News from the Johnson Counseling Office...
Week at a Glance:
Students needing to take an EOC Retest(s) were notified prior to the Thanksgiving Break.
Dec. 2: English I Writing EOC Retest in Library MPR
Dec. 3: English I Reading EOC Retest in Library MPR
Dec. 4: English II Writing EOC Retest in Library MPR
Dec. 5: English II Reading EOC Retest in Library MPR
Dec. 7: SAT College Admissions Test at Johnson High School 7:30 am
Students must bring admission ticket, ID, calculator, and pencils
SAVE THE DATE!!
December 18: Dual Credit Meeting 6:30 pm
Parents of 10th and 11th graders
The application process for students to enroll in dual credit classes
for the 2014-2015 school year has become more complicated!! If
your child plans to apply for a dual credit class, you must attend this
meeting!! Bring your student!!
The first step in the process is to complete the ApplyTexas
application. If you want to get started with this step, please follow
the instructions below. It is critical you answer most of the
questions the way we recommend. This will hopefully prevent your
application from being delayed in the SAC system.
Remember you are applying as a dual credit student, not like you would if you were applying to attend college as a freshman student.
Complete the ApplyTexas application for Fall 2014 Dual Credit admission at
www.alamo.edu/AlamoENROLL- Applying for Dual Credit.
To ensure correct processing of this application, please carefully follow each step of the application procedures on AlamoENROLL-Ready, Set, Apply and/or read pgs. 6-9 of the Dual Credit handbook. You will receive a Banner ID (in 24-48 hours – 1 week). Although
Alamo Colleges’ deadline to complete this application is 2/14/14, you are strongly urged to complete this application as soon as possible due to the additional requirements.
Tip of the Week:
According to Bright Hub Education, here are 5 study tips to help you begin preparing for your upcoming 1st semester final exams:
- How Much is it Worth? Be aware of how much the exam counts toward your final grade. Since the exam is probably worth only a percent of the course grade, your exam grade may not affect your final grade too much unless you do exceptionally well or poorly than you did on other exams and assignments. Still, you should try to do as well as possible on the exam, especially if it is a significant percentage of final average.
- Begin Studying Early: You should begin studying a week to ten days before an exam, particularly if you have several exams to take. Cramming is an ineffective way to prepare for finals.
- Study in Chunks: Your studying will be more effective if you concentrate for a period of time, and then take short breaks. Do not stop enjoying your favorite activities, but do so in proportion to studying.
- Rewrite your Notes: Delete any extraneous information that does not support the critical material. Formoutlines of each chapter or unit and try to process course content as a whole.
- Study Graded Tests: Since you were tested on the material previously, you should probably expect it on the final. Concentrate on missed questions, and make sure you know and understand the correct answer.
Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
For more information go to: http://admissions.colostate.edu/
No Colleges at Johnson this Week
Jose Antonio Navarro Distinguished Scholarship award
The scholarship recipient who embodies the spirit, character and potential that most resembles Jose Antonio Navarro, will have good academic standing, leadership qualities, and will demonstrate an awareness of needs and issues within his/her community. Deadline is Monday April 21, 2014. Go to www.visitcasanavarro.com for information and online application.
Check out the Johnson Scholarship Page
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