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  1. Senior Parent Night

  2. October 15th – Senior Rotation Day • Various activities for students to participate in: • ASVAB Testing – Register in Naviance • career interest profile developed and designed by the military, • students do not have to join the military to participate • Application Assistance – • Opportunity for students to complete their college applications, fill out scholarships, complete resume, etc. • TSI Prep for Spring Testing – • Pre-Assessment Activity will be available for any senior who • would like to take the opportunity to complete TSI testing early or • wait until spring • College Visit – • take an official college visit day at the university of your choice • great way to use this day to visit your potential university!

  3. Graduation requirements for class of 2015

  4. TSI – Texas Success Initiative • What is TSI? • Testing requirements set by the state to indicate college readiness • Why is TSI so important? • Meeting TSI prevents you from having to take developmental/remedial classes in college • Saves you $$$ • How can students meet TSI before graduation? • TSI can be met through SAT or ACT scores [SAT=1070 (500 CR + 500 M) ACT=23 composite (19 CR + 19 M)] • TSI can be met through ACC via a free test provided in the Spring semester • How can students find out if they meet TSI? • Seniors will be notified by Oct 2 through their English classes

  5. College Visits • On Campus at LHS – • Students must register to attend via Naviance • Passes to attend are sent the morning of, to the student • At the University – • Students/Parents can set these up from the university web-site • Student MUST bring proof of attendance/campus visit back to LHS the next day for an excused absence

  6. Applications • Application Boot Camp – Wednesday, September 17 in the LHS Library • College Reps available to meet and assist students with their college applications, essays, and answer any questions about the application process • Register to attend in Naviance • Application Steps • Apply Texas or Common Application • Test Scores (SAT, ACT, TSI) • Application Fee or Fee Waiver • 6th semester transcript (end of Junior Year) • Letters of Recommendation & Resume (if needed) • Transcripts • Parchment – on-line system • Must choose a university • Must make payment on-line

  7. Transcripts & Financial aid • Transcripts • Parchment – on-line system • Must choose a university • Must make payment on-line • Financial Aid • Outside Resources – • Please see the College & Career Center or Counselor for assistance; • DO NOT PAY for something that is FREE!!! • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) – • Opens on January 1 of Senior Year; • FREE FAFSA Assistance will be available at LHS on Feb. 26 (2-6pm) and March 12 (2-6pm)

  8. Cool week – career opportunities on location • What is COOL Week? • This is an “internship” opportunity • A time to “try on” a career prior to going to college • How can students participate? • Complete Application – available Oct 1-Oct 15 • Commit to participating • Complete Orientation in January • What are the requirements? • Must be a senior • Complete the application • Stay eligible • Have parent permission • How can I, as a parent, help? • Have a connection to a great location/placement • Complete the form and drop off or email Mrs. Wood

  9. College & Career Center • What can the College & Career Center Do For YOU? • Assist with college applications • Assist with transcript orders, letters of recommendation & resumes • Assist with application fee waivers • Assist with registration for SAT/ACT testing • Assist with TSI Testing • Assist in selecting courses for college & degree plans • And Much, Much MORE! • Contact Information: • Melissa.wood@leanderisd.org • 512.570.1057