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Programs, Calendar & Important Resources

Grade 12

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

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

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

Navigating the College Search Webinar: November 18, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Demystifying College Admissions: A Conversation with Jeff Selingo: December 2, 2021 7:00-8:00 p.m. (recording no longer available)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 25, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Handout; see email for link to recording)

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

Scholarships Workshop: February 10, 2022 during lunch waves (Handout)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2: March 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar):  March 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

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

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts (webinar): March 24, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3: April 5, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording) 

Norwalk Community College field trip: April 26, 2022

Housatonic Community College field trip: May 9, 2022

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Senior Parent Webinar: Preparing for a Successful Transition to College: May 2022 10:00-11:00 a.m. (link to register)

Grade 11

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

Navigating the College Search Webinar: November 18, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Demystifying College Admissions: A Conversation with Jeff Selingo: December 2, 2021 7:00-8:00 p.m. (recording no longer available)

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

Post-High School Planning Night for Juniors and Families: January 6, 2022 6:30-8:30 p.m. (handoutrecordingslides)

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 25, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Handout; see email for link to recording)

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

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 8, 2022 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2: March 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar):  March 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

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

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts (webinar): March 24, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3: April 5, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording) 

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 27, 2022 6:30 p.m. Westport Library (handout; see email for link to recording)

Norwalk Community College field trip: April 26, 2022

Housatonic Community College field trip: May 9, 2022

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

College Admission Panel: May 17, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Grade 10

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 25, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Handout; see email for link to recording)

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

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 8, 2022 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2: March 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar):  March 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

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

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts (webinar): March 24, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3: April 5, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording) 

Sophomore Parent Guidance Presentation: Introduction to Post-High School Planning: April 14, 2022 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)
 

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 27, 2022 6:30 p.m. Westport Library (handout; see email for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

 

College Admission Panel: May 17, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Grade 9

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

Understanding Financial Aid and Paying for College: January 25, 2022 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Handout; see email for link to recording)

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

Course Selection Informational Webinar: February 8, 2022 9:00-10:00 a.m. (handout, recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #2: March 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Preparing Students With Disabilities for a Successful College Transition (webinar):  March 15, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (recording no longer available; for great resources and more information on our presenter, Elizabeth Hamblet, visit her website)

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

College Night for the Visual and Performing Arts (webinar): March 24, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #3: April 5, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording) 

College Admission Testing Presentation: April 27, 2022 6:30 p.m. Westport Library (handout; see email for link to recording)

Spark Your Future: Career Exploration Series Episode #4: May 3, 2022 6:30-7:30 p.m. (see email for link to recording)

 

Grade 8

Staples High School Transition Night: February 16, 2022 (handout; recording)

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.

2022-23 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)

  • 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)

  • 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.