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  1. 10th Grade Night

  2. Tonight’s Agenda • Meet the Guidance Dept. • High School Timeline • Courses Offered • ACT, SAT, SAT IIs • Deciphering a Transcript • Well-rounded vs. Angular? • Questions

  3. Mizrachi Guidance • Active Facebook page* • Online scheduling** • Guidance page on website • Bulletin board in girls’ hallway • It’s never too early to meet your counselor!! *Facebook.com/FuchsMizrachiCollegeGuidance **https://fmscollegeguidance.youcanbook.me/ ***fuchsmizrachi.org/collegeguidance

  4. High School Timeline

  5. High School Timeline 11th grade: PSAT (October) Take Mizrachi’s sample real ACT (December) ACT (February/April) or SAT (March/May) Lead or initiate an extracurricular activity AP U.S. History, AP Language, AP Biology/Chem/Psychology/Comp Sci (May) Spring lunch workshops Choose teacher recommenders for college Rough drafts of college essays (summer) College visits (summer)

  6. High School Timeline 12th grade: Continue pre-college testing (Sept/Oct) Lead or initiate an extracurricular activity Finalize teacher recommendations (Sept!) Narrow down college lists Complete college essays College visits Apply to college! (Nov 1 – Feb 1) AP Calculus, AP Physics/Psych/Comp Sci, AP Lit, AP Gov (May)

  7. Courses Offered

  8. Courses Offered Math • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  9. Courses Offered History • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  10. Courses Offered English • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  11. Courses Offered Science • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  12. Courses Offered Science, cont’d • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  13. ACT, SAT, & SAT IIs

  14. Overview • All colleges accept either the ACT or SAT • High school GPA and test scores are the most important factors in selective college admission • There are currently 850+ test flexible schools (ex. Brandeis, NYU, GWU, Touro) • Keep these tests in perspective!

  15. Important Questions! • Should I take both the ACT and the SAT? • How do I know which is the better test for me? • When should I start taking the SAT or ACT? • Will I also need SAT II Subject Tests?

  16. SAT/ACT Breakdown by State

  17. SAT/ACT Dates and Cost

  18. SAT • New rollout was March 2015

  19. ACT

  20. What SAT/ACT Score Do I Need?

  21. SAT IIs • Required by a few schools (ex. MIT, Harvard, BU for some programs) • Scored on a scale from 200-800 • 20 subject tests offered across 5 subject areas: history, math, science, English, foreign languages • SAT II in Hebrew is only offered in June

  22. Deciphering a Transcript

  23. Transcript, cont’d • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  24. Transcript, cont’d • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  25. Well-rounded vs. Angular?

  26. Well-rounded vs. Angular • Colleges want a well-rounded freshman class, not necessarily well-rounded students • Passion is “in!” • Extracurriculars are important, but be authentic • Don’t forget about student employment!

  27. Extracurriculars • Junior Entrepreneur Achievement Prog. • Student council • Model U.N. • Investment club • Art club • Photography Club • Debate club • Mizrachi Mayhen Acapella • Athletics: soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball • Israel Action Club, • Yearbook • Literary Journal • Chess Club • Jewish life • Campus size • Location • Available majors

  28. Questions?