Senior Parent Information
Attention Seniors!!!! We have two important field trips coming up in the first quarter:
On July 25 the Seniors will travel to Roan Mountain for our annual Fall Retreat. Buses will leave US shortly after 8:00am and we will return at about 4:00pm. During the morning students will hear from some great speakers regarding beginning their college application process, and in the afternoon you will have some free time to enjoy the park. Students should bring a bag lunch, pool admission money and swimming gear (optional), and any other sports equipment, musical instruments or games that you might enjoy in the afternoon. You might want some change for the vending machines or snack bar too. Please turn in your permission form to Ms. Robinson in the Counseling Office with $6.00 in CASH by July 22.
On August 28 the Seniors will travel to Freedom Hall Civic Center to attend the Tri-Cities College Fair. Buses will leave during second period and return during third period. Approximately 70 colleges and universities will be represented at the College Fair. Please turn in your permission form to Ms. Robinson in the Counseling Office with $3.00 in CASH by August 26.
Seniors, don't forget to submit your Contact Information to the Alumni Database !!! Yes, you made it!!!
Parents of Seniors: Seniors are required to complete 40 hours of community service before they graduate. To date, many seniors have not submitted their forms to Ms. Shaw. This is a state requirement to graduate. Please work with your student to take care of this item
The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will go live on January 1, 2014. This is the FAFSA that should be completed by your graduating high school seniors who plan to enroll in college for Fall 2014.
Students may use the FAFSA4caster (http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/estimate) now to get an estimate of their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is an index that colleges use to determine what financial aid the student may receive. The FAFSA4caster will then determine what types of federal grants, loans, and work-study the student may qualify for and will provide them with an estimated award amount for each.
Be sure to check out Ms. Shaw's Page for updated information
-Register to take the ACT at www.act.org if you need to take it one last time!
-Be sure to take any SAT II: Subject Tests that may be required for college admission! Register at www.collegeboard.com.
Be sure to check out Ms. Shaw's Scholarship List