Class of 2014

A Message from your Class of 2014 President:

Seniors! Can you believe it’s already our final year? Time flies by so fast, but keep making new friends and new memories to look back reminisce upon in the future.
Our council would like to hear about what senior activities you want, on top of Senior PICNIC and Senior Spirit Week! Remember to rep 2014 with a class shirt! Graduation will come by quicker than you know it, but keep working toward your goals!

—Vivian Li

Class Council and Positions:

President: Vivian Li

Vice President: Kay Kay Zhou

Secretary: Jenny Liang

Treasurer: Emily To

Business Chair: Wesley Han, Jerome Li-Bang, Tristan Perez, Marlene Tsui, Anne Xiao

Senior Pack:

Come get the Senior Pack at the Moor Market (located next to the Student Bank)! With the Senior Pack, students get discounts to over 40 restaurants, get into any sport games for free, and get free ice cream on their birthday. Plus they get discounts on dances, attire, and MOOR gear and much more!  You can get this deal until Feb. 28th! Hurry and get it before they’re all gone! So what’s in our amazing Senior Pack? The senior pack includes:

Cap/Gown/Tassel, Frame, Yearbook, Panoramic Picture, Class of 2014 T-Shirt, and ASB card!

$185 for the pack

Save $60 than buying each of the items individually! 

Click to view/download the following documents.

AHS Senior Activitiy Sheet 2013 Fillable Master

AHS Senior Activity Sheet 2013 PDF Version

AHS Senior Activity Sheet 2013 Doc Version

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

* 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.
* http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/counselors/files/CC11_FroshMatrix_final.pdf

* SENIORS: Check out the updated Comparison of Eligibility of Requirements for 2011-2012 for Freshman Admission at :
http://www.calstate.edu/sas/publications/documents/CSU-UC_a-gMatrix2011-12.pdf

AWARD NIGHT:
* 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. 1pg 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 apintl@collegeboard.org or visiting
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/exgrd_intl.html

*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.