For classes graduating in 2012 or later, please request a transcript online at Parchment
Students can receive credit in a course by earning a qualifying score on an assessment that measures the student’s understanding of the subject area content expectations or guidelines. Assessments could be in the form of a final exam, a series of tests from the course, a portfolio, performance, a paper, a project, or a presentation, depending on whatever the school district has determined. These assessments are extensive and comprehensive, covering all aspects of the high school content expectations.
Students who wish to test-out, must submit a Test-Out Request a minimum of 10 days before the class begins.
A student must achieve a minimum “cut score” in order to demonstrate mastery of the high school content expectations (HSCE’s) for the course in which they wish to test out. The established “cut scores” are as follows:
To find careers that match your interests, skills and values, visit one of the following sites:
Complete a Career Pathway Assessment to find a list of careers that match your interests.
Find the O-Net Interest profiler at http://www.mynextmove.org/
(click on “Start” under “Tell us what you like to do.”)
Interests, Skills and Values:
(click on the “Explore Careers” then look under the heading “Self Assessments” to find the different assessments.)
Interests and Skills:
(click on the “Resources” then scroll to the bottom and look under “Explore Careers”.
http://www.bls.gov/k12/students.htm (click on “Career Exploration” to search for jobs based on a particular interest.
Hello Parents of College-Bound Seniors,
By now, your seniors should have their college applications complete and they should begin looking at the cost and funding of their college education. If the FAFSA has been completed, your student should be receiving an award letter from the colleges indicated on the FAFSA, indicating the types of financial aid and scholarships they are eligible for. This will give you the opportunity to compare college expenses at the different schools your student is interested in.
If you have not completed the FAFSA, I would recommend you and your senior do so as soon as possible. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.gov. This will give your senior an opportunity to receive federal and state aid, such as grants, scholarships and other aid types. If you need help, please feel free to call me at 731-4420 ext. 2107.
Above is the scholarship newsletter for the month of December. You will notice there are a few local scholarships on this newsletter. Next month will be the beginning of the official "Scholarship Season". Your senior can expect to be busy filling out scholarship applications from January through April. In preparation for this, your senior may want to get a couple of letters of recommendation and begin working on a list of their volunteer experience and achievements. For letters of recommendation, I would suggest one or two from a teacher(s) and one from somebody outside of school. This would be a good start for many of the required attachments for our local scholarships.
Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
FAFSA WORKSHOP INFORMATION
For more information about the programs that Michigan has available, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.
Please encourage your student get organized and apply for as many scholarships as they qualify.
1) Get applications together early.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
There are also several scholarship searches available to students who wish to spend more time looking for scholarships. When using scholarship searches online, one should be aware of potential scams and fraud. To learn how to identify potential problems and avoid paying out unnecessary money, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/scams.
COMPLETING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
DUAL ENROLLMENT & RELEASE TIME STUDENTS: