For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take an online 45-minute free-response exam at home. You will be able to take this exam on any available device - computer, tablet, or smartphone. Exams will be administered by College Board from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 22. Find your exam day and time at https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/ap-exam-schedule. Some courses will use portfolio submissions in place of an online exam. Students taking world language and culture exams will complete two spoken tasks. Mr. Kabakjian is available to discuss your specific situation.
To keep students safe, and in alignment with public health guidance and school closures, the SAT and SAT Subject Tests will not be administered on June 6, 2020. If it's safe from a public health standpoint, College Board will provide weekend SAT administrations every month through the end of the calendar year, beginning in August. This includes a new administration in September, and the previously scheduled tests on August 29, October, 3, November 7, and December 5. Students can register for these tests starting in May. Eligible students can register with a fee waiver. For each exam date, there are plans to significantly expand their capacity for students to take the SAT once schools reopen. Students already registered for June can get early access to register for August, September, and October.
Mr. Kabakjian will be surveying all seniors in May to gather post-graduation plans. Look for a Schoology message with a link to a Google Form and respond promptly, as this information is important to us!
A virtual senior recital is being planned! If you have a musical selection that you would like to share with our Dock community, please create a video, paying special attention to camera angle, lighting, and background noise. Email your video to senior advisor, Mr. Dana Gehman, by Wednesday, May 13, along with your name as it should appear in the program and the title and composer of our selection. You may submit either a vocal or instrumental selection. Your piece should not exceed 7 minutes. The recital will be electronically compiled and made available to the wider Dock community.
As we have done in the past, we will honor students at graduation with three categories:
Cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 3.70 – 3.84
Magna cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 3.85 - 3.99
Summa cum laude—Cumulative GPA of 4.00 and above
We anticipate 2020-2021 schedules will be ready to mail to students later this month. It is important that each student and parent look over the academic schedule for next year. Review your schedule using the Curriculum Guide for the 2020-2021 school year. The guidance counselors are available to review schedules with students. This is particularly important for next year's juniors and seniors. Schedules should be completed before the beginning of the new school year. All schedules need to be finalized for the year by the end of the 1st week of school. Any exceptions will require teacher, parent, and guidance counselor approval.
Any student who would like to be involved in the Career/Work Study Program next year must have their application submitted to Mrs. Leaman by June 1.
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
It's not too late to apply for the following scholarships! For more information and applications, go to the Scholarship page on the Guidance website.
- The Daniel J. Reinford Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior at Dock who will be attending a Mennonite college or university. It is based on financial need, grades, and contribution to campus life. Applications must be emailed to email@example.com by Wednesday, May 13.
- The Travis Bechtel Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by Baum, Smith & Clemens, LLP, is awarded to a graduating senior at Dock planning to major in business, excelling in academics, athletics, and business. Applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, May 13.
- The Skippack Lions Club Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior residing in Skippack Township who plans to attend an accredited institution. The recipient must excel in academics and be involved in community activities. Apply online by Friday, May 15.
- The Delaware Valley MEDA Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior planning to attend an Anabaptist school to pursue a degree in business/management. The recipient must be an active participant in a local church within the program's constituent denominations. Applications are due Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Summer vacation is a great time for next year's juniors and seniors to begin visiting colleges. It's best to visit colleges when they are in session, however, the summer time would allow you the opportunity to do some initial investigating. Due to Covid-19, on-campus visits may not be possible or practical. Many colleges offer virtual visits on their websites, such as Verto's Open House on Friday, May 15. You may also be able to find a virtual college fair. Strive Virtual College Exploration is happening from April 20 through May 21, offering virtual presentations for juniors to explore college opportunities. Hopefully, a second visit can happen in the fall if you are attracted to the college. Rising juniors, it is time to gather and review colleges of interest and upcoming seniors, you should have four to six colleges selected to send applications to in the fall.
Juniors, have you started to plan for your Senior Experience? It is not too early to begin the process of making connections for your experience. If you plan to job shadow or go on a service trip, working ahead will benefit you and your selected host.
Parents, it is important that you inform the school of any changes that affect your child's emergency information. Your contact information and current student health-related issues need to be continually updated. Please email Mrs. Swartley, Guidance Office Assistant, at email@example.com with changes.
Looking for things to do this summer? Check out the Summer Opportunities page on the Guidance website for ideas! Enrichment activities look impressive on the college resume. Contact your Guidance Counselor if you have questions.