Independent Study Updates

January 5th, 2016

Welcome Back

Dear Independent Study Students and Parents,


The spring semester for Independent Study begins on Tuesday, January 5th. All completed courses for the fall semester have been entered on transcripts. You should be able to access your transcript through the Infinite Campus Student and Parent Portal. The Link is:

https://ic.seq.org/campus/portal/sequoia.jsp


Please contact your home school guidance department if you are unable to access this link. I can also email you a transcript. Send me an email if you would like me to do this.


Cañada grades should post this week. Students need to print their final grade and give it me to enter on transcripts. Students can print their final grade through their Websmart account. https://websmart.smccd.edu


Spring semester Cañada classes begin on January 20th, 2016.

Financial Aid for College (seniors only)

As a reminder, all seniors (and their parents) planning to attend college- two or four year, should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) now. The link is:

https://fafsa.gov/


Cañada College Financial Aid Office provides free workshops to help students and parents complete the FAFSA. Please click on the link below for more information about these workshops.


http://canadacollege.edu/financialaid/



Spring 2016 SAT and ACT (Juniors)

Juniors who intend to attend a four-year college after high school should take either the SAT, ACT or both in the spring semester of their junior year of high school. Please review the information on the links below and select the test and dates that work best for you. The next SAT is March 5th and the Deadline to register is February 5th. The next ACT is February 6th and the registration Deadline is January 8th. There is another ACT scheduled for April 9th.


More information about the SAT- When to take it and how to register can be found on this link. https://sat.collegeboard.org/register


More information about the ACT-When to take it and how to register can be found on this link. http://www.actstudent.org/


These links will help you determine which exam you should take in the spring of your junior year. You can also contact the College and Career Center at your home school to discuss these options.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/compare-new-sat-act

http://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-act

https://www.petersons.com/college-search/test-prep-act-sat.aspx

Spring Semester Holidays

January 18th Martin Luther King Day

February 12th Lincoln's Birthday

February 15th President's Day

April 1st Cesar Chavez Day

April 4th- April 8th Spring Break

May 30th Memorial Day

June 2nd Last Student Day



Cañada College has different holidays. The link to their calendar is below. Please note that their spring break is different from SUHSD's spring break. Students taking Cañada classes must attend their scheduled classes during the SUHSD spring break.

https://canadacollege.edu/admissions/docs/2015-2016_Academic_Calendar.pdf