Calendar and Checklist

Report
Comprehensive School
Counseling Program
Graduation requirements/Registration
Junior Year
Senior Year
Advisory
Parent Information Nights
Introductions
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Megan Coe
Class of 2015 A-Le
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Lori Tuel
Class of 2015 Li-Z
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[email protected]
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(651) 773-6225
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[email protected]
(651) 773-6226
Graduation Requirements
Course
Required Credits
Language Arts
4
Math
3
Science
3
Social Studies
3.5
PE/Health
1*
Arts
.5
Wellness/Arts Elective
.5
Electives
6.5
Total
22
*For most students, this will be 9th grade Health (.25), 9th grade PE (.25), and Health/PE course #1943 (.5)
Typical Senior Schedule
Language Arts
Language Arts
Social Studies
(American Government)
Health/PE (1943)
Social Studies
(Economics)
Math* or Elective
Math* or Elective
Science* or Elective
Science* or Elective
Elective
Elective
Wellness/Arts Elective
*Recommended for students planning to attend a 4-year college or university
Language Arts (4 Credits Required)
Choose 2 from:
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Composition 12: College Writing
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Composition 12: Creative Writing
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World Literature: Heroes and Journeys
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World Literature: Analysis of Social and Political Context
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World Literature: Dramatic Analysis
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Modern Literature: Media and Film
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CIS – College in the Schools: Introduction to Literature
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Yearbook – Full year course .5 meets LA requirement
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(University of Minnesota EngL 1001W)*
OR…
Year-Long Requirement Choices: Choose 1
AP – Advanced Placement Literature & Composition (AP LIT)*
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AP – Advanced Placement Language & Composition (11-12)*
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eCIS – Writer’s Studio (by request, invitation only)*
* Application required
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Zero Hour, Online, and Summer School
Options (Seniors get 1st Priority)
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Students are allowed up to one additional credit in one academic
school year
American Government, Economics, and #1943 Health and Physical
Education for Your Future offered in different formats (see page 55
of your registration guide)
Students can register specifically for Hybrid, Zero Hour, and
Embedded courses
No separate registration form – all classes will be
registered for online
7:00 am start time for Zero Hour classes
Must have own transportation
Northeast Metro Career and Technical
Center (CTC) Courses
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Career and Technical Center (CTC) located at Century College that
offers vocational courses aimed at strengthening students’ job entry
skills or preparing them for post-high school technical training.
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Sample programs include Medical Careers, Dental Assistant, Auto
Body, Computer Networking, Cosmetology, Child Development…
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Courses meet daily for 2 blocks and fulfill 2 elective credits per year.
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STUDENTS NEED TO SEE THEIR COUNSELOR TO REGISTER –
IT CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE.
Space is limited in these programs, so be sure to see your counselor
as soon as you decide which one you would like to take!
PSEO
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For some advanced, mature students, this is an
opportunity to take college classes while still in high
school.
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Each college has their own admission requirements, but
at a minimum, seniors need to rank in the top half.
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Students and parents should attend a meeting on
Tuesday, February 11th at 6:00pm at South Campus
theater if interested in learning more.
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Register for South Campus courses even if you are
interested in PSEO!
Scholarship Planning
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National Scholarship Websites
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Naviance
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National Scholarships
Username: student id
Password: 8-digit birthday
www.fastweb.com
www.schoolsoup.com
www.highfivescholarships.com
Scholarship list – Posted on our Counseling blog
beginning in fall/winter of senior year
Get Involved! It’s not too late!
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Homecoming Committee
Yearbook
Bear Tracks School Newspaper
National Honor Society
Ambassadors Service Organization
Link Crew
Cross Age Mentoring Program
Postsecondary institutions look for the
following:
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Rigorous coursework
Strong GPA and class rank
Strong ACT/SAT
Extracurricular activities
Letters of Recommendation
Some schools will emphasize these areas more
than others. It is important that students do their
best in order to have as many options as
possible when making post-secondary plans.
Junior Year… What’s Ahead?
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Naviance
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ACT Method Test Prep (reminder)
College and Scholarship Search Activity
Individual Meetings
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Transcript Review
Review of Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
ACT/SAT dates and preparation
Post- Secondary Planning
Senior Year
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Senior Seminars Fall
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Graduation Requirements
Applying to College
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Motivation
Maintaining Balance
College Application Activities
Senior Seminars Spring
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Survey
Post-Secondary Plans
College in a Day
Advisory Program
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Junior Advisory Topics
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Preparing for ACT/SAT
Types of Colleges Overview
Preparing for Campus Visits
Career possibilities
Develop a “Brag Sheet”
Letters of Recommendation
and Application Process
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Senior Advisory Topics
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Transitioning to Postsecondary
Budgeting/Money Management
Résumé, Cover Letter, and
Interviewing
Graduation
Memories
Upcoming Parent Information Nights
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Preparing for the ACT
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Paying for College: Financial Aid Info for Parents
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Looking to the Future: MN Job Market in 2020
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Check out our blog on the Counseling website
for information on upcoming events.
www.isd624.org/WBLAHS
Go Bears!

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