WMHS ACCESS NEWSLETTER                     April 2018
Watkins Mill High School CollegeTracks Team

Ms. Lindsey Barclay 
Program Director
240.221.1699
lbarclay@collegetracksusa.org

Mr. Dominic Chappell
Program Assistant
301.284.816
dchappell@collegetracksusa.org

Ms. Estefani Rondon
Program Coordinator 
301.541.8239
erondon@collegetracksusa.org
         
SENIOR GRADUATION CELEBRATION!

Seniors and families, join us to celebrate the
Class of 2018 CollegeTacks High School seniors who are off to college in the fall and Success program participants who will graduate from college this year!


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30-8:30pm 
Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD

Food courtesy of California Tortilla!
**There will be raffles and prizes for students!

Seniors and families, CLICK HERE to RSVP!
         
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
 
Kiara M.   
Kiara has been accepted to Vermont Southern University!

1. What are you interested in studying in college and why?
I am interested in Political Science because I want to be a voice for those who can't have their voice heard. 
 
2. What are you passionate about?
I am most passionate about spending quality time with my family. They teach me how to value every single moment I have with loved ones.

3. What part of college are you looking forward to the most?
The experience of getting to know new people who come from different backgrounds!

3. Kiara's advice for Juniors in CollegeTracks?
Take advantage of everything CollegeTracks has to offer.
         
Seniors: Join the Success Program!

 
Did you know you can take CollegeTracks to college with you?
 

A CollegeTracks Success Coach will help you with your academics, financial aid, career opportunities, and life as a college student!
 
Info Sessions:
4/23 during lunch
4/23 after school
4/24 during lunch
4/24 after school

Register here! 

         
NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY (May 1)!

Seniors, did you know you need to decide which college you are going to attend by May 1st?
 
  • National deadline to let colleges know you are going to attend
  • Pay your enrollment deposit 
  • Come to CollegeTracks to review your financial aid award letters
  • We can help you make a decision by May 1st!

         
SENIORS DO NOW!
  • Sign up for the CollegeTracks graduation celebration
  • Apply to at least 4 scholarships, including Legislative scholarships.
  • Schedule an appointment to review your financial aid award letter.
  • Submit your MC financial aid paperwork.
  • Bring in your acceptance and financial aid award letters.
  • Complete ALL of your college applications.
  • Sign up for an appointment with a CollegeTracks Success Coach so you can take CollegeTracks to college.
Schedule an appointment with  CollegeTracks TODAY!
         
Did you apply to Montgomery College?
 
Seniors, did you know that Watkins Mill will be hosting the Accuplacer for Montgomery College?
 
How can you register for the ACCUPLACER?
The Accuplacer will be offered to registered seniors on Tuesday, April 24. 

Please see Mrs. Adea or email Temidayo_O_Adia@mcpsmd.org 
 
What is the ACCUPLACER?
The ACCUPLACER is a computerized self-paced, untimed test. The test is delivered in a multiple choice format.
 
Most students complete the test within 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Your scores will determine which English and math courses you are eligible to take.
 
How can I prepare for the ACCUPLACER?
 
     
SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR JUNIORS! 
CollegeTracks is hosting workshops for 
JUNIORS
who are beginning their college and financial aid process.
 

Workshops will be held after school on Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm!


 
Register for workshops today!

     
JUNIORS DO NOW!  
  • Schedule your CollegeTracks interview.
  • Attend a Junior Workshop after-school.
  • Follow up on workshop tasks!
  • Keep up with your schoolwork, every grade counts!
  • Prepare for the SAT on April 24 at Watkins Mill!
  • Register for the April 9th Mock ACT.
  • Follow CollegeTracks on social media- see below for accounts
 REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL! 
 
Juniors: Standardized Testing

SAT
The SAT will be offered to
ALL Juniors on Tuesday, April 24th.

No need to register.

Start studying today with  Khan Academy
 


FREE MOCK ACT hosted by CollegeTracks

The Mock ACT
is only for CollegeTracks students and will be offered on April 9th at 12pm

Spaces are limited!


Need help preparing for the September ACT? 


The Summer ACT Prep program will help students prepare for the September ACT through weekly 1.5 hour classes offered in a small group setting. Students will be expected to attend their group classes once a week and take two mock ACT tests. 

 
$CHOLARSHIP SPOTLIGHT

CLICK HERE FOR THE APRIL SCHOLARSHIP PACKET

 Let Ms. Barclay, Mr. Chappell, or Mrs. E know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 
 
NAME:  Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship
DUE DATE:  April 8, 2018
AMOUNT:  $1,000-$10,000 (25)
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate from a high school in the DMV, be a U.S. citizen, be admitted and committed to attend a four-year college in the Fall of 2018, demonstrate commitment to community service, have a 2.75 or higher GPA, combined SAT scores of 850 or 19 or higher on the ACT, exhibit financial need. 
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  Student Insights-Student View Scholarship
DUE DATE: April 22, 2018
AMOUNT:  $500-$4,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges and be entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME: Great Minds in Stem Heenaac Awards 
DUE DATE:  April 30, 2018
AMOUNT: $500-$10,000 
ELIGIBILITY: Must demonstrate leadership, must be interested in a Science, technology, Engineering, or Math related major, GPA of 3.0 or higher, must enroll in a 2 or 4 year college during fall 2019, must be of Hispanic origin or actively participate in Hispanic community
MORE INFO:

NAME: Central Scholarship
DUE DATE:  April 3, 2018
AMOUNT: Up to $10,000 per year
ELIGIBILITY:  Maryland resident in grade 12 with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Family income is below $90,000 per year, or $66,000 for students pursuing career/technology training. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. 
MORE INFO:  

Click here for scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship!
  
COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT! 


DID YOU KNOW?

Shepherd was founded in 1871 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and approximately 3,800 undergraduates attend the university.




Shepherd University offers more than 79 undergraduate programs, which include a variety of majors!


Shepherd is recommended for students interested in majoring in Sports Communication, Sports Marketing, Athletic Coaching, Aquatic Science, Environmental Engineering, Photography/Computer Imagery, and Historic Preservation/Public History.
  

Shepherd has twelve NCAA Division II teams, including men's football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's volleyball (among others).

See CollegeTracks to learn more about Shepherd!
  
SHOUT OUTS
  • Watkins Mill High school administrators and staff, we appreciate all you do to support and encourage students!
  • Great job to juniors who are attending ACT/SAT prep and CollegeTracks workshops!
  • Shoutout to all of the Seniors for your continuous dedication to the college application process!
  • Thank you to the CollegeTracks volunteers for their continued dedication to student success. 
  
WHERE TO FIND US?
Room A006
Mondays, Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, & Fridays 
9:00am-5:00pm
CONNECT WITH COLLEGETRACKS!
@WMHSCollegeTrcks  @WMHSCollegTrks  @WMHSCollegTrcks  @CollegeTracksWatkinsMillHS