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News from QHS Guidance: October 2019

 Posted by on October 18, 2019
Oct 182019
 

News from QHS Guidance

October 2019

ALL GRADES:

QPS College Fair

  • The QPS College Fair will be held at North Quincy High School on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Nearly 100 colleges will be present! All are welcome to attend (seniors and juniors are strongly encouraged).

College Visits

  • College Representatives from a variety of different schools will be visiting during Lunch 5 & 6 from the end of September through mid-November. A complete list of colleges can be found on Naviance. Students are encouraged to visit College Reps during their lunch. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and gather important information.

Term 1 Interim Reports

  • Interim reports will be available on ASPEN on October 11th. Friendly reminder that the Parent Portal for ASPEN is now available (see attached letter for information about how to register). Please contact our Guidance Secretary, Linda O’Brien, if you need an ASPEN account re-set.

SENIORS

QPS Financial Aid Night

  • QPS Financial Aid Night will be held at Quincy High School on Thursday, October 24th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All seniors and their families are welcome to attend.

Senior Workshops/Meetings

  • Counselors visited seniors in their English classes during the first week in October to present on post-secondary planning. Counselors will also start to meet with seniors on an individual basis to further discuss their plans/options.
  • Students who will be applying to college as Early Action/Early Decision candidates should notify their counselor ASAP and make an appointment. Students must meet with their counselor prior to applying to ensure all materials are sent by the appropriate deadlines. Transcript Release Forms are due to your counselor at least one week before your deadline.

AP Exams

  • Students enrolled in any AP classes are required to take the AP exams in May. Any student who passes an AP class but does not take the AP exam will receive “Honors” level credit for that class.  This change will be reflected on the student’s academic transcript.  Exam fees must be paid by October 25th, 2019.   If not, an exam will not be ordered, at which point his/her schedule and transcript will be changed to reflect Honors credit.  The College Board charges the standard fee of $94 per exam, students eligible for fee reductions are eligible for a fee reduction and the resulting cost is $53 per exam.  Any student who is facing financial hardship should see Ms. McKenzie or Ms. Dubois in the Guidance office as soon as possible.

Dual Enrollment

  • Registration forms for dual enrollment are now available. Please see Mr. Reardon in Guidance for information. If you successfully completed a Dual Enrollment Course sophomore or junior year please bring your Quincy College Transcript in to your guidance counselor so they can add it to your Naviance account.  This will save you money when applying to colleges.

Preparing for Scholarship Information

  • Although scholarships do not typically start coming in until the end of Fall, seniors should make sure that their e-mail is updated in their Naviance account (click on “About Me” tab and then click “Profile”) and that they have signed up for the Remind App (with their specific counselor). As scholarships are posted, we e-mail and text information on a regular basis. All scholarships will be listed electronically on Naviance as they are posted.

Save the Date!

  • New England Service Academy Night will be Wednesday, November 6th at the Danversport Yacht Club on 161 Elliott Street in Danvers. Registration will begin at 6:30p.m.

Upcoming Standardized Testing Dates

  • SAT Exam-November 2, 2019. Students must register by October 3rd (to avoid late fee)

*Late fee registration for November Exam is October 15th

  • SAT Exam-December 7, 2019. Students must register by November 8th (to avoid late fee)
  • ACT Exam-December 14, 2019. Students must register by November 8th (to avoid late fee)

JUNIORS

PSAT

  • The PSAT (Practice SAT Exam) will be held on Saturday, October 19th @ 7:30 a.m. at QHS. Registration for juniors and sophomores began on October 1st. Cost is $27 (cash only please). A limited number of fee waivers are available for juniors only.

AP Exams

  • Students enrolled in any AP classes are required to take the AP exams in May. Any student who passes an AP class but does not take the AP exam will receive “Honors” level credit for that class.  This change will be reflected on the student’s academic transcript.  Exam fees must be paid by October 25th, 2019.   If not, an exam will not be ordered, at which point his/her schedule and transcript will be changed to reflect Honors credit.  The College Board charges the standard fee of $94 per exam, students eligible for fee reductions are eligible for a fee reduction and the resulting cost is $53 per exam.  Any student who is facing financial hardship should see Ms. McKenzie or Ms. Dubois in the Guidance office as soon as possible.

Dual Enrollment

  • Registration forms for dual enrollment are now available. Please see Mr. Reardon in Guidance for information. If you successfully completed a Dual Enrollment Course sophomore or junior year please bring your Quincy College Transcript in to your guidance counselor so they can add it to your Naviance account.  This will save you money when applying to colleges.

 Save the Date!

  • New England Service Academy Night will be Wednesday, November 6th at the Danversport Yacht Club on 161 Elliott Street in Danvers. Registration will begin at 6:30p.m.

SOPHOMORES

 PSAT

  • The PSAT (Practice SAT Exam) will be held on Saturday, October 19th @ 7:30 a.m. at QHS. Registration for juniors and sophomores began on October 1st. Cost is $27 (cash only please). A limited number of fee waivers are available for juniors only.

FRESHMEN

Freshmen Meetings

  • Welcome Class of 2022! Counselors will be meeting individually with their freshman students throughout the month of September and October for introductions.

Get involved!

  • QHS has a variety of clubs and sports teams. Please see attached list and considering joining!

 

This Week’s College Visits

 Posted by on October 15, 2019
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College Date
University of Bridgeport 10/15/2019
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS) 10/15/2019
Springfield College 10/16/2019
Towson University 10/16/2019
University of Maine 10/17/2019
Lesley University 10/18/2019
University of Massachusetts, Lowell 10/18/2019
Messiah College 10/18/2019

Yearbook: Senior Will

 Posted by on October 11, 2019
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The yearbook is doing a senior will this year! You can will something to someone else in the school. Please see flyers hanging around the school for examples. These are all due by Friday, October 18th. Send them to :
qhsyearbook20@gmail.com

VOTE FOR QHS!

 Posted by on October 10, 2019
Oct 102019
 

Voting closes October 15th at 10AM

Katherine Shaughnessy (Girls Soccer Player of the Week)

Isaiah Steinberg (Football Player of the Week)

Juliana Tracey & Allison McMorrow (Athlete of the Week)

Christian Toscanini (Boys Soccer Player of the Week)

https://www.patriotledger.com/sports/20191003/vote-who-is-high-school-athlete-of-week

Spectrum meeting Thursday

 Posted by on October 7, 2019
Oct 072019
 

This Friday, October 11th, is National Coming Out Day! The SPECTRUM Gay-Straight Alliance invites everyone to join us on Thursday for snacks and a brief presentation on why this day is so important.