Super Seniors - Your Time, Your Year!
Plan for a Career/ Plan for College
What all SENIORS need to know. . .
1. How to brag about yourself to colleges, employers, and scholarship committees. Complete the attachment Senior Brag Sheet save it - (your first initial and last name + Sr Brag) and email (thoughtfully completed, of course!) an electronic copy to Mrs. Slater (email@example.com). If you cannot find any way to create an email an electronic copy, please print it out and turn in a hard copy to your counselor and to others you ask to write a letter of recommendation. BRAG SHEETS ARE DUE 09/13/19!
2.To update or create your CFNC.org career & college planning portal, go to: www.cfnc.org for information on planning, applying, and paying for colleges and universities in North Carolina. Create a college planning portfolio, download theNC College Application Timeline at a Glance , get information about NC Financial Aid opportunities, explore programs and majors, send your electronic hs transcript, connect yourself to careers, and more!
3. About scholarships and financial aid. Check this website monthly for updates to Parkland's Scholarship Newsletters. Make sure you visit individual college websites for information on scholarship programs specific to those schools. Prepare to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in October of 2019 using 2018 tax returns. More information about the FAFSA can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Create profiles for scholarships at fastweb.com and collegeboard.org
4. When & Why to take the SAT and/or the ACT. Seniors planning to attend college should have already taken one of these tests, but may wish to take them one more time during the fall of their senior year. Click on this link to read more about the differences between the ACT and SAT.
5. Your graduation requirements! The Class of 2020 need the following credits to graduate:
4 Credits English (English 1, 2, 3, 4)
4 Credits Math (Math 1, 2, 3 and a 4th math aligned w/ post-grad goals
4 Credits Science (Earth/Env. Science, Biology, a physical science, 4th science aligned w/ post-grad goals)
4 Credits Social Studies (World History, Civics, American History 1 & 2)
4 Credits Electives (Career Technical, JROTC, Foreign Language, Performing & Visual Arts, Core Electives)
2 credits MUST be CTE or Visual & Performing Arts
2 credits of the SAME WORLD LANGUAGE are required for UNC Admissions
2 Credits Health/PE
PE 1 / Dance 1A AND Life Management Skills
PE 2 / Dance 1B AND Health
22 Credits minimum required for Graduation