Grade 11

Grade 11


Experiences offered that address academic (A), career (C), and personal/social  (PS) domains.



Post Secondary Planning

A, P/S, C


Testing Information

A


College Fair

A, C


Individual meetings with Counselor/ Course Selection Planning

A, P/S, C


Academic Success Strategies

A


Parent Programs

A, P/S, C








Post-Secondary Planning

  • Students will continue investigating college and career options through Ohio Means Jobs and O*Net.
  • Juniors meet in small groups with School Counselors to learn about future planning.  Topics covered include college admission criteria, standardized testing, a timetable for college, visiting colleges, financial aid and scholarships.
  • Graduate Panel discussion.
  • In the Spring Juniors will meet individually with their counselors to discuss post-secondary planning.

Testing Information

  • In October students have the opportunity to take the PSAT and receive feedback about their academic readiness for college in the area of critical reading, math and writing.
  • During April and May students will participate in the state required end of course assessments, which are required for graduation.
  • All 11th graders will take the state mandated ACT in the Winter/Spring of their Junior year.  
  • Other optional test for juniors include the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, and the ASVAB career test.  School Counselors can help students determine their readiness to complete these tests successfully.

College Fair

  • In the fall students have the opportunity to participate in college fairs at both Lorain County Community College and Bowling Green Firelands Campus with over 100 college participating.
  • Vermilion High School has individual visits from over 30 colleges to answer individual student questions and discuss student concerns.

Individual Meetings with Counselor, Academic Advisement and Course Selection

  • Individual conferences are held with juniors to build relationship between the School Counselor and the student.
  • Individual appointments with students and parents to address academic, career and personal issues as needed.
  • During the second semester, annual individual meetings are held to review each student’s academic progress, to explain and answer any questions regarding course selection, and to ensure students are taking the proper credits towards graduation.
  • Advise students on participation in College Credit Plus dual enrollment opportunities.  
  • Activity Fair.

Academic Success Strategies

Strategies are embedded in the school schedule throughout the school year for students.  These are available through:

  • National Honor Society Tutoring
  • Intrvention Period
  • Workforce Development Program
  • IEP transition services
  • IEP academic support
  • 504 disability accommodations
  • Counseling services

Parent Programs

  • Parent University programs in college planning, Internet safety, College Credit Plus, and Financial Aid and Scholarships.
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