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Information for Seniors

Announcements for North Valley Seniors

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Senior Exit Survey Class of 2023  -  Speak with Mrs.Barrett-Jackson before completing

 

Capstone

The Senior Capstone is a 20-30 minute presentation to a panel that includes: an overview of the independent research project, a reflection on the student’s service-learning experience, and a review of the Individualized Career and Academic Portfolio (ICAP).

Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP) 

Since beginning high school, Mapleton students have been encouraged to develop a personalized post-secondary plan that prepares them for success after graduation. Throughout high school, ICAP activities were designed to assist students in exploring post-secondary career and educational opportunities. While working on their ICAP, students had the opportunity to develop an understanding of graduation requirements, identify and plan for future goals, apply to post-secondary education institutions, complete steps for financial aid, and/or build have a plan for entering the workforce.

Volunteer Hours and Graduation

All students who graduate from Mapleton Public Schools are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service.  The purpose of these volunteer hours is to ensure that Mapleton Students contribute to their community in a meaningful way through experiences that 

  • Develop empathy and foster a sense of citizenship
  • Help students gain a sense of pride and ownership of their community
  • Give students the opportunity to give back to the community they are part of  

Playing Sports in College - NCAA Eligibility

As a senior interested in playing sports in college, be sure to complete the following:

  • Log into eligibilitycenter.org
  • Check your status - have you completed everything? 
  • Request your final amateurism certification - after April 1st
  • Ask your PSOC to send your official transcript after you graduate

In addition, if you retake the SAT as a senior, make sure to send your SAT scores to NCAA by using the code 9999 when registering for the test. 

Senior Parents - Have Questions about Financial Aid? 

Check out the official blog of the US Dept. of Education. Helpful tips are easily accessed with The Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form

https://blog.ed.gov/2018/09/parents-guide-fafsa/ 

www.fafsa.ed.gov - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a key starting place for students applying to college. 

Helpful Handout about Financial Aid: 

Myths About Financial Aid (English)

Myths About Financial Aid (Español) 

College Enrollment Next Steps:

Directions: Go to the website for your school.  Scroll through your checklist and determine what steps you still need to complete.

College Search, Application, and Informational Resources

www.commonapp.org - Provides access to the Common Application at all participating colleges, the forms, and supplements.

Western Undergraduate Exchange - The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program where students who are residents of WICHE states may enroll at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate. WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

www.actstudent.org - ACT dates, test registration, and sending scores to colleges

ACT Academy - Free Personalized online learning tool and test practice program

www.collegeboard.com - Access to SAT dates, test prep resources, registration, and My College Quick Start.