TRANSITION & RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
Seniors will look to bridge their work at AOC to their next phase of life. In the classroom at AOC, students will work on completing their academic goals and preparing themselves for their chosen path socially, emotionally, academically, and professionally. COC classes will begin to prepare students for their college major and/or career path. AOC colleges will encourage students to explore college pathways, develop portfolios, and guide extracurricular choices.
SOLIDIFYING YOUR POST-GRAD PLANS
Building off of your previous years of exploration and engagement, you will craft applications, personal statements, and project portfolios to apply to programs and universities.
This is a quotee from a student about senior year.
- Student, Class of '20
USING YOUR PASSIONS TO PROBLEM-PROBLEM
As a freshman, you will learn to engage with relevant issues pertaining American society. You will develop a foundation that prepares you for the high school and college environments.
THE FOUR YEAR PLAN
at the Academy
As a senior, your postsecondary plans shift from concept to reality. You will experience profound periods of reflection as you share your story with institutions. You will engage with the community, developing an innovative, timely solution as your Capstone project. Your collective experiences, time and effort will culminate in options that enable you to leave AOC and embark on your next journey towards making the world a better place.
Collaborate & Engage With Complex Issues
"This is a quote from one of the teachers, where they talk about the senior year experience in academics."
Honors English 12
E.Q IN ACTION
Relationship management is your ability to use your awareness of your own emotions and those of others to manage interactions successfully. Relationship management is the bond you build with people over time and the ability to connect with many different people, even those we are not fond of.
E.Q. In Action
E.Q. in action is...
the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.
Seven Dimension of Wellness: Refine
The 7 Dimensions of Wellness are the areas of wellbeing for all. In order to be productive, healthy, and happy all people need to learn what dimensions require the most work for you to fulfill your needs and refine the strategies we use to be healthy and productive students
Developing Skills & Experience In Your Pathway
Continuing your plans from junior year, you will continue to develop skills and experiences relevant to your pathway.
Another important aspect of the college admissions process is to compile your accomplishments, projects, and experiences. As such, we have outlined resources for developing personal portfolios and resumes. Many colleges request resumes, and a personal portfolio can be utilized to visualize projects that are described in personal essays.
I've decided to switch paths. What should I do?
High school is all about following different tangents in your interests. However, you must keep in mind that choosing a major that represents your work throughout high school is your greatest security in ensuring admission to the colleges that you apply to. Colleges are analyzing your interests, and what you could eventually become. They tend to favor students that have possess great potential, based on their track record of activities and achievements consistent with the plans stated in your application. As such, it is highly recommended that you consider applying to a major that makes sense given the other particulars of your application (i.e. the focus of your extracurricular involvement, course selection, honors and distinctions, etc.)
This does not mean that you can't switch majors or path. Keep in mind that the information above is for gaining acceptance to colleges. Generally, you will be able to easily change your major at a liberal arts college, but are likely to encounter more difficulty transferring into a highly-competitive school at a larger university. Listing an underrepresented major on your application is a sound strategy only if a coherent and compelling case can be made for your selection.
Developing Personal Portfolios
FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR PATH
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Preparing for Standardized Tests
We understand how stressful it is to take standardized testing, as well as understanding what tests are necessary. As such, we want to provide as much guidance as possible –– featured here is information regarding the SAT, the ACT, and the SAT Subject Tests.
Taking a full-length SAT practice test is one of the best ways to simulate test day. Provided here are official CollegeBoard practice tests to download for free, online. Created by the makers of the SAT, each practice test has the same types of questions you'll see on test day. Six of the practice tests have even previously been given as actual SAT exams.
Taking a full-length ACT practice test is one of the best ways to simulate test day. Get a taste of the ACT® test with practice questions (and answers) found in this free study guide. Familiarize yourself with the instructions and format, then review, analyze, and answer the questions to see if you’re correct—and why
INSIDE THE TEST
Learn more about the test on the official ACT website.
The SAT Subject Tests
Keep in mind that AOC and COC curriculum may differ from the material covered on subject tests - you must act accordingly to ensure that you are prepared for the material offered on the test.
Navigating College Applicationns