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  • AGENDA Review of career credit requirements Reminders about grades and GPA Academic Interventions Over the summer Your 5 Options after high school Naviance Activity
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  • NOTES FOR TODAY For each slide: Summarize the main point of the slide AND Define highlighted vocabulary words
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  • YOUR CAREER CREDIT AND GUIDANCE Career Credit: Naviance career activities (9 th, 10 th and 11 th grade) Rsum Career-Related Learning Experience (CRLE) Career Day/Spotlight, Job Shadow, Interview Senior Meeting
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  • REMINDERS ABOUT GRADES The grades you receive at the end of each semester are the ones that give you credit! One semester class =.5 credit GPA = Grade Point Average Started last semester and goes until the second semester of senior year Cumulative GPA: uses every grade youve earned in high school Each grade gets a point-value A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0 Class Rank: Puts all freshman in order based on your GPA, with highest GPAs listed at the top
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  • AS YOU LOOK OVER YOUR TRANSCRIPT. The grades you receive at the end of each semester are the ones that give you credit and show on the transcript One semester class =.5 credit A year-long class gives you a total of 1.0 credit However, it is two separate.5 credits Also two separate grades FOR GRADUATION, YOU NEED A TOTAL OF 24 CREDITS (FOR A STANDARD DIPLOMA)
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  • ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS AND RESOURCES Learning Lab: Free tutoring, quiet space and use of computers! Student VUE: Check your grades online anytime! Teacher Websites: notes, handouts and list of assignments! Study hall/Honors Tutorial: How to use properly Testing Center: for makeups or retakes Study Habits Credit Recovery
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  • OVER THE SUMMER Explore: Community Service Opportunities Handout available in counseling center Gain work skills and experience, references Leadership opportunities Career Goals/Options
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  • OVER THE SUMMER Academic Options: Summer school Reflect on 9 th grade Study habits Overall performance
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  • WHAT YOURE LOOKING FOR AFTER HS Career: a job or profession that someone does for a long time Or, a hobby you get paid to do Some require a lot of education and/or training, others require less The more education/training you receive, the more skilled you become, and the more companies are willing to pay you Example: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) = 2 years/Associates Degree = $25,660 Registered Nurse (RN) = 4 years/Bachelors Degree = $60,098 Nurse Practitioner = 5-6 years/Professional Degree = $71,028 Example: Corrections Officer = 2 years = $38,990 Probation Officer = 4 years = $50,280 Police Officer = 4 years + Academy = $61,560
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  • EDUCATION PAYS Average Yearly Salaries by Education Level Some high school, no diploma $24,544 High school diploma $33,852 Associate degree $40,404 Bachelors degree $57,616 Masters, Professional, Doctoral $69,108 - $89,128 People with a Bachelors Degree will earn $22,000 more in each year than those without *2013 data
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  • HS classes to take: Extra academic courses (math, science, social studies, world language) World languages 2 Years Required Bachelors degree: 4-year degree Public vs. Private Need ACT/SAT Take PSAT and ASPIRE next year OPU GPA baseline Western Oregon: 2.75 Southern Oregon: 2.75 Eastern Oregon: 3.0 Oregon Institute of Technology: 3.0 Portland State: 3.0 Oregon State: 3.0 University of Oregon: 3.4 Private colleges you should be aiming for a 3.4 or above 4-YEAR COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
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  • 2-YEAR/COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Have a diploma or GED No GPA requirement Many students start at a 2-year college to get a fresh start with grades/GPA No World Language credits are required Placement Tests: Reading, Writing and Math Like a pre-test in those areas Can use ACT or SAT scores as well Important to consider what classes you take, especially in junior and senior year
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  • 2-YEAR/COMMUNITY COLLEGE Pros: Lower cost Local: you can stay at home (if you want!) Explore different options if youre not sure what you want to do Career pathways Shorter programs Certificates/Licenses Examples: Auto Tech, Mechanics, Nursing, Dental Assisting, Business/Accounting
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  • TRADE SCHOOL If youre very career-focused or like hands-on learning,or for careers that have specific training required Gives you just what you need for that career or related careers Does not usually have the general courses of math, reading, writing, science, etc. Specific job training and career skills Apprenticeship: A program where you learn a trade, job or skill by working for a fixed period of time for someone with great experience in that job or skill Basically, receiving training on-the-job and/or through designated classes Some are paid! Example/Common Programs: Massage, Cosmetology Bricklaying, Pipe Fitting, Carpentry, Painter, Plumber, Sheet Metal Worker Electrician, Heavy Equipment Operator
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  • MILITARY 5 Branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy Must have Standard Diploma: Modified Diploma and GED are generally not accepted Options for entrance: Walking Right In: Join right out of high school Must take ASVAB test Career tech training is provided while serving. ROTC: Go to college right out of high school, while in the military. Not every college has every branch Free to go to college, like a scholarship Military Academy: Most difficult option (top 5% of class) Start process junior year very intense! Go to military college, leave as officer ranking, then serve
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  • NOT SURE? Focus on: Good grades Attendance Work skills Teamwork, being on time, following due dates/deadlines, following directions Do some exploring! Take challenging courses
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  • NAVIANCE Useful, free tool to do some career and college exploring Activities are part of your career credit for graduation Use for: Look up descriptions and requirements of careers Search for schools based on different factors Find out what schools have which majors/programs Do activities that help you narrow down your college or career search Lookup scholarship/financial aid information
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  • SURVEY QUESTIONS What are the 4 pieces of the Career Credit? Online activites (9 th, 10 th and 11 th grade) Resume Career-Related Learning Experience (CRLE) Senior Interview What type of degree do you get from a community college? Associates or Transfer Degree
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  • SURVEY QUESTIONS What kind of GPA should you aim for to attend a 4-year University? 3.0 (at least a 2.75!) If you want to be an electrician or a cosmetologist, what type of school do you need? Trade or Vocational School What test is required for the military? ASVAB test
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  • NAVIANCE TODAY: STRENGTHS EXPLORER Will help you to identify the areas you are strong in, as it relates to a career pathway for you You will rate each statement (about 70 short statements) At the end, it will summarize your top 3 strength themes Then, you will answer a few questions about what you learned!
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