Rising Senior Evening

9/24/2019

Vision of the Graduate

Path Finder

Demonstrates functional, independent living skills at their own level.

Creates and implements a life plan of short and long term goals.

Seeks out interests and passions to pursue beyond high school.

Effective Communicator

States claims and thought processes with clarity.

Employs active listening strategies to advance understanding.

Demonstrates ability to probe for specificity when concepts are not understood.

Global Thinker

Contributes to solutions that benefit the broader community.

Uses digital technologies to learn, think and participate in society.

Embraces diverse perspectives and cultures when considering local, national and global issues.

Vision of the Graduate

Problem Solver

Engages in inquiry and action research to overcome obstacles. Evaluates information for validity, relevance and impact. Reasons through and weighs evidence to reach conclusions.

Artist Innovator

Expresses thoughts, ideas and emotions meaningfully through the arts. Exhibits divergent and imaginative designs to seek out a better way. Stretches outside comfort zone in a continuous cycle of learning.

Team Player

Presents ideas but is willing to adjust or defer them.

Exhibits empathy for others in an attempt to understand their perspectives.

Demonstrates the ability to work interdependently within a group to promote learning, increase productivity, and achieve common goals.

Self Manager

Embodies a growth mindset by demonstrating resilience in spite of hardship.

Shows strong understanding and belief of self to engage in reflection for improvement.

Practices healthy and positive lifestyle and relationships to promote overall physical and mental well-being.

Problem Solver

PVMHS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

A-HOUSE

  • TARYN MOLK & CHRISTINA PRINZIVALLI

B-HOUSE

  • JENNIFER DINARELLO & GINA SCHOENFELD

C-HOUSE

  • ELIZABETH MCGOVERN & ROBERT QUIST (DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE)

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

EMPLOYMENT COLLEGE

MILITARY CAREER TRAINING

WORK FORCE

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

English 4 years (20 credits)
Social Studies (US History I or II) 3 years (15 credits)

Science 2 years (10 credits)

Wellness 3 years (7.5 credits)

Mathematics 3 years (15 credits)

Community Service 40 hours (4 credits)

To Graduate: 115 credits total

In addition students must meet all MCAS testing requirements which include passing the ELA, Math, and Science MCAS tests with a minimum score of 220. Furthermore, students with EPP’s must fulfill all necessary requirements.

UMASS/STATE MINIMUM ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Sixteen college preparatory courses distributed as follows are required. (A course is equivalent to one full school year of study. Courses count toward the distribution only if passed.)

-4 courses English

-4 courses Mathematics

-3 courses Science

-3 courses Social Sciences

-2 courses Foreign Language (in a single language)

Minimum Required Grade Point Average (GPA)

A minimum grade point average in college preparatory course work at the end of the seventh semester is required for Freshman Applicants. The UMass schools require a weighted 3.0 GPA for admission. For students whose GPA falls below the minimum, the provisional sliding scale below will apply.

SLIDING GPA SCALE

SAT* score must be for

ACT score must be for

Applicant GPA

State Colleges

UMASS

State Colleges

UMASS

2.51-2.99

920

1030

19

20

2.41-2.50

960

1070

20

21

2.31 -2.40

1000

1110

21

22

2.21-2.30

1040

1140

22

23

2.11-2.20

1080

1180

23

24

2.00-2.10

1220

24

25

No Massachusetts University will admit a student with a GPA below 2.0.

STANDARDIZED TESTING

PSAT- Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

*Sign-up with your guidance counselor

SAT Reasoning Test- Scholastic Aptitude Test

*Sign-up at: www.sat.collegeboard.org

*Test Optional Schools: www.fairtest.org

SAT II- Scholastic Aptitude Subject Tests

*Sign-up at: www.sat.collegeboard.org

ACT- ACT Assessment

*Sign-up at: www.act.org

AP- Advanced Placement Tests

*Sign-up at: www.collegeboard.org

TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language

*Sign-up at: www.ets.org/toefl

RESEARCHING COLLEGES

REACH, REALISTIC & SAFETY

  • CHECK NAVIANCE FOR GPA & SAT SCORES
  • USE THE COLLEGE SEARCH FEATURES ON NAVIANCE AND COLLEGE BOARD COST, LOCATION AND MAJORS
  • VISIT, VISIT, VISIT

  • PVMHS COLLEGE FAIR
  • COLLEGE ADMISSION SEMINARS
  • INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
  • JUNIOR YEAR SEMINAR WITH GUIDANCE

JUNIOR YEAR TO-DO LIST

  • VISIT, VISIT, VISIT
  • CREATE A RESUME, USING NAVIANCE TEMPLATE
  • ASK TWO TEACHERS FOR LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
  • COLLEGE ESSAY: REVIEW CURRENT ESSAY PROMPTS ON THE COMMON APPLICATION, BRAINSTORM, START WRITING
  • CREATE A COMMON APPLICATION ACCOUNT (AVAILABLE IN AUGUST)
  • CHECK EMAIL REGULARLY FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM GUIDANCE
  • SIGN-UP FOR SAT AND/OR ACT (FEE WAIVER?)

DID YOU KNOW?

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

  • CERTIFICATE, DEGREE & TRANSFER PROGRAMS
  • FREE APPLICATION
  • APPLY ONLINE DIRECTLY TO COLLEGE
    • WWW.NORTHSHORE.EDU
  • NO SATS, ESSAY OR RECOMMENDATIONS NEEDED
  • ON -THE-SPOT ADMISSIONS AT PVMHS
  • COMMONWEALTH COMMITMENT

SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY

  • FREE APPLICATION (OCTOBER 31ST)
  • APPLY ONLINE DIRECTLY TO UNIVERSITY
    • WWW.SALEMSTATE.EDU
  • NO ESSAY OR RECOMMENDATIONS NEEDED
  • SAT OPTIONAL
  • ON-THE-SPOT ADMISSIONS AT PVMHS

HOW TO APPLY TO COLLEGE

EARLY ACTION V. EARLY DECISION, REGULAR DECISION, ROLLING

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APPLICATION PROCESS

  • THE COMMON APPLICATION: WWW.COMMONAPP.ORG
  • APPLYING DIRECT TO INSTITUTION
    • COLLEGE ESSAY
    • RESUME
    • APPLICATION FEE OR FEE WAIVER
  • NAVIANCE
    • TRANSCRIPT
    • LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
    • SCHOOL PROFILE
  • COLLEGE BOARD: WWW.COLLEGEBOARD.ORG
    • SAT SCORES - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 4 FREE REPORTS
    • AP SCORES
  • ACT: WWW.ACT.ORG
    • ACT SCORES

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

  • CHECK EMAIL REGULARLY
  • CONTINUE TO VISIT COLLEGES
  • APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
  • STUDENT ATHLETES (NCAA)
  • MAINTAIN NAVIANCE ACCOUNT
  • MEET WITH GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
  • MAINTAIN YOUR GRADES

  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
  • KNOW YOUR COLLEGES’ FINANCIAL AID REQUIREMENTS
    • DEADLINES VARY
    • FAFSA v. CSS PROFILE
  • ATTEND A MEFA SEMINAR
  • FAFSA DAY

MILITARY

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

  • PVMHS CAREER FAIR
  • PVMHS CAREER SPEAKER SERIES
  • NAVIANCE
    • CLUSTER FINDER
    • CAREER INTEREST PROFILER
    • CAREER SEARCHING
    • RESUME BUILDER
  • JOB COACHING AT PVMHS

USEFUL WEBSITES

CAREER TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • PVMHS CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
    • COSMETOLOGY, CULINARY ARTS, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, ELECTRONICS, MEDICAL ASSISTING
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPTIONS: www.northshore.edu/academics/career
  • MASS APPRENTICESHIP & UNIONS: www.mass.gov/becoming-an-apprenticeWWW.MASS.GOV/BECOMING-AN-APPRENTIC

NSCC's career training programs are designed to transition students directly into the workforce with hands-on degree and certificate programs developed in response to today's industry needs. NSCC also offers short-term noncredit professional development courses and certificates to sharpen skills or explore a new career.

Below is a comprehensive list of NSCC's career training degree and certificate programs.

NEXT STEPS

  • MAINTAIN GOOD GRADES
  • YOU HAVE OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
  • CHECK YOUR EMAIL OFTEN
  • UTILIZE NAVIANCE FOR CAREER AND COLLEGE EXPLORATION
  • CREATE A RESUME
  • ASK TWO TEACHERS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS
  • VISIT THE PVMHS GUIDANCE WEBSITE FOR HELPFUL LINKS
  • MEET WITH YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR REGULARLY
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