Kennedy Catholic Counseling News

April 8, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS

April 8: Regular Registration Deadline for the May 7 SAT
April 9: ACT
April 10: Deadline to Sign up for Puget Sound College Case Study Night
April 10: Kennedy Catholic SAT Prep Class begins
April 20: Scholarship Workshops before and after school
April 21: Scholarship Workshops during both lunches
April 21: Puget Sound College Case Study at Bishop Blanchet
April 23: PNACAC Spring College Fair at Seattle University
May 4: AP Literature and Composition Exam
May 5: Regular Registration Deadline for the June 4 SAT
May 5: AP Calculus AB Exam
May 6: Regular Registration Deadline for the June 11 ACT
May 6: AP US History Exam
May 7: SAT
May 12: AP Statistics Exam
June 3: Graduation
June 4: SAT
June 11: ACT

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT 2015-16

Nancy Montstream
  • grades 9-12, last names A-E
Michelle Markle
  • grades 9-12, last names F-L
Rebecca Katowitz
  • grades 9-12, last names M-R

Kathryn Hutter

  • grades 9-12, last names, S-Z
Lisa Jandusay
  • Administrative Assistant

SAT and ACT

The regular registration deadline for the May 7 SAT is April 8. The regular registration deadline for the April 9 ACT is March 4.

SAT and ACT Preparation


Kennedy Catholic High School Resources List for SAT/ACT Prep – Updated Feb 2016

We do not endorse any one particular program; this is an informative resource of available options.

College Board Resources

1. Free Practice Questions (Re-designed SAT materials start March 2016)
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

2. SAT Tutorials from Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Kennedy Catholic High School SAT Prep Options

3. Kennedy Catholic hosts a 4-week spring SAT prep class with current English and Math faculty to guide students through practice questions and strategies. See your school counselor for details.

ACT Resources

4. Study materials produced from the creator of the ACT

http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/

Princeton Review Services

5. Options include free practice SAT/ACT sittings at local high schools, paid online self-paced programs, group tutoring, and individual tutoring. Prices vary based on services.

http://www.princetonreview.com/#tp

Testive

6. Free online self-paced coaching and programming for SAT and ACT. Students can also upgrade to 1:1 coaching and tutoring services online.

http://schools.testive.com/john-f-kennedy

Schmoop

7. Online testing guide (SAT, ACT, AP) with practice tests, review questions and strategies

http://www.shmoop.com/sat/test-prep.html

Mazor Test Prep Company

8. www.mazortestprep.com

Local company with small class sizes and sessions leading up to each testing date ($595 per course)

Sandweiss Test Prep

9. Sandweisstestprep.com
Local company providing multi-week test preparation courses ($725 for full course)

Senior Reminders

  • Submit copies of college acceptances and scholarships to your counselor
  • Make college decision by May 1
  • Continue applying for scholarships

Junior Reminders

  • Junior year is a great time to begin your college search and visit schools
  • Attend Puget Sound College Case Study and Spring College Fair
  • Do college search within Naviance
  • Prepare to take either SAT or ACT
  • Keep a strong GPA
  • Set up a college meeting with your counselor in April or May
  • Begin the Common Application

Puget Sound Catholic Schools Case Studies Program

The second annual Puget Sound Catholic Schools Case Studies program will be held for juniors and their families on Thursday, April 21 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Bishop Blanchet High School. This program is a way for students and parents to better understand the college application review process by being part of a simulated college admission committee. If interested, please register by April 10. For more information, please contact Michelle Markle at marklem@kennedyhs.org.

SEATTLE PNACAC SPRING COLLEGE FAIR 2016

The Seattle Spring College Fair will be held on April 23, 2016 at Seattle University from 12-3 pm in the Connolly Center. The fair is free and open to the public. For more information and to register go to http://www.gotocollegefairs.com/.

Scholarship Workshops

The counselors have scheduled short scholarship workshops for any interested students. The upcoming workshops will be April 20th before and after school (8:30-9:00 am and 3:00-3:30 pm) and April 21st during both lunches. They will be held in the 2nd floor computer lab. For more information please contact Rebecca Katowitz at katowitzr@kennedyhs.org.

Counselors in the Classroom

11th Grade: The counselors are meeting with all junior students in their religion classes to go through the Naviance Program to complete a personality survey and begin the College Search Process. Please ask your students to show you their results and what they have learned.