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Enrichment Programs: Preparing YOUR College Portfolio Freshman Fridays By Jones College Prep Counseling Dept.
Whats the plan?! Getting Registered What will it do for me? So What??? Naviance Enrichment Programs Wrap- Up What are upcoming opportunities?
What is Naviance? Naviance is a web-based college research and planning tool for Jones students, parents and school counselors. As freshmen you have access to folders that highlight enrichment opportunities. The website will be used extensively your Junior and Senior years for college exploration and the college application process. Lets get started!!! https://connection.naviance.com/jones Login… Whats next? Naviance
How to Update Your Student Profile In the tool bar at the top find and click on About Me. On the next page, find Official Things and click on Profile. On the next page, find and click on Edit. Please check and/or update the following information: your first, middle and last names, your birthday, your ethnicity, your home and mobile phone numbers, your address. Once youve completed this information, click on Update.
How to Add a Parent to Your Account In the tool bar at the top find and click on About Me. On the next page, find Official Things and click on Profile. On the next page, find Parents and click on Add New Parent Enter your parent name, address (if the address is the same as yours click the box next to same as address in my profile), all phone numbers and their email address. Click on Add Parent.
Enrichment Program Information What is an enrichment program? A program that is held either during the school year or the summer. They can improve your skills and knowledge and build your college and scholarship resumes. Why are they important? They allow you to try out new activities/ courses/ potential careers. They allow you to experience college, meet new people, visit new places or possibly earn college credit. They also prepare you for college courses and essays. How do I find a program? Come to the counseling office and ask for a counselor. Look at the information wall outside counseling department door.
University of Chicago - Collegiate Scholars Program What? 3 year program designed to help students get into highly selective colleges, apply for scholarships, and make the connection between college and a career. Who? CPS freshmen only How? Applications available mid-November When? 3 consecutive summers Cost? $350 per summer Why? Youre learning at a college level
Mathematics & Science for Minority Students, (MS)² What? Program offered to minority students to immerse themselves in the study of math, science, and English. Free to all those accepted When? June 26 – August 1, 2012 Where? Andover, Massachusetss Students will experience a college campus atmosphere. How? Pre-application due Nov. 11, 2011 500 word essay included
Research Apprenticeship Program (RAP and RAP II) What? 4 week career awareness program focusing on career introduction to agriculture, environmental science, and team collaboration Where? University of Urbana-Champaign When? Summer, July Who? 9 th and 10 th grade students from under- served, economically disadvantaged populations How? 1 st complete online application, 2 nd transcripts and recommendation forms
Splash! @ Northwestern What? 1 day of classes you design, classes are a variety of subjects not covered in your every day classes Who? 9-12 th Where? Northwestern University, Evanston, IL When? Spring 2012 How? Apply online Cost? $10
Enrichment Resources Online www.usummer.com Includes a large list of pre-college programs nation wide and an explanation of why pre-college programs are beneficial! www.usummer.com www.enrichmentalley.com This website has large list of three program types: summer, school year, and between senior year and freshman year of college. www.enrichmentalley.com http://www.projectexploration.org/ Paleontology, science education programs and resources for the classroom, e-learning and technology programs for inner-city Chicago kids. http://www.projectexploration.org/
Graduation requirement! Shows you are well rounded and can develop a stronger sense of social responsibility and civic awareness. Everything colleges review to determine admission (in addition to your test scores and GPA). Resume, essay topics, extracurricular activities, etc. Shows leadership, possible college credit, new activities, explore interests and possible career choices. Show colleges that you take the initiative and that your future is important to you! Sooooo WHAT?!? How do these programs build my portfolio? Portfolio Enrichment
Things to Think About When Researching Enrichment Programs When does it take place? How long does it last? Where does it take place? How much does it cost? How do you apply? When is the application due?
Tips for Preparing a Competitive Application Review all application requirements for the program to ensure you are eligible and prepared. Clearly explain in your statement of interest your motivations for applying for the program and identify the background, experiences, and skills that you believe will make you successful in the program. Demonstrate a strong academic background. Obtain strong letters of recommendation and give two weeks notice to recommender; ensure they arrive on time.
Tips Continued Include in your application all relevant extracurricular, community, or volunteer experiences and highlight any leadership roles in these efforts. List all relevant academic honors and awards. Proofread all aspects of your application carefully; submit all application materials on time.
THANKS!!! Questions, Comments, Concerns??? Please ask or come see us in the Counseling Office during your lunch period or after school…or browse the enrichment binder to research programs.