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JUNIOR GROUP GUIDANCE MEETING. Thursday , September 19 Auditorium Grosse Pointe South High School. STUDENT SUPPORT PERSONNEL. COUNSELORS Mr. Eric Burson eric.burson@gpschools.org 432-3524 Mrs. Catherine Lewis catherine.lewis@gpschools.org 432-3523

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junior group guidance meeting


Thursday, September 19


Grosse Pointe South High School

student support personnel


  • Mr. Eric Burson eric.burson@gpschools.org 432-3524
  • Mrs. Catherine Lewis catherine.lewis@gpschools.org432-3523
  • Mr. Troy Glasser troy.glasser@gpschools.org 432-3521
  • Mrs. Beth Walsh-Sahutske beth.walsh-sahutske@gpschools.org 432-3522
  • Mrs. Aja Peralesaja.perales@gpschools.org 432-3526
  • Counseling Office Mrs. Kathy Herzog 432-3519
  • Counseling Fax 432-3527
  • Career Resource Center teresa.bennett@gpschools.org432-3675


  • Mr. Doug Roby doug.roby@gpschools.org 432-3520


  • Mr. Scott Bruns scott.bruns@gpschools.org 432-3525

WHAT is my Transcript?


WHY is it important?

ncaa eligibility and new requirements
NCAA Eligibility and NEW Requirements

To be considered qualified for playing sports at the collegiate level:

  • Graduate from high school
  • Complete a core curriculum:
    • 16 academic classes (Division I)
    • 14 academic classes (Division II)
  • Earn an academic GPA and ACT or SAT score consistent with NCAA requirements
  • Register online (ncaastudent.org)
ncaa divisions i ii
NCAA Divisions I & II
  • Consult the NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Quick Reference Sheet on the website
  • New website address: www.ncaastudent.org
  • ACT and SAT scores must be sent directly to NCAA from the testing agency.
  • NCAA’s SAT/ACT code is 9999.

Register with Mrs. Ignagni in Ms. Redlin’s office – cost is $30

  • Saturday, October 19th at South starting at 7:45 am
  • Used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship
  • Make sure you pick up practice booklet in Mrs. Ignani’s office
  • Use practice booklet to prepare
2014 ap exam schedule
2014 AP Exam Schedule
  • If you are going to be absent from the scheduled AP testing date(s) for unavoidable reasons, notify the Records Clerk in the Counseling Center as soon as possible so that alternate accommodations can be made for you.
  • If you are receiving special accommodations for the SAT I and want the same for the AP exams, notify the Records Room at the time you register for the APs.


  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing

Maximum Score: 36

Average Score in Michigan: 20

Avg Score in Nation: 21

Avg Score from South: 24.9

college entrance exams
College Entrance Exams

SAT I and II

(reasoning & subject tests)

  • Register online
  • Carefully review prospective college application requirements
  • Only take SAT subject if schools require the test



  • Be sure to register for the ACT with writing if taking in addition to MME
  • MME ACT includes Writing


finding the right fit
Finding the right fit…
  • Selecting a college is not about getting into the most prestigious school. It is about finding the one that is just right for YOU!
  • Start by thinking about what you are looking for in your college experience
  • Visit them
  • Let them visit you
  • Let your fingers do the walking…online searches
learn to use naviance family connection
Learn to use Naviance Family Connection
  • http://connection.naviance.com/gpshs

Parents log in here for the first time.

Use Parent Portal Password

Students log in here. Use school computer login

search online
Search Online
  • It’s not perfect, but it’s a great start.
  • Links are included in your packet
  • Different sites have different ways of searching – try several!
college representative visits
College Representative Visits
  • College admissions officers from over 100 colleges and universities visit GP South
  • Listen to announcements for upcoming meetings or go to South’s CRC website
  • To attend a visitation, sign up on Naviance, get a pass from the Counseling Center secretary
  • Contacting the college, visiting the college, meeting with the admissions officer, emailing, etc., during junior year can greatly add to your chances for admission when you apply senior year.
career resource center library left side room
Career Resource Center Library (left side room)

Open 7:30 – 10:30 am daily

Contact: Ms. Teresa Bennett



Career Cruising, college representative visits, financial aid, college videos & catalogs, summer programs, vocational school information, service information

campus visits
Campus Visits

The Office of Admission at Alma college suggests you ask these questions:

  • How is admission to the college determined?
  • How do I have a campus tour? Sit in on a class? Have lunch in a dining hall? Stay overnight in a dorm?
  • Do you have a Career Planning program?
  • What is the school’s overall job placement rate? What is it in my intended major?
  • What kinds of financial aid programs are available? What extra forms do I fill out? Are there any special scholarships offered by the school or its alumni?
  • Can I have a car on campus during my freshman year?
  • What are the dorm facilities like?
financial aid and scholarships
Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship information is available both in the Counseling Center and in the Career Resource Center. Now is the time to start researching options for next year.
  • Attend Financial Aid Night

November 5, 7:00 pm @South

  • Register with FastWeb: online scholarship search engine
  • Check Naviance and the CRC Scholarship page
  • Research scholarships affiliated with your parents’ business, religious organizations, vocational interests, community non-profits and the like
college isn t voo doo it s you do and if you don t do it it won t get done patrick o connor
College isn’t Voo-Doo, it’s YOU-DO and if you don’t do it, it won’t get done Patrick O’Connor