- Grades 9 - 12 Campus News
- Mr. Ken Kabakjian, Guidance Counselor for Grades 10 & 12 email@example.com
- Mrs. Lori Leaman, Guidance Counselor for Grades 9 & 11 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs. Jan Swartley, Guidance Assistant email@example.com
SAT and ACT College Exams
Information about SAT and ACT exams is available at collegeboard.com or actstudent.org. April and May test dates have been canceled or postponed. Currently, the next SAT is scheduled for the first weekend of June. College Board has not made a decision about whether they can safely hold that test. We will let you know as soon as we know. Now is a good time to login to College Board and take a free SAT practice test and do some SAT test prep. If you have questions about college entrance exams, please contact your counselor.
SAT Exam ACT Exam
Testing Date Registration Deadline Testing Date Registration Deadline
June 6, 2020 May 8, 2020 June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020
Parents, remember to check Collegeboard.com or ACT.org for information to support your student. Along with college information, there is also a timeline, registration and practice tests, and other helpful tips. Guidance encourages you to take time and search this site for helpful information.
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)
Students with the proper current documentation (within 3 years) for a learning disability, may qualify for accommodations for the SAT or ACT test. An SSD Student Eligibility Form must be submitted for each student requesting accommodations. The College Board recommends that Dock submit SSD Student Eligibility Forms at the conclusion of the student's 9th grade year. If you feel your child would qualify for SAT or ACT accommodations, please contact Mrs. Leaman for a request form or additional information. SAT accommodations and ACT accommodations are two separate applications. After the student has been approved for accommodations, it follows him/her through high school.
Scholarships are out there . . . You just have to search for them!
There is still time to apply for scholarships! More information, including a list of specific scholarships and their application deadlines, is available on the website. Remember to talk with the financial director at your college of choice to uncover other options. It takes work, but there is money to help support higher education.
Below are some helpful online resources to assist you in scholarship searches.
College Board - www.collegeboard.com
FastWeb - www.fastweb.com
Scholarship Page - www.scholarship-page.com/
Going Merry - www.goingmerry.com
Student Scholarships - www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php
The following scholarships are offered to Dock students only. Check your Schoology messages for an application. They are also available on the Guidance Office Scholarship page on Dock's website.
- The Vanessa L. Myers Women In STEM Alumnus Scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to a female graduating Dock senior who is entering a field related to Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics. Applications are due April 30.
- The Travis Bechtel Memorial Scholarship provides a $1000 scholarship to a Dock senior planning to major in business who excels in academics, athletics, and business. Applications are due May 13.
- The Daniel J. Reinford Scholarship is awarded to graduating Dock seniors who will be attending a Mennonite college or university. It is based on financial need, grades, and contribution to campus life. Applications are due May 13.
The AP Program is committed to supporting students during the coronavirus outbreak. They are offering free remote learning and at-home AP testing. While we encourage students to wait until closer to the test date to decide, any student already registered for an exam can choose to cancel at no charge. More information about AP exams can be found at collegeboard.org. Please reach out to Mr. Kabakjian if you have questions or concerns about your specific situation.
Looking for things to do this summer? Check out the Summer Opportunities link on the Guidance Office web page for ideas! Enrichment activities look impressive on the college resume. Talk to your Guidance Counselor if you have questions.
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