Junior Parent Presentation 2013

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  • Results are given out in homerooms. Junior counselors will review scores with students and use this to assist in preparing a list of colleges.
  • The essay is usually started around February or March. Teachers guide students in choosing an appropriate essay topic and in their writing skills. When it is time to ask teachers for letters of rec, Erica and Sara will meet with students to review the process of how, when and who they should ask. These instructions and any important info will be posted on blackboard for students and parents to access. Teachers will submit their letters before the end of the school year.
  • Weekly visits occur throughout the year. Homeroom visit are when students sign up in advance and meet with a rep in a small group setting. Lunch visits are where the rep is outside the cafeteria and any student can get info.Any event that passed explain what it is and that it will occur again next year.Career Night will be be bigger than last year and more professionals in the fields our students are interested in.
  • 1. Use Naviance for the college search process. All students should be very familiar with this program.
  • 1. Includes three kinds of questions: Multiple-choice questions Student produced responses (mathematics only) Essay question 2.Takes three hours and 45 minutes to complete.3. Administered seven times a year- January, March, May, June, October, November, December.4. Normally, our students will take the SAT two to three times in May, June and October or May, October and November.
  • 1. Offers 20 Subject Tests that fall into the following areas: English, history, mathematics, science, and foreign languages2. Offered six times a year. Each test takes one hour. 3. Consist of multiple-choice questions4. Not every school requires SAT subject tests.
  • 1. Consists of 215 multiple-choice questions2. Approximately 3 ½ hrs to complete, including a short break. 3. Administered on six test dates in September, October, December, February, April, and June4. We encourage all students to take this exam at least once. Colleges will accept the SAT or the ACT.
  • 1. Special InterestArtsMajors/CurriculumHonorsStudy Abroad
  • Example of University: Pace Example of College: Wagner
  • Example of Public: SUNY/CUNY ExampleExample of Private: St. John’s
  • 1. Seniors will apply between oct and dec. We encourage all students to be done with the process before xmas break of their senior year. 2. Senior parent night will review the entire application process and timeline for students.
  • Junior Parent Presentation 2013

    1. 1. St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School
    2. 2. What to expect during your child’s junior year • Students will meet with their guidance counselor several times throughout the year. • Students will prepare a list of potential colleges to visit and/or apply. • Students will identify a major that they may want to pursue in college.
    3. 3. What to expect during your child’s junior year continued • Students took the PSAT in October • Results will be provided mid-December
    4. 4. What to expect during your child’s junior year continued • Students will begin to write a college essay in their English class. • In February students will be advised when and how to ask a teacher to write a letter of recommendation.
    5. 5. What to expect during your child’s junior year continued • Weekly Visits From Colleges To Sea • Fall College Fair - October 3rd during the school day • Financial Planning Workshop - October 22 • Career Night – February 26, 2014 • Spring College Fair -April 9, 2014 7 – 9pm
    6. 6. Preparing for College in Junior Year Colleges and Universities take the following factors into consideration when reviewing an applicant: •Cumulative high school average of freshman, sophomore and junior year •Standardized tests: SAT and/or ACT scores •Extracurricular activities and community involvement •Letters of Recommendation •Essay
    7. 7. Preparing for College in Junior Year • Begin to discuss college at home • Start the college search process • Start visiting colleges during the spring and over the summer. • Take the SAT and/or ACT
    8. 8. Standardized Testing A the end of junior year students will take: • SAT or ACT • SAT Subject Test (if necessary)
    9. 9. What is the SAT? SAT assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem solving skills in critical reading, mathematics and writing.
    10. 10. What is are the SAT Subject Tests? SAT Subject Tests are the only national admission tests that measure students' knowledge and skills in particular subject areas.
    11. 11. What is the ACT? ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in Science, Math, Reading and English.
    12. 12. NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE SELECTION PROCESS • • Cost • • Location • Prestige & Reputation• • College vs. University • Public versus Private Special Interest Financial Assistance Programs College Accreditation
    13. 13. NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE SELECTION PROCESS College vs. University: •A University is a collection of Colleges offering: •Research Facilities •Graduate Programs •Broad Range of Undergraduate Programs •A College traditionally offers:
    14. 14. NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE SELECTION PROCESS Public vs. Private: •Public Colleges & Universities •Funding from the state and local government •Traditionally less expensive then private schools •Lower tuition rates for in-state students •Private Colleges & Universities •Rely on tuition, fees and private sources •Traditionally more expensive then public schools
    15. 15. NAVIGATING THE COLLEGE SELECTION PROCESS When helping your children search for potential colleges the following factors should be considered: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Location 6. Academics Enrollment/Size 7. Extracurricular Activity Student Body Make-up 8. Library/Sports Facilities Campus Environment 9. Internship Opportunity Campus Safety 10. Alumni
    16. 16. CAMPUS VISITS What are the different types of campus visits? • Attend an Open House • Make an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor • Take a tour of the campus • Participate in a campus event • Shadow a current student/sit in on a class
    17. 17. CAMPUS VISITS What should you do on a campus visit? • Ask a lot of questions to the admissions counselor. • Ask lot of questions to the tour guide. • Verify the colleges admission requirements • Talk to current students • Eat in the cafeteria • Meet with a faculty member
    18. 18. Getting a head start on senior year.. Students and families should familiarize themselves with the types of applications students use when applying to college.
    19. 19. TYPES OF COLLEGE APPLICATIONS City University of New York (CUNY) www.cuny.edu • You can apply to any of the colleges of CUNY by using a single online application and may list up to six (6) colleges for a single fee. • The application consists of 7 sections to be completed.
    20. 20. TYPES OF COLLEGE APPLICATIONS State University of New York (SUNY) www.suny.edu/student • You may use one SUNY application to apply to the SUNY schools. • There is a fee for each school even though you apply using one application. • The application consists of 31 questions. Supplemental applications may need to be filled out.
    21. 21. TYPES OF COLLEGE APPLICATIONS Private Colleges • Applications for private colleges may be obtained from the colleges themselves or through the college’s website. • The application fee varies from college to college.
    22. 22. TYPES OF COLLEGE APPLICATIONS Common Application www.commonapp.org • Over 400 private universities and all SUNY schools accept this application. • Apply to multiple colleges using one application. • There is a fee for each school you apply to. • This form consists of 9 sections that are to be completed. Supplemental applications may need to be filled out.
    23. 23. PREPARING FOR SENIOR YEAR •Senior counselors will meet with students at the end of their junior year. •Senior Year •Students will meet with senior counselors individually •Students will attend mandatory Naviance training during homeroom •Students will attend fall college fair in October •Senior parent night
    24. 24. A look at the Class of 2013 Our Proud Sea Graduates Our Students’ average SAT Scores are higher by 50-60 points in each section of the test than the average SAT Scores for New York State · The Class of 2013 were awarded 51.3 million dollars in scholarship money from colleges averaging over 154,000 per student! · 20% of students completed a year or more of college at Sea · · 50% completed a semester of college at Sea · 90% graduated with some college credits from Sea
    25. 25. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Legal Internship: Mr. Joseph Albanese, Esq. • Meetings to discuss topics in law • Work in a law office / Attend trials Medical Internship: Christopher Ferrante, Ph.D. • Visits from doctors (M.D., D.O), dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists and physician assistants • Volunteer hours in Staten Island University Hospital Neuroscience Research Internship: Sara Guariglia, Ph.D. • Presentations from research scientists • Hands on volunteer work in visiting laboratories
    26. 26. PARTICIPATING LABORATORIES Guang Y. Wen, Ph.D New York State Institute for Basic Research (IBR) Research Focus: Autism and Alzheimer’s Disease Other Laboratories IBR/Neuropace Jeffrey H. Goodman, Ph.D Epilepsy Sharon Loverde, Ph.D. CSI Computational Biochemistry Sara Guariglia, Ph.D and Chi-Wing Chow, Ph.D Columbia University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, IBR Research Focus: Developmental Neurotoxicology Stephen Gundry, ABD CSI/City College of New York Computer Engineering Daniel P. McCloskey, Ph.D. CUNY College of Staten Island (CSI) Research Focus: Epilepsy & Aging (Naked Mole Rats) Probal Banerjee, Ph.D CSI Research Focus: Autism, Schizophrenia and Cancer New Labs for 2013-2014 Michael Bucaro, Ph.D. CSI Advanced Microscopy and Polymer Chemistry Lisa Manne, Ph.D. CSI Avian Ecology Kathryn K. Chadman, Ph.D IBR Research Focus: Autism Elena McCoy, Ph.D. CSI Microbiology
    27. 27. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
    28. 28. Thank you for attending our Junior Parent Night!

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