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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, University of Maine*; University of Southern Maine
Nicholas Barnes
Bowdoin College*
Eden Bean
Labortory Institute of Merchandising*, Columbia College; University of Southern Maine; Univeristy of Maine
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; University of Maine at Augusta
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
Matthew Davis
STRIVE U*
Simon Davis
University of Rhode Island
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
Hannah Dube
University of Southern Maine*
Ashley Elliot
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Logan Emery
Southern Maine Community College
Natasha Faulkner
University of Maine; Husson University*
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; Campbell University*
Molly Mushlit
Univeristy of Maine; Colby-Sawyer College*; New England College
Victoria Nolette
University of New Hampshire; University of Vermont
Taylor Pierce
Central Maine Community College*
Jolene Potter
Husson University; Simmons College*; University of Maine
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
Ariel Robinson
University of New England*; University of New Hampshire
Christopher Robinson
United States Air Force*
Hannah Shaw
Husson University*; University of New England; University of New Hampshire
Abby Shea
Colby College*
Kayla Skehan
Central Maine Community College*
Levi Smith
Colby-Sawyer College; St. Mary's College
Toby Smith
Univeristy of Maine; University of Colorado-Boulder; University of Vermont
Jason Stevenson
UMaine
Olivia Swimm
University of Vermont; University of Maine*; Simmons College
Julia Varney
University of New Hampshire; University of New England; Colby-Sawyer College*; Plymouth State; Champlain College
Phi Khanh Vo
Mass College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences; Husson University*; University of New England; Simmons College
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


This summer, from June 18- June 27th, Maranacook will be offering a FREE credit recovery summer school program available for your student to participate in. This will allow for your student to bring up failing grades to passing so that he or she can move on with required coursework in the fall. Due to the sequential nature of some courses, we urge students to make up their failures in a summer school program, rather than face taking overloaded course loads in subsequent years.

The credit recovery summer school program will be open from June 18-June 27th, from 8am-2pm. If your family chooses this option, then your child is expected to start attending on June 18th and keep attending each day until their work is completed.  For some students this may take only one day depending on how motivated they are and how much work they have to make up, or it make take many days. Busses will not be provided so your child will need to find transportation to and from school. If you cannot provide transportation, please contact your child's school counselor, who can help you find a solution.

If this option will work for your student please contact your student's counselor as soon as possible to discuss more credit recovery options.  We will not offer this program unless we have a sufficient number of students registered.  If you would like your child to participate in this program, please contact the high school guidance office at 685-4923 x 1025.




Guide to the Undergraduate Application


As you know, there are numerous steps to applying for college, each with a distinct process and deadlines. In an effort to make the process less overwhelming, this guide walks students through the following:
Taking admissions exams
Writing personal statements and entrance essays
Getting letters of recommendation
Doing interviews and campus visits

Check out the following link for the Undergraduate Application Guide:  http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/undergraduate-application-guide/.

Accredited Online Maine Colleges

With the rise of the internet, online education has become a more integral part of our higher education system. Top colleges and universities are now offering online options as part of their curricula. Unfortunately, in the past when students tried to research these opportunities, information is often fragmented and not easily accessible. While online learning continues to grow, it is critical to educate students about accreditation as it can significantly impact financial aid, credit transferability, and career potential.

Here are some specific pages  that might be of greatest interest to you.



Certified Nursing Assistant

Summer class begins July 15 - The Port Resources' CNA course meets the rigorous State of Maine requirements.  Students receive the knowledge and skills to pass the competency examination and meet the State of Maine Registry standards.  CNA Summer Course tuition $1,105.00 (payment plans available) Includes textbooks and course materials.  Join a FREE informational session and learn more about the course.  Contact the Professional Development Coordinator, Port Resources, Inc., 280 B Gannett Drive, S. Portland, ME 04106 207-828-0048 ext 119

YoUMA SUMMER SCHOLAR PROGRAM
July 21 - July 25, 2014

YoUMA is a week-long summer Scholar Program located at the University of Maine at Agusta for high school students  Choose from one of four academic courses.  Students will earn one transferrable University of Maine System college credit.  Courses offered: Architecture, Creative Writing, Rocket Science and Acting/Theater.  DEADLINE:  July 1, 2014   FEE:  $270 (scholarships are available) visit YO.UMA.EDU to learn more or to register.

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.



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!


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.



Connecticut College
Explore Weekend November 8 - 10

Explore weekend provides students the opportunity to explore the diversity of our residential campus, the academic and extracurricular opportunities.  All program costs, including room and board, will be covered by Connecticut College and scholarship funds are avaialbe to defray the cost of travel for students with desmonstrated financial need.  Interested students should complete the application online and submit a transcript and letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor.  Visit www.conncoll.edu/explore-weekend for more information or contact Mily Muñiz, Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, mily.muniz@conncoll.edu, or by phone at 860-439-5472.




SAT Prep Group Class
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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

Click here to review Graduation Requirements

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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