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Programs, Calendar & Important Resources

Grade 12

Senior College Application Procedures and Information: September 2021 (handout)

Senior Parent Guidance Presentation: College Application Procedures and Information: September 10, 2021 8:30-9:30 a.m. (handout, link to access; slides)

College Financial Aid Application Night: September 21, 2021 6:30-8:00 p.m. (link to register; handout)

Navigating the College Search Webinar: November 18, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link coming soon)

A Conversation with Jeff Selingo: December 2, 2021 (information coming soon)

Scholarships Workshop: February 2022 (2021 Handout)

Senior Parent Webinar: Preparing for a Successful Transition to College: May 2022 (see email for link to 2021 video recording)

Grade 11

College Financial Aid Application Night: September 21, 2021 6:30-8:00 p.m. (link to register; handout)

Navigating the College Search Webinar: November 18, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. (link coming soon)

A Conversation with Jeff Selingo: December 2, 2021 (link coming soon)

Naviance College Search Introduction: December 2021 (2020 Connections Handout)

Naviance Parent Workshop: December 2021 (Naviance Tutorial Video)

Post-High School Planning Night for Juniors and Families: January 2022 (2021 Opening Session Video Recording; Handout)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 2022 (2021 Handout)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 2022 (2021 Handout; Video Recording)

College Transition for Students With Disabilities: February 2022 (2021 Handout)

Prospective College Athlete Night: 2022-23 school year (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: March 2022

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 2022 (2021 Handout; see email for link to video recording)

College Admission Panel: May 2022 (see email for link to 2021 video recording)

College Application and Essay Workshop: Spring 2022 (see email for link to 2021 video recording)

Grade 10

Naviance Parent Workshop: December 2021 (Naviance Tutorial Video)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 2022 (2021 Handout)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 2022 (2021 Handout; Video Recording)

College Transition for Students With Disabilities: February 2022 (2021 Handout)

Prospective College Athlete Night: 2022-23 school year (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: March 2022

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 2022 (2021 Handout; see email for link to video recording)

Sophomore Parent Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning: April 2022 (2021 Handout; link to recording)
 

College Admission Panel: May 2022 (see email for link to 2021 video recording)
 

Grade 9

Ninth Grade Parent Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Staples High School: September 9, 2021 8:30-9:30 a.m. (handout; video recording; slides)

Naviance Parent Workshop: December 2021 (Naviance Tutorial Video)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 2022 (2021 Handout)

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 2022 (2021 Handout; Video Recording)

College Transition for Students With Disabilities: February 2022 (2021 Handout)

Prospective College Athlete Night: 2022-23 school year (2021 Handout)

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts: March 2022

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 2022 (2021 Handout; see email for link to video recording)
 

Grade 8

Staples High School Transition Night: February 2022 (2021 Handout; Video Recording)

Resources:

2021-22 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.

2021-22 Staples High School Program of Studies

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

2021-22 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) (coming winter 2021)

  • 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 (current grade 8 only) (coming winter 2021)

  • 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 (coming winter 2022)

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