post high school planning

CLASS CHECKLISTS

PLANNING CHECKLISTS COMING SOON!

College Application Process

The college application process is established with the primary goal of preparing the best application package for each student.  The School Counseling Department has developed the following procedure to provide for the most efficient and trouble free process.

  • Pay special attention to all deadline dates. This includes the application, SAT and SAT Subject Tests.
    • You must request to have all your SAT and SAT subject test scores, sent by The College Board, directly to each college which you submit an application.
  • Do not delay in obtaining the application. Students are responsible for obtaining all applications at each individual school website.
  • Do not delay in filling out the application.  Check the deadline date of each application.
    • Allow 15 school days for processing after you turn in the completed transcript request to your school counseling secretary/counselor.
  • School counseling secretaries/counselors will accept only completed transcript request forms.
    • Check it carefully and be sure all deadlines are filled in accurately.
  • SEE YOUR COUNSELOR FREQUENTLY DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

 

Naviance / family connection

A useful planning tool for students, parents, and counselors. Students can sign up for college visits, research schools, request letters of recommendation, and review scholarships.

College visits to law

College and university admissions representatives schedule times from September through November to visit high school students. At Law, junior and senior level students can register to attend these 30 minute sessions through Naviance. See our calendar for upcoming college visits.

scholarships

Funds are available to support a student's post high school pursuits. Local, regional, and national organizations offer awards to students based on merit and/or need. Scholarship application requirements vary. To view a list of some available scholarships visit Naviance.

College and Career Testing

SAT / ACT

At one time or another, nearly all students pursuing college admission will need to take at least one of the national assessments available:  the SAT, one or more SAT Subject tests, and/or an ACT Test.  It is important to begin planning a test-taking schedule as early as possible (even as early as sophomore year) in order to make sure there will be adequate time to take the tests needed. See our calendar for available test dates and registration deadlines.

ASVAB

A free career planning program/exam designed for students in grades 10-12. Participation is voluntary. This test allows students to explore personal potential and the world of work. This test can support a post-secondary plan that aligns with an individual's skills and interests. See our calendar for available test dates.

ALTERNATIVES

Community colleges

When you enroll at a community college, you may choose to earn an associate’s degree and transfer to a four-year institution, or you may choose a career program designed to prepare you for a job when you graduate.  Counselors will assist you to choose the one that will address your interests.

private vocational trade & technical schools

A number of privately-owned schools provide vocational training.  Areas of specialization include broadcasting, fashion, cosmetology, medical and technical training, and many more.  When choosing a private school, carefully check the school’s credentials.

armed services

A military week will be held each year where students can attend information sessions and take the ASVAB test. For dates and times, please visit our calendar.

     

gap year

Some students and their parents want to explore organized opportunities for personal growth and experience during an interim semester or year, some exciting and valuable programs include:

  • Internships in community, social service
  • Leadership training, outdoor education
  • Post-graduate year (PG) at preparatory school
  • Structured travel/education

IMPORTANT planning forms

Transcript Request form

request for release of information

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