11th Grade

As you enter your junior year if you haven’t already started thinking about your post-graduation plans, now is the time to do it! If you have any questions regarding colleges, vocational programs or careers it is important to start making a plan.  As the Junior Counselor I am happy to help explore with you and your family your post-graduation plans.    We also have a wonderful Post Graduation Center you can take advantage of to begin exploring opportunities for your future.  You can feel free to contact me by phone, email or stop by the Counseling office and make an appointment so we can begin determining a plan.  I can be reached at (303) 340-1600 ext 27095 or by email at eagarth@aps.k12.co.us

Thanks,

Elizabeth Garth, 11th Grade School Counselor

 

Some additional information you might find helpful:

All Juniors are required to take the SAT’s in April of 2018. The scheduled date of the SAT is TBD.

Picken’s Tech is a great option to begin exploring post-graduation opportunities. They have a variety of programs available to select from.   Please see below for program availability or you can explore their website at: http://www.pickenstech.org

Picken’s Tech Programs

ARTS MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION

HEALTH

BUSINESS, MARKETING &  PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS

CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

HUMAN SERVICES

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

LANDSCAPING AND ENVIRONMENTAL

EVENING PROGRAMS

 

Things to keep in mind as you explore your post-graduation plans:

Do you want to attend an In State or Out of State College or Vocational Program?

Do you want to explore career or internship opportunities prior to graduating?

Tuition Costs for vocational programs of interest or colleges

Scholarship Opportunities Available at colleges, universities or vocational programs

How can I start saving now for my future plans that might include college, vocational programs? Does this mean working part-time or full time during the school year and on breaks to begin saving for my post-graduation opportunities?

Do I want to begin attending college classes prior to graduating? If so, what steps would I need to take to make that happen?

What are the admission or entrance requirements for the college, university or vocational programs I am interested in?

What types of supports will I need in preparation for determining my plan? Who can support me in accessing and determing how to best reach my plan?

Am I prepared to take the SAT’s or ACT’s? Do I need to take a preparation class to prepare to take and perform my best on the exams?  Where can I access information to prepare for and take the tests required to attend the college, university or vocational program of my choice?