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1 Preparing for your Senior Year And BEYOND!!!

2 STEP ONE GRADUATIONREQUIREMENTS

3 Course Requirements

4 High School Assessments

5 Service Hours Must have 55 hours by the end of your junior year to be promoted to senior status

6 4 Credit Minimum Your Senior Year

7 What will your senior year schedule look like? Graduation RequirementsGraduation Requirements Accelerated Course Work to Further PrepareAccelerated Course Work to Further Prepare InternshipsInternships Concurrent EnrollmentConcurrent Enrollment Work towards Academy CertificateWork towards Academy Certificate Completer ProgramCompleter Program Career and TechCareer and Tech

8 Internships Have you completed at least four of the required courses in a “Career Major”?Have you completed at least four of the required courses in a “Career Major”? Have you scheduled a meeting with Ms. Myers?Have you scheduled a meeting with Ms. Myers?

9 Concurrent Enrollment Signup for the Accuplacer at Carroll Community College (2 to 3 Hour Test)Signup for the Accuplacer at Carroll Community College (2 to 3 Hour Test) High School Dates: Every Saturday at 9:30 (call to schedule an appointment); January 31 st at 1:00 and 6:00High School Dates: Every Saturday at 9:30 (call to schedule an appointment); January 31 st at 1:00 and 6:00 Concurrent Information Session at Carroll Community from 5:30-6:30 tonight. Call if you plan on going!Concurrent Information Session at Carroll Community from 5:30-6:30 tonight. Call if you plan on going! Make an appointment with me in January/FebruaryMake an appointment with me in January/February Can begin to register for classes in AprilCan begin to register for classes in April

10 STEP TWO IT’S TIME TO DEFINE YOUR GOALS

11 Life After High School??? 4 Year College or University4 Year College or University 2 Year School2 Year School MilitaryMilitary Minimum Wage JobMinimum Wage Job Trade SchoolTrade School Police or Fire AcademyPolice or Fire Academy Family BusinessFamily Business ??????????

12 STEP THREE Begin your college, trade school, or academy search TONIGHT!!!!!!!

13 Where Do I Begin??? There are many college search engines— Become familiar with a few of them. There are many college search engines— Become familiar with a few of them. www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com www.princetonreview.comwww.princetonreview.comwww.princetonreview.com www.petersons.comwww.petersons.comwww.petersons.com www.fastweb.comwww.fastweb.comwww.fastweb.com

14 When Searching…. Try to narrow your search by selecting at least 3 criteria:Try to narrow your search by selecting at least 3 criteria: –Potential Majors –Student : Teacher Ratio –Geographic Location –$$$$ –Admissions Criteria (See Last Year’s Seniors) –Community’s Size –Etc….

15 Last Year’s Seniors Last Year’s Seniors

16 So, What is Expected of You?? KNOW 10 Potential Schools by May……..KNOW 10 Potential Schools by May…….. YES, THIS MAY!!! YES, THIS MAY!!! Be familiar with the communityBe familiar with the community Know each school’s admissions criteriaKnow each school’s admissions criteria Order a catalog or a CD/DVDOrder a catalog or a CD/DVD Maintain an honest awareness of your academic profileMaintain an honest awareness of your academic profileAND

17 SIGN UP FOR THE SAT OR ACT THIS SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO TO COLLEGEBOARD.COM TO REGISTER FOR THE SAT AND ACTSTUDENT.ORG TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT

18 SAT Prep Online Resource Make an appointment in the School Counseling office to learn aboutMake an appointment in the School Counseling office to learn aboutTESTGEAR You can develop your own curriculum based on your needs!!!

19 More TestGear Information Log on to www.bridges.comLog on to www.bridges.comwww.bridges.com Create a student portfolio using information below:Create a student portfolio using information below: Site ID: 10000559 Password: century Begin college entrance exam preparation! Take the brain scan diagnostic to assess strengths and weaknesses. Based on those results, you will get a curriculum/study plan to work on your areas of need.Begin college entrance exam preparation! Take the brain scan diagnostic to assess strengths and weaknesses. Based on those results, you will get a curriculum/study plan to work on your areas of need. Take the practice tests and when you feel you’re ready, take the 2 full length practice tests!!Take the practice tests and when you feel you’re ready, take the 2 full length practice tests!!

20 Get Involved It’s Not to Late!!!

21 Graduate Profile What will yours look like when you graduate from Century?What will yours look like when you graduate from Century? What are colleges looking for?What are colleges looking for?

22 Graduate Profile Graduate Profile

23 STEP FOUR Become Familiar with the Materials in your Folder

24 READ!!!!

25 College Handbook Types of AdmissionTypes of Admission College EssaysCollege Essays Paying For CollegePaying For College Financial AidFinancial Aid Junior CalendarJunior Calendar Senior CalendarSenior Calendar Getting Ready to ApplyGetting Ready to Apply What Colleges Are Looking ForWhat Colleges Are Looking For Curriculum Planning Resume PSAT/SAT/ACT Info for Athletes College Visits Letters of Recommendation Applying Out of State Get Organized

26 More Reading…. College Road Map Guide to Paying for College

27 This is Your SAT: The Next Step to College Success More Reading from College Board

28 More Resources Wunder’s Game Plan for SuccessWunder’s Game Plan for SuccessWunder’s Game Plan for SuccessWunder’s Game Plan for Success College Application WorksheetCollege Application WorksheetCollege Application WorksheetCollege Application Worksheet College Comparison WorksheetCollege Comparison WorksheetCollege Comparison WorksheetCollege Comparison Worksheet

29 To Summarize: Define your goalsDefine your goals Register for the SAT or ACTRegister for the SAT or ACT Start your search tonightStart your search tonight –Three criteria –Search engines –List of 10 schools Review material and schedule a meeting with me if you have additional questionsReview material and schedule a meeting with me if you have additional questions

30 And Lastly, Two More Things You Must Do!!!!

31 Scholarships/Financial Aid http://www.carrollk12.org/chs/ www.fastweb.com

32 Attend College Night!!!! College Night, College Night, December 13 th at 6:00 December 13 th at 6:00

33 Questions???


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