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1 Welcome, Class of 2010! Graduation and Beyond… Mission Hills High School Counseling Center December 2, 2008

2 School Counselors  Ms. Baker (A - Fl)  Ms. Segal (Fo-Le) & English Learners (A-L)  Ms. Ernest (Li-Sa)  Ms. Rios (Sc – Z) & English Learners (M-Z)

3 Counseling Office Staff  Ms. Cisneros – Data Technician  Ms. Drowns - Registrar  Ms. Giraldo – Secretary  Ms. Winterhouse – Guidance Technician College & Career Center  Ms. Parsons  Ms. Fredericksen

4 Materials You Should Have  Pen or pencil  Transcript  Junior Newsletter

5 Objectives By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:  Evaluate your transcript.  Research your choices for after high school, including colleges and careers (Career Cruising)  Explain what is the EAP.  Understand what the SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT are and…  Register for these tests.

6 Transcripts Review your transcripts carefully.  Is all of your personal information correct?  If you have any D’s, then you will need to make them up for a 4-year college.  How many credits do you have? In what subjects? Are you behind in credits?

7 Ways to catch up on credits…  Summer School (will be at SMHS in 2009)  San Marcos Adult School (Night School)  Credit Recovery  Palomar College Classes Cooperative Education, College Success Skills Spring Schedule of Classes now available.

8 Career Cruising Log in at: MHHS username: smarcos MHHS password: mhills Features:  Interest and Skills Assessment  Career Profiles  Multimedia Interviews  College and Financial Aid Information  Electronic Career Portfolio  Resume Builder

9 PACE Promise Website:

10 Early Assessment Program (EAP) Why? The EAP will help you determine if your English and math skills are on target to succeed at a California State University campus while still enrolled in high school. It also offers options for improved college preparation. When? The EAP is offered each spring as part of the California Standards Tests that11th graders are already required to take. Prepare. Give it 100%.

11 2 Paths to a 4-Year Degree 2 years at a university Major Requirements Graduation Requirements 4 years at a university General Education Major Requirements Major Preparation Graduation Requirements 4-YEAR DEGREE 2 years at a community college General Education Major Preparation Requirements for University Admission

12 University of California (UC) & California State University (CSU) UC CampusesCSU Campuses

13 California College Systems System Number of Campuses College Entrance TestDegrees Offered Community Colleges More than 120None Associate degrees and vocational certificates California State University (CSU) 23 SAT Reasoning Test and/or ACT Bachelors and Masters University of California (UC) 10 2 SAT Subject Tests AND SAT Reasoning Test and/or ACT with Writing Bachelors, masters, Doctorates, and professional degrees Private Colleges and Universities More than 70 Varies: Check with college or university Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorates, and professional degrees

14 NOW is the time to register for your SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT! Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. College Admissions Testing

15 Test Prep Resources  Mock SAT – February  Revolution Prep Scholarships available Applications for scholarships in the counseling office  Come to the Counseling Office or College & Career Center for more information and FREE SAT and ACT study guides.

16 NCAA Eligibility Center (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Do you want to be an athlete in college? You must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by the end of your Junior year: Be informed! Be eligible!

17 College and Career Center Located in Muir Hall along with Counseling Center What’s available? Get help planning for college and investigating other options for after high school. College and career information and brochures SAT/ACT information and test prep info Part-time job postings Military Information Scholarships & Financial Aid Information Computer Lab

18 We are here for you! Support for you and your personal and academic needs…  College Seminars for Juniors next semester  College & Career Center  Your School Counselor  After-School Tutoring  PLUS – Peer Leaders Uniting Students  MHHS Counseling Website  Groups Drug (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) Intervention Grief Groups Unplugged

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