Hello and welcome to the Green Valley Gators College and Career Center information page! The main areas of focus in the College and Career Center are Career Exploration, Work Experience, College Preparation, College Visits and Scholarship assistance. We welcome all Green Valley Gators to take advantage of the numerous services we provide in the College and Career Center and look forward to meeting with you all!
Hours: 7:00-2:30 Monday – Friday
Location: Inside the Library
Contact Number: 702-799-0950 Ext: 4011
Nicole Abernathy: College & Career Center Specialist
The Counseling Department & College and Career Center will help with college and career searches through the following sites, www.nvmyfuture.org which has a link to NVCIS under the Grades 9-12 drop down. Stop by the counseling office for one-on-one assistance in researching and finding best career fits and options for students. Please feel free to check out the website below and take any of the Career Inventory Assessments.
NVCIS Log-on Information:
Personality Inventory/Career Pathway
Green Valley Counseling is excited to announce our continued partnership with Workforce Connections. GVHS is the first CCSD High School to launch a personality/career inventory to our students using the woofound platform. The research is conducted through traitify.com/science and has great depth in providing individuals with career pathways that identify with specific personality traits. Please use the following site to begin your exploration: http://nvgvhs.woofound.me/sessions/new
Planning for your future is both exciting and confusing. The Counseling Department is here to assist you in this process. We encourage you to begin this journey by visiting http://nvmyfuture.com, then see your counselor with questions.
If you need help completing a resume or want some feedback on yours, stop by the College and Career Center or see your counselor for more assistance!
If you are interested in a part-time job, seasonal job, or full time job stop by the College and Career Center and check out the job postings!
If you are interested in signing up for work experience you will be required to fill out a Cooperative Occupational Education Training Agreement.
Student requirements for exploratory work experience are as follows:
- Submit your check stubs or a photocopy of the check stub to document the hours worked each pay period. (weekly, every two months, or monthly)
- Submit a signed Exploratory Work Experience Agreement
- Report any changes in job duties or loss of your job
- Work on the job a total of 270 hours by the projected completion date, which will result in a ½ credit of elective credit.
A student will NOT receive credit for the following types of employment:
- Unlicensed business
- Door-to-door solicitation
- Telephone solicitations from a home or unlicensed business
- Normal family duties at the student’s own home
- Babysitting (unless at a licensed child care facility
- Jobs which do not comply with federal, state, and local health, safety and legal requirements
For applications and more information, please visit the College and Career Center.
- Register for the SAT and/or ACT if you didn’t take it as a junior, or if you aren’t satisfied with your score and want to take it again. (remember that your counselor can help you with fee waivers)
- Take a look at some college applications and consider all of the different pieces of information you will need to compile.
- The SAT test date most popular with high school seniors is this month.
- Visit with your school counselor to make sure you are on track to graduate and fulfill college admission requirements. If you’re ahead of schedule, consider taking courses at a local university or community college to get a jumpstart on college credit.
- Take every opportunity to get to know colleges: meeting with college representatives who visit your high schools during the fall, attending local college fairs, visiting campuses (if possible). Ask your counselor if they know of special campus visitation programs.
- Narrow down your list of colleges and begin to consider “safe,” “reach,” and “realistic” schools. Make sure you have the application and financial aid information for each school. Find out if you qualify for any scholarships at these schools.
- Some colleges will have deadlines as early as this month. These would include rolling admission, priority, early decision, and early action deadlines.
- If you cannot afford the application fees that many colleges charge, ask your counselor to help you request a fee waiver.
- Finalize your college essay. Many schools will require that you submit at least one essay with your application.
- Request personal recommendations from teachers, school counselors, or employers. Follow the process required by your high school or provide a stamped, addressed envelope, the appropriate college forms, and an outline of your academic record and extracurricular activities to each person writing you a recommendation.
- Research possibilities of scholarships. Ask your counselor, your colleges, and your religious and civic groups about scholarship opportunities. You should never pay for scholarship information.
- File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). File the form as soon as possible. October 1st is the start of the submission process. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Finalize and send any early decision or early action applications due this month. Have a parent, teacher, counselor, or other adult review the application before it is submitted.
- Every college will require a copy of your transcript from your high school. Follow your school’s procedure for sending transcripts.
- Make sure testing companies have sent your scores directly to the colleges to which you are
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available this month, but cannot be completed before October 1. This is the form you will complete to find out what financial aid you are eligible to receive from the government. Ask your guidance office for a copy or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov This form should be filed online if at all possible.
- Begin to organize regular decision applications and financial aid forms, which will be due in January and/or February.
- Register for the January SAT (If needed). It is the last one colleges will be able to consider for a senior.
- Many popular and selective colleges will have application deadlines as early as January 1. Others have deadlines later in January and February. Keep track of and observe deadlines for sending in all required fees and paperwork.
- If necessary, register for the February ACT (some colleges will be able consider it).
- Ask your guidance office in January to send first semester transcripts to schools where you applied. At the end of the school year, they will need to send final transcripts to the college you will attend.
- It is time to file the FAFSA (no later than Feb 1). The sooner you complete it, the sooner you will have an idea of your financial aid options. Watch the mail for your Student Aid Report (SAR)—it should arrive four weeks after the FAFSA is filed.
- While most of your applications will be complete and you are waiting to receive admission decisions, don’t slack in the classroom. The college that you do attend will want to see your second semester transcript. No Senioritis!
- Acceptance letters and financial aid offers will start to arrive. Review your acceptances, compare financial aid packages, and visit your final choices, especially if you haven’t already.
- May 1 is the date when the college you plan to attend requires a commitment and deposit. When you’ve made your college decision, notify your counselor and the colleges. Send in your deposit by the postmark date of May 1. If you’ve been offered financial aid, accept the offer and follow the instructions given. Also notify schools you will not attend of your decision.
- Make sure that you have requested that your final transcript be sent to the school you will be attending.
- If you are “wait listed” by a college you really want to attend, visit, call and write the admission office to make your interest clear. Ask how you can strengthen your application.
The ACT is now the more popular college admissions standardized test in the US, with the number of test-takers exceeding that of the SAT.
ACT stands for the “American College Test” and covers skills that you’ve learned in school. It began with four sections: English, Math, Social Studies, and Natural Sciences. You can find out more information about the ACT by visiting www.actstudent.org.
In college admissions, the ACT Composite Score is by far the most important score. It is calculating by taking an average of your 4 core section scores, with these important points:
- The Composite is rounded to the nearest whole number
- 0.5 is rounded UP to the nearest whole number.
** NOTE ALL JUNIORS IN THE CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL TAKE THE ACT TEST FOR FREE **
EdReady™ is a personalized college math preparation program designed to help learners test their college math readiness, view study options, and follow a personalized student path to fill in the knowledge gaps.
Please click on the links below to find out more information about the implementation Plan and Access Instructions:
- For information about the implementation of EdReady and answers to some frequently asked questions, please CLICK HERE.
- For instructions on how to access EdReady through the Canvas Learning Management System, please CLICK HERE.
ACT CALCULATOR POLICY
The ACT calculator policy is designed to ensure fairness for all examinees, avoid disturbances in the testing room, and protect the security of the test materials. Please CLICK HERE to review the policy in full.
The SAT was first introduced in 1926, and its name and scoring have changed several times, being originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, then the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, and now simply the SAT.
** SAT TEST WILL CHANGE IN MARCH 2016! **
SAT Test Breakdown:
- Reading Test
- Writing and Language Test
- Math Test/SAT Essay
- Key Content Changes
Find out what kinds of questions you’ll see on the new SAT and what the test will measure by visiting www.collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.