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Jr Parent Coffee

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

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