Rising Senior Night – Class of 2019
Monday, March 19, 2018
Transcripts can be ordered using the Parchment button on the right. When ordering for the first time, please allow a week for transcripts to be compiled. For questions or problems regarding Parchment, contact the Registrar, Erin Coogan.
Parchment Tutorial – http://www.parchment.com/wp-content/uploads/Parchment_guide_ordering_transcript.pdf
Parchment Video Tutorial – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHGshyHZqZ0
The Common Application – http://www.commonapp.org
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – https://fafsa.ed.gov
FAFSA Estimate – https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/estimate
CSS/Financial Aid Profile – https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
Scholarships – https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search
SAT – https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org
ACT – http://www.act.org
SAT Subject Tests – https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat-subject-tests
AP Tests – https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/home
SAT Prep Class at Community High
Dates: March 17 and 24 from 9:00am-noon
Cost: $75; includes copy of The Official SAT Study Guide
This course focuses on the strategy behind successful SAT test-taking. We begin with general tips for rocking standardized tests — some well-known and some surprising — and then examine the test one section at a time, uncovering the most effective ways to approach each type of question. This course centers on strategy-building and does not review specific material covered by the test (e.g. fixing comma splices, factoring polynomials).
Students will learn and practice strategies specific to each section of the test and finish the course ready to use their new skills on test day. Students who choose to continue practicing on their own will be well-prepared to hit the books efficiently and confidently.
SAT Essay Prep Class at Community High
Date: March 24 from 1pm-3pm
Getting a high score on the SAT Essay portion is less about being a good writer than about writing exactly what the test-graders want to see. This course breaks down the essay instructions, reviews successful essays, and provides a note-taking system and essay template that gets the job done. Dawn’s score went from 6-5-6 (very average) to 8-8-8 (perfect!) after creating and using this approach.
This course is intended as an add-on to the primary SAT Prep class and will use the same materials. Students who wish to take this course independently of the primary class may do so but should obtain their own copy of The Official SAT Study Guide.
All classes are taught by Dawn Murray. Dawn is happy to answer any questions and is available at (540) 632-2761 or Email Dawn Murray.