ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net
Students will be dismissed at 12:29 pm
The 2017-18 school year will begin on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Beginning June 1, Grad Night and Grad Cost fees will be CASH only.
SWIM SURVIVAL TEST - Attention all 11th & 12th grade students,
The Swim Survival test is a graduation requirement. If you have not taken the test, here is your final opportunity for this school year. Testing has been scheduled at Arcadia High School’s swimming pool from 12:30 – 1:30 on the following days:
Monday, June 5
Tuesday, June 6
Wednesday, June 7
Come in a swimsuit; bring a towel and your ID Card.
Remember Juniors, if you do not pass before the end of this school, your elective will be changed to a PE Swim class for next school year. Do not procrastinate.
Water Polo Tryouts
Tryouts for next year's girls and boys water polo teams will be held July 31-August 4, with the girls from 8-10 am and the boys from 10 am-12 noon. If you will be out of town during this time, you may arrange an alternate tryout. For more information, please come by the pool after school.
Hello Apaches! Interested in increasing your leadership skills? Want some internship or scholarship opportunities? Then APIs Mobilize is for you! APIs Mobilize is a non- profit organization that seeks to empower the next generation of Asian Pacific Islander American Leaders. The applications are now due by June 15, 2017- you can find more information on www.apismobilize.org!
Seniors check to make sure you have paid for all of your Senior costs-
Seniors use the link below to see if you have purchased your yearbook, graduation cost, and grad night fees as of 4/20/17. If you have purchased any of these items after 4/20/17 it will not show on this list. Just enter your ID # to begin. Come to the ASB office to make any needed purchases.
FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR: Looking for a job or need work experience? Enroll now for Retail Marketing for the 2017-18 school year. The class is offered for Fall and Spring Semesters. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-5:30 p.m. and is 10 credits. Please see Mrs. Young in the Career Center for registration information.
APACHES! - Want to help at the library during Apache Days? Click the link and sign up now! Join us as we distribute textbooks for the new school year!
CSF-Seniors (Class of 2017):
Please check the lists of Gold Seal Graduates or Potential Gold Seal Graduates to see if you have qualified or can qualify to graduate with a gold seal.
Gold Seal Graduates (2017):
Seniors, if your name appears on the list of Gold Seal Graduates, please bring your picture ID to either room J104 (last name: A-L) or room J110 (last name: M-Z) so that you can pick up your cord and pin to wear for the graduation ceremony. Cords and pins are available for pick up on May 23-30, 2017 during lunch.
Potential Gold Seal Graduates (2017):
Seniors, if your name appears on the list of Potential Gold Seal Graduates, please pick up a grade verification form from either room J110 or J104. Forms are available on May 11-18, 2017 during lunch. Follow the instructions on the verification form and submit the form by Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by 1 pm. This form may impact your qualification for CSF gold seal graduation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.****
UC Application Information:
UC Campuses to Use Waitlists for Freshman and Transfer Students:
All campuses, except Merced, will use waitlists for freshman and/or transfer applicants. An invitation to be on the list is not a guarantee of a future admission offer. Each campus has its own specific process for waitlisted applicants.
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
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.
Waitlist Process FAQs:
Academic Records due on July 1:
Freshman and transfer students who accept an offer of admission to a University of California campus have until July 1 to submit final, official transcripts/academic records to the UC campus where they intend to enroll.
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.
Next Steps Freshmen Table:
Cancelling or Withdrawing a Statement of Intent to Register:
Applicants who have submitted a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), and changed their mind or accept another offer, must cancel their SIR following the directions for the campus listed in the link below.
The campus SIR deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Applicants canceling one SIR to a UC campus in order to accept another offer of admission from a different UC campus must submit a new SIR and deposit.
SIR Cancellation Instructions by Campus:
The Student Handbook is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students.
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.
$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.