School Counseling Updates

Senior year
Hello Seniors!!! If you are planning on attending a 4 year college after high school, there are 4 things you need to do this summer: Visit colleges and narrow down the list of colleges you want to apply to. Here are college search tools student.naviance.com/smithacad, https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search, niche.com Start on your Common Application...
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Link to Common App Essay Prompts    
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If you are wanting to take a dual enrollment course at Smith College this fall it's time to begin the process!!!! Juniors and Seniors are eligible to take up to 2 courses per semester for FREE!!!! All courses will be in person. Courses begin September 2 and you must obtain approval beforehand so start the process IMMEDIATELY! Let me know if you have any questions, dsacks@...
SAT
Many colleges have made the ACT/SAT optional. HOWEVER, a good test score will strengthen your application, and some colleges are still requiring them.  Below are the SAT/ACT dates. The cost for the SAT is $52 ($30 late fee). The cost for the ACT is $55 ($35 late fee). If you are receiving free or reduced lunch email me for a fee waiver before you register for a test...
AP Exams
AP Exams will take place in school this year, and on paper. AP US Government and Politics: May 2 at 8:00 AP English Literature and Composition: May 4th at 8:00 AP Calculus: May 9th at 8:00 AP Biology: May 11th at noon   AP Chemistry: May 18th at 8:00 AP Art: May 20th Portfolio deadline at 11:59pm  
Scholarships
See the list of local scholarships as well as links to national scholarships HERE.  In addition to this information, Smith Academy specific scholarships will be awarded in March. All seniors will receive a scholarship packet from the main office in February. 
Hello Smith Academy families. For these unprecedented times the counseling staff have gathered some resources that may be helpful, or needed in a time of crisis. In addition to the websites and Apps found here, there are many free services for exercise, meditation, at home activities, online concerts, etc. via searches on YouTube. Should you need additional information or support please...
College Tour
April Break is a wonderful time to visit some colleges/universities. Here are some helpful websites that can hopefully assist you during these visits: Campus Visit Guide Tip Sheet: A Family’s Lesson from the College Tour Tips from Dad, the College President on Making the Most of a Campus Visit 10 Things You Should Do on Every College Visit Five Survival Tips for Visiting...
STEM
Greenfield Community College is offering a STEM Summer Academy where students can take a free course in STEM this summer.  More information HERE

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