WMHS ACCESS NEWSLETTER April 2018
Watkins Mill High School CollegeTracks Team
Ms. Lindsey Barclay
Mr. Dominic Chappell
Ms. Estefani Rondon
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
Silver Spring Civic Building, Silver Spring, MD
Food courtesy of California Tortilla!
**There will be raffles and prizes for students!
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!
4/23 during lunch
4/23 after school
4/24 during lunch
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.
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
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.
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
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
The SAT will be offered to
No need to register.
FREE MOCK ACT hosted by CollegeTracks
is only for CollegeTracks students and will be offered on
April 9th at 12pm.
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.
Let Ms. Barclay, Mr. Chappell, or Mrs. E know if you're applying for any of these scholarships!
Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship
April 8, 2018
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.
Student Insights-Student View Scholarship
April 22, 2018
Complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges and be entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
NAME: Great Minds in Stem Heenaac Awards
April 30, 2018
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
NAME: Central Scholarship
April 3, 2018
AMOUNT: Up to $10,000 per year
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.
for scholarships that do not require U.S. citizenship!
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!
- 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?
Thursdays, & Fridays