Class of 2024 - Juniors!
The second semester of junior year is when things really get going in terms of post-secondary planning and we want to make sure you are aware of all of our services and some upcoming events.
Mark Your Calendars:
Feb 13 - Jump Start Your Career, during SET in the BOE conference room
Feb 13 - Resume Workshop, during lunch in the BOE conference room
March 21 - Career Expo, during school
April 6 - College Application Case Study, 5:30pm in person
April 12 - School Day SAT, during school
April 28 - Rising Senior Check-in, during SET
May 11 - Final Junior & Parent Meeting, 5:30pm virtual
May 19 - Final Rising Senior Check-in, during SET
Teacher Recommendations: Juniors should be thinking seriously about which teachers they will ask to write their letters of recommendation. Between mid-April and the end of the school year is the time for students to ask teachers to write a letter of recommendation. Click here for information and tips for approaching teachers, following up in writing or in person, and entering the recommendation request in Scoir.
Testing: Even though many colleges and universities have gone test-optional, all Colorado juniors are automatically registered for the School Day SAT on April 12. Some students may choose to take additional SAT or ACT tests. Please talk with your Post-Secondary counselor about a personalized testing plan.
Internships, volunteer opportunities, and employment: Post-Secondary Counseling has put together a list of local internship and volunteer opportunities ranging from the Aspen Institute to Rocky Mountain Youth Corps to Anderson Ranch as well as dozens of local businesses that love to hire Aspen High School students. Check out our Employment & Enrichment Opportunities webpage or talk to your Post-Secondary Counselor for ideas.
We really look forward to working with each of you.
Charlie, Karen and Susanne
So You Think You Want to Study STEM? 3/17/21 recording
Click here to schedule:
- 1st Individual Junior & Parent Meeting (after Thanksgiving)
- 2nd Individual Junior & Parent Meeting (in the Spring)
- Optional 3rd Individual Meeting
Students with last names beginning A-K will work with Karen Hawkes, L-Z with Charlie Laube.
Aspen High School uses the Scoir platform for college exploration, research and for managing your college list. It is also how AHS electronically submits all of the documents that support your college applications - transcript, school profile, secondary school report, teacher recs, counselor rec, etc.
Reach out to Susanne if you need support with SCOIR.
10-minute SCOIR orientation video (for students)
6-minute SCOIR orientation video (for parents)