Presentation on theme: "SENIOR PARENT NIGHT. OCTOBER 15 TH – SENIOR ROTATION DAY Various activities for students to participate in: ASVAB Testing – Register in NavianceNaviance."— Presentation transcript:
OCTOBER 15 TH – SENIOR ROTATION DAY Various activities for students to participate in: ASVAB Testing – Register in NavianceNaviance career interest profile developed and designed by the military, students do not have to join the military to participate Application Assistance – Opportunity for students to complete their college applications, fill out scholarships, complete resume, etc. TSI Prep for Spring Testing – Pre-Assessment Activity will be available for any senior who would like to take the opportunity to complete TSI testing early or wait until spring College Visit – take an official college visit day at the university of your choice great way to use this day to visit your potential university!
TSI – TEXAS SUCCESS INITIATIVE What is TSI? Testing requirements set by the state to indicate college readiness Why is TSI so important? Meeting TSI prevents you from having to take developmental/remedial classes in college Saves you $$$ How can students meet TSI before graduation? TSI can be met through SAT or ACT scores [SAT=1070 (500 CR + 500 M) ACT=23 composite (19 CR + 19 M)] TSI can be met through ACC via a free test provided in the Spring semester How can students find out if they meet TSI? Seniors will be notified by Oct 2 through their English classes
COLLEGE VISITS On Campus at LHS – Students must register to attend via NavianceNaviance Passes to attend are sent the morning of, to the student At the University – Students/Parents can set these up from the university web-site Student MUST bring proof of attendance/campus visit back to LHS the next day for an excused absence
APPLICATIONS Application Boot Camp – Wednesday, September 17 in the LHS Library College Reps available to meet and assist students with their college applications, essays, and answer any questions about the application process Register to attend in Naviance Application Steps Apply Texas or Common Application Apply TexasCommon Application Test Scores (SAT, ACT, TSI) Application Fee or Fee Waiver 6 th semester transcript (end of Junior Year) Letters of Recommendation & Resume (if needed) Transcripts Parchment – on-line system Parchment Must choose a university Must make payment on-line
TRANSCRIPTS & FINANCIAL AID Transcripts Parchment – on-line system Parchment Must choose a university Must make payment on-line Financial Aid Outside Resources – Please see the College & Career Center or Counselor for assistance; DO NOT PAY for something that is FREE!!! FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – FAFSA Opens on January 1 of Senior Year; FREE FAFSA Assistance will be available at LHS on Feb. 26 (2-6pm) and March 12 (2- 6pm)
COOL WEEK – CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ON LOCATION What is COOL Week? This is an “internship” opportunity A time to “try on” a career prior to going to college How can students participate? Complete Application – available Oct 1-Oct 15 Commit to participating Complete Orientation in January What are the requirements? Must be a senior Complete the application Stay eligible Have parent permission How can I, as a parent, help? Have a connection to a great location/placement Complete the form and drop off or email Mrs. Wood
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER What can the College & Career Center Do For YOU? Assist with college applications Assist with transcript orders, letters of recommendation & resumes Assist with application fee waivers Assist with registration for SAT/ACT testing Assist with TSI Testing Assist in selecting courses for college & degree plans And Much, Much MORE! Contact Information: Melissa.firstname.lastname@example.org 512.570.1057