Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Junior Parent Meeting The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Junior Parent Meeting The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. -Ayn Rand
Agenda Graduation Requirements Post-Secondary Planning Important Testing Information Available Resources Upcoming Events Q & A
Graduation Requirements Student need to earn 25.33 credits: 4.25 credits in English (includes Speech) 4.25 credits in English (includes Speech) 3 credits in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 3 credits in Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) 3 credits in Mathematics 3 credits in Mathematics 3 credits in Soc. Studies (Am. Cultures & World Cultures I & II) 3 credits in Soc. Studies (Am. Cultures & World Cultures I & II) 2 credits in Arts/Humanities (includes World Languages) 2 credits in Arts/Humanities (includes World Languages) 1.33 credit in Health/Physical Education/Highway Safety 1.33 credit in Health/Physical Education/Highway Safety.25 credit in Computer Application.25 credit in Computer Application 8.5 credits in Electives 8.5 credits in Electives Satisfactory completion of the Graduation Project Satisfactory completion of the Graduation Project
Post-Secondary Planning Post-Secondary Options Include: 2yr schools 4yr schools Technical school Military Employment Gap Year Our goal is to provide relevant information and support your students in identifying and reaching their goals!
Goals for Junior Year Take rigorous courses Achieve academically Take appropriate tests Participate in extra-curricular activities Conduct career/college searches Continue with self-awareness and identifying personal strengths Attend college fairs/visit colleges Enjoy the high school experience
Counseling Curriculum: Junior Year Classroom Presentations 4 presentations per year in junior classrooms Teach about college/career planning, share resources, discuss relevant information, answer questions, demonstrate Family Connection Individual Planning Junior meetings are designed to meet individual student needs, to answer questions, and to assist students in their development
Family Connection Computer-based program used to assist students in their post-secondary planning Includes: Student access/Parent access Used each year to help students research potential careers/colleges/post-secondary plans Resume builder Career and Personality Inventories/assessments Scattergrams with individual GPA & test scores http://connection.naviance.com/hersheyhs
Family Connection & Post-Secondary Planning 9 th GradeLearning Style Inventory 10 th GradePersonality Inventory 11 th GradeColleges/Careers/About Me Colleges I’m thinking about Register for College Representative Visits Career/College Searches Document Library 12 th GradeFinalize list of colleges/careers Electronic Submission of transcripts and recommendations
Counseling Office Website Provides a wealth of information about college, career, testing, available resources, and opportunities Contact information for counselors http://www.hershey.k12.pa.us/hersheyhs
Important Testing Information SAT Jan., Mar.*, Jun., Oct.* www.collegeboard.com SAT Subject Tests (if required) Oct., Nov.,Dec., Jan.,May, Jun.* www.collegeboard.com ACT (all non-Hershey sites) Feb., Apr., Jun.,Sept., Oct. www.act.org ASVAB Dec. 13 or 15 http://official-asvab.com APMay www.collegeboard.com Test Optional www.fairtest.org
Opportunities for Students Job Shadowing Community Service Classroom/Office Assistant Internship Work Experience College Courses
Resources to Support Students Academic Concerns: Contact the teacher/school counselor National Honor Society Tutoring Tutoring List Personal/Social Concerns: Contact the school counselor Hershey Intervention & Prevention (HIP) Contact us with any questions!
Upcoming Events Financial Aid NightNov. 15 th ASVAB Dec. 13 th or 15 th Course Selection Meeting Jan. 19 th PACAC College Fair (at LVC) March 7 th Sophomore/Junior College Admissions ForumApr. 12 th
Thank you for attending! Please contact us if we can support your student in any way or if you have specific questions. Mrs. Fisher A-E email@example.com Mr. Hensel F-K firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Good L- Ri email@example.com Mrs. Ebersole Rj – Z firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free to ask questions!