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AHS Student Bulletin


ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net

Collaboration Day is on Thursday, March 23rd, students will be released at 11:40 am

Collaborative Day- Lunch Order

On Thursday, March 23rd AHS will be dismissing students at 11:40 am. Students have the option to purchase a bagged lunch from the cafeteria that day if they sign up on this form before hand. Students eligible for free or reduced meals also need to complete this form if they intend to receive a free or reduced bagged lunch from the cafeteria on this day. All submissions must be completed by 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Submit Lunch Order Here

SWIM SURVIVAL TEST

Attention all 11th & 12th grade students, the next swim survival test date is:

Thursday, March 23 at 12:10 p.m.

Come in a swimsuit; bring a towel and your ID Card.

Join our school newspaper, The Apache Pow Wow!

Applications can be found in room A-213 or online at bit.do/apachepowwow. Please turn in applications by Friday, March 24 in room A-213 by 3:00 p.m.

AHS will be conducting our annual hearing screen on 03/30/17 and 03/31/17 on campus in the hearing van which will be parked in the driveway on the east side of the cafeteria and west side of the J building. Students will be pulled mostly from their English class on both days, and screenings apply to ALL 10th graders, students new to the district, and some Special Education students.

Hey Apaches!

Film Club will be hosting its annual Film Festival 5/19 Friday at 4PM. Prizes are $300 for first, $150 for second, and $50 for third place. The submission fee is $5; email your finished videos to ahsfilmclub2017@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please contact us at the same email.

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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:

Due to the course selection process for the upcoming academic year, the Counselor of the Day Desk will only be open before school, during lunch, and after school from Monday, February 27th through Friday, March 31st.

Seniors who have applied to PCC:

Please use the link below to register for the Pre-Assessment Workshop and the PCC Assessment Test. Please read carefully, fill form, check the Send me a copy of my responses check box and be sure to Submit your form. †††††††††††††††††††††††††††https://goo.gl/forms/iGBNrtVcUnQ4ni6z2

If you haven't added PCC to your list of 'Colleges I'm Applying To' in your Naviance Family Connection, please be sure to add it. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Wona in the Career Center.

ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS with at least a 2.8 GPA!

Do you have a heart for service? Are you interested in learning more about Senior Men and Women? THEN COME TO THE 2017-18 SMW INFORMATION NIGHT! This is a MANDATORY meeting and will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm in the AHS Performing Arts Center. Information about the application process will be discussed, and applications will be distributed at this meeting.

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED. If you absolutely cannot attend, you must contact a SMW adviser BEFORE THE MEETING to arrange for picking up an application. If you have any questions, email Mrs. Wilkins at rwilkins@ausd.net or see Ms. Grubbs in Room D102. Come and learn more about this organization at the SMW INFORMATION NIGHT!

PCC Upcoming Visits - Pasadena City College will be visiting AHS on 3/22. †Please remember to sign up in your Naviance Family Connection account. Bring your application, online orientation and assessment questions. †

COUNSELING

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.

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. †

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.

SENIORS NEEDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: If you add colleges to your Naviance Family Connection that require a counselor or teacher recommendation you MUST notify the counselor and/or teacher writing for you. If it is a counselor letter of recommendation you MUST also submit an add-on sheet to Ms. Wona in the Career Center.

ATTENTION SENIORS!

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.

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP:

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 INFORMATION FROM THE UCs

Freshman Admissions Decisions Released this month!

The time has arrived! March is when freshman applicants will receive their admission decisions from our campuses. Transfer students will be notified of their application status starting this month through late April. †Please refer to the document linked below to see decision release timelines by campus.

Admission Decision Release dates:http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/campus-notification-schedule-2017.pdf?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

Next Steps Freshmen Table: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/admitted-freshmen-next-steps-2017.pdf?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

Information for Applicants:

UC Campuses to use Waitlists to Manage Enrollment

All campuses, except Merced, will use waitlists for freshman applicants. †Campuses may differ in their waitlist processes.

Waitlist Process FAQs: †http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/q-and-a/waitlist/index.html?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

The Importance of a Campus Visit

Applicants may receive offers to one or more UC campuses. †To help students and families decide the best fit, we hope that you will encourage them to plan a campus visit or take a campus virtual tour before the May 1 ďStatement of Intent to RegisterĒ (SIR) deadline.

All campuses host welcome events both on campus and throughout California. A campus visit, live or virtual, provides students and parents with relevant and timely information regarding academic programs, financial aid, and non academic campus opportunities.

Campus Visit Information:

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/campuses/visit-uc/index.html?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

How to Accept a UC Admission Offer

Students can accept an admission offer by agreeing to the provisions/conditions outlined in the offer and submitting their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) with the SIR deposit to reserve their space at a campus. The SIR deposit is $250. Some important things to keep in mind about accepting a UC admission offer:

1. ††††The SIR deposit is a deposit towards an admitted studentís tuition.

2. ††††Students that qualified for the UC application fee waiver will have the SIR deposit deferred until financial aid disbursed.

3. ††††The SIR deposit is nonrefundable and non-transferable.

4. ††††Orientation may be required at some UC campuses. †Orientation is valuable to your studentís matriculation and can be a great opportunity to meet new friends! Students should review orientation options early to secure a date that best meets their schedule.

5. ††††A Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) may be required. †The SLR helps determine a studentís classification as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes.

FAQs about SIR deposit: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/q-and-a/sir-deposit/index.html?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

Understanding Residency: http://ucop.edu/residency/10-things-undergrads.html?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

Transcript and AP, IB, and A-Level Score Submission:

Transcripts: Admitted students must submit final, official transcripts from their high/secondary school and transcripts from colleges/universities to the one UC campus to which they intend to enroll.

††††††All official high school transcripts must include the date of graduation.

††††††Students must submit the official high/secondary school transcript(s) as requested by the campus.

††††††Students with international coursework must submit and official academic record (transcript) directly from the international institution.

††††††Admitted transfer students must submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (a high school transcript may be required by a specific campus).

All official transcripts must be postmarked or electronically submitted by July 1.

Test scores: Official AP, IB, and/or A-Level exam results are not required of admitted students until July 15. Students should have an official score report sent from the test agency to the enrolling campus.

Instructions for Withdrawing/Cancelling an Application

If you have students who have decided to attend another university or college, please refer to our document linked below for campus-specific instructions on how to cancel/withdraw a UC application.

Instructions for cancel/withdraw an application:

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/campus-instructions-to-withdraw-or-cancel-application.pdf?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

UC is a Place for All Students:

UC has a long-standing commitment to all students regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or immigration status. Please see our official statements/resources about UCís commitment to diversity.

Statement in Support of Transgender Members: †https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/press-room/statement-transgender-members-uc-community?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

Information on Immigration: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/immigration?mc_cid=7be04a3e9a&mc_eid=d536825026

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

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 www.collegeboard.org or www.act.org.

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 ahs.ausd.net

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.

ATTENTION: SENIORS APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR SENIORS WHO APPLIED TO UC SCHOOLS:

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.

JUNIOR/SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - NROTC SCHOLARSHIP Ė 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.

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.

ATTENTION Seniors!

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.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT REQUESTS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED DURING LUNCH!

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

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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 http://capta.org/programs-events/scholarships/graduating-high-school-seniors/

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.

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.

ASB

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

Seniors-

It's not too late to purchase your 2017 Grad Night Ticket before prices increase. Don't miss out on a memorable night. Stop by the ASB office to make your payment.

$140 Now -March 31st

$150- April 1st - June 8

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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