Contacts PRINCIPAL Jennifer Morrow Ph.D ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL , DEAN OF INSTRUCTION Alice Schwarz LEAD COUNSELOR Rhonwyn Pattison COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TEACHER Kate Graham SJC DUAL CREDIT COORDINATOR Pam Campbell REGISTRAR Daphne Knochel
Distinguished Achievement Program ( DAP) English – 4 Credits Math - 4 Credits Science – 4 Credit SS – 4 Credits LOTE – 3 Credits CHECHS Electives: Health - .5 Credit Tech Applications - 1 Credit PE - .5 Credit (additional) ISM – 1 Credit Banking/Finance - .5 Credit PE – 1 Credit Speech - .5 Credit Fine Art – 1 Credit Electives – 4.5 Credits Total Credits = 26 + Four Advanced Measures
DAP For Adv. Measures * Original Research/Project *Test Data AP Tests – Score 3 + PSAT Test – Commended Scholar or Higher *College Courses 3 hour course + Grade of 3.0 + Advanced Technical Credit Courses
Associate of ArtsCore Curriculum Communications: 6 Hrs Math: 3 – 4 Hrs Natural Sciences: 8 Hrs Humanities & Visual/Performing Arts: 6 Hrs Humanities – One Course V-P Arts – One Course Behavioral & Social Sciences: 15 Hrs US History – 2 Courses Political Science – 2 Courses Behavioral & Social Science – Oral Communications: 3-4 Hrs Physical Education: 2 Hrs Courses in Major: 12 Hrs Electives: 5-7 Hrs (No PE Courses) One Course
Off to a 4-year College
What Influences the Freshman Admission Decision?
College Entrance Exams
Service to the school
Top Ten Percent Bill Students ranking in the top 10% of their class are automatically admitted to any public university in Texas (Exception: UT Austin) Complete application requirements by theuniversity’s deadline Enroll in college no more than two years after graduating from high school
Senate Bill 175 University of Texas is not required to automatically admit more than 75% of available Texas spaces. UTmust announce automatic percentile by September 15 to Junior Class. Class of 2011 – Top 8%
College Readiness Exams
College Readiness Exams PSAT – Recommended Years 10th and 11th SAT – Spring of Junior Year Fall of Senior Year ACT – Spring of Junior Year Fall of Senior Year
Admissions and financial aid information from colleges
SAT or ACT? ACT measures achievement SAT measures aptitude ACT score based on the number correct and no correction for guessing SAT has a correction for guessing – they take off for wrong answers Both ACT and SAT are accepted by most colleges and universities
How Colleges use SAT & ACT Tests… 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.
To Register…… SAT www.collegeboard.com www.act.org ACT
2010 - 2011 SAT TEST DATES October 9, 2010 November 6, 2010 December 4, 2010 January 22, 2011 March 12, 2011 May 7, 2011 June 4, 2011
2010 - 2011 ACT TEST DATES September 11, 2010 October 23, 2010 December 11, 2010 February 12, 2011 April 9, 2011 June 11, 2011
The road to a4-year college…..
9th and 10th Grade Checklist 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) Develop a four year plan with your high school counselor Attend CCISD College Night Attend CCISD Financial Aid Night Develop your interests in extracurricular and community activities.
9th and 10th Grade Checklist Take the PSAT October of your sophomore year 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 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.
9th and 10th Grade Checklist Complete Naviance Family Connection Milestones Begin to build resume on Naviance Family Connection Make a list of colleges/universities that meet your preferences (size, college major, urban/rural, large city/small city). Search and compare 4 year colleges and universities on https://connection.naviance.com/clearhorizons Visit colleges and universities
9th and 10th Grade Checklist 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. Volunteer! Volunteer! Choose something you like and stick with it! Look for summer enrichment programs held on college campuses
11th Grade Checklist Obtain schedules for SAT Reasoning Test and ACT Exams. Take the PSAT on October 13, 2010. Search for financial aid and scholarship sources Consult college websites to request catalogs, and housing and financial aid information. Take advantage of information provided by college representatives who visit our campus. Begin scheduling interviews with admissions counselors. If possible, schedule tours of the school campus.
11th Grade Checklist Review your PSAT Score Report and log on to My Sat Plan on www.collegeboard.com Take an SAT and ACT Test in the Spring Find out admission deadlines from colleges you are considering Talk to teachers about writing letters of recommendation for you. Prepare a resume (summer) Prepare college essays (summer)
11th Grade Checklist Log on to Naviance – Family Connectionregularly to check for college visits, build resume, search for colleges and careers ,and use the test preparation tool. Complete Naviance Family Connection Milestones
Career Exploration Business Internship Class Spring of Junior Year Fall of Senior Year Naviance Family Connection Do What You Are Personality Assessment Career Search Career Interest Profiler Game Plan Survey
Service Learning & Internships KATE GRAHAM email@example.com CHECHS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP TEACHER
Internship ProgramOverview Internship is a very important component of our program. Internship is done in the spring of the junior year and the fall of the senior year. We have aligned our program with the traditional high schools. Senior dates: Aug. 30-Nov. 19
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.
Mentor Responsibilities Required Paperwork: Work with the student to determine their specific responsibilities and/or duties, their schedule and expected dress code during the initial Pre-Field Interview. Verify intern attendance with your signature on their weekly time log. Evaluate intern performance on the provided evaluation form at the 4 week and 9 week mark.
Mentor Responsibilities Minimum Hours Required: Allow the intern to spend time each week at the work site. A minimum of 3 hours per week must be completed. Assist students in the development and completion of project chosen for the semester.
Mentor Responsibilities General Role of Mentor: Serve as representative of career or degree area by introducing intern to company, industry, or business. Provide the intern with comprehensive view of organization and focus on the roles, responsibilities, & functions of business. Share information regarding the skills, knowledge, and/or background that are the essential to be successful in your position. Offer opportunities for the intern to do independent projects. Share the positive as well as the negative aspects of the job. Provide supervision or designate someone to oversee intern projects. Assist the intern in identifying realistic goals. Communicate problems to the Internship Program Coordinator.
Student Responsibilities Requirements: Interns must complete a Pre-Field Interview with their mentor. Time logs must be signed on a weekly basis and turned in weekly showing that the student has completed 3 hours a week. One journal entry must be completed each week via E4, questions can be found on student’s E4 class site. Interns must turn in a digital picture of themselves interacting with the mentor. Interns must complete a midterm presentation to the internship coordinator. Interns must complete a final presentation of their project at school or at the mentor’s place of business.
Student Responsibilities Continued Interns must develop a project with the guidance of their mentors that is worked on through out the semester. Interns must complete 3 Interviews. Interns must complete a portfolio that is due at the end of the semester, information regarding this assignment is on their E4 account. Interns must hand write a Thank you note to the mentor at the end of the semester. Interns are responsible for obtaining the mentor’s evaluation forms and getting the form turned in to the Internship Program Coordinator.
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.
Teacher Responsibilities Assist students with contacting/finding mentors. Give students the tools to be successful in a professional environment. Available to all mentors during and after business hours. Meet with students regularly to ensure success and proper guidance. Respond to all concerns in a timely manner. Monitor student progress in internship. Keep in contact with all mentors to head-off problems before they begin. Form community partnerships that last for years to come.
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.
Service Learning Program Overview 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.
Service Learning Overview
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.
Service Learning Requirements 20 hours completed within the school year. Maximum of 10 of those hours can benefit CHECHS. All 20 can be done outside of CHECHS. Hours due by Dec. 16th Plan approved by advisory teacher. Power Point Presentation to advisory class. These will be done in January. Self-Reflection paper. Signed log. A list of possible opportunities, past organizations used, and new opportunities are located under the Service Learning Org.
Service Learning Letter Jacket Students are allowed to letter in Service Learning at CHECHS. Jacket must be bought by student. 150 hours of Service Learning must be done. 50 hours must be done per school year, meaning not all can be done in the summer. Maximum of 50 hours with one organization.
Naviance Family Connection 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.
User Name: CCISD 10 digit ID # Password: ccisd11 ccisd12 ccisd13 ccisd14 Student Log In
Naviance Family Connection Parent Log In
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
All Senior and Junior Parent Naviance Passwords to Be Reset
Parents can assist students with Naviance! Encourage Completion of Milestones Encourage College/Career Search Help Manage college applications/transcripts Complete Parent Brag Sheet Assist in Resume Building
CHECHS Mini-College Fair Friday, October 1, 2010 During school day Clear to College Saturday, October 2, 2010 CSHS PSAT Wednesday, October 13, 2010 8:30 – 11:30 College Night November 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm Clear Springs High School Financial Aid Night December 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm Clear Lake High School
CHECHS Senior Conference and Contract Aug. 30 through Sept. 17
Associate DegreeVerification Make appointment with Pam Campbell in the dual credit office before October 29, 2010. Download two copies of the “What If Analysis?” from SJC SOS. One copy signed by parents to bring to conference. Must apply for college graduation in the spring – TBA
Honor Graduates DAP – Distinguished Achievement Plan GPA – Grade Point Average Cum Laude – 4.74 – 4.5 Magna Cum Laude – 4.99 – 4.75 Summa Cum Laude – 5.0 – 6.0 Deadline for Outside Coursework March 11, 2011
cHECHSGraduation Sunday, June 5, 2011 2:00 PM Place – TBA SJC South GraduationPasadena Convention Center Saturday, May 14, 2011 Time: TBA
College Admissions Eachcollege/university has its own admissions criteria It is up to you, as the applicant, to be aware of the different eligibility requirements This information can be found on the college/university’s website, under the Admissions link 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
Applying to College Apply Texas (www.applytexas.org) 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
Applying to College Common Application (www.commonapp.org) This form allows students to fill out one application and submit it to multiple universities within the US 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
Applying to College School specific application 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
www.commonapp.org Create username and password
Transcripts Some institutions require multiple transcripts Initial– transcript that has all information available up to the sixth semester. Mid-year– transcript that has all information through the 7th semester (available after completion of first semester of senior year) 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)
Managing College Applications in NavianceFamily Connection
Manage College Applications Request Transcripts College Search SAT/ACT Test Prep CCISD Scholarship List Scholarship Search Links to Scholarship/ Financial Aid Websites CHECHS College Visits
NavianceDocufide FERPA requires waiver for Common Applications Type in your Common Application username & password
Careers Tab Career Search Career Interest Profiler DWYA Personality Inventory Career Exploration
Courses Tab Develop 4 Year Plans 9 – 11th Grade
Common Application Schools Application Items
Secondary School Report
Official Transcript sent directly from school
Current Senior Schedule
SAT/ACT Scores sent from testing agency
Letters of recommendation (teachers and counselor)
Counselor can send all items through EDOCS Naviance
Texas Common Application Schools Application Items -Official transcript -SAT/ACT Scores - Optional Letters of Recommendation -School profile Registrar can send transcripts through NavianceDocufide if college uses this system. Most Texas schools do not use Docufide and items must be mailed.
School Specific Application Same Process as Texas Common Application Schools Paper Tracking for all application items
Stamps and Envelopes For Recommendation & Counselor Forms Students must provide unaddressed envelopes with at least three postage stamps per envelope. Only Transcripts (no recommendations or forms) No envelope or postage required
Recommendation Letters Required: Parent Brag Sheet completed on Naviance Student Brag Sheet completed on Naviance A copy of your resume and/or essay (optional) Must request letters of recommendation 20 days (working) prior to the date that you would like the letter to be sent.
Transcript Requests Must be requested through Naviance Family Connection Allow 5 days process time Colleges Tab Transcripts Cost - $2.00 Payable to the registrar, Mrs. Knochel Students can request a fee waiver if they are on the free or reduced lunch program. Students can indicate this on Naviance.
Financial Aid There are various forms of financial assistance Grants– typically need based, money that is awarded that does not need to be repaid Scholarships– could be merit or need based, money that is awarded that does not need to be repaid Loans– money that is borrowed for school that will be repaid upon completion of college
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) All students should fill out the FAFSA This application will determine how much federal grant money can be allotted to you Most colleges/universities require the FAFSA be on file before you will be considered for school specific scholarships This application will also determine how much money can be offered to you in loan money To apply: 1. Visit www.pin.ed.gov to apply for your Personal Identification Number (PIN) that allows you to sign the FAFSA electronically 2. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out and submit the FAFSA application online
Scholarships A list of scholarships can be found in Naviance Family Connection Scholarship list Look at the list of all scholarships posted Scholarship match Find scholarships for which you are eligible to apply (criteria may include GPA, rank, gender, ethnicity, etc.)
Additional Scholarship InfoNaviance Family Connection Colleges Tab College Resources Links to Scholarship and Financial Aid Websites
UT/A&M ADMISSIONS NEWS FROM THE TEXAS TOGETHER UPDATE
THE University of Texas - HoustonAdmissions Center Contact: Autumn Boyd email@example.com Location: Greenway Plaza (reopening 9/14) Houston, Texas 77030-5502 Phone: 713-500-3515 Fax #: 713-500-0308
TheUniversity of Texas Summer/Fall 2011 UT Austin Admissions and Scholarship Application Deadline December 1, 2010 (received by) December SAT/ACT Test Scores are accepted until December 31, 2010 All other items need to be completed by Dec. 1, 2010. 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 NEW
TAMU Houston Regional Prospective Student Center 1225 North Loop West Suite 200 Houston, Texas 77008 713-454-1990
Texas A & M University Fall 2011 Texas A & M Admissions Application Deadline -January 15, 2011 (received by) Scholarship and Honors Colleges Deadline December 1, 2010 (received by) FAFSA Deadline -March 1, 2011 Admission and Scholarship Confirmation Deadline - May 1, 2011