VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS ESSAY CONTEST!
Thc Voice of Democracy is open to students in gradcs 9-12 by the October 11, 2018 deadline. Although U.S. citizenship is not required,students must be lawful U-S. permarrent residents or have applied for Permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law.
Student must turn in packet containing Essay, Application, and CD/Flash Drive to Salmen's front office no later than October 11, 2018. Please see the link below for additional information on this contest.
NEW ORLEANS NACAC COLLEGE FAIR
New Orleans NACAC College Fair on Tuesday, October 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. The college fair is free and open to the public and offers a variety of opportunities to help simplify the college search and admission process. Admission representatives from over 100 colleges and universities are available to speak with attendees one-on-one concerning the college admission process and field any questions attendees might have regarding their institutions.
SERVICE ACADEMY DAY
The offices of Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy and Congressmen Cedric Richmond and Steve Scalise will be hosting Service Academy Day on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 8:30 AM to Noon at the Mandeville High School Auditorium on 1 Skipper Drive in Mandeville.
Students, parents and school officials at Service Academy Day will hear from representatives of the Service Academies and New Orleans area University ROTC units on the opportunities they provide to graduate from college and become a commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces. West Point and the Naval and Air Force Academies also offer tuition-free college educations and room and board. From 9 AM to 10:30 will be formal presentations from the Academies and ROTC units and from 10:30 AM to Noon, attendees will be able to visit their booths and ask questions. We will also have a presentation from the Senators’ and Representatives’ Service Academy coordinators on the nominations process.
All high school students are welcome to attend. They and their parents must RSVP by Friday, September 28, 2018. Please RSVP to Shawn HAnscom Shawn_Hanscom@cassidy.senate.gov if you are interested in attending.
JUNIORS IN SERVICE
The Junior Auxillary of Slidell offers the Juniors in Service Program. Junior students in high school interested in this opportunity should send their completed packet, along with their sponsor information and payment by mail to:
Junior Auxillary of Slidell
c/o Sharon Cooke
PO BOX 1486
Slidell, LA 70459-1486
Brock Elementary is looking for awesome juniors and seniors to be mentors to elementary and junior high students. Paid opportunity!
Want to earn some extra money
The St. Tammany Clerk of Court is currently looking for High School Seniors of St. Tammany Parish to work as
CERTIFIED ELECTION COMMISSIONERS!
NEW INFORMATION FROM LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY'S OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS
The Office of Admissions is in the depths of making changes starting with significant upgrades to our systems as we implement the Slate product. This is fundamental to all other changes necessary. LSU encourages you to become familiar with Slate.org, a free tool that will enable an easier high school visit scheduling process with college representatives, maintain awareness of where your students are within the admissions process, and conveniently and securely submit materials.
Starting with applicants for the Summer/Fall 2019 term, LSU will require at least one letter of recommendation from an academic source (counselor, teacher, advisor, administrator, etc.) as they transition to a fully holistic evaluation process. A letter of recommendation will also prove useful to scholarship awarding where more depth of an applicant is necessary for specific college and donor awards.
The primary avenue for all freshman and transfer applicants applying for admissions and scholarships will now be the Common Application. Students may start their application now, but please note the LSU Common Application section will not be live until early August.
We have also adjusted our freshman application deadlines for Summer/Fall 2019 to be December 15 (Priority Date) and February 1 (Regular Decision). While LSU has historically provided a formal date of releasing decisions, we do not believe that any decisions will be released sooner than October 15 this year.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!
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.
As of 2017, Louisiana requires public school students graduating from high school 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:
- Complete the FAFSA; or