Junior Class Announcements
➤ New! College Admission Status Update 2.0 provided by National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)
NACAC's College Admission Status Update 2.0 compiles information from institutions worldwide about changes to college admission and related policies due to the coronavirus crisis. A second round of questions was recently added to provide information regarding colleges' decisions Relax and enjoy the summer!
➤Choosing a College When You Can’t Visit Campus – provided by the American School Counselor Association ASCA. ASCA has launched a number of toolkits with tips and lessons to use in the virtual setting. Choosing a College When You Can't Visit Campus
➤COLLEGE READINESS WEEK – FOR WOMEN
The Joyce Ivy Foundation is a non-profit, 501c3 organization committed to the academic advancement and leadership development of young women from the Midwest. June 8-12 is College Readiness Week! We know that highly selective college admissions and financial aid processes can be daunting, but our expert presenters from CollegeLab, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Harvard, Wellesley, Yale, and Hamilton are here to help you navigate the steps and demystify common misconceptions. Click here to learn more and to register https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/virtual-events.html
➤ College Fairs
College Fairs Online is still hosting our nationwide virtual college for your students. Help your students research and connect with great affordable colleges and universities for free without having to leave home, this is the perfect resource for the virtual learning environment we find ourselves in now. Students can chat with admissions counselors to ask questions about academics, campus life, financial aid, scholarships and more! Have your students register now so they don't miss it! Each student is also entered into a drawing for a $200 scholarship each time they ask a question on a virtual booth. They can go online now to http://www.collegefairsonline.com to register for the virtual college fair scheduled for the week of June 15th-20th. We will send reminder emails to the students when the fair starts. Please have your school share on their website and social media pages!
College Q&A for the Class of 2021
Please join us for a drop in College Q & A. No appointment necessary. The counselors will be addressing the information the college information below. This information was sent to students too via email and Remind messaging.
Time: Jun 3, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 847 6844 7055
Time: Jun 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 268 431 6015
Detroit Chamber - Summer Melt Counseling Support
Detroit Drives Degrees, a program through the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, is working to establish a "Summer Melt" Counseling program here in Oakland County. Through this initiative, a part-time counselor would be available to support students and families over the summer months to navigate enrollment in postsecondary education options for the fall. This resource will be especially valuable this summer in the midst of all of the uncertainty during the pandemic.
Summer Support Interest Form: Students or parents can receive information about our summer supports which include personalized college coaching outreach, webinars, text reminders and tips for students, and more. Fill out the short sign-up form and a coach will reach out to you within 48 hours to help you complete next steps to ensure that you are prepared for your first class this fall!
Hello Class of 2021!
Please check your Birmingham email or the email you gave your counselor during scheduling for an invitation to set up a SCOIR account.
Below is a description of this service. It's really very cool. Have fun with it!
SCOIR is a comprehensive college and career resource geared to provide assessments and information to students who are preparing for life beyond High School. It is an interactive tool allowing parents and counselors to share ideas such as suggesting a college to explore or a career to investigate. This tool is especially beneficial for rising Seniors whereby they are able to complete a college profile, and to track their comments after visiting a college. SCOIR is an amazing resource for our students.
Provide an email address to me if you haven't received an invitation to your email. This is your first step. Once your account is open, explore and enjoy this resource.
Have a great day and stay healthy!
Mrs. Balow 😊
There are some key things that are important.
- Students should read the AP Testing guide. That testing guide can be found here: https://apcollegeboard.org/pdf/ap-testing-guide-2020.pdf?SFMC_cid=EM305178-&rid=47602164 The guide does a pretty good job of explaining how the test will run. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to your teacher.
- Online AP Classes and Review Sessionsprep week: The week before exams, online AP classes will focus on the exam day experience and sample exam questions.https://click.e.collegeboard.org/?qs=227b093007d46d3646bc21c026fb2eacb73a0f957c2315bcfa25f906f0077d2296b58b6c18fe0a4c6382f6902ed25fa0208f0dbc768328aa
- 2020 AP Exam Day Checklist(.pdf/526 KB): Students complete this checklist for each exam they take and keep it next to them while testing.
Explainer Videos: New videos are available to give students quick, easily accessible information about their test day experience, what they need to do to prepare, exam security, and more. Explore the playlist.
With over 4,000 post-secondary institutions, it is difficult to keep track of the changes in college admissions. For the most recent information, please visit the college/university’s admission page or go to NACAC’s site. NACAC’s College Admission Status Update is a central resource of information about changes in college admission as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Admission