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What We Do..

11 months ago

Academic Progress

Coordinate and mail progress reports and report cards
Counsel students with academic difficulties
Attend parent conferences
Complete and mail credit analysis to parents
Identify and contact parents of failing students
Determine grade retentions and summer school participants
Determine and create honor rolls

Scheduling

Update scheduling information – solicit teacher course requests,  coordinate with DOE regulations, publish Program of Studies 
Distribute scheduling materials to students
Meet with parents of rising ninth graders to describe scheduling process/diploma requirements
Meet with students individually to discuss schedule choices
Create schedule for the next school year
Handle drop/add courses 

Testing

Register students, administer, and interpret PSAT
Compile numbers of students taking end-of-course SOLs
Identify students needing SOL retakes
Assist with SOL administration
Administer AP Exams 
Help students register for the SAT and ACT
 

Transition

Organize freshmen orientation
Hold College Application/Scholarship meeting for parents
Hold Financial Aid Workshop
Counsel students regarding college choices
Mail mid-year and final transcripts to colleges
Organize college fairs
Write college recommendations
Organize ASVAB administration and interpretation to eleventh graders
Administer Vocational Testing to all ninth and tenth graders
Meet with students individually to discuss results and determine tentative career goals
Participate on committee which organizes the career speaker program
Assist with the ISAEP transition plans

Student Support

Foster teacher/student relations
Select students for leadership conferences
Provide crisis counseling for individual students and school emergencies
Assist with Governor’s School application process
Identify student scholarship recipients
Organize and present scholarship awards
Identify honor graduates
Order diplomas
Determine diploma seal recipients

Special Education

Attend IEP/504 meetings/triennial evaluation
Complete classroom observations
Attend child study meetings

Administrative

Register new students
Attend Counseling and Faculty meetings
Attend Advisory and Committee meetings
Maintain student records


Summer Programs & Opportunities

13 days ago

Program Opportunities


YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE We know that summer is your time to break away from the world you know and do something extraordinary. You’ve come to the right place. Broadreach programs take place in every corner of the globe and teach you unique skills. Wherever you go, you’ll be inspired by great adventures and challenged with learning experiences unlike anything you’ve done before.

Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 
  • Camp Psych - Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the field.
  • Sunderman Piano Institute - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills, collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp - Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen.
  • 3D Object Modeling and Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects.
  • Coding for Robotics & Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle. 

Virginia Masonry Association This 3.5 year Apprenticeship allows apprentices to learn from seasoned masons with on-the-job training during the day, while taking courses one night per week. Courses run a total of 30 weeks and include textbook work as well as hans-on training. Upon completion of the Apprenticeship, graduates become Journeyman Bricklayers and will receive certification from the State of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry. This certification is recognized nationally. This program is designed for employees of our Masonry Contractor Members. It is completely free of charge to the Apprentice (including textbook!) who will also be paid for their on-the-job training. Visit the website at www.VirginiaMasonry.org for more information.

Find Yourself at Stanford Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.

Summer at Duke 
Good news from Duke Summer Session! We are happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for our life-changing summer programs at Duke University. Whichever program you choose, over the course of the summer, you will find that Duke Summer Session is committed not only to building lifelong memories and friendships from around the world, but to laying the foundation for a future of collegiate success. It is for this reason that students regularly report that our programs strengthened their college application and paved the way for academic excellence at top universities. Follow the links below to apply to one of our transformative summer programs:

Summer College Application – A four-week, credit-bearing program for US students currently in 10th or 11th grade and international students currently in 10th – 12th grade in which they take undergraduate-level courses.

Summer Academy Application – A three-week program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade in which they take a certificate course.

Intensive STEM Academy Application – A one-week, STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.

We strongly encourage you to apply online today, as spaces fill quickly!

Rustic Pathways Not only is Rustic Pathways a pioneer in providing quality travel and service programs for students and educators, but we’re also redefining how to integrate education, travel, and philanthropy in a world where all people are connected by a shared humanity. At Rustic, our mission, vision, and values drive the way we run our programs, partner with local communities, and live our lives.
Our mission is to empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.

United States Air Force Academy
Summer Seminar: Summer Seminar offers a unique opportunity to experience the Air Force Academy first-hand. It is specially designed for high school juniors heading into their senior year to get a realistic perspective of cadet life. Students will live in the dormitories, eat at the Academy’s dining facility, explore the various academic/military programs and courses that the Academy has to offer, and participate in a variety of different physical fitness activities (to include a practice CFA). The application is open from 1 December 2015 to 15 January 2016, and it is free to apply. There are two sessions: 12-17 June 2016 and 19-24 June 2016. Student may apply here.

Summer Sports Camps: We offer Summer Falcon Sports Camps for student 8 to 18 who want to participate in numerous sports and are led by our very own head coaches! Click here for additional information.

CIEE High School Summer Abroad and Global Navigator Scholarships with 30 summer programs in Language & Culture, Service & Leadership, and Content Studies, it's easy for student to follow their passions and chart a course to one of 16 amazing destinations around the world.
Global Navigator Scholarship make this opportunity possible for deserving students. Only available through CIEE, these scholarships help families cover 10 to 100 percent of the cost of our summer study abroad programs. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit, financial need, and student interest in our program themes.
There's more online! Visit our website at ciee.org/high-school-summer abroad for more information.

ASSE International Student Exchange Program is pleased to provide your students an opportunity to study abroad in the 2018-19 school year. Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them. This is why the best universities, as well as corporations and other professionals, look favorably on student who have spent a school year abroad. For more information, visit ASSE.com.

Middle and High School Summer Experiences continue on your path of academic success with high school and middle school summer programs at Washington University in St. Louis. To learn more or to apply, visit summerexperiences.

Graduation Requirements

about 1 year ago

Graduation Requirements
Diploma Types  

The Standard Diploma reflects the basic achievement the Commonwealth sees as necessary for citizens; four English, three math (at or above the level of algebra), three science (from two science disciplines), and three social studies credits (including both VA/US History and VA/US Government), two Physical Education courses, one fine or practical art elective, two electives in sequence, and three other elective credits for a total of 22 credits.  

The Advanced Diploma is encouraged to better prepare students for their post-secondary education choices.In addition to the academic core requirements of the Standard Diploma, Advanced Diploma recipients must complete three credits of a foreign language (or two credits in two languages), one additional credit each in Math, Science (from three science disciplines), and Social Studies, one fine or practical art and two other electives for 24 total credits.  

The Special Diploma is granted to disabled students who complete their Individualized Education Plan objectives.

Standard vs. Verified Credits.  Standards of Learning Tests (SOLs) are used to assess whether students have adequately mastered the course material of a given subject.  The Commonwealth has added passage of a number of End of Course SOLs to its list of requirements for Standard and Advanced Diplomas.  Passing the course yields a standard credit; passing the course and the corresponding SOL test together yields a verified credit.

Verified Credits per Diploma Type.  Advanced Diploma requirements include 9 verified credits: two from English 11 (Writing and Reading), 2 each in math, science, and social studies, and another of the student's choosing.  Standard Diploma requirements and beyond must earn two from English (Writing and Reading), one each in math, science, and social studies, and one of the student's choosing. The Modified Standard  Diploma uses scores from 8th grade Math and Reading SOLs to verify credit. The Special Diploma students testing standard is the VAAP in 11th grade.  Completion of some industry certifications and other national tests may be used for verified credit.

SOL Information
End of Course Tests.  The following courses have SOL tests: English 10 (Writing), English 11 (Reading), Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, World History I, World History II, VA/US History.  All students enrolled in these courses must take the End of Course Test, regardless of diploma type or number of SOLs already passed.

Administration.  SOL tests are given at the end of the course (January and June).  If a student scores between 375 and 399 (just short of the passing grade of 400), he/she is allowed to take an expedited retake, a special administration a few weeks after the original test. Students who have a standard credit but who have not passed the SOL for the verified credit may retake the SOL during one of the school year testing sessions or in the summer(remediation is encouraged).

Career Information

7 months ago

Choosing a Career
Identifying your post-secondary career goals early in your high school career can help you select courses that will promote these goals.  The most important piece of the career puzzle is finding information about yourself - your interests, your abilities, and your work values.  MHS students will begin the exploration process in ninth grade, and will keep portfolios to take with them when they graduate.

Step One - Interests.  All freshmen participate in career testing sometime during the year. Students will take the assessments available on www.VaWizard.org. Originally created by the Community College system, this site has recently been expanded to include 4-year college and local employment information. Students are welcome and encouraged to view the resources on this site. Another excellent site for free career exploration and exploration is www.vaview.vt.edu . This is another state-sponsored side with activities and local information.

Alternatively, one can complete an on-line interest inventory at www.careerkey.org for a small fee.  Both yield accurate results and suggest job titles to investigate.

Step Two - Abilities.  All juniors are encouraged to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), usually offered in the winter. While it is used by military recruiters to identify students with skills utilized in the military, students have ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION to respond positively to any inquiries from recruiters.  The ASVAB remains a valuable tool in identifying your own areas of strength; it compares your skills to those of similarly aged students.  Students who do not wish to  take the ASVAB but would like to identify their skills may contact the Guidance Office for an alternate assessment.  See www.asvabprogram.com for more information about the ASVAB and also for other excellent career information.

Step Three - Work Values.  While the size of a paycheck is often enough to make a job worthwhile, other features such as environment, traveling, and benefits also have an impact.  Identifying the features you MUST have and those you'd like to have will greatly affect your satisfaction.  Interested students can complete the Work Values Inventory on the Wizard site, or a self-assessment at home.

Step Four - Research.  The best first source of career field information is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.  The Media Center has printed copies.  It can also be accessed on-line at www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm .  Each entry includes job descriptions, work environment, training requirements, earnings, employment outlook, related occupations, and other sources of information. 

Step Five - Putting Yourself Out There.  You've done an amazing amount of work and now have a direction.  Try it out by: Volunteering or Working - the best way to find out what you like and don't like about a job is trying it;  Taking courses in high school and college - try new things; Talking to people in the field - if you can't immediately try it for yourself, talk to people who have. See your counselor to discuss options.

Getting a Job
If possible, try to find a job in or near the field you're interested in.  You'll have a resume enhancing experience and the chance to put your research to the test!

Step One - Where the Jobs Are
     
* Newspapers - the Southside Sentinel comes out on Thursdays - and the help wanted ads are online
     * Networking - this is a fancy word for telling friends and family you're looking for work, and ask if they know of any openings.   They'll tell their friends who will tell their friends, and... (you get the idea). Having someone recommend you also increases your chances of being selected.
     * Stopping at a business, completing an application, and waiting for an opening.

Step Two - Completing Applications
     * ALWAYS dress appropriately, even if you're just dropping by for a minute.  First impressions last.  Consider this your first interview.
     * Be polite and respectful to EVERYONE you meet - again because of first impressions.  Also, receptionists and secretaries may have more say in the hiring process than you realize.
     * Bring information you are likely to need: social security number, names, addresses, and phone numbers of references and past employers, salary requirements.  
     * Always ask the people you will be using for references for their permission to be used as a reference - and be sure they will recommend you positively (they might like you personally, but think you would be a lazy employee).

Step Three -  Interviewing
     
* ALWAYS dress appropriately.
     * Research typically asked questions and prepare  your answers in advance. 

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), many students are likely to enrol in a business school because majority of employers in the US prefer those with a degree in business administration, accounting, and finance. And among master’s degrees, MBA is the most desirable.

Because of the increase in demand for business degrees and MBA, we at Discover Business have created a database of business schools in the US, where prospective students can carefully evaluate their schools and programs of choice. You can find it here:

Business School Program Guide

OnlineMasters.com obtains the information on business schools and their program offerings from the AACSB, ACBSP, NCES, and also from the admissions office of each business school through a direct correspondence. We have also included comprehensive guides on how to pass the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT to help students get through admission.

OnlineMasters.com is to inspire others to influence society through the pursuit of higher education. We have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics such as accreditation, job placement, and resources that can provide financial support. 



Scholarship Deadlines

6 days ago

Scholarships - find information from the organization's website or Guidance Office

October 15, 2019 Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Scholarship The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 21st year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. For more information and to apply visit  hhfawards.hispanicheritage.org

November 15, 2019 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award provides an opportunity to celebrate young volunteers throughout our student and generate positive publicity for our school. It also gives one (or mor) students the chance to win state and national awards. For more information stop by the counseling office or visit spirit.prudential.com

September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30 The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others. Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Scholarship selections are made four times a year. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. Visit  https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/ to apply.

Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women each quarter we award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. For scholarship page and application  visit https://www.skincareox.com/scholarship/

September , 2019 Debtreviews.com The thing that often turns people away from being awarded scholarships is the application process. Although many scholarship applications can be lengthy, there are hundreds available that take little time to complete, like the scholarship DebtReviews is offering. While some scholarships require applicants to fall into a specific category, such a the degree you are majoring in or cultural background, many are open to all students. These broad scholarships are ideal because they won’t limit you from the very beginning. A quick online search is the best way to start looking for scholarships, as most of the applications can be found there.

October 1, 2019 Classic Vans is thrilled to offer a new scholarship opportunity to your students. There are no crazy requirements, just a 300-500 word essay addressing our question: "What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing the RV Industry as new generations take up camping?" Details and submission information can be found on our website: https://www.classicvans.com/scholarship.html

October 1, 2019 Nova Recovery Center Academic Scholarship is an educational scholarship designed to support students who are pursuing an education in the addiction treatment and behavioral health industries. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to two students who submit an essay addressing a writing prompt of our choosing.

October 2, 2019 Laser Level Guides $1000 Scholarship Participant needs to write 1000-1500 words article on our given topic, and the best-selected article will win this scholarship and win 1000$ as a reward. Results will be announced within 15-03-2019, and the winner will be notified by Email provided by the applicant. Visit http://www.laserlevelguides.net/scholarship/ to apply.

October 31, 2019 Veterans of Foreign Wars essay competition is an opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to express themselves in a patriotic-themed recorded essay. For more information visit the counseling office.

October 31, 2019 RNCareers.org is pleased to announce scholarships that recognize outstanding nursing students in the United States.

The recipients need to demonstrate dedication to nursing’s evolving role in the healthcare system, the drive to make nursing a lifelong career and a commitment to outstanding patient care.

RNCareers.org Available Scholarships:

  • RN to BSN Scholarship - The RNCareers.org RN to BSN Nursing Scholarship recognizes an outstanding nursing student enrolled in an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
November 5, 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards 


  • Complete the application
  • Complete the student/parent agreement
  • Go to the "certification'" tab on the application, then email or print and deliver instructions for your certifier 
    • Certifiers can be your school principal or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or a Points of Light Global Network member

November 13, 2019 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is now open The application is exclusively through the Common App. Learn more about how to apply and view a sample application on our "For Educators" page.

December 20 (annually) The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual. The Dirk Derrick Scholarship has a brief submission process, and applicants will be judged on their ability to convey the lasting effect an auto accident has had on their life as well as their journey to overcome those challenges.Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship.There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.Auto accidents can be life changing. At The Derrick Law Firm, we believe in keeping the public safe by bringing first hand experience to those who haven’t had it, as well as easing the stress of accident victims as they enter one of the most important phases of their lives. Click here to apply.

December 31, 2019 Palladium Product Development & Design is an engineering consulting, product design and product development firm offering a scholarship for students currently pursuing their education in any educational institute in Canada and USA. Visit https://www.palladium-pdd.com/scholarship/ for more information.

December 31, 2019 Covers in Play Award is known as Covers in Play Scholarship for the students who are currently pursuing their education in any educational institute in the USA and Canada are eligible to apply. We understand that education involves huge expenses. Under this scholarship program, we will award one scholarship of $1000 to the winning student. Click here for more information.

December 31, 2019 Auto Pool Reel, a manufacturer of solar cover reel, is offering a scholarship for all students currently pursuing studies in educational institutions within Canada and the USA. We understand that education is a large expense. Under our scholarship program, we will provide one scholarship award of $1000 to the winning student.  Visit 
www.autopoolreel.com for more information.

December 31, 2019  National Debt Relief Scholarship Graduating high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 to apply for the scholarship.This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.~2019-20 Scholarship Details~Link: nationaldebtrelief.com

January 1, 2020 ANNUAL POOL CLEANER SCHOLARSHIP 2019 – 2020  This scholarship is only for undergraduate and postgraduate students and those who have excellent writing talent. They must have an ability to think beyond the imagination and can impress our experts with their skills.
Students just have to write 1500 words content on our given topic. Remember only the best-written content will win our scholarship. If your content cannot meet our requirements then your application will be rejected. So carefully read our requirements and then submit your application. You can check the detail information about this scholarship on our website http://www.mypoolvacuum.com/scholarship/

January 1, 2020 At Risk Youth Scholarship While one may associate homelessness with older adults, youth may also find themselves without a secure place to live. When a young person has no home, or worries about where they will sleep that night, education often becomes an afterthought. That’s why we have created the Carr & Weatherby Scholarship for At-Risk Youth. We want to give back to the community by offering help to students who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness, including at-risk, foster care and/or youth with critical financial needs. For more details visit 

January 15, 2020 SeniorAdvice.com Senior Caregiver Scholarship We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2020, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books. Visit www.senioradvice.com to apply.

February 15, 2020 Virginia State Scholarship Fund This fund provides a minimum of $1,500 scholarships to women who are domiciled in Virginia to attend an accredited Virginia school of higher education. Funds for V.S.S.F. are contributed by Virginia P.E.O. Chapters and individuals. The number of scholarships awarded each year is based on the contributions to the V.S.S.F. each year. To apply visit 

February 15, 2020 WACE NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its Eighteenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program. As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000. These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and transfer students who plan to participate in college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions listed on the Scholarship Partners tab. For complete instructions and to apply, please WACEINC.ORG

March 7, 2020 $1000 Scholarship by Car Fellas 2019-2020 This program can help students to improve their writing skills and  also earn some side money. The topic for writing would be provided  from our side, and participants have to write around 1000 to 1500  words article, and we will reward the best-written article with $1000  prize money. Results will be announced by 30-12-2020, the winner will  receive an email to get notified. For more information visit www.car-fellas.com.

Home/Healthcare Administration Scholarships Healthcare administration is a growing and exciting career path. It's become so popular that colleges and universities now have departments and degrees dedicated to grooming students for success in this particular field. The industry is also eager to attract top quality students such as yourself into the fold so many healthcare administration associations and other related entities have begun offering scholarships to help you choose the field. These scholarships help you ease the financial burden that comes with higher education. Not only that, but you can always add the honor to your resume, a distinction that will certainly turn heads when you seek employment. Continue reading to find the right scholarship for you.

  • Gotranscript Scholarship Program  This scholarship is offered during the Spring and Fall semesters (2017-2022) Deadline: Applications are accepted year-round.Requirements :Applicant must be a high school senior or current full-time college freshman. Participants must register using your university or college issued email.Scholarship Essay’s Prompt: Briefly talk about yourself and your academic/career short-term and long-term goals. Then, answer the following questions: What have you learned from your experience(s)? Examples may include: community service, volunteer work, employment, school clubs, sports, family,etc. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals. Write 500 to 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice.

CollegeCovered is excited to announce the launch of their 2018 scholarship program. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! High school seniors, current college students and parents are eligible to enter. No essay is required. Visit CollegeCovered to enter the contest.

The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship. For more information visit www.legion.org.

Raise.me allows high school students to earn scholarships from colleges for their achievements in and out of the classroom. Starting in 9th grade, students can be eligible to start earning scholarships for their achievements in and out of the classroom, like getting good grades, having perfect attendance, leadership roles, participating in sports & clubs, community service, test scores, and more. 

High School Scholarships for Trade Schools in Virginia compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer High School Scholarship Program, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools. This new feature makes it simple for students to browse their options for career training and quickly request information from those schools. And from there, they can submit their Imagine America scholarship application right away.

Tuition Funding Sources Website Offers $41 Billion in Financial Aid for Students Tuition Funding Sources website redesign and enhancements offers students the largest scholarship data base in the world.
Outside Scholarships makes it possible for busy students to easily find the scholarships that are the right fit for them, based on their unique criteria. Outside Scholarships contains listings of over $1.6 million in award money, and counting. We want to take the extra work out of the process so students can focus more on grades, extra curriculars, and service hours, and less time drowning in paperwork. We’ve collected some excellent scholarship opportunity information.  
Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College
Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges 
United Negro College Fund Scholarships 
Scholarship America Scholarships

Study Soup launched the StudySoup peer-to-peer learning marketplace in 2014, and now we are announcing our new Future Innovator Scholarship Program. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there are always a few top students in the class who know exactly what it takes to be successful. We decided to empower those top students to help their peers, and make money, by posting their best study materials to StudySoup.com.

www.studentscholarships.org has a list of 9 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 Million dollars to students in 2016. Students from Virginia school districts are eligible for all the awards.
Scholarship resources for minority students 
African-American Grants The nonprofit group Demos recently reported that 84% of African American students used Pell Grants to finance their education and graduated with debt, compared to just 60% of white students. With both segments of students enrolling in college at similar rates, it's alarming that African American students receive significantly less funding than their white counterparts.
To help bridge this funding gap, our college planning experts at OEDB.org developed a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African American students. We provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a listing of 15 scholarship and grant opportunities.
CollegeScholarships.org has helped students find financial aid since 1999 and recently launched an interactive searchable database listing over 23,000 financial aid programs.
Scholarships at The Community Foundation TCF's searchable database offers more than 60 scholarship opportunities for students living in the Central Virginia region. Our database allows you to enter specific criteria to narrow your search. Criteria might include your high school or area of academic interest. Or you may view an alphabetical listing of all scholarships available through The Community Foundation.
Discover Business We offer a comprehensive listing of MBA programs and resources available in each state. Many business schools offer online MBA degrees in addition to traditional on-campus business degrees. Select your state in the list below to find out more about MBA degree programs in your area.
Virginia Foundation for Community College Education recognizes outstanding students of all ages and backgrounds through its statewide scholarship program. The application period for the 2014-2015 school year is open. Please visit our website:http://www.vccs.edu/giving/  VFCCE scholarship information is also posted on the Virginia Education Wizard at: www.VaWizard.org
Financial Guide for African Americans The financial aid guide for minority students was recently published at : www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
Making College Affordable This expert-driven guide includes an extensive list of scholarships and financial aid resources available specifically for minority students. The guide also includes tips for finding and securing scholarships and other financial aid.Check out the site at  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/
Scholarships.com Find scholarships and other valuable financial aid information on this site at no cost.
The U.S. Army has formed a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to help ensure African-American students capitalize on the significant scholarship, leadership development and career opportunities available through the U.S. Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).
The Army-TMCF partnership seeks to address this by attracting high-achieving students (a 3.7 high school cumulative GPA; minimum scores of 1260 SAT or 27 ACT, and; a varsity letter winner or equivalent athletic achievement) to apply for two-, three- or four-year Army ROTC scholarships. 
For more information please visit:
http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net/student/army-rotc-recruiting-program
Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund applicants must be: The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident. The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been killed in action. The dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). All applicants must also meet the following eligibility requirements in order to qualify for a Freedom Alliance scholarship. Currently in their senior year of high school, a high school graduate or a currently enrolled full time undergraduate student. Under the age of 26 at the time of application. Visit http://www.fascholarship.com/  to apply.
  
EDU, Inc. wants to announce that there is a "Common Black College Application" which students may use to apply to 33 Member Institutions with 1 application for $35.00. The use of the Common Black College Application creates the possibility for students to potentially receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges. For additional information and a list of the participating colleges, please visit www.eduinconline.com
 
Below, below are 10 different scholarship programs through the firm, Price Benowitz, LLC, to graduating high school students and college students.

1. Tatiana Mendez Future Resources Scholarship- http://criminallawsvirginia.com/scholarship.html
2. Thomas Soldan Healthy Communities Scholarship- http://virginialawfirm.net/healthy-communities-scholarship
4. Steve Duckett Conservation Scholarship- http://www.virginiacriminallaws.com/scholarship.html
5. April Cockerham DREAM Act Scholarship- http://immigration.pricebenowitz.com/scholarship.html
6. Michael Kiely Strong Roots Scholarship and Essay Contest- http://virginiacriminallawyernow.com/2016-scholarship
7. Amato Sanita Brighter Future Scholarship- http://criminallawpennsylvania.com/student-scholarship.html
8. Ed Tayter Outstanding Citizen Scholarship- http://mdcriminalattorney.net/scholarship.html
9. Angie Dipietro Women in Business Scholarship- marylandcriminallaws.com/scholarship.html
10. Price Benowitz Social Justice Scholarship 2016- http://pricebenowitz.com/virginia-injur

Education & Outreach In pursuit of their nursing degree, every nursing student will be financially challenged. We strive to meet these challenges by connecting students with financial aid opportunities that can alleviate these costs. Our site has been featured on a number of school, nonprofit, and nursing organization websites; the database, and every other resource on our site, is available free of charge. Here is a link to the financial aid resource: http://www.rntobsn.org/financial-assistance
SAE International Through generous contributions from various individuals, corporations and universities, SAE International is proud to award scholarship money to both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. SAE scholarships assist in developing the future engineering workforce by helping students achieve their dreams of becoming an engineer.
Funded through the SAE Foundation, these scholarships encourage academic excellence and help students around the world to pursue their passion for engineering. 
Despite our country’s ongoing economic volatility and increased college costs, the financial aid picture for minorities has never looked brighter. Currently, billions of dollars are set aside each year specifically for Asian Americans, African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students. This funding is open to minorities at any level (high school through postdoctoral) for a variety of activities including study, research, travel, training, career development and creative projects. While numerous listings provide general financial aid opportunities, there seems to be a lack of online scholarship listings specifically for minority groups. As a result, many advisors, librarians, scholars, researchers and students often have been unaware of the extensive funding opportunities available for minority groups. We wanted to change this by providing an extensive listing of scholarships exclusively for minority students on AffordableColleges.com here: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/
Here at Intern Solutions, we connect students and other young adults with job solutions every day, and lately, we’ve noticed a fantastic trend: more and more people are opting for a trade rather than a white collar career. And our team couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Not only do these careers fulfill a passion for their employees, but they are and always will be in high demand.
I think about it this way: if I had a home repair project I wanted done or car trouble I needed addressed, there is no way — no WAY — I would have the skills to get the job done myself. And I know I’m not alone.
With that in mind, we’re working on a campaign to share scholarship opportunities available to aspiring trades workers. Following are some great ones that I’ve found, and that I hope you’ll consider sharing on your site.

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship Are you passionate about creating a tobacco-free world? Tobacco-Free Life awards $2,000 in scholarships each quarter to students who are committed to preventing the suffering and death caused by smoking. If you share our vision, we want to support you in your academic study.

RoverPass Outdoor Entrepreneur Scholarship
Student working RoverPass was founded on an incredible love for exploration. Whether you’re a spelunker, cross-country skier or deep sea diver, the outdoors offers experiences that transcend everyday life, and the RoverPass team wants to encourage a culture of adventure-seekers.
The Outdoor Entrepreneur Scholarship is based on RoverPass’ founding ideals, with a mission to fund tomorrow’s top outdoor industry entrepreneurs. Through this, our hope is to give back to the next generation of adventurers.
So, maybe you’ve started building your own off the grid sustainable tiny-house or you’re passionate about the outdoors and got bit by the entrepreneurial bug - we’re eager to help fund your dream. We’re fixing the large and disorganized outdoor RV and camping industry, and will grant $1000 to any student we believe has the potential to change the world through entrepreneurship. If you are interested in starting your own business, we'd love to hear from you.
The scholarship will be won by one student each semester; entry for the Fall semester is May 1st to August 20th and for the Spring semester it’s open from August 31st to December 31st. Winners will be announced on August 31 and January 2nd of the subsequent year.

If you are looking for a scholarship program to help pay your way through college, we’ve got resources that can help. Getting a good education today can be quite costly, but don’t let that stop you. There are numerous programs that can help pay a part or all of your college tuition and expenses.In the past, most scholarships were mainly offered to those with above-average grades, but in today’s world, there are a plethora of programs available that offer grants, scholarships, and awards for everyone from those majoring in specific area’s to individuals who are of a native decent.


 
 
 
 
 (You may contact jlewis@mcps.k12.va.us for available applications in the guidance office)

Important Dates

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Important Dates


2018-19

September 4 -  First day of school

October 3 - End of Interim

October 8 - Interim Reports Issued

October 15 & 16 -  Student Holiday

November 3 - Oyster Festival - Schools closed

November 6 - End of 9 week grading period

November 13 - Report Cards Mailed

November 21 - 1:00 Dismissal - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22 & 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools closed

December 7 - End of Interim

December 12 - Interims Issued

December 21 - 1:00 Dismissal - Winter Break

December 24 - January 2 - Winter Break - Schools closed

January 3 - Schools re-open

January 21 - Martin Luther King Holiday - Schools closed

January 24 - End of 9 week grading period

January 25 - Student Holiday

January 31 - Report Cards Mailed

February 15 - Student Holiday

February 18 - Presidents Day Holiday - Schools closed

March 1 - End of Interim

March 6 - Interims Issued

March 29 - End of 9 week grading period

April 1 - 5 Sprink Break - Schools closed

April 12 - Report Cards Mailed

April 22 - Easter Holiday

May 10 - End of Interim

May 15 - Interims Issued

May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - Schools closed

June 6 & 7 - 1:00 Dismissal 

June 8 - Graduation Ceremony 10:00am