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MS students

Gary Lubell
720-424-1716
gary_lubell@dpsk12.org
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Counseling for all middle school students
No Place for Hate

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Brie Bredenberg
720-424-1707
brianne_bredenberg@dpsk12.org
Career and College Counseling

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Gina Subudhi
720-424-1737
gina_subudhi@dpsk12.org
Career and College Counseling

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Kristy Jaramillo
720-424-1729
kristen_jaramillo@dpsk12.org
Career and College Counseling

9th Grade

Naviance

  • Complete the Career Interest Survey
    • username = Student ID number
    • Password: student’s 6-digit birthdate mmddyy (Example: 070496)
  • Identify a careers that matches your interests
  • Complete the My ICAP survey for your grade level (on the About Me page)
  • Complete the DSA course planner (on the About Me page)

 

9th Grade To-Do List

  • Take the most rigorous classes you can handle (Honors or AP)
  • Get involved, both in and out of school
  • Find volunteer opportunities
  • Research post-secondary programs
    • Big Future
    • College In Colorado

10th Grade

Naviance

  • Complete the Career Cluster survey
    • username = Student ID number
    • Password: student’s 6-digit birthdate mmddyy (Example: 070496)
  • Identify careers that match your interests
  • Complete the My ICAP survey for your grade level (on the About Me page)
  • Update the DSA course planner (on the About Me page)

 

10th Grade To-Do List

  • Take the PSAT10 practice SAT test
  • Take the most rigorous classes you can handle (Honors or AP)
  • Get involved, both in and out of school
  • Find volunteer opportunities
  • Research post-secondary programs
    • Big Future
    • College In Colorado

11th Grade

Naviance

  • Write a draft of your personal statement/college essay
    • username = Student ID number
    • Password: student’s 6-digit birthdate mmddyy (Example: 070496)
  • Create a sample resume
  • Complete the My ICAP survey for your grade level (on the About Me page)
  • Update the DSA course planner (on the About Me page)

 

11th Grade To-Do List

  • Take the PSAT and the SAT test
    • DSA ACT/SAT prep class
  • Take the most rigorous classes you can handle (Honors or AP)
  • Plan courses for high school that match with your post-secondary plan
  • Get involved, both in and out of school
  • Find volunteer opportunities
  • Complete a college search
    • Big Future
    • Naviance
  • Identify colleges that match your goals and interests
  • Attend college fairs, visit college campuses
  • Attend your Junior Brown Bags in April
  • Helpful Resources for Juniors
    • Register for the College Fairs
    • ACT Prep and Registration
    • SAT Prep and Registration

SAT Class
Junior Website

All juniors are enrolled in a mandatory SAT independent study class.  Please check the junior SAT site for details:

12th Grade

Naviance

  • Request transcripts and letters of recommendation to be sent
    • username = Student ID number
    • Password: student’s 6-digit birthdate mmddyy (Example: 070496)
  • Complete your Senior Exit Survey
  • Create a sample resume
  • Complete the My ICAP survey for your grade level (on the About Me page)
  • Update the DSA course planner (on the About Me page)

 

12th Grade To-Do List

Senior Website

  • Take or retake the ACT or SAT test
    • ACT Registration and ordering scores
    • SAT Registration and ordering scores
  • Take the most rigorous classes you can handle (Honors or AP)
  • Identify colleges that match your goals and interests
  • Attend college fairs, visit college campuses
  • Attend your Senior Brown Bags in September
  • Complete college applications for:
    • 1 Reach/Dream school – a school that may be a stretch
    • 2-3 Target schools – schools that you are on track to be admitted to
    • At least 1 Safe school – academically and financially safe
  • Complete FAFSAto be considered for all types of Financial Aid
  • Helpful Resources for Seniors
    • Senior Timeline
    • College Application Fee Waiver Request Form
    • Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request Form
    • Counselor Letter of Recommendation Request Form
    • Common Application