2 What do I need to know ? The importance of Junior year Graduation requirementsPreparing for after High School while in HSNational Honor SocietyCredit RecoveryScheduling for Senior yearStandardized testingPSSA Keystone ExamsSAT and ACT ExamsCollege/Career ResearchTime line towards graduation
3 Where do I start? Get to know your counselor Listen to this presentationAsk questions – Do researchTake ACT’s, SAT’SDiscuss information with your parents
4 What do I need to GRADUATE? Credits: If you Pass all your classes all 4 years you will graduate with 32 credits! The MINIMUM number of credits needed to graduate is 28 plus completing 4 years of HS!!
5 What COURSES do I need to graduate? 4 English credits4 Math credits4 Social Studies credits4 Science credits2 PE/ Health credits2 World Language + 8 Electives or 10 Elect.MUST Complete and Pass:Keystone Exams & Graduation project
6 What can I do while in HS? Update your school resume by: Taking part in school clubs, after school activitiesDoing community service, volunteer workGetting a part-time jobPicking up your gradesTaking the most challenging courses you canIf you qualify, participate in National Honor SocietyGet involved with school related projects
8 SAT vs ACT Scores 1-35 Scores -200- 800 English, Math, Reading, Writing, and ScienceGiven at HAHS 2, October and April, the rest at Kings College in Wilkes BarreScoresMath, Writing and Critical ReadingGiven at HAHS on 7 Saturdays .
9 How do I prepare for the SAT? Self-study with SAT Prep BooksPrep courses at Penn State, King’s College, Wilkes UniversityLibrary resources, Princeton ReviewSign up on Collegeboard.com question of the day
10 What do Colleges look for? GradesSAT/ ACT scoresExtra curricular activitiesEssayInterview
13 Ivy League/ Highly Competitive Example; Harvard, Yale, Princeton, U of Penn,Brown, CornellSAT scores average 1560 using math and CRTop 5% of your classNational, State ,and local award winnerOnly 7-10% are acceptedCost- $50,000 ++
14 Competitive CollegesExample: Villanova, Bucknell, Lehigh, Penn State University Park, Pitt,SAT scores (math and CR)GPA top 10% of classCost ranges- commonwealth $22,000(PSU PITT) others $50,25% accepted
15 State Schools Bloomsburg, Lock Haven, East Stroudsburg SAT scores and upGPA top 20-25% classCost $15,000 +
16 Open admission LCCC, Lackawanna Junior college SAT not required Cost $2,500Can transfer to any State School
17 How do a narrow my choice? Location- How far do I want to goMajor – undecided or notCost – discuss with parents
18 What do I work on now! Get the best grades that you can this year. Prepare for the SAT / ACTKnow your class rankResearch colleges (do some searches)Beef up your extra curricular resumeInterest inventory exam (Bridges.com)Talk with your counselor
19 You are now ready to begin this adventure ! Have fun!Learn about careersAsk people questionsVisit colleges