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Classroom Presentation for Class of 2011. To review post-secondary procedures Answer questions Get you moving!!!!!!!!. Graduation Requirements- 23.5. English 4.0 FCS .25 Math 3.0 Total 23.5 Science 3.0

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Classroom presentation for class of 2011
Classroom Presentation for Class of 2011

  • To review post-secondary procedures

  • Answer questions

  • Get you moving!!!!!!!!


Graduation requirements 23 5
Graduation Requirements- 23.5

  • English 4.0 FCS .25

  • Math 3.0 Total 23.5

  • Science 3.0

  • Social Studies 4.0 NMTCC students will

  • Humanities 2.0 have different credit

  • Health .5 distributions

  • Physical Ed. 2.0

  • Math/Sci/Comp 1.0 Successful completion

  • Electives 3.75 of culminating project


Transcript
Transcript

  • Grades

  • Attendance/Tardies

  • PSSA scores

  • Class Rank

  • Cumulative GPA


Did you complete your activity resume
Did You Complete Your Activity Resume?

  • Students are encouraged to include this with every college or job application.

  • www.educationplanner.com for templates

  • www.careercruising.com

  • Have Career Center Staff assist you with this.


Sat act testing
SAT/ACT Testing

  • SATat MHS October 9

  • Not at MHS – Nov. 5, Dec. 4

  • MHS Avg. CR 538 M 567 W 533

  • SAT II’s

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.actstudent.org

  • Norristown is now a test center

  • CEEB Code - 391366


College fair and financial aid
College Fair and Financial Aid

  • MCCC Fair- October 13 6:30 – 8:30

  • October 17th Philadelphia

  • November 1 Performance Arts

  • Financial Aid Night, 1/11/11

  • FAFSA Form after January 1


Application process
Application Process

  • Apply online or by paper

  • Return a signed release form

  • Transcript Request form

  • Be aware of secondary report forms

  • Apply before requesting transcript

  • Give Miss Fisher request forms

  • Deadlines! 12 school days

  • Naviance online system


Naviance
Naviance

  • New online program for monitoring your applications

  • Communications tool for you and your parents with our office

  • Information will follow in social studies classes.

  • Ability to compare yourself to past MHS graduates and acceptance rates.


Naviance con t
Naviance con’t

  • Ability to track your applications

  • Sign up for college representatives

  • View Scholarship bulletins

  • New Program – bear with us during our learning curve.


Letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation

  • Choose 2 teachers/adults who know you well

  • Stamped envelopes addressed to the colleges

  • Include a copy of your activities resume

  • Follow up 2 weeks later

  • Send thank you note


College representatives
College Representatives

  • Visiting our schools

  • Lists available outside counseling office and on Naviance.

  • Purpose of these visits

  • Sign up via Naviance or through the counseling office.


College reps naviance
College Reps/Naviance

  • Using Naviance – you will receive a confirmation email that you will need to use as your pass.


Picking the right college
Picking the Right College

  • Size, cost, location

  • Competitiveness

  • Be realistic – Reach/Match/Safety

  • Activities/Athletics

  • Internship & Job possibilities

  • College Rep Schedule

  • Meet with your counselor for more information


Ncaa requirements
NCAA Requirements

  • You must meet the minimum academic requirements for Division 1 or 2

  • Course selection, GPA and SAT scores are important

  • You must file an application with the NCAA Clearinghouse

  • Must have 16 Core courses


Most common mistakes
Most Common Mistakes

  • Missing Deadlines

  • Listening to Friends

  • Not maintaining good grades senior year

  • Poor Effort on Essay/Application

  • Waiting to take SAT/ACT

  • Starting the process late


Collegeboard com
Collegeboard.com

  • Provides

    • Career Information

    • College Search

    • Register for testing

    • Order additional score reports

    • Financial Aid Information

    • Scholarship Search

  • Other Websites –refer to MHS counseling on district website


  • Beyond methacton high school
    Beyond Methacton High School

    • Last year:

    • 67% went to 4 yr. Schools

    • 23% to 2 yr. schools or trade/technical schools

    • 2% into the military

    • 92% total students continued their education.


    Websites
    Websites

    • www.fastweb.com

    • www.princetonreview.com

    • www.MyMajors.com

    • http://connection.naviance.com/methacton

    • www.collegeboard.com

    • www.actstudent.org

    • www.educationplanner.com

    • www.careercruising.com

      • Methactonhs

      • Warriors


    Some other options
    Some Other Options

    • Military

    • Work Force

    • Apprenticeships

    • Americorp

    • Other?


    Difference between high school and college
    Difference Between High School and College

    • Faster Pace

    • More Reading

    • Less opportunity to be tested

    • Distractions

    • 15 to 18 hrs. in class, more independent study time

    • More responsibility


    Summary slide
    Summary Slide

    • Identify your plan

    • Talk to your parents/guardian/others

    • Schedule an appointment with your counselor

    • Take action------- Do It!

    • Share letters from colleges


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