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Junior parent meeting may 10, 2013

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Junior parent meeting may 10, 2013

  1. 1. Brazoswood Junior Parent MeetingGraduation—June 7, 2014
  2. 2. On your mark, get setand………………………GO!!!!Finish Line………..June 7, 2014What all needs to done?Students’ taking initiativeStudents’ responsibilityFERPA-18 and high school graduate
  3. 3. Senior Conferences Why What Who How
  4. 4. Senior Conferences Cont.
  5. 5. Transcripts Registrars Office-9thGrade Center Student Orders 24 hours in advance Most are sent electronically We do not mail-students’ responsibility PARENT MAY NOT ORDER AFTERGRADUATION
  6. 6. SAT vs. ACTSAT Critical Reading, Math andWriting Math: Geom & Alg 2 Read: critical reading,comprehension Writing: grammar, usage &essay Scores 200-800 per testsectionACT English, Math, Reading,Science Reasoning, &Writing (Optional) Math: trigonometry Read: prose, across thecurriculum Writing-essay (Optional) Science: charts, graphs &data interp English: grammar Scores 1-36 per test section
  7. 7. SAT/ACT Brazoswood School Code 442-612 Which is better to take? Depends onyour need! Talk to your colleges ofchoice.
  8. 8. SAT/ACT Dates SAT Test Date/DeadlineOct. 5/Sept. 6Nov. 2/Oct. 3Dec. 7/ Nov. 8Jan. 25/Dec. 27Mar. 8/Feb. 7May 3/Apr. 4June 7/May 9
  9. 9. SAT/ACT Dates ACT Test Date/DeadlineSept. 21/Aug. 23Oct. 26/Sept. 27Dec. 14/Nov. 8Feb. 8/Jan. 10Apr. 12/Mar. 7June 14/May 9
  10. 10. SAT/ACT Test Prep College Board and ACT both BC-BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!!!! Princeton Review Test Master Sylvan Revolution Prep
  11. 11. Texas Success Initiative-Exempt from THEA TAKS-2200 on Math & ELA w/ 3 SAT 1070 combined Critical Read & Math Math and/or CR must be at least 500 ACT Composite 23 English and/or math 19
  12. 12. Summer classes at BC & DualCredit classes Fall 2013 Last week of school scheduling conflicts Look at the name of the assigned professor Contact the professor directly – go to myBC to get contact information In the case of an unassigned professor, see Susan Phillips For more information see Susan Phillips Semester exams will not be administered early Registration for the fall semester –underway now!!! Reminder – Students must pass the springand summer terms to be eligible to takeclasses in the fall.
  13. 13. What is next-after highschool? Military 4 year university 2 year community basics transfer-4 year university Associate degree Technical degree Proprietary Schools-be careful Job www.careercruising.com
  14. 14. Career Cruising What career is right for you? What are you going to do after high school? How much education will you need? How much money will you make? What college should you go to? How much will it cost to go to college? Where will you find this information?www.careercruising.comUsername: BrazoswoodPassword: Clute
  15. 15. NPC-Net Price CalculatorLegal requirement Help families see the real cost of college Federal Law allows apple-to-applecomparison of costs Cost include Room and board Books and supplies Travel Personal ExpensesNet Price=Cost of Education-Gift AidFor Texas Schools, go towww.collegefortexans.com
  16. 16. College Applications Common Application-all public & many privateschools in Texas Some colleges will allow applicants to beginsubmitting applications August 1 Transcripts, however, will not be available until mid-September. Do NOT wait until deadline www.applytexas.org Common Application for many private schools-seeindividual school websites Essays-Admissions & Scholarships
  17. 17. Essays-Admissions & Scholarships What to write about? Personal Anecdote Topics from www.applytexas.org True situations-how it impacted student Work on essays now!!!!!!!! Use humor—but not overkill!
  18. 18. Where to find the real price?Net Price Calculator or NPC Each school website Comparison of schools in TexasWWW.collegefortexans.com
  19. 19. So where do you go? 2 year college-associates or getting thebasic 4 year college-native vs. transfer
  20. 20. Transfer StudentBenefits Cost Native Student vs. Transfer Student Success academically Sam Houston Texas A&M University of Houston
  21. 21. David S. Burris, Ph.D., CCP, CSPSam Houston State University Articulation CoordinatorTransfer StudentsTransfer StudentsfromSam Houston StateSam Houston StateUniversityUniversity"Approximately 70% of all students graduating every year from SamHouston State University have transfer credit. We prefer to recruit collegetransfer students with more than 40 hours. They are nearly twice as likely tocomplete a degree as our native students. As a group, their average GPA atgraduation will be within 1/10th of a point of the average GPA of nativestudents in all disciplines. College transfers are high quality, highly desirablestudents.""Approximately 70% of all students graduating every year from SamHouston State University have transfer credit. We prefer to recruit collegetransfer students with more than 40 hours. They are nearly twice as likelyto complete a degree as our native students. As a group, their averageGPA at graduation will be within 1/10th of a point of the average GPA ofnative students in all disciplines. College transfers are high quality, highlydesirable students."
  22. 22. Jeff Fuller, Executive Associate Director of Admissions,has this to say about transfer students…““UH Transfer students graduate at a higher rateUH Transfer students graduate at a higher ratein four years than our native students graduatein four years than our native students graduatein six years, and we only expect more transferin six years, and we only expect more transferstudents in the future.”students in the future.”
  23. 23. Transfer students were slightly more successful than the general studentpopulation in two areas: the retention rate for transfer students 1 yearfollowing initial enrollment and the graduation rate for transfer students.These percentages reflect well upon the transfer student, as well as theuniversity, and make transfer students a valued asset at Texas A & M.Mr. Spies, himself a graduate of the Texas community college system,shared his thoughts on Brazosport College transfer students.Transfer students were slightly more successful than the generalstudent population in two areas: the retention rate for transferstudents 1 year following initial enrollment and the graduation rate fortransfer students. These percentages reflect well upon the transferstudent, as well as the university, and make transfer students a valuedasset at Texas A & M.
  24. 24. Financial Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov Do you have enough $$$$? NO!!!!!!!! FAFSA-Free Application for Federal StudentAid Do NOT apply until Jan 1, 2014 PIN # for you & your student www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA4caster-how much will you need EFC-Expected Family Contribution-measureof family’s financial strength and is calculatedfor a formula established by law.
  25. 25. Financial Aid-Does it EverEnd! Other sources of $-Scholarships Local Book-Dec 6, 2013 due in Feb 14, 2014 Guidance Office Announcements/BW Website Check college websites Compendium of Texas Collegeswww.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars NEVER EVER PAY FOR SCHOLARSHIPSERVICES!!
  26. 26. Scholarship www.finaid.org www.zinch.com www.fastweb.com www.schoolsoup.com www.scholarship.com www.collegeboard.org www.collegenet.com www.scholarshipmonkey.com
  27. 27. Other Important Info Letters of Recommendation Careful who you ask 2 weeks notice Class Info-Registrar/Counselor 536 current class size Re-rank-3 more timesFebruaryEnd of 5thsix weeks-WALKING GPAEnd of year
  28. 28. Other Information Senior Stuff…get your checkbook ready Question and Answers Once a Buccaneer always a Buccaneer

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