The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills, and writing skills. Check this website for more information: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about/bulletin.html Any current sophomores interested in taking the PSAT next year bring your $3.00 deposit to the Guidance Office by May 19, 2013 so you can secure a spot on the October 2013 test date.
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is an intensive two-week pre-collegiate academic program at Yale for rising high school juniors and seniors. Each year, over 300 students from around the world come to Yale to attend the program and take courses in politics, law, and international relations.
Two summer programs – Politics, Law, and Economics (PLE) and Studies in Grand Strategy (GS) – are interdisciplinary in scope. During the programs, students read primary source materials, articles, and books on a wide variety of issues, participate in lively team exercises and simulations, and gain invaluable instruction in university-level writing.
As an official Yale University program that is administered by University officials, high school students can expect a first-rate summer experience studying in Yale’s lecture halls and classrooms, living in a residential college, engaging with world-renowned professors, and interacting with extraordinary visiting practitioners. The Yale Young Global Scholars Program brings the best of the academic and policy communities together in a scholarly learning environment. The program’s instructional staff teach the same material and in the same manner as in undergraduate courses here at Yale, and focus on helping students increase their critical thinking skills, communication skills, and leadership skills.
Need based financial aid is available. Application deadlines are April 18 and May 3, 2013. For more information, please visitglobalscholars.yale.edu.
Get Ready for College – Summer Enrichment Program
If you are eligible for free or reduced price lunches and are in grades 3-11, apply for a stipend to attend a summer academic enrichment program. At stipend for up to a $1,000 will be paid directly to the summer academic enrichment program you attend. If you are in grades 7-11, you must have either an overall “C” average or its equivalent for the most recently recorded academic term in the subject area applicable to the summer program you wish to attend. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis. FIND PROGRAMS AND APPLY ONLINE AT: WWW.GETREADYFORCOLLEGE.ORG/SUMMERENRICHMENT/
Trio Upward Bound Program website:
Upward Bound is a TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and hosted by Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound consists of an academic-year program and a six-week summer session.The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.ALL TRIO UPWARD BOUND SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE!
Interested in an online college? Take a look at this website to read up on the importance of choosing an accredited program. http://www.
Great Resource for financial aid and college questions: https://www.mygreatlakes.org/
ACT Test: You can register and find out more information about the ACT test at their website: www.act.org If you are interested in the ACT test and are on free and/or reduced lunch or have questions please stop by the Guidance Office.
National Honor Society:
National Honor Society members can drop off and pick up volunteer hour forms in the Guidance Office.
Planning on taking the Accuplacer? Check out this website for practice tests and tips http://www.accuplacer-test.com/accuplacer-practice-solutions.htm