College Night will be at Grosse Pointe North on Tuesday April 17 from 6:00 -8:00 in the Main Gym. This is a wonderful opportunity for all students to meet with representatives and alumni from over 120 schools and ask some questions. Look
for information on who is scheduled to attend.
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for suicide prevention and awareness will be held Sunday, May 20 at South’s athletic field. Resource fair begins at 9 and the walk will begin at 10:15 following a short opening ceremony.
As students and families begin to make their final college decisions, please ask your student to input the “College I’m Attending” section in Naviance. Connect with the counselor if you are not sure where to find this. Also, seniors will need to request their final transcripts to be sent to their selected college. Students can stop by Mrs. Williams’ office in the counseling center to set up for automatic delivery after graduation.
All graduating seniors who will enter college in the fall of 2018 must send their final transcript to their college, since the colleges require final proof of graduation and want to see final grades. Colleges reserve the right to rescind offers of admission if they do not like what they see on final transcripts so we ask you to help us to keep your senior focused on doing their best in this last lap of high school.
In order for AP scores to be sent to a desired college, students need to indicate that on their registration answer sheet
when they take the AP exam(s). Score reports will be sent directly to the designated college by the College Board in July after the May exams. Students can have scores sent at a later time by the College Board, but then will need an additional score report, which will cost a fee. AP scores are never automatically sent with transcripts.
Keep checking Naviance, Fastweb, and our College Resource Center website for scholarship opportunities.
April 19 is Senior Parent night in the Auditorium at 7:00. Valuable information will be discussed including: exam week schedule, senior honors night, graduation procedures, all night party festivities, and more. The senior packet is online. I encourage all parents to take a good look.
Juniors will take the SAT Tuesday, April 10 in school. All test registration is completed in school at no charge. This is a college entrance reportable school for applications next fall. Additionally, there will be state testing Wednesday and Thursday of that week.
Counselors would love to meet with each of their students (at the student’s convenience) to have a thorough conversation discussing the next steps in planning for college, financial aid consideration, and careers. Step one is for students to complete the Junior Information Form found on Naviance. Students should make an appointment to meet with their counselor at their earliest convenience one they have completed this form. Parents are welcome to join this meeting.
Students may still choose to take the ACT for their college entrance exam in addition to the SAT. The ACT is offered in June and students should register at
SAT and SAT Subject tests for the June 2 test is May 3. Students can register online at
Students who are applying to highly selective colleges that require the SAT Subject Tests should be consider this timing since they will have completed their AP test prep around the same time. No Michigan colleges require SAT Subject Tests.
Freshmen and Sophomore Parents
The PSAT will again be administered on Tuesday, April 10. Look for scores by the end of the school year. Don’t forget free test prep from
Counselors will be meeting with Freshmen during their English class to discuss suicide prevention and mental health awareness. If you have any questions about the content of this classroom presentation please connect with your student’s counselor.
We want to express our appreciation to those families who spent some extra time with scheduling to think through developing appropriate time management and life balance. Parents will receive a letter from Mr. Hamka detailing the course selections that you made and offering you another window of opportunity to adjust these selections. If you have any changes feel free to connect with the counselor. This is the last open opportunity to change classes.
AP Testing will take place over a two week period beginning Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 12. Exact locations and times will be posted in the AP classrooms and outside the Counseling Center bulletin board. Students should check one of those locations for room assignments. Please direct questions to Mrs. Williams in the Records Room or call (313) 432-3535.
April 9 – Begin 4
April 10- Grade 10 SAT, Grade 9 and 10 PSAT
April 16 - Report cards will be available on the Parent Portal
April 17 – College Night at North 6:00- 8:00
April 26 – No School for high school students (Mother’s Club Fashion Show)
May 11 – 4
th quarter interim
May 20 – Out of the Darkness Campus Walk for suicide prevention
May 26 – Memorial Day. No school