QO ACCESS NEWSLETTER                                  March 2020
Quince Orchard High School CollegeTracks Team

Ms. Paula Kalksma
Program Director

Ms. Daisy Faria
Program Coordinator

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Seniors, did you know you may be eligible to take CollegeTracks with you to college?

Apply for our Success Program!

If selected, you will get matched with a Success Coach who will help you work towards your academic and career goals throughout college.

Stop by CollegeTracks to check in with a staff member, learn about the program, and find out if you are eligible!


Juniors, save the date for our CollegeTracks Junior Kick off!
 Please fill out this  FORM  to sign up! Tell your friends!
Where: QO Media Center Computer lab
When: Mondays at lunch, Thursdays after school
Attendance:  Once a week
Why: Workshops help you to get organized! Be ahead of the game and submit a strong college application with CollegeTracks workshops!

If you have not signed up for a workshop day, please stop by the CollegeTracks office to choose a day. 


Evander P.

1. Why did you join CollegeTracks?
I joined CollegeTracks because I was lost in the college process. As soon as I read about CollegeTracks' initiatives, I knew I would receive tons of help.

2. What advice would you give other Quince Orchard students?
 I would say to start your first two years in high school pretty strong in order to not worry your junior year. Also to join CollegeTracks if they have no clue where to start in the college process.

3. What has CollegeTracks helped you with the most?
CollegeTracks has helped me the most in finding scholarships and writing my college essays. 

4. How has CollegeTracks been most helpful to you?
The way CollegeTracks has been most helpful to me is how outgoing the staff is and how comfortable they make you feel. Sometimes the college process can be frightening but the staff makes sure you tackle it the right way!



The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides FREE tax preparation services for low to moderate income Montgomery County residents.

Most sources of financial aid require tax information from students and their families. Filing your taxes now will help you to be prepared for financial aid season in Fall 2020.

For more information  call 240-777-0311.

 Let Ms. Paula or Ms. Daisy know if you're applying for any of these scholarships! 
NAME: Create Real Impact
DUE DATE: 3/19/2020
AMOUNT: $1,500
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 9-12; Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Submit an original, videotaped creative project that offers a solution to the problem of distracted driving. Selection is based on project concept, message effectiveness, and creativity. 
M ORE INFO:   Click here

NAME:  Superpower Scholarship 
DUE DATE:  3/31/2020
AMOUNT:  $2,500
ELIGIBILITY: Be  a high school student. Must be U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must reside in one of the 50 states of DC. Submit proof of enrollment on or before Dec 31, 2026.
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  Because College is Expensive
DUE DATE: 3/31/2020
AMOUNT:  $500
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 11-12; US Citizen or Permanent Resident; Students must plan to enroll in college within the next twelve months.
MORE INFO: Click here


Location: Washington, D.C.
Application Deadlines:
N ovember 15 (Early Decision) | January 15 (Regular Deadline)


1. American University has 14 NCAA Division l teams, 20 intramural sports and 26 club sports teams.

2. The most popular majors at American University include: International Studies, Political Science, and Economics. 

3. American is a test-optional school, meaning they do not require SAT or ACT scores for their application.

4.  American is a medium-sized school with only 7,234 undergraduate students. 
In the media Center, next to the computer lab
 Mondays, Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, & Fridays