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Title: MISSISSIPPI SCHOLARS


1
MISSISSIPPISCHOLARS
10th Grade Presentation
Your Passport to Success
2
Hello
  • When I was your age I
  • Professionally I am
  • My educational background is
  • I am here today because
  • My expectations of you today are
  • This presentation will last

3
Your lifes journey
Today youre at a critical point in a very
important journey, your lifes journey. As with
any trip, you must determine your destination and
develop a plan.
4
Prepare Now for Life!
  • High school is the most critical period in your
    life!

2270
1418
014
7090
HIGHSCHOOL
WORKING LIFEOF 48 YEARS
For Lifelong Learning
Prepare Now!
5
Phasing Out Low-Skill Jobs
Did you know
6
Job Skill Level Changes
1950 2000
Unskilled 15
Skilled 20
Unskilled 35
Skilled 45
Unskilled 60
Skilled 65
Professional 20
Professional 20
Professional 20
1950
1991
2000
Unskilled - requiring no high school diploma or a
diploma with minimum skills Skilled - requiring
1-2 years of education beyond high school
(certification program or an associates
degree) Source Bureau of Labor Statistics
7
Minimum Wage vs. Skilled Job You Choose!
8
24,000 Per Year
Lets do the math and work it out together
9
24,000 Annual Salary(2,000 Monthly Budget)
Amount Remaining
Federal Income Tax (10) 200 1,800 Social
Security Tax (7.65) 153 1,647 Healthcare
130 1,517 Housing (Rent - 1 Bedroom,
Unfurnished) 450 1,067 Food 245
822 Car Payments 362 460 Car Insurance 125 335 Ga
s, Oil, etc. 65 270 Telephone 55 215 Electricity
55 160 Clothing 70 90 Entertainment 50 40 P
ersonal Items 25 15 Miscellaneous 15 0 Data
from 2001-2002 Consumer Expenditure Survey,
Bureau of Labor Statistics
10
What Are Employers Looking For?
  • Solid academic preparation
  • Sound science and math foundation
  • Computer literacy
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to think critically and to make
    decisions
  • Team-oriented employees

11
How Do You Acquire theSkills Employers Want?
  • Build your communications, math,
  • science and computer skills through the
    courses that are part of the Mississippi Scholars
    Program
  • Build your interpersonal skills by becoming
    active in your school
  • - Join clubs and organizations
  • - Become a student council representative
  • - Take leadership roles
  • - Join an athletics team
  • - Take courses like band, choir, drama/theater
    arts, or journalism

12
Think about it
  • What do you want to do after high school?
  • What if that does not work out?
  • Do you have a plan B? Plan C?
  • I am here to encourage you to develop a plan, not
    to tell you what you should do with your life.

13
OptionsMississippi Scholars is all about
options.
World of Work
Military Service
High School
Two-Year Program (i.e. associates degree)
4-year College
14
Option 1 World of Work
  • Personal and Home-Care Aide
  • Social and Human Services Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Aerobics Instructor

15
Option 1 World of Work
18,500 25,760
16
Option 2 Military Service
  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Marines
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard
  • Merchant Marines

17
Option 2 Military Service
  • EnlistAfter high-school graduation
  • Reserve Officer Training Candidate
    (ROTC)Available with or without college
    scholarships
  • Military AcademiesAwarded to those with rigorous
    high-school course work
  • Officer Candidate SchoolPost-graduate

18
Option 2 Military Service
  • Marine Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Pilot Certification
  • Information Technology
  • Communication

19
Option 3 2-Year Program
  • What is a two-year program?
  • A two-year program is a junior or community
    college degree or certificate program. Only
    degree programs qualify for transfer to a
    four-year institution.
  • What can I expect if I earn a two-year degree or
    certificate?

20
Option 3 2-Year Program
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Medical Record and Health Information Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist

21
Option 3 2-Year Program
25,760 36,660
22
Option 4 4-Year University
  • What is a four-year program?
  • A four-year program is a college or university
    program that results in a bachelors degree.
  • What can I expect if I earn a four-year degree?

23
Option 4 4-Year University
  • Network Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Teacher
  • Engineer
  • Physician Assistant
  • Business Manager
  • Accountant

24
Option 4 4-Year University
36,660 plus
25
So, you want to be a star?
Less than 5 percent of students succeed as a
professional performer or athlete.
26
College Are You Ready?
  • 63 percent of freshman are placed in remedial and
    developmental classes 6 out of 10 students!
  • Remedial classes do not count towards your
    college graduation requirements
  • Remedial classes do cost money

27
Because they take tougher courses,Mississippi
Scholars may scorehigher on the ACT.
Source ACT
28
Mississippi Scholars
  • Im going to work after high school, so for me
    it doesnt matter.
  • O.K. So, if I graduate in the Mississippi
    Scholars Program, what do I get?

29
What can I do right now?
  • Stay on the Mississippi Scholars
  • Course of Study.
  • Develop a Plan.- If you do not know where you
    are going, you will not get anywhere.
  • Take Advanced Placement Courses

30
What can I do right now?
  • Develop list of college interests
  • Write or e-mail colleges for information
  • Apply for scholarships (www.fastweb.com)
  • Attend college night
  • Visit as many colleges as possible
  • Take the ACT
  • Submit college applications early

31
College is Affordable
  • Money is available to Mississippi students every
    year in scholarships, grants, loans and
    work-study programs.
  • For more information, visit your counselor and
    research the possibilities.

32
Mississippi Scholars is managed by the Public
Education Forum of Mississippi
May your lifes journey be all that it can be.
The choice is yours!
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