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The Osseo School District, North Hennepin Chamber of Commerce and Channel 12 partnered up to create 10 minute career exploration videos. The video's were created at Park Center High School with the help of Park Center's Video Club as well as Channel 12's Dave Kiser. We hope you take a look and find them beneficial!
Duke University Summer Session ~ 2015 Summer College for High School Students. Get ahead this summer and earn college credit with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer College. If you are a current 10th or 11th grader you are eligible to apply as early as December 2, 2014. This program is a four-week, credit-bearing program offered by Duke. For more information please visit: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/summer-college-for-high-school-students
True Friends ~ Are you hoping someday to work with children or adults with special needs? Volunteering with True Friends may be the experience of a lifetime for you. True Friends offers camps in Annandale and Maple Lake for children and adults with disabilities. True Friends provides respite experiences to disabled children and adults, along with their family and friends. Campers include developmentally disabled (Down Syndrome, autism), physically disabled (cerebral palsy or seizure disorder) and learning disabled (ADD/ADHD or non-verbal learning disabilities). True Friends provides many volunteer opportunities. Summer camps are held from June – August. It’s never too early to sign up for a spot! You can sign up with friends, and sign up for as many weeks as you would like. Additional information can be found at: www.truefriends.org/volunteer
University of Nebraska – Lincoln ~ College of Architecture is hosting two different summer camps, both to be held in June 2015. “Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture”, June 7-13, 2015. Learning opportunities include design studio, seminars, field trips and video presentations. Visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities and develop the fundamental skills necessary for the study of design. “Landscape Architecture”, June 14-19, 2015. Learn about the “art and practice of designing the outdoor environment”. This camp is developed for students interested in landscape architecture, and provides a unique experience to explore issues surrounding the field. Studio exploration, seminars and discussions, field trips and film presentations. These camps are open to incoming JRs and SRs. Cost is $585, which covers camp, room and board. http://architecture.unl.edu/prospective-student/high-school-workshops
University of Vermont ~ Learn with students from across the country – while earning UVM college credit. Subject areas include Pre-Vet, Pre-Med, Emerging Scientist, Leadership, Makers, Writers, Pre-Engineering and Environment. Two weeks on campus followed by two weeks online. Application period opens mid-November. On campus: July 6-17, 2015. Online: July 18-31, 2015. University of Vermont also offers a two-week, non-credit bearing program that attracts students who represent the next generation of innovators from around the world. Subject areas include American Business, Robotics, and Summer English Academy. On campus: July 20-31, 2015. For more information about either of these camps, please visit: www.uvm.edu/precollege.
Yale Young Global Scholars ~ An official Yale University program, participants in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program for Outstanding High School Students, can expect an amazing summer experience studying in beautiful campus lecture halls and classrooms, living in Yale’s historic residential colleges, eating in award-wining dining halls, meeting a talented community of fellow students, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. Sessions for Summer 2015 are: “Politics, Law and Economics (PLE)”—June 23 – July 6; “International Affairs and Security (IAS)”—July 9 – July 22; “Science, Policy and Innovation (SPI)”—July 25 – August 7. Application deadline: February 26, 2015. Apply at: http://globalscholars.yale.edu.
Washington University ~ in St. Louis, MO offers two pre-college programs: Summer Institute and Summer Scholars Program. The Summer Institute offers students the opportunity to explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership and more. The Summer Scholars Program allows students to enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus. Earn college credit and get an early taste of college life. For more information please visit: www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu
Joyce Ivy Foundation. The Joyce Ivy Foundation is anon-profit, 501c3 committed to the academic advancement and leadership development of young women from the Midwest. The Foundation is a source of scholarships and Through the Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars program, scholarships are available for talented high school students to attend summer academic programs on college campuses. This includes—but is not limited to—the Yale Young Global Scholars program. For more information, see http://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/
California College of the Arts Pre-College Program – Located in Oakland, CA, this camp is an opportunity for high school students to study art, architecture, design, or creative writing in an art-school setting while earning three units of college credit. The program is an ideal environment for highly motivated high school students who want to develop their art, design, or creative writing skills. Eligible applicants will have just completed their sophomore, junior or senior year by June 2015. The program is four weeks in length (June 22 – July 17) and classes are held Monday – Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. For more information or to apply please visit: www.cca.edu/precollege
Tufts University—Massachusetts -- Summer Study for High School Students. Spend your time this summer immersed in college-level academics at a world-class university. You’ll take classes from prestigious Tufts faculty, surrounded by like-minded students, equally passionate about learning. Summer Study is a selective program that offers high achievers the chance to take college level courses, specialized programs, and prep classes that get you ready for the college application process. You’ll work closely with seasoned professors while living and learning on a college campus, immersed in a community built around academic excellence. For more information visit: www.ase.tufts.edu/summer
Michigan Tech Summer Youth Program Engineering Scholars Program and Women in Engineering Program. These are both week long summer camps held on the campus of Michigan Tech. Participants are selected on a competitive basis. It’s helpful to have a strong background in math and science. To see other program requirements and to apply please visit www.syp.mtu.edu. If you have questions about the program consider stopping by to talk with our Michigan Tech rep who will be here in the CRC on 2/25. Application deadline for both summer camps is April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM.
Gustavus Adolphus College Summer Academic Programs - Gustavus will again be offering many summer programs for junior high and high school students. Camps include nursing, speech, debate, spoken word/poetry, young writers institute, and dance. Information about each camp can be found at www.gustavus.edu/camps
The Maple Grove Senior High CEEB Code 241-489 Official Test Scores (ACT/SAT) must be sent directly from the testing service to College or University
ACT The ACT is a widely used college entrance exam that assesses students' readiness for college level work.ACT suggests students take official exams in the spring of their junior year. Students can also get free online resources to prepare for the test. In addition to the quick and easy access of registering online, students will receive immediate confirmation of their registration. Seniors who are taking college entrance tests for the first time or re-taking the test should do so in October. This will insure that your results will be back in time to include them with your college application. The ACT sections include: English, Reading, Science and Math. Writing component is optional. Official website: http://www.actstudent.org/ AND http://www.act.org/products/k-12-act-test/
ACCUPLACER ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses. Community and Technical colleges use the ACCUPLACER as a college entrance exam. Official website:https://www.accuplacer.org/cat/
AP The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is an opportunity for high school students to pursue chosen areas of interest and receive credit for college-level course work while in high school. Course-specific AP Examinations are administered each year in May and results may be sent to colleges and universities for potential credit. Authorized AP courses carry a weighted grade and are identified as such on students’ transcripts. AP courses require students to read large amounts of text outside of class, analyze and interpret complex material, and write extensively. Curriculum modifications include: accelerated pacing, in-depth study of topics, interdisciplinary units, and development of critical and creative thinking skills. On average, AP courses require students to complete approximately one to two hours of homework per day to be successful. As indicated by the AP Program, “It’s important for students to think about the amount of work they’ll have so they can succeed in the courses they choose.” Tips for APSuccess 2013, College Board. AP exam registration takes place in February online through Total Registration. Official website: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/homeAP Exam Dates 2015: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/ap/about/dates/next-year
CLEP CLEP exams test mastery of college-level material acquired in a variety of ways — through general academic instructions, significant independent study or extracurricular work. CLEP exam-takers include adults just entering or returning to school, military service members and traditional college students. Official Website: http://clep.collegeboard.org/
PSAT The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The test prepares students for the SAT, it also qualifies students for the National Merit Scholarship Program and offers insight into students’ readiness for college and provides college and career planning tools. The PSAT is given every October on a Wednesday. Students in their junior year should take the exam. PSAT registration takes place in the CRC (Career Resource Center) in September. Official Website:http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg.html
SAT The SAT is a widely used college entrance exam that assesses students' critical thinking skills needed for academic success in college. SAT suggests students take official exams in the spring of their junior year. The SAT sections include: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. SAT Subject Tests Many colleges use the SAT Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to advise students about course selection. Some colleges specify the SAT Subject Tests that they require for admission or placement; others allow applicants to choose which tests to take. These tests give you and colleges a very reliable measure of how prepared you are for college-level work in particular subjects. Official Website: http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
TOEFL iBT TheTOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States. The TOEFL iBT test measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. And it evaluates how well you combine your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills to perform academic tasks. TOEFL iBT test sections include: Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing Official Website:http://www.ets.org/toefl