Calendar and Checklist - White Bear Lake Area School District

Report
Comprehensive School
Counseling Program
Graduation requirements/Registration
Junior Year
Senior Year
Advisory
Parent Information Nights
Introductions
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Julienne Kirschling
Class of 2014 A-LA
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Brian Merhar
Class of 2014 Le-Z
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[email protected]
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(651) 773-6223
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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:
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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, 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
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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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It is recommended that most students wait until senior year to take a
CTC course.
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STUDENTS NEED TO SEE THEIR SOUTH CAMPUS
COUNSELOR TO REGISTER – IT CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE.
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, juniors need to rank in the top third of
their class.
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Students and parents should attend a meeting on
February 12th 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
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
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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
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College Fair
PSAT
Naviance
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ACT Method Test Prep
College Search
Individual Meetings
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Transcript Review
Review Naviance Inventories, College search
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
MN College Application Week
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
Parent Informational Nights
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How to Get More Scholarships
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College Admissions 101
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Why Community College
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Preparing for ACT
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Paying for College: Financial Aid Info for
Parents
Go Bears!

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