Senior Student Resources


 
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Senior Meetings:
September 19, 2018 Graduation Handbook, Class Specifics Nominations

October 24, 2018         Jostens Presentation (Announcements, Invitations, etc.) November 28, 2018 Senior Activity Voting (Song, Quote, Flower, Speaker)

Important Dates:

Senior Sunrise Breakfast: August 15- 6:00am
Financial Aid Night: December 11, 2018- 6:00pm
Senior Capstone Presentations: April 2019
Senior Check-Out: May 16, 2019- 9:30 am
Senior Recognition Night: May 16, 2019- 6:00pm
Graduation: May 21, 2019- Ceremony 6:00pm (Students arrive no later than 2:00pm)      

Senior Class News and Announcements

  • 12th Grade Update 9/10/18 Hello Stargate 12th grade families,Senior year is off to a great start! I was excited to see so many seniors attend our Senior Sunrise Breakfast on August 15th. Although ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2018, 12:59 PM by Jane Baker
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College Opportunity Fund: Remember to sign up for the College Opportunity Fund

Financial Aid Information

2018 ACT/SAT Concordance Tables-use this to compare SAT and ACT Scores.



Senior Class Yearbook Baby Ads

The time has come for our inaugural Stargate High School class to graduate! We are so proud of our seniors and we're sure you are to. One way to tell them how proud you are is to buy a senior baby ad for the yearbook! We have created sixteen templates for you to choose from at very competitive prices! If you'd like to order a baby ad, it is a simple, three-step process:

  • 2. Send photos to hsybphotos@stargateschool.org

  • 3. Pay through IC Payforit once the charge has been added to your account (allow up to five business days for this charge to appear)

Please make sure to follow the instructions on the form carefully and to complete all three steps. All baby ad orders must be received by November 1 and paid for by November 15. Any orders or payments received after these deadlines will not be accepted. If you have any questions, you can email Ms. vonHilsheimer at tessa.vonHilsheimer@stargateschool.org.

Senior Year Timeline Here is a list to help you out. Below are target dates

August

  • Come up with a preliminary list of colleges that includes a reach, match and safety school. Record these in Naviance as schools you are considering.
  • Explore websites of the colleges that interest you to learn about admissions requirements.
  • Check your senior year schedule to make sure you're taking the right class to meet the requirements of your top choice colleges.

September

  • Visit with counselor for senior credit check to make sure you are set for graduation.
  • Register with the College Opportunity Fund.
  • Narrow your college choices to five.
  • Update your Naviance account.
  • Ensure you have met all requirements for testing. Register for ACT/SATs and/or SAT Subject Tests.
  • Visit with college representatives. Remember to sign up for the visit on Naviance.
  • Attend Senior Planning Night.
  • Attend College Fairs.
  • Apply for pin number for the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid).
  • Athletes should make sure they are registered for the NCAA Eligibility Center. Students/Parents need to register on-line (there is a fee associated with registering).

September/October

  • Begin on-line applications and ensure that you are completing essays and getting letters of recommendation only if necessary.
  • Schedule College visits.
  • Scholarship search on Naviance. Many scholarships have early deadlines.
  • Fill out Letter of Recommendation Profile (on Naviance) for teachers and counselors.
  • Take the ACT/SAT or SAT Subject Tests by December (preferably October).

November/December

  • Senior Conference/Credit Check by Thanksgiving.
  • Obtain letters of recommendation. Ask three weeks in advance. Follow up with a thank you note.
  • Check with application deadlines (California and early action deadlines begin by November 1st).
  • Apply to colleges by December. Remember to leave time for counselors to sign applications, request transcripts, and complete letters of recommendation.
  • Check again for scholarship deadlines on Naviance. 

January

  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Aid/CSS Profile paperwork by mail or on-line by February 15th.
  • Attend Financial Aid Night.
  • Check schools of choice for scholarship deadline (generally mid-February). Apply for scholarships.
  • If you are accepted to a school through early decision, be sure to follow directions carefully. Submit required forms, and notify the other schools to which you applied of your decision.
  • Finish strong academically.

February/March

  • If you submitted the FAFSA, you should receive the Student Aid Report (SAR). Carefully look it over for accuracy. Errors can cost you thousands of dollars.
  • Pay the registration fee and look for housing information.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for Financial Aid info (mid April).
  • Continue to apply for scholarships.

April

  • Keep track of all acceptances, rejections, and waitlists.
  • If waitlisted, learn more about waitlists and move ahead with other plans. You can always change your plans if you get off a waitlist.
  • Keep your grades up.
  • If you have ruled out any colleges that accepted you, notify them. This is a courtesy to other applicants, and it will help the colleges manage their waitlists and extend the correct number of acceptance letters.
  • Go to accepted student open houses if offered.
  • A couple circumstances may warrant an appeal of a college rejection
  • Choose the college you wish to attend.

May

  • Avoid senioritis! An acceptance letter doesn't mean you can stop working.
  • Most schools have a deposit deadline of May 1st. Don't be late! If needed, you may be able to request an extension.
  • Prepare for and take any appropriate AP exams. Most colleges offer course credit for high AP scores; this gives you more academic options when you get to college.
  • Complete exit surveys in Naviance. Your final transcript will be sent to the college you designate in this survey.
  • Send thank you letters to everyone who helped you in the application process. Let your mentors and recommenders know the results of your college search.
  • Keep on top of procuring student loans. Notify your college if you receive any scholarships.
  • Graduate. Congratulations!
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Jane Baker,
Sep 19, 2018, 9:44 AM
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Jane Baker,
Sep 19, 2018, 8:19 AM
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