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Welcome to the Lewis Mills Post Secondary Planning Presentation!. Career Exploration. Career Readiness class Job Shadowing Work E xperience Senior Internship Service Learning. http:// www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/pubs/ConnectcutCareerPaths2013.pdf. Military Options. Armed Services:

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career exploration

Career Exploration

Career Readiness class

Job Shadowing

Work Experience

Senior Internship

Service Learning



military options
Military Options
    • Armed Services:
    • Army
    • Marines
    • Navy
    • Air Force
    • National Guard
    • Coast Guard

You can:

    • Enlist directly after high school
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) while in college
  • Attend Service Academies (example: West Point)
  • ***Take ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude) test
  • that is administered at LSM in the spring
post secondary education options
Post Secondary Education Options

Four Year Colleges/Universities

Two Year Community Colleges

Two year Technical/Trade School

Certificate Programs


naviance your access to everything

What’s Been Done

  • Do What You Are-Personality Profiler
  • Career Exploration-Career Interest Profiler & Cluster Finder, choose 1-2 careers to research
  • Game Plan
  • What’s To Come
  • Resume Writing
  • Supermatch College Search
  • Access to SAT/ACT registration
  • Individual Planning Meetings
NAVIANCEYour access to everything!
junior planning workshops and naviance

Students are directed to complete the task

  • of creating a personalized RESUME in
  • Naviance. The resume can be continually updated
  • and printed for use once complete.
  • College Search Process in Naviance-The SuperMatch College Search allows students to identify specific criteria that indicates their interest preferences in categories such as Location, Campus Setting, Size of school, Majors, Athletics, My Scores
  • SAT/ACT registration dates and information can be found on a students Naviance home page. Links to the 2 registration sites are also available on the home page
  • Individual Junior Planning Meetings are scheduled during a student’s study hall during the school day. Invitations to parents are mailed home with the date, Day and Block of the student’s study hall. This time will be spent reviewing transcripts and courses and discussing post secondary plans. Students planning to apply to college will be expected to have several “Colleges that I’m Thinking About” listed in Naviance.
Junior Planning Workshopsand NAVIANCE
college search process

The following information is all part of the SuperMatch College Search that we take students through on Naviance:

  • ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS-Vary from school to school:
    • SAT I & II/ACT, GPA, letters of recommendation, involvement in sports, extra curricular activities, taking on leadership roles, internships, part-time jobs, volunteer work
  • LOCATION-Urban, Suburban, Rural
  • SIZE OF SCHOOL-Visit campuses to get a feel about size of school
  • DISTANCE FROM HOME-Consider travel time to/from home, airfare, weekend visits
  • PROGRAMS/MAJORS OFFERED-Specific majors may require specific high school courses taken
    • Undecided? That’s ok-make sure school has a variety of programs and majors to choose from
College Search Process
campus visits
Campus Visits

One of the most important parts to the college process!

  • Observe students on campus
  • Visit all the important facilities
  • Sit in on classes
  • Great time to ask questions and show interest
  • An opportunity to get a “feel” for the school
Schedule a tour
  • Reserve your spot!

Show your interest

  • Every time you visit, interview, and speak with a representative, your name is recorded
  • The more times you contact a potential school, the more interested you look to admission counselors

Save enough time

  • Visit 2 colleges a day
  • Drive around the town or city as well as the school
what should i see what should i do


  • Facilities and Faculty
  • Dorm rooms and residence halls
  • Off campus housing
  • Dining halls
  • Quads/hangout spots
  • Chairperson of possible major
  • Sports facilities/coaches
  • Take a transcript
  • Drift from the tour
  • Talk to people
  • Prepare and ask questions
  • Bring a parent/guardian
  • Eat on campus
  • Take notes
  • Take pictures
  • Drive around town
  • Interview
What should I see? What should I do?
college representative visits
College Representative Visits

Over 100 college representatives visit LSM each year

  • How do we know what reps are visiting?
  • Why meet with a rep?
  • Representatives that visit are often “first readers.”
  • Key contact person.
psat results

Results will be distributed in late December.

  • Students will be instructed to create a College Board account, or log in to an existing account, to see a full report online.
  • Use your Holiday break to take advantage of College Board Resources!
PSAT Results

Most colleges will accept either the SAT or ACT.

  • Reference information regarding the different between the two tests is available on Naviance.
  • Students can log in to their Naviance account for dates of testing, registration deadlines and links to SAT/ACT web sites.
  • Who should register? The student!
  • When should I take my first test? Spring of junior year (most popular), students who have completed Alg II may want to take it earlier than Spring. SAT II Subject tests must be taken on separate day from SAT I. Not all schools require the SAT II.
testing cont d

Where do I register? Through Naviance link or on the specific tests websites

ACT: www.actstudent.org or SAT: www.collegeboard.org

  • LSM hosts the SAT for the May and November dates each year (registration still takes place online)
  • LSM does not host the ACT
Testing Cont’d
sat prep opportunities

Each year LSM offers an 8-week SAT prep class that prepares you to take the May 3th exam.

  • English or Math, each class is $100.00.
  • Dates will be announced in late winter.
  • Additional opportunities listed in Naviance as we receive them.
SAT prep opportunities
  • Students can register on www.fastweb.com
  • Collegeboard.org
  • Local Scholarships available late fall of senior year
  • College/University based scholarships
  • Financial Aid Night-Fall 2014
letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation
  • Ask teacher in person! Someone who knows you well as a student! Give them a teacher request form and your résumé.
  • Request teacher in Naviance. Request no more than 2!
  • You will need to tell your recommenders when your deadline is!
  • Write thank you letters 
what s to come

Computer lab Naviance workshops with all juniors to begin the college search process, resume writing.

  • Students asked to add colleges they are thinking about on Naviance.
  • Course Selection and individual junior planning meetings with parents.
  • Ask teachers for letters of recommendations.
What’s to come….


Thank you for coming!

We’ll see you at our

Junior Planning Meetings!

The LSM School Counseling Department