1. ASVAB (Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery Test) All juniors will be testing (11 different aptitudes and career exploration). Tuesday, November 15th in the LMC.
2. March 1st Deadline for Youth Options requests for the fall semester. October 1 is the Deadline for Youth Options requests for second semester.
3. Wisconsin Education Fair (UW ? Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center) (In October)
4. National College Fair; Minneapolis Convention Center (In October)
5. PSAT/NMSQT - In October; Fee $14.00 (Need check or money by Sept. 27th)
- Will be taken at the high school
- The PSAT/NMSQT measures skills that are important for success in college: verbal reasoning, critical reading, math problem-solving and writing. It is also the qualifying test for entry to the National Merit Scholarships and the National Merit Achievement Program. This test should be taken only by college-bound juniors. It provides an indicator for SAT scores and gives a student an opportunity to experience a 3 hour college readiness test in our school setting.
6. ACT tests; sign up at www.actstudent.org Have your transcript and payment ready before you start. It will take approximately 30 minutes to sign up.
7. Update your activity sheet, resume? and portfolio so you are ready for applications next fall.
8. Set up scholarship searches on free scholarship sites and investigate financial aid.
- What are Scholarships?
- What Are the Different Kinds of Scholarships?
- How to Find Scholarships
- How to Apply for Scholarships - Essay Tips
- How to Apply for Scholarships - Letter of Recommendation Tips
- Avoiding Scholarship Scams
Each video is about 1.5 - 2 minutes long. Each video has an accompanying text section as well. This video course will make the scholarship search process easier for you.
Private student loans guide: The videos are ad free and helpful to anyone planning on going to college. Obviously scholarships are better than student loans, but the information may be useful for the now 7 out of 10 graduates leaving campus with student loan debt. Here is the guide: https://lendedu.com/blog/private-student-loans.
- Representatives of various schools and military branches will be visiting our school throughout the year. Please read daily announcements so you know who will be here. It is a good opportunity to get some post-secondary information. The career room also has many resources available to assist you.
- During your junior year, there are a variety of Junior Preview days at campuses that you and your parents can attend to get detailed information about a particular school. See the UW campus preview and tour sheet for this information. CVTC (Chippewa Valley Technical College) will be providing Cluster tours on Tuesdays so you can get specific information on programs you might be interested in. These sessions fill quickly so make plans to attend them early. I will be happy to call and reserve spots for you. The more exploring you do your junior year, the easier it will be to make decisions your senior year.
Our high school code is: 502-215