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1 Welcome to Ponderosa High School The Final Countdown SENIORS 2011

2 Options After High School Technical/Vocational Schools Technical/Vocational Schools –Catalogs and occupational information are available. Community/Junior Colleges Community/Junior Colleges – There are 12 in Colorado on 15 separate campuses. Four Year Colleges/Universities Four Year Colleges/Universities –Liberal Arts Colleges –Specialized Colleges –Universities

3 Options After High School Continued... Work – Sometimes a good option while you determine your goals for the future. Community colleges have a large adult population who went to work immediately out of high school, then entered community college to pursue his/her occupation. Work – Sometimes a good option while you determine your goals for the future. Community colleges have a large adult population who went to work immediately out of high school, then entered community college to pursue his/her occupation. Military – A minimum commitment of two years or career status is available in all branches of the military. Military recruiters are here during lunches several times each month. The Counseling office has additional information as well. Military – A minimum commitment of two years or career status is available in all branches of the military. Military recruiters are here during lunches several times each month. The Counseling office has additional information as well. Apprentice Programs – Most large companies have training programs for their employees which provide the opportunity to earn while you learn. Apprentice Programs – Most large companies have training programs for their employees which provide the opportunity to earn while you learn.

4 Counseling Office Go to Go to Click “Counseling Office” and check out… Click “Counseling Office” and check out… SAT & ACT Testing SAT & ACT Testing College Research College Research Military & Vocational Opportunities Military & Vocational Opportunities Scholarships & Resource Guides Scholarships & Resource Guides College Visits College Visits Financial Aid Financial Aid Naviance Family Connection Naviance Family Connection

5 The Application Process Complete your college application on-line Complete your college application on-line Print a copy for your records Print a copy for your records Complete a Transcript Request Form online Complete a Transcript Request Form online Pick up your transcripts in the counseling office or provide a stamp (More details to come on transcripts) Pick up your transcripts in the counseling office or provide a stamp (More details to come on transcripts) Pay attention to College Application Deadlines! Pay attention to College Application Deadlines!

6 Transcript Requests  Go to  Click “Counseling Office’  Click “Transcripts”  Fill in your information  Click “Submit Request”  Allow 48 hours for completion  Pick them up or provide a stamp  Send them off!

7 Log On To Naviance Web Address: https://connection.naviance.com/Ponderosa Username = address Password = Student ID# Come to the Counseling Office update your address New face page!

8 Colleges Your former college research is under colleges I am thinking about As you find new colleges add them here Now…click on “colleges I’m applying to”

9 Privacy Notice Required Click on “colleges I’m applying to” If you apply by Common Application you MUST enter your Common AP username & password

10 Colleges I’m Applying To Once you apply to a school go to: “colleges I’m thinking about’ Check the box next to the school you applied to Then click “move to application list” Colleges will be moved to “colleges I am applying to”

11 About Me Assignments to complete “Brag Sheet’ Update “resume” Update “game plan” Complete “personality type” Access your “Test Scores” or your GPA under “Profile”

12 My Letter of Brag Sheet in Naviance About Me click on “Brag Sheet” Check “Survey History” to see what you’ve done Answer each question thoroughly in order to provide your counselor with adequate information.

13 Scholarships and Financial Aid Information

14 Financial Aid PHS College Access Team From 6:30-7:30 Justin Williams (Financial Advisor) “Making Yourself Eligible for Financial Aid” From 7:30-8:30 Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – PHS Theatre Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – PHS Theatre

15 Terms to Know… Pell Grant Pell Grant SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) COF COF Work Study Work Study Perkins Loan Perkins Loan Stafford Loan Stafford Loan Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students Private Private Grants & Scholarships Grants & Scholarships Education Loans Education Loans

16 FAFSA What is the FAFSA? What is the FAFSA? –The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, is used to apply for federal financial aid. Where can I find more information? Where can I find more information? –Call FED-AID ( ) –Visit or College Goal Sunday Colorado College Goal Sunday Colorado –February 13, 2011 An opportunity for students and parents to get free help in filling out the FAFSA An opportunity for students and parents to get free help in filling out the FAFSA

17 Communication Communication with Seniors will occur in the following ways: –Naviance – check for updates –Counseling office board –School Announcements –Rolling Marquis –Web Site

18 Graduation Status Checks Your counselor will have an individual conference with each senior. Bring all of your college questions to this meeting. Credit checks are completed during September, October, and November

19 Community Service Deadline for 20 hours of community service is May 1, 2011

20 Testing Dates ACT Registration Registration Test Date Deadline October 23, 2010 Was September 17, 2010 December 11, 2010 November 5, 2010 February 12, 2011 January 7, 2011 April 9, 2011 March 4, 2011 June 11, 2011 May 6, 2011 SAT Registration Registration Test Date Deadline November 6, 2010 Was October 8, 2010 December 4, 2010 November 5, 2010 January 22, 2011 December 23, 2010 March 12, 2011 February 11, 2011 May 7, 2010 April 8, 2011 June 4, 2011 May 6, 2011

21 2010 Colorado Council Day/ Night Council Fair Tuesday, October 26 th, :00-7:30 p.m.

22 Go Class of 2011!!!! Graduation is May 19 th !


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