Welcome to James Caldwell High School: A Place of Possibilities

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Welcome to James Caldwell High School: A Place of Possibilities Slide 2 Welcome to An Introduction to College Planning There are steps you can take now to prepare for the college application process. Slide 3 JCHS Guidance Dept. Lisa Blackman, Supervisor of Guidance Lisa Blackman, Supervisor of Guidance Frank Lattoz, Guidance Counselor Frank Lattoz, Guidance Counselor Lacey Rivlin, Guidance Counselor Lacey Rivlin, Guidance Counselor Brianna Watts, Freshman Guidance Counselor Brianna Watts, Freshman Guidance Counselor Slide 4 Graduation Requirements 1 year of Fine Arts 3 years of Social Studies 3 years of Mathematics 3 years of Science 1 year of World Language 4 years of English 1 year of Practical Arts 4 years of Health/ Physical Education 1/2 year Personal Finance & Literacy or Economics Slide 5 The Transcript A students transcript is reflective of the strength of academic program of the school. A students transcript is reflective of the strength of academic program of the school. The students transcript is reflective of a students complete (9-12) profile. The students transcript is reflective of a students complete (9-12) profile. The students transcript reflects his/her Grade Point Average (GPA) and number of credits earned The students transcript reflects his/her Grade Point Average (GPA) and number of credits earned Slide 6 The Activity Sheet Quality rather than quantity Quality rather than quantity Organize activities by subtopic Organize activities by subtopic clubs clubs athletics athletics community service community service summer programs/travel summer programs/travel honors/awards honors/awards employment employment Highlight positions of leadership Highlight positions of leadership Slide 7 The Activity Sheet Slide 8 Standardized Testing SAT Reasoning Test SAT Reasoning Test SAT Subject Tests SAT Subject Tests ACT ACT When and how often to take the tests When and how often to take the tests www.collegeboard.org www.collegeboard.org www.actstudent.org www.actstudent.org Slide 9 Two Year & Four Year Colleges Associate Degree AA Certificate Program Trade/Specialized School Bachelors Degree BA/BS Slide 10 The Search Naviance/Family Connection Naviance/Family Connection College websites College websites College representatives visit JCHS College representatives visit JCHS Develop a list of 5-8 choices Develop a list of 5-8 choices Visit colleges Visit colleges See your counselor ! See your counselor ! Slide 11 Slide 12 http://connection.naviance.com/jameschs Slide 13 Slide 14 Slide 15 Slide 16 Slide 17 Slide 18 Slide 19 High School: Every year Continue to save for college Take challenging classes in core academic subjects- and do well in them Get involved in school or community based extracurricular activities that enable you to explore career/personal interests and meet new people. Consider volunteering- remember its quality(not quantity ) that counts. Utilize JCHS Guidance website often for happenings Slide 20 9 th Grade Continue to do well in school Start thinking about career interests Utilize Naviance to research career and college options you will be meeting with your Counselor during the Winter to register your Naviance account and complete a Career Interest Inventory Begin Activity Sheet 10 th Grade Continue to keep your grades up Take PSAT in October Utilize Naviance to research career and college options you will be meeting with your Counselor during the Winter to complete a Personality Inventory to identify possible major and career options Activity Sheet Slide 21 11 th Grade Begin to research colleges that interest you- be aware of entrance requirements. (i.e. specific courses, standardized tests, etc.) Take advantage of College Rep visits through the Guidance Office Investigate financial aid options- visit studentaid.ed.gov for assistance. Take PSAT in October Attend the parents financial aid workshop in the Fall When you meet with your Guidance Counselor to plan your Senior Year schedule, you will also discuss college options Take the SAT or ACT at least once in the spring Begin College visits- information sessions and official tours. Slide 22 Summer before 12 th Grade Visit college websites to collect information about applications, financial aid, deadlines and campus visits Continue to visit colleges that interest you Decide whether you are going to apply under a particular colleges early decision or early action plan by learning about the program requirements and application deadlines Register for Fall SAT or ACT Begin college application and essays Slide 23 12 th Grade Continue to take courses that are challenging Work hard all year- second semester grades can affect college acceptances and scholarship eligibility You will meet with your counselor to discuss your list of schools and completing college applications When completing applications follow directions and PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINES Follow guidance department instructions regarding teacher recommendations, counselor forms and transcripts Attend the Financial Aid Information Night to prepare for the FAFSA Research scholarships for which you may qualify In April decide which college you would like to attend as most schools require a deposit by May 1 st Slide 24 Questions If you have specific questions students should visit the Guidance Office to speak with their Counselor. Were to help! Were here to help! Counselors Counselors Ms. Blackman Ms. Blackman Mr. Lattoz Mr. Lattoz Ms. Rivlin Ms. Rivlin Mrs. Watts Mrs. Watts Slide 25 Welcome to James Caldwell High School: A Place of Possibilities

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