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  • Graduation:

    May 24,

    2020

    Planning for Life After

    High School

  • Learning targets

    Understand how Student Services staff can support you with your college, career, and life plans.

    1

    Know where to find college, career and life readiness resources.

    2

  • Student

    Services

    Staff

    COUNSELORS

     Chris Stoebner A-C & V-Z

     Roxann Engel D-J

     Melissa Good K-N

     Kim Elder O-U

    OTHER DEPARTMENT STAFF

     Matt Boyce: Lifeways Advisor

     Jenni Dragoo : Registrar

     Jennifer Broderick: Records Secretary

     Brenda Sinclair: Secretary

  • Handouts

     Credit check & transcript (blue

    and white)- WE NEED THIS

    BACK

     Checklist and Senior Planning

     Post High Planning Materials

  • Transcript

     Your transcript is a record of all your high school classes with FINAL grades and credits earned.

     Review your transcript RIGHT NOW. We need them back at the end of the presentation.

     What you see on your transcript today is what will be sent when a transcript is requested.

  • Transcript If you have questions about your transcript, see

    Jennifer Broderick or your

    counselor.

    Requesting a transcript:

    Forms are in Student

    Services and on

    www.rcas.org

  • Test outs

    2 Options:

    Leave it as PAS or TST, which

    indicates a test out, or

    Request a letter grade. The letter

    grade will not impact the GPA.

    Make this request with Jennifer Broderick in

    Student Services.

    Be aware: Some scholarships require letter

    grades.

  • Grade replacements

    IF YOU HAVE RE-

    TAKEN A CLASS

    FOR A BETTER

    GRADE, YOU

    MUST COMPLETE

    A “GRADE

    REPLACEMENT

    FORM” TO HAVE

    THE LOWER

    GRADE REMOVED

    FROM YOUR GPA.

    SOME

    RESTRICTIONS

    APPLY.

    GRADE

    REPLACEMENT

    FORMS ARE IN

    STUDENT

    SERVICES.

  • Credit checks

    Review your credit check RIGHT NOW.

    YOU are responsible for meeting graduation requirements.

    High school graduation requirements may differ from college admission requirements.

    Waiving a Math or Science course? See your counselor about this if you have questions.

  • Credit checks

    Taking an off-campus

    or online class? Tell

    your counselor.

    These classes

    typically have early

    May deadlines.

    Planning to graduate

    at semester? Tell

    Jennifer Broderick &

    your counselor.

    You will need to fill

    out a form at the end

    of the semester.

    Questions? Make an

    appointment with

    your counselor.

  • My Academic Plan

    The state requires that you complete your 4

    year Academic Plan in SDMyLife in order to

    graduate.

    A completed Academic Plan has 22 credits & includes all

    required courses.

    Update your Academic Plan and verify its completion.

    Use your K-12 login to login to SDMyLife.com

  • What do I want to do with my life?

    How do I get there?

  • You Have Options!

     College:

     University

     Technical Institute

     Military

     Apprenticeships and on the job training

    o Other (Travel, Humanitarian Service, Gap Year, etc.)

    Most of our presentation will focus on University/Technical Institutes. Make an appointment with your counselor for more information about the

    other options.

  • Step 1:

    Career

    Exploration

    Career Information Sites:

     www.sdmylife.com

     https://www.mynextmove.org/

     https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

     ASVAB: October 15 & February

    27

    #1 on Senior/Junior Check List

    http://www.sdmylife.com/ https://www.mynextmove.org/ https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

  • Step 2:

    Academic

    Preparation

     Challenge yourself

     Do your best- ALL YEAR

     Consider Dual Enrollment (November 1 is when Spring registration opens)

     Prepare for and take college entrance exams:

     *ACT

     **SAT

     ACCUPLACER

    *The ACT has a writing component not all colleges require; check the admissions requirements of your college(s)

    **The SAT has subject tests your college may require you to take

    Fee waivers are available for the ACT and SAT. They are confidential. See your counselor for more information.

    #2 on Senior/Junior Check List

  • Step 3: Set Goals

    The 3 most important goals to consider when looking at schools:

    EDUCATIONAL

     Career/Job

     Major (pages 23-28)

     Program

    PERSONAL

     Location

     Extracurricular Activities

     Family

    FINANCIAL

     How much do you want to spend?

    #3 on Senior/Junior Check List

  • Step 4:

    Develop a

    list of

    Colleges

     Gather information about colleges

     Websites, sdmylife.com, college rep visits, talk with counselor and family/friends

     Narrow your choices

     Clear Admit

     Probable Admit

     Reach Admit

     Visit schools, if possible

     Finalize your list

    #4 on Senior/Junior Check List

  • Step 5:

    Apply

     Virtually all applications are online

     Common Application

     Individual Colleges

     Find out what you need to apply

     Letters of recommendation

     Essays

     Payment

     Transcripts/Test Scores

     Check Deadlines (find these on college websites)

     Early Decision (binding)

     Early Action (early response to application, no commitment)

     Regular Admission

     Scholarships

    #5 on Senior/Junior Check List

  • Social Media & Letters of

    Recommendation

    o Social Media

    ▪ What you put on these sites could impact a person’s willingness to write you a letter (or admit you, hire you, or keep you as an employee.)

    ▪ Many employers/colleges/scholarship boards ask for access to social media sites.

    o Letters of Recommendation

    o Request letters 2 weeks in advance

    o Be specific: Who is it for? When do you need it?

    o Provide your Recommendation Brag Sheet

    o Get this from your counselor or at www.rcas.org

    o Thank anyone who writes you a letter.

  • Step 6: Look for Financial Aid

    • FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    • Apply after October 1

    • Page 31

    • Websites (www.rcas.org)

    • Stevens Scholarship Listserv (see white handout)

    • Freshman scholarships (academics/athletics/major)

    • Pages 31-37

    • Research these on school websites

    • Work

    • Your employer/your parents’ employer

    • Private loans

    • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    • Reciprocity with Minnesota

    • Military (page 29)

    • SD Opportunity Scholarship (page 37)

    • Dakota Corps Scholarship

    • Build Dakota Scholarship

    #6 on Senior/Junior Check List

  • Step 7: DECIDE

     FAFSA award letters are sent to colleges in the spring

     You may not make your final decision until you see the financial packages offered by the schools you applied to.

     Consider ALL your goals (educational, personal, financial) when making your final decision

     Notify the college you plan to attend

    #7 on Senior/Junior Check List

  • NCAA/NAIA – prospective College athletes

     Register online with NAIA or NCAA

     Be aware of your academic eligibility

    requirements to be a college athlete (both GPA

    and curriculum)

     Links to NAIA and NCAA are:

    www.naia.org

    www.ncaa.com

    http://www.naia.org/ http://www.ncaa.com/

  • College & Career ReadinessEvents

    •Daily Announcements and calendar on Student Services doorCollege and Military Visits: In the Link

    •September 26, 2019Post High Planning Day

    •October 3, 2019 Choosing a College & Finding Money

    for College & College Expo

    •November 7, 2019College Application Day:

    •November 7, 2019 Financial Aid/FAFSA Event & College

    Expo

    •Daily Announcements

    •SHS Newsletter

    •Rapid City Stevens Raiders Facebook Page

    Additional events will be announced during the year. Find this information on:

  • Post-High Planning Day September 26, 2019

    @ the Civic Center

     You received this information today.

     Over 50 in-state and out-of-state post-secondary schools will be in attendance.

     You will be excused from 1st and 2nd period to attend. Please arrive by 8:00am.

     Students must be back to Stevens by the start of 3rd perio