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1 Junior (Class of 2017) Fall meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, DHS Auditorium

2 Making contact Make an appointment with Mrs. Wood in the counseling office or ext 2309) Call/voic ext 2308 (48 Hours to respond) Sign up for Remind to or

3 What can a parent do?! Attend parent/teacher conferences Monday, November 16 2:45-6:30 and Tuesday, November 17 3:45-6:30 - sign up on DHS website Check IC regularly Daily Announcements sign up on DHS website Pick your battles and have fun!

4 Infinite Campus Web-based home-to-school information resource that allows parents/guardians to view up-to-date information on their student s grades, attendance, and homework assignments, and 4 year plan Get your login by contacting Mrs. Wood in the counseling office (ext 2309 or

5 Fall Student Appointment 4 year plan - update/confirm view this in IC Make an appointment (Mrs. Wood ext 2308 or by 10/16 if you want to attend with your student Appointments will begin 10/12 and completed by 12/18

6 Graduation requirements 27 credits dhs.durangoschools.org/graduation-requirements-1 20 community service hours completion of portfolio/icap Students will work on this in ACT Prep and/or Advisory Jr lessons must be completed before registering for senior year classes

7 Early College Fort Lewis College Southwest Colorado Community College Stay tuned to announcements and REMIND for these (and possibly more) Early College opportunities and meetings

8 Alternative credits E-school (Wednesday 11/18 at 1:30) Individualized Crediting Program Internship Online courses Deadline for all of these credits for second semester is Weds. 12/16

9 College search college planning handout Jrs should have 4 or 5 colleges in mind by the end of this school year

10 What can a parent do?! Develop an organizational and communication system with your student to help with deadlines Have an understanding of your financial situation Attend FAFSA and financial aid presentations Pay attention to and ask for scholarship opportunities Talk to friends, family, coworkers Have fun and pick your battles!

11 What are colleges looking for? GPA (Academic Core) course selection (rigor) test scores (SAT and/or ACT) class rank extracurricular/leadership activities college application essays letters of recommendation resumes, interviews, portfolios

12 DHS college visits Students can sign up for college visits in Naviance (under College Visits) or in the counseling office After signing up for the visit, a pass will be sent the day of the visit to give your teacher Your teacher will sign your pass to excuse you from class that period Students should arrive on time and initial the sign-in sheet to record attendance

13 College entrance exams For test dates and registration go to: ACT SAT *SAT & ACT Fee Waivers for eligible students are located in the Counseling Office

14 College-Bound Student Athletes NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse Planning on participating in intercollegiate athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution? You must register with the NCAA. When taking the SAT/ACT, enter 9999 for scores to be sent to NCAA Clearing House Review requirements - might differ slightly from DHS grad requirements

15 Spring parent meetings January Financial Aid/FAFSA February 9 April 19 6:00 Registration meeting 6:00 College planning/panel of admissions reps *dates and times subject to change - check website/announcements and REMIND for updates!

16 Thank You for Coming! QUESTIONS?

17 Questions? When should Jrs take the ACT/SAT? What is ICAP? Spring of Jr year is a good first time - retake summer or fall of senior year if necessary Individualized Career and Academic Plan - helps students plan for life after high school - looks at goals, strengths, interests. Students need to complete this as a graduation requirement. Jrs will do this during ACT prep class or Advisory. What is the Commonapp and do all colleges take this? The commonapplication is used by more than 600 colleges. Many schools use this, many do not! Some schools even have supplements. For a complete list, visit: Good scholarship websites:

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