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College and Career Readiness
Mrs. Beth Dunbar
Mrs. Angela Cain

Welcome to the Selkirk College and Career Readiness Page.  We provide information designed to assist students and parents with both current high school and post high school plans. 

We encourage parents and students to contact the counselor whenever you have any concerns or problems.
Announcements
SAT NEWS
SAT NEWS for Juniors and Seniors
The SAT will be given at Selkirk on Saturday, October 7. All juniors and seniors interested in attending a 4-year college or university need to sign up this week at sat.org/register. Please note: You will have to pay a late fee if you do not sign up bt the Sept. 8 deadline. There are vouchers for those on free/reduced lunch. See Mrs. Dunbar or Mrs. Cain for more information on signing up or if you have questions
FREE SAT PREP WITH KHAN ACADEMY
FREE SAT Prep with Khan Academy
A wonderful free feature for SAT-prep is Khan Academy. Students will need to link their College Board/SAT account to Khan Academy SAT Prep. Below you will find helpful links in utilizing these features to their fullest.
Career Guidance- 9th grade Interest Survey
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
A change in legislation this spring removed the Culminating Project as a state requirement. Selkirk, along with most schools in our region, is committed to keeping a culminating project as part of district graduation requirements. Input from staff, students and Site Council members indicate a preference to revise the requirements slightly and shift the focus to more of a school/community service project. Final revisions will be in place for the upcoming school year.
RUNNING START - COLLEGE IN THE CLASSROOM - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
RUNNING START
Running Start is a college credit program that is an outgrowth of the CHOICE legislation of 1990. With Running Start, students earn credit for both high school graduation and toward a college degree. A Selkirk student who is interested in Running Start should contact the Running Start Coordinator for procedures to enroll. In order for a student to be considered eligible, she/he must take the COMPASS Test or its equivalency and achieve a minimum score determined by the University or community college.
Students taking traditional Running Start classes will be welcome on the high school campus only during the hours their high school classes meet and for meals, if meals are served immediately before or after their high school class, or for prearranged school activities. If a Running Start student intends to graduate from Selkirk High School, she/he must meet all high school graduation requirements including taking and passing the Career Choices class and Senior Careers/Independent Living classes, pass all testing requirements, create and finalize a High School and Beyond Plan, complete required community service hours, and create and present a Senior Presentation to the community.
FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE.

COLLEGE IN THE HIGH CLASSROOM
Selkirk participates in College in High School (CHS) in which students are dual-enrolled in high school classes that are taught at Selkirk by Selkirk teachers while also being enrolled as EWU or CWU students. Please note, because EWU and CWU’s campuses operate on the quarter system students will earn 5 college credits per semester of CHS. FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES
Advanced Placement classes also offer college credit if a student passes the AP Exam at the end of the course. We currently offer five AP classes: English Language and Composition and English Literature, in alternating years, AP Government and Politics and AP US History, also in alternating years, and AP Computer Science Principles. If you have questions about signing up for College in the Classroom, Running Start, or AP classes, please see Mrs. Dunbar.
SAT & ACT Test Schedules
SAT & ACT Test Schedules

Students planning to enter a 4 year college directly out of high school students will need to take the:

The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test - A four-year college admissions test covering writing, critical reading and mathematics. Registration is available online at www.collegeboard.com or by picking up a registration packet from the high school). Student’s receiving free or reduced lunch can pick up a fee waiver at from the high school counselor. Click here for registration information.

Test Dates Reg. Deadline Late Reg. (late fees)
Oct. 7, 2017* Sept. 8, 2017 Sept. 19, 2017
Nov. 4, 2017 Oct. 5, 2017 Oct. 17, 2017
Dec. 2, 2017 Nov. 2, 2017 Nov. 14, 2017
Mar. 10, 2018 Feb. 9, 2018 Feb. 20, 2018
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 Apr. 17, 2018
June 2, 2018* May 3, 2018 May 15, 2018

*Selkirk High School is a testing site for the October 7 and June 2 SAT tests.

The ACT (American College Test - A four-year college admissions test covering English, science reasoning, reading and mathematics. Registration is available online at www.act.org or by picking up a packet from the high school counselor.)

Test Date Reg. Deadline Late Reg. (late fees)
Oct. 28, 2017 Sept. 22, 2017 Oct. 6, 2017
Dec. 9, 2017 Nov. 3, 2017 Nov. 17, 2017
Feb. 10, 2018 Jan. 12, 2018 Jan. 19, 2018
Apr. 14, 2018 Mar. 9, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 18, 2018
Scholarship Searches
The Simple Dollar College Scholarship Guide
The Simple Dollar, a syndicated website dedicated to personal finance topics. The Simple Dollar has been featured and has been given high praise on reputable sources such as CNN, MSN, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes for its money saving ideas and valuable information.


TheWashBoard.org  is an excellent resource for scholarship searchers now and over the summer.  To create an account use the following four steps:
  1. GO to http://www.theWashBoard.org
  2. COMPLETE your student profile
  3. EXPLORE scholarships that match your profile
  4. APPLY and submit your application by the due date
The website has resources (videos, PowerPoints, postcards, posters, etc.) that you can use to instruct your students.
College and Career Guidance

Selkirk utilizes Career Guidance WA and Navigation 101 as a part of its comprehensive school guidance and counseling program. We believe it is important to help students make clear, careful, and creative choices for college and career readiness in the areas of course selection, goal setting, career planning, and postsecondary options, including financial aid. Providing each Selkirk student with tools to navigate their educational career and post-graduation path is part of our larger goal of graduating students ready for college or career. All middle school students participate in the AVID Program which emphasizes leadership training, and all high school students have instruction in college and career preparation. Students in grades 6-11 will present their Student Portfolios at their student-led conferences. Seniors will present their Student Portfolios in May at their senior presentations.

College Visitations
Before selecting a college it is important to visit the college and decide if the school is a good match. Many colleges offer college tours. If you would like help in setting up a visit, please contact Mrs. Dunbar and she will help you make a connection with the college you wish to tour.
Career Bridge
Home to over 5,000 education and training programs, Career Bridge gives you performance results for many of them, telling you how many people got jobs, what they got paid, and more. Consider this your free “consumer reports.” Click here for Career Bridge Worksheets.
Use these worksheets to discover:
♦What you want to do and which jobs are in-demand.
♦How much different careers pay and the education they require.
♦Where to get the education and training you need, and how to pay for it.
♦How education programs performed in getting people jobs, money and more.
Contacts
+ Cain, Angela
+ Dunbar, Beth
Click on name to see details.

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