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Class of 2014 What to expect when you’re a senior
GUIDANCE RELATED – MR. HABOWSKI Senior Transition Meetings Begin Wednesday Sept 11th - Passes 15 minutes – parents are invited to attend Credit check / Focus on college applications / Intro to financial aid Post Secondary Representatives Counselor Bulletin
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS September / October Online versus Paper Accuracy Instant delivery to colleges Less paperwork to organize and keep track of Fee Waivers – see your counselor Common Application Information session – Wed Sept 11 th 2:45-3:00 room 116
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Most often associated with a secondary school report. Check to make sure your school requires a letter of recommendation. Senior Brag Sheet – available in the Guidance Office. Allow a minimum of 10 school days for a letter of recommendation.
TRANSCRIPT REQUEST Online – Parchment Must log on to create account – input registration code Email invitation will be sent as well. Cost Free electronic transcripts (1700 colleges). $2 for transcripts that need to be mailed. Advantages Availability – anytime from any computer Tracking your transcript
SENIOR PAGE - WHAT’S GOING ON? EASD Home Page Senior High Senior Page
Facebook page – ask to join
SAY WHAT? Yearbook Photo – from Martin’s Studio by October 25 Obligation list – see Mrs. Cummings – Grad Project – Must complete, submit, teacher eval and be accepted by March 31, 2014 for any ENB scholarships and to buy PROM tickets; May 9 for participation in graduation ceremony
EXAMS SAT – October 5, 2013 Keystones – Dec 3-13, 2013 (Biology & Literature) January 8-22, 2014 (Algebra 1) ASVAB (Jan/Feb, 2014) AP TESTS – May 5-16, 2014 Finals – May 29-June 5, 2014
CLASS OF 2014 Keystone / Remediation Requirements
ALGEBRA 1 KEYSTONE Non-Proficient – Your present math class Your additional optional choice: Alg. 1 Study Island course independently or during a study hall in the e-Lab. You will retest in the Winter Wave (January 2014) – state requirement
LITERATURE KEYSTONE Non-proficient – English 11 or L & L 11 with Study Island components embedded in course Your additional optional choice: Literature Study Island course independently or during a study hall in the e-Lab. You will retest in the Winter Wave (Dec. 2013) – state requirement
BIOLOGY KEYSTONE Non-Proficient – Study Island Biology – independently or during a study hall in the e-Lab You will retest in the Winter Wave (Dec. 2013) – state requirement
SENIOR CAFÉ HOMEROOM FIRST ROUTE Graduation Project is completed Proficiency of the Keystones in all three areas – Alg. 1, Literature, and Biology -OR – SECOND ROUTE Graduation Project is completed Successful completion of the Study Island courses in your non-proficient Keystone areas
GRADUATION – IT’S NOT TOO EARLY December 6, 2013 – senior class meeting (advisory period) – distribution and explanation of graduation outfit purchase packet January 24, 2014 – purchase grad outfit – this is the ONLY day the representative will be @ EHS (not class meeting – by Advisory Homerooms)
THOUGHTS TO PONDER Participating in the graduation ceremony is a PRIVILEGE, not a right. Participation in the graduation ceremony is not required, but your parents are probably counting on seeing you there.
ARE YOU A POG? P = Previously O= Owned G= Gown Must have been purchased since 2009. Must be in excellent condition and storage Must be brought in for ‘inspection’ and storage by Nov 30, 2013 Length – between knees and ankles Need gown, cap, tassel and victory hood (may purchase individually) There will be no refunds on purchased graduation outfits or POGs.
MAKE GOOD CHOICES Scholarships – not just for college bound – (absences and class/school tardy accumulations will reduce your chances) Social Networking – posts will follow you forever Procrastinating – the real world is 9 months away – be prepared. References – most jobs, scholarships, college applications will expect a reference from a teacher