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  • Welcome Parents of Juniors & Junior Students Making INFORMED Choices not LAST minute decisions.
  • Spark Notes
    • Senior Parent Meeting-September
    • Testing
      • ACT/SAT
        • ACT this June-recruiting date
    • College Visits
      • Summer
      • OHS
      • College Weekly Live
      • Fall
    • Graduation
      • Requirements-classes & testing
      • Herff Jones-Cap & gown, announcements, pictures
    • Summer/August:
    • ___Information and applications from ten colleges
    • ___Volunteer
    • Fall:
    • ___Complete a credit check with your guidance counselor.
    • ___Activities, Clubs, Organizations, Volunteer or hobbies/interests
    • ___If applicable, go on line to complete an NCAA Clearinghouse packet.
    • September:
    • ___Register for the September/October ACT or SAT if appropriate.
    • ___Update your portfolio and résumé.
    • ___Attend College Day
    • ___Check visitation date of colleges you are considering.
    • ___Begin checking for scholarships in the guidance office.
    • September/October:
    • ___Make a list of deadlines
    • ___REQUEST REGISTRAR TO SEND YOUR TRANSCRIPT (Give plenty of time).
    • October/November:
    • ___It is your responsibility to ensure that applications and supporting materials reach the college on time.
    • ___Look at the essay requirements for your applications
    • ___Register for the December ACT or SAT if appropriate.
    • ___Identify at least two teachers, administrators or community official who could write a strong letter of recommendation for you.
    • Early January:
    • ___Fill out the FAFSA
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  • Summer/August
    • ACT
      • June-recruiting date
      • Is writing required?
    • 250 word personal statement
      • June 12-recruiting date
      • Goals or personal story/accomplishments
    • Possibilities
        • Gather 10
        • Colleges & Universities 5-8
          • Common Application https:// www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx
        • Military
        • Work
        • Peace Corps
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    • Job Training
          • Apprenticeship Programs
          • Las Cruces Police Department
          • Las Cruces Fire Department
    • Military
          • University-ROTC
            • Officer Status
            • Thousands of Dollars
            • Education
            • Benefits
            • Stipend
            • Various Commitment
            • http:// www.afrotc.com /
          • Enlistment
            • Discipline
            • Direction
            • Money for college
            • Undecided
            • Insurance
          • National Guard
    • Work
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Be Realistic
    • 1 Dream Big
            • Ivy League Education for Free
            • http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/04.06/01-finaid.html
            • Compelling vs. Competitive
    • 2 & 3 Competitive
    • 3 & 4 Possible-WUE
            • Admission
            • Financial
            • Competitiveness
            • http:// wue.wiche.edu /
    • 5 & 6 Likely
            • Admission
            • Financial
            • Competitiveness
    • 7 Guarantee/Fall Back
  • September
    • ACT/SAT-September/October
      • www.act.org
    • Resume/Portfolio
    • Scholarships
    • College Day
      • OHS
      • College Weekly Live
        • http:// www.collegeweeklive.com /
      • College Visits
        • http:// www.unm.edu/admissions/visitcampus /
        • http://students.asu.edu/visit
  • Fall
    • Senior Parent Meeting
      • September
        • Correct address
        • Credit check
        • Important dates
    • Activates, Clubs, Organizations-leadership.
    • NCAA Clearinghouse
      • http://eligibilitycenter.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.html
  • Scholarship Many available in the guidance office a few examples
    • Nation Wide-many deadlines before December
      • Burger King
      • KFC
      • Kohls
      • Jiffy Lube
      • ROTC
    • State-usually available in Spring Jan-March/April
      • New Mexico Specific Scholars
      • New Mexico Association of School Board Officials
      • NM Education Trust Pathway
      • Daniels
    • Local-usually available in Spring Jan-March/April
      • Rotary
      • Radio Station
      • J Paul Taylor
  • Scholarships How to be competitive
    • Apply
    • Personal Statement
    • Clubs/Organizations
    • Volunteer
    • Make a list of Deadlines
      • applications for admission
      • students responsibility
        • Do not reply on University
      • Scholarship
    • Request Transcripts
      • requests take 24-48 hours
      • request 3-5 to begin with
    • ID 2 for letters of recommendation
  • ACT vs SAT
    • ACT www.act.org
      • $32.00
        • Fee waivers for those who qualify
      • Ability or college readiness
      • 4 hours
        • English-45 minutes
        • Math-60 minutes
        • Reading-35 minutes
        • Science-35 minutes
      • Number right-no penalty for guessing
      • September/October/December
      • Resources
        • www.ACT.org
        • www.Kaplan.com
        • ACT Online Prep
        • Books
  • … ACT cont’d
    • Scores
      • Highest 36(< 1% scored)
      • National average 21
      • Onate Average 19
    • Many students take it twice
      • 55% increase their composite score
      • 22% had no change
      • 23% decreased
  • January
    • FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov
      • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
      • FAFSA4caster
    • Financial Aid
      • Grants-free money
      • Scholarship
      • Loan
      • Work study
  • Spring
    • Scholarships
    • Final Decisions
    • Spring Fever
    • Senioritis-noun . A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as GRADUATION.
  • Herff Jones Cap & gown Announcements Class ring
    • OHS Visits
      • 4 times in the Fall
      • 2 spring visits
  • Graduation Requirements
    • Content Area Credits
            • ENGLISH 4
            • MATHEMATICS 3
            • ONE UNIT EQUIVALENT TO ALGEBRA I OR HIGHER
            • SCIENCE 3
            • SOCIAL STUDIES 3.5
            • NEW MEXICO HISTORY .5
            • GLOBAL/WORLD HISTORY 1
    • US HISTORY 1
    •   GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS 1
            • COMMUNICATION SKILLS 1
            • PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
            • ELECTIVES 13.5
            • TOTAL 29
    • NMHSCE
    • CONGRATULATIONS
    • PARENTS
    • YOU HAVE ALMOST DONE IT!!!
    • QUESTIONS?