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What is the best way to obtain a letter of reference from a teacher, counselor or coach? Provide them with:

  • What is the best way to obtain a letter of reference from a teacher, counselor or coach? Provide them with:
  • When is the date that you are supposed to have at least one college application completed?
    • A. September 1st
    • B. October 1st
    • C. November 1st
  • Job shadowing is a way to help decide a career path. True or False
  • What is the primary means to obtain financial aid for college?
    • A. SAT (Student Achievement Test)
    • B. ACT (American College Test)
    • C. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Each senior should complete a profile sheet. The profile sheet will be used to assist with writing letters of recommendation

  • Each senior should complete a profile sheet. The profile sheet will be used to assist with writing letters of recommendation
  • Students should ask an AHS staff member, coach, employer, etc. to write a letter of recommendation
  • Most colleges, scholarships and employers require letters of recommendation

Visit schools

  • Visit schools
    • Columbus Day is a popular day for “Open House” on college campuses
    • Decide on which colleges to apply
    • Create a list/spreadsheet of application deadlines and requirements (essays, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.)
    • Work on college essays and ask teachers/parents/friends to review
    • Complete and submit applications by NOVEMBER 1ST (this is the priority deadline)

Seniors have unlimited visits with college representatives presenting at AHS. However, make good use of your time

  • Seniors have unlimited visits with college representatives presenting at AHS. However, make good use of your time
  • Sign up for college representative visits using this link
    • https://goo.gl/forms/huOi1cfm0BCnupn52
  • Attendance is taken during the actual college visit
  • Go to the AHS Counselor webpage, AHS calendar or the green bulletin board located in the Main Hallway for the most updated list of visits

Deadlines: Pay attention to the deadlines provided by each institution

  • Deadlines: Pay attention to the deadlines provided by each institution
  • Criteria: Admission requirements vary by each institution
  • Transcripts: Use Parchment to send your transcripts to institutions
  • Letters of Recommendation: Give the writer at least 2 weeks notice. Provide them with your completed Student Profile Sheet
  • Essay/Personal Statement: Make sure your writing leaves a positive impression on the college admissions team

Use Parchment to send transcripts to post-secondary institutions

  • Use Parchment to send transcripts to post-secondary institutions
  • Use the Scholarship Transcript Request Form to have a transcript sent to an organization
    • Forms are available in the CAPA/Gifted Auburn Office

Talk to recruiters to learn about different programs/benefits

  • Talk to recruiters to learn about different programs/benefits
  • Research the advantages/disadvantages of serving
  • Learn about active military vs. reserves/National Guard
  • Take the ASVAB test!!!

Military service is an education funding option

  • Military service is an education funding option
  • Starting your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): apply early (starting October 1st) at www.FAFSA.gov
    • An ISAC (Illinois Student Assistance Commission) representative is in the College and Career Readiness Conference Room every Tuesday during 3rd – 6th hours. Sign-in using https://goo.gl/forms/up27boZW8VHrSZT73
  • Community Scholarships are listed on the Scholarship Board located in the Main Hallway and the AHS Counselor webpage
  • Post-secondary institutions provide scholarships to admitted students. Ask the Financial Aid Office for assistance

Research your interests and career opportunities if you plan to move directly into a career

  • Research your interests and career opportunities if you plan to move directly into a career
  • Identify additional training and education needed for the career you want
  • Job shadow/connect with people in your desired field
  • Develop your resume (volunteer/work experience, skills, references, etc.)

Dates: We will be calling seniors down the week of September 19th

  • Dates: We will be calling seniors down the week of September 19th
  • Information: Each senior will meet with their counselor to discuss post high school plans and graduation status
  • Length: Will depend on how many questions you have for your counselor. Without questions, meetings typically last around 15 minutes
  • National Hispanic College Fair : September 28, 2016 (Permission slips in the ET/HPS Academy Office)
  • 9:30am – 10:30 am at Cliffbreakers
  • Chicago National College Fair: October 1, 2016
  • 11am – 3pm at the McCormick Place
  • College Night: October 5, 2016
  • 6pm – 8pm at Rock Valley College
  • Financial Aid Night: October 11, 2016
  • 5:30pm – 8:00pm in the AHS Library
  • FAFSA and College Application Completion Night: October 12, 2016
  • 6pm – 8pm at Rock Valley College Atrium

Counselor webpage

  • Counselor webpage
    • http://www3.rps205.com/Schools/HS/Auburn/Pages/Counseling.aspx
  • Events/Workshops
  • Websites (list of websites)
  • Teachers/Coaches and other Important Adults in your life
  • Google forms
    • https://goo.gl/forms/up27boZW8VHrSZT73 (ISAC Rep)
    • https://goo.gl/forms/huOi1cfm0BCnupn52 (College Visits)

BAMIT Academy

  • BAMIT Academy
    • Leshanda Ausler leshanda.ausler@rps205.com
    • Indira Betts indira.betts@rps205.com
    • Tiffani Weatherly weathet@rps205.com
  • CAPA Academy
    • Tiffani Weatherly weathet@rps205.com
  • EMITT Academy
    • Leshanda Ausler leshanda.ausler@rps205.com

Gifted Academy

  • Gifted Academy
    • Dan Appino dan.appino@rps205.com
  • Health Sciences Academy
    • Indira Betts indira.betts@rps205.com
  • Human Public Services Academy
    • Scott Zimmerlee scott.zimmerlee@rps205.com


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