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Columbia High School Junior Parents’ Night Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 7:00 pm, CHS Cafeteria Welcome! We hope you leave here tonight feeling well-prepared.

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1 Columbia High School Junior Parents’ Night Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 7:00 pm, CHS Cafeteria Welcome! We hope you leave here tonight feeling well-prepared to navigate JUNIOR YEAR

2 Program Agenda  Welcome  Program Outline – Dr. Jennifer Giordano, Dir. of Guidance  Junior Year Testing – Mrs. Faye Lewis  Junior Class Advisor – Ms. Brenda Brown  What You Need to Know – Guidance Staff  JUNIOR H.S.A. Representatives - Betsy Niggli & JoAnn Cobbs  Midnight Madness and Cougar Booster Representatives The Junior Year – Graduation Progress Counselor Communication – Keeping-up by keeping in touch. Post-High School Planning Testing Options – SAT, ACT, etc… Student Athletes – Playing sports in college & the NCAA Clearinghouse Financing the Future – Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

3 CHS Counseling Department Contact Information Dr. Jennifer Giordanojgiordan@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1030jgiordan@somsd.k12.nj.us Guidance Counselors (10-12) Mrs. Nancy Tenenbaumntenenba@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1036ntenenba@somsd.k12.nj.us Mrs. Susan Boersboer@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1037sboer@somsd.k12.nj.us Mr. William Seamanwseaman@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1038wseaman@somsd.k12.nj.us Mr. Sam Maiettasmaietta@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1039smaietta@somsd.k12.nj.us Ms. Patricia Nazairepnazaire@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1040pnazaire@somsd.k12.nj.us Ms. Deb Conwaydconway@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1041dconway@somsd.k12.nj.us Ms. Falynn Bleibergfbleiber@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1151fbleiber@somsd.k12.nj.us Mrs. Marcia Hicksmhicks@somsd.k12.nj.us973-378 3086mhicks@somsd.k12.nj.us Student Assistance Counselor (11-12) Mrs. Judith Cohenjcohen@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1043jcohen@somsd.k12.nj.us Guidance Secretaries and Registrar Mrs. Cheryl Hernandezchernand@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1030chernand@somsd.k12.nj.us Ms. Amy Singerasinger@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1031asinger@somsd.k12.nj.us Mrs. Sheila Bellinisbellini@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1032sbellini@somsd.k12.nj.us

4 It’s Not Just the Numbers An Exercise….

5 Graduation Requirements  4 Years of English  3 Years of Math  3 Years of Science  World History  US History 1  US History 2  1 Year World Language  4 Years PE & Health  1 Year Fine Arts Includes Music or Art  1 Year Practical Arts Includes TV Production, Business, and Industrial Arts 120 Credits Total

6 Post-High School Options  4-year College  2-year College  Work  Military  Trade School  Post-Graduate year  Gap Year

7 Naviance 7

8 General Messages Counseling Center News Links Available once per week Published on Naviance Scholarship information College Visits Internal School deadlines Events

9 College InformationIndividual information Career Inventory

10 College Search

11 Temple University Scattergram

12 New State of Admissions  Think outside the box  Rutgers is not a safety!  Financial plays  Think 2-year option  NJ Stars*

13 Factors  Geography  Desired Major  Cost  Likely outcome  “Fit” Academic Social

14 Test Options  Look closely at the options for testing submissions for schools  Differing options SAT/ACT SAT 2 AP Tests No Test

15 College Admissions Standardized Testing Schedule for 2011-12 CHS CEEB Code: 310750 Test dateRegistration DeadlineLate Deadline SAT I October 1September 9Sept. 21 November 5October 7Oct. 11 December 3November 8Nov. 20 January 28December 30Jan. 13 March 10 (SAT ONLY) February 10Feb. 24 May 5April 6April 20 June 2May 8May 22 ACT (American College Test) September 10August 12August 26 October 22September 16Sept. 30 December 10November 4Nov. 18 February 11January 13Jan. 20 April 14March 9March 23 June 9May 4May 18 * CHS is NOT an ACT test center. The nearest test centers are located at Montclair HS, James Caldwell HS & West Orange HS.

16 SAT vs. ACT

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18 Student Athletes  Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse  www.ncaaclearinghouse.net www.ncaaclearinghouse.net  Submit transcript request to counselor  Send test scores directly to NCAA

19 NCAA Core-Course Requirements Division I  16 Core Courses  4 years English  3 years math (Algebra I or higher)  2 years natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)  1 year additional English, math or natural/physical science  2 years social science  4 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or religion/philosophy) Division II  14 Core Courses  3 years English  2 years math (Algebra I or higher)  2 years natural/physical science ( 1 year of lab if offered by high school)  2 years additional English, math or natural/physical science  3 years 2013 and after  2 years social science  3 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or religion/philosophy)

20 Scholarship Resources  Counseling Center News  Parent Workplaces  Naviance  Houses of Worship  Books  Websites such as fastweb.com

21 What to do this year…  Think  Discuss  Evaluate  Calculate  Visit  Encourage  Remind

22 Scholarships & Financial Aid FINANCIAL AID NIGHT COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL November 9, 2011 7 PM – CHS Café

23 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS…


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