Student Support Services
Our webpage has great information about college and career resources, PSEO, mental health supports, community programming, academic supports, and more.
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REMINDER FOR SENIORS: Extended Day/Credit Recovery
If your scholar is enrolled in our Extended Day Program for credit recovery, please know that there are only a few weeks left. As of April 1st, there will only be 16 opportunities left for students to stay after to work on their credit recovery.
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:
- April: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
- May: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
If you have any questions about credit recovery, please contact your scholar’s academic dean.
Timeliness and Attendance
As we enter the final months of school, we encourage you to continue to look at attendance of your scholar through Infinite Campus to encourage your scholar to get to class on time. We know that time out of class has a direct impact on grades and we want to finish this school year strong.
RECAP FROM THE SENIOR CLASS MEETING ON MARCH 14TH
The deans hosted a senior class meeting on Monday, March 14th. Students were given important information about credits, prom, graduation, and post-secondary planning. Here are a few important reminders and dates that were shared during that meeting:
- Graduation is June 2nd - students must earn 27 credits by the end of the spring semester to walk at graduation and earn a diploma
- May 7th - Fridley HS Prom, Lumber Exchange Building in Minneapolis, 8:00-11:00 - tickets on sale 2 weeks before prom online and during lunch
- May 19th - Scholastic Achievement and Recognition Banquet
- May 26th - 5:00 pm - is the deadline to complete all credit recovery classes
The deans will host a SECOND REQUIRED senior class meeting on Monday, May 9th during advisory from 8:57am-9:27am. All PSEO and Fridley Online students are encouraged to attend in person. There will be a virtual option, as well, which can be accessed through this link: https://meet.google.com/zdm-zmtw-bmq?pli=1
The Fridley Community scholarships application has opened on March 28th; the application can be found on the Class of 2022 Google Classroom page or can be found by clicking here. All Fridley High School and Fridley ALC seniors are encouraged to apply. Last year, over $130,000 was awarded to seniors. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at an evening ceremony on May 19th.
Students will need to send an email to two teachers asking for their recommendation using a Google form, found here. Feel free to copy and paste this note and email to two teachers:
I am applying for a Fridley Community Scholarship and I would appreciate it if you could fill out a recommendation form for me.
This scholarship application will close at 4:00p.m on Thursday, April 14th.
If you have any questions regarding the Fridley Community Scholarship Application,
please email Jessica Miller-Johnson at Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special congratulations goes out this week to Hawa Ali, Elizabeth Morben, Aiden Andler, Etana Houghton. 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.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODES! Remember to check often!
ACT RETAKES (12TH GRADERS)
12th graders who are interested in retaking the ACT test, should sign up by creating an account on the ACT website. www.act.org . 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
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.
More information found here: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
For more great resources, visit http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=888.
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: https://fhs.fridleyschools.org/academics/academic-support-services
1. Go to the Fridley Parchment website: https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/118798/account
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.