Student Support Services

April 2021

PBIS Student Spotlight:

A special congratulations goes out this week to Zaccheaus Green Mcdaniel, Araksan Sufian, Ezra Diedrich, Marquis Anderson & Najma Sheikh Ali. These students displayed the PBIS character traits of being respectful, being responsible and being real at Fridley HS. Thanks for being awesome, students.


9th graders and 12th graders: Hybrid 9th and 12th graders will engage in asynchronous learning from home on Tuesday, April 13th. Please check in with your advisory that day, as your teacher will share an advisory question and take your attendance. Fridley Academy 9th and 12th grade students will continue their learning as usual.

10th graders and 11th graders: We are excited to offer the Pre-ACT exam to our sophomores, and the ACT exam to our juniors on Tuesday, April 13th, at Fridley High School. As we work together to prepare your students for college and career readiness, both exams are required for hybrid sophomore and juniors students, and strongly recommended for our sophomore and junior Fridley Online Academy students. ACT test scores are college reportable and the test is offered at no cost to the student.

Please fill out this Google form to sign up for transportation and lunch on this date, if you are an Online Academy 10th or 11th grade student. If you are a hybrid student, we have already planned for your transportation and lunch. The Google Form is due Monday, April 5th.

Distance Learner: Pre-ACT/ACT Sign-up

MCA Testing at FHS:

Below are the dates for the upcoming MCA tests that will be administered at Fridley High School. More information about what these days will look like will be shared with families after spring break. Any questions regarding MCA testing please contact Amy Engler (

MCA Math (grade 11):

April 26th & April 27th

MCA English (grade 10):

April 29th & 30th

MCA Science (grade 11):

May 3rd & 4th

FOA & Make-Up Testing*:
April 28th & May 5th

*Fridley Online Academy students are invited to take the MCAs on Wednesday, April 28th and May 5th. These dates will also be make-up days & extended time for students who did not finish in class.

Fridley Online Academy 5 minute student check-ins:

After Spring Break, Academic Deans will be reaching out and connecting with our Fridley Online Academy students to do individual 5 minute check-ins with students. There will be a sign up and students will be sent a google meet link for the day/time that they sign up for. Please encourage your student to sign up for these meetings. Topics for each grade will be as follows:

9th Grade: Check-in, Reflection & Goal Setting

10th Grade: High School goal setting, thinking about next steps with college & career

11th Grade: College & Career exploration & goal setting

12th Grade: College & Career Planning- post HS plans & goal setting

SPRING BREAK- an opportunity for college visits:

Whether you are traveling or staying local, this time may be a good opportunity to visit colleges. At this time, it’s important to visit a range of colleges and universities. However, you do not need to travel to accomplish this! There are a lot of great options locally. If you do go visit a college over Spring Break- be sure to make an appointment with your academic dean to share where you went, how you liked it and what you learned!


Interested in playing Division I or II athletics? Please register with the NCAA Eligibility Center: and be sure to speak with your academic dean about the recruiting process.

PSEO Required Student/Parent/Dean Meetings:

Just a reminder that if you are interested in doing PSEO next year, it is required that you do a Parent/Student/Dean meeting. Please be in touch with your academic dean about where you are at with your process of applying and let them know if you need help with that process. After the Parent/Student/Dean meeting your academic dean will sign your state 3-part form.

Fridley Foundation Scholarship:

We have an EXCITING opportunity to share with all seniors! The Fridley Community Scholarship application is opening Friday, March 26!. Last year the Fridley Schools Foundation was able to award over $115,000 to Fridley students. We are hoping for the same or more this year. Each and every FHS senior is eligible to apply for these scholarships!

Here’s what you need to know!

1. Complete the application by following this link:

2. Remember that students will need to send an email to 2 teachers asking for their recommendation from a google form.

Feel free to copy and paste this note and email to 2 teachers!

I am applying for a Fridley Community Scholarship and I would appreciate it if you could fill out a recommendation form for me. Here is the link the scholarship recommendation form:

3. This scholarship application will close at 4:00p.m on Friday, April 16th.

If you have any questions regarding the Fridley Community Scholarship Application, please connect with Mr Cummings or Ms. Winslow in the Student Support Services office.

Mr. Cummings Ms. Winslow

Scholarship Applications Due In April:

Mar. 26

Fridley Foundation Scholarship

$250 to $2000+

The Fridley Community Scholarship application is opening Friday, March 26!. Last year the Fridley Schools Foundation was able to award over$115,000 to Fridley students. We are hoping for the same or more this year. Each and every FHS senior is eligible to apply for these scholarships! Access the application in your google classroom page.

All FHS Seniors - Foundation scholarships deadline is April 16

April 1st

Page Grant

$1,000 to $2,000

Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. The selection process highlights an applicant’s attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need.

· Student of color

· Willing to complete 50 hour service project

· Going to college in MN

Apr. 12th

Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarships

$500 - $2,000

The mission of the Crimson & Cream Foundation is to engage in, advance, promote and administer charitable, educational scholarships, leadership activities, and projects for deserving youth in the state of Minnesota. The online application is here for the Crimson and Cream Foundation Scholarship and paper applications are in the CCC.

· High school senior entering a 2 or 4 year college, university or post-secondary institution.

· Resident of Minnesota

· Minimum of a 2.5 GPA

Apr. 15th

EMPOWER Scholarship


The EMPOWER Scholarship, administered by Courage Kenny Foundation, encourages and supports ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a career in a medical or rehabilitation field.

· Students of color

· Volunteer hours

· Pursuing a career in healthcare

· 2.0+ GPA

· Demonstrate financial need

Opens May 2021

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarships


Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

· Enrolling in eligible program in Fall 2021

· Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution

· Financial need

· Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity

· Be a United States citizen

Apr. 15th

Coach Zimmer’s MVP Scholarship


Coach Zimmer will be awarding two MVP scholarships to two outstanding athletes from the state of Minnesota. Their scholarships will include $10,000 dollars towards a 4 year university of their choice.

· Participated in a varsity sport in high school

· 2.75+ GPA

· Participated in an extracurricular activity/volunteered in the community

April 16th

AKADPO Scholarship

$500 - $2000

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Phi Omega Chapter and The Ivy Foundation, Incorporated are dedicated to implementing programs of service that enhance the social, economic, and educational well-being of the local, national and international communities. Find the online application here.

· Must be African American

· 3.0+ GPA

· Demonstrated leadership and community service

Apr. 16th

Muslim Youth Leadership Awards

Scholarships & Interest-Free Loans

MYLA is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis that provides scholarships and interest-free loans to students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

· Attending college in MN

· At least 2.5 GPA

· Passion for community service

Apr or May TBD

(not open yet)

UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program


The UNCF/Best Buy Scholars Program is a multi-year partnership that seeks to reduce financial barriers to a college degree for low-income students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need. This program also intends to create a pipeline of college-educated minority professionals poised to assume fulfilling careers in the consumer electronics retail industry. Students applying to this scholarship should be planning to attend an HBCU.

· U.S Citizen

· Must be African-American

· 2.5+ GPA

· Planning to attend an HBCU

· Demonstrate financial need

· Preference given to students who have participated in Best Buy Teen Tech Centers

Apr. 30th

Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office Annual Scholarship


The scholarship will be awarded to a full time student enrolled to an accredited high school, college, university or accredited law school and excels in leadership and academics. Although pursuing a legal career is not required, it will be taken into consideration.

· 3.0+ GPA

· Preferably planning on studying law

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