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Columbus North Counseling Center. Junior Year College & Post Secondary Planning Night. Respect - Responsibility - Relationships. Wednesday , September 25 th , 2013. Class of 2015 Counselors. Mr. Pat Pemberton Director of the Counseling Center Special Education Mrs. LuAnn Davis

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junior year college post secondary planning night

Columbus North Counseling Center

Junior Year College & Post Secondary Planning Night

Respect - Responsibility - Relationships

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

class of 2015 counselors
Class of 2015 Counselors

Mr. Pat Pemberton

Director of the Counseling Center

Special Education

Mrs. LuAnn Davis

Last names starting with A-K

Mrs. Karmen Riley

Last names starting with L-Z

additional counseling center staff
Mrs. Sandy Freshour, Counselor

Mrs. Julie Speer, Counselor

Mrs. Teresa Weichman, C4 Counselor

Mrs. Rhonda Murray, Registrar

Mrs. Bev Addis, Scholarship Coordinator

Mrs. Jenny Kim, Secretarial Assistant

Additional Counseling Center Staff
junior conferences
Junior Conferences

October 2013-March 2014

Parents encouraged to attend!

Interested parents should submit the Junior Conference Reply Form

  • Individual meetings
    • Progress towards graduation
    • Transcripts
    • Post secondary planning


prepare for graduation graduation requirements
Prepare for Graduation:Graduation Requirements

#1 Required courses for your diploma

#2 Number of credits

#3 Project Pride: Senior Project

#4 Algebra 1 and English 10 ECA

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Prepare for Graduation:Graduation Requirements

Diploma requirements (handout: p.1)

(Diploma requirements for the class of 2016 and beyond are different!)

  • Diploma Types
    • Core 40
    • Core 40 w/ Technical Honors
    • Core 40 w/ Academic Honors
    • Both Technical and Academic Honors
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Prepare for Graduation:Graduation Requirements

#1 Required courses for your diploma

#2 Number of Credits

  • Core 40: 40 credits
  • Academic and/or Technical Honors: 47
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Prepare for Graduation:Graduation Requirements

#3 Project Pride: senior project

-CNHS website for more information!

- Job shadowing & service learning by the end of your junior year.

-Project proposals due Sept. of Senior Year!

-Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CNHSSeniorProject

-Lisa Cooley, Senior Project Coordinator: cooleyl@bcsc.k12.in.us

#4 Algebra 1 and English 10 ECA

-Jan Matchette, Testing Coordinator:


prepare for graduation keep an eye on your grades
Prepare for Graduation:Keep an eye on your grades!
  • Pick up your username/password from the Main Office or email Lori Hedrick, hedrickl@bcsc.k12.in.us
    • Grades
    • Assignments
    • Attendance
    • Email Teachers
    • School Bulletins
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Prepare for Graduation:Ask for help!
  • Talk to your teacher!
  • Tutorial Resource
  • *
  • Get Motivated Tutoring Service: www.getmotivatedts.com
  • BCSC approved tutors(email counselor for list)
  • Homework Hotline: www.AskRose.org
prepare for graduation stay informed
Prepare for Graduation:Stay informed!

Columbus North High School


(handout: pp. 2-5)

Show Me The Money

(handout: pp.6-10)

  • Sign up to receive Show Me the Money weekly via email!
  • (GREENform)

“Like” us on Facebook!


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Prepare for Graduation:Stay informed!


April 3rd, 2014 @ 7pm in Erne Auditorium

College Admissions and Financial Aid Panel

Participate in a panel discussion with college admissions professionals from Indiana colleges and universities. Additionally, a representative will give a brief presentation to help students and parents navigate the Financial Aid System. Both students and parents are encouraged to attend!

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Prepare for Graduation:What’s on your transcript?

(handout: pp. 11 & 12)

Semester grades

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Prepare for Graduation:What’s on your transcript?

GPA (grade point average) & class rank

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Prepare for Graduation:What’s on your transcript?

Second page of transcript

  • Test scores
    • ECA
    • PLAN
    • PSAT
    • SAT
    • ACT
prepare for graduation challenge yourself in your s enior year
Prepare for Graduation:Challenge yourself in your senior year!

Take rigorous courses!

  • AP courses
  • Honors/college prep
  • Dual credit opportunities
    • Classes taken at North High School
    • Off campus: Early College
        • Ivy Tech
        • IUPUC
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Make a Decision
  • Four-year public university
  • Two-year or community college
  • Independent college or university
  • Apprenticeships
  • Military service
  • Technical schools
  • Work
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Make a Decision
  • Apprenticeships
    • Earn a pay check while learning a skill!
      • http://oa.doleta.gov
  • Work
    • Take a C-4 class during your senior year
      • Earn college credit
      • Become certified
      • Gain valuable experience
  • Military Service
    • Chat with friends and relatives who have served
    • Research online
    • Learn about the ROTC program
    • Arrange to see a recruiter.
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Make a Decision
  • Technical (Proprietary) Schools
    • Privately owned; For-profit
    • Vocational skills
    • Look for an accredited school
    • http://www.in.gov/cpe/
      • Alternatives for Health
      • Art Institute of Indianapolis
      • Brown Mackie College
      • Harrison College
      • Indiana School of Pet Grooming
      • Indiana Therapeutic Massage School
      • NASCAR Technical Institute
make a decision learn what c ollege is all about
Make a Decision:Learn what college is all about!

Set up a College Visit

  • Make an appointment with the College Admission Office (often can be done online)
  • Complete a College Visit Form from the Dean’s Office (three visits allowed each year)
  • Obtain an unofficial transcript
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Make a Decision:Learn what college is all about!

During the College Visit:

  • Speak to an admissions counselor
  • Speak to a financial aid advisor
  • Visit your major’s department
  • Take a tour of the campus
  • Attend a class
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Make a Decision:Learn what college is all about!

College Representatives @ North

  • Register via NAVIANCE
  • Parents are welcome! Call 376-4292.

Log in to your NAVIANCE account or look at the latest issue of Show Me The Money for an updated list of colleges visiting CNHS!

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Make a Decision:Learn what college is all about!

Attend a college fair!

  • Columbus East High School College Fair
    • October 3rd, 2013
    • Forms due THIS FRIDAY (we have extras!)
    • Parents welcome!
  • Indianapolis National College Fair
    • October 1st, 2013
    • 9:00am -12:00pm & 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Indiana Convention Center
    • www.gotomyncf.com
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Factors in the Admission DecisionSource: NACAC Admission Trends Survey, 2011

The #1 Factor in the College Admission Decision is:

Grades in College Prep Classes!

Other factors:

  • Strength of curriculum (AP, ACP, Dual Credit, Honors)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Grades in ALL courses
  • Essay or Writing Sample
  • Counselor/Teacher recommendations
  • Class Rank
  • Extracurricular Activities

(handout: p. 13)

social media
Social Media

Could you survive a Social Media background check?


How to log in to Naviance:

  • Go to the North website
  • Click on the Counseling Center link
  • Click on the NAVIANCE link

(handout p. 10)

Direct Link:


prepare for graduation
Prepare for Graduation:

BCSC username

(example: 13rileyk)

Student ID #

college exploration
College Exploration:

“Colleges” tab

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College Exploration:

SuperMatch college search

college exploration3
College Exploration:

Click to ADD or REMOVE from “Colleges I’m Thinking About”


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College Exploration:

Are you on track?

See how you compare to current freshmen at the colleges of your choice!

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College Exploration:

colleges I’m thinking about

career exploration
Career Exploration:
  • Cluster Finder
  • Career Interest Profiler
  • Explore Careers & Clusters
  • Personality Type
  • Learning Style
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Career Exploration:

“Careers” tab

Cluster Finder

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Career Exploration:

Career Interest Profiler

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Career Exploration:

Choose a Career

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Career Exploration:

Click to ADD or REMOVE from “Favorite Careers & Clusters”

Learn all about the career

Colleges that offer that major

Related College Majors

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Career Exploration
  • Naviance
  • Job Shadow
  • Internship
  • www.learnmoreindiana.org
  • www.bsu.edu/careers/quest
  • www.driveofyourlife.org
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • www.bls.gov/oco/
take the right tests
Take the Right Tests
  • Pass the GQE: Graduation Qualifying Exams
    • Algebra 1 ECA
    • English 10 ECA

Haven’t passed?

    • Retests are in December and May each year
      • Jan Matchette, Testing Coordinator
        • matchettej@bcsc.k12.in.us
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Take the Right Tests

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Auditorium Periods 1-4

Cost for Juniors is $14.00 (No charge if free/reduced lunch)

Registration Deadline October 25th


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Take the Right Tests
  • We recommend juniors take both the SAT and the ACT
  • TEST BY JUNE 2014
  • Testing Calendar
  • Fee Waivers available for SAT, ACT, & College applications for eligible students

(handout: p. 15)

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Take the Right Tests
  • ACT/SAT comparison

(handout: p. 16)

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Take the Right Tests

ACT for ALL Juniors! April 23rd @ CNHS

  • During school day
  • No registration necessary
  • Free of charge
  • Does NOT include Writing section**
take the right tests test prep
Take the Right Tests:Test Prep

FREE Test Prep via CN Library Resources


“Testing & Education Reference Center”

“College Prep Tools”

-ACT, SAT and SAT Subject Test: Practice Tests AND Personalized online courses

“High School Tools”

-AP Practice tests and online study books

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Take the Right Tests:Test Prep
  • My College QuickStart (from PSAT score report)
  • SAT / ACT website: free online practice tests
  • SAT / ACT Prep Courses ($)
    • February 15: Sylvan Learning Center will conduct a practice ACT for students at East High School
    • Heather Hester: hesterh@bcsc.k12.in.us(handout p. 17)
    • Mike Nehring: www.getmotivatedts.com
    • Sylvan Learning Center: 372-2104
ncaa naia eligibility
Are you interested in playing college sports?

Talk to your coach!

Get Registered!





Discuss this at your Junior Conference

NCAA/NAIA Eligibility
college cash search
College Cash Search
  • Scholarships
    • Show Me the Money
    • www.fastweb.com
    • College websites
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • ALL eligible students should apply
    • Application is not available until January of the senior year.
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College Cash Search



Place completed forms on the table in the auditorium lobby. Please see one of the presenters if you wish to submit the PSAT registration form and money.