Counselor's corner

 Move On When Ready

Move On When Read (MOWR) is Georgia's new dual enrollment program that allows high school students (9th - 12th grade) to earn college credits, or even a certificate, diploma or associate degree, while working on their high school diploma.  MOWR replaces Accel, HOPE Grant for dual enrollment and the previous Move On When Ready.  MOWR is designed to make it easier for students to take advantage of all the options to enroll in college courses while still in high school.

   - Student Eligibility

    * Any student attending a public or private high school in Georgia or an eligible home study program

    * Student's high school or home study program has completed a Participation Agreement

    * 9th through 12th grade

    * No residency requirement

    * Students must sign an advisement form with their high school or home study program

    * Participating students can attend more than one post-secondary institution at a time & receive awards

      at both

    * Admissions requirements at the chosen post-secondary institution(s) must be met

    * Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as required by the post-secondary

      institution(s) selected

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Hope Scholarship


  Academic Eligibility for Hope

    * 3.0 high school GPA as calculated by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) in core

     curriculum courses (English, Math, Science, Foreign Language, Social Sciences)

    * Rigor requirements (Rigor courses:  Advanced Math, Advanced Science, Foreign Language, Advanced

      Placement [AP] in core subjects, International Baccalaureate [IB] in core subjects, Dual Credit

      Enrollment courses in core subjects taken at an eligible postsecondary institution.) (Students graduating

      from high school on or after May 1, 2017 must earn four full credits from the previous list.)


To maintain HOPE eligibility, a student must maintain a 3.0 GPA at designated checkpoints (end of every spring semester and at 30, 60, and 90 attempted semester hours; end of every spring quarter and at 45, 90, and 135 attempted quarter hours).  If a student's GPA falls below a 3.0, they will lose the HOPE Scholarship and will only be eligible to regain it once.


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Zell Miller Scholarship

    *Rigor requirements and one of the following:

    - Designated valedictorian or salutatorian OR

    - 3.7 high school GPA as calculated by GSFC in core curriculum classes AND Test component - 1200

       SAT combined scored (Critical Reading & Math) or 26 ACT composite score


In a Public Institution, the Hope Scholarship, pays for a portion of standard tuition (Complete award

amount charts are available on GAcollege411.org), and the Zell Miller Scholarship pays the full standard

tuition (up to 15 credit hours).


To maintain the Zell Miller Scholarship, a student must maintain a 3.3 GPA at designated checkpoints (end of every spring semester and at 30, 60, and 90 attempted semester hours; end of every spring quarter and at 45, 90, and 135 attempted quarter hours).  If a student's GPA falls below a 3.3, they will lose the Zell Miller Scholarship, but may still be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.  Students can regain the Zell Miller Scholarship only once.


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HOPE Grant

  Academic Eligibility

    *  No high school graduation requirement

    *  Must be enrolled in a certificate or diploma program at a University System of Georgia (USG) or

       Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) school


  Award Amount

    *  Portion of standard tuition, up to 15 credit hours; Award amount chart available on GAcollege411.org


  Maintaining

    *  Cumulative 2.0 GPA at designated checkpoints at the end of every semester (30/60 paid semester

        hours) or every quarter (45/90 paid quarter hours);

    *  Only eligible to regain the HOPE Grant once


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Zell Miller Grant


  Academic Eligibility

    *  No high school graduation requirement

    *  Must be enrolled in a certificate or diploma program at a University System of Georgia (USG) or

       Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) school

    *  Cumulative 3.5 or higher post-secondary GPA each term

    *  First term awarded retroactively after earning a 3.5 or higher GPA


  Award Amount

    * Full standard rate of tuition, up to 15 credit hours; Award amount chart available on GAcollege411.org


  Maintaining


    *  Cumulative 3.5 or higher post-secondary GPA required each term

    *  Eligible to regain Zell Miller Grant if minimum GPA earned at the end of the next term


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Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG)


  Academic Eligibility

    *  Enrolled in certain high-demand certificate and diploma programs at a University System of Georgia

       (USG) or Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) school

    *  HOPE Grand and Zell Miller Grant eligibility requirements apply

    *  Dual credit and / or joint enrollment students not eligible


  Award Amount

    *  Awards are a fixed amount per term based on the program and number of hours enrolled

    *  Approved programs and award amounts available on GAcollege411.org


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HOPE GED Grant


  Academic Eligibility

    *  Earned a GED diploma from Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) after June 30, 1993


  Award Amount

    * $500 voucher that can be used for tuition, books or other educational costs at an eligible post-

      secondary institution

    *  Voucher expires 24 consecutive months after issue date


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REACH Signing Ceremony

REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen.  It was started by Governor and Mrs. Deal in 2012 as an integral part of the Complete College Georgia Initiative, and is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students, starting in middle school, to persist in their educational pursuits. Students are provided with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success, and be prepared for the 21st Century workforce.

Starting at the end of the 7th grade, teachers nominate students that they feel will be successful in high school and college - and do not have attendance, discipline, or academic issues.  They also nominate students that could possibly be the first generation to go to college.  The nominated students are then given application packets to be filled out by the parents, the nominated student, teachers, and community members.  When students start the 8th grade, an interview committee interviews the students and choose 3-4  students to become the REACH Scholars for that year.  The funding was provided by REACH our first year of participating in the program, but is now funded by individuals and businesses in the community.

The scholarship grantis $10,000 spread over 4 years of college or technical school in GA.  Many colleges double the scholarship and some even triple it - with a possible $30,000 being awarded over 4 years.  The students and parents must sign a contract that states that they will stay out of trouble, have good attendance, grades of at least a "C" average, and promise to graduate from high school and college or technical school.

This year’s (2017-2018) REACH Scholars are: 

Ayonna Hightower

Kaleb Massey

Elijah Stephens


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Conflict Resolution

Ten ways to Provoke Conflict:

1.  Blame or Accuse

2.  Insult or Putdown

3.  Threaten

4.  Use Sarcasm

5.  Make Generalization

6.  Name-Call

7.  Judge

8.  Give Orders

9.  Confront

10.  Play Psychologist


 

Ten ways to Avoid Conflict:

1.  Flip a Coin

2.  Split The Difference

3.  Skip It

4.  Walk Away

5.  Laugh It Off

6.  Give A Little/ Get A Little

7.  Own Up

8.  Deal With It Later

9.  You’re Probably Right

10.  Apologize