Forms and information
From the counselor
ATTENTION JUNIORS AND JUNIOR PARENTS: If you have not taken the ACT yet, you need to register to take it as soon as possible. You will probably need to take it more than once but now is a good time to get started so you can work on improving your scores.
Students who plan to apply for scholarships or financial aid
***Four-year college bound students MUST take the writing portion of the ACT at least ONCE.
IMPORTANT-The December and April test dates offer the Test Information for $20. If you order the Test Information, you will receive a copy of the test, your answers, and the correct answers. This is a wonderful study tool and a great way to improve your test scores.
THE 10TH, 11TH, AND 12TH GRADERS CAN TAKE THE ACT AT SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 2. Registration is done throught the school, NOT through ACT. Forms are available outside Mrs. Newsom's office, the main office, or click here to download and print.
Upcoming ACT test dates:
Test Date Registration Deadline
September 8, 2018 August 3, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 21, 2018 December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018
February 9, 2019 January 4, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019
July 13, 2019 June 14, 2019
ACT has instituted an identification requirement. You must upload a photo with a solid background to be printed on the admission ticket. You can register without doing this, but you must go back online before the test date and take care of it. Admission tickets are required for entrance to the test. Also, if your student is taking the test and does not have an acceptable form of photo ID, email a photo to me and I will print them an ID letter.
To register for the ACT, go to www.actstudent.org. School code 011-318.
Seniors need to make sure they have completed a planning form and turned it in to Mrs. Newsom. They also need to begin setting up one-on-one appointments with her to plan college admissions and scholarship applications.
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS
Each senior must have a record on file of having performed 75 hours of community service. Most students have more hours than they even realize, so sit down with your senior and start writing everything down. Documentation forms are available in the office and outside my office door. Possible community service includes any volunteer work done through church organizations (VBS, Sunday School, church maintenance, etc.) and work done through civic organizations, service organizations (Beta Club), etc. Also, any work done to help around the school during the summer or before or after school can be counted. Some of our students helped with clean up day at school and at the football field. This counts!! ***ALL COMMUNITY SERVICE DOCUMENTATION FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE END OF APRIL OF THEIR SENIOR YEAR.
A well-rounded student of good character is one who gives back to his/her community. Try to get your child to view this as an opportunity to be of service to others, not just as a graduation requirement that must be fulfilled.
***Community service hours start counting the summer before the 9th grade year. It is fine to back date forms if there was an activity done previously that has not been documented.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION BELOW; click on the links to go straight to the websites or pdf files. ******Most private organization scholarships are not available yet, but last year's applications and deadlines are here. The links will take you to the college or university's scholarship site.
Alabama Conservation District Scholarship click here. Deadline March 1, 2018
Click here for a list of scholarships available to Huntingdon College. **Huntingdon offers $10,500 to any student graduating from an AISA school.
Click here for a link to the University of South Alabama scholarship page.
Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama click here. Deadline January 31, 2018
Lillian P. Andrews Foundation Scholarship....click here. Deadline March 20, 2018
Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarship click here. Student's family must be member of an Alabama rural electic co-op. Dealine February 16, 2018
Mathews Founation Scholarship-for students majoring in education; click here for application - Deadline March 15, 2018
Dr. Charles & Patricia May Scholarship: For a Clarke County student pursuing a degree in medicine or nursing. Applicants should have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and an ACT score of at least 20. Recipients must attend an Alabama college. Click here to access the online application. For more information you may contact Jim Cox (251-275-3375 or email@example.com) or Carolyn Marston (firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-338-7753). Deadline-March 22, 2018
Gilmore Law Firm Scholarship. For application click here. Deadline April 1, 2018.
The Barbara Hough Memorial Scholarship; all CPS seniors are eligible Click here for an application. deadline March 31, 2017
Click the links below for more scholarship info!
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed before any senior can use scholarship money of any kind. To complete this form go to www.fafsa.gov
To contact Mrs. Newsom, click the link below