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Family Connections

An overview of the Family Connection features
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Alisa Berner Westview Counseling

on 18 September 2013

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Transcript of Family Connections

Family Connections is the portal that will help you from 8th grade to graduation
9th grade
10th grade
11th grade
Username: Full e-mail address or first initial and last name (i.e. kbloomfield) for accounts with no unique e-mail address supplied

Password: Student ID number, reset during first log-on
4 year plan
Develop a 4 year plan looking at PUSD graduation requirements, A-G college requirements as well as taking courses that will give you exposure/experience in a variety of academic areas.
Explore Careers and Clusters
Begin exploring careers and career clusters and choose classes in high school that will give you exposure to the area of interest.
4 year plan
Adjust any changes you have made or what to make from the plan created during 9th grade. Ensure that you are on track to meet PUSD graduation requirements, A-G college requirements and continue to take classes that are of interest to you and expose you to subject areas that you may want to pursue after graduation.
College Search
Begin your college search using the college search function on the colleges tab of Family Connections. Look for schools that might offer majors that are a good match with your career interests and get a rough idea of how your test scores and GPA compare with students who have been accepted in previous years.
Complete "My Personality Type"
PSAT in October -it�s a great way to practice for the SAT.
Resume
Create a resume and update frequently (at least one a term) including any extra curricular activities,volunteer work, peer tutoring, work experience, travel, awards or achievements. Anything you do, place in your resume.
4 year plan
Adjust any changes you have made or what to make from the plan created during 10th grade. Ensure that you are on track to meet PUSD graduation requirements, A-G college requirements and continue to take classes that are of interest to you and expose you to subject areas that you may want to pursue after graduation.
College Representatives Visits
Sign up using Family Connections when representatives from colleges visit Westview. Do a little research before the visit to learn more about the school so you can get the most out of the time with the admissions representative. Make sure that you have a signed permission slip if you are missing class to attend the representative's visit.
College Search
Refine your college search using the college search function on the colleges tab. Look for schools that might offer majors that are a good match with your career interests. Compare your test scores and GPA with students who have been accepted in previous years. Research deadlines and admissions requirements to ensure that you meet all of the school's standards. Plan on attending when the admissions representative from that school makes a fall visit to Westview.
PSAT
PSAT in October! This is the only way to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship, plus, its a great way to practice for the SAT.
Resume
Create a resume and update frequently (at least one a term) including any extra curricular activities,volunteer work, peer tutoring, work experience, travel, awards or achievements. Anything you do, place in your resume.
Career Interest Profile
Complete Career Interest Profile and take classes that will give you exposure to those fields of study
About Me
12th grade
College Representatives Visits
Sign up using Family Connections when representatives from colleges visit Westview. Do a little research before the visit to learn more about the school so you can get the most out of the time with the admissions representative. Make sure that you have a signed permission slip if you are missing class to attend the representative's visit.
College Search
Finalize your college search using the college search function on the colleges tab of Family Connections. Look for schools that might offer majors that are a good match with your career interests. Compare your test scores and GPA with students who have been accepted in previous years. Research deadlines and admissions requirements to ensure that you meet all of the school's standards. Plan on attending when the admissions representative from that school makes a fall visit to Westview.
Common App Authorization
You must check the box that you "authorize all secondary schools I've attended to release all requested records and authorize review of my application for the admission process indicated on my Common Application recommendation forms." If you do not select this box, we cannot release your records to the the schools you are applying to. To waive your access to view letters of recommendation, select, "Yes, I DO waive my right to access, and I understand I will never see this recommendation." If you do not waive your right, we will confirm that you attend Westview, but will not be able to include personal information in your letter of recommendation. To track Common Application college decisions and status using Family Connections, you must enter your Common App username and password on the Colleges I'm Applying To tab.
Request letters of recommendation
If you are applying to schools that require Secondary School Report download the letter of recommendation documents from the document library. Complete
Student Profile
Parent Profile
Permission to Release School Records
Teacher Input forms(3 teachers)

When you have completed all of the paperwork, submit the packet to your school counselor. The deadline for requesting counselor letters of recommendation in November 1st.
Track scholarships
Track scholarships that you are applying for using the scholarship applications tab on the colleges page. Post the decision when the awards are granted and the amount of money your were awarded in the scholarship.
Career Exploration
DEADLINES! keep up!
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