Last Hoagie Sales of the Year
All students are required to sell hoagie coupons or pay class dues of $75. These monies go towards paying for class socials, junior-senior banquets, class trips, senate activities, etc. The last three sale dates are January 12, 18, 25. For more information and a hoagie form, click here.
PSAT results are now available online at www.collegeboard.com and hard copies will be returned to students in January. Mrs. Leaman will spend time reviewing test results with students. Ask your son or daughter to share this information with you!
Quick Start from College Board
My College QuickStart is an easy-to-use, online, personalized college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. The information and answers your child provided when they took the test are incorporated into this useful tool, and it presents their data back to them in four main parts:
My Online Score Report – an enhanced score report that allows student to review each test question, the student's answer, and the correct answer with answer explanations.
My SAT Study Plan – a customized SAT study plan based on student PSAT/NMSQT test performance, highlighting skills for review and practice.
My College Matches – a starter list of colleges based on the student's state and indicated choice of major.
My Major and Career Matches – major and career matches that are compatible with the student's general interests and personality type.
Access is available using the access code printed on the student's PSAT paper score report, and the tool can be utilized throughout high school. Using My College Quick-Start together with your child is a great way to introduce and guide your child through important aspects of the college-going process. Visit www.collegeboard.com/quickstart. If you have any questions concerning this test, please contact Mr. Kabakjian or Mrs. Leaman.
Any student who isn't currently enrolled in an AP class and wishes to take an AP exam, should see Mr. Kabakjian in the Guidance Office for more information and to register.
Summer opportunities for sophomores and juniors
Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week -- This summer program for sophomores and juniors offers four, one-week sessions (July 1-7, July 8-14, July 22-28, July 29-Aug. 4, 2018) in which students explore careers in business on the campus of Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. Students will work with Pennsylvania executives engaged in the fields of engineering, finance, law, technology, environmental protection, and politics. Non-refundable registration fee is $285. All accepted students will receive a full scholarship for the program valued at $1500. Go to pfew.org and stop in at the Guidance Office if you are interested. Students who participated in the PFEW program report this is an excellent opportunity for summer enrichment. Early Bird Application Deadline - March 2, 2018. Final Application Deadline - April 6, 2018.
Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship held at Lehigh University and Health Career Scholars Academy held at The University of Pittsburgh. Check out the websites for more information: www.hcsa.pitt.edu and https://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca/highschool . Application deadlines are February 15, 2018.
Information on additional summer enrichment opportunities is available in the Guidance Office.
Parents of seniors, it is time to start the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. You can find the information at www.fafsa.gov
Funding Higher Education
Beyond High School – www.studentaid.ed.gov/guide. This website gives comprehensive details about federal student aid programs.
Students with a disability
According to Clark in U.S. News 2010, there are 8 steps for a child with disabilities to use to prepare for college. Along with diligence, creativity, and resilience, the student should:
1. Prepare early by taking college prep classes
2.Have knowledge of technology
- a.As simple as spell check to diction pens
3. Be creative (If a student struggles with taking a foreign language, perhaps sign language could work.)
- b.Be prepared to know what to ask for
5.Research college options
6.Formal documentation should be 3 years old or less – Plan ahead!
7.Focus on the positive
8.Consider extra help- this may be included in the college tuition or it may be an added cost.
Students with Disabilities Preparing for Post-Secondary Education: Know your Risks and Responsibilities: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html
Any sophomore or junior in learning support who has not been to the guidance office to request the paperwork for SAT accommodations should do so as soon as possible. The process with the College Board can take as long as eight to twelve weeks. Current educational testing is a requirement for the accommodation request to be approved. It is recommended that educational testing be no more than 3 years old for college services, as mentioned in #6 above.
North Montco Technical Career Center
If your student is interested in attending the North Montco Technical Career Center, you are encouraged to attend their Open House scheduled for Feb. 15, 2018. http://www.nmtcc.org/
Refer to the Dock Curriculum Guide to see if your school district is included and the careers offered. See your guidance counselor if you have interest in learning more about the Technical Career Center.