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Preparing for your Senior Year And BEYOND!!!. STEP ONE. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. Course Requirements. High School Assessments. Service Hours Must have 55 hours by the end of your junior year to be promoted to senior status. 4 Credit Minimum Your Senior Year.

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step one
STEP ONE

GRADUATION

REQUIREMENTS

what will your senior year schedule look like
What will your senior year schedule look like?
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Accelerated Course Work to Further Prepare
  • Internships
  • Concurrent Enrollment
  • Work towards Academy Certificate
  • Completer Program
  • Career and Tech
internships
Internships
  • Have you completed at least four of the required courses in a “Career Major”?
  • Have you scheduled a meeting with Ms. Myers?
concurrent enrollment
Concurrent Enrollment
  • Signup for the Accuplacer at Carroll Community College (2 to 3 Hour Test)
  • High School Dates: Every Saturday at 9:30 (call to schedule an appointment); January 31st at 1:00 and 6:00
  • Concurrent Information Session at Carroll Community from 5:30-6:30 tonight. Call if you plan on going!
  • Make an appointment with me in January/February
  • Can begin to register for classes in April
step two

STEP TWO

IT’S TIME TO

DEFINE YOUR GOALS

life after high school
Life After High School???
  • 4 Year College or University
  • 2 Year School
  • Military
  • Minimum Wage Job
  • Trade School
  • Police or Fire Academy
  • Family Business
  • ?????
step three
STEP THREE

Begin your college, trade school, or academy search

TONIGHT!!!!!!!

where do i begin
Where Do I Begin???

There are many college search engines—Become familiar with a few of them.

  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.princetonreview.com
  • www.petersons.com
  • www.fastweb.com
when searching
When Searching….
  • Try to narrow your search by selecting at least 3 criteria:
    • Potential Majors
    • Student : Teacher Ratio
    • Geographic Location
    • $$$$
    • Admissions Criteria (See Last Year’s Seniors)
    • Community’s Size
    • Etc….
so what is expected of you
So, What is Expected of You??
  • KNOW 10 Potential Schools by May……..

YES, THIS MAY!!!

  • Be familiar with the community
  • Know each school’s admissions criteria
  • Order a catalog or a CD/DVD
  • Maintain an honest awareness of your academic profile

AND

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SIGN UP FOR THE SAT OR ACT THIS SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO TO COLLEGEBOARD.COMTO REGISTER FOR THE SATANDACTSTUDENT.ORG TO REGISTER FOR THE ACT

sat prep online resource
SAT Prep Online Resource
  • Make an appointment in the School Counseling office to learn about

TESTGEAR

You can develop your own curriculum based on your needs!!!

more testgear information
More TestGear Information
  • Log on to www.bridges.com
  • Create a student portfolio using information below:

Site ID: 10000559

Password: century

  • Begin college entrance exam preparation! Take the brain scan diagnostic to assess strengths and weaknesses. Based on those results, you will get a curriculum/study plan to work on your areas of need.
  • Take the practice tests and when you feel you’re ready, take the 2 full length practice tests!!
get involved

Get Involved

It’s Not to Late!!!

graduate profile
Graduate Profile
  • What will yours look like when you graduate from Century?
  • What are colleges looking for?
step four

STEP FOUR

Become Familiar with the Materials in your Folder

college handbook
Types of Admission

College Essays

Paying For College

Financial Aid

Junior Calendar

Senior Calendar

Getting Ready to Apply

What Colleges Are Looking For

Curriculum Planning

Resume

PSAT/SAT/ACT

Info for Athletes

College Visits

Letters of Recommendation

Applying Out of State

Get Organized

College Handbook
more reading
College

Road Map

Guide to Paying for College

More Reading….
more reading from college board
This is

Your SAT:

The Next Step to College Success

More Reading from College Board
more resources
More Resources
  • Wunder’s Game Plan for Success
  • College Application Worksheet
  • College Comparison Worksheet
to summarize
To Summarize:
  • Define your goals
  • Register for the SAT or ACT
  • Start your search tonight
    • Three criteria
    • Search engines
    • List of 10 schools
  • Review material and schedule a meeting with me if you have additional questions
scholarships financial aid
Scholarships/Financial Aid

http://www.carrollk12.org/chs/

www.fastweb.com

attend college night
Attend College Night!!!!

College Night,

December 13th at 6:00

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