Muskegon Catholic Central
Overview for Parents

Presented by
Muskegon Catholic Central
School Counseling Department
4x4 Semester Schedule
• 2 Semesters/2 nine week quarters per semester
• 4 Classes per day/86 minutes
• Schedule Changes
– ...
Curriculum Overview
Progress Reports & Report Cards
• You have access to
current grades and
attendance in Parent
Internet Viewer
– Check it of...
MAP Test
7th and 8th Grade
Assessing students to see where they are in developing the
foundation for the skills they will need to be successful in
en...
Extra Curricular Activities
• Encourage students to get involved with
their peers
• Provide variety of experiences
• Impac...
Muskegon Catholic Central
School Counseling Department

We are blessed with the opportunity to work with each of the stude...
Muskegon Catholic Central
School Counseling Department

• Mrs. Marissa Higgs

• Mrs. Kelly Morell

School Counselor

Couns...
Academic Domain
We begin to work with students in grade 7 on developing an
Educational Development Plan, better known as t...
Completing the Educational
Development Plan (EDP)
Three parts to an EDP
* Career and Post-Secondary Education
Planning Gui...
Graduation Requirements
• Are a common set of required credits for
graduation for all students
• Provide students the lear...
Graduation Requirements
•

Class of 2014

•

Class of 2015

•

Class of 2016

•

Class of 2017

English………………....……..4

En...
Dual Enrollment at Muskegon
Community College
• Available to all 9th – 12th grade students
– Up to 10 total classes during...
Muskegon Area Career and
Technical Center
• Vocational/Professional
programs
• 1 or 2 year opportunities
• Junior and/or S...
College & Career Readiness
Domain
98% of the Muskegon Catholic graduates matriculate into postsecondary education.
Student...
Career Pathways

Arts & Communication

Health Sciences

Business Mgmt,
Marketing & Technology

Human Services

Engineering...
Advisory & Career Cruising
•

Students are assigned to an advisor who advocates for them and ensures that they are
on trac...
College Admissions
• Transcript Information
GPA, class rank, course selection, trends

• High School Testing
ACT & SAT

• ...
ACT
Personal-Social Domain
Students go through tremendous change as they progress through their middle and
high school years a...
Personal-Social Domain
• My parents are getting a divorce
• Having trouble making or keeping friends
• Loss of a Loved One...
Please Contact Us…
for your questions about testing, scheduling, academic planning or assistance, college &
career readine...
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Muskegon Catholic Central: Overview for Parents

  1. 1. Muskegon Catholic Central Overview for Parents Presented by Muskegon Catholic Central School Counseling Department
  2. 2. 4x4 Semester Schedule • 2 Semesters/2 nine week quarters per semester • 4 Classes per day/86 minutes • Schedule Changes – May thru June • 8:00 – 3:00 Advisory: 11:00 – 11:30 Lunch: 11:30 – 12:00 16 Classer per year • Mass Days are Wednesdays from 9:22 – 10:22
  3. 3. Curriculum Overview
  4. 4. Progress Reports & Report Cards • You have access to current grades and attendance in Parent Internet Viewer – Check it often – Email teachers with questions or concerns – Don’t remember your account? – call Counseling • Report Cards – Elementary & Middle – High School
  5. 5. MAP Test 7th and 8th Grade
  6. 6. Assessing students to see where they are in developing the foundation for the skills they will need to be successful in entry-level college courses is done with the Explore (9th) and Plan (10th) Current Sophomores are well above the national average for College Readiness Current Juniors are well above the national average for College Readiness
  7. 7. Extra Curricular Activities • Encourage students to get involved with their peers • Provide variety of experiences • Impact college/work application process
  8. 8. Muskegon Catholic Central School Counseling Department We are blessed with the opportunity to work with each of the students in grades 7 12 in the following counseling domains: Academic, College and Career Readiness, & Personal-Social.
  9. 9. Muskegon Catholic Central School Counseling Department • Mrs. Marissa Higgs • Mrs. Kelly Morell School Counselor Counseling Secretary mhiggs@muskegoncatholic.org kmorell@muskegoncatholic.org
  10. 10. Academic Domain We begin to work with students in grade 7 on developing an Educational Development Plan, better known as the EDP, which is intended to serve as a student's roadmap through high school and guide him/her into postsecondary education. Using MAP testing data, Explore, and Plan data, we develop in collaboration with students and families, course schedules that will challenge each student to grow to his or her highest potential.
  11. 11. Completing the Educational Development Plan (EDP) Three parts to an EDP * Career and Post-Secondary Education Planning Guide * Course Selection * E-portfolio for college and scholarship documents as well as a personal résumé
  12. 12. Graduation Requirements • Are a common set of required credits for graduation for all students • Provide students the learning opportunities, knowledge and skill sets they need to be successful in college or the workplace
  13. 13. Graduation Requirements • Class of 2014 • Class of 2015 • Class of 2016 • Class of 2017 English………………....……..4 English………………....……..4 English………………....……..4 English………………....……..4 Math………………………….4 Math………………………….4 Math………………………….4 Math………………………….4 Religion……………………….4 Religion……………………….4 Religion……………………….4 Religion……………………….4 Advisory……………...……....2 Advisory……………...……....3 Advisory……………...……....4 Advisory……………...……....4 Social Studies……......……..3.5 Social Studies……......……..3.5 Social Studies……......……..3.5 Social Studies……......……..3.5 Science………………………..3 Science………………………..3 Science………………………..3 Science………………………..3 Electives……………………2.5 Electives……………………2.5 Electives……………………2.5 Electives……………………2.5 World Language………..…….2 World Language………..…….2 World Language………..…….2 World Language………..…….2 Health/Physical Education………………..........1 Health/Physical Education………………..........1 Health/Physical Education………………..........1 Health/Physical Education………………..........1 Visual or Applied Art……………………….........1 Visual or Applied Art……………………….........1 Visual or Applied Art……………………….........1 Visual or Applied Art……………………….........1 Senior Service……………… .5 Senior Service……………… .5 Senior Service……………… .5 Senior Service……………… .5 Senior Seminar…………….. .5 Senior Seminar…………….. .5 Senior Seminar…………….. .5 Senior Seminar…………….. .5 TOTAL CREDITS……………………28 TOTAL CREDITS……………………29 TOTAL CREDITS……………………30 TOTAL CREDITS……………………30 *Math MUST be taken in the senior year of high school
  14. 14. Dual Enrollment at Muskegon Community College • Available to all 9th – 12th grade students – Up to 10 total classes during high school • Earn high school and/or college credit while in high school • Must be a class that we do NOT offer or is taken due to a conflict in the Muskegon Catholic schedule • May NOT be a P.E., Health, Hobby or non-academic course. • Student MUST be in good standing, academically, with MCC before dual enrollment will be considered • The Dept. of Treasury will pay for the tuition…unless your child fails their college course
  15. 15. Muskegon Area Career and Technical Center • Vocational/Professional programs • 1 or 2 year opportunities • Junior and/or Senior Year • Senior credit in English, Math or Science is available, depending on the program • MACTC programs include: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Allied Health Technology Auto Collision Refinishing Auto Service Technology Business Careers Catering & Culinary Management Computer Aided Design (CAD) Construction Trades Cosmetology Criminal Justice Electrical/Computer Technologies Environmental/Veterinary Sciences Graphic Production Technologies Health Science Academy Internet, Network and Security Technologies Machining/Engineering Tech Visual Communications Welding Technologies
  16. 16. College & Career Readiness Domain 98% of the Muskegon Catholic graduates matriculate into postsecondary education. Students are given the opportunity to take the Explore, Plan, ACT, PSAT and SAT tests during their high school years. I will work closely with students as they go through the college application and selection process.
  17. 17. Career Pathways Arts & Communication Health Sciences Business Mgmt, Marketing & Technology Human Services Engineering/Manuf. & Industrial Technology Natural Resources & Agriscience
  18. 18. Advisory & Career Cruising • Students are assigned to an advisor who advocates for them and ensures that they are on track to successfully complete the requirements of their educational development plan. This is also an opportunity for weekly monitoring of grades, standardized test score analysis, introduction to 21st century skills, and other general homeroom responsibilities. Students meet with their advisor once a week during the seminar period on the following College and Career Readiness activities, strategies, and planning. • Career and Education Exploration – – – – – Career Matchmaker Learning Styles Inventory Study Skills Post-Secondary Investigation and Planning Financial Aid • Career Planning – – Career and Life Goals Résumé Building • Self assessment of activities and abilities – – – Volunteer Hours Work Experience Awards, Certificates, and Honors
  19. 19. College Admissions • Transcript Information GPA, class rank, course selection, trends • High School Testing ACT & SAT • Extracurricular Activities Sports, community service, theater, student council, etc. • Recommendations Counselors, teachers, clergy, supervisors, coaches, mentors, etc.
  20. 20. ACT
  21. 21. Personal-Social Domain Students go through tremendous change as they progress through their middle and high school years and transition into young adults. Often times, students will experience personal struggles in the classroom and in their relationships with others. I, along with our Campus Minister, are educated to help each child reach his or her fullest academic and spiritual potential. Praying with our students and teaching them about God's incredible and unconditional love for them is a gift we can give your children each and everyday.
  22. 22. Personal-Social Domain • My parents are getting a divorce • Having trouble making or keeping friends • Loss of a Loved One • Learning Disability • Depression • Anger Management • School Avoidance • Drug or Alcohol use in the home • Problem Solving • Anxiety • And more…
  23. 23. Please Contact Us… for your questions about testing, scheduling, academic planning or assistance, college & career readiness, and/or matters that affect students personally or socially • Mrs. Marissa Higgs School Counselor mhiggs@muskegoncatholic.org 231-755-2201 ext. 337 • Mrs. Kelly Morell Counseling Secretary kmorell@muskegoncatholic.org 231-755-2201 ext. 336

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