Saturday, October 24, 2015

Alabama College Application Week (Nov 2-Nov 6)

We are excited to take part in the Alabama College Application Week this year!  Seniors are encouraged to apply to one College (2 year, 4 year or Technical School) in the state this week.  We have several activities planned as well.  The following letter will be sent home on Monday.  :)

Dear Parents and Teachers:

During the week of November 2-6, 2015, the Alabama State Department of Education will be sponsoring Alabama College Application Week.  During this week all seniors expected to graduate in 2016 will be encouraged to apply for admission to at least one college or technical school if they have not already done so.  This event is possible due to the collaborative efforts of the administration, faculty, and staff at Verbena High School, as well as students, their families, and volunteers across the community.

The purpose of this week is to acquaint students with the college application process and to communicate the importance of applying to college. .There is a College Application Worksheet that we encourage students to complete prior to the event, which is attached to this letter.  Having this worksheet completed and available at the College Application event on Monday, November 2nd, will allow students to quickly and easily complete college applications.  In addition, if family members are interested in volunteering to help students fill out applications, please call my office. Thank you in advance for your support of this exciting initiative to encourage all Alabama students to make college a part of their future.

Please make a note that the Chilton County Financial Aid Night is scheduled for December 1st at Jefferson State Community College in Clanton.  Guest speakers will go over everything you need to know for Federal Aid (FAFSA).  Please make plans to attend!  In January, representatives from Alabama Blueprint will be available to meet with you and your child to go step by step through the filing process.  J


Community/Staff Information Page:   Teachers and Community members will fill out an information sheet with where they attended college, their major and what advice they would give their “High School Self.”  If you would like to participate, please come by the main office!
Brag Board:  Students will sign a brag board after they finished their application. 
Wednesday, November 4th-T-Shirt /Sweatshirt Day-Students and Staff are invited to wear a shirt from the college they attended or plan to attend.
Friday, November 6th-Seniors who applied will be invited to refreshments, provided by Mrs. Ellison’s Event Planning Class.  Students will also complete a survey, allowing feedback for this year’s event. 
As we near this week, please talk to your seniors about where they plan to apply.  If you have any questions, feel free to calI my office.  We are looking forward to this exciting week!!!!!
Mrs. Cochran

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