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Title: POST SECONDARY OPTIONS


1
POST SECONDARY OPTIONS
2
5 POTENTIAL PATHS
  • ENTER THE WORK FORCE
  • 2 YEAR TECHNICAL COLLEGE (CVTC)
  • 2 YEAR EXTENSION (UW-BARRON)
  • 4 YEAR UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE (UWEC)
  • MILITARY

3
Memorial High School Profile
  • Average GPA 
  • Class of 2013 3.13 (B)
  • Class of 2014 3.12 (B)
  • Average ACT 24
  • Post High School Plans
  • 70- 4-year University
  • 20- 2-year/ Technical College
  • 10- Work/Military

4
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • 22.0 TOTAL CREDITS
  • 4.0 ENGLISH
  • 2.0 MATH
  • 0.5 HEALTH
  • 2.5 SCIENCE
  • 3.0 SOCIAL STUDIES
  • 1.5 PE
  • 8.5 ELECTIVES
  • 4 YEAR UNIVERSITIES
  • 3.0 SCIENCE
  • 3.0 - 4.0 MATH
  • SOME REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS OF A WORLD
    LANGUAGE.

5
GPAGRADE POINT AVERAGE
  • A 4.00 D 1.33
  • A- 3.67 D 1.00
  • B 3.33 D- 0.67
  • B 3.00 F 0.00
  • B- 2.67
  • C 2.33
  • C 2.00
  • C- 1.67

6
CLASS RANK
  • EACH SEMESTER YOUR GPA IS CALCULATED AND YOUR
    CUMULATIVE GPA IS ALSO CALCULATED.
  • THIS GPA IS THEN COMPARED TO ALL STUDENTS IN YOUR
    GRADE AND THIS DETERMINES YOUR RANK.

7
WHO USES GPA/RANK?
  • WORK FORCE
  • 2 YR TECH. COLL.
  • 2 YR EXTENSION
  • 4 YR UNIV.
  • MILITARY
  • -POSSIBLY ON APP.
  • -NOT FOR ADMISSION
  • -YES
  • -YES
  • -NO

8
DO I HAVE TO TAKE ANY TESTS?
  • WORK FORCE
  • 2 YR TECH. COLL.
  • 2 YR EXTENSION
  • 4 YR UNIV.
  • MILITARY
  • -NOT NECESSARILY
  • -YES, COMPASS OR ACT
  • -YES, ACT
  • -YES, ACT/SAT
  • -YES, ASVAB

9
TESTING INFORMATION
  • COMPASS OFFERRED AT MHS IN STUDENT SERVICES OR
    AT CVTC. (20.00)
  • ACT FREE OPPORTUNITY AT MHS ON APRIL 23RD.
    TYPICALLY END OF JUNIOR YEAR, SIGN UP ONLINE
    36.50 without writing
  • 52.50 with writing
  • ASVAB CAN TAKE AT MHS ON Nov.1, SIGN UP IN
    STUDENT SERVICES.

10
ACTsEducational Planning and Assessment System
(EPAS)
  • Consists of three aligned assessment programs
  • EXPLORE (Score Range 1-25)
  • 8th/9th grade assessment
  • Provides baseline information on the academic
    prep of students
  • Used to plan high school coursework
  • PLAN (Score Range 1-32)
  • 9th/10th grade assessment
  • Midpoint review of students progress toward
    educational/career goals
  • Take time to make necessary interventions
  • ACT Assessment (Score Range 1-36)
  • 11th/12th grade assessment
  • Measure students academic readiness for
    postsecondary success
  • College admission and placement tool

10
11
EPAS Assessments Share a Common Scale Score
1-25
1-32
1-36
11
12
College Readiness Benchmark Scores
13
Entrance Exams
  • College/University
  • ACT/SAT
  • Acceptance Scores vary based on Institution
  • Technical College
  • COMPASS offered here at MHS in Student Services
  • Certain programs may have a waiting list for
    admission
  • Military
  • ASVAB offered at MHS on November 1st
  • Great career inventory
  • Not administered by the military
  • If you are eligible for free/reduced lunch, you
    are also eligible for other fee waivers

14
ACT
  • ACT is preferred in the Midwest.
  • Apply online at www.actstudent.org
  • School code is 500-575
  • ACT/ACT Plus Writing
  • Students should check with their schools to see
    if the writing test is required or go to
    www.actstudent.org
  • Colleges use the best score for admission
  • Preparing for the ACT
  • www.knowhow2gowisconsin.org
  • www.testprepreview.com
  • UWEC ACT Prep course
  • WISCareers
  • ACT practice tests
  • See counselors for additional ideas

15
2013-2014 ACT Test Dates
ACT Test Dates Registration Deadline - 36.50 without Writing test - 52.50 with Writing test Late Registration Deadline - Add 23 late fee
September 21 August 23 August 24- September 6
October 26 September 27 September 28- Oct 11
December 14 November 8 November 9 22
February 8 January 10 January 11 24
April 12 March 7 March 8 21
June 14 May 9 May 10 23
16
MHS 2012 ACT Results
  • 288 students took the ACT
  • 76 tested once average composite 23.6
  • 140 tested twice initial average 23.0 second
    average 23.9
  • 54 tested three times average 23.3 second
    average 24.9
  • 14 tested four times first average 22.3
    second average 24.0
  • 4 tested five times first average 20.0 second
    average 22.0

17
SAT
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late fee required)
Oct 5 Sept 6 Sept 23
Nov 2 Oct 3 Oct 21
Dec 7 Nov 8 Nov 25
Jan 25 Dec 27 Jan 14
March 8 Feb 7 Feb 24
May 3 April 4 April 21
June 7 May 9 May 28
  • School code is 500-575

18
Advanced Placement Exams
  • Cost 89.00
  • Credits translated to UW-System
    UWHELP.WISCONSIN.EDU
  • Test Dates and Information apcentral.collegeboard
    .com

19
WHAT IS BEST FOR ME?
  • WISCAREERS IS A GREAT RESOURCE
  • FREE TO YOU!
  • mhs-c525 to register
  • USERNAMESTUDENT ID
  • PASSWORDPHONE NUMBER or LAST NAME

20
Post High School Information Night
  • March 3, 2014, from 6-8pm at North High School
  • Juniors will receive a post card
  • Format
  • Representatives

21
Application Process
  • Apply online
  • Application Fee
  • Transcripts
  • ACT Scores
  • College Visits

22
Types of Financial Aid
  • Grants
  • Work study employment
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

23
Financial Aid
  • FAFSA- loans, work study, grants
  • Apply for pin - student and parent -
    www.pin.ed.gov
  • Apply in January of senior year
  • www.fafsa.gov
  • Beware of other sites that cost money it is a
    scam. This is FREE!
  • www.fafsa4caster.com
  • Everyone qualifies for some type of financial aid
    so EVERYONE should apply
  • Financial Aid Night
  • January 27 at NORTH High School
  • College Goal Sunday
  • February 23rd from 2-4 pm at CVTC

24
Scholarships
  • Scholarship board in Student Services.
  • Also posted on Memorials website under FAQs or
    under Student Services.
  • MHS home page
  • Departments
  • Student services
  • Current scholarships
  • www.fastweb.com

25
Financial Aid Resources
  • UWEC Financial Aid Office
  • 836-3373
  • CVTC Financial Aid Office
  • 833-6252
  • Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program
  • 836-3171 or 855-7685
  • Federal Student Aid Information Center
  • 1-800-4-Fed-Aid (1-800-433-3243)
  • Helpful websites for financial aid
  • www.heab.state.wi.us/
  • www.studentaid.ed.gov
  • www.collegegoalssunday_at_usa.org

26
Internet Resources
  • MHS website www.memorial.ecasd.k12.wi.us
  • WisCareers www.wiscareers.wisc.edu
  • ACT www.actstudent.org
  • CollegeBoard www.collegeboard.com
  • FAFSA www.fafsa.gov
  • UW System www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu
  • WI Technical Colleges- www.witechcolleges.org
  • WI Private Colleges- www.waicu.org
  • UM Twin Cities- www.umn.edu
  • MN Colleges Univ.- www.mnscu.edu
  • MN Private Colleges- www.mnprivatecolleges.org

27
MHS COUNSELORS
  • Travis Hedtke A Di 715-852-6337
  • John Samb Do I 715-852-6335
  • Michelle Moss J Mo 715-852-6334
  • Jane Corning Mr Sn 715-852-6331
  • Kris Terhark So Z 715-852-6330
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