College & Career Weekly Update
RCHS Counseling Dept. Week of 9/14/2015
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Junior Parent Meeting
Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 6:30pm
The presentation will focus on Junior year, but all families interested in these topics are encouraged to attend.
Accessing Our Presentations Online
Did you miss our presentations, or do you want to review what we presented?
Seniors - if you did not attend our presentation, please be sure to stop by the counseling office to pick up a Senior Folder, which contains important forms that you need to submit to us!
Ms. Burkhardt just wrote a new blog post about the resource and all of the features it offers. Click here to read that post to learn more about how you can utilize the information in your college search!
Juniors who would like to take the PSAT again may do so by bringing $15 cash or a check (made out to RCHS) to Ms. van Ravenswaay by Sept. 22nd.
PSAT practice books are available in the counseling office.
We encourage all Juniors to take advantage of this opportunity because this year's PSAT will match the NEW SAT that will be administered starting in March.
Are you interested in attending the Global Student Leaders Conference? The selected students will travel on a free tour to Europe in June 2016 with other scholarship winners. This is a great chance to get students involved who may not have teachers leading a Summit tour and/or who want to learn more about Human Rights with their peers from across the world! The 2016 Global Citizen Scholarship is now live at http://www.eftours.com/globalcitizen.
Early Application Deadline: October 12th
Final Application Deadline: November 6th
Upcoming Recruiter Visits
US Army: September 23rd, October 7th, October 21st, November 4th
US Air Force: October 8th
National Guard: September 15th
US Marine Corps: September 22nd
Upcoming College Visits
University of Richmond: September 17th at 9:00 am
Alderson Broaddus University: September 17th at 2 pm
Randolph Macon: September 25th at 9:30 am
Christopher Newport University: October 2nd at 12:30
Bridgewater College: October 5th at 11:00 am
Roanoke College: October 7th at 11:00 am
Virginia Tech: October 19th at 1:30 pm
Emory & Henry: October 20th at 10:30 am
Eastern Mennonite University: October 22nd at 9:30
Radford University: October 28th at 9 am
UVa Jefferson Scholars Competition
Click here for information about the Jefferson Scholarship.
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK
Our new website and email newsletter are new initiatives for our office this year and we would love to hear your feedback! We have a short survey available to get input about what you like and to hear any suggestions that you have for improving these resources. It should take less than 2 minutes and can be submitted anonymously.
SAT – Important Dates
October 3rd SAT at RCHS
November 7th SAT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Oct 9th
December 5th SAT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Nov 5th
January 23rd SAT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Dec 28th
March 5th SAT* at RCHS; Deadline to register: Feb 5th
May 7th SAT* at RCHS; Deadline to register: April 8th
June 4th SAT* NOT at RCHS; Deadline to register: May 5th
ACT – Important Dates:
October 24th ACT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Sept 18th
December 12 ACT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Nov 6th
February 6th ACT NOT at RCHS; Deadline to register: Jan 8th
April 9th ACT at RCHS; Deadline to register: March 4th
June 11th ACT at RCHS; Deadline to register: May 6th
*FREE* SAT Prep: Khan Academy's Partnership with College Board
College Board and the Khan Academy have entered into a partnership to provide free SAT preparation for students. You will have access to four official full-length practice tests, plus study and test-taking tips, interactive practice, thousands of practice questions, video lessons, and hints. There are also short quizzes and instant feedback. To learn more, please go to: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Parchment: How to Send Your Transcript
Parchment is our new transcript service. It is free to our students. We will be using Parchment to send all transcripts. Anyone asking for a transcript to be sent (including the Common Application) must have a Parchment account and a completed “Blue Sheet” on file with Ms. van Ravenswaay. Please create an account at www.parchment.com and set up your preferences.
Register For Your Free Account:
1. Visit Parchment.com
2. Click ‘Sign Up Now’
3. Build your profile
Request Your Transcript:
1. In your account, go to ‘Transcripts’
2. Click ‘Send Transcripts’
3. Select a destination
4. Request is confirmed
Track Your Transcript:
1. Log into your Parchment.com account
2. In the top navigation bar, click ‘Transcripts’
3. Click ‘Order History’ to see the status
Wednesday, Sep. 23rd, 12-2pm
143 Greenhouse Road
Pre-registration will allow students to easily input their contact information and to elaborate on extracurricular activities and unique accomplishments. Once registered, the student is assigned a barcode, which is used at any table the student visits. Parents are invited to attend the fair; please check in with the Main Office.
Here is a list of the colleges who will be attending the fair:
Alderson Broaddus University
Christopher Newport University
College of William and Mary
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Davis & Elkins College
Eastern Mennonite University
Emory & Henry College
George Mason University
Glenville State College
James Madison University
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Johnson & Wales University
Mary Baldwin College
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Sweet Briar College
The Apprentice School
Universal Technical Institute
University of Florida
University of Mary Washington
University of Virginia
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia State University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Washington and Lee University
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
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2016-2017 School Calendar Survey
For any staff member or parent that may not have computer access, paper copies of this same survey will be made available in the main offices of each school and the central office.