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Lehman High School Senior Parent Night 12-13

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April Osborne

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Lehman Senior Parent Night College Fairs
Sept. 26th: Hays CISD College Fair
LHS, Blue Gym, 1:00 - 3:00 PM.
(Our students will attend from 2:00 - 3:00.)
Oct. 4th: Skillpoint College and Career Expo, Ausin, TX
Palmer Event Center, 9:00am-12:00pm
Specific classes have been invited to this event
School will provide transportation. Mark Your Calendars! College Application Marathons
Oct. 9th, 8:45am-4:00pm
Oct. 12th, 8:45am-4:00pm
Nov. 27th, 12:00pm-6:00pm Financial Aid Events
Jan. 8th: FAFSA in Mobile Go! Van, 6:30-8:30pm, PAC Parking Lot
Jan. 22nd: Senior Financial Aid Night, 6:30-8:00pm, Library
Feb. 21st: Financial Aid (FAFSA) Work Session, 6:00-8:00pm
Feb. 9th: Fiancial Aid Saturday, 8:30am-12pm, HHS Library
Feb. 23rd and Mar. 2nd: Financial Aid Saturdays, 8:30am-12pm in the LHS Library Students may order their caps, gowns, invitations, t-shirts during the Herff Jones visitation times.
Nov. 8th: Students will receive their order packets.
Nov. 27th & 28th: Herff Jones lunch visit. Orders will be taken at this time.
If you do not place an order during this time period, you will need to visit the Herff Jones office on your own.
505 W. Center St. (Next to Shipley's Donuts) Cap and Gown The Class of 2013 will graduate at Shelton Stadium on June, 5th at 8:00PM

Senior Awards Ceremony: May 19th, PAC

Project Graduation: June 5th, After Graduation

Top 10% Linebarger Award Ceremony: May 23rd, PAC Graduation Events!!! Attendance Happy
Graduation! Senior Meetings TAKS Community Service Cords Graduation Requirements 26 credits for graduation on the recommended or distinguished achievement plan. Must have the required classes to meet the minimum, recommended, or distinguished graduation plans. TAKS- ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies
Please check your child's graduation requirements and visit with your students counselor. There are 4 more chances before graduation to pass the TAKS tests with 1 summer option. October 22-25
March 4-7
April 22-25
July 8-11 ELA- Monday
Math- Tuesday
Science- Wednesday
Social Studies- Thursday 90% Attendance Law

Students can lose credit for classes passed due to attendance issues... NO GRADUATION!

Please discuss make-up hours for attendance with Gladys Rodriguez in the Attendance Office Students are assigned to a counselor and administrator according to the students last name. You can check on your student's progress towards graduation and discuss plans for life after Lehman. Student MUST submit a community service application. DUE APRIL 8th
Students MUST earn a minimum of 50 hours of Community Service. Documentation forms must be included in the final notebook. Hours are earned beginning April 1st of their Junior year and completed April 1st, 2013.
An ESSAY outlining the community service experience must be submitted. College/University
Vocational/Technical School
Work Life After Lehman Navy
Air Force
National Guard
Coast Guard
See Mrs. Tillotson or Ms. Osborne in the College and Career Center for times and dates for recruiter visits. Military State - supported vs. private sector
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Waco
Austin Community College
Most technical/vocational schools do not require SAT/ACT or the Recommended Plan.
Most are short term programs which can be completed in 6 months - 2 years.
Some programs offer an Associates Degree. Technical/Vocational Schools There are several scholarships that are only available to students entering technical/vocational programs.
Financial aid is available at most of the institutions. Public vs. Private
Out-of-State vs. In-State
Two-Year Community College/Junior College vs. Four-Year College
Graduation on recommended or distinguished plan is required to enter directly into a 4-year college. Colleges/Universities www.collegefortexans.com
Private schools will require an admission application to be filed from their website.
www.collegeboard.com College Search Application Process Decide what school fits your needs:

Major offered
Type of school (public, private, in-state, out-of-state)
Financial aspects
Admission requirements
Is this the best fit for me? www.applytexas.org : All public schools and some private schools in Texas use this one application!

Some private schools and all out-of-state schools have their own application that can be found on that school’s website. Some of these schools may use the common application www.commonapp.com Application Process
cont. ApplyTexas Application
Transcript Request form - Submit to Ms. Tillotson
SAT/ACT scores sent from the testing agency
www.collegeboard.com – for SAT
www.actstudent.org – for ACT
Fees - Fee waivers can be used if student qualifies.
Some require letters of recommendation from a counselor or a teacher
Texas Success Initiative – THEA, TAKS, COMPASS, ACT or SAT
Application Begin to work on that college’s scholarship application. These deadlines come VERY quickly and most require a completed admissions file before accepting any scholarship information.
www.applytexas.org - many schools use this for their scholarship application
Check your college’s website for the scholarship application.
CHECK SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES AT EACH COLLEGE YOU CHOOSE. Check college departmental scholarship deadlines as well.
Complete this process EARLY!
Let us know when an LHS senior is accepted to a college or has been offered as scholarship. After You Apply Scholarships
Grants - FAFSA
Loans - FAFSA
Work Study - FAFSA
TAFSA - non-Texas residents
Dates for Financial Aid Saturdays:
February 9 (Hays High School Library)
February 23
March 2 Types of Financial Aid College Scholarships - check your college’s website for application and due dates
National Scholarships - www.fastweb.com
State Scholarships - www.texasscholarships.org
E-scholarship monthly - username and password are hays
Local Scholarships - The due date for this application is March 6th and more information will be given to students in early spring. Scholarships Please watch the scholarship area in the College and Career Center for other scholarship opportunities.

Please follow instructions carefully to ensure your scholarship submission is complete. Many offer a checklist of all necessary items. Your application must be NEAT and easily read. www.fafsa.ed.gov
You can estimate what you can expect to receive in grants/loans/work study now, but you cannot officially file until January 1st. Use FAFSA worksheet to plan.
Financial Aid (FAFSA) Saturdays are on Sat. Feb. 23rd and March 2nd. Hays H.S. will be held February 9th .
Information on TAFSA is also available at these sessions.
You and your student will need to apply for a PIN in December to get ready. www.pin.ed.gov FAFSA Any student wanting to play an athletic sport at the college level will need to be cleared through the NCAA Clearinghouse.
You need to register and your fee must be submitted in order for the colleges to access your information.
This needs to be done NOW and can be found at www.eligibilitycenter.org. This process will let you know what division you are cleared to play. NCAA Clearinghouse Begin the application process and submit all required documents by the end of October.
Retest on SAT/ACT if needed.
Search for scholarships - college scholarships are due as early as November and beyond!
Continue to make the best grades possible in rigorous courses.
Attendance matters.
Get ready to file your FAFSA application in January or February.
Take your college days to visit college campuses…you get two with documentation! What Should Be Done NOW Contact Information Your students 12th Grade Counselor is:

Last Name A-G: Nelda Albriton
Last Name H-Q: Karen Lewis
Last Name R-Z: Maritza Hernandez

April Osborne, College Adviser
512-268-8454 ext. 7628
Allison Tillotson, College & Career Counselor
512-268-8454 ext. 7620
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