Presentation on theme: "JUNIOR YEAR Class of 2015 Fall Presentation. The Essential Question: Why is the junior year often considered the most important year of a student’s high."— Presentation transcript:
Schedule Changes Limited changes permitted now: Academic misplacement (with teacher approval) Oversubscription(you don’t have a study hall but would like one) Either must include a note from parents stating their support of the change All changes must be made by October 25th!!!
Graduation Requirements 4 credits English 3 credits math 3 or 4 credits science .5 credit Env / Eco 4 credits social studies 1.5 credits phys ed .5 credit health .25 credit Careers 6 or 7 elective credits Total of 23.75 credits
Testing Program PSAT SAT I & II ACT ASVAB Keystone Exams
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Register by September 20 Registration forms available today! Fee: $18.00 payable to Lower Dauphin School District NMSQT – National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test If you are college bound, this is great practice!
SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test SAT I Writing, Critical Reading, and Math scores Given on: November 2, March 8, and June 7 (Saturdays) at LD SAT II Subject tests: Literature, History, math, sciences, languages Take only if college requires scores College entrance test – required for 4-year schools and some technical schools/community colleges Register online at: www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com
SATs… Require Photo ID for registration – you will need to upload photo Must have Admission Ticket & Photo ID with you for test day Consider taking them twice this year if you are looking at 4-year colleges!
SAT Preparation To prepare for the SAT, you can take a prep course and/or buy test preparation materials from a book store LD’s prep course: Meets 6 times (3 English, 3 math) – Wednesday evenings (9/11) or Saturday mornings (started Saturday 9/7) Cost is $40 Register with Mrs. Weber in Counseling Office Winter dates will also be available & registration for those dates will be in December
ACT American College Test Another type of college entrance test Given at LD on Sept 21 and Dec 14 Register online at www.act.org www.act.org Scores: English, math, science reasoning, and reading
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Given by Armed Services on Oct 17 th during periods 1-4 Important for those considering military careers Sign up today or with Mrs. Weber in Counseling Office
Keystone Exams Keystone Exams in Algebra, Biology, and Literature – scores today! If you scored Basic or Below Basic the re-tests will be in December and/or January this year Incentives offered for Proficient scores Important to do your best!
Incentives for senior year Three tests… If Proficient on all three, then students can choose two incentives If Proficient on two of the three tests, then students can choose one incentive Options: Arrive one period late Leave one period early Open lunch Preferred Parking Space Events Pass
Key Resources Naviance (handout) Career resources on-line Online www.collegeboard.comwww.collegeboard.com School Counselor Website www.ldsd.org/highschoolwww.ldsd.org/highschool College Fairs – will be posted on our website Career Fair @ LDHS on 10/10/13 College visits – should visit all before applying College reps at LD – sign up in Naviance or Counseling Office Military recruiters College Information Packet
LD Career Fair October 10 Periods 2 & 3 HS Gym Many careers represented Sign up today!
Naviance Career Planning Look at results from last year’s inventory in Careers class Complete the Personality Type Inventory Post-SecondaryPlanning Start to organize college interests Register for upcoming visits Log on to your account Add an email that you check regularly!!
Important Dates PSAT Score Return December 12 – 7:00 p.m. in HS auditorium For students and parents Return & explanation of PSAT scores/college information Financial Aid Night January 8 – 6:30 p.m. in HS library For students and parents General financial aid info great for parents of juniors
For Student Athletes … Visit the Clearinghouse website and register at the end of the year You will send transcript at the end of junior year Website is: www.eligibilitycenter.org
Goal Setting Today… What do you need to accomplish after getting all of this information?? Think of short term goals as they relate to academics and career/post-secondary planning. What do you want to accomplish in the next two weeks and then by Christmas break? Make goals for each area (academic, career, post-secondary) Think of at least three long term goals (by the end of the school year) as they relate to the topics above. Post these at home to help you get motivated and share them with you parents. Share them with me so I can support you!
Questions? Please communicate with me this year -- stop by when you have questions and let me help you! Mrs. Dreon 566-5335 firstname.lastname@example.org