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1 Quality Learning for Every Student, Everyday Tonights Theme: Getting into & Paying for the College of your Dreams!

2 Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. -Malcolm X

3 Getting Started Please make sure you sign-in. Please make sure to provide an address, if we dont have one on file. Please submit your feedback & commentary to:

4 Oak Park High School Parent-to-Parent Education Network Meeting Why is a college education so important? 2.What is the financial impact of a college education? 3.Where are typical Oak Park High School students going? 4.How do you get into & pay for college? 5.What do you need to do TODAY to prepare for college? 6.Prizes! 1.Bulletin Board & Storage system (courtesy of WSU C2 Pipeline 2.WSU C2 Pipeline Student Planner 3.OPHS Seat cushion

5 Why is a college education so important? THEN Deluxe Apartment in the Sky NOW Proctor & Gamble, $84.17B Annual Revenue

6 Why is a college education so important? As technology & worker efficiency rapidly expand, the global job market is shifting away from high wage, low skill jobs to high/medium wage, high skill jobs. Jobs that once paid good wages are being replaced by technology or cheaper labor overseas. In the 21 st Century, the jobs that command a family supporting wage require workers to have an advanced set of skills that the typical worker in the 20 th century did not need.

7 Why is a college education so important? Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learning Ways of working. Communication and collaboration Tools for working. Information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacy Skills for living in the world. Citizenship, life and career, and personal and social responsibility 21 st Century Skills In order to be competitive in the global economy, students must master these skills! Education beyond high school is the norm.

8 Why is a college education so important? According to U.S. News & Report, the 10 Best Jobs are: Dentist Registered Nurse Pharmacist Computer Systems Analyst Physician Database Administrator Software Developer Physical Therapist Web Developer Dental Hygienist All of these careers require a college education!

9 What is the financial impact of a college education? $20k Annual Difference 2x Difference

10 What is the financial impact of a college education? Data Obtained by U.S. Census Bureau

11 Why is a college education so important? (SUMMARY) Advantages of a college education: Be 2x as likely to avoid unemployment More likely to be fully employed Earn over $20,000 more annually Earn over $1 million more over his/her life time Have greater access to health care insurance, retirement benefits Have a higher quality of life

12 What are Oak Park High School Students College Plans? Data obtained from Class of 2012 Senior Exit Survey

13 What are Oak Park High School Students College Plans? Data obtained from Class of 2012 Senior Exit Survey

14 How do you get into and pay for college? Special Guest Counselor Monica Jones

15 What do you need to do TODAY to prepare for college A FREE On-Line resource that gives you tips & guides through every year of school. Gives parenting tips for helping your student in Math & Reading, by grade level Gives you a list of skills that students should acquire, by every grade level Has a guide for Parent Teacher Conferences.

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18 What do you need to do TODAY to prepare for college? MONITOR YOUR CHILDs Academic Progress Grades: Aim for a 3.0 & Higher, B or A in every core academic class Test Scores: 18 or better on the ACT-PLAN, 21 or better on the ACT Extra-Curricular Activities: Get your child involved in something that develops their creativity, athleticism, leadership, or academic skill set. Can be sponsored by school, church, municipality, or non-profit organization.

19 PRIZE TIME! We appreciate the time you have to share with us! Prizes Donates by WSU C2 Pipeline & the Oak Park School District Athletic Department 1.Bulletin Board & Storage System 2.WSU Student Planner 3.Oak Park Seat cushion Next Meeting is December 16 th 6:00PM How to get your child motivated & in charge of his/her own education!

20 THANK YOU!


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