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Programs and Important Resources

 

Grade 12

Senior College Application Procedures and Information: September 10-19, 2019, Connections groups (2019 PowerPoint, Handout)

Senior Parent Guidance Presentation: College Application Procedures and Information: Friday, September 13, 2019, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Staples Cafeteria (2019 Parent PowerPoint, 2019 Parent Video)

College Essay Workshop: Friday, September 13, 2019, lunch waves, College & Career Center (students only)

College Financial Aid Application Night: Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2019 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

College Interview Workshop: Friday, October 18, 2019, lunch waves, College & Career Center (students only)

Scholarships Workshop: Thursday, February 6, lunch waves, College & Career Center (students only; 2020 Handout)

Webinar: Parenting High School Juniors and Seniors During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Monday, April 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (link to recording)

Grade 11

Back to School Night: Visit the Guidance Office during your child's free period for a brief presentation regarding 11th grade programming; Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Naviance College Search Introduction: December 3-6, 2019, PE classes (2019 Handout)

Naviance Parent Workshop: Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Westport Public Library (2019 Video)

College Kickoff Night for Juniors and Families: Thursday, January 2, 2020, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2020 PowerPoint, Video)

Myths, Truths, and Recommendations for College-Bound Students with IEPs or 504s: POSTPONED

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: POSTPONED

Webinar: College Admission Testing Planning for Juniors: Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to recording emailed to SHS juniors/families)

Webinar: Parenting High School Juniors and Seniors During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Monday, April 27, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (link to recording)

College Admission Panel: May 6, 2020 (link to recording)

College Essay Workshop: TBD

Grade 10

Back to School Night: Visit the Guidance Office during your child's free period for a brief presentation regarding 10th grade programming; Thursday, September 5, 2019

Naviance Parent Workshop: Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Westport Public Library (2019 Video)

Myths, Truths, and Recommendations for College-Bound Students with IEPs or 504s: POSTPONED

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: POSTPONED

Sophomore Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning: May 11, 2020 (Handout, link to recording)
 

College Admission Testing Webinar (Class of 2022 and 2023): Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to recording emailed to SHS juniors/families)

College Admission Panel: May 6, 2020 (link to recording)

Grade 9

Back to School Night: Visit the Guidance Office during your child's free period for a brief presentation regarding 9th grade programming; Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ninth Grade Parent Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Staples High School: Friday, September 20, 2019, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Staples Cafeteria (2019 Handout, 2019 Video)

Naviance Parent Workshop: Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Westport Public Library (2019 Video)

Myths, Truths, and Recommendations for College-Bound Students with IEPs or 504s: POSTPONED

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: POSTPONED

College Admission Testing Webinar (Class of 2022 and 2023): Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to recording emailed to SHS juniors/families)

Grade 8

Staples High School Transition Night: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2020 HandoutPowerPoint, Video)

 

Note: The programs below are held in alternating years and will not be held during the 2019-20 school year. Please stay tuned as we plan to add one or two additional programs for spring 2020.

  • Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College (2019 PowerPoint)
  • Prospective College Athlete Night for Students and Parents

Resources:

2020-21 Guide to Post-High School Planning and College Applications

A comprehensive description of the college process for students at Staples High School.

Athletics in the College Admissions Process

A guide to assist student-athletes and their families as they navigate the college admissions and recruiting process. Information can be found regarding the recruiting timeline, NCAA eligibility, guidelines for contacting coaches, questions to ask, and samples of letters to coaches and athletic resumes.

Learning Differences and College Planning

A guide to assist students and their families regarding the differences between services provided at the high school and college level, levels of support available and how to determine the appropriate level of support, as well as recommended colleges with support programs and college and non-college based transition programs.

2020-21 Staples High School Program of Studies

A comprehensive reference for academic information and policies as well as descriptions of all SHS courses.

2019-20 Staples High School Profile

A document that includes a description of the school and community, curriculum and grading information, and recent class statistics. The School Profile is sent to colleges along with the student's transcript.

Course Selection Fact Sheet: Class of 2021 / Class of 2022 / Class of 2023

Information regarding course selection timeline, tips, frequently asked questions, and a worksheet to guide students with the process.

PowerSchool Course Selection Information and Pre-Registration Instructions

Step-by-step written instructions and link to video to assist students with course pre-registration process.

9th Grade Course Selection Worksheet

A helpful guide for 8th grade students and families when planning and selecting their 9th grade schedule at Staples High School.

SHS Distance Learning Tips for Students/Parents

A resource for best approaching distance learning based on the feedback of teachers and school counselors.

Senior Parent Presentation 2019

Naviance Parent Workshop

9th Grade Parent Presentation

2020 College Panel

Introduction to Post High School Planning