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Fort Mill High School

Guidance Department Newsletter


September 2017

FLEX begins Sept. 12!


TESTINGPSAT and ASVAB
October 11, 2017
FLEX is an opportunity
for students to get
Grade 9: Freshmen w ill not take P SAT or ASVAB.
extra help, have built in tutoring time, Grade 10: All sophomores w ill take P SAT for free.
No registration required.
and make up missing assignments
during the school day. Beginning Grade 11: Juniors w ill take either P SAT or ASVAB.
PSATNational Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
Sept. 12, FLEX will be offered on Registration: Sept. 1Sept. 18
Tues/Thurs for an hour during lunch. Registration will NOT be accepted past the deadline!
Cost: $16, Pay online by Sept. 11 (FMHS website, Pay Fees tab)
Midterm Grade Reports or exact cash/check to Guidance by Sept. 18
M1 Midterms will be distributed on Juniors not registering for PSAT will take ASVAB (for free).
Wednesday, Sept 6, by each teacher. Grade 12: Seniors may register for ASVAB (for free).
Please check with individual teachers for Registration: Sept. 1Sept. 18 in Guidance
grade questions or concerns. Seniors not taking ASVAB may be excused for a College Visit or Job
Shadowing with a note from the college or professional on letterhead.

College Application Day Interested in College?


October 3, 2017 Grades 9-12 can visit with College Reps, Main Guidance, FLEX
Seniors will be able to complete Only 25 spots! Sign up in Main Guidance by 9/11
their college applications. 9/14University of South Carolina
College Admissions Counselors and 9/19Winthrop University
Guidance Counselors will be on hand
to assist students with the application Parent Portal Senior Parent Meeting
process. Seniors may sign up in Parents can check your Thursday, September 7
Guidance Sept. 11Sept. 27. students grades and 6:00PM-7:30PMAuditorium
Space is limited and is on first come, attendance daily. This is an important meeting for ALL Seniors
first serve basis. Parents must have Access ID and their families.
and Password to log in. Guidance Counselors will discuss
graduation requirements, the 2 & 4 year
Regional College Fair Contact Tina Gardner
with questions. college application process,
October 16, 2017 gardnert@fortmillschools.org
college entrance requirements, GPAs, class
rank, college recommendations,
Winthrop University (803)548-8254 scholarships and more.
6:00-8:00pm
The evening fair is open to all students and
families who are interested in attending and
SENIORS - Need your transcript?
speaking with college representatives. Over 80 Seniors may request transcripts through their Family Connection
colleges will be represented. account. See your Guidance Counselor if you have questions.

Freshmen Parent Meeting Scholarships


Tuesday, October 3 Located online at Naviance
6:30pmAuditorium Family Connections
Guidance Counselors will host a Freshmen Parent Meeting to review high school
graduation requirements, grade promotion requirements, college admission https://connection.naviance.com/fortmill
standards, and state scholarships. This meeting will be valuable in preparing Log into Family Connections
students and parents for their upcoming Individual Graduation Plan meetings. Flash Click College Tab
Appointments will be available for IGP scheduling on October 4 on the Guidance
Website. Mark your calendars now! You dont want to miss this! Select Scholarships & Money
View updated Scholarship List

SAT www.collegeboard.org ACT www.actstudent.org


Fee Waivers available for students on Free/Reduced Lunch Fee Waivers available for students on Free/Reduced Lunch

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