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Crestview students have the opportunity to explore technical related field through coursework completed at Pioneer Career and Technology Center. Pioneer serves high school juniors and seniors offering over 35 career-training programs.  Pioneer helps better prepare students for today's high-tech workplace and further education.

U-CAN Advisor: 

Mr. Jacque Daup is available on Wednesdays @ the high school in the Media Center and/or Guidance Office. You can reach him by calling 419.895.1700 ext. 19100 or ext. 19006.

Career & College Websites:

 

Beginning in the winter the 8th grade year, each student will meet annually with guidance staff to start planning for, or review and revise, his or her high school schedule. While some areas of instruction are common to all students, many opportunities for electives, career-based instruction, College Credit Plus, and other unique learning paths exist. It is important that students look ahead at the multi-year picture when planning schedules to ensure the best opportunity to pursue their preferred learning path while meeting high school graduation requirements. 

Program of Studies

The annual Program of Studies explains graduation requirements, course offerings, and an includes a detailed explanation of the high school curriculum. The student has the responsibility to see that requirements for graduation are met.  High school personnel make every effort to keep current records and to keep students and parents informed about the student’s progress toward completing the work necessary to meet these requirements.  The student, however, must make sure that he or she is acquainted with the necessary requirements to meet this goal.  This task is ultimately the student’s responsibility.  

All graduation requirements must be completed prior to graduation.  Please note that graduation requirements are minimum requirements.  Most students will have earned more than the minimum credits by the end of their senior year. The information in this Program of Studies is subject to change due to outstanding legislation and changes to curriculum. 

2016-2017 Program of Studies Guide

Graduation Requirements

For the graduating class of 2017 the following applies:  

The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) consists of Reading, Math, Writing, Science, and Social Studies.  All students are required to pass all five tests to graduate.  Students will be administered these tests for the first time in March of their sophomore year.  Students who do not pass all five tests the first time will be able to take the test(s) that they have failed again in October of their junior year.  They will continue to take any failed test(s) until they have successfully passed all five tests or until they have exhausted the number of times permitted to take the test.  

Earning an Ohio High School Diploma, Class of 2018 and beyond*:

Ohio gives you several options to qualify for a high school diploma:

1.  Students will take 7 End of Course exams in the following areas: 

  • Science (Biology) 
  • Math (Algebra I and Geometry) 
  • English (English I and English II) 
  • Social Studies (American Studies and American Government)

Students must score a total of 18 points on the End of Course exams to graduate.  A minimum of four points must come from the Math assessments, four points from the English, and six points from the science, American Studies, and American Government.  Students will have the opportunity to retake the tests to improve their scores (structured review is strongly recommended prior to retaking any assessment).

2.  Industry credential and workforce readiness

3.  College and career readiness tests

For more detailed information about the ways to earn a diploma visit "Ohio Options for a High School Diploma"

* State requirements for the Class of 2018 and beyond continue to be revised by the legislature. Some changes may be expected. Families interested in reviewing the most current graduation requirement language may visit the Ohio Department of Education's "Ohio Graduation Requirements" guidance page.

 

Are you looking for an interactive way to prepare for the GED, SAT, or ACT.  The Mansfield Richland County Public Library offers Gale Courses ~ highly interactive, online, instructor led courses.  You'll need a current Mansfield Richland County Public Library card to enroll in the classes.  The free courses run for 6 weeks and new sessions begin each month.  Click here for more information: http://education.gale.com/l-mans90319/SearchResults.aspx?CurrPage=1&CategoryId=64&Sort=RELEVANCE&PrevSort=RELEVANCE&SortAsc=True

College Timeline

Successfully preparing for college should begin before your senior year.  This timeline provides a rough outline of the major benchmark along the way.  Be diligent in the process and ask teachers and the Guidance Office for help.   If you're late in the process, don't worry, stop in the Guidance Office to establish a unique timeline.

  • Sophomore year:  College prep sophomores should take the ACT/SAT by April
  • Junior year:  Visit one or more schools of interest
  • Junior year, December - April:  Take ACT/SAT (practice!)
  • Junior year:  Revisit Ohio Means Jobs Career Assessment for possible areas of study
  • Senior year:  Continue with college visits
  • Senior year:  Take ACT/SAT and submit scores to schools/NCAA
  • Senior year, October - April:  Apply for admission to schools. Contact teachers for letters of reference
  • Senior year, October - April:  Apply for scholarships - Listen to announcement and pick up information in the Guidance Office
  • Senior year:  Let Guidance know when you have been accepted to a school so final transcripts can be sent

Making Sense of College Terms

College planning has changed a great deal since many parents were in high school. For one thing, there are more terms than ever before. What do they all mean? Here’s a guide to help you make sense of them.

  • Common/universal application. This form allows your student to submit one application to many different schools. Contact schools to find out if they accept the common/universal application. Check out the Common Application and Universal College Application online. Some schools also require supplemental forms.

  • Early action (EA). A student can apply by November of the senior year to an early action school and receive an admission response early, usually by mid-December. The decision is usually non-binding, but the applicant may need to agree to forgo applying to other early action/early decision institutions. Non-binding means your student is still free to apply to other schools even if accepted by an early-action school.

  • Early decision (ED). This is a good option if a student has only one college in mind. A student usually applies by November and receives a decision by December. The main difference from early action is that early decision offers are binding, which means that your student promises from the start to attend the early decision school if his or her application is accepted.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form required for determining student financial aid, the FAFSA should be completed and submitted as soon after January 1 as possible. The form and supporting information can be found on the FAFSA website.

  • Open admissions or open enrollment colleges. To enroll at one of these schools, a student typically needs just a high school degree or a GED. Colleges usually make the decision without regard to a student’s previous academic performance. However, some students may need to take tests to be placed in appropriate first-year classes.

  • Rolling admissions. This is a process in which a school reviews applications and makes decisions on them until the freshman class is filled. Some schools may have a hard deadline for applications for each semester, so look for cut-off dates.

  • Selective admissions. This refers to the policy of admitting only well-qualified applicants, based on high school grades, admission test scores, and additional personal information often provided through essays, resumes, interviews, and letters of recommendation.

  • Transcript. This official record of high school or college courses and grades is generally required as part of the college application.

  • Wait list. Students who have not yet been admitted to a college, but who are still under consideration, are placed on a wait list. A college does not offer or deny admission, but extends the possibility of admission before the admission cycle is completed.

College Preparatory

bigfuture: by The College Board

College Week Live

www.collegeweeklive.com

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA ID

FAFSA Info

FAFSA Application

FAFSA's StudentAid.gov & Social Media Sites

StudentAid.gov

www.YouTube.com/FederalStudentAid

www.Twitter.com/FAFSA

www.Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid

How to complete the FAFSA: Step-by-step

FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov "consolidates financial aid resources & content into a searchable online database, making it easy for individuals to quickly access information".

NCAA Clearing House

NCAA Eligibility

Official NCAA Website

Recruiting Info

Online Colleges: