Student Support Services

MAY 2022


Our webpage has great information about college and career resources, PSEO, mental health supports, community programming, academic supports, and more.


A special congratulations goes out this week to Julianna Larson, Jamari Powell, Gershon Perez, and Nathan Heer. These students displayed the PBIS character traits of being respectful, being responsible and being real at Fridley HS. We are so proud of your hard work, scholars.

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REMINDER FOR SENIORS: Extended Day/Credit Recovery

Students who are currently enrolled in credit recovery/extended day should continue attending on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays after school. The deadline to complete all credit recovery classes is May 26th. Students should also work on these classes at home outside of the extended day hours.

In order to participate in commencement you need to complete your course(s) by May 26th at 5pm. Scholars have access to these courses 24/7 and we highly encourage all scholars who are doing credit recovery to work on this outside of school hours.

The remaining dates for credit recovery are:

  • May: 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

If you have any questions about credit recovery, please contact your scholar’s academic dean.

Credit Recovery - Summer School

Students who did not earn credit in a required class for graduation will receive information about credit recovery during summer school soon. Information will be communicated with students and families in the coming days.


The Student Support Services Offices is proud to announce one of the 2021-2022 Wallin Scholarship winners as our own Fridley High School graduating Senior, Vanessa Lor.

A message from Vanessa:

“I am going to University of Minnesota Twin Cities. I plan on majoring in nursing and minoring in public health.

This scholarship will help me get through a lot during my college career. It will help me financially and in preparation for college. With this scholarship, I also get an advisor who helps guide me throughout college and supports me when needed. As I take college courses now, it is challenging and having support is always nice to have.

I was ecstatic when I found out I received the scholarship. Waiting for the decision made me very anxious because I always had this doubt that I wouldn’t get it because there so many other amazing applicants. But, when finding out, I was so happy and grateful. I dedicated a lot of time working on the application and had so much help from Mr. Keifer and Mrs. Engler. It’s always amazing to see your work and all that you have done recognized! I’m very grateful for this scholarship opportunity!”

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The deans will host a SECOND REQUIRED senior class meeting on Thursday, May 12th during advisory from 8:57am-9:27am. All PSEO and Fridley Online students are encouraged to attend in person.

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The application for Fridley Community scholarships opened on March 28th and closed on April 14th.

Last year, over $130,000 was awarded to seniors. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at an evening ceremony on May 19th. There will be more information coming about the ceremony.


12th graders who are interested in retaking the ACT test, should sign up by creating an account on the ACT website. . The ACT test does have a fee ranging from $50-$67. Fee waivers are available in the SSS office for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

Upcoming ACT tests/registration deadlines:

Test: June 11th Deadline: May 6th

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GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES! Remember to check often!

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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) APPLICATION

The FAFSA is the application through the federal government that must be completed in order for college students to be eligible for free aid (grants) and federal student loans. Some scholarships also require that the FAFSA is completed. The FAFSA opened on OCTOBER 1 and will remain open until next summer. This application is for students entering college for the 2022-2023 school year. In general, the earlier FAFSA is completed, the better. Most college financial aid offices recommend that the FAFSA is completed between October and February. Students complete the FAFSA every year they attend college. If you have not completed the FAFSA before, it may seem difficult. The process is fairly simple and necessary for students to complete. Students need information from at least one parent/guardian, plus their personal financial information in order to complete the FAFSA.

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Transcript? Click or scan the QR code to visit Parchment!

How to send a High School Transcript

All college applications will require the student’s high school transcript to be sent after the application is submitted and again after graduation. All transcripts are sent through our electronic service called Parchment. Students need to create an account. They will keep this account even after they graduate to request their transcript. For more information and help with parchment you can also visit the HS website:

1. Go to the Fridley Parchment website:

2. Create an account. Registration codes were sent to each student (Fridley gmail). If they do not use the code, students need to make sure they are linked to Fridley High School and choose the correct graduation year.

3. Students may request a transcript. They search for the college, then click “Order”.

The order is not automatically sent. Our office secretary reviews the order, uploads the most current transcript, then sends the transcript.

12th Graders - Letters of Recommendation

Students may need letters of recommendation for some college applications or for scholarships. Typically, recommenders may be teachers (current or former), employers, coaches, or other adults who can highlight the leadership and/or academic qualities of the student. If the application requires a school counselor, please use the academic dean to complete that portion.

Things for students to remember:

· Talk to the recommender early! 2 weeks is generally a good minimum amount of time for a recommender to complete a well-written letter.

· Give recommenders the exact details—What/who is the letter for? When is it due? How is the letter submitted?

· It’s a good idea for students to waive their right to see the recommendation letter. This means the recommender will submit the letter directly to the college/scholarship by mail or upload it online.

· Always ask the recommender permission to use them as a recommender on an application. Ask in person, if possible. Email is generally acceptable as well.

· Use recommenders who will be able to highlight positives.

· It’s ok for a recommender to say no. They may not have the time to devote to a letter right now.

· Give the recommender a resume or details about what the student has accomplished and would like highlighted in the letter.