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                                       Guidance News – October 2019
Our 11th grade students completed the PSAT/NMSQT exam on October 16. This is an
essential step on their path to college and beyond. It serves as a practice session for
the SAT. The College Board will notify students when their scores become available in
December. All juniors have created or reactivated their personal College Board
I encourage each student to access their College Board account on a regular basis. It
makes it easier for them to access their scores and provides useful tools for exploring
their journey beyond high school. Parents, encourage your child to link their parent’s
email to their account when they sign up. This will allow you access to important
reminders as well as college planning guidance from the College Board.
I am in the process of introducing each grade level of high school students to RaiseMe.
RaiseMe partners with universities to offer students micro scholarships for their
achievements during high school and community college. Take a few minutes to
explore the 250+ partners who, starting as early as 9th grade, reward students for doing
all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades,
volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.
Representatives of Higher Learning
Our juniors and seniors have had an opportunity to meet with representatives from
Salve Regina University and the US Marine Corp. Dates are being finalized for
admissions representatives from New England Institute of Technology, Johnson &
Wales University (Financial Aid Presentation), the University of Rhode Island and
Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Students should speak with Ms. Giard if there is a
particular college/university that they would like to meet with. Parents are always
welcome to meet individually with our visitors. Please contact Ms. Giard in advance.
Reminder: Rhode Island Regional College Fair this Sunday!
Online Learners: Online courses are designed for 5 hours/week of active learning.
Parents should be receiving weekly progress reports directly from Edgenuity instructors
to aid in monitoring your child’s progress.






Looking Ahead.....
All college bound males must register when they turn 18 to be eligible to receive financial aid.
It is simple and easy to do at




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December 9 - 10
December 16 - 17