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JUST FOR JUNIORS
PARENT NIGHT
2016
Presented by the
BRAVE Counselors
Agenda
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Remediation/Credit Recovery
Life After High School
NCAA
EAP
Preparing for College
Scholarships
10 Tips for Parents
Next Steps for Juniors
Remediation
• The best option – pass your class(es) the
first time
• E2020
• Summer school – lottery
• ROP – elective credits only
• WE – variable elective credits only
• Adult School (not CP)
• “D” – no additional credits
• Alternative setting (Mt. Sac)
Words of Wisdom
CAREER PATH
•If you don’t have a major
in mind...take a career
interest survey.
•College is no longer the
place to find your
purpose. It’s to define
your purpose.
Career Interest Inventory
ASVAB
• Test will be offered for JUNIORS only
(March)
• Register with Mrs. Campbell (Career Center)
• Results will be returned within 2 weeks
Life After High School...
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Military
World of Work
Apprentice
Trade/Technical School
Community College
State College
University
Independent
Life After High School...
Military Service
• Military academies
• ROTC programs
• Tuition assistance
YOUR FUTURE EDUCATION...
• Harvard Graduate School of Education released a report
called “Pathways to Prosperity.” 2011
• 47 million American jobs are expected to be created
between now and 2018; about two-thirds will require
some education beyond high school
• About 1 million of these new jobs will be in “mid-skill”
occupations that require a post-secondary certificate or
associate’s degree
• 27 percent of workers with occupational licenses earn
more than the average recipient.
Types of Colleges
Type
Description
Tuition
Admission
Requirements
Two year
Degrees offered: Associates
Typically around
$4,000/year
Open-door admission
policy
Provides: A way to ease into
college / take general college
classes for credit.
Typically have agreements
with four year colleges to
transfer credits.
Types of Colleges
Type
Description
Tuition
Admission
Requirements
Four year
Degrees offered:
Bachelors and beyond
State: Typically
under
$25,000/year
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Provides: A well-rounded
college experience that
includes an academic area of
study.
Private: Typically
more than
$25,000/year
SAT or ACT
GPA
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular
activities
• Letters of
recommendation
• Transcripts
College Subject Requirements (a-g)
a. History/Social Science – 2 years
b. English – 4 years
c. Mathematics – 3 years (4 years recommended)
d. Laboratory Science – 2 years (3 years recommended)
e. Language Other Than English – 2 years (3 years recommended)
f. Visual and Performing Arts – 1 year
g. College-Preparatory Elective – 1 year
Course pattern required for 4 year colleges
UC/CSU GPA Requirements
• UC requires a 10-12 academic nonweighted minimum 3.0 GPA
• CSU requires a 10-12 academic nonweighted minimum 3.0 GPA (eligibility index
with SAT/ACT scores)
• Competitive/Impacted colleges/majors
require a higher GPA and SAT/ACT scores
About College Admission Tests
• ACT
– Consists of four tests: English, Math, Reading,
and Science; Writing is optional
– Writing component is optional, but choose to
take it
– Top composite score is 36
• SAT
– Consists of three tests: Evidence-based reading
and writing, Math, Essay
– No penalty for wrong answer
• SAT Subject Tests
- No longer required for UC and many Independent
Colleges; however still highly recommended
When Should I Apply?
• Start Applying fall of Senior
Year
• Early decision
• Early action
NCAA Clearinghouse
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Students can register with the NCAA Clearinghouse by filling
out the Student Release Form (SRF) online after their junior
year and submitting their payment online ($70 domestic, $120
international)
- www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
- Click on Prospective Student-Athletes
- Select Domestic or International Student Release Form
- Complete the SRF online, print two copies of the transcript
release form and give both to their high school counselor
NCAA Clearinghouse
Division II
Division I
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Graduate from high school
Complete the 16 core
courses
Earn a 2.3 GPA or better in
your core courses
Earn a combined SAT or
ACT sum score that
matches your core course
GPA and test score sliding
scale
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Graduate from high school
Complete the 14 core
courses
Earn a 2.3 GPA or better in
your core courses
Earn a combined SAT score
of 820 or an ACT sum score
of 68.
NCAA Clearinghouse
Division II
Division I
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4 years of English
3 years of math
2 years of natural or physical
science
1 extra year of English, math,
or natural or physical science
2 years of social science
4 years of extra core courses
from any category above, or
foreign language, non-doctrinal
religion or philosophy
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3 years of English
2 years of math
2 years of natural or physical
science
2 extra years of English, math,
or natural or physical science
2 years of social science
3 years of extra core courses
from any category above, or
foreign language, non-doctrinal
religion or philosophy
Next Steps for Juniors
In School
 Stay focused on academics
 Do not lighten your academic load for senior year
 Stay/get involved in school activities, and/or volunteer efforts
Standardized Testing
 Prepare for ACT / SAT tests (March – June of the Junior Year)
 Check out websites for SAT/ACT testing information and test prep
opportunities
 Register for AP tests as appropriate
College Exploration
 Explore colleges on the Web
 College visits if you can
 Meet with college representatives (Career Center at ALHS)
 Attend college fairs
 Apply for Financial Aid and search for Scholarships!
Registration for Senior Year
• Keep in mind your are selecting YEAR-LONG classes
• Keep a healthy balance
• Consider extra curricular activities, volunteer work
and other obligations.
• Consider the amount of study time required to be
successful (A, B, C grades) in ALL YOUR CLASSES
• Complete the registration packet
• Parent’s signature required
• Packets due TOMORROW, January 30
to your US HISTORY teacher
Best Wishes with
YOUR PLANNING!
Please remain seated
for AP Night
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