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Mrs. Shannon Fritz, A-D Mrs. Laura Ehringer, E-N Mr. Dave McMillan, O-Z


Second Semester Junior Timeline

• • • • • Develop a list of potential colleges Visit colleges Start discussing finances and affordability Take SAT and ACT at least one time each from March- June Select an appropriate senior schedule

Why Consider Postsecondar y Options???

Estimated lifetime earnings

–High school grad: $1,200,000 –Some college: $1,500,000 –Bachelor’s degree: $2,100,000 –Professional degree: $4,400,000 Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2006 American Community Survey via Sylvan Learning Center

After High School


Postsecondary Options ~ • • • • •

Join the Military Enter the Workforce Acquire an Apprenticeship Attend a 2-year institution Seek a 4-year degree


Training, travel, adventure, service, and leadership…

Enlistment Bonuses ◆ College Funds ◆ Loan Repayment Programs Each branch of the armed forces has different specialties, job opportunities, and requirements. For more information on a branch, contact a recruiter specific to that field.

Recruitment Websites Army Navy



Air Force




Coast Guard


High School Diploma or equivalent required to ✶ enlist and a specified ASVAB test score

Workforce and Apprenticeships

✱ Directly entering the ✱ workforce ✱ Joining an apprenticeship ✱ program Have a postsecondary career in mind and have taken the necessary steps to prepare for that position. •

Have possibly attended Central Nine

Could currently be doing on the job training

Plan on contributing to a family business after graduation Apprenticeship-

An education opportunity in which students gain skills related to a specific trade through supervision and classroom instruction. •

3-5 year program

Receive wages, benefits, & education

Can lead to an Associates Degree or Technical Certificate through Ivy Tech

Must be at least 18 years old and have a High School Diploma or GED

Contact the Indiana Department of Workforce Development for more information on available apprenticeship programs and how to apply for one.

Post Secondary Schooling

~ 2-Year Schools ~

Community Colleges


Ivy Tech, Vincennes University

• Gain an Associates Degree or Technical Certificate • Easily transfer acquired credit to a 4-year college or university

Technical & Online Colleges


◾ ITT Tech ◾ Indianapolis Art Institute ◾ Kaplan, DeVry, Brown Mackie

Can be proprietary schools, or “for-profit.” Focuses more on taking the essential classes for a trade and less on the “college experience.” Most 2-year schools do not require an SAT/ACT score. They provide their own aptitude testing.

~ 4-Year Schools ~

Public Colleges


Indiana University, Purdue University, Ball State University

• State money allows these institutions to be more affordable to Indiana residents.

Private Colleges


Butler University, Wabash College, University of Notre Dame

and other out-of-state institutions. • More expensive than State schools, but offer private scholarships to help subsidize the cost.

4-year schools require an ACT or SAT score, along with a good high school GPA and a challenging course load.

College Visits Start Now!

• Utilize the 2 college visit days wisely • Visit colleges over spring break • Visit colleges during the summer, schedule an overnight stay if possible.

• Attend the Greater Indianapolis Southside College Fair hosted by UIndy on March 11th starting at 6:30 pm

Scheduling a College Visit

• • • Use the college website to register online or by phone for visit Notify Mrs. Linhart in attendance of the date student will miss Upon return, provide documentation from the college to Mrs. Linhart, which will change the attendance code to CV for college visit


1. Research colleges of interest to review their own scholarship procedures 2. Review guidance’s scholarship list 3. Consider some free online search engines Online Scholarship Resources


•What is the FAFSA?

•Scholarships, Grants, Student Loans •Do I have to complete this application?

•When do I complete it?

•Will I receive help completing it?

National Center for College Costs

November 12th, 2013 7:00 pm HS Auditorium

The National Center for College Costs ~

College Costs Estimator Program


Individual Family Analysis

- Personal finance information translate into eligibility for need-based financial aid.

Group Workshop

Tips on maximizing personal financial aid opportunities.

Continued Online & Toll Free Support

All this and more…

On the



Go to the WCHS homepage at…

Click “ Guidance Department ”


Academic Information

• Grade Level Checklist • Graduation Requirements • Dual Credit Opportunities • AP Information

Guidance Calendar

• Testing Dates • Events

College Information

• State and Private School links • College Search links

Financial Aid & Scholarships

• FAFSA Information • Scholarships

Testing Information

• SAT/ACT/GQE etc.

Career Information

• Central Nine • Armed Forces

Volunteer Opportunities

• Locations • Links to search

Guidance Updates

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Edmodo!

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Standardized Tests for College Admissions

ACT Subjects Tested Score Range

English 1-36 Math Reading Science Reasoning Writing (Optional) 1-36 1-36 1-36 • No Penalty for Wrong Answers • • 3 – 3 ½ hour long test •

SAT Subjects Tested Score Range

Critical Reading 200-800 Math Writing 200-800 200-800 • Point Deduction for Wrong Answers • •3 hour 45 minute long test •

Upcoming Test Dates

ACT $52.50



SAT $51.00



Deadline to Register

January 10 February 8 March 7 April 12 May 9 June 14

Test Date Deadline to Register Test Date

December 27 25 February 7 April 4 May 9 January June 7 March 8 May 3

Test Preparation Resources

My College Quickstart ➢


ZAPS ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops

Sylvan Learning Center

SAT/ACT test prep books at libraries and local bookstores

Advanced Placement (AP) Testing

DATE Mon. May 5th Tues. May 6th Wed. May 7th Morning

Chemistry Environmental Sci.

Calculus AB/BC



Check Out

for more information on AP and Dual Credit courses specific to Indiana. Thurs. May 8 th

English Literature

Fri. May 9 th

English Language Statistics

Additional admissions and financial aid information is available as well.

Mon. May 12 th

Biology Music Theory Physics B

Tues. May 13 th

US Government

Wed. May 14 th Thurs., May 15th

US History World History - Math and Science Tests are free - English, Social Studies, Music Theory tests - $81 each - Free and Reduced Students acquire all tests at no cost - AP Fund is available for other students if necessary

AP Changes

• AP Physics – – – Now a two year course Physics Honors will become Physics AP 1 2nd year physics will be Physics AP 2 • AP Computer Science – recommended for students who have completed Computer Programming

Dual Credit Options at WCHS

Ivy Tech Classes taught by Ivy Tech Professors and offered at WCHS: •English Composition •Fundamentals of Public Speaking •Intro to Psychology •Intro Sociology Courses can cost up to $180 for 3 credit hours.

Dual Credit Options, Cont’d.

Courses taught by WCHS teachers for Dual Credit: •AP US History – dual credit through ISU •Adv. Telecommunications – dual credit through USI •Adv. Computer Applications – dual credit through Vincennes •Computer Programming – dual credit through Vincennes •AP Biology - dual credit through Indiana University •AP Chemistry - dual credit through Indiana University Courses are $25 per credit hour and range from $75-$125. Students on free/reduced lunch can have tuition fees waived.


• Timeline – Counselors visit US History classes Nov. 12th-14th – For these students, schedule sheets turned in by Nov. 26th – Can access online scheduling in PowerSchool November 12th January 6th • Resources – 2014-2015 Curriculum Guide will be available online Nov. 12th – WCHS→ Guidance→ Academic Information • Strength of Senior Schedule/ Finding Balance – #1 thing colleges look for is course selection – Colleges will ask for senior schedule on application – Make sure student is taking required classes for college (for example, must have pre-calculus for IU) – Find balance

Scheduling continued

• • Junior Interviews – After winter break Making Changes – – – Students and parents will be able to make changes in PowerSchool until Jan. 6th After Jan. 6th, changes can still be made by contacting your counselor All changes must be made by June 1st

Course Information

• • • • Don’t forget about Tribal Elder and Peer Helpers 7 semester graduates Senior free period – students with a 3.0 GPA or higher may choose 6 classes instead of 7 and have one “off” period JAG

Junior Parent Night