COUNSELING 411

February 2020

SCHEDULING IS ON SCHEDULE

Freshmen, sophomores and juniors will begin the process of meeting with counselors to schedule classes for the 2020-2021 school year. Counselors will meet with students in small groups starting the week of February 10th and continue through early March. Scheduling will take place during SCIENCE classes. If your student does not have a science class, he or she will be contacted by his/her counselor to schedule out of a different class. All students will bring home a 2-part Course Request Sheet to review with parents/guardians. Please take time to look over this information with your student to discuss the classes selected; which will include the required classes for graduation as well as elective classes. Students should return the SIGNED yellow copy of the Course Request Sheet to his/her counselor as soon as possible. The pink copy of the Course Request Sheet is the student's copy and should be kept at home. *Students all have the same advantage for classes, the date they schedule does not put them at an advantage or disadvantage for classes. Courses are determined based on the total number of students that sign up for classes.* Just a reminder that counselors completed the Educational Development Plan (EDP) with students in November/December. The EDP is in the student's Google Classroom. Please review the EDP with your student. This will provide you with an opportunity for you to participate in their class selection/discussion. If your child missed that presentation, he/she can still go into their Google Classroom and fill out the EDP.

When Will It Be My Turn?

Here's a TIP......

The Tuition Incentive Program was established with the intent to offer help to eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of high school and beyond. In order to qualify for TIP, students must first have had or currently receive Medicaid coverage for 24 months within a 36 consecutive-month period prior to high school completion. After a student is identified as being TIP eligible by the Department of Health and Human Services, the student will be sent a notification to complete an application for the program. Please visit:

http://www.michigan.gov/ for more information on the TIP program, eligibility requirements, participating institutions, etc.

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Dual Enrollment

Is dual enrollment an option for my child? And if so, is it the right option? For some students; yes and for some it may not be. There will be an informational session at Schoolcraft on February, 5th which will describe some of the benefits available with dual enrollment. Please view the flyer below for specific information surrounding this event. If your student has any questions about dual enrollment and the process, please have him/her speak to their counselor. All final approval on courses will go through Mr. Harper.

Metro Detroit National College Fair

Looking to get up close and personal with over 150 colleges and universities? Look no further; the Metro Detroit National College Fair is coming to town! Mark your calendars for April 27th 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 6-8 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace located in Novi for this awesome event. Please view the below link for more information surrounding the event, including registration info, list of participating schools and much more! This is a great event for students of every grade level.

https://gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=michigan

Finding the College Application Process Confusing? You're Not Alone.

Credit Recovery

Registration for the 3rd session of night school/adult education will be February 3rd-6th, the 10th and 11th. Classes will be offered at Cass Elementary School, running for 10 weeks. Courses are offered twice a week from 5:30-8 p.m. and will begin the week of February 12th. Cost per course is $200 with a $30 registration fee.Cash, money order or major credit/debit card will be accepted. No checks will be allowed. Any questions, please contact your child's counselor. Counselors MUST fill out a registration sheet with designated course(s) to be completed prior to registering for any courses.

The Livonia Career Technical Center Open House

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 7pm

8589 Newburgh Road

Livonia, MI

ORDER NUMBER 7 NOW

Many colleges and post-secondary institutions require that a senior submit a seventh-semester transcript. Seventh semester transcripts can be requested through Parchment

(www.parchment.com) and should contain first semester grades from senior year.


First semester grades should be posted to a senior's transcript by the week of February 10th 2020. However, students do not need to wait until February to request his/her seventh semester transcript. Seniors can request his/her seventh-semester transcript prior to February 12 by selecting the HOLD for GRADES option in Parchment. Seniors that complete a request for his/her seventh-semester transcript after February 12, 2018 should select CURRENT TRANSCRIPT.

SAVE THE DATE!!!! Career Exploration Open House

Tuesday, March 24th, 6:30pm

18600 Haggerty Road

Livonia, MI

Come get information from individuals representing careers in the following areas:

Arts and Communication

Business Management Technology

Engineering/Manufacturing

Health Sciences

Human Services

Natural Resources