St. Charles High School -

St. Charles High School -

School Senior Information Night Class of 2020 Meet Your Senior Team! Administration: Mr. Richard Conley, Principal Ms. Shaneha Harvard-Lamb, Senior Vice Principal Class Sponsors: Ms. Liz Lawless Ms. Haley Ressler

Class Officers: Krisha Melchor Damia Carter Bryan Lehosky Cameron Brown Student Services: Ms. Garcia Dixon, Pupil Personnel Worker Student Counseling: Ms. Jacqueline Cheaves, Counseling Department Chair Agenda 6:00 7:00 - Senior Information Senior Attendance and Academics Important Dates

Senior Dues Senior Trip Graduation Counseling information 7:00 7:30 Financial Aid Information Attendance Our students must come to school, ON TIME! Excessive tardies and/or absences may result in loss of privileges, an attendance hearing with the Student Conduct and Engagement Officer, or jeopardize graduation standing Please monitor your students attendance and arrivals to school Synergy

Attendance Letters Contact from teachers, administration and counseling Academics ALL CLASSES MATTER- Dont only focus on graduation requirements! Students with Principals Waiver with failing grades may find themselves in jeopardy of losing the half day schedule Senior year is meant to be enjoyed and fondly remembered, but not at the expense of grades! Monitor progress using Synergy, interim reports, and teacher communications!

Important Dates September 23- Senior Meeting (Activity Period) and Senior Information/Financial Aid Night October 2- SCHS Open House October 25- Senior Trip deposits and permission slips due $100 October 31- First installment of Senior Dues $50 November 5 Senior Information Assembly Cap/Gown & Announcements Important Dates November 13 Cap and Gown and Announcement orders in Cafeteria during all lunch shifts November 25 - Second installment of Senior Dues $50 December 13- Last day to submit senior picture for yearbook

December 20- Third installment of Senior Dues $50 January 24- Last installment of Senior Dues $50 Important Dates March (TBD) Last day to purchase space in yearbook for senior recognition ads April 9- Senior Trip final payment ($100) April 18 Prom Martins Crosswind (Greenbelt, MD) 8:00 11:00 p.m. April 24- Senior Trip- Carowinds Amusement Park Charlotte, NC May (TBD) Senior Parent Meeting May 14 Senior Clearance Forms Due May 20-Senior Picnic k

Important Dates May 20-27 Graduation Rehearsal: MANDATORY (7:25-10:30 a.m.) May 27 Graduation Rehearsal: MANDATORY (7:25-10:30 a.m.) Full Dress Required (Cap and Gown) 7:30 AM Senior Panoramic Picture Evening Senior Awards Night - FULL DRESS/CAP AND GOWN ATTIRE **Seniors will NOT receive cap/gown or Graduation tickets if they owe debts to school.** Important Dates May 30th GRADUATION DAY!

4:15 p.m. Seniors assemble at St. Charles High School. All graduates must ride the bus to the Convocation Center at North Point High School and remain in the designated area throughout the ceremony. 5:00 p.m. Doors to the Convocation Center open to the public 7:00 p.m. Procession of graduates begins (doors closed to public during processional) Tickets are required for entry to the ceremony Time TBD: Project Graduation College of Southern Maryland Ticket Required **A more thorough meeting specific to graduation will be held in May. The date is to be determined.** Includes:

Senior Dues Cap and Gown with Class of 2020 Tassel Personalized Yearbook (Reduced Price for Bulk Order) Senior T-Shirt Senior Picnic Senior Awards Program Commencement Ceremony

Doesnt Include: Homecoming Tickets Prom Tickets Senior Trip Graduation Announcements, etc. Senior Dues Cont. Total Cost $200.00 Due by January 24, 2020

4 installments of $50 each: Any student who has not paid dues in full by will not be able to purchase a ticket for the prom. Dues can be paid by cash/money order or check payable to St. Charles High School Dues may be submitted to the main office secretaries during LUNCH ONLY: Ms. Dyer, Ms. Monegain For questions email 12th grade Vice Principal: Ms. Harvard-Lamb [email protected] Senior Trip April 24, 2019 $200

Must secure at least 100 students with deposits submitted by October 25th Destination: Carowinds Amusement and Water Park, Charlotte, North Carolina 2 day park admission Breakfast is provided on departure day and through hotel Catered lunch during 1st day visit to park Overnight accommodations included A meeting will be held later in the year to review specific details related to the senior trip. Graduation Attire Ladies: Dark (navy or black) colored dress, skirt, or pants, dark colored blouse, dark colored shoes (maximum heel of 2 inches) with a back strap, cap, gown, and stole. No backless or strapless dresses. Spaghetti strap dresses must have a covering. No cork

wedge heels. Heels maximum of 2 inches. Gentlemen: Navy or black dress pants, white collared dress shirt, navy or black necktie, black dress shoes with dark socks. Ladies and Gentlemen: No athletic, casual shoes, or sandals. No jewelry except for small stud earrings Only stoles, pins and medals issued by St. Charles High School can be worn Only attire that has received administrative approval can be worn under the gown. General Graduation Information

Rehearsals: May 20 May 27 (7:25 AM 10:30 AM) All rehearsals are MANDATORY. Failure to attend will result in non-participation in the May 30th ceremonies. Students must reschedule job schedules, appointments, etc. from May 20 May 27. Absences will only be permitted with doctor or court verification Dismissal time for all rehearsals will be determined daily based upon progress made during the practice. Students MUST leave the campus at the conclusion of daily graduation practice Names on diplomas The way the name appears on the students birth certificate is the way it will appear on the diploma (this is considered a legal document)

General Graduation Information Transportation All graduates MUST ride the bus to the Convocation Center Transportation AFTER graduation will not be provided (graduate must return home with his/her family). Project Graduation Tickets are required and will be issued during graduation practice Graduates may bring one guest. This activity is sponsored by CSM, CCSO, and Charles County Public Schools at no cost to students. Please contact Ms. Harvard-Lamb at

(301) 753-2090 Or [email protected] The content of this presentation can be found on the Senior Information Link on the St. Charles High School website. Please follow me on Twitter for reminders related to senior activities @vp_lamb Thank you! School Counselors (by grade level) A-Da De-J K-R

S-Z Mrs. Cheaves Mrs. Chappelle Mr. Ryan Mr. Fisher College & Career Advisor Ms. Malherek Transcript requests

Fill out a transcript request form if you need a transcript to send to colleges. There is a form for hardcopy and electronic requests. Hardcopy requests, one form can be use for multiple schools. There is a $2 fee per transcript. Completing the electronic form you were given in homeroom gives permission for all requests (SENDedu, COMMON APPLICATION, COALITION). Scholarship and electronic requests are free of charge. If you receive FARMS transcript request is free The request must be submitted a minimum of 5 school days

before it is needed (requests that require supplemental forms or a letter of recommendation may take up to 10 school days). Transcripts The transcript contains: Final grades from 9th , 10th , 11th (when you send them now) Unweighted and weighted grade point average (GPA) Class rank Classes you are currently taking **You will need this information when applying to collegekeep the transcript you get today** **Transcripts

will become unofficial if you open them** Dont forget your Student ID#!! You have to pay at time of request Check what you need

Indicate name and address Gives us permission for all electronic requests to be completed Do not forget to get it signed! Dont forget

your Student ID#!! Letters of Recommendation Fill out a transcript request form and check off letter of recommendation for each school to which you apply, if required. The request must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the deadline. Testing If youre applying to a four year college or university,

you need to take the ACT or SAT College Code for SCHS-- 211067 DIPLOMAS Diplomas are legal documents! Your name on your diploma, must match the name on your birth certificate unless there is legal documentation of a name change on file. Career Mrs. Janet MalherekCenter

College and Career Advisor St. Charles High School 301-753-2090 [email protected] CONGRATULATIONS. ITS SENIOR YEAR!!! PREPARING FOR YOUR FUTURE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL! Post-Secondary Education 4year Colleges and Universities 2-year Colleges/Community Colleges Technical and Professional Schools and Colleges

Military ASVAB Fall & Spring (Date & Deadline to register TBD) Apprenticeships Workforce WHAT SHOULD THEY BE DOING NOW??? 4-Year College ACT and/or SAT Tests (ALL schools accept both test scores.) College Applications START APPLYING NOW!!! Apply to at least 3 5 colleges (Reach, Target, Safety)

Be sure to include at least one Public Maryland School!!! Go on each colleges website to find out the requirements of what needs to be submitted with the application Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, Essays???? Pay attention to DEADLINES!!! Visit College Campuses Find the Right Fit CEEB / School Code Attend Open Houses and/or Schedule College Visitsfor SCHS College Visit Absentee Guidelines 211067

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING NOW??? Community College / 2-Year College / Technical and Trade Schools SAT / ACT are usually not required; however, students need to CHECK the colleges website to verify!!! College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is our local community college. You can earn an Associates Degrees, Certificates, Letters of Recognition Transfer programs with 4-year schools talk to the Transfer

Specialist at CSM CSM Placement Test will be offered in April/May at SCHS Resources are available to help prepare for the placement test. Two Community Colleges in Maryland that have dorms. Allegany College of Maryland (Cumberland, MD) Garrett College (McHenry, MD) RESEARCH & APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Career Center link of the SCHS website List of scholarships & lots of financial aid website links Scholarship search engines such as FASTWEB Many local organizations sponsor scholarships. Hard copies

will be available in the Career Center if there isnt a website to access it. Look on your colleges website for additional scholarships. Check with your parents work, religious organizations, or other groups you and/your family may be involved with. Apply for ALL the SCHOLARSHIPS you can!!! FINANCIAL AID NIGHT & THE FAFSA Financial Aid Night TONIGHT, September 23, 2019 Immediately following Senior Info. Night A representative from a college Financial Assistance Department will provide information on:

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid Available to complete starting October 1st! FSA ID Scholarships, Grants, Loans For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website: or go on the Career Center tab of the SCHS website!

WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING NOW??? Military ENLISTING AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Sign-up to take the ASVAB in the fall and spring (Dates TBD). Must earn a certain score on the ASVAB in order to enlist.please STUDY!!! Resources available in the Career Center, Media Center, eBooks, MCJROTC to help prepare for the ASVAB Research all the branches and find out what benefits they each have. MILITARY ACADEMY? Go on to the academy websites to complete the application. Need to get a nomination in order to be considered. (Senator or Congressman)

ROTC SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND COLLEGE? Find out what each branch requires in order to apply for their scholarship. Complete the scholarship application. You do not need to be in JROTC in high school to apply for a ROTC Scholarship!!! WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING NOW??? Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are jobs that combine paid on-the-job training and classroom instruction to teach the skill you need to have a career in a particular occupation. You earn while you learn. An apprentice is sponsored by an employer or association. These programs vary in length, pay, and intensity among the

various trades. Charles County Career Fair March 21, 2020 *Representatives from several unions will be available. Information is available in the Career Center and on the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Program (MATP) website for students to research apprenticeship programs and opportunities. ( WHAT SHOULD YOU BE DOING NOW??? Workforce Research job opportunities and find out how to apply for the position.

Some of the websites available to research jobs:,,, https ://, Federal jobs and Internships - Charles County Career Fair - March 21, 2020 A RESUM is a MUST!!! Be sure to include references. Practice interviewing skills. Research the company and understand what the company does BEFORE the interview. Resources are available in the Career Center. WHATS IN THE CAREER CENTER??? RESOURCES to RESEARCH

information on colleges, careers, apprenticeships, military, financial aid and scholarships. Students can visit the Career Center in the morning, during the Activity Period, during lunch, during class with a pass from the teacher and after school with an appointment. Seniors are encouraged to

come to the Career Center to work on applications or get assistance with any questions they may have. Resource Books College Crates Computers / Websites Magazines, Pamphlets and Flyers College and Military Representative Visits

Career Center Monthly Newsletter CAREER CRUISING ACCOUNT Every student has their own individual Career Cruising account with a Username and Password. Career Cruising provides the opportunity to: Take Interest and Skills

Assessments Explore Careers Watch Multimedia Interviews Research Career, College and Financial Aid Information. Save items to their Electronic Career Portfolio. USERNAME: stcharles PASSWORD:

careers CAREER CENTER LINK ON THE ST. CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE Career Center Link Resources: Monthly Newsletters Career Information Testing Information College Information Military and ASVAB Grade Level Calendars

Financial Aid Scholarships (Also included in newsletters) DO YOU RECEIVE MR. CONLEYS FRIDAY FOCUS EMAIL? The Friday Focus provides important information and updates about what is going on at St. Charles High School. It also includes a link to the Career Center News where parents can find out about College/Career Events taking place and additional

information. If you are not receiving the Friday Focus email, please contact your childs counselor, grade level administrator, the main office, or Mr. Conley. IMPORTANT REMINDER!!! Please bring a copy of ALL College Acceptance Letters, Military Enlistments, and Scholarship Award Letters

to Mrs. Malherek in the Career Center so the information can be put in the graduation program. GRADUATION ITS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!!! WORKING TOGETHER. WE can help students reach their goals! What You Need To Know About Financial

Aid LaShonda Marshall Financial Aid Advisor Topics We Will Discuss Tonight What is financial aid? Cost of attendance (COA) Expected family contribution (EFC) Financial need Requirements for financial aid Categories, types and sources of financial aid Maryland Promise Scholarship Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

What is Financial Aid? Financial aid consists of funds provided to students and families to help pay for postsecondary educational expenses. Financial aid can be used at many different types of institutions, including: Private colleges & universities Public 2 & 4 year colleges & universities Technical / vocational schools What is Cost of Attendance (COA)? The cost of attendance for an institution is made up of the following: Direct Expenses tuition & fees, room & board (if on

campus) Indirect Expenses books & supplies, rent & food (if off campus or at home) COA varies widely from college to college Cost of Attendance - Examples Institution Georgetown University Stevenson University U. Of Maryland College Park Salisbury University College of Southern Maryland

Tuition & Mandatory Fees Room & Board Books & Supplies Total Costs (20192020) $ 56,058 $ 37,082 $ 16,466

$ 13,624 $ 1,350 $ 1,450 $ 73,874 $ 52,156 $ 10,778 $ 12,874 $ 1,250

$ 24,902 $ 10,044 $ 11,960 $ 1,300 $ 23,304 $ 3,930 $ 2,881 *

$ 1,814 $ 8,625 Notes: All tuition & fees based on in-state or in-county residency. Costs do not include personal expenses or transportation. * Assumes student is living at home with parent. What is Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? Amount family can reasonably be expected to contribute towards college expenses Two components:

Parent Contribution Student Contribution Calculated using data from a federal application form (FAFSA) and a federal formula Stays the same regardless of college What is Financial Need? Cost of Attendance (COA) - Expected Family Contribution (EFC) ________________________________ = Financial Need Requirements for Financial Aid

Federal Aid State Aid U.S. citizen or permanent resident Residency requirement High School graduate or equivalent Registered for Selective Service (males) Must meet need eligibility

criteria Generally must attend college in state Application deadline College or University Meet schools criteria (G.P.A., test scores, etc.) Sources of Financial Aid Federal government State of Maryland Colleges and universities

Private sources Civic organizations and churches Employers What Types of Aid Are There? Scholarships Grants Loans Work-study Gift Aid Self-Help Options Gift Aid

Scholarships Money that does not have to be paid back Awarded on the basis of merit, skill or unique characteristic Grants Money that does not have to be paid back Usually awarded on the basis of financial need Self Help Options Loans Money students and parents borrow to help pay college costs. Repayment usually begins after education is finished

Work Study Money earned to help pay college expenses via a paycheck or non-monetary compensation, such as room and board How much federal aid can you receive? In general, depends on your financial need. Financial need determined by Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and cost of attendance (COA) EFC comes from what you report on FAFSA COA is tuition, fees, room and board, transportation, etc.

How much federal aid can you receive? Example: First-year, dependent student in 2019-20 Maximum amounts allowed: Federal Pell Grant: $6,195 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant: $4,000 TEACH Grant: $4,000 * Federal Direct Stafford Loan: $5,500 Federal Work-Study: determined by school * Federal Direct PLUS Loan (for parents): COA minus other aid received * Not available at all post secondary educational institutions Types of Aid from Maryland Need-based grants

Guaranteed Access Grant Educational Assistance Grant Part-Time Grant Legislative Scholarships Delegate Scholarship Senatorial Scholarship Unique Populations Edward T. Conroy Memorial Award

Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq Conflicts Tuition Waivers Foster Care Recipients Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Maryland National Guard Students with Disabilities Community College Promise Scholarship A

last dollar, scholarship Must applyneed for based the FAFSA or MSFAA by March 1st, 2020 Must enroll within two years of graduating high school or GED Earned cumulative 2.3 grade point average on 4.0 scale in high school Adjusted gross income of not more than $100,000 if residing in single-parent household

$150,000 if residing in two-parent household Must be registered in at least 12 credits per semester with a cumulative 2.5 GPA while receiving award Must work full-time and file a Maryland tax return for each year scholarship is received (not to exceed 3 years) All other awards to be calculated prior to receiving. Maximum yearly award is $5,000 or actual tuition, whichever is less Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) A standard form that collects demographic and financial

information about the student and family May be filed electronically or using paper form Information used to calculate expected family contribution (EFC) Colleges use the EFC to award financial aid May be filed at any point during the academic year Available October 1st prior to the academic year for which the student requests aid using prior, prior, year information Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application accessed at

Allows electronic submission of application Option to use the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Date Retrieval Tool to import tax data for Prior, Prior Year (PPY) FSA ID The Federal Student Aid ID must be completed by both the student and the parent. Allows electronic submission of: FAFSA

Loan Master Promissory Note Complete Loan Entrance Counseling Access Financial Aid History Next Steps Once FAFSA is processed, student receives Student Aid

Report (SAR) Review for accuracy Make updates or corrections to FAFSA Schools will contact you about the status of your FAFSA Provide any additional documentation, if requested Schools will use FAFSA and additional information to determine financial aid award. Additional Information Federal Student Aid

Provides information on various financial aid programs Maryland Higher Education Commission Provides information on various Maryland state programs default.aspx FAFSA Workshops Do you need assistance in completing your

2020-2021 FAFSA? CSM Financial Assistance staff will be on hand to help you complete the form October 20th 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ST Building CSM La Plata Campus October 26th 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. A Building CSM Prince Frederick Campus RSVP: [email protected] or 301-934-7531

November 10th (tentative) 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. C Building CSM Leonardtown Campus Scholarship Search Engines Department of Education: Fastweb: College Board:

CSM Scholarships Nuclear Engineering Technology Scholarship Up to $5,000 / year for 2 years Funded by NRC & Exelon CSM Academic Excellence Scholarship Scholarship is $1,000 / year for 2 years Provided to high achieving students from tri-county public schools CSM Scholarship Finder CSM Foundation scholarships Application available: Early March 2020

Charles County Scholarship Fund Applications Available: December 2019 Deadline: Early March 2020 Any need-based scholarships applications must include Student Aid Report (FAFSA results). Must have an official transcript and a 1st semester report card collegeinfo.php Waldorf Jaycees / CSM Foundation Scholarship Deadline: Mid April 2020

Any need-based scholarships applications must include either: SAR, tax return, or signed statement as to tax filing status. Must have an official transcript and a 1st semester report card Application information to be available from College & Career Advisor Questions?

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