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MILLENNIUM BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL. College Prep Club Samantha Thomson & Sarah Jane Gibbons. Friday, February 28 th , 2014. Icebreaker. Turn and talk to the someone you haven’t yet met. Ask for: a-their name b-their child’s name & grade c-what language they speak at home

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Millennium brooklyn high school

MILLENNIUM BROOKLYN HIGH SCHOOL

College Prep Club Samantha Thomson & Sarah Jane Gibbons

Friday, February 28th, 2014


Icebreaker
Icebreaker

Turn and talk to the someone you haven’t yet met. Ask for:

a-their name

b-their child’s name & grade

c-what language they speak at home

d-1 concern they have about the college process


Millennium brooklyn high school

“Parents play a major role in shaping their child’s attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”


Doe website
DOE Website attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/ELL/FamilyResources/default.htm

  • Arabic

  • Bengali

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Haitian Creole

  • Korean

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Urdu


Ell fells
ELL & FELLS attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • What is an ELL?

English Language Learner

  • What is a FELL?

Former English Language Learner

*These students need additional support for English language development.

-NYSITELL (formerly LAB-R)

-NYSESLAT


Facts about ells
Facts about ELLs attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • 41% of NYC public schools students come from a home where a language other than English is spoken.

  • ELL students who have become proficient in English (i.e., former ELLs) graduate at a higher rate than students who are a part of the general student population


Millennium brooklyn high school

Millennium Brooklyn High School attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS


High school graduation requirements exams
High School Graduation Requirements: attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”EXAMS


Why is college important
Why is College Important? attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

The most common reasons are:

(1) Future financial security

(2) Career freedom and flexibility

(3) Adventure and challenge

(4) Meeting new people and making connections


Education pays 2009 us census bureau
Education Pays attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”~2009 US Census Bureau~

Compare the median annual income against the years someone has spent in school:

  • Did not finish high school = $18,432

  • Graduated from high school = $26,776

  • Completed some college or earned an associate degree = $31,906

  • Earned a four-year bachelor’s degree = $47,510

  • Earned an advanced degree = $62,313


What your child needs to do now to prepare for college
What your child needs to do NOW to prepare for college: attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • WORK HARD & STAY FOCUSED Colleges will look at your child’s GPA for the first 3 yrs.

  • TAKE CHALLENGING CLASSES Demanding courses show that your child is prepared for the rigors of college.

  • ENGAGE IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Helps your child to learn about communication & civic responsibility; they also help colleges to understand your child’s vision & abilities

  • MAINTAIN HOME LANGUAGE Bilingual skills give your child an edge over students with similar abilities


Strong work ethic
Strong Work Ethic attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

What parents can do NOW to help children prepare:

1) CREATE A HOME ENVIRONMENT that supports study practices (time management & study skills)

2) ENCOURAGE students to form good academic behaviors and turn these into habits

3) DISCUSS the importance of going to college & a plan to get there.

4) MAINTAIN HOME LANGUAGE


What are colleges looking for
What are colleges looking for? attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

1) Academic Readiness

  • Transcript

  • Senior Grades

  • Standardized Exams

    > SAT

    > ACT

    > SAT II Subject Tests


What are colleges looking for1
What are colleges looking for? attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

2) Legal Status

  • US Citizens/Legal Residents: proof of citizenship

  • Undocumented Students: process varies by college; ex> in NYS eligible for in-state tuition

    (See: Hispanic Outlook Scholarship Fund)


What are colleges looking for2
What are colleges looking for? attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

3) Positive Personality Traits & Qualities

  • Essay

  • Extracurricular activities

    -NYC Department of Youth & Community Services

    (www.nyc.gov/dycd)


What are colleges looking for3
What are colleges looking for? attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

4) Interest in the College

  • Visit

  • Attend an open house

  • Interview w/ alumni

  • Meet with a college rep

  • Befriend the college on Facebook


Timeline for college planning 17
Timeline for College Planning attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”(17)


Public vs private
Public vs. Private attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

Private:

-student tuition & alumni dues

NYU, Vassar College

Public:

-state taxes > lower tuition for in-state students

SUNY Binghamton, Brooklyn College


2 year vs 4 year programs
2-year vs. 4-year Programs attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

4 Year Programs:

-Bachelor’s Degree

-Small or large college

-Higher tuition

2 Year Programs:

-Associates Degree

-Community Colleges

-Lower tuition


Cuny vs suny
CUNY vs. SUNY attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

SUNY

-64 colleges in NYS

-largest in US

-2 Yr & 4 Yr Programs

CUNY

-23 colleges in NYC

-low tuition

-live @ home


Early action vs early decision
Early Action vs. Early Decision attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

Early Decision

-apply by fall deadline (11/1 or 11/15)

-hear back during Dec break

-may NOT apply to other colleges

-No guarantee on FINANCIAL AID package you will receive

Early Action

-apply by fall deadline (11/1 or 11/15)

-hear back during Dec break

-may apply to other colleges

-Flexibility to weigh FINANCIAL AID packages


Researching college
Researching College attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

@MBHS:

  • Student’s Advisor

  • College Counselor: Sarah Jane Gibbons

  • Guidance Counselor: Caroline Schwarzkof

  • College Prep Club


College selection process
College Selection Process attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

Tip: Parents should have honest conversations with their children about what they can afford


Financial aid
Financial Aid attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

Financial Aid= monetary help for meeting costs of college tuition

  • Financial aid is offered based on a family’s financial “need”

Financial “need”= Cost of college – Expected Family Contribution


Expected family contribution
Expected Family Contribution attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • To determine your EFC, families must complete FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid)

    www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • Students may also have to complete a College Scholarship Service Profile Form

    www.student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile

  • Important factors:

    • Income

    • Assets

    • # of ppl in family

    • Family owns home & cost of home


Different forms of financial aid
Different Forms of Financial Aid attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • Scholarships/Grants: $ that is not repaid

  • Loans: $ that needs to be repaid

  • Work Study Opportunities: Students earn $ by working a job on campus


Sample letter of financial aid
Sample Letter of Financial Aid attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”


College prep club workshops
College Prep Club Workshops attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

March

  • Wednesday 3/5- Workshop #1 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) Introduction to Program & Workshops

  • Wednesday 3/12- Workshop #2(6:30 p.m.)SAT vs. ACT - Determining which exam best fits your academic performance

  • Thursday 3/20- Workshop #3(6:30-8 p.m.) Michael Turner FAFSA Talk @ MBHS

  • Wednesday 3/26- Workshop #4 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) Financial Aid / Finding & Applying for Scholarships


College prep club workshops1
College Prep Club Workshops attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

April

  • Wednesday 4/2- Workshop #5 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) Writing & Editing My Personal Statement

  • Wednesday 4/4- Workshop #6(TBD)First College Visit

  • Wednesday 4/9- Workshop #7(3:15-5:15 p.m.) Post-College Visit Discussion


College prep club workshops2
College Prep Club Workshops attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

May

  • Wednesday 5/7- Workshop #8 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) Completing the Common Application & College Interviews

  • Friday 5/16- Workshop #9(TBD) Second College Visit & Mock College Interviews

  • Wednesday 5/21: Workshop #10 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) Post-College Visit Discussion/Summer Programs & Internships


Questions
Questions? attitudes, beliefs, and expectations about the value and importance of education.”

  • sthomson@millenniumbrooklynhs.org

  • sgibbons@millenniumbrooklynhs.org