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Often parents/guardians want to help their student with their Post High School Plan, but they are unsure of what to
      do. Here are some things you can do to help your 11th grade student make his/her dreams a reality.

                             The student information form (SIF) is a document that helps students organize important information that           x    x   x   x   x
    Complete Student
                             helps with job, college, and scholarship applications. This form can be found on the career center website
    Information Form
                             at: www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/career/grade.htm

   Create or update a        A professional looking resume will help students be prepared for college, scholarship, and job                     x    x   x   x   x
        resume               applications.

                            Fall of the 12th grade year is a busy time. Students interested in going to college will have an advantage               x   x
 Visit colleges of interest if they visit schools before high school starts in September. Simply contact colleges to find out about
                            their summer visitation programs.

                             Students interested in applying for scholarships should complete community service prior to applying.              x    x   x   x   x
    Do volunteer work        Most scholarship organizations want to see students who are engaged in their community. Service is
                             also a good way for those going into the workforce to learn new skills. www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/career/
                             ssn.htm
                         If a student is going to play collegiate sports, he/she must fill out the clearinghouse paperwork.                          x   x
Start NCAA Clearinghouse Understanding these requirements while still in high school makes applying for colleges much easier.
        paperwork


                             Students going to the military need to find out where and when they can take the ASVAB, a requirement                               x
 Sign up for the ASVAB       for going to the military. This test is offered once a year on our campus. See Ms. Madison for details.

                             It's not too early for families to research scholarship opportunities. Check out our scholarship database to            x   x   x
 Research Scholarships       learn about all the scholarships available and how to be a strong scholarship candidate.
                             www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/scholarships

                             Too often students are unaware of the contibutions their families can make towards college. If families                 x   x   x
   Clarify family role in    start these discussions over the summer, applying for college in the fall is much easier. Go to for more
    paying for college       information: www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/career/financial.htm

Research Placement Tests Nearly all colleges require tests such as the SAT, the ACT, the COMPASS, or the ASSET. Do you know                          x   x   x   x
                         how and when to take these important tests? Fee waivers are available for eligible students.

                             Currently, email is the PRIMARY mode of communication between students and prospective colleges,                   x    x   x   x   x
 Set up a "professional"
                             scholarship organizations, and potential employers. Students need to have an email address that sounds
     email account
                             professional.
             Parents and Guardians: Please take this sheet home to use as a reference!                                         Portfolio: Post HS Plan (I)

				
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