Post-High School Planning
Transcript Release Form (for college admissions)
Required form for requesting a transcript to be sent to colleges. See "How to Request a Transcript" for more information.
Transcript Release Form (for summer programs and private high school applications)
Required form for requesting a transcript to be sent to private school or summer programs.Counselor Recommendation Questionnaire (Parent/Guardian)
Required form for requesting a transcript to be sent to colleges. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to complete online through Naviance, but may download here if needed. See "How to Request a Transcript" for more information.
Complete for each teacher you ask to write a recommendation before the end of junior year (or at least four weeks before the first application deadline in senior year). Check with your teacher to see if they have their own individual questionnaire to be used instead or if they would like any additional information.
Juniors are encouraged to distribute the Student Description Form to a few of their current or former teachers, coaches, club advisers, employers, etc., who can provide helpful information for the school counselor's letter of recommendation.
This chart can be used as template in the planning and organization of your college applications.
In order to request accommodations on the ACT or College Board exams, this form must be returned to the child's school counselor. See "Standardized Testing" for more information.
Required form for requesting a transcript to be sent to colleges. See "Athletics and College Admissions" for more information.
Academics and Scheduling
Students may earn credit for community service (.25 credits for every 30 hours, up to 1.0 credit per school year). Credit may only be earned for community service conducted while a Staples student and outside of the school day.
A student seeking to withdraw from a course after the 30th day of the term must complete the Course Withdrawal Form. The grading policy for course withdrawals can be found in the SHS Student Handbook.
A student who has completed all requirements for a Staples diploma may be allowed to graduate early with parent/guardian, school counselor, and administrative approval. The student must apply by June 30 of junior year. Students should see their school counselor if considering this as an option.Ninth Grade Course Selection Worksheet
If a student wishes for a course taken outside Staples to fulfill a graduation requirement or be used for accelerated advancement within a course sequence, school counselor and department coordinator approval must be granted prior to enrolling in, and then upon completion of, the course using this form.