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LAVILLE JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE INFORMATION FOR SENIORS 2013-2014. Mrs. Mosson – Guidance Counselor Mrs. Flynn – Guidance Secretary. Guidance Bulletin Board & Website. Scholarship Opportunities Colleges Campus Visit Dates Military Information Employment Testing dates (SAT,ACT).

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laville jr sr high school guidance information for seniors 2013 2014

LAVILLE JR.-SR. HIGH SCHOOLGUIDANCE INFORMATION FOR SENIORS2013-2014

Mrs. Mosson – Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Flynn – Guidance Secretary

guidance bulletin board website
Guidance Bulletin Board & Website
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Colleges
  • Campus Visit Dates
  • Military Information
  • Employment
  • Testing dates (SAT,ACT)
daily announcements
Daily Announcements
  • Pay attention every day
  • Visits to LaVille by college admission offices
  • Job opportunities
  • Updated scholarships
counselor assistance
Counselor Assistance
  • Mrs. Mosson is available to answer questions, help with college and scholarship applications or anything that comes up during your senior year.
  • Senior year can be stressful

Mrs. Mosson

senior interview
Senior Interview
  • Every senior will have a one-on-one conference with Mrs. Mosson
  • To discuss graduation progress and post-secondary transition plan, to provide information and to answer questions.
post secondary transition plan
Post-Secondary Transition Plan
  • Every senior required to completely fill one out
  • Link to pdf. File on Guidance Department web page
  • Save it and then email it to Mrs. Mosson
  • [email protected]
  • Due by Monday September 9
high school activities accomplishments
High School Activities/Accomplishments
  • List all sport, clubs, activities
  • Achievements (honor roll, perfect attendance, Most Improved Softball, etc)
  • High School and community (4-H, Girl Scouts, employment)
  • Church and volunteer (Youth group)
  • Select a nice format
  • Keep it and include it when asked for our helpful on for scholarships and college applications
letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation
  • You WILL need them
  • Use the Recommendation Letter Checklist AND Recommendation Letter Fact Sheet (link to pdf. on website)
  • Letters must be from non-relative adults
  • I must have a copy of the “Recommendation Letter Fact Sheet” for my file
college applications
College Applications
  • Check admissions requirements before you apply (look on websites)
  • Pay close attention to deadlines
  • Will submit all applications online
  • Must request that your transcript be sent electronically by using PARCHMENT
  • Students who have used a waiver for the SAT can use a Waiver for some college applications
electronic transcripts with parchment
Electronic Transcripts with Parchment
  • MUST create an account
  • MUST have an email account other than school
  • www.parchment.com
  • Click on students
  • Select “High School Transcripts”
  • Begin to fill out
  • 2010 was the year you started high school
college representatives military
College Representatives/Military
  • Lunch Room Visits
  • Watch Senior Bulletin board
  • September 3: Marines
  • Sept 11: Grace College
  • October 15: Manchester University
  • October 18: Saint Mary’s College
college visit days
College Visit Days
  • Each senior gets two days (don’t count against attendance)
  • Students with attendance problems will not be permitted to go
  • Paperwork must be picked up from the Guidance Office at least 1 week prior to visit
  • Requires parent signature
  • Must bring form back with College documentation of your visit (or will be an absence)
  • Call the admissions office of the school to schedule your visit
  • Take a parent with you
college fairs
College Fairs
  • Watch Senior Bulletin Board
  • Very helpful to see many colleges at once
  • September 30 Christian College Fair Bethel College
  • October 2 St. Joe County College Fair, Century Center
  • October 10 Plymouth High School College Fair 6:30-8:00
sat i act
SAT I / ACT
  • SAT Reasoning I Test or the ACT plus writing is required by most colleges for admission
  • Register on line for the SAT at www.collegeboard.com for a cost of $51
  • Students on Free/Reduced lunch may use a waiver to take the test for free (waivers available from Mrs. Mosson)
  • Send your scores…colleges requires scores to be sent directly from the College Board
  • Select 4 colleges to receive your SAT scores for free…additional scores at that time or later cost $11 each
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Register for the ACT at www.act.org for a cost of $52.50 (fee waivers available for free/reduced lunch students)
  • Make sure you register for the ACT plus writing
  • Send 4 scores for free additional scores are $12 each
  • Next test October 26 register by September 27
laville ceeb code
LaVille CEEB Code
  • 151-970
  • Must use when register for the ACT or SAT.
  • Insures that LaVille will get your scores
sat ii subject tests
SAT II: Subject Tests
  • Measure your knowledge in a particular subject.
  • Are often used to determine college level placement
  • Students planning on majoring in Math, Science or a World Language might want to consider a subject test.
  • Check to see if your college choices require the SAT II
sat prep
SAT Prep
  • Holy Cross SAT Prep Class: $104 per course
  • SAT Math Sep. 16, 23,30 OR Nov 19, 26, Dec 3
  • SAT English Sep. 19, 26, Oct 3 OR Nov 14, 28, Dec 5
  • Each class is 5:00-7:30
  • Online Prep: www.number2.comwww.cavhs.orgwww.ets.orgwww.freevocaulary.comwww.collegeboard.com
asvab armed services vocational aptitude battery
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
  • All students planning on entering the military are required to take the ASVAB.
  • If you didn’t take as a junior you may take as a senior
  • We will be giving it here at LaVille on February 12, 2014
selective service registration
Selective Service Registration
  • Federal Law requires all males to register with the selective service within 30 days of their 18th birthday
  • www.sss.gov click Register Online
  • Male students must be registered in order to be eligible for Financial Aid
  • Failure to register is a felony
class rank grade point average permanent records
Class Rank/ Grade Point Average/Permanent Records
  • GPA is figured only using final semester grades
  • Class rank is assigned at the end of each semester
  • Transcripts contain the record of all your high school courses semester grades, attendance, standardized test results and vaccination records
  • Official copies will be sent electronically to colleges
  • Students and parents can not have an official copy only an unofficial copy of transcripts
ncaa eligibility
NCAA Eligibility
  • IF you plan on participating in Varsity athletics in college you must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse
  • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
  • SAT / ACT scores must be sent directly to clearinghouse
  • NAIA requires similar steps
learn more indiana
Learn More Indiana
  • Excellent web site for inform, encourage, and support education and career development.
  • www.learnmoreindiana.org
financial aid night
Financial Aid Night
  • January 13, 2014 7pm
  • Plan on attending with your parents
  • Local College Financial Aid officer will conduct seminar and answer questions about financial aid.
fafsa
FAFSA
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Used to determine all state and federal financial aid
  • Cannot be filed until after January 1, 2014
  • Deadline is March 10, 2014
  • You will put college codes on your application so they will get your information
  • Has required parent financial information
css financial aid profile
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
  • Some schools require an additional application called the CSS Profile
  • Check with the colleges you are interested in to see if they require the Profile (or ask Mrs. Mosson)
  • There is a charge to file the Profile
  • Students on Free/Reduced Lunch can get a waiver
  • www.collegeboard.com
scholarships
Scholarships
  • Each month the Guidance Department will issue a list of scholarships that are due the following month.
  • Hard copies will be available on the Senior Bulletin Board the list will also appear on the Guidance web page.
  • These are only scholarships that we are aware of….some are local some are state and national…there are many others
scholarships1
Scholarships
  • Potential Scholarship Sources to keep in mind
    • Organizations your parents belong to
    • Your Parent’s or your employers
    • Church membership
    • Labor unions
    • Fraternities / sororities
    • Civic groups (Elks, Kiwanis, Rotary etc)
    • 4-H
    • Organizations related to your potential major
scholarships cont
Scholarships (cont)
  • Search scholarships on the internet
    • www.fastweb.com
    • www.collegexpress.com
    • www.scholarships.com

Don’t EVER pay for a scholarship search

college goal sunday
College Goal Sunday
  • February 23, 2014 from 2:00-4:00
  • Financial Aid professionals will be available at sites around the state to help fill out the FAFSA
  • www.collegegoalsunday.org
college financial aid package
College Financial Aid Package
  • Once you have been accepted to a school and applied for financial aid you will get your award letter
  • Read it carefully
  • You will have to accept or refuse each item of package
college go week
College GO Week
  • September 23-27
  • Might be a good time for college visits
  • A few schools waive application fee if apply during this week (IPFW is one)
class of 2014
Class of 2014
  • Be organized
  • Study hard
  • Make plans
  • Ask questions
  • Believe in yourself
  • Ask Questions
  • Stay focused
  • Enjoy the year
  • Ask Questions
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