Helpful information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department
AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars
· Minimum 3.0 GPA (unofficial transcript is fine)
· Letter of recommendation from teacher or counselor
· Personal statement/one page essay on their career interest
· Current freshmen, sophomores, or juniors
The program is held on Saturdays and during the academic year September – May. Students also become eligible for summer camps and internship opportunities.
If interested, please complete the attached application. Stephanie Taylor, the AHEC director, would also be happy to give more information on the program. She can be reached at email@example.com or (660) 251-0519. There is a small fee ($40 to enroll, $20 per workshop) but students on free-reduced lunch can have the fee reduced and/or waived depending on financial situation.
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPTEMBER 15th!!!
Freshmen Year Timeline of Important Dates
The primary focus of your freshmen year should be on taking rigorous courses, keeping your grade point average up, and getting involved in extracurricular activities!
___Work hard in your classes! Every course you take and grade you earn will be reflected permanently on your high school transcript. Enrolling in challenging curriculum gives you a great advantage in college and motivates you to do your best! Colleges are looking to see that you are taking rigorous coursework!
___ Get to know your teachers and counselor(s)! They will be the ones writing letters of recommendation for you in the future and can help you with questions or uncertainty about your future.
___ Create a personal portfolio throughout the year with all of your achievements, honors, and best works from all of your classes. Do NOT wait until the last minute to do this! This will help you as you start building a HS resume.
___Visit with your counselor (s) about the A+ program to ensure all of your A+ requirements are being met (attendance requirements, 50 hours of tutoring, Community Service). Do NOT wait until your senior year to complete all of your 50 tutoring hours and 30 Community Service hours.
___ Continue your involvement, or get involved in a club or activity that showcase your skills and passions! Try to obtain a leadership position! Obtain a list of clubs and activities from the Ray-Pec High School Counseling Center(s).
___Volunteer in your school and in the community and to earn community service hours. Volunteering is a great way to build your HS resume. Log sheets are available in the Ray-Pec High School Counseling Center(s). Be sure to turn in summer hours by the end of August.
___ Research college and career interests as well as options on the Ray-Pec Counseling website http://raypeccounselingoffice.weebly.com/college-planning.html and Missouri Connections.
___ Check your school email regularly. Important announcements, college & career readiness events, updates, and other information will be emailed to you frequently.
___Log into your Missouri Connections site to complete. Review your Learning Styles Inventory and Career Interest Inventory (redo if necessary). Use Missouri Connections to
learn more about colleges, careers, scholarships, resume building, etc.
___Explore and learn more about these junior/senior programs: Summit Tech Academy and CASS Career Center. Attend an open house at Summit Tech Academy to learn more about their programs. The link to more information is http://sta.lsr7.org/rsvp/