MCCSC College and Career Newsletter
- Get excited
- Start to get organized.
- Get back into your school routine.
- Be calm and positive.
- Set goals for the year.
- Don’t procrastinate and prioritize activities.
- Be prepared for the unknown.
- Treat problems as a learning experience.
- Get involved in new activities.
- Get enough sleep.
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2023
All seniors will use Naviance to process and submit transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other college application documents. The first step in this process is matching your Common App account to your Naviance Student account. Click the resources below for detailed instructions and additional information.
- Common App Matching Video
- Common App Matching Guide
- Student Requesting Transcripts
- Requesting Letters of Recommendation
- Naviance Overview
If you have any questions about Naviance Student and the college application process, please
contact your assigned school counselor.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, depending upon financial need. Tuition is a big part of college expenses, and the 21st Century Scholarship may provide tens of thousands of dollars in financial aid over the course of four years.
You can enroll your child in the program from the time they enter in 7th grade to June 30 of their 8th grade year. Parents of 8th graders are encouraged to enroll their child as soon as possible to not miss out on this important opportunity. To apply, your student must:
- Be a resident of Indiana
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Be enrolled in 7th or 8th grade at an Indiana public or private school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education
- Be a member of a family that meets income eligibility requirements
For full requirements, including maximum annual income, visit Scholars.IN.gov/enroll.
Once you’re ready to apply, visit ScholarTrack.in.gov and create a parent account. You will need to provide your name and an email address to create an account. Once you’ve created an account, click “My Account” to submit an application for 21st Century Scholars. Visit Scholars.IN.gov/enroll for more information on the application process.
NEW 2022-2023 MCCSC HIGH SCHOOL CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE
TEST PREP RESOURCES
Introducing Naviance Test Prep
Part of the graduation pathways requirement is that students must demonstrate that they have met postsecondary-ready competencies. One way to fulfill this requirement is by taking the ACT or SAT and meeting the following benchmark scores:
• SAT: 480 in English and 530 in Math
• ACT: 18 English / 22 Reading AND 22 Math / 23 Science
All MCCSC 7th – 12th grade students can access free, online PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP courses and practice tests through their Naviance account. Students can work at their own pace and receive instant feedback. Naviance Test Prep will analyze student's current standing for each test and personalize a study guide to assist in enhancing their test scores. The program identifies specific areas to address and allows students to take practice full-length exams.
Naviance Test Prep allows students to:
- Plan a study schedule according to your test date or when you wish to be fully prepared
- Determine and strategize your test readiness to success
- Review necessary knowledge for each exam through lessons, flashcards, practice questions and tests
- Enjoy the Game Center while boosting your test-taking strategies
Over time, students will be able to track their progress and performance in order to adhere to their goals.
We hope that you will find the student quick guide and student video helpful.
Click on the links below to learn more!
This guide is intended to help you get started with your PSAT, SAT, or ACT and AP Test Preparation!
WORK BASED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Work and Learn Indiana
Work and Learn Indiana is a FREE work-based learning platform connecting Indiana employers, anyone seeking a work-based learning experience, high schools, colleges, and universities. Work and learn helps Indiana employers and community partners develop and retain Hoosier talent through relevant work-and-learn experiences that drive a highly skilled and equitable workforce. Get meaningful work experience in a high-wage, high-demand industry sector. Click the links below for more information.
I.U. GROUPS Scholarship Applications are available
The Groups Scholars Program has helped over 13,000 Hoosiers succeed at IU. Students interested in IU Groups should refer to IU Groups materials regarding all necessary parts of the application and see their school counselor with questions. Learn more on the Groups Scholars Program website HERE.
Open Enrollment for Well-Rounded Course Access Courses
IU and IDOE are offering an opportunity for schools to enroll students in free online courses developed and taught by Indiana teachers as part of the well-rounded course access (WRCA) project within the Indiana Course Access Network. Students remain enrolled in their own school, but can take one or more of the following courses that may not be offered at their school or be accessible with their schedule:
- 1508 Citizenship and Civics - Semester course beginning Wednesday, August 3
- 2550 Quantitative Reasoning - Year-long course beginning Wednesday, August 3
- 3012 AP Environmental Science (L) - Year-long course beginning Wednesday, August 3
- 4803 Intro to Computer Science - Semester course beginning Wednesday, August 3
- 1012 English as a New Language - Year-long course beginning Wednesday, August 3
- 2530 Finite Mathematics through Ivy Tech (Dual Credit) - Year-long course beginning Wednesday, August 3
If you have any questions, please contact Mark Conrad, Project Management Specialist at IU.
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School can be challenging. No, school will be challenging. Don’t let that discourage you. If you give it your all (or somewhere close to that), expect great rewards. It won’t happen overnight – but it’s going to happen. Keep dreaming, and keep believing.
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