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Junior Seminar

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by Nivia O'Malley on 6 November 2013

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Transcript of Junior Seminar

Consider...
Taking AP Classes
Potential college credit
College preparation
AP EXAMS - Registration in March

Dual Credit Courses
Please sit with your counselor
Welcome Class of 2015
Get to know yourself, your abilities, dreams, and goals.
Research job trends as well as interests
Utilize Jr./Sr. Guidebook
Know the Graduation Requirements
Remember that learning is a lifetime experience!!!
*Flyer available in December*
February 14th: Complete college application www.applytexas.org; complete all paperwork
Accuplacer NO longer given at Clark!!
Maintain or Improve your GPA
Calculated in October and January of Senior Year
Top 10% - Automatically admitted to Texas public colleges/universities
Top 7% for UT Austin
Valid for 2 years after graduation; must meet all application requirements & deadlines
Take Advantage of your Go Center!
Search for and research:
Potential Careers
Colleges/Universities, technical schools, certification programs
Visit with College Representatives
Financial Aid and Scholarship information
Michelle Anguiano - Cafe College Rep
& San Antonio Education Partnership Scholarship
College Planning

4-year college/university
2-yr college transfer to 4-yr
Technical training or apprenticeship
Military Service
College Choices
Be Realistic about your choices
Apply to 3-5 schools
Consider size, private or public, cost, special programs, location, and your major
College Visits
2 college visit days Jr. yr. & 2 Sr. yr.
Considered School Business
Must complete & fill out form
Must provide documentation from college/university
Take advantage of student holidays
College Reps are always visiting Clark!!!
Welcome to Senior High Parent Night!
Career Assessment
Bridges - www.access.bridges.com
Site ID: 0050546
Password: tcchs
For log on instructions see
Mrs. Martinez (Go Center)
*Ms. Lambert: A - Ch
*Mr. Proa: Ci - Gom
*Ms. Hernandez: Gon - Li
*Mrs. Guerra: Lj - Pa
*Mrs. Carr: Pb - Se
*Mrs. O'Malley Sf - Z
Accuplacer Reminder:
*If you are already in Dual Credit: Your old scores MAY NOT qualify you for Dual Credit classes you want to take next year!!
*You may need to RETAKE the Accuplacer!!!
A101 - Mrs. Martinez
Educational Choices
Take the SAT and ACT
Most Juniors take their 1st one in the Spring semester
Know score requirements for schools you're considering
Improve your scores:
Go Center
Cafe College - Free test prep
Listen for test prep offered at Clark
PSAT score report
Test Dates & Registration:
www.collegeboard.org
School Code/CEEB Code: 446261
Fee waivers for qualified students
available in Go Center
Test scores not on transcript-
must request scores be sent directly from College Board to colleges/universities
Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) Test
Required by public colleges/universities in TX
Required by private schools if major is education
Registration material available in the Go Center (A101) or online at www.thea.nesinc.com/index.asp
But WAIT! There are ways to be EXEMPT!
*ACT: 23 comp., 19 min in Eng. & Math
*SAT: 1070 combined, 500 math, 500 critical rdg
*Double check w/ colleges/universities to make sure you're exempt
Complete College Applications!!
applytexas.org
commonapp.org
sendedu.org

Be mindful of deadlines... you will have a lot to do!
Write required essays
Request official transcripts
Letters of Recommendation

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS....
Order transcripts at least 3 days in advance of the mailing date
Order your transcripts by filling out the order form located in the registrar's office (Mrs. Cardenas)
Sending a FINAL TRANSCRIPT: Submitted to college/university upon high school graduation -
NO COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE IS FINAL UNTIL THEY RECEIVE THE
FINAL TRANSCRIPT
This means that 2nd semester grades Sr. Yr. are IMPORTANT!
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION...
Request letters of recommendation (if needed) at least 2 weeks in advance of your deadline
Requesting a letter from your counselor:
Complete a Credentials File to help with writing a thorough letter
3 Teacher Evaluations to also assist with letter writing
Be sure to check your college/university application requirements
Financial Aid
$Comes in the form of grants, scholarships,
work-study programs, and loans
$Process begins with online FAFSA application

$FAFSA stands for
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

You may begin applying in January of your Senior yr @
http://fafsa.ed.gov

You will need to obtain a PIN # @
http://pin.ed.gov
SELECTIVE SERVICE
By Law: Young men must register with the
selective service at the age of 18 before
they may be eligible for Financial Aid

Register online @ www.sss.gov
To Graduate You Must:
Pass all required courses
Pass all required EOC Tests
Earn 26 credits for the
Recommended Program
Earn 26 credits w/ 4 Advanced Measures
for the Distinguished Program
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