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Columbia High School Junior Parents’ Night Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 7:00 pm, CHS Cafeteria. Welcome! We hope you leave here tonight feeling well-prepared to navigate JUNIOR YEAR. Program Agenda. Welcome Program Outline – Dr. Jennifer Giordano, Dir. of Guidance

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Columbia High SchoolJunior Parents’ NightWednesday, Oct. 5, 20117:00 pm, CHS Cafeteria

Welcome!

We hope you leave here tonight feeling well-prepared to navigate JUNIOR YEAR


Program Agenda

  • Welcome

  • Program Outline – Dr. Jennifer Giordano, Dir. of Guidance

  • Junior Year Testing– Mrs. Faye Lewis

  • Junior Class Advisor– Ms. Brenda Brown

  • What You Need to Know– Guidance Staff

  • JUNIOR H.S.A. Representatives - Betsy Niggli & JoAnn Cobbs

  • Midnight Madness and Cougar Booster Representatives

    • The Junior Year – Graduation Progress

    • Counselor Communication – Keeping-up by keeping in touch.

    • Post-High School Planning

    • Testing Options – SAT, ACT, etc…

    • Student Athletes – Playing sports in college & the NCAA Clearinghouse

    • Financing the Future – Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities


CHS Counseling Department Contact Information

Dr. Jennifer Giordanojgiordan@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1030

Guidance Counselors (10-12)

Mrs. Nancy Tenenbaumntenenba@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1036

Mrs. Susan Boersboer@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1037

Mr. William Seamanwseaman@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1038

Mr. Sam Maiettasmaietta@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1039

Ms. Patricia Nazairepnazaire@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1040

Ms. Deb Conwaydconway@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1041

Ms. Falynn Bleibergfbleiber@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1151

Mrs. Marcia Hicksmhicks@somsd.k12.nj.us973-378 3086

Student Assistance Counselor (11-12)

Mrs. Judith Cohenjcohen@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1043

Guidance Secretaries and Registrar

Mrs. Cheryl Hernandezchernand@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1030

Ms. Amy Singerasinger@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1031

Mrs. Sheila Bellinisbellini@somsd.k12.nj.usext 1032


It’s Not Just the Numbers

An

Exercise….


4 Years of English

3 Years of Math

3 Years of Science

World History

US History 1

US History 2

1 Year World Language

4 Years PE & Health

1 Year Fine Arts

Includes Music or Art

1 Year Practical Arts

Includes TV Production, Business, and Industrial Arts

Graduation Requirements

120 Credits Total


Post-High School Options

  • 4-year College

  • 2-year College

  • Work

  • Military

  • Trade School

  • Post-Graduate year

  • Gap Year


Naviance

7


General Messages

Links

Counseling Center News

  • Available once per week

  • Published on Naviance

  • Scholarship information

  • College Visits

  • Internal School deadlines

  • Events


Career Inventory

College Information

Individual information


College Search


Temple University Scattergram


New State of Admissions

  • Think outside the box

  • Rutgers is not a safety!

  • Financial plays

  • Think 2-year option

  • NJ Stars*


Factors

  • Geography

  • Desired Major

  • Cost

  • Likely outcome

  • “Fit”

    • Academic

    • Social


Test Options

  • Look closely at the options for testing submissions for schools

  • Differing options

    • SAT/ACT

    • SAT 2

    • AP Tests

    • No Test


College Admissions Standardized Testing Schedule for 2011-12CHS CEEB Code: 310750

Test dateRegistration DeadlineLate Deadline

SAT I

October 1September 9Sept. 21

November 5October 7Oct. 11

December 3November 8Nov. 20

January 28December 30Jan. 13

March 10(SAT ONLY)February 10Feb. 24

May 5April 6April 20

June 2May 8May 22

ACT (American College Test)

September 10August 12August 26

October 22September 16Sept. 30

December 10November 4Nov. 18

February 11January 13Jan. 20

April 14March 9March 23

June 9May 4May 18

*CHS is NOT an ACT test center. The nearest test centers are located at Montclair HS, James Caldwell HS & West Orange HS.


SAT vs. ACT


SAT vs. ACT


Student Athletes

  • Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse

  • www.ncaaclearinghouse.net

  • Submit transcript request to counselor

  • Send test scores directly to NCAA


Division I

16 Core Courses

4 years English

3 years math (Algebra I or higher)

2 years natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school)

1 year additional English, math or natural/physical science

2 years social science

4 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or religion/philosophy)

Division II

14 Core Courses

3 years English

2 years math (Algebra I or higher)

2 years natural/physical science ( 1 year of lab if offered by high school)

2 years additional English, math or natural/physical science

3 years 2013 and after

2 years social science

3 years additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or religion/philosophy)

NCAA Core-Course Requirements


Scholarship Resources

  • Counseling Center News

  • Parent Workplaces

  • Naviance

  • Houses of Worship

  • Books

  • Websites such as fastweb.com


What to do this year…

  • Think

  • Discuss

  • Evaluate

  • Calculate

  • Visit

  • Encourage

  • Remind


Scholarships & Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL

November 9, 2011

7 PM – CHS Café


QUESTIONS

AND ANSWERS…


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