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 classes 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-SOLVE
As a senior, 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
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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Navigating College Applicationns