Juniors - College Preparation

In order to help students start (or continue) the college choice & college application process, Chaparral Star Academy provides instruction during the spring of a high school student's junior year.  For 2021-22, instruction will take place during a student's English III/English III (AP) course.  Students will also complete associated activities to help them along their path to college choice.
 
If a student has any individual questions/concerns or needs specific guidance, individual Zoom meetings can be scheduled by contacting Mr. Barnett directly.
 
Topics include information about how to think about choosing a college, how to research colleges & make a choice and how to apply to college. The schedule will be as follows:
 
schedule of events
 
Students will have assignment associated with this instruction and completing assignments is essential to gaining the knowledge necessary for choosing a college.  We encourage parents to sit down and complete the homework with the student.
 
Please note that the associated assignment will count as a grade in the student's respective English III or English III (AP) course.

 

 

MODULE 1: HOW TO THINK ABOUT CHOOSING A COLLEGE

 

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: What Kind of College Interests You? Questionnaire

(due February 2, 2022 by 11:59pm)

 

 

MODULE 2: HOW TO RESEARCH COLLEGE CHOICE

 

Please note that some of the links in the video are inactive, but the active ones are listed here:

 

College Board Overview Questionnaire

College Board More Detailed Questionnaire

US News & World Report College Personality Quiz

My Student PathFastweb Article for Things to Avoid

Peterson's Search Tool

Fastweb College Search

CollegeResults Breakdown

CollegeNiche Student Reviews of Colleges

Cappex Searchable Database

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: Researching Colleges Questionnaire & Quiz

(due March 2, 2022 by 11:59pm)

 

 

MODULE 3: INTRODUCTION TO NAVIANCE & SUPERMATCH

 

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: Complete the SUPERMatch Task in Naviance

(due March 30, 2022 by 11:59pm)

 

 

 

MODULE 4: RESEARCHING COLLEGES

 

There is no associated video for Module #4 as students participated in an in-class activity. Students who were absent can still complete the associated assignment.

 

ASSOCIATED ASSIGNMENT: Complete the College Comparison Chart (emailed, posted to GClassroom and found below) with at least 3 universities

(due April 27, 2022 by 11:59pm)