January 2011 archive

FAFSA Night 101

Free Application for Federal Student Aid In honor of students filling out their FAFSA this entire post will be in green, which is the lovely color of money. FAFSA Night is fast approaching and I want to give a few pointers to our students and their families. FAFSA NIGHT is from 4 – 7 p.m., …

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Reminders for the Week of Jan. 31 – Feb. 4

 The month of February is crazy for the counseling department but we want you to remember a few things. Registration starts this week – we’ll be joining you in your social studies classrooms this week,  and next week we’ll be setting up in labs to finalize your picks if you haven’t already done so at …

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College Visits – Stop by the Future Center

Check out the Calendar of Events for upcoming visits from colleges. Metro State, Grand Canyon University, CSU Pueblo and the University of Wyoming will all be here within the first three weeks in February.

Opportunity for Involvement

The American Legion has a program called Boys and Girls State. This is a leadership program where students can create their own government and have the opportunity (not guaranteed) to earn college credit. Applications are online and they are due April 30, 2011. This year’s program is at CSU Pueblo and runs June 5 through …

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Registration is coming…

Registration is upon us. Starting next week the counseling department will be joining the social studies classes to discuss the ins-and-outs of registering for classes for the 2011/2012 school year. The first classroom visits will be Information Sessions. In the info sessions counselors will discuss which classes  students should register for along with how to …

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Local Scholarships

It’s raining scholarship money in the counseling office. The week of January 24 – January 31, our new counselor, Laurie Lynch, and I will be visiting senior English classrooms to discuss the 2011 Local Scholarship packet. The local scholarships are for students in St. Vrain Valley School District. There are scholarships based on financial need, …

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Practice ACT for Juniors

The ACT is the gift that keeps on giving. It helps get you into college, find out what careers might interest you, helps you win scholarships, and it is the last official standardized test you have to take. The counseling department and Huntington Learning Center are running a (mandatory) practice ACT for all juniors on Wednesday, …

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Welcome Back – Reminders for 2nd Semester

You’re halfway done  and second semester is only going to get more hectic and stressful. In order to combat the stress don’t forget to do these things: 1. Your counselors will be updating credit checks/four year plans throughout the month of January. If you didn’t pass a class (especially if you’re a senior) you need …

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