Juniors: You’re halfway through; prepare for your future! Oct. 20-24, 2014 Agenda Student Services Counselors Your High School Transcript College Planning SAT/ACT Information $$ for College And more! Q&A Counselors: Ms. Toria Greene A-Cri Mr. Chuck Small CroHinn Mrs. Patty Miller, Assistant Dean Mr. Stefon Lowman P-Sit Hint-Lau Ms. Valorie Hallenbeck Lav-O Ms. Jill Ray Siu-Z Other people who can help you Mrs. Philomena Karol, Dean of Students pkarol Ms. Ina Nyko, School Psychologist inyko Ms. Brandy Lyons, Student Assistance Program Counselor blyons Ms. Nancy McMillan School Nurse nmcmillan Ms. Sharon Manning, Career Development Coordinator smanning1 Ms. Debbie Fluke Guidance Tech dfluke Mr. Brandon Clowers, School Social Worker bclowers Ms. Kelley Schroeder, Intervention Coordinator kschroeder Ms. Nancy Stewart, Registrar nstewart Use your counselor’s email for quick questions: ([email protected]) Toria Greene Chuck Small Patty Miller Valorie Hallenbeck Stefon Lowman Jill Ray tgreene csmall pmiller5 vhallenbeck slowman jray4 A-Cri Cro-Hinn Hint-Lau Lav-O P-Sit Siu-Z The BEST way to see my counselor: Email your counselor using your Wake County student email address. Your counselor will email you your appointment time. Print the email and show it to your teacher as your pass. OR You may come to Student Services and fill out a form to request an appointment with your counselor. Your High School Transcript Transcripts: You will receive a copy of your transcript from your homeroom teacher this week. Grades/GPA Calculation – Only final grades are used in grade point average (GPA) calculation. Quality Points: Used to weight honors/AP courses. Extra 1 point for honors, Extra 2 points for AP/IB Overall Cumulative GPA = total # of earned quality points divided by the total # of potential credits. Making Transcripts Requests Request Transcripts by using our online system. Go to the Enloe website, click on “order transcript” box on the right hand side of the page. Questions or concerns? Email Mrs. Nancy Stewart, Registrar [email protected] Planning for College So what do you need to do NOW? Research colleges - Consider majors offered, size, location, $$ (in-state vs. out-of-state, public vs. private), climate, and diverse culture of the population. The State of North Carolina has: •16 state-supported universities •36 independent colleges and universities •58 community colleges That’s 110 in-state colleges and universities to choose from! So if you haven’t already, BEGIN NOW! Don’t wait any longer! VISIT, VISIT, VISIT! Planning for College NC’s 16 State-Supported Colleges/Universities* UNC system college information: http://www.northcarolina.edu/ Appalachian State University East Carolina University Elizabeth City State University Fayetteville State University UNC School of the Arts NC A & T State University NC Central University NC State University UNC-Asheville UNC-Chapel Hill UNC-Charlotte UNC-Greensboro UNC-Pembroke UNC-Wilmington Western Carolina University Winston Salem State University * Must meet minimum admission requirements to apply. Planning for College NC’s 36 Independent Colleges/Universities NC Independent Colleges/Universities: http://www.ncicu.org/ Barton College Belmont Abbey College Bennett College Brevard College Cabarrus College Campbell University Catawba College Chowan University Davidson College Duke University Elon University Gardner-Webb University Greensboro College Guilford College High Point University Johnson C. Smith University Lees-McRae College Lenoir-Rhyne University Livingstone College Louisburg College Mars Hill University Meredith College Methodist University Montreat College University of Mount Olive NC Wesleyan College Pfeiffer University Queens University of Charlotte St. Andrews University Saint Augustine’s University Salem College Shaw University Wake Forest University Warren Wilson College William Peace University Wingate University Community College Information NC Community Colleges: http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/ NC Community College System: • One of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with 58 comprehensive community colleges serving all 100 NC counties. • One within a 30-minute drive of all NC residents. • Lowest tuition in the Southeast Region – one of the lowest in the nation! • You may apply to the community college of your choice, regardless of your county of residence. • You may complete the first 2 years of a 4-year degree through the College Transfer Program OR enroll in a 2-year Associates Degree program. • Gives you time to improve on academic skills and complete college minimum admissions requirements or focus on a specialized area of study. Community College Information Wake Technical Community College: http://www.waketech.edu What does Wake Tech have to offer? • 2-year college transfer program and 2-year associate degree programs. • More than 180 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in science, applied science, the arts, and general education. • A wide range of continuing education (non-credit) classes for professional and personal enrichment, conveniently offered at multiple Wake Tech campus locations and community sites throughout Wake County. Automotive Biotechnology Building & Construction Business, Industry & Professional Dev Career Development Certifications & Licenses Computer Technology Creative Arts & Skills En Español GED®/Adult High School Health Care Services Hospitality Lifelong Learning Online Classes Public Safety Service Industry Sustainability Technology Vocational Training • Community College Information • What is the NC Articulation Agreement? You can get community college credit for Career and Technical Education courses in high school. An articulation agreement covers about 50 CTE courses that match knowledge and skills taught in community college courses. You need: • Final grade of B or higher in the course • A score of 93, or higher, on the standardized CTE postassessment. . • To enroll at the community college within two years of high school graduation. unting I Pharmacy Technician (H) Accounting I Accounting II (H) Microsoft Word and PowerPoint (S/H) Multimedia & Webpage Design Personal Finance Early Childhood I AND Early Childhood II Foods I AND Foods II – Enterprise (S/H) Foods II – Enterprise (S/H) & SafeServ certification Health Science I Health Science II (H) Which CTE courses can I take at Enloe that may transfer to community college? Entrepreneurship I (S/H) Marketing Automotive Brakes Automotive Service Automotive Electrical AND Automotive Electrical Adv. Drafting I Drafting I AND Drafting II-Architectural (H) Drafting I AND Drafting II- Engineering Drafting III - Engineering Planning for College Keep a calendar of important deadlines and events. Bookmark Student Services and check regularly! www.facebook.com/EnloeSS1 Follow us @EnloeStdntSrvcs OR text @7dbd2 to (919) 729-5123 to link to Remind.com! College representatives visit Enloe each week! Great chance for info and questions! Click on Student Services for most updated list! Planning for College Begin creating your Activities Résumé Organize all of your extracurricular activities since 9th grade. Include all activities in both school and community. Be sure to update each year! Make sure you continue to stay active in a variety of activities throughout high school. This is VERY important in college admissions as it can distinguish you from other applicants. Get started now if you haven’t already, because junior English teachers will assign the activity résumé in the spring! Quality is so much more important than quantity! Leadership, community service, and being well-rounded are very important to colleges and scholarship committees! Planning To Pay for College Enloe Scholarship Bulletin is updated periodically. From Enloe’s home page, click Scholarship button on the right. Start planning now for scholarships you may want to apply for in your senior year! Also, start an account with www.fastweb.com – largest online free internet scholarship search, and check out www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/ – the Wake County scholarship site. And don’t forget www.cfnc.org! Taking the College Entrance Tests SAT-I is the SAT. Plan to take it in the spring of your junior year! http://sat.collegeboard.org SAT-II is a shorter test for particular subject areas; some colleges may require these. Check your possible future college choices and plan to take them at or near the end of your junior year if at all possible. http://sat.collegeboard.org/about-tests/sat-subject-tests ACT is a standardized reasoning test that evaluates students in English, math, science & social studies. For some students, it is a good alternative to the SAT. And ACT scores will convert to SAT scores! www.act.org Spring SAT (Fee $52.50) Test Dates Date Register By Late January 24 December 29 January 9 March 14 February 13 February 27 May 2 April 6 April 17 June 6 May 8 May 22 **You will be required to upload a CLEAR picture of yourself!** Spring ACT (Fee $54.50) Test Dates Date Register By Late February 7 April 18 June 13 January 9 March 13 May 8 January 10-16 March 14-27 May 9-22 **All juniors will take the ACT right here at Enloe on March 3, 2015** Free SAT and ACT Prep Collegeboard’s My College Quick Start provides a personalized SAT study program based off of your PSAT scores. The access code for this program is at the bottom of your PSAT score report. https://quickstart.collegeboard.org/posweb/login.jsp Free PSAT, SAT and ACT Practice Test: www.petersons.com - Click on Test Prep Free SAT Prep available on CFNC: www.cfnc.org – Click on College Test Prep Free SAT Practice Test on Collegeboard: www.collegeboard.org Free SAT/ACT Prep – www.march2success.com Military/Recruiter Information See our schedule of recruiters – located on Enloe website. Click Student Services, Career Services. See Ms. Manning in Career Services (Room 1934) if you have any additional questions. ROTC scholarships & GI Bill Visit websites: Air Force, www.airforce.com; Army, www.goarmy.com; Navy, www.navy.com; Marines, www.marines.com; and Coast Guard, www.gocoastguard.com. Need help identifying your strengths? ASVAB (Armed Services Vocation Aptitude Battery) Friday, November 7, 1st-3rd periods, Learning Labs 607 & 708 This is a free assessment that can be used as a career-planning tool to help determine your aptitudes and abilities. It will not commit you to the military! Students MUST register by Friday, October 31st to reserve a seat. To register, click on ASVAB Registration Link on the Career Services website. QUESTIONS? If you have any questions contact Ms. Manning located in Career Services, room 1934, in the East Building or Email Ms. Manning at [email protected] Need help identifying your strengths? * Online Career Assessments: Career Planning www.cfnc.org Kuder Career Assessment www.kuder.com The Career Key www.careerkey.org * Career Explorer: www.careerexplorer.net •My Plan: www.myplan.com Take a Career Personality Test, Interest Inventory, Skills Profiler, and Values Assessment Summer Enrichment Opportunities We hope you’re making every summer count! Attend educational programs! Get a job! Travel! Volunteer! A Few Examples: Governor’s School, Boys State, Girls State, Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics, Project Uplift, college programs for high school students, internships, summer camps, student exchange programs, etc. Seek out programs in the subject areas you’re interested in! See Summer Opportunities listed on our school website! Also, check out CFNC’s College Preparedness Opportunities listings: https://www1.cfnc.org/Plan/For_College/College_Preparation_Opportunities/C ollege_Preparation_Opportunities.aspx Need a job? •Stay up to date by going to our school website: http://enloehs.wcpss.net/ Click Career Services, then Job Opportunities •Youth Work Permit: www.nclabor.com •Job Link Career Center: http://www.nccommerce.com/workforce/job-seekers/ Click Youth Ages 14-21 •Jobs now: http://www.jobsnow.nc.gov/ •Find Jobs at Career Builder: http://www.careerbuilder.com/ •Snag a Job: http://www.snagajob.com/jobs-for-high-school-students Frequently Used Online Resources enloehsstudentservices.weebly.com on the Enloe school website! Announcements, Scholarship Bulletin, Powerpoints (like this one!) www.cfnc.org – College Foundation of NC Planning, applying and paying for college www.collegeboard.com – Collegeboard SAT, PSAT, AP My BIG Future! www.act.org – ACT www.fastweb.com – Largest free internet scholarship search www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/ – Wake Co Scholarship site And when all else fails: www.google.com – Google! The junior year is admittedly the toughest year of a high school student’s life, but in every part of life there is a need for balance. 1.Simplify and do less – allow yourself down time to relax and recharge. 2.Get enough sleep – don’t deprive your brain of its full functioning power! 3.Get organized – keep a calendar and map out those long term assignments. 4.Have fun – because you’ve earned it! And remember, if the going ever gets rough, We are here for you!!