Welcome
to
JHHS
Junior Parent Meeting
What’s in my folder?
Decisions to be made now
• Type of institution – two year, four year, trade school,
military, public / private
• Geographi...
• Cost
• Diversity
• Extracurricular activities
• Housing – dormitory, apartment
• Facilities
• Specialized Programs – hon...
Admission requirements
 Trade School
• Official transcript or
• GED with test scores
 2 year college / Community College...
 4 year University
• Recommended High School Diploma
• THEA Test
• SAT or ACT
• Rank / GPA
 Military Service
• High Scho...
School Code
444-711
What counts in college admissions?
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
Courses
Selected
SATScores
ClassRank
Overall
Grades
Essay
...
THEA / ACCUPLACER
• Certain score not required for admittance
• Score determines whether or not the student
is ready for c...
ACT / SAT
• Either test is acceptable at 99% of colleges. They
are looked at equally by the college.
• ACT has half the ma...
ACT Basic Information
3 hour college entrance exam
• Score range 1-36 for each area
• Writing score range 2-12
• www.act.o...
SAT Basic Information
• 3 hour and 45 minute college
entrance exam
• Scores range 200-800 for each area
• www.collegeboard...
SAT / ACT INFORMATION
• Test scores must be sent to colleges directly
from ACT and /or College Board
• Many schools will n...
DATES
• ACT
September 21, 2013
October 26, 2013
December 14, 2013
February 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 14, 2014
• SAT
Octo...
PSAT / SAT Boot Camp
• www.testprepseminars.org
• Horn High School
• September 24th
• 8:30 – 3:00 pm
• $55.00
PSAT
• Test is Wednesday, October 16th
• Cost is $14.00
• Deadline to register is September 30th
• More information to fol...
THEA TEST
• This test is required before registration in all public colleges
(2 and 4 year in Texas)
• It is recommended t...
Scholarship / Financial Aid
 Most scholarship money will come from the school you choose
to attend. That is the reason it...
 Local Scholarships will be on
the MISD website and will be
available to fill out around
October of your student’s
senior...
www.mesquiteisd.org
select “Students/Parents” tab
select scholarships
Select “Local Mesquite ISD”
Complete and print one copy, bring to your student’s counselor
Counselors will copy and place applications in the pools fo...
Scholarship resources
• www.fastweb.com
• www.collegeboard.com
• www.free-4u.com
• www.scholarships.com
• www.mesquiteisd....
FAFSA
 Complete the FAFSA in January of your student’s
senior year. (Free Application for Federal Student
Aid). This info...
NCAA Guide for the College – Bound Student
Athlete
 Best place for student to start to familiarize
themselves with the ru...
Additional Information
 2 COLLEGE DAYS during
junior and senior year– does not
affect exemption policy (Per School
Board ...
Transcripts
• Students’ 1st five TRANSCRIPTS are free,
additional are $1.00 each.
• Sign up for number of transcripts need...
Achieve Texas
• Each student at Horn can be registered for this
program. This website administers career placement
assessm...
Naviance offers students a
comprehensive set of tools
to help them:
•Discover personal skills and
areas of interest.
•Expl...
Naviance Snap Shot
All inclusive career and college readiness tool
• Parent & student college/career planning involvement
...
College Board
The collegeboard.com site contains information on
approximately 4000 two year and four year colleges.
It ena...
Things to be thinking about now
• Principal’s Distinction Breakfast
Held in May
Students receive an invitation if they
are...
More things to think about…
• Continue to focus on making good grades
• Take the SAT and/or the ACT in June (if you
haven’...
And more….
• Choose challenging classes for your senior
year
• Get involved (stay involved) in organizations
that promote ...
We are looking
forward to a great
year with the class
of 2015!
• Bruce Perkins Principal 972-882-5201
• bperkins@mesquiteisd.org
• Ahnekii Tanner Registrar / Assistant Principal 972-882...
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  • Naviance offers: Interest inventories Goal setting Resume building Career searching College and scholarship research Task builder All of these capabilities are designed to help the student connect learning to life. If we as counselors, admin and teachers understand what types of careers the students are interested in, what goals they have set for themselves, what colleges they’re thinking about and applying to, we’re creating a level of transparency where everyone can benefit. Naviance ensures that all stakeholders including, students, parents, teachers, administrators and guidance counselors are held accountable for the readiness of each student. All of the data-points contained within Naviance are reportable. If we can pull reports, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions, we not only setting the ourselves up for success, but the students as well. You cannot improve what you cannot measure.
  • Junior parent meeting powerpoint

    1. 1. Welcome to JHHS Junior Parent Meeting
    2. 2. What’s in my folder?
    3. 3. Decisions to be made now • Type of institution – two year, four year, trade school, military, public / private • Geographic location (distance from home) • Size of institution • Selectivity of institution – rank / gpa
    4. 4. • Cost • Diversity • Extracurricular activities • Housing – dormitory, apartment • Facilities • Specialized Programs – honors college
    5. 5. Admission requirements  Trade School • Official transcript or • GED with test scores  2 year college / Community College • High School diploma • THEA Test
    6. 6.  4 year University • Recommended High School Diploma • THEA Test • SAT or ACT • Rank / GPA  Military Service • High School Diploma • ASVAB • Physical
    7. 7. School Code 444-711
    8. 8. What counts in college admissions? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Courses Selected SATScores ClassRank Overall Grades Essay Work/School Activity % citing “considerably important”1992 NACAC Survey College Admissions Officials 92 46 42 39 14 6
    9. 9. THEA / ACCUPLACER • Certain score not required for admittance • Score determines whether or not the student is ready for college level work • Based on the scores students may be required to take remedial classes prior to starting their degree
    10. 10. ACT / SAT • Either test is acceptable at 99% of colleges. They are looked at equally by the college. • ACT has half the math and vocabulary sections of the SAT and it also includes Science. • Both test applications may be completed on-line (preferred) or by completing a paper application sometimes available in the counseling center. • SAT Customer Service: 866-756-7346
    11. 11. ACT Basic Information 3 hour college entrance exam • Score range 1-36 for each area • Writing score range 2-12 • www.act.org • www.actstudent.org
    12. 12. SAT Basic Information • 3 hour and 45 minute college entrance exam • Scores range 200-800 for each area • www.collegeboard.com
    13. 13. SAT / ACT INFORMATION • Test scores must be sent to colleges directly from ACT and /or College Board • Many schools will no longer accept scores that are placed on transcripts. • Contact your institution to see what your student needs to make on either exam for admittance.
    14. 14. DATES • ACT September 21, 2013 October 26, 2013 December 14, 2013 February 8, 2014 April 12, 2014 June 14, 2014 • SAT October 5, 2013 November 2, 2013 December 7, 2013 January 25, 2014 March 8, 2014 May 3, 2014 June 7, 2014
    15. 15. PSAT / SAT Boot Camp • www.testprepseminars.org • Horn High School • September 24th • 8:30 – 3:00 pm • $55.00
    16. 16. PSAT • Test is Wednesday, October 16th • Cost is $14.00 • Deadline to register is September 30th • More information to follow
    17. 17. THEA TEST • This test is required before registration in all public colleges (2 and 4 year in Texas) • It is recommended that this test be taken during the student’s senior year so you will have the scores back before college registration times in the summer. • Students may be exempt from the THEA if the student scores high enough on the TAKS, SAT, or ACT. • Contact your college choice to see scores they require for exemption
    18. 18. Scholarship / Financial Aid  Most scholarship money will come from the school you choose to attend. That is the reason it is important to be accepted early. Once schools run out of money they are out.  No limit on how many scholarships a student can get.  As soon as your student is accepted to a school, call the financial aid office to let them know you need financial aid.  As scholarships become available they are announced during the school announcements, through their English 4 teachers, and posted in the counseling center.
    19. 19.  Local Scholarships will be on the MISD website and will be available to fill out around October of your student’s senior year.
    20. 20. www.mesquiteisd.org select “Students/Parents” tab select scholarships Select “Local Mesquite ISD”
    21. 21. Complete and print one copy, bring to your student’s counselor Counselors will copy and place applications in the pools for which student qualifies. 1. Rotary Club 2. PTSA 3. Food Services 4. Para Professionals 5. MEA 6. Ambucs The range of local scholarship money is from $500 - $1,000. There is one $10,000 scholarship given out. Booster Club is a separate application – available in the spring of senior year
    22. 22. Scholarship resources • www.fastweb.com • www.collegeboard.com • www.free-4u.com • www.scholarships.com • www.mesquiteisd.org
    23. 23. FAFSA  Complete the FAFSA in January of your student’s senior year. (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This information will allow the school of your choice to offer (if you qualify) www.fafsa.ed.gov or call 800-433-3243 to request a hard copy 1. Scholarships 2. Pell Grants – money you don’t pay back 3. Student Loans and Parent Loans – low interest rates 4. Work Study Program - job on campus **Financial Aid Night Available in January of student’s senior year**
    24. 24. NCAA Guide for the College – Bound Student Athlete  Best place for student to start to familiarize themselves with the rules, philosophy, and organization of the NCAA is to go online at eligibilitycenter.org. (9999 – on SAT registration)  Must take SAT / ACT before senior year for colleges to consider your student.  See Coach Overton or Coach Wheeler for more information
    25. 25. Additional Information  2 COLLEGE DAYS during junior and senior year– does not affect exemption policy (Per School Board Policy) College Night- Eastfield College – 9/16/2013
    26. 26. Transcripts • Students’ 1st five TRANSCRIPTS are free, additional are $1.00 each. • Sign up for number of transcripts needed at Mrs. Methered’s desk.  Transcripts can be picked up after 24 hours  Student mails off transcript  Most schools require transcripts to be official and sealed in an envelope.
    27. 27. Achieve Texas • Each student at Horn can be registered for this program. This website administers career placement assessments and students can see what fields that they could possibly look into as a career. You can also find colleges and compare tuition and costs / college options. www.tbecachievetexas.org We encourage all juniors to register for this program. • See handout, activation code will expire sometime in September. Call your counselor for a new code.
    28. 28. Naviance offers students a comprehensive set of tools to help them: •Discover personal skills and areas of interest. •Explore career and college options that best match those skills. •Engage in a personalized action plan for meeting post-secondary goals. DISCOVER, EXPLORE, AND ENGAGE JHHS Naviance
    29. 29. Naviance Snap Shot All inclusive career and college readiness tool • Parent & student college/career planning involvement • College matching tool • PSAT/SAT/ACT PrepME- personalized study guide based on performance on the diagnostic test • Links to Common Application • Scholarship matching tool • Grades and test scores captured in the system • One button electronic application and transcript submission to college • Naviance link on JHHS web page • Facebook- Jaguar Nation University page
    30. 30. College Board The collegeboard.com site contains information on approximately 4000 two year and four year colleges. It enables students to explore colleges that match certain factors selected by students, such as degree desired, geographic location, school size and more. Once a list is obtained, students can explore individual colleges to and learn about degree offerings, entrance requirements, student life on campus, and extracurricular activities.
    31. 31. Things to be thinking about now • Principal’s Distinction Breakfast Held in May Students receive an invitation if they are on the All A Honor Roll, Honor Roll, perfect attendance, and no office referrals.
    32. 32. More things to think about… • Continue to focus on making good grades • Take the SAT and/or the ACT in June (if you haven’t already) • Begin to research college; know the entrance requirements and deadlines for each one. (Start a folder where you keep all this information)
    33. 33. And more…. • Choose challenging classes for your senior year • Get involved (stay involved) in organizations that promote community service • Visit with the college representatives when they are here (in the cafeteria during lunch)
    34. 34. We are looking forward to a great year with the class of 2015!
    35. 35. • Bruce Perkins Principal 972-882-5201 • bperkins@mesquiteisd.org • Ahnekii Tanner Registrar / Assistant Principal 972-882-5263 • atanner@mesquiteisd.org • Madelyn Hill Counselor A-D 972-882-5223 • mhill1@mesquiteisd.org • Paul Ballard Counselor E-K 972-882-5222 • wballard@mesquiteisd.org • Karri Pritchard Counselor L-R 972-882-5243 • kpritchard@mesquiteisd.org • Tonia WestbrookCounselor S-Z 972-882-5221 • twestbrook@mesquiteisd.org • Yolanda Deatherage Career and Technology 972-882-5224 • ydeatherage@mesquiteisd.org
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