Service to the school</li></li></ul><li>Top Ten Percent Bill<br />Students ranking in the top 10% of their class are automatically admitted to any public university in Texas (Exception: UT Austin)<br />Complete application requirements by theuniversity’s deadline<br />Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school<br />
Senate Bill 175<br />University of Texas is not required to automatically admit more than 75% of available Texas spaces.<br />UTmust announce automatic percentile by September 15 to Junior Class.<br />Class of 2011 – Top 8%<br />
College Readiness Exams<br />PSAT – Recommended Years<br /> 10th and 11th<br />SAT – Spring of Junior Year<br /> Fall of Senior Year<br />ACT – Spring of Junior Year<br /> Fall of Senior Year<br />
Benefits of the PSAT<br /><ul><li>Preparation for the SAT®
Admissions and financial aid information from colleges</li></li></ul><li>SAT or ACT?<br />ACT measures achievement<br />SAT measures aptitude<br />ACT score based on the number correct and no correction for guessing<br />SAT has a correction for guessing – they take off for wrong answers<br />Both ACT and SAT are accepted by most colleges and universities<br />
How Colleges use SAT & ACT Tests…<br /> Colleges & Universities use SAT and ACT Tests as one of many factors in admission. The most important factor is high school grades earned in challenging courses. The best prep. for the SAT & ACT – and for college – is for students to take challenging academic courses and to read and write widely.<br />
To Register……<br />SAT<br />www.collegeboard.com<br />www.act.org<br />ACT<br />
9th and 10th Grade Checklist<br />Strive for academic excellence and regular school attendance (CHECHS and SJC grades will be included on your high school transcript and in your high school GPA)<br />Develop a four year plan with your high school counselor<br />Attend CCISD College Night<br />Attend CCISD Financial Aid Night<br />Develop your interests in extracurricular and community activities.<br />
9th and 10th Grade Checklist<br />Take the PSAT October of your sophomore year<br />Go to My Sat Plan on www.collegeboard.com after your receive your PSAT Score Report and identify your strengths and determine the areas that you need improvement<br />Create a personal file or portfolio that contains copies of your report cards, certificates presented to you, list of awards and honors your receive, and lists of all school and community clubs/organizations including offices you hold.<br />
9th and 10th Grade Checklist<br />Complete Naviance Family Connection Milestones<br />Begin to build resume on Naviance Family Connection<br />Make a list of colleges/universities that meet your preferences (size, college major, urban/rural, large city/small city).<br />Search and compare 4 year colleges and universities on https://connection.naviance.com/clearhorizons<br />Visit colleges and universities <br />
9th and 10th Grade Checklist<br />Log on to Naviance – Family Connection regularly to check for college visits, build your resume, search for colleges and careers ,and use the test preparation tool.<br />Volunteer! Volunteer! Choose something you like and stick with it!<br />Look for summer enrichment programs held on college campuses<br />
11th Grade Checklist<br />Obtain schedules for SAT Reasoning Test and ACT Exams.<br />Take the PSAT on October 13, 2010.<br />Search for financial aid and scholarship sources<br />Consult college websites to request catalogs, and housing and financial aid information.<br />Take advantage of information provided by college representatives who visit our campus.<br />Begin scheduling interviews with admissions counselors. If possible, schedule tours of the school campus.<br />
11th Grade Checklist<br />Review your PSAT Score Report and log on to My Sat Plan on www.collegeboard.com<br />Take an SAT and ACT Test in the Spring<br />Find out admission deadlines from colleges you are considering<br />Talk to teachers about writing letters of recommendation for you. <br />Prepare a resume (summer)<br />Prepare college essays (summer)<br />
11th Grade Checklist<br />Log on to Naviance – Family Connectionregularly to check for college visits, build resume, search for colleges and careers ,and use the test preparation tool.<br />Complete Naviance Family Connection Milestones<br />
Career Exploration<br />Business Internship Class<br />Spring of Junior Year<br />Fall of Senior Year<br />Naviance Family Connection<br />Do What You Are Personality Assessment<br />Career Search<br />Career Interest Profiler<br />Game Plan Survey<br />
Internship ProgramOverview<br />Internship is a very important component of our program.<br />Internship is done in the spring of the junior year and the fall of the senior year.<br />We have aligned our program with the traditional high schools.<br />Senior dates: Aug. 30-Nov. 19<br />
Program Requirements<br /><ul><li>Student has mentor in chosen field of interest.
Student completes 3 hours a week at their mentorship.
Student develops/works on a project while at mentorship and throughout the semester.
Students keep a portfolio of their work and project through out the semester.
Student presents their project in a final presentation here at school or at the mentor’s place of business.</li></li></ul><li>Mentor Responsibilities<br />Required Paperwork: <br />Work with the student to determine their specific responsibilities and/or duties, their schedule and expected dress code during the initial Pre-Field Interview. <br />Verify intern attendance with your signature on their weekly time log.<br />Evaluate intern performance on the provided evaluation form at the 4 week and 9 week mark. <br />
Mentor Responsibilities<br />Minimum Hours Required:<br />Allow the intern to spend time each week at the work site. A minimum of 3 hours per week must be completed.<br />Assist students in the development and completion of project chosen for the semester.<br />
Mentor Responsibilities<br />General Role of Mentor:<br />Serve as representative of career or degree area by introducing intern to company, industry, or business.<br />Provide the intern with comprehensive view of organization and focus on the roles, responsibilities, & functions of business.<br />Share information regarding the skills, knowledge, and/or background that are the essential to be successful in your position.<br />Offer opportunities for the intern to do independent projects.<br />Share the positive as well as the negative aspects of the job.<br />Provide supervision or designate someone to oversee intern projects.<br />Assist the intern in identifying realistic goals.<br />Communicate problems to the Internship Program Coordinator.<br />
Student Responsibilities<br />Requirements:<br />Interns must complete a Pre-Field Interview with their mentor.<br />Time logs must be signed on a weekly basis and turned in weekly showing that the student has completed 3 hours a week.<br />One journal entry must be completed each week via E4, questions can be found on student’s E4 class site.<br />Interns must turn in a digital picture of themselves interacting with the mentor.<br />Interns must complete a midterm presentation to the internship coordinator.<br />Interns must complete a final presentation of their project at school or at the mentor’s place of business.<br />
Student Responsibilities Continued<br />Interns must develop a project with the guidance of their mentors that is worked on through out the semester.<br />Interns must complete 3 Interviews.<br />Interns must complete a portfolio that is due at the end of the semester, information regarding this assignment is on their E4 account.<br />Interns must hand write a Thank you note to the mentor at the end of the semester.<br />Interns are responsible for obtaining the mentor’s evaluation forms and getting the form turned in to the Internship Program Coordinator.<br />
Interns must arrange for their own transportation to and from the internship site.
Interns are advised to seek responsibilities within the organization to enhance learning experiences.
Interns should complete all assignments on or before the deadline assigned by the mentor.
Interns must demonstrate good attendance and grooming, accuracy, orderliness, promptness, maturity, appropriate dress and proper business etiquette and professionalism while on-site. </li></li></ul><li>Teacher Responsibilities<br />Assist students with contacting/finding mentors.<br />Give students the tools to be successful in a professional environment.<br />Available to all mentors during and after business hours.<br />Meet with students regularly to ensure success and proper guidance.<br />Respond to all concerns in a timely manner.<br />Monitor student progress in internship.<br />Keep in contact with all mentors to head-off problems before they begin.<br />Form community partnerships that last for years to come.<br />
Goals<br /><ul><li>Student will gain invaluable experience in their field of interest that helps them to further understand their chosen career path.
Students gain knowledge and understanding of a professional setting.
Mentor will have an enjoyable experience and hopefully continue to partner with us.
Program grows and expands each year to incorporate more mentors.</li></li></ul><li>Service Learning Program Overview<br />Service Learning combines service objectives and learning objectives with the intent that the activity changes both the recipient and the provider of the service. This is accomplished by combining service tasks with structured opportunities that link the task to self-reflection, self-discovery, and the acquisition and comprehension of values, skills, and knowledge content.<br />
Service Learning Overview<br /><ul><li>Students are introduced to Service Learning in their advisory classes.
It is a mandatory requirement of all CHECHS students each year 9th-12th.
The advisory teacher works with students to meet all requirements of Service Learning and all hours are turned in to the advisory teacher.
Requirements and all documentation located on blackboard under Service Learning Org.</li></li></ul><li>Service Learning Requirements<br />20 hours completed within the school year.<br />Maximum of 10 of those hours can benefit CHECHS.<br />All 20 can be done outside of CHECHS.<br />Hours due by Dec. 16th<br />Plan approved by advisory teacher.<br />Power Point Presentation to advisory class. These will be done in January.<br />Self-Reflection paper.<br />Signed log.<br />A list of possible opportunities, past organizations used, and new opportunities are located under the Service Learning Org.<br />
Service Learning Letter Jacket<br />Students are allowed to letter in Service Learning at CHECHS.<br />Jacket must be bought by student.<br />150 hours of Service Learning must be done.<br />50 hours must be done per school year, meaning not all can be done in the summer.<br />Maximum of 50 hours with one organization.<br />
Naviance<br />Family Connection<br />We are pleased to introduce Family Connection from Naviance, a web-based service designed especially for students and parents. Family Connection is a comprehensive website that you can use to help in making decisions about courses, colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Counselor’s Office, a service that counselor’s use in their office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that is specific to our school.<br />
User Name:<br />CCISD 10 digit ID #<br />Password:<br />ccisd11<br />ccisd12<br />ccisd13<br />ccisd14<br />Student Log In<br />
Naviance Family Connection<br /> Parent Log In<br /><ul><li>Parent must be added by student in Profile under the About Me Tab.
Student must identify a parent email address when adding parent.
Once the student has added their parent and email address, the student or parent must notify the counselor at email@example.com
Mrs. Pattison will send an automatic email to the parents email address with a registration code.
The parent will log on to https://connection.naviance.com/clearhorizonsusing the registration code.
The parent will be directed to set up a password. </li></li></ul><li>All Senior and Junior Parent Naviance Passwords to Be Reset<br />
Parents can assist <br />students with Naviance!<br />Encourage Completion of Milestones<br />Encourage College/Career Search<br />Help Manage college applications/transcripts<br />Complete Parent Brag Sheet <br />Assist in Resume Building<br />
CHECHS Mini-College Fair<br />Friday, October 1, 2010<br />During school day<br />Clear to College<br /> Saturday, October 2, 2010<br />CSHS<br />PSAT <br /> Wednesday, October 13, 2010 <br /> 8:30 – 11:30<br />College Night <br />November 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm<br />Clear Springs High School<br />Financial Aid Night <br />December 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm <br />Clear Lake High School<br />
Associate DegreeVerification<br />Make appointment with Pam Campbell in the dual credit office before October 29, 2010.<br />Download two copies of the “What If Analysis?” from SJC SOS.<br />One copy signed by parents to bring to conference. <br />Must apply for college graduation in the spring – TBA<br />
College Admissions<br />Eachcollege/university has its own admissions criteria<br />It is up to you, as the applicant, to be aware of the different eligibility requirements<br />This information can be found on the college/university’s website, under the Admissions link<br />Some general information about the institution can be found in Naviance Family Connection – simply select a school of interest from the college search list by clicking on the institution’s name<br />
Applying to College<br />Apply Texas (www.applytexas.org)<br />For those students interested in attending a public university within the state of Texas, this form will allow you to fill out one application and submit it to multiple colleges<br />
Applying to College<br />Common Application (www.commonapp.org)<br />This form allows students to fill out one application and submit it to multiple universities within the US<br />Currently, there are 345 institutions (both public and private nationally) that accept the common app – visit the website to see if the schools you are applying to accept it<br />
Applying to College<br />School specific application<br />Some colleges do not accept a common application and require an application specific to their institution – visit the college’s website to see what application you need to submit<br />
www.commonapp.org<br />Create username and password<br />
Transcripts<br /> Some institutions require multiple transcripts<br />Initial– transcript that has all information available up to the sixth semester.<br />Mid-year– transcript that has all information through the 7th semester (available after completion of first semester of senior year)<br />Final– transcript that is sent to the college after graduation with all pertinent information showing completion of high school (college will receive by July 1st)<br />
Managing <br />College Applications in <br />NavianceFamily Connection<br />
Letters of recommendation (teachers and counselor)
School profile </li></ul>Counselor can send all items through EDOCS Naviance<br />
Texas Common Application Schools<br />Application Items<br />-Official transcript<br /> -SAT/ACT Scores<br />- Optional Letters of Recommendation<br /> -School profile<br />Registrar can send transcripts through NavianceDocufide if college uses this system.<br />Most Texas schools do not use Docufide and items must be mailed.<br />
School Specific Application<br />Same Process as Texas Common Application Schools<br />Paper Tracking for all application items<br />
Stamps and Envelopes<br />For Recommendation & <br />Counselor Forms<br />Students must provide unaddressed envelopes with at least three postage stamps per envelope.<br />Only Transcripts<br />(no recommendations or forms)<br />No envelope or postage required<br />
Recommendation Letters<br />Required:<br />Parent Brag Sheet completed on Naviance<br />Student Brag Sheet completed on Naviance<br />A copy of your resume and/or essay (optional)<br />Must request letters of recommendation 20 days (working) prior to the date that you would like the letter to be sent.<br />
Transcript Requests<br />Must be requested through <br />Naviance Family Connection<br />Allow 5 days process time <br />Colleges Tab<br />Transcripts <br />Cost - $2.00<br />Payable to the registrar, Mrs. Knochel<br />Students can request a fee waiver if they are on the free or reduced lunch program. Students can indicate this on Naviance.<br />
Financial Aid<br />There are various forms of financial assistance<br />Grants– typically need based, money that is awarded that does not need to be repaid<br />Scholarships– could be merit or need based, money that is awarded that does not need to be repaid<br />Loans– money that is borrowed for school that will be repaid upon completion of college<br />
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)<br />All students should fill out the FAFSA<br />This application will determine how much federal grant money can be allotted to you<br />Most colleges/universities require the FAFSA be on file before you will be considered for school specific scholarships<br />This application will also determine how much money can be offered to you in loan money<br />To apply:<br />1. Visit www.pin.ed.gov to apply for your Personal Identification Number (PIN) that allows you to sign the FAFSA electronically<br />2. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out and submit the FAFSA application online<br />
Scholarships<br />A list of scholarships can be found in <br />Naviance Family Connection<br />Scholarship list <br /> Look at the list of all scholarships posted<br />Scholarship match <br />Find scholarships for which you are eligible to apply (criteria may include GPA, rank, gender, ethnicity, etc.)<br />
Additional Scholarship InfoNaviance Family Connection<br />Colleges Tab<br />College Resources<br />Links to Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites<br />
UT/A&M ADMISSIONS<br />NEWS FROM THE <br />TEXAS TOGETHER<br /> UPDATE<br />
THE University of Texas - HoustonAdmissions Center<br />Contact: Autumn Boyd <br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Location: Greenway Plaza (reopening 9/14)<br /> Houston, Texas 77030-5502<br />Phone: 713-500-3515<br />Fax #: 713-500-0308<br />
TheUniversity of Texas<br />Summer/Fall 2011 UT Austin Admissions and Scholarship Application Deadline<br />December 1, 2010 (received by)<br />December SAT/ACT Test Scores are accepted until December 31, 2010<br />All other items need to be completed by Dec. 1, 2010.<br />Summer/Fall applicants may submit an updated official transcript after the deadline to show changes in class rank following the first semester of the senior year. Deadline Jan. 31, 2011<br />NEW<br />