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TRACK IT!

College Planning Curriculum

When we talk about the TRACK IT! College Planning Curriculum, we initially receive a perplexed response, a furrowed brow, and a questioning:

 

“Curriculum, what do you mean curriculum for college planning?”

Well think about it... we all likely agree that our services are a combination of education related to college admissions and one-on-one student guidance. If that is true, then we ask,

 

“What are you using for your curriculum or the educational component of your services?

 

 

FAQ

Does your service include a comprehensive and professional curriculum that you present to families?

Most IECs and counseling departments have gathered data over the years and have amassed a collection of “hand-outs” for students and parents.

 

Are your hand-outs engaging and dynamic?

A curriculum should be engaging and meet the different learning styles of the students that are participating in your program. Likewise, it should be informative for the parents.

 

If your practice or counseling department includes more than one consultant/counselor, is there a consistent message and quality of presentation?

Having all members of your organization using the same, consistent curriculum improves the quality of your services and ensures that all students are receiving the same, vital information.

EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS, HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING OFFICES, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS:

Launching a new practice or resource program? Ready to grow an existing business? Hoping to engage and connect with your students? Helping students with the college planning process is incredibly satisfying and rewarding. But getting your practice or program off the ground, can be overwhelming. The TRACK IT! Curriculum is designed to take a student from the very beginning of the college planning process, all the way through college applications. This proven process includes timelines, a glossary of key terms, and a sample Track IT! workbook. Give your program an established, polished and professional feel from the start. You will be able to place your focus on helping students and growing your clientele. Educational Consultants have shared with us that they are finally comfortable charging what their services are worth due to the professional image the TRACK IT! Curriculum provides. 

 

The TRACK IT! College Planning Curriculum provides busy educational consultants and high school counselors with detailed information to guide students through the often complex college planning process. It creates a framework for the education portion of your consultation, with room to personalize with your own emphasis and area of expertise. Authoring a complete College Planning Curriculum can take years (we know!), and you have students walking in your door today. Why reinvent the wheel?

 

EACH OF THE TWELVE UNITS BELOW INCLUDES:

Lesson Plan, Microsoft PowerPoint Lesson Presentation, Interactive Session Worksheet(s), Student Fact Sheet(s), Parent Article(s)

 

INTRODUCTION:

Introduce students to the TRACK IT! Curriculum by clearing up old college admissions myths and help them plan for a purposeful four years of high school. Includes timelines, glossary and more!

 

STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT:

The search for the right college begins with exploring oneself, rather than a list of colleges.  Assist students in developing their Strengths-Based Profile.

 

STANDARDIZED TESTS:

Review the differences between the ACT & SAT tests. Introduce the SAT Subject & AP tests. Encourage students to make a plan for testing!

 

ACADEMIC PLANNING:

It is critical to have a road map for academic planning. Print and review your High School Curriculum and admission requirements and learn to plan for prerequisites and electives.

 

COLLEGE SEARCH:

Help your student exercise their power of choice!  Students develop their Key College Criteria and learn how to narrow their choice of colleges to a manageable list to explore.  Prepare families for meaningful campus visits.

 

APPLICATION ESSAYS:

Personal essays are the most time consuming part of college applications, and typically a big source of stress for students. Assist students in gaining insight into the makings of a strong personal statement that reflects their strengths and personality.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

One of the best ways to research potential careers is to “try them on”. Assist students in preparing resumes, professional email correspondence, and powerful online profiles to initiate their interest and career development.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Managing college applications can be a daunting task. Provide students with a means of tracking applications, essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, standardized tests, and more!  

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Students can be awarded scholarships for any number of qualities: grades, athletics, interests, and more. Help students organize efforts to pinpoint their strengths and launch their scholarship search today! 

 

FINANCIAL AID:

Many families are over-whelmed with the thought of financing college education. The first step is to understand the costs.  Then explore options such as federal, state, and college specific aid. as well as student loans and other forms of funding.

 

 

ADDITIONAL UNITS:

SPECIAL NEEDS, VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS, and STUDENT ATHLETES


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TRACK IT! Customer quotes:

No need to reinvent the wheel, you people made the wheel round!
It is clear that you work with students and have proven this process.
You’ve developed a curriculum that is ...dare I say, FUN?