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Sophomore Parent Coffee

GRCHS Counselors
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Nick DeKoster

on 27 March 2018

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A free test prep tool for the PSAT and SAT
Each student will receive access when their PSAT 10 scores are returned in April
Personalized test questions
Free practice tests
Interactive
Links students' PSAT and SAT results to their personalized account
What's Next?
College Entrance
Exams

Overview
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
We'll talk about specific tests, dates, and test prep
Timetable
for Junior & Senior Year
Testing
College Planning
CAREER & COLLEGE PLANNING
College
Winter of Junior Year
Senior Year
Spring of Junior Year
Junior Parent Night
Senior Year
Fall of Junior Year
Submit FAFSA beginning of October senior year
College Financing Night (September)
Encourage students to apply for scholarships
Make decision by May 1
College Planning
timeline for parents
SCHOOL DAY TESTING Timeline for Juniors
Fall Testing:
Oct 10: PSAT/NMSQT

Exploring College Options
January
January
(during Winterim)
Individual Junior Conferences
Dec. - April
Junior College Financing Night
ACT or SAT
College Visits
College Research
Build a College List Workshops
Junior Brag Sheet
*All events and deadlines will be emailed and posted on website.
WHAT DOES YOUR TRANSCRIPT
LOOK LIKE?
ACADEMICS
Student’s curriculum should be as academically strong as possible
4 years of math, english and science
3 years of social studies
2-4 years of world language
WHY?
Keep all options open
To have best preparation possible
College admissions is selective
Admissions Selectivity

*
Parents should realize that there are levels of selectivity often set by the admissions yield in proportion to the number of applicants and admitted students.


Levels of Selectivity

Somewhat Selective – Community Colleges, Davenport, Western Michigan

Selective – Calvin, Hope, Grand Valley, Michigan State

Super (Highly) Selective
– Kalamazoo, U of M, Stanford, Harvard, etc
Highly Selective colleges highly recommend Honors and Advanced Placement courses.
GRCHS offers 12 Advanced Placement courses:
A.P. Chemistry
A.P. Biology (taken after completion of one year Biology)
A.P. Physics
A.P. Statistics
A.P. Calculus
A.P. European History (open 2015/16 to sophomores)
A.P. American Government
A.P. Economics (open to sophomores)
A.P. English Language and Composition (11th)
A.P. Literature & Composition (12th)
A.P. Psychology
A.P. Computer Science Principles
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
What students do with their time is important
Focus on two or three activities that interest you

– activities you find personally rewarding
– activities that provide a change of pace from your studies

The nature of the commitment is what is most important, not the number of activities
What are colleges looking for?
What to do with all the junk?
Overview
What is Family Connection?
How do I access it?
What can I do with it?
How does it help students with career and college planning?
FAMILY CONNECTION:
What is it?
Web-based resource that supports career and college planning
Specific to our school
Students assigned tasks to complete every year
How is it accessed?
http://counselors.grcs.org
(click on Family Connection button)
Each
student
will use the same log-in information that they use for StudentVUE
Parents received a registration code (contact vfischer@grcs.org if you have trouble with access)
On your first visit, enter the code after clicking on “I need to register.” Then follow the on-screen instructions.
On subsequent visits, sign in using the Returning User box
http://connection.naviance.com/grchs
College Profiles
College Search
College Application Data Specific to GRCHS
Track College Applications
How does it help students?
Complete Interest Inventories, Personality Assessments, etc.
Research Careers
Research Colleges
Request & Send Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations
Track College Applications
Sign up to Meet with College Reps
First Semester:
College application season
Many colleges will visit GRCHS
want more detail?
TEST PREPARATION
Finding a college that is the right fit matters, but it is ultimately more important
what you do when you get there.
counselors.grcs.org
Strength of Schedule
what will you put on your college app?
SELF AWARENESS
OTHER
College Rep Visits
scholarships
Dual Enrollment
College courses on college campus
Open to any student 9-12th grade

counselors.grcs.org
The Application
more info available on counseling website
Preparing Students to be Servants of Christ
SOPHOMORE
PARENT
COFFEE

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fullfill His good purpose.
Phil 2:13

Accepted
CCCU Schools
Test Optional Schools
Academic Fit
Campus Culture Fit
Financial Fit
A Good Match?
How do you match acadmically?
What type of school is a good fit for you?
January
What do you know about the cost? Do you know the Net price vs. the sticker price?
COLLEGE PLANNING
tasks for students to complete
interactive maps
goodness of fit:
academic
ACADEMIC FIT
college research
: a quick look
goodness of fit:
campus culture
goodness of fit:
campus culture
goodness of fit:
campus culture
lists
goodness of fit:
culture & academic
After Sign-in
CAREER EXPLORATION
1. SELF-HELP MATERIALS
manuals, practice tests, books, etc. (available in the counseling office)
2. ONLINE RESOURCES
ACT Online (actstudent.org)
SAT Online (collegboard.org)
mel.org
3. PRACTICE TESTS
PSAT
ACT Practice @ GRCHS
Princeton Review practice tests
4
. GRCHS TEST PREP CLASS
offered Jan-Apr
5. COMMERCIAL TEST PREP
davenport.edu/actprep - select Saturdays, $50+
calvin.edu/go/precollege - ACT tutoring @ Calvin
Grand Rapids Sylvan Learning Center (sylvanlearning.com)
all test prep can be found @: http://counselors.grcs.org
some things remain the same
Michigan may alter state testing, but colleges have not changed
The ACT and the SAT are both national tests for college admissions
All colleges will recognize and accept BOTH tests
How important are test scores?
recent changes
ACT/SAT Comparison
Michigan State testing continues to change
SAT is being "redesigned" and adopted as part of state testing
SAT will partner with Khan Academy for free. online test prep
www.fairtest.org
TEST OPTIONAL COLLEGES
Start College Planning
College Reps visiting
College Fairs
College Financing Night
Student Build a List Workshops
College Visits
THIS
SUMMER
Courses for rising juniors:
Economics
World Religions
Trigonometry
Drivers Training
Many Testing Workshops
Register now @ www.grcs.org/summer
Spring Testing:
March 6: SAT
NATIONAL TESTING DATES
The ACT and SAT are offered throughout the school year on specific Saturdays
GRCHS hosts each of these tests (except ACT in April)
Students are responsible for registering for NATIONAL TESTING DATES
http://actstudent.org
http://collegeboard.org
Students may qualify for a fee waiver; see your counselor

NEW: KHAN Academy
many recent changes...
$46
$46
How we will help you:
Explain results to all students
Keep parents informed
Offer TEST PREP opportunities to all students
Help each student make a testing plan junior year
SCHOOL DAY TESTING:
Offer all students practice for both tests each year
PSAT 10 Scores Coming Soon
more info on handount
more info on handount
more info on handount
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