Parkville Pathways October 2019
College and Career Info for PHS Students
In this issue: information on PSAT's (grades 9-11) and PSAT day field trip (grade 12), scholarships, financial aid info and MUCH MORE!
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Upcoming College Fairs
College fairs are a great way for grade 9-11 families to get a better understanding of various college offerings and scholarship programs. Many local high schools host these fairs. Some of the upcoming events include:
Calvert Hall College Fair- October 2nd at 7pmPerry Hall High School College Fair - October 3rd at 8pm
Kenwood High School College Fair - October 22nd at 6pm
Milford Mill Academy HBCU Fair - November 7th at 10am
PHS Financial Aid Night Wrap Up
THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) is available for students and parents to complete starting TODAY 10/1/19.
What is the PSAT? Who takes it?
The PSAT has two sections: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. Students will encounter passage-based questions—sometimes accompanied by tables, graphs, and charts—and math problems drawing upon algebra, geometry, and a little trig.
Students can practice for the PSAT (and SAT) at www.khanacademy.org
PSAT Day College Field Trips for Seniors
Morgan State University
University of MD College Park
Permission slips are available by in the counseling office and must be turned in by 10/9 to secure a spot on the trip. Students must arrive at school at 7:45am and report to the Auditorium for an assembly before being dismissed to their respective field trips. 10/16 is a B day, but students with A day only schedules are welcome to attend.
* Lunch is not provided, students may bring a lunch or buy on campus.
SENIORS- Four Year College Application Corner
How are those early action applications coming? The early action deadlines for UMBC and UMD College Park are fast approaching. November 1st will be here before you know it! Make sure you have requested transcripts and teacher letters of recommendation in Naviance by October 23rd to ensure everything is sent to your colleges by November 1.
Every Wednesday after school we offer a college application help session from 2:30- 3:30pm in the library. In this space we are able to assist with college applications, requesting teacher letters of recommendation, editing college essays and helping with financial aid. Attached you will find the college timeline to see if you are on track with your application process. Please email Ms. Serico with any questions about applying to 4 year colleges- firstname.lastname@example.org
Application can be found here: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/59963-Horatio-Alger-Assocation DEADLINE: 10/27/19
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need.
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
- Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
- Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
- Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
- Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
- Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
- Be a United States citizen
Upcoming College Visits
Towson University 10/1/19 9:00 AM
Hofstra University 10/1/19 10:00 AM
Lebanon Valley College 10/2/19 9:00 AM
Bridgewater College 10/2/19 10:00 AM
University of Pittsburg 10/3/19 10:00 AM
Longwood University 10/10/19 9:00 AM
Columbia University 10/10/19 10:00 AM
Stevenson University 10/15/19 9:00 AM
Johnson & Wales University 10/15/19 10:00 AM
Virginia Tech 10/17/19 9:00 AM
UMBC 10/17/19 10:00 AM
Notre Dame of MD 10/22/19 9:00 AM
Alvernia University 10/23/19 9:00 AM
UMBC Upward Bound Program 10/23/19 10:00 AM
Washington College 10/24/19 10:00 AM
York College 10/29/19 10:00 AM
Upward Bound at UMBC- Info Session on 10/23 Sign up in Naviance
We will be hosting an info session for any interested students in grades 9-11. Sign up in Naviance under college visits.
Upward Bound is a nationwide, federally funded educational program, authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, for high school students. The Upward Bound Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County was initiated in 1989. The Program’s design promotes the development and enhancement of students’ basic skills, academic and cultural enrichment, and the motivation necessary to matriculate at and graduate from college. Upward Bound serves students who have demonstrated academic potential and who meet the income and first generation to obtain a four-year college degree criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Program provides students and their parents with an opportunity to invest in students’ futures and thus realize their potential and goals.
Students in grades 9-11 may apply by completing the attached application. Email Brittany Walker: email@example.com for more information.
Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 7:30am
2600 Putty Hill Avenue
Saturday, Oct. 26th, 7:45am
2600 Putty Hill Avenue
Parkville High School Counseling Office
Dept. Chair & AVID Students: Ms. James firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnet Students & College Counselor: Ms. Serico email@example.com
ESOL Level 1 and 2 Students: Mr. Ciorra firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Grade Counselor: Mr. Sherline email@example.com
10th Grade Counselor: Ms. Bardoff firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Grade: Ms. Allen email@example.com
12th Grade: Ms. Wolf firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Secretary: Ms. Adkins email@example.com