11th Grade Planning

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WEEKLY NEST UPDATES FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

May 28, 2020

 


 
 
This week's message:  Letters of Recommendation
 
 
LORIf you are applying to any Common App schools, you may be required to submit a Letter(s) of Recommendation.  Here are some simple steps to help you navigate the process.
 
Step 1:  Kindly as your teacher(s) if they would be interested in writing a letter on your behalf, if they stay YES, move to step 2
 
Step 2:  Complete the “Letter of Recommendation Profile-Questionnaire” which can be found in the 11th Grade Planning File Cabinet on this page.  This provides your teachers with valuable information to help them write an amazing letter.  Email the filled out questionnaire to them per their request.
 
Step 3:  Once you submit your applications in the Fall, you will notify your teachers, and the Nest will send the teacher letters.
 
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May 22, 2020

 


 
 
El Camino Updates
We know this process can be tedious and frustrating at times, but we are here to help!
 
Did I actually register for my class(es)? Reg buttn
Follow the steps below to check if you have completed the registration process for Summer 2020.
 
Step 1: Visit your MyECC account .
Step 2: Select the “Registration Tab” on the left side .
Step 3: Select “My Class Schedule” .
Step 4: Under “Term”, select “Summer Term 2020” .
 
**If you have successfully registered, your course will be listed there. **
 
 
 
 
I want to take a class in the Fall, what do I do?
Fall 2020 Registration will begin Friday May 29th. If you are interested in signing up for a fall course, you do need to submit a new Dual Enrollment form. Complete the form, scan, and send it to Ms. R or Ms. Martucci for verification.
 
My account is showing red error messages, what can I do?
ErrorEl Camino is offering appointments with counselors on Wednesday’s and Thursday’s. You can sign up for an appointment HERE. They can assist you with any error messages you may be receiving.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 7, 2020

 


 
 
Summer Reg
 
 

Are you taking summer courses at El Camino?

 

You can now check your MyECC portal for your Summer registration date!  We know this can be quite a confusing process and you may have tons of questions.  Check out the FAQ’s below! 

We may have the answer to your question!

 

 

El Camino Registration - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: If I turned in my signed Dual Enrollment form, does that mean I am registered?

A: No, you are not.  You still need to register for your class at or after your registration appointment.

 

Q: Where can I check my registration appointment time?

A: You can login to your MyEcc portal. Select “Registration” on the left, then select “Registration Appointment”.

 

Q: What if my registration appointment is on May 15th at 10 am and I have a class or exam during my registration time?Watch video

A: You can register any time after your designated time slot. We recommend registering as soon as you are able to.  Courses tend to fill up quickly!

 

Q: How do I register?

A: Ms. Martucci made a quick registration tutorial!  Be sure to watch it before your registration appointment to get familiar with the process.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO REGISTER

 

 

Q: What can I do if I need help?

A: You can send Ms. R or Ms. Martucci an email or Remind Text.  We are happy to help you through the process.

 

 

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April 30, 2020

 

Get Ready Advertising Sign With Megaphone Stock Illustration ...
 
 
 
Time to get ready for Summer Registration at El Camino College!
 
 
 
 
Summer Registration dates will be visible on MYECC starting:  May 4
Summer Registration will begin on:  May 12 (based on priority)
 
Fall Registration dates will be visible on MYECC starting:  May 18
Fall Registration will begin on:  May 26 (based on priority)
 
How do I sign up for classes and register?
 
It's easy!  Ms. Martucci will show you how.
Click on video link below.
 
 
Please reach out to Ms. R or Ms. Martucci if you have any questions.
 
 
 
SAT scores drop; participation rises | Duluth News Tribune
 
UPDATE:  SAT TEST DATES
August 29
September 26 (SAT Only, No Subject Tests)
October 3
 
Registration for Fall SAT opens on May 26, 2020.  Stay tuned!
 
 
 
 
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April 23, 2020

 

Do you want to talk to a college counselor?
Great!  Email Ms. R or Ms. Martucci to schedule a virtual appointment.
Parents, you are welcome to join our meetings!
 
                                         Last Names A-K: srodriguez@rbusd.org
                                         Last Names L-Z: rmartucci@rbusd.org
 
 
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EL CAMINO COLLEGE SUMMER COURSES
If you plan to take a community college summer class, please make sure you complete the following:

1. Apply for admission for the summer term.
2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Application AND have send it to Ms. R or Ms. Martucci to be signed (approved).
3. Submit your Dual Enrollment Application using your El Camino email.
 
To submit your Dual Enrollment Application, follow the steps below:
a. Log in to your El Camino email HERE.
* Your username is your El Camino email address.
* Your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.

b. Email your signed application to dualenrollment@elcamino.edu.
It will take a few weeks for El Camino to process your application, so please be patient.
 
 
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EL CAMINO COLLEGE REGISTRATION
Registration dates and times will be released on May 4th. To check your registration date and time, log in to your MyECC account, select “REGISTRATION” on the left hand side, then select “REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT”.
Continue to check your email for updates!
 
 
 
 
 
WRITE! and KEEP WRITING!
memeContinue to work on your writing. Ms. R and Ms. Martucci are providing feedback daily to students who have submitted their UC Personal Insight Questions, resumes, and other supplemental essays needed for college applications.
 
You can find the UC college writing guide and the Sea Hawk Resume template in the 11th Grade Planning File Cabinet.
 
 
 
 


Keep up the good work, Juniors. We have enjoyed virtually meeting with you!  We miss you!
 
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WEEKLY NEST UPDATES FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

April 16, 2020

 

Hey Juniors!  To make appointments to discuss college plans with your college counselor:

Last names A-K, contact Ms. R at srodriguez@rbusd.org.

Last names L-Z, contact Miss Martucci at rmartucci@rbusd.org.

Or use Remind text!  We’re meeting with students everyday!

 

 

This week's message:  PLANNING, LEARNING, WRITING

 

 PLANNING

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely affected the way colleges are conducting their business this fall, next fall…maybe forever!

 

TESTING:

 

  • QUESTION: Since over 1,000 colleges have either suspended or indefinitely dropped the standardized tests (SAT, ACT, Subject Tests) from admissions requirements (see link below), do I really need to schedule a testing opportunity in June, August, September or October?

FAIR TEST: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing

 

ANSWER: Although some colleges like the University of Oregon and Oregon State University have committed to making Bookstheir new test-optional policies permanent, many colleges are still looking forward to evaluating a COMPLETE application that would include standardized tests. Some experienced college counselors believe the more selective colleges are giving a false sense of comfort.  Think about it: Which student would be more competitive in the selection process, a student who earned a 1500 on the SAT or the student who elected to skip the test?  Easy answer!

 

  • QUESTION: Should I sign up for one of the tests now, or should I wait?
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Wait for what? Sign up NOW!  Register for the SAT exam in August and/or October.  If you prefer the ACT, register for the September exam.  These dates will fill up quickly, so register ASAP! 

 

There are rumors that the College Board may be adding additional test dates but, as of now, there have been no announcements.  We’ll let you know as soon as that information is released!

 

                                        ACT REGISTRATION                  SAT REGISTRATION

 

 

COLLEGE SEARCH – FOCUS ON COLLEGE GOALS:

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  • QUESTION: What tool should I use to build my college list?
 
ANSWER: Use the handouts/notes that you were given during your February/March Nest visit. At this point, you can find most of the information you need at:

www.collegedata.com

 

Also, use your College FIT worksheet to organize your college list: College FIT Worksheet

 

  • QUESTION: How do I make an appointment to discuss my college plans with my college counselor?

 

ANSWER: Last names A-K, contact Ms. R at srodriguez@rbusd.org.  Last names L-Z, contact Miss Martucci at rmartucci@rbusd.org.  Or use Remind text!  We’re meeting with our students everyday!

 

 

LEARNING

 

During this time of quarantine, there is a lot of anxiety but there is also opportunity! Many students are usually overscheduled and exhausted during this time of the school year. Take some time to reflect and enjoy learning just for the sake of learning!

 

  • QUESTION: Since I can’t continue in sports and/or other activities, how can I continue to build my college resume?

 

ANSWER: Be creative! What do you enjoy?
      • Read a few books that you haven’t had the time to read during school.
      • Write music.
      • Create a video about something important to you. Maybe a video to tutor other students in an academic subject.
      • Sew protective masks for our Sea Hawk family!
      • Register for an online course at El Camino College for dual credit.
      • Take one of the 450 courses that Ivy League colleges are offering free online. This is the link to search for something that interests you:

 

CLASS CENTRAL: FREE ONLINE IVY LEAGUE COURSES

 

 

WRITING

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Recently, Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission at Texas Christian University, emphasized the importance of the “narrative” for the upcoming application season. In other words, your words – more specifically, your message – is going to carry more weight in the evaluation process. 

 

 
 
  • QUESTION: So, how do I get started?

 

U.S. News & World Report recently published an article (How to Write a College Essay) that we think will provide a clearer picture of what your “story” should entail.  Actually, not only what your story should entail, but also how you should tell it.  We appreciated this particular remark that you should keep in mind:

 

…even though students often stress about the essay in particular, it's not the only thing college admissions officers look at. "The essay is the window, but the application is the house," he says. "So let's not forget that an application is built of many pieces."

 

ANSWER: Your story (essay) must be real. It must be your voice (not one written by another writer) and it must deliver a message. In other words, what did the college admissions counselor (reader) learn about you?
 
 
WRITING TIPS:

 

    • Show, don’t tell. You should show your application readers through examples and anecdotes that you are a leader, intellectually curious, compassionate, resilient, etc. Think of it this way – when you tell the story, you’re providing evidence!

 

    • Your story isn’t about LISTING achievements. It’s about bringing an achievement (or a few that represent your journey) to life. That’s the story!

 

    • Do you have a hobby that has nothing to do with school? Great! Tell us about it and how it has developed your character, curiosity or even your ability to communicate with others.

 

    • Finish your story with a memorable statement. These will be the last words the reader remembers so make them count. It’s often the takeaway of your story. What have you learned from your experience – about yourself?

 

THERE IS NO ONE PERFECT WAY TO WRITE A COLLEGE ESSAY!

IT’S YOUR STORY.

 

Just enjoy the process.

 

We’ve provided the writing prompts for your college essay (story) and for the University of California (UC) Personal Insight Questions (PIQs). 

 

Take a look as you begin to brainstorm:

 

Getting Ready to Write for College Admissions

 

 VIDEO: How to Write the Personal Insight Questions

 

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WEEKLY NEST UPDATES FOR THE CLASS OF 2021

April 2, 2020

 

Hi Juniors!  As we are all setting into this new virtual world, we want to remind you of a few things.  First, you are all amazing!  We have been receiving such positive feedback from all of you.  Thank you for reaching out and checking in with us.  We are contacting those who had scheduled appointments first, but if you are interested in meeting with Ms. R or Ms. Martucci, please email us directly! We are available during the school week to answer any questions.
 
Currently, we are sharing these responsibilities by last name. See below:
A-K: srodriguez@rbusd.org
L-Z: rmartucci@rbusd.org
 

Here are this week's important announcements:
 
Staff Resources: 1. History of El Camino College
El Camino Courses
If you are planning to take an El Camino College course over the summer, follow the steps below:

1.  Create your OpenCCC account and apply for the summer term.  If you attended a workshop in the Nest you have already completed this step.  If you have not, Ms. R or Ms. Martucci can walk you through the process.  
2.  Once you have selected at least two courses (one will be used as a backup in the event your first choice is full) complete the Dual Enrollment Form. You a find a copy of the ECC Dual Enrollment Form in the 11th Grade Planning file cabinet.
3.  Complete the form, scan, and email your form to Ms. R or Ms. Martucci. We will then sign and scan it back to you.
4.  Using your EL CAMINO EMAIL which can be accessed by clicking here, send your signed Dual Enrollment form to dualenrollment@elcamino.edu.
* Your username can be found in an email from El Camino that was sent to you after the completion of your application, and your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number
 

Are you interested in a subject that isn't offered at RUHS? Biomedical science? Coding? Poetry?
Learning at Massive Scale: NetApp University Innovates with MOOCs ...

MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses, are a great way to show colleges your interest in a subject area or a potential major!  This is a way to supplement your academics and better prepare for college level coursework. You can use this time to learn about a new subject and engage in an online learning platform with a well known college professor!  You can complete two if possible!
 
  • MOOC’s are a great way for students to show colleges that you are prepared and mature enough to take on challenging coursework.  US News stated: “Some experts believe MOOCs can help prepare students for college by introducing them to individual schools, setting coursework expectations and offering a risk-free way to explore interests in a variety of fields.”  Did you hear RISK FREE??  Think of this as a way to test-drive college courses without the pressure of being enrolled at that college.
  • Check out this article that shows over 450 free online courses HERE!
  • You can also visit the Coursera website directly to view course lists. 
  • In the FILE CABINET, you will find a handout with more information on how to find MOOC courses.
 
 
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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
Since many colleges require a personal statement, or supplemental essay, this is a GREAT time to get ahead! Ms. R and Ms. Martucci are already reviewing, editing, and providing feedback on your writing. There are college writing resources for you under the 11th Grade Planning FILE CABINET
 
 
If you are applying to UC schools, why not begin the short answer questions?? You can find the prompts by clicking here.  Send us an email with a link to your Google Doc, so we can begin providing feedback and light edits to your responses.
 

Overall, remember to stay safe, healthy, follow the CDC guidelines, and continue to do the things that bring you joy.  We are all members of the RUHS community, and that means we are ALL SEA HAWKS!  Check in with a friend or family member, and be kind to others during this time.  We miss you all and can’t wait to see your smiling faces soon!
 
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WEEKLY NEST UPDATES
 
A Message from the Nest to the Class of 2021
Update: March 26, 2020
 
JUNIORS - Being quarantined is not easy for any of us, but let’s use it to your advantage in preparing for your college application season. Here are a few important ways to get started. First, let’s review what we learned about building your college list from your Nest visit back in February:
 
STEP 1: Using collegedata.com, as you begin to construct your college list, we want you to consider the following FIT FACTORS:
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  • ACADEMIC FIT: How well does your GPA match the average admitted GPA for that particular college/university? This is, by far, the most important factor to consider for finding a good FIT. If your GPA matches, or is even higher than the average, it’s a TARGET. You would be smart to choose 75% of your colleges in the target range. And remember that the “flex factor” of a .3 difference in GPA is a reach, but within reach! Apply!
 
Note that the GPAs you will find on collegedata.com are not accurate when trying to identify academic FIT for the Cal State and UC campuses. We have provided a guide of more accurate numbers for you to review in the file cabinet.  The College FIT Worksheet and UC/CSU Fit Guides can be found in the 11th Grade Planning File Cabinet.
 
For most colleges/universities, test scores are another important consideration, but not as important as the GPA match!
 
  • FINANCIAL FIT: Also on collegedata.com, you will find the COA, or Cost of Attendance. This is also a very important FIT factor because given the scarcity of large scholarships, you want to make sure that your college plan is affordable. If the COA at the University of Oregon is $54,000 per year and your parents are willing to spend $30,000, this has become a REACH school on your list. Some colleges/universities offer tuition incentives based on high GPAs and/or test scores, but we want you to have serious discussions with your parents prior to completing applications for colleges that are simply unaffordable. No problem! There are over 2,300 colleges/universities in the nation. We’ll help you to find your FIT!
 
 
STEP 2: START WRITING!
 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA: If you are planning to apply to one of the UC campuses, you will be required to answer four questions (not essays) known as Personal Insight Questions (PIQs). Each response is 350 words or less and should provide the reader with more details on what makes you…YOU! We encourage you to use less formal language. Pretend that you are sharing information in a casual (yet respectful) interview setting. It’s a great way to connect with your application reader!
 
In the file cabinet, you will find the eight UC prompts. Select four that you believe will share the most important things about you with your reader. Anecdotes are always really helpful!
 
While we have this extra time without the mounds of homework that you’ll likely have in the fall, get as much writing done as possible. Ms. Martucci and Ms. R are reading and providing invaluable feedback NOW! You can share your work through Google docs. Write one PIQ to get started!
 
PRIVATE COLLEGES: Almost all private colleges will require an essay to accompany the Common Application. We will begin the Common Application toward the end of April, but for now you should brainstorm ideas for your Common App essay. Some students write the UC PIQs first and then develop one of them into their Common App essay. Feel free to share ideas with Ms. Martucci or Ms. R in advance of writing your essay.
 
Tell your story! Again, anecdotes can be interesting, and be true to your voice. There’s a prompt for everyone! Your essay must be written using between 250 and 650 words.
STEP 3: SAT AND/OR ACT TEST DATES            pencil
 
Both the College Board and the ACT testing groups have canceled the April and May testing dates and have provided the following information:
 
  • The College Board recently made this announcement:
We have not yet canceled the June 6, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration and will continue to assess its status, with the health and safety of students and educators as our top priority. We are also exploring the possibility of adding an international SAT administration later this school year.
 
  • The ACT made a similar announcement:
The safety of students and test center staff is ACT’s top priority. ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions of free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date.
 
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DON’T WORRY! This past week, several colleges, including Case Western, Oregon State and the University of Oregon, have announced a test-optional policy for your admissions cycle. Even MIT has dropped its requirement for SAT II Subject Tests! Based on the testing disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is expected that more universities will also join the growing group of test-optional colleges and universities. We’ll keep you posted each week!
 
 
 
 
For now, let’s focus on STEPS 1 and 2. We have plenty of work to do to keep us busy!
 
Currently, we are sharing these responsibilities by last name. See below:
A-K: srodriguez@rbusd.org
L-Z: rmartucci@rbusd.org
 
It’s important to know that we are all here for you and will be checking our email and Remind texts on a daily basis during the school week.
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A Message from the Nest to the Class of 2021
Update: March 20, 2020
 
Juniors! The Nest staff wants you to know that you are still ahead of schedule, so there is no need to worry about preparing your college list. You can stay ahead of the process by doing the following:
1. Adjust your college list using collegedata.com (Remind text or email for suggestions)
 
2. Check out the resume template in “11th Grade Planning” (File Cabinet).  Use this time to create your resume to prepare for college application season. 
 
3. If applying to UC’s, this is a GREAT time to start answering the four required prompts which you can find at: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/applying-as-a-freshman/personal-insight-questions.html. Answering these would put you WAY ahead of schedule!
 
4. Continue to study for the SAT and ACT. Spend time each week practicing and reviewing problems.
 
5.  If you would like a college counselor to review your resume or UC PIQ’s you can Google share. We are sharing these responsibilities by last name. See below:
 

6.  Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Martucci are available for remote appointments. Please send an e-mail to: SRodriguez@rbusd.org (for student last names A-K) or RMartucci@rbusd.org (for student last names L-Z).

 
When we have more information, we'll be sure let you know.  It’s important to know that we are all here for you and will be checking our email and Remind texts on a daily basis during the school week.
 
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Sign up for the Nest Remind Text service to get updates regarding college visits, testing information,
and other Nest activities. You may unsubscribe at any time.
 
Class of 2021: text @2021nest to 81010
 
Trouble using 81010? Try texting to (754) 333-6659 instead.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISIT LIST:  CLICK HERE
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SAT and ACT Planning
 
Upcoming 2019-2020 SAT Test Dates
June 6, 2020
Online registration:  www.CollegeBoard.org
 
 
Upcoming 2019-2020 ACT Test Dates
June 13, 2020
Online registration:  www.ACT.org
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SAT/ACT TEST PREP RESOURCES
 
 

College Board http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

FREE ACT REVIEW: Video Tutorial http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/

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SUMMER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES

Collegewise Summer Planning Guide
 
 
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College Application Resources
Sea Hawk Resume Template:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
 
Letter of Recommendation Form/Profile:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
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 Class of 2021
Here's a look at your Junior year planning:
 
 

 

Summer 2019 - keep learning & explore your interests!

  • If you haven't already created your resume, start thinking about it during the summer.  Make a list of your awards/recognitions, community and school service, and work experience. Log in to Naviance. The resume template makes this an easy task.
  • If you are applying to a visual or performing arts program, work on your portfolio or audition pieces. 
  • Visit colleges.  Make appointments to have interviews with admissions counselors.
  • If you are an athlete planning to continue playing a sport in college, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center www.eligibilitycenter.org.
 
 
 
Keep Learning! 
 
Ever heard of a MOOC?  It is a 'Massive Open Online Course.'
It is a form of distance education and can be a great opportunity for learning.
Check out the handout in the 11th Grade Planning File Cabinet.
Summer is the perfect time to explore your academic interests in a setting that's not necessarily confined to a classroom.  MIT offers several opportunities for students interested in math, science and medicine. Visit the site to review the options and the application process. It's never too early to prepare for your investment of time in the summer!
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
VOLUNTEER
 
Volunteering gives you valuable experience, exposes you to a variety of opportunities, and builds your resume!
 
 
 

Fall 2019 - PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE!

  • Meet with your school counselor.  Choose your courses carefully.  You want to stretch yourself, academically, but be careful to find balance so that your grades reflect your abilities and academic potential.
  • Take the PSAT in October.  The test is administered on campus.  Don't miss it!  It's great practice for the SAT and the ACT in the spring.
  • With your family, start to learn about financial aid opportunities.  Go to the FAFSA.gov website to learn about the FAFSA.  Also, start searching for possible scholarships on FASTWEB.com.
  • Learn about colleges.  Use Naviance to search for colleges that suit your profile and meet your expectations. Naviance is a fantastic tool to navigate through the 3,000+ colleges and universities across the country.  Sign in and search!
    • Think about social/cultural preferences and your personal qualities. Do you want to study in a large or small setting? Where would you like to live during your college years? What would you like to study?  
  • Develop your resume -- which activities will you highlight? 
 

WINTER 2019-2020 - it's time to get very busy!

  • Start thinking about your personal statement.  In your English class, second semester, you will begin writing your personal statement. Your coursework, grades, test scores, and activities will be listed on your application.  So, what additional information, in the form of a "story," would you like the admissions counselor to know about you?  Everyone has a story...you have something to say that makes you special - unique.  How will you tell your story?
  • Sign up to take the SAT and the ACT in the spring.  Ms. R and Ms. Wammack recommend that you take the ACT once and the SAT twice, simply because many schools "super score" the SAT.  You need two separate scores to super score. Most (if not all) college admissions counselors will advise you to take the SAT/ACT no more than three times. Get it done this year!  
  • Now that you've signed up for the SAT and/or the ACT, you may want to find help in test prep.  Looking over your PSAT results will help you target your areas of improvement.  
  • If you're doing really well in the AP courses, find out if there is a corresponding SAT Subject Test.  The University of California does not require the Subject Tests unless you plan on majoring in engineering, mathematics or science.  Many private schools (if you're not majoring in engineering) will waive the Subject Test requirement if you have taken the ACT.  Sign up now for the SAT Subject Tests in May or June.  You can take three Subject Tests in one sitting.
  • See your school counselor or Ms. R and Ms. Wammack in the Nest if you have any questions.  Ask now!

Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com

Kaplan www.kaptest.com

PJ's Test Prep www.pjtestprep.com

Blue Train www.bluetraintutoring.com

Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

College Board http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

FREE ACT REVIEW:  Video Tutorial  http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/

 

 

 

SPRING 2020 - Research, visit and test

  • By now, you should have a list of 10 - 15 colleges that you have researched; these colleges suit your personal profile and meet your expectations.  
  • Over the spring break, try to visit a few local campuses.  It doesn't take long to know whether or not you feel comfortable.  If you can't visit, take a virtual tour; these tours are offered on the website of nearly every college in the country.  While you're on the website, find out if there are tours scheduled during the summer months.
  • Finish your first personal statement before the school year ends.  You'll have at least one more to write during the application season. Essay choices don't usually change, so you may want to look at this year's prompts so that you can begin writing your additional essays during the summer.  You'll be glad you did!
  • If you're applying to a private college/university, ask two teachers for a letter of recommendation.  Give them a copy of your resume and summer contact information.  You may be applying "Early Action" or "Early Decision" so always give your teachers a fall deadline.  Deadlines are unforgiving!
  • How will you spend your summer?  Find an internship, job or educational enrichment program that you find interesting.  How you spend your time in the summer has become a very important part of the college admissions process.  What is your "demonstrated interest?"
 
 

SUMMER 2020 - ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES

Collegewise Summer Planning Guide
 
 
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Faculty Resources: 1. History of El Camino College & Compton Center
 
Summer & Fall 2020
Registration Information
 
Summer Registration dates will be visible on MYECC starting: May 4
Summer Registration will begin on: May 12-based on priority
 
Fall Registration dates will be visible on MYECC starting: May 18
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11th Grade Planning
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SAT/ACT TEST PREP RESOURCES

Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com

Kaplan www.kaptest.com

PJ's Test Prep www.pjtestprep.com

Blue Train www.bluetraintutoring.com

Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

College Board http://sat.collegeboard.org/home

FREE ACT REVIEW: Video Tutorial http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/

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How do RUHS Juniors schedule classes?
 
 
 
 
  

SuperMatch, College Search and the Resume Builder are available on Naviance

LOG IN: 

https://student.naviance.com/ruhs

email: Redondo Union High School ID# (i.e. 89056)

password:  six-digit birthdate (062501)

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Students Linking their PSAT Results to Khan Academy 

How to Link Your College Board + Khan Academy Accounts – This video show students how to link their CB account to their KA account

Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Score Report  - This video allows the students to see and understand their PSAT/NMSQT scores.

Setting up your College Board account (see attached) – This instruction  maybe useful for students who need set-up their CB account before linking to their Khan Academy account.

Khan Academy flyer for students (see attached) – Feel free to print and distribute to your students

Khan Academy Toolkit  (see attached) – Feel free to review this toolkit which includes suggestions for sharing important information with students and parents on Khan Academy

Daily Practice App How To (see attached) – Flyer on Scan + Score feature of the  Daily Practice App to share with your students and parents