Junior College Planning: Next Steps for the ACHS Class of 2023
May 6, 2022
Calling all Juniors and their families!
Mark your calendars to join the ACHS Department of School Counseling and the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria for our Annual Junior College Planning: Next Steps presentations. We will share important information about the post-secondary planning process including timelines, self-advocacy, how to choose schools for “best fit”, admissions requirements, financial aid and more.
By the end of the presentation, our Class of 2023 Titans will have the information they need to begin answering the following questions:
Student presentations are scheduled in the King Street auditorium during Lunch & Learn on the following dates:
- How do I present my “best self” to colleges?
- How do I find the colleges that “best match” my specific interests & circumstances?
- How do I apply to colleges?
- When do I apply to colleges?
- How do I find and access money to help pay for college?
If students can not attend the session assigned to their Learning Academy, they are welcome to attend the session that fits their schedule.
- May 17 - Academies 1 & 2
- May 18 - Academies 3 & 4
- May 19 - Academies 5, 6, 7, & 8
A webinar presentation for families is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m via Zoom. The public link for this event is https://acpsk12.zoom.us/j/92888271216?pwd=Uk9TazZ4aEFpRWRuVlBKOUhTbmdPUT09 and includes an encrypted passcode to reduce login issues.
Supporting students as they plan their transition from high school to life after high school is a top priority for Ms Morris and Ms Harrington, our College and Career Center team, Ms. Kenney, the SFA College Adviser, and all ACHS school counselors.
Coming Soon! Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00pm: Common Application Presentation with Meredith Lombardi, Common App Associate Director, Outreach and Education
The public link for this event is https://acpsk12.zoom.us/j/99760567110?pwd=TmRwR2tXb0w3b09kSXM0S0R2SGYzdz09 and includes an encrypted passcode to reduce login issues.
- What is the Common App?
- What colleges accept the Common App?
- When does the Common App open for the Class of 2023?
- How should you approach completing the Common App?
- Helpful tips and pitfalls to avoid when completing your Common App
Stacy Morris Melissa Harrington
College & Career School Counselor College & Career Advisor
Recognized ASCA Model Program