Claire Nold-Glaser, M.Ed. Chief Kanim Middle School March 12, 2014

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Claire Nold-Glaser, M.Ed. Chief Kanim Middle School March 12, 2014"

Transcription

1 Claire Nold-Glaser, M.Ed. Chief Kanim Middle School March 12, 2014

2 } Direct entry into workforce } Military Service } Gap Year Program-service, travel, career exploration } 2 year community college } 4 year college } But wait...let s think about the kids!

3 } Erickson s Theory of Social-Emotional Development: Identity vs. Role Confusion Who am I? Internalized recordings of external messages from family, friends, school, community, popular culture, e-world Am I normal? Am I competent? resilient? Am I lovable & loving? Swings between independence & dependence-relying on parents as supporters & guides, not shaming dictators

4 } How do we frame this to our kids? Exciting opportunities to explore colleges that fit or seeking a badge of honor for our parenting? } College was the best years of my life ß some kids perceive this as pressure to pick THE right college + what does that say about your life now? } Ease into & through the process. Keep it in perspective. Students burnout. } Of all four-year, not-for-profit, baccalaureate degree-granting institutions, 64% admit more than half of the students who apply.

5 Goals for College } Separate and form personal identitydeveloping sense of self } Navigating through the process-how do we empower our children & help them to develop resiliency? } Degree = increased job opportunities & transferrable skills Oral communication skills Written communication skills Ability to work well with others

6 } Rigor of academic course load (AP courses are seen as stronger than Running Start) } Grade Point Average (some schools recalculate for core course GPA only & may weight Honors & AP courses) } Standardized test scores: ACT & (new)sat } Essay or writing sample } Work/extracurricular activities } Teacher & counselor recommendations } Student demonstrated interest

7 } English 4 years } Math 3 years minimum 1 year each of Algebra 1, Algebra 2 & Geometry. 1 year of math must be taken during 12 th grade } Social Studies 3 years } Science 2 years must include chemistry or physics with lab } World Language 2 years of the same language } Fine Arts 1 semester } These are MINIMUMS for admission to public universities in Washington

8 } What makes your child an interesting person? } What do they love to learn? } What do they like to do outside of school? Work Service to others Commitment to activities: school/academics, arts, athletics, community, family, church/temple, scouting, other Meaningful activities vs. resume builders Think about what you are instilling in them.

9 8 subtle ways (+2) to prepare middle schoolers for college Jay Matthews Washington Post } 1. Notice what they enjoy doing & help them do more of it. } 2. Make sure your child knows that B s are fine in middle school and that fun is important. } 3. Enroll them in Algebra 1 in the eighth grade. } 4. Insist they develop some practical housework skills.

10 8 subtle ways continued } 5. Flavor family trips with a bit of college atmosphere } 6. Encourage children who are curious about the world to take a world language. } 7. Character counts. Encourage its development. } 8. Do everything you can to encourage reading. } (9. Spend time together having fun. } 10. Sleep)

11 } 9 th grade grades do matter, but colleges are understanding of adjustment issues. Positive grade trend is desired. } Encourage exploration of extra-curricular activities: jobs even mowing lawns, babysitting, community service, participation in the arts, athletics, clubs at school. } Start developing your resume } Gentle college visits on vacation after 9 th grade

12 } Take PLAN (pre-act)ß not offered at MSHS } Start world language classes if not already enrolled } Attend PNACAC Spring College Fair-usually held in April at Seattle University & begin exploring colleges & characteristics that fit } Visual artists-consider attending the National Portfolio Day as an observer-usually held on a Saturday in early January, usually at Cornish College of the Arts } College visits spring break/summer following 10 th grade

13 } Take the PSAT mid-october } Attend National College Fair-in the Fall (2 days) at the Washington State Convention Center } Attend Performing & Visual Arts College Fairusually in October at the Seattle Center } Get serious about the college search process; attend college rep visits at high school, evening programs, campus visits, researching colleges } Take ACT & SAT in the spring & possibly SAT Subject Tests if required or recommended } Register with NCAA Eligibility Center for D-1 & 2

14 } Letters of recommendation for private schools; usually 2 teachers & hs counselor } Know why your child is applying to each school they need to have a reason } Student completes applications } Submit apps by Thanksgiving/early Decemberpay attention to EA/ED/REA deadlines } Submit financial aid forms: FAFSA-January 1 st of senior year, CSS Profile-Fall of senior year } May 1 st : Enrollment deposit due to ONE college

15 Paying for College } Need based aid (FAFSA, Profile Form) } Merit aid-based on some characteristic(s) very often academic and sometimes talent or community service based. } 529 Plans? GET Program? (ok for use at Canadian schools that take the FAFSA) } David Aramaki-Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial Office:

16 } What are your hopes & dreams for your child? How do your hopes & dreams for your child translate into an evaluation of your parenting? } Don t get sucked into the media, scary stories or the grapevine/rumor mill. } Open yourself up to new possibilities } Give your child time & space to explore options & colleges } Keep a sense of humor & joy for learning!

17 } Sizing Yourself Up Survey } National Survey of Student Engagement brochure: A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College

18 } } } } } } } } } } } NCAA.jsp

19 } Harvard Schmarvard-Matthews } Looking Beyond the Ivy League & Colleges that Change Lives-Pope } Admission Matters-Springer, Reider & Franck } The Fiske Guide-Fiske } 25 Months Until College-McNeely } Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions & Beyond -Jones & Ginsburg

20 } Listen to your child be patient with their process. } Don t micromanage the process. Check in but don t nag. Call your child s counselor & ask him/her for help to get your child moving. } Expect a lot from your child, but be mindful of the teenage years. Anxiety & anger are covers for fear. } College search: The key question is not, Is college X a good college? Rather, the question is, Is X a good college for me?

21 } Best wishes as you embark on this exciting adventure! } Questions? Comments? } Claire Nold-Glaser } } Like College Planning Help on Facebook

The Summit Country Day School. College Counseling Freshman Handbook

The Summit Country Day School. College Counseling Freshman Handbook The Summit Country Day School College Counseling Freshman Handbook Overview of The Summit Country Day School College Counseling Team STAFF: Maureen Ferrell Director of College Counseling 513 871-4700 x226

More information

Continue to stay involved in your extra-curricular activities, remembering to document your involvement.

Continue to stay involved in your extra-curricular activities, remembering to document your involvement. College Planning: A Four Year Overview Freshman Year Begin your high school career by taking academically challenging courses. Focus on your studies. This year is important as it is the beginning of your

More information

College Planning Timeline

College Planning Timeline College Planning Timeline 9 th Grade - 12 th Grade Planning for Students and Parents Report by Stan Ezekiel, Founder and President: Join us on Facebook Visit our Website 1 Contents (click on the links

More information

8 TH GRADE PARENT COLLEGE INFORMATION PROGRAM

8 TH GRADE PARENT COLLEGE INFORMATION PROGRAM 8 TH GRADE PARENT COLLEGE INFORMATION PROGRAM Amy Skinner, MJHS Counselor Pam Tackett, MHS Counselor, Grades 9-10 Amanda Leszczuk, MHS Counselor, Grades 11 12 LEARNING TARGETS 1. Familiarize yourself with

More information

Seniors. Visit your school guidance counselor to see if you are on track for college.

Seniors. Visit your school guidance counselor to see if you are on track for college. College planning starts your Freshman year of High School and continues throughout your high school years. The following timelines can be used as a guide to help you stay on track. SEPTEMBER: Seniors Make

More information

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE COUNSELING

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE COUNSELING The college admission process is an integral part of the total experience of a SST education. The Department of College and Career Counseling (DCCC) recognizes the vast diversity in students and families,

More information

Build relationships with teachers and friends who support your college aspirations

Build relationships with teachers and friends who support your college aspirations Full Checklist 9th Grade Make sure your classes are considered college prep Build relationships with teachers and friends who support your college aspirations Get involved in activities inside and outside

More information

NEO College Now Conference Cleveland, Ohio November 4, 2011 Jessica McRoberts, MS Ed, LSC John F. Kennedy Catholic School Upper Campus

NEO College Now Conference Cleveland, Ohio November 4, 2011 Jessica McRoberts, MS Ed, LSC John F. Kennedy Catholic School Upper Campus NEO College Now Conference Cleveland, Ohio November 4, 2011 Jessica McRoberts, MS Ed, LSC John F. Kennedy Catholic School Upper Campus I needed to solve a face-time problem I needed to improve my communications

More information

John Hersey High School College/Career Center Junior Parent Newsletter

John Hersey High School College/Career Center Junior Parent Newsletter John Hersey High School College/Career Center Junior Parent Newsletter September 2015 Parents of the Class of 2017: Inside this issue: Career Exploration College Search Campus Visits College Rep Visits

More information

General College Counseling Timelines

General College Counseling Timelines General College Counseling Timelines As the college process will vary student- to- student, the purpose of this outline is to provide general timelines of what to expect during the high school years. You

More information

UNIVERSITY, TECHNICAL COLLEGE/ APPRENTICESHIP, AND MILITARY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. University of Wisconsin System: Preparing for College

UNIVERSITY, TECHNICAL COLLEGE/ APPRENTICESHIP, AND MILITARY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. University of Wisconsin System: Preparing for College UNIVERSITY, TECHNICAL COLLEGE/ APPRENTICESHIP, AND MILITARY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS University of Wisconsin System: Preparing for College UW-Colleges (13 WI freshman/sophomore campuses) offer smaller classes

More information

LACES College Center Checklist HIGH SCHOOL. 9th Grade

LACES College Center Checklist HIGH SCHOOL. 9th Grade LACES College Center Checklist HIGH SCHOOL 9th Grade Students: Sign-up to take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test) in September of the 8th and 9th grade year. This exam helps you prepare

More information

Paying for School Checklist

Paying for School Checklist Paying for School Checklist There is a lot to do to get into college. Planning ahead will save you time and energy in the long run! Use this checklist to stay on track for college. Better yet, use it to

More information

Grade 9. 1. Create a four- year high school plan. Think about what you d like to accomplish in the next four years.

Grade 9. 1. Create a four- year high school plan. Think about what you d like to accomplish in the next four years. Community/Four- Year College/ Trade School Student Timeline There are some steps you can take as a ninth- and 10th- grader to make sure you re on the right track for college. Here s a list to help you

More information

College Application Process

College Application Process College Application Process Michelle Sotelo Central Kitsap High School Guidance Counselor COLD HARD FACTS Recordbreaking number of applications last year University of Washington: 31,608 applications.

More information

Please visit iknowican.org and columbus.k12.oh.us for more information and resources. DREAM BIG. WORK HARD. WE LL HELP. TM

Please visit iknowican.org and columbus.k12.oh.us for more information and resources. DREAM BIG. WORK HARD. WE LL HELP. TM Beginning in elementary school, I Know I Can College Advisors and volunteers encourage students like you to dream big, work hard, and achieve your dream of going to college. To help you reach your goal,

More information

Senior College Night

Senior College Night Senior College Night P R E S E N T E D B Y L E I G H G U I D AN C E D E PAR T M E N T S h a w n e e M c Q u a i n, A- K E r i k a F l o r e s, L & I n t e r ve n t i o n C o u n s e l o r L i s a P e r

More information

John Hersey High School College/Career Center Junior Parent Newsletter

John Hersey High School College/Career Center Junior Parent Newsletter John Hersey High School College/Career Center Junior Parent Newsletter October 2014 Parents of the Class of 2016: Inside this issue: Career Exploration College Search Campus Visits College Rep Visits College

More information

College Planning Calendar

College Planning Calendar Bucharest Christian Academy office of college planning and preparedness College Planning Calendar F r e s h m e n Winter / Spring Spring Start a binder or file to track your academic course work throughout

More information

Building a Competitive College Application. Presenter: Karen Stabeno Department Chair, Counseling Beaverton High School Certified Educational Planner

Building a Competitive College Application. Presenter: Karen Stabeno Department Chair, Counseling Beaverton High School Certified Educational Planner Building a Competitive College Application Presenter: Karen Stabeno Department Chair, Counseling Beaverton High School Certified Educational Planner Ll Agenda Ê Understanding What Selective Colleges are

More information

COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE

COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE COLLEGE PLANNING TIMELINE Freshman Year Get involved! Try out new extracurricular activities, and continue to pursue those that already interest you. Build relationships with your teachers and school guidance

More information

Paly Senior Parent Night 9.9.15

Paly Senior Parent Night 9.9.15 Paly Senior Parent Night 9.9.15 Welcome Vicki Kim, Asst. Principal Guidance Matt Hall, Student Activities Kelly Sumner, ACS Site Director Susan Shultz, Guidance Counselor Ann Deggelman, Co-coordinator,

More information

De-stressing the College Application Process. Junior Program Feb. 2013

De-stressing the College Application Process. Junior Program Feb. 2013 De-stressing the College Application Process Junior Program Feb. 2013 Determine selected pathway Four year college or university 78% Two year colleges 17% Military/Work 1% Other Educational Plans 2% Major

More information

How To Get To College

How To Get To College Guidelines for High School Students How To Get To College A Guide to Preparing for the California State University Sponsored by: The California State University and the Boeing Company What Classes Should

More information

What can you do to help your child prepare for his/her college education?

What can you do to help your child prepare for his/her college education? What can you do to help your child prepare for his/her college education? Your child needs help with: Setting expectations Knowing what classes to take in high school Preparing for standardized tests (ACT)

More information

Path To College Checklist

Path To College Checklist Senior Checklist August Meet with parents to discuss college finances and any other help you need Register for any additional testing and send scores to schools you are sure you will apply to Check transcripts

More information

RFSD Pre-Collegiate Program (revised September 2011) College Bound Checklist ~ Year By Year Guide

RFSD Pre-Collegiate Program (revised September 2011) College Bound Checklist ~ Year By Year Guide RFSD Pre-Collegiate Program (revised September 2011) College Bound Checklist ~ Year By Year Guide Junior Year September/October Continue taking the most rigorous academic schedule possible, thinking ahead

More information

Meeting with Counselors & Counselor Support

Meeting with Counselors & Counselor Support Meeting with Counselors & Counselor Support When does my student meet with their counselor, how can a parent set up a meeting, How does the counselor work with my student? Counselors are always available

More information

8th Grade College Planning Night. Welcome, Parents and Students! 2/5/2014

8th Grade College Planning Night. Welcome, Parents and Students! 2/5/2014 8th Grade College Planning Night Welcome, Parents and Students! 2/5/2014 Tonight s Objectives Introduce you to Pine Lake s four-year college planning process Provide information on Upper School course

More information

Danbury High School. College Application Procedures and Information. Danbury College Board Code: 070120

Danbury High School. College Application Procedures and Information. Danbury College Board Code: 070120 Danbury High School College Application Procedures and Information Danbury College Board Code: 070120 Table of Contents Organizing the College Application Process... 3 Senior Planning Calendar... 4 September...

More information

College 101 for Freshmen and Sophomores. Mr. Carl Krause College Career Counselor Lake Zurich High School

College 101 for Freshmen and Sophomores. Mr. Carl Krause College Career Counselor Lake Zurich High School College 101 for Freshmen and Sophomores Mr. Carl Krause College Career Counselor Lake Zurich High School The better the education, the better the outlook for the future We know that! What can we possibly

More information

Junior Classroom Presentation 1 November 17 th & 18 th, 2014

Junior Classroom Presentation 1 November 17 th & 18 th, 2014 Junior Classroom Presentation 1 November 17 th & 18 th, 2014 Outcomes of Today s Presentation Counselor Interaction and Communication What Colleges Value in the Admissions Process Testing Plan Review of

More information

A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES STARTS NOW. COMMISSION ON INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES www.nycolleges.org

A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES STARTS NOW. COMMISSION ON INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES www.nycolleges.org A GUIDE FOR FAMILIES STARTS NOW COMMISSION ON INDEPENDENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES www.nycolleges.org Make the Dream Real. We all want the best for our children, and that often includes a college degree.

More information

DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. College Planning Night 2015

DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. College Planning Night 2015 DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL College Planning Night 2015 Guidance Department Vice Principal for Student Affairs and Guidance Adam Wright Guidance Counselors Kathy Cevera Kristin Henderson Kristina

More information

Highlands Christian Academy Counseling and Guidance Department

Highlands Christian Academy Counseling and Guidance Department Highlands Christian Academy Counseling and Guidance Department Academic and College Advisement 501 NE 48 th Street Pompano Beach, FL 33064 Tel: 954-421-1747 Fax: 954- highlandschristian.org Contents Introduction

More information

Putting the Pieces Together...A Guide to Life After High School

Putting the Pieces Together...A Guide to Life After High School Putting the Pieces Together...A Guide to Life After High School 2 Year University (Community College/junior college 2-year universities are schools that offer the core classes and offer associates degrees.

More information

The Next Step College Admissions

The Next Step College Admissions The Next Step College Admissions Paul G. Weaver Assistant Executive Director Counseling/Guidance and Family Education Services Top Ten Four Year Schools Final Transcripts Class of 2013 University of Texas

More information

Review your plan of study each year after adjusting to the current course schedule.

Review your plan of study each year after adjusting to the current course schedule. Develop a Four-Year Plan of Study Your School Counselor will help you plan your four years of high school in such a manner that your course selections will meet graduation requirements and help you in

More information

Lynbrook High School Guidance. Highly Selective College Planning Guide

Lynbrook High School Guidance. Highly Selective College Planning Guide Lynbrook High School Guidance Highly Selective College Planning Guide College Planning Guide As parents, we all want what is best for our children. We want them to be successful, attend a good college

More information

Indian River State College

Indian River State College Indian River State College Dual Enrollment Information Session 2014-2015 WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT? Dual enrollment is an acceleration option that enables students to pursue a rigorous curriculum for high

More information

Planning for College. What you need to know about the college admission process

Planning for College. What you need to know about the college admission process Planning for College What you need to know about the college admission process Simplify the College Planning Process College opportunities exist for everyone. These four steps can help simplify the planning

More information

C Name: Class Of: Updated 11/2/2015 1

C Name: Class Of: Updated 11/2/2015 1 C Name: Class Of: Updated 11/2/2015 1 IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS FALL WINTER Review and note your college applications deadlines and submit!!! Check SAT scores with your counselor to find out if you need

More information

Overview of Today s Presentation

Overview of Today s Presentation College Horizons 101: Info for Prospective Applicants Presenter: Hillary Abe, Coordinator of Recruitment & Alumni Affairs For Questions - Email: hillary.abe@collegehorizons.org Phone: 520-425-2407 Overview

More information

What programs do they offer? Athletics, clubs, study aboard and, of course your area of study.

What programs do they offer? Athletics, clubs, study aboard and, of course your area of study. Thoughts about your college search: What does your post high school path look like? Does it involve college? If it does, these thoughts are for you, but college is not your only option and may involve

More information

Each year FCS recommends college preparatory courses for every student, but parents make the final decision about course load.

Each year FCS recommends college preparatory courses for every student, but parents make the final decision about course load. Each year FCS recommends college preparatory courses for every student, but parents make the final decision about course load. Advanced Placement Classes College level work Must pass AP Test Score 2 =

More information

JUNIOR COLLEGE MEETING PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

JUNIOR COLLEGE MEETING PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT JUNIOR COLLEGE MEETING PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Ms. Andrea Saladino, Supervisor Mr. Joseph Gencarelli Mrs. Darlene Hill Ms. Shannon Moran Ms. Ashwini Reddy Ms. Daura Schucker Ms. Sandra

More information

The Private College Admission Process. Valparaiso High School Workshop April 3, 2014

The Private College Admission Process. Valparaiso High School Workshop April 3, 2014 The Private College Admission Process Valparaiso High School Workshop April 3, 2014 Gathering Information Websites & Guidebooks to research admissability: The College Board, LearnMoreIndiana, Barron s,

More information

College Night Presentation. for Juniors and their Parents

College Night Presentation. for Juniors and their Parents College Night Presentation for Juniors and their Parents Agenda Words of Wisdom Preparing for a College Search Scholarships Parent Tips Next Steps for Juniors Words of Wisdom Relax You will get in. 70%

More information

MODULE #5: College Application Process

MODULE #5: College Application Process MODULE #5: College Application Process Objectives Participants will be able to learn about the college application process including transcripts, admission essays, extracurricular activities, resumes,

More information

INDIANA STUDENT STANDARDS FOR GUIDANCE. Indiana Department of Education September 2003

INDIANA STUDENT STANDARDS FOR GUIDANCE. Indiana Department of Education September 2003 INDIANA STUDENT STANDARDS FOR GUIDANCE Indiana Department of Education September 2003 Dear School Counselor, 2 Student guidance is an important aspect of the educational system and an important component

More information

Special Report on the Transfer Admission Process National Association for College Admission Counseling April 2010

Special Report on the Transfer Admission Process National Association for College Admission Counseling April 2010 Special Report on the Transfer Admission Process National Association for College Admission Counseling April 2010 Each Spring, much media attention is focused on the college admission process for first-year

More information

College Readiness Calendar

College Readiness Calendar College Readiness Calendar Eleventh & Twelfth Grades It s never too early to start preparing for college. Early planning and preparation will help you and your student feel more informed and in control

More information

Santa Susana High School Counseling: Preparing for a Brighter Future: College Handbook Author: Miss Jillian Bischoff/Counselor

Santa Susana High School Counseling: Preparing for a Brighter Future: College Handbook Author: Miss Jillian Bischoff/Counselor Santa Susana High School Counseling: Preparing for a Brighter Future: College Handbook Author: Miss Jillian Bischoff/Counselor Putting the College Process into Perspective The primary focus of your early

More information

Dear Parents, We wish your student much success here at Bergen Community College and trust this information is helpful. Sincerely,

Dear Parents, We wish your student much success here at Bergen Community College and trust this information is helpful. Sincerely, Dear Parents, Making the transition from high school to college may be challenging and sometimes difficult. Students must adjust to new academic standards, make new friends, and make appropriate decisions

More information

Mapping Your Future Guide to Life after High School SM : Sophomore Year

Mapping Your Future Guide to Life after High School SM : Sophomore Year Mapping Your Future Guide to Life after High School SM : Sophomore Year Get prepared for life after high school Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be when they are adults and

More information

GARFIELD GOES TO COLLEGE 9 th Grade EXPLORING 10 th Grade THINKING 11 th Grade PERFECTING 12 th Grade APPLYING! STUDENTS

GARFIELD GOES TO COLLEGE 9 th Grade EXPLORING 10 th Grade THINKING 11 th Grade PERFECTING 12 th Grade APPLYING! STUDENTS 9 th Grade EXPLORING 10 th Grade THINKING 11 th Grade PERFECTING 12 th Grade APPLYING! o Attend every day o Try a new club, sport, or o Keep challenging yourself o Finalize your list of o Keep an open

More information

College Planning Timeline. 9 th - 12 th Grade Checklist for College

College Planning Timeline. 9 th - 12 th Grade Checklist for College College Planning Timeline 9 th - 12 th Grade Checklist for College Understand your Graduation Requirements: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/curriculum/graduation/ For the classes of 2010-2012: 4 English

More information

Seattle Lutheran High School College Night Information Packet 2015-2016

Seattle Lutheran High School College Night Information Packet 2015-2016 Seattle Lutheran High School College Night Information Packet 2015-2016 Gathering Information & Choosing a College: 1. Think about your personal interests and preferences. 2. Ask yourself some questions:

More information

OCSA COLLEGE HANDBOOK 2015-2016

OCSA COLLEGE HANDBOOK 2015-2016 OCSA COLLEGE HANDBOOK 2015-2016 ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Mission Statement We provide a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation

More information

CANEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL ACCELERATED COLLEGE 2015 2016

CANEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL ACCELERATED COLLEGE 2015 2016 CANEY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL ACCELERATED COLLEGE 2015 2016 Information Packet CONROE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT LONE STAR COLLEGE MONTGOMERY Spring 2015 Dear prospective students and parents/guardians, Thank

More information

Senior College Night Presented by the Guidance Department. September 21, 2015

Senior College Night Presented by the Guidance Department. September 21, 2015 Senior College Night Presented by the Guidance Department September 21, 2015 Discussion Topics Welcome What Colleges are Seeking Rec. Letters Testing Start Applying NCAA & Financial Aid Demonstrated Interest

More information

The Capitol School s Timeline to Prepare for College. Freshman Year

The Capitol School s Timeline to Prepare for College. Freshman Year The Capitol School s Timeline to Prepare for College Freshman Year The Alabama State Dept. of Education requires a 4 by 4 curriculum with 4 years of English, Math, History and Science. There are other

More information

Class of 2015 Planning Your Future What s Next?

Class of 2015 Planning Your Future What s Next? Class of 2015 Planning Your Future What s Next? Presented by: Central High School Counselors March 2015 Today s Objectives: Counselors: Review post high school options Provide information on the college

More information

High School & College Resources

High School & College Resources High School & College Resources Year-by-Year CHECKLIST! 9 th Grade Talk with your counselor and inform them that you want to attend a 4-yr college or university and that you need to schedule college prep

More information

Student Workbook IS THERE A COLLEGE WHERE I LL FIT IN? Appalachian State University Early College Planning. Name. Grade

Student Workbook IS THERE A COLLEGE WHERE I LL FIT IN? Appalachian State University Early College Planning. Name. Grade IS THERE A COLLEGE WHERE I LL FIT IN? Appalachian State University Early College Planning Student Workbook Name Grade School An Easy Way to Start Thinking About Your Future Getting the Answers You Need

More information

Karns High School College/Career Planning Guide 2013-2014

Karns High School College/Career Planning Guide 2013-2014 Karns High School College/Career Planning Guide 2013-2014 Table of Contents -Senior Year Planning Calendar- -Graduation Requirements & GPA- -Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment- -College Admissions Tests-

More information

The American Education A Student s Perspective Steps to a Bright Future!

The American Education A Student s Perspective Steps to a Bright Future! The American Education A Student s Perspective Steps to a Bright Future! Image obtained: mlw21.wordpress.com By: Aparna Pasumarthi Table of Contents 1.Introduction 2. Authors Note 3. Elementary School

More information

COLLEGE BOUND HANDBOOK. 1 P a g e

COLLEGE BOUND HANDBOOK. 1 P a g e COLLEGE BOUND HANDBOOK 1 P a g e TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK... 3 9 TH GRADE CHECKLIST... 4 10 TH GRADE CHECKLIST... 5 11 TH GRADE CHECKLIST... 6 12 TH GRADE CHECKLIST... 8 TRANSCRIPT

More information

URBAN JUNIOR COLLEGE FORUM Class of 2016 THE URBAN SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO

URBAN JUNIOR COLLEGE FORUM Class of 2016 THE URBAN SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO URBAN JUNIOR COLLEGE FORUM Class of 2016 Topics Covered Tonight The big picture The details Standardized testing The college systems How to begin Worries! Initial meeting Student vs. parent perspective

More information

Step Into Your Future: Preparing for College

Step Into Your Future: Preparing for College Step Into Your Future: Preparing for College Preparing for College STEP 1: Prepare Yourself Academically STEP 2: Become a Well-Rounded Student STEP 3: Impress for Success STEP 4: Set Smart Goals STEP 5:

More information

Senior College Counseling at Trinity Prep

Senior College Counseling at Trinity Prep Senior College Counseling at Trinity Prep "Imagine a world in which the college admission process itself would be admired, rather than ridiculed or gamed by students, parents, and the broader society -

More information

College Information meeting September 14, 2015 7:00 p.m.

College Information meeting September 14, 2015 7:00 p.m. College Information meeting September 14, 2015 7:00 p.m. Students!! Take an active role in your plans after high school. It s YOUR future! Your parents aren t going to campus or work with you. Learn to

More information

PLANNING FOR WHAT HAPPENS AFTER GRADUATION!

PLANNING FOR WHAT HAPPENS AFTER GRADUATION! PLANNING FOR WHAT HAPPENS AFTER GRADUATION! What Kinds of Colleges Are There? 2 year colleges (Ivy Tech, Vincennes University, Lincoln Trail College). 4 year colleges (ISU, IU, Purdue, St. Mary of the

More information

A Parent s Guide to Preparing Your Student for College

A Parent s Guide to Preparing Your Student for College A Parent s Guide to Preparing Your Student for College Welcome parents! The purpose of this guide is to answer some of the questions you have about your student s future education. Why should my student

More information

Issue Brief. Planning for Life After High School

Issue Brief. Planning for Life After High School Issue Brief June 2013 iyi.org 603 East Washington Street, Suite 800 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Planning for Life After High School Planning for life after high school can seem daunting. According to the landmark

More information

Newspaper Activities for Students

Newspaper Activities for Students Newspaper Activities for Students Newspaper Activities for Students Page 2 Higher Learning By the year 2010, millions of the jobs available in the United States will require more than a high school diploma.

More information

Getting into College Checklist - College, Career & Testing

Getting into College Checklist - College, Career & Testing 9 th Grade First Semester of 9 th Grade?? Realize how important your grades are while in high school. They are the one of the most important criteria for admission to a college/university, and colleges

More information

JUNIORS Demystifying the College Process N U T L E Y H I G H S C H O O L J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 4

JUNIORS Demystifying the College Process N U T L E Y H I G H S C H O O L J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 4 JUNIORS Demystifying the College Process N U T L E Y H I G H S C H O O L J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 4 What kind of college should I attend? Trade and Technical Schools Focus on a specific skill or talent Two-Year

More information

Northview High School Counseling Program

Northview High School Counseling Program Northview High School Counseling Program Post Junior Status Conference Work Ahead Now that you have met with your counselor for your junior status conference, you may be wondering, what do I need to do

More information

Plan. Act. Learn. Go.

Plan. Act. Learn. Go. Plan. Act. Learn. Go. Applying to College Starts Now Are you ready for college? Yes, college! Most jobs, not just the best jobs, will require some education after high school. This guide helps you plan

More information

Report Regarding College Readiness Activities. October 2015

Report Regarding College Readiness Activities. October 2015 Report Regarding College Readiness Activities October 2015 Planning for Higher Education Senior Parent Nights September 14, 2015 Nikki Rowe HS September 15, 2015 Memorial HS, Achieve ECHS & IB/Lamar September

More information

Junior year timeline Graduation credit review and high school courses Post-secondary options College selections, visits, admissions, and tests Senior

Junior year timeline Graduation credit review and high school courses Post-secondary options College selections, visits, admissions, and tests Senior Junior year timeline Graduation credit review and high school courses Post-secondary options College selections, visits, admissions, and tests Senior year timeline College applications Financial aid Follow

More information

Frequently Asked Questions about CGS

Frequently Asked Questions about CGS Page 1 of 9 Frequently Asked Questions about CGS What are the advantages to CGS? What is so special about our CGS professors? What is the core curriculum? What is the team system? How do I apply to CGS?

More information

TR JAN COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE. TVS College Counselors present A Guide to College Planning

TR JAN COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE. TVS College Counselors present A Guide to College Planning TR JAN COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE TVS College Counselors present A Guide to College Planning THE DIRECTOR'S CUT The path to choosing a college is not a singular event but rather part of an ongoing process of

More information

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE and CAREER CENTER

BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE and CAREER CENTER BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE and CAREER CENTER Brochure for Students & Parents Home of the Yellowjackets! 1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 COLLEGE ADVISORS OFFICE HOURS: WALK IN ADVISING: 8-4pm Daily,

More information

Adapted quote from Mindy Willard. Counselor Splits. Mr. Horsman (A-E) thorsman@gcsc.k12.in.us. Mrs. Foster (F-L) sfoster@gcsc.k12.in.

Adapted quote from Mindy Willard. Counselor Splits. Mr. Horsman (A-E) thorsman@gcsc.k12.in.us. Mrs. Foster (F-L) sfoster@gcsc.k12.in. We are no longer Guidance Counselors who are only focused on graduation and course selection for students. We are professional school counselors who focus on the academic success, college and career readiness,

More information

SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCEDURES

SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCEDURES SCHOLARSHIP AND COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCEDURES STEP 1: STEP 2: STEP 3: STEP 4: STEP 5: STEP 6: GATHER INFORMATION FROM College and Career Center Postsecondary institutions or their websites. Representatives

More information

City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Guide Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Guide Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Page 1 of 5 City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Guide Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Available at: NEIU Main Campus (Chicago, IL) Program Description The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology prepares students

More information

A-B: Mrs. Marshall C-G: Mrs. Lassiter H-Ma: Mrs. Wilson Mb-R: Mrs. Green S-Z: Mrs. Smith. Class of 2016

A-B: Mrs. Marshall C-G: Mrs. Lassiter H-Ma: Mrs. Wilson Mb-R: Mrs. Green S-Z: Mrs. Smith. Class of 2016 A-B: Mrs. Marshall C-G: Mrs. Lassiter H-Ma: Mrs. Wilson Mb-R: Mrs. Green S-Z: Mrs. Smith Class of 2016 Know Your Grad Plan! Recommended (default) or Distinguished eligible to go directly to a university

More information

Making College An Affordable Reality Preparing and Paying For College The Right Way

Making College An Affordable Reality Preparing and Paying For College The Right Way Making College An Affordable Reality Preparing and Paying For College The Right Way College and Financial Coaches Ready to Serve Your Family COLLEGE ADVISORS GROUP LLC 401-821-0080 Graduates 2013 College

More information

S.T.E.M. Academy Course Overview - Class of 2019

S.T.E.M. Academy Course Overview - Class of 2019 Kingsway Regional School District S.T.E.M. Preparatory Academy S.T.E.M. Academy Course Overview - Class of 2019 The STEM Preparatory Academy at Kingsway Regional High School is a rigorous four-year interdisciplinary

More information

The Road to College Admission

The Road to College Admission The Road to College Admission What to Expect How to choose a campus 4 Systems of higher education at a glance Eligibility & UC requirements What do college admissions officers look for? UC comprehensive

More information

Strategies to Provide Equal College and Career Readiness to All Students

Strategies to Provide Equal College and Career Readiness to All Students Strategies to Provide Equal College and Career Readiness to All Students Jeff Cranmore, PhD McKinney HS, McKinney, TX Steven Colón Vice President, Access to Opportunity The College Board Overview This

More information

From The Desk of Mrs. Samine Charles Pierre.. INTRODUCING YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR

From The Desk of Mrs. Samine Charles Pierre.. INTRODUCING YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR From The Desk of Mrs. Samine Charles Pierre.. INTRODUCING YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR What is a school counselor? Your school counselor is a person who is specially trained to help you realize your full potential

More information

Planning Guide for Minnesota Students Entering Postsecondary Education Programs

Planning Guide for Minnesota Students Entering Postsecondary Education Programs Planning Guide for Minnesota Students Entering Postsecondary Education Programs This pamphlet contains information for you and your family on postsecondary education. Postsecondary education includes many

More information

2013-2014 Transfer Guide

2013-2014 Transfer Guide 2013-2014 Transfer Guide South Seattle Community College Advising Revised July 2013 by Lynn Christiansen Introduction to College Transfer As a student at a community college, when you complete your Associate

More information

SCHEDULING PRESENTATION

SCHEDULING PRESENTATION SCHEDULING PRESENTATION Class of 2017 Credits Earn 1 credit for every semester class you pass. Passing is a D- Should have 20 by end of soph. year to be on track for Core 40 Need to make up credits? Summer

More information

The PSAT contains math, critical reading, and writing questions similar to those on the SAT.

The PSAT contains math, critical reading, and writing questions similar to those on the SAT. Welcome! The Princeton Review and Hispanic Scholarship Fund welcome you to your college admissions journey. From this website you will find links to helpful resources on both PrincetonReview.com and HSF.net

More information

Instruction Guide for Parents of College-Bound Students

Instruction Guide for Parents of College-Bound Students Middletown High School College and Career Center Instruction Guide for Parents of College-Bound Students What Every Parent Needs to Know A Message from Ann Hall Table of Contents Why Should My Student

More information

Graduation Toolkit. Texas Education Agency. Foundation High School Program. Information for Planning Your High School Years & Beyond

Graduation Toolkit. Texas Education Agency. Foundation High School Program. Information for Planning Your High School Years & Beyond Texas Education Agency Graduation Toolkit Information for Planning Your High School Years & Beyond including information about the new Foundation High School Program Overview Benefits Choices Checklists

More information