Presentation on theme: "Junior Parent Night January 13, 2015 6:30 PM. Mrs. Mary Novak Administrative Assistant Ms. Karen Parise Student Assistance Counselor The College Counseling."— Presentation transcript:
Senior Year Course Selection ■ Senior Year Course Selection ■ Rigor ■ Summer School ■ “Free” Hours ■ Challenge yourself next year!
Scheduling Process ■Honors/AP Application: – Due by January 23 (16 th for some departments) – Available onlineonline ■Online Schedule Request/Electives Dates: – February 12-19: Students select courses on Net Classroom. Visit the Course Descriptions.Course Descriptions ■Counselor/Student Meetings: Feb 23-May 1
The College Application Process: Finding the Best Fit ■ Components ■ Application & Fee ■ Transcript ■ Standardized Tests ■ Extracurricular Record ■ Essays ■ Teacher and Counselor Recommendations ■ Interview (?)
The College Application Process ■ Types of Colleges/Universities ■ Large State ■ Selective, Honors Programs ■ Highly Selective ■ Financial Aid ■ Confirm Enrollment
Standardized Tests ■ SAT and ACT ■Required for admission to most colleges and universities ■Colleges will accept either SAT or ACT ■Online registration ■Sending Score Reports ■Fee Waivers ■Testing Plan
Subject Tests ■Highly Selective Colleges may require ■Testing in English, History, Math, Science, Foreign Lang ■ One Hour, Multiple Choice ■May or June
Test Prep ■ Not every student needs test prep ■There are free resources online for both ■ KHAN Academy (www.khanacademy.org)www.khanacademy.org ■Test prep services are available and resources are listed on the Counseling webpage ■ Variety of test prep services at different pricing ■ Brophy class for March SAT
What You Can Expect From the Counseling Department: ■January/February: – Small group meetings to introduce college search process ■February-April: – Individual Student Meetings for College and Scheduling – Parent Meetings ■March (TBD): – Jesuit Excellence Tour ■May – Essay Workshops
What You Can Expect From the Counseling Department: ■Fall: – Group and Individual Student Meetings – Parent Meetings – Essay Review – Nuts and Bolts Help – Senior Parent Night /In State College Night (August) – Application Workshops After School (Sept/Oct) – College Fair (Sept) – College Rep Meetings @ Brophy – Financial Aid Night
What We Expect From Students: ■Be in the driver’s seat: It’s your process ■Research potential schools ■Draft essays during summer ■Complete Senior Reflection Exercise (Due Sept. 1) ■Regularly check email ■Attend college rep meetings ■Stay on top of application requirements and deadlines
What We Expect From Parents: ■Support your son ■Complete Parent Reflection ■Communicate with your son about your expectations and family realities. ■Assist with financial aid documents and deadlines: prepare early
What Now? ■ College Research ■ Utilize Naviance ■ College Visits ■ Visit university or college websites ■ SAT/ACT Preparation ■ Academics! ■ Summer Programs
Thank You! ■ To schedule a meeting, please contact Mrs. Mary Novak by phone: 602-264-5291 x 6481. Parents are not required to meet with counselors, but we are available by appointment to help answer your questions.