Announcements for Academy High School Seniors
Senior Exit Survey Class of 2021- not open until May 2021
Seniors! Please make sure to bring in your scholarship award letters and college acceptance letters to Ms. Adams
This is so we can accurately account for all your accomplishments and celebrate you. Please note that students will only be invited and recognized at the Scholars Breakfast for the scholarship award letters that they bring in. We want to ensure that all our seniors are properly recognized at this special event.
The Senior Capstone is a 20-30 minute presentation to a panel that includes: an overview of the independent research project, a reflection on the student’s service-learning experience, and a review of the Individualized Career and Academic Portfolio (ICAP).
Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)
Since beginning high school, Mapleton students have been encouraged to develop a personalized post-secondary plan that prepares them for success after graduation. Throughout high school, ICAP activities were designed to assist students in exploring post-secondary career and educational opportunities. While working on their ICAP, students had the opportunity to develop an understanding of graduation requirements, identify and plan for future goals, apply to post-secondary education institutions, complete steps for financial aid, and/or build have a plan for entering the workforce.
Volunteer Hours and Graduation
All students who graduate from Mapleton Public Schools are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service. The purpose of these volunteer hours is to ensure that Mapleton Students contribute to their community in a meaningful way through experiences that
- Develop empathy and foster a sense of citizenship
- Help students gain a sense of pride and ownership of their community
- Give students the opportunity to give back to the community they are part of
Playing Sports in College - NCAA Eligibility
Looking for a video to understand more about NCAA? Click Play on this video to hear from one of Mapleton's PSOC's
As a senior interested in playing sports in college, be sure to complete the following:
- Log into eligibilitycenter.org
- Check your status - have you completed everything?
- Request your final amateurism certification - after April 1st
- Ask your PSOC to send your official transcript after you graduate
In addition, if you retake the SAT as a senior, make sure to send your SAT scores to NCAA by using the code 9999 when registering for the test.
Senior Parents - Have Questions about Financial Aid?
Check out the official blog of the US Dept. of Education. Helpful tips are easily accessed with The Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form:
- www.fafsa.ed.gov - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a key starting place for students applying to college.
- Helpful Handout about Financial Aid:
- Myths About Financial Aid (English)
- Myths About Financial Aid (Español)
College Enrollment Next Steps:
Directions: Go to the website for your school. Scroll through your checklist and determine what steps you still need to complete.
- Adams State University
- Arapahoe Community College
- Colorado College
- Colorado Mesa University
- Colorado State University - Fort Collins
- Colorado State University-Pueblo
- Community College of Aurora
- Community College of Denver
- Front Range Community College
- Johnson & Wales University Denver
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Northeastern Junior College
- Red Rocks Community College
- Regis University
- University of Colorado Colorado Springs
- University of Colorado Denver
- University of Colorado Boulder
- University of Denver
- University of Northern Colorado
- Western State Colorado University
College Search, Application, and Informational Resources
www.commonapp.org - Provides access to the Common Application at all participating colleges, the forms, and supplements.
Western Undergraduate Exchange - The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program where students who are residents of WICHE states may enroll at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state at a reduced tuition rate. WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
www.actstudent.org - ACT dates, test registration, and sending scores to colleges
ACT Academy - Free Personalized online learning tool and test practice program
www.collegeboard.com - Access to SAT dates, test prep resources, registration, and My College Quick Start.