College Readiness Week

This week is "College Readiness Week" & I'll be discussing the benefits of a college education all week. Plus, I'll be sharing some photos and stories from my time at Juniata College

Chris, Brandon, & I - May 10, 1992
Monday, Feb 12
College Spirit Day!
All students and staff are encouraged to wear a college t-shirt with jeans!
Students who wear a college shirt will have the opportunity to win prizes at lunch. 

6:00 - 8:00 pm 
College Readiness Information Night 

Encourage your students and their parents to attend Monday's information night to learn more about college readiness, applying to and paying for college, preparing for college admissions testing, and Dual Credit/AP programming. 

Tuesday, Feb 13
College and Career Prep
Dress to represent your future career!
During lunches, students can visit the library for assistance from the counselors. They will be able to assist students with summer job searches and applications, creating an ApplyTexas account to begin the college application process, and searching for volunteer opportunities to build their college resume.


Wednesday, Feb 14
Resources for College Planning
Suggested advisory discussions:
1. Course selections/plans are due back to counselors by Friday, February 16. 
Talk to your students about this important deadline and their future plans. Encourage them to review the course guide if they have questions about their career pathway. 

2. Do your students have a khanacademy.org account? Do they know that Khan Academy offers FREE, personalized practice for the SAT? If they haven't linked their Khan Academy account to their College Board score portal yet, today is the day! 

Direct them to satpractice.org to get started. This is an awesome resource!

Thursday, Feb 15
AP Exam Registration
& Dual Credit Interest
All students who are registered for at least one AP exam by lunch on 2/15 will have the opportunity to enter their names into a drawing to have up to 2 AP exams paid for!!  

Students who have registered for at least one AP exam must come to the table outside the cafeteria to sign up for the free exam drawing.

So, encourage your students to register before this day!

*During lunches, students will be encouraged to learn more about AP courses. AP teachers are invited to provide information about their courses to be shared with students.

Friday, Feb 16
Senior College Celebration
Students and staff are encouraged to wear a college t-shirt with jeans! 

Seniors are encouraged to represent their future school!
Seniors who bring a copy of a college acceptance letter can visit the library during lunches for a treat. Those who attend the celebration will also be entered into a drawing for a $250 college scholarship.