Life after high school

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    1. 1. LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: <br />Your plan, Your future<br />
    2. 2. RESEARCH SAYS:90% OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS HOPE TO GO TO COLLEGE…<br />
    3. 3. REALITY SAYS:ONLY 39% OF STUDENTS ACTUALLY GO TO COLLEGE.<br />
    4. 4. College bound?<br />Of every 100 Indiana 9th graders, only…<br />
    5. 5. Do you want a job or a career?<br />The workforce has changed. Jobs have gone overseas, people have been replaced by computers and machines, and jobs require more advanced skills and training. A high school education alone will get you no where. <br />
    6. 6. Jobs: Then and Now<br />1950<br />20% of jobs required 4 years or more of college<br />20% of jobs required 2 years of college or technical program<br />60% of jobs required a high school diploma<br />2000<br />20% of jobs required 4 years or more of college<br />60% of jobs required 2 years of college or a technical program<br />20% of jobs required a high school diploma<br />
    7. 7. So, now what?<br />How do I make my dreams my reality?<br />
    8. 8. Continue your education.It doesn’t end with your high school graduation!<br />2 YEARS OR LESS<br />Certificate program<br />Associates degree<br />4 YEARS PLUS<br />Bachelors degree<br />Masters degree<br />Doctoral degree<br />
    9. 9. Follow my advice:<br /><ul><li>Take the tough classes
    10. 10. Use your resources
    11. 11. Find the right fit
    12. 12. Test yourself
    13. 13. Money, money, money, money
    14. 14. Lean on me
    15. 15. Don’t be a wimp
    16. 16. It’s my life…</li></li></ul><li>Take the tough classes<br />Core 40 gives you more:<br /><ul><li>Career options
    17. 17. Skills for the jobs of the future
    18. 18. Preparation for college success
    19. 19. Opportunities for scholarships and financial aid</li></ul>State 4 year institutions will require Core 40 or equivalent for college admission starting 2011-2012<br />Take courses that challenge you<br /><ul><li>Advanced Placement (AP) courses
    20. 20. Dual credit courses</li></ul>Earn distinguished high school diplomas<br /><ul><li>Core 40 with Academic Honors
    21. 21. Core 40 with Technical Honors</li></li></ul><li>Use your resources<br />There are many available resources:<br /><ul><li>Financial aid
    22. 22. Academic preparation
    23. 23. Career interests
    24. 24. Test preparation
    25. 25. Virtual college tours</li></ul>Spend time exploring these resources and use them<br />
    26. 26. Use your resources<br />Financial aid<br />www.fafsa.ed.gov<br />www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov<br />Academic preparation<br />www.learnmoreindiana.com<br />Career interests<br />www.college.gov<br />Test preparation<br />www.collegeboard.com<br />www.act.org<br />Virtual college tours<br />www.eCampusTours.com<br />
    27. 27. Find the right fit for you<br />Explore your career interests (inventories, job shadow, volunteer work, clubs, electives)<br />Visit college campuses or do virtual tours<br />Check out college websites<br /><ul><li>Explore majors- not every school has every major
    28. 28. Does the college/university fit your budget?
    29. 29. What clubs/activities do they have offer?</li></ul>Explore admission criteria- do you have what it takes?<br /><ul><li>Know your GPA!!!</li></li></ul><li>Test yourself<br />PSAT – October, March<br />Free for sophomores this year<br />Not free for juniors<br />Good predictor of your SAT performance<br />ACT/SAT<br />Take your junior and senior year<br />Scores are needed for college applications<br />FEE WAIVERS are available- ask your guidance counselor<br />
    30. 30. Money, money, money, money<br />Learn about financial aid now!<br />There are 4 kinds of financial aid:<br />Grants<br />Loans<br />Scholarships<br />Work study <br />Apply by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)<br />www.fafsa.ed.gov<br />You must re-apply EVERY year<br />Free help is available- College Goal Sunday<br />
    31. 31. Money, money, money, money<br />Other money to apply for:<br />State money www.ssaci.in.gov<br />Scholarships<br />Institutional money<br />Attend your school’s financial aid night<br />You can get 4 college application fee waivers<br />Apply on time for everything!<br />
    32. 32. Lean on me<br />Having a support system is key!<br />Find at least one person who is supportive of you going to college<br />Everybody needs some help, so get it.<br />Talk to a parent, school counselor, teacher, friend of the family, minister, youth group leader, coach, etc…<br />Tell them you want to go to college — and ask them to help.<br />Ask questions! Doing nothing can be costly.<br />
    33. 33. Don’t be a wimp!<br />Perseverance: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especiallyin spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.<br />Nobody likes a quitter!<br />There is more value in accomplishing something that is difficult than easy.<br />Whatever doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. <br />You will be proud of yourself. <br />
    34. 34. It’s my life!<br />Take all of the information and resources that are being shared with you and use them. <br />Only you can do the work. No one can do it for you.<br />Your success is your success. Your failure is your failure.<br />

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