Ready, Set, Go College!
This past fall, tenth grade students either took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) or the Career Occupational Preference Inventory (COPS).
Students that completed the PSAT were given guidance lessons in February 2017 on how to access their PSAT score information on-line by taking the following steps:
1. Create a College Board account and get the full PSAT/NMSQT.
2. Next, Create a Khan Academy account at SATPractice.org. Follow the instructions to link your college board account to Khan Academy, to access your FREE, individualized test prep program for the SAT. Need help? Check out this short video from College Board.
Additional Resources for students and parents:
- Using Your PSAT Scores to Understand College Readiness
- National Merit Scholarship Competition
- Big Future College Planning and Financial Aid
- ACT College and Career Readiness
- 10th Grade Counseling Center Newsletter
Students that completed the COPS inventory received immediate results on career interests. Please see the following links for additional information:
- COPS Career Inventory Information: http://www.edits.net/products/career-guidance/cops.html
- Who do you want to be? (Valuable career website for all students):http://whodouwant2b.com/student/pathways
Sophomore College & Career Readiness Series
Part I: PSAT for College Readiness: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – 6:30PM to 7:45PM – MPR
Part II: Career/CTE Fair: Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 10:00AM to 12:00PM – MPR
Presenters from various professional careers and OHS teachers showcasing their Career Technical Education courses
Part III: Attend FREE National College Fair at San Diego Convention Center: Tuesday, April 19, 2018 – 6:00PM to 8:30PM
Families are highly encouraged to check entrance requirements for specific colleges in California and out of state options; students can continue their education at numerous state universities, private universities, community colleges, and career/technical colleges. Research and planning tools are available through Collegeboard.org, ACT.org, and Princeton Review websites, among many. Be cautioned that quality resources are available for FREE, but some companies seek fees for their services and information. Consult with your counselor for any additional questions.