Junior Parent Night

Junior Parent Night

JUNIOR GROUP GUIDANCE MEETING While you are waiting: Sign up for Remind: Counseling class of 2019 TEXT to the number: 81010 the class code: @62789c SIGN IN with your student ID for attendance on ONE of the sheets going around. STUDENT SUPPORT PERSONNEL COUNSELORS Mr. Nick Bernbeck [email protected] 432-3523 Mr. Eric Burson [email protected] 432-3524

Mr. Troy Glasser [email protected] 432-3521 Mrs. Aja Perales [email protected] 432-3526 Mrs. Beth Walsh-Sahutske [email protected] 432-3522 Counseling Office Mrs. Armentrout Career Resource Center - Mrs. Naporano 432-3519 432-3675 STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Mr. Doug Roby

[email protected] 432-3520 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST Mrs. Lisa Khoury [email protected] 432-3525 WHAT is my Transcript? and WHY is it important?

Note: Grades EVERY semester from 9th grade to present NCAA Eligibility and Requirements To be considered qualified for playing sports at the collegiate level: Graduate from high school Complete a core curriculum: Earn an academic GPA and ACT or SAT score consistent with NCAA requirements Register online (EligibilityCenter.org)

NCAA Divisions I & II Consult the NCAA Freshman Eligibility Standards Quick Reference Sheet on the website Website address: www.eligibility center.org ACT and SAT scores must be sent directly to NCAA from the testing agency. NCAAs SAT/ACT code is 9999. 2017-18 Test Calendar

Consider what tests you will take and make a plan in advance. PSAT (October 11) State Testing: SAT, Workkeys, M-Step (April 10-12) Student Scheduled College Entrance Testing Advanced Placement Exams (May 7-18) National Foreign Language Exams (Jan April) Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition (October and December) Required test

Wednesday, October 11th at South Used to determine eligibility for the National Merit Scholarship All should take practice booklet

Use practice booklet or Khan Academy to prepare for free! 2018 AP Exam Schedule If you are going to be absent from the scheduled AP testing date(s) for unavoidable reasons, notify the Records Clerk in the Counseling Center as soon as possible so that alternate accommodations can be made for you. If you are receiving special accommodations for the SAT and want the same for the AP exams, notify your counselor.

English Math Reading Science Writing Maximum Score: 36 Avg Score in Michigan: 20.3 Avg Score in Nation: 20.8 Avg Score from South: 25 SAT Reading, Writing & Language, Math, Optional Essay (Science is integrated)

About 4 hours long with essay Math through Alg II/ Trig included May use a calculator on SOME of the test Score ranges 4001600 Avg Natl Score: 1020 Avg MI Score: 1007 Avg South Score: College Entrance Exams SAT I and II (reasoning & subject tests) Register online

Carefully review prospective college application requirements Only take SAT subject if schools require the test www.collegeboard.com 2017-18 SAT & Subject Tests Test Dates October 7, 2017 November 4, 2017 December 2, 2017 March 10, 2018* May 5, 2018 June 2, 2018 Registration Deadlines (too late to register)

October 5, 2017 November 2, 2017 February 9, 2018* April 6, 2018 May 3, 2018 ACT Be sure to register for the ACT with writing Register Online plan ahead. www.actstudent.org 2017-18 ACT Tests Test Dates October 28, 2017

December 9, 2017 February 10, 2018* April 14, 2018 June 9, 2018 July 14, 2018 Registration Deadline September 22, 2017 November 3, 2017 January 12, 2018 March 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 June 15, 2018 Finding the right fit Selecting a college is not about getting into the

most prestigious school. It is about finding the one that is just right for YOU! Start by thinking about what you are looking for in your college experience Visit them Let them visit you Let your fingers do the walkingonline searches Learn to use Naviance Family Connection http://connection.naviance.com/gpshs Students log in here. Use school computer login

Parents log in here for the first time. Use Parent Portal Password Search Online Its not perfect, but its a great start. Links are included in your packet Different sites have different ways of searching try several! College Representative Visits College admissions officers from over 100 colleges and universities visit GP South

For upcoming visits check: Naviance, counseling bulletin board, CRC, or listen to announcements To attend a visitation, sign up on Naviance Contacting the college, visiting the college, meeting with the admissions officer, emailing, etc., during junior year can add to your chances for admission when you apply senior year. College Resource Center (located in old attendance office) Open 7:45 10:45 am daily Contact: Mrs. Naporano

432-3675 http://gpschools.schoolwires.net//Domain/381 College representative visits, financial aid, college videos & catalogs, summer programs, vocational school information, service information Campus Visits The Office of Admission at Alma college suggests you ask these questions: How is admission to the college determined? How do I have a campus tour? Sit in on a class? Have lunch in a dining hall? Stay overnight in a dorm? Do you have a Career Planning program? What is the schools overall job placement rate?

What is it in my intended major? What kinds of financial aid programs are available? What extra forms do I fill out? Are there any special scholarships offered by the school or its alumni? Can I have a car on campus during my freshman year? What are the dorm facilities like? Jennifer S. Senior 1234 Main Street Grosse Pointe, Michigan 48230 [email protected] SCHOOL ACTIVITES Grosse Pointe South High School Student Association

Grade Senator Vice President 9,10,11 12 Meals on Wheels for Services for Older Citizens Operation Smile Fund Raiser Gala 9 CHURCH Grosse Pointe Memorial

Church LOGOs Youth Group 9 WORK EXPERIENCE Caddying at Lochmoor Country Club 9,10 AWARDS Scholar Athlete AAA for Success George Eastman Young Leaders

Award 9,10,11 10,11 11 OTHER U of M Summer of Engineering Henry Ford Hospital Research (11 students) 10 11 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

9,10 Financial Aid and Scholarships Financial Aid and Scholarship information is available both in the Counseling Center and in the Career Resource Center. Now is the time to start researching options for next year. Attend Financial Aid Night January 31, 2018 @7:00 in the auditorium Register with FastWeb: online scholarship search engine

Check Naviance and the CRC Scholarship page Research scholarships affiliated with your parents business, religious organizations, vocational interests, community non-profits and the like College admission is not Voo-Doo, its YOU-DO and if you dont do it, it wont get done Patrick OConnor author, College is Yours 2.0

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