April - 2023
End of 3rd Quarter
Freshmen Class Meetings
During the week of March 20 counselors met with 9th graders during their Health or AVID classes. Students explored their career interests using their MaiaLearning account & completed an Interest Inventory. Each student also met with their school counselor individually to review their Midterm grades & attendance rates. In April, we'll be meeting with them again to work on resumes.
During the week of April 3 counselors will be supporting all 10th graders in their US History class to explore their career interests. Students will be using their MaiaLearning account to complete an Interest Inventory, research different careers & explore the training/college options needed to prepare for their career interests.
ARCC Travel Scholarship
ARCC Immersive Travel Programs for Teens hosts summer and gap year travel programs for high school graduates. McDaniel has received a $2500 scholarship to award to one graduating senior (Class of 2023) to use toward tuition for one of ARCC's travel experiences. Students who are interested in applying should complete this form.
College & Career
Spring College Fair
2023 Spring PNACAC College Fair @ University of Portland - Sunday, April 30th - 12:00PM-3:00PM
Over 100 colleges and universities will be in attendance. To see a list of participating institutions and to save time during the fair, students are encouraged to register in advance for a barcode through Strive Scan. By having a barcode, students can spend time during the fair talking to colleges instead of filling out information cards.
- ORABSE - Students identifying as Black, African-American, of African descent, or African Diaspora (fully or partially) w/ 3.0+ GPA DUE April 10
- Project Lemonade Fill the Gap - Students having experienced foster care after age 14, provides flexible funding to cover a student’s basic needs expenses DUE April 30
Senior Decision Day - May 1
Early May is traditionally the deadline for seniors to make their college decisions for next year. Please help your seniors communicate with their colleges about their wishes (accepting/declining offers of admission) or to negotiate for more time if needed.
Please reach out to your school counselor or our College Coordinator, Esthera if support is needed in navigating this college process.
Get Schooled is ready to support Portland Juniors & Seniors in getting to college & finding first jobs. Juniors & Seniors should apply for our exclusive PPS $1,000 Scholarship. It will take them less than a minute to apply! Students who sign-up will also begin receiving content and support from Get Schooled’s team, right to their phones.
- Personalized Financial Aid Support
- Scholarships & Grants
- College Apps & Scholarship Essay Feedback
- Finding a Summer Job
Oregon Promise Update
The Oregon Promise program is often referred to by students as the way to attend community college for free. Although not free, Oregon Promise is a low-cost way to access college & additional training. Current seniors & future graduates should be aware of how to qualify.
- GPA requirement 2.0 minimum, cumulative, unweighted
- Minimum award $2000 for full-time students.
- Must enroll within 6 months of HS gradution.
Portland Youth Job Fair
Field Trip 4/13 - Express Interest HERE to receive permission form
Youth Job Fair targets ages 16 and up! There will be dozens of employers to speak with & have the opportunity to be hired on the spot. The fair will also have resume support & practice interviews, among giveaways, & other activities to support students as they embark in their place in the workforce.
Application for current 10th & 11th graders to apply will open on April 17.
College Possible provides:
- College exploration guidance
- Free ACT prep and registration fee waivers
- College & Financial Aid application coaching
- Support with College Essays, Resumes & Letters of Recommendation
- Campus visits and more!!
- Want to attend college
- Have ~2.5+ GPA
- Meet income qualifications
- Are committed to participate
Minds Matter - Freshman Applicants
Minds Matter is an academic mentoring organization serving accomplished high school students in low-income communities. Their goal is to give students the tools they need to gain acceptance to a 4-year university & navigate the financial aid process.
Minds Matter carefully selects exceptional students from low-income backgrounds. Students then spend 3 years working with volunteer mentors, writing coaches, SAT tutors & college advisors to navigate the path to college.
- Apply as a 9th grade student
- Maintain strong overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Qualify for free/reduced lunch
- Committed to pursuing college education
Apply Online due May 31, 2023.
Questions? Email Matt Galbraith.
EAGLE Caddie Program - Freshman Applicants
The EAGLE Caddie Program (Early Adventures in Golf for a Lifetime of Enjoyment) seeks currently enrolled 9th grade high school students for a unique internship –which offers summer employment & a pathway to a full college scholarship @ the University of Oregon. The 3-year program is a partnership between PP&R, the Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation, and local high schools.
Students who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, non-binary, or immigrants or refugees are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for the program application is Friday, April 28.