College and Career Center

College Representative Visits

College representatives are scheduling their fall visits and they will be available for a short period of time either in the College and Career Center (“CCC”) or the Guidance Office (“GO” – presentations and locations are subject to change).  Notification of these visits are on the Naviance calendar and sign ups for these college visits are made through your Naviance account.  

Any junior or senior is welcome to attend these sessions (limit of 5 rep visits) to learn about the colleges he/she might be interested in attending.


Currently scheduled visits are: (visits are subject to change)

October 2 @ 10:15 - Bentley University
October 2 @ 1:15 - Stonehill College
October 3 @ 9:45 - Marist College
October 4 @ 8:15 - Muhlenburg College
October 4 @ 10:15 - Iona College
October 4 @ 10:45 - Assumption College
October 4 @ 11:15 - Bryant University
October 5 @ 11:45 - Johnson & Wales
October 5 @ 1:15 - University of Saint Joseph
October 9 @ 9:15 - Southern Connecticut State University
October 9 @ 7:10 - University of Hartford - Art School
October 9 @ 11:45 - Providence College
October 9 @ 12:45 - Binghamton University - SUNY
October 10 @ 8:15 - Merrimack College
October 10 @ 8:45 - Fisher College

October 10 @ 9:15 - University of New Hampshire
October 10 @ 11:45 - Castleton University
October 10 @ 12:45 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
October 10 @ 1:15 - Southern New Hampshire University
October 11 @ 11:15 - Florida Southern College
October 11 @ 12:15 - Emerson College
October 11 @ 12:45 - College of Our Lady of the Elms
October 12 @  8:45 -  Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
October 12 @ 12:15 - Beacon College
October 12 @ 12:45 - Earlham College
October 16 @ 9:45 - University of Tennessee - Knoxville
October 17 @ 8:45 - Trinity College
October 17 @ 9:15 - Colby College
October 17 @ 9:45 - University of Lynchburg
October 18 @ 9:45 - Central Connecticut State University
October 18 @ 10:15 -  Lesley University
October 19 @ 9:45 - Eastern Connecticut State University
October 22 @ 8:15 - Keene State College
October 22 @ 10:45 - Saint Joseph's College of Maine
October 23 @ 8:15 - Saint Anselm College
October 23 @ 9:15 -  University of Hartford
October 23 @ 10:15 - Montclair State University
October 24 @ 11:15 - Salve Regina University
October 25 @ 10:15 - University of Scranton (PA)
October 25 @ 11:15 - King's College
October 29 @ 8:15 - Mitchell College
October 31 @ 9:45 - University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
October 31 @ 1:15 - Elmira College
November 5 @ 12:15 - Sacred Heart University
November 5 @ 12:45 - Paul Mitchell The School - North Haven
November 5 @ 1:15 - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

November 9 @ 10:45 - Southern Vermont College



PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK OUT THE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE ON THE THS GUIDANCE WEB PAGE AND THROUGH NAVIANCE!


SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS

October 4 @ 8:58 - Common App Q & A Workshop and Creating your College List

October 9 @ 2:15 -  ZeeMee and Multimedia Workshop

October 16 @ 2:15 - Developing Your College List

October 25 @ 8:58 - The College Essay Workshop

November 8 @ 8:58 - Common App Q & A Workshop

November 13 @ 2:15 - Common App Q & A Workshop


HIGH SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

 

NORTHWESTERN CONNECTICUT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
&

TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

The High School Partnership Program is a special program designed to enable qualified Torrington High School juniors and seniors to take up to two college courses each semester at no charge. Students with a minimum of eighty percent scholastic average are eligible to participate in the program. Final selection will be based on the recommendation of the high school guidance counselor and the principal. High school students admitted to the program will be eligible to enroll in a maximum of two NCCC credit courses each semester on a space-available basis following the initial registration period for that semester. The students are responsible for buying their own books and providing their own transportation.

 

Student deadline to sign up for Spring 2019 with counselor to be determined.

Counselor deadline to NCCC to be determined.

This Partnership Program allows high school juniors or seniors to earn FREE COLLEGE CREDITS!


COLLEGE TESTING

ACT TEST: The ACT is similar in length to the SAT with four sections-English, Math, Science and Reading for a possible point total of 36. There is an additional optional Writing component which you should always take as some schools may require it. ACT is curriculum –based with some logic-based questions. To register for the ACT log on to actstudent.org

 SAT TEST: The SAT test is a 3 hour and 45 minute exam composed of three sections- verbal, math and writing. Each section is worth 800 points for a possible total of 2400 points. SAT is based on critical thinking and problem – solving abilities. To register for the SAT and SAT subject tests log onto collegeboard.com.

SAT SUBJECT TESTS: Check with each college to determine if you will need to take these curriculum- based exams. When given the choice, choose the exams that will highlight your academic strengths.

ACCUPLACER TEST: The Accuplacer test will provide information about your academic skills in math, English and reading. The test is used by community colleges and some state colleges’ academic advisors and counselors to determine your course selection. The multiple choice tests are untimed. For more information about the Accuplacer test go to www.collegeboard.com.

 

Internships Available for Juniors and Seniors

 Torrington High School has received several requests for Interns from the Greater Torrington Community. Career Internships are for students in 11th or 12th grade and enable students to gain valuable career/work experience in a real life job setting. By helping to foster independence and decision-making skills, this program will provide an opportunity for a smooth transition from high school to college/work. Each student will participate three to ten hours per week and will strive to make a positive contribution to the organization. Since students will be earning high school credit, 45 hours =.25 credit, 90 hours =.50 credit, they will not be paid for their time. Students interested in learning about the available intern sites should see his/her Guidance Counselor or Mr. Marchand, Instructional Area Leader Career Technical Education.

Other information that can be obtained through the College & Career Center:

Career assessment tools

  • Career information, including local, state and federal data on a variety of careers and educational requirements for careers
  • Career talks outlining skills needed to be successful in a particular career.

To prepare our students for the World of Work, the College & Career Center sponsors programs with the:

  • Connecticut Department of Labor
  • Northwest Chamber of Commerce
  • City of Torrington

The College & Career Center holds reference materials related to Careers, i.e. Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Occupational Outlook Handbook and Quarterly, Encyclopedia of Careers, Occupational Briefs, O*Net Dictionary of Occupational Titles as well as access to online information using the ten computers in the Center.

The College & Career Center provides the following Career Courses:

  • Emergency Medical Technician -EMT-B

 If parents wish to visit the C& CC to look over the College Information or Career information, they may do so by calling the THS Guidance Office at 860-489-2294 or emailing the Guidance Counselor.  

Resources on the Web

Resources

Many colleges and universities, in keeping with the trends to cater to today’s “modern student,” are incorporating online degree programs. This leads to, educators, students, and their families having more to evaluate as they explore all the available options. To help sort through the information out there, here is a resource page that openly discusses online colleges, programs, and information regarding the often touted selling point of “affordability”.

Please access the website: http://www.edudemic.com/affordable-online-colleges/


​This link provides access to a PSAT On Demand Webinar which may be a useful resource.

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