April/May Counseling Newsletter
Avondale Education Foundation Grants
Please complete this survey below for a chance to win one of two, $25 Visa gift cards. The drawing will be held at 5:30pm on May 14th, at Parent Teacher Conferences. P/T Conferences will be from 4:00 - 6:00 on 5/14.
2015 Summer School
ACT scores are in!
ACT offers a limited number of fee waivers each year. If you are unable to pay $38 (no writing) to take the test, please visit my office to see if you qualify for a fee waiver.
You can visit www.actstudent.org to set up your online profile.
Metro Detroit NACAC College Fair
Upcoming Sophomore College Visit
This field trip is sponsored by the Avondale Education Foundation. The Avondale Education Foundation has provided a grant to assist in our Reach Higher Initiative to help all students become college ready.
Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters
The goal of College Decision Day is to recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary educational plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for postsecondary education. Avondale Academy will hold a celebration to honor each senior who has a plan after high school. Whether your plans are a certificate program, trade school, 2 year or 4 year university, please make sure you communicate with your counselor on your intentions. Seniors, if you have not completed the Postsecondary Survey yet, please do so now.
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
There are many types of financial aid such as grants, scholarships, work study, and student loans. You will never know exactly how much aid you will qualify until you complete the FAFSA. Please remember that the FAFSA is FREE!!! Never pay to complete your FAFSA and make sure you visit the correct site: www.fafsa.gov.
It's not too early (or too late) to apply for scholarships!
I also have scholarship books in my office that you are more than welcome to borrow,
Postsecondary Planning Resources for Students
These sites have resources and checklists available for each grade level. Get started now!
WMU Spotlight is designed exclusively for high school juniors and their families to visit Western Michigan University and experience campus. Current WMU students will take you on a guided tour of campus and give you a feel for what life at WMU is really like. In addition to seeing main campus, you will stop along the way at both the Student Recreation Center and a residence hall. In addition, exclusively for Spotlight guests, the $40 admission application fee will be waived.
2015 Spotlight Date:
If you can't make it to a Spotlight program, we invite you to register for one of our daily tours of campus. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!
Low Cost Internet from Comcast
April 13 - 24: Junior/Senior Prom tickets on sale - $40 each
Beginning April 14: M-Step testing for Juniors - Every Tuesday and Thursday for 4 weeks
April 21-23: 2015-16 Scheduling, English classes
May 1: Cap and Gown payment due to Mrs. Trager
May 4: Sophomore class trip to Wayne State University
May 8: Junior/Senior Prom - "Midnight in Paris" on the Detroit Princess Riverboat
May 13: College Decision Day
May 21: Seniors Last Day
May 26: Senior Breakfast/Graduation Rehearsal
May 27: Graduation!