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Title: Catskill High School Junior Planning Night Preparing parents and students for senior year and post-secondary planning


1
Catskill High SchoolJunior Planning
NightPreparing parents and students for senior
year and post-secondary planning
  • Beth Daly, School Counselor
  • Kelly Konsul, School Counselor

2
AGENDA
  • Junior Planning Night Goals
  • NAVIANCE Introduction
  • Spring Timeline for Juniors
  • Senior Handbook Introduction
  • 10 Steps to Good College Planning
  • Q A

3
Junior Parent Night Goals
  • Identify the challenges seniors face in balancing
    the senior year
  • Understand the post-secondary planning process
  • Simplify college search and application process
  • Assist parents in becoming an informed support
    for your son or daughter in planning for the
    senior year and the year following graduation
  • Provide resources for parent questions

4
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social
    Change
  • GUIDE TOFAMILY CONNECTION

TO ACCESS YOUR FAMILY CONNECTION GO TO THE
WEBSITE http//connection.naviance.com/catskillsh
s
5
Overview
  • Naviance Family Connection is a comprehensive
    tool created to assist students and parents with
    the following
  • College Application Process
  • College Planning
  • Career Planning

6
  • Using Family Connection for college and career
    planning will
  • Provide the best, and most current, resources for
    students and parents
  • Facilitate a thorough college search
  • Maintain effective communications between
    students, parents and guidance
  • Empower all students to make well-informed
    college and career choices.

7
SPRING TIMELINE FOR JUNIORS
  • Register and prepare for SAT/ACT
  • Meet with counselors for senior year course
    selection
  • Complete NAVIANCE milestones
  • College Road Trip
  • Attend local College Fair at Hudson Valley
    Community College
  • Visit Colleges

8
SAT / ACT DATES
EXAM EXAM DATE REGISTRATION DEADLINE
SAT May 2nd March 31st
SAT June 6th May 5th
ACT April 4th February 27th
ACT June 13th May 8th
To be eligible for the Byrd Scholarships,
students must take their first SAT exam no later
than June 30th for SAT I and August 31st for SAT
II
9
NAVIANCE MILESTONESfor Juniors
  • Do What Your Are
  • Game Plan Survey
  • Activities Resume
  • Scheduling Conference
  • My Colleges
  • My Careers

10
College Road Trip
  • DATE TBA
  • Fonda-Fultonville Community College
  • SUNY Oneonta or Cobleskill
  • Hartwick College
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Opportunity to film a documentary

11
Hudson Valley Community CollegeCollege Fair
  • The Capital Area School Development Association
    will sponsor a Spring College Fair at HVCC on
    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 from 900 a.m. to 1200 pm
    and 600 p.m. to 800 pm. Over 150 colleges will
    be in attendance. This is a great way to learn
    about a variety of schools, place yourself on
    numerous mailing lists, and meet with college
    admissions representatives. Website
    http//www.casdany.org

12
College Visits
  • Walk around campus schedule a tour with a
    current student
  • Attend a class (if in session)
  • Schedule an interview with an admissions
    counselor
  • Tour dorms and/or spend the night
  • Ask yourself, Can I picture myself on this
    campus?

13
SENIOR HANDBOOK
  • Senior Timeline
  • College Visits
  • Types of Admissions
  • College Application Process
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Forms
  • Senior Programs and Dates

14
NCAA REGISTRAION
  • Be aware of course requirements
  • If you are considering playing Division I or II
    sports at college, you must register with the
    NCAA
  • Register online at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
  • Begin registration in Spring of Junior year

15
10 Steps to Good College Planning
  1. Use NAVIANCE to match aptitudes, interests and
    goals with schools and programs
  2. Register for a rigorous and balanced senior
    course schedule
  3. Sign up for college entrance exams SAT and/or
    ACT
  4. Build a list of schools / programs to research
  5. Plan school visits

16
10 Steps to Good College Planning (cont.)
  1. Build a list of schools to apply to with due
    dates
  2. Submit applications
  3. Apply for financial aid and scholarships
  4. Use a calendar to plan due dates, registration
    dates, deadlines, and events
  5. Fall senior appointment

17
NACAC TIPS FOR PARENTS Dos and Donts for
college admissions
  • Do learn about the college admissions process
  • Do discuss restrictions up front
  • Dont limit choices based on fees
  • Do remind child of deadlines
  • Do listen and offer advice when asked
  • Dont make decisions for your child
  • Do encourage and celebrate
  • Do encourage your child to apply to both reach
    schools, as well as a safety school

18
RESOURCES
  • CHS Guidance Website http//teachers.catskillcsd.o
    rg/chs/kkonsul20website/main2.htm
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • NAVIANCE FAMILY CONNECTION http//connection.navia
    nce.com/catskillshs

19
Q A Session
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