Independent Study Updates
August 28, 2016
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A great group of students!
As a reminder, our classroom is open and available as a safe and quiet place to complete assignments. I am usually in the classroom every day from 8:30 to 3:30, except some Thursday mornings.
If you aren't receiving information from your home school, please contact the Guidance Department to ensure that you are included in these important communications.
Students must check their seq.org email every day. I communicate using email as does each home school.
Home School College and Career Center Information
Each school site has a College and Career Center which provides a wealth of information regarding colleges, career opportunities, college visits, upcoming exams and so much more. Below is the link for each of the school sites. Take some time to check out the information provided. Occasionally, I will send information I find on these sites to you, but, it is best if you keep up with the information posted.
Feel free to read information from each school site, as they are all a bit different!
Seniors who intend to apply to a four year college must become very familiar with Naviance and the Common Application information provided on these sites.
Parents should regularly check the sites as well. School sites have college nights, financial aid workshops and several opportunities to get help with the college application process throughout the school year.
The College and Career Center at each site sends out email communication regularly. Read these PLEASE.
Menlo-Atherton High School
Sequoia High School
Carlmont High School
Woodside High School
Weekly Assignment Sheets
Community College Classes
As a reminder, I will not know how you are progressing in your college classes unless you communicate with me. College professors have office hours. If you are struggling, make an appointment to meet with your professor. I will go with you if you ask me to do so.
The Learning Center on the second floor of building 9 is a great place to go for tutoring or additional support. As a college student, you have access to the library-on the third floor. In fact, anyone with a public library card can use this amazing resource.
The last day to drop a community college class without receiving a W is September 5th, unless your professor has given you different information.
Remember, college classes you take in high school become a permanent grade on your college transcript. Do well, and ask for help if you need it!
ACT and SAT Information (Juniors and Seniors)
Information about the difference between the ACT and the SAT
Free SAT Practice
Free ACT Practice
PSAT Information (Sophomores)
to all grade 10 students. The test is given on the home school campus. I don't have any details yet, but, the date of the test is October 19th. More information about the benefits of taking the PSAT as a 10th grade student can be found on this link:
Math Tutor Update
- Senior Portraits- You should have received information about this from your home school. If you haven't, contact the Guidance Department.
- College Applications- If you are intending to apply to a four-year college, start planning now. Check out your home school Guidance Department website for college application support- most sites will post a "How to Apply to College" video soon.
- FAFSA- (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Check out this introductory video and the link for additional information.