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Welcome! Parent Night 2011 “Navigating High School”
Introduction/Overview n Ms. Nancy Jayne School Counselor [email protected] org (906) 779 -2670 ext 5 n Mr. Smithson Principal
Handouts At the door: Career Cruising Overview n Sophomore Bulletin n Survey: Please fill out n As you leave: Volunteer forms n Business Cards n PLAN/AP Information Packets n Other… n
Transition n Middle School - High School - Beyond Responsibility n Behavior n Communication n Expectations n Independence n Proper Scheduling/Free Education n
Counseling Office Basics n n n “Student Service Center” (Work Permits, Volunteer Hours, Transcripts, Duplicate Mailing List, Coordinate Presentations/Recruiter Visits, Counseling Services, Scholarship Information. . . ) One Counselor, One Executive Secretary, One Part. Time Scholarship Coordinator: 570 students Counseling Services (Scheduling, Personal Counseling, Advising, Class Presentations, Testing, etc. . )
Power School/Grades Usage as of Wednesday of last week: 4334 Parents, 3458 Students, 468 records of the 570 enrolled (82. 1%) n Getting Email Updates (39. 2% currently) n Understanding Grading (effort vs. achievement) n Understanding Percentages (i. e. many small vs. one large assignment) n Reading Teacher Comments n
Teachers/Teaching n n n Learning styles vary as do teaching styles… same as in the work place. Directives given from the State: MMC. Achievement of standards are used to measure final assessment of learning. No extra credit. Teachers don’t know who is an “A” student vs. a “D” student. They access email daily, have one hour for prep work/parent contact, post details and resources on their website. Update lesson plans weekly.
Improving Grades… n Q: How can I be more proactive and prepared in classes in which I struggle? n n Q: What is the purpose of Unit Exams? n n A: Pre-read. Be prepared to ask the teacher questions as they introduce the material. Don’t get hung up on taking notes while trying to listen. A: To find out what you DON’T know. Q: How do I prepare for final exams? n A: Save handouts and review from day 1.
Improving Grades Cont… n Q: I do fine on homework but never do well on exams. What can I do about that? n n A: There a few items to explore… 1) How you are studying/preparing 2) What you are studying 3) Test anxiety or how you feel as you take an exam. Q: What options do I have if I need help? n A: The teacher is the #1 resource, Tutoring is #2, Online Textbook is #3, Youtube or my online website is #4. (Also Teacher Study Groups)
Test Alert! EXPLORE-PLAN-MME-ACT n PSAT-SAT SUBJECTS n ASVAB n AP Exams n ACCUPLACER/COMPASS/Entrance Exams Fee waivers are available for students registered for our free/reduced lunch program… n
Career Cruising Online EDP (Education Development Plan) n Introduced in 7 th grade, edited each year in English classes/during scheduling. Record keeping that will follow them beyond high school. n www. careercruising. com n High School Account: ID: Kingsford Password: Career
Graduation/College Planning n n Course Description Book Online Course Selections: n n n AP Online Dual Enrollment Foreign Language College Planning: Rigorous Senior Year n n Recalculated GPA NCAA Clearing House Volunteerism Apply in August of Senior Year
Money for College? Three basics: Loans, Grants, & Scholarships: Free National Search Engines: they will email you application updates. NEVER PAY… NEVER GIVE OUT SSN… Mrs. Edberg is your best contact. Loans/Grants: Process starts in January of their senior year. Based on previous year only. Go to FAFSA forecaster to estimate now…