2020-2021 College & Career Events

We are pleased to announce that OCHS will be hosting Instant Decision Days for the Class of 2021! Please see the handbook below for the list of colleges participating as well as what IDD means and the specific requirements to participate. Students must register using the link below. All applications for the IDD Colleges are due to the school counselors no later than 11/19/20! If you have any questions email toves@ocsdnj.org

2020 OCHS IDD Registration Form

Instant Decision Day Handbook

 

March

9th and 10th Grade Early College Planning Night

Did you miss the 9th and 10th Grade Early College Planning Night? We have posted the video here.

 

Early College Program with ACCC

Join us via Zoom on Thursday, 3/4/21 at 6 PM to get information about dual credit programs and dual degree options!

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Meeting ID: 850 5232 8456

Passcode: OCHS

 

11th Grade College Planning Night Part #2

Join us via Zoom on 3/25/21 at 6 PM to cover the following topics for students and families:

1. Review of College Admissions terms, Naviance and Career Assessments
2. Brief review of testing/how admissions decisions are made
3. Introduction to Financial Aid/Scholarships
4. How to Request Letters of Recommendation
5. The College Essay
6. The College Application/Common Application

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Meeting ID: 852 2557 9647

Passcode: OCHS

 

College Admissions Panel Event

Join us via Zoom on 3/30/21 at 6 PM. Admissions Professionals from selective Colleges and Universities will cover the following topics for OCHS students and families:

1. Making the Most of your College Visit
2. What factors they use when considering a student for admission
3. Admissions do’s and don’ts!
4. What to consider if your college is a flight away
5. Financial Aid and Scholarships
6. Finding the right “fit” for you!

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Class of 2022 Weekly Post-Secondary Planning Meeting (Feb. 10th - April 14th)

Join us via Zoom every Wednesday at 1:30PM. This weekly meeting will assist students with the post-secondary planning process. The following topics will be covered:

1. How to build your college list using Naviance and other websites
2. SAT/ACT/Test Optional/Test Blind Topics
3. Creating a college/career ready resume
4. College Visits/Virtual Meetings/Interviews
5. Requesting letters of Recommendation
6. The Common Application
7. College Essay Writing
8. Resources for Financial Aid/Scholarships
9. Making your summer count

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Passcode: 2022

 

Class of 2023 Weekly Post-Secondary Planning Meeting (Feb. 11th - April 15th)

Join us via Zoom every Thursday at 1:30PM. This weekly meeting will assist students with the post-secondary planning process. The following topics will be covered:

1. Accessing Naviance and other web based resources for college planning
2. What should I be doing to prepare for college/career goals?
3. Community Service/Students Activities/Involvement
4. What do colleges look for in an applicant?
5. Testing- what is my plan?  PSAT/SAT/ACT how are they different/similar and when should I take them?
6. Scholarship resources for undergraduate students
7. Junior Year:  Mistakes to avoid… and things to ACCOMPLISH!
8. Career Assessments- What should I do? Major in?
9. How to make my summer count!

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Meeting ID: 857 0950 3323

Passcode: 2023

 

 

April

Class of 2022 Weekly Post-Secondary Planning Meeting (Feb. 10th - April 14th)

Join us via Zoom every Wednesday at 1:30PM. This weekly meeting will assist students with the post-secondary planning process. The following topics will be covered:

1. How to build your college list using Naviance and other websites
2. SAT/ACT/Test Optional/Test Blind Topics
3. Creating a college/career ready resume
4. College Visits/Virtual Meetings/Interviews
5. Requesting letters of Recommendation
6. The Common Application
7. College Essay Writing
8. Resources for Financial Aid/Scholarships
9. Making your summer count

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Passcode: 2022

 

Class of 2023 Weekly Post-Secondary Planning Meeting (Feb. 11th - April 15th)

Join us via Zoom every Thursday at 1:30PM. This weekly meeting will assist students with the post-secondary planning process. The following topics will be covered:

1. Accessing Naviance and other web based resources for college planning
2. What should I be doing to prepare for college/career goals?
3. Community Service/Students Activities/Involvement
4. What do colleges look for in an applicant?
5. Testing- what is my plan?  PSAT/SAT/ACT how are they different/similar and when should I take them?
6. Scholarship resources for undergraduate students
7. Junior Year:  Mistakes to avoid… and things to ACCOMPLISH!
8. Career Assessments- What should I do? Major in?
9. How to make my summer count!

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Meeting ID: 857 0950 3323

Passcode: 2023

 

 

May

8th Grade College Planning Night

Join us via Zoom on 5/6/21 at 6PM to cover the following topics for students and families:

1. What to consider if you are planning to attend a 2/4 year college after high school
2. Early financial planning
3. Web based resources for college and career planning
4. Getting Involved – What matters?
5. Admissions Terms and Trends

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Passcode: OCIS

 

Four Year College Preview

The Class of 2021 will have the opportunity to hear from OCHS graduates attending a 4 year college. Join us via Skype on 5/20/21 at 1:30 PM to cover the following topics:

1. Choosing the right college for you
2. Do’s and Don’ts for freshman year
3. Residence life/housing
4. Academic success and pitfalls to avoid
5. Money- how to be wise with your financial aid and spending money
6. Meal Plans, Professors and More!

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Interested in the Trades?

Have you considered a career in the trades? Do you want to learn about earning potential, career outlooks as well as apprentice programs that are available?
 
Now is your chance to learn from the expert Richard Tolson, who served as Vice President for NJ Building Trades from 2006-2020 and served on the NJ State Economic Development Authority from 2007-2014 -- just to name a few of his credentials.