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Creativity Session - PowerPoint


									 Junior Students/parents
Small Group Presentation
            Presented by
   RMHS The Counseling Department

• Overview Handout Package
• Post Secondary Planning
• Naviance – Family Connection
• Accessing Naviance
• Resources
Post Secondary
Post Secondary Options

• College
   • 4 year college
   • 2 year college
• Career / Technical School
• Employment
• Military
About the College Process

• Keep the process in perspective
• Work together as a family
• Students must take ownership
• Discuss finances openly
• Start early and meet all deadlines
Evaluating an Application

• Transcript
   • GPA, Courses & Grades
• Testing: SAT I, SAT II or ACT Scores
• Essay(s)
• Resume
• Extracurricular Activities
• Letters of Recommendation
Components of the Application

• It is recommended you apply
  • Instant submission & confirmation
• Application Components:
  •   Student & Demographic Data
  •   Academic Information
  •   Essay(s)
  •   Extracurricular Activities
  •   Check for Completed Signatures
      College Admissions - Testing

• Register to take the SAT I and/or ACT online.
   • Send score directly from the testing services
   • SAT I fee includes sending scores to 4 colleges
• SAT II’s are required for some colleges,
  usually more competitive schools (check
  with each school)
• Richard Montgomery High School
         CEEB Code: 210910
    What Will the Counseling Office Send?

• Student Transcript
• NACAC Secondary School Report Form
• Counseling Office Letter of
• School Profile
• IB/MYP Credentials (If Applicable)
     Teacher Recommendations

• One or Two Teacher Recommendations (on
• Be sure to ask your teachers in advance
   • Speak with your teachers about
     recommendations before leaving in June
• Provide Your Teachers With:
   • Teacher Recommendation Form
   • A business size envelope, addressed to each
     college and stamped!
   • Provide a list of colleges & date you would
     like them to be submitted
    College Application Process

• The college application process can be
   • In the hand outs you have received
   • Electronically on the RMHS Website
     Counseling Office home page
   • Use the link on RMHS Home Page
   • Student & parents Brag sheet
Family Connection
Naviance: Family Connection

• Naviance’s Family Connection is a
  comprehensive tool created to
  assist students and parents with
  some of the following:

  •   College Planning
  •   College Application Process
  •   Personality/ Learning Style
  •   Career Planning
      College Planning

• How can Family Connection help me find
  a college?
  •   College Search Feature
  •   College Visits to RMHS
  •   Electronic Tracking and Transcript Requests
  •   Scattergrams
  •   Resources
My Family Connection Log-in
            How Do I Access Naviance?

• Web site address:

• Or use the link on RMHS Home Page

   Click on Counseling, then Career Center
   Click on the Family Connections link in box on
   • Returning users you can sign in using your e-mail &
   • First time users will need to register using a code
     assigned to students and parents by their
   • Parents can sign up their own log-in after student

• Where to find resources:
  • Handouts
  • Family Connection – Resources Link
  • Make an appointment with our
    College Career coordinator, Ms. Hull
• Most Frequently Used Resources:
   •   NCAA -
   •   Common Application
   •   FAFSA -
Financial Aid

   • Submit ASAP after January 1st
• CSS Profile
   • File in early fall of senior year!
• Financial Aid Workshop – Fall
• Scholarships
   • Local
   • Regional / National

• Many scholarships can be found
  through the internet and/or the
  companies you work for!
   • Example:
   • Example:
• Local scholarships are posted in
  early February through Family
National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA)

• Student athletes intending to play
  NCAA Division I or II sports must
  register with the NCAA
What to Give Your Counselor today!

• NACAC Secondary School Report
• Transcript Release Form
• Evaluation
• Additional questions can be
  answered by your student’s
  counselor when request a meeting
Thank You for attending

RMHS School Counseling Office
Tel: (301)610-8050

• MCPS Student Learning Service Hour
  Web Site:

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