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    10th and 11th Graders:
     
     
    We are looking for all students who are interested in developing, harnessing, and learning a unique skill set that will lead to high-paying employment immediately or shortly after graduating high school. Do the following interest you?
    • Automotive Tech
    • Aviation Maintenance
    • Carpentry
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Culinary Arts
    • Cybersecurity
    • Dental Science
    • EMR (emergency medical responder)
    • Graphic Design
    • Sports, Entertainment, Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism
    • Infant Toddler Childcare
    • HVAC (heating ventilation air conditioning)
    • Patient Care
    • Gaming/Programming
    Join us for a much-awaited presentation on Wednesday, December 1 in the CCC (room A230) during the lunch periods.
     
    The ACCA (Atlanta College Career Academy) will be here to discuss their programs, enrollment procedures, and any other questions that you may have about applying. 
    Attached are three flyers for you to review. 
    • Attachment 1 is the recruitment flyer, and it provides you with the eligibility information.
    • Attachment 2 is the FAQs, and it helps you and your parent to understand the what, when, and how for the program. 
    • Attachment 3 is the recruitment flyer enspanol. 
    SIGN UP: To attend the Wed Dec 1 presentation, you must sign up ASAP via: https://forms.gle/8neKchJ4UBhhRH2H9
     
     
     
    Here's something to consider, according to 2020 data, here are starting salaries for a variety of high-demand tech fields.
    • Architectural Technology: $42,000
    • Automotive Collision Repair: $37,000
    • Automotive Maintenance Technology: $44,000
    • Carpentry & Building Construction Technology: $40,000
    • Control Systems Technology: $60,000
    • Electrical Automation Technology: $52,000
    • HVAC)-Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Tech: $40,000
    • High Performance Racing Tech: $35,000
    • Industrial Tech: $48,000
    • Information Tech: $49,000
    • Internet and Web-based Tech: $50,000
    • Plumbing Tech: $47,000
    • Precision Machining Tech: $53,000
    • Welding: $46,000
     

     
    For 10th and 11th Graders:
     
     
    We are looking for all students who are interested in developing, harnessing, and learning a unique skill-set that will lead to high-paying employment immediately or shortly after graduating high school. Do the following interest you?
    • Automotive Tech
    • Aviation Maintenance
    • Carpentry
    • Criminal Investigation
    • Culinary Arts
    • Cybersecurity
    • Dental Science
    • EMR (emergency medical responder)
    • Graphic Design
    • Sports, Entertainment, Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism
    • Infant Toddler Childcare
    • HVAC (heating ventilation air conditioning)
    • Patient Care
    • Gaming/Programming
    Join us for a much-awaited presentation on Wednesday, December 1 in the CCC (room A230) during the lunch periods.
    The ACCA (Atlanta College Career Academy) will be here to discuss their programs, enrollment procedures, and any other questions that you may have about applying. 
    Attached are two flyers for you to review. 
    • Attachment 1 is the recruitment flyer, and it provides you with the eligibility information.
    • Attachment 2 is the FAQs, and it helps you and your parent to understand the what, when, and how for the program. 
    SIGN UP: To attend the Wed Dec 1 presentation, you must sign up ASAP via: https://forms.gle/8neKchJ4UBhhRH2H9
     
     
     
    Here's something to consider, according to 2020 data, here are starting salaries for a variety of high-demand tech fields.
    Architectural Technology: $42,000
    Automotive Collision Repair: $37,000
    Automotive Maintenance Technology: $44,000
    Capentry & Building Construction Technology: $40,000
    Control Systems Technology: $60,000
    Electrical Automation Technology: $52,000
    HVAC)-Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Tech: $40,000
    High Performance Racing Tech: $35,000
    Industrial Tech: $48,000
    Information Tech: $49,000
    Internet and Web-base Tech: $50,000
    Plumbing Tech: $47,000
    Precision Machining Tech: $53,000
    Welding: $46,000
     

     
    For Juniors:
     
     
    1. Many of you have been asking about the status of your applications to the AVA (Atlanta Virtual Academy) full-time program for the spring/2nd semester. See the 1st attached document for the FAQs about the program. 
     
    2. Then for the students who are seeking to enroll in just one (maybe two) course(s) in the AVA's part-time program, the spring/2nd semester's registration has not begun yet. Once we receive that information we'll connect with everyone, so please make certain that we (the guidance dept) have your current and most used email address. In the interim, you may check out their website so you're able to keep tabs on the release of this information for yourself. See link: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/domain/10128
     
    3. November 15-19 will be a week filled with Apply to College type of activities. See the 2nd attached flyer and the itemized list below. 
    • Monday Nov 15: 
      • College Spirit Day, College Career Bingo/Scavenger Hunt, I Applied raffle, FAFSA for a Cookie, and Hot chocolate for those who've submitted an application.
    • Tuesday Nov 16:
      • Career Day resume writing event in the media center, College Spirit Day, College Career Bingo/Scavenger Hunt, I Applied raffle, FAFSA for a Cookie, and Hot chocolate for those who've submitted an application continues...
    • Wednesday Nov 17:
      • College Panel discussion in Murray Theatre (selected teachers will bring their classes), Family Support Night via zoom, I Applied raffle, FAFSA for a Cookie, and Hot chocolate for those who've submitted an application continues...
    • Thursday Nov 18:
      • Apply to College sessions (selected teachers will have their classes participate), FAFSA webinar, Latin American Association, Financial Aid Careers, I Applied raffle, FAFSA for a Cookie, and Hot chocolate for those who've submitted an application continues...
    • Friday Nov 19:
      • The raffle for the "I Applied" initiative give away, FAFSA for a Cookie, and Hot chocolate for those who've submitted an application last day.
    4. Speaking of preparing for college, we are fast approaching the 2nd semester. Where you are in the college preparation process? Please examine the 3rd, 4th, and 5th attached documents in this email. Two of them are items from the College Board which outline suggestions as to what you and your family should be doing from month to month. The other document details step-by-step what should be done in making your college lists. In February the guidance dept's counselors will be visiting your classrooms to assist you with the Match-n-Fit process as this is where we can appropriately develop a list of programs, universities, technical colleges that best fit you based on your results. 
     
    5. Do you want or need the COVID-19 vaccine, visit: http://apsvax.coreresponse.org/
     
    6. Do you have an official government-issued ID? If not, please see the last attached flyer and join the campaign in securing one. 
     

     
    Hello, potential spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Students,
     
    This is an effort to finalize your DE (dual enrollment) applications for the 2nd semester/spring 2022 semester. For those who have been serious and followed the application steps previously outlined, you should at this point have already completed, or are in the process of doing these final four items. 
    1. You should research which college courses that you're interested in taking for the spring semester. So please go to: https://www.gafutures.org/checs/dualenrollment/DECourseDirectory and go to the drop-down menu to select the correct college and subject category.
    2. Next, you are to connect with your assigned Midtown counselor by providing her/him with your list of selected course(s), as your counselor will need to verify and upload your desired courses to your GA Futures funding application. The deadline to do this for GA State was Friday, October 22, and for all other colleges, it was Friday, October 29. 
      • Since these two dates have passed, you must definitely connect with your Midtown counselor ASAP if you're still attempting to participate in DE for next semester. 
    1. Then you will need to connect with your DE college and participate in their registration and/or orientation process so that you can register for class(es). 
    2. Finally, you are to submit an official copy of your DE college schedule to your assigned Midtown counselor. This schedule should be in PDF format or a document directly from the college that contains your DE college student ID number and your full name. You can email your schedule to us or simply upload it via this link: https://forms.gle/mXD82PdgvzykJR3g9
    Next below is information on the sessions that'll be held for all those who are applying to ATC (Atlanta Technical College) for the spring 2022 semester. These sessions are designed to help you with the following. 

     

    1.) Submitting your Atlanta Technical College admission application               

    2.) Submitting your funding application of Georgia Futures

    3.) Submitting your FERPA Agreement Form

     

    Friday's Dual Enrollment Help Sessions

    Friday, November 5th, 2021

    12:00pm- 2:00pm

    https://atlantapublicschools-us.zoom.us/j/84880603447?pwd=RkZBVjVlZlhsVytvRG9PaFJTeTY3UT09

     

    Meeting ID: 848 8060 3447

    Passcode: 072547

    Friday, November 12th, 2021

    12:00pm- 2:00pm

    Friday, November 19th, 2021

    12:00pm- 2:00pm

     


     
    For Juniors:
     
    1. Are you looking for a community service initiative that's meaningful? Check out the Shoes for the Homeless initiative: https://www.shoesforthehomeless.net/youth-ambasssador-program
     
    For other community service opportunities, please visit our 2021-22 Community Service drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
     
    2. Do you need a job? There are new employment opportunities added to the 2021-22 Employment Drive. For example Aerie company in the Lenox Mall is hiring. Here's the link to their flyer along with dozens of other employers seeking to hire you: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lV-dUpx12CPHbztPGsMibfgqSYKMquej?usp=sharing
     


     
    For Juniors:
     
     
    1. There's a lucrative scholarship specifically for 11th graders/cohort 2023 student to apply. It's called the Coolidge Scholarship and it is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major.
    Here are the links to review.
     
     
     
    2. Applerouth Tutoring is offering free SAT and ACT Study Sessions.  Please join them for a free SAT and/or ACT Study Session where they will review the content on the exam, walk through sample questions, and show you score-raising strategies. 
     
    To register, go to www.applerouth.com/signup and enter the event code
    • SAT Session: November 2nd at 7:00pm
    • Event code: M470516
    • ACT Session: November 9th at 7:00pm
    • Event code: M470517
    You can continue to utilize Khan Acadamy, so see the 1st attached flyer for details on prep resources from the College Board.
     
    3. Then picture day is coming - Thursday Nov 4 and Friday Nov 5. See the the 2nd flyer to this email for details. 
     

     
     
    Hello DE (Dual Enrollment) Students/Applicants,
    We reach out to you today with an update as to where you should be in this process. Every new applicant should have submitted their funding application via their GA Futures account regardless of what college they're seeking to dual enroll in. See below for specific information for these various colleges. 
    • ATC (Atlanta Technical College) 
      • New applicants should have submitted their admissions application online to ATC where you indicated which program you would like to pursue. An example of a program is "Early College Essentials", "Barbering", or "Medical Assisting" which are just a few examples. Here's the link, by the way, to submit your ATC admission application: https://atlantatech.edu/admissions-test__trashed/dual-enrollment/
      • New applicants your deadline to submit your admissions application is Friday, October 29
      •  
      • New applicants make certain that your admissions application is for the Spring 2022 semester and that you identified yourself as an HS Dual Enrollment student. 
      • New applicants, if you need further instructions on how to submit your admission application, please go into our dual enrollment drive and locate the 7th document: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing or you can review the 3rd attached document to this email.
      • VERY IMPORTANT & MANDATORY: Every ATC applicant must attend this virtual session on Wednesday, Oct 20 during the 2nd lunch 12:40-1:15pm. Here's the zoom information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8853269468?pwd=c29EeTBWM01IUFd1WVoxcjRBY3FXQT09 and meeting ID 885 326 9468
     
    For ALL DE students (new and returning). See the 4 items below.
    1. Each of you should research which college courses that you're interested in taking for the spring semester. So please go to: https://www.gafutures.org/checs/dualenrollment/DECourseDirectory and go to the drop-down menu to select the correct college and subject category.
    2. Next, you are to connect with your assigned Midtown counselor by providing her/him with your list of selected course(s), as your counselor will need to vet and upload your desired courses to your GA Futures funding application. The deadline to do this for GSU is Friday, October 22, and for all other colleges, it's Friday, October 29
    3. Then you will need to connect with your DE college and participate in their registration and/or orientation process so that you can register for class(es). 
    4. Finally, you are to submit an official copy of your DE college schedule to your assigned Midtown counselor. You can email your schedule to us or simply upload it via this link: https://forms.gle/mXD82PdgvzykJR3g9
     
    Please reach out to me or your assigned counselor if you have any unanswered questions or if there is anything you are not 100% sure about.
    Be and do well. 
     

     

    APS Community Service Form

    We'd like to share with you some good and quite interesting community service opportunities. Please do not fall behind in completing this requirement for your diploma. Seniors, you're encouraged to submit your community service now by either providing an official letter by your volunteer supervisor or the attached log sheet to your assigned counselor.
     
    To find some current opportunities, please visit the 2021-22 Community Service drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing. Located in the drive, you'll find the following:
    • The Fulton County Library System's volunteer application (ongoing dates throughout the year).
    • The Inman Park Little Pumpkin Halloween Parade (Sunday, Oct 24 and 31).
    • Keras Helping Hands at State Farm Arena (various dates in October).
    • The United Way of Greater Atlanta Youth United initiative (ongoing dates throughout the year). 
     
    Next, did you attend this year's Financial Aid presentation last Wednesday, or would you like to receive information from that presentation? If so, go ahead and scan this code or go to this link, so that you can be and remain in the financial aid know. 
     

     
     
    Hello Midtown, we hope you are doing and feeling well. This will be our final email notification to the community at large regarding the application process for 2nd semester's dual enrollment. Henceforth, we will send email communication only to the students/parents who signed up via this google document https://forms.gle/CpU2HzzCFAWPgV9w9, as this represents your seriousness about pursuing the program for next semester. 
     
     
    So, again if you are serious about applying for 2nd-semester dual enrollment, you should follow the steps outlined in the original email sent Thursday, Sept 23, and if you scroll down you'll see that email along with the application instructions. But to help reduce time finding that, the app instructions are repasted here. Read and follow them carefully.
     
    Step 1. Everyone, including our returning DE students, should review the 1st document that is attached to this email as it summarizes the important specifications to the DE program, as well as describes the colleges that are most common to Midtown HS and our students.  
     
     
    Step 2. If after reviewing the attached document, and you seek more in-depth information about our state's provision or program that allows high school students to take courses at approved post-secondary institutions, then you may review these three websites.
     
     
    Step 3. Next, only for those who are serious about applying, and this includes returning DE students who are interested only if you're changing colleges, you should make one entry via this link, as doing so will allow us to make subsequent contact with you and assist you during this process. Here's the link: https://forms.gle/CpU2HzzCFAWPgV9w9.  
     
     
     
    Step 4. Carefully review the documents located in this google drive as you will need these documents in the proceeding steps. 
    In this drive or folder, there are 23 PDF documents, which are:
    • 2021-22 Midtown's Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2021 Participating Dual Enrollment Colleges
    • 2021 Dual Enrollment Changes & Updates as of MAY 2020
    • 2021 USG Colleges Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements
    • 2021-22 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement **(All students must submit this form immediately)
    • 2021-22 ATC Dual Enrollment Flyer
    • 2021-22 ATC Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College)  Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2021-22 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) Dual Enrollment Admissions Instructions
    • 2021-22 Clayton State Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 GSU (Georgia State University) Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 KSU (Kennesaw State Univesity) Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 Oglethorpe University Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts
    • 2021-22 APS COVID-19 Waiver
    • 2021-22 Dual Enrollment Information Sessions
    • 2021-22 GSU Academic Calendar
    • 2022 AMSC Academic Calendar
    • 2022 ATC Academic Calendar
    • 2022 Clayton State University Academic Calendar
    • 2022 KSU Academic Calendar
    • 2022 Oglethorpe Univesity Academic Calendar 
    • 2022-23 ACCA Open House Information Sessions
     
    Step 5. All new students to the program must submit one funding application per academic year via your GA Futures account, and your parent must electronically approve your participation by signing the online Participation Agreement that is generated once you appropriately submit your funding application. If you are a returning student but transferring to another college, you must submit a funding application for that new college or add the college to your existing funding application. 
     
    What is a funding application? It is an application that allows you to access the GSFC (Georgia Student Finance Commission) funds so that the full cost of tuition is not absorbed by you or your parent/guardian. So, yes, this is an extremely crucial step. 
     
    Step 6. For the students who are new to the DE program, your next step in the dual enrollment application process is to submit your admissions application directly to the college/university for which you are eligible. Returning DE students who are intending to attend a different college for the 2nd semester, you must submit an admissions application too. Returning DE students to the same college, you may skip this step.
    The instructions on how to apply to our high school's most common colleges and universities are found in the dual enrollment drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
    Once you're in the drive, please locate the PDF document for your college, then follow the students outlined to submit your admissions application. Please ignore the fall semester deadlines that may be written on a few of the forms, as 2nd-semester deadlines will be shared at the presentation on Wednesday, Sept 29. 
     
     
    Step 7. New students must request that their transcript is sent to their college via their Parchment account. This also includes returning DE students who are applying to a new or different college for the 2021-22 school year. 
     
    For instructions on how to set up your Parchment account, please go to the dual enrollment drive and locate PDF document #15 entitled "2021-22 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts." So here is the link to that drive again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
     
    Step 8. Yes, you heard right, it appears that for the 2022 spring semester the majority of colleges are re-requiring the submission of an eligible ACT/SAT test score. Please review what the minimum scores are for each school via the 2021-22 Dual Enrollment drive. It's the 4th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
    To access and request your SAT scores, log into your College Board account via https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores and request that your highest SAT scores from one test administration be sent to the college. Please note that there is no 'super-scoring' for dual enrollment admissions. 
     
    For your ACT scores, log in to your ACT account via https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html and request that your highest ACT scores from one test administration be sent to the college. Again there is no 'super scoring' for dual enrollment admissions. Sorry. 
     
    Making these requests may incur a $12 fee for the SAT and a $16 fee for the ACT. 
    All new applicants will need to request their scores to be sent to their respective colleges, that's if the institution requires one of these two exams. Some colleges such as ATC (Atlanta Technical College) may accept the Accuplacer or ASSET exam in lieu of the ACT or SAT. Returning DE students who will be applying to a new college will need to do this step too. 
     
     
     
    Step 9. There may be occasions during this process when you will need to provide your Midtown counselor with a document, please upload all such documents via this link: https://forms.gle/mXD82PdgvzykJR3g9
     
    For starters, you will need to submit the 2021-22 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement, which again you will find in our drive: It's the 5th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing. Other examples of documents that you may eventually submit will be a copy of your official DE college schedule, a textbook agreement, APS COVID-19 Waiver, and/or an advising form as to just list a few. 
     

     
    Step 10. Be sure to continually connect with your assigned Midtown HS counselor along the way as there will need to be discussion around your eligibility, the course(s) you are intending to take while at your DE college, as well as determining the feasibility of having a DE experience fit into your overall Midtown schedule. It is important everyone understands that currently being a high school student, your high school requirements do in fact supersede any college experience.
     

     
     
    1. The 12th (and 11th grade) parent night is coming on Tuesday, October 19. To register for this event, please review the 1st attached flyer to this email. 
    At this virtual meeting, a variety of important topics will be discussed such as:
    • Grad Requirements
    • Scholarships
    • SAT/ACT Prep Resources
    • Post-secondary Options
    • Dual Enrollment
    • Academic Advancement and Recovery
    • CCC and other junior-related updates...
    2, For free and very effective SAT prep material to help you prepare for the October 26 PSAT exam, as well as the SAT in March 2022 here at Midtown, please review the 2nd attached flyer to this email. 
    3.  Are you looking for a community service event to participate? The Monster Fest event at Little Five Points is approaching, and they are looking for a host of volunteers to ensure this event runs without a hitch. To register, please visit this link: https://signup.com/go/gbFHZzV, or email hello@l5pba.com
    For other community service opportunities, please go to the 2021-22 Community Service drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
    4. Midtown HS is offering the ASAVA Career Exploration assessment on Thursday, October 21. The ASVAB can help you identify which career areas best suit you. Because this is an aptitude test, it does not just tell you what you are currently doing well, it will also provide you with what you may be good at learning. For example, you may know nothing about electronics, but your scores may say you have the ability to learn electronics. Interesting. The ASVAB may be worth your time. To sign up, go to this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwoIYD9NUNq6KDKQ_DUiO4REDY5KVxgr7YVniw0hr81bFk-A/viewform?usp=sf_link 
     
    5.  For employment opportunities, visit The 2021-22 Employment drive as new job opportunities have been added: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lV-dUpx12CPHbztPGsMibfgqSYKMquej?usp=sharing
     

     

    Dual Enrollment General Information

     

    Did you miss the DE (Dual Enrollment) information session held on Wednesday, Sept. 29? Well, it has been recorded, and here's the link: 

     

    For the current DE (dual enrollment) students, it is vital that you are aware of the fall semester's schedules for both APS and your current DE college. And although these calendars are found in the 2021-22 Dual Enrollment drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing, we have pasted the important holiday dates below here for your convenience. 

     

    Atlanta Public Schools

    October 7th – 11th – Students on fall break

    November 2nd – School closed for Election Day

     

    Atlanta Metropolitan State College

    November 25-26 Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)

    December 3-9 Final Exams Sessions A, C, D (15-Week, 12-Week, 8-Week 2nd Mini-Mester) – Buses End on December 9th

     

    Atlanta Technical College

    Semester Mini-Break Sept. 30 – Oct. 2

    No Classes in Session/Holiday November 22 – 27

    Last Day of the Semester December 4 – Buses end on December 4th

     

    Clark Atlanta University

    Monday – Tuesday, October 4 – 5, 2021 Fall Break (AUC)

    Thursday – Friday, November 25 – 26, 2021 Thanksgiving Break (University Closed)

    Monday – Friday, December 6 – 10, 2021 Final Examinations Week - – Buses End on December 10th

     

    GA State University

    Thanksgiving Break Nov 22 – 27

    Final Exams Dec 7 – 14 – Buses end on December 14th

     

     

    Next, be sure that if you are serious about applying for 2nd-semester dual enrollment, that you follow the steps outlined in the original email sent Thursday, Sept 23, and if you scroll down you'll see that email along with the application instructions. But to help you reduce time finding that, we pasted the app instructions here. Read and follow them closely.
     
    Step 1. Everyone, including our returning DE students, should review the 1st document that is attached to this email as it summarizes the important specifications to the DE program, as well as describes the colleges that are most common to Midtown HS and our students.  
     
     
    Step 2. If after reviewing the attached document, and you seek more in-depth information about our state's provision or program that allows high school students to take courses at approved post-secondary institutions, then you may review these three websites.
     
     
    Step 3. Next, only for those who are serious about applying, and this includes returning DE students who are interested only if you're changing colleges, you should make one entry via this link, as doing so will allow us to make subsequent contact with you and assist you during this process. Here's the link: https://forms.gle/CpU2HzzCFAWPgV9w9.  
     
     
     
    Step 4. Carefully review the documents located in this google drive as you will need these documents in the proceeding steps. 
    In this drive or folder, there are 23 PDF documents, which are:
    • 2021-22 Midtown's Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2021 Participating Dual Enrollment Colleges
    • 2021 Dual Enrollment Changes & Updates as of MAY 2020
    • 2021 USG Colleges Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements
    • 2021-22 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement **(All students must submit this form immediately)
    • 2021-22 ATC Dual Enrollment Flyer
    • 2021-22 ATC Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College)  Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2021-22 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) Dual Enrollment Admissions Instructions
    • 2021-22 Clayton State Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 GSU (Georgia State University) Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 KSU (Kennesaw State Univesity) Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 Oglethorpe University Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts
    • 2021-22 APS COVID-19 Waiver
    • 2021-22 Dual Enrollment Information Sessions
    • 2021-22 GSU Academic Calendar
    • 2022 AMSC Academic Calendar
    • 2022 ATC Academic Calendar
    • 2022 Clayton State University Academic Calendar
    • 2022 KSU Academic Calendar
    • 2022 Oglethorpe Univesity Academic Calendar 
    • 2022-23 ACCA Open House Information Sessions
     
    Step 5. All new students to the program must submit one funding application per academic year via your GA Futures account, and your parent must electronically approve your participation by signing the online Participation Agreement that is generated once you appropriately submit your funding application. If you are a returning student but transferring to another college, you must submit a funding application for that new college or add the college to your existing funding application. 
     
    What is a funding application? It is an application that allows you to access the GSFC (Georgia Student Finance Commission) funds so that the full cost of tuition is not absorbed by you or your parent/guardian. So, yes, this is an extremely crucial step. 
     
    Step 6. For the students who are new to the DE program, your next step in the dual enrollment application process is to submit your admissions application directly to the college/university for which you are eligible. Returning DE students who are intending to attend a different college for the 2nd semester, you must submit an admissions application too. Returning DE students to the same college, you may skip this step.
    The instructions on how to apply to our high school's most common colleges and universities are found in the dual enrollment drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
    Once you're in the drive, please locate the PDF document for your college, then follow the students outlined to submit your admissions application. Please ignore the fall semester deadlines that may be written on a few of the forms, as 2nd-semester deadlines will be shared at the presentation on Wednesday, Sept 29. 
     
     
    Step 7. New students must request that their transcript is sent to their college via their Parchment account. This also includes returning DE students who are applying to a new or different college for the 2021-22 school year. 
     
    For instructions on how to set up your Parchment account, please go to the dual enrollment drive and locate PDF document #15 entitled "2021-22 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts." So here is the link to that drive again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
     
    Step 8. Yes, you heard right, it appears that for the 2022 spring semester the majority of colleges are re-requiring the submission of an eligible ACT/SAT test score. Please review what the minimum scores are for each school via the 2021-22 Dual Enrollment drive. It's the 4th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
    To access and request your SAT scores, log into your College Board account via https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores and request that your highest SAT scores from one test administration be sent to the college. Please note that there is no 'super-scoring' for dual enrollment admissions. 
     
    For your ACT scores, log in to your ACT account via https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html and request that your highest ACT scores from one test administration be sent to the college. Again there is no 'super scoring' for dual enrollment admissions. Sorry. 
     
    Making these requests may incur a $12 fee for the SAT and a $16 fee for the ACT. 
    All new applicants will need to request their scores to be sent to their respective colleges, that's if the institution requires one of these two exams. Some colleges such as ATC (Atlanta Technical College) may accept the Accuplacer or ASSET exam in lieu of the ACT or SAT. Returning DE students who will be applying to a new college will need to do this step too. 
     
     
     
    Step 9. There may be occasions during this process when you will need to provide your Midtown counselor with a document, please upload all such documents via this link: https://forms.gle/mXD82PdgvzykJR3g9
     
    For starters, you will need to submit the 2021-22 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement, which again you will find in our drive: It's the 5th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing. Other examples of documents that you may eventually submit will be a copy of your official DE college schedule, a textbook agreement, APS COVID-19 Waiver, and/or an advising form as to just list a few. 
     

     
    Step 10. Be sure to continually connect with your assigned Midtown HS counselor along the way as there will need to be discussion around your eligibility, the course(s) you are intending to take while at your DE college, as well as determining the feasibility of having a DE experience fit into your overall Midtown schedule. It is important everyone understands that currently being a high school student, your high school requirements do in fact supersede any college experience.
     

     
     
    Please be sure to join us for the 2021-22 Dual Enrollment virtual info session on Wednesday, September 29 during both lunch periods. At this meeting, we will focus on the admissions process for the 2021-22 school year's 2nd or spring semester. See the attached flyer for details, and here are the login credentials. 
    Then for the students who are serious about applying for the 2nd semester, you are required to carefully read the original email sent earlier which details the steps in the application process. Simply scroll down for that information.
     
    Please let us know if you have any questions, etc., otherwise, we hope to see you Wednesday.
     

     
     
    We hope all are doing and feeling well. This email is for any student who is interested in applying for the DE (dual enrollment) program for the 2nd semester, as well as any of the current DE students who would like to apply to a different college altogether next semester. The process is thoroughly outlined in this email and will require that you adhere to these steps as well as all the deadlines. Any deviation from these steps may impede your application submission which may ultimately interfere with your acceptance. So carefully parse through this email, (and yes I know it's a bit much but trust me it'll all make sense if you follow the steps). 
     
     
    Step 1. Everyone, including our returning DE students, should review the 1st document that is attached to this email as it summarizes the important specifications to the DE program, as well as describes the colleges that are most common to Midtown HS and our students.  
     
     
    Step 2. If after reviewing the attached document, and you seek more in-depth information about our state's provision or program that allows high school students to take courses at approved post-secondary institutions, then you may review these three websites.
     
     
    Step 3. Next, only for those who are serious about applying, and this includes returning DE students who are interested only if you're changing colleges, you should make one entry via this link, as doing so will allow us to make subsequent contact with you and assist you during this process. Here's the link: https://forms.gle/CpU2HzzCFAWPgV9w9.  
     
     
     
    Step 4. Carefully review the documents located in this google drive as you will need these documents in the proceeding steps. 
    In this drive or folder, there are 23 PDF documents, which are:
    • 2021-22 Midtown's Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2021 Participating Dual Enrollment Colleges
    • 2021 Dual Enrollment Changes & Updates as of MAY 2020
    • 2021 USG Colleges Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements
    • 2021-22 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement **(All students must submit this form immediately)
    • 2021-22 ATC Dual Enrollment Flyer
    • 2021-22 ATC Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College)  Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2021-22 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) Dual Enrollment Admissions Instructions
    • 2021-22 Clayton State Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 GSU (Georgia State University) Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 KSU (Kennesaw State Univesity) Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 Oglethorpe University Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2021-22 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts
    • 2021-22 APS COVID-19 Waiver
    • 2021-22 Dual Enrollment Information Sessions
    • 2021-22 GSU Academic Calendar
    • 2022 AMSC Academic Calendar
    • 2022 ATC Academic Calendar
    • 2022 Clayton State University Academic Calendar
    • 2022 KSU Academic Calendar
    • 2022 Oglethorpe Univesity Academic Calendar 
    • 2022-23 ACCA Open House Information Sessions
     
    Step 5. All new students to the program must submit one funding application per academic year via your GA Futures account, and your parent must electronically approve your participation by signing the online Participation Agreement that is generated once you appropriately submit your funding application. If you are a returning student but transferring to another college, you must submit a funding application for that new college or add the college to your existing funding application. 
     
    What is a funding application? It is an application that allows you to access the GSFC (Georgia Student Finance Commission) funds so that the full cost of tuition is not absorbed by you or your parent/guardian. So, yes, this is an extremely crucial step. 
     
    Step 6. For the students who are new to the DE program, your next step in the dual enrollment application process is to submit your admissions application directly to the college/university for which you are eligible. Returning DE students who are intending to attend a different college for the 2nd semester, you must submit an admissions application too. Returning DE students to the same college, you may skip this step.
    The instructions on how to apply to our high school's most common colleges and universities are found in the dual enrollment drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
    Once you are in the drive, please locate the PDF document for your college, then follow the students outlined to submit your admissions application. Please ignore the fall semester deadlines as 2nd semester has a 
     
     
    Step 7. New students must request that their transcript is sent to their college via their Parchment account. This also includes returning DE students who are applying to a new or different college for the 2021-22 school year. 
     
    For instructions on how to set up your Parchment account, please go to the dual enrollment drive and locate PDF document #15 entitled "2020-21 Quick Guide to Grady's Parchment Account." And here again is the link to that drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
     
    Step 8. Yes, you heard right it appears that for the spring 2021 semester the majority of colleges are re-requiring the submission of a valid ACT/SAT test score. Please review what the minimum scores are for each school via the 2021-22 Dual Enrollment drive. It's the 4th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
    To access and request your SAT scores, log into your College Board account via https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores and request that your highest SAT scores from one test administration be sent to the college. 
     
    For your ACT scores, log in to your ACT account via https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html and request that your highest ACT scores from one test administration be sent to the college. 
     
    Making these requests may incur a $12 fee for the SAT and a $16 fee for the ACT. 
    All new applicants will need to request their scores to be sent to their respective colleges, that's if the institution requires one of these two exams. Returning DE students who will be applying to a new college will need to do the same. 
     
     
     
     
    Step 9. There may be occasions during this process when you will need to provide your Midtown counselor with a document, please upload all such documents via this link:  https://forms.gle/mXD82PdgvzykJR3g9
     
    For starters, you will need to submit the 2021-22 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement, which again you will find in our drive:  It's the 5th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing.  Other examples of documents that you may eventually submit will be a copy of your official DE college schedule, a textbook agreement, APS COVID-19 Waiver, and/or an advising form as to just list a few. 
     

     
    Step 10. Be sure to continually connect with your assigned Midtown HS counselor along the way as there will need to be discussion around your eligibility, the course(s) you are intending to take while at your DE college, as well as assess the feasibility of having a DE experience fit into your overall Midtown schedule. It is important everyone understands that currently being a high school student, your high school requirements do in fact supersede any college experience.
     
     


    Lastly, please save the following date, as we're having an information/working session where you will be able to ask questions related to this process. See the 2nd attached flyer to email or below this meeting's details. 
    Wednesday, September 29 during both lunch periods.  
    Here is the Zoom login information:
    Meeting ID: 5368182615 
    Passcode: 2022
     
    Despite varying deadlines published by various colleges, our goal is to have all dual enrollment applications for spring 2022 completed and submitted by November 1, 2021.
     

     
    For Sophomores and Juniors:
     
     
    Governor's Honors Program
    The nomination process for the 2021-22 Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is now open through October 1. GHP is a four-week residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented 10th and 11th-grade high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. This program will be held on the campus of Berry College from June 19-July 16, 2022.
     
    Students must be nominated by a teacher to be eligible to apply. For more information, please review the 1st attached document to this email which is the PowerPoint for this year's program and nominating process. You may contact counselor Dr. Blankenship at Sblankenship@atlanta.k12.ga.us if you should have additional questions regarding GHP.
     
     
    The Universal Screener
    Atlanta Public Schools is committed to creating a culture of student support and supporting the needs of the whole child. One way we're addressing the whole child is by identifying the student's strengths and areas for growth relative to social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional, and behavioral health. The assessment consists of a brief rating scale that'll be completed by the teacher to aid in identifying students who may be at risk to develop academic or other school-related concerns.
     
    Additionally, students ages 8 and above in the 3rd to the 12th grade will be invited to complete a self-rating that will take approximately 5-15 minutes to complete. We acknowledge the importance of parent input into this screening process, therefore parents of students in grades PK-12 will also be invited to complete a brief rating scale about their student(s). Together, this information helps us to understand the needs of all students, and to make effective plans to support those needs at the school, class, and individual levels. Please see the 2nd attached document for steps to complete the parent screener. The completion deadline for the parent screener is Friday, October 1.
     
    Important Disclaimer​** This is a mass email being sent to all parents/students in our email database. Therefore it is important to note that parents had the opportunity to exclude their child/children from participating in this initiative. So for those parents and students, we'd ask that you honor your request by not completing the screener.
     
     
    Math Super Saturday
    Calling all students who may need some additional support in math. Come join Spelman College for their Super Saturday Program. For more information and to register, see the 3rd attached flyer. The registration link is embedded in the flyer. Hurry as the deadline to submit your participation is Thursday, September 23 by 5pm. 
     

    AVA Full Time Extended Enrollment Flyer
     
    AVA (Atlanta Virtual Academy) has reopened its full-time virtual enrollment program. Attached is the flyer. Please review it and see link for details: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/domain/16704
     
    The flyer, along with other APS marketed programs and events, may also be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ErIt69cin9j3vsLkDvPQdPtCbnbHDru7?usp=sharing
     

     
     
    There are three upcoming college fair field trips.
    • Friday, September 17 is the NAHS (North Atlanta HS) College Fair (deadline is Monday, Sept 13)
    • Friday, September 24 is the FAMU Educational Fair (deadline is Wednesday, Sept 15)
    • Friday, October 1 is the PROBE College Fair (deadline is Wednesday, Sept 22)
    Descriptions about these three very popular fairs are found on their permission forms which are in the 2021-22 College Prep & Admissions Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xiyU3qj8KyYpc2MfUwvF0VDr45WxrQuO?usp=sharing
    Go into the above link, and the permission forms are as follows...
    • The 9th document is the FAMU Fair's permission form
    • The 10th document is the NAHS Fair's permission form
    • The 11th document is the PROBE Fair's permission form
    To help those who cannot access the drive, the permission forms are also attached to this email.
     
    We are providing transportation to each of these fairs. So, if you are interested in any of these fairs, you must get your permission form(s) signed by your parent/guardian and by using Google Chrome web browser please upload the form to: https://forms.gle/3vwFY1FLM1T4wtau6 (uploads can be a PDF or a photo image). Or you may email it to your assigned counselor. 
    • Dr. Blankenship for last names A-F: Sblankenship@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    • Mr. Young for last names G-M: Ljyoung@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    • Ms. Falcone for last names N-Z: Chelsea.Falcone@atlanta.k12.ga.us
     

    We're looking forward to having you attend these informational college fairs. The deadlines are aggressive, so hurry and get your form(s) submitted!
     
     
    Next, see below for the message from Mr. Vincent regarding this year's PSAT exam.
     

    PSAT DAY – 10/26/2021

    • All 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT/NMSQT (not the PSAT 10) Tuesday October 26, 2021.  KEEP IN MIND THAT THERE IS NO OPTION FOR A MAKE-UP TEST IF YOU MISS THIS ONE. 
    • There is NO COST for 10th and 11th graders to take the PSAT/NMSQT.
    • ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE SOME FORM OF PICTURE ID WITHOUT A MASK.  A driver’s license, learner’s permit, passport etc. will be acceptable.  If you need a school ID, we take pictures DURING LUNCH in the multi-purpose area of the cafeteria.  We give you the ID a minute after you take the picture… THAT’S NOT BAD, IS IT?  😊

    WHY TAKE THE PSAT?

     

      SAT CALCULATOR POLICIES AND GUIDELINES: 

    • We recommend that students bring and use a calculator, especially one they’re familiar with, on the Math Test – Calculator portion of the PSAT/NMSQT. A scientific or graphing calculator is recommended
    • Students should supply their own calculators. If you will not be able to bring a calculator, we will have SOME available the day of the test.  They will be available on a “first-come-first-served” basis the day of the test.  
    • Students and examiners will make sure the calculator’s memory is cleared before and after the exam. 
    • Students may also bring acceptable backup calculators in case their primary equipment and batteries fail, but they need the test examiner’s permission to use them.
    • Students may not share calculators.
    • Only battery-operated, hand-held equipment can be used for testing.
    • All scientific, and most graphing calculators, are acceptable. Four-function calculators are permitted on the Math Test – Calculator, but not recommended.
    • Students may use calculators with enlarged or raised displays, but they should be seated where the calculators are not visible to other students. 
    • Students cannot use calculators that have QWERTY (typewriter-like) keypads, use paper tape, make noise, or use a power cord. 

     
     
    Juniors: We're hoping all is well with you. Here's another set of resources and information to add to your college prep arsenal. The items bulleted below have flyers that are attached to this email. 
    • The 11th Grade College Planning. Use this a guide to ensuring you are doing the right things at the right time during this current school year (see 1st attached flyer).
    • The 2021-22 11th Grade College Board's Family Action Plan. You and your family may utilize this as another guide for the college prep process. FYI, the Opportunity Scholarships program, which worth up to $40,000 for your college education, will be available for your class in December, but for more information now please visit:  https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/faq (see 2nd attached flyer).
    • The 2021-22 Making Your College List. This was developed to narrow down the process in specifically how you should create your college list (see 3rd attached flyer). Your college list should be schools that are: 
      • A good Match- you meet the school's hard data requirements such as test scores, GPA range.
      • A good Fit - the school meets your desirable needs such as location, resources, student-professor ratio, support services, etc. 
    • The 2021-22 Financial Aid Presentation. Although this event is targeted to current seniors, however it is open to the class of 2023 as well so that you may gain information on the process of securing funds for your education beyond high school (see 4th attached flyer).
     

     
     
    Hello Juniors c/o 2023, we hope this year has been a great start for all of you. There are some important resources from the guidance department that you may find helpful. 
    • ACT & SAT Comparision - Applerouth (see attachment #1)
    • ACT & SAT Comparision - Success Prep (see attachment #2)
    • The 2021-22 Dual Enrollment Sessions-Presentations (see attachment #3)
      • As preparation for the dual enrollment session/presentation, please take a moment to review the 4th attached document to this email. Then, for those who will be new to the dual enrollment program, please submit your interest via this link: https://forms.gle/bU58fqmgNonQg5rv5.  This is only you submitting your interest and not an actual application as that process will come later. Returning dual enrollment students will not need to resubmit their interest via this link unless they are changing colleges for the 2nd/spring semester. 
    • The 2021-22 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account and Ordering Transcripts (see attachment #5)
    These items are a good start in the college prep process. Please do not hesitate to connect with your assigned counselor if you should have questions or for further details. The counselors again are:
     
    Dr. Blankenship for students' last names A-F. Her email is SBlankenship@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 
    Mr. Young for students' last names G-M. His email is Ljyoung@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    Ms. Falcone for students' last names N-Z. Her email is Chelsea.Falcone@atlanta.k12.ga.us
     
     

     
     
    We hope you are enjoying the last remaining days of the summer recess. The AVA (Atlanta Virtual Academy) program will continue to offer courses for students who are enrolled at their home or zoned school. these courses will be taken in their part-time enrollment program whereby the majority if not all of your classes will remain at Midtown HS, and participating students will take one or two courses with AVA in addition to their Midtown courses. 
     
    AVA part-time essentially has two purposes.
    1. If you are interested in getting ahead in your credits whereby you could possibly graduate early, then AVA part-time is your answer. 
    2. If you failed a course or courses from a previous year, and you did not enroll in summer school or you've never re-enrolled in the course(s), then AVA part-time is your answer. 
    To apply, please submit your request via this link: https://bit.ly/AVAHSPTapp
     
    Then when you are on the website:
    • On the first page, you will be asked for standard identifying information such as your email, school network ID number, along with your lunch number. Contact your counselor if you do not know this information. 
    • On the second page is where you will select your course(s). Please note that this is an application for part-time AVA (not full-time) and it allows you to enroll in two types of courses; CR or IC for either the 1st or 2nd-semester portion. (see below for explanation).
      • CR stands for credit recovery which means you previously failed a course and now you need to recover the credit for graduation. 
      • IC stands for a course for initial credit which means this is a new course that you have never taken and now you are seeking to enroll so that you can earn credits to either get ahead or graduate early. 
      • Then where you see an "A" this means the 1st semester's portion, and "B" means the 2nd semester's portion.
    • On the third page, is where you must select your appropriately assigned counselor. See below for the list of Midtown's counselors. Please understand, however, that our previous school's name "Grady" is written next to the counselor's name. Don't be alarmed. 
      • 10-12th graders with last names beginning with the letters A-F, your counselor is Blankenship, Shaketha and her email is sblankenship@atlanta.k12.ga.us
      • 10-12th graders with last names beginning with the letters G-M, your counselor is Young, Lamar and his email is Ljyoung@atlanta.k12.ga.us
      • 10-12th graders with last names beginning with the letters N-Z, your counselor is Falcone, Chelsea and her email is chelsea.falcone@atlanta.k12.ga.us 
      • All 9th graders your counselor is Blevins-Pellechia, Tina and her email is tblevins2@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    Again, please submit your application through this link: https://bit.ly/AVAHSPTapp
    The deadline to apply is August 21 (however you should apply before Wednesday, August 4, and this is because the first day of school is August 5 and you should not want to miss any days of instruction).
    See the attached document for a listing of the AVA part-time course offerings. 

      

     

    Fall 2021 Important Dates 

    July 26th-Registration Opens  

    August 21st-Registration Closes  

       

    August 5th-Courses Begin    

    December 17th- Courses End   

       

    September 17th: Last day to request additional courses. Must be 75% complete and passing before requesting an additional course  

     

    November 19th: @4:30pm-Enrollment Closes for Credit Recovery Credit Courses