9-12th Grade College Curriculum

UIC College Prep provides opportunities and supports for all our students to learn about and prepare for college. Each grade level has a variety of activities and programs available.

9th Grade:

  • Parent Night: all freshmen parents are invited to a parent night second semester.
  • College Visit: all freshmen will attend one school sponsored college visit in the spring.
  • Advisory Lessons & Townhalls: all freshmen will learn about and discuss college during structured lessons provided by the College Team throughout the year. They will also participate in townhalls to learn more about how high school GPA is related to college access and success.

 

10th Grade:

  • College Visit: all sophomores will attend one school sponsored college visit in the spring.
  • Advisory Lessons & Townhalls: all sophomores will learn about and discuss college during structured lessons provided by the College Team throughout the year, including an emphasis on GPA growth, careers, and college selectivity.
  • Career Series: Sophomores will be able to sign up to hear from a variety of professionals in many careers during our Quarter 3 PM Advisory Career Series.
  • Summer of a Lifetime: Summer of Lifetime is a competitve scholarship for Noble Network students to attend college programs across the country the summer after their sophomore year.
    • In 2016, 56 Firecats attended 36 college programs across the country!
    • Families of students invited to apply (based on GPA or advisor recommendation) will be invited to a special parent night during Quarter 2.
    • For more information about Summer of a Lifetime, please visit the Network website.

 

11th Grade:

  • College Visits: all juniors will attend one school sponsored college visit in the fall, and one independent visit in the spring.
  • Advisory Lessons & Townhalls: all juniors will learn about and discuss college during structured lessons provided by the College Team throughout the year, including an emphasis on college selectivity and admissions, careers, and majors.
  • College Representative Visits: juniors can sign up to hear from representatives from a variety of colleges
  • Noble Network College Fair: all juniors will attend the Noble Network College Fair, open to only Noble juniors, with the opportunity to talk to over 100 colleges from across the country. This year's College Fair will be held on March 22, 2016 after school at the UIC Forum. Transportation will be provided from UICCP!
  • Junior College Workshops: all juniors will attend two workshop days during the school year to work with the College Team directly and prepare for their upcoming college applications, including receiving feedback on their personal statements.
  • Junior One-on-One Meetings: all juniors will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a member of the College Team during Quarter 4 to discuss college options and create a list of schools to research over the summer.

 

12th Grade:

  • Individualized College Counseling: each senior will be assigned a member of the College Counseling Team to serve as his/her college counselor. The student and counselor will meet one-one-one to discuss colleges to apply to, track deadlines and requirements of the admission and financial aid process, and share other advice related to college decisions (ex: majors, top programs, etc.)
  • College Seminar Course: all seniors will take the College Seminar course both semesters. Students will recieve in-class support with application preparation, application submission, the financial aid process, college knowledge, financial literacy, and much more! Encourage your student to log in to the class Google Classroom for more information. 
  • College Representative Visits: seniors can sign up to hear from representatives from a variety of colleges
  • College Fly-in Programs and Campus Visits: various visit opportunities will be promoted by the College Team for students to pursue and help prepare them to make a final college choice
  • College & Scholarship Applications: seniors will be working on these during College Seminar, and will be expected to continue them at home.
  • FAFSA Submission: the new FAFSA opens October 1, 2016. Seniors will be able to submit FAFSA with assistance from the College Team during class.
  • College Decision Meeting: each senior will meet with his/her parent and college counselor in April to discuss college affordability, fit factors, and make a final college decision.