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1 Welcome Class of 2015 Trail to College

2 9 th Grade Team Rob McLelland-Assistant Principal, 9 th Grade Administrator Sameen DeBard - Counselor (A-F) Shayla Rodriguez-Bell - Counselor(G-Mc) Shondra Carpenter - Counselor (Me-Q) Paige Zaboth - Counselor (R-Z) Other Key 9 th Grade Contacts Julian Jones 9 th Grade Dean Melinda Kenny IB/AP Coordinator Stacy Frahm School Psychologist

3 Ninth Grade Student Assistance Team (S.A.T.) This team is comprised of the student s counselor, dean, school psychologist, and an administrator. With possible input from the student and parents, the team decides on the appropriate Strategies of Success (e.g. Guided Study Hall, etc.) for each student. Referrals typically come from teachers and the F list generated every 3 weeks. Please refer to the Strategies of Success handout if you have additional questions.

4 Agenda Outline the processes used at CTHS to guide students towards college Identify the developmental benchmarks to increase college readiness Explain activities that occur at each grade level using Naviance to encourage students to keep their post-secondary options open Play the G.P.A. Admission Game

5 Comparing the Difference between HS Graduation Requirements & Higher Education Requirements

6 Academic Area Cherry Creek School District Graduation Requirements Colorado Higher Education Admission Requirements English 4.0 credits 4.0 credits Math 3.0 credits 4.0 credits (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) Science 3.0 credits 3.0 credits (two years must be lab-based) Social Studies 3.0 credits (US Hist GOVT.5) 3.0 credits (US History or World History) Foreign Language Not Required Credit /s Wellness/Fitness 2.0 Credits (Health.5) Not required Fine Arts/Career & Technical Education 1.5 credits Not required Electives 5.5 credits Not required Academic Electives Not Required 2.0 credits Total Credits to Graduate 22.0 credits N/A

7 The Freshman Year: Transitioning to High School and Academic Success Freshmen will Understand the difference between graduation requirements and college admission requirements. Be given the tools to select their own course of study based on their individual future goals. Understand the importance of grades and how to monitor their own cumulative GPA. Learn to become self-advocates and make positive decisions for themselves. Understand the relationship between standardized tests and college admission (TCAP/EXPLORE)

8 Freshman Activities Freshman Seminar HS 101 Presentation Ninth Grade Naviance Lesson -Development of a Four-Year Plan -Development of a Post-Graduate Plan EXPLORE Test TCAP Test (formerly CSAP) Pre-Registration for 10 th grade

9 Why Take EXPLORE? EXPLORE shows you your academic strengths and weaknesses in English, math, reading, and science EXPLORE helps you search for careers and learn which ones might be right for you EXPLORE helps you choose high school courses that will prepare you for college and work EXPLORE Interpretive Visuals 9/2008 9

10 The Sophomore Year: Exploring Colleges and Careers Sophomores will Begin to shape their own ideas and goals about possible future careers. Develop standardized test preparation strategies. Customize course choices to better fit future career goals. Engage in College-Readiness skills such as; time management, teamwork, project management, and leadership. Understand the relationship between standardized tests and college admission (TCAP/PLAN)

11 Sophomore Activities Sophomore Naviance Training -Do As You Are/Personality Type Assessment -Update Four-Year and Post Graduate Plans -Career Interest Profiler Sophomore Calendar PLAN Test PSAT (Optional) TCAP Test Transcript Review Pre-Registration for 11 th Grade

12 Juniors will The Junior Year Putting it All Together Explore different types of post-graduate opportunities and begin final planning. Sharpen College Readiness skills by taking the Practice ACT and PSAT Participate in extra-curricular activities and seek out leadership opportunities. Take the ACT College Entrance Exam.

13 Junior Activities Junior Naviance Training -College Search - Review Four-Year and Post-Graduate Plans College CTHS Denver/Metro College Fair Junior Conferences Junior College Night ACT Test Prep Software on Naviance ACT Test Transcript Review Pre-Registration for 12 th grade

14 The Senior Year The Culmination of College Readiness Seniors will Finalize and implement specific postgraduation plans. Be able to seek out resources and services based on individual needs. Be Involved in an academically challenging course plan that includes classes that are related to future career goals. Be familiar with timelines and application processes. Complete applications for a variety of postgraduate opportunities.

15 Senior Activities Senior Naviance Training College Applications Letters of Recommendation Transcript Requests Financial Aid Search Senior College Planning Day Financial Aid Night College CTHS Denver/Metro College Fair Senior Calendar

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17 Using Naviance Online Resource for Planning & Advising

18 Overview What is Naviance? How do I access it? How do you register? What can I do with it? How does it help career and college planning? 18

19 What is Naviance? A service that we use in the counseling/post-grad office to deliver curriculum and support all students at CT as they plan their trail to college. A web-based resource that supports course, career, and college planning Specific to CTHS 19

20 How can I access Naviance? Naviance Family Connection is on the CT home page under Resources & Links, Naviance Student Student accounts Username is login for access to computers at CTHS Password is student id# For example: Username Password Parents can access their student s account using student login and password 20

21 What can it do? Register for classes at CTHS 4-Year Plans Complete surveys Compare colleges Links to selected third-party resources FAFSA, ACT/SAT, etc Track important deadlines Produce scattergrams Show schedule of college visits at CTHS 21

22 Main Page 22

23 After Sign in 23

24 Course Plans 24

25 Surveys 25

26 Explore Careers 26

27 Personality Type 27

28 College Profile 28

29 College Compare 29

30 Scattergram 30

31 My Applications 31

32 How does it help? Shared resource linking home to school On-line tool for collaboration among counselors, students, and parents Accurate, complete records about student choices from our school teachers input course recommendations, students and parents can access Realistic assessments of your child s chances of admission at colleges where prior CTHS graduates have applied Career exploration Course planning 32

33 The G.P.A. College Admission Game

34 Further Action This Power Point will be on the CTHS website. Log-on to Naviance through your students account and complete the survey. Counselors will have their business cards available in the main lobby after this presentation.

35 Thank You for Attending Trail to College!

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