* Senior Year is IMPORTANT: your grades do count towards graduation and 4-year University/College admissions; failing to earn C’s or better can jeopardize your admission status. Keep up your GRADES and have good ATTENDANCE all year long. Once you’ve applied, the college application becomes a binding contract. You are unable to drop classes without first getting WRITTEN PERMISSION from the college/university.
* Last day to apply for UC/CSU is November 30th!
Click below for UC admissions information: Start applying November 1st, 2011.
* SENIORS: Check out the updated Comparison of Eligibility of Requirements for 2011-2012 for Freshman Admission at :
* SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT: Will be held in June on a date TBD in the AHS Auditorium from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Parents and students are invited to celebrate Moor Seniors. For more information, please contact the Guidance Office.
IMPORTANT UC MEMO:
*UC will administer the Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE) on TBA, to admitted students who have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement by other means by April 1. The cost of the exam is $110; the fee will be waived for students who qualified for an application fee waiver.
*Students are not required to take the AWPE if they have a record on file with UC indicating achievement of acceptable scores on the SAT Reasoning Test, the ACT combined English/Writing test, the Advanced Placement English Language or Literature examination, or Standard Level English A examination. Students also are exempt from the examination if they have successfully completed a transferable college-level English composition course.
*Comprehensive information about the Entry Level Writing Requirement and the Analytical Writing Placement Examination is available online at www.ucop.edu/elwr. The site explains the examination process and includes previous examinations that can be downloaded and used by students to strengthen their skills in reading comprehension and writing proficiency.
*Graduation Cords: If you would like to earn special recognition for participation in various programs at AHS check with your advisor for eligibility and cost.
* BE AWARE OF SCHOLARHIP SCAMS! You should never have to pay for a financial aid/scholarship application. Parents and students should be cautious if ever asked to pay any fee, including scholarship search help. When in doubt ask your counselor.
* FINANCIAL AID: Please remember to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 3, 2012 deadline! Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply and www.pin.ed.gov to establish a pin number so that you can file the application via the internet (the fastest way to go).
* VIST THE CAREER CENTER Visit the Career Canter frequently to get updates on local scholarships. Also fill out your Senior Brag sheet pg. 1, pg 2 for teachers doing recommendations and for scholarship applications.
*For more information regarding the Financial Aid process, including submitting the FAFSA and Cal Grant applications, please see the following link: www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/shoutout/2010_11_08_shoutout.pdf
* COLLEGE APPLICATIONS: It is crucial that you complete your college applications on time and check your email accounts and/or student portals on a regular basis. Colleges have shared that these variables are determining factors in being admitted to college.
* CSU Application also requires that you calculate your GPA accurately!
* SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams: Visit www.collegeboard.com to register for the SAT and www.actstudent.org for the ACT. Remember to send your scores to the colleges to which you’ve applied. Also, note that UC campuses require both the SAT Reasoning and 2 Subject Tests OR the ACT plus Writing.
* NEW AP International Diploma Requirements: Visit www.collegeboard.com to review and note that you must pass 5 AP tests with scores of 3 or higher, including 2 different languages, 1 global perspective, , 1 from science or mathematics, and 1 from a different content area other than English and World Languages. Additional questions can be answered by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting
*IMPORTANT AP EXAM UPDATE:
Beginning with the exams given next spring (May 2012), the following change is being made to the scoring of multiple choice questions:
“Multiple-choice scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are not deducted for incorrect answers, and no points are awarded for unanswered questions.”
* CSU- Early Assessment Program: Embedded in the CST from the 11th Grade year, CSU campuses can determine whether or not you will need remedial courses once you enter the university. Advanced coursework in math and English during your senior year also prepares you for college level coursework and placement tests. To view EAP testing results for college readiness, visit www.calstate.edu/eap/testing.shtml . Students who do not meet the basic reading and writing requirements will be REQUIRED to take remediation the summer before enrolling.