Post High School Transition Planning
students participate in the annual IEP meetings and offer input
regarding their plans for life byond high school. The student's
guidance counselor also attends the IEP meeting and offers support to
enable the students to make wise decisions regarding their future plans
whether they involve college or full-time technical area-related
employment. The student's Four-Year Career Plan is updated at least
annually between the student and his/her counselor.
high school transition planning essentially begins when the student
enters as a freshman, explores the technical programs, and completes
career testing. During the Fall of the sophomore year, all students are
brought to the computer lab during academic classes and introduced to
the College Board's website, with a focused placed on PSAT preparation
and college readiness. In September of the junior year, all students at
receive an in-depth follow-up presentation that involves a detailed
overview of the applications located within the College Board's
website. During the Fall of their Senior year, all students complete a
detailed survey that is reviewed by the guidance counselor to determine
the individual student's needs in terms of college applications,
scholarships, employment, etc. They are also shown another
presentation that focuses on application elements and deadlines for
college admissions and scholarships.
Sophomore, Junior and Senior students have log-ins for the College
Board's website. It's never too early to start the college search and
to access scholarship websites!
Please go to www.collegeboard.org for more information about the college search process and scholarships. Please contact your son or daughter's guidance counselor for further information.
Get college information in person by attending a local college fair: http://neacac.org/
Financial Aid information is available at www.mefa.org