BCC ACCESS NEWSLETTER                          June 2018
BCC High School CollegeTracks Team

Ms. Aja Simpson Zulfiqar

Make the most of your summer and 
get a Jumpstart to College!   

Workshops for Rising Seniors

  Summer is right around the corner and it's the perfect time to take advantage of getting a jump start on the college process!  The earlier you start, the more you can maximize your college and financial opportunities!!  Don't miss out on this opportunity! 

Choose the June or August Option

Dates:  June 18 - June 22
When:  Monday through Friday, 10 am - 12 pm
Where:   BCC High School Media Center
Attendance:  every day of the week

Dates:  August 20 - August 24
When:  Monday through Friday, 10 am - 12 pm
Where:  BCC High School Media Center
Attendance:  every day of the week

Students will complete the following milestones:
  •  Start your college essay
  •  Begin your college search
  •  Complete your resume
  •  Learn about financial aid resources
  •  Complete your Naviance Self-Reflection
  •  Start your Common App and UMD application

ACT and SAT Study Tips!

SAT: Saturday, June 2nd       ACT: Saturday, June 9th

  • Get a full 8 hours of sleep the night before your test
  • Eat a healthy breakfast (eggs, fruit, oats/grains, etc.)
  • Bring #2 pencils, a permitted calculator, and snacks 
  • Bring your printed Admissions Ticket and ID
  • Have a solid transportation plan to and from the test

Have you already signed up for CollegeTracks, but have junior friends that are not signed up with us?

Bring your junior friends to sign up with CollegeTracks before the summer so you can attend workshops together!

  • Keep up with your schoolwork, every grade counts!
  • Schedule your CollegeTracks interview
  • Create an FSA-ID for the FAFSA
  • Send us a draft of your resume
  • Start you BCC Self-Reflection on Naviance - show it to us before you submit it.
  • Sign up for and attend Summer College Workshops - sign up on Naviance!
  • Follow CollegeTracks on social media - see below for accounts
Congratulations, Seniors! 

We are going to miss you, but the Success Coaches are looking forwarding to working with you as you begin your college journey!

  • PRIORITY: If you haven't yet done so, tell CollegeTracks staff which school you are attending in the fall, or come in for help making your decision!
  • Check you email and student portals and follow up on tasks assigned to you by your college!
  • Check your email and respond to communication for the CollegeTacks Success team!
  • MC Students: Submit your financial aid documents, complete the  new student orientation & academic orientation (EMAP), and schedule an appointment to meet with an MC counselor.  
  • Check your MDCAPS account for any awards over the summer.
  • Complete Dream Act Documents (if applicable).
  • Encourage your 11th grade friends to join CollegeTracks!
We are going to miss you!

Dear Seniors,

I want to follow up on the announcement at graduation: I will be moving to CollegeTracks - Wheaton. I will miss BCC, but Mrs. O will update me when you come back for your alumni breakfast (is that crazy or what)! As you take your next steps and I take mine, know that I am proud of you for all you've accomplished.

As you prepare for your next chapter, remember:
  • Keep going, especially when it gets hard
  • Ask for help, because you don't have to do it all on your own
  • Celebrate your victories, big and small
I can't wait to hear about your future success.
~Ms. Aja


 Let us know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 

NAME:  Ethiopian Heritage Scholarship
DUE DATE: June 29, 2018
AMOUNT:  $1,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Must be a resident of the Greater Metropolitan Area, must be admitted to a 2 or 4 year accredited college/university. Must submit 400 words or less essay (see link below for details). 
MORE INFO: Click here

NAME: Digital Privacy Scholarship 
DUE DATE:  June 30, 2018
AMOUNT:  $1,000 
ELIGIBILITY: Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Must submit a 140 character message about digital privacy. Grades 9-12. 

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

University of Maryland- College Park!  

University of Maryland-College Park is a 4 year public institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,443 its setting is suburban, and is primarily a commuter campus .

The University of Maryland is Ranked #20 among public universities and #25 for most innovative schools by US. News & World Report, as well as #14 among public universities by Forbes. 

A current member of the Big Ten Conference, Maryland is one of only three NCAA Division 1 institutions to have won a national championship in football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

See CollegeTracks to learn more about UMD!
  • BCC 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!
  • Congratulations to all of the Seniors for graduating from high school!
  • Thank you to the CollegeTracks volunteers for their continued dedication to student success. 
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