ISTEP+ for RE-TESTERS

Results for the December 6, 2019 ISTEP+ Re-Test are scheduled to be released in the next few weeks.  Once those results are available, you SLA, Mr. Marsh or Mrs. Hagen, will contact each student who was present for the December 6th test with individual scores and discuss testing plans for each student.  The English 10 and Math ISTEP+ is required to earn a High School Diploma issued in the state of Indiana.  The Re-Test for those who did not pass the ASVAB or December Re-test, will be held on February 11, 2020 at Grace Baptist Church in Greenfield, Indiana.  More information will be forthcoming in the upcoming weeks.


UPCOMING TESTING EVENTS for ALL GRADES

 

February 11, 2020                   English 10 and Math ISTEP+ for Re-testers

February 27, 2020                   English 10 and Math ISTEP+ Practice Exam and Part 1 for all 10th Grade Students

April 9, 2020                            English 10 and Math ISTEP+ Part 2 for all 10th Grade Students

April 20 – 24, 2020                  ILearn for northern regions (grades 7 and 8)

April 27 – May 1, 2020            ILearn for south central region (grades 7 and 8)

May 4 – 8, 2020                      ILearn for southern region (grades 7 and 8)

May 13, 2020                          ILearn Biology test for grade 9


Juniors

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD TAKE THE SAT AND ACT?

Our recommendation is for juniors to take their first SAT on March 14, 2020 and their first ACT on February 8, 2020.  Your child may register for the SAT by creating a College Board account unless they already have an account at http://sat.collegeboard.org/home and for the ACT at http://www.actstudent.org/ respectively.

Please note registration deadlines are approximately one month prior to testing date.

 

Please be sure to use the Indiana Agriculture and Technology School code, 150012, when registering for these tests or we will not receive their scores.


SENIORS 

FAFSA DEADLINE

The deadline to complete the FAFSA is by April 15, 2020 by 11:59 pm. Most student financial aid is limited (there isn’t always enough for everyone who applies) and sometimes awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, submitting your application early/on time ensures that you’ll be considered for the maximum amount of institutional and state aid for which you may be eligible.

This application is free at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Scholarships and Grants

Now is the time when local scholarship opportunities become available through the winter and spring seasons. Students should be vigilant about researching and applying for these local awards.

In addition to the scholarships listed below, we suggest you seek out any additional possible opportunities for local scholarship resources including fraternal organizations (e.g. Kiwanis, Elks), faith-based organizations through your local church and/or parish, hospital or health service providers, and employers of parents and students to name just a few.

Indiana Community Foundations’ SCHOLARSHIPS

Award Amount: Varies from $1,000 to several thousand dollars

Deadline to Apply: Vary depending on Foundation

Indiana’s many community foundations are committed to college success for students through the power of scholarships. These Scholarship Programs make awards that are impactful and often renewable to increase students’ chances of academic and financial success.

Each scholarship has varying award amounts and conditions. Award amounts may range from $1,000 to several thousand dollars. Awards depend on the size of the particular scholarship fund and the number of qualified applicants each year. Scholarship conditions require that awards be used for educational expenses at an accredited college, university, technical, vocational, or trade school.   Awards can be used for the following:

  • Tuition
  • Required Fees
  • Room and board, in some cases
  • Books, in some cases

The application period is now open for many of these foundations around the state typically in each county.

Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

https://www.cfsouthernindiana.com/scholarships/apply-for-scholarships/

Central Indiana Community Foundation

https://www.cicf.org/scholarships/

Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship

The Indiana Association of Educational Office Professionals, Inc. (IAEOP) will present one (1) $1,000 scholarship yearly to an Indiana graduating senior. This scholarship is designed to assist a business or office-related career or vocation student who wishes to continue his/her education.  A scholarship packet and information about the scholarship can be found at  http://www. indianaaeop.com.  He 2020 scholarship application is due February 10, 2020.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education Scholarships

The Commission for Higher Education is dedicated to making college affordable for all students by offering both need-based and non-need based awards. A list of scholarships and grants for Indiana students can be found at https://www.in.gov/che/4498.htm.

More information of paying for college can be found at the Learn More Indiana site at:

https://learnmoreindiana.org/cost/can-i-get-help-paying-for-college/indiana-scholarships/

National Scholarship Listings

There are several national scholarship links listed below.  These search companies ask for detailed information about your child and compare his or her characteristics with scholarship qualifications.  Based on answers to a questionnaire, your child receives a list of possible scholarships. It is up to your child to decide which ones to try for.

Don’t forget to look at these websites, too.  They are all good resources:

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarships.com

www.meritaid.com