College & Career Readiness
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Students! Come Learn About These Colleges and Universities During FLEX Time!!
Representatives from the following colleges and universities will be visiting Old Saybrook High School to speak with students. Please register on Naviance under "colleges" and then "visits" tab OR let Mrs. Fawcett, Ms. Using or Ms Healy know.
Endicott College Wed, October 5th, 2022 10:45 am
UCONN Wed, October 26th, 2022 10:45 am
Bryant University Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 10:45 am
Rhode Island College Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 10:45 am
Western New England Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 10:45 am
Mitchell College Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 10:45 am
Gateway Community College Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022 10:50 am
Johnson & Wales Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 10:45 am
Earn CCR Credit While Having Fun With Friends and Family
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ASVAB Testing at OSHS
We look forward to providing this opportunity for any student hoping to the military. The only requirement is that the student is in the 10th,11th or 12th grade. Please contact Ms. Using if you are interested in taking the test this year and she will assist in making this possible. 860-395-3175 or email@example.com
Guidance and CCR presented to all seniors during English class on the college application process, Capstone, and provided information about earning the required CCR credit. Seniors were encouraged to secure letters of recommendation and begin or continue to work on resumes and college essays. The CCR coordinators are available during FLEX, or by appointment. to guide students through writing and building a resume, as well as the process of the college essay.
Connection to the Strategic Plan
Goal #2: Innovative and highly focused instructional design and practices that maximize student engagement while streamlining student work to that which is meaningful and essential.
Explore and pilot multiple strategies for expanding learning opportunities and choices beyond the school day and building (including technology use and new community connections).
Our mission is to prepare Old Saybrook students for success in their educational endeavors and careers beyond high school. We will accomplish this by fostering meaningful community partnerships that support individual student learning objectives.
Old Saybrook High School's College and Career Readiness Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to become self-aware, to be exposed to a variety of careers and career pathways, and to interact with individuals who may serve as their remote mentors. They will have opportunities to pursue growth within their areas of interest and to participate in comprehensive and individualized experiences starting in grade 9 and continuing each year.
Establish an environment where 100% of our students participate in experience-rich activities, are provided with resources, and have access to career and post-secondary guidance from our CCR Coordinators.
Connect students to organizations and individuals within the local and broader career community and teach them the skills necessary to network for themselves and build meaningful connections.
Assist students in developing self-awareness.
Encourage students to welcome new challenges.
Teach students to apply what they have learned.
Help students gain the independence and knowledge necessary to succeed in post-secondary endeavors.
This is Sarah Fawcett’s 6th year as College and Career Readiness Coordinator. Prior to this position, she taught English for 10 years at OSHS. Sarah received her 6th year in May 2019 in Remedial Reading and Language Arts at SCSU. She is a mother of 6 year-old twins and a 3 year old daughter. She enjoys reading mysteries and crime novels for fun, hiking with her family and her Boxer, Barley, and running.
Cariña Using is in her 17th year as College and Career Coordinator. Prior to that she lived in 3 countries and 5 states, (including Alaska!), but still has a special place in her heart for her home state of Colorado. Cariña is mom to Aedan, a junior Biochemistry major and basketball player at Brandeis University and to Spot and Waffles, her four-legged children.