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Kremlin-Hillsdale Guidance Counseling


Important Information for Parents

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Important Information for Parents of 8-12 Grade Students

I recommend that all students begin a file system as soon as they get in 8th grade. Keep all test reports, transcripts, grade cards and school related passwords in this file. An updated copy of your resume should always be added to the file-at least twice a year. This resume should include all volunteer hours and dates. You will not think this is all that important until your senior year-but trust me you will be glad you have it when the time comes!

Students must earn 23 credits to graduate from Kremlin-Hillsdale Public Schools. Of those 23; students are required to earn 4 English, 3 Lab Science, 3 Math, 3 Social Studies, and 2 Arts. Students on College Bound or Oklahoma Promise (OHLAP) track must also take 2 computers or 2 Foreign Language and one additional credit from a core subject. College Bound/OHLAP students are strongly encouraged to take a 4th Math credit their senior year-this will certainly help with those math classes at college!

Students will be required to pass Algebra I, English II, and two of the following EOI tests (English III, Algebra II, Geometry, Biology I, U.S. History) in order to graduate.

8th Grade

Families who earn less than $50,000 a year should enroll their children in the state's college tuition assistance program a www.okhighered.org/okpromise. Students who qualify and meet the program's criteria will receive assistance to pay for college when they graduate from high school.

Students will take the EXPLORE test this year which will indicate their areas of strengths and weaknesses in order to assist them in preparing for the ACT which is required in Oklahoma for college admittance.

Students must pass the 8th grade reading test in order to receive a driver's license.

9th Grade

Students begin the year with a clean academic transcript. The final transcript that follows students throughout life will only reflect semester grades from grades 9-12.

Families who qualify and did not enroll in Oklahoma's Promise last year, should do so this year. (www.okhighered.org/okpromise)  

Students must pass the Algebra I EOI test in the spring in order to eventually graduate from high school. Students who do not pass the test will receive remediation and must take the test again.

Students should begin working on a resume listing all skills, work experiences, leadership roles, volunteer work, activities, etc. and add to it each year to have it ready to submit with college applications the junior and senior years.

10th Grade

Students will take the PLAN test this year which will indicate their areas of strengths and weaknesses in order to assist them in preparing for the ACT which is required in Oklahoma for college admittance. Scores on this test can substitute for some failed EOI tests.

Students must pass the English II EOI test in the spring in order to eventually graduate from high school. Students who do not pass the test will receive remediation and must take the test again.

Students, who plan to take college courses their junior year (Concurrent Enrollment), should make arrangements to take the ACT during their 10th grade year. See Mrs. Smithson for more information regarding registering for the ACT or follow the ACT link on this page.

11th Grade

Students should plan to take the ACT college admittance exam this year. The test may be taken numerous times and the highest score will count. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify-see Mrs. Smithson. Students should work on keeping resumes updated. Students who qualify for Concurrent Enrollment may enroll in college classes. Autry Technology is available for students who want to pursue a trade, business or medical fields.

Students may choose to take the PSAT which is the National Merit Qualifying Exam, in October. The test is given at Kremlin-Hillsdale and there is a cost associated with the test.

12th Grade

Students will be very busy this year completing college applications (most due by February 1 to qualify for scholarships) and applying college assistance through the FAFSA. Please remember to never pay for a scholarship or financial aid application! Anyone or any site asking for money is a scam. DO NOT DO IT. Students should continue to keep their resume updated with awards and volunteer items. This will make filling out college applications and scholarship applications much easier. . Students who qualify for Concurrent Enrollment may enroll in college classes. Autry Technology is available for students who want to pursue a trade, business or medical fields.

Useful Links:

www.UCanGo2.org –great information about Oklahoma colleges and universities, and financial aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov –federal student aid-great explanation of the different types of aid to help pay for college

www.youtube.com/collegedotgov -an informational video about college life.

www.ok4saving.org – Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan information

www.actstudent.org –ACT website-register to take tests, see test dates and deadlines

www.fafsa.ed.gov – FAFSA application website-FREE

www.okhighered.org –register for Oklahoma’s Promise formerly OHLAP

www.okcollegestart.org –excellent information about planning at all ages for college

www.okcis.intocareers.org –practice ACT and SAT tests are available on this site, career planning and resume templates. See Mrs. Smithson for setting up a user name and password to this site.

www.chadcargill.com –an ACT test prep program.

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