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WBHS Class of 2017

Senior Information Night
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WBHS Class of 2017
Senior Information Night
Who to Know
Counselors:
Cory Peppers, A-Har
Danielle Hubbard, Has-Pa
Christina Lowe, Pe-Z
Mary Boykin, 9th Grade
Career Center: Liz Long
Principal: Dr. Al Darby (12th Discipline)
Assistant Principals:
Rob McFerrin, 9th & AD
Craig Martin, 10th & Curriculum
Barbara Smith, 11th & Attendance
Records Clerk: Gwen Tilley
Registrar: Lori McElroy
Counseling Seniors
Testing, graduation requirements, conferences, scheduling, credit recovery
Move On When Ready (MOWR) advisement
GAFutures
College/Career Planning
Scholarships, recommendation letters, admissions information, career exploration
Community resources
Personal/social counseling
Upcoming Events
Peach State Tour
: August 24, 6:00-8:00, UGA Chapel (Registration required)
Service Academy Day
: September 3, 3:00-5:00 @ GA Military College
PROBE College Fair
: September 14, 8:00-10:30 AM @ WBHS
Underclassmen Night
(9th-11th): September 15, 6:30
UGA Vet for a Day
: September 28 (Counselor nomination required)
College Essentials Night
(SAT/ACT/Financial Aid): October 25, 6:00
Apply to College Week
November 14-18
Week-long activities to encourage & excite students about applying to college
College Admissions Panel
College Student Panel
Apply to College Days:
November 17 & 18
Graduation Requirements
Minimum 24 Credits including:
4 Language Arts
4 Math
4 Science
4 Social Studies
3 Pathway Courses
1 Health & P.E.
Option: JROTC I-III
8 General Electives
Optional: 2 Foreign Language REQUIRED for 4-year colleges in GA

Seeing your counselor
Online Appointment Scheduler
http://www.bit.ly/wbhscounseling
Ask A Counselor Wednesday
Parents: Contact your child's counselor through phone or e-mail.
Graduation Testing
Requirements
Georgia Milestones
9th Grade Lit
11th Grade Lit
Algebra
Geometry
Physical Science
Biology
US History
Economics
What's Next?
4 Year College/University
Bachelor's Degree
2 Year/Junior College
Associate Degree
Technical College
Associate Degree, Diploma Programs, Certificate Programs
Military
Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy
Workforce
Full-time job, Apprenticeships, Specialized training
"What should
we be doing now?"
Build a college list
5-8 schools; "Safety, Match, Reach"
Create a master list/calendar
Visit campuses on official tours or do virtual tours
Plan your testing dates & gather waivers if needed
Make an appointment with your counselor or Ms. Long
Begin working on Brag Sheets
"What do colleges consider?"
Building a College List
Consider the following:
Campus size/student population
Location: City, suburban, rural
Cost: Tuition, Financial Aid, Scholarships
Programs & Majors Offered
On-campus activities: Greek life, sports, intramurals/club sports
Deciding
Where to Apply
Safety schools: 1 to 2
Student will almost certainly be admitted
Match schools: 3 to 4
Student's GPA, test scores, other credentials "match" those of recent entering classes
Reach schools: 1 to 2
Student meets criteria for admission but credentials are below those of recent classes
See "Georgia Admissions Statistics" in Handout
http://tinyurl.com/pzy98jy
BigFuture.CollegeBoard.org
College Entrance Exams
Plan ahead, study, and DO NOT WAIT to take your exams!
4-Year Colleges: SAT or ACT
Our recommendation: Take both (EARLY), choose one to take again to raise scores
Keep SAT redesign in mind
Select schools when you register
Technical Schools: SAT, ACT, or COMPASS/ASSET
Military: ASVAB (Spring)
Contact Ms. Long in the CRC for
waivers if on free/reduced lunch.
Contact Ms. Long in the CRC for
waivers if on free/reduced lunch.
ASVAB Information
Career exploration program
Requirement for military entry
Identify interests &provide information about verbal, math, science, and technical skills
March/April test date
See Ms. Long in the CRC to sign up
More info: www.asvabprogram.com
COMPASS/ASSET
Multiple-choice, untimed, computerized
Math/Algebra & Reading/Writing
Register at the college/technical school you plan to attend
ASSET is the paper version of the COMPASS
Financial Aid Planning
GAFutures.org
Financial Aid 101, HOPE Program, Calculators, Scholarship search, Applications
Bigfuture.org
Webinars for parents, Scholarship search, Cost estimators, Loan information
Attend College Essentials Night October 25 @ 6:00
College Goal GA in February
HOPE Program
HOPE Scholarship
: 4-year colleges
Must have minimum 3.0 HOPE GPA (LA, SS, Math, Science, FL)
Pays approx. 85% tuition @ public institutions (does NOT include room, board, books, etc)
Also awarded at private schools, amounts vary
Zell Miller Scholarship
: 4-year colleges
Must have min. 3.7 HOPE GPA
AND
1200 SAT or 26 ACT in
one
test sitting
Pays 100% tuition @ public institutions
Also awarded at private schools, amounts vary
HOPE Grant
: 2-year institutions
No HS GPA minimum, must maintain 2.0 during program
Covers a portion of tuition (see GSFC.org)
Zell Miller Grant
: 2-year institutions
No HS GPA minimum, must maintain 3.5 during program
Covers standard tuition based on instutution
Scholarships
WBHS Counseling Website
bit.ly/wbhscounseling -> "College and Career"
-> "Scholarships"
See Ms. Long in the CRC
Visit websites to use Scholarship Searches
www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
www.gafutures.org
www.fastweb.com
www.myscholly.com
Download the app! Search "Scholly" in iTunes
http://www.gafutures.org
Sending Transcripts
In-State Schools
Submit through GAFutures.0rg
Free & immediate
Out-of-State Schools**
Request a transcript from Ms. Long in the CRC
Hard copies for other purposes**
Request a transcript from Ms. Long in the CRC
**24 HOUR TURNAROUND TIME**
Recommendations
See "College Application Process at WBHS" in handout
Request 2 weeks BEFORE your deadline
Pick up
2 Teacher Evaluation
forms and a
Brag Sheet
from our office OR on our website
Turn in detailed forms to your counselor
Inform us before you submit our information!
Do not supply recommendations if the institution does not ask for them!
Final Notes
See
"Important Resources"
on back page of handout.
Colleges can and DO review records
AFTER
you've been admitted--
don't give up
.
Attendance
is KEY.
Turn in your
work
. ALWAYS.
COMMUNICATE
with key players.
ASK
questions. MAKE appointments! We are here to help!
Check
Parent Portal
OFTEN.
Keep up with
important dates
--copies of calendar here & on WBHS website.
Questions?

NEW Tiered Diploma

32 Credits = Diploma with Highest Distinction
Cord at graduation, diploma seal
32 credits or passed every attempted course (i.e. transfers)
28 Credits = Diploma with distinction
Diploma seal
24 Credits = Diploma
Objective to get to 28
Recommended SST/RTI/IEP meetings before student is on 24-credit plan
*Only for students entering 2013 and after.
Stay Connected!
WBHS Facebook: fb.me/wbhsdoggs
WBHS Twitter: @TweetDoggs
Counseling Office Remind: Text @wbcounsel to 81010
How to Apply to College
GAFutures.org
Most in-state schools
"College Planning" then "Applications and Transcripts"
College/university website
Common Application
Four fee waivers available if on free/reduced lunch (see Ms. Long)
Same log-in credentials as GACollege411
Full transcript