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AHS Student Bulletin



Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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Collaboration Day-

On Friday, April 28th 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, April 26th

Submit Lunch Order Here


Hey Apaches! Next week is the last opportunity to buy your yearbooks at $65 w/ an ASB card and $90 w/o. Pay at the ASB Office and remember to bring your ID card.


The Apache Pow Wow Has Gone Digital!

AHS' Newspaper has shifted to a brand new website.

Browse our content through a fresh interface by visiting:

Interested in taking next year's Intermediate Dance Course at Arcadia High School? We will be looking at across the floor technique as well as a small contemporary combination. IF for some reason you can't come to the Arcadia High School date you may attend another at any of the other school sites listed below.

  • May 9th Arcadia High School- Dance Studio at 3:15

  • May 11th Foothills Middle School- MPR at 3:15

  • May 15th Dana Middle School - MPR at 3:15

  • May 17th First Avenue Middle School - MPR at 3:15

Wear clothes you can dance in and bring your dance shoes.

If you have any questions please email I will see you in May. Thank you so much!


Mandatory Workshop Session – AP Exam Pre-Administration

  • At Lunch Only (12:02 p.m.)

Monday, April 17

Tuesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 20

Friday, April 21

  • At Lunch (12:02 p.m.) and after school (2:45 p.m.)

Monday April 24

Tuesday April 25    


Exam Information:


AP Exam Dates

1st week: Monday May 1 to Friday May 5

2nd week: Monday May 8 to Friday May 12

Week 1

Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon


Monday, May 1


Environmental Science

No AP Test Given at AHS


Tuesday, May 2

Computer Science

Spanish Language & Culture

Art History


Wednesday, May 3

English Literature & Composition

Japanese Language & Culture


Thursday, May 4

United States Government and Politics

Chinese Language and Culture


Friday, May 5

United States History

No AP Test Given at AHS


Week 2

Morning 8 a.m.

Afternoon 12 noon

Afternoon 2 p.m.

Monday, May 8


Music Theory

Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

Tuesday, May 9

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

French Language and Culture


Wednesday, May 10

English Language and Composition

No AP Test Given at AHS in PM


Thursday, May 11

Comparative Government and Politics



Friday, May 12

Human Geography

No AP Test Given at AHS in PM





Pre-order your Senior Panoramic Photo now in the ASB office.

Regular Sales 4/24-5/19

$40 framed

$20 unframed

Late Sales


$45 framed

$20 unframed


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.



Attention Seniors!

Graduation Announcements are here! Please stop by the ASB office before school, during lunch or after school. If you have a balance, you will need to take care of that prior to pick up and show us a receipt.


Attention: Juniors & Seniors

Prom is on June 3, 2017 at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach!

Get your tickets early to save money and avoid a line!

Ticket sale dates and prices are as follows:

Regular Sales

May 15-26

$65 w/ ASB and $85 w/o ASB

Late Sales

May 30-June 1

$75 w/ ASB and $95 w/o ASB

Last Minute Sales

June 2

$110 [w/ ASB and w/o]


Library Closures for April/May due to AP Testing

April 26 Closed After School

April 27 Closed 6th Period and After School

April 28th- Closed All Day

May 1st- May 12th Closed All Day


APACHES! An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 3, at lunch in room F109 regarding tryouts for the upcoming school year. All grade and GPA levels are welcome, so if you are interested, make sure to attend. If you have any questions, email us at:



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

Friday, April 28 at 12:10 p.m.

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


Arcadia Educational Foundation is looking for dependable and energetic incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors (fall 2017) to volunteer at AHS and the Middle & Elementary Summer School programs. Interested? Complete the AEF Student Volunteer Interest Form located in the Career Center and return the form to AEF by Friday May 5th. Questions? Call the AEF Summer School office at 626-821-6606.


ATTENTION ALL ACCEPTED CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP FEDERATION (CSF) MEMBERS: TODAY (Friday, April 14) is the last day to pay your $5 membership dues. You need to pay your dues in the ASB Office either before school, at lunch, or after school. If you have any questions, please see your CSF Adviser immediately.


Need Volunteer Hours?

The Huntington Library is looking for plant porters to work the annual plant sale on April 29th and 30th. Volunteers will be in charge of loading and unloading plants and have a chance to earn tips for their work. Lunch will also be provided. To sign up for a shift, please send an email including your name and grade level to:


Are you planning to take Chinese for the first time next year? If so, then you must take a placement test!

1. You MUST sign up for Chinese. Pick up a survey when sitting with your counselor or print out the survey at:

2. Sign up online for a Chinese placement test at:

3. Fill out the survey and return it to the COD desk no later than Thursday, April 20th at 3:00 pm.

4. Placement test will take place on Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th at A 206, A 207, and A 208.    


STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Camp Counselors Needed for Summer Nature Camp 2017 at The Arboretum. Student volunteers are invited to earn community service hours by assisting with the Summer Nature Camp 2017 as camp counselors at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Minimum age: 15 years old. Application deadline: May 12, 2017. Please contact for volunteer application and questions: Chris Orosz, 626-821-5897 or


Caltech is hosting the Community Science Academy 6-week summer enrichment program. The program will begin Monday, June 19 and end on July 28th and is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost of tuition is $750 and scholarships are available. For more information visit, or email



Accepted CSF member lists will be posted in your classrooms during the week of March 27 - 31, 2017. You will need to pay your $5 membership dues in the ASB Office during the week of April 10 - 14, 2017. The ASB Office will accept your dues either before school, at lunch, or after school. If you have any questions, please see your CSF Adviser immediately.


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 If you have any questions, please contact us at the same email.


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.                  

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.


Arcadia High School's Science Bowl team is looking for new members!

The written tryout will be on April 14th, in the lecture hall from 3-4pm. The tryout will include topics including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space, Energy, Math, and Physics. It is NOT necessary to be an expert in ALL subjects, but rather, a specialty subject. In preparation, we recommend AP and SAT prep books to refresh your knowledge of specific topics. Students that score high enough on the written tryout will continue to the buzzer round, in which your speed and knowledge will be tested on the spot.  If you have any questions, please email ( or    




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.


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: 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



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.


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.



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.



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.


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



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.****


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.


UC Application Information:

Accepting a Freshman or Transfer Admission Offer:

Students accept an admission offer by agreeing to and meeting 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 $250. Some important things to keep in mind about accepting a UC admission offer:

1.      SIR Deadlines:  The SIR deadline for freshman applicants is May 1.  The SIR deadline for transfer applicants is June 1.

2.      For students who received an application fee waiver, the SIR deposit may be deferred until financial aid is disbursed.

3.      The SIR deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable.  Admitted students should not submit a SIR to more than one UC campus.  If an applicant changes his or her mind regarding which UC campus to attend prior to the SIR deadline or accepts a waitlist offer from another UC campus, the original SIR deposit is not transferable between UC campuses.  The previous deposit is forfeited and a new deposit must be submitted.

4.      Some UC campuses may require the student to attend an Orientation.  Orientation is valuable to your student’s successful matriculation and can be a great opportunity to make new friends!  Students should review orientation options early to secure a date that best meets their schedule.

5.      Students may be required to submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR).  The SLR is used to determine a student’s classification as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes.


FAQs about the SIR deposit:

Next Steps Freshmen Table:

Understanding Residency:


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.


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.


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 that use to be in the student agendas 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.

$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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