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1 Graduation is right around the corner!

2 Junior Parent Night Agenda Counselor Assignments Student, Parent, and Counselor Roles and Responsibilities Timelines Naviance Family Connection Parent volunteer, quick overview of Family Connection

3 Class of 2012 Counselor Assignments Seniors Only Seniors Class of 2012 Judith PresslerA-L Anna SkillingsM-Z

4 Timeline and Responsibilities

5 TIMELINE JUNIOR YEAR February – June  Register for  Students should meet with their counselor for an individual college counseling session  Students and parents should register on Naviance and start researching schools  Ask teachers for letters of recommendation  Plan college visits and tours  If on an IEP, be sure the plan and all testing is current within three years of date of application to colleges  Complete Counselor Questionnaire and Resume on Naviance

6 Visit colleges Write college essay over the summer- See website for details on how to write a great essay! Finalize list of colleges Keep a record of college application deadlines Student should register for fall SAT if they plan to take it again, or for the first time July – August

7 SENIOR YEAR September – October  Take SATs if needed  Student should meet with their Counselor and be prepared with the following: 1. Counselor Questionnaire and Resume (on Naviance) 2. Rough draft of essay 3. List of schools with application deadlines  Ask teachers for letters of recommendation  Give each teacher a copy of resume

8 RESPONSIBILITY FORMULA STUDENT + GUIDANCE COUNSELOR + PARENT = A PLAN

9 Student Responsibilities  Know which standardized tests the colleges require and then register for these tests at or  Keep aware of registration deadlines for SAT and/or ACT, SAT II  Add colleges to your Family Connection page  Request transcripts  Complete Counselor Questionnaire, and Resume on Naviance, and share essay with counselor  Research and apply for scholarships  Complete necessary Financial Aid forms

10 Guidance Counselor Responsibilities Be available by appointment to students and parents Send requested transcripts, letter of recommendation, school profile and Secondary School Report Form Send First Quarter grades Send Mid-Yr. Grades Send Final Transcripts

11 PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES Guide students in the application process (DO NOT DO THE APPLICATIONS FOR THEM!) Attend Jr. Parent Night Guidance Seminar Complete FAFSA and CSS Profile Be aware of Financial Aid deadlines Accompany student on college visits If student is on an IEP be sure the plan and the required tests are all current within three years of application date IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SEE THAT THESE TESTS ARE SENT!

12 Family Connection

13 Web-based resource that supports career and college planning Specific to SHS students Linked with Admissions Counselor’s Office, a service that the counselors use

14 Family Connection is on the Web Student accounts Parent accounts Guidance Counselor accounts We have helped all students register How is it accessed?

15 Connection.Naviance.com/Swampscott I am NEW and need to REGISTER

16 What does it do? Allows students to create a post secondary plan, a “Game Plan”

17 What does it do? Students can complete career surveys

18 What does it do? Students can search and compare colleges

19 What does it do? Students can search and compare colleges

20 What does it do? Produces scatter grams of SHS acceptances… denials…waitlists

21 What does it do? Lists colleges visiting SHS!!! Colleges come to SHS Opportunity for a mini-interview –Dress professionally –Shake hands –Ask questions –Get contact info/business cards –No gum –No hat –Follow up with a thank you note

22 What does it do? Allows students and parents to look at SCHOLARSHIPS

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