NSI 2014: College Counseling Redefined

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See how one school ensures that student achievement is at the forefront of decision making by investing in human capital, building a culture of high expectations, and creating effective support. Discover new strategies to create a college counseling program that breaks the status quo.

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NSI 2014: College Counseling Redefined

  1. 1. • Please only use the Arial font family. • Make sure all type is above 20 point size. • Please only use the font colors noted. • Four slide options: • 2014 NSI – Title : First slide in all presentation, one per deck • 2014 NSI – Divider: Used to separate sections of content in the presentation • 2014 NSI – Body Slide: Used for anything that contains content or content with images, including Agenda • 2014 NSI – Large Image: Used for any large image or screen capture (all page numbers should still be seen, do not enlarge) NSI 2014 Powerpoint Guidelines
  2. 2. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
  3. 3. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA College Counseling Redefined Chelette Stephenson Director of College Counseling & Alumni Programs Yes Prep-North Central July 17, 2014
  4. 4. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA College Counseling Defined
  5. 5. 6 More about me Chelette Stephenson @TxCollegeLady • Mother of 2 children under the age of 5 & wife. • Director of College Counseling for last 7 yrs. • LPC • TACAC & NACAC member • 2012 NSI Innovative Program of the year • Texas A&M Class of 2001
  6. 6. 7 Before Yes Prep My list of great ideas included the following: • Use of Social Media @txcollegelady • Cake Signing for Seniors • “Oh the places you’ll go Celebration” • Senior Coffee & Smart Cookie parties • Writing on the Walls & chalk everywhere else • College Boot camps • Office in the middle of the commons • Parent ambassadors • More ideas? Go here: http://texascollegelady.blogspot.com
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  8. 8. 9 Yes Prep-North Central Defined • North Central: 945 students, Public Charter School in Houston, Texas • Named by U.S. News & World Report as the #4 Best High School in the state of Texas, #7 Best Charter School in the Nation and #28 Best High School in the nation • The ethnic background of our students is as follows: Hispanic/Latino 96% African-American 3% Caucasian 1% • 82% of our students are economically disadvantaged and qualify to receive either free/reduced price breakfast and lunch.
  9. 9. 10 Yes Prep-North Central College Initiatives Team Defined • 3 College Counselors including DCC • Comprehensive college counseling, ongoing alumni support, and strategic IMPACT Partnerships with targeted colleges and universities.
  10. 10. 11 College Counseling Redefined • Impact College Partnership Program • Alumni Programming & Support • Daily seminar classes 6th through 12 grade • Good teaching is good counseling. Good counseling is good teaching • Non-cognitive skills
  11. 11. 12 Redefine College Counseling Team • College Counseling Team: • Teach 2-5 classes a day • 70 advisees between junior and senior class. • Weekly Check ins, Weekly Logistical & Weekly Strategic Meetings • Encouraging Crucial Accountability and Crucial Conversations
  12. 12. 13 College Counseling Redefined Junior Programming • Staff SAT/ACT Challenge • 100% of Juniors took the ACT and SAT • Parental Support: Junior parent meetings and juniors potluck dinner • Junior Conferences • Summer Opportunities • Princeton Review & Method Test Prep Courses • Revolution Test Prep for High scoring juniors • Spring Trips to Colleges throughout U.S.A.
  13. 13. 14 Junior Year Partnerships • Posse • Questbridge • IMPACT Institute • IMPACT partnership summer opportunities • Summer opportunities
  14. 14. 15 Senior Year Redefined • College Fly In Programs • Creating College Lists • LOR Workshops • College Application Deadline: November 15 • Project Submit Lock-in • Scholarship Raffle • Financial Aid Deadline: February 15 • Senior Signing Day
  15. 15. 16 Alumni Programming Redefined • Alumni Send off: August of each school year • Alumni Call Bank: October • Alumni Luncheon during staff PD: January • Alumni graduation attendance project: May • Alumni Wall: Ongoing
  16. 16. 17 What’s next? At North Central, we strive to blaze a trail so excellent that others are compelled to follow.
  17. 17. NAVIANCE SUMMER INSTITUTE 2014 | PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA Follow me: @txcollegelady

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