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Class of 2019

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.

Scholarship List - November 2018

 

Financial Aid

Starting on October 1st, you can apply for Federal Financial Aid for the 2019-20 academic year through the FAFSA.gov website.  Make sure you are using 2017 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.

Mrs. Chandler presented information on FAFSA and Financial Aid process on October 1st and a copy of the PowerPoint can be found here

Paying for College Presentation (including walk-through of FAFSA application)

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
 

Scholarship Search Sites

Big Future – College Board - Scholarship Search

UNM’s General Scholarship Resource (general list, don’t have to be going to UNM)

Texas Tech's External Scholarship Search (general list, don’t have to be going to Texas Tech)

New Mexico State University Private Scholarship List  (general list, don’t have to be going to NMSU)

Scholarships.com

Fastweb.com

Finaid.org

Cap and Gown

Campus Specialties was on campus on Wednesday, October 24th 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. Make sure you place your order by December 15th.

Senior Meeting Resources

Below is a copy of the Senior Parent Meeting PowerPoint that I presented on September 10th. I have also included a copy of the Senior Information handout that was provided to seniors during their Senior Meetings also held on the 10th.

Senior Parent Meeting PowerPoint
Senior Information Handout

Welcome to Your Senior Year!

Welcome to your Senior Year Class of 2019!  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 parents 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 10th 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 6:00 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!

 

I sent an email to all parents through School Messenger on August 23rd. If you did not get it, please read message below  and check your contact information in your ParentVUE account. 

August 22, 2018 Welcome Email

 

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 available ACT is on October 27th and the deadline to sign up is October 27th. There is an ACT on September 8th but you will need to pay the late fee to sign up for that one. 

There are two upcoming SATs, October 6th and November 3rd. The deadline for the October 6th is September 6th and the deadline to sign up for the November 3rd is October 5th

Students need to sign up to take these exams via the organization's websites (see below), they do not sign up for these at the school.  

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 an ACT prep class and practice test at the end of September. The prep class will be on Tuesday, September 25th from 6:00-8:00pm and the practice test will be on Saturday September 29th from 8:00am-12:00pm.  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 24th and 25th during lunch outside the Counseling Office.  Students can pay with cash or check made payable to LCHS PTA. 
 

ACT Registration Site

ACT Test Prep and Practice Tests

ACT Academy - Test Prep

SAT Registration Site

SAT Practice Tests

Khan Academy & SAT Prep Program

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 @lacueva19 to the number 81010

Class of 2019


    Don't have a mobile phone? Go to rmd.at/lacueva19 on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications

 

College Search Site

Get Ready to Apply Presentation Information

Thank you to all the parents and students who attended my presentation on February 26, 2018.  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 the ACT Registration site or the SAT Registration Site.

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.