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Weekly Updates from Madison High School - November 4, 2019

College and Career Readiness

November is college application month. Seniors are very busy applying for college, financial aid, scholarships and other postsecondary options. Madison counselors conducted presentations about the college application process during the College-bound Symposium on October 16 and provided students with a packet of information to complete the college application process and prepare for the financial aid season (NOTE: the FAFSA deadline is March 2, 2020; apply for the 2020-21 school year at www.fafsa.gov.) Parents can get hands-on help with the FAFSA application from CalSOAP on Saturday, November 16, 9 am - noon, in R24/R25 (enter from the back of the school). The counselors are holding after school workshops throughout November to help seniors with their college applications. The application deadline for the University of California and for California State Universities is Saturday, November 30. This is a hard deadline. Students are encouraged to complete all applications by November 21 to ensure counselor assistance. Please contact your student’s counselor if you have questions or need assistance.

Madison Students Visit Miramar Advanced Transportation

Eleventh and twelfth grade students in automotive and engineering pathways visited Miramar College to learn about the aviation, automotive and diesel training opportunities at San Diego Miramar College. The Discover Your Drive event provides hands-on opportunities in the labs, exposure to the college campus, and opportunities to interact with current college students. Madison's automotive pathway helps students learn about the different systems within vehicles, understand industry standards and perform vehicle maintenance. Click here to see a recap of the Miramar visit.

Family Notices for the Week:

  • Veteran's Day Holiday, Monday, November 11; no school.
  • Saturday Core Academy: Saturday, November 16, 8:00 AM, rm. B23; students should bring homework to complete, study materials or reading that needs to be accomplished. Enter through the back of the school off of Doliva (main campus is closed and in use by the Minato Japanese School).
  • Hands-on Help with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for Parents, Saturday, November 16, 8:00 am to noon, R24 and R25. Enter through the back of the school off of Doliva (main campus is closed and in use by the Minato Japanese School).
  • Food Deliveries: Madison does not allow food deliveries by anyone other than a parent. Food deliveries should be brought into the front office preferably before the lunch period begins. Students are not allowed to meet parents in the parking lot at lunchtime. Campus safety is everyone's responsibility.
  • Madison’s After School Drop-in Center: is open for students Monday through Friday, 2:30-4:00 PM. A hot supper option that includes an entree, fruit, vegetable and milk is available to students at no charge. Students must present their student ID to check in and out of the drop-in center.