Seniors

Senior Final Transcripts

Each senior receives one free final transcript.  Our school district school year calendar runs LATER than most districts.  Please notify your ADMISSIONS OFFICE that your FINAL TRANSCRIPT may be DELAYED due to our school calendar.   Final Transcripts must be requested through your SENIOR EXIT SURVEY. 

Final transcripts will be mailed out by July 15, 2019.

SENIOR EXIT SURVEY (click here) 

- Must be completed to pick up graduation tickets!  


3 Sections to complete:

Section 1: Please provide feedback regarding your high school experience and post high school plans. This information will assist in helping future seniors!
Section 2:   Provide the address to send final transcripts.  This is the only time students will be asked for this address.
Section 3:  If you would like your awards and scholarships to be published in the 2019 Commencement Program, list them in this section.

Graduation Tickets & Honor Cords will start to be distributed TO STUDENTS ONLY -  June 4-14
Details on more tickets, graduation information:  
Click on:  Senior Notes from June 2019

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Welcome Class of 2020 Seniors and Families!

Greetings to the Class of 2020! This is the place for senior students and their parents/guardians to find the information you'll need to get to Graduation Day.  

The Class of 2020 Senior Parent Night will be held May 21, 2019 from 6-8 in the PAC at OHS.  Presentation information will be shared here after the event. 

Class of 2020 Senior Night Resources - May 21, 2019 

6/5 Soon to be Seniors OPTIONAL Seminar - 4 year college planning example >>Materials HERE 




Senior Notes - The News You Need to Know!

 

Senior Notes is a monthly newsletter designed to provide information on opportunities for seniors. Most of the information will be geared to those who are planning further education after high school, and other news will be of importance to everyone. Senior Notes is published and emailed to senior students and parents/guardians about the 15th of each month. 


2018-19 School Year:
Senior Notes for June 2019
Senior Notes for May 2019
Senior Notes for April 2019

Senior Notes for March 2019
Senior Notes for February 2019
Senior Notes for January 2019

Senior Notes for December 2018
Senior Notes for November 2018
Senior Notes for October 2018
Senior Notes for September 2018

2017-18 School Year: 
Senior Notes for May 2018
Senior Notes for April 2018

Senior Notes for March 2018 
Senior Notes February 2018
Senior Notes January 2018
Senior Notes Nov/Dec 2017
Senior Notes October 2017
Senior Notes September 2017

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Senior Information

 

Senior Seminar 1: Sept 19 Library Periods 1-6  Link Here: Presentation Information 
Senior Seminar 2: Dec 5 Library Periods 1-6  Financing Your Future Presenters & Information Here 
Senior Final Reflection Piece (Essay): completed in Senior English 
Running Start Students MUST Email Essay DEADLINE Jan 25th 
Jan 4th - Bear Time B in Gym - Senior Class Meeting
 with your ASB Officers 
Slides from Senior Meeting Jan 4th - SLIDES HERE 
Senior Seminar 3: March 6, Library Periods 1-6, Resume Review - ALL Seniors bring resumes!!
Resume Evaluation Rubric - click here 
Senior Seminar 4:  <<<click there for link to folder of materials distributed & presentation -  April 17 Networking & Graduation x

TO DO NOW: 
Senior Information Survey - complete if you'd like to receive notifications about specific pathways you may have an interest in pursuing. 

Senior Reminders from Sept/Oct/Nov:  

  1. FAFSA – file NOW if you are seeking financial support for ANY accredited pathway you plan to pursue after graduation.  
  2. Remind 101 – 81010 @8eh39g for ALL Senior Class - @639a96 for Running Start
  3. Transcripts - $5 for up to 10 transcripts  (fine will be added to student's account if transcript is requested without paying fee)
  4. Recommendation Information Form – form here. Be sure to give 2-3 weeks NOTICE!
  5. If you have a choice, Common App is preferred over Coalition – invite your counselor & teachers!  

 
Are you requesting recommendations 2-3 weeks EARLY?  (do not include holidays)
Link:  Recommendation Request Question & Information Form (green sheet)



Washington Public & Private Baccalaureate Colleges

Each of the 4-year colleges in Washington State has its own application available online at the school’s website. Some of the schools have scholarships for those who apply early. Give yourself the best chance for acceptance and apply now! Most all of the colleges require a personal statement as part of the application, yet review all requirements & submit only what is requested.  

Common Application 

The Common Application allows you to fill out one application and submit it to several different private colleges across the country. For the form and list of participating schools, go to

 www.commonapp.org


Click on the links below for the handouts that are helpful for Senior Year. 


Tips for Finding Your College Match

Three Steps to a Great College Essay

College Application Essay Writing: Common "Traps" to Avoid

College Application Checklist

Checklist for Applying to a 4-year College 

Click here for the Senior timeline bookmark

Click here for the senior question answers and a schedule of Career Center Workshops

 


Important websites for Seniors and Parents:

https://olympia.osd.wednet.edu Go to “Counseling Center” for Senior Class info. and much more!

http://www.collegeboard.org/ Order SAT scores to be sent directly to colleges.

www.fafsa.ed.gov The official website for filing FAFSA.

www.inlikeme.com College application, financial aid and scholarship info. for students and parents.

www.auto-grad Order class rings, caps & gowns and graduation announcements here. 

www.thewashboard.org Scholarship search website specifically for Washington students

www.checkoutacollege.com Community college search website ~ has links to 4-year college programs too!

www.shop.jostens.com Order yearbooks, class rings and graduation announcements here. 


College Admissions Testing

 

Most colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT tests for admission. Information, registration, and practice tests are available online at:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: www.actstudent.org


Pay attention to registration deadlines so you do not have to pay late fees. 
There will no longer be a standby option so get registered on time!  The school code for OHS is 480835.



College Admissions Interviews

Are you scheduled to interview with your college of interest?  Here are some links to documents you may want to review PRIOR to your interview.  If you would like to schedule an appointment PRIOR to your interviews to practice a MOCK INTERVIEW, contact Ms. Boelts in the Career Center & we are happy to help you through this process. 
Interview Tips & Questions  Advice for Acing the College Interview

Accuplacer/Compass Testing - 2 year schools 

Washington State 2-year Community Colleges also require testing prior to enrollment. There are different placement tests used by our Community Colleges, so check the school's website for more information. SPSCC uses the Accuplacer exams in Math and English to determine placement in college classes.


ASVAB Testing 

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.  ASVAB will be offered in the spring and fall.