As a reminder, scholarship and standard applications are currently open for Camp Cardiac New Orleans & Camp Neuro New Orleans 2018!
Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.
Students may learn more and apply by visiting http://www.campcardiac.org and http://www.campneuro.org.
MIKE GEMELLI’S ACT PREP CLASS
MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY
APRIL 2, 3 & 4, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm
FIRST BAPTIST SLIDELL
REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETE BY MARCH 30, 2018
EMAIL TO REGISTER:
ACT and PRE ACT EXAMS, MARCH 20, 2018
All juniors will take the ACT exam and all sophomores will take the Pre ACT exam on Tuesday, March 20th. Students should get a good night's rest and come to school on time prepared for testing. Students are responsible for bringing their own approved calculator. Click here for information on preparing for the ACT and a practice test.
SERVICE ACADEMY INFORMATION DAY
Service Academy Information day will take place in New Orleans on Saturday, March 24th at Delgado. The event is intended for all area high school Juniors and below who have an interest in attending either US Military Acdemy@West Point, US Naval Academy @ Annapolis, US Air Force Academy , US Coast Guard Academy or the US Merchant Marine Academy. Representatives from each school will be available to provide a briefing on their respective Academy and and answer questions. Students and parents are invited. Click here for additional information.
LEGISLATIVE YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL NOW ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-2019
The Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is now accepting applications for membership from high school students who have an interest in representing the voices of other young people around the state. LYAC is a yearly-appointed body composed entirely of students that addresses issues affecting the youth of Louisiana.
The purpose of LYAC is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature and to give students a unique opportunity to be involved in the workings of state government. The council studies and addresses issues of importance to young people, including education, community service, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in government, safe environments for youth, substance abuse, underage drinking, and youth health and physical fitness, as well as other issues.
Members of the council are selected from a wide pool of applicants from around the state who display a strong interest in civic involvement. The thirty-one member body includes three student members selected from each of the congressional districts. Applicants must be between the age of fourteen and nineteen and enrolled in a public or private high school, a home school, or participating in a GED skills program during the 2018-2019 school year.
The deadline for applications is March 22, 2018. The application may be accessed at http://civiced.louisiana.gov/default_LYAC.aspx. For additional information please contact Megan Bella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-342-2362.
OCHSNER STAR PROGRAM
Ochsner Health system invites students who may be interested in science or medical careers to consider applying
for STAR, the Ochsner summer science program. The Science-Technolory-Academics-Research ISTAR] Program,
sponsored by the Ochsner Research Division, provides qualified high school students with a tuition-free, unique
educational opportunity to conduct hands-on, inquiry-based biotechnolory experiments under the guidance of Ochsner's
research scientists. ln the setting ofa dedicated student laboratory, STAR students will perform scientific experiments
using methodologies and equipment commonly found in today's cutting-edge research and medical laboratories. This
unique experience has been designed as a four week program that will teach students to understand important scientific
concepts, think critically, and solve problems.
The Princeton Review is offering free ACT Practice tests online and also at the Slidell Branch of the St. Tammany Public Library. Please see the link below for dates and to register.
Louisiana requires public school students graduating spring 2018 and beyond to take one of the following steps as part of their Individual Graduation Plan:
- Complete the FAFSA; or
- Complete the Louisiana TOPS form; or
- A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (sample: non-participation LEA form/Letter); or
- Receive a waiver through the district hardship waiver process.
For information on whose financial information is needed for FAFSA, please see the link below:
FINAL TRANSCRIPTS: Seniors must sign the transcript request form to have final transcripts sent to the college of choice. Forms are available in the main office.
Forms are available in the main office for students to request copies of their transcripts.
Fees: $2.00 per copy mail out
ALERT: ALL SENIORS/JUNIORS MUST HAVE A CONSENT FORM IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS TO THE LOUISIANA OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. Student transcripts will not be submitted to the state if this form has not been signed and turned in to the guidance counselors. Please check with your counselor to make sure your information has been received. Colleges can NOT access your transcripts once you apply if consent has not been given. Please don't delay in turning in your consent!
- Complete the FAFSA; or