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7th Grade College & Career Ready Presentation
Transcript of 7th Grade College & Career Ready Presentation
College & Career Ready
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Step 1: Prepare Yourself Today!
Your college career starts in middle school.
The Utah Scholars Initiative
-The Utah Scholars Initiative encourages students to take a core course of study that will help prepare them for college
-To become a Utah Scholar, students must take the following classes in 9-12 grades:
4 years of English
4 years of progressive math (1 class beyond Secondary Math III)
3.5 years social science (history)
3 years of lab science (physics, chemistry, biology)
2 years of the same world language taken in a progressive manner
-Utah Scholars students may be eligible for the Regents' Scholarship if they also:
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
Have no grade lower than a "C" in required core classes
Have at least 1 ACT score
Step 2: Learn About College
-Evaluate Your "Readiness" for College
Take the ACT your junior year and ACT prep exams prior to that
Adjust study habits and classes you take to address any weak areas (if math is a challenge for you...take more of it!)
-Explore Post-Secondary Options
Visit at least 1 college campus, take a tour, ask questions
Use UtahFutures.org, UtahMajors.org, and other search engines to help you research and compare Universities
Learn how much college costs; start planning now for how you're going to pay for a college education
Talk to people you know who have attended college; where did they go and why?
15 to Finish: You will need to enroll in 15 credit hours per semester to graduate with a bachelor's degree in 4 years
High School vs. College
What is college?
- a degree
a bachelor's (
master's, professional, doctorate
Why should I go to college?
-The vast majority of jobs in the future will require some level of
-Utah has a goal that
of our adult population will receive a post-secondary education by
-A college degree will benefit you in many ways, here are a few:
Your time is structured by other people (parents & teachers)
Homework and reading material is covered in class
Extra credit is offered in some classes
Homework can be a big part of your grade
Some class discussions
YOU are expected to manage your time wisely and accept responsibility for the success or failure of the results
Many reading assignments are not covered in class but you are responsible for knowing the material for exams
No extra credit, do your work well the first time
Many professors don't grade homework, instead, your grade is based on tests and papers
Class discussions and participation is a huge component of the college experience
More freedom=more responsibility!
Paying For College
-Getting a college education is an investment in your future that will pay you back your entire lifetime
-There are many resources available to help you afford a post-secondary education
Scholarships: money given to students who qualify based on merit, talent, or need, they do not have to be repaid
Grants: money given to those who qualify based upon financial need, FAFSA required, they do not have to be repaid
Loans: money borrowed from a bank or the federal government, must be repaid
Work-study: money given to students who qualify in exchange for work
Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP): a savings account for college expenses
want to go to college and how will it benefit
Think, pair, share
Respond on your whiteboard
Share with your elbow partner
Some students will share with the class
What is one thing you can start doing
to prepare for college
Utah Scholars Quiz
How many years of math?
How many years of social studies?
What science classes do you need to take?
World Language requirement?
ACT score requirement?
Show a thumbs up
if you want to be a Utah Scholar!
-Think of something additional to what you're already doing
-Think, pair, share
Record your response on your whiteboard
Develop Good Study Habits
Do homework every day and turn it in on time.
-Colleges and scholarship committees will not
accept late applications!
Have a routine for doing homework
-Same time, same place; minimize distractions
Ask for help if you don't understand something
-Teacher, parent, friend, older sibling, etc.
Work hard; school should not be easy!
-Some classes may be more challenging for you than others and that's okay!
-You are capable of good grades if you work hard!
Practice time management skills
-Create a balance of schoolwork and fun
Step 1: (Cont.)
Build an Academic Foundation
Take challenging classes now and in high school
-These classes prepare students for the rigor of college
-Some can save students time and money in college
Advanced Placement (AP)
CTEC (Career and Tech Ed)
Continuing to take academic core classes that are not required.
1. Something I learned about college today is________________.
2. Something I want to remember about good study habits is __________________________.
3. An academic opportunity I would like to take advantage of in high school is ____________ because _________.
4. One idea for learning more about college that I would like to use in the future is __________________.
5. The type of financial aid that I am most interested in is _______________ because ___________.
Students will review the types of education available after high school.
Students will discuss with a partner the ways that education can benefit their lives.
Students will discuss ways to prepare for high school and college while still in middle school.