Independent Study Announcements

September 22, 2017

FAFSA Senior Parents

Just a reminder that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available on October 1st. It is definitely worth filling out if your senior intends to attend college next year. Community college students can also qualify for aid! The earlier the FAFSA is submitted, the more monies available! At least, that is what I have been told.



PSAT 10th and 11th Grade Students

All Grade 10 and Grade 11 students will take the PSAT at their home school on October 11th. There are no community college classes meeting on this date.

Students, please check your school email for important information regarding this exam. I will share information with you once I receive it from your home school. Below is a link to more information about the PSAT and how to prepare and practice.

Math Tutor

Math tutoring:

Tuesday and Wednesdays 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

If you are behind in Apex, you must come!

If you aren't behind, but, know you need help, please come.

Extra Credit and Enrichment Opportunities for ISP Students

Students! If you need elective credit, talk to me about these options.

  • Cabin Leader for San Mateo County Outdoor Education
  • Watch TED Talks and complete the handout
  • SAT Prep (Khan Academy)
  • Math Jam (offered for community college students) in January and June
  • Community Service- Volunteer and complete log sheets
  • STEM Lectures (offered on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00 at Canada college. Click on this link for a description of the topics offered:
  • Current Events Informational Article and Google Slide Presentations
  • Watch Story Corps podcasts or videos and write a summary.

Upcoming Holidays/Classroom Closures

  • Friday, September 29th- Classroom closed. Library and Learning Center will be open.
  • Wednesday, October 11th- Flex Day for Canada College- no college classes, but, our classroom will be open and students will still meet with me for their appointments.
  • Thursday, October 5th- Classroom closed until 12:00. I have a meeting.
  • Thursday, November 9th- Classroom closed until 12:00. I have a meeting.
  • Friday, November 10th- Veteran's Day - classroom and Canada closed.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15th- Last Day to drop a community college course with a W.
  • Thursday, November 17th- Classroom closed until 12:00. I have a meeting.
  • November 22nd-24th Thanksgiving Holiday No ISP classroom closed.
  • November 24th- 25th Thanksgiving Holiday No Canada classes.

Last Day to Withdraw from a Community College Course Fall Semester

Wednesday, November 15th is the last day to withdraw from a fall semester community college course and receive a W (Withdrawal). Students who remain in a class after this date will receive a letter grade.

Parent Education Series Information and Dates

Parents- Please review the link above. You can sign up for any presentation at any of our schools.

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