Friday, October 3, 2014

Guidance Helps Students Prepare for College

 Justin Batra & Sam Lombardi
Staff Writers

 With the new school year beginning to unfold, it is important for students to know what they need to do to have a successful high school career. Naviance sessions for seniors have concluded, and now that applications are being sent out, the students should begin thinking more about their career after high school; however it is still important to focus on studies, as colleges look at grades through the senior year too.
 While the seniors are wrapping up their high school lives, some of them are also using their experience to help prepare the freshman class through peer leadership. These sessions are continuous for the first few weeks of school to help address important topics and ease the freshmen through the transition from middle to high school. The freshmen will also have a field trip to the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology on the same day as the PSAT for the sophomore and junior class. These events will take place on Oct. 15, and the PSAT scores will be available in mid-December. The trip to MBIT will allow the freshman class to explore career options, while the PSAT will help prepare students for the actual SAT; as stressful as it may seem, the practice tests are very beneficial and will help ease your anxiety.
 This year, an optional ACT/SAT hybrid will also be administered, Sign ups can be found on the school website, so be mindful of the registration. If you have taken the SAT before, try using “My College Quickstart”, it will help you improve on the specific SAT sections you need to improve on. Also, all throughout November college representatives will be visiting New Hope to speak about their campuses and more information of the specific college. Sign up through Naviance. Lastly, Senior night is coming! The date is currently to be determined, so keep an eye out for that.

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