Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Junior Parent Meeting The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Junior Parent Meeting The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand
Agenda Graduation Requirements Post-Secondary Planning Testing Information Available Resources Upcoming Events Q & A
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
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
Opportunities for Students Job Shadowing Community Service Classroom/Office Assistant Internship Work Experience College Visits Family Connection – Colleges Tab - Enrichment Programs
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!
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
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
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
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
Counseling Office Website Provides a wealth of information about college, career, testing, available resources, and opportunities Contact information for counselors
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!
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:
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!