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Scholarship List - Dates and Deadlines - College Visits

Linked below is the latest version on our Important Dates and Deadlines. This list includes our scholarship list with deadlines, upcoming college visits and other important dates.

 

November 2017 Scholarship List and Important Dates and Deadlines

Cap and Gown

Campus Specialties was on campus on Wednesday, October 25th and presented information on ordering Cap and Gowns.  If you did not return your order to them in October when they came during lunch, you will need to contact them directly to order your Cap and Gown. Their website is https://www.campusspecialtiesinc.com/make-a-payment.  Make sure you place your order by December 9th.

Yearbook and Senior Ad Information

The final deadline for ordering Senior Ads in the yearbook is December 8th.  All of the information on prices and requirements can be found on the flyer that was mailed out earlier this year and copied here (Ad Letter.pdf). If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bryant, our yearbook teacher, directly at bryant_j@aps.edu.

RAD GRAD

                             
 

Financial Aid

You can now apply for Federal Financial Aid for the 2018-19 academic year through the https://fafsa.gov/  website.  Make sure you are using 2016 taxes and are using the .gov site.  NEVER pay money to file the FAFSA which stands for FREE Application for Federal Student Aid.  If you need help, email Mrs. Chandler at debra.chandler@aps.edu and she can set up an appointment to meet with you and complete your application.

 

Here is the presentation Mrs. Chandler made to parents explaining the financial aid process and how paying for college works. 

 

Financial Aid Information Night Presentation

 

Also, don't forget to use the image below to determine which parent's information to use on the FAFSA if your parents are not married to each other.

 

who-is-my-parent.png
 

Scholarship Applications

If an organization just sends me a paper application for their scholarship, I will scan it in and post a link to the application below. All of these scholarships are also listed on the scholarship list linked above.

 

Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

P.E.O. Scholarships (STAR Scholarship and Delilah Williams Scholarship)

Senior Meeting PowerPoints and Handout

Below are links to the Senior Meeting PowerPoints for both students and parents, as well as the handout that was given to each student on August 18th.

 

Senior Meeting PowerPoint for students

Senior Meeting PowerPoint for parents

Senior Meeting Handout

Make Sure You Take Your ACT/SAT

Seniors, if you have not taken an ACT or SAT yet, now is the time to sign up!  There are a lot of schools and scholarships that have December 1st deadlines and they often require an ACT/SAT score.  It typically takes 3-5 weeks for colleges to receive your scores so we really want students to take the exam at least once by November. 


The next ACT is on October 28th and the deadline to sign up is September 22nd


There are two upcoming SATs, October 7th and November 4th. The deadline for the October 7th test has passed, but you can still sign up as a late registrant and pay the late fee. The deadline to sign up for the November 4th SAT is October 5th


Students need to sign up to take these exams via the organizations websites, they do not sign up for these at the school.  For more information, please visit the ACT registration site at http://www.act.org/ or the SAT registration site at https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.  


If you qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Lunch, there are fee waivers available.  Students who qualify can take each test two times for free, they just need to ask their Counselor for a fee waiver.  


Finally, the LCHS PTA will be holding a Practice ACT on Saturday, September 16th.  This practice allows students to take the ACT in a timed setting.  Students will receive their scores back at the Practice ACT Teachback scheduled for September 21st at 6:30pm.  This opportunity allows students to experience how the test is laid out/how the questions are asked, determine what they need to work on and learn test taking strategies. The cost is $20 and the PTA will be signing students up on September 14th and 15th during lunch outside the Counseling Office.  Students can pay with cash or check made payable to LCHS PTA. 

Scholarship Search Sites

Big Future – College Board

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
 

UNM’s General Scholarship Resource:

http://scholarship.unm.edu/Resources/scholarship-websites.html  (general list, don’t have to be going to UNM)

 

Texas Tech's External Scholarship Search:

https://www.depts.ttu.edu/scholarships/ExternalScholarships/ScholarshipSearch.php  (general list, don’t have to be going to Texas Tech)

 

New Mexico State University Private Scholarship List:

https://fa.nmsu.edu/scholarships/private-scholarship-opportunities/ (general list, don’t have to be going to NMSU)


https://www.scholarships.com/


http://www.fastweb.com/


http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/

Welcome to your Senior Year!

Welcome to your Senior Year Class of 2018!  I will be communicating with you and your parents a lot this year to let you know about important dates, deadlines, special events and scholarships. To do this I need a quick and easy way to get information to all of you at once. I will utilize the School Messenger program that allows me to send emails out to those who have email addresses in our system but I also like to use remind.com. This service allows anyone to sign up to receive text message and/or email messages. I never see your phone number or email address but you will receive my messages and you can opt out at any time.  To get started follow the instructions below.

 

Counselors will be meeting with all Seniors on Monday, September 18th during senior English classes and I will hold a parent meeting that same night to share the information with parents. This meeting will be in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) starting at 6:30 p.m.

  

As always, if you have any questions please send me a quick email at debra.chandler@aps.edu and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

Communication Through Remind.com

One of the primary ways we communicate with Seniors is through Remind.com. Parents and students can sign up to receive messages by following the instructions below.  We do not see your phone number or email address and the messages will be relevant to the senior year (college visits, application deadlines, presentation reminders, scholarship lists, etc.) 

  

Simply text @lacueva18 to the number 81010

    
 

Don't have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/lacueva18 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications

Get Ready to Apply Presentation Information

Thank you to all the parents and students who attended my presentation on February 28, 2017.  As promised here is the PowerPoint and handouts that will be helpful to all of you throughout the rest of this semester, the summer and the beginning of the senior year.  

 

One reminder, please make sure you/your student is signed up to take the ACT or SAT in March or April.  They can also take the exam(s) in June but if they wait until September or October we sometimes don't get scores back in time to meet some admissions and scholarship deadlines.  To sign up for the exams visit http://www.actstudent.org/ for the ACT or https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register for the SAT.

 

PowerPoint Presentation
Get Ready to Apply

 

Resources

College Search Worksheet - use this to track everything you learn about each college you are interested in. The file is a Word document so you can delete and add information based on what you want to know.

Testing: College Entrance Preparation

If you have not taken an ACT or SAT you need to sign up ASAP!  You will need these scores to complete your college applications. If you qualify for Free or Reduced Priced Lunch please see your Counselor to get a fee waiver to take the test for free.

 

ACT Registration Site

http://www.actstudent.org/

ACT Test Prep and Practice Tests

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation.html

SAT Registration Site

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register

SAT Practice Tests

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice/full-length-practice-tests

Khan Academy & SAT Prep Program

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat

 

College Search Site

Letters of Recommendation

If you need a letter of recommendation for a college application or scholarship, please visit our Letter of Recommendation page to get more information. 

 

Remember, we ask that you give us a minimum of 10 business days so we can spend an appropriate amount of time on your paperwork and meet the application/scholarship deadline.