College Application Week will be held at Fort Payne High School in the library on November 3rd-7th, 2014. College representatives will be available to assist students in applying to college. Also, representatives from the North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence will assist students in applying for their PIN for financial aid. Parents are welcome to attend.
Mississippi State Preview Days will be held on October 27th. Visit www.previewday.msstate.edu for more information.
Students interested in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine or National Security, see a counselor.
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Saturday 11/08/14 Mock Test 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday 11/10/14-ACT Bootcamp 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fort Payne First United Methodist Church
Price-$275 (includes all materials)
Students receive Edison Prep's two ACT Books and the official ACT Red Book
To enroll or get more information:
ACT Bootcamp Overview:
*Includes a full-lengthgraded and analyzed mock ACT test
*Includes 8 hours of classroom instruction
*Taught by the only tutor in history to have gotten back-to-back-to-back 36's on the ACT
*The instructor has personally worked with over 1,000 ACT students of all ability levels; it's his full-time profession.
Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship application is available at www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org. Deadline: October 31, 2014.
Apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Deadline: November 4, 2014.
Smith Foundation Scholarship application is available at www.smithscholarships.com. Apply from September 29-January 15. You must be a senior with a minimum C+ average, plan to attend an Alabama college, made a significant contribution to family or community. (volunteer, community service work or assistance to your family).
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship applications are available at www.jkcf.org from September through November for seniors who plan to attend a 4-year college in the fall with at least a 3.5 unweighted gpa, financial need and standardized test scores in the top 15%. (SAT critical reading/math 1200+; ACT composite 26+) Selected students may receive up to $40,00 per year. Up to 40 applicants will be chosen.
ACT 2014-15 Test Dates
www.uab.edu/apply University of Alabama-Birmingham
www.gadsdenstate.edu Gadsden State
www.ua.edu University of Alabama
www.artinstitutes.edu Art Institute
www.snead.edu Snead State
www.uah.edu University of Alabama-Huntsville
www.jsu.edu Jacksonville State University
Students interested in Early College at Alabama see a guidance counselor for more information.
Any student who plans to play college sports should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at ncaaclearinghouse.net.
Students in grades 9-12 have access to the ACT Online Prep School Edition website. www.act.org/onlineprep
You must see Mrs. Pair to get your username and password or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can prepare for the ACT by visiting www.usatestprep.com www.actstudent.org
Free tutoring is available online at homeworkalabama.org Help is available on Sunday-Thursday from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. in Math, Science, Social Studies and English.