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Junior Presentation. Mrs. Oyer (A – L) Mr. Burns (M – Z). Overview. Graduation Requirements Senior year course selections Junior Year Testing College Information. Graduation Requirements. How many credits required for graduation? Credits needed in certain areas.

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junior presentation

Junior Presentation

Mrs. Oyer (A – L)

Mr. Burns (M – Z)

overview
Overview
  • Graduation Requirements
    • Senior year course selections
  • Junior Year Testing
  • College Information
graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • How many credits required for graduation?
  • Credits needed in certain areas
minimum grad requirements 22
Minimum Grad Requirements (22)
  • 4.0 credits English
  • 3.0 credits Math {Math I (Alg) & Math II (Geom)}
  • 2.0 credits Science
  • 2.0 credits Social Studies

(1.0 credit US Hist, .5 Govt, .5 SS elective)

  • .5 credits Consumer Ed
  • .5 Health
  • .25 Drivers Ed
  • PE
  • 1.0 from Music, Language, or Career Tech
  • + Round out w/electives
planning for the future
Planning for the future…

Common Minimum 4-year college entrance reqs:

- 4 years English

  • 3 years Math: Through at least Algebra II (some may want more!)
  • 3 years science
  • 3 years Social studies
  • 2+ years of foreign language
  • “The more core, the better”
  • Do not slack off senior year! Take rigorous courses!
  • Course handbook and Reqs: Guidance Website
testing information
Testing Information
  • Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE)
    • Day 1 ONLY this year (ACT)
  • PARCC
    • Students in Math III and English 301 & 302
psae day 1 act
PSAE Day 1: ACT
  • English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing
  • College entrance exam (required for 4-year schools)
  • You can take the ACT multiple times
    • Free during PSAE testing
    • $38.00 ($54.50 with writing) when taking on own
    • Use your highest score
  • Scholarships often tied to ACT scores
  • If going to junior college, can use scores for placement
    • Parkland is requiring everyone to assess this year
how to prep for the psae
How to prep for the PSAE?
  • People that have taken more core classes tend to score well
  • ACT prep books/prep classes
    • info in counseling office
  • ACT online prep
psae testing dates
PSAE Testing Dates
  • Tuesday, March 3
    • All 11th graders
  • Makeup testing March 17
parcc testing dates
PARCC Testing Dates
  • 1st Window: March 9 – April 3
  • 2nd Window: April 27 – May 22
post high school planning
Post-high school planning
  • “Ready Set Go”
  • Consider your Options?
    • Military
    • Work Force
    • College
military
Military
  • ASVAB entrance exam
  • Consider which branch fits your needs
  • Schedule meetings with recruiter
    • Recruiters visit PBL at lunch
work force
Work Force
  • Networking
  • Applications
  • Resume
  • Interview Skills
  • Required training/education
college
College
  • 2 year vs. 4 year
  • Big school vs. small school
  • Majors available
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Distance from home
  • Cost
what should i be doing now
What should I be doing now?
  • NOW is the time to start researching
  • Talk with people!!!
    • Recruiters, college admission reps, parents, family friends, alumni, counselors
  • Start expanding your options
  • Study for PSAE/ACT
  • Campus visits are critical
what should i be doing now1
What should I be doing now?
  • Create or brush up your resume
  • Focus on your academics
  • Consider the classes you want to take during senior year to help achieve goals – don’t slack off!!
  • The more “planning homework” you do junior year, the smoother your senior year!
  • Know your resources (e.g. counseling website, bulletin boards, counselors, teachers, college reps, recruiters)
summary
Summary
  • Focus on finishing strong
  • Prepare for important testing
  • Research your options!
  • Visit your counselor
  • Use the guidance website
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