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Friday, January 20th, 2017

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Hey Apaches! Come to our informational meeting to learn more about why you should join the Arcadian yearbook staff! Joining will allow you to explore any interest you have in design, photography, journalism, and meeting new people. Leave your mark on 2018 by creating a memento that people will treasure throughout their lives.

The application and teacher rec documents can be found on Please feel free to turn in apps and the two teacher recs to Mr. Maertens in room A202 and sign up for an interview date! If you have any questions, please feel free to email or talk to any current staff member.

See you there!!


American Mathematics Competition:

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 will be given on Tuesday February 7th at 3:00 pm in F108. This

challenging 25 question, 75 minute multiple choice exam includes topics from upper level

mathematics. Please see Ms. Nairi in F108 to sign up.  

Okayama University will be visiting AHS in the Career Center on Monday, January 23rd during lunch. Please sign up for the visit in your Naviance Family Connection account.


Skate for a good cause!!! Interact is hosting its annual Ice Skating Social this Saturday, January 21st from 8:00-10:00 PM at the Pasadena Ice Skating Center. All proceeds go to our international project, Water for Mali, which aims to provide sustainable water mechanisms to the people of Mali. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any Interact Officer or at the event. If you need to get in contact with an officer or have any questions, please email us at Hope to see you there!!!


Attention Seniors Who Applied to California State Universities:

Recruitment Special Projects Coordinator Jacquelyn Mendieta from California State University, Los Angeles, will provide important information at the "What's Next" presentation during lunchtime on Monday, January 23, in the AHS Lecture Hall. Ms. Mendieta will discuss upcoming deadlines and answer any questions you may have regarding the admissions process to Cal State LA or any of the other CSU campuses.


Hello Apaches!

Do you have a passion for helping and assisting your fellow students? Then apply for Peer Tutoring and Outreach! If you wish to join then please apply at

Thank you for your time, and we cannot wait to work with you soon.

The Application period is from January 16th to January 27th.

If you have any questions then you can contact us at: for questions concerning High School Peer Tutoring or for questions concerning Middle School Outreach.


A Cal State Student Ambassador is available in the Career Center every Friday from 9 am - 3 pm (1/20 12:30 - 3 pm). If you are interested in meeting with her regarding application, admissions or general questions please sign up in the Career Center or stop by to see if she is available.  


CASH FOR COLLEGE WORKSHOP - PCC is hosting a Cash For College Workshop on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 9 am - 2 pm in the Creveling Lounge at PCC. The workshop will provide free, on-on-on financial aid assistance to families completing the FAFSA, Cal Grant GPA or the CA Dream Act application. For more information or to register visit or call 626-585-7401


Pasadena City College - All seniors who applied to PCC should attend - Online Orientation/What's Next Q&A - Career Center (may change to Lecture Hall) Wednesday, January 18th during lunch. Please sign up using your Naviance Family Connection Account.


Love to Dance? Want to do something fun? For the 2nd time this school year, Orchesis Dance Company - will be hosting our Hip Hop Open Class on Friday, January 27th! This class is open to ALL levels! Learn a fun hip hop routine and get down! You can buy your space from any Orchesis Member. $5 pre sale/ $7 at the door

Friday, January 27th

3:15-4:15pm at the CTE Building


Attention All Students:

Please be advised that Friday, February 3rd is the last day to request a level change from an AP or Honors class to a college preparatory class. It is also the last day to request a petition to drop a year-long academic class (or an elective for Seniors only) for a TA or Office Aide position. All petitions must be requested by 3:30pm at the COD desk. Completed and signed petition forms must be returned to the COD desk by 3:30pm on Tuesday, February 7th. Petitions submitted after this deadline will not be processed. Please note that level changes and TA/Office Aide assignments are subject to availability.



The Arcadia Unified School District’s Latino Family Literacy Program is looking for student volunteers for childcare at Holly Ave. Elementary School and Hugo Reid Elementary School, on Thursdays.

  • Holly Avenue’s program - is a 10 week program from 6 pm to 8 pm on the following Thursdays:

           January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

  • Hugo Reid’s program - is a 9 week program from 6 pm to 8 pm on the following Thursdays:

           January 19, 26, February 2, 8 is a Wednesday, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16

Please sign up in the Career Center by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 16. Interviews will be held at lunch on Tuesday, January 17 in the Curriculum Office.


Start Prepping for the March SAT! The Princeton Review is offering a prep course with Arcadia High School to help students prepare for the March New SAT. To enroll, visit and use code "Arcadia200" to get a special deal (Original: $1099, After: $899). Visit the ASB Office for more information or call us at 800-273-8439.



Reminder: Test scores and transcript submissions

If an applicant has not yet submitted their official test scores or has questions about submitting their transcript please keep in mind the following:

SAT and ACT test scores: Official SAT with Writing/Essay, ACT with Writing, SAT Subject Tests and TOEFL scores need to ONLY be sent to ONE campus - UC will share scores with all campuses to which a student applies. IELTS scores, however, must be sent to each UC campus. The SAT Subject Exams are not required, but encouraged for some majors.

Official AP/IB/A-Level exam scores: Official score reports are not required until after an offer of admission is accepted; the deadline for submission is July 15th. The UC campus from which a student accepts an offer of admission will provide additional information with the offer of admission.

Transcripts: Official transcripts should not be submitted at this time unless a UC campus directly contacts a student to request it.

more on submitting test scores

Application verification coming soon:

Students randomly selected to verify information in their application were notified by the end of Dec. 2016. The deadline to respond is Jan. 31, 2017. A small number of students were asked to provide documentation of 7/8th grade geometry as well. Failure to respond to the request by the deadline will result in cancellation of the application.




COLLEGE VISITS: Use your Naviance Family Connection to check out what colleges will be visiting You will find the visits listed under college visits on the Colleges tab. Do not forget to sign up. You can also view college visits by clicking here.


NEW SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE POSTED!!! - Don't forget to check back weekly for new scholarships. You can find all scholarships at this link, on the AHS webpage under the Student tab/Scholarship Bulletin or on your Naviance Family Connection page. Some applications are also available in the Career Center. See Ms. Wona in the Career Center for scholarship information.



If your academic record changes, you must notify the Admissions Office at each college campus (UC, CSU, and private colleges) to which you have applied.   Academic record changes include:

  • Failure to earn a C- grade or better in a course

  • If you add or drop a course after your original application submission

Handouts with guidelines/details on how to report these changes are available at the COD desk.


Attention Senior Students and Parents:

For those who missed or would like to view the power point presentation given at the second Financial Aid Workshop (October 1st), you can now find the presentation posted on the Counseling webpage listed in the College Info section. Click on "Fall 2016 Financial Aid Workshop, Part II" to view.


Attention Seniors: Important College Admissions Information!

Please note that Naviance does not send SAT/ACT test scores to the colleges. Each student is responsible for sending his or her own official SAT/ACT test scores through or


For Transcript Only Schools:

Attention Seniors: If you are applying to a college that only needs a transcript (no counselor recommendation or School Report), you need to order the transcript through Parchment. A link to Parchment is on the AHS website.

Go to

Click on "Transcripts" in the left column of the home page.

Create an account through Parchment and order your transcript.

**Please note: It may take 2-3 days to process transcripts.


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards established by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals is accepting applications until November 8, 2016. To qualify students must be in grades 5-12; be a legal resident of the US and have participated in a volunteer activity after 9/1/2015. For more information of the application process click on  this link.



If you are applying for scholarships that need a recommendation letter or form filled out by your counselor, please remember that the counselors do need a four-week notice prior to the scholarship due date. To make your request, please fill out the Add-On Form that can be found in the Naviance Document Library and submit it to the Career Center.


JUNIOR/SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - NROTC SCHOLARSHIP – Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Program (NROTC) pays full tuition and fees, provides an allowance of $1000 for books and a monthly stipend for 4 years of college. You must be a U.S. Citizen, 17 yrs of age by Sept 1st of the year starting college, obtain HS diploma, be physically qualified by Marine Corps standards. For more information and application stop by the Career Center. Applications are due in December for Seniors. Application period for Juniors begins after March 7th.



Important Reminder:

Wednesday, October 19th, is the FINAL day to request a Counselor Letter of Recommendation.

(Counselors have been accepting requests in the Career Center since Monday, September 19th.)

You must follow the process outlined in the workshop held on September 8th. If you missed the workshop, the powerpoint with instructions is posted on the counseling website under "College Apps/Recs". You must submit your 1) Student Data Packet, 2) List of Colleges, and 3) transcript fees.


****Even if your deadline is not until December (or later), you must still submit your request by October 19th.****



Important Reminder:

Wednesday, October 19th, is the FINAL day to request a Counselor Letter of Recommendation.

(Counselors have been accepting requests in the Career Center since Monday, September 19th.)

You must follow the process outlined in the workshop held on September 8th. If you missed the workshop, the powerpoint with instructions is posted on the counseling website under "College Apps/Recs". You must submit your 1) Student Data Packet, 2) List of Colleges, and 3) transcript fees.


****Even if your deadline is not until December (or later), you must still submit your request by October 19th.****


Italian Language Study Grants in Italy Opportunity - Order Sons of Italy in America and Sons of Italy Western Foundation are offering grants to study Italian. This grant is available to seniors who are planning to attend a two or four year institution in Fall 2017. Must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. Applications are available in the Career Center. The application deadline is 3/1/2017.


Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:

Are you interested in tutoring? If you are a good student, have some time after school, want to make a little bit of money, and are interested in helping other students, you can add your name and contact info to the Tutor Book at the Counselor of the Day desk. This will allow other students (or their parents) to call you and arrange a tutoring session. You will make your own arrangements directly with the students/parents who contact you, including your fee and your availability. The Tutor Book will be at the Counselor of the Day desk for the entire school year.



California State PTA Graduating High School Senior Scholarship - available to seniors who are PTA members graduating from a CA high school before June 30, 2017.  Deadline is 2/1/2017

Keep your eye out for all scholarships as they become available through your Family Connection account. Any questions - see Ms. Wona in the Career Center.




The Student Handbook that use to be in the student agendas is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students.


Birthday grams and birthday marquee messages are available for purchase! Show your love for your friends by purchasing a gram or putting their name up on the big screen. Birthday grams are $5 and birthday marquee messages are $10! Purchases available at the ASB office.


PARKING: All student please make sure your decal/parking permit is displayed clearly on your rear view mirror when pulling into the student parking lot. If you can't display your permit in this manner, please show your permit to school security as you pull into the parking lot. While your vehicle is parked in the school lot; please make sure your permit is displayed clearly on your dashboard or rearview mirror. Thank you!


Attendance Policies & Procedures Reminder

It is important to follow the necessary steps when absent:

Step 1 - Parent/Guardian should notify attendance office by phone, email or fax of absence in a brief message stating name, ID#, grade, date and reason for every absence.

Step 2 - Note must be submitted to the attendance signed by at least one parent or guardian the day student returns to school.  The note must include student name, ID#, grade date(s) and periods of absence, and reason for absence.  Name and signature of parent/guardian and relationship to student must also be on the note with a current phone number.


Educational guidelines require the school to have a note for student absences.  The following procedures will be followed:

If a student does not bring in a note they will be assigned Saturday School.  The absence will be considered a truant or unexcused absence.


Once a student has received a Saturday School assignment they have one day to clear the absence with a note from their parent or guardian.  If the note is brought in the day after they are originally assigned Saturday School they will not have to serve Saturday School.


If the note is not brought by the end of the day after Saturday School is assigned the student will have to serve their assigned Saturday School and the absence will stay as a truant or unexcused absence.

Students must report to the attendance office when they receive a call-slip.  It is your opportunity to submit your note so you will not be assigned Saturday School.  Failure to appear will result in a referral to Saturday School.



































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