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Class of 2022

Welcome to the Class of 2022 website! We will us this site to share resources and keep you up-to-date with information from now until graduation.

Pre-Registration

Please visit our Pre-Registration (Course Selection) page for information on selecting classes for next year.

Get REady To Apply Meeting

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Get Ready to Apply meeting in January. Below is a video of the presentation and a copy of the slides.

As mentioned in the meeting, this website has a lot of resources for all of you and we will continue to update it from now until Graduation.

Get Ready to Apply Presentation

Video of Presentation

Spring - Class of 2022 Meeting

Below is information we talked about in the Junior Meeting on 1/15/21.

  • Video of Spring 2021 Junior Meeting

  • Here is the link to submit your ideas to your Junior Class Officers. Please give us your ideas for school spirit this semester.  We will be doing our Class of 2022 shirts (we normally wear these the day after the Seniors graduate and we want your design ideas.  We won't order until April but we can start thinking now.  Please submit a picture of a design you would like to see on the front of the shirt. We would also like to have your ideas for school spirit and class wars.

  • If you were not able to get your yearbook picture taken on campus earlier this fall, you can submit a picture online. Yearbook picture submission (due January 22) and yearbook ordering information can be found here

  • If you need a transcript, go to the La Cueva homepage and click on Order Transcript under Important Links. From there you will create an account or login. Once logged in, you can order a copy of your transcript to be sent to a school, organization or have an unofficial copy mailed to yourself. You can also view an unofficial transcript on StudentVUE by going to Course History. Currently this transcript doesn’t show GPA or Rank but you can see that on the Course History tab on StudentVUE. 

  • Make sure you join the Class of 2022 Remind. This is the primary way we will communicate with you from now until graduation. See the codes below to join.

Upcoming Events

New Mexico Tech Information Week

 January 11 through January 15, New Mexico Tech will be having an information week. Faculty and students from various academic departments will be hosting info sessions over Zoom each night at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. They will then wrap up the week with their admission info session and virtual campus tour on Friday afternoon. Students are welcome to attend as many of the sessions as they would like, but we just ask that they RSVP for each session that they plan on attending. Here is a flyer Dept Info Session Poster.pdf with the schedule for the week to this email. Students RSVP Here  

Virtual Get Ready to Apply Presentation - January 28th at 6:00pm

This live virtual presentation is for Juniors and Parents  where information on what juniors need to be doing to get ready for the senior year and an overview of the college application process. A link will be sent out to parents and students a week before the event.

College Board Big Future Days

BigFuture Days can help students get strong start on building their college list. Whether they’ve already started their college search or have no idea where to begin, students can attend the BigFuture Days to connect with colleges that might be a good fit. BigFuture Days gives students a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.

Here are five reasons to attend BigFuture Days:

1. Explore colleges in a way that’s informative but not overwhelming.

2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to questions and show interest in attending.

3. Hear from current college students who know what it’s like on campus.

4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.

5. Join these free events from a computer or mobile device.

Find out more by visiting their website 

 

Communication Through Remind.com

One of the primary ways we communicate with Seniors is through Remind.com. We have set up the Class of 2022 Remind and have started sending important reminders out through this account. 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 send a text to 81010 with the following code based on the first letter or your last name

Last Name        Code

  A-B           @lacueva22a
  C-F            @lacueva22b
  G-K           @lacueva22c
  L-O           @lacueva22d
  P-S            @lacueva22e
  T-Z            @lacueva22f

College Checklists

If you are looking for a checklist to see what you can be doing from now until graduation, take a look at these sites.

NM Career Solutions Countdown to College Checklist

College Board's College Planning: 11th Grade

REsearching Colleges

The College Board's BigFuture website is a great way to start your college search. I created this PowerPoint to help you understand how to use the site. 

BigFuture PowerPoint

BigFuture College Search Site

College Research Worksheet

Below is a link for a generic College Research Worksheet. I encourage you to make a copy of it and change it to make it your own. For instance, you can add a section or delete a question to list what is important to you. It is often hard to remember what each college offers when you are researching and it helps to write it down as you go.

Google Docs Version

Microsoft Word Version

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. 

Link your PSAT scores to the Khan Academy

Khan Academy & SAT Prep Program

SAT Practice Tests

SAT Registration Site 
     You do not need to sign up for the April test. Use this link if you want to take the SAT again.

ACT Registration Site

ACT Test Prep and Practice Tests

ACT Academy - Test Prep

ACT Kaplan Test Prep 

NCAA

NM college Guide

The link below will take you to a NM College Guide. It gives details for all of our NM colleges including costs, admissions information and fast facts. 

College and University Guide

CAREER Information

Below are some links you might find helpful if you are interested in exploring careers, looking for a job or creating a resume.

Career Interest Inventory

How to write a resume

Tip: If you go to Google Docs and click on Template Gallery at the top of the page, you can click on the General tab and scroll down to Resume. These are templates that make it a lot easier to get started with a new Resume.

NM Career Solutions - information on Career Exploration, internships, jobs and more

Apprenticeship Information

 

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

College Board Opportunity Scholarships
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships offer nearly $5 million in scholarships each year as a way to reward students for their efforts to plan and pay for college. The program is currently open to the class of 2022. Students should plan to complete six college planning steps for six separate chances at $500. When they finish all six, they’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but they can still earn money even if they don’t complete them all. The first two steps are now open to juniors. The rest will open up over the next year.

  1. Build Your College List: Get started by exploring colleges of interest and build and save a college list on College Board BigFuture™ (bigfuture.collegeboard.org) with at least six (6) schools. You must be logged in to BigFuture™ using your College Board account.
  2. Practice for the SAT: Log in and complete either (a) a Timed Mini Section or (b) a Diagnostic Quiz to practice for the SAT using Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® (www.satpractice.org). Your College Board and Khan Academy® accounts must be linked.
  3. Explore Scholarships (not open for juniors yet)
  4. Strengthen Your College List (not open for juniors yet)
  5. Complete the FAFSA (not open for juniors yet)
  6. Apply to Colleges (not open for juniors yet)
  7. Complete Your Journey

Scholarship Search Sites

APS Scholarship List

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