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Madison High School Counseling Program
ACT Prep!
All Juniors will be taking the ACT (for FREE!!!) at MHS on February 28th. These exam scores will be seen by colleges when deciding acceptance and by scholarship committees. It is important that students practice in order to do their best! The below link contains practice tests that students can take to help prepare themselves for this upcoming exam.

http://blog.prepscholar.com/printable-act-practice-tests-5-free

There are many other free resources online for ACT prep! Prep now so you don't have to worry about retaking this exam for better scores later!
SCHOLARSHIPS!
2016-2017 Scholarships for MHS Patriots updated below. New scholarships are listed in GREEN so they are easier to identify. Scholarships are sorted by due date.
Sophomore/Junior Parent Night
On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 we will be having Parent Night for all current Sophomore and Junior families. We will be talking about the college planning process. We will also have Sarah Peterson from Project Discovery available to answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
CFWNC Scholarships Available!!!!

Scholarship Info

All CFWNC scholarship information and materials for the 2017 award year are available on the website: http://www.cfwnc.org/Scholarships/ProgramsandEligibility.aspx.


Application Procedure
The Apply page listed at the bottom of every individual scholarship webpage can be found here: http://www.cfwnc.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipsOnline.aspx. These instructions are specific to the Foundant online system.


Due Dates

For due dates please visit the Scholarship Deadlines page: http://www.cfwnc.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipDeadlines.aspx. These are the dates by which students need to have their completed applications submitted online. Only completed applications with required attachments (including recommendation letters) submitted by the stated deadline will be considered for review.

Join Class of 2017 Remind 101
Class of 2017 - join our Remind 101 for the latest information on new scholarships, graduation information, etc.!
On your smartphone open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/cdabek
If you don't have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message @cdabek to the number 81010.
Our Mission:
Our mission as School Counselors at Madison High School is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that attends to the personal/social, academic, and career/college preparation and planning needs of all students. Our services include group and individual counseling, academic support, crisis intervention, career and college planning, as well as student and family advocacy. Our goal is to promote a commitment to life-long learning, personal and academic growth, and to aid our students in becoming responsible, culturally aware, and productive members of society. This foundation for this will be supported and strengthened through collaboration with our fellow educators, administrators, parents, and community advocates.

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Our Philosophy:
It is our philosophy, in the Madison High School Counseling Department, that all students have equal access to our comprehensive school counseling program, and that our program serves as an integral piece of the overall educational experience. We believe that educational, career, and personal/social goals can be established and achieved by every Madison High School student.
Documents You May Need
 Scholarship Flyers
Please contact your counselor for applications or more information regarding these scholarship opportunities
 2016-2017 College Admissions Deadline and Open House Dates.pdf
Includes admissions deadlines, contact information, and open house information for all NC colleges and universities
 2016-2017 Scholarships for MHS Patriots!.xlsx
Updated 1.31.17
Sorted by due date
New scholarships highlighted in GREEN
 2016-2017 School Profile.pdf
2016 - 2017 Madison High School Profile
 Educational Opportunity Form.pdf
Educational Opportunity Form needed to visit a college campus or related event
 Future-Ready Core Course and Credit Requirements Checklist.pdf
Above is a visual of our Future-Ready Core Course and Credit Requirements
 Mapping Your Future (FAFSA Aid).pdf
Help for Parents and Students in completing the FAFSA
 Request for Letter of Recommendation.pdf
This form helps recommenders to write the best recommendation they can
 UNC System 2015-16 Quick Facts.pdf
Quick admissions facts and deadlines for each UNC System institution
 What to Bring on Senior FAFSA Day.pdf
List of information needed for Senior FAFSA Day at MHS, January 29, 2016
Your Counselors
+ O’Donnell, Suzanne
+ Vaught, Hailey
Click on name to see details.
Schedule

Dates to remember
9/5 - Labor Day (No School!)
9/28 - Early Release

10/21 - Teacher Workday (No School!)
10/24End of Quarter 1
11/8- Election Day (No School!)
11/11 - Veteran's Day (No School!)
11/23-25 - Thanksgiving (Give Thanks for No School!)

12/16 - Early Release
12/19-12/30 - Christmas Break (
No School!)
1/13 - End of Quarter 2/End of First Semester
1/16Martin Luther King Day (No School!)
1/17 - Teacher Workday (No School!)
1/18 - Second Semester Begins

2/22 - Early Release
3/20 - End of Quarter 3
4/10-4/14 - Spring Break (No School!)
4/14 - Easter

5/17 - 5/19 - AP Testing
5/25 - 6/1 - Second Semester Testing Window
5/30 - Memorial Day (School Closed!!)
6/1 -  Early Release/Last Day of School for Students
6/3Class of 2017 Graduation
6/13 - Last Teacher Workday

**All dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.


Testing
2016-2017 MHS Exam Dates:
1/9-1/13 - MHS Semester 1 Exam Week
5/19-5/25 - MHS Semester 2 Exam Week

**Above test dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

2016 PSAT Date:
10/19 - @MHS
*Cost is $15, see your guidance counselor to register

2016-2017 ACT Dates:
9/10, *10/22, 12/10, 2/11, 4/8, 6/10
*ACT is offered at MHS on 10/22

2016-2017 SAT Dates:
*10/1, 11/5, 12/3, 1/21, *3/11, 5/6, 6/3
*SAT is offered at MHS on 10/1 and 3/11

**Check ACT/SAT link under "Helpful Links" for more information and other testing sites.
 

College Information Events
9/7 - Senior Parent Night @MHS 6:00PM
9/14 - College Fair @ MHS
9/15 - CACRAO College Fair @UNC Asheville 6:00PM

10/1 - FAFSA Open
10/4 - NCAA Eligibility Student Workshop @MHS 11:00AM
10/7 - FAFSA Day @ MHS 8:00AM - 5:00PM

10/28 - Freshman Visit to WCU/ETSU
10/29 - National FAFSA Day
11/1
- CFWNC Scholarship Applications Open
11/14-11/18 - College Application Week
11/6
- College Application Day

12/12-12/15 - NCDAP
1/24 - Sophomore/Junior Parent Night 6:00

2/6 - 2/28 - Class Registration for 2017-2017 School Year
2/9 - AB Tech Application Workshop
2/23 - AB Tech Scholarship Workshop
2/28 - ACT at MHS for current Juniors

 

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