|School Counselors with Alpha Split|
|Mike Kosky A-Beq
|Kelly Petring Ber-Doofirstname.lastname@example.org
|Jeff Pawlak Dop-Hof
|Jillian Nowicki Hog-Lis
|Jan Mieure Lit-Pal
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|Kelly Langworthy Sn-Z
In the last week of January, all juniors will meet in small groups with their counselors for an overview of post-secondary planning ideas. These presentations are conducted through your child’s Junior English class. Topics will include course selection for senior year, college search process, ACT and SAT, and utilizing the web-based college search/application tool: Naviance. Following these presentations, each junior will have an individual conference with his or her counselor to discuss questions specific to your child. These conferences will run from January through April. Contact your child’s counselor if you have questions.
In December, Counselors met with the sophomores for a career search presentation. The Counselors connected the students to Naviance, a career and college electronic resource, and worked through a career assessment tool with them. As a result of their survey results, the students were provided with various job clusters in which to further search. They were able to see: job descriptions, job outlook, pay, majors required, potential schooling required beyond high school, etc…The students were also able to identify potential colleges and search ACT, GPA, and high school course requirements. The purpose was to provide them with a tool that they can utilize for career and college exploration.
Junior Family College Night: 7:00 PM, Monday, November 7
The Counseling Center is excited to have college expert, Rob Franek, present on the college admissions process. He will cover on a variety of topics, including:
- SAT and ACT - What you need to know
- How to get the max amount of scholarship dollars
- The college admissions process
-School Counselors role in the college search/application process
-College of DuPage – Admissions Representative
This presentation is open to all, but we encourage all juniors and their parents/guardians to attend.
1. All juniors will take the SAT on April 5, as part of our state testing. We will register you for the SAT.
2. We are still encouraging juniors to take the ACT on their own, which is provided on National Exam Dates. Students can go to actstudent.org and access all test dates.
3. Students are usually taking the ACT on their own, at least twice (students can take it as many times as they would like and schools will take their best score).
4. The reason for the change to the SAT is that state accepted SAT’s bid to provide the test to the state’s students.
5. Colleges all have conversion charts, as they have for years, so students can send either their ACT or SAT score (or both), and colleges will use whatever score helps the student more.
6. There are test prep opportunities within the community through places such as Kaplan, Excel, Huntington, private tutors, C2, Khan Academy or Princeton Review (online prep), etc....If you have questions, please see your counselor for more information.
7. Students will apply for colleges, on average, starting next September. In most cases, students should have completed taking the ACT by that point.
8. There will be a Junior Family Night at 7:00PM, on Monday, November 7th in the Auditorium.9. Counselors will be meeting with all juniors, at the start of 2nd semester. We will be meeting in small groups and then having individual meetings. See us sooner if you have any questions.
Course selection for the 2016-17 will begin February 1. The deadline for completing course selection will be February 15th. Current Freshmen and Sophomores will receive course selection information during their Access period. The counselors will distribute information and answer questions regarding this process on the following days:
Monday, February 1—Sophomores (Class of 2018)
Tuesday, February 2—Freshmen (Class of 2019)
Juniors (Class of 2017) received a credit check on January 26 or 28 during Junior Presentations by counselors in English classes. Course selection material was distributed and reviewed.