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AHS ADMINISTRATION
Principal
J. Ivey
Dean of Accountability & Instruction
Dr. C. Kirkland
Assistant Principals
D. Baker , S. Drummond, T. Sikes
Counselors
9-10th Tammy Hathcock
11th
Jamie Durham
12th
Thelma Griffin
C114
C213
C210
Registrar
Leslie Bell
Front office
AHS Counseling Services
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Graduation
Career Planning
Financial Aid
College Admission
Testing registration
Scholarship
Forms and documents
Personal & academic guidance
Graduation Plans-4x4
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Recommended Plan –adjusted August 09 by
House Bill 3 (HB3) for all students
– 26 state credits
1. 1.0 credit (not 1.5) of PE is required with no maximum
number of credits
2. Health is not required
3. Technology is not required
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Distinguished Achievement Plan
– 26 state credits (see above) plus 4 advanced
measures
District
Graduation Policy!
Beginning with the class of 2008,
students must complete all required
coursework and pass all parts of the
TAKS in order to participate in the
graduation ceremony.
TAKS Test dates: October 21-24
Senior Contracts
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Graduation Plan
GPA and rank
College
Application
Process
College Choices
Major/Career
Choice
Ways to contact
you
Websites
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10-day
requirement for
letters
Financial Aid
Transcript
Evaluation
TAKS status
State credits
earned
Credits needed
Off to college….where to go?
what to do?
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Apply to 3 – 5 colleges.
Select a “dream” school that may be a
stretch.
Select at least one “sure thing”.
Select 2 – 3 schools in between.
A college should fit YOU
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academically
personally
socially
College Admission Terms
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Early Decision – a binding
commitment to attend the college if
you are accepted
Early Action/Notification – simply
applying early so you will receive
acceptance notification early – no
commitment to attend
Rolling Admission – apply and
usually receive an admission decision
within four to six weeks
College Application Process
Every college requires:
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An application sent electronically or by mail
An official transcript sent by high school
Most colleges require:
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SAT or ACT scores (sent by testing agency)
Many colleges & scholarships require:
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Letters of recommendation, essay(s), resume,
counselor report
What Influences the
Admission Decision?
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Top 10%
Class rank/G.P.A.
SAT or ACT scores
Choice of courses
Recommendation letters
Application essay
Extra-curricular activities
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Leadership experiences
Special interests/talents
Community involvement
Service to the school
Special circumstances
Interviews
Completion of “optional”
Application Tips
Follow instructions carefully (many
applicants do not!)!!
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Pay attention to deadlines.
Don’t meet the deadline; beat the deadline!
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Don’t be humble! Include and describe all
of your accomplishments (no acronyms).
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Apply Texas Application
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www.ApplyTexas.org
Used by all Texas public four-year colleges
and most community colleges
On-line applications can be submitted
beginning August 1st
www.ApplyTexas.org
Top Ten Percent Bill
Students ranking in the top 10% of their
class are automatically admitted to any
public university in Texas
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Exception: 2014 UT Austin-Top 7%;
2015 – Top 7%
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Complete application requirements
by the university’s deadline
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Enroll in college no more than two years after
graduating from high school
Surprise!!!!
Non-Top Ten Percenters
Can Get In!
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At UT Austin, 87% of Texas residents
admitted for Fall 2010 ranked in the
top ten percent.
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At Texas A&M, 50% of students
admitted for Fall 2010 ranked in the
top ten percent.
Demonstrate interest in
colleges
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Visit the university (not just for football
games!) Attend an orientation session.
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Meet with representatives at school
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Contact admissions representatives
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Use websites to compare schools
Important Websites
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www.collegeboard.com -SAT
www.act.org- ACT
www.thea.nesinc.com- THEA
www.applytexas.org- Texas
applications
www.commonapp.org- national
applications
www.ncaaclearinghouse.netathletic scholarships
Show me the Money!
Tips on Financial Aid
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Apply for your PIN number early:
www.pin.ed.gov
Complete the FAFSA (or TASFA) form online after January 1st during your senior
year
Visit the following websites for more
information:
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www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.collegeforalltexans.com
Types of Financial Aid
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Money that does NOT have to be repaid
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Scholarships – award based on merit
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Senior newsletter Beyond the Buzz
Search the internet
Free scholarship search websites
Beat the deadline
Grant – award based on financial need
Money that DOES have to be repaid
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Loan
Texas Grant Program
Requirements
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High school diploma
Enrollment within 16 months of graduation and
3/4 time
Completion of Recommended or Distinguished
Achievement high school curriculum
Financial need determined by FAFSA
Texas resident
No conviction of a felony or crime involving a
controlled substance
New TSI Assessment
Texas Success Initiative
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Required by all Texas public colleges unless exempt
Exemptions:
* TAKS (exit-level): 2200 in math and/or 2200 in
English/Language Arts with a writing score of 3-4
* STAAR end of course (EOC): Level 2+ on English III
EOC, Level 2+ on Algebra II EOC
* SAT: combined score of 1070 with 500 on math and
verbal sections
* ACT: a composite score of 23 with a 19 on the math and
English sections
TSI Assessment
Texas Success Initiative
Offered at TVCC, 1st Monday
of most months
$35.00
Details
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Computer based
3 areas: reading, writing, math
2 parts
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PAA-Pre-Assessment Activity
TSI Assessment
Takes up to 4 hours
Student will receive a score sheet with diagnostic
information
Important Notes!
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Only 1 final
transcript will be
sent to the college
of your choice after
May 1
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AHS cannot release
an official transcript
to a parent or
student. It can be
mailed.
AHS Senior 2014 Motto
No
until Apps are Complete!
Trick or Treat at AHS on October 31 if you
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Complete a new college application
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Bring copy of your submitted ApplyTexas confirmation
to C210 prior to Friday, October 25