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Junior Classroom Guidance

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Virginia Moundous

on 14 December 2012

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Junior Year:
To Graduation and Beyond! STAND OUT GRADUATION!!!! How to get to Future Ready Core Graduation Requirements English Math Science Social Studies Heath/PE Electives English I, II, III, IV Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Advanced Math What is that?
Discrete Math, AFM, ICM, PreCal Earth/Environmental Biology a Physical Science World History Civics & Economics US History Healthful Living Junior Year Basics What is after Graduation? 4 year College/University Community College Graduation Requirements Start (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr Military Options To be promoted to 12th grade you need: Eng. I, II, III + 1 Math 1 Science 1 Social Studies + + A total of at least 18 credits and And must have passed these EOCs to Graduate: You need 26 Credits to Graduate English 1, Algebra 1, and Biology College Student Employee Military Personnel NCAA Make Junior Year Count Do your best this year so that you have the choice of what your next step will be. Take the most rigorous courses you can handle and do your best in them. WHY? Making the Most of College Visits 16 UNC System Minimum Requirements Special Transfer Programs A Quick Look at GPA ASVAB Student 1 Student 2 Compare 9th and 10th Grade Honors English 1 Algebra 1 A Honors World History Earth Science Foods 1 Healthful Living Alegbra 1 B Art 1 B B C A B A A A 4 3 2 5 3 4 4 4 = 29 Honors Eng. 2 Geometry Honors Civics & Econ. Biology Honors Psychology Spanish 1 Team Sports Marketing A C B A A A A A 5 2 5 3 5 4 4 4 32 = 29 + 32 = 61 16 = 3.81 11th Grade AP Engish 3 Honors Algebra 2 Honors US History Honors Chemistry AP Psychology Lifetime Sports Spanish 2 Art 2 3 4 3 2 elective credits REQUIRED of any combination of the following: -CTE -Arts Education -Foreign Language (2 credits required for 4 year college/university admissions) 4 elective credits (concentration) are STONGLY RECOMMENDED from one of the following: -CTE -Arts Education -English/Math/Science/SS See your counselor or student services blackboard page for additional information or : A C A A B A A A 6 3 5 4 6 4 4 4 36 36 + 61= 97 24 = 4.04 Honors English 1 Algebra 1 A Honors World History Earth Science Foods 1 Healthful Living Alegbra 1 B Art 1 B B C A B A A A 4 3 2 5 3 4 4 4 = 29 Honors Eng. 2 Geometry Honors Civics & Econ. Biology Honors Psychology Spanish 1 Team Sports Marketing A C B A A A A A 5 2 5 3 5 4 4 4 32 = 29 + 32 = 61 16 = 3.81 Honors Engish 3 Algebra 2 US History Chemistry AP Psychology Lifetime Sports Spanish 2 Art 2 B D B C A C A B 4 1 2 4 4 3 4 3 25 25 + 61= 88 24 = 3.58 WHS has 20 AP courses, 46 honors courses, & opportunities for Dual Enrollment at colleges. Strengthens HS transcript; + in admissions office GPA is cumulative (gr. 9-12) Adv. Level Courses may improve GPA College Level Material = better college prep Potential College Credit 2.5 GPA 800 Combined Critical Reading and Math on SAT or 17 Composite on ACT GPA, Rank, SAT/ACT avgs vary by college How do I register? ONLINE www.collegeboard.org www.act.org When should I take the SAT/ACT? Take more than once! During or after Algebra 2 Spring of Junior Year; Fall of Senior Year All Juniors will take the ACT in March here at WHS! What is the cost? SAT- $50 ACT w/ Writing- $50.50 Fee Waivers Register Approx. 6 weeks before the test SAT Subject Tests (check with colleges) Visit on a normal day when students are on campus Talk with students Visit the student center Eat lunch in the cafeteria Sit in on a class Talk with an admissions officer Visit the financial aid office Tips for getting into the College of Your Choice Take challenging courses throughout your high school career (9-12th) Get involved! Extra-curricular activities (think quality not quantity) and community service Develop your writing skills Get you know your counselor Spend your summers wisely COMPASS/ASSET STUDY and PREPARE for the TEST! Student Services Website has list of prep materials- both FREE and for $ Not required to take SAT/ACT Instead students take COMPASS test as a placement test Taken once you finish application process PAC Program
Wake Tech transitional program to NC State
Choices Program
Wake Tech plus transfer to ECU, UNC-Charlotte, Campbell, or Mt. Olive College
C-Step Program
Community college transitional program to UNC-Chapel Hill Military Representatives visit Wakefield High periodically throughout the year duirng lunch. Take the opportunity to talk with them and ask questions! College Development Opportunities Attend college fairs
Participate in summer programs
See student services website
Attend college open house or schedule visits
Juniors = 1 college day
Seniors = 2 college days Given at WHS once in the Fall and once in the Spring! https://sites.google.com/site/whscareerservices/ So what do I do now??? Research careers and colleges
Take advantage of the college representatives that visit WHS
Attend college open houses, individualized tours (Juniors are allotted one college day during school!)
Begin a list of schools to apply to
Prep for SAT, ACT, ASVAB, or Compass
Register for those tests
Take challenging courses that match ability
Study! Maintain strong grades!!
Create a resume
Get involved! ***Service, Leadership, Character***
Make connections with teachers/coaches/counselor/boss (for possible letters of recommendation)
Be productive this summer! (job shadow, intern, academic enrichment, leadership camp, etc.) + 4 visit www.eligibilitycenter.org Mrs. Joyner Career Development Coordinator Mrs. Moundous Dr. Inscoe Mrs. Walter Dr. Spencer Ms. Nuyen Mr. Clark Mrs. Campbell Ms. Martz 10th -12th grade Counselor A-Eg Dean of Students- Mid year grads 9th grade Counselor A-K Student Assistant Program Counselor 10th -12th Grade Counselor Rd-Z 9th grade Counselor L-Z 10th - 12th Grade Counselor Eh-K 10th -12th Grade Counselor L-Rc Your student services "Lifesavers" Early Grad? Midyear Grad?...how do I do that? Are 2 foreign language credits really required for most colleges? If I am planning on starting at Wake Tech and then transferring, do I still need foreign language credits? Division I AND II: 16 core courses used to calculate your eligibility GPA Division I: Sliding scale with GPA and SAT/ACT scores...lowest is 2.0 GPA with 1010 SAT on Verbal and Math Early Graduation- 3 years of high school Midyear Graduation- Graduating 1 semester early -Must get form from counselor during Spring registration
-Must turn in form by date (usually by the end of school)
-Meet with Dr. Inscoe and parents
-Graduate in January after 1st semester, separate ceremony
-Pros and Cons How do you figure out the right career path and what major is right for you? Choosing a career path Career Inventories http://www.cfnc.org http://www.f4k.org/ Career Fairs Job Shadowing Volunteering See Mrs. Joyner! Internship WHS Career Development Coordinator www.todaysmilitary.com For more info on all branches go to: List of Raleigh office contact info in Junior Planning guide The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Aptitude test to access an individual's natural abilities and skills. Great test to take even if you are not considering the military! If you are considering enlisting in the military as well as going to college, be sure to aks about ROTC scholarships that are available! Community Colleges operate on an open door admissions policy Must have a HS diploma, but no GPA requirement Community Colleges offer: Certificate, Diploma, and Associate Degree Programs The College Transfer Program 2 Degrees Offered: Associates in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S) Examples of Associate Degrees Dental Hygiene
Emergency Medical Service (EMS)
Networking Technology Machining Technology
Early Childhood
Culinary Technology
Computer Information Technology Articulation Agreement with 4 year colleges Scholarships and Financial Aid Available! Many Community Colleges have Honors Programs! Financial Aid and Scholarships See collegeboard average worksheet Where do I even start!? How do I know what colleges to apply to? Step 1. Know yourself and your reasons for wanting to attend college. Identify Strengths and Weaknesses
Analyze your Interests and Values
Analyze your reasons for attending college Step 2. Consider College Characteristics Majors and Programs
Type of school and degrees offered
Admissions Policy
Location and Size
Costs and availability of financial aid
Campus Activities
Academic Reputation Step 3. List, Compare, and VISIT colleges -Compile Information from several sources -Prepare a college comparison checklist -Weigh advantages and disadvantages -Schedule college visits on websites or call admissions office Step 4. SENIOR YEAR!!! Apply for admission and be mindful of deadlines! Apply to at least 4 colleges:
1- "sure thing"
2- "realistic choices"
1- "long shot" What are admissions officers looking for? Transcript- Rigor/difficulty of courses
Class Rank SAT and/or ACT scores Extracurricular activities Community/volunteer service Recommendations from counselor and/or teacher(s) or other(s) Interview (not required by all) Essay (not required by all) You can use this score for college applications!!!!! FAFSA Gateway to all federal $ including:
-Work-study programs
-Some scholarships You and your parents will submit the FAFSA starting in January of your senior year The Scholarship Process Use websites (many can be found in Junior Program planning guide) to find scholarships The trick is finding which ones are applicable to your individual situation Individual colleges offer their own merit-based scholarship programs Student Services Bulletin Places of employment, community organizations Step 1. Finding Scholarships How!? Step 2. Apply for Scholarships Make sure to meet deadlines and turn in all parts of the application We have a financial advisor at WHS to help you Senior year! How will I pay for college? Can I afford College? https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search Make Junior Year Count!
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