Dear Families, Does your teen have a plan for a er high school? To stay on track with their future plans, students must stay focused throughout their high school years, especially the crucial junior and senior years. This can be a great deal of pressure for high school students, but the services oﬀered at EHOVE will assist them in making sound decisions with a sense of ownership to prepare them for the future. We are partners in educa on, striving to help your teen navigate the choices, obstacles and requirements essen al for goal a ainment. We are commi ed to achieving success with each student.
~EHOVE Student Services Staff
UPCOMING EVENTS NOVEMBER 5 Remember to Vote NOVEMBER 14 EHOVE Open House DECEMBER 14
Ohio Gradua on Tests: October 28 ‐ November 1 During the week of October 28th, EHOVE will follow an adjusted schedule for OGT tes ng. This modified schedule is oﬀered for tes ng success as students who are required to test will be oﬀered a quiet campus with minimal distrac ons. Students who have passed all sec ons of the OGT’s will report to class at 10:15 am each day. Students required to complete a test must arrive at 8:15 am on the corresponding tes ng day. If you are not sure if your teen s ll needs to pass a sec on of the test, please call EHOVE’s tes ng coordinator, Tricia Rosekelly at 419‐499‐5248.
Next ACT Test Date FEBRUARY 4 ASVAB Test Visit EHOVE.net for a lis ng of all upcoming events.
Junior Mee ngs
Test Taking Tips for Success
Beginning in October, our Whether your teen has the OGT’s, ACT, ASVAB, cer fica on tes ng or another guidance counselors will meet upcoming standardized test, they may benefit from the test taking ps listed below. with each junior individually to
discuss credit comple on, Get a good night’s sleep two nights before the test. resources and future plans. Eat a good breakfast the day of the test, but do not overeat. Be POSITIVE ‐ Chances are you will perform be er if you believe in yourself. PRACTICE! U lize the resources that are available to you for test prepara on. Ask your teacher, counselor or librarian if you need help finding materials. For OGT prac ce tests, visit h p://ogt.success‐ode‐state‐oh‐us.info . Eliminate answers which you know are wrong, then check the remaining responses for key words. If you complete your test with me le , be sure to go back and check your work.
SENIOR College Checklist
ARE YOU READY FOR COLLEGE?
□ Request admissions informa on and
JUNIOR College Checklist □ Get involved in extracurricular ac vi es and
school catalogs □ Take the ACT or SAT again if necessary □ A end college nights, college fairs and other □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
informa ve events Meet with college representa ves who visit EHOVE Schedule college visits to your top college choices Compare costs of each college that interest you and contact them by phone or via their websites Make a calendar of scholarship, applica on and financial aid deadlines and be sure to apply on me Request le ers of recommenda on (if required) Request “oﬃcial” transcripts from your home school Prepare Early Decision, Early Ac on or Rolling Admission applica ons as soon as possible Complete at least one college applica on by Thanksgiving Research scholarship and financial aid opportuni es Create a “back‐up” plan (just in case)
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maintain a record of all you do ‐ College admissions representa ves like to see well‐rounded candidates A end college nights, college fairs and other informa ve events Keep a file of college brochures and informa on Schedule college visits to the campuses you are considering Look at virtual tours of college campuses online Con nue to take challenging courses and keep your grades up Review your transcript with your counselor Seek out informa on and advice about college and inves gate which college is right for you Begin to narrow down the list of colleges you are considering and learn as much as possible about your choices
ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS: Get your income tax returns prepared early, if possible. This documenta on is necessary to complete the FAFSA in January.
Explora on Days: November 12‐14
College & Career Readiness Educa on
Students will have the chance to explore colleges and careers through job shadowing opportuni es, community service projects and college visits. Some students will u lize these days to work at their current job or stay at EHOVE to assist with sophomore orienta on. EHOVE students reviewed their op ons and submi ed an online form with their Explora on Days preferences. Parental approval le ers will be sent home the week of October 28th. Please return the approved form by November 1. Contact our Community Partnership Coordinator, Heather Horowitz at 419‐499‐5236 with any ques ons.
EHOVE students receive College and Career Readiness Educa on to help them learn valuable skills and u lize available resources. During the second quarter, our college and career advisors will visit each lab to provide assistance with the following:
Senior Early Placement
Junior Summer Jumpstart
Beginning second semester, career‐driven and college‐ bound seniors who qualify can par cipate in EHOVE’s Early Placement program. This op on allows students to replace lab me with an oﬀ‐campus, work‐based learning opportunity that is related to their EHOVE career tech program. Students par cipate in real work se ngs to build a resume, gain work experience, earn money and network with poten al employers.
This program is designed for students to get an early start on vital workplace skills between their junior and senior years. Students have the opportunity to gain work experience through paid employment, internships and job shadow opportuni es related to their career tech program.
Par cipants must meet a endance, discipline and grade standards to be eligible. In addi on, students will be required to successfully demonstrate specific job‐related competencies prior to placement. Sign‐up forms and addi onal details about qualifica ons and deadlines are available by searching the keywords early placement at www.EHOVE.net or contact our Community Partnership Coordinator, Heather Horowitz at 419‐499‐5236.
Informa on and support with ACT registra on,
college search, college applica on comple on and scholarship search , Resume crea on Interview skills Career explora on
Even though summer is months away, your teen must act now to ensure eligibility. In order to par cipate, students must sa sfy the following qualifica ons:
95% A endance – This equates to missing no more than 4 excused days per quarter
B average in lab and C average in academics/ elec ves
Meet or exceed standards for program competencies. (Not sure what these are? Ask your teen’s instructor for a copy.)
Career Readiness Week: January 6‐9 Students will par cipate in workshops during lab mes that are designed to enhance the employability skills necessary for career‐ready status. All students will par cipate in a college ar cula on fair, military informa on session and a tour of EHOVE Adult Educa on. Juniors will learn about and start compiling career por olios to be used when applying for college or a job. This organiza onal tool will contain cer fica ons, college credit informa on, work samples, awards, le ers of reference and a resume upon comple on. Seniors will refine and organize their por olio and par cipate in mock interviews with local employers.
NEXT ISSUE: Look for the next issue in January. Topics will include: Na onal Technical Honor Society, ASVAB test details, financial aid op ons, college visits and junior registra on.
EHOVE Career Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, na onal origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and ac vi es and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.