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Welcome to Junior Parent Night EHS Counseling Department 402-289-1675 Mrs. Desiree Merrihew A - G Mrs. Desiree Merrihew A - G

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1 Welcome to Junior Parent Night EHS Counseling Department Mrs. Desiree Merrihew A - G Mrs. Desiree Merrihew A - G Mrs. Martha DowdH - N Mrs. Martha DowdH - N Mrs. Jeanne Hightower O - Z Mrs. Jeanne Hightower O - Z

2 TOP JUNIOR PRIORITIES 1. College Entrance Exams (The ACT) a) Most Elkhorn students take the ACT (March 8 DL) b) Some students may choose to take the SAT 2. The College Search 3. College and Career Planning College Application/Scholarships (Fall, senior year) College Application/Scholarships (Fall, senior year) Sports Sports 4. Registration/Rigorous Course Work for Senior Year

3 1. College Entrance ExamsACTSAT High Score Areas Tested English, Math, Reading, Science, OPTIONAL Writing Critical Reading, Math, Writing Test Dates September, October, December, February, April, June October, November, December, January, March/April, May, June Test Sites EHS NOT EHS Retesting Recommendations Spring of Junior Year, Fall of Senior Year How to Register OR packet in counseling center OR packet in counseling center

4 College Entrance Exams Continued….. If taking ACT, determine if writing score is needed. If taking ACT, determine if writing score is needed. Call college of choice Call college of choice - Follow link on “Writing Test” to see list of colleges requiring or recommending a writing score - Follow link on “Writing Test” to see list of colleges requiring or recommending a writing score Register online (www.actstudent.org) Register online (www.actstudent.org) Make sure to write down username and password for future reference. Make sure to write down username and password for future reference. A photo will need to be uploaded when registering for ACT A photo will need to be uploaded when registering for ACT

5 Test Prep Resources Take challenging courses! Take challenging courses! Full length practice tests available in counseling center Full length practice tests available in counseling center John Baylor Test Prep John Baylor Test Prep Omaha Assistance League Omaha Assistance League -Call or pick up form in Counseling Center Aim High Test Prep, Inc Aim High Test Prep, Inc or Kaplan Test Prep Creighton’s Center for Professional Development Creighton’s Center for Professional Development or orhttp://cpd.creighton.eduhttp://cpd.creighton.edu Visit websites: Access Code: CBCJLLQz

6 2. The College Search Plan a summer trip to visit top 3-4 choices This can be done in the fall/winter of senior year also This can be done in the fall/winter of senior year also Watch college websites for “Junior Days” Representatives from many different colleges visit Elkhorn at least once a year. Watch Naviance account for upcoming visitors and sign up if you would like additional information. Students are excused from class but must sign up at least two days in advance.

7 3. College and Career Planning Counseling Center Website: Counseling Center Website: Click on Schools, Elkhorn High School, Counseling Center Click on Schools, Elkhorn High School, Counseling Center Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Naviance Naviance See attached “Junior College and Career Planning worksheet” See attached “Junior College and Career Planning worksheet”

8 Juniors completed a worksheet similar to the following. Please take some time to familiarize with the features of Naviance.

9 College Applications & Scholarships Begin college application process next fall Begin college application process next fall Begin Scholarship application process next fall Begin Scholarship application process next fall Naviance: Naviance: EPS Foundation: EPS Foundation: EducationQuest : EducationQuest : The websites of the particular college The websites of the particular college Be aware of scholarship scams – NEVER pay for a scholarship search Be aware of scholarship scams – NEVER pay for a scholarship search Be aware of deadlines Be aware of deadlines Note: For admission and scholarships, colleges look at GPA at the end of Junior year. Note: For admission and scholarships, colleges look at GPA at the end of Junior year. Next Fall

10 Playing Sports in College? NCAA Students interested in playing D1 or D2 sports- Register/pay at by the end of junior yearwww.eligibilitycenter.org Send ACT scores directly to NCAA (indicate on ACT registration) Information about recruiting, resumes, and colleges is available on NCAA website Request a transcript be sent to NCAA NAIA Students interested in playing NAIA sports- Register/pay at by the end of junior year Register/pay at by the end of junior yearwww.playnaia.org Send ACT scores directly to NAIA (indicate on ACT registration) Contact Division 3 School for special instructions Next Fall

11 Registration/Rigorous Course Work for Senior Year 4. Registration/Rigorous Course Work for Senior Year Finalize course selection based on college/career interests Finalize course selection based on college/career interests Rigorous course work is encouraged Rigorous course work is encouraged Students are more prepared for college/employment Students are more prepared for college/employment Raises ACT/SAT scores Raises ACT/SAT scores

12 All juniors met with their counselor during third quarter for the… Junior Audit Credit Status/Remaining Requirements Post-Secondary Plans Senior Class Schedule Possible College Options

13 Junior Audit Side 2 Senior Curriculum Choices

14 Senior Course Registration Sheet Please sign and return before leaving tonight. If you are not ready to sign the form tonight, please return to the Counseling Center by February 22nd to reserve your student’s classes. Please choose carefully as next year’s master schedule will be made based upon courses your student has currently selected.

15 Next Year at EHS Senior Planning Night Late August Financial Planning Night January—hosted by EducationQuest Please check with teachers if you have questions about specific classes or recommendations. Counselors are available at their tables if you have any other questions!


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