JUNIOR STUDENT & PARENT CHECKLIST

FALL 2017

Junior Year

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 vocational 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.

Sign up for Remind from SCHS Counseling office

The Remind for 2019 is…

81010

@schscl19

Click here for College Admission Rep Meetings at SCHS

Click here to view list of colleges planning to visit SC this fall. If you are interested in learning more about any of these colleges please sign up ASAP. You will receive a pass the morning of the meeting. Bring your questions.

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

College Night at Stoney Creek HS

Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 6-7:30pm

6755 Sheldon Road

Rochester Hills, MI

Students should register online to attend college night. This will maximize your time at the fair. You will provide your information one time online instead of dozens of times on prospect cards at each college table. The system will provide you with a barcode that includes your information. College representatives will have a barcode scanner to securely capture the registration information you provided online.


  • Go to www.gotocollegefairs.com to register.
  • Click on the "Student Register Now" button.
  • Select the state and choose the fair to attend
  • Complete the registration form (you may decide to complete only mandatory questions)
  • Check the "terms and conditions box" and submit the form
  • The barcode is displayed
  • You can either print the barcode or it can remain in your phone and college reps can scan your phone.

PSAT/NMSQT for Juniors

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 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

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

FREE Princeton Review Practice SAT at SCHS

Tuesday, Nov. 7th, 8am-12pm

6755 Sheldon Road

Rochester Hills, MI

Register for this practice exam at:

https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/344059?exid=7f0ee244-877e-443f-a617-107f51395047

or call 800-2Review


TESTING WILL TAKE PLACE IN MAIN GYM.

Princeton Review Scores Back Strategy Session

Thursday, Nov. 30th, 7-8:30pm

6755 Sheldon Road

Rochester Hills, MI

This event is for students who took the Free Practice SAT on November 7th to receive their test scores back and testing strategies.

https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/367767?exid=7f0ee244-877e-443f-a617-107f51395047


Presentation will take place in the auditorium.

Educational Development Planning (EDPs)

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

username: rcs school login

password: rcs password


Each year students have an opportunity to work on 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 goals.

JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT at SCHS

Thursday, Dec. 7th, 6:30pm

6755 Sheldon Road

Rochester Hills, MI

Junior Parents are welcome to join us for a college selection and admissions presentation. We will covering topics to support exploration, admissions and the college application process. Feel free to bring your technology to access online resources throughout the presentation. Presentation will be in auditorium.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Standardized Testing Information

MME SPRING TESTING

April 10th: SAT https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test

April 11th: 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

SAT and SAT subject TESTING Information

ACT TESTING Information

We are recommending that this year's junior still consider taking the ACT. You can register at http://www.actstudent.org. You can take the ACT test in October, December, February, April, and June all before school breaks next summer. And then again in September of your senior year.



Note: You will take the SAT in April with the school. Your SAT scores will not be returned until late May or June – by that time, you’ll have finished your junior year and will be considering your college applications. This is a tough turn around time and you may want to know your scores sooner than that. You can retake the SAT in October (which, incidentally, is too late for Early Action decisions at the University of Michigan and other top schools).Therefore the reason we are recommending you take an ACT(s) at this time.

ACT/SAT PREP resources

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

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

Acadamia.net Inc Educational Services www.ACADAMIA.net

Test Preparation Services: 248-620-0123 www.testpreparationservices.com

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

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

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

Test Preparation Workshops: Phyllis Katz, B.S., M.Ed., Director 248-552-7209 www.scoremorepoints.com

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


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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.

College Campus Visits

Take a College Campus visit! If you can take a visit while school is in session you get a typically feel for the the campus. However, take a visit whenever you can squeeze it in your schedule!

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/campus-visit-guide

http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/Pages/College-Visits-A-Planning-Checklist-.aspx

https://www.cappex.com/media/collegeVisitChecklist.pdf


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)


4.Request your transcripts be sent at the end of your Junior and Senior year through www.parchment.com

Summer Checklist

Overview: Making high school count
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