Campus Weekly Update
1st Year E-News By Alex Gonzalez
2nd Year E-News By Jonathan Main
3rd Year E-News By David Yang
This week, Mr.Young, along with other facilitators, organized peer and expert review sessions to improve presidential research essays (due February 8th). Experts from the University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, the University of Texas at Dallas and other community leaders from around the city came to participate and provide useful feedback around the research and writing process. The presidential research essay calls for learners to research and recommend a course of action to their respective president. Experts were impressed with the level of content knowledge and effort put into the detailed research papers, ranging from economic analyses, all the way to war preparations. Presidents ranged from Theodore Roosevelt (1901) to incumbent Barack Obama. In addition to the review meetings, learners have also working to develop their engineering and art deliverables, interactive presidential library components and conflict art pieces respectively.
4th Year E-News By Rachel Varnell
Colleges on Campus
February 23rd- Texas Colleges and Universities College Fair at lunch featuring over 15 Texas institutions.
February 26th- Lunch time college fair including: Louisiana Tech, Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri , University of Pittsburgh
Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program
There will be a press conference held at our school regarding the internship program next week! Look for the story in local media outlets!
Interested in an 8 week paid internship program in a company or non-profit in Plano?
They will be looking for 50-100 interns.
The program is open to sophomores and juniors who will be 16 years old before June 13, have a GPA above 3.0, and a solid attendance record.
Flyers are available in the Counseling office or check out the website at www.planomayorsintern.org for more information.
Spring EOC Dates
The English I test date is March 29. All first years will take English I.
The English II test date is March 30. All second years will take English II.
All other EOC administrations will be the first week in May.
Thank you in advance for planning doctor visits, etc. around these dates.
If your learner is planning on taking an AP exam this spring, payment for AP Tests is due by February 26th.
Payment can be made in cash or through Paypams.
Below are the instructions:
· Payment for AP exams can be made by check or through PayPAMS.
Payment by check : Give to Mrs. Parker in the Counseling office
-Checks should be made out to Plano Academy High School.
-Each AP exam is $92.
-In the memo line, please write your students name and ID number.
Payment by PayPAMS:
-Login to your current account
-On the main menu, look for: AP Test – Plano Academy High School
You will choose either “high school” for 1st 2nd years
“senior high school” for 3rd years
-Choose every exam for which you are preparing
-The total payment will be calculated by paypams.
-A $3.00 fee has been added to each test in order to use PayPAMS.