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College & Career Services

College and Career Guidance Services

The Guidance Department at TPCS exists to come alongside students while they reach their academic, spiritual, physical and social God-given potential.  Traders Point provides an intentional, structured plan to prepare and equip each student to understand how God has uniquely created them, to discover His plan for their life and to explore how best to fulfill that plan. Below is an overview of our College & Career plan.

GRADE 9 (spring of grade 8 for students enrolled at that time)

  • Guidance Counselor meeting to review graduation requirements and choose diploma track; parents are welcome to attend
  • Students will complete a Four Year Graduation Plan with their parents and Guidance Counselor, outlining required courses for the diploma track or School they have chosen 
  • College and University representatives are scheduled to visit during college day as well as flex periods throughout the year.

 

GRADE 10

  • Students will review their Four Year Graduation Plan and diploma track
  • Students will choose a school within a school
  • Students may take the PSAT/NMSQT for practice for the SAT
  • Students will register with Naviance, an online software allowing them to explore colleges and test prep options for PSAT and SAT and ACT.
  • Students will take the Indiana ISTEP+ graduation qualifying exam
  • Students will take ASVAB test for graduation pathways
  • College and University representatives are scheduled to visit during college day as well as flex periods throughout the year.
  • Students record internship hours
  • Guidance helps students looking to college athletic participation make sure they are meeting NCAA/NAIA guidelines
  • Students are eligible for Dual-Credit courses taught by our Masters or Ph.D. level faculty to earn early college credit through an accredited university

 

GRADE 11

  • Students participate in a unique job shadow/internship experience during the school year. This internship should be in a field of interest for the students future.
  • Students take Naviance career exploration tests and meet with the counselor to discuss future career and college goals.
  • Students are encouraged to take Introduction to Business as a faith-based financial literacy course
  • Students will review their Four Year Graduation Plan and diploma track
  • Students are eligible for nomination to the TPCS chapter of the National Honor Society
  • Students can run for Vice President of student council or other student council general positions
  • Students will participate in PSAT /NMSQT testing in October to enter the competition for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • Students will regularly utilize their Naviance account to access a variety of college prep tools
  • Students will participate in a school-sponsored field trip to the National College Fair in October to continue their exploration of college majors, careers and post-secondary education
  • Students are encouraged to take the SAT and/or ACT exams and register with the NCAA
  • Students are eligible for Dual-Credit courses taught by our Masters or Ph.D. level faculty to earn early college credit through an accredited university

 

GRADE 12

  • Students participate in a unique job shadow/internship experience during the school year. This internship should be in a field of interest for the students future.
  • Students review their Four Year Graduation Plan and diploma track
  • Students are eligible for nomination to the TPCS chapter of the National Honor Society and inducted at a formal ceremony
  • Students are eligible for Dual-Credit courses taught by our Masters or Ph.D. level faculty to earn early college credit through an accredited university
  • Graduation announcement, cap & gown are offered through Jostens
  • Students will continue to regularly utilize their Naviance account
  • Guidance directs students and their parents will file the FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm) federal application for financial aid beginning October of their senior year
  • We continue to provide information on scholarship opportunities and nominate students for scholarships
  • Students are required to take the SAT and/or ACT before graduation.
  • A formal Graduation Ceremony is held in late May for graduates, family, friends, and community. Efforts are made to honor the unique contribution of each student to TPCS and bless them as they move on to the next phase of life. Honored and Keynote speakers along with our Valedictorian and often Salutatorian share words of encouragement and thanks. 

Training scholars. Making disciples. Graduating leaders. 

Traders Point Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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