2014 ICAP Training PD - Denver Public Schools Counseling

ICAP Training
Poster Sign-ups
School Counseling
Leadership Team (SCLT)
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Naviance Help
(Assign me a mentor)
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District Values
• Students first
• Integrity
• Accountability
• Equity
• Collaboration
• Fun
• Understand link between ICAP and UIP, SPF, and
other data outcomes
• Define ICAP and understand DPS ICAP curriculum
• Review data and understand how to bring equity
lens to ICAP implementation
• Identify barriers and brainstorm solutions and next
steps using strategic planning and action planning
Working Agreements
• Turn off electronics. Laptops should only be used
during breakout sessions and planning sessions for
specific tasks
• Participate and ask questions
• Be open-minded and solution focused
• Proceed at your own pace, be kind to yourself and
others when pushing
ICAP Findings
• “Students who were more engaged in ILP [ICAP]
activities reported stronger goal-setting skills,
increased motivation to attend school, and
increased academic self-efficacy which leads to
better academic achievement, stress and health
management, and readiness to engage in career
• “Teachers, school counselors, and family members
highly value ILPs and believe that it helps students
become more focused learners who complete
more challenging coursework in order to reach their
self-defined career and life goals.”
“National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability” www.ncwd-youth.info/ilp
Why does it matter?
ICAP law
School Finance
DPS School
School Board
• Aligns with UIP, SPF, SGOs, Denver Plan, etc.
• With the end result of increasing student…
TCAP Growth and Status
ACT and Accuplacer scores, AP pass rate/test scores
Student engagement (i.e. extracurricular , CTE, and service learning)
Graduation and on-track rates
Scholarship applications
College or alternative applications
FAFSA completion
College enrollment, including CE, AP, IB options
Remediation rates
College completion
Parent Satisfaction Survey Results
All Students
10-15% will need
even more
instruction & support
20% will need additional
instruction, support, &/or
removal of barriers
All Students
All students receive the curriculum in
compliance with board policy and state
law (i.e. equality, uniform instruction,
status quo)
• Digging Deeper using Naviance Student Search
Equality vs. Equity –
What does and does NOT
What is ICAP?
The Personal Education Plan is a process that students
participate in, which results in an actual plan.
Grade level required
activities using:
1) Naviance
2) CollegeinColorado
3) Guidance Lessons
1. Career cluster or path goal
2. Post secondary goal
3. 4-year high school plan,
including courses
ICAP Standards
- Career
- Goal Setting
- Academic
- PS & Financial
Portfolio that reflects,
at a minimum…
(PSWF goal, benchmarks for
reaching goal, plans for service
(4-year plan
aligned with
PSWF goal,
including CE,
and remedial
(Interest surveys
and career
WF goal)
(PS goal, record of scholarships, PS
applications, PS courses, and
understanding of financial impact
of PS education)
DPS ICAP Implementation Plan
“My ICAP” Survey
• New Naviance survey created as a one stop shop
for student’s ICAP.
• It’s an “open” survey so students can add to their
plan after each lesson or experience.
• In the past, when people asked about the ICAP,
we’d say “well, some of it’s here and some of it’s
• Now, Survey responses will serve as student’s
electronic portfolio, documenting their ICAP.
What is ICAP?
DPS ICAP Scope & Sequence,
including career exploration;
PSWF goal, benchmarks &/or
readiness rubric, & service
learning goals; academic plan
with PS courses; and record of
PS & financial planning
“My ICAP” Portfolio,
documenting ALL
relevant planning
Hopefully, this will help increase everyone’s understanding of
ICAP as both can easily be printed and explained to students,
parents, faculty, and community members.
What we do (Scope & Sequence)
What students should
know and be able to do…
• Career Exploration & Planning
o Match personal interests with career possibilities
o Identify a personal career, pathway, or Career Cluster goal
• Goal Setting
o Learn the process of developing goals and pathways toward goals, including
academic, post-secondary, workforce, and service learning goals.
o Learn the academic beliefs, behaviors, and performance standards required
to be “on-track” for post-secondary readiness and evaluate progress toward
these benchmarks.
o Develop the persistence and motivation to overcome barriers to meet goals.
• Academic Success & Course Planning
o Learn the process of intentionally selecting classes to meet high school
graduation requirements.
o Understand the importance of selecting rigorous CE, CTE, AP, and IB courses
that align with career and postsecondary path goals.
• Postsecondary & Financial Planning
o Explore the earning and lifestyle potential of postsecondary education.
o Learn the process needed to plan and prepare for post-secondary or career
training. This includes understanding how to access and pay for postsecondary education.
Resulting changes in student
behaviors (or outcome data)
• Increase student…
o Attendance
o TCAP Growth and Status
o ACT and Accuplacer scores, AP pass rate/test scores
o Student engagement (i.e. extracurricular , CTE, and service learning)
o Graduation and on-track rates
o Scholarship applications
o College or alternative applications
o FAFSA completion
o College enrollment, including CE, AP, IB options
o College remediation rates
o College completion
o Parent Satisfaction Survey Results
Data Planning Tool
PSWF Readiness
Principal Portal https://principal.dpsk12.org/Pages/Default.aspx  Reports 
Student Data  PS Readiness  Student College & Career Readiness Report
Denver Plan & Our Turf
• Great Schools (& Counseling Programs) in Every
Neighborhood, according to SPF.
• Ready for College & Career – Prepare all students,
including those with special learning needs, for
college- and career- readiness
• Support for the Whole Child – Encourage students
to pursue their passions and interests, strengthen
social/emotional skills they need to succeed (e.g.
positive relationships and responsible decisions)
• Close the Opportunity Gap – Set goals that
acknowledge race and work to close the
achievement gap that persists for our students of
color, even when poverty is not a factor.
6-8th Scope & Sequence Changes
9-12th Scope & Sequence Changes
Wiki Link
• www.dpsk12.org  Department  Counseling Servivces 
Counseling Resources  PEP Information
What you will find:
Naviance and CIC Quick Reference Guides
Parent and Student Resource Guidebooks
HS Planning Guide
ICAP lessons and Scope & Sequence Document
Lesson Plan Template
PowerPoint Lesson
Lesson worksheets, handouts, activities
Spanish Translations
To watch You Tube videos, type “staff override” into DPS search.
Click link, log-in, and leave browser open.
HOW to do ICAP
Breakout Sessions
Middle School
Career Exploration
Academic Planning
PS/Financial Planning
Goal Setting
High School
Career Exploration
Academic Planning
PS/Financial Planning
Goal Setting
Grade ICAP
Career Exploration
Party People
• Interest Profiler Activity
Interest Profiler
• John Holland’s RIASEC
• John Holland’s “research shows that personalities
seek out and flourish in career environments they fit
and that jobs and career environments are
classifiable by the personalities that flourish in
them.” Committee on Scientific Awards
Interest Profiler
Interest Profiler
Interest Profiler
Interest Profiler
Cluster Finder
Cluster Finder
Cluster Finder
Grade ICAP
Career Exploration
Career Cluster Model
Management & Administration
Government & Public
Business & Public
Agriculture & Natural
Agricultural & Natural
& Career
STEM, Arts, Design &
Information Technology
Skilled Trades &
Technical Sciences
Hospitality, Human
Services & Education
 Hospitality & Tourism
 Human Services
 Education
 Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math
 Arts, Audio/Visual
Technology and
 Information Technology
Health Sciences &
Public Safety
 Health Science
 Law, Public Safety &
 Transportation, Distribution
& Logistics
 Architecture & Construction
 Manufacturing
Grade ICAP
Career Exploration
What are your PostSecondary Goals?
And what is the path to get there?
Goal + Path
• College & Career Readiness is defined as possessing the
academic knowledge, 21st century learning skills, and
non-cognitive abilities that enable students to
successfully contribute to the global community and
pursue postsecondary education without remediation.
• What are the 3 major components you see?
1. Academic knowledge
2. 21st Century Skills
3. Non-cognitive abilities
• All 3 components are needed for both college AND career
readiness. Collecting evidence of your readiness will help build
your RESUMES and college applications.
GOAL: College, Career,
and Academic Goal(s)__
- Academic
Behaviors (e.g.
“I attend class
and complete
my homework”
- Academic
Beliefs (e.g.
3) Non-cognitive Abilities, which include…
“I can improve
with effort”)
2) 21st Century and Workforce Readiness
Skills (e.g. communication, collaboration,
creativity, and critical thinking
1) Academic Knowledge (e.g.
Academic Performance (grades,
TCAP) and 4-Year Plan
Path to Post-Secondary Readiness
Readiness Rubric
Academic Knowledge
• Academic knowledge includes mastery of reading,
writing, math, and science as measured by student
grades, standardized assessments (e.g. TCAP and
college entrance exams), college prep courses
completed, and credits earned.
• Get out your Post-Secondary Readiness Rubric and
complete the first section entitled, “Academic
• Take note of your successes to highlight in the Education
section of your resume!
Readiness Rubric
Non-Cognitive Abilities
• Non-cognitive abilities refer to the behaviors, skills, attitudes,
and strategies that are not reflected in test scores, but are
crucial to both academic, college, and lifelong career
• Non-cognitive abilities include the following:
• Behaviors (e.g. attendance, homework completion, study
skills, learning strategies, and persistence)
• Beliefs (e.g. belief that one can improve with effort and
hard work as well as the belief that one is responsible for
his/her successes and failures)
• Use the post-secondary Readiness Rubric to assess your noncognitive behaviors and beliefs.
• Think about how to highlight these characteristics in your
resume and/or cover letter (e.g. school awards or
nominations, scholarships earned, teacher references, etc.)
Research on Noncognitive Behaviors
• Attendance and study habits strongly predict
student’s grades, even more than standardized test
scores or any other student background
• Grades predict high school and college
performance and graduation
• Grades even predict people’s future
o For each point increase in GPA, men and women earned
20% more money in their jobs 9 years after high school,
even after controlling for educational attainment (Miller,
o Why might this be? Because students who attend class and
complete their work are likely to practice work habits
needed in college as well as in the workforce.
Readiness Rubric
21 Century Skills
• Use the Post-Secondary Readiness Rubric
to assess your development of 21st Century
& Workforce Skills.
• Think about how you might highlight these
skills in your resume!
Self-Assessment &
Goal Setting
• For those who finish early,
o Complete discussion questions and evaluate
your areas of strength and areas for
o Select one of the categories where you most
need to improve (e.g. academic performance,
21st century skills, non-cognitive attitudes, or noncognitive behaviors)
o Write a goal statement. Include what steps you
will take, by when, to see improvement in this
Service Learning
& Extracurricular
Service Learning &
Extracurricular Activities
• Post-secondary readiness goals include both academic
as well as other non-cognitive indicators.
• As a result, it makes sense that many of these beliefs,
behaviors, and skills are learned outside the classroom,
through activities that support but are not directly a part
of your academic program.
• Examples:
1. Service Learning activities (e.g. Community
Builders, Youth in Service to America, etc.)
2. Extracurricular activities (e.g. sports teams,
clubs, explorers programs, pre-collegiate
programs, etc.)
• Service learning and extracurricular activities can help
you discover your talents, explore your interests, reach
your goals and even build your resume.
Service Learning
• Service-learning is combining work on a community
project with classroom studies. It is volunteering
your time with the end goal of using skills you have
learned in the classroom.
• Benefits:
Hands-on experiences assist in your learning.
Looks great on your college applications or resumes.
Your community is a better place because of your efforts.
Encourages growth in your problem-solving, leadership, and decisionmaking skills.
o Could lead to possible career options in your future.
o Provides you with the opportunity to meet and work with leaders in your
• See handout for Service Learning Opportunities
Naviance Resume
• Click on the drop down
menu to complete the
highlighted sections.
Volunteer Service
Extracurricular Activities
• If you have extra time,
please complete other
relevant sections related
to other specific
achievements, etc.
Work Experience
Volunteer Service
Extracurricular Activities
Skills/Academic Achievement
Music/Artistic Achievement
Athletic Achievement
1. Click “Customize Your Printable Resumes.”
2. Click “Create a new print format.”
3. Hit save at the bottom of the page after they
check all the items they want to be on their
If students don’t follow these steps, they won’t show
up in your data report.
Grade ICAP
Career Exploration
Readiness Rubric
Academic Knowledge
• Academic Knowledge/Performance
• Non-cognitive Beliefs/Behaviors
• 21st Century Skills
Self-Assessment &
Goal Setting
• Although the rubric may say “school work,” these skills
and behaviors could be easily applied to a work setting
as well.
• Being prepared and on-time, working hard, taking
responsibility, and working well with others, etc. are all
skills needed for success in college and the workforce.
• Watch Video “10 things employers look for in their
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGdTTbXizYI&feature=related
• If you are struggling with these 21st Century & Workforce
Readiness skills now, you will likely struggle after high
school. Develop a plan now to begin improving in these
o Select one of the categories where you most need to improve
o Write a goal statement. Include what steps you will take, by when,
to see improvement in this area.
Where the Jobs Are
Each year in Colorado, there are…
1. Twice as many high school dropouts as there are jobs available for them
2. More jobs available for HS graduates than there are students who graduate
3. Twice as many job openings for those with some college education as
there are students who complete at least some college training
• What does this mean for you?
Taken from
report by
“The Business
Case for
Earnings Overlap by
Educational Attainment
Note the percent of people within each education level who
earn more or less than those with a Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s Doctoral Professional
Less than
HS Diploma
Some College
No degree
Why do you think this is?
Occupational choices
Work skills and work ethic
Highest-Paying Occupations
by Educational Level
Click the link to view the Highest-Paying Occupations by Educational Level:
Select 1-2 majors or focus areas of
study that most interest you
Or use, Clusters to Majors: http://www.denverscholarship.org/document.doc?id=958
Explore majors by
employment rate and pay
• Use this wall street website to search your top
majors by employment rate and earnings:
o http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/NILF1111/#term
• Record findings on your handout
Naviance Resume
Click on the drop
down menu to select
and complete
appropriate resume’
Work Experience
Volunteer Service
Extracurricular Activities
Use what you learned Skills/Academic Achievement
about majors and
Music/Artistic Achievement
Athletic Achievement
career outcomes to
help complete your
Course Plan
• No longer the difficult tool that it used to be.
• Changing to a school specific survey.
• Purpose of this lesson is for:
o Students to identify classes they want to take.
o Students to identify what classes they need to take.
o Students to evaluate if they are on-track or off-track to graduate and
what their plan is to get on track.
Graduation Requirements
Transcript Review
Course Plan
Course Plan
Course Plan
Course Plan
Academic Planning
Academic Plan & ICAP Survey
• Click “about me”
• Click to take the following surveys
• “Course Plan Survey”
• “ICAP Survey” (Question #1)
• Complete each surveys and click
12 ,
Q1, Budget Addition
Go to http://www.coloradorealitycheck.com
Click #2 “Future Salary”
Enter the lowest salary you would accept in order to
include as many occupational choices as possible
If the site is not working, click http://www.texasrealitycheck.com/
Select Education & Cluster Goal
• Select your education goal and Career Cluster
• Record your Cluster selection on your handout
Click “Get Careers”
Career & Salary
• Record the salary of careers in your interest area
that accept your level of education and meet or
exceed your salary goal.
Annual Salary
• Circle the annual salary (above) of the career you
are most interested in pursuing
Monthly Salary After Taxes
• Take this salary and times it by .8 to get an estimate
of your take home salary after federal and state
taxes, social security, and Medicare deductions.
• Annual salary: $________________ X .8 =
$________________ (Annual salary after taxes)
• Take this number and divide it by 12 to get your
estimated monthly income after taxes.
salary after taxes: $ ______________ / 12 months = $
_____________ (Monthly pay)
Plan Your Budget
Grade ICAP
Career Transition Checklist
College Transition Checklist
Let’s go through these one at a time.
1) Acceptance Letters
If you have not yet received an acceptance or rejection letter, call the
college or university to make sure you submitted all the required application
materials (e.g. transcripts, ACT test scores, letters of recommendation, etc.)
2) Web Portal
• Your acceptance letter should
contain important information
regarding your student ID
and/or how to sign-in to your
student web portal.
• The web portal will contain information such as your financial
aid award package, important forms you need to complete,
your student records, how to sign-up for classes, and your
tuition bill, etc.
• Check your college email and web portal regularly!
• Visit your school’s website and try to find their web portal. It is
most likely located under “Current Students.” Sometimes it’s
called something else like UCD Access, Metro Connect, or
CCD Connect, etc.
3) College Scholarships
• Visit your college Financial Aid Department website
to apply for college-specific scholarships
4) College Opportunity Fund
• Visit https://cof.college-assist.org to apply for the
College Opportunity Fund (COF), which pays a
stipend toward in-state college tuition for all eligible
4) FAFSA Follow-up
• FAFSA Follow-up
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k99tgfqzfuw&feature=relmfu
• Financial Aid Awards
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE-qYhQEfqA&feature=relmfu
6) Student Aid Report (SAR)
To view your Student Aid Report, use your PIN to login at FAFSA.gov
o Otherwise, you will receive instructions via email or postal mail
Check your EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
o Note: If your application is incomplete, your SAR will not include an EFC, but will
tell you what you need to do to resolve the issue
The schools listed on your FAFSA will have access to your SAR and use
this information to determine your eligibility for Financial Aid.
Make sure the FAFSA data on your SAR is correct and complete. If
you find a mistake, correct or update your FAFSA.
7) College Award Letter(s)
Please refer to your handouts
$17,900 - $17,400
= $500
$500 + $5,000
= $5,500
College Comparison
• Take 5 minutes to complete your College Comparison
Worksheet for Top Notch University
• Compare and contrast – Which college seems to offer the best
package? (Remember: Gift Aid does not have to be paid back)
8) FAFSA Verification
• What is FAFSA Verification?
o FAFSA verification is a process students need to complete to verify the
accuracy of information submitted on their FAFSA.
• Who is flagged for verification?
o About 1/3 of FAFSA applicants are flagged for FAFSA verification.
o You may be selected randomly or due to incomplete, estimated, or
inconsistent information reported on your FAFSA.
• How will I know if I’m selected for verification?
o On your Student Aid Report, an asterisk (*) will appear after your EFC
number, along with instructions on what to do next.
o In the financial aid portion on your college student portal, there should be
information regarding steps you need to take for FAFSA verification.
• What will I need to do?
o Contact your college’s Financial Aid Office for directions. You will be
asked to submit some forms and Federal tax documents (e.g. IRS tax
transcript, W-2s).
• How long will it take?
o The verification process can take up to 30 days or even longer, so begin
the process right away.
9) Placement Tests
• Students who have an ACT sub score at or above
the following are exempt from placement testing:
19 & above
85 & above
18 & above
Sentence Skills 70 & above
17 & above
62 & above
• Students who have lower ACT sub scores must take
the Accuplacer placement test to determine if they
are eligible for college-level, credit granting courses
(vs. remedial courses)
• To practice the Accuplacer, go to
http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students and
click on the free sample questions
10) Housing
• If you want to live on campus,
o You need to apply for campus housing and pay your
deposit prior to the deadline
• If you want to live off campus but your school
requires freshman to live on campus
o You may be able to complete an “exemption” form to
prove that you meet certain requirements.
11) Orientation
• At most schools, freshman orientation is mandatory and
includes the following:
Academic advising
An introduction to campus resources and policies
An opportunity to meet other students
An opportunity to register for first-semester courses
• Sign up soon and mark on your calendar
12) Registration
• Typically, you will get the chance to register for fall
classes at orientation. If not, find out how to register
for classes online and/or schedule an appointment
with an academic advisor.
13) Immunization Forms
• Colorado law requires college students to be
immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella.
• Students will need to submit the following:
1. An Immunization Form, with official documented proof of
2. A signed Meningococcal Disease Information Form
• Some schools may require additional forms (e.g.
Tuberculosis Risk form)
• Forms and requirements can be found on your
school’s website.
14) Tuition Bill
• Log into your student portal to review your tuition bill.
• Call or research the college website for information
regarding your school’s tuition policies and deadlines.
o Typically, you must pay your remaining tuition and fees in full prior
to the start of school.
o Or, you must check with your school to see if they will arrange an
extended payment plan.
• Health Insurance Note:
o Many colleges will charge $1,000 for a college insurance plan.
o However, this fee can easily be waved. All you need to do is
submit a form verifying that you are covered on a current health
insurance plan (e.g. your parent’s plan).
15) Final Transcripts
• Upon graduation, you will need to remember to
send your official high school transcript and ACT
scores to your college Admissions.
Senior Exit Survey
& Financial
Grade ICAP
Post-Secondary &
Financial Planning
Education Pays
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spNDLD2KRuA
• What were the 5 reasons listed as to why education
Education Pays
College Options
Concurrent Enrollment
• Concurrent Enrollment
o Concurrent enrollment is when a student is able to be
enrolled in and receive credit toward both high school and
college or career and technical courses, simultaneously.
o DPS covers the cost of these college courses, up to the
local community college tuition rate, as long as the student
passes the class.
Advanced Placement
• Advanced Placement (AP)
o AP courses are college-level courses offered in high school.
o At the end of an AP course, students may take
standardized AP exams that measure how well they have
mastered the material. Students who score a “3″ or better
on the AP exam will typically be able to earn college credit
if their scores are sent to the college and transcribed onto
a college transcript.
College First (ASCENT)
• College First Program
o ASCENT stands for Accelerating Students through
Concurrent Enrollment. It is a “5th Year Program” that
allows seniors to remain enrolled at the high school and
take a fifth year consisting entirely of college classes.
o By participating in this program, students are be able to
attend college while DPS pays for their college tuition.
College First (ASCENT)
• To be eligible for ASCENT, students must meet the
following requirements by the end of their senior year:
Complete all high school graduation requirements
Successfully complete (‘C’ or better) 12 college credit hours
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Earn “college ready” ACT or Accuplacer scores (required for
all credit granting college-level courses, not just ASCENT)
• ACT = 19 Math, 18 English, 17 Reading
• Accuplacer = 85 Elem. Algebra, 70 Sentence Skills, 62 Reading
o Apply to and be accepted into an approved college
o Register with the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF), if eligible
(see handout)
o Have a completed Personal Education Plan (PEP)
o Complete required paperwork (August of senior year)
What can I do now to prepare
for these college options?
• Talk to your counselor to make sure you’re ‘on-track’
toward graduation and college-readiness.
• Take your grades seriously. Grades are very important for
scholarships, athletic eligibility, and college admissions.
• Enroll in challenging classes. Talk to your counselor about
enrolling in Honors, Concurrent Enrollment (CE),
Advanced Placement (AP), or Career Tech Ed (CTE).
• Begin studying for the Accuplacer and ACT. To help
prepare, make sure to work hard and ask for extra help
in your math, reading, and writing classes.
• Complete all of your Personal Education Plan
requirements (career goal  college goal  academic
plan). More about this in our next lesson.
• Apply for the College Opportunity Fund, if eligible.
College Options after
High School
• Technical School (Training or Certificate)
o Schools that offer training for a particular field or career. May be completed in
2 to 18 months. To apply, you need an application and a GED. You will
typically need to pass a basic reading or other assessment.
• 2 year or community colleges (Associate’s degree)
o Offer associate’s degrees, certificates, or training. Students may transfer their
credits to a 4-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Tuition is often less
expensive than 4-year colleges. Students usually live off campus. To apply, you
need an application-only. However, the Accuplacer assessment is required to
determine eligibility for credit awarding college-level courses.
• 4 year college or University (Bachelor’s degree)
o Prepare students for professional careers as well as graduate school. Students
receive a broad education. Students often live on the campus in dormitories.
Schools consider the following: application, grades, ACT test scores, letters of
recommendation, essays, and list of school/community involvement.
• Military
o Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The military offers
funds/money to help pay for college after your military service. To apply, you
need at least a high school diploma.
College Options Nearby
Auraria Campus 9th Grade EXPO
Play a portion of one or two of the following videos:
• Metro State University of Denver (4 year)
o http://www.youniversitytv.com/video/viewvideo/3629
• University of Colorado Denver (4 year)
o http://www.youniversitytv.com/video/viewvideo/3499
• Community College of Denver (2 year)
o http://colorado.jobing.com/video_details.asp?i=84762&Se
College Admissions
• Teacher directions:
Instruct students that they will be rank ordering the factors they believe are most to
least important to college admissions teams in deciding whether or not students will
be admitted to the college.
Provide 1 of the 8 admissions requirements listed below to 8 different students.
Ask these students to come to the front of the class one at a time and place
themselves in the correct order of importance (with the most important factor on the
far left when facing the class.)
Invite class participation in helping students decide where to stand.
Admissions Requirements:
Grades in all courses
Grades in college preparatory courses
Strength of curriculum (advanced/college-prep coursework)
Admissions test scores
College essay or personal statement
Letters of Recommendation
Extracurricular activities
Student’s demonstrated interest in the college
Class rank
College Admissions
Grades in college
Preparatory courses
Strength of
Test scores
Grades in
All courses
19% - Letters of Recommendation
7% - Extracurricular Activities
Essay or
Class rank
Financial Planning NOW
• Work with a parent and/or guardians to estimate
your financial aid using the FAFSA4caster.
o https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1
• Put away a portion of your birthday and/or work
money to begin saving for college.
• Get good grades and get involved. Start a list of
your awards, honors, and extracurricular activities to
help you apply for scholarships.
• Apply for the College Opportunity Fund.
o http://cof.college-assist.org
College Costs &
Financial Planning
• College and career training costs money!
• But the cost shouldn't stop you from getting an
• Each year, billions of dollars are made available to
• The trick to creating the right financial aid plan is
knowing all your options
College Quiz
• How much do your students know about college
• Click on the link below to take the College Quiz
as a class.
• http://knowhow2go.org/freshmen_quiz.php
Grade ICAP
PS & Financial Planning
Explore Postsecondary Options 1
Scroll down to find this list…
Select a few colleges to see how you compare
Explore Postsecondary Options 2
• If students finish their search early, they may go
back and try other college search tools, such as
college search, SuperMatch, or college compare
• To keep on pace, allow 10 min total for college
exploration. Students may go back and continue at
a later time.
Open Enrollment
• As you can see, no matter what your grades or test
scores, there are many colleges out there with “open
enrollment” policies that are willing to accept you.
• However, if your skills and test scores are not deemed
“college ready” in various subjects, then you will end up
paying college tuition, but not really taking college-level
courses and you will NOT receive college credit or
financial aid for any of these “remedial courses.”
o College ready scores:
• ACT = 19 Math, 18 English, 17 Reading
• Accuplacer = 85 Elem. Algebra, 95 Sentence Skills, 80 Reading
• Do everything you can now, while still in HS, to increase
your math, reading, and English skills to prepare for
college and work.
Selective College
• Brainstorm: What factors are considered in the
admissions process at a selective or moderately
selective school?
o Grades, challenging course selection, test scores (ACT,SAT), extracurricular activities and leadership, letters of recommendation, essay
• Divide up into groups or “admissions teams”
o Distribute Applicant Summary & Review Sheets
o Distribute CCHE Index Chart
• Directions: Read through each student’s summary and
complete the Applicant Review Sheet. Select the top 2
students your team wants to admit into Eagle University
(10 min)
• Discuss similarities and differences between team’s
choices and what factors they considered most
important in making their selections
College options while in HS
• Vocab Quiz:
• DPS will pay for your college classes, up to the local
community college tuition rate, but only if you…
• Pass the class
• Take advantage of these college options while
still in high school
• So how much does college really cost?
The Price is Right
Teacher Directions:
• Select 5 volunteers to sit facing the class at the front
of the room. Instruct them to guess the “sticker
price” of tuition and fees for the 3 college types.
Provide handout for students to record and reveal
their answers.
• The class may try to help by shouting out what they
think is the right answer.
• For fun, you will also reveal (and may have students
guess) the price of books & supplies and room &
board for each institution type.
• Reveal the Cost of Attendance and what it means
o Discuss how all these costs are included in the cost of attendance and
financial aid awards and the ways around them, such as living at home,
being an RA, or buying used books online.
The Price is Right
Cost of college
The Price is Right
Cost of college
• These are merely starting
or “sticker” prices.
• Financial aid can help you
cover the costs,
if you apply for it.
Intro to DSF
Future Centers
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJl0SSzJPps
• You can earn between $1,600 and $3,400 annually
from DSF if you…
complete the FAFSA (or deferred action) and demonstrate financial need
have a 2.0 cumulative GPA
apply for the DSF scholarship
apply for at least 3 additional scholarships
enroll in a Colorado school
• Total DSF Awards:
o DSF has awarded $15.6 million in scholarships to 3,250 DPS graduates. 81%
have completed their degree or remain in college.
• Total Scholarships Received:
o Counselors and DSF Advisors have helped DPS graduates secure $149
million in additional college scholarships beyond those provided by DSF.
• Go to www.denverscholarship.org to search their
scholarship directory
Grade ICAP
Post-Secondary &
Financial Planning
College Admissions Types
• Early Decision (ED)
o Usually apply in November and hear back in December
o Early admissions option that is binding (i.e. if accepted, student MUST attend
that college)
• Early Action (EA)
o Usually apply between November and mid December and hear back in
January or February
o Early admissions option that is not binding (i.e. if accepted, free to apply to
other colleges to compare financial aid options)
• Regular Decision/Admissions
o Usually apply between December and February and hear back between
March and mid April
• Rolling Admissions
o Apply anytime and hear back within 4-8 weeks
o These colleges accept applications on case-by-case basis until they’ve filled
all their sports in their freshman class. Applying early could improve chances of
acceptance and the availability of financial aid
• Common Application
o Students can fill in one form online and send to over 400 Common Application
member colleges or universities.
Academic Subject Requirements
HEARS (Higher Ed Admissions Requirements) = Entry requirements for students
planning to attend a Colorado public 4-year college or university
Academic Area
2010+ Graduates
4 years
Mathematics (must include Algebra 1,
Geometry, Algebra II, or equivalent)
4 years
Natural/Physical Sciences (2 units must be
3 years
Social Sciences (at least one unit of US or
World History)
3 years
Foreign Language
1 year
Academic Electives
2 years
• Some colleges may have additional standards or Minimum
Academic Preparation Requirements (MAPS).
• Private colleges may set their own admissions standards
• Public 2-year colleges have open enrollment policies
Safety, Match, and
Reach Schools
• Safety School
o People recommend selecting 1 safety school
o This is a school with flexible admissions standards. Their is little to no
chance of rejection from these schools.
• Match School
o People recommend selecting 2-4 match schools
o Not only would you be happy attending these schools, but you fit within
these school’s general admissions criteria.
• Reach School
o People recommend selecting 1 or 2 “reach” schools
o Reach schools are your dream schools. They are more competitive
schools that may be less likely to accept you. Your qualifications may fall
slightly short of the college averages.
o (E.g. even if you just miss the GPA or Index Score cutoff, this doesn’t mean
you won’t be accepted or can’t apply.)
Beyond ACT & GPA
• Review/brainstorm:
o When all the students meet the standard or if a student
falls just short, what other factors do colleges consider
when selecting students for college admissions?
• Introduce the College Admissions Sorting Game
o Select 10 volunteers
o Follow game directions posted on wiki
College Admissions
While many factors are considered in college admissions, grades,
challenging course selection, and test scores are still most important.
Continue to challenge yourself your senior year!
Grades in college
Preparatory courses
Strength of
Test scores
Grades in
All courses
19% - Letters of Recommendation
7% - Extracurricular Activities
Essay or
Class rank
Admissions Requirements
• If you want a list of colleges to choose from,
click “college match” and then select a
college from your list
• If you have a college in mind, click “college
lookup” and search for a college by name
Where is the Financial Aid?
Work Study
Colleges, private companies/donors, or
foundations like DSF:
Scholarships – 3 Types
1) Merit-based: TALENT
2) Need-based: FINANCIAL NEED
3) Lottery- everyone has an equal chance
Scholarship Search (DSF)
1. Go to www.denverscholarship.org
2. Click “FOR STUDENTS”  “High School Students”  “Resources”
3. Click to view “local, regional, and national scholarships”
1) Click the colleges tab
2) Explore scholarship match and scholarship list
Scholarship List
Click a category heading to sort by
deadline, award amount, etc.
Scholarship Match
Practice Scholarship
Complete your Sample
Scholarship Application
Grade PEP
Post-Secondary &
Financial Planning
How much will college
But wait…
• It’s not the same for everyone. It depends on your
financial need.
• The Net Price Calculator will help you estimate what
college will cost you and your family.
• Watch video to learn more:
Let’s see an example
• Click link:
• Select a college
o (e.g. Colorado College, Metro State, & University of Colorado Denver)
• Select your family income range
o (e.g. income is $0 – 30,000)
• Are the prices more or less than you thought?
• Play DSF video on completing the FAFSA
o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJ2kIHFhvQ&feature=relmfu
• Cannot apply for FAFSA until January 1st, 2013, but
try to apply early because money is awarded on a
first come first serve basis.
• What can you do now to get ready?
o Encourage your parents to file their taxes early.
o Visit www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov to complete a trial application,
visit www.pin.ed.gov to apply for your PIN #, and visit
www.fafsa.gov to get familiar with the website.
o Begin collecting information you will need: SSN, B-date, driver’s
license, W-2 forms, tax returns, savings account info, stocks and
o Continue exploring colleges and select your top 10 schools. You
must list your college on the FAFSA in order to receive an award
letter from the college once you are accepted.
Why is the FAFSA
Students who:
90% of students enrolled in postsecondary education within 12 months
of graduating
45% of students enrolled in postsecondary education within 12 months
of graduating
• Completing the FAFSA will determine your Expected
Family Contribution (EFC).
College Cost (tuition, fees, room, board, books, etc.)
Expected Family Contribution
Financial Need
• This information is used by colleges to determine your
financial aid package award.
• Likewise, it is also used by DSF and other need-based
scholarships to determine eligibility and the amount
Financial Need
Awards (grants, loans, work study, scholarships)
Unmet need
Undocumented Students
& the FAFSA
In addition to FAFSA
What else can students do to help reduce their
unmet need and help pay for college?
Unmet need
Scholarship $
What you pay
Strategies for Winning
• It’s a numbers game
o Even among talented students, who wins involves a bit of luck,
not just skill
o To win more scholarships, you need to apply to more
scholarships, but only if you qualify
• You can’t win if you don’t apply
o One in four students never applies for financial aid
• The more you apply, the easier it gets
o Essays can be reused and tailored to each new application
• Don’t miss deadlines
o Use a scholarship tracker to help get organized and help
prioritize your applications by deadline and award amount
o Use your calendar to note scholarship application deadlines
Secrets to Winning a Scholarship by Mark Kantrowit, Publisher of Fastweb and FinAid, April 19, 2011.
Use a Scholarship Tracker
• Refer to page 16 of student handout. Have student
use this form to record scholarships they research.
Searching for
• Start searching as soon as possible (if you wait until
spring to start searching, you will miss half the
• Use a free online scholarship matching service
• Look for local scholarships on bulletin boards near
the counseling office and/or the DSF office.
• Search the DSF website
• Search Naviance (Scholarship List” & “Scholarship
Match tools)
• Use you Scholarship Tracker to keep track of
scholarships you’re interested in applying to
Secrets to Winning a Scholarship by Mark Kantrowit, Publisher of Fastweb and FinAid, April 19, 2011.
Scholarships for
Undocumented Students
• Scholarship A-Z for Undocumented Students http://www.latinosincollege.com/payingsch/Scholarship
• Latino College Dollars http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/
• Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
• BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center
• Harvest of Hope Foundation - www.harvestofhope.net
• View your handout for an additional list of scholarships
Scholarships and
Undocumented Students
• Remember, while undocumented students may not
receive federal or state grants or scholarships, there
is no policy or law against receiving private
scholarships from private schools for private donors.
• Even if a private scholarship application asks for a
social security number, you may always call the
donor and ask if they will allow any exceptions
Admissions Checklist
• See page 4 - 5 of handout for checklist by month.
Apply Now
• Find and download an application for at least 1
college of interest.
• Research the application requirements and
complete your college application tracker.
• Complete the college application.
• If letters of recommendation are required, begin
filling out the request form to give to teachers.
Application Tracker
• Refer to page 12 of
student handout
Recommendation Letter
Request Form
• Refer to page 14 of
student handout.
Goal Setting
Grade ICAP
Goal Setting
on time
Increase organization by using
planner and cleaning out binder &
backpack once per week.
4) Earn
80% or above
on each test
or assignment
(90% or above)
Set aside at least 1 hour
per night to read, study,
&/or complete homework
Co-curricular Interests &
• Academic-focused goals are very important.
However, just as important are activities that
support but are not directly a part of your
academic program.
• These activities are called co-curricular or extracurricular activities and include service learning.
• These activities can help you discover your talents,
explore your interests, reach your goals and even
build your resume.
• Co-curricular or Extra-curricular Activities:
o List or discuss extracurricular opportunities available at your
o Discuss where students can go to find out more information
and how to sign up.
o Discuss relevant eligibility requirements
• Service Learning Activities
o Provide handout of service learning opportunities
Co-curricular Activities
Complete handout to discover how your interests
relate to various activities and college/career goals.
Intro to Resume Building
• Resume
o Document that highlights your academic and co-curricular
strengths; your relevant skills, including 21st century and
workforce skills; as well as your work habits, experiences,
and behaviors.
o Used as a tool to market or sell yourself when applying for a
job, scholarship, college program, or another related
• It’s important to know how to access Resume Builder on
Naviance so you may use this tool to begin keeping
track of all you academic and co-curricular activities
and accomplishments throughout HS. You will find this
valuable when it’s time to complete college
applications, scholarships and job applications.
Grade ICAP
Goal Setting
Career Cluster Model
Management & Administration
Government & Public
Business & Public
Agriculture & Natural
Agricultural & Natural
& Career
STEM, Arts, Design &
Information Technology
Skilled Trades &
Technical Sciences
Hospitality, Human
Services & Education
 Hospitality & Tourism
 Human Services
 Education
 Science, Technology,
Engineering and Math
 Arts, Audio/Visual
Technology and
 Information Technology
Health Sciences &
Public Safety
 Health Science
 Law, Public Safety &
 Transportation, Distribution
& Logistics
 Architecture & Construction
 Manufacturing
Career Cluster Descriptions
Career Cluster Model
• Career Clusters provide a way to organize careers
related to your interests.
• Research shows that even though most people
change careers many times throughout their life,
they typically stay within the same cluster.
• Knowing your top career clusters will help you
create a roadmap or “Plan of Study” to help you
achieve your college and career goals.
Review your top Career Clusters and select one to
record at the top of your Plan of Study handout.
Plans of Study
1. Go to www.dpsk12.org and click “Employees”
2. Click on “Departments”
3. Click “Career &
Technical Education”
4. Click “CTE – Career Clusters
and Plans of Study”
1. Find your top Career Cluster(s).
2. Click on the related Cluster group or
sector (the smaller rectangle box).
1. Find a Plan of Study that most interests you
2. If you don’t see something you’re interested in,
click back
a page and try a new sector.
3. FIf you still can’t find something, try here: - www.league.org/league/projects/ccti/ccluster.cfm
4. fPrint 1-2 Plans of Study to learn more about
Plan of Study Layout
Page 1
Suggested high
school courses
- Academic courses
- Career path and
elective courses
Programs & Institutions
Page 2
Extended Learning
- Extracurricular
- Work-based
- Service Learning
Career options &
salary ranges by
Education Level
Plans of Study
1. Review & highlight
HS course options
2. Review related
activity options
1) Postsecondary Programs and Colorado Institutions
First Responder
Practical Nurse
First Responder
Practical Nurse
Emily Griffith
Pickens Tech
First Responder
Practical Nurse
Emily Griffith
Pickens Tech
Registered Nurse
CCD, Red Rocks,
Radiology Technician
Registered Nurse
Metro State
Heath Administration UCD, UNC
Public Heath
2) Career Options and Salary Range
Medical Technician
$15,000 – 55,000
Medical Technician
$15,000 – 55,000
Medical Technician
Registered Nurse
$15,000 – 55,000
Medical Technician
Registered Nurse
$25,000 – 90,000 +
Nurse Practitioner $25,000 - 90,000 +
Medical Doctor
Exploring Postsecondary Options
• Open a new tab and log-in to Naviance using the
following Username and Password
Student ID #
Click, “Log In”
Explore Postsecondary Options 1
Select a few of the colleges listed on your handout
Explore Postsecondary Options
Your name and scores
Click on the college name to learn more
Explore Postsecondary Options 2
Click “SuperMatch college search”
Use your handout to select important criteria
and indicate its level of importance to you
View your college results
Grade ICAP
Goal Setting
You tried to make an appointment
to see your school counselor to
see discuss college applications.
She doesn’t seem to have the time
to see you. Is this a bump in the
road or a road block? ___________
Suggested ways to deal with this
and move on? Who might help?
You road read in the newspaper that the
average cost of a college education in the
United States is ______. That is more money
than you and your parents could ever save.
Is this a bump in the road or a road block?
_____________ Suggested ways to deal with
this and move on? Who might help? _______
None of your friends are planning to
go to college. They say that college is
too long and hard. Is this a bump in
the road or a road block? ___________
Suggested ways to deal with this and
move on?” Who might help? ________
You have fallen far behind in one of
the courses that you know is
required for college admission.
Your friend tells you should transfer
to an easier class second
semester. Is this a bump in the
road or a road block? ___________
Suggested ways to deal with this
and move on? Who might help?
It is time to register for your classes
next year. Your counselor looks at
your grades to date and suggest that
you take less challenging classes
than you know you will need for
admission to college. Is this a bump
in the road or a road block? _________
Suggested ways to deal with this and
move on? Who might help? _________
Your college
requires an essay.
Writing is not your
strength. You
don’t know how to
get started. Is this
a bump in the
road or a road
block? _________
Suggested ways
to deal with this
and move on?
Who might help?
Your parents aren’t sure that
college is possible. No one in your
family has ever gone. Is this a
bump in the road or a road block?
______________ Suggested ways to
deal with this and move on? Who
might help? ____________________
Your mom is a single, working-mom. She has
been depending on you to help with your little
brothers and sisters. You aren’t sure she can
manage if you go away to college. Is this a
bump in the road or a road block? ___________
Suggested ways to deal with this and move
on? Who might help? _______________________
You just got your score back from your
college admission test (ACT or SAT).
They are a disappointment and don’t
look good enough for admission to
college. Is this a bump in the road or a
road block? ______________ Suggested
ways to deal with this and move on?
Who might help? ____________________
A military recruiter has visited your high school.
He suggests that you join the armed forces
instead of going to college. He tells you that
you can get all the educational training that you
will need, while seeing the world. Is this a
bump in the road or a road block? ___________
Suggested ways to deal with this and move
on? Who might help? _______________________
You have never been on a college
campus so you’re not sure you’ll
recognize college when you get
there. Is this a bump in the road or
a road block? ___________________
Suggested ways to deal with this
and move on? Who might help?
Reaching your Goals
• There will always be obstacles that try to get in the
way of your dreams.
• To reach your goals, you must learn how to see
obstacles as simply “bumps along the road,” which
can be overcome through persistence, problem
solving, and support from a trusted friend or adult.
• When there is an obstacle along your way, you must
work to create multiple pathways or solutions to get
around it and move forward toward your goal(s).
• Is there anything else you learned from this activity?
Overcoming the ACT/SAT
Test Obstacle
• All Juniors will take the Colorado ACT on _______
___________! There is no cost for this test. Students
register and take the test at their school.
• Before the test:
o Work hard in your core courses and don’t be
afraid to ask for help
o Sign up for ACT study group or study session
o Use free The Princeton Review (TPR), College in
Colorado, or other resources to study for the ACT
The Princeton Review Usage Reminders
Go to https://www.princetonreview.com
Click to Login
Follow directions in the handout provided
ACT Goal
• What is your ACT goal?
• What should be your ACT goal?
Depends on college ready benchmark scores for ACT
(required for all credit granting college-level courses)
 College ready benchmark scores for ACT:
o 19 Math
o 18 English
o 17 Reading
Depends on your GPA and the Index Score requirements for
the college(s) in which you are interested in applying
• Use the College Index chart to help set your ACT goal
(Keep the minimum college ready benchmark in mind)
ACT Schedule
• If you are unhappy with your score (and within a few points of
your goal) or if you would like to take the test prior to April 24th,
you may register for additional test dates below.
• Be sure to get scores sent to both your high school and the
colleges which you are considering
Test Date
Registration Deadline
Late Registration (late
fee required)
To register, visit www.actstudent.org
• Cost: $34.00
• Cost with optional writing test: $49.50
• Late registration fee: addition $21.00
• Fee waivers are available to students who qualify
for free/reduced lunch
Overcoming the ACT/SAT
Test Obstacle
• If you still aren’t happy with your score(s),
o Continue working on improving your GPA to help increase
your total Index Score
• If your scores don’t meet the college ready benchmark,
o Study for and take the Accuplacer test as an alternative way
to meet the college ready benchmark
 College ready benchmark scores for Accuplacer:
o 85 Elementary Algebra
o 95 Sentence Skills
o 80 Reading
o If your scores still don’t meet the mark,
• Plan to work extra hard and try again next year.
• Or, ask about taking college remediation classes while still
in high school. If you pass these classes with a C or higher,
you have evidence to show the college that you are
ready for college level coursework, without remediation.
(Note: You can get into college without these scores, but you will start by taking remedial course (not college
level), which means you will not receive financial aid for those courses or any college credit toward graduation)
Overcoming the College
Essay Obstacle
To learn helpful tips, play the following college essay video:
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9J7AxXHG3Y&
Other college essay video options, if you are interested
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is9KEZ5whX0
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8x21ouZT8Y&f
dps draft of college essay
1) Click the about me tab
2) Click “dps draft of college
essay/personal statement”
Before you start…
1) Think about yourself. What are your best qualities? Think of at least 3
and share with a partner.
2) Choose one of these qualities you want to convey and complete
the sentence: “I am a very __________________ person.”
3) Pretend you’re taking an exam in which you must respond to this
prompt: Tell a story about an experience or time when you showed
you were a very __________________ person
(the characteristic selected above)
 You will have 15-20 minutes to respond. Continue writing until I say
Activity adapted from College Board’s Recipe for a Draft at www.collegeboard.com/student/apply
Essay #1
(Topic: Describe a person who has had a significant influence on your life)
Essay #2
(Topic: Describe the environment in which you grew up
and how it has shaped your personal goals)
College Essay Feedback
• Essay #1
o What’s your feedback?
o Admissions Counselors’ Critique: This essay does not work because it lacks
depth. The writer just skims the surface and gives the reader vague details
about the coach. She doesn’t tell HOW her coach influences her life. The
writer needed to take this essay to the next level. The writing also lacks
sophistication. The word choice and sentence structure are very simplistic
• Essay #2
o What’s your feedback?
o Admissions Counselors’ Critique: This essay is an excellent example of how
concrete details can create a vivid story. The writer’s strong observation
skills and sensitivity to her family hold the reader’s attention. Her reflections
at the end are well supported by the story. The writer uses language well
and shows a sense of style.
Activity taken from NACAC Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning
Your College Essay
• Remember, at this point, your college essay is only a
• You must go back through to edit and revise your
essay. Check for spelling, grammar, and
• You should have at least 2 other people help edit
and review your essay. Don’t be afraid to ask a
parent, teacher, or friend for help.
Data Planning Tool
Backwards Planning
Progress Monitoring
(Use data to determine
which areas need
additional focus and
who needs extra
support or instruction.)
(Use data to measure
resulting attitudes,
knowledge, skills, and
behavior changes or
Continuous Improvement
(Determine if you need to adjust
your program, support, or
Data Planning
Outcome Data
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
61.3% (on-time) 65.3%
College Enrollment Rate
45.4% (fall after graduation)
Remediation Rate
ACT Average Composite
AP tests taken / pass rate
6545 tests / 39.9% pass rate
Applied & admitted to at
least 1 college
96% applied; 78% admitted
FAFSA submission
9th – 12th 4-Year Plan
78% average
Cluster, DWYA, Resume
65%, 80%, 49%
Personal Statements/Essays
63% seniors
Goal (2014-15)
ACT Scores
Graduation Rates
Senior Exit Survey Results
79% plan to go to Technical, 2 or 4 year college in fall, 73% are
very or pretty confident in their plan, but only 40% actually enroll
in the fall
Students identify $ as the #1 barrier, followed by academic skills
and the application process.
66% (mothers) and 72% (fathers) have not completed PS
65% have not participated in any college prep programs (hence,
need for comprehensive ICAP program and identifying correct
students who need the support)
Only 46% participated in ACT prep
50% utilized a school counselor for college search and
applications, the highest % over all other options (25% Naviance,
26% Future Center, etc.)
14% didn’t utilize any resources,19% didn’t attend any college
planning activities, 26% didn’t use Future Center for anything
94% met with counselor, but only 45% for college planning
16% said there were parts of the college search/application
process in which they needed more assistance and/or
Conclusion: Counselors are the only ones with an eye for all students PS planning,
and they need support. Counselors need to focus on equity in programming.
Underrepresented students will not advocate for themselves, we need to find them.
Maximize your Impact
Advisories, study
strategies, tutoring,
homework help
School-wide culture of PS
readiness; high expectations and
student support/personalization
Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning
WHEN? Lesson Action Plan
Time Task Analysis
Use of Time Assessment
Direct Student Services

7-7:15 a.m.
7:16-7:30 a.m.
7:31-7:45 a.m.
7:46-8 a.m.
8:01-8:15 a.m.
8:16-8:30 a.m.
8:31-8:45 a.m.
8:46-9 a.m.
9:01-9:15 a.m.
9:16-9:30 a.m.
9:31-9:45 a.m.
9:46-10 a.m.
10:01-10:15 a.m.
10:16-10:30 a.m.
10:46-11 a.m.


Program Management and School



Collaboration Accountability
Counselor/Administrator Agreement
Poster Sign-ups
School Counseling
Leadership Team (SCLT)
1. _____________________
2. _____________________
3. _____________________
4. _____________________
5. _____________________
Naviance Help
(Assign me a mentor)
1. _____________________
2. _____________________
3. _____________________
4. _____________________
5. _____________________

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