During your Senior year…
Life after graduation will vary depending on the student and their calling in life, but we want to help each student the best we can. Please know that many other options are available to High School graduates. We will continue to pray for each student and their next steps.
Senior Advisement Meeting
If you have any questions, concerns, or just need to talk and discuss the many opportunities for our seniors after high school, Mrs. Jackson would love to meet with the Seniors and their families. Due to the pandemic, we can do a call OR in-person meeting with mask and social distancing. Ultimately, we want to help in any and every way possible. Please email Mrs. Jackson individually to schedule a time that works best.
Options after High School:
At a Glance, many career paths can lead to a happy life and fulfillment of God’s purpose. College, vocational programs, and the military are just a few of the possibilities.
Trade and Certificate Programs
Trade or vocational programs offer a direct path toward specific jobs. Students who struggle in school may prefer this type of hands-on learning. There are programs in a wide range of areas, including things like web design, electronics, and medical assistance. Many colleges also offer certificate programs. Programs tend to provide more supervision, to help students keep up with their work. Many also offer internships or apprenticeships that help students move into the workforce.
This can be a good option for students who thrive on structure and physical activity. The training involves a lot of practice and repetition. Service in the armed forces can lead to a job or college-level education.
Some teens don’t feel ready for college directly after high school. One option for them is a “gap year.” A gap year is becoming more common among American students. And many colleges will now allow students to defer enrollment for a year. Many students spend their gap year exploring interests through internships, volunteer experiences, a job or travel.
If more schooling isn’t right for your teen, going straight to work can be a rewarding path. Family members and friends may know of jobs that would suit your child, too. As your child learns solid work skills, they become more independent and may discover a career path that leads them to further training.
Work experience and internships offer a great start to choosing the right path.
Four-Year College or University
A traditional four-year college or university prepares your child for a wide range of professional careers. College can be a challenge for any student but is certainly obtainable.
A two-year college may be a great option for your child if they are unsure about their career path or are not ready for a four-year college. These programs give options to move on to a four-year school. Or they can strengthen her skills and prepare her for a career with a two-year degree.
Two-year colleges may offer tutoring and training to help students move into adult life. They can help your child build time management and study skills and get used to college life while still living at home.
Important Details of Pursing College
Applications can be overwhelming. Applications for colleges and technical schools open as early as August of your student’s senior year. Most applications can be found at https://www.gafutures.org/ , but more specific information will be provided on your desired college’s website. All Trinity Prep students should have created a GA Futures account.
Each college or technical schools’ specific requirements may vary for their applications, but typically require:
2. Application fee
3. Official transcripts from all schools attended
4. Official scores
5. Certificate of Immunization
6. Proof of lawful presence in the U.S.
High School Transcripts
Once the application is submitted, the student must request for their transcript to be sent via GA Futures to the college of their choice. Please see the link below with step-by-step instructions on how to request the transcripts.
If you need a copy of your transcript for scholarships, recruiters, or other reasons, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you a transcript via email.
Dual Enrollment Transcripts
If your student has pursued Dual Enrollment through TMU during their time at TPS, the college they plan to attend after graduation will need an official copy of their college transcript from the college. Please request this transcript at the link below:
Federal Financial Aid Scholarships
You will also need to complete your FAFSA Application (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa) and have it sent to your desired schools. Your parent’s tax information will be required for this application.
Your FAFSA application will serve as the scholarship application for HOPE and Zell Miller. However, scholarship opportunities are endless.
First, check with the specific college you have applied for scholarship opportunities devoted to their students.
Second, begin to look for local scholarships. Below we have listed a few but there are many additional scholarships not provided below. Do not be discouraged, and we recommend you apply for every scholarship that you can!
Walton EMC Scholarship Opportunities: https://www.waltonemc.com/index.php/community/scholarships/
Georgia Power Scholarship Opportunities: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/georgiapower/
Additional Georgia Specific Scholarship Opportunities: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/georgia-scholarships/