Preparing for the Summer and 12th Grade
This phase will begin in May and end in June. This phase acts as a jump start for students on the post-secondary application process. Pairs will (1) finalize their preliminary post-secondary list (2) learn the importance and steps to acquire letters of recommendation and (3) learn the importance and basics of applying for financial aid. They will plan summer tasks to complete in order to stay on track with the post-secondary application process and draft a pair summer communication plan.
|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.|
4.1 Understanding Financial Aid
|SWBAT identify and define the various forms of financial aid available to them (i.e., loans, grants, scholarships).|
|4.2 The Personal Statement||SWBAT learn how the college admissions essay can help admissions counselors see them as more than their grades and scores.|
4.3 Letters of Recommendation
|SWBAT learn why letters of recommendation are important and how to acquire them.|
4.4 End of Year Survey
|SWBAT complete the EOY survey.|
4.5 My Post-Secondary Prep Work Time
SWBAT work on their post-secondary prep task of choice.
|4.6 Preparing for My Summer||SWBAT create a mentor/mentee summer communication plan and identify summer tasks to accomplish.|
Preparing for the SAT
|SWBAT articulate the value of the SAT in relation to their post-secondary goals.|
Introduction to PSP/Post-Secondary Research
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.
End of Year 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.|