The Counselor Crow's Nest

AHS School Counseling's May 2022 Newsletter

May News from Counseling

It's time to finish the year strong Bucs! It's the last month of school!!

Upcoming Events

May 2 & 3 (Biology) May 4 & 5 (Algebra I) - EOC Testing Continues

May 2nd - AP testing begins

May 2nd - 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 19th & 20th - Senior Finals

May 22nd - Baccalaureate @ Cedarcrest Church, 3pm

May 24th & 25th - 9th - 11th grade finals

May 27th - Graduation, 9 a.m.

Opportunities for Students

Need More Volunteer Hours?

Sign up to help at Pickett's Mill Spring Fling Friday, 5/6.

CCSD Summer School - Need to recover a credit? See info. below regarding 2022 summer school


*Tuition-Free 10-Day Program


Summer School - Looking to take a class for initial credit this summer?

Check out summer school opportunities through Cobb Virtual School

Registration is currently open!

2022 STEM Academy held at Georgia Tech June 6th-10th

Join us June 6 - 10 for a STEM-themed Summer Camp open to all rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students!


Our mission is to have high school students leave our academy with a deeper understanding of what STEM professionals do every day and how they change and build the world we live in. This is a unique and great way to get your high school students motivated about their future careers. Scouts will have the opportunity to earn STEM Merit Badges, including the Construction Merit Badge.

When: June 6 - 10, 2022

Where: Georgia Tech

Who: Rising 9th grade through 12th-grade students

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Open for in person visits

Do you have a student interested in attending a service academy? Are you interested in learning more about the unique application process and career opportunities for service academy graduates? The US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies, is pleased to offer the following opportunities for interested students. Midshipmen (students) at USMMA receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

Located in Kings Point, NY, we are pleased to welcome in person admissions visits to the Academy where interested students can spend a day with our Midshipmen going to classes, eating in the mess hall, and touring the campus. Detailed information on scheduling visits can be found on the Academy’s website here.

Not able to travel to the Kings Point campus but still interested in USMMA? The Admission’s Office is pleased to offer live information sessions for aspiring applicants via Zoom. Students can sign up for a convenient time here.

College Resources

Applying to College?

If you are planning to apply to college, but have not already done so, here are a few reminders:

1. Check application deadlines

2. Know what documents need to be submitted and how to submit them

Need help with the college application process? Meet the College Essay Guy

College Application Hub ( - some of our favorite guides and resources

Paying for College in Four Steps ( - guide for navigating the financial piece of the college search and application process

Naviance Instructions and How to Request a Transcript

View the attachment below to find information about how to login to Naviance, how to request a transcript and letters of recommendation, and how to match your Common App. to Naviance.

FAFSA Information and Tips

Filling out FAFSA is the most important thing for seniors to do to get financial aid for college! The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1st, so start filling out your FAFSA forms! Click above or click the following link to learn more:

Spring SAT/ACT Dates

Spring SAT Dates: 3/12/22, 5/7/22, 6/4/22 - Register at Spring ACT Dates: 2/12/22, 4/2/22, 6/11/22, 7/16/22 - Register at

Applerouth - College Prep Resources including in person SAT/ACT prep

Check out this link to the Applerouth website for free seminars on things like financial aid, study skills, SAT vs. ACT testing, and how to make college affordable.

Test Prep Events | Applerouth

Applerouth also has practice tests! Go to this link to sign up - Test Prep Events | Applerouth

- FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test Weekend

**Dive into the SAT + ACT this Winter | Applerouth

College Visits Are Here!

College Visits are offered 2 ways this year and are available to all students:

1 - Face to Face visits outside in the cafeteria courtyard during lunch. This is for STUDENTS ONLY to attend during their designated lunch time.

2 - Virtual Visits after school at 5 p.m. and students will access these visits at home using the link in Naviance.

Check the AHS website:


Check your Naviance account to see who is coming and when. To find this information in Naviance, log into your account and look under the "What's New" section on the Naviance Home Page. If the visit is scheduled from 12-2, it is a cafeteria/courtyard visit. If it is scheduled for 5 p.m., it is virtual.

Need extra help? Check out these tutoring resources!

TutorATL - Free Online Tutoring for Students


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Opportunity Scholarships

Opportunity Scholarships are available through College Board. Check these out!

Additional Scholarship Opportunities are continuously updated in Naviance:

Log into Naviance account using the directions below. Once you are in Naviance, go to Colleges > Scholarship Search to find local scholarship applications.

Option 1: Go to

Option 2: Go to >Find It Fast (top right-hand corner) and choose Naviance

Option 3: Go to the Allatoona website at >Find It Fast (top right-hand corner) and choose Naviance.

If Given a Choice, Make Sure You Are Choosing to Login Using CLEVER When You Get to the Naviance Login Page.

Job Opportunities

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Are you looking to join a team that cares, a culture that's unique and a mission that starts with people like you? We're offering: Competitive Pay, Sundays Off, Flexible Scheduling, Free Food, Caring Culture, PTO, Growth Opportunities, and College Scholarships.

Apply online at

Fed Ex is hiring

Please see flyer below for details.

Counseling Resources

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Your counselors are here for you!

The best way to contact us for immediate assistance is through email:

Dawn Neely (A-D):

Robin Rohrbach (E-K):

Kristi Turner (L-Ri):

Haley Welch (L-Ri):

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z):

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk):