The Ocean City High School Guidance Department hosts a number of presentations each school year to assist parents and their students with orientation to high school, college/post secondary education planning and the application process. Listed below are presentations and the time of year they generally take place.
Junior Parent College Information Session - Evening Presentation, Fall Session at OCHS For juniors and their parents. This is the first of two sessions, which we hope will stimulate action. On this evening we do an orinetation to Family Connection and we will discuss: College Admissions Testing Admission Terminology and Trends Visiting College Campuses The Internet and Computer Assisted Searches Personal Credentials-Transcript and Academic Resume Finding the Right College
Financial Aid Night - Evening Presentation in September at the THE BILL & NANCY HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER For seniors and their parents. Topics of discussion include: The Application Process and How Aid is Awarded Loans - How to Get Them and Who to Contact How to Fill Out The Appropriate Paperwork The CSS Profile and How It Is Used State and Federal Programs The Financial Aid Package
Four Year College Preview - School Day Presentationin January at theTHE BILL & NANCY HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER For college-bound seniors. OCHS Graduates share their first year college experiences with current seniors. Graduates share their advice on the transition to college and handling the application process.
Early College Planning Night -Evening Presentation Februaryat the THE BILL & NANCY HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Designed for freshmen and their parents. Topics will include: College Admission Criteria Planning the High School Program College Search Resources Testing Overview Sample College Admission Profiles Sample College Costs Overview of Financial Aid and Scholarships The Importance of Visiting Colleges
8th Grade Orientation -Evening Presentation January/February at the THE BILL & NANCY HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER For incoming 8th grade students and their parents. The focus of the program is to prepare students for scheduling their freshmen year courses and give everyone a better understanding of the requirements for graduations and opportunities available at OCHS.
Junior Parent Information Session - Evening Presentation Spring Sessionat the THE BILL & NANCY HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER For juniors and their parents. Topics for the spring session are as follows: How Colleges Evaluate a Candidate Packaging the Student-OCHS Procedures Money, Money, Money! Financial Aid and Scholarships