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Junior Parent Letter – January 2019

| January 28, 2019

Dear Current Juniors and Parents:

Making plans for beyond high school becomes increasingly important during the second semester of the junior year.  In order to assist you with your decision, we want to call your attention to an upcoming event:

“Making Post High School Plans”…this is a special evening program for juniors and their parents to be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The agenda will be as follows:

  • Introduction and Orientation – ALL STAY IN THE AUDITORIUM
  • Mr. Richard Murphy, Principal Shaker High School
  • Mr. Brian Spofford, Taft Hall Principal

Participants then choose sessions on the following topics:

  1. Money: Don’t Let College Loans Destroy You
    1. Mr. Greg Eckl: Financial Advisor, MBA
    2. Information presented will include financing private college vs public, student loans and future debt
  2. Factors that Influence Admission to a Competitive College
    1. Mr. Jason Berry: Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Syracuse University
    2. Discussion will focus on college essays, interviews, recommendations, and other factors
  3. State University of NY (SUNY): The Four-Year Colleges
    1. Ms. Marcia Hoyte-King: Associate Director of Admissions, University at Albany
    2. Presentation will include the benefits of SUNY, the application and admissions process, the importance of a student’s high school program
  4. Attending a Private College
    1. Ms. Geneen Bolton: Associate Director of Admissions, Hartwick College
    2. Presentation will include benefits of a private college, application, admissions standards and patterns; importance of a student’s high school program
  5. Choosing a Career/Transfer Program at a Two-Year College
    1. Ms. Kathleen Dowd-Freese: Associate Director of Admission, Schenectady County Community College
    2. Discussion will focus on transferring from a two-year to a four-year college and employment opportunities after receiving an Associate’s Degree
  6. Military Service
    1. Representatives of the Armed Forces will be available at tables in the corridor to provide information

We look forward to seeing you on February 14th at 6:30pm.  If you have any questions about the evening program, the individual conferences, the college fairs, or college entrance examinations, please feel free to call us.

Sincerely,

SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Important Dates for the Class of 2020

College Fair for Juniors at Colonie Central High School

  • Date: April 3, 2019 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Great opportunity to meet with college representatives

CDCA College Fair (HVCC)*

  • Date: May 2, 2019* 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Great opportunity to meet with college representatives

SAT Reasoning Test

  • Date: March 9, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: February 8, 2019

American College Testing (ACT)

  • Date: April 13, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: March 8, 2019

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests

  • Date: May 4, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: April 5, 2019

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests

  • Date: June 1, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: May 3, 2019

American College Testing (ACT)

  • Date: June 8, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: May 3, 2019

4 Year College Bound – begin working on Common App

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests

  • Date: August 24, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: July 24, 2019

American College Testing (ACT)

  • Date: September 7, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: August 9, 2019

College Fair for Seniors/Juniors at Shaker HS (H-Gym)

  • Date: September 18, 2019*
  • Great opportunity to meet with college respresentatives

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests

  • Date: October 5, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: September 5, 2019

Hudson Valley Instant Admission Day at Shaker High School

  • Date: November, 2019
  • Apply on Hudson Valley Community College’s website

American College Testing (ACT)

  • Date: October 26, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: September 27, 2019

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests

  • Date: November 2, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: October 2, 2019

SAT Reasoning Test & SAT Subject Tests

  • Date: December 7, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: November 7, 2019

American College Testing (ACT)

  • Date: December 7, 2019
  • Approximate Filing Date: November 1, 2019

Financial Aid Applications

Tuition Deposits Due

  • Date: May 1, 2020
  • After college decision is made

*tentative date (pending confirmation from the CASDA)

Many private colleges, 4-year SUNY colleges and/or scholarship programs require SAT or ACT examinations. Always check with the college to make sure you are aware of testing requirements.

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