Senior Summit 2019

Senior Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 30th while the underclassmen take the PSAT.  This day will be run conference-style, allowing seniors to choose sessions to attend that best meet their needs and interests.  Students will register in advance for sessions through a Google Form.  Any student who does not register by Friday, October 30th at 4:30 PM will be assigned to sessions, which must be adhered to for attendance purposes. 

The schedule has not been set for the 2019 Senior Summit. Below is the schedule and session topics from the 2018 Senior Summit. 

2018 Senior Summit Schedule
8:30-8:50Check-in - MALL
8:50 - 9:20General Session - CAFETERIA - all seniors must attend
9:25-10:15Breakout Session 1
10:20-11:10Breakout Session 2
11:15-12:05Breakout Session 3
12:10-1:00Breakout Session 4
1:00Release to 3rd Period (shortened bell schedule - no ACC classes will meet on this day, sub campus students stay on home campus, no off campus periods until 1:00 PM)

2018 Session topics:

College Applications & Counselor Check-In: During this session, you will have the opportunity to work (self-directed) on college applications and have counselors on-hand to answer your questions or just check over things to be sure you're doing it right! This is your chance to get help on anything you need: ordering transcripts, sending test scores, have your essay reviewed, search for scholarships, or just general application questions. Additionally, your counselor wants to check-in with you to see where you are in the process and determine if you need more targeted assistance.

TSI & Pre-Assessment Activity: This is a mandatory session for any student not TSI complete. Students will complete a Pre-Assessment Activity, which is a state-required prerequisite online module that explains the importance of TSI and formatting of the TSI Assessment. Students will also understand the process for registering to take a TSI Assessment offered either at ACC or VRHS.

College Admissions 101: College admissions representatives provide up to the minute guidance on navigating the admissions process.

Interviewing 101: A community professional will be sharing her insights into interviewing and recruitment. Understand what to expect in a potential interview, what makes a good/bad interview, how to dress, how to prepare, and even how the interviewer might be researching you in advance. Learn how to make a solid, professional impression, whether it's for college admissions, scholarship, honors program, internship, job, or student organization and build your personal brand.

Getting Started on the FAFSA: FSA ID :Planning to apply for financial aid by filing a FAFSA? Let's get started! In this session, you'll create your FSA ID and get started on your FAFSA application.

Personal Finance 101: Learning to manage your personal finances can be a real struggle, even for many adults. Get tips and advice on how to manage your money and budget, as well as develop a general understanding of what all goes into "personal finances".

ACC Application & Next Steps: For those students planning to enroll at ACC after graduation, whether just for a few credits over the summer or a year or two, you will work through the ACC application and understanding next steps in the enrollment process.

AP Study Hall: Must have 2 or more AP/Dual Credit Courses to participate - Just need time to get caught up on assignments and studying? Sign up for this session for self-directed study time.

COOL Week Orientation (only offered during session 4): The COOL Week Orientation is MANDATORY for all students who have submitted a COOL Week application. Failure to attend will result in removal from the COOL Week program.

Resumé Workshop: You need a resumé! Whether for your college application, COOL Week, scholarships, internships, jobs, or even college clubs & organizations like sororities & fraternities. Get started on developing your professional resumé by understanding basic resumé guidelines, do's and don'ts, as well as tips to make yours stand out.  YOU MUST BRING YOUR LAPTOP TO THIS SESSION!

Scholarships & College Resources: This session will walk you through the scholarship process and provide you with resources to get the most FREE money for college.  Students will also learn about the variety of resources that are available to them once they start attending college.

Healthy Eating on a Budget: Learn all the tips and tricks on how to cook healthy food for yourself while sticking to a budget.

Yoga: Relax, relieve stress and refresh your body and mind in a yoga class taught by a yoga instructor.