- UNF College of Business (Dec. 2 @10:30am - School Counseling Office)
- Valdosta State University (Dec. 7 @11:15am - School Counseling Office)
Here’s the ACT Prep schedule for Second Semester:
Classes are free, of course, and are held here at James Weldon Johnson ACT Center #3054, 1840 West 9th Street, right behind Edward Waters College.
Dr. Kris Larsen, Integrated Services Provider
Communities In Schools
James Weldon Johnson ACT Center #3054
The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is happy to announce the annual Prindle Institute High School Essay Contest. Each year, the Prindle Institute awards high school students for the best essays on a topic of ethical concern. This year, we will award up to five (5) high school students $300 each for their essays.
This year's topic is humanitarian intervention. The question we would like high school students to consider is whether the United States should intervene in countries where human rights violations are occurring.
For more information on how to enter, visit here: http://www.prindlepost.org/highschoolessay/.
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
P.O. Box 37
Greencastle, IN 46135
Slowing down for the holidays, but Jax Parks has a couple of trail maintenance opportunities coming up. Please forward to any students you think might be interested. The projects are on a Thursday and a Friday, but I know some students do not have classes everyday so thought I'd send the link along to you.
The link to sign up is http://www.handsonjacksonville.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Search_Page (I know it says "Friday mornings in the Parks" but the first one is on Thursday:)
Felicia M. Boyd, P.G.
Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation
Program and Outreach Director
9953 Heckscher Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
The INSPIRE student group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pleased to invite your school to participate in MIT INSPIRE, a national research competition in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, organized by MIT students exclusively for high school students.
The first of its kind on a national scale, INSPIRE enables students to showcase and present original research in one of thirteen fields: political science; history; cultural studies; economics; women’s and gender studies; literature; music research; media; art and architecture; linguistics; philosophy; anthropology; and science, technology, and society.Expert judges will award prizes for the most outstanding work in each category.
The first round of INSPIRE involves submission of a research abstract and report, with a deadline in January 2016. The top entrants will be invited to the final round of the competition at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA in April 2016. At the 2015 competition, students collectively went home with over $48,000 in prizes!
Below is a flyer of the competition. Our website – getinspired.mit.edu – contains information regarding eligibility, research categories, and the application process.
We look forward to your participation and are happy to answer any questions.
VP of Outreach & Marketing,
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On November 14th, 2015, there will be a Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test held by Kaplan Test Prep to help students decide between the New SAT or ACT. The practice test will be held at University of North Florida, 1 University of North Fl Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32224, 9:00 AM. Please visit kaptest.com/satvsact to sign up today.
Last year Hofstra University made an important decision: we no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores as a part of their application. This provides students with the ability to decide for themselves how to best present their academic strengths and abilities to the Admission Committee, and allows each individual student to decide whether -- or not -- standardized test results accurately reflect his or her academic ability and potential.
But don't mistake our testing policy: your students' decision to send or withhold test scores matters. Nearly 75 percent of our applicants will, and should, submit standardized test scores. The mid-range of admitted students submitting SAT scores is 1050 to 1260 (critical reading + math) with an ACT equivalent of 23 to 28. If a student's scores fall in this range, including them in the application could make them a more competitive applicant.
Previous applicants have expressed the following concerns, and our counselors have offered advice, about their decision to submit test scores:
To share this information, you can direct students and parents to hofstra.edu/testingpolicy. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 516-463-6700.
We look forward to working with you and your students.
Vice President for Enrollment Management and
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Paxon will be having a College Fair on Saturday, Nov. 14th from 10am-2pm. We are looking for students to help volunteer to help out during the event. You will still be able to visit the colleges/universities represented (so far we have 20 schools), but we need students to assist with the event. Student volunteers would be expected to be at Paxon by 9am until 2:30pm which would mean that you may also earn 5.5 hours of community service. Please come see or email Ms. Clayton or Mrs. Culpepper if you are interested in this opportunity.
Internet Essentials from Comcast - Low-cost internet, computer equipment, and more for families with at least one child on free/reduced lunch
Internet Essentials from Comcast offers low-cost Internet service, computer equipment and free digital literacy training to families with at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
Bringing more families online:
Internet Essentials is available in all areas where Comcast offers Internet service. For additional information about Internet Essentials, including program eligibility criteria, please visit www.internetessentials.com or
Please join your School Counseling Department on Saturday, November 14th from 10 am to 2 pm for our first annual college fair. Over twenty universities and college will be represented so that you can ask specific questions in a more intimate setting. This event is free to all, so spread the word and invite a friend or neighbor.
Just a reminder that UNF will be visiting students at Paxon tomorrow, Nov. 3rd during 1st lunch (11:15am) in the auditorium.
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