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Title: Senior Parent Night


1
Senior Parent Night
  • Helping your senior make it to graduation and
    beyond

2
Welcome Parents and Guardians
  • Counselors
  • Mrs. Dolan BAMIT ext. 13014
  • Mrs. Nielsen EMITT ext. 13013
  • Mrs. Pauley HS ext. 13020
  • Mrs. Grygiel HPS (A-Me) ext. 13017
  • Ms. Roberts HPS (Mi-Z) ext. 13016
  • (814)654-4870

3
Overview
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Tutoring programs
  • Planning for the Future
  • College Application Process
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • NCAA
  • Caps and Gowns

4
Graduation Requirements
  • 40 credits traditional diploma
  • Prairie State Achievement Exam
  • Individual Senior Appointments to review progress
    toward graduation
  • Senior Letter to be mailed home mid October

5
Monitoring Progress
  • Progress Reports mailed this week
  • Parent Portal/Home Access Center
  • Passwords are case sensitive
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, October 7th and Thursday, October 9th
  • FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy
    Act)

6
Tutoring
  • After school tutoring
  • Monday through Thursday 345-440
  • Activity Bus at 445
  • Starting soon
  • Lunch tutoring programs for those in danger of
    failing required courses
  • Last year mandatory tutoring was set up after
    quarter grades. Hope to continue this year
  • Consequences for not attending

7
Planning for the Future
  • Websites for Career and College Planning
  • Discuss options with your student
  • Keep involved in every step of the process

8
Career Cruising Website
  • Self-Assessment
  • Take Matchmaker Interest Inventory
  • Career Searching
  • Search for Careers based on School Subject
  • Search for Careers based on Career Cluster
  • College Searching
  • Search for Colleges and Majors
  • Use School Selector Tool
  • Compare Schools

9
Post-secondary options
  • 4 year college or university
  • 2 year (community) college
  • Vocational or Technical Schools
  • Apprenticeships
  • Military
  • On-the-job training

10
How you are evaluated for college admission
  • TRANSCRIPT
  • The courses you have taken
  • The grades you have earned
  • Your class rank
  • ACT/SAT test scores
  • Courses in progress
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Extra-curricular activities/community
    service/work experience
  • Recommendations from teachers

11
Transcript Requests
  • PARCHMENT
  • All requests will be electronic.
  • Go to www.parchment.com to create an account.
  • Select Guilford High School (Rockford, IL) as
    your school.
  • All requests to IL schools are free, and many
    others are as well. Some may have 2 fee.

12
College Admission Requirements
  • Requirements vary
  • Highly selective to open admission
  • What is your best academic fit?

13
Rock Valley College
  • Open Admission School
  • ACT Cut-off scores for college level coursework
  • English19
  • Reading19
  • Math18
  • Accuplacer test is required if these minimum
    scores are not met.

14
Comparing College Entrance Requirements
15
Comparing College Entrance Requirements
16
Criteria to Consider in Colleges
  • Location and Setting
  • Major
  • Admission Difficulty
  • Tuition/Financial Aid
  • Housing
  • Size
  • Athletics
  • Student Life

17
College Application Process
  • Most applications are online
  • Watch application deadlines (priority deadlines)
  • All applications should be submitted by December
    1st
  • Variety of optionsinclude safety schools,
    financial safety schools
  • Apply to anywhere from three to six schools
  • Make your final decision by May 1st

18
Applications include
  • Online application
  • Official Transcript
  • Application Fee
  • Sometimes includes
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Counselor Recommendation Form
  • Activities Resume

19
College Application Month--October
  • Individual Assistance as needed, sign up in
    counseling office
  • Wednesday, October 8th
  • College Night at Rock Valley College
  • 600-800pm in PE Center
  • Over 130 colleges represented

20
College Application Month-October
  • College Admissions Essay Workshop on October 9th
  • College Representatives coming to Guilford
  • Listen to announcements and sign up in counseling
    office at least 24 hours in advance
  • Limit to 3 visits per semester or with counselor
    approval
  • Rock Valley College presenting in classrooms to
    complete Enrollment Forms/Applications
  • RVC Field Trips October 31st and November 7th

21
Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Scholarship Listings created by counseling office
    every month. Emailed to seniors and parents.
  • Be sure to complete Google Doc to be included.
  • Research scholarship opportunities from the
    colleges you want to attend.
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Division I and Division II athletics

22
Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Need-based Financial Aid
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Loans, grants and work-study from state and
    federal government
  • Apply after January 1st of senior year
  • Considers family income, family size and many
    other factors
  • Determines your estimated family contribution
    (EFC)
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov

23
NCAACollege Athletics
  • Division I and Division II offer athletic
    scholarships
  • Check with counselor to make sure proper course
    sequences to meet requirements
  • Register online at www.eligibilitycenter.org
  • Send official transcript and ACT scores
  • 75 registration fee
  • Official visits with college coaches can begin
    after registration is complete

24
Graduation
  • May 28, 2014 at 1000am at the BMO Harris Bank
    Center
  • Cap and Gown required to participate

25
Cap and Gown Orders
  • October 7th during 2nd hour (925-1015)Senior
    Assembly
  • Orders Taken on Tuesday, October 15th and
    Wednesday, October 16th during lunch periods
  • Orders Taken during Parent/Teacher Conferences on
    Tuesday, October 15th

26
Senior Yearbook Portraits
  • Must be taken by Prestige Photography.
  • Call (815)398-1109
  • www.prestigeportraits.com/lovespark
  • Last chance for Senior Yearbook photo is Friday,
    November 1st in GHS Auditorium (during English).
  • Pre-Order your Yearbook today! 65

27
Senior Yearbook Ads
  • Baby Ads in the Yearbook to congratulate your
    student.
  • A price list was sent home with your student.
  • Early Bird Prices before October 25th.
  • 1/8 Page45
  • 1/4 Page80
  • 1/2 Page125
  • Full Page200
  • Contact Yearbook advisor, Dan Bingley for details.

28
Deadlines
  • Do not miss out on opportunities because of
    missed deadlines!
  • Do not wait until the last minute!
  • Deadlines are the students responsibility.

29
Remind 101
  • Sign up for quick text alerts.
  • 3 ways to join
  • Download Remind app (free). Enter the class
    code _at_guilfordse
  • Text the message _at_guilfordse to (224)619-3149
  • Go to www.remind.com/join/guilfordse

30
Parent Needs Assessment
  • Please take a few minutes to complete the Google
    Docs before you leave.
  • Respond to your needs in how we serve your
    students.
  • Some of the questions will allow us to contact
    you with important information.

31
THANK YOU!
  • Questions and Answers
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