What are you doing after high school? GET SET,GET READY GET GRIT! Middle School WHY IS IT IMPORTANT to PLAN FOR COLLEGE IN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND EVEN HIGH SCHOOL? Why Plan for College? • It’s never too early to start planning for college and a career • The Department of Education and other education organizations recommend students begin to plan for college as early as 5th grade • College prep promotes a college-going mind-set Planning Your Future What actions will you take to reach your goals? Charting My Future Outline your Plan under each time period in your life. List the steps you need to take to reach your goals for your future. See examples on other side of this sheet. After Middle School High School After High School ___________ My Career ____________ Life After 30 (Write in 2 yr college, 4 yr college, tech school, trade school , other) ---STEPS I’ll TAKE-- ---STEPS I’ll TAKE-- ---STEPS I’ll TAKE-- ---STEPS I’ll TAKE- ---STEPS I’ll TAKE-- ---STEPS I’ll TAKE-- Charting My Future Outline your Plan under each time period in your life. List the steps you need to take to reach your goals for your future Middle School High School After High School After _Kansas State Maintain or improve my grades; Maintain or improve my Attendance; Maintain or improve my citizenship; Volunteer to help others Read more for fun Join clubs; get involved ------Steps Taken---------- Steps I’ll Take ----Complete all my Complete all my school schoolwork; work; Go to school every day and Go to school every day and on time; on time; Choose my friends carefully – Choose my friends No trouble-makers; carefully – Be cooperative and No trouble-makers; respectful of my teachers Be cooperative and and classmates respectful of my teachers Read more anything thing I and classmates Read more anything thing can –books, magazines, newspapers, I can –books, magazines, Extracurricular activities newspapers, etc. community Service Attend my dream school, Kansas State University and major in education; I’ll work hard in college and maintain my scholarship; if needed, I’ll apply for other scholarships; I’ll get involved with campus activities and community service ------ Steps I’ll Take-----Apply to my dream school and others; Apply for scholarships; Meet all deadlines – applications; Review my Plan and make changes if needed Life After 30 ( Write in 2 yr college, 4 ( yr college, tech school, trade school , other) Maintain or improve my grades; Maintain or improve my Attendance; Maintain or improve my citizenship; Volunteer to help others Read more for fun My Career Elementary Teacher I will be married to a wonderful person.; We will have 2 children and I’ll have a master’s degree in education; I’m working on a doctorate degree. I want to be a principal; I find time to volunteer in my community ---Steps I’ll Take - I will apply for teaching jobs; Land a teaching job in an elementary school Participate in volunteer activities I will have my own apartment and a car. I will a job as a teacher at a school near where I live. I love it. I will have fun with my friends, some are new friends that I met at work I have a special friend ------ Steps I’ll Take -- ----- Steps I’ll Take-Review my Plan and Care for my family and make changes if live happily ever after needed Review my Plan and make changes if needed Talk with everyone I know about a teaching position Students with a college-going mindset find the path that leads to their dreams. They find purpose. They have a vision and reach for stars. Students with a college-going mind-set are focused on a career goal Focused on their academics Have good attendance; have good conduct are involved in extracurricular activities College Bound School Students Should know their teachers and select the right courses Should make a commitment to study hard, turn in all your assignments and complete your homework Take advantage of enrichment activities -summer career explorations -summer camps - after-school activities Explore activities that interest you Explore subjects in school that interest you Discover what you’re good at WHAT IS YOUR DREAM FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? HAVE YOU SET GOALS? A goal is a dream with a deadline! Tip for College Bound School Students READ READ READ READ READ READ READ Magazines - Comic Books - Newspapers - Hobby Books - Mysteries - Sports WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY College Info Colleges and Universities Organizer School/website Purdue U 28 Y Layfayette, Indiana 2/ 4hrs. 38 10 FAFSA mins. Yes www. purdue.edu ACT FAFSA ACT FAFSA ACT FAFSA ACT FAFSA Reference Letters Mr. Jon 2/5 Mrs. Loft 2/5 Other-essay, scholarship, grant Contact phone/email Jean A.Doerr, financial Dr. 4/ Smith aid 10 2/6 ajdoerr@Truman.edu Carol Jones, Admissions firstname.lastname@example.org Murphy scholarship – 2/25 –Done Engineering Grant – 2/26 – Done Halter Scholarship due 6/5 You can do it and my wish is that your do it! Get set. Get Ready. Go!