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The UNI Counselors will meet with you to discuss questions, review your transcripts, and place you in classes ONLY AFTER you have completed the enrollment process here.
Our interaction with incoming freshmen begins with Family Night in the spring semester of eighth grade, during which we discuss the transition to high school, academic and behavioral expectations, and extracurricular opportunities. During the next few weeks, we visit all middle schools and enroll students into their ninth grade classes based upon eighth-grade teacher recommendations.
Early in the fall, we hold a Freshman Parent Coffee to review the transition to high school, high school diploma requirements, college requirements, and support services (after school tutoring, study skills workshops, parent portal, Canvas, the Office Hours program, Project Success, etc.). At each progress report, which is issued every five to six weeks, we identify struggling students. When appropriate, we schedule SRT (student review team) meetings, especially for students with two or more “F’s,” and propose a student-centered plan for success.
In early spring, we visit the ninth grade classrooms and review graduation requirements, transcripts, college requirements, support resources, GPA calculations, summer school and tenth-grade course selection. During spring registration (for fall classes), we are available to answer any questions. In May, we send home letters to parents of struggling freshman who should enroll in summer school classes.
How to Access PSAT 9 Scores
PSAT 9 scores are now available to view for students in the class of 2021 who tested on April 11th through their College Board student score portal at any time. To gain access to scores, students (13 years of age or older) must set up a free College Board Account. Please see the following link for detailed instructions on how to do so: How to Create Your College Board Account.
It is also recommended that students link their College Board Account to Khan Academy in order to receive a personalized SAT study plan based on their results. For more information on how to do this, please visit this link. Paper score reports will be handed out at sophomore conferences next school year.
As a reminder, colleges will not have access to these scores, and they will not be visible on student transcripts. The school and district have access to student scores, but they will remain confidential and will only be utilized to make suggestions for students as they move forward in high school.
Class of 2021 Parent Coffees
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Please watch this video BEFORE you come for your individual sophomore conference with your counselor!
More detailed information can be found in the Life After High School Planning Guide and course prerequisites can be found in the Uni Course of Study.
Sophomores are invited to register for the October PACT (practice ACT) and spring semester “Combo” SAT/ACT. We invite a guest speaker to review the results of these tests with students and parents at an evening meeting following the exam. Throughout the first semester of tenth grade, we continue to monitor the progress of our tenth-grade students. In conjunction with the College and Career Coordinator, we administer a career interest inventory (via Naviance) to sophomores. The results are shared and discussed with the students during their sophomore counseling conference.
From December through April, we schedule an individual meeting with every sophomore and his/her parents to develop a personalized academic plan and discuss post-high school options. This conference covers in detail: transcripts, grad check, college requirements, testing, career interests, ROP, college options, summer school, resumes, summer enrichment programs, and areas of concern. Course selection is confirmed when teachers submit their recommendations later in the semester. Letters to parents of at-risk students recommending summer school are sent again in May.
Class of 2020 Parent Coffee
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Throughout eleventh grade, we continue to monitor the progress of our juniors and encourage them to maintain the most rigorous course of study that they can handle. Juniors are invited to attend presentations by college admission representatives from approximately ninety colleges across the nation, our district’s college night in October, Mock Admissions presentation (re: private college information) in November, and presentations from our local community colleges. Our ROP coordinator is available in the college and career center, offering practical career training programs for students age 16 and above. All juniors are encouraged to sign up for the PSAT in October and additional practice SAT/ACT exams during fall and spring semester.
During the spring, we meet with all juniors in small groups to review graduation and college requirements, college admissions, testing dates, and course selection for senior year. During the month of March, we offer a junior Parent Coffee where we discuss graduation, college requirements, ROP opportunities & post high school options. Throughout the spring we meet with individual at-risk juniors to discuss summer school and to support their graduation plans.
Class of 2019 Parent Coffee
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In early September, letters and transcripts are mailed home to all seniors, verifying graduation status and reminding students of important deadlines and events. In late September, we hold small-group senior meetings and a Senior Parent Coffee to discuss graduation requirements and college admissions. Workshops are offered after school throughout October and November to help with college application questions.
We meet individually with every senior who is applying to private colleges for a "senior interview" to complete a secondary school report and letter of recommendation. Our college and career coordinator is also available to meet with individual seniors about their college applications and choices. Financial aid workshops are held for parents and families during late fall semester.
Midyear reports to private and out of state colleges are completed January through March. Students have the opportunity to take placement assessments for the community colleges on the UHS campus in February and March and attend a community college night in April. Once seniors have received their letters of acceptance, we are available to meet with individuals to discuss their choices. Throughout the spring, we meet with all at risk seniors regarding their graduation plan.
Class of 2018 Parent Coffee
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