SBA Science Exam - Monday, March 13th
All juniors will be taking the SBA Science on Monday, March 13th. This exam is a graduation requirement and it is very important that students are in attendance on Monday. This year the test is computer based. Students need to make sure they can log in to StudentVUE before Monday as this is how they will access the exam on Monday. If there are issues with logging in, students need to stop by the Counseling Office before Monday to regain access.
A list has been posted outside the Activities Office showing which testing room the students have been assigned to. On Monday, students will report directly to their testing rooms, so it is important for them to look at this list before Monday morning.
As always, make sure they get a good night’s sleep, eat a good breakfast and dress in layers so they are comfortable during the test.
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.
Get Ready to Apply
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.
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
You'll receive a welcome text fro
Don't have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/lacueva18 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications
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
ACT Test Prep and Practice Tests
SAT Registration Site
SAT Practice Tests
Khan Academy & SAT Prep Program
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.
Scholarship Search Sites
Big Future – College Board
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)
New APS Website