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Class of 2020

Welcome to Your Senior Year

Here is your first edition of your Important Dates and Deadlines which includes scholarships you can apply to. Mrs. Chandler will try to post a new list each month.

September Scholarship and Important Dates List

Welcome to Your Senior Year (letter that was sent to parents)

 

 

UNM ADMISSIONS/SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENT CHANGES

 

Financial Aid Information

Below is the PowerPoint presentation used for the Financial Aid Information night on September 23rd. 

Mrs. Chandler is available to meet with any La Cueva students and parents who want help filling out the FAFSA. Remember, for the Class of 2020 the application opens up on October 1, 2019. Below are other resources that are helpful in the process. To schedule an appointment with Mrs. Chandler please call 505-823-2327 x33002 and talk to Mrs. Bash.

Financial Aid Information Night Presentation

Tips:

  • Make sure you are going to the FAFSA.gov website and never pay money to submit the FAFSA which is FREE.
  • You will be using your 2018 taxes so make sure you have a copy of parent and student taxes (if applicable) and W-2s before you start the application. See the image below for other documents you may need.
  • Try to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Schools have priority deadlines and those are the dates they will start processing awards. Students who have their applications in by those dates, will be considered for the maximum amount of aid.

                                                                   FAFSA documents needed

 

Many students and parents ask which parents information should be included on the FAFSA. Below is a graphic that will help determine "Who is my parent".

Who s my parent

Senior Meeting PowerPoint

Below is the PowerPoint that was used for our Senior Meetings in September 2019.

Senior Meeting PowerPoint

Senior Yearbook Pictures

Senior Pictures vs. Senior YEARBOOK pictures.   LCHS has a contract with Campos Photography for our Senior YEARBOOK pictures.  Which means all Seniors must take their yearbook picture with Campos.  They will provide the white shirt and black tie (for boys) and drape (for girls).  They will have sessions on campus on 9/16/19 for $10 or you can schedule a session at their studio. YOU MUST SIGN UP to attend either session.  These sessions fill up fast so please  go to www.Campos.photography click on "Schedule Senior Photos" and follow the instructions.  Again these are just the Senior Yearbook picture. Many parents want to have Senior Pictures done and you can do that through any organization you choose. In order to have your Senior appear in the Yearbook, you must have his/her photo taken by Campos Photography.


Senior Yearbook Picture

                                                 

GET Ready to Apply Presentation

Below is a link with a copy of the PowerPoint from the Get Ready to Apply presentation I held for juniors and parents. 

Get Ready to Apply Presentation

College Research Worksheet

Junior Class Meeting Information

Below is a link to the Class of 2020 presentation we made on 1/14/19. It includes critical information about class rings, prom, senior yearbook photos, ACT/SAT information, graduation testing, and more. Please review the presentation and make sure you are taking care of things before senior year begins!

Class of 2020 presentation - revised 3-20-19

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

Make Sure You Take Your ACT/SAT

All schools across the nation accept either the ACT or SAT so it is your choice which one you want to take. You will need to sign up on your own. If you are on Free or Reduced Price Lunch you can get a fee waiver from the Counseling Office. 

ACT Registration Site

ACT Test Prep and Practice Tests

ACT Academy - Test Prep

SAT Registration Site

SAT Practice Tests

Khan Academy & SAT Prep Program

College Search Site

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.) 

Important - if you are a Verizon Wireless customer, you have to download the app and turn on notifications to receive these important reminders. They are no longer allowing remind to send out text messages to their customers.

 

Simply text @lacueva20 to the number 81010

Remind2020

Don't have a mobile phone? Go to the Remind website on a desktop computer to sign up for email notifications.

Get Ready to Apply Presentation Information

I encourage all Juniors and their parents to attend my Get Ready to Apply presentation on Wednesday, February 27th.  I will go over all the steps you need to take between now and the beginning of senior year, including applying to college, finding scholarships, college requirements and more.

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.