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1 CLASS OF 2012 Seniors & Parents INFORMATION NIGHT INFORMATION

2 LHS GRADUATIONREQUIREMENTS (REQUIRED TO PASS 26 CREDITS TO GRADUATE.) n 4 units LANGUAGE ARTS (English I, English II, English III, and English IV or IVC.) n 3 units MATHEMATICS (Algebra I and two elective math credits.) n 3 units SCIENCE n 3 units SOCIAL SCIENCE (W. History, A. History, and 1/2 Government, 1/2 Economics.) n 1 unit PHYSICAL EDUCATION w/ HEALTH COMPONENT n 1unit COMPUTER TECH n 1 unit FINE ARTS n 10 unitsELECTIVES n 26 units = Total Graduation Credits

3 KANSAS BOARD OF REGENTS QUALIFIED ADMISSIONS (Board of Regents Institutions Only.) n Achieve n Achieve an ACT score of 21 or better. n Rank n Rank in the top 1/3 of your high school’s graduating class. n Complete n Complete the Pre-College Curriculum (see NEXT SLIDE) with at least a 2.0 GPA.

4 Qualified Admissions Curriculum n 4 units Language Arts ( English I, English II, English III, and English IV.) n 3 unitsMathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and 1 additional elective strongly recommended.) n 3 units Science ( Biology I, Adv. Biology, Earth/Space Science, Chemistry, Physics (at least one unit in Chemistry or Physics) n 3 units Social Science ( LHS required-World History, American History and.5 Government plus.5 Economics) n 2 unitsForeign Language[Recommended] n 1 unit Physical Education w/Health Component. n 1 unit Computer Technology Note that Algebra I taken in the 8th Grade does not qualify for this curriculum standard.

5 Kansas Scholars Curriculum (LHS core) (Must complete to be eligible for state scholarship awards.) n 4 units Language Arts ( English I, English II, English III, and English IV-Comp. I/Intro to Lit.) n 4 unitsMathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and 1 additional elective from pre-calculus, college algebra, trigonometry, statistics) n 3 units Science (Biology I, Chemistry, and Physics.) n 3 units Social Science (World History, American History, and.5 American Government,.5 Economics.) n 2 unitsForeign Language (both in the same language.) n 1 unitComputer Tech *Note that completion of Algebra I in 8 th grade is acceptable (for the Kansas Scholars Curriculum (but NOT for Qualified Admissions).

6 KANSAS SCHOLARS CURRICULUM KANSAS SCHOLARS CURRICULUM is required to be eligible for Valedictorian or Salutatorian. (which are chosen based on the CORE class grades--with no elective grades figured in.) is required to be eligible for Valedictorian or Salutatorian. (which are chosen based on the CORE class grades--with no elective grades figured in.) SENIOR RECOGNITION at GRADUATION: Gold Tassel = GPA of 92% or above in the CORE classes Gold & Blue Tassel = GPA of 92% or above with all classes combined. Gold Tassel = GPA of 92% or above in the CORE classes Gold & Blue Tassel = GPA of 92% or above with all classes combined.

7 RICE COUNTY LEARNING CENTER CREDITS n A student may enroll at the Rice County Learning Center upon failing at the semester or the end of a year. Seniors that fail a required course during their SECOND semester will not be allowed to participate in commencement. Rice County Learning Center credits needed for graduation must be completed by May 1 to participate in commencement. A required course can be an elective if needed for the 26 credits for graduation.

8 Work Military Trades Apprentice Program Technical School 4-year college Options After High School 2-year college

9 Take responsibility for your future! Source: ACT College Planning Guide

10 Let’s Focus on Post Secondary Education Remember...decision making is a PROCESS, not an event! Source: ACT College Planning Guide

11 KANSAS CAREER PIPELINE n Interest and skill inventories that will give you some ideas with careers or occupations to consider. n Links to all schools or training programs that offer the programs you are interested in. n

12 Please Visit the USD Website often for Senior information. GO TO: > Lyons High School > Counselor’s Corner > Seniors GO TO: > Lyons High School > Counselor’s Corner > Seniors

13 ACT Test Registration n Register n Register by the deadline for a test date n Answer ALL survey and inventory questions at least once n LYONS HS ACT CODE

14 ACT Test Preparation n The best preparation is a solid high school curriculum n ACT includes four curriculum-based tests -- English, Math, Reading, and Science n Become familiar with the ACT test content and format through practice tests tests

15 ACT Test Preparation n Learn appropriate test-taking strategies n Get Test Prep paper booklet from your counselor n Take ACT’s free practice tests n Visit the ACT website at & click on test prep tab for FREE resources n Source: ACT College Planning Guide

16 Remember, test scores are only ONE factor used for college admission and scholarship decisions Source: ACT College Planning Guide

17 Planning for Life after High School You can organize the college or training process in six simple steps Source: ACT College Planning Guide

18 Know Yourself and Your Reasons for Attending College or Vocational/Trade Schools n Recognize your strengths and weaknesses n Analyze your interests and values n Achieve a personal goal n Increase your earning power 1

19 Know Yourself and Your Reasons for Attending College or Vocational/Trade Schools n Prepare for a career and expand learning n Extracurricular activities & social life n Influence of family and friends 1 Source: ACT College Planning Guide

20 Consider College/School Characteristics n Majors & educational programs n Type of school & degrees offered n Admission policy n Location & size n Costs & financial aid n College affiliation & accreditation n Campus activities n Support services 2 Source: ACT College Planning Guide

21 List, Compare, and Visit Colleges/Schools n Compile information from several resources: –Internet/Websites –College catalogs, bulletins, videos –College representatives & college fairs –Counselors and teachers –Parents, students, and alumni –Directories and ACT score report 3

22 List, Compare, and Visit Colleges/Schools n Prepare a college comparison checklist n Weigh advantages & disadvantages n Contact the office of admission n Schedule appointments for your campus visits 3 Source: ACT College Planning Guide

23 Every campus has a “personality” Source: ACT College Planning Guide

24 Checklist for a Campus Visit n Request college visit form from your High School Counselor n Meet with an Admission Counselor n Verify admission requirements n Determine actual costs n Ask about financial aid opportunities n Take a campus tour

25 Checklist for a Campus Visit n Investigate your academic program(s) n Attend a class n Talk with students and faculty n Discuss your chances for success: –admission –graduation –placement Source: ACT College Planning Guide

26 Apply for Admission and Observe Deadlines n Narrow your choices n Review admission test requirements n Know application fees and deadlines n Know scholarship requirements 4

27 Apply for Admission and Observe Deadlines n Submit application materials (paper/ electronic) –Application for admission –High school transcript and college transcript if you have taken courses –Recommendations –Admission test results 4 Source: ACT College Planning Guide

28 Keep accurate records!

29 Develop a Plan to Finance Your Education or Training n Determine ALL costs n Investigate ALL possible resources –Parents –Savings –Summer earnings –Financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans & work-study –Other sources 5

30 Develop a Plan to Finance Your Education n Secure necessary forms and note deadlines n Apply for financial aid as early as possible 5 Source: ACT College Planning Guide

31 Don’t eliminate any college or school because of costs before receiving financial assistance information! Source: ACT College Planning Guide

32 What Does Postsecondary Education Cost? Things to consider in a total budget:

33 Review and Finalize Your Plans n Show initiative and be assertive n Talk with your parents and counselor n Select a school that meets your needs and preferences n Follow up with the schools to which you have applied 6 Source: ACT College Planning Guide

34 Keep in mind… making sound decisions will lead to satisfying and successful experiences! Source: ACT College Planning Guide

35 College Success Factors Test scores and high school grades are important However, they measure only part of your “potential” Source: ACT College Planning Guide

36 NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers n All prospective college student athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net ) OR the NAIA Eligibility Center (www.playnaia.org) This must be done online and should be completed early in the senior year. n Also should send ACT scores to these Clearinghouses.

37 HAVE A GREAT YEAR PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE! HAVE A GREAT YEAR PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE!


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