12th Grade

   Senior year!!!  12th Grade is all about preparing for the next step in life after high school.  Whether the student is interested in employment, college or the military, steps need to be taken throughout the year to get ready.  Those that avoid can miss out on opportunities.

  Students and parents should have regular contact with the Guidance Counselor to work together in this process.  Monthly newsletters (See links to download below)  are mailed home to parents and distributed to students in school so everyone is aware of important activities, dates and deadlines.

WHY CONTINUE TO TAKE CHALLENGING CLASSES? - Students that have completed classes such as Algebra 2/Trig., Chemistry, etc.will be better prepared on all of the above testing. Yes, these classes are difficult and take more effort/commitment. In the long run, being better prepared for College/Career is more important than not making Honor Roll or losing your Honor Pass!!! Don't be short sighted! "Let the choices you make today be the choices you can live with tomorrow"!

Gemini (Finger Lakes Community College) college level classes fulfill high school graduation requirements as well as provide an opportunity to earn college credit ("concurrent courses"). To earn college credit, students/parents have to pay for each class. Students can still be in these classes without paying but will not receive college credit from F.L.C.C. These college credits can be transferred to all SUNY community colleges, SUNY four-year colleges and universities, and "most" private colleges. There are some private, four-year colleges that will not accept these courses (Examples - Cornell, U. of R., Hobart & William Smith, Hamilton, etc.). See/download eligibility criteria for GEMINI classes below.


                                   LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

For those planning to enter the world of work/employment:
    1) Research job openings.
   2) Complete a resume.
   3) Find people to be a reference for you.
   4)  Apply for employment.
 
                        
Help Wanted/Job Openings:

Click link - Yates County Employment & Training - Job Openings

Click link -  Yates County Workforce - Facebook Page

Click link - Yates County Civil Service Portal

Click linkIndeed.com - Job Search Website


For those planning to go to college, IT IS A PROCESS!:
   1) Research & choose colleges of interest.
   2)  Apply to colleges.
   3)  Complete the FAFSA and TAP financial aid forms.
   4)  Apply for scholarships.
   5) Keep grades up & graduate!!!

Click link - ACCUPLACER - College Placement Testing/Practice
   Accuplacer is just ONE program that colleges use to test your ELA & Math abilities.  Your scores will determine what level classes you are ready for when entering college.  If the student does not score high enough, he/she may be required to take remedial classes (Non-credit) before taking college level courses.

Click link - Example (FLCC) - Course Schedule/Registration
     Search for classes based on:
             Program/Major
            What days of the week courses are offered.  (I.e. - M W F or T TH)
             Time of class
             By professor


 Dollars for Scholars Information  - IMPORTANT!!!

I AM A MEMBER OF THE CLASS OF 2018. IF I WAS AWARDED A DUNDEE DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS AWARD AT GRADUATION, HOW DO I GET MY AWARD(S)?

 AFTER GRADUATION, YOU MUST GO TO YOUR ON LINE STUDENT PROFILE AN ACCEPT ALL AWARDS THAT YOU RECEIVE BY JULY 15.  IF YOU DO NOT TAKE THIS STEP, ALL OF YOUR AWARDS WILL BE FORFEITED! 

1.  Log in to your student login and look at "My scholarships" at bottom of page, see "to edit, submit and check the status of scholarships you've already found" then click here.

2. See "awarded applications" at bottom of page.

3.  Click "Accept scholarship" for each scholarship shown.

4.  Fill out form that you see with all required information and submit.

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After you have accepted your scholarship, contact your college/school's registrar's office.  Tell them you have a Dollars for Scholars Scholarship, and ask them to send  Dundee Dollars for Scholars  proof of your full time enrollment, along with the address where Dundee Dollars for Scholars should send your scholarship check.  The address they would use is:  Dundee Dollars for Scholars, Treasurer, PO Box 204, Dundee, NY  14837. Once the treasurer receives proof of enrollment, she will issue the check to your school.  There is no deadline for this step, generally, it is best if you do this by August 1st, to receive your funds as quickly as possible.  Please note for renewable scholarships you must ask your school to submit proof of enrollment each year that it is renewable. The general scholarships are renewable starting at the beginning of your second year, as is the 2 year Rotary Scholarship. The 4 year Rotary Scholarship is renewable at the beginning of your 2nd, 3rd and 4th year.  The other scholarships are not renewable. 

 

WHAT ABOUT MATCHING FUNDS?  Within Scholarship America's® Collegiate Partner® program, several of the schools will match the Dollars for Scholars awards that come onto their campus. Please check the Collegiate Partner Directory to see if the school you are attending is a Matching Partner. Dundee Dollars for Scholars will submit Matching Grant Request to your school.  Please let us know if your school offers matching funds, so we can submit the grant request for you.

 WHAT IF I DON'T GO TO SCHOOL THIS FALL?  Your award must be used within 6 years of graduation from Dundee, and may be used for undergraduate work only.  Any forfeited scholarship funds go back into the general fund of Dundee Dollars for Scholars.  If you wish to defer, please let our treasurer know as soon as possible, by writing to her at PO Box 204, Dundee, NY 14837.

 WHAT IF I DON'T GO TO SCHOOL FULL TIME?  The scholarship funds will only be paid to students enrolled full time.  

ABOUT DUNDEE DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIPS:  Scholarships are awarded to each DCS senior that applies.  Generally, the total amount awarded to each student ranges from $200 - $1500.  There are various categories of scholarships that make up these awarded amounts.  

  • Dundee Dollars for Scholars Scholarships, awarded to every DCS senior that applies
  • 4 Year Dundee Rotary Scholarship, awarded to 2 seniors with community service hours planning to complete a bachelors degree
  • 2 Year Dundee Rotary Scholarship, awarded to  2 seniors with community service hours planning to complete an associate's degree
  • Russell Freeland Scholarship, a $200 scholarship awarded to a senior who is pursuing a degree in the visual arts
  • Kenneth L. & Ruth Webster Taylor Scholarship, awarded to a senior who has demonstrated leadership, proven scholastic ability and above average academic achievement. Financial need is considered
  • Paul Woodard E.Memorial Award, a $125 scholarship awarded to a senior who has excelled as a student and athlete
  • Phillip Kendal Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a senior pursing any form of a business career. Financial need is considered.

GEMINI (Finger Lakes Community College) TRANSCRIPTS

Transferring Your Credits

We have an exceptional record of transferability to other colleges and universities, especially within the SUNY system. However, because there is no guarantee, it is wise to contact the colleges you are applying to and notify them of your FLCC credits.

Transcripts

We also provide an official FLCC transcript, which can be acquired for $5 at www.flcc.edu/transcripts.

Please note: It is the discretion of the receiving institution to determine whether they will accept transfer credits from another college or university and how those credits will be applied. It is strongly recommended that the students check with the college or university of their choice for acceptance of FLCC transfer credit before registering for an FLCC course. When transferring your credits, be prepared to present your course syllabus and portfolio to college officials who might need more detailed course information before accepting the credit.

***REQUEST YOUR APPLICATION TO BE SENT TO YOUR COLLEGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!

For those joining the military:
   1) Research each of the military branches and their training programs.
   2) Take the ASVAB in November
   3) Talk with recruiters from the military branch(es) you're considering.
   4)  Commit/sign up for military service.
   5)  Keep grades up & graduate!!!

Click link - Register for Selective Service

Click link - Today's Military Website

Click lick - Military Occupations by ASVAB Scores


Two different sources for the occupations with the best job outlook:

  Click link -   Fastest Growing Occupations

  Click link -  Rapid Growth Areas/"Bright" Outlook)

  Click link  -  Hottest Careers by College Degree


      Career/Occupation Search Websites:


Click link -  ONET Career Website

Click link -  Occupational Outlook Handbook website



     OTHER CAREER/OCCUPATION INFORMATION

Video - 4 Skills & 4 Steps to a Successful Career

Video - Success in the New Economy




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