2009 and 2010 Federal Religious Academic Calendar

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					   ASCENT
Mentor Training
    September 8, 2009
INTRODUCTIONS
Welcome New and Returning Mentors!
STEERING COMMITTEE
• Fabienne McPhail Naples, Ed.D.
  Associate Vice President, Student Success Services

• Andrew Kelly
  Principal, Procter R. Hug High School

• Ellen Houston, M.A.
  Counselor Coordinator, Center for Student Cultural Diversity

• Natalie Savidge
  University Media Relations

• Angela Brasil, Carla Franich
  Program Assistant, Student Success Services

• Kelvin Howell
  Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

• Joe Garton, Sandra Feyersinger
  Program Coordinators, Hug High School
GUIDING PRINCIPLES
FOR MENTORS

                      Andrew Kelly
                          Principal
        Procter R. Hug High School
GUIDING PRINCIPLES

• Background Check
  – Partnership with UNR
• Time Commitment
  – Expectations of Mentors
  – Expectations of Mentees
• Attending Trainings and Events
  – Calendar provided in your packet
GUIDING PRINCIPLES

• Communication and Follow Up with your Mentee
  – How to Communicate with your Mentee
  – Where and When to Meet
• Appropriate Behavior
  – Best Practices
• FERPA
  – What is the law and how does it apply to me?
• Reporting Suspected Abuse – What is the Law?
  – Physical, Substance, Suicide, Emotional, Verbal,
  – danger to themselves
UNDERSTANDING YOUR
MENTEE’S WORLD

• The Statistics
  – Accountability report from nvreportcard.com
  – AYP and what it all means
  – Demographics
     • Majority of students from low socio-economic backgrounds
       (FRL – Free or Reduced Lunch)
     • English as a Second Language (ESL)
     • Majority of students would be the first in their family to
       graduate high school, let alone attend college
UNDERSTANDING YOUR
MENTEE’S WORLD


• Hug Hawk Culture – “It’s a HAWK Thang”

• The “Typical” School Day
  – Bell Schedule
  – Grade 10 schedule – What your Mentee is learning…

• Hug’s Academic Calendar
  – 2009-2010 School year
UNDERSTANDING YOUR
MENTEE’S WORLD
• Hug High School
  – Coalition of Essential Schools
  – Small learning communities within a large high school
  – Map of Hug
• Understanding your Mentee’s Transcript
• High School Graduation Requirements
• Helping your Mentee understand how to make up
  classes and get the help they need
  –   Constant Communication with their Counselor
  –   Ed-Line
  –   PLATO
  –   CBE – Credit By Exam
  –   Supplemental Credit Office
      http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/suppcredit/index.php
UNIVERSITY ADMISSION
     STANDARDS
REQUIREMENTS
 • High school:
    –   4 years English
    –   2 years Math (any math, meaning they can take pre-algebra)
    –   2 years Natural Science
    –   3 years Social Science

 • University of Nevada, Reno:
    –   4 years English
    –   3 years Math (Algebra 1 and higher)
    –   3 years of Natural Science
    –   3 years of Social Science
    –   3.0 GPA in those 13 CORE classes
 • Millennium Scholarship:
    –   4 years English
    –   4 years Math
    –   3 years Social Science
    –   3 years Natural Science
    –   3.25 GPA in those 14 CORE classes
MEETING WITH
YOUR MENTEE


                  ELLEN HOUSTON, M.A.
                       Counselor Coordinator
     The Center for Student Cultural Diversity
Building Rapport
• Ask them questions
  – Interests? How do they spend their free time?

  – What kind of music/movies/video games do they like?

  – Favorite school subject/Least favorite

  – Extra-curricular activities

  – Goals and dreams?

  – Why did they choose to participate in ASCENT?

  – What do they want in a mentor?
Building Rapport
• Tell Them About Yourself
  – Your interests and how you spend your free time

  – What kind of music/movies/video games you like

  – Your high school and college experience

  – Your job/career and how you got there

  – Any mentors you had that made a difference and why

  – The reasons you chose to participate in ASCENT

  – What you want in a mentee
Completing the Contract
• Outline Expectations
  – What does the student need from you?
     • Guidance, advice, motivation, academic assistance
  – What do you need from the student?
     • Punctuality, effort, communication

• Exchange Contact Information
  – Decide how best to communicate
     • Text messages, email, cell phone
     • Beware of social networking

• Agree on Meetings
     • How often will you meet?
     • Set a regular schedule, location to meet at Hug and
       confirmation method
FAFSA &
FINANCIAL AID
Paying for College

• Many students and parents think a University
  education is too expensive for them.

• How much are we talking? –
• University of Nevada, Reno - estimated yearly
  cost of attendance

• There is lots of funding available to help your
  student pay for school.
 What Is Financial Aid?
 Any source of funds available to help students pay
for the cost of college.
   •Grants – free and do not need to be paid back
   •Scholarships – based on academic merit or
   specific criteria
   •Loans – students and families borrow money to
   pay for college
   •Work Study – the federal government provides
   wages to students for work
Financial Aid

 • Most financial aid is based on demonstrated
 financial aid
 •Requires the Free Application for Federal
 Student Aid (FAFSA)
 •Administered through the federal government
 •Can be completed online or a paper version
 •ASCENT and the University both host FAFSA
 workshops
why do the FAFSA early?

• Those who apply the earliest have the best chance
  of getting extra grant money (if they are eligible).

• By March, UNR is usually out of Work Study and
  all grant money (except for Pell grants).

• Applying early also allows time to make
  corrections or submit required documents that
  Financial Aid might ask for to complete the
  student’s file.
    Pack Advantage Program

•   Must be a Nevada resident
•   Apply to the University by March 1
    (this program is only at our institution)
•   Must complete the FAFSA by March 1
•   Must be eligible for a Pell Grant (income
    qualified)
•   Must be in good academic standing
•   Recieve gift aid that will cover tuition and fees
    for all four years!
Scholarships

• All freshman who apply to UNR by February 1st
are automatically considered for scholarships
•ASCENT scholarships
•Tribal money for American Indian students
•Hug has a GEAR UP Program
•High school counselors and Career Center
coordinators know of scholarships
•Civic, religious and non-profit organization
scholarship
•Free online scholarship search services such as
www.fastweb.com
Millennium Scholarship

• Currently a student must graduate from a Nevada
  high school with a GPA of 3.25.
• Three years of science and four years of math.
• Must have attended a Nevada high school for at
  least two years.
• If eligible, the student will be sent a letter by the
  Nevada State Treasurer’s office.

• The student needs to accept the scholarship via
  letter or online
Millennium Scholarship

• Full-time enrollment in a minimum of 12 credits
  of coursework is required

• The amount is $960 per semester paid toward fees

• Up to a total of $10,000 per student

• Must maintain a 2.6 GPA as a freshman and a
  2.75 GPA after that

• No need to reapply each year
    Important Websites
•   University Office of Financial Aid -
    http://www.finaid.unr.edu/

•   Free Application for Federal Student Aid -
    www.fafsa.ed.gov

•   US Department of Education website built in
    collaboration with students. It's a go-to source
    for information and resources about planning,
    preparing and paying for college –
    www.college.gov
MENTOR RESOURCES


                ANGI BRASIL
       Student Success Services
Mentor Panel

• Our Panelists have been with the
  ASCENT Program since 2006

• Susan Hug

• Terry Helmstetter

• Jody Helmstetter
QUESTIONS?

www.unr.edu/ascent

				
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