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Title: East Ridge High School

East Ridge High School
  • 11th and 12th Grade Student-Parent Information

ERHS Counselors, Administrators and Class Advisors
  • 11th Grade
  • A-L pending
  • M-Z Ms. Yemeako Fountain
  • AVID Dr. Stacy Keaveny
  • Administrator Mr. Charles Feld
  • Class Advisor Mr. Richard Stokes
  • Class Dues 15
  • 12th Grade
  • A-R Ms. Karen Gabel
  • S-Z, AVID Dr. Stacy Keaveny
  • Administrator Mr. Brent Frazier
  • Class Advisor Mrs. Kristine Cavinder
  • Class Dues 25

Graduation Requirements 2011-2012 2012-2013
  • 4 credits English
  • 4 credits math
  • Algebra 1 or Algebra 1A/1B
  • Geometry
  • 3 credits science
  • Biology
  • 3 credits social studies
  • World History
  • US History
  • Economics with Financial Lit
  • US Government
  • 1 credit Fine/Performing or Practical Art
  • 1 credit HOPE (not needed for 18 credit option)
  • 8 electives
  • 1 course must be through online learning (not
    needed for 18 credit option)
  • Assessments
  • Pass 10th grade FCAT Reading
  • Pass Algebra 1 EOC
  • If student is taking a course tied to an EOC,
    student must take the EOC exam, even if the
    cohort is not required to pass the exam for
  • The following courses have a state EOC that will
    count as 30 of the final grade
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • US History
  • Algebra 2 (if enrolled)
  • GPA and Credits
  • 2.0 minimum unweighted GPA
  • 24 credits (unless under 18 credit option)

Standard Diploma Scholar designation
  • For both 24 credit and 18 credit options
  • Meet graduation requirements of cohort group AND
  • Earn 1 credit of Algebra 2
  • Earn 1 credit in Statistics, Trigonometry/Analytic
    al Geometry, or Calculus
  • Earn 1 credit in Chemistry or Physics
  • Earn 1 credit in a course equally rigorous to
    Chemistry or Physics
  • AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP
    Environmental, Anatomy/Physiology Honors
  • Earn 1 credit in AP, IB or college DE course OR
    pass an approved industry certification exam
  • Earn 2 credits in the same foreign language
  • Pass the following EOC exams, as determined by
  • Biology and US History

Standard Diploma Merit designation
  • For both 24 credit and 18 credit options
  • Attain one or more industry certifications
  • Eligible programs at ERHS
  • Allied Health Assisting
  • Applied Cybersecurity
  • Automotive, Collision Repair
  • Business Supervision and Management
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • International Business
  • Agritechnology
  • Marketing
  • Pathways to Engineering
  • Television Production

ERHS Website Guidance Page
  • www.lake.k12.fl.us/erh
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Scholarships/Bright Futures
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Voluntary Public (Community) Service
  • ACT/SAT Information
  • ERHS College Planning and Scholarship Guide

College admissions
  • State Colleges and Technical Schools
  • Apply in late spring or summer
  • Final transcript (available in late June)
  • Four-year college or university
  • Early admissions (_at_Nov 1st) and rolling
  • No decision until application package is
    complete application, transcript, test scores,
    application fee, essay or any other documentation
  • Senior schedule changes and college admissions

Scholarships Financial Aid
  • Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Apply after January 1st of your senior year at
  • Based on parent/guardian income taxes
  • Used by all schools to determine additional
    financial aid
  • Florida Financial Aid
  • Apply after December 1st of your senior year at
  • Must have your SSN or TIN number on file at ERHS
  • Includes Bright Futures and other Florida
  • Used by Florida schools to determine additional
    financial aid
  • All students should apply whether they are
    planning to remain in Florida for college or not
  • East Ridge High School website
  • National scholarships, local scholarships

How to Check your Bright futures eligibility
www.flvc.org must have SSN in our system use
your SSN followed by an X for your student ID
  • Help your student in choosing a career.
  • Provides assessments to discover interests and
    skills your child needs in order to find the
    right career.
  • Investigate Florida colleges and degrees.
  • Find out what different programs are offered at
    different Florida institutions, so if youre
    looking for colleges that offer a certain degree,
    the search will show all the schools that offer
    that particular program.
  • Apply online for admissions and financial aid.
  • Enables your child to apply online to multiple
    Florida colleges by entering personal information
    just once.

College admission and Prep Testing
  • ACT
  • www.actstudent.org
  • 5 sections
  • English
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Writing
  • 38 No Writing
  • 54.50 Plus Writing
  • SAT
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • 3 sections
  • Verbal
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • 52.50
  • School day testing for all 11th graders on
    February 25 at no cost
  • PSAT
  • Wed., Oct. 15th
  • All 9th-11th graders
  • No fee

Dual enrollment See your counselor
  • Lake Technical Center
  • Upon completion of graduation requirements for
    most programs
  • Usually during 12th grade
  • TABE assessment at LTC
  • Lake Sumter State College
  • 11th and 12th grade
  • 2 courses or 8 semester hours
  • 3.0 minimum weighted GPA (maintained during dual
    enrollment and with 2.0 minimum college GPA)
  • College entrance score through PERT, ACT or SAT
  • Next PERT assessment October 30th must be
    registered by October 24th

Guidance Express
  • Students have access to a counselor during
    lunches on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Schedule appointments
  • Pick up ACT/SAT waivers
  • Ask questions
  • Discuss concerns or ideas

National Honor Society Tutoring
  • Every Monday and Thursday
  • Until 330 PM
  • Room 4-209
  • Student sign in and out of the tutoring and
    updates are sent to the teacher of the subject
    area the student receives tutoring in

College planning scholarship guide
  • Available on the ERHS website and includes more
    detailed information and links to high school and
    college planning websites.

East ridge high school
  • From Florida Admissions Directors
  • Do not change your schedule after receiving an
    offer of admission
  • Approximate order of importance of major
    application factors
  • Level of difficulty of course work (rigor)
  • Grades
  • Writing
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Activities
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