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NOTICE: The official launch of our new website is coming soon.áAll parents shouldáreceive an activation code sent home with each student. With this activation code you will be able to activate your new Edline website account.
FPHS Counselors
Mrs. Cindy Smith andáMrs. Tammy Newman are the counselors at Fort Payne High School.á Mrs. Deb Beasley is the Guidance Secretary.
E-mail us at:á csmith@ftpayk12.org
áááááááááááááááááááá tnewman@ftpayk12.org
áááááááááááááááááááá dbeasley@ftpayk12.org
Fax main office:á 256-845-7868
Phone:á 256-845-0535
Announcements
Announcements
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.

Reputable scholarship search engines
BlackExcel.org-for minorities, women, first generation students-lists over 200 scholarships
CollegeBoard.org/scholarships-tailored search based on gender, location, interests and affiliations
CollegeScholarships.org-based on minority status, degree level, academic interest, geography, student type or athletic ability.
Fastweb.com-how to apply for scholarships, complete the FAFSA and search for scholarships.
Scholarships.com-easy to use, based on personal profile
ScholarshipExperts.com-updated regularly for graduate and undergraduate students.
ScholarshipsandGrants.us-easy to use layout divided by majors and interests.
fafsa.ed.gov-free application for federal student aid
www.bigfuture.org
www.csopportunity.org
www.csocollegecenter.org
www.edtrust.org
www.collegeresults.org
www.actstudent.org/finaid
http://studentaid.ed.gov/
ACT Bootcamp
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:
http://edisonprep.com/pages/actfortpayne.html
Email: edison@edisonprep.com
Phone: 404-333-8573
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.
Scholarships
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
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration Photo Upload Deadline
Sept. 13 August 8 August 9-22 September 5
October 25 September 19 Sept. 20-Oct. 3 October 17
December 13 November 7 November 8-21 December 5
February 7 January 9 January 10-16 January 30
April 18 March 13 March 14-27 April 10
June 13 May 8 May 9-22 June 5
Scholarship websites
College web-sites
www.uab.edu/apply  University of Alabama-Birmingham
www.gadsdenstate.edu               Gadsden State
www.nacc.edu                             Northeast
www.auburn.edu                          Auburn
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
Early College-Alabama
Students interested in Early College at Alabama see a guidance counselor for more information.
NCAA Clearinghouse
Any student who plans to play college sports should register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at ncaaclearinghouse.net.

ACT Help
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 spair@ftpayk12.org

Students can prepare for the ACT by visiting www.usatestprep.com  www.actstudent.org
www.march2success.com   www.number2.com

Homework Help
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.

http://homework.apls.state.al.us

Files
 SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES.doc
Scholarship search websites
 PREPARING FOR COLLEGE-Senior.doc
Preparing for College-Seniors
 PREPARING FOR COLLEGE.doc
Preparing for College-Juniors
 September 2014 Scholarship Newsletter.docx
September 2014 Scholarship Newsletter
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