The Counselor Crow's Nest

AHS School Counseling's January 2022 Newsletter

January News in the New Year

Happy New Year Bucs! We are off to a busy start in 2022. Check out the newsletter and stay in the know!

Congratulations to our December Graduates!

Bennett Christian

Brielle Ebberman

Keaton Guevara

Aniya Hood

Lillian Hult

Aiden McKneely

Eliezer Rodriguez

Bailey Smith

Upcoming Events

January 24th - Open House, 6:30 - 7:30


January 25th - If your child is interested in taking college classes through dual enrollment next summer (2022), fall (2022) or spring (2023), we will hold a Virtual Dual Enrollment Night scheduled for January 25, 2022 at 6:30pm via Teams. The link will be sent again closer to the meeting, but you are welcome to put this on your calendar. Click here to join the meeting


January - February - Counseling will conduct classroom lessons with 9th and 10th grade students through English classes.


February 7-10 - 9th Grade Advisement. Letters will be mailed home to 9th grade families with specific information regarding 9th grade advisement.

Interested in Dual Enrollment?


Dual Enrollment –If you missed the Cobb County Dual Enrollment Summit meeting, you can now view it on the county DE website along with additional information about Dual Enrollment.



https://www.cobbk12.org/page/42474/dual-enrollment


For specific Dual Enrollment information at AHS, please visit http://allatoonacounseling.weebly.com/

Naviance Instructions and How to Request a Transcript

View the attachment below to find information about how to login to Naviance, how to request a transcript and letters of recommendation, and how to match your Common App. to Naviance.

College Resources

Applying to College?

If you are planning to apply to college, but have not already done so, here are a few reminders:

1. Check application deadlines

2. Know what documents need to be submitted and how to submit them

FAFSA Information and Tips

Filling out FAFSA is the most important thing for seniors to do to get financial aid for college! The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1st, so start filling out your FAFSA forms! Click above or click the following link to learn more: http://bit.ly/ahsfinaid

Spring SAT/ACT Dates

Spring SAT Dates: 3/12/22, 5/7/22, 6/4/22 - Register at www.collegeboard.org Spring ACT Dates: 2/12/22, 4/2/22, 6/11/22, 7/16/22 - Register at www.actstudent.org

SAT Prep Course

The Spring session of the PTSA sponsored SAT Prep course will begin February 7th and will be held VIRTUALLY from 4:30 - 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for 4 weeks.

Cost - $175 for PTSA members

$200 for non-PTSA members

Register at www.ptsaahs.com and please contact Mrs. Edwards at amanda.edwards1@cobbk12.org with any questions.

College Visits Are Here!


College Visits are offered 2 ways this year and are available to all students:

1 - Face to Face visits outside in the cafeteria courtyard during lunch. This is for STUDENTS ONLY to attend during their designated lunch time.

2 - Virtual Visits after school at 5 p.m. and students will access these visits at home using the link in Naviance.


Check the AHS website:

https://www.cobbk12.org/allatoona/page/570/calendars#monthview


OR


Check your Naviance account to see who is coming and when. To find this information in Naviance, log into your account and look under the "What's New" section on the Naviance Home Page. If the visit is scheduled from 12-2, it is a cafeteria/courtyard visit. If it is scheduled for 5 p.m., it is virtual.


November Sneak Peak: University of Mississippi, Andrew College, and Columbus State!

University System of Georgia Data Chart

Opportunities for Students

Applerouth

Check out this link to the Applerouth website for free seminars on things like financial aid, study skills, SAT vs. ACT testing, and how to make college affordable.

Test Prep Events | Applerouth


Applerouth also has practice tests! Go to this link to sign up - Test Prep Events | Applerouth

2022 STEM Academy held at Georgia Tech June 6th-10th


Join us June 6 - 10 for a STEM-themed Summer Camp open to all rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students!

OPEN TO ALL YOUTH, BOTH MALES AND FEMALES. BSA MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED.

Our mission is to have high school students leave our academy with a deeper understanding of what STEM professionals do every day and how they change and build the world we live in. This is a unique and great way to get your high school students motivated about their future careers. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn STEM Merit Badges, including the Construction Merit Badge.

When: June 6 - 10, 2022

Where: Georgia Tech

Who: Rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students

https://www.atlantabsa.org/stem-academy

Need extra help? Check out these tutoring resources!

TutorATL - Free Online Tutoring for Students

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunity Scholarships

Opportunity Scholarships are available through College Board. Check these out!

http://Collegeboard.org/opportunity

Balams Firm Scholarship Opportunity

The Balams Firm is proud to announce we are accepting applications for our $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP to help support a METRO ATLANTA STUDENT in accomplishing their educational goals.

As a Community Partner, THE BALAMS FIRM is committed to recognizing talent and rewarding excellence. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for deserving students to reach their potential by supporting the cost of higher education.

The merit-based scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the metro Atlanta area with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Students may submit their completed application beginning OCTOBER 1 and due no later than FEBRUARY 1.

See the complete scholarship information and APPLY ONLINE at our website: https://www.balamslaw.com/community-outreach/scholarship/

Please, no phone calls. Direct all questions via email to: info@balamslaw.com

Scholarship - Attention seniors!

The Senator Tippins Scholarship and other Cobb Schools Foundation Scholarship applications are now open! Please see the attachment for more information and links for where to apply!

Cobb Schools Foundation Scholarships.pdf

Additional Scholarship Opportunities are continuously updated in Naviance:

Log into Naviance account using the directions below. Once you are in Naviance, go to Colleges > Scholarship Search to find local scholarship applications.

Option 1: Go to https://student.naviance.com/allatoonahs

Option 2: Go to www.cobbk12.org >Find It Fast (top right-hand corner) and choose Naviance

Option 3: Go to the Allatoona website at https://web.cobbk12.org/allatoona. >Find It Fast (top right-hand corner) and choose Naviance.

If Given a Choice, Make Sure You Are Choosing to Login Using CLEVER When You Get to the Naviance Login Page.

Job Opportunities

Chick-fil-A Acworth at Brookstone wants you to know...........We're Hiring!

Are you looking to join a team that cares, a culture that's unique and a mission that starts with people like you? We're offering: Competitive Pay, Sundays Off, Flexible Scheduling, Free Food, Caring Culture, PTO, Growth Opportunities, and College Scholarships.

Apply online at http://www.acworthcfas.com

Mathnasium Learning Center is hiring!

Mathnasium is looking for excellent math students to join their part-time instructor team. They are looking preferably for juniors and seniors as they would have the appropriate math classes behind them and be mature enough to handle a part-time job. This would be considered excellent experience to include on their college and scholarship applications.

Please see flyer below for additional information.

Counseling Resources

Your counselors are here for you!

The best way to contact us for immediate assistance is through email:

Dawn Neely (A-D): dawn.neely@cobbk12.org

Robin Rohrbach (E-K): robin.rohrbach@cobbk12.org

Kristi Turner (L-Ri): kristi.turner@cobbk12.org

Haley Welch (L-Ri): haley.welch@cobbk12.org

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z): melody.mcallister@cobbk12.org

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk): allyson.rich@cobbk12.org