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1 9 th Grade PEP Post-Secondary & Financial Planning

2 Overview 1.Discuss the reasons that Education Pays 2.Learn about Concurrent Enrollment, Advanced Placement, ASCENT and what students can do now to prepare 3.Prepare for 9 th Grade College EXPO by exploring college options and comparing/contrasting college options on the Auraria campus 4.Introduce college admissions factors and discuss their order of importance to admissions teams 5.Review financial aid terminology 6.Learn about COF, FAFSA4caster, and the steps to begin financial planning now 7.Take a college quiz to assess current knowledge

3 Education Pays &feature=relmfu &feature=relmfu What were the 5 reasons listed as to why education pays?

4 Education Pays

5 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WHERE THE JOBS ARE: 10% 70%20% Career-Tech Certificate of Completion (1 month – 2 years) No further training or education Community College Associate Degree CCD, ACC, CCA, RRCC, FRCC ( 2 YEARS) College/University Bachelors Degree MSC, CU, CSU, DU (4 Years) Graduate School MA, MSW, PhD, MBA MD, JD CU, UNC, CSU, DU (Bachelors + 2-4 years) Education LevelApproximate Average Income $12,000 - $22,000 $28,000 - $54,000 $30,000 - $56,000 $36,000 - $65,000 $49,000 - $180,000 Fast Food, Laborer, Retail Sales, Delivery Person, Telemarketing Administrative Assistant, Auto Technician, Welder, Legal Secretary, LPN, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Esthetician, C.N.A,, Barber, Bookkeeper, HVAC Technician, Cook/Chef, G.I.S. Aircraft Technician, Real Estate, Cosmetologist Radiology Technician, Human Services Worker, Registered Nurse(2 year), Med Lab Technician Paralegal, Graphic Artist, Law Enforcement, Physical Therapy Assistant, Massage Therapist Accountant, Social Worker, Medical Technologist, Journalist, Engineer, Teacher, Music Producer, Registered Nurse (4 year), Manager, Military Officer, Physical Therapist, Architect, Computer Programmer, Environmental Scientist Medical Doctor, Lawyer, Counselor, Clinical Social Worker, College Professor, Psychologist, Chief Engineer, Administrator/ Executive Officer Career Possibilities Why is it Important? For more information: Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook

6 College Options Now

7 Concurrent Enrollment o Concurrent enrollment is when a student is able to be enrolled in and receive credit toward both high school and college or career and technical courses, simultaneously. o DPS covers the cost of these college courses, up to the local community college tuition rate, as long as the student passes the class.

8 Advanced Placement Advanced Placement (AP) o AP courses are college-level courses offered in high school. o At the end of an AP course, students may take standardized AP exams that measure how well they have mastered the material. Students who score a “3″ or better on the AP exam will typically be able to earn college credit if their scores are sent to the college and transcribed onto a college transcript.

9 ASCENT ASCENT o ASCENT stands for Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment. It is a “5th Year Program” that allows seniors to remain enrolled at the high school and take a fifth year consisting entirely of college classes. o By participating in this program, students are be able to attend college while DPS pays for their college tuition.

10 ASCENT To be eligible for ASCENT, students must meet the following requirements by the end of their senior year: o Complete all high school graduation requirements o Successfully complete (‘C’ or better) 12 college credit hours o Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher o Earn “college ready” ACT or Accuplacer scores (required for all credit granting college-level courses, not just ASCENT) ACT = 19 Math, 18 English, 17 Reading Accuplacer = 85 Elem. Algebra, 95 Sentence Skills, 80 Reading o Apply to and be accepted into an approved college o Register with the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF), if eligible (see handout) o Have a completed Personal Education Plan (PEP) o Complete required paperwork (August of senior year)

11 What can I do now to prepare for these college options? Talk to your counselor to make sure you’re ‘on-track’ toward graduation and college-readiness. Take your grades seriously. Grades are very important for scholarships, athletic eligibility, and college admissions. Enroll in challenging classes. Talk to your counselor about enrolling in Honors, Concurrent Enrollment (CE), Advanced Placement (AP), or Career Tech Ed (CTE). Begin studying for the Accuplacer and ACT. To help prepare, make sure to work hard and ask for extra help in your math, reading, and writing classes. Complete all of your Personal Education Plan requirements (career goal  college goal  academic plan). More about this in our next lesson. Apply for the College Opportunity Fund, if eligible.

12 College Options after High School Technical School (Training or Certificate) o Schools that offer training for a particular field or career. May be completed in 2 to 18 months. To apply, you need an application and a GED. You will tpically need to pass a basic reading or other assessment. 2 year or community colleges (Associate’s degree) o Offer associate’s degrees, certificates, or training. Students may transfer their credits to a 4-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Tuition is often less expensive than 4-year colleges. Students usually live off campus. To apply, you need an application-only. However, the Accuplacer assessment is required to determine eligibility for credit awarding college-level courses. 4 year college or University (Bachelor’s degree) o Prepare students for professional careers as well as graduate school. Students receive a broad education. Students often live on the campus in dormitories. Schools consider the following: application, grades, ACT test scores, letters of recommendation, essays, and list of school/community involvement. Military o Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The military offers funds/money to help pay for college after your military service. To apply, you need at least a high school diploma.

13 College Options Nearby Auraria Campus 9 th Grade EXPO Play a portion of one or two of the following videos: Metro State University of Denver (4 year) o University of Colorado Denver (4 year) o Community College of Denver (2 year) o gment=23152 gment=23152

14 College Comparison Handout Instruct students to use their handout to review the 3 school options located on the Auraria campus. Have students answer the following questions as a group. Which school is the most competitive/selective? Which school is the least competitive/selective? Which schools offer 4 year degrees? Which school offers a 2 year degree? Which school offers film and digital design? Which school offers Aviation Technology? Which school offers Radiological Technology? Which school offers the most clubs or organizations? Which school is the best option for students taking advantage of Concurrent Enrollment or ASCENT?

15 9 th Grade College EXPO 9 th Grade College EXPO will be March 15 th, 2013. 4 Parts to the College EXPO 1.College President’s Welcome 2.College 101 (admissions info and student panel, etc.) 3.Career 101 4.College Campus Tour How to sign up Expectations More information to come

16 College Admissions Teacher directions: o Instruct students that they will be rank ordering the factors they believe are most to least important to college admissions teams in deciding whether or not students will be admitted to the college. o Provide 1 of the 8 admissions requirements listed below to 8 different students. o Ask these students to come to the front of the class one at a time and place themselves in the correct order of importance (with the most important factor on the far left when facing the class.) o Invite class participation in helping students decide where to stand. Admissions Requirements: Grades in all courses Grades in college preparatory courses Strength of curriculum (advanced/college-prep coursework) Admissions test scores College essay or personal statement Letters of Recommendation Extracurricular activities Student’s demonstrated interest in the college Class rank

17 College Admissions Grades in college Preparatory courses Strength of curriculum Admission Test scores Grades in All courses Essay or writing sample Student’s demonstrated interest Class rank 19% - Letters of Recommendation 7% - Extracurricular Activities

18 College Costs & Financial Planning College and career training costs money! But the cost shouldn't stop you from getting an education Each year, billions of dollars are made available to students The trick to creating the right financial aid plan is knowing all your options

19 Financial Aid Terms Stipend funds that are applied toward college tuition for any eligible students who attends a Colorado public or participating private institution. Students must be 13 years old to apply. What is? ________________________________? In order to receive any federal financial aid, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, if eligible. Filling out a this form is the first step in the financial aid process. The application must be completed after January 1 st each year prior to enrolling in college. What is _________________? FAFSA College Opportunity Fund (COF) Options: Scholarships, Grants, Work study, FAFSA, Loans, College Opportunity Fund

20 Financial Aid Terms Money awarded for education according to financial need. This money does not have to be repaid. What is _________________? Money awarded for education that must be paid back with interest. What is _________________? Money awarded to students based on grades, talents extracurricular achievement, or financial need. Students must search out and apply for these funds. This money does not have to be repaid. What is __________________? Job that helps you earn money to pay for college. What is __________________? Loans Scholarships Grants Options: Scholarships, Grants, Work study, FAFSA, Loans, College Opportunity Fund Work-study

21 Financial Planning NOW Work with a parent and/or guardians to estimate your financial aid using the FAFSA4caster. o Put away a portion of your birthday and/or work money to begin saving for college. Get good grades and get involved. Start a list of your awards, honors, and extracurricular activities to help you apply for scholarships. Apply for the College Opportunity Fund. o

22 College Quiz How much do your students know about college now? Click on the link below to take the College Quiz as a class.

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