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Eastview High School Perspectives on Parenting – March, 2011 College Planning & Naviance Family Connection Chris Franken, Ed.S. Carita Green, M.S. College.

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1 Eastview High School Perspectives on Parenting – March, 2011 College Planning & Naviance Family Connection Chris Franken, Ed.S. Carita Green, M.S. College Planning & Assessment School Counselor Sb-Z/AVID 10Eastview High School

2 2 Preparing students for college & careers doesn’t occur at a single point in time... Instead, readiness is a process that needs to occur over a number of years—a process that must be well under way by the middle school years, if not earlier.

3 3 “There is in every child… … a miracle unfolding.” Eric Erikson

4 4 Engage in Self Reflection Recognize strengths and weaknesses Analyze interests and values Prepare for a career and expand learning Extracurricular activities and social life Influence of family and friends Consider personal goals

5 5 Life after high school… Where do you want to be?

6 6 Post High School Options Community College Technical School Private Business School Military Employment Volunteer Work 4 year college (private or public)

7 For every student to be prepared for the future, students, parents, teachers, and administrators must: ■ Begin planning high school courses in middle school ■ Systematically monitor student progress in those courses ■ Make timely interventions when students fall behind ■ Measure student progress regularly to ensure each student will meet or exceed college readiness standards

8 8 How College Is Different from High School College is the first place where we expect young people to be adults. The pupil-teacher relationship changes dramatically. Expectations for engagement, independent work, motivation, and intellectual development also change. College instructors pace their courses more rapidly, emphasize different aspects of material taught, and have very different goals for their courses.

9 9 An Operational Definition of College Readiness The level of preparation a student needs in order to enroll and succeed—without remediation— in a credit-bearing general education course at a postsecondary institution that offers a baccalaureate degree or transfer to a baccalaureate program. Conley, D. T. (2007). Toward a more comprehensive conception of college readiness. Eugene, OR: Educational Policy Improvement Center.

10 10 What Students Can Do to Develop Their College Readiness Students need: to understand what it really means to be college- ready. to understand what they must do as well as what the system requires or expects of them. to understand that college admission is a reasonable and realistic goal that can be attained through planning and diligent attention to necessary tasks.

11 11 Students Also Need… to construct an overall plan for college preparation that ensures they will develop the necessary skills in a progressively more complex fashion over four years.

12 12 Eastview High School Graduation Requirements English - 4 years Social Studies - 4 years Math – 3 years Science – 3 years Physical Ed. - 5 quarters Wellness - 3 quarters Arts – one quarter course in visual arts, music, theatre, dance or interior design, advertising Pass GRAD Writing Test, MCA-II/GRAD Reading Test, MCA- II/GRAD Math test (or complete remediation/3 attempts)

13 13 What do colleges look for? Primary Measures –Rigor of Courses –GPA/Class Rank –ACT/SAT scores Secondary Measures –Application Essay –Recommendations –School Activities –Interview –Community Service

14 14 Course Titles and Grade Point Averages Adelman (2006) employed transcript analysis to reach the conclusion that completing a challenging high school curriculum is the greatest pre-collegiate indicator of bachelor’s degree completion. The nature and quality of the courses students take are ultimately what matters.

15 15 Admissions Requirements Technical & Community College English – 4 years Social Studies – 4 years Math – 3 years Science – 3 years No ACT Required

16 16 Admissions Requirements Traditional 4 Year College & Universities English- 4 years Social Studies- 4 years Math - 3 years (minimum level of Algebra II) Science- 3 years (minimum level - Chemistry) Foreign Language - 2 or more years Fine Arts – Recommend 1 year of fine or performing arts NCAA qualifications ACT or SAT generally required

17 17 English- 4 years Social Studies- 4 years Math- 4 years Science- 4 years Foreign Language - 3 years or more Fine Arts - one year of fine or performing arts Honors and Advanced Placement classes upon recommendation Prefer 70th percentile and higher ACT or SAT generally required – possibly SAT Subject Tests Admissions Requirements: Selective Colleges & Universities

18 18 Tests…tests…tests… Beyond using HS course titles to define college readiness, a more direct approach is to test a set of knowledge that students are presumed to need to know to succeed in college entry-level courses. (ACT/SAT) Some colleges also rely on Advanced Placement (AP) test scores as a potential measure of college readiness. All states have adopted some form of high school examination in English, Math and Science for a variety of reasons including requirements in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. MCA-II/GRAD results are included on final HS transcripts.

19 19 ACT Readiness Benchmarks for Entry-level College Courses Students who meet a Benchmark on EXPLORE or PLAN are likely to have approximately this same chance of earning such a grade in the corresponding college course(s) by the time they graduate high school. ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks are the minimum ACT test scores required for students to have a high probability of success in credit-bearing college courses—English Composition, Social Sciences courses, College Algebra, or Biology.

20 20 Pre-College Testing Considerations ACT PLAN Test (taken by all 10 th graders)

21 21 ACT Readiness Benchmarks for Entry-level College Courses EXPLORE 1-28 (gr. 8) PLAN 1-32 (gr. 10) ACT 1-36 (gr.11) English Algebra Social Sciences Biology

22 22 Which College Entrance Exam? (Recommend taking in spring of Junior Year) ACT: Achievement test Measures English, Math, Science and Reading Scores can range from 1 – 36 Optional Writing Test SAT: Aptitude test Measures Critical Reading, Math and Writing Scores range from 200 – 800 each section Optional Subject Tests

23 23 ACT/SAT Dates of interest to Current Juniors for Spring and Fall of 2011 ACT: April 9 (3/18 late deadline w/fee) June 11 September 10 October 22 December 10 SAT: March 12 (standby only) May 7 June 4 October November

24 24 EVHS ACT Prep Course (Under Academics)

25 25 Naviance Family Connection (Web-based Resource for College & Career Planning) Log into Naviance Family Connection through the Eastview Home Page: PORTAL  Naviance You may also go directly to the login website:

26 26 Students & Parents Can Create an Account with an & Password (click on “I need to register”)

27 New User Registration Codes: Students use their 6 digit student ID + day of birth (Sample: born on the 3 rd of the month = ) Parents use registration code provided by EVHS Counseling 27

28 28 Welcome to Your Home Page! (Check messages, college visits, web links and Access College, Career and About Me tabs)

29 Explore About Me Tab 29 INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT ME Game plan Favorite colleges, careers Resume Surveys OFFICIAL THINGS Profile Account Test Scores

30 30 Create a Game Plan of Your Goals & College Interests

31 Build a Resume 31

32 Keep Track of Test Scores 32

33 Explore Careers Tab 33 EXPLORE CAREERS Favorite Careers & Clusters Explore Careers & Clusters WHAT ARE MY INTERESTS? Do What You Are – Personality Type Cluster Finder – Career Assessment Career Interest Profiler

34 EVHS Grade 10 Completes the Personality Type “Do What You Are” 34

35 EVHS Grade 11 Completes the “Cluster Finder” to Identify Top Career Clusters 35

36 Complete Required Surveys 36

37 Explore Additional Careers & Clusters & Save them in “My Favorite Careers” 37

38 Explore Colleges Tab 38 MY COLLEGES Colleges I’m Thinking About Colleges I’m Applying to Upcoming College Visits COLLEGE RESEARCH College Searches College Lookup College Resources College Maps Scattergrams Enrichment Programs SCHOLARSHIPS & MONEY Scholarship List Scholarship Match Sallie Mae Nat’l Scholarship Search

39 39 A Few Favorite College Search Tools NAVIANCE Family Connection: College Search & SuperMatch Princeton Review: Counselor-O-Matic (access under home page in FC) US Dept of Education: College Navigator (access under home page in FC) (Tutorial available on YouTube: )www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVL08v3ZCz0

40 40 Factors to consider when choosing a college... Cost College Characteristics Social Life Financial Aid Admissions Requirements Academics Student Population Location

41 41 Scheduled College Rep Visits on Family Connection INFORMATION & SIGN UP Students can sign up to visit with a college representative & receive an reminder

42 42 District 196 College Fair: March 17, 4:00-6:30 Eagan High School Approximately 100 public and private colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, proprietary schools & military organizations will be represented. Participating colleges, trade, career schools and military organizations can be found on the website for MACAC at Go to “College Fairs”, then “For Students & Parents”. Admission to the college fair is free!

43 43 Checklist for a Campus Visit Meet with an Admissions Counselor Verify Admissions Requirements and major deadlines (applications, financial aid) Take a campus tour and attend a class Investigate your academic program Determine actual college costs Talk with students and faculty Discuss your chance for admission

44 College Maps (Sample = 20 Most Popular Colleges for EVHS Students) 44

45 College Lookup 45 Visit the School Website Compare by GPA, Test Scores Check Application History Check EV Acceptance Rates General Info, Admissions, Financial aid, Majors/Degrees, Student Life & MORE!

46 Enrichment Programs 46 Search by Alpha or by Topic Oodles of Information about Summer Programs & GAP Year Opportunities!!!

47 47 College Costs Average Annual Tuition & Fees: Private Colleges: $25,237Private Colleges: $25,237 University of Minnesota: $10,084University of Minnesota: $10,084 State Universities: $6,175State Universities: $6,175 MNSCU 2-Year Community, and Technical Colleges: $4,432MNSCU 2-Year Community, and Technical Colleges: $4,432

48 48 Costs and Financial Aid FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid Reciprocity: in-state tuition vs. out-of-state

49 49 FAFSA Determines Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Cost of Attendance - the EFC = FINANCIAL NEED

50 50 Eligibility Comparison Public4-Year$15,000 -$ 5,000 Need of: $ 10,000 Public4-Year$15,000 -$ 5,000 Need of: $ 10,000 Public2-Year $ 7,000 -$ 5,000 Need of: $ 2,000 Public2-Year $ 7,000 -$ 5,000 Need of: $ 2,000 Private4-Year$25,000 -$ 5,000 Need of: $20,000Private4-Year$25,000 -$ 5,000 Need of: $20,000 The Expected Family Contribution remains the same!

51 51 Financial Aid Package Loans Grants Scholarships Work Study

52 52 Plan to attend the Eastview High School Perspectives on Parenting session on Financial Aid session on Financial Aid next January, 2012! “Financing Education Beyond High School” An Introduction to Financial Aid

53 53 EVHS Maintains a Scholarship List on Naviance Family Connection

54 54 School/Community Scholarships Eastview Community Foundation Eastview Lightning Scholarships Eagan Foundation Scholarship

55 Eastview Counselors  Ms. Hanson A – D  Mr. WanousE – Kk  Ms. GreenerKl – Ma  Ms. ScholenMb – Sa/AVID 9  Ms. Green Sb – Z/AVID 10  Ms. Franken College Planning & Assessment/GT

56 56 Summary of Resources: College/Career Planning School Counselors Naviance Family Connection EVHS Career Center Internet Resources College Representatives Campus Visits


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