Mrs. Anderson's Counseling Newsletter
Scholarships and Registration!
Oh - and at the bottom is an update to AP Testing for this school year.
If you have applied for college and have been accepted:
-complete your FAFSA
-once you have made a decision - put down your deposit
-apply for scholarships
Still need to apply?
-it is not too late, get on it!
-and do your FAFSA!
Remember, every little bit counts! We have local scholarships being posted in our counseling office and on the district website every day! Some of them are super specific, so check them out and see if you meet the criteria.
Students will have a Junior Conference with me some time in March or early April. At that time I will make sure they are signed up for all the classes they need to graduate. Junior Conferences are one on one or in small group and I bring with me an audit of the student's transcript and a "to do" list. At that time we will make changes to class selections if there needs to be adjustments. I will also use this time to talk about tentative plans after high school and how to prepare for that process!
There will be a small presentation about class choices, and then we will use the rest of the time to enter classes. Make sure to bring a Chromebook to English class that Friday. If any students do not have a Chromebook I would urge them to bring some other electronic device to make the process move quickly.
Sophomores - remember you have a Google Classroom with a blank 4 year plan and links to the Program of Studies.
A few reminders in scheduling that will be new to current sophomores: a full credit of English is needed. There are a few classes offered that are a full credit, but many choices that are .5 credit. When choosing .5 credit courses remember one needs to be Literature and the other Composition. Chemistry is harder than Chemistry in the Community. AP Macroeconomics/AP Microeconomics can be subbed out for Economics and AP Government can be put in place of Civics.
There will be a small presentation about class choices, and then we will use the rest of the time to enter classes. Make sure to bring a Chromebook to English class that Thursday. If any students do not have a Chromebook I would urge them to bring some other electronic device to make the process move quickly.
Counselors will be making visits to classrooms all that week.
The online registration window is open from February 25th - March 4th.
Counselors available for questions during lunch March 1st and 2nd.
Graduation requirements and the Program of Studies are available online - Link below.
Use the graduation requirements, the program of studies and teachers to make an educated decision on classes to take. Once the online registration window closes, counselors can make changes to student's course selections up through May. It is important to choose courses that students really want to take and intend on sticking with through their entirety. Staffing for the school year is based on student class requests - changing a schedule once we get back to school for the '16- '17 year will be much more difficult than doing it now!! I stress to all of you - choose wisely!
AP Testing is Coming!
Cost will be approximately $110 for each exam, there is a smaller fee for those that qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Tests take place the first 2 weeks of May and are given at Schoolcraft College.
More information to follow. Students will be given more specifics in their AP classes and additional information will be posted on our website in March. Stay tuned!