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.
Upcoming ACT test dates:
Test Date Registration Deadline
September 9 2017 August 4, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018
ACT has instituted a new 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 complete the Planning Form and return to me so we can begin meeting one-on-one and making plans for college admissions and scholarship. These forms will be distributed to seniors by August 30, or you can click here for one. (This document was typed and saved in an older version of Word, so you will need to save it as a Word file to be able to open it properly.)
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.
This information is from the 2016-2017 school year, but I will begin updating it very soon for the seniors of 2018.
Alabama Conservation District Scholarship click here. deadline March 4 (2016-2017)
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.
National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship application here. deadline January 1, 2017 (2016-2017)
The Barbara Hough Memorial Scholarship; all CPS seniors are eligible Click here for an application. deadline March 31, 2017
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
CAREER EDUCATION-Clarke Preparatory students have access to www.careercruising.com, where students can build resumes, take assessments to help guide them toward a career, research careers and colleges and much more. If you are not on Career Cruising, go to the website now and using initial login of username-clarke and password-prep, set up your account TODAY!
To contact Mrs. Newsom, click the link below