College & Career Advisement

About us

At Fulton Science Academy, we understand that this is just the beginning of our students’ bright futures.

We aim to enable our students to maximize their academic success while preparing them for the future. By working with our students and community, we can collaborate to match student interests and strengths to determine their next step in this evolving world.

College counseling at FSA is a four-year comprehensive plan that allows students to start considering alternative paths to graduation. There is a lot of information out there, so we aim to help align students with optimal opportunities for their path of choice. By working closely together, we can develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Our team is here to help connect students to the resources that may benefit them. Beyond what we provide within our building, we bring in college advisors, members of professional organizations, individuals representing different careers paths to help us analyze trends in the college-bound generation and job market. We strive to not only educate our students, but also our parents on colleges and the admissions process.

High School Support Team

HS Assistant Principal                    Mr. Yasin Parlak

HS School Counselor.                     Ms. Hibbah Agha

HS College & Career Advisor        Mrs. Devi Selvakumar

HS Outreach Coordinator             Mrs. Rookmin Maharaj

Graduation Requirements

  • 4 units of Math
  • 4 units of LA
  • 4 units of Science
  • 3 units of Social Studies
  • 4 units of electives
  • 3 units of CTAE/World language/Fine Arts
  • 1 unit of Health/Personal fitness
  • 100 Hours of Volunteer service *Adjusted if a student transfers to FSA during high school

SAT

ACT

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Aug 25, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

Sept 8, 2018

Aug 12, 2018

Oct 6, 2018

Sept 7, 2018

Oct 27, 2018

Sept 28, 2018

Nov 3, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

Dec 8, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Dec 1, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

Feb 9, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

Mar 9, 2019

Feb 8, 2019

Apr 13, 2019

Mar 8, 2019

May 4, 2019

Apr 5, 2019

Jun 8, 2019

May 3, 2019

Jun 1, 2019

May 3, 2019

Jul 13, 2019

Jun 14, 2019

 

Opportunities for Rigor

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment gives high school students the chance to take college courses that will satisfy both college and high school credit. It is funded by the state, so it’s college credit for free. College courses carry more weight, so students are able to earn double the credit in half the time. College courses are more rigorous than the average high school course and moves at a faster pace. Credit earned from Dual Enrollment could advocate for future college admission, scholarships, and college credit. To determine if Dual Enrollment is a good fit for you, please arrange to sit down with your counselor and/or parent/guardian to make that assessment. Depending on your college/career path, that conversation may look different for each student.

Advanced Placement

AP is a program for college-level courses run within the high school. At the end of the year, students may take the AP Exam which may qualify them for college credit. AP classes are more rigorous than other courses, but it helps to better prepare students for college.  

Naviance

We use Naviance, a college readiness software to help the students identify their passion, interest, career and major. Naviance is used throughout their high school to assess their personal strength, learning style, career interest, majors and college. They update their resume, with extracurricular activities, leadership roles, and their achievements. Students also make use of the rich resource of colleges, scholarships and summer opportunities.

Mentorship

As part of our College and Career Readiness Program, students will be matched with the Professional working in the field that is of interest to the student. The Professional will become their Mentor and educate them with the cut-off technology and help them to prepare for the career. Students can also job shadow their mentor and gets a hands on real world experience. They will also look for summer internship/research opportunities.

Professional speaker series

In an effort to provide the students with the real world experience of the careers, colleges and social awareness, every week we have a Professional Speaker address our students during the College Prep time. The series include: Professionals from different career fields, University Admission Directors and Non profit organization experts. The experts share their experience in the industry, the path they took to reach their career, college admission process, and how to create the social impact.

Opportunities, Internships & Volunteering

FSA believes in the Holistic approach of encouraging the students to involve not only in academics, but in all areas. HIgh school students are required to complete 100 hours of volunteering as part of the graduation requirement. There will be service projects to work throughout the year within and outside the school. Students can create their own clubs within the school depending on their interest and make use of the leadership opportunity. We encourage individual projects that has a social impact. The College/Career readiness program motivates the students to do internships.

College application

Common App

https://www.commonapp.org/

Requesting transcripts

Senior transcripts may be requested through Naviance. Other students may speak to the counselor.

Requesting Letters of Recommendation

In order to request a letter of recommendation, the student must first fill out a Letter of Recommendation Request that can be located on Naviance. This form is to assist our FSA staff to complete a recommendation with the most up-to-date information about the student. Please make sure you are allowing the staff member at least 1-2 weeks to write your recommendation. Make sure you tell them when you need the recommendation completed by.

Presidential Service Award

Premier Volunteer Awards Program, Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award

https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/

NCAA

National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes

http://www.ncaa.org/

College Prep Resources

SAT

SAT registration and test prep

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

ACT

ACT registration and test prep
http://www.act.org/

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form to determine eligibility for student financial aid

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

CSS Profile

College Scholarship Service profile, required by certain schools

https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Georgia Futures

Provides college & career resources; site for dual enrollment applications

https://www.gafutures.org/

Khan Academy

SAT test prep with practice tests and links to your CollegeBoard account

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Chegg Test Prep

https://www.chegg.com/test-prep/

Naviance

https://succeed.naviance.com

Additional Scholarship Resources

FastWeb

Personalized search for scholarships

https://www.fastweb.com/

RaiseMe

https://www.raise.me/

Scholarship Owl

https://scholarshipowl.com/

Tuition Funding Source Scholarships

https://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/

Scholarships for Student Caregivers

Scholarships for student-caregivers that are supporting the older adult population

https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers