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Counselors: Mrs. Baratta - A-Fi Ms. Soda – Fl - Li Ms. Witkowski – Lo - Ro Ms. Jordan – Ru -Z
Review your First Marking Period Grades Scheduling - January PSAT results – mid December Junior/Parent Night – February 3 rd SAT and SAT subject tests – Spring (NHHS offers the May & June test for both) ACT testing – not offered at NHHS Look for Local College Fairs
Monthly Guidance Newsletter Guidance Web Page Visiting the Gifted and Talented Web Page Talk to your counselor Using College Search Programs – Naviance Attend evening programs provided by the guidance office for parents and students
Visit HomeLogic website regularly for the following: Class grades – each assignment Report appears under grades Transcript (no G.P.A included) Attendance Obligations (listed as “FEES”) Homework, if applicable Current Schedule
4 years of English (20 credits) Advanced Academic Literacy - AAL (2.5 credits) 3 years of Math, including Algebra I – (15 credits) 3 years of Social Studies (15 credits) – US History I, World History, US History II 3 years of Science (15 credits) – Physics, Chemistry, Biology 2 years of the same World Language Total Arts (10 credits combined) – Practical Arts (5 credits) Fine/Performing Arts (5 credits) 1 year of Phys. Ed. and Health for every year enrolled in a NJ school Passing HSPA – March 2012 Math (1 day)- Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II Language Arts (2 days) – Reading/Writing/multiple-choice/open- ended/editing & revising text Must have a minimum of 120 credits to graduate, including all graduating requirements
Your High School Transcript Test Scores – SAT, SAT subject, ACT, AP (www.collegeboard.org – www.act.org - www.fairtest.org)www.collegeboard.orgwww.act.org Recommendations From Your Counselor, Teachers & Others Personal Statement and Essay College Interviews Naviance program NCAA Sports Eligibility – Div. I and Div. II Sports (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net)www.ncaaclearinghouse.net Junior Packet due in April/May 2012 to your counselor
SAT 3 hours, 45 minutes 10 sections Critical Reading, 3 Math, 3 Writing (including essay), 1 Experimental (not scored) Reading passages with questions pertaining to comprehension and sentence completion Arithmetic, geometry, algebra, algebra II Essay is required 1/3 math, 1/3 reading, 1/3 writing Penalties (typically ¼ point deducted) for wrong answer ACT 3 hours, 25 minutes (includes optional 30 minute writing test) 4 sections English, Math, Reading, Science, and optional writing test Reading: 4 passages, 10 questions per passage Science (analysis, knowledge, and problem solving) Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry Essay is optional (final section) ¼ English, ¼ math, ¼ reading, ¼ science No penalties for wrong answers
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Study and get good grades – your transcript will carry significant weight in the college process. Do your research now and visit colleges – use the Naviance program Explore career options – inventories on Naviance. Attend College Fairs – check out the posters outside of the guidance office Talk to your counselor Don’t wait till next year!
1. What is the average class size? 2. Is public transportation available? 3. Is there enough housing available for students who want to live on campus? 4. Does the school have a Placement Office to help students find jobs? 5. Does the college give credit for the Advanced Placement Examination? 6. Are academic or athletic scholarships available? 7. How can I arrange a campus visit? 8. Are interviews required or offered? 9. How many of last years freshman class returned for their sophomore year? 10. How are roommates selected? If you want to change roommates, when can you do that? 11. How safe is the school? Are there campus guards available at night? 12. Do most of the students stay on campus on weekends or go home? 13. Can you have a car on campus? 14. Do you offer tutoring services for students if they need help? 15. Do you offer special living arrangements? 16. What is the average GPA of a typical freshman class? 17. Are there many on-campus events? Like what? 18. What kind of school spirit do the students have? 19. What core courses are required for freshmen? 20. What percentage of applicants are accepted?
Becoming part of a club or an organization Seek employment Volunteer Community Service Take a college class – at a college or online Check College Summer Enrichment Programs or any other Summer Academic Programs – see Naviance for a list of programs Get involved!
Visit your personal account in Naviance using your School Username and Password. https://connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=nhhs If you have any questions concerning your personal account, see your counselor.
Don’t procrastinate with future plans Ask questions Visit your counselor Discuss options for Senior Schedule with current teachers and counselor Breathe and know we are here to help with the entire process Thank you and see you soon…………………….