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1 Prospect High School Welcome Senior Parents Class of 2014 GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT Maria Aguiniga, Guidance Advisor (A L) Margo Lambert, Guidance Advisor (M Z) Jennifer Halas, CCOC/Middle College Jennifer Keh, Guidance Secretary/Registrar Parent Volunteers, Guidance/College & Career Center

2 Guidance Department Location: Student Services Center off the Quad Hours: 7:30 3:30 Students: Parents: Website: Drop-in during morning break, lunch, after school. Also, by appointment By appointment, , loopmail or call to set

3 Class of 2013 is on their way! Where did they go? 94.8% of seniors reporting indicated a transition to higher education 44.2% 4-year colleges 49.1% 2-year colleges 1.5% Career Colleges/Vocational 2.2% Military 1.9% Work 1.1% Undecided Scholarships & Grants: $1,057,136

4 Class of 2013 is on their way!

5 Connecting the Dots Graduation Requirements College Entrance Requirements Courses related to career interest Access and support for higher level courses Honors: Advanced Placement Academic Plan Post-Secondary Plan Training, knowledge & skills needed for career College Knowledge - understanding systems; skills to persevere & succeed College exploration - finding the right school Majors available related to best school for career interest Career Interest Inventories Surveys - do the students actually have a plan Real Life Experiences Job Shadowing Internships C&CC Workshops Career Goal (& Plan)

6 Facts about being a part of the Prospect Graduating Class of 2014 Graduation & Transcript Facts 220 Units Subjects Required Pass CAHSEE A minimum of a D- is required to earn 5 units towards graduation; minimum of C- is required for college eligibility. Failed classes earn no units and are included in the high school GPA. Units earned outside Prospect only go on the Prospect transcript if needed to graduate. (i.e.; community college, summer school other than CUHSD, online ) Repeated classes and grades earned are placed on the high school transcript. Original class grades are not removed from the high school transcript.

7 Transcript Name, DOB, address all correct? Are all courses taken during high school listed? Is your GPA correct? Academic/Total CSIS ID (also called State ID) at bottom left side of the transcript needed for UC and CSU applications Are you missing any units for graduation? You should already have a plan in place. If not, see your Guidance Advisor immediately! Problems? Incorrect info? Contact the Guidance Secretary, Ms. Keh in the Student Services Center x8120 or stop in (closed for lunch 11:00-12:00)

8 Eek a mishap along the way! What are the options for validating? BYU online classes Community College classes PHS classes What are the options for credit recovery? BYU online classes CCOC Spring semester, if available CACE after school classes (Del Mar Campus) Community College classes PHS classes

9 Where will the Class of 2014 go? Post-High School Options Career Colleges Community Colleges California State University Colleges University of California Colleges Private and Out-of-State Colleges Work Military An option of your own design, not included above tell us about your plan.

10 Timelines and Tips Career College: Rolling admissions, check the colleges website, contact admissions for requirements. Community College: Early Admissions for current Prospect seniors at West Valley and De Anza. They have priority for class selection. May CSU: Submit application beginning October 1, Deadline November 30. Apply at UC: Start completing on October 1. Submit application beginning November 1, Deadline November 30, Apply at Privates: Varying dates and deadlines. Open a Common Application account to apply

11 Community College Examples: West Valley De Anza Associate of Arts Degree Certificate Programs: Prepare for employment Transfer Program: AA-T / AS-T and ADT Timeline for Application: May to August Entrance Requirements: apply online, math and English placement tests

12 California State University Examples: San Jose San Francisco Bachelor of Arts / Science Degree Entrance Requirements: A-G coursework with grades of C- or higher Submit official SAT Reasoning (3594) or ACT scores Take Math & English Placement Tests, if needed Timeline for Application: October 1 November 30 Apply at Begin entering academic information now by using the CSUMentor High School Planner. The information will carry over to the admission application when you re ready to formally apply.

13 University of California Examples: UC Santa Cruz UC Berkeley Bachelor of Arts / Science Degree Entrance Requirements: A-G coursework with grades of C- or higher Submit official SAT Reasoning or ACT scores The application of every student who has completed 11 of the 15 "a-g" courses with a 3.0 GPA by the end of junior year and has taken the ACT with Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test will receive a comprehensive review. Timeline for Application: November 1 November 30 Apply at Begin entering academic information on October 1. The information will carry over to the admission application when the application submission formally opens on November 1.

14 Private & Out-of-State Examples: Santa Clara Colorado State Bachelor of Arts / Science Degree Entrance Requirements: vary visit each college website or contact admissions office Submit official SAT Reasoning or ACT scores SAT Subject Tests may be required Portfolio may be required depending on major declared Supplement to general application may be required CSS Financial Profile may be required Timeline for Application: Varies verify dates Apply at or at individual college website, if not Common Application members If student applying under program other than Regular Decision, such as Early Decision or Early Action, deadlines will be different and usually earlier. Know the deadlines.

15 Apply broadly The College List The college list should include at least 2-3 reach schools, a majority of target schools, and at least 2-3 safety schools. No school should be on the college list that you would not be happy attending. Reach Schools Target Schools Safety Schools

16 Naviance Family Connection Senior To-Do List Colleges I m Applying To Complete FERPA Enter all colleges applying to and decision type Self Report Test Scores Enter PSAT, SAT, ACT scores Scholarships Search in the Scholarship List and National Scholarship Search Brag Sheet In the About Me tab and used by teachers and your Guidance Advisor to write letters of recommendation for scholarships, colleges, other special programs. Resume In the About Me tab and used by teachers and your Guidance Advisor to write letters of recommendation for scholarships, colleges, other special programs

17 How do you access Family Connection? Find Family Connection here: Current seniors are already registered and have a unique username and password Senior parents get access codes tonight On your first visit, enter the code in the New User box, then follow on-screen instructions to create a user name and password Username is your address On subsequent visits, sign in using the Returning User box

18 Senioritis signs Parents should encourage their college-bound children to talk to them right away if any of these symptoms occur: A significantly lower grade in a course A decline in overall GPA Abandoning extracurricular activities Disciplinary action Academic misconduct Increased absences or tardiness Suspension for drug or alcohol use Tell on yourself: If a family is talking about any of these problems, the student also should be talking about it with the admissions department where they have been accepted or are wait-listed. The earlier the student self reports, the better. That way, the college can either advise the student about what they can do to sustain an offer of admission or if it will be withdrawn.

19 Remember these guidelines An admission decision, test score, or GPA is not a measure of your self-worth. Be confident! Be deliberate! Be realistic and trust your instincts! Be open-minded! Be honest; be yourself!

20 What is your plan? What are you doing to fulfill your plan? Are your college application essays written, taken the SAT or ACT, requested letters of recommendation? How are you doing with recovering credits? Do you have a completed resume & brag sheet? Have you talked to a military recruiter? Have you visited Career colleges websites and understand their timelines for applying? Have you shared your plan with friends and family?

21 Communication from Guidance? Guidance Advisor Family Connection College & Career Center School Loop News School Loop Group Mail Guidance Webpage Senior Newsletters Parent Page Video Bulletin Posters & Flyers Guidance Secretary PHS Marquee College & Career Center display case by the Café lines Guidance Monthly News posted in each classroom

22 Next Guidance visits September 11 & 12: Grad Status/Post High School Plans/College Applications December 11 & 12: Financial Aid May: West Valley & De Anza Colleges Early Admissions Process priority class selection May 14 & 15: Post High School Plan/End of Year May 20: Senior BBQ

23 College & Career Center Table in the Quad on Mondays during Study Hall and Lunch Seniors only on Tuesday during Study Hall Senior workshops throughout the year: CSU Application Day UC/Private Application Day College Application Essay Workshop Choose Success Workshop (3-part series) FAFSA Workshop Early Admissions Workshop Resume Workshop

24 Thank You!

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