Presentation on theme: "Navigating High School and Beyond Renton High School."— Presentation transcript:
Navigating High School and Beyond Renton High School
School Counselor for Class of 2016 Ms. Kearns Career Center Mrs. Atkins Ms. Smith (Work for Credit) Counseling Office Mrs. Pappas-Stallman-Counseling Assistant Mr. Wheeler-Counseling Assistant Ms. McCray-Registrar Ms. Bala-Native American Advisor
Academics: credits, graduation planning, grades, schedules Career/College: recommendation letters, finding the right college or career, etc. (utilize Career Center for college presentations, scholarships and more) Personal/Social: family issues, friendship/relationship issues, emotional needs, therapist referrals, and more
Before school, after school, and during lunch you may drop in Before school, after school, and during lunch you may sign up to be called down during class (pink sign-up sheet) You may NOT come down during class to sign up Emergencies only: first tell a teacher or security guard, come to counseling office
Course and college planning PSAT/SAT/ACT Graduation vs college requirements Extracurricular Activity
Plan for 10 th grade Know your graduation requirements Challenge yourself in class and out of class Utilize Navigation 101 Start a calendar with important dates and deadlines Check grades regularly Get involved!
GPA/Grades Course rigor/honors & AP or IB Extracurricular activities Test Scores Community service
Colleges care! Make a meaningful contribution to something Maintain a long-term commitment Managing your time and priorities Maintaining a balance “We’re looking for a commitment to and a passion for an activity outside of the academic setting—we are looking for depth rather than breadth.”
High School CoursesH.S. Graduation4-year college admissions/minimum Language Arts4 years Social Studies3 years Math3 years3 years (Algebra 3-4) Science2 years2 years (lab science) Occupational Ed.1.5 years not required Fine Arts1 year Health/PE2 years (.5 Health/1.5 PE) not required World Language not required 2 years Electives6 credits
Every sophomore will take the PSAT for free this year! Receive feedback on your academic strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. See how your scores compare to your peers. Enter the competition for scholarships from NMSC (grade 11). Prepare for the SAT. Receive information from colleges when you check "yes" to Student Search Service.
ACT Measures academic achievement English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing No penalty for guessing SAT Measures reasoning skills Writing, Math, Critical Reading Scores adjusted for guessing
A HSPE/EOC Exams: Reading, Math, Science Math Credit: Algebra 1-2, Geometry B HSPE/EOC Exams: Math, Science, Writing Math Credit: Algebra 1-2, Geometry, Algebra 3-4 C HSPE/EOC Exams: Reading Writing, Math, Science Math Credit: Algebra 1-2, Geometry, 2 nd Alg course D HSPE/EOC Exams: Reading, Writing, Math Math Credit: Any two math classes
Transcripts/Credits State Tests CP Future Plans Copy to parents Don’t wait for Blitz—keep track on your own regularly!
Sign up on the RED clipboard in the counseling office—official is generally for college apps, unofficial is for everything else Come back a day or two later to pick it up—if your name has a checkmark, it has been printed and is waiting for you