JUNIOR STUDENT & PARENT CHECKLIST

FALL 2021

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Junior Year is Here

During junior year of high school, students are making many important decisions that will impact their post high school and future plans. These decisions are equally important for students who are planning to go to college, join the military, attend a career school, or enter the work force. Many activities and tests are scheduled throughout the year to assist students in the decision making process. The following has been compiled so that you will be able to make plans to participate in the appropriate activities.

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Post Secondary Planning & College Resources

Click here for College Admission Rep Meetings at SCHS!

College Reps are coming to SC so sign up now! Please view current schedule and check back on this link for more college visits! Please make a note on your calendar so you remember to attend. You should receive a green pass in your 1st hr as well.

College Fairs

RCS College Night at Adams High School

Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 6-7:30pm

3200 West Tienken Road

Rochester Hills, MI

Over 50 colleges will be in attendance. Fairs are a great way to talk to college reps and obtain college information to help make informed decisions for your future.
Check out Virtual National College Fairs

NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counselors) are hosting virtual college fairs. Check them out!

College Campus Visits

We encourage students to visit Colleges they are interested in attending. Virtual visits are also a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about college, what it offers and how that fits your needs and interests!


Campus Visits or Virtual Tour questions and to do's:

Career & Post High Education Planning Using Xello

Educational Development Planning (EDPs), Post Secondary Planning, Career, College

Students have full access to a comprehensive career and post secondary education resource.

This link is a Google sign on using your RCS gmail info:

https://auth.xello.world/Google/Student/55277b54-e241-4e2a-b631-c83dcfe92b9b



Each year students have an opportunity to work on Xello formerly known as CareerCruising during the school day with the guidance of their counselor. Students are encouraged to spend time outside of school researching and exploring future possibilities and career goals. Xello is a wonderful tool that promotes self awareness of skills and interest and an abundance of career and post secondary educational information to help students plan for the future.

VIRTUAL JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT- link is below

Thursday, Dec. 9th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

We strongly recommend Junior Parents view the college selection and admissions presentation. We will be covering topics to support exploration, admissions and the college application process. Topics covered will have also been presented to juniors through counselor meetings, so therefore this helps with family conversations and planning together.


Junior Parent Presentation-Post-Secondary Planning

Standardized Testing

PSAT/NMSQT Testing

PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors

Wednesday, Oct. 13th, 7:30am

6755 Sheldon Road

Rochester Hills, MI

It's a standardized test that provides first hand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC) and gain access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT measures: Reading, Writing and Language and Math

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/inside-the-test


National Merit Scholarship Program: https://www.nationalmerit.org

FREE PSAT/SAT TEST Prep Resources

Link your PSAT 9 scores to Khan Academy if you haven't already to get personalize test prep. See video below on how to link your accounts.

How to Link Your College Board + Khan Academy Accounts

SPRING SCHOOL MME DAY TESTING

MME SPRING TESTING

April 13th: SAT https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test

April 14th: WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and "locating information" https://www.act.org/workkeys/

DATE TBA: MSTEP-Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP

National Saturday SAT & ACT Testing Resources

SAT and SAT subject TESTING Information

SAT tests are traditionally given in August, October, November, December, March, May, and June.

https://sat.collegeboard.org/home

Official SAT FREE TEST PREP https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

The 2020-21 SAT Student Guide https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/sat-student-guide.pdf

ACT TESTING Information

If a student chooses to take the ACT outside of school you can register at http://www.actstudent.org. You can take an ACT test in September, October, December, February, April, June or July.

Test Prep Resources

Princeton Review: 1-800-273-8439 www.princetonreview.com

Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

Kaplan: 1-800-KAP-TEST (1-800-527-8378) www.kaptest.com

Study Point: 1-87STUDYPOINT (1-877-883-9764) www.studypoint.com

College Quest Educational Services: 248-647-8378 www.collegequestmi.com

Kite Tutoring: 248-726-3165 http://www.kitetutoring.com/

Kabir's Prep: https://www.kabirsprep.com/



Note: THIS LIST IS COMPILED AS A COURTESY SERVICE TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS IT IS NOT TO BE TAKEN AS A RECOMMENDATION. TUTORS LISTED ARE NOT EMPLOYED AS TUTORS BY ROCHESTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO BACKGROUND CHECKS. IF YOU INTEND TO USE THIS LIST TO LOCATE A TUTOR OR ORGANIZATION, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INTERVIEW CANDIDATES AND MAKE A SELECTION BASED ON INFORMATION YOU FEEL IS RELEVANT TO YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS.


Free Test Prep Websites & Resources


  • www.4tests.com/
  • www.number2.com/
  • www.actstudent.org/sampletest/
  • www.petersons.com/college-search/free-act-practice-test.aspx
  • www.test-guide.com/free-act-practice-tests.html
  • www.princetonreview.com/freepracticetest
  • https://www.kaptest.com/college-prep/getting-into-college/free-practice-test
  • http://www.freetestprep.com/
  • OTHER DETAILS

    NCAA Eligibility

    1. Potential Division 1 and 2 student athletes should REGISTER with the NCAA.http://www.eligibilitycenter.org

    Registration Checklist http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Student_Resources/Registration_Checklist.pdf


    2. Make sure you are meeting eligibility requirements. (SCHS school code 233-201)

    Eligibility Reference Sheet http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Quick_Reference_Sheet.pdf

    Division 1 and 2 Course Worksheets

    http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/DI_and_DII_Worksheet.pdf


    3. Send your ACT/SAT scores to NCAA (code 9999)

    Senior Year Scheduling

    Scheduling will take place in the winter. If you haven’t already put some thought into what your senior year will look like, now is a good time. Remember college prep schedule should have least 4 hours of academics; selective colleges prefer 5 hours of academics. Don’t forget to include any graduation requirements. You must take English and math both semesters, and any other PE and/or VPAA’s needed to complete requirements.
    Overview: Making high school count