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Juniors What You Need To Know For This Year. Agenda. To go over topics that pertain to juniors This year will be a lot of testing Topics include ACT PSAT ASVAB Post-High Planning Day Representatives. ACT: What Is It?.

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  • To go over topics that pertain to juniors
  • This year will be a lot of testing
  • Topics include
    • ACT
    • PSAT
    • ASVAB
    • Post-High Planning Day
    • Representatives
act what is it
ACT: What Is It?
  • This is a test used by many post-high school institutions for admittance and for class placements.
    • Not post-high institutions require the ACT
  • Also used for Scholarships
    • Opportunity Scholarship requires a 24
    • Usually, the higher the score, the better your chances are with scholarships.
  • Scores can be from 1-36 (if you get a 36, I will throw you a pizza party)
act what is it over
ACT: What Is It Over
  • It is over four subjects:
    • Math– different types of math
    • Reading—read a passage and answer questions
    • Science– do you know how to read experiements
    • English—grammar, language, vocabulary
  • You have the option of taking a written portion. Not required by many post-high institutions.
act taking it
ACT: Taking It
  • You can take the ACT as many times as you want to.
  • Most juniors take theirs in the winter or spring of their junior year.
    • This way if you want to do better, you still have time in the fall of your senior year
  • Kadoka, Rapid City, Pierre, and other towns are test sites
act registering paying for it
ACT: Registering & Paying For It
  • Go to www.actstudent.org
  • Create an account
  • You will have to create a portfolio (TONS of questions)
  • Choose test date and test center and where to send the scores to.
  • It costs $34.00. or $49.50 with essay.
  • There is a $21 fee if you register late
  • If you are free/reduced lunch, you are eligible for a fee waiver one time.
act studying for it
ACT: Studying For It
  • We have study books at the school
  • Mr. R’s ACT Prep-one next Tuesday night!
  • SD MyLife has an ACT Prep.
  • Internet
psat what is it
PSAT: What Is It?
  • A test that measures your
    • Critical reading skills
    • Math problem-solving skills
    • Writing skills
  • The test for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
  • Gives you feedback on your strengths and weaknesses as a student.
psat take it
PSAT: Take It?
  • The PSAT will be October 15 for all juniors.
  • School will pay for your test
  • Prepare: You don’t have to, but if you want to
    • Study Guide
    • PSAT’s website (below)
  • More information: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
  • This is a test that measures your aptitude, not knowledge.
  • Aptitude is like your ability to do something.
  • This helps with military entrance, but also can be correlated with ACT!
  • It will be on November 8, all morning.
  • On December 6, you will get your results and what they mean.
  • Post-high school institutions and military branches will send representatives to visit with students.
  • I will send emails out notifying you of when they will be coming.
  • You must tell your teacher ahead of time if you want to visit with the representative.
  • Ask them questions!
applying for post high
Applying For Post-High
  • Juniors can apply if they wish to, but do not need to.
  • I recommend that if you want to go to a technical school, that you apply by the end of this year.
    • They have smaller number of spaces for students, so the earlier, the better your chances
  • There are some for juniors, but not many.
  • Will do most of this as a senior.
  • There are scholarships for all different types of things such as hair color, talents, hearing loss, left-handness, ethnic background, etc
  • Not all are based on GPA, grades, or class rank
  • Fastweb.com is a start
post high planning day
Post-High Planning Day
  • All juniors and seniors will go to Rapid City on October 20.
  • There will be representatives from different post-high institutions (colleges and technical school) and military branches.
  • List of institutions and branches on my wiki.
  • Will have to fill out something online before we leave.
  • First contact with representatives
by the end of this year
By the End of This Year….
  • You should have an idea of what you want to do after high school.
    • College-which ones you interested in?
    • Technical School-which ones you interested in?
    • Military-which branch? What do you need to do?
    • Work-where and what do you need for the job?
  • This will make your senior year easier.
  • Lets look through this together.