Sophomore Parent Meeting Presented by: WCHS Guidance Department
Agenda PSAT results Scheduling for Junior Year Getting ready for college: What is next?
Your Scores Your Skills Your Answers Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Skills Four Major Parts of Your PSAT/NMSQT Results Next Steps 3 Test Sections
See how you did on each skill. The same skills are tested on the SAT. Your Skills You can try hundreds of practice questions, organized by skill, online in My College QuickStart (www.collegeboard.org/quickstart).www.collegeboard.org/quickstart
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Information The Entry Requirements section displays information you provided on your answer sheet. The Percentile compares your performance to that of other college-bound juniors. The Selection Index is the sum of your critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores. If it has an asterisk, you do not meet all of the eligibility requirements for the competition.
Your Answers You will get your test book back with your PSAT/NMSQT results, so that you can review the questions. You can also review each test question in My College QuickStart.
What’s next? Use the access code on your report to log in to My College QuickStart, a personalized college and career planning kit. There you can: Search for colleges Get a personalized SAT study plan Take a personality test to find majors and careers that fit you Learn more about AP ® courses that you might be ready to take www.collegeboard.org/quickstart Next Steps
Junior Required Classes English 11 American Studies or English Literature AP Math course US History or US History AP Science elective? World Language?
AP and Dual Credit Differences between AP and Dual Credit Advantages of taking AP/DC courses For next year, AP classes are full weight and dual credit classes are half weight Enrollment process
AP classes offerings GradeEnglishMathSocial Studies ScienceOther 11English Literature Statistics Calc AB US History World History Biology Chemistry Envi Science Physics Music Theory 12English Language Statistics Calc AB Calc BC US History World History Govt Biology Chemistry Envi Science Physics Music Theory Computer science
Dual Credit Classes that count for AHD US History AP= 3 or 6 credits from Indiana State University for $75 each semester Biology AP= 4 credits from Indiana University for $100 Chemistry AP= 5 or 10 credits for $125 each semester Computer Programming= 3 credits from VU for $75
Dual Credit Classes that count for AHD Adv Computer Apps/ Adv Business= 3 credits from VU for $75 Adv Radio and Television II= 3 credits from USI for $75 Ivy Tech Professor on loan classes for $180 per semester Composition, Public Speaking, Sociology, Psychology
Junior Electives Listed on back of scheduling sheet Curriculum Guide is online by departments/ sections for easier navigation WCHS Guidance Academic Information Curriculum Guide
Central 9 Students pick 4 WCHS classes and a C9 program C9 classes are periods 1-4 Field trip to C9 on 2/13 Permission slips returned to guidance Applications returned to guidance end of February
Scheduling for Junior Year English 10 class visits 2/3-2/10 Forms are returned to English teachers by 2/14 Students can enter online requests until 2/17 In PowerSchool, select Class Registrations After 2/17, parents can contact counselor to make any schedule adjustments until June 1
College Planning? What’s Next? Start developing a list of potential schools Greater Southside College Fair, UIndy Football Dome March 11 th from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm Start visiting colleges Allowed two college days as juniors Take the PSAT again in October Complete the free Indiana College Cost Estimator at www.indianacollegecosts.org
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