1105 Kelly Dr.
Sanford, NC 27330
“School of Distinction 2010”
Robert Biehl, Principal
Lee Early College Senior Seminar (AVID 4) Syllabus
Instructor: Ms. Jackson
Phone: (919) 888-4502 x0101
Course Description: Why am I taking this course?
Senior Seminar is a comprehensive and mandatory course for all LEC students graduating in May 2016. This course is designed to guide students along the seemingly daunting college preparation path. We will focus on college applications, college and scholarship essays, financial aid prep, and the recommendation process.
The primary goal of this seminar is to have each student complete applications, gain acceptance to a college and university of their choice as well as complete scholarship applications.
Schedule: When will Senior Seminar meet?
Each student will attend Senior Seminar twice a month on either a Thursday or Friday from 1:30-2:40 in Wilkinson Hall room TBD. Students will choose which day they attend regularly based on their college schedules.
Objectives: What will be the result of my hard work in this course?
Completed applications to three (3) colleges
· Common application included
Completed and submitted applications to three (3) scholarships (local and national)
Completed and submitted FAFSA forms
Submitted professional requests for three letters of recommendation
· Hand-written thank you notes
CollegeWeekLive account created
Presentation to parents on college/tuition/major/career
AVID Tutorial/PTSO Hours
20 volunteer hours
15 for AVID Tutorial, 5 for PTSO Store
Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 for freshman AVID classes
Instructional Materials: What should I bring to class each day?
A minimum 2 inch binder designated specifically for Senior Seminar materials
Divider tabs to separate college/scholarship application materials
Grading: How will I earn my grade?
Senior Seminar is a task-oriented course. Our objective is to provide feedback with the goal of helping students master skills for college success rather than simply complete tasks to get a grade. Students will submit assignments on a regular basis and MUST adhere to deadlines. Whether it concerns a college application or a scholarship, deadlines are absolutely vital. Late work credit will depend on the deadline of the application.
Completed Applications, Scholarships 30%
Personal Statements, Essays 30%
Attendance/Class Participation 25%
Expectations and Rules: In addition, students are expected to:
Respect self and others
Arrive on time and be ready to work
Come prepared with materials
Maintain a positive attitude
August: Organization/Extra-Curricular Activities
Organize binder for course
Reflect on extra-curricular activities and make plan how to strengthen those areas
September: ACT & SAT/Develop College List/Early Action/Early Decision/CollegeWeekLive
Make list of colleges you are interested in
· Size, $$, major, location
Apply early? Oct. 1-Nov. 1
Create CollegeWeekLive account
· Tour campuses
October: College Applications/Scholarships/Take ACT&SAT
Essays, essays, and more essays!
College apps & scholarships
Take either ACT or SAT if necessary
November: Submit everything/College Application Week
Submit college applications
College Application Week
· November 10-14, 2014
Submit scholarship applications
December: FAFSA Time!
FAFSA Parent Night: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
· CFNC Representative