Join School Counseling during One Lunch on Tuesday, May 1st as we celebrate Decision Day! Wear your military, college, or work gear, take fun photos, and sign for what your plans are for next year. There will also be a sweet treat!
Did you know that VCU offers on-campus and live-online test prep courses to help students realize their academic goals? From SAT and ACT Blitz courses during the school year, to intensive SAT and ACT Summer Institute sessions, students receive the tools they need to prepare for and be successful on the SAT or ACT.
Virginia institutions of higher education recently completed reviews of their policies towards accepting credit for Advanced Placement exam scores. The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) has compiled a list of direct links to every school's AP policy. Please click here for that page!
Longwood University will be hosting an informational interest meeting for a dual enrollment personal finance and economics course on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30-7:30 pm. If you are interested in earning college credit in a condensed summer course, this course will meet those needs. To get more information on the dual enrollment personal finance and economics course, please, attend the interest meeting on March 27th at Deep Run HS or Henrico HS in the school’s auditorium.
Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their parent to Academy Day 2018. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission process. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, Randolph-Macon, and the Virginia Military Institute. Representatives from the Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.
Service Academy Day 2018
When: March 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Doors open at 9:30.
Where: The Paramount Theater, 215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
To RSVP for Academy Day 2018, please visit https://2018serviceacademyday.eventbrite.com
This is the LAST DAY to pay for AP exams. The online payment system closes TODAY at 4:30.
NO monies - checks or online payments - can be accepted after TODAY. There will be no exceptions to today's deadline. We are unable to provide refunds if you change your mind.
Please see Mrs. McLeod or Ms. McGuire in school counseling with any questions.
Vint Hill Educational Services offers mock testing for the ACT and SAT. They provide diagnostic reports that go into further detail than ever before to guide students on what to focus on.
For the mock tests, we supply the test booklet, essay booklet, answer sheet, testing timer, extra pencils, and a proctor. Students will need to bring: a calculator, two No. 2 pencils, snacks, and a drink.
Each student receives a nine page diagnostic report using Vint Hill's test scoring software. Only official ACT and SAT practice tests are used. Students that take both an ACT and SAT will receive a student scores comparison chart. This will reveal which test the student is scoring higher on, the ACT or the SAT.
Richmond VA area: Click here to register for a mock ACT or SAT.
ACT: 03/18, 04/21/18
The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, April 21st, 2018. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.
To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2018 Application which can be found here. This spring session particularly targets high school juniors, but sophomores and seniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.
The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.
The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.
This is the LAST week to pay for AP Exams - Friday, March 2 will be the LAST DAY to pay.
No Exceptions. No Refunds. PLEASE plan accordingly.
See Mrs. McLeod or Ms. McGuire in school counseling with any questions.
Important message from VASFAA (Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
"Good morning, VASFAA!
Through a colleague in SC, I have recently been made aware of a new company called “Frank FAFSA” (feel free to Google them). They seem to be gaining popularity and have gotten some endorsements from CNBC, Reuters, Fox News, and The New York Times, among others.
This company is offering to assist students and families with the completion of the FAFSA, claiming to have greatly simplified the FAFSA filing process. Their website disclaimer, quite condescendingly, states, “We are not affiliated with the US Department of education. You can file the FAFSA for free with Frank in under 4 minutes, or you can file the FAFSA for free by using the paper or electronic forms available at www.fafsa.ed.gov” (the URL to the actual FAFSA site is not clickable/hyperlinked). They do not charge for this particular service. However, they do offer students and families assistance with negotiating “aid appeals” in order to lower their EFC and “claim their financial aid.” If the “negotiation” is successful, FRANK charges a one-time fee of $500. We are assuming that is $500 per year if families use their services across award years.
Colleagues in other states say that they are receiving calls from parents who have stated, “I gave FRANK my FAFSA information” or “I filed the FAFSA through FRANK instead of the government” and are now concerned, after they realize what they’ve done.
I wanted to bring this to the attention of VASFAA, as many of you are in the process of counseling students and informing them on how to complete their FAFSA. Please be sure you are reiterating that the most direct and absolutely free way to file is to complete the application directly through the Department of Education."
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 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!