Grab Bag – March 1, 2012 Second Semester Counseling Department Events March 6: JETS Tour visits PVI. A group of Jesuit college reps. will present a mini- college fair during a class period. The Jesuit College Fair is coming to PVI on Tuesday, March 6 during fifth period. Representatives from 21 Jesuit colleges and universities will be available to answer questions students may have. Students must obtain a pass from the Counseling Department and have it signed by March 5 by the teacher of the class they will miss. Juniors are particularly encouraged to attend and will receive invitations. The participating schools include Canisius College, Creighton University, Fairfield University, Gonzaga University, John Carroll University, LeMoyne College, Loyola University of Chicago, Loyola University of Maryland, Loyola University of New Orleans, Marquette University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Spring Hill College, St Joseph’s University, St Louis University, St. Peter’s College, University of Detroit (Mercy), University of San Francisco, University of Scranton, Wheeling Jesuit University, and Xavier University. March 13: PVI Spring College Night. Save the date for Hopes, Fears, and Myths of the College Search on March 13 at PVI. This informative evening will begin with a panel presentation at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, followed by breakout sessions by our expert speakers: Mr. Tom Kinback - Tips for Financing College Associate Director of Financial Aid for Campus Operations Northern Virginia Community College Mr. Justin Ledesma - Writing the Application Essay Senior Assistant Director of Admission Villanova University Mr. Philip Hunt, Esquire - The College Search for the Student-Athlete Founder and Partner, Student Athlete Consulting Group (former Division I athlete, Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Connecticut, and NCAA staff member) In addition, Mr. Dan Kochis, PVI Counseling Department Chairman, will conduct breakout sessions about the effective use of Naviance. All parents and students are highly encouraged to attend. Junior families who attend will receive a coupon for two free transcript requests! Week of March 26 (tentative): AP Pre-Administration: AP students will attend one Pre-Administration session in the library during advisory. Tuesday, May 1: Service Academy Night: Meet with academy representatives at 7:00 PM in the Library. May 7-18: AP Exams ============ Standardized Testing: The April 14 ACT exam has a March 9 registration deadline. The May 5 SAT exam has an April 6 registration deadline. ========== Job Opportunities: Atlantic Pool Service: Need lifeguards and pool operators. www.atlanticpoolservice.net or call 703.941.1000 Donatos Pizza: Donatos is opening in February in Vienna. Needed are delivery drivers, in-store associates and managers. 703.281.2800 Firewatch Technician Part-Time on Call: Are you a college student and looking to fill some free time? Are you reliable and have a flexible schedule? A Fire Watch Technician is a part time/on-call team member who is responsible for monitoring buildings that are under fire watch as ordered by the fire marshal. Training provided; hourly wage is $20.00 per hour; insurance provided. Forward resume to: email@example.com Lake Fairfax Park: Now hiring for summer 2012: lifeguards, park attendants, front desk staff, and supervisors for the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole on Lake Fairfax Drive in Reston. Apply online: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec/watermine/employment.htm Marlin & Ray’s Seafood Restaurant: Apply in person at 11204 James Swart Court in Fairfax City. Applicants must be 17 or older. Merrifield Garden Center: Cashiers needed. Please call Laura, the cashier manager, at 703.968.9600, ext. 2020 Premier Aquatics is accepting applications for 2012 lifeguard and manager positions. Sign up by March 1st to receive your early sign on bonus of $50.00. Apply online: www.premier411.com/ or call 703.373.0350 for information. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts Job Fair: Sunday, March 11, 1-5 PM in the Musician’s Lounge at the Wolf Trap Filene Center. Questions? Call 703.255.1823 or visit: www.nps.gov/wotr Fairfax County Republican Committee is searching for high school students interested in learning more about campaigning and effective public communications. Hours are flexible but students must be able to commit to at least 5 hours per week. Direct questions to Susan Falconer, Executive Director at SusanLFalconer@hotmail.com or call: 703.766.4467 ============== Area/College News… Longwood University Diversity Day: Saturday, March 3. Register at www.whylongwood.com/visit.htm or call 1.800.281.4677, #2 Jesuit College Night: March 8 from 7-9 PM at Georgetown Prep on Rockville Pike. The following college reps will be in attendance: Canisius College, College of the Holy Cross, Creighton University, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, John Carroll University, LeMoyne College, Loyola University Chicago, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola University New Orleans, Marquette University, Regis University, Rockhurst University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University, Saint Peter’s College, Spring Hill College, University of Detroit, University of San Francisco, University of Scranton, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University. University of Virginia: Engineering Open House, Saturday, March 17, 2012. www.seas.virginia.edu/openhouse Loyola University Maryland: Open House, Saturday, March 24 beginning at 10 a.m. www.loyola.edu/look Washington Wizards Career Day: Friday, March 30 at the Verizon Center. The event consists of an educational seminar focusing on careers within professional sports followed by a college fair. www.nba.com/wizards/careerday Randolph College: Open House, Saturday, March 31. www.randolphcollege.edu/visit University of the Arts: Open House, Saturday, March 31, Noon -4PM. www.uarts.edu Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network is sponsoring College Survival 101 on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM on Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus (3001 North Beauregard Street). FREE for students; $20.00 per parent who attends. Register online: www.nvulypn.org or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org The Office of Admissions at George Mason University is hosting the Northern Virginia Regional College Fair on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The fair will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and will be held at the Patriot Center Arena on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. James Madison University is offering to a female first-year student a renewable scholarship. This student must exhibit extreme financial need and academic success. The Sarah Lanier Tabb Oliver Scholarship can be accessed at http://www.jmu.edu/scholarships. Colleges That Change Lives: College Fair coming to Mariott Bethesda North Hotel/Conference Center in Bethesday, MD on Sunday, May 20. www.CTCL.org NVCC (Northern Virginia Community College) students are offered guaranteed admission to many four-year colleges and universities when they meet the requirements of a written agreement between NOVA and that institution. A sampling of the participating schools: William and Mary, Catholic, George Mason, George Washington, Georgetown, Longwood, Radford, Mary Washington, UVA, VCU, and Virginia Tech. For a complete listing, please visit: www.nvcc.edu/academic/guaranteedadmissions.htm Speaking of colleges….Check out the following website for guidelines on writing the College Application Essay, http://www.essayedge.com/teachers/ Anycollege.com: Visit www.anycollege.com to do college searches based on academic majors, sports or location. As well, you can register for scholarships. ================ Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) TAG is a program of the Commonwealth of Virginia, providing annual grants to Virginia residents who are full-time students at eligible nonprofit, private colleges and universities in the state. The estimated undergraduate award for 2011-12 is $2,650.00. Visit www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org. Zinch.com is a free website connecting high school students with scholarships and the colleges of their dreams. Zinch is: FREE for all students; home of the best scholarships portal available (any scholarship that a student wins on the site will be doubled by Zinch); and filled with over 850 college and universities. Virginia Tuition and Fees Report: This report focuses on tuition and fees for in- state undergraduates and provides a summary of: 1) board-approved tuition and fee increases for the 2010-11 academic year; 2) tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years; 3) the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students; and 4) trends in tuition increases nationally. Report available at: www.schev.edu/Reportstats/2010-11TuitionandFeesReport. $ $ SCHOLARSHIPS $$: (For SCHOOL NOMINATED programs, students need to inform their counselor of their interest by the listed date) Optimist Club of Central Fairfax: Essay contest open to students under the age of 18. Entry forms in the Counseling Dept. Deadline: March 7, 2012 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship: SCHOOL NOMINATED. Honors volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities. STUDENTS NEED TO INFORM COUNSELOR OF THEIR INTEREST BY MARCH 1. Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Scholarship: $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors interested in studies related to natural resource conservation and/or environmental studies. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd Deadline: March 19, 2012 Legacy of Life Scholarship: “Organ and Tissue Donation: Persuade Someone to Give the Gift of a Lifetime”: Write a 1,000 word persuasive argument on the topic, fiction or non- fiction, with sources cited. www.beadonor.org/scholarship. Deadline: March 31, 2012 Izaak Walton League of America: Open to a senior who will pursue a major in Environmental Science or a related field of study. Application at www.arlingtonfairfax- iwla.org . Deadline April 1, 2012. The Intermarkets-Lucido Journalism Scholarship is offering its three $5,000 scholarships to three High School seniors in Virginia schools who will be choosing journalism as their major. Deadline: April 6, 2012. www.intermarkets.net/ourCompany/scholarship/index.html. Vienna Woman’s Club: $1,000 scholarship for a high school senior who lives in Vienna (zip codes 22180-22183). Application in Counseling Dept. Deadline: April 6, 2012 Visine Students with Vision Scholarship: Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.8 will be selected based on academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal. Deadline: April16, 2012. Online application at www.aim.applyistws.net/Vision Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship: Open to any student-athlete who is currently a junior with a grade point average of 2.5 or above. www.positivecoach.org Deadline: April 30, 2012 National Academy of American Scholars: Applicant must have a GPA of “C” or higher; excel in character, integrity, leadership and demonstrate an ability to follow written instructions; use funds for an educational, humanitarian, scientific, and/or theological-based endeavor. http://www.naas.org Deadline: May 1 Dolores Brooks Scholarship (New Providence Republican Women): Applicants should be graduating senior women who live in Northern Virginia and attend one of the following high schools: Oakton, Madison, Marshall, Chantilly, Jefferson, Flint Hill Prep, Paul VI, or Oakcrest. Application in Counseling Dept. Deadline: May 15, 2012 B. Davis Scholarship: This website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. The site is free. The deadline for applications is May 28, 2012 http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: June 15, 2012 BigSun Organization: All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Deadline: June 22, 2012. http://www.bigsunathletics.com AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline: October 5, 2012 10 Wacky College Scholarships $ Unique ways to help you pay for college $ Believe it or not, these scholarships actually exist! There are a lot more wacky scholarship opportunities out there (many can be found at fastweb.com), but these are 10 favorites. Sammy Milk Mustache Scholarship - Each year, the Senior Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year fund gives 25 high school student athlete milk-drinkers a scholarship each for explaining how milk has helped them excel in academics and/or athletics. Each winner gets $7,500 and an invitation to an awards ceremony at Disney World. The Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship - Are you a vegetarian? You could win a scholarship for your commitment to not eating meat, fish or fowl. The Vegetarian Resource Group awards two, $5,000 scholarships to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. The Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship - Duck Brand Duct Tape will give you and your prom date a good chunk of change each for wearing prom outfits made completely from Duct Tape. The first-place couple gets $3,000; the second-place couple gets $2,000; and the third-place couple gets $1,000. The Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship - Are you an experienced golf caddie? You could be eligible for this full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies, which is renewable for up to four years. Selected applicants must have a strong caddie record, excellent grades, outstanding character and demonstrated financial need. Tall Clubs International Scholarship - If you're tall, you could win some scholarship money solely based on your height. Annually, Tall Clubs International awards student scholarships of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21, attending their first year of college and who meet the TCI height requirement minimums of 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men. Starfleet Academy Scholarships - Trekkies who are active members of Starfleet, the International Star Trek Fan Association who are attending community colleges, four-year colleges, most technical schools, junior colleges and universities or graduate school could be eligible for a $500 scholarship. A variety of scholarships are available, most of which are related to specific Star Trek characters and fields of study. The Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship Contest - If you have a knack for duck calling, you could win a $2,000 first-place scholarship. Contestants must use four calls in 90 seconds and the winner can use the money to fund his or her education in any field. The Collegiate Inventors Competition - Are you a college student (undergraduate or graduate student) and inventor? Then your invention could win you a $10,000 or $15,000 scholarship! The American Sheep Industry Make It with Wool Scholarship Competition - If you can sew, knit or crochet and are willing to make something entirely out of wool, you could win $2,000. ------------------------------------ Summer Programs: Usummer, Google's top-ranked, free directory of pre-college summer programs and scholarships for high school students is designed to help high school students find the best-fit summer program for them, Usummer is a service of Blueprint Summer Programs. http://www.usummer.com http://www.bpsummerprograms.com Barnard: www.barnard.edu/precollege Boston College: Questions? Call 617.552.3800 or email email@example.com Carnegie Mellon: Pre-College program. www.cmu.edu/enrollment/pre-college Catholic University of America: Experiences in architecture. Architecture.cua.edu/summerprograms/experiences.cfm and Engineering New Frontiers http://engineering.cua.edu/ENF.cfm College of William and Mary: Pre-collegiate summer program in Early American History. Deadline for application: April 20 www.wm.edu/niahd Davidson: For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emory: www.precollege.emory.edu George Washington University: www.precollege.gwu.edu Georgetown University: Medical programs for high school students. www.SCS.GEORGETOWN.EDU/summermedicine Harvard: Secondary School summer program. Apply online at www.ssp.harvard.edu Kenyon: Young writers workshop. Deadline: March 1. www.kenyonreview.org Miami University (Oxford, OH): Junior Scholars Program. Questions? 513.529.2531 or email: email@example.com New York University: www.nyu.edu/precollege Northwestern University: www.northwestern.edu/collegeprep Oxford, England: www.oasp.ac.uk Pratt Institute: Summer art program. www.pratt.edu/prostudies Sarah Lawrence College: www.sarahlawrence.edu/highschool Sweet Briar College: Engineering for girls. www.sbc.edu/engineering Traveling Players Ensemble: Theatre in the outdoors of Great Falls, Virginia! www.travelingplayers.org 703.987.1712 University of Alabama: http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu University of Chicago: www.summer.uchicago.edu University of Dayton: Women in Engineering Summer Camp. http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/ University of Notre Dame: Notre Dame Leadership Seminars. www.precollege.ne.edu University of Virginia Enrichment Program: Open to rising 5th through 11th grade students. Application available online December 15; deadline is February 15. http://curry.virginia.edu/sep Vanderbilt: PAVE Program for engineering, pre-med, science and technology. https://pave.vanderbilt.edu Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Science, technology, engineering, math, and the environment studies. www.wpi.edu/+frontiers or www.wpi.edu/+launch NCAA REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR CURRENT JUNIORS Now is the time for college-bound student-athletes in the junior class to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if they plan on participating in college athletics. Early registration promotes positive planning and involvement, bypasses the last-minute rush and helps college-bound student-athletes avoid issues that may delay their academic and amateur certifications. The registration process is easy and can be done by: 1. Logging on to the Eligibility Center's new Web site at www.eligibilitycenter.org; 2. Selecting the “Fall 2010 or After” icon; 3. Selecting the “New Account” tab at the top of the screen; and 4. Beginning the registration process. ================ FAFSA on the Web… You must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal student aid and to apply for most state and college aid. Applying online with FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov is faster and easier than using a paper FAFSA. Submit your FAFSA early, but not before January 1, 2012. To facilitate the process, FAFSA has provided the Guidance Department with worksheets, available for pick up outside the Guidance office. Visit www.fastweb.com for assistance and information regarding the various aspects of FAFSA: • FAFSA: Step-to-Step • SAR and EFC: Student Aid Report and Expected Family Contribution • FastWeb College Gold: The Step-by-Step Guide to Family Contribution .-------------------------------------------- CLASS OF 2013 Schedule for submitting transcript request forms to the Counseling Dept… For a college deadline of: Submit your paperwork to Counseling by: October 15 September 14 November 1 (early decision) October 3 December 1 October 31 January 1, 10 and 15 November 15 Counseling Dept. is not accepting transcript request forms between November 16 and Christmas break. NO EXCEPTIONS! This allows the staff time to process paperwork and meet college deadlines before dismissing for Christmas break. Students can submit transcript request forms when classes resume in January. February 1 January 4 March 1 February 1 ------------------------------------ Regarding Transcripts…Unofficial transcripts are available with a 48 hour advance request. Thank you! Standardized Test Information SAT National Test Dates 2012-2013 Test Date Reg. Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline March 10, 2012 February 10, 2012 February 24, 2012 *May 5, 2012 April 6, 2012 April 20, 2012 *June 2, 2012 May 8, 2012 May 22, 2012 College Board has not posted the 2012-2013 test dates. Students can register for the SAT online at www.collegeboard.com Paul VI is an official SAT test site. The SAT Reasoning Test and/or Subject tests will be offered at the school on the dates in RED. Paul VI SAT test site number is 47-304 ACT National Test Dates 2012-2013 Test Date Reg. Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline February 11, 2012 January 13, 2012 January 14-20, 2012 April 14, 2012 March 9, 2012 March 10-23, 2012 June 9, 2012 May 4, 2012 May 5-18, 2012 September 8, 2012 ACT has not posted the registration deadlines. October 27, 2012 February 9, 2013 April 13, 2013 June 8, 2013 Students can register for the ACT online at www.act.org Class of 2012…take note of the following: 2011-2012 Paul VI College Application Process A transcript request form must be completed for each college application. Transcripts are $5.00 each for the first 7 requests; $10.00 each after the initial 7. One check can be written for multiple transcript request forms that are submitted at the same time. Only 2 letters of recommendation are needed. Students should not delay in requesting a letter from a teacher! The Secondary School Report Form (if the college application has one) for the counselor to complete is submitted at the same time with the transcript request form. Can’t find it? Don’t worry. The school counselor completes the widely-accepted NACAC form which profiles the student’s academic achievements. The NACAC is included in each packet prepared by the Counseling staff. FACTS for the 2011 - 2012 school year… o Both the Transcript Request Form and the Letter of Recommendation Form are located outside of the Counseling Dept. or can be downloaded from the PVI website-click on Academics, then Counseling. o The Paul VI transcript consists of final grades earned each year at PVI and official standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP). Students who elect NOT to send test scores can indicate that decision on the transcript request form. o Students should include the Paul VI School Code # 470801 when registering for either the SAT or ACT to assure Paul VI receives a copy of the test results. Some colleges do not accept the scores as reported on the high school transcript and require official scores directly from College Board or ACT. o If a student re-takes either the SAT or ACT after transcripts have been mailed, the student must request the new test scores be mailed directly from the testing service to each college. Transcripts are not re-sent to reflect new scores. o Since the Counseling Dept. does not receive the October and November SAT or ACT test results in time for Early Decision applications, a student should take advantage of the College Board and ACT service to have scores mailed directly to the college for early decision consideration. o Transcript request forms will not be accepted between November 18 and Christmas break. This allows ample time to meet college deadlines by processing and mailing all paperwork before Christmas break. The Counseling Dept. will accept transcript request forms when classes resume in January. o Submit a copy of all scholarship award letters to the Counseling Dept. All awards – whether the student attends the awarding institution or not - are listed in the graduation program. ======== To parents of 9 , 10 and 11th grade students who have a th th school-generated educational plan and are receiving accommodations currently at PVI: Students may apply for accommodations on College Board tests. College Board provides information for parents and students at: www.collegeboard.com/ssd/student . This information includes: eligibility requirement, the application process, documentation criteria, and the use of accommodations after approval. Students may apply for accommodations with or without the assistance of their school. To apply through PVI, the student must have documentation on file and College Board's consent form must be sent to the school's SSD coordinator. Every year College Board asks that each school appoint one lead contact to be the SSD coordinator. Mr. Kochis is the SSD coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please note that receiving accommodations from Paul VI does not guarantee that College Board will approve a request for accommodations. Review of an application can take College Board approximately seven weeks. Plan to apply at least two months before you intend to take a College Board test. Special Accommodations for ACT exam: The ACT also offers testing accommodations. A student is required to send the Eligibility Form and test registration forms in together for the first ACT exam when requesting extended time. ACT does not provide pre-approval. Packets may be picked up in the Counseling Department. For any accommodation other than or in addition to extended time, please speak with Mr. Kochis. An evaluation by a qualified professional that states the specific diagnosis and need for special accommodations. When and by whom the student was a. first diagnosed b. re-diagnosed (within the past 3 years). That information must include the date of the diagnosis, age or grade of the student, the name, job title, institutional affiliation, and qualifications e.g. degrees, specialization of the person making the diagnosis. Also, the student must be receiving special accommodations for classroom tests and/or other standardized tests.
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