Objectives Review Ramp-Up Unit Main Points – Skills Needed for H.S. and Postsecondary Success – College Knowledge – Progress Monitoring – Do What You Are – Personal/Social Opportunities and Challenges – Career, Postsecondary and H.S. Planning – Prepare for Postsecondary Financial Aid – Postsecondary Visits and Admissions
Skills Needed for Future Success What is Ramp-Up? – Develop knowledge, skills, and habits for postsecondary success – Pillars: Academic, Admissions, Career, Financial, Personal/Social – Tools: Readiness Rubric & Postsecondary Plan Why College Readiness? – The earlier the better – Better chance of getting accepted to your colleges of interest – You will have more options after high school SMART Goals – Specific, Measurable, Achievable – Relevant, Timely
College Knowledge Understand the expectations for college level writing… – Development, Technical Content, Purpose, Tone – Organization, Problem Definition, Precision, Editing Identify the areas in which you need to improve Learn the specific expectations and entry requirements for writing at a college of interest Learn about the resources available to assist with writing at a college of interest
Progress Monitoring Readiness Rubrics help you know if you are on track to be college ready – Grades – Academic Belief – Self-Management – Effort and Persistence – Test Scores Close readiness gaps by setting SMART Goals – Have an Action Plan - IMPORTANT!
Pair and Share 1.I know that the sooner I prepare for my postsecondary career the better the opportunities I will have in the future. 2.I understand the expectations needed for successful college level writing. 3.I know that setting up Action Plans will help me close any gaps that I may have with my postsecondary readiness.
Do What You Are Personality Type survey Survey results help students learn about – Common careers for your personality type – Strengths and blind spots – Gain more self-awareness – Common learning styles for your personality type Personality surveys are not an exact science – But can help guide you in future decision-making and career exploration
Personal/Social Opportunities & Challenges College Panelists’ Stories.. – College they attended – Chosen Major and/or Careers – Personal/Social Challenges they encountered on their path to postsecondary; or during college – Personal/Social Opportunities – Best and Most Difficult Part of College – What they did, or wished they’d done, in High School to help them prepare for college
Career, Postsecondary & High School Planning The Readiness Rubric helps you identify and close any readiness gaps you may have – Two levels on the path to college readiness Developing: Does Not or Partially Meets Meeting: Meets or Exceeds The Postsecondary Plan helps you create an academic plan that best fits your career and postsecondary aspirations – Advanced classes will help with your postsecondary readiness
Pair and Share 1.I know that the results from my Personality Survey can help guide me in future decision- making and career exploration. 2.I understand that there will be personal/social challenges and opportunities in college. 3.The Readiness Rubric & Postsecondary Plan will help me reach my short & long-term goals.
Preparing for Postsecondary Financial Aid Major costs for a postsecondary education – Tuition, Fees, Room, Board Types of financial aid that students don’t need to pay back – Grants, Scholarships, Work Study FAFSA acronym – Free Application for Federal Student Aid When to start working on FAFSA application – January before your freshman year of college
Postsecondary Visits and Admissions Type of student colleges are looking for – Well-rounded student Common admission considerations – GPA, ACT and/or SAT Score, Recommendations – Resume, Essay, Percent Accepted, Class Rank Number of campuses should students visit – At least three College essay tips – Tell stories, Make it personal, Use humor – Be compelling, Proofread, Be clear and concise
Pair and Share 1.My résumé will show potential employers, colleges, or donors a summary of my skills, education, and experiences. 2.I understand that the FAFSA is an extremely important form to fill out that will help me pay for my postsecondary costs.
Classroom Discussion What did you discuss with your partner? – Skills Needed for H.S. and Postsecondary Success – College Knowledge – Progress Monitoring – Do What You Are – Personal/Social Opportunities and Challenges – Career, Postsecondary and H.S. Planning – Prepare for Postsecondary Financial Aid – Postsecondary Visits and Admissions