Weekly Campus Update
Mission: To create a community of learners empowered to collaborate and compete in a rapidly changing world.
Community Service/Leadership Opportunity
Children’s Medical Center, a pediatric not-for-profit hospital in our community, is now accepting applications for membership on their teen board, called the Junior Leadership Board (JLB).
The 2016-2017 board term begins in September 2016 and runs through May 2017. In order to qualify, you must be a high school student during the 2016-2017 school year, and be at least 16 years of age or older by October 7, 2016 (you can be 15 years of age at the time you apply as long as you turn 16 in October).
Learners from Academy High School have served on this board in the past and we would love to continue that tradition.
Deadline for applications and references is February 29, 2016. All submissions are electronic through the JLB’s webpage:https://give.childrens.com/get-involved/join-a-group/the-junior-leadership-board/get-involved/
Upcoming Colleges on Campus
January 27th- Arizona State University: sign up in NAVIANCE to attend their presentation
Spring Academic Conferences
Beginning in February, counselors will be meeting one-on-one with each sophomore and junior and his/her parent to review the learner’s transcript, PSAT scores, and discuss courses for the 2016-17 academic year.
Each learner and parent will receive an invitation by mail with a preselected conference date and time. Conferences will conclude the week after spring break.
First Year Learners
On January 22nd counselors will be meeting with first years to talk about registering for the 2016-17 academic year.
Each learner will bring home a registration form to be completed and returned on January 29th.
Juniors-This spring is the time to take your SAT/ACT.
We encourage you to take them both.
Check out collegeboard.org and act.org for test dates and registration deadlines
There are numerous scholarships posted in Naviance-check out the list.
You can also find scholarships online through sites such as fastweb.org, chegg.com, collegenet.com, and the counselors have a listing of scholarships in their office.
You are welcome to stop by and pick up a copy.
1st Years E-News by Alex Gonzalez
2nd Year E-News By Jonathan Main
3rd Year E-News By David Yang
4th Year E-News By Rachel Varnell
Upcoming Titan Talks:
1/22 Titan Talk with Counselors for 1st Years Only in the Dome.
1/29 Titan Talk with Counselors for 1st Years Only in the Dome again - both sessions are regarding scheduling for next year.
2/12 Titan Talk for 1st and 2nd years in the Dome - Professional Closet Fashion Show
2/19 Titan Talk for 3rd and 4th years in the Dome - Prom Fashion Show
Save the Date!
- 3rd Years Ring Ceremony - 2/23 @ 7:00 pm, kiddos arrive at 6:30 to get in line for the event.
- New Titan Night - 2/25 @ 6:30 We will welcome our incoming Titans and Parents, engage in team-building, and share talking points.
- Junior Senior Prom ~ we will need PTSA parent chaperones to help! Prom is on Saturday, May 14th from 7pm to midnight at the Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center. After prom is from midnight to 6:00 am at Pin Stack.
Titan Solar Car Team Update: