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Grade 12

Back to School Night Grades 11 & 12: September 2022

Senior College Application Procedures and Information: September 2022 in Connections (handout)

Senior Parent School Counseling Presentation: College Application Procedures and Information: September 9, 2022 9:00-10:00 a.m. Staples Cafeteria (handout, recordingslides)

College Financial Aid Application Night: September 27, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #1 (webinar): November 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 24, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2 (webinar): January 31, 2023 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to access; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

Scholarships Workshop: February 8, 2023 during lunch waves (handout coming soon)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 16, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2023 link coming soon; 2022 recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

UConn-Stamford field trip: March 6, 2023 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (contact your school counselor if interested)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: March 21, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: 2023-24 school year (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3 (webinar): March 28, 2023 (link coming soon; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings) 

CareerConn Expo field trip: Spring 2023

Norwalk/Housatonic Community Colleges field trip: Spring 2023

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 2023 (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

Senior Parent Webinar: Preparing for a Successful Transition to College: May 23, 2023 (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Grade 11

Back to School Night Grades 11 & 12: September 2022

College Financial Aid Application Night: September 27, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Navigating the College Search Webinar: November 10, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #1 (webinar): November 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

College Planning Night for Juniors and Families: January 5, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Staples Auditorium (handout, recording, slides)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 24, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2 (webinar): January 31, 2023 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to access; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 7, 2023 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout coming soon; link to access)

UConn-Stamford field trip: March 6, 2023 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (contact your school counselor if interested)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 16, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2023 link coming soon; 2022 recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: March 21, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: 2023-24 school year (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3 (webinar): March 28, 2023 (link coming soon; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings) 

CareerConn Expo field trip: Spring 2023

Norwalk/Housatonic Community Colleges field trip: Spring 2023

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 25, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (2022 handout; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 2023 (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

College Admission Panel: May 16, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Grade 10

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #1 (webinar): November 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 24, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2 (webinar): January 31, 2023 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to access; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 7, 2023 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout coming soon; link to access)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 16, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2023 link coming soon; 2022 recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: March 21, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: 2023-24 school year (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3 (webinar): March 28, 2023 (link coming soon; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings) 

Sophomore Parent School Counseling Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning: April 18, 2023 9:00-10:00 a.m. (2022 handout, recording)

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 25, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (2022 handout; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 2023 (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

College Admission Panel: May 16, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

 

Grade 9

Ninth Grade Parent School Counseling Presentation: Introduction to Staples High School: September 13, 2022 9:00-10:00 a.m. Staples Cafeteria (handoutrecording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #1 (webinar): November 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 24, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (handout; see email/Schoology for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2 (webinar): January 31, 2023 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link to access; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 7, 2023 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout coming soon; link to access)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar): March 16, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2023 link coming soon; 2022 recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

Prospective College Student-Athlete Night: March 21, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: 2023-24 school year (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3 (webinar): March 28, 2023 (link coming soon; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings) 

​​​​​​​College Admission Testing Presentation: April 25, 2023 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Westport Library (2022 handout; see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 2023 (see email/Schoology for link to 2022 recordings)

 

Grade 8

Staples High School Transition Night: February 15, 2023 6:15-8:45 p.m. in the Staples Auditorium

Resources:

2022-23 Guide to Post-High School Planning and College Applications

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

Naviance Tutorial Video

  • For more information about utilizing Naviance as a post-high school planning resource.

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.

2023-24 Staples High School Program of Studies

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

2022-23 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 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.

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