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Class of 2014 COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES

Below is a list of where members of the Class of 2014 has been accepted SO FAR. Schools that have an asterisk next to them mean this is where the student is planning on attending.

This list will be updated on a weekly basis. Only students who have indicated they would like this information to be shared will be included on the list.

Congratulations Class of 2014!


Josh Aho
Southern Maine Community College
Chloe Allen
Husson University
Nicholas Barnes
Bowdoin College
Eden Bean
Labortory Institute of Merchandising
Sara Beckwith
University of Maine at Augusta
Greg Belz
Eastern Maine Community College; Central Maine Community College
Zachary Bessette
University of Southern Maine
Elise Bragg
University of Maine; Unity College
Kate Boyman
University of Maine; Columbia College, Chicago
Austin Cameron
United States Marines
Tucker Cameron
Maine Maritime Academy
Rhianna Chapman
University of New Hampshire; Suffolk University
Maddy Chiappetta
Lesley University
Chris Crockett
University of New Hampshire; Bryant University; Quinnipiac University
Brandon Daigle
Team O'Neil Rally School
Damon DeBlois
United States Marines
Matt Delmar
University of Maine; University of Vermont; University of New England
Quintin Diou-Cass
Eckherd College; Ohio-Wesleyan University; Susquehanna University; Earlham College
Ashley Elliot
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Logan Emery
Southern Maine Community College
Natasha Faulkner
University of Maine
Laura Favreau
Central Maine Community College
Mitchell Fellows
University of Maine*
Dylan Gagne
United States Navy
Emma Gyorgy
Wellesley College
Rebecca Hunsinger
United States Marines
Caleb Jackson
University of New Hampshire
Veronica Jones
Maine College of Art; Savannah College of Art and Design
Grace Kavanah
Bennington College; Univeristy of Maine; University of Vermont; Hampshire College; Saint Michael's College
Tyler Lang
University of Maine; Bates College
Tommy Lanphear
New England Institute of Technology; Quinnipiac University; University of Maine; Becker College; Fitchburg State
Emily Lanpher
Univeristy of North Carolina- Charlotte; Saint Anselm College; The University of Findlay
Holly Legendre
New England School of Communications*
Shelby Linscott
BYI Idaho
Manuel Liway
Miami Dade College*
Kelby Mace
University of Maine; University of Colorado-Boulder; UMass; University of Vermont
Katelyn MacGregor
University of Maine; University of New Hampshire
Mary Manley
University of Maine*; Lasell College; Providence College
Ashley Michaud
MCPHS University
Molly Mushlit
Univeristy of Maine; Colby-Sawyer College
Victoria Nolette
University of New Hampshire; University of Vermont
Vo, Phi-Khanh
MCPHS University; University of New England; Husson University
Jolene Potter
Husson University
Ruby Poulson
Univeristy of Maine, Univeristy of New England; University of New Hampshire; Southern Maine Community College
Kathryn Radcliff
New England School of Communications; University of Maine, Augusta
Lydia Rice
University of New Hampshire, University of New England, University of Southern Maine, University of Maine Farmington
Hannah Shaw
Husson University; University of New England; University of New Hampshire
Abby Shea
Colby College
Levi Smith
Colby-Sawyer College; St. Mary's College
Toby Smith
Univeristy of Maine; University of Colorado-Boulder; University of Vermont
Olivia Swimm
University of Vermont; University of Maine
Lindsay Webber
University of Southern Maine
Brad Worster
University of Maine; University of Vermont
Kassidy Wright
Husson University; University of Maine; University of Southern Maine


Husson University & NESCOM

Husson University and New England School of Communications are joining forces to create a multimedia and communications powerhouse.  Students applying to the New England School of Communications (NESCom) for the Fall of 2014 should apply directly to NESCom.  For students applying for the Fall of 2015 and beyond, students should apply to Husson University.  To apply for NESCom financial aid, students should use the Husson University School Code - 002043 - to ensure timely processing of their FAFSA.  Any questions, please call 1-888-877-1876.

Maine DOE opens registration for free online AP classes

The offering of free Advanced Placement courses through AP4ALL is another way the Maine Department of Education provides digital learning opportunities to all Maine students

AUGUSTA – Student registration is now open for free online Advanced Placement courses that will start next September.
 
As part of its commitment to providing digital learning opportunities to all Maine students, the Maine Department of Education’s [ http://maine.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=511ceb9a83&e=92e84d7923 ]AP4ALL program allows all high school students who are educated at the public expense access to the year-long online Advanced Placement courses. The Department also covers the cost of books and materials.
 
Since 2007 when the Department started the program, AP4ALL has grown from six courses to the 22 being offered for the 2014-15 academic year, which include AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, and AP U.S. History.
 
Students who participate in AP4ALL are taught by Maine certified teachers who receive extensive training not only in their specific AP content area, but also in effective online teaching.

“By offering online Advanced Placement courses at no charge, AP4ALL provides equity of access to demanding, college-level courses for all Maine high school students, regardless of where they live and the limits of resources available in their local school,” said Maine DOE Commissioner Jim Rier.
 
Facilitating multiple pathways for learner achievement –including expanded learning options– is a core priority of the [ http://maine.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=d18610b75f&e=92e84d7923 ]Maine DOE’s student-centered strategic plan for education in the state. Through AP4ALL, students have the flexibility to participate in course activities anytime and from anywhere they have an internet connection, though there are scheduled due dates and deadlines for completing assignments and activities.
 
Students interested in enrolling should contact the AP4ALL mentor at their school, who will review with them and their parent/guardian the rigor of Advanced Placement coursework and online learning before moving forward with registration, which must be completed by the school.

Enrollment will be capped at 20 students per course. After the initial registration period has ended on March 31, if more than 20 students are registered for any course, a random drawing will be made to select those who will be enrolled. Students whose registrations are not selected will be placed on a waiting list, and depending on circumstances, the Maine DOE may consider adding additional sections in oversubscribed subject areas.
 
If fewer than 20 students are enrolled in any course by March 31, registrations will continue to be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis throughout the summer and up until Sept. 2, the first day that courses are scheduled to start.

To learn more about AP4ALL and view the complete list of available 2014-15 online Advanced Placement courses, visit www.ap4all.org.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CREDIT RECOVERY:

MCHS  would like to allow students who did not pass a class needed to graduate, an opportunity to make up this class credit during semester 2 of the 2013-14 school year, during  one of their study halls, in the Focus Lab, room 169. This will be starting for some students on Monday, February 10th. The student first must sign out of their study hall, then report to the Focus Lab.  While in the Focus Lab, they will receive academic support and guidance in order to get the previously failing grade up to a “Passing” mark.

When the coursework is sufficient enough to bring the previous grade up to passing, the final grade will be changed from an “N” (no credit) to a “P” (passing).

Our goal is to help all students to be successful in school and we hope this program will help students stay on track and focused. If you would like to review current class grades, you may go on to PowerSchool, which is available, online, 24 hours a day. If you need login information, please contact Carol Labbe in the front office (685-4923 x 1038).

5 Things To Do After Filing Your FAFSA



Congratulations! You finished filling out the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Now what?

1. Look Out For Your Student Aid Report

[ http://www.ed.gov/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/9454496542_71b1d84d7c_b.jpg ]http://www.ed.gov/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/9454496542_71b1d84d7c_b.jpgAfter you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a [ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/student-aid-report ]Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid as well as listing your answers to the questions on your FAFSA.

Any student with a Federal Student Aid PIN can view and print his or her SAR by logging in to [ http://www.fafsa.gov/ ]www.fafsa.gov and clicking on the appropriate school year. This is also where you can check the status of your application if you have not received your SAR yet. Once you get your SAR, you should review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. If you made a mistake, make sure you go in and [ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/correct-update ]correct or update your FAFSA.

2. Locate Your EFC

Found your SAR? Awesome! You may want to start by looking for your [ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/how-calculated#whats-the-expected-family-contribution ]Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC can be found in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your social security number.

Your EFC is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Its formula considers your family’s taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) as well as your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year.

Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, it’s important to remember that your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Contact your school’s financial aid office if you have any questions about how they [ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/how-calculated ]calculate financial aid.

3. Make Corrections If You Need To

It’s important to make sure that everything on your FAFSA is correct and complete, as your school may ask you to verify some of the information.

Did you fill out FAFSA [ https://fafsa.ed.gov/fotw1415/help/fotwfaq68.htm ]before your 2013 tax information was complete? Do you need to [ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/correct-update#updates-if-your-situation-has-changed ]update any information? Did you find a [ http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/correct-update#corrections-if-you-made-a-mistake ]mistake? Don’t worry! It’s easy to make corrections online at [ http://www.fafsa.gov/ ]www.fafsa.gov. Log in and click “Make FAFSA Corrections.†You’ll need to enter your Federal Student Aid PIN to make any corrections. Corrections should be processed in 3-5 days and you should receive a revised SAR.

4. Review Your Financial Aid History Information

The last page of your SAR includes information about your financial aid history, specifically the loans you have taken out. It can be complicated and confusing to keep track of all of your loans and interest rates, but it is very important. Reviewing the financial aid history in your SAR will help you be aware of how much you are borrowing and how much you’ll owe later.

Remember: You can access your financial aid history information anytime by logging into [ http://www.nslds.ed.gov/ ]www.nslds.ed.gov with your Federal Student Aid PIN.

5. Double-Check With Your Schools

Lastly, make sure that you double-check with the financial aid offices at the schools you applied to.  Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. You never want to leave money on the table!

The College of Engineering at UMO

The College of Engineering ivnites high school girls to spend a week at UMaine learning about engineering and forest bioproducts.  Called "SELF - Sustainable Energy Leaders of the Future", this session runs from June 22 - 25, 2014.  Participants will do hands-on activities, including:  investigating physical properties of wood and wood products; exploring University Forest to learn about harvest methods; experienceing chemistry and physics of creating fuels from wood; exploring attitudes about renewable energy in Maine.  For more information contact Sheila Pendse at sheila.pendse@maine.edu or visit umaine.edu/gem/participating-schools/sustainable-energy-leaders-of-the-future-self-application for an online application.

THE BRIDGE
University of Pittsburgh
College Prep & Leadership Academy
July 13 to July 18

A week-long summer program for high school students.  Strengthen your leadership skills and learn how to navigate the college application process.  Live in college residence halls; explore a college campus with a current student; increase your self-awareness; learn how to be a better leader now and in the future; learn the ins and outs of the college application process such as how to prepare for the SAT and how to write great personal statements and essays.  DEADLINE TO APPLY:  May 15, 2014.  www.thebridge.pit.edu.


FINANCIAL AID TOOLKIT

Federal Student Aid (FSA) launched the Financial Aid Toolkit (financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov).  The toolkit consolidates FSA resources into a searchable online database.

GI BILL – MONEY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

If one of your parents is a Veteran and, as a result of military service, is deceased or was determined to be 100% disabled, you could be receiving over $900 each month while you attend high school.  You must be at least 18 years old to receive this money.  These benefits are also available for education and training placements after high school graduation.  For more information, talk to your Guidance Counselor or contact the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Programs.  Robert B. Haley, Director 207-582-2100  saa-vets@maine.edu.


The George Washington University Pre-College Program 2014

Create Bold Possibilities; Challenge Your Perspective; Discover Washing, DC - precollege.gwu.edu

NEACAC SPRING 2014 COLLEGE FAIRS
(New England Association for College Admission Counseling)

Northern Maine Community College - Christine Building gymnasium, Presquie Isle, ME - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
University of Maine At Machias - Reynolds Center, Machias, ME - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
University of Maine at Augusta - Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Keene State College - Spaulding Gymnasium, Keene, NH - Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9:00 - 11:00 am
Dean College - Dean College Campus Center, Franklin, MA - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Assumption College - Plourde Recreation Center, Worcester, MA - Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:00 am 11:00 am; and 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Merrimack College - Sakowich Campus Center, North Andover, MA - Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm

For more information visit: www.neacac.org

UMA (Bangor)
Spring Open House Events

Adult Education Directors and Students - April 2, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Homeschoolers & Parents - April 16, 2014 - 2:30 - 5:00 pm

Open House Events take place at 124 Eastport Hall; please RSVP two days before event: 262-7800 ext 3 (for more info: kevit@maine.edu)

UMA (Augusta)
Spring Open House Events

Education Pathways, Mental Health & Human Services & Social Science Degree Programs - April 17, 2014; 2:00 - 4:00 pm, Holocaust & Human Rights Center
Biology & Medical Lab Technology Programs - April 18, 2014; 12:00 - 2:00 pm, Jewett Hall
RSVP: ariel.cassista@maine.edu/fmi: 621-3528

Transfer Day - April 25, 2014 - 9:00 - 1:00 pm; Fireplace Lounge, Randall Student Center; RSVP: trask@maine.edu/fmi: 621-3140

The Comeback Cafe - Returning & New Adult Student Admissions Fair - April 29, 2014; 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Randall Student Center; RSVP ariel.cassista@maine.edu/fmi 621-3037

Stanford University (Pre-Collegiate Studies)

Summer Institutes - for students 14-17; 3-4 week instensive study single-subject courses with instructors and peers who share their talents, passions and interest.  Coursework is tightly integrated with the social experience in academically themed houses.  Courses range from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and creative writing.

Summer College - students from around the world ages 16-19 choose from more than 125 college courses in 30 academic departments, earing undergraduate course credit and an official Stanford University transcript.

To learn more about either program visit spcs.stanford.edu/explore

Junior Days at Springfield College

Counselors will help students explore academic areas of study that will help them achieve their career goals.  Student ambassadors will conduct guided tours of the campus.  Students and their families will participate in information sessions that cover topics such as, college admissions process, campus life, Springfield College history and traditions, academic programs, faculty dedication to student success.  Dates:  April 11, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 25

Marist Summer Pre-College

Get the taste of campus life and earn three college credits while in high school.  Programs in New York and Italy.  July 13 - July 26, 2014.  www.marist.edu/precollege or call the undergraduate admission office at 845-575-3226.  Brochure in guidance department.

Taconnet Federal Credit Union

Taconnets Trek to Success.  This is a physical and mental challenge race for seniors going to college.  The participating students will be driven to each challegnge.  16 seniors from Kennebec and Somerset county will be chosen.  The event will be held on three consecutive Saturdays starting April 19, 2014 eliminating students each week.  Scholarships range from $5,000 - $500.

Health and Biomedicial Sciences Summer Camp

Provides high school students with a window into the scientific basis of human health.  
Lebanon Valley College June 22-27 or July 6-11, 2014.  http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp/.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state of the art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research.  Contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu or 717-867-6179 for more info.

UNE

UNE early college summer 2014 programs - earn college credit and experience college life in Maine while exploring Coastal Marine Ecology, Neuroscience, Creative Writing or Pre-Law/Trial Advocacy.   Apply by May 1, 2014.  www.une.edu/oce

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Open House - online registration for open house or Friday information sessions, please go to nhiaopenhouse.eventbrite.com or call 866-241-4918x589

Pre-College Summer Program July 6 - 18, 2014; contact Admissions at aabbott@nhia.edu or 603-836-2576

Science Island Extreme Summer Camp (St. Joseph's College)
Science of Survival For High School Juniors and Seniors

This program will lead high school juniors and seniors through a six-day once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Science Island Extreme Summer Camp teaches students how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are used in survival training.  For more information visit www.scienceislandextreme.com or call 855-752-4352.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

WPI Frontiers is a learning experience for soon to be high school juniors and seniors.  Frontiers blends science, technology and engineering programs with humanities and arts workshops and a full schedule of social activities.  For more info visit wpi.edu/+frontiers.

WPI Launch is a learning and research opportunity designed for students entering their freshman and sophomore years in high school.  Launch is a five-day program offering workshops in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, engineering exploration, interactive media and game development or robotics.  For more info visit wpi.edu/+launch.

Smith College Precollege Programs for High School Girls - for more information visit www.smith.edu/summer


MSSM SUMMER CAMP

A week-long camp that combines the fun of a traditional summer camp with hands-on, interactive classes exploring science, technology, engineering & mathematics.  MSSM summer camp offers a variety of classes, such as:  Lift Off (Rocket Building), Computer Programming & Robotics, Animal Medicine, CSI forensics, Out of the Box Engineering and mathematical Origami.  For boys and girls ages 10 – 14.  For more information visit mssm.org, or call 207-325-3303 or email at mssmsummercamp@mssm.org.

Portland Sea Dogs College Fair

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Representatives from private, state and community colleges throughout the Northeast and the U.S. who are interested in meeting students in the Hadlock Field concourse.  After the college fair, the Sea Dogs will be taking on the Reading Fightin Phils at 6:00 pm.  During the fifth inning of the game, one student will win a $500 scholarship.  Student must be present to win.

Students must have a Sea Dogs game ticket to attend the College Fair.  Every student may get two (2) free tickets for the game by contacting the Sea Dogs’ ticket office.  Additional tickets are available for $5.00 each.  Starting March 2 you call 207-879-9500 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.   Sign up in guidance.

EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSOCATION

Students are you interested in pursuing an undergraduate theatre degree in your college search?  Dramatics magazine’s online College Theatre Directory is a searchable database, freely available on the web that contains a wealth of information about more than 270 college theatre programs in the United States.  The directory’s school profiles provide a wide range of information about each participating college theatre program, including admission requirements, application deadlines, audition schedules, availability of merit scholarships and complete contact information, including direct website links.  Visit http://collegedirectory.schooltheatre.org.

ASSE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

Participating in an exchange program gives you more than just knowledge about another country and its language and culture.  Time spent living abroad teaches you about building friendships, taking responsibility for themselves, respecting differences and the beliefs of others.  Exchange students develop leadership skills, self-confidence and a greater understanding of the complexities of the world around them.  Scholarships are available.  Contact Julia Freitag at 949-494-4100 ext 220 or by email at outbound@asse.com for more information.  Brochure in guidance office.

Spring 2014 Culinary Open House

You're invited to Southern New Hampshire University's Spring 2014 Culinary Open House
Event Schedule for April 11
Register online at www.snhu.edu/campusvisit

Registration and Continental Breakfast:         8:30 am
Culinary Presentation and Panel:                9:00 am
Dulinary Demonstration:                         10:15 am
Campus Tour:                                            10:45 am
Lunch:                                                  12:15 - 1:15 pm

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

AMDA is accepting applications and holding auditions for enrollment in Los Angeles and New York City.  For more information call the admissions office at 800-367-7908 or visit amda.edu.

High School Pre-College Programs

The George Washington University College Intensive summer sessions.  Visit precollege.gwu.edu for more information

Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Sessions - Middle School Program (grades 7 - 9) and College Prep Program (grades 10 -12) visit www.nmhschool.org/summer for more information
 
Barnard College (for girls)  summer sessions for sophomores and juniors www.barnard.edu/summer  or 212-854-8866

Snow Farm The New England Craft Program for High School Students call 413-268-3101 or visit www.snowfarm.org for more information.

Boston University Summer Term High School Program - 4 Opportunities for high school students.

High School Honors - a 6 week program in which studnets take two BU undergraduate courses, earn up to eight transferalbe college credits.  For students entering their junior and senior year in the fall of 2014.

Research Internship in Science & Engineering - a six week program in which students work in a lab conducting scientific research under the guidance of a mentor.  Students must be entering their senior year in the fall of 2014.

Summer Challenge is a two week residential program for students entering their sophormore, junior or senior year in the fall of 2014.  Students choose two non-credit seminars.

Summer Preview is a one-week program in wich students cn delve into one non-credit subject and look ahead to the college experience.  Must be entering their freshman or sophomore year in the fall of 2014.

Visit bu.edu/summer/highschool.  Call 617-353-1378 or email summerhs@bu.edu.

Barnard College/Columbia University

Sophomore and Juniors Girls Only - For progam information visit www.barnard.edu/summer.

Elmira College
Students will take one 3 credit class; interactive workshops; several off-campus ecursions; nightly activities.  Courses avaiable:  Interactivie Sciences; Mathematics; Creative Arts; Theatre; Literature.  Check website for a complete listing.  www.elmira.edu/seeec or call 607-735-1825.

Vermont Summer Academy

A two week program for grades 8 - 12.  Majors include: Culinary Arts, Creative Writing, Veterinary Science, Psychology, Forensic Science, Adventure Education, Environmental Studies, and Studio Arts.  Visit vermontsummeracademy.org; email vermontsummeracademy@greenmtn.edu or call 866-928-2897.

Northfield Mount Hermon

Programs offered:  Middle School Program, College Prep Program, English as a Second Language, Community Service in India.  For more information visit www.nmhschool.org/summer, email at summer_school@nmhschool.org or call 413-498-3290.

Southern Maine Community College Open House

South Portland Sat., April 12, 2014;  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Midcoast Campus Thursday, May 8, 2014; 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Snow Farm Summer

The New England Craft Program for High School Students.  Programs offered:  Glassblowing, Flameworking, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Drawing & Color, Ceramics, Weaving, Digital Photography, Digital Video.  See guidance or visit www.snowfarm.org or call at 413-268-3101.

Kennebec County 4-H Tractor Safety Course

Dates: Monday, March 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6-8 pm at Kramer Tractor.  First priority is to 14 & 15 year olds and open to teens and adults as space permits.  Register by calling Kennebec County Cooperative Extension Office at 800-287-1481 or 207-622-7546 or email Karen Gagne at karen.h.gagne@maine.edu or Diana Hartley at diana.hartley@maine.edu.  $20.00 per student.

Camp O-AT-KA

A one week program for boys, aged 10 to 15.  The Dennen Week program is an opportunity for boys to gather in fellowship and cooperation with their peers.  Campers explore art, play sports, learn new skills, uncover hidden talents and experience nature while having a fun filled week on the shore of Lake Sebago.  See guidance for more info.  Deadline is April 15, 2014.

Juniors or seniors, if you are interested in joining the beauty industry consider Empire Beauty School.  Empire offers Title IV funding, recognized by The National Accreditation of Career Arts and Science and offers two different class schedules night and day.  See guidance for more information.

SAT Prep Group Class
                                                                        http://maineprep.com/sat-and-act-prep-for-upcoming-exams/

Seniors!

Do you need to take the Accuplacer for college?
Are you nervous you may need extra help in math or English to pass the Accuplacer?
Sign up in guidance to schedule your Accuplacer testing and talk about your options!


October 10th College Night Survey:




Junior Boston College Tour Survey

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Coastal Studies for Girls is now accepting applications from current freshmen for the Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 semesters.  Coastal Studies for Girls is a science and leadership semester school for 10th grade girls located on the coast of Maine.  Students are immersed in a rigorous course load that strengthems their academic skills through experiential fieldwork in marine ecology, leadership and core curriculum.  www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org  207-865-9700
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INFO for SENIORS & PARENTS of SENIORS from the Guidance Office:
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Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) - A great resource for college planning/scholarship info.  Please visit: http://www.famemaine.com/index.aspx
College Portrait – A reliable website that provides a free source of clear, comparable info. about public colleges and universities.  It helps student/families compare costs, locations, academic programs, graduation rates, campus activities, safety, etc.  For more info. please visit www.collegeportraits.org.
College Financial Aid Advice - This is a terrific free site with helpful information/links for college planning.  From college savings accounts to student loans, scholarships and grants, student jobs and tax credits; explore the many ways to fund your college education. This site can help guide you through your choices, so you can choose the best options for you. They provide an extensive list of scholarships based on majors, ethnicity & religion, minorities & women, athletics, weird/unusual,etc. Please visit: http://www.college-financial-aid-advice.com/
Net Price Calculator  - By the end of October, all colleges and universities are required to have a net price calculator on their web site-some already do! This new tool will help families gage what they might expect to receive in aid from that particular institution. You will need to enter much of the information that will be used in the FAFSA so the better your data is, the better the end result will be. This is not a guarantee of award, but just a ballpark. Some schools have much better endowment funds and all schools do financial aid differently so please use this as it's intended-another tool to help plan for college and college payments. Colby's is up on their admissions page. Other schools may put them with financial aid.
US News University Directory - A fantastic website for researching colleges.   http://www.usnewsuniversitydirectory.com/
Free online SAT course - Offering SAT prep, with over 100 math, reading, and writing study guides, 5000 SAT vocabulary flash cards, practice quizzes/tests, etc.  For more info. please visit:  SAT Prep - http://domesatreview.com

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Counselors:
Kristen Levesque (A-J)
p 207.685.4923 ext.1040
f 207.685.9597

Sara Chisholm (K-Z)
p 207.685.4923 ext.1048
f 207.685.9597

Administrative Assistant
Christine Tamborini
p 207.685.4923 ext.1025
f  207.685.9597

The Role of MCHS School Counselors
Professional school counselors address the needs of students through the implementation of a comprehensive, standards-based, developmental school counseling program. MCHS counselors work with all students, including those who are considered at-risk and those with special needs. We are specialists in adolescent behavior and relationships and provide assistance to students through four primary interventions: counseling (individual and small group), large group guidance, consultation, and coordination.

Above all, school counselors are student advocates who consult and collaborate with teachers, administrators, and families to help students be successful. School counselors are an integral part of all school efforts to insure a safe learning environment and safeguard the human rights of all members of the school community.

Professional school counselors meet the state certification/licensure standards and abide by the state laws. To assure high quality practice, school counselors are committed to continued professional growth and personal development. We are proactively involved in professional organizations that foster and promote school counseling at the local, state, and national levels. We uphold the ethical and professional standards of these associations and promote the development of the school counseling profession.

To make an appointment to see your counselor, please contact Christine Tamborini, guidance secretary at 685-4923 ext. 1025

Adapted from ASCA Delegate Assembly, June 1999

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The following is is a link to a 20 minute video called "Destination College", http://video.collegeboard.com/educators/destination_college_psat_med.mov.  It is designed to help students interpret and use their PSAT score reports. It provides information about My College QuickStart and describes other free resources to help students improve academic skills, prepare for the SAT and plan for college.

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Maranacook Community High School
2250 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355-3573
Phone: 207.685.4923 | Fax: 207.685.9597
Dwayne Conway, Principal
Email: dwayne_conway@maranacook.org
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