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1 Sequim High School Junior Parent Night February 8th, :30 PM -- Cafeteria

2 Agenda Review Handouts Senior Year Planning Diploma Requirements Post High School Planning -- 5 th Year Options College Planning Overview Scholarship Notebook Overview & FAQ Timeline Communication Resources

3 Handouts PowerPoint notes Feedback Forms basket on table SAT and ACT flyers Timeline CADR Sheet WOIS site key Smarter Balance information

4 Section #1 Senior Year Planning

5 Diploma Requirements 1) 22 credits in the appropriate areas 2) Meet WA State testing requirements 3) High School & Beyond Plan completed in DEN 4) Attendance at HIV Training held in February

6 Skyward Information

7 Skyward: Grad Reqs Check for classes needed senior year

8 Use View Courses link

9 Registration Information DEN: March 7 Transcript review & credit check DEN: March 8 & 9 Course selection English Classes: March 10 Skyward course selection on line in library

10 Senior Counselor Letters * Mailed to Primary Address * Fall & Spring

11 Section # 2 Post High School Planning Options

12 5 th Year Options: Overview 1) Enter work force employment apprenticeship 2) Vocational Training training program apprenticeship 3) Community or Technical College 4) College or University 5) Military Service enlistment academy ROTC

13 Work Force: Apprenticeship Parent s Guide Brochure available Apprenticeship Registration & Tracking System Link: hip/ Career Fields: Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing -- Construction Energy -- Marine Manufacturing & Technology Starting Wages: &17.59/hour + benefits and pension

14 Vocational Training WA Career Bridge Website:

15 Community & Technical Colleges Resource: Check Out a College brochure Website: Admissions Checklist: 1) apply for admissions online application 2) apply for financial aid FAFSA & washboard.org 3) take the placement test: COMPASS or ASSET possible changes coming with Smarter Balance options 4) complete advising orientation & advising appt. 5) register for classes 6) pay tuition & fees, purchase books

16 WOIS: Career Information Site Key Available: Link on SHS Website: Washington Occupational Information System

17 Military Options Enlistment Army Navy Marines Air Force Coast Guard Academy U.S. Military U.S. Naval US Coast Guard U.S. Merchant Marine U.S. Air Force ROTC Reserve Officer Training Program Scholarship Program Notes: 1) Watch for December Academy Info Meeting held in Seattle. 2) Further Information on Military Career options (Bureau of Labor Statistics Web Site):

18 Section #3 College Admissions Planning

19 College Course Selection (CADR) CADR Overview for College Planning: College Academic Distribution Requirements CADR Link: WA Student Achievement Council link: Check individual college websites for undergraduate admissions information

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21 College Planning: Mitzi Sanders College Planning Opportunities 1) SHS College Fair September 28, ) College Rep Visits to SHS check daily bulletin (fall) 3) College Fair Seattle fieldtrip, during early fall NOTE: Sign up early this trip fills fast! 4) Visit college campuses check for preview days 5) Fall Seattle area reception some highly selective colleges

22 College Admission Information Vary by school check websites closely! Look for: undergraduate admissions Look for: preview or reception opportunities Contact admissions offices w/ questions Watch application dates Types of Applications: Early decision Early action Regular decision

23 Important College Planning Updates FAFSA will now open in October COMPASS placement exam community colleges only Coalition Application Common Application Smarter Balance updates and info keep your score report

24 Scholarship Notebooks An optional project: For local community scholarships Coordinated By: Mitzi Sanders in Career Center Workshop available during fall Due: end of January What To Do Now

25 SAT & ACT Registration Register online SAT: ACT: School Code: Mail in packets and practice tests are available in the Counseling Office Colleges will accept either for admissions

26 Recommend Spring & Fall Testing One SAT, one ACT -- Repeat one if needed Most colleges will recognize the better score Sequim High School testing site for both Fee waivers available through Counselors TIP: Know the testing instructions and format TIP: SAT & ACT offer a question of the day TIP: Review PSAT scores improve weak areas

27 SAT Updates starting March Changes Include: No penalty for wrong answers Essay will be optional Tests will look more like work done in classrooms For more information:

28 Test Preparation *know the test* Free SAT & ACT practice books available in Counseling WA Occupational Information System: SAT: ACT: Khan Academy: US Army March 2 Success test prep program:

29 Timeline Spring research 5 th year plan SAT/ACT -- register early College Visits/Research -- use websites, campus tour apps September Senior Parent Meeting Senior DEN Meeting -- look for National Achievers Packet SAT/ACT Watch for on-campus college rep visits SHS College Fair Scholarship opportunities start watching daily bulletin October Early college admissions Senior Letter -- mailed to primary address by counselors

30 Turn in application for diploma -- in Den Senior Packets through National Achievers Senior Pictures due for yearbook end of October Scholarship Notebook Workshop December Order Caps & Gowns through National Achiever mid Dec. January FAFSA Meeting: Free Application for Federal Student Aid WEBSITE: informational only College Goal Washington at Peninsula College for FAFSA filing help computer assistance available *FAFSA dates may move to Fall* Scholarship Notebooks Due

31 April Cap & Gown Orders Distributed during Senior DEN Senior Newsletter mailed home June Scholarship Awards Ceremony Baccalaureate Graduation Ceremony Senior Graduation Party

32 Key to a successful year Communication Daily Bulletin sign up with Julie Lancheros: On the high school website: Posted: Main Office, Library, Counseling High School Newsletter (quarterly) now ed Daily Announcements for Students Website Skyward Access NOTE: Please update your with the school

33 Senior Year Planning for Costs ITEM COST Senior Portrait $0 to $300 Annual $55 to $60 Cap & Gown, Announcements $45+ Senior Ball $35 ticket + clothing Graduation Party Ticket $25

34 Resources To update family contact info: contact Counseling Office ( ) *OR* login to guardian Skyward account to make changes Skyward Access: contact Counseling or Main Office To Join Bulletin List contact Julie Lancheros: SAT collegeboard.com ACT act.org College Advising: Mitzi Sanders Counselors: Vander Velde (A-F) & Fox (G-N) & Harker (O-Z) Students may drop in: Before & After School, During Lunch

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