Preparing for the Summer and the 12th Grade
This phase will last from the end of March to early June. This phase acts as a jump start for students on the post-secondary application process. Students will finalize their preliminary post-secondary list. They will plan summer tasks to complete in order to stay on track with the post-secondary application process and draft a summer communication plan with their mentors.
|Parent/Guardian Guide to Summer Planning||This guide serves to support parents/guardians in engaging their child in identifying summer post-secondary access tasks they should be completing.|
|Parent/Guardian Guide to Financial Aid||This guide serves to support parents/guardians in understanding the various forms of financial aid and the applications they will need to complete to acquire financial aid for their child.|
|Mentor Guide to Summer Planning||This guide serves to support mentors in engaging their mentee in identifying summer post-secondary access tasks they should be completing.|
|Mentor Guide to Letters of Recommendation ||This guide serves to support mentors as they write a letter of recommendation for their mentee.|
|Pair Checklist||This checklist, that lives on the Platform, will provide pairs with key objectives to hit before the end of the phase.|
5.1 Getting Ready for the SAT
|SWBAT articulate the value of the SAT in relation to their post-secondary goals.|
|5.2 Letters of Recommendation||SWBAT learn why letters of recommendation are important and how to acquire them.|
5.3 The Personal Statement
|SWBAT learn how the college admissions essay can help admissions counselors see them as more than their grades and scores.|
|5.4 Understanding Financial Aid|
SWBAT identify and define the various forms of financial aid available to them (i.e., loans, grants, scholarships).
5.5 Net Price
|SWBAT research and record average costs of the post-secondary options that they are interested in applying to.|
|5.6 My Post-Secondary Prep Work Time||SWBAT choose to finish working on their post-secondary list, emails for letters of recs or college essay|
|5.7 End of Year Survey|
SWBAT complete the EOY survey.
|5.8 Preparing for My Summer|
SWBAT create a mentor/mentee summer communication plan and identify summer tasks to accomplish.
Completing Post-Secondary Research/Introduction to PSP
Students and their mentors will evaluate their options on their post-secondary list to ensure a meaningful options to apply to in senior year. Pairs will also have the opportunity to learn about PSP.
Preparing for Senior Year/Program Celebration
Students and their mentors will create an summer action plan for post-secondary access tasks. They will also have the opportunity to celebrate the completion of their first year together as a pair.