Class of 2022
Welcome to the Class of 2022 Guidance Page!
Please check back frequently for updates–we are a “work in progress”!
SENIOR PROJECT MATERIALS HERE:
Slide Presentation: Senior Project Class of 2022: Project Overview
VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR OPPORTUNITY
COVID-19 has shut down many opportunities students previously had for visiting, learning about, and connecting with colleges. NACAC (National Association of College and Admissions Counselors) aims to bridge that gap through these special one-day events.
At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest… all without leaving home.
Here is a short how-to video for students to assist you in navigating the world of virtual college fairs. We encourage students and families to sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org well before each fair date.
Students may attend as many fairs as they wish! Click on a fair date to see a list of colleges that will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. Additional colleges will be added throughout the spring.
Four of these events are smaller Focus Fairs and are especially for students with special interests or residing in specific regions: STEM (Mar. 7), Performing & Visual Arts (Mar. 16), Western US (Apr. 10), Southeastern US (Apr. 20).
SAT/ACT REGISTRATION INFORMATION (SPRING 2021)
For many juniors, the time has arrived to begin college admissions testing. While a number of colleges and universities adopted “test optional” admissions for Fall of 2020 and Fall of 2021 admission, we are unsure as to what policies will be in place for the Class of 2022. It is still an extremely individualized decision for each institution.
Please find documents included to assist you in completing online registration for the SAT and/or ACT Administrations scheduled to be held in Spring 2021. Test preparation materials and resources are available through the testing agencies—often with links included when you register. At this time, these admissions tests are not offered on our school campus, but they are hosted by several local school districts. After registering, please be sure to monitor your notifications carefully for any potential test center closures or cancellations due to weather, school closures, etc.
**Please contact your school counselor for information related to fee waiver eligibility and availability.
ALTERNATE ENTRY FOR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION
National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) conducts the National Merit Scholarship Program, an annual nationwide academic competition for high school students. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) is the traditional route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Since our district was not able to offer the PSAT/NMSQT for our juniors, students may utilize this alternate path for consideration.
Please check to see that your student meets all criteria listed on the second page of the document: Alternate Entry to National Merit-Class of 2022.
Requirements: To enter the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program based on your SAT scores in lieu of PSAT/NMSQT scores, you must:
1) take an official administration of the SAT given from August 2020 to June 2021;
2) request that College Board SAT Program send an official report of your SAT scores to NMSC (code 0085). The SAT Program will not report your scores to NMSC unless you request it. You cannot use a photocopy of the score report sent to you or to your high school as a substitute for the official report; and
3) visit https://forms.nationalmerit.org/alternateentry immediately to complete the Alternate Entry Form. You cannot be considered in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program unless you complete this online form no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021.