WHS ACCESS NEWSLETTER                      April 2020
Wheaton High School CollegeTracks Team



Ms. Cait Belney 
Program Director
973.664.7652
Ms. Ertrell Harris
Program Coordinator
301.321.3325

Have a general question? Feel free to contact us at Wheaton@CollegeTracksUSA.org .
         

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What's Inside?

         
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MCPS ANNOUNCEMENTS & RESOURCES

Please follow  this link to stay up-to-date on MCPS announcements regarding the coronavirus crisis.

Also, follow this link to visit our website for MCPS Resources being offered during the school closure!

         
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JUNIOR SPRING (VIRTUAL) WORKSHOPS

CollegeTracks is dedicated to making sure you continue to receive all the materials and information you need to apply to college in the Fall. This is why workshops have gone virtual! 

Check your MCPS email to join our 2021 Google Classroom to easily access the workshops. 

The 2021 Classroom Code is: kiordf3

Complete the assignments to make sure you stay on track and feel free to contact us with any questions!
         
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SAT/ACT DATES & DEADLINES


June 6th  SAT: Register by May 8th

June 13th ACT: Register by May 8th

July 18th  ACT : Register by June 19th

Ask CollegeTracks to get help with registering!

LOOKING FOR TEST PREP?
  • PrepMatters offers virtual ACT/SAT Prep every Tuesday at 5:10 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • CollegeBoard offers virtual prep for AP courses! Click here to learn more!
More  ACT  information here.
More  SAT information  here.

         
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CLASS OF 2020
JOIN OUR  GOOGLE 
CLASSROOM!

SENIORS don't get behind on your college tasks! You only have a few months left! 

We have created a Class of 2020 Google Classroom where you will have customized assignments tailored to what yo u need to do to start college in August!   

Check your MCPS email to join our 
2020 Google Classroom and access 
your custom assignments! 

The 2020 Classroom Code is: 2sw6vyv

Complete the assignments ASAP and feel free to contact us with any questions!
         
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COLLEGE DECISION DAY!

Decision Day is the deadline to let colleges know you are going to attend. On that day, you'll be expected to pay your enrollment deposit to secure your spot at the college of your choice.



Decision Day and COVID-19
 
Every year, Decision Day is May 1st. However, due to COVID-19, some colleges have changed their Decision Day deadlines to June 1, 2020 or later! 

Here is the list of Maryland colleges who have changed their deadline SO FAR:
  • Goucher College
  • Hood College
  • Loyola University
  • McDaniel College
  • Mount St. Mary's University
  • Salisbury University

Be sure to contact a college to confirm their Decision Day deadline. For a complete list of colleges who have pushed their Decision Day deadlines so far, click here.



BEFORE making a decision:

1. Email CollegeTracks your Financial Aid Award Letters from each college you were accepted to.  Colleges will mail your letters OR you will have to access 
them through your portal for each college

2. Schedule your Money Talk with Ms. Cait, and we will estimate the
costs of each school and compare the results.

3. Check your MDCAPS account and accept any grants that you are
awarded.

         
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FAMILY QUESTION OF THE MONTH

Ask your student. . . 


         
         
  VirtualTours
VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS


Multiple colleges have virtual tours so students can still see the campus and get a feel for the school. 

Here is a list of Maryland colleges and their virtual tours. 
Click on a school to view the tour.


Click here to look for virtual tours not listed above.

         
Scholarship


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

NAME:  Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
DUE DATE:  4/15/2020
AMOUNT:  $5,000
ELIGIBILITY:  Grades 9-12; Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; Currently working or have worked on an inspiring service project in the past 12 months. Must work as an individual to lead service work. Must have organized & led extraordinary service activity unrelated to school. 
M ORE INFO:   Click here

NAME:  The Anthem Essay Contest Information
DUE DATE:  4/30/2020
AMOUNT:  Up to $2,000
ELIGIBILITY: Be  a high school student. No citizenship eligibility required. Must write essay between 600 and 1,200 words in length, double spaced. 
MORE INFO:  Click here

NAME:  DoSomething.org Scholarships
DUE DATE:  Varies
AMOUNT:  Varies
ELIGIBILITY: Must be between the ages of 13-25; Citizenship eligibility varies for each scholarship; Must complete 3 east steps: 1) Sign up for campaign, 2) Complete Campaign, 3) Upload picture to show you completed the campaign.  
MORE INFO:  Click here



  

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WHERE TO FIND US?
Wheaton High School, Room 1007
Mondays, Tuesdays,  Thursdays, & Fridays 
9:00am-5:00pm

WHS CollegeTracks website!