Presentation on theme: "The Kingsway Regional High School Guidance Department"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Kingsway Regional High School Guidance Department PresentsCOLLEGE INFORMATIONNIGHT FOR JUNIORSFall 2014
2 The Kingsway Regional High School Guidance Department John Cappolina Vivian Cassidy Keith Clark Owen McBride Nancy McCloskey Lisa Yourison
3 Presentation Goals Identify steps to start college selection process Explain college admission criteriaReview topics related to Special Needs, scholarships & NCAAProvide ways to prepare during the spring of your Junior year
9 How do we obtain information about various colleges Family/FriendsPrinted MaterialsInternetCollege KRHSGuidance CounselorsWebsitesCollege Admission CounselorsFamily ConnectionsEnrichment during SMART
10 Local College FairsOctober 16, GCPCA College Fair Gloucester County College Gymnasium :00pm to 8:00 pmOctober 26, NACAC National College Fair Pennsylvania Convention Center :00am - 3:00pmNovember 13, NACAC National College Fair Atlantic City Convention Center :00am - 12:00pm & 6:00pm - 9:00pm
11 2 Year College Options Transfer – to 4 year institution Career – preparation for the workplaceCertificate – enhances resume
18 College Programs for Students with Special Needs Students are evaluated for admission based on the same academic criteria as all other students.Know what program accommodations your student needs to succeed at the college level (e.g. Note Taking, Small classes).There are different levels of services offered by schools.
19 Is there an athlete in your house What Sport?At what level are you looking to compete? Division I, II or IIIFinancial assistance based on athletics vs. “Walk On”NCAA Eligibility & College Admissions
20 Where do we find Scholarships The college’s Financial Aid OfficeFamily ConnectionsThe Scholarship Newsletter published by the Guidance Office (*Request Form)Private affiliationsPlaces of employmentLocal businesses and organizationsWebsites
21 Scholarship ScamsThe Kingsway Guidance Department strongly recommends that you pay careful attention to protect yourself and your family against scholarship scams.
22 What can we do in the spring of Junior year to prepare for the college application process Sign the Transcript Release formCreate Resume in Family ConnectionComplete Student Profile FormRequest letters of evaluationHave list of colleges in “colleges I’m thinking about” on Family ConnectionsTake SAT/ACT and send scores to prospective collegesAttend College Open Houses in springPlan for summer college visitsExplore Admissions’ websitesContinue Guidance EnrichmentMAKE A PLAN!
23 Rowan College of Gloucester County (RCGC) Megan RuttlerOn Campus once a monthMeet with students and/or parentsDiscuss programming, admissions, scholarships and partnerships with Rowan and other 4 year collegesHSOP – High School Options Program
24 Career Speakers & Career Related Programs Allied HeathLaw and JusticeBusiness & LeadershipMore to come…
25 Parents are important part of this process We want to work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome
26 Future Plans of the Class of 2014 Higher Education - 83%Four Year College - 57%Two Year College %Employment / Other - 17%Proprietary School %
27 Presentation Goals Identify steps to start college selection process Explain college admission criteriaReview topics related to Special Needs, scholarships & NCAAProvide ways to prepare during the spring of your Junior year
28 Junior Year . . .Take that big step and let it begin today!