- AP Payment window is February 1- March 2 (ONLY)
- AP Exams cost $93 per exam this year (except AP Seminar=$141).
- You may pay online by clicking here (4% convenience fee) or
- You may pay by check to your teacher. Indicate to your teacher exactly what AP Exam(s) you are paying for.
- The online system will close on March 2 at 4:30 pm and we will not be able to collect or receipt money after this time. Please make arrangements to have ALL AP Exam fees paid on or before March 2, 2018.
- There will be NO REFUNDS.
The AP Exam Payment window is now open!
The PowerSchool Parent Portal is now open for students and their families to make course selections for the fall of 2018. Students and their families can review core course recommendations made by teachers and make course selections by accessing the “Class Registration” icon in the portal. Both core and elective course selections can be made. The course selection window for students who are currently in grades 6-11 will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.
Use these links to get started:
Direct link to PowerSchool Parent Portal: https://sis.henrico.k12.va.us/public/home.html
Additional information: http://henricoschools.us/powerschool/
Parents of current 6th-11th graders who do not already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account will need to create one. Directions for creating a Parent Portal account can be seen on the PowerSchool page: http://henricoschools.us/powerschool/
Questions may be directed to the portal administrator or school counselor at your student’s school.
The Armenian Education Center is offering a $1,000 essay contest to students in grades 9-12. Essays are due 4/9/18
Graduating seniors! Interested in a career in teaching? What if you could look forward to a guaranteed job waiting for you after college?
Henrico Schools Teacher Scholars’ program is a creative, homegrown way to address teacher shortages in content areas where there aren’t enough qualified applicants - and to find the next generation of great teachers right here in Henrico County. But hurry, the deadline to apply is March 12.
Full details: http://henricoschools.us/teacherscholars/
Click Read More for more information about eligibility and application requirements!
The Deep Run High School Counseling Department is offering several programs on Wednesday, January 31st. Please join us for:
GRASP is hosting a FAFSA completion event on the last Saturday of this month. There will be a group of advisors there ready to assist students and parents in completing the FAFSA. Click here for the flyer. Key points: 1) it's at the Downtown Richmond library, 2) it's by appointment, and 3) there's a $500 giveaway to an attendee!
The Council will award five scholarships (one in each of five regions) to a female junior or senior who will be pursuing a STEM education at an institution of higher education. Essays will be judged by a panel of Council members and women who hold a degree in or work in STEM fields. Last year, the Council received more than 500 essay submissions and with the generous support of sponsors, awarded $35,000 in scholarships to high school women. Please visit http://commonwealth.virginia.gov/council-on-women/stem-essay-contest-2018/ for application and information. Applications are due February 8, 2018
Information about the Summer Online Health & PE Lottery is now available! Check out the website here! If you are interested in taking PE online this summer, you will need to sign up for the lottery here during the window of February 8-March 2. You will be notified if you have gotten a spot in the course by March 9. You must register between March 12-23 in order to keep that spot.
Check out the informational flyer here!
If you need to take a course through the Evening School of Excellence, the registration form is available - click here. The deadline to sign up and pay for Health & PE 9/10 is January 12th; for all other courses, the deadline is February 2nd.
The College Board is launching the SAT® Practice Award, a new recognition for students who increase their SAT scores through productive practice on Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy®. Winning students will be notified this week and given a link to download a PDF of their award.
Award winners are selected if they completed 10 or more hours of practice on Official SAT Practice, and if their SAT scores increased by 150 or more points from the PSAT/NMSQT® to the SAT, or 100 or more points from SAT to SAT. Students can mention the award on their college applications or résumés to showcase their hard work.
Official SAT Practice reinforces what students learn in high school by focusing on the knowledge and skills most essential for college. Personalized study plans allow students to pinpoint specific areas for improvement.
Vint Hill Educational Services offers mock tests for the ACT and SAT. These practice tests are taken on Saturdays in a group setting to simulate the testing environment. Vint Hill uses official ACT and SAT practice tests. They supply the test booklet, essay booklet, answer sheet, testing timer, extra pencils, and a proctor. Parents receive a student diagnostic score report that reveals strengths and weaknesses, alone with a test scores comparison, ACT versus SAT.
Registration fee is $25 for 1 mock test, $40 for 2 mock tests. You can register at www.vinthilles.com/mocktesting, or call 540-428-5379 with any questions!
HCPS School Counseling Presents
Critical Teen Issues: Workshops for Educators and Parents
When: Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm
Where: Hermitage High School
What: An informal evening of workshops to discuss a variety of critical teen issues. Workshops available include
Local community agencies will be available in the exhibitor area. Arrive at 5:30 pm to gather additional resources. Food concessions will be open for cash only purchases. Click here to view the flyer for more info on presenters.
Exploring is a unique after-school career education program for young men and women ages 14-20. It provides students with an opportunity to learn about careers in a specific field of interest and network with professionals already working in those fields. Young people get hands-on experience to determine whether or not a particular career field is right for them before making important decisions about their education. They can also develop valuable contacts with professionals and employers in the area, and get to know other young adults sharing the same interests and aspirations.
Orientation/sign-up meetings for students will be held as follows (click the program title for a flyer with more info):
GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable, college-access organization that assists students and families in obtaining funding for post-secondary education, now has a Spanish speaking advisor available to assist students/families with the financial aid process. The advisor, Conchy Martinez, is bilingual and is available to assist with outreach to the Latino community. She staffs an email in Spanish so that parents who speak little or no English can send her financial aid questions in Spanish and receive an answer in Spanish. Her email is email@example.com.
Additional financial aid information is available at the GRASP website, www.grasp4va.org.
The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) are month-long residential programs for current 10th and 11th grade students. The goal of each Governor's School is to provide those who attend opportunities for intellectual as well as social and emotional growth. In the company of dedicated, highly skilled professionals representing a variety of careers, selected students are encouraged to establish and fulfill their academic goals. The programs are housed on various college campuses throughout the Commonwealth. The SRGS academic and mentorship programs provide intellectually challenging and enriching experiences within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication for a limited number of academically/intellectually gifted, current year tenth- and eleventh-grade high school students. Each college-based program provides a curriculum that integrates subject matter from various disciplines around its overall program theme. Each mentorship program provides challenging work experiences relevant to the mentorship site.
The academic programs are:
If you are not able to attend the info session but would like to learn more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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