Last Thursday, March 2, we celebrated the class of 2019 with College Signing Day! College Signing Day is a national event that recognizes high school seniors for their commitment to higher education and celebrates the work done to gain admission to college. It is also a day that promotes college awareness for younger students. Some of the events that took place in our celebration include.
We are so proud of our senior class and enjoyed celebrating them! The class of 2019 truly represents #HardingStrong.
ACT Prep Class
Registration has also opened for our ACT Prep class, taught by retired Harding faculty member, Gary McCormack. Specifically offered to help our juniors prepare for the February 20 exam, this prep class will meet for two hours every Tuesday beginning on January 22 and ending on February, 12. More information regarding this class can be found on the College Connection page of this blog under the Test Prep tab. To register your student, click here. Registration deadline: January 18.
On October 24, our sophomore and junior students took the PSAT. Tuesday, December 11th, students who provided an email address on their answer sheet will be emailed an access code to enter on CollegeBoard's website, which would grant them access to the online score report. Students who did not provide an email can access their scores in their CollegeBoard account. If students do not have a CollegeBoard account, they will receive a paper score report in January when the counselors receive them. See the infographic below for more information on retrieving your scores.
To help our students and parents better understand the results, the counseling office prepared a screencast to explain the score report. Click on the button below to review the screencast and visit CollegeBoard's website to learn more. Our counselors will spend time explaining these results to students in class once we have received the paper score reports in January.
All sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT Wednesday, October 24. The counselors went into classes before fall break to conduct PSAT pre-administration sessions with the sophomores and juniors. Students who were absent received a pre-administration make-up session last week.
A few reminders about the PSAT:
The Counseling Office is hosting a FAFSA help session for senior parents on Tuesday, October 23. Parents of seniors who have started filling out a FAFSA and have questions can get help from Mrs. Banker and a local financial aid representative. Join us from 9:00 - 10:00 am in the computer lab across from the Library. RSVP by clicking on the button below.
Things to Remember:
Both students and educators look forward to fall break - a time for families to get away together, a time to relax and read a favorite book, a time to get outdoors and enjoy fall, and a time to slow down and recover from a busy start to the school year.
Fall Break is also an excellent time to direct your attention to college planning tasks that you have been too busy to focus on the past few months. Check out our list below of things you can do Fall Break to keep yourself on track with your college planning. Make a list now of things you want to do (and not do) to make your Fall Break just the break you need.
Students in grades 10 and 11 are invited to attend Memphis Area College Night on September 17, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Memphis Agricenter. Visit with college representatives from over 100 colleges and learn more about what it takes to apply, attend, and succeed. Stop by the counselor's table and say hi to one of our counselors! Click the button below for more information on this event.
Applications for the Tennessee Governor’s Schools are available. The Tennessee Governor’s Schools provide eleven challenging and high-intensity programs for rising 11th and 12th grade students in the following content areas:
Think College Night is quickly approaching, and we hope you have made plans to join us next Thursday night. Counselors, administrators, and others including a parent panel will share important information about what your student can do this year in preparation for college, as well as grade-specific parenting tips for supporting students. The schedule and descriptions of our sessions are both posted below. You will not want to miss this event! Click here to RSVP.