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1 Junior Year

2 Overview of Presentation Graduation Requirements Post Secondary Education Options Post Secondary Planning/ The College Search Process Establishing your criteria Researching Schools Developing a College List Senior Year

3 Communication is essential during your junior and senior years Be sure to have a valid email in Aspen (go to Preferences, then Security, and add your email address) READ our emails! We only send out important, pertinent emails Sign up for the CW Family Listserv herehere Follow CW Guidance on Twitter @CHSWGuidance

4 Credits Required Courses Graduation Portfolio and Presentation Community Service Standardized Assessments All students will be required to pass the NECAP or PARCC in order to graduate Comprehensive Course Assessments Individualized Learning Plans Detailed information can be found in our New Diploma HandbookNew Diploma Handbook

5 Junior Year Goals To Do List: Maintain good grades Complete Credit Recovery and/or attend Summer School, if necessary Become familiar with your profile: how do you compare? Register for appropriate standardized tests Determine what is important to you in a school Research schools that meet your criteria Develop a list of possible school/career choices Select challenging courses for Senior Year Visit schools

6 Post Secondary Education Options 2 year colleges Technical schools 4 year colleges

7 Certificate programs (e.g. phlebotomy, web technology, dental assistant) Associate degrees (e.g. nursing, physical therapy assistant, business) Remediation/preparation for 4 year programs (transfer) Open Acceptance: only need high school diploma or GED Accuplacer: assessment for placement in courses

8 Applying to CCRI You may apply at any time; however, counselors will assist in application process in spring of senior year Visit the Community College of Rhode Islands website for additional information on programs and application process:

9 Offer a variety of degree options: certificate, associate, and bachelor of science Applied learning for career training ( e.g. residential building/construction, auto mechanics, computer service, nursing, business management, criminal justice, cosmetology) Programs of study are typically more concentrated than most 4 year college programs (i.e. less general and elective credits needed)

10 Offer Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science in wide variety of academic disciplines Unlike most technical schools students must take general education and certain elective courses as part of program Applicants must meet specific admission requirements Admission is competitive

11 English4 years Math3 years Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 Lab Science2 years Chemistry 412, Biology 422 Social Studies2 years World Language2 years Fine Arts Elective Additional Electives Please Note : Requirements vary from school to school; therefore, it is crucial to research the requirements for each school. Highly selective schools and/or programs may require additional courses than listed; less selective schools and/or programs may require fewer courses than listed.

12 Academics The foundation of your student profile GPA (Grade Point Average) Class Rank Strength of Curriculum SAT/ACT Scores

13 Student Leader Athlete Science Olympiad Math Team Actor Artist Musician DECA/Skills USA Volunteer Employee Scout Church Group Member Community Service Newspaper Peer Tutor

14 Type of School public or private; 2 year or 4 year; technical Location Setting rural, suburban, urban Size small, medium, large Major/Program of Study Sports Division I, II, III; Intramural Activities clubs, student organizations, etc. Housing on or off campus housing; coed Support Services Facilities Internships/Co-Ops Study Abroad School Environment Cost Do not rule out any schools until you receive your financial aid package

15 Web sites for research: WayToGoRI CollegeBoard ACT College Planning Plan on attending the following before submitting applications: College Fairs College Tours/Open Houses College Visits

16 Developing Your College List Please Note : Working list of 3-10 schools categorized in the following groups: safety (2 schools), target (3 schools), reach (1 school). Number of school(s) in each category should be based on total number of schools on list. This list should be completed before returning to school in September. Reach Chance of admission is less likely, but there is some chance of admission Target Student credentials for admission are competitive, and student is qualified for admission Safety Student credentials are highly competitive, and student is overly qualified for admission

17 Use our College Workshop for Juniors presentation Designed to walk you through the entire process of developing an appropriate, research- driven list of prospective colleges Located online on Aspen ( click on Pages tab and it is located under Group Resources) and on CHSW Web PageAspenCHSW Web Page

18 You have your list of prospective schools… What do you do next? Visit the schools website for… Admission/application information Read through the online applications Check on any additional admission requirements for your specific major Schedule of Open House(s) and Tours … and then visit the campus!

19 Please note: The majority of 4 year colleges requires standardized test scores for admission; however, some schools are becoming test-optional. Please check each schools testing policy. SAT reasoning test SAT subject tests ACT

20 SAT REASONING TESTSAT SUBJECT TEST Aptitude Test with 3 sections: Critical Reading Math Writing Scores range from 200 to 800 for each section Achievement Test in specific academic subjects (e.g.): Math Science History English World Languages Scores range from 200 to 800 for each subject

21 How to improve SAT scores: Review PSAT results Read Take challenging math courses If in SAT review course – take advantage of practice time Private tutorial programs (e.g. Princeton Review, Kaplan, CCRI, etc.) Use SAT review books and software

22 SAT Registration Click here : CollegeBoard SAT Registration Registration includes 4 free score reports All official scores must be sent to colleges by CollegeBoard Colleges will see all scores but will usually use highest critical reading, math and writing scores

23 English, Mathematics, Science Writing Test (optional, but do it!) The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes plus 30 minutes if you are taking the Writing Test (does not include break) Please note: ACT results are accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and universities

24 Why take the ACT? The ACT multiple-choice tests are curriculum based The questions are directly related to what you have learned in your high school courses in English, mathematics, and science Some students who do not do well on aptitude tests (SAT) may do well on achievement tests (ACT)

25 ACT Registration Click here : ACT Registration includes 4 free score reports All official scores must be sent to colleges by ACT You can choose which scores the colleges will use

26 Research in order to plan ahead Know when you should take the SAT and/or the ACT Know if SAT Subject Tests are required by admissions Scores must be sent to the colleges from Collegeboard/ACT

27 Application Forms The Common Application School On-Line Application Paper Application

28 Application Requirements Please Note: Always check with the school for specific application requirements. Some schools and/or programs require additional application materials. Resume College Essay Recommendations SAT/ACT test scores

29 Provides information about student participation in activities throughout high school years School Activities Athletics Community Service Part Time/Summer Employment Awards and Recognitions

30 College Essay Extremely important factor in admission decision Should help you stand out as a candidate Complete during the summer vacation, if possible Must be edited perfectly Brainstorm the topics Select a topic Complete a rough draft Have someone review it Revise Edit

31 Most colleges require at least one letter of recommendation. You must check with each school for specific requirements Teacher Coach Employer Counselor


33 The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Provides a central location for certification of academic eligibility for participation in intercollegiate sports Students must register with the clearinghouse after their junior year in high school if considering a Division I or II School ( NCAA Eligibility Center )NCAA Eligibility Center

34 Senior Year To Do List: Continue taking challenging major courses and useful electives Maintain good grades Create a list of important deadlines Sign up for standardized tests (SAT,ACT) Attend college visits at CHSW Continue visiting schools/attending Open Houses Complete applications in a timely manner

35 Support staff Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs: C. Anderson Assistant Principal of Special Education and related Services: D. Schiappa School Counselors: D. Golini, J. McGuirl, M. Royal, R. Willette, R. DAlmeida, L. Velino, D. Ciccone and V. Clark Social Workers: L. Thompson, K. Ascoli School Psychologist: G. Blessing School Nurse: D. Mollicone Location: A-1 Wing Phone number: (401)270-8063 Fax: (401)270-8522 School address: 80 Metropolitan Avenue, Cranston, RI, 02920 Website address: Email addresses: available at school website CEEB school code: 400036

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