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February 3, 2014. WELCOME Planning for the Junior Year New Courses for 2014 -2015 Testing and Career Information Introduction to College Planning Process.

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1 February 3, 2014

2 WELCOME Planning for the Junior Year New Courses for Testing and Career Information Introduction to College Planning Process Introduction of Naviance/Family Connection Foreign Exchange Student Information

3 *Students will be registering for classes online at home starting Feb th.

4 Requirements for the Junior Year Advanced Composition Literature US History 2-3 Physical Education (Lifetime Fitness, Individual Challenge, Team Challenge, Personal Training or “0” hour) Math Science

5 Sample Junior Year 1. Adv. Comp 2. US History 2 3. Math 4. Science 5. World Language 6. PE 3 7. Elective 1. Literature 2. US History 3 3. Math 4. Science 5. World Language 6. Elective 7. Elective

6 Other Junior Year Options Advanced Placement Courses World Language Engineering and Design Fine Arts and Visual Arts Social Studies Business Digital Music Acting, Stagecraft, Digital Video Production,

7 New in 2014! Courses: World Cultures Advanced Placement Music Theory Digital Video Production

8 High School Graduation Requirements Discussion of credits – 40 Minimum grade point average – 1.667

9 TESTING INFORMATION EXPLORE Completed freshman year (www.explorestudent.org)www.explorestudent.org WKCE Completed in November (www.dpi.state.wi.us)www.dpi.state.wi.us PLAN Results returned individually to the student (www.planstudent.org)www.planstudent.org PSAT Fall next year SAT Spring next year (www.collegeboard.com)www.collegeboard.com ACT Spring next year (www.act.org)www.act.org

10 PLAN Components Achievement English, Math, Reading, Science Educational Plans Needs Assessment Career information

11 CAREER INFORMATION EXPLORE PLAN Strong Interest Inventory (taken junior year) Naviance/Family Connection

12 College Admission Factors Breadth and Depth of Courses Success in classes Test Scores Extracurricular Activities Recommendations Personal Essays Interviews

13 Milwaukee National College Fair  Fall, 2014 – Wisconsin Center  12:00 pm– 3:30 pm  Close to 300 Colleges and Universities in attendance  Workshops on Financial Aid and Other Ways to Pay for college, UW System, Private Colleges, The College Application Process

14 Introduction to Naviance What is Family Connection? What can I do with it? How does it help with post-secondary and career planning? How do I access it? Family Connection Tips

15 What is Family Connection? Web-based resource that supports post-secondary and career planning. Linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that the Counseling Office uses. Specific to WFB students.

16 How does it help? On-line tool for communication among students, teachers, counselors, and parents. Updated GPA & test scores from WFB graduates. Assessments of your chances of admission at colleges where prior graduates have applied.

17 What can I do with it? Explore careers & majors. Complete career and personality surveys. Search & compare colleges. Produce scattergrams of past WFB acceptances… denials…waitlists. Show WFB college visits. …..and much more!!

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19 Family Connection Tips Visit the website often! Explore on your own and with your child. Always keep a current address. *We hope you will find this new resource helpful and if you have any questions, please contact the counseling office.

20 Take appropriate courses to keep all options open. Take challenging courses when possible. Be proactive in getting help when needed. Become involved in at least one school activity. Try to visit local college campuses. Utilize Family Connection.

21 What Parents Can Do Stay involved in your student’s progress by communicating with teachers, counselors, and attending conferences. Monitor homework, activities, and school attendance through Family Access. Contact teachers with questions. Contact counselor with any general concerns or questions.

22 Support Resources for students Contact teacher by or phone Encourage ISHP attendance Learning Center Writing Lab Homework Club (Mon-Thurs. until 4 p.m. in the Learning Center) Meeting with counselor, student, and parent Other support staff (school psychologist, nurse)

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25 Sophomore Parent Night Thank you for coming!


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