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    Virtual Financial Aid Presentation- For those of you who will not be able to attend the Financial Aid Presentation on Monday, Sept 20th there will be a virutal Financial Aid Presentation...

    Event: Virtual Financial Aid Presentation

    Event Address for Attendees: 
    https://pheaaconf.webex.com/pheaaconf/onstage/g.php?MTID=eefe8a37596f6f8af18956da573bc2d75

     Event Date:  September 29, 2021

    Event Time:  6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 

    Event Duration: 1-1/2 hours 

    Description:  Join PHEAA for a Financial Aid Presentation Webinar from the comfort of your home!  This presentation provides an early understanding of the financial decisions that students need to make concerning higher education. I will discuss higher education costs, the types of financial aid available, and how to apply for financial aid.

    PSATs and SATs-  The PSATs will be given Wednesday October 13, 2021 to all students enrolled in CP English 10 (students who are not enrolled in CP English 10 may sign up in the Guidance office). The SAT will also be given Wednesday October 13, 2021 to all students enrolled in the CP English 11 course (studentss not enrolled in CP English 11 may sign up in the Guidance Office).  Both test will be given free of charge to the indicated grade level.  12th graders wanting to take the SAT can sign up, but are responsible for the cost.

     

    Financial Aid Presentation - Our Financial Aid Representative, Julie Fontana will give a presentation on Financial Aid/Scholarships/Grants/FAFSA info on Monday, September 20th at 6:00pm in the high school library.  Please email Mrs. Opfar if you plan on attending  popfar@rockwoodschools.org 

     

    9th Grade SCTC Experience- Interested 9th graders can attend the 9th-grade experience at Somerset County Technology Center (SCTC) on December 3rd, 2020.  This experience is for 9th graders who are interested in possibly enrolling in SCTC for their 10th-grade year.  Mrs. Opfar will speak with all 9th graders and send home permissions for those interested.

     

     ASVABs-The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery(ASVAB) will be given on Thursday November 12, 2020. This is a free assessment designed to help students learn about themselves and the world of work, as well as to identify and explore potentially satisfying occupations and to develop an effective strategy to realize their career goals.  The test has three sections;; a multiple-aptitude test, an interest inventory and a career exploration tool.  All current 10th graders will be taking the test, as well as any interested 11th and 12th grade students.  Although associated with entrance to the military, the test is also used by many schools as a career interest inventory.  Scores for the 10th graders cannot be used for entrance to the miliatary.  Student who are interested in the military can submit their scores when taking the exam in 11th or 12th grade.  The test will take place in the morning during 1st-4th period.  If you have any questions please contact the guidance office.

     

    PSAT & SATBoth tests will given at the school on Wednesday, October 14th. 2020.  ALL CP English 10 students (and other interested 10th graders ) will take the PSAT.  ALL CP English 11 and CP English 12 (and other interested  11th  & 12th grade students) will take the SAT.  Both tests are being offered free of charge. test will be offered to students enrolled in CP English 11 and CP English 12(as well as any other interested junior or senior). Registration will take place in school.  More information will be given when school resumes.

      

    SOS Program- The Signs of Suicide program will be implemented in the 9th Grade Health classes, please click the following link- SOS program, or visit our district's Facebook page to find out more information. Letters are also being sent home with the 9th-grade students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Opfar in the Guidance office.

     

     7 Things to do on a College Visit:
    http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/college-solution/the-college-visit-top-7-things-you-must-do/1796/
    How to stand out from the crowd when applying to college: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/education/story/5C9402DB7A29C6F48625770E0063901F?OpenDocument

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    SAT Article- How to Prepare!
    http://www.examiner.com/x-766-College-Admissions-Examiner~y2010m4d27-Taking-the-SAT-on-Saturday-Heres-how-to-prepare
    Please feel free to stop in the Guidance Office to get started on your College Career!!! We have applications and information for any school requested!