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Welcome to the Junior Parent Meeting The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand.

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1 Welcome to the Junior Parent Meeting The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand

2 Agenda  Graduation Requirements  Post-Secondary Planning  Testing Information  Available Resources  Upcoming Events  Q & A

3 Graduation Requirements Student need to earn credits: 4.25 credits in English (includes Academic Lit.) 4.25 credits in English (includes Academic Lit.) 3 credits in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 3 credits in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 3 credits in Mathematics 3 credits in Mathematics 3 credits in Soc. Studies (Civics, World History, U.S. History) 3 credits in Soc. Studies (Civics, World History, U.S. History) 2 credits in Arts/Humanities/World Languages 2 credits in Arts/Humanities/World Languages 1.33 credit in Health/Physical Education/Highway Safety 1.33 credit in Health/Physical Education/Highway Safety.25 credit in Technology Applications.25 credit in Technology Applications 8.5 credits in Electives 8.5 credits in Electives Satisfactory completion of the Graduation Project Satisfactory completion of the Graduation Project

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5 Goals for Junior Year  Achieve academically  Take appropriate tests  Participate in extra-curricular activities  Conduct career/college searches  Continue with self-awareness and identifying personal strengths  Attend college fairs/visit colleges  Continue to take rigorous courses senior year  Enjoy the high school experience

6 Opportunities for Students  Job Shadowing  Community Service  Classroom/Office Assistant  Internship  Work Experience  College Visits  Family Connection – Colleges Tab - Enrichment Programs

7 Post-Secondary Planning  Post-Secondary Options Include:  2yr schools  4yr schools  Technical school  Military  Employment  Gap Year Our goal is to provide relevant information and support your students in identifying and reaching goals!

8 Counseling Curriculum: Junior Year  Classroom Presentations  Teach about college/career planning, share resources, discuss relevant information, answer questions, demonstrate Family Connection  Individual Planning  Junior meetings are designed to meet individual student needs, to answer questions, and to assist students in their development

9 Classroom Presentations

10 Family Connection  Computer-based program used to assist students in post-secondary planning  Includes:  Student access/Parent access  Used each year to help students research potential careers/colleges/post-secondary plans  Resume builder  Career and Personality Inventories/assessments  Scattergrams with individual GPA & test scores  Junior Timeline

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12 Family Connection & Post-Secondary Planning  9 th GradeLearning Style Inventory  10 th GradePersonality Inventory  11 th GradeColleges/Careers/About Me  Colleges I’m thinking about  Register for College Representative Visits  Career/College Searches  Document Library  Resume Builder  12 th GradeFinalize list of colleges/careers  Electronic Submission of transcripts and recommendations

13 Important Testing Information SAT Dec., Jan., Mar.*, Jun., Oct.* SAT Subject Tests (if required) Dec., Jan., May, Jun.* ACT (all non-Hershey sites) Feb., Apr., Jun.,Sept., Oct. ASVAB November 17 asvab.com asvab.com APMay Test Optional * Test administered at HHS

14 Counseling Office Website  Provides a wealth of information about college, career, testing, available resources, and opportunities  Contact information for counselors

15 Resources to Support Students  Academic Concerns:  Home Access Center  Contact the teacher/school counselor  National Honor Society Tutoring  Personal/Social Concerns:  Contact the school counselor  Hershey Intervention & Prevention (HIP)  Contact us with any questions!

16 Upcoming Events  Financial Aid Night Nov. 12 th  ASVAB Nov. 17 th  Course Selection Meeting Feb. 12 th  PACAC College Fair (at LVC) Mar. 4 th  Sophomore/Junior College Admissions Forum Apr. 9 th District Calendar can be viewed at:

17 Thank you for attending! Please contact us if we can support your student in any way or if you have specific questions.  Ms. Maggio A-E  Mr. Hensel F-K  Mrs. Good L- Ri  Mrs. Cassidy Rj – Z Please feel free to ask questions!


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