Junior Class Guidepost

Helpful Information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department

FEBRUARY 2016

FEB 12th Deadline: Cass Career/Summit Tech Applications

Are you interested in attending Cass Career or Summit Tech next year?
Applications are due Feb 12th- to the Counseling Office.

Follow links below for more information:
Cass Career Center
Summit Technology Academy

AP Exam Info from Mr Sclesky

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. For the 2016 AP exams, students at Raymore-Peculiar HS will be registering online. This year each AP exam costs $92.00. For the class of 2017 and beyond, to get weighted credit in the AP class, students must take the AP exam for that subject. To earn college credit for the class a student needs to score a 4 or 5 on the AP exam. Check with the college you are interested in to determine what the required score is to earn credit.


Online Exam registration will begin on Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:00 AM and ends on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 11:58 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/262580 to register. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.


Raymore-Peculiar HS is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration or payment can be mailed in with a check. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration if you choose to pay with that method. If you choose the option to pay by check, please follow the instructions on how to submit payment that way by mail and watch the deadline dates carefully.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

· Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 6:00 AM - Registration Begins

· Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur an $8 late fee per exam.

· Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 11:58 PM - Registration Ends

· Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:58 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.

Please contact Mr. Eric Sclesky, eric.sclesky@raypec.org , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

Best Colleges for the Money- in Missouri

Check out College Factual's website and compare what college is right for you!
Here is a comparison of the Colleges in Missouri

You can look at a few pages easily and then they will ask you to sign up with just an email and password. After that you will have full access to a great tool to compare Colleges and Universities nationwide based on a large amount of different criteria.

Osage Valley Washington DC Youth Tour-Contest

Each year Osage Valley Electric sponsors a contest to select two area HS Juniors to represent the Cooperative on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour- an exciting all expenses paid trip to Washington DC in June. Two delegates are selected from the Osage Valley region. Go HERE for more information. Fill out the APPLICATION and submit it to:
Osage Valley Electric Co-op
Attn: Jana Rosier
PO Box 470 Butler, MO 64730

or email it to:
jrosier@osagevalley.com
subject: Washington DC

Cottey College Summer Workshop June 19-24 2016

For more information: www.cottey.edu/workshop
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MCC Visit Days

See the schedule below for upcoming events at Metropolitan Community College!
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Mo Southern State - Preview in the KC Area

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 6:30-8pm

1901 Northwest Blue Parkway

Unity Village, MO

Southern Preview is an event for prospective students and families to learn about MSSU and what they have to offer.

Learn about their admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, academic programs, student activities and MUCH MORE!

If you want to explore the exciting possibilities that MSSU has to offer, this is the day for you.

See you in Kansas City!


RSVP - here or by calling 417.499.0059

The Coolidge Scholarship for America

Open to JUNIORS only.
More information at: Coolidgescholars.org
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College Reps Coming

Here is a list of the Colleges that will be visiting this month. If your student would be interested in visiting with a College Rep, they need to come into the Senior Office and sign up BEFORE the day of the visit. Passes will be distributed only to those students who sign up ahead of time. Students may also sign up at: http://rpseniors.weebly.com/visit-with-a-college-rep.html

2/8 Columbia College 10:30am

2/9 Marines, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

2/9 Missouri State 1pm

2/10 Army Reserves, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

2/10 MidAmerica Nazarene 1pm

2/11 MCC-Longview 1pm

2/12 Emporia State 9:30am

2/16 Army National Guard, Lunch Visit- no sign up needed

2/17 Pitt State 1pm

2/18 Navy, Lunch Visit-no sign up needed

2/24 Truman 1pm
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Junior Timeline

    Winter (November – February)

    ___ If you haven’t already, sign up for tutoring or freshman mentoring to get A+ mentoring hours

    ___ Pick classes for your senior year based on your career goals and training, remembering your mind can change, so keep options open (During advisory)

    ___ Get involved, and stay involved. Run for leadership positions in your activities. Volunteer for activities and clubs related to career interests.

    ___ Prepare for the appropriate testing (Princeton Review, ACT test prep online, ASVAB test prep online, etc.)

    ___ Register and take the ACT: www.actstudent.org (or) SAT: www.collegeboard.org. Look ahead to see the calendar of dates during your senior year (make a plan and prepare!).

    ___ Identify the characteristics of a college that matters to you—size, location, cost, academics, social environment and diversity. Continue to identify your interests and strengths.