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Title: 10th Grade Class Meeting Spring 2013


1
10th Grade Class Meeting Spring 2013
  • Class of 2015

2
Academics-Are you proud of your grades?
  • Finish the school year strong. Make sure your
    grades reflect what you are capable of achieving.
  • Ask for help when needed!
  • Review schedule for next year when distributed
    and make sure you are enrolled in the appropriate
    courses.
  • The next 2 years are going to fly by, put your
    best effort into your courses and excel!

3
Graduation Project/ Community Service
  • Both requirements need to be complete by the end
    of your Junior year if you want to take part in
    all Senior privileges.
  • Graduation Project packets and Community Service
    logs can be found on the book shelf in the
    Counseling office.
  • Remember to have a supervising teacher approve of
    your high school project prior to starting your
    project.

4
Collegeboard
  • Sign up for a free account at www.collegeboard.org
  • Great college and career exploration tool
  • SAT sign up
  • Practice questions for the SATs and many other
    helpful resources

5
PSATs
  • If you did not take the PSATs last year, we
    encourage you to take it next year as a Junior
    even if you are not sure of post-high school
    plans
  • Only offered one time a year in mid-October. Exam
    is held at OVHS
  • PSATs measure critical reading, math, and
    writing
  • Scores are not sent to colleges
  • Test helps to better prepare students for the
    SATs
  • Taking the exam during Junior year can make you
    eligible for the National Merit Scholarship

6
College Visits
  • This is the time to research college options and
    post high school plans.
  • Make use of free time this summer and visit
    college campuses. Continue touring campuses
    through next year. Visits can help to rule in or
    rule out schools.
  • Even if you are not sure of post high school
    plans, researching and visiting colleges and
    technical schools cant hurt.
  • Many colleges send admissions representatives to
    OVHS in the Fall. Listen to the morning
    announcements and take advantage of this
    opportunity.

7
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Are you interested in playing a sport in college?
  • Visit http//eligibilitycenter.org for
    information on the NCAA clearinghouse.
  • Make an appointment with your counselor to learn
    more about being eligible to play a Division I or
    II college sport.
  • Must sign up with NCAA by the end of Junior year
    to be eligible.

8
Scheduling Process
  • The counselors will distribute the first round of
    schedules in early June.
  • Students will have an opportunity to review their
    schedules and note any changes they would like to
    request.
  • Schedules are signed by parents and sent back to
    counselors.
  • Counselors review noted changes and try their
    best to accommodate requests. Due to class size
    and availability, requests may not be fulfilled.
  • Final schedules will be sent home in mid-August.

9
Get Involved!
  • The next 2 years are going to go quick! If there
    is an organization that you have considered
    getting involved in, do it!
  • Involvement in clubs, sports, and groups can add
    an exciting element to your high school career.
  • Talk with your counselor if you are not sure of
    how to get involved.
  • Think about taking on a leadership position in an
    organization that your are already involved.

10
Naviance
  • Coming Junior year
  • Exciting new career and college resource
  • Students will be able to research colleges and
    careers, create resumes and goals, take
    personality assessments, and much more!

11
Thank you for your Attention!
  • Please let us know if you have questions.
    Counselors are available. Make an appointment in
    the counseling office.
  • Remember to check the School Counseling
    Department website for important updates.
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