Keys to Success for 11 th Grade Almost Finished, But Not Yet! 8 Continuing the College Search Process Prepare for the SAT/ACT Become familiar with Naviance Begin searching for scholarships
Junior/Senior Calendar ●January/March/May/June 2016-Take SAT Reasoning Test or ACT ●March 2016-Request teacher commitment for letters of recommendation ● March/April/May 2016-Visit Colleges ●May/June 2016-Take SAT Subject Tests ●June 2016-Athletes register with NCAA Clearinghouse (www.ncaa.org)www.ncaa. ●June/July/August 6Narrow down College Choices
Junior/Senior Calendar ●September/October/November/December 2016- Complete College Applications ●October/November/December 2016- Take SAT Reasoning Test and Subject Tests and/or ACT ●November 1, 2016-Priority Deadline for University of Maryland, College Park and many others. ●January/February 2017- Complete FAFSA Form ●March/April 2017- Receive Decisions from Colleges ●May 1, 2017- Make Final Decision on School Attending
The New SAT 11 Starting in March 2016 -Reading- more relevant words -Writing and Language- interpret, synthesize and use evidence -Math- More advanced math: problem solving & data analysis -Essay-Is optional, but check college requirements No penalty for wrong answers! 3 hours (+50 minutes for Essay) The test costs $54.50 — or $43 if you don’t sign up for the SAT Essay Use Khan Academy to study! The PSAT this October will be aligned with the new SAT
Upcoming Dates 12 September 30 th River Hill College Fair Cafeteria and Media Center 6:30-9pm October 12 th - 13 th National College Fair Baltimore Convention Center October 14 th - PSAT for all 11 th grade students January 28 th - Junior College Night at River Hill High School March 17 th - Military Night at River Hill High School
A web-based resource for students and parents that encourages and supports post high school career and college planning A comprehensive website that you and your child can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is specific to River Hill Family Connection is linked with Naviance Succeed, a service that is used by the Student Services to track data about college and career plans to help students with post-high school decisions 13 Family Connection /Naviance
14 What can students and parents do using Naviance ? View guidance news bulletins Create a résumé View college visits and sign up Complete a college search Complete a career search Develop a prospective college list Provide access to scholarship search engines Maintain journal entries Game Plan Survey Complete school developed surveys Compare colleges Links to selected third party resources (i.e. College Board, Financial Aid, NCAA, Careers, College searches, etc.) Track deadlines View scattergrams
Sign-in Page 15 First time registration, click “I need to register.” The next time you log in, use user name and password Family Connection is web-based https://connection.naviance.com/riverhillhigh Student accounts Parent accounts
After You Sign in 16 Important Messages Updates from the Guidance Office Click on the Tabs
Colleges Page Use these links to do a college search
College Visits See what College visits are scheduled and sign up to attend!
Colleges I’m Thinking About Click Here to add colleges to your prospective college list
Denied Scattergram 21 THIS IS YOU! Accepted School Averages
About Me – Resume and Surveys Click here to fill out important surveys, tell us your Game Plan and create your resume
23 ●Shared resource linking home to school ●On-line tool for collaboration among counselors, students, and parents ●Accurate, complete records about student choices from our school ●Realistic assessments of your child’s chances of admission at colleges where prior graduates have applied ●Career exploration For any questions on Naviance or to receive your access code, please email your student’s counselor! What can Naviance do for you?
20 years STRONG Better and better every day in every way!