Presentation on theme: "The road to life beyond high school. Where do you want to go from here?"— Presentation transcript:
The road to life beyond high school. Where do you want to go from here?
Grades and Test Scores Work and Community Service Extracurricular Activities Recommendations Balance between school and outside activities Video
#1 Testing ACT and/or SAT SAT = March 14, May 2 and June 6 ACT = April 4, June 13 Register online Pay online, fee waivers available for eligible students see a counselor Practice online or gather materials from counselor
Visit possible colleges What to consider: Affiliation- Academic Environment Size- Financial Aid Community- Support Services Location- Activities/ Social Clubs Housing- Athletics Student Body- Specialized Programs
Be sure to obtain a business card or something signed and dated by a college representative. CHS does not have “college visit” days. You will have an EXCUSED absence if you visit a college during the school year. SO... Use your summer wisely. Visiting is an important step in deciding what school to attend.
Use your summer to participate in extracurricular activities Volunteer Collect personal recommendation letters from sponsors and trusted family friends Don’t make life after HS your Parent’s responsibility. If you don’t know what you want to do or study, explore options that may be available to you.
Start this process early! Many schools have a Dec. 1 deadline for applications beginning this fall. WWW. ApplyTexas.org Utilize when possible May have your transcripts and letters of recommendation sent electronically Write the “optional essays” and use the scholarship link to apply for school specific scholarships.
Schedule to take a full course load of college or career preparation classes Keep working on your grades Continue your extracurricular and volunteer activities Talk to your counselor, teachers, and parents about your final college choices. Make a calendar showing application deadlines for admissions, financial aid and scholarships
Register for and re-take ACT or SAT. Be sure you have requested that your test scores to be sent to colleges of your choice. Attend college/career fairs offered by your school or in your area FAFSA! Scholarships!
English IV – Eng. 1301 and 1302 Government and Economics Must have letter of permission from counselor or principal Must have met college readiness standards on TAKS Must pay all applicable fees and tuition to CJC If completing during ‘09-‘10 year, must enroll in all four courses as classes are “block” scheduled
Government/Economics Dual Credit AP Government English IV Dual Credit AP English IV Most seniors on recommended plan this is all they need for graduation. Must have 24 credits to graduate.
Recommended ProgramDistinguished Program 4 English-All the same except: 3 Math- 3 Foreign Language 3 Science-2.5 Electives 4 Social Studies-have 4 Advanced 2 Foreign Language measures 1.5 Physical Education : 3 on AP Exam .5 Health:PSAT Commended 1 Technology Application: GPA 3.0 on 1 Fine ArtCollege/Tech Prep. 5 Communication 3.5 Electives.
New for ‘09 – ’10: Dual Credit Welding Senior Seminar Health Science Tech II (must have had HST I) Fundamentals of Criminal Law (must have had Intro. To Criminal Justice)
What summer jobs have your really enjoyed? Gap year? Could that be for you? Military? Technical School? Bridges Bridges Site Id: 0106995 Password: bulldogs
1. You won’t get left behind. 2. Learn critical-thinking and analytical skills 3. Earn a higher income. 4. Exercise your mind. 5. Do what you love doing and get paid for it. 6. Meet new people. 7. Become a part of a cultural stew. 8. Make connections that can link you to a future. 9. Have fun. 10. Fulfill and dream- or begin one.