Senior Class Info

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Text @tibbetts19 to 81010 – graduation, daily schedule variations, prom, senior activities, etc.

Text @yourcou to 81010 – Counseling Office messages – scholarships, deadlines, opportunities, etc.

Hawk Hour (Thursdays 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

The Counseling Office is offering help with college applications and scholarship searches.  Sign up for this seniors-only session to get individual help if needed!  Also, colleges will be visiting Hillgrove now during Hawk Hour twice a month to talk about their specific college, but also to discuss choosing a college that fits, applying to college, and what to expect your first year in college.

Prom

Prom this year will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Opera in Atlanta.  The theme is Arabian Nights! In order to purchase a ticket, you must have paid your Senior Class dues.  See Mrs. Tucker or Dr. Spruill (Room 2224).  Tickets will be sold online for two weeks prior to Spring Break: 3/18 – 3/22 and 3/25 – 3/29.  Cash and check sales will be on campus 3/28 and 3/29.  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER SPRING BREAK.  Tickets are $80 each and students must have paid their dues/sports pass in order to purchase a ticket.

Plan for Life After High School

If you need help knowing your options, deciding between options, pursuing an option – make an appointment with your school counselor now!  If you have not taken the YouScience career assessment, you are missing out on a great opportunity!  Go to www.youscience.com, make an account with your GTID# (it is printed on your transcript), and get access to a PHENOMINAL career test that will give some great suggestions for possible careers.  If you have trouble accessing YouScience, contact peggy.hurst@cobbk12.org for help.

Scholarships Offered

The Counseling Office will soon be asking for a list of the college scholarships you have been offered (all of them!), and then a list of the ones you plan to actually accept.  Please keep a folder with this information so that you will be able to fill out the information form when it is ready.

HOPE Scholarship / Zell Miller

There are two ways to apply for the HOPE Scholarship.  If you have submitted a FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2018, then you have automatically applied for the HOPE Scholarship.  If you do not want to submit a FAFSA, you can still apply for HOPE at Gafutures.org using the GSFAPPS located on that website.  Counselors will give you your updated HOPE GPA sometime before mid-March.  If you are close (2.9 ish) you still have a chance to earn HOPE eligibility before you graduate, depending on your grades spring semester.  If you barely meet HOPE eligibility (3.0) then be careful because you could lose it if your grades are low spring semester!  Your final HOPE GPA will be computed after you graduate.  Your final high school transcript is sent to GA Student Finance Commission (GSFC), which manages the HOPE Scholarship.  Your college of choice will get the GPA from GSFC and reduce the amount of money you owe them for fall semester.  Sometimes it is literally a few days before your college classes start when you get notice of your HOPE money allocated on your college bill.  Work with the Office of Financial Aid at your college of choice with any questions or concerns.  For Zell Miller:  you should be able to log on to your GAfutures account and see your SAT or ACT test scores there.  If you can see your test scores, then they will automatically match those up with your 3.7+ HOPE GPA.  If you can’t see your test scores, or you took the test recently, you should send them to GSFC.  Follow the instructions found on the scholarship section of the Counseling Blog.

Who’s Who

Seniors interested in competing for Who’s Who should fill out this form: Who’s Who Log    Extra copies are available in the front office.  Completed forms are due by the end of the school day Friday, March 1, 2019.  The Who’s Who Ceremony is March 27, 2019 in an morning assembly.  Students who are chosen will not know ahead of time, but their parents will be contacted in order to secure their attendance at the ceremony.  All seniors should plan to be at school on March 27th and dress up for the occasion!  Show support for the Class of 2019 and your classmates who will be honored.

Cap & Gown

It is not too late or order a Cap & Gown to wear for the graduation ceremony.  Go to www.herffjones.com and it is a simple process from there.  Just put in your school, weight and height and pay online.

Baccalaureate Service

There will be an optional inspirational service for the Senior Class, held at McEachern Memorial Methodist Church.  It is Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The Baccalaureate committee (made up of senior class students) will plan and carry out the service.  Family is invited and seniors will wear their gowns (with cords and medals) but no cap.  The service lasts an hour and includes inspirational music, drama and speeches by teachers and students.  Parents provide a cake/punch reception afterwards, which is always a fun time to take pictures with your friends.

Graduation

The ceremony will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center.  More details will be on the HHS home page after spring break.  The Hillgrove administration will release a packet with everything you need to know about tickets, graduation practices and Senior Clearance leading up to graduation.

Diplomas

When you walk across the stage at graduation, you will receive a diploma cover.  Bring this cover with you to the school during the designated time to pick up diplomas after the Memorial Day holiday.  You will keep your cap & tassel, but turn in the gown in exchange for your diploma.  If you will be out of town the last week of May, you can come by the HHS front office during business hours in June to exchange your gown for your diploma.


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