NAVIGATING SENIOR YEAR: Tips for Parents. Basehor-Linwood High School Class of 2012 Nancy Silverforb. Senior year can be a roller coaster of emotions for both students and parents…. ~A time of anticipation and anxiety; ~A time of transition as students move towards greater independence
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Basehor-Linwood High School Class of 2012
Senior year can be a roller coaster of emotions for both students and parents…..
~A time of anticipation and anxiety;
~A time of transition as students move towards greater independence
~A time to embrace new challenges like managing time and finances
~A time to let go
~A time to redefine oneself
“There were days when I wanted to cry at the thought of her leaving…..”
“and other days when I wanted to drop kick her right out the front door.” ….words from my cousin
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE
WHEREVER YOU ARE NOW IS OK
THINGS HAVE A WAY OF WORKING OUT
“Most successful young people don’t look inside and then plan a life. They look outside and find a problem, which summons their life.”
David Brooks – K.C. Star,
June 1, 2011
SIGN UP TO TAKE OR RE-TAKE ACT
REGISTER FOR ACT TESTING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP
FILL OUT A TRANSCRIPT FORM IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE
VISIT COLLEGE REPS AT BLHS
COMPLETE SENIOR CAREER PROJECT IN ENGLISH IV
SENIOR INTERVIEW WITH COUNSELOR
GO ON SCHEDULED COLLEGE VISITS
VISIT SCHOOL WEBSITES FOR ADMISSIONS/SCHOLARSHIP INFO.
ATTEND AREA COLLEGE FAIRS
IF APPLYING FOR TOP SCHOLARSHIPS, REMEMBER NOVEMBER 1 DEADLINES AT MANY UNIVERSITIES
VISIT THE BLHS COUNSELING WEBSITE OFTEN
SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONS/HOUSING/SCHOLARSHIPS
Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon after Jan. 1 as possible
Continue to complete application packets if not done & research scholarships
Fill out online application for local scholarships (available Monday, January 30/ due Friday, February 24 at 4:00 p.m.
March 1 is priority deadline for FAFSA
April 1 if final admission deadline for some universities (KU)
May 17: Commencement
Considerations for students
Guidelines for parents
Provide encouragement, support
Let the student drive the process
Provide realistic feedback
Respect your child’s decisions
Encourage your student to ask for help
Visit college websites – check pages on admissions – tuition-scholarships and financial aid
Follow links from career websites to find colleges that offer specific programs ex. Kansas Career Pipeline
Download applications or submit them online
Pay attention to deadlines
Scholarships are based on merit or a particular talent, and do not need to be paid back.
Always check the Counselors’ webpage for updates.