New Update to the College and Career Center Website

Image Taken from the CUSD Website

Image Taken from the CUSD Website

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Hey Knights! As you know, our impeccable College and Career Specialist, Mrs. Dalton, has made some major changes to the College and Career website. Mrs. Dalton worked very hard to make the page very clear and easy to understand for parents and students. I will show you a quick overview on what these changes are:

Image taken from ACP’s Main Website.

To get to the College and Career Center Website, go to ACP’s main website titled, Erie Campus/Overview. Then click on the College & Career tab on the top bar, as shown above.

Image taken from ACP’s College and Career Center page

Once you clicked on the tab, you will be redirected to a Google Sites page. It will open with a message from Mrs. Dalton in the Welcome page where she informs students and parents what the College and Career Center provides and information about the student’s career choices, college options, SAT and ACT testing and test prep, financial aid, scholarships, summer programs and volunteer opportunities.

There are 22 tabs to help you with any questions you might be concerned about.

Career Exploration: Helps you find a field of study or a major that you are interested in. It includes a few quick links and a AZCIS Career Exploration Website.

College Exploration: Provides four-year and two-year college and university links, two and four-year career focused colleges and technical schools links, and a HBCU Guide and Information which is an acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There are also some military academies and fly-in programs.

College Applications: Handles the application progress of the three main in-state colleges: ASU Barrett, UofA Honors, and NAU Honors College. It also provides more application option links above.

Recommendation Letter Form

16 Core Unweighted GPA – AZ universities

NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association: For students interested in playing sports in college, they must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center (links are provided).

PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests: Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT exam on October 16, 2019 at ACP during the school day.  There is information on College Admission Tests – ACT or SAT. Information on registration, fee, concordance tables, and more are provided on the page.

Dual Enrollment: A program that allows any high school student to receive college credit prior to high school graduation. Registration steps are on the CGCC Dual Enrollment Website; Mrs. Dalton has kindly put some of her tips and tricks to make the registration process easier.

AP-Advanced Placement: A program run by the College Board that allows you to take courses at your high school, which can earn you college credit and qualify you for more advanced classes when you begin college. It shows you how the registration works and provides the PowerPoint presentation from the AP & Dual Enrollment Information Night.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP): Another way to earn college credit by taking the exam.

Financial Aid & FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Dalton provided helpful tips and links on Financial Aid information. She also invites you to earn college scholarships with RaiseMe!

Scholarships: More information on RaiseMe, a list of Full-Tuition and Full-Ride Major Private Scholarship Programs, Scholarship Search Sites, and College & Universities that do not offer Merit Based Scholarships.

IMPACT Chandler Scholars: A recognition reward program for Chandler Unified School District high school students. IMPACT Chandler Scholars who complete the program by demonstrating academic excellence, exemplary attendance, and a commitment to service in the community over four years of high school often qualify for scholarship and financial aid opportunities their senior year.

Class of 2020,21,22,23 Information: A checklist of important events and dates for the whole year from each class

Summer Programs: Various opportunities for students

Service Learning: Links for volunteer opportunities and ACP’s Volunteer Hours Forms.

Student Support: Contains several links to help you find the assistance you need to support your future high school and college goals.

Image taken from ACP’s College and Career page

Stay Connected:  There has been an update to the Remind; parents can join by text and online now. It is categorized by your class and the first letter of your last name.

College Visits & Events: All of the colleges visiting for the week are posted. Please note that students will need to obtain a pass from Mrs. Dalton in the College and Career Center. Be sure to bring your pass with you to the visit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the College and Career Center anytime or schedule a one-on-one appointment with Mrs. Dalton. Good Luck Knights!