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Welcome to Kingsford High School’s Junior Parent Night February 8 th, 2009.

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1 Welcome to Kingsford High School’s Junior Parent Night February 8 th, 2009

2 Introductions Mr. Beaudoin Counselor (A-L) Ms. Jayne Counselor (M-Z)

3 Scheduling Course Descriptions are Online Course Descriptions are Online DUE ASAP (no later than February 20 th ) DUE ASAP (no later than February 20 th ) Changes to Note: Changes to Note: 1) Psychology vs. AP Psychology 2) Mechanical/Architectural Not offered next yearNot offered next year 3) Tech Center Changes 4) Calculus vs. AP Calculus

4 Things to Consider Chemistry (Cosmetology/Health Field) Chemistry (Cosmetology/Health Field) Foreign Language Foreign Language Advanced Fit: Must have physical on file Advanced Fit: Must have physical on file Tech Center Courses (College Credit) Tech Center Courses (College Credit) Building Trades Need Own TransportationBuilding Trades Need Own Transportation Open Hour (Need card on file now) Open Hour (Need card on file now) Online Classes (Limited Seats: 1 st come) Online Classes (Limited Seats: 1 st come) Bay Classes (Purchase Texts Online) Bay Classes (Purchase Texts Online) AP Classes (5.0 Criteria) AP Classes (5.0 Criteria) NCAA Clearing House Paperwork NCAA Clearing House Paperwork

5 Senior Year Scheduling Need to have 24 credits to graduate Need to have 24 credits to graduate English:4 Credits (English 12) Math:3 Credits Science:2 Credits (Phy Sci./Bio) S. Studies:3 Credits (Gov/Econ/U.S. History/Other) P.E./Health:1 Credit Intro to Micro:1 Credit

6 Testing MME/Merit Exam: State Test MME/Merit Exam: State Test Includes ACT/Work Keys/Wrap-AroundIncludes ACT/Work Keys/Wrap-Around March 10 th/ 11 th /12 thMarch 10 th/ 11 th /12 th Michigan Department of EducationMichigan Department of EducationMichigan Department of EducationMichigan Department of Education Promise Scholarship (based on MME) Promise Scholarship (based on MME) Promise Scholarship Promise Scholarship ACT/SAT ACT/SAT Which one do I take? With Writing?Which one do I take? With Writing? Can I retake it? How often? Fees?Can I retake it? How often? Fees? Test Preps/Tutorials FreeTest Preps/Tutorials Free KnowHow2Gowisconson.org KnowHow2Gowisconson.org KnowHow2Gowisconson.org

7 Counseling Office Homepage Counseling Office Homepage Senior/Junior Sections Senior/Junior Sections Testing Information Testing Information Career Cruising Career Cruising Career Cruising Career Cruising Find Careers NationwideFind Careers Nationwide Find Schools NationwideFind Schools Nationwide Develop ResumesDevelop Resumes Record Keeping On-line (EDP)Record Keeping On-line (EDP) We hold individual meetings junior and senior year with students We hold individual meetings junior and senior year with students

8 College Applications Start immediately senior year Start immediately senior year NWTC has a three day application window for high demand programs in the Health Field (Beginning of September) NWTC has a three day application window for high demand programs in the Health Field (Beginning of September) Early Application deadlines Early Application deadlines Some programs apply as JuniorsSome programs apply as Juniors

9 Financial Aid Overview of FAFSA through the SAR Report (see stapled packet) Overview of FAFSA through the SAR Report (see stapled packet) Parent must fill out for student to be eligible for any financial aid.Parent must fill out for student to be eligible for any financial aid. You can estimate EFC right now through the link on the Counseling Website.You can estimate EFC right now through the link on the Counseling Website. TIP – State Funded Program TIP – State Funded Program Senior Financial Aid Night (January) Senior Financial Aid Night (January) Loans/Grants (free money)/Scholarships Loans/Grants (free money)/Scholarships

10 Tips You should apply to your school of choice as early in the Fall as possible. On-line is the fastest way, but watch for the counselor page that usually needs to be printed off. Ferris and MTU waive the application fees if you apply on-line. Look for this in other colleges as well. You should apply to your school of choice as early in the Fall as possible. On-line is the fastest way, but watch for the counselor page that usually needs to be printed off. Ferris and MTU waive the application fees if you apply on-line. Look for this in other colleges as well.

11 If you schedule campus visits, make sure you arrange to meet with a counselor as well. If you only schedule a tour, they may not have someone available to discuss career planning and course selection. If you schedule campus visits, make sure you arrange to meet with a counselor as well. If you only schedule a tour, they may not have someone available to discuss career planning and course selection. FYI – School policy allows FIVE Pre- arrange absences (to visit a college campus). College’s are aware of the importance of school attendance and gladly arrange weekend visits and tours. FYI – School policy allows FIVE Pre- arrange absences (to visit a college campus). College’s are aware of the importance of school attendance and gladly arrange weekend visits and tours. Those interested in apprenticeships, legwork must be done in the beginning of the year to meet application deadlines. Those interested in apprenticeships, legwork must be done in the beginning of the year to meet application deadlines.

12 ScholarshipsScholarships & Futures Center Scholarships Mrs. Clark

13 Any Questions?


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