracurricular Activities
Essay & Application
Honors.fsu.edu
FSU CARE Summer Bridge Program
• Students who may be disadvantaged due to
economic, educational, or cultural circumstances.
Must apply through general admissions and submit
a CARE application
2014 Accepted SBP Profile:
• 3.0 GPA
• 19 ACT
• 1330 SAT
10,734
undergraduates
• Admit under SUS
min. standards
• Essay required
Middle 50% for
Admissions
3.0 – 3.49 GPA
1300 – 1500 SAT
18 - 20 ACT
Honors Program & Scholarships
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3.5 GPA
1700 SAT
27 ACT
Recommendation Letters
• SPRING PREVIEW
February 21 8:30 -2:00
Click-Events /Spring Preview
• Pre registration required
University of
Florida
33,754
undergraduates
• Middle 50% for 2014
Freshmen class:
4.1 - 4.4 GPA
1780 -2020 SAT
26 - 31 ACT
ONE application
deadline: Nov. 1
HOUSING BASED ON
APPLICATION DATE
UF Honors Program
• 4.0 GPA and
• 2070 SAT or
• 33 ACT
• Honors Program is a 4
semester curriculum
with more than 185
Honors courses
available
50,968 undergraduates
• 2014 Fall Freshmen Profile
Average GPA: 3. 8
SAT: 1834
ACT: 27
 Merit Based Scholarships
 LEAD Scholars Program
 Honors College
www.honors.ucf.edu
30,488
undergraduates
Middle 50% FALL 2014
3.75 - 4.2 GPA
1680 – 1910 SAT
25 - 29 ACT
Other Florida
Universities
Univ. of West Fla.
Univ. of North Fla.
Fla. Atlantic Univ.
New College
Fla. Gulf Coast
Fla. International U
Fla. Polytechnic
Univ. of Miami
Flagler
Eckerd
Univ. of Tampa
Jacksonville U
Stetson
Competitive Colleges
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Grades in Academic Subjects
Strength of Curriculum
SAT or ACT + SAT subject tests
Extracurricular Activities
Leadership & Service
Essay (they want to know YOU)
Counselor & Teacher
recommendations – give notice
PLAN AHEAD AND MEET WITH
COUNSELOR THIS YEAR !!!
Early decision policies
Community & State Colleges
Admission based on High School Diploma
PERT unless exempted by SAT/ACT scores
• SAT: 440 critical reading , 440 math
• ACT: 17 English, 19 reading, 19 math.
65% did not pass *PERT or equivalent – recommended for remedial
course – do not receive college credit (* PERT will be given at LHS)
Students who take college prep courses in high school are more
likely to be successful
Benefits of Community College
• Class size & Costs
• Instructors whose primary goal is teaching
• AA guarantees admission to SUS with 60
credit hours and junior standing
• AA recipients in SUS achieving similar GPA
to native students
• 51% of students graduating from a
university are community college transfers
Planning for College
• Families should be able to answer the
following questions for themselves:
– What institutions best fit the student’s academic
and social interests and educational objectives?
– How much is the family able to reasonably afford
to help the student meet his or her educational
goals?
Consider 2 to 6 Colleges
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1 high risk
2 good match
1 safety
VISIT CAMPUS
come to guidance
presentations
• COLLEGE FAIR – usually Sept
• talk with alumni
• Important to have idea of
major – excess credit
hours = double tuition
• How many students
return after their
freshmen year?
• How big are freshmen
classes?
• How many students
reside on campus?
• Do you accept AP
credit?
• Can be used at any Florida public or private comm. college,
university, or voc. school
• Everyone who meets the criteria get the money
• 3 ways to qualify:
– Academic Scholars Award
– Medallion Scholars Award
– Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award
Academic Scholars Award
• 3.5 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) on the
16 required credits - may use up to 2
additional credits in required subjects to
raise GPA, and
• 1290 CR +M SAT
• 29 ACT(E,M,S,R), and
• 100 hours of community service
• $103 cr hr at a univ
• $71 cr hr at a comm college
• SUBJECT TO LEGISLATIVE CHANGES
Medallion Scholars Award
• 3.0 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) on the 16
required courses - may use up to 2 additional
credits in required subjects to raise GPA, and
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1170 SAT (CR + Math) or
26 ACT (E,M,S,R –writing will NOT be used)
75 hours of community service
$77 cr hr at a univ
$63 cr hr at a comm college
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Required
Credits
• 4 English
• 4 Mathematics Alg I and above (Lib. Arts Math & Inf
Geom do NOT count)
• 3 Sciences
• 3 Social Studies (any)
• 2 Foreign Language (in same language)
• 16 credits
• BF GPA IS DIFFERENT THAN LHS GPA
Gold Seal
Vocational Award
• 3.0 weighted GPA (only .25 weight) using the 16 credits required for
graduation, excluding electives, and
• 3.5 unweighted GPA in a minimum of 3 sequential vocational credits,
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• Pass PERT or SAT 440 CR & 440 math or
ACT 17 Eng, 19 Reading ,19 Math
• 30 hours of community service
• ONLY can be used for Career Certificate & Applied Technology or
Technical Programs
Applying for Bright Futures
• Seniors apply online in Jan. through
govt./econ classes
• 7th semester evaluations
– test scores through January
– completed community service hours
• 8th semester evaluations
– test scores through June
– Community service hours by graduation
Clearinghouse
• Required for any student athlete who wants to
play at a Division I or II college
• Clearinghouse form should be sent at end of
junior year or beginning of senior year
• $70 fee (FEE WAIVER if you qualify)
• 16 core courses & Test scores determine
eligibility / Class of 2016- 10 of 16 core before
senior year
• Use code 9999 on SAT & ACT
• LINCOLN GPA IS NOT THE NCAA GPA
• www.eligibilitycenter.org
• SEE YOUR COUNSELOR
SAT I & II
• SAT I : English, Math + Writ: $51
• SAT II: Subject Tests - $24.50 +
$24(language), $13 (other tests)
• Test Dates: 5/3, 6/7
• Reg. Deadlines: 4/4 , 5/9
• website: www.collegeboard.org
• FEE WAIVER if you qualify for free
or reduced lunch
• English, Math, Science, Reading $36.50
• ACT assessment + writing: $52.50 (writing is
required by most universities)
• Test Dates: 4/12, 6/14
• Reg. Deadlines: 3/7 , 5/9
• website: www.actstudent.org
• FEE WAIVER if you qualify
Test Preparation
• The best preparation is a solid high school curriculum
• Become familiar with the test content and format
(website, practice tests, PSAT – my college quick start)
• Get plenty of rest the night before
• Arrive early and prepared: admission ticket, ID,
calculator, pencil and watch
Financial Aid
• FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid)
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Apply in January of student senior year
FAFSA4caster NOW to get an early estimate
• CSS Financial Aid Profile (Additional Financial Aid
Form for private schools) www.collegeboard.org
• Net Price Calculator: learn about college costs
and receive early financial aid information
Plan
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Strong curriculum – Balance is important
PSAT for juniors in October
SAT II subject area tests if required
SAT and/or ACT now for juniors/ next spring
for sophomores
• Visit post secondary schools, gather
information, talk with your child, listen to their
concerns
Questions?
487-2113
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BillieAnne Gay
Shawn Winship
Harriett Williams
Jennifer Tibbitts
• Secretary Brittany Zufall
gayba@leonschools.net
winships@leonschools.net
williamsh@leonschools.net
tibbittsj@leonschools.net
zufallb@leonschools.net
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