These assignments are requirements for the Mt. Ararat High School Advisory program.
Students should create a folder on their laptop titled “Advisory” that they store their work in for the year.
Quarter 1 Activities
-Complete "Goal and Reflection-beginning of the year."
Log on to Family Connection and find this assignment in the "tasks that were assigned to me" under the "my planner" tab.
-Start working on building a resumé. Log on to Family Connection and click on the "about me" tab. Scroll down to "interesting things about me" and click on resume. This program will guide you through the steps of filling in information about yourself and then you will be able to organize it the way you want.
-Visit with a College Representative- (Through MTA Guidance, Region 10, or a College Fair...)
-Colleges and military representatives visit our guidance office all the time to meet with students and answer questions. Before the end of the Semester 1 you must visit with at least one of these representatives. Listen to the announcements about who is visiting and when. Go to guidance to sign up for a visit and get a pass. Then, have the recruiter sign the pass after you have visited, and show the signed pass to your advisor for advisory credit.
*******Highly recommended that this gets completed QUARTER 1 when most of the colleges visit guidance.
Check out the MTA Guidance/School Counseling page for when colleges are visiting!
Quarter 2 Activities
-Final Draft of Resumé-
-Finish filling in all of your information on Family Connection. Get the resume finalized after you have shown it to your advisory, and save the final product in Family Connection, and print out a copy for your advisor. You can also print this to use it when applying for jobs, or colleges.
-If not done 1st Quarter: Visit with a College Representative- (Through MTA Guidance, Region 10, or a College Fair....) Colleges and military representatives visit our guidance office all the time to meet with students and answer questions. Before the end of the Semester 1 you must visit with at least one of these representatives. Listen to the announcements about who is visiting and when. Go to guidance to sign up for a visit and get a pass. Then, have the recruiter sign the pass after you have visited, and show the signed pass to your advisor for advisory credit.
Quarter 3 Activities
-SuperMatch- Log on to Family Connection and go to the "Colleges" tab. Under "College Research" select "SuperMatch college search."
On the left hand side, go through the orange tabs to select criteria that you are interested in. You can select by location, price, majors, etc. The more criteria you fill in, the better match you will get.
Once you have gone through all/most of the criteria from the orange tabs, you should get a list of colleges that would be a good match for you.
You can click on the colleges to learn more about them. From there you can visit the college websites and if you are interested, click on "Add to Colleges I 'm Thinking About."
Add at least five colleges to your list after exploring. You can view your whole list under the colleges tab under "Colleges I'm Thinking About."
Quarter 4 Activities
-National Scholarship Search- Log on to Family Connection and go to the Colleges tab. Scroll down to "scholarships and money" and click on the "national scholarship search."
Select categories that apply to you and hit next. Continue working through this survey.
At the end you will be provided a list of scholarships that you may be able to use. You can click on each scholarship to get more information and "save to favorite" or "planning to apply." You can work your way through the list and save the ones that may work for you, and delete ones that don't. In order to access this list you must be in the National Scholarship Search screen.
Find at least three scholarships that you are interested in applying for.
-Introduction to Capstone: Planning Activity
-Recommended: Capstone Proposal - Submitting early can allow you to get started over the summer!
(Due: _______________________) *Advisors will work with students to fill this out and then submit to Coordinator(s)
LOOKING FOR A CAPSTONE PROJECT?
"Seniors to Seniors" is a program started by 2015-2016 students Harley and Summer. "Seniors to Seniors" matches elderly animals that need to be adopted with elderly people who could use the companionship. Email Kim Gore (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. She would love some juniors to get on board and help this program grow by helping with the adoption process and some grant writing to help elderly people with the costs of owning a pet.
-Review your goals from the beginning of the year and discuss your progress with your advisory group or advisor.
-College Planning Timeline for Juniors