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SOPHOMORE PARENTS GUIDANCE NIGHT April 24, 2014 JOHN HANRAHAN – Dean of Guidance & College Advising LYNNE CHESBRO – Freshman/Sophomore Counselor (L-Z)

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1 SOPHOMORE PARENTS GUIDANCE NIGHT April 24, 2014 JOHN HANRAHAN – Dean of Guidance & College Advising LYNNE CHESBRO – Freshman/Sophomore Counselor (L-Z) DINA DEROSA - Freshman/Sophomore Counselor (A-K) SUZANNE GORAB- Junior/Senior College Advisor RICK HUTCHINSON – Junior/Senior College Advisor

2 STEP 2… The challenges and opportunities of Junior and Senior years.

3 Overview: Guidance Curriculum Turnover of files College Planning Process

4 Freshman & Sophomore Guidance Seminar Dina DeRosa (A-K) Lynne Chesbro (L-Z) Seminar Topics – Transitional Issues – Academic success skills & Planning – Standardized testing – Personal, social & health related topics

5 Counselor Transition Facilitates individual counseling & academic tracking Grade reports Standardized test scores (PSAT/PLAN)

6 Junior Guidance Seminar The College Planning Process Academics Standardized testing Career Encourage counselor meetings Create a resume Extracurricular activities College Searching Naviance

7 College planning tool for students, counselors, families Manage college applications Archives past admission results for predictive purposes

8 TRENDS ARE REVEALING Academic Profiles – Junior Year Performance Personal Profiles – Build a distinguishing resume – Seek growth opportunities – Increase responsibility – Leadership

9 STANDARDIZED TESTING – PSAT (FALL) – SAT (SPRING) – SAT Subject Test (if necessary) – ACT (SPRING)

10 Junior Year FALL - Search Strategies - Testing Strategies -Guidelines -College Search in Broad Strokes SPRING - Individual Counselor Meeting - Testing First Round - College Visits - College Fairs

11 Counselor Breakdown Freshman/Sophomore Counselor (A-K) - DINA DEROSA Freshman/Sophomore Counselor (L-Z) - LYNNE CHESBRO Junior/Senior College Advisor - RICK HUTCHINSON - (Dionte Abraham – James Gardella) Junior/Senior College Advisor - SUZANNE GORAB - (Lee Gardella -Chris Molina) Dean of Guidance & College Advising - JOHN HANRAHAN - (Thomas Moore -Joshua Workman)

12 Final Thoughts


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