Two of the most accurate predictors of post-secondary success are: 1. Taking rigorous courses in HS 2. Having a career focus
Step 1: What can your student do right now to be ready for college?
Attend College Night Gather information Take the PSAT in October Take the ASVAB in fall or spring Begin taking ACT/SAT mid-year Make campus visits Talk to college reps @LSHS
* Qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program 1. Wednesday, October 17 th / 7:15 A.M. 2. Report to the A Gym 3.Bring #2 pencils and a calculator 4.Sign up with Mrs. Frick in the Counseling Center (by Oct. 10 th ) 5. More info: www.collegeboard.com
*Armed Serves Vocational Aptitude Battery 1. Offered in October and March 2. Sign up with Mrs. Frick in the Counseling Center 3.Bring #2 pencils 4.Report to the A Gym 5. Explore occupations in line with interests and skills
*College Entrance Exam Take the test sometime after 1 st semester of junior year December 8 February 9 April 13 June 8 Sign up for ACT Prep Course LSHS sessions tied to national test dates Cost =$119.
a. Internet Search b. Job Shadow c. Internships /Part-time Jobs d. Career/Job Fairs
a. Continue w/rigorous courses b. Complete Area of Focus c. Explore areas of interest through coursework 1. STA/Herndon/Cass 2. Work Programs 3. Dual Credit/Enrollment d. Meet w/Counselor 1. Review a plan for next three years 2. Familiarize yourself with Counseling Center resources
Summit Technology Academy Plan to visit their Open House: Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, January 23 Tours available 2 nd semester Herndon Career Center LSHS visit during advisory October 10 th Tours available 2 nd semester Cass Career Center LSHS visit during enrollment fair Tours available 2 nd semester
Dual Credit at LSHS Check out Career & Educational Planning Guide for LSHS courses that offer college credit Dual Credit at Metropolitan Community Colleges Take a class at Longview and earn high school and college credit
What are your students reasons for attending college? Do they have personal goals? Do they need academic preparation for a career? Are they interested in college? Some of the most common answers are: Increase earning potential Career preparation Learning opportunities Studying new and different activities Meet new people Personal goals Family influence
Step 2: What information do you need to plan for college?
Possible research topics: General college information Specific admission requirements Application deadlines Scholarship & financial aid opportunities/deadlines Job placement rate for your career field
Requirements: Attend A+ school for 3 consecutive years 2.5 GPA 95% Attendance 50 Hours of Mentoring/Tutoring Equals app. $105 per hour Good Citizenship Upon Completion: 2 Years of Tuition @ MO Community College or Tech School Apply in the A+ Office ASAP!
*Academy Night = February 26, 2013 Hear presentations from the branch academies Military Academy Naval Academy Air Force Academy Merchant Marine Academy Coast Guard Academy Learn about the nomination process Information about the application process timeline Questions & Answers
For those planning on participating in athletics at a Division I or Division II school Apply online www.ncaa.org A fee is required along with registration
Some 4-Year Colleges: 4 credits of English 3 credits of math (Algebra I and higher) 2 credits of science 3 credits of social science 1 credit of fine art 3 credits of core electives (modern language counts here)
Curriculum Rank and grade point average ACT/SAT scores Extra Curricular activities Community Service Essay/resume
In addition to the core curriculum required for admission to a 4-year college, you must earn a certain ACT/SAT score. If your ACT/SAT score is not high enough, you must achieve a certain selection index.
A selection index is a score based on your combined ACT/SAT and class rank percentiles. Each school sets its own selection index.
Choose several schools to visit during 2 nd semester of junior year Call the admissions office to schedule a formal visit Take advantage of half-days and other days school is not in session Pick up a Questions to Ask on Your Campus Visit sheet from the Counseling Center