Class of 2016! ? MTHS Post-High School Planning This presentation is posted online, on the counseling center website…. Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? MTHS Who am I? Where am I going? Post-High School Planning How will I get there? MTHS Post-High School Planning Summer School: • • • • • • You are not on track to graduate if you will finish 11th grade with less than 16.00 credits District summer school: Meadowdale High School or eLearning Approximate summer school dates: July 6 – July 31 There will be a morning session & afternoon session Cost is $200-$250 per 0.5 credit Registration will be available online or in the counseling center. TALK WITH YOUR COUNSELOR BEFORE SUMMER BREAK! THERE MAY BE OTHER/CHEAPER OPTIONS! Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? MTHS Who am I? Where am I going? Post-High School Planning How will I get there? Where do you see yourself after Graduation? June 17, 2016 Going to work? 2 year college? 4 year college? Technical Degree or Certificate program? Military? 6 More Options Military Academy Apprenticeship 2 year colleges (Community Colleges) • Associates degrees (AA) • Transfer degrees (AA-T) • Certificate programs Examples: Edmonds Community College Shoreline Community College Lake Washington Technical 2 year colleges (Community Colleges) Entry Requirements: • High School Diploma or G.E.D. • Application for admission • Placement test • Register for classes Technical Degrees & Certificates Training for a specific career in 1 to 3 years. Ex: Computer Information Systems, Paralegal, Hospitality and Tourism, Construction Management, Nursing. See “Check out a College” brochure. Offered at community colleges, technical colleges, and private career schools. 4 year Colleges and Universities • Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) • Bachelors of Science (B.S.) • Masters, PhD, JD, MD, etc. Examples: Washington State University UW Seattle WWU University of Puget Sound Public vs. Private 4 year Colleges and Universities Entry Requirements: • Rigorous coursework requirements incl. World Language • Deadlines!! • Competitive • Application with essay(s), test scores, transcript, activities, letters of rec. (sometimes) • “Holistic”/ Comprehensive review 4 year Colleges and Universities Plan Ahead: • Take ACT/SAT (study, take prep class) •Identify Colleges you are interested in •Be aware of deadlines •Prewrite Essays •Letters of Recommendation required? Who will you ask? •Keep your grades up •Plan for a rigorous Senior Year! • Different branches have different jobs and requirements • In most cases, you need a high school diploma, or a GED + some college • 5 branches recruit at MTHS once per month (Air Force, Army, National Guard, Navy, Marines) Military Go to Work Most of the time, you need a high school diploma (preferable) or a GED Median salary (2013): H.S. graduate : $28,763(m) $15,962(f) AA degree: $39,015(m) $24,808(f) Bachelors: $50,916(m) $31,309(f) Apprenticeship • 2-5 year programs •Accessed through Labor & Industries, and unions •Field Trip April 23 was great!! Learn a specific trade through onthe-job, paid training with some classroom work. MTHS student learning a construction trade Nail gun used for temporary construction MTHS Student using a Surveying Tool How to Pay for Education • Scholarships • Federal and State Financial Aid • Savings • Loans 20 Federal and State Financial Aid Accessed through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for Student Financial Aid (WASFA— for students not eligible for the FAFSA), filed online in January of your Senior year. • Need-based (depends on family income) • Makes you eligible for grants (free money), work-study, and loans 21 Scholarships • Career Center website has great links – Edmonds School District scholarship database – MTHS Scholarships Application – Other sources like www.thewashboard.org or www.fastweb.com • Scholarship opportunities through family’s workplace, church, etc. • Scholarships from specific colleges 22 MTHS Post-High School Planning Identify your “likely,” “target,” and “reach” schools... Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? MTHS Post-High School Planning Want to play sports in college? If you want to play NCAA Division I or Division II sports, you need to do these things as early as 11th grade… 1. Meet with your counselor to check your – Current credits – Future course requests – SAT/ACT test scores 2. Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center – $60 fee, there is a free/reduced lunch waiver 3. Have your transcript sent to the Eligibility Center – There is a release form that you need to fill out 4. Send your ACT/SAT score directly to the Eligibility Center Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Post-High School Planning MTHS Other Important Links… • College Admissions • • • • Edmonds School District College Planning Guide MTHS Counseling Center Prezi Presentation (Spring 2013) Full list of required credits for state public universities (CADRs) NCAA Eligibility Center website • Scholarships • Edmonds School District Scholarships • Washington State Scholarship Matching website (“Washboard”) • National Scholarship Matching website (“Fastweb”) • Financial Aid • FAFSA for documented students • WASFA for undocumented students • Career and College Research • • • • • • • College Board’s Big Future College Application Planning Calendars for 11th and 12th grade Myers Briggs Personality Assessment WOIS Career List (ask career center for site key/password) WOIS Career Interest Survey (ask career center for site key/password) WOIS Career Skills Survey (ask career center for site key/password) WOIS Career/Major/College Search (ask career center for site key/password) • Support from the MTHS Counseling Center • Click here for the website, which includes counselor contact information Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Post-High School Planning MTHS What’s a Senior Resume? • Used for the MTHS Scholarship Application • A representation of your HS career • Something you can modify for job and scholarship applications. • Prepares you for filling out a 4 year college application. Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? MTHS Post-High School Planning The Secret to a Winning Resume: Have something to put on it! To be competitive for jobs, colleges, scholarships: • Get involved in a club, sport, or activity. • Volunteer! • Take challenging and varied coursework. • Think about future references & letters of recommendation. Longevity counts! Don’t wait until Senior year. Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? MTHS Post-High School Planning Who would you choose for each of these situations? Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Post-High School Planning MTHS Scholarship Committee Voc/tech Educational Scholarship for Edmonds School District: $1000 Due 4/15/15. Seniors who will be attending a technical/trade school, have community service activities and high school activities, club involvement and offices and/or employment. Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Post-High School Planning MTHS Scholarship Committee Mountlake Terrace Endowment Scholarship Association (amount varies): This scholarship recognizes students who represent MTHS in the most positive way, who exemplify the motto “To Be, Not To Seem;” those who have overcome adversity and have impacted those around the positively. Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? Post-High School Planning MTHS Admissions Committee University of Washington, Seattle Campus Who am I? Large 4 year public university No specific criteria—holistic review of academics, activities, leadership, essays, etc. Demographics of admitted students: 97% ranked in top quarter of their class. 55% have GPA of 3.75 or higher. Middle 50% of admitted students have an SAT between 1630 and 1970, or ACT between 24 and 30. Where am I going? How will I get there? Post-High School Planning MTHS Hiring Committee Driver/Mover (Flexible hours, potentially f/t,$13/hr) Must be 18, have H.S. diploma/GED, and be insurable with valid drivers’ license. Must be ab le to lift up to 100 lbs. Courteous, clean cut, enjoy working with the public. (Real job advertised on Craigslist 4/2/15) Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there? MTHS 2016 Post-High School Planning Your Resume… What could you add to it right now? What could you add by the beginning of Senior year? Who am I? Where am I going? How will I get there?