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Programs, Calendar & Important Resources

Grade 12

Senior College Application Procedures and Information: September 2023 in Connections (handout)

Senior Parent School Counseling Presentation: College Application Procedures and Information: September 8, 2023 9:00-10:00 a.m. Staples Cafeteria (handout, recordingpresentation slides)

Back to School Night Grades 11 & 12: September 27, 2023

College Financial Aid Application Night: October 3, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout, see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 23, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Scholarships Workshop: February 7, 2024 during lunch waves (handout posted this winter)

UConn-Stamford campus visit field trip: March 26, 2024 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For the Love of the Game: How Parents Can Support Successful Athletes On and Off the Field: March 5, 2024 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bedford Middle School Auditorium (see email for link to recording)

International Admissions Panel (webinar): April 2, 2024 (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 12, 2024 6:30-7:30 p.m. For great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website.

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: 2024-25 school year (2023 handout, see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: April 29, 2024 (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Connecticut State Community College Norwalk/Housatonic campus visit field trip: TBD 2024-2025

Finding Your Path: Exploring Post-High School Options: May 14, 2024 6;30-8:30 p.m. at the Westport Library

Grade 11

Back to School Night Grades 11 & 12: September 27, 2023

College Financial Aid Application Night: October 3, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout, see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Navigating the College Search Webinar: November 9, 2023 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Planning Night for Juniors and Families: January 4, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Staples Auditorium (handout, recording, slides)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 23, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 6, 2024 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)

UConn-Stamford campus visit field trip: March 26, 2024 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

For the Love of the Game: How Parents Can Support Successful Athletes On and Off the Field: March 5, 2024 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bedford Middle School Auditorium (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 12, 2024 6:30-7:30 p.m. For great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website.

International Admissions Panel (webinar): April 2, 2024 (see email/ Schoology for link to recording)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: 2024-25 school year (2023 handout, see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: April 29, 2024 (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Connecticut State Community College Norwalk/Housatonic campus visit field trip: TBD 2024-2025

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 25, 2024 (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Finding Your Path: Exploring Post-High School Options: May 14, 2024 6;30-8:30 p.m. at the Westport Library

College Admission Panel: May 21, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library

Grade 10

Back to School Night Grades 9 & 10: September 20, 2023

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 23, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 6, 2024 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)

For the Love of the Game: How Parents Can Support Successful Athletes On and Off the Field: March 5, 2024 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bedford Middle School Auditorium (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 12, 2024 6:30-7:30 p.m. For great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website.

International Admissions Panel (webinar): April 2, 2024 (see email/ Schoology for link to recording)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: 2024-25 school year (2023 handout, see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: April 29, 2024 (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Sophomore Parent School Counseling Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning: April 11, 2024 9:00-10:00 a.m. Staples Cafeteria (handout, recording)

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 25, 2024 (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Finding Your Path: Exploring Post-High School Options: May 14, 2024 6;30-8:30 p.m. at the Westport Library

College Admission Panel: May 21, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

 

Grade 9

Ninth Grade Parent School Counseling Presentation: Introduction to Staples High School: September 12, 2023 9:00-10:00 a.m. Staples Cafeteria (handout, recording)

Back to School Night Grades 9 & 10: September 20, 2023

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 23, 2024 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 6, 2024 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)

For the Love of the Game: How Parents Can Support Successful Athletes On and Off the Field: March 5, 2024 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Bedford Middle School Auditorium (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 12, 2024 6:30-7:30 p.m. For great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website.

International Admissions Panel (webinar): April 2, 2024 (See email/ Schoology for link to recording)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: 2024-25 school year (2023 handout, see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: April 29, 2024 (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 25, 2024 (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Finding Your Path: Exploring Post-High School Options: May 14, 2024 6;30-8:30 p.m. at the Westport Library

Grade 8

Staples High School Transition Night: February 13, 2024 6:15-8:45 p.m. in the Staples Auditorium (opening session recording, handout, Class of 2028 page)

Resources:

Staples High School Program of Studies

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

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.

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.

College Planning for Students with an IEP or 504

  • 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.

Course Selection Student Handout (current grades 9-11 only)

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

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.

Understanding the Report Card, Transcript, and GPA Screencast

  • Informative video to help students and families with interpreting SHS grading documents.