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September 2013 Amy Drolette, Assistant Principal Kassandra Cochran, Guidance Counselor S-Z. Junior Parent Information Night. Partnership. House 1 Support (A – G). Kristi Grasty Assist. Principal Kit Hull Secretary.

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september 2013 amy drolette assistant principal kassandra cochran guidance counselor s z
September 2013

Amy Drolette, Assistant Principal

Kassandra Cochran, Guidance Counselor S-Z

Junior ParentInformation Night

house 1 support a g
House 1 Support (A – G)
  • Kristi Grasty
  • Assist. Principal

Kit Hull

Secretary

  • Amy Gutierrez
  • Counselor A-B
  • John Benz
  • Counselor C-G

Kristina Grasty Kit Hull Amy Gutierrez John Benz

Assistant Principal Administrative Assistant Guidance Counselor (A-B) Guidance Counselor (C-G)

house 2 support h to o
House 2 Support (H to O)
  • Kevin Rogers
  • Assist Principal
  • Cathi Miezio
  • Secretary
  • Louis Rich
  • Counselor G-L

Tamera Parks

Counselor M-R

Kevin Rogers Cathi Miezio Louis Rich Tamera Parks

Assistant Principal Administrative Assistant Guidance Counselor (H-L) Guidance Counselor (M-P)

house 3 support p z
House 3 Support (P – Z)
  • Amy Drolette
  • Assist
  • Principal
  • Susan Logan
  • Secretary
  • Tamera Parks
  • Counselor M-R

KC Cochran

Counselor S-Z

Amy Drolette Susan Logan Tamera Parks Kassandra Cochran

Assistant Principal Administrative Assistant Guidance Counselor (Q-R) Guidance Counselor (S-Z)

Kevin Rogers Cathi Miezio Louis Rich Tamera Parks

Assistant Principal Administrative Assistant Guidance Counselor (H-L) Guidance Counselor (M-P)

junior year post high school planning resources
Junior Year

Post-High School Planning

Resources

Overview

junior year
Junior Year
  • Increased Workload – tends to be the most challenging academic year
  • Additional Testing – PSAT, SAT Reasoning and/or ACT w/writing, SAT Subject Tests, and AP Exams
  • College/Career/Major Search
  • Social Life and Extracurricular Participation Broaden
  • Increased Independence and Responsibility
priorities for junior year
Priorities for Junior Year
  • Pass Classes Required for Graduation
  • Fulfill College Subject Eligibility Requirements
  • Earn the Best Possible Grades for College Preparation and Eligibility
  • Nurture Intellectual Curiosity, Self-Discipline and Good Study Habits for Future
  • Get Involved & Connected
community service
Community Service
  • Project Cornerstone Developmental Asset #26 – Caring: A young person places high value on helping other people
  • Turn in Community Service Form within 6 months of service activity
  • Deadline for

submitting hours:

* Sept 27

* May 2

college entrance tests post high school educational options
College Entrance Tests

Post-High School Educational Options

Post-High School Planning

college entrance tests
College Entrance Tests
  • PSAT
    • Practice for SAT
    • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
    • Register now
  • CSU
    • SAT Reasoning or ACT w/ writing
  • UC and Private Colleges/Universities*
    • SAT Reasoning or ACT w/ writing
    • 2-3 SAT Subject Tests (“Suggested” by UC)

*Private school requirements vary

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PSAT
  • PSAT Exam
    • Great practice for SAT
    • Provides students with information about their strengths and areas for growth
    • Results used to determine National Merit Scholarship awards
    • Sign-up through Sept 27th in the ASB Office for test on Saturday, October 19, at 8:00 am.
sat vs act
SAT vs. ACT
  • SAT, 3 hours 20 minutes
    • Content: Critical Reading, Mathematics, Writing
    • More logic focused
    • Penalty for answering Q’s incorrectly
    • Now a score choice feature
  • ACT, 3 hours 25 minutes
    • Content: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Optional Writing
    • More curriculum focused
    • No penalty for guessing
    • Can select which test date scores to send
sat subject tests
SAT Subject Tests
  • A one hour exam that tests knowledge in a specific subject area (US History, Math 2, Biology)
  • Required by some privates
  • Now optional for the UC system
    • However, strongly recommended that students take two (particularly for math, science, engineering majors).
two year college
Two-Year College
  • Examples:
    • West Valley College
    • De Anza College
    • Cabrillo College
  • 2 Year Career Programs
  • 2+2 Transfer Program
      • www.assist.org
      • Regular Transfer
      • Transfer Agreements
      • New Transfer Degrees to the CSU – Coming Soon
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Which college’s Animation Program was listed as one of the top 15 in the country, according to Animation Magazine?
  • New York University
  • De Anza
  • UCLA
  • USC
  • All of the above
which college has a guaranteed transfer agreement to santa clara university
Which college has a guaranteed transfer agreement to Santa Clara University?
  • San Jose State
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • West Valley College
  • Stanford
csu system
CSU System
  • Examples:
    • San Jose State University
    • San Diego State University
    • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • http://www.csumentor.edu
  • 23 campuses throughout the state
  • Serves the top 33% of CA HS graduates
  • Admission based on academic GPA and SAT Reasoning/ACT score
it is particularly difficult at this csu to switch your major
It is particularly difficult at this CSU to switch your major.
  • San Jose State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Sonoma State University
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
one csu holds the majority of its classes
One CSU holds the majority of its classes…
  • At night
  • On a ship
  • In the summer
  • On weekends
which is of the following is not true about uc
Which is of the following is not true about UC:
  • Each of the 9 undergrad campuses has over 10,000 students enrolled
  • Serves top 9% of CA students
  • Research institutions
  • Minimum GPA required for eligibility is 3.0.
uc system
UC System
  • Examples:
    • UC Berkeley
    • UC San Diego
  • http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/
  • 10 campuses throughout the state
    • (9 undergraduate campuses)
  • Serves the top 9% of CA HS graduates
  • Admission based on comprehensive review (strength of academic program, academic GPA, SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject scores (optional), personal statement, and other factors)
which of these is not considered for acceptance to a uc
Which of these is not considered for acceptance to a UC?
  • Course Rigor
  • GPA
  • Personal Statement
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • Letter of Recommendation
how many sat subject tests are required by uc s
How many SAT Subject Tests are required by UC’s?*
  • Three
  • One
  • None
  • Two

* SAT Subject Tests are no longer “required” but are strongly suggested

quite often private colleges want one of these from a junior year academic teacher
Quite often, private colleges want one of these from a junior year academic teacher?
  • Course syllabus
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of the course final
  • Cash on the side
private and out of state public colleges and universities
Private and Out-of-State Public Colleges and Universities
  • Examples:
    • Santa Clara University
    • Stanford University
    • University of Oregon
  • http://connection.naviance.com/lghs
  • Thousands of colleges/universities throughout the US
  • Every private college/university establishes its own rules for eligibility and admission
  • Admission generally based on strength of academic program, academic GPA, SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject scores, essays, letters of recommendation, and other factors)
what is the western undergraduate exchange
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange?
  • A new phone company
  • A new program for college students to share homework
  • A program that allows students to enroll in participating colleges outside of their home state at a reduced tuition
  • A college dating service
over 400 colleges use this system for application
Over 400 colleges use this system for application:
  • Circular Files
  • Typewriters
  • Common Application website
  • Carrier Pigeons
student role parent role the school s role support systems
Student Role

Parent Role

The School’s Role

Support Systems

The Planning Process

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(B)

(A)

(C)

(D)

college planning finding the best fit
College Planning:Finding the “Best Fit”
  • Know Yourself – Personality and Interest assessments available in Naviance
  • Research Colleges
  • Narrow College Choices to a maximum of 15 by Spring
    • A personalized range of selective, competitive, and probable
  • Maintain a File for College Information, Test Results,

College Correspondence, Community Service and Activity Records, etc.

  • Visit Campuses and/or Arrange Campus Tours
what students should do
What Students Should Do
  • Strive to earn strong grades
  • Prepare for examinations (SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, ACT w/Writing, AP)
  • Continue to follow areas of interest, talent or skills in coursework, extracurricular activities, community involvement and special projects
  • Discuss post-high school plans with parents
  • Begin to explore options, visit campuses, and outline goals.
how parents can help
How Parents Can Help
  • Stay up-to-date on school information
    • Naviance Group Email Messages
    • School Messenger Email Messages
    • Website: www.lghs.net
  • Discuss college planning and financing higher education in a healthy, positive tone
    • Be realistic
    • Keep discussions open and honest
  • Stay current with academic progress through Aeries Browser Interface (ABI)
    • Review graduation status!

Calendars available

for $20

counselor s role
Counselor’s Role
  • Meet with students individually to discuss plans/goals/interests
  • Offer strategies to help students reach their goals
  • Help ensure students are on-track for graduation and post-graduation goals
    • Monitor appropriate course placement
    • Meet individually with students
  • Serve as a resource for additional support
  • Provide up-to-date information on high school and post high school options
student support
Student Support
  • College and Career Center
    • Marie Rector
      • mrector@lgsuhsd.org or ext. 258
    • Evening workshops
    • Career Tracks Newsletter
    • College admissions personnel visiting our campus
    • List of test prep agencies
naviance
Naviance
  • http://connection.naviance.com/lghs
  • A Guidance Office information hub
    • Student Data – imported from Aeries and captured through assignments
    • Student email – for group communication
    • Parent email – for cc: of emails
    • College lists – become an application management center
naviance request for students and parents
Naviance Request for Students and Parents
  • Ensure your student’s Naviance email and password are current
  • Enter parent email information in Naviance for group communication
  • Explore all facets of Naviance
guidance counselors
Guidance Counselors
  • Amy Gutierrez x239 – A-Bagutierrez@lgsuhsd.org
  • John Benz x236 – C-G jbenz@lgsuhsd.org
  • Louis Rich x238 – H-L lrich@lgsuhsd.org
  • Tamera Parks x234 – M-R tparks@lgsuhsd.org
  • Kassandra Cochran x235 – S-Z kcochran@lgsuhsd.org
thank you
Thank you…
  • Don’t forget to sign-up NOW for the PSAT!