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					          Welcome!
     Junior Parent
   College and Post
 Secondary Planning
 Information Session
Beverly High School Guidance Department
                   Agenda
   Welcome and Introductions
   College Search/College Visit Process
   Naviance
   Admissions Tests, SATs and ACTs
   Junior/Senior Year Timelines
   Financial Aid: How do I pay for this?
   Questions?
   Julie Angelo ext. 11106
     –       jangelo@beverlyschools.org
   Michelle Burke ext. 11107
     –       mburke@beverlyschools.org
   Danielle DiCarlo ext. 11110
     –       ddicarlo@beverlyschools.org
   Tina Grasso ext. 11105
     –       tgrasso@beverlyschools.org
   Melinda Loosian ext. 11108
         –    mloosian@beverlyschools.org


         Support Staff
   Veronica Belleau ext. 11103
         –    Registrar, Scholarships
   Lori Spurvey ext. 11102
         –    Secretary, Transcripts
Life After Beverly High School

 94% of 2011 graduates pursued post-secondary
                   education
How do I choose a school?
        Narrowing down choices:
           –   Location, size, environment, internship options, study
               abroad options, majors, selectivity, cost, etc.
        Making A List of Schools…
          Reach = dream school/but may be a stretch
          Target/Realistic = good chance of getting accepted
          Safety = will definitely be accepted (MAKE SURE SAFETY
               SCHOOLS ARE SCHOOLS WHICH YOUR CHILD
               REALLY WOULD CONSIDER ATTENDING)
        Visit Colleges, Meet with Reps, Take Virtual Tours
             College Visits

   Students allowed 1 day junior year for
    college visits and 2 in senior year.
   Check for Open House/Tour Dates through
    Admissions Office on college websites.
   Pick up college visit forms in Guidance.
   Boston National College Fair Field Trip on
    Thursday, May 3.
   College Mini-Fairs @ BHS in October.
Stresses/Anxieties

    Parents
     “How involved should I be?”
     “What if we made the wrong
       choice?”
     “Can we afford this?”
     “Is my child ready for college?”


    Students
     “ What do I want to do for the
       rest of my life? “
     “I don’t want to go to a state
       school or community college!”
     “I won’t get in anywhere!”
          Naviance
    Using Family Connection
http://connection.naviance.com/beverly

      Online Resource for
   College/Career Planning &
           Advising
How do students and parents
         register?
                Guidance Staff creates
                 accounts with students
                 when they are Freshmen
                Parents accounts can be
                 created through Student
                 Account
                On subsequent visits, sign
                 in using the Returning User
                 box, through Family
                 Connection
                Guidance reviews Naviance
                 procedures in Junior
                 Seminar and Individual
                 Appointments
                     What can it do?

   Compares colleges in a chart
    version and in a scattergram
    plot, using BHS Graduate Data
   Links students directly to
    college websites
   College Searches
   Maintains an organized portfolio
    of colleges students are
    applying to/interested in
   Career Exploration with
    Personality Inventory/Career
    Interest Profiler/Learning Style
    Inventory
   Course Selection Process
    Starts Here
             How is it accessed?

   Family Connection web-based, and a direct link is
    provided on the BHS website. Click on NAVIANCE
    to get there! The direct website is:
     http://connection.naviance.com/beverly
   Student accounts are created ahead of time with
    Guidance Staff
   Guest accounts are available, if your child forgets
    their username/password
   Students can see Guidance Staff to reset usernames
    and passwords, if necessary
 Upcoming SAT/ACT Test Dates

SATs                                   ACTs
  March 10                              April 14
    February 10th registration             March 9th registration deadline
         deadline

  May 5                                 June 9
     April 6th registration deadline        May 4th registration deadline
                                            www.act.org
  June 2
     May 8th registration deadline
     www.collegeboard.com
                        To-Do-List
                       for Spring of
                        Junior Year
   Work hard in school and try to finish strong
   Meet with guidance counselor to check graduation requirements,
    course selections, and college/career planning
   Register for SATs/ACTs and consider taking SATs Subject Tests
   Develop preliminary list of colleges
   Ask teachers for letters of recommendation
   Attend National College Fair with Guidance Staff in May
   Attend Spring Open House Events (look at college sites for these)
   Plan college visits in conjunction with any summer travels
   Choose carefully your senior courses at BHS. (Consider graduation
    requirements & college acceptance requirements)
   Brainstorm college essay
   Develop Resume/Data Sheet
     Boston National College Fair
             Field Trip

               Boston Convention and Expo Center
                     Thursday, May 3
          9-noon (leaving BHS @ 8:30)
 FIRST 200 JUNIORS TO SIGN UP CAN ATTEND!

         Need Signed Permission Slips AND BUS FEE
       Students will return for 3rd lunch and class at 1pm.

*Permission slips will be given out end of March/early April in Advisory.
                         http://nacac.com
   Senior Timeline
 Visitschools all summer and in early fall
 Take “round 2” of SAT or ACT in Oct or Nov
 Complete applications
     Early Decision/Early Action (usually by Oct 15,
      Nov 1, or Nov 15)
     Applying by Thanksgiving (for Regular Decision)

 Submit Financial Aid Forms
     FAFSA filed after Jan 1

     February 15 is priority filing date

     CSS Profile deadlines are earlier, usually in fall

     Look for local scholarship application in the
      guidance office
    DEADLINES, DEADLINES, DEADLINES….
   Financial Aid
          Federal aid (FAFSA / CSS Profile)
            –   FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov can be mailed after Jan 1st
            –   CSS Profile: form or college’s own form
            –   Loans, Grants, Scholarships, Work Study
          Scholarships
                     BHS has a running list of private scholarships. Check
                      daily announcements/website regularly. These are
                      available in Guidance Office as well.
                     Research many national scholarships through
                      www.fastweb.com or www.collegeboard.com
            –   Merit or need based aid (awarded by school or Mass Pell
                Grant)
Thank you for coming!! 

   Beverly High School
  Guidance Department
   www.bhsonline.org

      978.921.6132

				
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