Freshman Facts

Helpful information from the Ray-Pec Counseling Department

MAY 2016

UMKC School of Pharmacy

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is hosting two, one-day summer camps for high school students interested in pursuing a career in Pharmacy. There is a minimal, $15 charge, and your students will learn from PharmD faculty, students, and staff in actual Pharmacy classrooms.


Friday, June 24 from 10am-2pm in Kansas City on the UMKC Hospital Hill Campus

Friday, July 8 from 10am-2pm in Columbia on the University of Missouri Campus


Questions? Please contact the School of Pharmacy or call 816-235-1613.

UMKC Office of Admissions and School of Pharmacy

Summers at Mizzou

AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES)

The West Central Missouri AHEC is now accepting applications for our AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES) for the 2016-17 academic year. The deadline to apply is September 1 and students will need a letter of recommendation, copy of their 2015-16 transcript, and a 3.0 minimum GPA.

ACES was designed for students with a strong interest in pursuing a health career, eventually working and serving in Missouri. This program provides career exploration, health care awareness activities, leadership development, networking, and college preparation. The program is limited to about 40 students and workshops run one Saturday a month from October – May. Anyone may apply, but we will place a strong emphasis on students that display:

(1) Interest in a primary care career (physician in family med, pediatrics, internal med; nursing, nurse practitioner) dentist, dental hygiene, behavioral health or public health field.

(2) Interest in attending a college in Missouri.

(3) Rising Freshman, Sophomore or Juniors.

(4) Minimum 3.0 GPA

(5) Letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member

(6) Personal statement with career interest.

[contact the Senior Office to obtain an application packet- or 816-892-1414]

Stephanie Taylor | AHEC Director

West Central Missouri AHEC | Hosted by HCC of Rural Missouri

Direct Line (660) 251-0519 | Mobile (816) 617-2353 | Fax 660-251-0524

825 South Business Highway 13, Lexington, MO 64067

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UT Leadership Summer Camp for High School Students

My name is Crysta Hernandez and I’m an undergraduate at The University of
Texas at Austin. I'm working on a summer program here that’s a great
opportunity for high school students called the UT Global Ethics and Conflict
Resolution Summer Symposium. This year's camp is from Sunday, June 19 -
Saturday, July 2, 2016. We are excited to offer students a chance to visit UT
Austin for this two week camp to gain valuable leadership experience for
college and beyond.

The Summer Symposium is open to students who will be in grades 9 - 12 during
the 2016 - 2017 school year. Activities include:

- Attending lectures with distinguished professors and community leaders
- Learning to have diplomatic and proactive discussions about issues
- Negotiation of treaties
- Directing and recording videos about ethics and/or conflict
- Creating online magazines to discuss important causes
- Visiting art installations on campus
- Discussing world issues through a critical lens
- And much more
To read more about what a student can gain from this program, find Sarah's
story below.

Would you consider forwarding this message to teachers and parents at your
school? Prices for the program range from $885-$1,400, though scholarships are

UTPCR also invites educators to join us for a day workshop on Tuesday, June 28,
2016 from 10 am to 6 pm for an enrollment fee of $100. You can find more on the
Educator Workshop here:

Find more information about the UT Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer
Symposium on the website:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or Dr. Madeline
Maxwell, UTPCR Director, at or call 512-471-1950.

Thank you,
Crysta Hernandez
UT Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium
The University of Texas at Austin

Freshmen Year Timeline

The primary focus of your freshmen year should be on taking rigorous courses, keeping your grade point average up, and getting involved in extracurricular activities!

Spring (March-May)

___ If needed, enroll in summer school at Ray-Pec High School. See your counselor for the options best suited for you. Both credit recovery courses and correspondence online classes are available.

___ Review summer programs at to learn about summer learning and enrichment opportunities.