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Junior College Night Seminar: Community College. October 16, 2013. What are we going to learn?. Who is my son/daughter’s counselor? Boosting the resume Career/Technical School information Community College Information Testing Questions. Meet the Staff. Sophomore-Senior

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what are we going to learn
What are we going to learn?
  • Who is my son/daughter’s counselor?
  • Boosting the resume
  • Career/Technical School information
  • Community College Information
  • Testing
  • Questions
meet the staff
Meet the Staff

Sophomore-Senior

  • Angie Daurer: A-D
  • Patty Zacharias: E-K
  • Wayne Russell: L-Mc (& Hi-Cohort)
  • Toni Klein (Amy Sharp): Me-Sa
  • Tanya Thomas: Sc-Z

Freshman Counselor:

  • Karen Miller
student services
Student Services

Welcome to Student Services

http://www.district158.org/hhsstudentservices/index.html

boost your resume
Boost Your Resume
  • Get involved now!
    • If your son/daughter’s grades aren’t what you were hoping, there are still scholarships available.
      • Two examples:
        • Horatio Alger Association Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.
        • Prudential Spirit of Community Award: This award/scholarship recognizes those students who have distinguished themselves through volunteer work.
boost your resume1
Boost Your Resume
  • Remember what you’ve done in the past
  • Start a notebook (digital or handwritten) of “stuff”
    • Freshman through senior year
      • Unless you can show long term commitment. i.e., instruments, boy scouts/girl scouts, dance, etc.
  • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/video-transcription/is-participating-in-a-lot-of-activities-important
  • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/video-transcription/do-colleges-want-quality-or-a-quantity-of-activities
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Boost Your Resume
  • What types of activities should go on my resume?
    • Summer workshops
    • Volunteering
    • Class trips
    • Lessons
    • Tutoring
    • Internships
    • Anything exemplary
    • Clubs
    • Sports
career technical
Career/Technical
  • Includes majors such as health field, culinary, manufacturing, automotive, fire science, electronics, electricity
  • Can attend career schools as well as community college
  • May pay a total cost and attend until finishedor pay per term with typical college-type breaks
  • Military: Contact a recruiter now
  • ASVAB: Take it! It’s free (regardless of entering military or not).
    • It’s NOT an aptitude test
community college
Community College

One of two options:

  • Earn certificate or degree Work!
  • Attend and transfer to 4 year college
    • Can transfer before 2 year associates or with associates degree
  • Research with the community college where you want to transfer.
    • Work with academic advisor to help you choose classes that will transfer to your chosen university.
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Community College
  • Grades
    • 2 year attendance = college grades
    • >2 year attendance = high school and college
  • ACT
    • Only important for placement tests
    • Universities do not look at ACT score with associates
  • Application is senior year—see our school counselor
community college2
Community College

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Cheaper
  • Designed to explore options
  • Not ready to live on own
  • Higher rate of success at 4 year school as a transfer.
  • More individualized teaching
  • Improve chances of attending four year college of choice
  • Degree programs are designed to get you working
  • Seen as an extension of high school with same peers attending
  • Friends not attending might be distraction
  • Able to transfer credit?
  • If working, job demands may interfere with college performance.
  • Less commitment possible
testing
Testing

**Can take up to 6 times per year

36 max score

21 average score

22.4 Huntley’s average score

3.5 hours –it is an endurance test

Recommend students take 2+ times

ACT:

Test Date Registration Deadline Late Deadline

Practice ACT:

October 29, 2013 Periods 1-5

All juniors will take this test!

ASVAB:

February 2014

act psae
ACT/PSAE

ACT/PSAE: April 23 and 24th

Day 1: ACT with writing

Day 2: Work Keys- State tests

Why take this seriously?

  • Your scores follow you around (transcripts, employers want to know)
  • It can balance a low GPA
  • Show consistency
  • It is an APTITUDE test. What do you know? What did you learn?
  • 1 specific criterion used to compare all students.
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