DHS Counseling Newsletter

The Final Stretch Edition

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Spring FAFSA Completion Night & Financial AId Q&A for Senior Families - May 10th - 4pm to 6pm in the DHS Learning Center

DHS is hosting a spring FAFSA Completion event. This is intended to be a work session for students and families who need to help completing their FAFSAs. The Georgia Student Finance Commission and Colleges will have financial aid representatives here to also field questions from parents/students about award letters, school based financial aid forms/processes, and the like. Click HERE to sign up.
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SAT Score Delivery Dates

SAT scores will be available to students and sent to colleges beginning on the dates listed below.

March 5 test date: May 10 score delivery

May 7 test date: Mid-June score delivery

June 4 test date: Mid-July score delivery

AP Test Support

Do you want to get ready for the upcoming AP exams?

Click HERE for practice questions practice with sample questions and information to help you know what to expect on exam day.

SAT Prep with Khan Academy

DHS 10th and 11th graders took the PSAT in October, 2015. They have an advantage that no student has had before. For the first time ever, they can connect the results of the their PSAT/NMSQT directly to Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy to create a free personalized practice plan just for them, focusing on improving the specific skills that will help them do their absolute best on the SAT and other high stakes exams. Khan Academy can be used to support the goal of each high school to have more students college and career ready. However, far too few students have linked their accounts to Khan Academy. A tremendous opportunity for free practice is missed if students do not link their data to the Khan platform.

 Click HERE for diagnostic quizzes, personalized suggestions, and video lessons at Khan Academy®.

 Click HERE for a You Tube video that shows how students can share their PSAT/NMSQT with Khan Academy for recommendations based on their results.

 Click HERE these College Board practice tools.

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Many of our senior are excited to have made their final college choice. So, the choice has been made, the tuition deposit has been sent, but there are many things students still need to do before heading off to college in the fall. This article outlines 12 easy, but important, things to do after submitting the tuition deposit.

Click HERE for the full article.

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What schools don't tell you about campus sexual assault

April is sexual assault awareness and prevention month. It also is the month many young people make final college choices. Click HERE to discover what you need to know.

An Internal Morning Dialogue of a High School Student Living With Anxiety and Depression

This is an article written by an adult with anxiety and depression who believes that a lot of people often don’t realize is how much they aggravate each other. She has written an article in the online platform called "The Mighty" to give you a "glimpse of what every morning is like for [her] as [she] struggles with anxiety and depression."

See the full article HERE.

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Final SCHOLARSHIP NEWS for 2015 - 2016

Click HERE for a list of Scholarships with May deadlines.

******Please look at the SPRING 2016 scholarship list on the DHS website http://dhs.csdecatur.net/counseling/CareerCollegeDevelopment ******

»For a specific College or University scholarship, you will need to apply separately and usually before the admissions deadline. »

Scholarships with Deadlines approaching:


B. Davis Scholarship (5/23)

High Rollers Motorcycle Club Scholarship (5/25)

Street Angels Annual Scholarship (5/31)


Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program (6/10)

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship (6/1)

BigSun Scholarship (6/19)

BBG Communictions Scholarship (6/30)


Writers of the Future (7/1)

Georgia Military Scholarships – North Georgia College & State University (7/1)


Georgia Engineering Foundation (8/31)

DHS Counseling Newsletter

This newsletter is brought to you as a component of the Comprehensive Counseling Program of Decatur High School.