Mrs. Shannon Fritz, A-D
Mrs. Laura Ehringer, E-N
Mr. Dave McMillan, O-Z
Second Semester Junior Timeline
Develop a list of potential colleges
Visit colleges
Start discussing finances and affordability
Take SAT and ACT at least one time
each from March- June
Select an appropriate senior schedule
Why Consider
y Options???
Estimated lifetime earnings
–High school grad:
–Some college:
–Bachelor’s degree:
–Professional degree:
Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey via
Sylvan Learning Center
After High School~ Postsecondary
Options ~
Join the Military
Enter the Workforce
Acquire an Apprenticeship
Attend a 2-year institution
Seek a 4-year degree
Training, travel, adventure, service, and leadership…
Enlistment Bonuses ◆ College Funds ◆ Loan Repayment Programs
Each branch of the armed forces has different specialties, job
opportunities, and requirements. For more information on a
branch, contact a recruiter specific to that field.
Recruitment Websites
Army –
High School Diploma or
Navy –
✶ equivalent required to ✶
enlist and a specified
Air Force –
ASVAB test score
Marines –
Coast Guard –
Workforce and Apprenticeships
Directly entering the
Have a postsecondary career in
mind and have taken the necessary
steps to prepare for that position.
• Have possibly attended
Central Nine
• Could currently be doing
on the job training
• Plan on contributing to a
family business after
Joining an apprenticeship ✱
Apprenticeship- An education
opportunity in which students gain skills
related to a specific trade through
supervision and classroom instruction.
• 3-5 year program
• Receive wages, benefits, & education
• Can lead to an Associates Degree or
Technical Certificate through Ivy Tech
• Must be at least 18 years old and
have a High School Diploma or GED
Contact the Indiana Department of Workforce
Development for more information on
available apprenticeship programs and how
to apply for one.
Post Secondary Schooling
~ 2-Year Schools ~
~ 4-Year Schools ~
Community Colleges
Public Colleges
Ex) Ivy Tech, Vincennes University
Ex) Indiana University, Purdue
University, Ball State University
• Gain an Associates Degree or
Technical Certificate
• State money allows these
institutions to be more affordable
to Indiana residents.
• Easily transfer acquired credit to a
4-year college or university
Technical & Online Colleges
Ex) ◾ ITT Tech
◾ Indianapolis Art Institute
◾ Kaplan, DeVry, Brown Mackie
Can be proprietary schools, or “for-profit.”
Focuses more on taking the essential classes
for a trade and less on the “college experience.”
Most 2-year schools do not
require an SAT/ACT score. They
provide their own aptitude testing.
Private Colleges
Ex) Butler University, Wabash
College, University of Notre Dame
and other out-of-state institutions.
• More expensive than State
schools, but offer private
scholarships to help subsidize the
4-year schools require an ACT or
SAT score, along with a good high
school GPA and a challenging
course load.
College Visits Start Now!
• Utilize the 2 college visit days wisely
• Visit colleges over spring break
• Visit colleges during the summer, schedule
an overnight stay if possible.
• Attend the Greater Indianapolis Southside
College Fair hosted by UIndy on March
11th starting at 6:30 pm
Scheduling a College Visit
Use the college website to register online
or by phone for visit
Notify Mrs. Linhart in attendance of the
date student will miss
Upon return, provide documentation from
the college to Mrs. Linhart, which will
change the attendance code to CV for
college visit
1. Research colleges
of interest to review
their own
2. Review guidance’s
scholarship list
3. Consider some free
online search
Online Scholarship Resources
•What is the FAFSA?
•Scholarships, Grants, Student Loans
•Do I have to complete this application?
•When do I complete it?
•Will I receive help completing it?
National Center for College
November 12th, 2013
7:00 pm
HS Auditorium
The National Center for College Costs
~ College Costs Estimator Program ~
Individual Family Analysis - Personal finance information translate
into eligibility for need-based financial aid.
Group Workshop- Tips on maximizing personal financial aid opportunities.
Continued Online & Toll Free Support
All this and more…On the Guidance webpage!
Go to the WCHS homepage at…
Click “ Guidance Department ”
Academic Information
• Grade Level Checklist
• Graduation Requirements
• Dual Credit Opportunities
• AP Information
Guidance Calendar
• Testing Dates
• Events
Career Information
• Central Nine
• Armed Forces
College Information
• State and Private School links
• College Search links
Financial Aid & Scholarships
• FAFSA Information
• Scholarships
Testing Information
• SAT/ACT/GQE etc.
Volunteer Opportunities
• Locations
• Links to search
Guidance Updates
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo!
Facebook: Whiteland HS Guidance
Twitter: WhitelandHSGuid
Edmodo: for students, group code: p32mhe
“Like” us today!
Standardized Tests
for College Admissions
Subjects Tested
Score Range
Subjects Tested
Score Range
Critical Reading
Science Reasoning
Writing (Optional)
• No Penalty for Wrong Answers •
• 3 – 3 ½ hour long test •
• Point Deduction for Wrong Answers •
•3 hour 45 minute long test •
Upcoming Test Dates
ACT $52.50
( )
Deadline to Register
January 10
February 8
March 7
April 12
May 9
June 14
Test Date
SAT $51.00
( )
Deadline to Register Test Date
December 27
February 7
April 4
May 9
March 8
May 3
June 7
Test Preparation Resources
➢ My College Quickstart
➢ ZAPS ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops
➢ Sylvan Learning Center
➢ SAT/ACT test prep books at libraries and local bookstores
Advanced Placement (AP) Testing
Mon. May 5th
Environmental Sci.
Tues. May 6th
Wed. May 7th
Calculus AB/BC
Thurs. May 8th
English Literature
Fri. May 9th
English Language
Mon. May 12th
Tues. May 13th
Wed. May 14th
Thurs., May
Music Theory
US Government
Check Out
for more information on AP
and Dual Credit courses
specific to Indiana.
Additional admissions and
financial aid information is
available as well.
Physics B
US History
World History
- Math and Science Tests are free
- English, Social Studies, Music Theory tests - $81 each
- Free and Reduced Students acquire all tests at no cost
- AP Fund is available for other students if necessary
AP Changes
AP Physics
Now a two year course
Physics Honors will become Physics AP 1
2nd year physics will be Physics AP 2
AP Computer Science
recommended for students who have
completed Computer Programming
Dual Credit Options at WCHS
Ivy Tech Classes taught by Ivy Tech Professors and offered
at WCHS:
•English Composition
•Fundamentals of Public Speaking
•Intro to Psychology
•Intro Sociology
Courses can cost up to $180 for 3 credit hours.
Dual Credit Options, Cont’d.
Courses taught by WCHS teachers for Dual Credit:
•AP US History – dual credit through ISU
•Adv. Telecommunications – dual credit through USI
•Adv. Computer Applications – dual credit through Vincennes
•Computer Programming – dual credit through Vincennes
•AP Biology - dual credit through Indiana University
•AP Chemistry - dual credit through Indiana University
Courses are $25 per credit hour and range from $75-$125. Students on
free/reduced lunch can have tuition fees waived.
– Counselors visit US History classes Nov. 12th-14th
– For these students, schedule sheets turned in by Nov. 26th
– Can access online scheduling in PowerSchool November 12thJanuary 6th
– 2014-2015 Curriculum Guide will be available online Nov. 12th
– WCHS→ Guidance→ Academic Information
Strength of Senior Schedule/ Finding Balance
– #1 thing colleges look for is course selection
– Colleges will ask for senior schedule on application
– Make sure student is taking required classes for college (for
example, must have pre-calculus for IU)
– Find balance
Scheduling continued
Junior Interviews
After winter break
Making Changes
Students and parents will be able to make
changes in PowerSchool until Jan. 6th
After Jan. 6th, changes can still be made by
contacting your counselor
All changes must be made by June 1st
Course Information
Don’t forget about Tribal Elder and Peer
7 semester graduates
Senior free period
students with a 3.0 GPA or higher may
choose 6 classes instead of 7 and have one
“off” period
Junior Parent Night

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