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Programs and Important Resources

Grade 12

Senior Parent Guidance Presentation: College Application Procedures and Information: Friday, September 14, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Staples Cafeteria (2018 PowerPoint, 2018 Video)

College Financial Aid Application Night: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2018 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

Common Application/Coalition Application Workshop: Friday, September 21, 2018, lunch waves, College & Career Center (students only)

College Essay Workshop: Friday, September 28, 2018, lunch waves, College & Career Center (students only)

Scholarship Workshop: Friday, February 8, 2019, lunch waves, College & Career Center (students only)

Alumni/Senior College Panel: Date/Time TBD (students only)

Exploring Post-High School Options Fair: Friday, April 26, 2019, lunch waves, Auditorium lobby (students only)

Grade 11

Back to School Night: Visit the Guidance Office during your child's free period for a brief presentation regarding 11th grade programming; Thursday, September 13, 2018

Naviance Parent Workshop: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Town Hall Auditorium (2018 Video)

College Kickoff Night for Juniors and Families: Thursday, January 3, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2019 PowerPoint, 2019 Video)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2019 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

Prospective College Athlete Night for Students and Parents: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (note: this program will not be filmed)

College Admission Testing Presentation: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2018 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

College Admission Panel: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (note: this program will not be filmed)

Exploring Post-High School Options Fair: Friday, April 26, 2019, lunch waves, Auditorium lobby (students only)

Grade 10

Back to School Night: Visit the Guidance Office during your child's free period for a brief presentation regarding 10th grade programming; Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Naviance Parent Workshop: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 8:00-9:00 a.m.,Town Hall Auditorium 2018 Video

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2019 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

Prospective College Athlete Night for Students and Parents: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (note: this program will not be filmed)

Sophomore Parent Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Temple Israel (2019 PowerPoint, Video)

College Admission Testing Presentation: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2018 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

Exploring Post-High School Options Fair: Friday, April 26, 2019, lunch waves, Auditorium lobby (students only)

Grade 9

Back to School Night: Visit the Guidance Office during your child's free period for a brief presentation regarding 9th grade programming; Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ninth Grade Parent Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Staples High School: Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Staples Cafeteria (2018 PowerPoint, 2018 Video)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2019 PowerPoint; note this program will not be filmed)

Prospective College Athlete Night for Students and Parents: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (note: this program will not be filmed)

College Admission Testing Presentation: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2018 PowerPoint; note: this program will not be filmed)

Exploring Post-High School Options Fair: Friday, April 26, 2019, lunch waves, Auditorium lobby (students only)

Grade 8

Staples High School Transition Night: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Staples Auditorium (2019 Handout, 2019 Video)

Resources:

2019-20 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.

2019-20 Staples High School Program of Studies

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

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.