Please feel free to send us your concerns, comments or suggestions to parentfeedback@mercyschool.com

Tips For Parents With Middle School Teens


 

Find Your Career


⇒Explore What You Like to Do  https://www.bls.gov/k12/content/students/careers/career-exploration.htm

 

⇒Match Your Interests with your Career Options http://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/

 

Concurrent Enrollment: Apply Here


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Forms


Concurrent Enrollment Program

 

The High School Concurrent Enrollment program gives students actual college exposure and experience. Our staff and alumni students are here to help and guide them through the process, and the program is an ideal opportunity for students to gain skills and encounter and resolve issues relevant to their futures with a support team in place.

The best classroom and program experience results have come from when parents encourage their children to take the lead. Ultimately it is the student that will be seated in the college classroom, and the student that will be responsible for their grade.

Parent involvement as an active bystander helps the student, and such support is much appreciated. Finding ways to keep students responsible and in charge of their application process, course requirements, and motivated towards their goals​​ strengthens student success.

InshaAllah your child will benefit from this experience as a college student!

UCO Concurrent Enrollment Form

OCCC Concurrent Form 2016

OCCC ADD Drop Enrollment Form

OU Concurrent Enrollment Form

Concurrent Enrollment


Concurrent Enrollment Program

The High School Concurrent Enrollment program gives students actual college exposure and experience. Our staff and alumni students are here to help and guide them through the process, and the program is an ideal opportunity for students to gain skills and encounter and resolve issues relevant to their futures with a support team in place.

The best classroom and program experience results have come from when parents encourage their children to take the lead. Ultimately it is the student that will be seated in the college classroom, and the student that will be responsible for their grade.

Parent involvement as an active bystander helps the student, and such support is much appreciated. Finding ways to keep students responsible and in charge of their application process, course requirements, and motivated towards their goals​​ strengthens student success.

InshaAllah your child will benefit from this experience as a college student!

 

 

High School


High School Student http://www.ucango2.org/plan/high_school_plan.html

Parent Page http://www.ucango2.org/plan/parent_plan.html

Oklahoma Promise (Grades 8-10)  https://secure.okcollegestart.org/applications/Oklahoma_Promise/apply.html

Big Future Ideally students and parents will do some college research on their own. BigFuture is a great resource whether you’re starting from scratch or know exactly what you want. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges

FAFSA Complete your FAFSA to find out what financial aid you qualify for.https://fafsa.ed.gov

PSAT and SAT Preparation  Additional resources for PSAT and SAT preparation. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice

ACT Preparation    Additional ACT preparation resources. http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html
Typical Entrance Exam Accommodations  PSAT/SAT/ACT accomodations for students with an IEP or 504. http://bit.ly/2C7houl

Middle School


It’s never too early to start planning for college. These are the things students and parents can do at each grade level to ensure post-graduation readiness.

 

6TH GRADE

  • Students interested in math/science fields are encouraged to practice math/science skills everyday and maintain good grades. Be sure to strive to be in Accelerated Math in 6th grade. The course will enable your child to progress to AP Math in high school.
  • 7TH GRADE

      • Students interested in math/science fields are encouraged to enroll in Pre-Algebra or higher. The course will enable your child to progress to AP Math and Science courses in high school.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Create an account to these valuable sites:
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech

    8TH GRADE

      • Students interested in math/science fields are encouraged to enroll Algebra 1 or higher. The course will enable your child to progress to AP Math and Science courses in high school.
      • Consider enrolling in other high school classes offered at your middle school.
      • Apply for Oklahoma’s Promise to earn scholarships for college.
        • Must have an adjusted gross income not exceeding $55,000 per year.
      • Take the PSAT 8/9 then connect your score to Khan Academy to begin preparing the PSAT/NMSQT and other college entrance exams.
        • Review your Advance Placement Potential based on PSAT results.
      • Start exploring classes you are interested in taking in high school. Click here to view course catalog.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Start practicing for ACT http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html
      • Create an account to these valuable sites:
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech.

UCanGo2 College Info for Middle School  http://www.ucango2.org/plan/middle_school_plan.html

OKcollegestart Middle School https://www.okcollegestart.org/home/middle_school.aspx

Oklahoma Promise http://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/

First Steps Towards College  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/my-future-my-way.pdf

College Ready


 

It’s never too early to start planning for college. These are the things students and parents can do at each grade level to ensure post-graduation readiness.

 

6TH GRADE

    • Students interested in math/science fields are encouraged to practice math/science skills everyday adn maintain good grades. Be sure to strive to be in Accelerated Math in 6th grade. The course will enable your child to progress to AP Math in high school.
    • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
    • Get involved in extracurricular activities.
    • Maintain good grades.
    • Create an account to these valuable sites:
    • Take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
    • Visit a college campus or career tech.

    7TH GRADE

      • Students interested in math/science fields are encouraged to enroll in Pre-Algebra or higher. The course will enable your child to progress to AP Math and Science courses in high school.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Create an account to these valuable sites:
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech

    8TH GRADE

      • Students interested in math/science fields are encouraged to enroll Algebra 1 or higher. The course will enable your child to progress to AP Math and Science courses in high school.
      • Consider enrolling in other high school classes offered at your middle school.
      • Apply for Oklahoma’s Promise to earn scholarships for college.
        • Must have an adjusted gross income not exceeding $55,000 per year.
      • Take the PSAT 8/9 then connect your score to Khan Academy to begin preparing the PSAT/NMSQT and other college entrance exams.
        • Review your Advance Placement Potential based on PSAT results.
      • Start exploring classes you are interested in taking in high school. Click here to view course catalog.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Start practicing for ACT http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html
      • Create an account to these valuable sites:
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech.

    9TH GRADE

      • Apply for Oklahoma’s Promise to earn scholarships for college if not completed in 8th grade.
        • Must have an adjusted gross income not exceeding $55,000 per year.
      • Take the PSAT 8/9 then connect your score to Khan Academy to begin preparing the PSAT/NMSQT and other college entrance exams.
        • Review your Advance Placement Potential based on PSAT results.
      • Gain an understanding of what courses are required to graduate high school.
      • Research college entrance requirements for schools you are interested in attending.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Volunteer for Community Service (40 hours required per grade in high school).
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech.

    10TH GRADE

      • Apply for Oklahoma’s Promise to earn scholarships for college if not completed in 8th or 9th grade. This is the last year you can apply!
        • Must have an adjusted gross income not exceeding $55,000 per year.
      • Take the PSAT/NMSQT then connect your score to Khan Academy to begin preparing the PSAT/NMSQT and other college entrance exams.
        • Review your Advance Placement Potential based on PSAT results.
      • Make sure you are on track to take the required courses needed to graduate high school. Click here to view course catalog.
      • Consider taking the SAT and/or ACT.
        • Students on Free & Reduced Lunch can receive fee waivers from their counselor.
      • Research college entrance requirements for schools you are interested in attending.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech.
      • Begin to make a list of colleges or career techs you would like to attend.
      • Take the PSAT/NMSQT for practice.

       

    11TH GRADE

      • Take the PSAT/NMSQT.
        • Scholarship money is available through this exam your 11 th grade year.
        • Make sure you answer all relevant questions to enter the scholarship program.
      • Make sure you are on track to take the required courses needed to graduate high school.
      • Take the SAT and/or ACT.
        • Students on Free & Reduced Lunch can receive fee waivers from their
          counselor.
      • Research college entrance requirements for schools you are interested in attending.
      • Start collecting letters of recommendation or recommendation forms from teachers, counselors, principals, etc.
        • If the form is to be mailed, make sure to include stamped, college-addressed envelopes, making certain all portions are filled out completely and accurately.
      • Research and apply for scholarships.
        • Scholarships can be found in many places. Make sure to check with your counselor, their website and/or principal emails on a regular basis for scholarship information.
      • Focus on developing good study habits, organizational skills and time management skills.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.
      • Visit a college campus or career tech.
      • Review and modify your list of colleges or career techs you would like to attend.

    12TH GRADE

      • Make sure you are on track to take the required courses needed to graduate high school
      • Take the SAT and/or ACT.
        • Send your official test scores to the colleges to which you are applying.
        • Students on Free & Reduced Lunch can receive fee waivers from their
          counselor.
      • Narrow down your choices for college or career tech to your top 3 to 5 schools.
        • Be sure to include a “dream” school and a “safety” school.
      • Start applying for college or career tech admissions.
        • Make sure you are aware of application DEADLINES!
        • EARLY DECISION – Most early action applications are due between October 1 and November 1.
      • Complete the FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
        • Application opens October 1 – www.fafsa.gov.
        • Current income tax information is required.
      • Start collecting letters of recommendation or recommendation forms from teachers, counselors, principals, etc.
        • If the form is to be mailed, make sure to include stamped, college-addressed envelopes, making certain all portions are filled out completely and accurately.
      • Research and apply for scholarships.
        • Scholarships can be found in many places. Make sure to check with your counselor, their website and/or principal emails on a regular basis for scholarship information.
      • Start on any essays to be included with your applications.
      • Watch the mailbox!
        • Early decision replies usually arrive between December 1 and 31.
      • Stay involved in extracurricular activities.
      • Maintain good grades.
        • Make sure you are appropriately challenging yourself with Honors and/or AP classes.
      • Re-take an interest inventory to explore careers based on your personal interest through OK Career Guide.

      SPRING SEMESTER

      • Continue to check financial aid options and scholarships, APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!
      • Request that your official high school transcript be sent to your colleges to which you are applying.
      • Contact the colleges to which you applied to make sure all your required information has been received and if anything additional is needed.
      • Most colleges will notify you if you have been accepted or not by April 15th.
      • If you are living on campus, submit your housing deposit.
      • Compare college acceptance letters, financial aid and scholarship offers to select the best choice.

      AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

      • Ask your school to send your final transcripts to the college you will be attending.
      • Ensure all concurrent coursework transcript has been sent to Mercy School and is on high school transcript. Be sure all ACT scores and transcritps  are sent to the college you will be attending

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Edmond, OK 73013
Phone: (405) 748-5500
Fax: (405) 748-5504

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