LAJH Guidance News
Hispanic Heritage Month
*Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott's Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest is open to all 4th-12th grade students in the state of Florida. Winners will receive a 4-Year scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation! All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018.
*The state contest is different from the LAJH art and essay contests. Click on the link below to see more details about the school contests. The deadline for turning in artwork or essays is Wednesday-September 5th.
Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search helps academically talented students identify their strengths, develop their abilities and interests, and celebrate their achievements at a crucial time when they are forming their identities and looking ahead to the future. Participants learn about their strengths with an above-level test (either the ACT or SAT) and receive benefits like specialized publications and resources, educational guidance, recognition of their abilities, and academic challenges. Enrolling in the 7th Grade Talent Search is also the first step to attending TIP’s renowned online and face-to-face educational programs.
*Students who have a Raw Score ≥ 361 on FSA Math or ≥ 363 on the FSA ELA from 6th grade are eligible to apply. The school counselors at LAJ have identified eligible 7th grade students and they were given a congratulatory letter and pertinent information to share with their parents.
*FSA Scores can be found on the FOCUS Parent Portal by clicking on the "My Child" tab and highlight "Test History".
Attendance Awareness Month
September is also known as Attendance Awareness Month and it was first celebrated in September 2013. Attendance Awareness Month is a nationwide recognition of the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. Next week, students can show their school spirit and support by participating in a “dress-up” week during September 4-7.
The themes are:
*Tuesday- LAJH Gear