Junior Class Guidepost

Helpful Information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department

JANUARY 2016

Enrollment Information Nights

Please join the Counselors for an evening of information for student enrollment. Break -out sessions, department presentations, and Advisors will be available for questions.


Incoming 11th and 12th Feb. 3 from 6-8pm

Incoming 9th and 10th Feb. 15 from 6-8pm

Interested in Attending Cass Career or Summit Tech Next Year?

Representatives will be at RayPec High School to discuss programs offered at Cass Career Center and Summit Technologies Academy for the 2016-2017 school year


Jan. 28 Cass Career Center 2pm South Library

Jan. 29 Summit Technology Academy 2pm South Library


Students may sign up in the counseling office to attend presentations.
Click on the name of the schools above to be taken to their websites for more information.

MIZZOU HS Mini Medical School

The University of Missouri - School of Medicine offers an exciting and informative summer experience for high school students interested in a career in medicine. MU’s High School Mini Medical School is a one-week program that gives students a preview of life as an MU medical student. The program includes:

♦ Hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills

♦ Introduction to MU’s innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum

♦ Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life

In addition, students will attend special sessions with clinical and research specialists and have meaningful interactions with current medical students, faculty and staff of the School of Medicine.

Mini Med School is intended for students who will begin their senior year in the Fall of 2016. Selection criteria have been modified, and while ACT scores and GPAs are considered, the selection committee is very interested in the following:

♦ Student response to essay question

♦ Academic effort and success

♦ Involvement in extracurricular activities (school and community)

♦ High school science teacher recommendation

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are available.

Interested high school juniors can find more application information at our website http://medicine.missouri.edu/admissions/minimed.html. Applications will be available after the first of the year on that website and should be submitted electronically.

The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

For additional information please contact me at 573-884-5056 or umhssomminimed@health.missouri.edu.

Thank you for your assistance.

Sincerely,

Alex Horn

High School Mini Med School Coordinator

Greater Kansas City United States Service Academy Workshop

Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 7pm

400 Southeast Blue Parkway

Lee's Summit, MO

Is your student in the top 20% of their class? If so, you and your student are invited to attend the Greater Kansas City United States Service Academy workshop at Lee's Summit High School in their Lecture Hall.
Students in grades 8-11 are invited. Representatives from the US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, Merchant Marines, US Military Academy at West Point, US Coast Guard, New Mexico Military Institute and Virgina Military Institute will be available.

Airforce Academy

Junior year is when the application process to the Airforce Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process.
Click here for information on the Airforce Academy

College Reps Coming

Here is a list of the Colleges that will be visiting in the month of JANUARY. If your student would be interested in visiting with a College Rep, they need to come into the Senior Office and sign up BEFORE the day of the visit. Passes will be distributed only to those students who sign up ahead of time. Students may also sign up at: http://rpseniors.weebly.com/visit-with-a-college-rep.html

1/6 Airforce, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

1/6 Airforce 1pm (sign up for presentation in Library)

1/7 Army, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

1/12 Marines, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

1/13 Army Reserves, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

1/14 Missouri Southern State University 9am

1/21 Navy, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

Junior Timeline

    Winter (November – February)

    ___ If you haven’t already, sign up for tutoring or freshman mentoring to get A+ mentoring hours

    ___ Pick classes for your senior year based on your career goals and training, remembering your mind can change, so keep options open (During advisory)

    ___ Get involved, and stay involved. Run for leadership positions in your activities. Volunteer for activities and clubs related to career interests.

    ___ Prepare for the appropriate testing (Princeton Review, ACT test prep online, ASVAB test prep online, etc.)

    ___ Register and take the ACT: www.actstudent.org (or) SAT: www.collegeboard.org. Look ahead to see the calendar of dates during your senior year (make a plan and prepare!).

    ___ Identify the characteristics of a college that matters to you—size, location, cost, academics, social environment and diversity. Continue to identify your interests and strengths.