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Career Center News 5-21-20

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Congratulations to all our graduating seniors!!! 

We at Mountain View are very proud of all your accomplishments, contributions to Mountain View and how resilient you were in the face of unexpected and unprecedented change!!  We wish you success in all that you pursue in the future!!

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Reminders for Seniors

Order final transcripts:

When you have made your final college choice, log in to your Parchment account: Go to Mountain View’s web site (mpsaz.org/mtnview) and click on the red line that says “order transcripts”.

Remember to click on “HOLD FOR GRADES” so they will not go until final grades and ranking is done at the end of the year. This way, you have it done and ordered for when they are ready.

Also in your Parchment Profile-be sure to add a NON-school email so that you can still log-in after you graduate as your school email will not work. 

Please read the flyer below for important announcements from the registrar regarding ordering your final transcripts and also information regarding power of attorney, so that your parents may request information after you turn 18. 

Announcement from the Registrar

You will also need to send transcripts from any community colleges or other schools you attended as part of dual enrollment or concurrent enrollment.

 

Other next steps for Seniors

  • Check in with your admissions representatives if you have any questions on next steps, virtual tools, changes to deadlines etc.  Many reps are offering appointments by phone, answering questions via email and utilizing other tools to meet with students.
  • Check your college email accounts and your college portals frequently for important information and to do items.
  • Sign up for orientation and work with college advisors to select your classes for fall.
  • Contact your admissions rep if you have technical challenges at home that may impact your ability to take any required placement exams.  

 

Additional Assistance for Seniors

The Arizona community has come together to ensure high school seniors have all they need to stay on their path toward a postsecondary education. Led by Be A Leader Foundation, Access ASU, Arizona College Access Network, College Depot, The University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Maricopa Community Colleges, a collaborative effort will be made to ensure students are prepared for their next steps in their postsecondary journey.

College and Financial Aid Resources for Students and Families flyer

 

MCC Advisor Information - Summer Hours

MCC is committed to providing a one-stop enrollment experience for students at MPS high schools. A full-time, on-site college advisor from MCC is placed in each high school to provide outreach and one-on-one advisement to students and their families.  Mountain View’s MCC advisor, Mr. Alfred Chavez, is available by phone 480-472-7155 or email alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu for students to make an appointment.  If students have questions during the summer, Mr. Chavez will be available.  Starting May 25th, with the exception of holidays, Mr. Chavez will be available Monday - Thursday from 8am to 6pm.  Please contact Mr. Chavez with your MCC questions.

Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/academic-advisement/mesa-public-schools-advisors for more information.

MCC MPS Student Assistance Flyer

Click here to schedule an appointment with Mr. Chavez

 

Coalition for College May Virtual College Fair

A free, virtual college fair recommended for all students in grades 9-11.

At this online event, you’ll choose from “rooms” where representatives from 100 colleges will share an overview of their schools and answer your questions. Register for up to four sessions to hear from and connect with up to 20 schools during the program.

  • Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Time: 4:00 PM-7:00 PM  (times are Eastern Standard Time) 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/may-virtual-college-fair

 

Scottsdale Community College School of Film and Theatre

SCC Film program graduates find meaningful careers locally with media companies like The Arizona Cardinals, Fox 10 News, and Sneaky Big Studios. Students who aspire to work in Hollywood can follow in the footsteps of  graduates who’ve worked on top movies and shows like Transformers,  Everything Must Go, Silicon Valley, Star Trek: Discovery, Marco Polo, Chicago Fire and more. In addition, recent graduates have gone on to continue their studies at ASU, USC, Chapman University, and AFI.

Interested students may visit https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/divisions/fine-arts/scc-school-filmtheatre  to learn more.

 

University of Arizona Wildcat Summer Success

The University of Arizona encourages students to consider taking one or more Wildcat Summer Success courses. These online courses are for-credit and are designed to help incoming, first-year, University of Arizona students get a jump start on coursework before the fall semester begins. UA faculty have designed these courses specifically to support students impacted by high school closures and other various challenges. 
 

Visit https://slate.admissions.arizona.edu/register/WildcatSummerSuccess to register.

 

High School and College Planning  

  • Check out the MPS Prepare to Succeed  website with resources outlining steps to take to prepare for the future. Click your grade level and see a quarter by quarter view of things to take care of each year you are in high school. 
  • Take a look at the MPS Scholarship Page and other scholarship search sites to see what you could apply for over the summer and during your senior year. Scholarships don't change much from year to year. Research scholarships you are interested in. Be prepared with a resume and personal statement.  Create a system to organize your scholarship search and keep track of scholarship applications you have submitted and important deadlines and documents required.
  • Think about teachers who might write good letters of recommendation for you. Make sure to give them at least two weeks notice before you need the letter.
  • Class of 2021 students, create a timeline of tasks to do each month of senior year.
  • Sign up for the ACT or SAT early and do some studying. Make sure to take advantage of sending your scores for FREE (up to 4 schools). Also have your report sent to Mountain View, the school code is 030224.  Check with the colleges that you are interested in and scholarships of interest to you on whether ACT or SAT scores are required or encouraged for admission and scholarship decisions. Here is an interesting blog post from Method Test Prep, a New York based education company that provides online programs for ACT preparation and SAT preparation on the difference between colleges being test-optional or test-blind. If you are on Free/Reduced lunches you are eligible for a Fee Waiver for in-state college applications. You can also receive a waiver for the SAT or ACT, meaning you don't have to pay!  
  • Make a list of colleges you plan on applying to.  Make plans to visit college campuses either in person or virtually and also visit college websites to learn about academic programs, activities, admission requirements and deadlines, cost and aid and more.  Visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/ and other sites that provide tools for finding the right college fit and exploring different career options.
  • Students who will be starting college in Fall 2021 - many college applications open during the summer.  Check out the following admissions sites to learn when their application opens and about various deadlines

      Arizona State University:                ASU Admissions 
      Brigham Young University:            BYU Admissions
      Grand Canyon University:              GCU Admissions
      Northern Arizona University:         NAU Admissions 
      The University of Arizona:              UofA Admissions

  • Research Honors Colleges at universities and the steps to apply to those colleges. 
  • Planning to serve on a mission after high school?  Be sure to plan on applying for college and financial aid during the summer before your senior year and during your senior year. Check with your college(s) of interest on their deferment policies and processes to hold both your spot at the college and your scholarships and grants until you return from your mission.

Have a Wonderful Summer !!!

 

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