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Junior Parent Night October 5, 2011 A Look Ahead at Junior Year.

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1 Junior Parent Night October 5, 2011 A Look Ahead at Junior Year

2 Presented by: The Hopkinton High School Counseling Department The Hopkinton High School Counseling Department Adelaide Riordan Greco Adelaide Riordan Greco Cheryl Elder Cheryl Elder Michael Flanagan Michael Flanagan Deirdre King Deirdre King Kiely Murray Kiely Murray

3 AGENDA Late Adolescence Developmental Tasks Late Adolescence Developmental Tasks Parenting the 16 – 17 Year Old Parenting the 16 – 17 Year Old College Admissions Testing Begins College Admissions Testing Begins Junior Guidance Seminars Junior Guidance Seminars College Fairs and Campus Visits College Fairs and Campus Visits Naviance Family Connection Naviance Family Connection

4 JUNIOR YEAR Developmental Tasks Developmental Tasks Movement Toward Independence Movement Toward Independence Capacity for Tender and Sensual Love Capacity for Tender and Sensual Love Firmer Identity Firmer Identity Greater Concern for Others Greater Concern for Others Self-Reliance Self-Reliance More Developed Sense of Humor More Developed Sense of Humor Ability to Delay Gratification Ability to Delay Gratification Ability to Think Ideas Through Ability to Think Ideas Through Ability to Express Feelings in Words Ability to Express Feelings in Words Ability to Make Independent Decisions Ability to Make Independent Decisions Ability to Compromise Ability to Compromise Ability to Multi-Task Ability to Multi-Task

5 What Does Junior Year Look Like? October PSATs October PSATs Results in December Results in December Junior Guidance Seminar Junior Guidance Seminar Course Selection for Grade 12 Course Selection for Grade 12 Test Prep Test Prep College Visits College Visits SATs and/or ACTs in March, May and/or June SATs and/or ACTs in March, May and/or June AP Tests in May AP Tests in May

6 Social Life in 11 th Grade Drivers Ed and Licenses Drivers Ed and Licenses Part-Time Jobs Part-Time Jobs Juggling Extracurricular Activities with Academics Juggling Extracurricular Activities with Academics Prom Prom Dating Dating Peer Relationships Peer Relationships Experimenting with Risky Behavior Experimenting with Risky Behavior

7 Dates to Remember November 16, 2011 November 16, 2011 Financial Aid Night February 16, 2012 February 16, 2012 College Admissions Evening for Juniors and Their Parents

8 College Admission Testing PSAT PSAT Test Prep Test Prep SAT SAT ACT (with Writing) ACT (with Writing) SAT Subject Tests SAT Subject Tests

9 PSAT Saturday, October 15 th Saturday, October 15 th 7:45 a.m. at Hopkinton High School 7:45 a.m. at Hopkinton High School Registration Fee: $27 Registration Fee: $27 Register in Guidance by Oct 13 th Register in Guidance by Oct 13 th Scores back in December Scores back in December Measures three areas: Measures three areas: Critical Reading Critical Reading Math Math Writing Writing

10 TEST PREP Options Options Kaplan Kaplan Princeton Review Princeton Review Revolution Prep Revolution Prep Private Tutors Private Tutors SAT Online Course SAT Online Course

11 Which Test Should I Take? SAT SAT Aptitude test, measures critical thinking, problem-solving skills needed for college. Aptitude test, measures critical thinking, problem-solving skills needed for college. Perfect Score: 2400 Perfect Score: 2400 Penalty for wrong answers? YES Penalty for wrong answers? YES Question Types: Multiple Choice, grid-ins, written essay Question Types: Multiple Choice, grid-ins, written essay Length: 3hrs 45 minutes Length: 3hrs 45 minutes Vocabulary emphasis Vocabulary emphasis Does not include science or trigonometry Does not include science or trigonometry

12 Which Test Should I Take? ACT ACT Curriculum based test, directly related to what students have learned in school. Curriculum based test, directly related to what students have learned in school. Perfect Score: 36 Perfect Score: 36 Penalty for wrong answers? NO Penalty for wrong answers? NO Question Type: Multiple Choice, optional essay Question Type: Multiple Choice, optional essay Length: 2 hrs, 55 minutes + 30 minute optional essay Length: 2 hrs, 55 minutes + 30 minute optional essay Vocabulary deemphasized Vocabulary deemphasized Includes science and trigonometry Includes science and trigonometry

13 SAT SUBJECT TESTS What are Subject Tests? What are Subject Tests? One hour in length. One hour in length. Can take up to three on a test date. Can take up to three on a test date. Required by more selective colleges. Required by more selective colleges.

14 Junior Guidance Seminars Mini-Course for Juniors Lesson I: Getting Started Lesson I: Getting Started Purpose of Seminar Purpose of Seminar Yellow Resource Folder Yellow Resource Folder Moodle Site Moodle Site Preliminary Questionnaire Preliminary Questionnaire Beginning the College Admissions Process Beginning the College Admissions Process

15 Junior Guidance Seminars Lesson II: Test Overview Lesson II: Test Overview Seminar Game Seminar Game College Admission Testing College Admission Testing SATs and ACTs SATs and ACTs Test Calendar, how to register, use of school code ( ), test prep, how scores get to colleges. Test Calendar, how to register, use of school code ( ), test prep, how scores get to colleges. Junior Recommendation Packet Junior Recommendation Packet Lesson III: The College Search and More Lesson III: The College Search and More Computer Search Engines Computer Search Engines Naviance Family Connection Naviance Family Connection Lesson IV: Putting Your Best Foot Forward Lesson IV: Putting Your Best Foot Forward Common Application Common Application Review Transcripts Review Transcripts Resume Resume

16 Junior Guidance Seminars Lesson V: Whats Next? Lesson V: Whats Next? The College Essay The College Essay Application Process Application Process Teacher Recommendations Teacher Recommendations College Admission Trivia College Admission Trivia Lesson VI: Wrapping up Lesson VI: Wrapping up Interviews Interviews Mock Admissions Mock Admissions NCAA and Athletic Recruitment NCAA and Athletic Recruitment Test for Understanding/Course Evaluation Test for Understanding/Course Evaluation

17 Individual Student Meetings Ongoing meetings with students throughout the spring Ongoing meetings with students throughout the spring Junior Parent Meetings Expect letter in December Expect letter in December Appointments at 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Appointments at 7:45 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Scheduled between mid-January and early April Scheduled between mid-January and early April

18 COLLEGE FAIRS & TOURS College Mini-Fairs College Mini-Fairs Upcoming College Fairs Upcoming College Fairs Competitive College Evening Programs in the Metrowest Area Competitive College Evening Programs in the Metrowest Area Informal College Visits Informal College Visits Check College Websites for Tour Information and Open Houses Check College Websites for Tour Information and Open Houses

19 Upcoming College Visits Tulane UniversityOctober 7 Tulane UniversityOctober 7 MITOctober 11 MITOctober 11 Dartmouth CollegeOctober 13 Dartmouth CollegeOctober 13 Tulane University, LAOctober 20 Tulane University, LAOctober 20 Holy CrossOctober 13 Holy CrossOctober 13 High Point UniversityOctober 25 High Point UniversityOctober 25 Lehigh UniversityNovember 2 Lehigh UniversityNovember 2 Randolph-Macon CollegeNovember 3 Randolph-Macon CollegeNovember 3

20 NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION HHS Online College Data Archive HHS Online College Data Archive Log in at GUEST ENTRANCE Log in at GUEST ENTRANCE GUEST Password: hillers Or, your son/daughters guidance counselor to set up a parent account. Or, your son/daughters guidance counselor to set up a parent account.

21 Naviance Login Page

22 Student Homepage

23 Visit Schedule

24 Scholarship List

25 The SuperMatch Search

26 View up to 250 schools that match some or all of your search criteria

27 College Profiles: Assumption College

28 Scattergrams

29 Overlaps

30 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS


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