Guilford County Schools advisor gives parents summer tips

Guilford County Schools advisor shares summer tips for parents of up-and-coming juniors and seniors



COMING UP. AUDREY: SUMMER BREAK IS ALMOST HERE FOR MANY OF OUR LOCAL STUDENTS. BUT FOR SOME, THIS MEANS THE WORK IS JUST BEGINNING WHILE RISING JUNIORS AND SENIORS PREPARE FOR THE SAT, ACT AND COLLEGE APPLICATION YEARS. AND HERE ARE WAYS PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS CAN HELP THEIR STUDENTS THROUGH THE PROCESS. I NOW GREET DR. CLINTON WILSON. HE IS THE SUPERVISOR OF HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS AT GUILFDOR COUNTY SCHOOLS. DR. WILSON, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. AUEYDR LET’S BEGIN WITH THE AWARDING JUNIORS. WHAT SHOULD YOU FOCUS ON THIS SUMMER WHILE PREPARING FOR THE SATR ACT? O >> WHEN PREPARING, YOU FIRST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE TAKING A THE MOST STRONG COURSE. URYO JUNIOR YEAR IS VERY IMPORTANT. IT’S THE LAST YEAR THAT COLLEGES AND UNIVEITIERSS WILL SEE ON THEIR TRANSFERS. KEMA SEUR THEY TALK TO THEIR SCHOOL COUNSELORS ABOUT THIS. DURING THE SUMMER YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU TAKE S AND ACPRT-EP COURSES. UYO WANT TO MAKE SEUR TAKE PREPARATORY COURSES TO HELP YOU. MAKE SURE YOU AVOID SUMMER MELTS. AUDR: EYSUMMER MEL?TS, I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT. >> THIS IS A TIME OF TRANSITION TO COLLEGE. URYO JUNIOR DAN SENIOR YR.EA UYO BECOME DISMOTIVATED DURING THE SUMMER AND LOSE THEIR FOCUS ON AFTER POST-SECONDARY GRADUATION. YOU LOSE THAT FOCUS AND GET STILL. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE STUNTDES AVOID THE SUMMER MELTING. AUDREY: IT’S SO EASY. HOW CAN PARENTS OR OSNE LOVED ONES HELP THEM PREPARE WITHOUT BEING OVERPRESSED? >> YOU CAN SET A SCHEDULE. THE BEST FOR EVERY STUDENT TO GO HAVE A SCHEDULE. THEY WANT YOU TO ENJOY THE SUMMER BAKER BUT IT’S TIME TO GO TO WKOR ESPECIALLY AFTER YOUR JUNIOR AND SENIORS. YOU WANT TO BENEFIT FROM SEARCHING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO APPLY. AFTER YOUR SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEAR YOU WANT TO START LEARNING ABOUT IT. YOU ALSO WANT TO NARROW YOUR COLLEGE CICES. HO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN HAVE YOUR LIST AND YOU WANT TO HAVE SOME MENTAL VISITS. EVEN IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN INTERNSHIP. IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START JOB SHADOWING. AUDR: EYDA’S HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE. I KNOW THAT COLLEGE APPLICATIONS CAN BE EXPENSIVE AND DAMINING FOR UPCOMING SENIORS. WHAT ARE SOME TIPS YOU THINK SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN STARTING THIS COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS? >> YOU WANT TO START EARLY. MANY TIMES COLLEGE APPLICATIONS HAVE DEADLINES. YOU START SO EARLY ASS. POSSLEIB TO LET SEUR PEOPLE CHECK YOUR TOWER. HE WENT TO HAVE URYO ESSAY PRRIO ADJUSTED TO IT. COLLEEG APPLICATIONS MAY SAY NSA IS OPTIONAL BUT I ALWAYS G–O AND THAT AN EAYSS IS OPTIONAL BUT ALWAYS SAY NO TOES I OPTIONAL BECAUSE THEY SELL YRSOUELF. THIS IS A PERSONAL STORY YOU TELL THAT CAN MAKE YOU A DIFFERENCE. AUDREY: THANK YOU UYO FOR JOINING US. IF YOU MISSED ANY OF THESE TIPS, WE WILL CONDUCT THIS INTERVIEW

Guilford County Schools advisor shares summer tips for parents of up-and-coming juniors and seniors

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