Comprehensive School Counseling Program Graduation requirements/Registration Junior Year Senior Year Advisory Parent Information Nights Introductions Megan Coe Class of 2015 A-Le Lori Tuel Class of 2015 Li-Z [email protected] (651) 773-6225 [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: Composition 12: College Writing Composition 12: Creative Writing World Literature: Heroes and Journeys World Literature: Analysis of Social and Political Context World Literature: Dramatic Analysis Modern Literature: Media and Film CIS – College in the Schools: Introduction to Literature Yearbook – Full year course .5 meets LA requirement (University of Minnesota EngL 1001W)* OR… Year-Long Requirement Choices: Choose 1 AP – Advanced Placement Literature & Composition (AP LIT)* AP – Advanced Placement Language & Composition (11-12)* eCIS – Writer’s Studio (by request, invitation only)* * Application required Zero Hour, Online, and Summer School Options (Seniors get 1st Priority) 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 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. Sample programs include Medical Careers, Dental Assistant, Auto Body, Computer Networking, Cosmetology, Child Development… Courses meet daily for 2 blocks and fulfill 2 elective credits per year. 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 For some advanced, mature students, this is an opportunity to take college classes while still in high school. Each college has their own admission requirements, but at a minimum, seniors need to rank in the top half. Students and parents should attend a meeting on Tuesday, February 11th at 6:00pm at South Campus theater if interested in learning more. Register for South Campus courses even if you are interested in PSEO! Scholarship Planning National Scholarship Websites Naviance 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! 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: 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? Naviance ACT Method Test Prep (reminder) College and Scholarship Search Activity Individual Meetings Transcript Review Review of Individual Learning Plan (ILP) ACT/SAT dates and preparation Post- Secondary Planning Senior Year Senior Seminars Fall Graduation Requirements Applying to College Scholarships and Financial Aid Motivation Maintaining Balance College Application Activities Senior Seminars Spring Survey Post-Secondary Plans College in a Day Advisory Program Junior Advisory Topics Preparing for ACT/SAT Types of Colleges Overview Preparing for Campus Visits Career possibilities Develop a “Brag Sheet” Letters of Recommendation and Application Process Senior Advisory Topics Financial Aid and Scholarships Transitioning to Postsecondary Budgeting/Money Management Résumé, Cover Letter, and Interviewing Graduation Memories Upcoming Parent Information Nights Preparing for the ACT Paying for College: Financial Aid Info for Parents Looking to the Future: MN Job Market in 2020 Check out our blog on the Counseling website for information on upcoming events. www.isd624.org/WBLAHS Go Bears!