• May Newsletter for Juniors, Gaurdians and Parents

    Posted by Will Walters on 5/10/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Narrowing Down College Options

    Now is the time to follow a more specific path. Encourage your child to decide whether they want to pursue full-time employment, further education or training (such as an apprenticeship, a technical school, a two-year or four-year college), or begin a military career. If students are interested in attending a military academy, they should talk to a school counselor about starting the application process now.

    You and your child should continue gathering college information. Requesting more information on a college’s admission website will help your teen learn more about the college and will let the college know that your child is interested.

    To narrow down college options, have your child begin by making a list of schools that meet criteria and preferences (for example, size, location, cost, academic majors, or special programs). Your child should weigh each of the factors according to their importance then develop an initial ranking of the schools on the list. Please contact me if you would like documents to assist with this process.

    Encourage your teen to go to college fairs, attend college nights, and speak with college representatives who visit the high school. Additionally, you and your child can explore options using these online tools:

     

    ·        Apprentice Programs: WA Labor & Industry

    ·        College Navigator: www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

    ·        BigFuture: College Board

    ·        Raise:  Raise

    ·        Military Careers: Military

    ·        Cappex: www.cappex.com

    Student Checklist

    o Look at some college applications and consider all of the different pieces of information you will need to compile. 

    o Make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and other adults whom you might ask to write letters of recommendation for your college applications.

     

    Family Checklist

    o Help your teen look at some college applications. Start thinking about all of the different pieces of information you will need to compile. 

    o Help your teen make a list of teachers, counselors, employers, and other adults who they might ask to write letters of recommendation for their college applications.

    Upcoming Events & Announcements

    -    Family Event:

    -    Post-Secondary Signing day May 20th 1:20 p.m. in the gym

     

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