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Presented by Grand Junction High School Counseling Department Staff
Who is on Your Team? Administrators Jon BilboPrincipal Jami MooreAssistant Principal A-Gj Carol CoburnAssistant Principal Gk-N Jason EidingerAssistant Principal O-Z Counselors Serenity SantistevanA-Gj Ann KuhlmanGk-N Lori PlantikoO-Z Dustin GiesenhagenFreshmen A-K Tayler MerrihewFreshmen L-Z Jane NelmsFutures Center/ School-to-Career Lori StrattonCounseling Center Secretary Sara DreilingRecords Secretary Robbie OwensProgress Monitor 10 th -12 th Tayler MerrihewProgress Monitor 9 th Dustin GiesenhagenProgress Monitor 9 th
We hope this evening’s information, and other presentations to come, will give you and your student a plan for this year and next. Our purpose is to help give the kids the “kick in the pants” they may need, and to give parents relief in knowing there actually is a plan!!
Graduation Requirements 25 Credits 2.0 GPA for Conventional Diploma 3.5 GPA “with Distinction” Diploma Financial Literacy class – Life Management, Personal Finance or Economics Proficiency in CSAP or an ACT with a 17 cumulative score Progress Monitors Robbie Owens Service Learning Requirement – 30 hours plus paper Advisors collect information Millennium Club (100 + year of graduation)
Credit Summary- Dist 51 High School Subject AreaReq. CompDef CM Communications CL Computer Literacy E1 9th Comp/Lit A & B E2 10th Comp/Lit A&B E3 11th Lit/Comp E4 12th Lit/Comp EN English Elective FA Fine Arts FE Personal Finance MA Math PE Physical Education PF Personal Fitness & Wellness S1 Science-Earth S2 Science-Life S3 Science-Physical SG World Geography SH US History SS Soc Studies Elective SV American Government ZE Elective Total Credits
English4.0 credits Math4.0 credits (Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II, and higher or Math I, II, III, and higher) Natural/Physical Science3.0 credits (Two must have a lab) Social Sciences3.0 credits World Language1.0 credit (Some colleges require more than one) Academic Electives2.0 credits
The majority of GJHS academic classes fulfill the HEAR requirements. The following currently DO NOT : Business Math, Accounting, Personal Finance, Numeracy, Tech Math, Crosswalk Math Food Science, Physical Science Theater Art classes, Journalism classes, Business Communication Law Related Education, Teen Court, Ethnic Studies, Mexican-American Studies Check with the college or university if you want to know for sure!! You can call their admissions office or check the college’s website.
CCHE College Fair (FMHS) Oct. 6 8:30-10:30am RMASS SAT/PSAT Prep Sept. 24 9am-3pm Colorado Western Slope College Fair Oct am–2pm Senior Pictures & Parent Dedications due Sept. 30th Senior Class Meeting (Jostens) Oct. 24 th ASVAB Oct pm Financial Aid NightsJan.-March FAFSA deadline for SeniorsFebruary Two-Year Colleges, Technical School ExpoTBA State ACT (all Juniors) April 24th Baccalaureate May 13th Graduation May 15th
NAVIANCE-Futures planning web-based program Junior/Senior updates ACT and SAT testing dates College Visits – college representatives visit GJHS Scholarship search HEAR information – Colorado Public 4yr College entrance requirements Opportunities for students
Check Transcripts for Graduation Requirements Meet With Your Counselor For Senior Interview – starting Oct. 10th Retake the ACT, if necessary Sign up for COF (College Opportunity Fund cof.college-assist.org)cof.college-assist.org NCAA transcript evaluation Attend College Fairs Check Naviance for Campus Visit Days and College Rep Visits to GJHS Career exploration: What skills will you need? Work Keys test for employment resume Scholarship Search Begins Order Graduation Items Finalize Educational and/or Employment Resume Letters of Recommendation (allow at least 2 weeks) Begin Writing Personal Essay Make a Final List Of College Choices Make an address to use for all your educational/employment s
Continue Rigorous Coursework AP Classes Concurrent CMU Classes WCCC Business Work Experience (BWE) Career Internships
Sign up for the PSAT – Wed., Oct. 12 (Nat’l Merit) (Pay $14 in the main office/limited number of tests) Join School Clubs, Community Activities, Sports Attend College Fairs Research, Research, Research-Naviance can help! Explore Summer Enrichment Programs Continue to Develop Good Study Habits Create your Employment and/or Educational Resume College Visits-There is no substitute for being on a college campus Maintain Good Grades Rigor – keep pushing yourself
Tech School? Military? The World of Work? Two-Year College? Four-Year College or University? If you are not sure, watch for information about the Two-Year/Technical Expo!
Family Conversation about college and $$$ Request Letters of Recommendation from teachers, coaches, counselors, etc. Write your College Application Essay Fill-out your Applications Retake ACT/SAT if needed Continue College Research Campus Visits Scholarship Search Notify College of Acceptance – May 1st
Get help with FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) December and February Personal advisement and FAFSA assistance will be available Read your school newsletter and Naviance updates to stay tuned for exact dates and times.
Tonight: Colorado Mesa University – Available in the lobby Upcoming in October: Select colleges and universities from around the state
Division I & II Colleges/Universities Register by the End of Junior Year Meet Academic Core Course Requirements in High School Meet with Your Counselor to review Your Transcript in Junior/Senior Year ACT Code