Comprehensive School Counseling Program Graduation requirements/Registration Junior Year Senior Year Advisory Parent Information Nights Introductions Julienne Kirschling Class of 2014 A-LA Brian Merhar Class of 2014 Le-Z [email protected] (651) 773-6223 Check out our Blog on Counseling Webpage for information on upcoming events. www.isd624.org – Then click on South Campus – then Click on Counseling Dept. [email protected] (651) 773-6224 Graduation Requirements Course Required Credits Language Arts 4 Math 3 Science 3 Social Studies 3.5 PE/Health 1.5 Arts .5 Electives 6.5 Total 22 Typical Senior Schedule Language Arts Language Arts Social Studies (American Government) Health/PE (1943) Social Studies (Economics) Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Elective Health/PE (Elective) Language Arts (4 Credits to Graduate) 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, Elective Health (not a zero hour option) and #1943 Health and Physical Education for Your Future Separate registration form 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. It is recommended that most students wait until senior year to take a CTC course. STUDENTS NEED TO SEE THEIR SOUTH CAMPUS COUNSELOR TO REGISTER – IT CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE. 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, juniors need to rank in the top third of their class. Students and parents should attend a meeting on February 12th 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 Scholarship list – Mailings that we receive and local scholarships (start in February) Username: student id Password: six digit birthday www.fastweb.com www.schoolsoup.com www.highfivescholarships.com Get Involved! It’s not too late! Homecoming Committee Yearbook School Newspaper National Honors Society Ambassador 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 College Fair PSAT Naviance ACT Method Test Prep College Search Individual Meetings Transcript Review Review Naviance Inventories, College search 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 MN College Application Week 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 Parent Informational Nights How to Get More Scholarships College Admissions 101 Why Community College Preparing for ACT Paying for College: Financial Aid Info for Parents Go Bears!