Event For All
Cyber Communication Awareness - Becoming a Tech-Savvy Parent
Thursday, 9 February, 3:30 and 6:30
Held at Sturgis West (for both East and West)
Keeping kids safe on the internet is unchartered territory. Helping children to learn to be safe and still enjoy the benefits of technology and social media is an enormous challenge. The School Counselors invite you to attend this free seminar presented by Deb Martin, Community Outreach Coordinator from District Attorney Michael O'Keefe's Office.
Topics include: understanding digital communications, keeping your child safe online, your child’s digital footprint, privacy settings, social media sites, sexting, crossing the criminal line, who’s looking, strategies for parents, and resources.
We will host two sessions for your convenience. Please indicated in the survey the time you plan to attend and how many in your family will be coming. Students are welcome. Please respond here to RSVP
Event for Sophomores
PreACT - Optional Opportunity
Friday afternoon, 10 March, 2017
As this is a half day for students, no class time will be missed.
Held at Sturgis East & Sturgis West
What is the ACT? - Like the SAT, the ACT is a widely recognized college entrance examt. Some of our students report preferring the format of the ACT over that of the SAT, and by having exposure to this test in a low-risk way, students can make an informed decision when it comes time to register for the ACT and/or the SAT during the spring of junior year. Students have an opportunity to sit for the practice SAT, the PSAT, in the fall of their junior year. Neither PreACT nor PSAT scores are reported to colleges.
The cost of the test will be $12 per student. You can pay the fee at your campus' homepage. (right margin PayPal button). You won’t need a PayPal account to use this feature. Checks made out to Sturgis Charter School or cash will be accepted by the school counselors. The last day to turn in money for test will be Tuesday, 2/14. Students on free/reduced lunch will not be charged for the test, but should let their counselor know of their participation by 2/14 so the correct number tests can be ordered.
Any questions can be directed to your child’s school counselor.
Event for Juniors
College Admissions Seminar for Parents
Tuesday, 14 March, 6:30
Cape Cod Synagogue, 145 Winter St, Hyannis
Parents of juniors are invited to attend an informative introduction to the College Admissions Process. Sturgis counselors, with support from college admissions representatives, will discuss trends in college admissions, factors impacting admission decisions, developing a balanced list of schools, managing the application process and presenting the person behind the numbers. There will also be time for questions and answers.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to support your child in what has become an increasingly complex process. We hope that you will be able to join us.
Event for Seniors
Making an Informed Decision
Monday, 10 April, 6:30
Held at Sturgis East (for both East and West senior families)
As we move toward spring, most of our seniors will have college admissions decisions and financial aid award letters in hand. For most families, finances must play a role in the final college decision. Join us to learn more about how to finance college. This meeting will review the types of financial aid typically offered, discuss how to compare financial aid award letters, and suggest other options that may help you finance your student’s college education. We encourage students to come with their parents.
Spring College Fairs
The Guidance Team would like you to be aware of several potential opportunities for students to obtain information about college options. While there may be some overlap, participating colleges and universities often vary from one program to the next. There is also a substantial difference in the size of each event. Please visit their respective web sites for more detailed information.
Thursday, 23 March - Upper Cape Tech
Sunday and Monday 7, 8 May - NACAC Fair, Boston, MA
Monday, 8 May - NACAC Fair, Providence, RI
Monday, 15 May - NEACAC Fair at Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Saturday, 20 May - Colleges That Change Lives, Boston, MA
How do you make the most of a college fair?