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Junior Presentation. Mrs. Oyer (A – L) Mr. Burns (M – Z). Overview. Graduation Requirements Senior year course selections Junior Year Testing College Information. Graduation Requirements. How many credits required for graduation? Credits needed in certain areas.

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Junior presentation

Junior Presentation

Mrs. Oyer (A – L)

Mr. Burns (M – Z)


Overview

Overview

  • Graduation Requirements

    • Senior year course selections

  • Junior Year Testing

  • College Information


Graduation requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • How many credits required for graduation?

  • Credits needed in certain areas


Minimum grad requirements 22

Minimum Grad Requirements (22)

  • 4.0 credits English

  • 3.0 credits Math {Math I (Alg) & Math II (Geom)}

  • 2.0 credits Science

  • 2.0 credits Social Studies

    (1.0 credit US Hist, .5 Govt, .5 SS elective)

  • .5 credits Consumer Ed

  • .5 Health

  • .25 Drivers Ed

  • PE

  • 1.0 from Music, Language, or Career Tech

  • + Round out w/electives


Planning for the future

Planning for the future…

Common Minimum 4-year college entrance reqs:

-4 years English

  • 3 years Math: Through at least Algebra II (some may want more!)

  • 3 years science

  • 3 years Social studies

  • 2+ years of foreign language

  • “The more core, the better”

  • Do not slack off senior year! Take rigorous courses!

  • Course handbook and Reqs: Guidance Website


Testing information

Testing Information

  • Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE)

    • Day 1 ONLY this year (ACT)

  • PARCC

    • Students in Math III and English 301 & 302


Psae day 1 act

PSAE Day 1: ACT

  • English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing

  • College entrance exam (required for 4-year schools)

  • You can take the ACT multiple times

    • Free during PSAE testing

    • $38.00 ($54.50 with writing) when taking on own

    • Use your highest score

  • Scholarships often tied to ACT scores

  • If going to junior college, can use scores for placement

    • Parkland is requiring everyone to assess this year


How to prep for the psae

How to prep for the PSAE?

  • People that have taken more core classes tend to score well

  • ACT prep books/prep classes

    • info in counseling office

  • ACT online prep


Psae testing dates

PSAE Testing Dates

  • Tuesday, March 3

    • All 11th graders

  • Makeup testing March 17


Parcc testing dates

PARCC Testing Dates

  • 1st Window: March 9 – April 3

  • 2nd Window: April 27 – May 22


Post high school planning

Post-high school planning

  • “Ready Set Go”

  • Consider your Options?

    • Military

    • Work Force

    • College


Military

Military

  • ASVAB entrance exam

  • Consider which branch fits your needs

  • Schedule meetings with recruiter

    • Recruiters visit PBL at lunch


Work force

Work Force

  • Networking

  • Applications

  • Resume

  • Interview Skills

  • Required training/education


College

College

  • 2 year vs. 4 year

  • Big school vs. small school

  • Majors available

  • Extracurricular activities

  • Distance from home

  • Cost


What should i be doing now

What should I be doing now?

  • NOW is the time to start researching

  • Talk with people!!!

    • Recruiters, college admission reps, parents, family friends, alumni, counselors

  • Start expanding your options

  • Study for PSAE/ACT

  • Campus visits are critical


What should i be doing now1

What should I be doing now?

  • Create or brush up your resume

  • Focus on your academics

  • Consider the classes you want to take during senior year to help achieve goals – don’t slack off!!

  • The more “planning homework” you do junior year, the smoother your senior year!

  • Know your resources (e.g. counseling website, bulletin boards, counselors, teachers, college reps, recruiters)


Summary

Summary

  • Focus on finishing strong

  • Prepare for important testing

  • Research your options!

  • Visit your counselor

  • Use the guidance website


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