Liberty Academy Newsletter

February 6, 2020

School is IN SESSION on Friday, February 14th AND Monday, February 17th!

Because we did not have school due to the Chief's Superbowl Celebration parade that was held on Wednesday, 2/5/2020--we WILL HAVE SCHOOL on Friday, February 14th (originally scheduled as a Professional Development Day).

We ALSO WILL HAVE SCHOOL on Monday, February 17th (originally scheduled as a day off in observance of President's Day). This is snow day make-up day #1!


Please plan for your student to be in attendance on these days!

Preparing to the the ACT

For juniors and seniors who are opting in to take the ACT in March. Want to get ready?


ACT test prep:


http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

https://www.test-guide.com/free-act-practice-tests.html

Other ACT prep resources: https://thebestschools.org/resources/best-online-act-test-prep-services/

Information on LPS ACT test prep program: https://www.lps53.org/domain/5351

Big picture

It's not too early to think about summer school...

Summer school information will be available NEXT WEEK! Please watch for next week's newsletter for important information you need to know about this great program that can help your student catch up on much-needed credits!

STEM career information

Search STEM programs and connect with college & industry reps in person to find a good college fit. Sunday, March 29, 2020, 1-4 PM at Union Station Kansas City - Grand Plaza.

Register free at gotomystemfair.com.

Cool programs you may want to consider for next year...

Students interested in applying to Northland or Excelsior Career Centers for next year must shadow a program of interest to apply. Programs available include:

Carpentry/Construction Technology, Computer Technology, Animation & Media, Health Services (1 year), Heating and Air Conditioning, EMT, Fire Science, Electrical Trades, Automotive Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Aviation Technology, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology, Heating/Cooling and Climate Control (HCCC), Industrial Welding, IT Professional, Law Enforcement/CSI, Production Technologies, and Teaching Professions.

See the counseling office for permission forms to schedule a shadow date. Applications and shadows must be completed by February 21.

NCAPS shadow forms are available in the Counseling Office. Shadowing is mandatory for applying for NCAPS. Shadow information below:

Shadow Dates : Feb 10 - last shadow date!

Shadow Times: 8-8:45 AM & 12:30-1:15 PM

Strand to Shadow: Global Business & Logistics, Technology Solutions, Engineering & Adv. Manufacturing, Medicine & Healthcare, Digital Media & Design.

Important information for juniors and seniors!

The ACT is an entrance exam used by most colleges and universities to make admissions decisions. It is a multiple-choice, pencil-and-paper test administered by ACT, Inc. The purpose of the ACT test is to measure a high school student's readiness for college, and provide colleges with one common data point that can be used to compare all applicants.


Liberty Public schools offers the ACT exam to every Junior during the spring semester. This year our testing date is Tuesday, March 24th. Participating students take the ACT during the school day and it is paid for by the district.


We have found that at Liberty Academy there are students who are not immediately headed to a selective or highly selective college or technical school and do not need an ACT score at this time. Liberty Academy Juniors are asked to OPT IN to take the district offered ACT exam. Juniors who do not OPT IN will not be required to sit for the ACT but will be required to attend school as usual that day.


If you are a senior and did not take the ACT last year during our ACT testing day--and you'd like to take it--we will offer the test to you too! PLEASE let Mrs. Streu know!


If you have questions or concerns about the ACT OR if you want to OPT IN, please contact Mrs. Streu, Counselor, at lori.streu@lps53.org or at 816.736.5470.

Thinking about money for college or technical school?

Don't forget to utilize the resources offered at your home high school to help you navigate the scholarship process that is underway NOW!


LHS students can find their information HERE.

LNHS students can find their information HERE.


Mrs. Streu is happy to help...answer your questions...edit your scholarship applications...find information regarding the FAFSA...whatever! I cannot, however, recreate the depth your home high school goes in to in regards to post-high school financial aid. Please be sure to attend senior planning nights at your high school and watch for their email updates weekly. They are important.