Quote of the Day

"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."

- Barbara Pletcher

Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit

5 days ago

What is dual Credit?

Dual credit/concurrent enrollment allows high school students to enroll in college courses.  Students not only receive high school credit but also receive college credit for courses taken 

Interested?  Follow the below steps

Must be a Junior or Senior

Sophomores must obtain School Counselor and Principal approval

Consult with the Counseling Dept.

Review eligibility criteria and discuss courses of interest

Sign the Dual Credit Contract

Sign and return the contract to the Counseling Dept. 

Schedule an Advising Appointment

with the college of your choice.  Details below

Schedule a Final Appointment with the Counseling Dept.


ICAP 9th Grade

5 days ago

Link Your College Board Account to Khan Academy.  Practice for the SAT.   

3/12/2020


Read - Test Taking Strategies.  In your ICAP Folder create a google doc and put in 4 Test Taking strategies that will work for you.  

03.02.2020.

 Fill out the self awareness assessment. Read through your personality based on the assessment and then answer the questions on the google form.  

2/3/2020

Select the lesson below: 

Values.

First, identify 2-3 values, then write about why they are important to you. .


1/13/2020 Lesson


Lesson: Goals

“The most important scientific discovery about self-control is that it can be taught.”

—Walter Mischel


Select below to view lesson and complete.

10/07/2019

The Future of Work

Listen to one podcast below and write down 3 things you learned from it.

The future of work Podcast

Listen to one podcast and write down 3 things you learned from it in a google doc.  Put the google doc in your ICAP folder.

Encouragement is like water to the soul, it makes everything grow.

by Chris Burkman

Positive Relationships.

Write Down in a google doc 3 keys to healthy relationships that you use or would like to use to build healthy relationships. Then explain how you use it in your daily life.  Then upload the google doc into your ICAP folders.


Gen Z is smarter with money than Millennial's. In fact, 12% are already saving for retirement and a significant 21% of this generation of people ages 14 to 21 had a savings account before the age of ten! 

Generation Z is shaping up to be a true "throwback generation," already working, saving money, and determined not to end up like Millennial's. 77% of Gen Z currently earn their own spending money through freelance work, a part time job, or earned allowance. This is a powerful finding given that this is also true for about the same percentage of Millennial's surveyed, who are ten years older!

Gen Z is primed to become more influential than Millennial's, and it’s happening quickly. Their practical and fiscally conservative behavior is making them part of businesses and our economy even at their young age.


FACTS ABOUT GEN. Z

START THINKING ABOUT YOUR FUTURE NOW.  

Spring ICAP: Grit and Goals


Passion and perseverance for long-term goals


Lesson: Grit

On a Google Doc write down your Grit Score and write about how you apply Grit to your life. 

What is Grit?

Grit is the ability to keep working toward a goal, overcoming challenges and sticking with it even when it's hard.

A true definition of grit would say that grit is a personality trait that helps you keep working toward long-term goals despite setbacks or failures. It is similar to perseverance and it requires a growth mindset— two similar character traits that mean you are willing to keep working and improving at something despite the challenges that get in your way.


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No Matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”


Barriers to Learning


passion

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER.

Explore your future career.  Don't settle, but find something you are PASSIONATE about!  Explore and write down top 5 career ideas, the salary, the job descriptions and how you will get there.  You will either need to learn a trade/skill or go to college.   Make sure to put this in your ICAP portfolio for next year.

4 Year Plan

Fill out the form below and put it in your ICAP folder.  It is a plan for your classes for your high School Career.

ICAP 11th Grade

5 days ago



Link Your College Board Account to Khan Academy.  Practice for the SAT.   

3/12/2020

Earn $1,000 in scholarship money with 6 hours of practice.  

Read - Test Taking Strategies.  In your ICAP Folder create a google doc and put in 4 Test Taking strategies that will work for you.  


Test Taking Strategies.

3/12/2020

Read-Test Taking Strategies: In your ICAP Folder create a google doc and write down 4 Test Taking Strategies that will work for you.  

Big Future. Choose your college list for the SAT and Scholarship opportunity.

03/2/2020



03/02/2020: Watch the You tube video below.  Select "How to Start Your College List" - Go to BIG FUTURE - Select 6 Colleges that are a good fit right now.  These do not have to be your final selection and you may want to go into a career or vocational school.  This is just exploration and preparation for the possibility of going to College.  

GOALS AND DECISION MAKING.

1/13/2020

Start the New Year off right.  Select below to read the lesson.

10/7/2019

Make the right choice for you.

Trade school vs. College. Select below, look over the info-graph about the value of trade school and write down 3 things you learned from the info-graph on a google doc.



Top jobs.

Read below.  Select one career that you might be interested in and write why you like it and how you would begin a career in this field.

9/30/2019

The Money you will make.

Write down 2 programs, 2 degrees, and your potential earnings in a google doc and put it into your ICAP folder.  

Careers.

Make Your Dream Job a Reality

Explore 3 Industries.  Then find your career path. Select entry level, mid level and advanced level.  Write one profession down in your ICAP folder that includes annual salary, job openings and growth rate.  - Keep exploring those careers you are interested in!


Launch your Career


SUPPLY AND DEMAND.

Colorado's top Jobs. - Write down 3 jobs you are interested in, annual openings and wages and growth rate in a google doc and put into your ICAP folder.

Fall College TimeLIne


PSAT/NMSQT

Go through the power point to learn more.

Sign Up for the PSAT/Nmsqt


The Cafe

Fresh roasted coffee, exclusive teas & light meals

ICAP 10th Grade

5 days ago


Link Your College Board Account to Khan Academy.  Practice for the SAT.   

3/12/2020


Read - Test Taking Strategies.  In your ICAP Folder create a google doc and put in 4 Test Taking strategies that will work for you.  

03.02.2020.

 Fill out the self awareness assessment. Read through your personality based on the assessment and then answer the questions on the google form.  

My Colorado Journey

Create an Account. Link your College in Colorado Account.  Select the Interest Survey from the Tools.  Complete the Survey. Write down your top three personality strengths.  Choose Industry at the top of the O*Net. Select an industry or career.  Write a Bio - Poem about one occupation.  

Goals and Decision Making.

1/13/2020

Start the New Year off right.  Select below to read the lesson.

10/07/2019

MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU. .

Trade school vs. College. Select below, look over the info-graph about the value of trade school and write down 3 things you learned from the info-graph on a google doc.




September ICAP

 Individual Career and Academic Plan

"Generation Z has arrived - and they're very different from Millennials." Dr. Villa


Gen Z is smarter with money than Millennial's. In fact, 12% are already saving for retirement and a significant 21% of this generation of people ages 14 to 21 had a savings account before the age of ten! 

Generation Z is shaping up to be a true "throwback generation," already working, saving money, and determined not to end up like Millennial's. 77% of Gen Z currently earn their own spending money through freelance work, a part time job, or earned allowance. This is a powerful finding given that this is also true for about the same percentage of Millennial's surveyed, who are ten years older!

Gen Z is primed to become more influential than Millennial's, and it’s happening quickly. Their practical and fiscally conservative behavior is making them part of businesses and our economy even at their young age.


Facts about Gen. Z

Start thinking about your future now.  

The Future of work


The future of Work Podcast:  Select below and choose one.



“The most important scientific discovery about self-control 

is that it can be taught.”

PSAT/SAT

5 days ago


The SAT is focused on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. It measures: 

-What you learn in high school. 

-What you need to succeed in college and career training.

The same habits and choices that lead to success in school will help you get ready for the SAT. The best way to prepare for the test is to: 

- Take challenging courses.  

 -Do your homework. 

-  Prepare for tests and quizzes. 

- Ask and answer lots of questions.

Don’t miss out on these strategies: 

- Determine Your Target Score: Total Score Range 400-1600 

-Figure Out How Long You'll Need to Study

-Analyze Your Mistakes and Focus On Your Weaknesses

-PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE


PSAT/SAT Practice

Reading Passages

Daily Practice for PSAT/SAT

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Pre-factory- PSAT/SAT.

Practice here

Free Practice Exams


Preparing for the SAT is a gradual process. Take a practice SAT to see what skills you need to work on. If you need to work on recognizing words in context for the Reading section, then quizzing yourself with vocabulary cards is one place to start. 

by Albert Einstein

Test Taking Tips.

Strategies

Khan Academy.

Practice for your SAT Here.

Social & Emotion Resources

5 days ago


Studying for a test, stressed, can't sleep, need to calm down?

Research shows that calming sounds, like rain on a roof, can help with relaxation.  For sounds, Click Here.


Resources for your mental health, wellness, and how to survive the pandemic. 

What do nerves have to do with it?

The vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body.  It runs from your brain stem and acts as an information highway - connecting the brain with your organs. Stretching all the way down to the torso like a system of roots or cables it controls a huge range of bodily functions.⁠  It's known as being responsible for the mind-body connection and playing negotiator between thinking and feeling.⁠         

Nervous for a test, anxious about that big game, stressed about school.  For ways to calm the vagus nerve....


WOndering if you're in a Healthy Relationship?  speak with the school counselor or

vaping. Know the risks. know the facts.  Speak with the school Counselor or


ICAP 12th Grade

5 days ago


3/02/2020


The Power Of Networking!

Understanding the importance of Networking in any field is very important.  - Independently watch the Networking Ted Talk to be successful in your career choice no matter what that may be.  

Seniors.


This is a time to fill out scholarships.  Apply for colleges.  If you are not going to college fill out a linked in profile to begin a job search and online networking.    

Oh the Places you will go...

2/3/2020

Budgeting and living Frugal: Select 3 of them and explore the APPS.  In a google doc write down the apps that you explored, which one you prefer and why.

Fort Lewis is coming Wednesday!!

Another Free APP day 

Fill out Foundation Scholarship! Sign up in the office 9 am!  

Graduation is so close.

1/13/2020

Make sure you have all your credits and volunteer hours to graduate. Look for your Transcripts on Infinite Campus and use your schedule for this year.  Make sure you are passing all of your classes.

10/07/2019

Reminder - Do the FAFSA.  The earlier the better....

Also, the FAFSA can be used for any trade school, college, or vocational school.

It is free and will give you more options to choose from when you graduate high school!


Colorado Free Application day on October 15th.  No Fees!  It can get really expensive so take advantage of this.  You can apply to trade school, colleges and Vocational schools.  


Plan on going to College, trade school or vocational school

Choose 3 colleges, trade schools or vocational schools.  You will find their online applications and prepare to apply on October 15th.  

Use the College Application Checklist.

Make a copy and put it into your ICAP folder.  This can help you fill out applications.

Planning on going into the workforce start looking for careers!

Make an Account to Connecting Colorado and start looking for job openings.  Write down at least 3 different jobs. 

U.S. hiring trends and job openings are still strong, fresh reports on labor market show .

Read the Article to see some trends in the job market.

September ICAP

Individual Career and Academic Plan

- FAFSA - College Applications (Common Application) - Resume Building- Check Scholarships!

The money you will make.

Write down 2 programs, 2 degrees, and your potential earnings in a google doc and put it into your ICAP folder.  

College Admission Tool.

Make Your Dream School a reality.

Option 1:

Build options wizard - if you are still exploring options for colleges.

Write down 5 Colleges/trade schools in a google doc and put it into your ICAP Folder.

Option 2:

Matching College List.

Compare your GPA and SAT scores to see what colleges you will be admitted to.  Write down all the colleges you will be admitted to. 

Supply and Demand.

Colorado's top Jobs. - Write down 3 jobs you are interested in, annual openings and wages and growth rate in a google doc and put into your ICAP folder.

College Checklist Time Line.


Free Application Day October 9th!  

Come sign up to fill out the application in the Counseling Office.

Colorado Free Application Day.

October 15th!!
No Fees.

VIP Visit to Fort Lewis

October 29th.  Sign up in the Counseling Office.

 students need to fill out the FAFSA. Application Starts October 1st.

Below is how you do it.  If you need more information please go to the Counselor's office.

Grants

This is Free money!  You will not need to pay this back.  You must fill out the FAFSA in order to be determined if you qualify for this money.

Work- Study

Fill out the FAFSA in order to determine if you qualify for a work-study program.  You work on campus for a stipend and you will receive scholarship money for tuition.

Loans

By filling out the FAFSA you will know how much the government will give you to pay for college.  This money has to be paid back.