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    For Juniors rising seniors c/o 2023,
     
     
    1. The Posse Scholar Program is back and is actively recruiting high achieving, motivated, positive, and innovative-thinking graduates from the class of 2023. What is the Posse Scholar Program? It is a program that awards a 4-year full tuition scholarship to one of the following prestigious institutions - 
    • Bard College
    • Boston University
    • Brandeis University
    • The George Washington University
    • Texas A&M University
    • The College of Wooster
    To get a little more background information about Posse visit their site: https://www.possefoundation.org/sites/atlanta, or watch their video: https://youtu.be/-YsbGOQ3qVw
     
    To throw your hat (or submit your name) in the ring, please submit your nomination request via: https://forms.gle/EvT9KLZRKJc6XYAY
    Deadline to submit is Friday May 27, 2022
    The date Midtown nominees will be notified is by Friday June 10, 2022
    For those needing a little assistance with creating a resume, see the 1st attached document for samples. 
     
     
    2. Also, the Fulton County Youth Commission is seeking motivated students to impact policy, legislation and speak out on behalf of all Fulton County youth and high school aged young adults. This is a 20 hour per month volunteer program where you'll participate in planning meetings and a variety of community projects. Yes, you may apply these hours to your community service graduation requirement. 
    To apply for their Youth Commission Leadership program visit: https://www.fultoncountyga.gov/FCYC , or you check out the 2nd attached flyer to this email where you'll find a QR code.
    Deadline to submit your application is Friday May 20, 2022.
     

     
     
    Hello Midtown Community, 
    Please carefully read the attached letter about this year's prom. 

     


     

    For Potential Dual Enrollment Participants.

     
     
    Here are your final steps.
    • Make certain that you've submitted your 2022-23 Midtown Dual Enrollment Agreement - see the 1st attached document. You may upload your signed agreement via this google drive: https://forms.gle/i3116u4j6naW8RDaA,or may simply email it to me and/or your assigned counselor. This must be submitted no later than Friday May 20
    • Make certain that you submit an official copy of your DE college schedule to your assigned Midtown counselor (Dr. Blankenship, Mr. Young, or Ms. Falcone). The preference is for you to upload your college schedule in a PDF format to this google drive: https://forms.gle/i3116u4j6naW8RDaA. However, if you have technical difficulties doing this, then you may email us a PDF copy of your college schedule. For all colleges, except for GA Tech, this must be done no later than Friday, May 20. Without a copy of your official DE college schedule, you will not be able to participate and therefore will have a full schedule at Midtown for fall 2022. 
    • GA Tech applicants, your admissions application can be submitted beginning May 15. Here's the link to their admissions application: https://admission.gatech.edu/dual-enrollment/application-and-admission. I've attached their admissions app instructions - see 2nd attached document. GA Tech DE students, you must provide us your schedule no later than Friday June 3
    To assist you with obtaining your DE college schedules, here are some contacts at the colleges. 
    GSU (Georgia State)
    email: DualEnrollment@gsu.edu
    phone: 770.274.5612
     
    AMSC (Atlanta Metro)
    email: imckee@atlm.edu
    phone: 404.756.2774
     
    GA Tech
    email: laura.simmons@admission.gatech.edu
    phone: 404.894.4154
     
    ATC (Atlanta Tech)
    emails: aferrell@atlantatech.edu  or  kathia.anastal@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    phone: 404.225.4123
     

     

    For 10th and 11th Graders:

    GA Tech's Summer College Institute

    1. For students who need additional community service hours , Atlanta United has partnered with Trees Atlanta for the next several seasons to help protect and promote a healthy plant community and sustainable forest. APS students have an opportunity to volunteer with Trees Atlanta on Saturday April 23.

     
    2. For students who will be the first in their immediate family to attend college or if your parents have not attended college, then you may want to participate in GA Tech's Firs-Generation Summer Institute on Saturday June 25. All the details are found on the attached flyer. 
     

    Hi Midtown 9-11th Grade Community, 
     
     
    1. The Atlanta Parks and Recreation department is seeking to hire folks who are 18+ years old for a variety of positions. If you are able to swing out today Saturday April 16, they're having a job fair until 2pm located at the CT Martin Recreation Center 3201 MLK Jr. Dr SW Atlanta, GA 30311. See the 1st attached flyer for details. If you're unable to make it today - no worries - you may submit an application via this link: https://atlantaga.jobs.net/jobs?keywords=Parks+and+Recreation+&location=
     
    2. Another job possibility is with Marriott Hotels as they're looking to fill a variety of positions from housekeeping to bell services. They are having a job fair on Thursday April 28 located at 265 Peachtree Center Ave. Atlanta, GA 30303. See the 2nd attached flyer for details. If you are unable to attend this fair, you may still submit an application via this link: https://bit.ly/atlantamarriottcareers  
     
    3. For several additional employment opportunities, please go to our employment drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lV-dUpx12CPHbztPGsMibfgqSYKMquej?usp=sharing
     
    4. Are you looking to get prepared for your 2022-23 AP/college prep courses? Then the APS summer AP/College Prep Bootcamp may be for you. We know that AP and dual enrollment courses can be demanding and your getting some prep in understanding how to navigate this upcoming year's rigorous course work and seemingly heavy reading, may be a really good idea. See the 3rd/4th attached flyers for details. The boot-camp's location will be at the Phoenix Academy 256 Clifton St. SE Atlanta, GA 30317, and the dates are June 6-17 from 8:30am-3:30pm. To register, do so via this link: http://tinyaps.com/?APIB2022
     

    For Potential DE (Dual Enrollment) Students,
     
    We are approaching the final stretch in this application process. So, here are some reminders as to where you should currently be in process. 
     
    1. ​Each of you must research which courses you are interested in taking for the fall 2022 semester at your college. To do so, please immediately go to this link: https://www.gafutures.org/checs/dualenrollment/DECourseDirectory. Once on the page go to the drop-down menu and then select the correct year (2022-23), select your college, and the correct subject category such as English Language Arts, Mathematics, Information Technology, etc. 
     
    2. Next, you are to connect with your assigned Midtown counselor (Dr. Blankenship, Mr. Young, or Ms. Falcone) by providing us with your list of selected courses. As your high school counselor, we will need to review/approve your selected courses and upload these courses to your GA Futures funding application. The deadline to do this for GSU Georgia State University was Friday, March 25, and for other colleges such as (ATC, AMSC, Clayton State, KSU, Oglethorpe), it was Thursday, March 31.Then for GA Tech, it will be Friday, May 20. 
    If you missed any of these deadlines, then you need to hurry as this has to be done before you can register for your college course(s)
     
    3. Then you will need to connect with your DE college and participate in the college's registration and/or orientation process. Doing so will allow you to, in fact, register for your desired DE course(s). 
     
    4. Lastly, you are to submit an official copy of your DE college schedule to your assigned Midtown counselor (Dr. Blankenship, Mr. Young, Ms. Falcone). The preference is for you to upload your college schedule in a PDF format to this google drive: https://forms.gle/i3116u4j6naW8RDaA. However, if you have technical difficulties doing this, then you may email us a PDF copy of your college schedule. This must be done no later than Friday, May 20
     
    Lastly, here are some upcoming events...
    • Tuesday April 19. AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) is a hosting a virtual dual enrollment summit from 11:30am-1:30pm during your lunch period. For the login information, please contact Mr. McKee at Imckee@atlm.edu or 404.756.2774.
    Please reach out to your assigned counselor if you have any unanswered questions or if there is anything you are not 100% sure about.
     

     

    MARC Informational Flyer

    1. Who of you are looking to grow your leadership skills? Who of you cares about our city's housing affordability, protection of our city's greenspace, and other urbanization issues facing metro-Atlanta? If this is you, then you may want to join MARC (Model Atlanta Regional Commission).  

    • WHAT: MARC is the only program of its kind to involve high school students in experiential learning that directly affects life here in our massive metro Atlanta area in such areas like transportation, natural resource sustainability, greenspace conservation restoration, and community housing development.  
    • HOW: Students meet once a month for six months where they participate in hands-on activities, behind the scenes tours, as well as thought provoking discussions with local civic/government leaders and experts in the creation of actionable solutions to the challenges facing our city's infrastructure and urban living conditions.  
    • WHO: Those who will be in the 10th and 11th grade during the 2022-23 school year and attend school in the following county school districts - APS (Atlanta Public Schools), Fulton, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale. 
    • WHEN: August 2022 through March 2023. See the attached flyer for more details.  
    • DEADLINE: Must apply by Friday April 15, 2022.  

    Here are the links for you to submit your application today: 

    www.atlantaregional.org/marc 

    or 

    https://atlantaregional.org/leadership-and-engagement/leadership-programs/model-atlanta-regional-commission-marc  

     

     

    If you have questions or simply seek more information, please see the attached flyer - or you may contact Crystal Jackson at marc@atlantaregional.org or 470.378.1553 

    2. Next, for those wanting (or needing) to take a virtual course(s) this summer through AVA's part-time program, please be aware that the registration process is currently underway. Please scroll down for the email recently sent with the instructions on how to submit your request(s). 
     
    Just an FYI to assist you with what you need to complete for a diploma, here listed below are the graduation requirements.
    • English
      • Full year of 9th Literature
      • Full year of American Literature
      • Full year of 12th Literature (Multicultural Lit, Advance Comp thru Dramatic Writing, or AP Literature)
    • Math - 4 full years of math that's typically comprised of the following
      • Full year of Algebra 1
      • Full year of Geometry
      • Full year of Algebra II
      • Full year of Pre-Calculus or something higher
    • Science
      • Full year of Biology
      • Full year of Chemistry or Environmental Science
      • Full year Physics
      • Full year of a 12th grade science such as Anatomy, Astronomy, Oceanography, or some AP level of a science
    • Social Science
      • Semester of American Gov't Civics or full year of AP US Gov't Politics
      • Full year of World History
      • Full year of US History
      • Semester of Economics or full year of AP Micro/macroeconomics
    • World Language- 2 years of the same world language
    • PE/Health
      • Semester of Personal Fitness
      • Semester of a PE Elective such as Rec Games, Team Sports, Lifetime Sports, Weight Training, Yoga, etc. 
      • Semester of Health
    • CTAE/Fine Arts/Modern Language area - Full year of a course in this area
    • Thematic pathway or general electives - 4 years
    • Community Service - 75 hours for graduating classes 2023, 2024, and 2025. Class of 2022 is required to produce 40 hours of verifiable volunteer experience. 

     
     
    Hello Midtown Juniors and Sophomores,
    For those interested taking one and/or two classes virtually through the AVA (Atlanta Virtual Academy) platform during the summer of 2022, then you may want to proceed with this registration process. 
     
    Why would or should you take a virtual course through AVA?
    • You failed a course or courses from the previous semester or previous year, and you did not enroll in any credit recovery program during the school year. And now you need to recover the credit. - This is called CR or Credit Recovery
    • You're on-track for graduation and are simply seeking to get ahead in your credits. You're also interested in taking a course or courses that you're ordinarily scheduled to take in the future. Doing so will allow you to get ahead in your credits and possibly graduate early. - This is called IC or Initial Credit
    To apply, please go to this link: https://bit.ly/AVAPTHS  
     
    Once you are on the website, here are your steps - please READ THIS CAREFULLY
    • Website's page #1, you'll be requested to supply standard information such as your email, your school network ID, along with your lunch number. Please contact your counselor is you don't know this information. 
    • Website's page #2, this is where you'll select your course(s). You may select up to two courses. Please understand that this an application for part-time AVA (not their full-time program), and it allows you to enroll in two types of courses - CR or IC for either the 1st or 2nd semester's portion of the course. See here below for an explanation.
      • CR - is for credit recovery which means you previously failed a course and you now need to redo or recover the credit so that you can be eligible for graduation
      • IC - is for initial credit which means this is a new course that you've never taken and you're now seeking to earn credit(s) so that you either get ahead to potentially graduate early or to possibly free up your next year's schedule so that you're able to take on other programs like dual enrollment, WBL (work based learning), or even early release. 
      • Then for selecting the correct semester's portion, here's an explanation --
        • Where you see an "A" next to the name of the course that means the 1st semester.
        • Where you see a "B" next to the name of the course that means the 2nd semester. 
    • Website's page #3, this is where you must select your assigned counselor. See below for who is your counselor. Special note​ - Don't be alarmed when you see our school's former name "Grady" written next to our names on the website.
      • 10-12th graders with last names A-F, your counselor is Blankenship, Shaketha and her email is sblankenship@atlanta.k12.ga.us
      • 10-12th graders with last names G-M, your counselor is Young, Lamar and his email is Ljyoung@atlanta.k12.ga.us 
      • 10-12th graders with last names 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/AVAPTHS
    Summer virtual courses begin on Monday June 6, so the deadline to apply will be Friday June 3.
     

     
    Dual Enrollment
     
     
    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. See below for specific information for these various colleges. 
     
     
    For ALL and EVERY DE applicant (new and returning). Carefully read and follow all 4 items below.
     
    1. ​Each of you must research which courses you are interested in taking for the fall 2022 semester at your college. To do so, please to this link: https://www.gafutures.org/checs/dualenrollment/DECourseDirectory. Once on the page go to the drop-down menu and then select the correct year (2022-23) the college, and the correct subject category such as English Language Arts, Mathematics, Information Technology, etc. 
     
    2. Next, you are to connect with your assigned Midtown counselor (Dr. Blankenship, Mr. Young, or Ms. Falcone) by providing us with your list of selected courses. As your high school counselor, we will need to review your selected courses and upload these courses to your GA Futures funding application. The deadline to do this for GSU Georgia State University is Friday, March 25, and for other colleges such as (ATC, AMSC, Clayton State, KSU, Oglethorpe), it will be Thursday, March 31. Then for GA Tech, it will be Friday, May 20.
     
    3. Then you will need to connect with your DE college and participate in the college's registration and/or orientation process. Doing so will allow you to actually register for your DE course(s). 
     
    4. Finally, you are to submit an official copy of your DE college schedule to your assigned Midtown counselor (Dr. Blankenship, Mr. Young, Ms. Falcone). The preference is for you to upload your college schedule in a PDF format to this google drive: https://forms.gle/i3116u4j6naW8RDaA. However, if you have technical difficulties doing this, then you may email us a PDF copy of your college schedule. This must be done no later than Friday, May 20.
     

     
     
    Hello Juniors c/o 2023, 
    Please join the college advising center (Ms. Mayoralgo, Ms. Makokha, and 21st Century Leaders) for a very important college prep information session. It is absolutely vital that junior obtains insight into what to expect for your senior year along with the university and technical college application process.
    See below for login details. 
     

    What: The Junior College Information Assembly presented by 21st Century and College Advisors 

    When: Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-7:00 pm

    How: See the attached flyer

    The Zoom meeting ID is 988 882 3376 and passcode 936870 

    Here's the link below: 


    Hello Midtown Community,
     
     
    The Inman Park Festival is back, and they ​need volunteers for a variety of positions. The areas that have the biggest needs are listed below. 
    • Trash and Recycling -The elite trash and recycling team is responsible for promoting recycling and winning the war on trash. You'll be needed to ensure that trash and recycling containers are emptied regularly and hauled by golf cart to the nearest dumpster. Those who serve in this position will get a super cool volunteer shirt and badge. FYI...this position requires a valid driver's license to drive.
    • Theater Night-Need help setting up and or clean for the popular theater night on Saturday (set up) or Sunday (clean up).
    • Tour of Homes House Sitter-Volunteers will sit or stand in a home or garden on the Tour of Homes. The homeowner assigns locations to help guide visitors through the home (and/or grounds) to assure that those touring respect the homeowner's property. Must be able to stand for 2 hours. There are many house options and shifts to choose from.
    • Kids Zone-This is a fun one to help with day-of activities for the kids in Springvale Park. Only 2 spots left for this one.
    • Pre and Post Festival Clean-Up-various shifts to help set up or clean up
    Students not allowed to Volunteer
    Due to permit restrictions and laws, students under 21 are not allowed to volunteer for-
    Beer Sales
    Butterfly Ball
     
    Here's the link for you to register as a volunteer: https://www.eventeny.com/events/volunteer/?id=1759&type=all
    Also, please see the attached flyer for instructions on how to sign up.
     
    Let's get our community service requirement complete, while having fun and enhancing our precious living space. 
     

     
    For Sophomores and Juniors:
     
     
    1. The SMSEA program application is now available. 
    • What? SMSEA stands for Science Math Summer Enrichment Academy. This program allows students to take an additional math or a science course worth up to one full year of credit. Your participation in SMSEA allows room in your schedule during the next school year for higher-level course work such as AP (Advanced Placement) or DE (dual enrollment), and it may afford you the opportunity of completing high school early. 
    • Who? Rising 9-12th graders who have a minimum cumulative 80% GPA average and a minimum of 90% average in the subject they are seeking to do during the summer with SMSEA. Then students who are applying for Geometry must have scored in the distinguished range on the Algebra I milestone. 
    • When? June 1-30, 2022, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Where? Midtown High School 929 Charles Allen Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30309
    • How much? No cost to students/parents
    • Deadline? April 8, 2022, but asap because this is a very competitive application process. 
    To apply, please open the 1st or 2nd attached documents for the program's FAQ and application.
    Or you can go directly to the application via this link: https://bit.ly/3Js10Hs
     
    2. Next, some of you may want work during the summer. The Morris, Manning, & Martin Law Firm is seeking to hire rising 12th and 11th graders as interns. It is a $300.00/week pay for 30 hours a week employment experience. Your application materials are found in either the 3rd or 4th attach documents. The 4th attachment allows you to type your answers directly into the application. You will also need an instructor reference - that form is found on the last two pages of the application. 
    To submit your application, or you simply have questions please contact: smk@mmmlaw.com 
    Deadline: no later than Friday April 15, 2022
     
     

     
    For Juniors:
     
     
    1. There's a college fair on Thursday, March 10 between 4-7pm located at Georgia Piedmont College 495 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston GA 30021.
    2. ACFB Summer 2022 Youth Program applications are now live!  The Atlanta Community Food Bank offers multiple opportunities for students to get involved and obtain service hours during the summer. 
    ~Youth Leadership Summit
    (rising 10th-12th graders, Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2022, no fee, weekdays only. Application deadline 11:59pm April 17th. COVID safety: Must be fully vaccinated, masks required.)Each summer, 25 selected participants take part in unique service and leadership opportunities, and use what they learn to become advocates and make a dynamic impact in their communities. If you will be a rising 10th through 12th grade student, have an interest in hunger and poverty issues and are interested in gaining leadership skills to take action within your community, then this is the program for you! Students who participate in the Youth Leadership Summit on Hunger and Poverty will receive 42.5 community service hours as well as an additional 5 hours upon completing a post-summit hunger fighting action step.For application and further information, go to: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tLIyxgctSkajHLWkRL8po6JlV2tG1Z5Cjs4wI0FSQnRUNlQ4WU0wRzdPWUEyUDNSTldNSFNFWTdMVy4u~Youth Service Summit(rising 8th-12th graders, Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, 2022, no fee, weekdays only. Application deadline 11:59pm April 17th. COVID safety: Must be fully vaccinated, masks required.)Each summer we select up to 25 rising 8th – 12th grade students who like to take action and are interested in learning through action by volunteering with the Food Bank and within our partner agency network. We ask students to use what they learn and in the course of the next school year complete a service project to tackle a real life problem in their community. Students who participate in the Youth Service Summit on Hunger and Poverty will receive 25.5 community service hours as well as an additional 3 hours upon completing a post-summit hunger fighting action step.For application and further information, go to:  https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tLIyxgctSkajHLWkRL8po6JlV2tG1Z5Cjs4wI0FSQnRUMk42SjdNNFlSU1EzRDFYTkw2TEswSk5LTS4u~Youth Learn and Serve Day(rising 8th-12th graders,  either Tuesday, June 7th, Saturday, June 11th OR Wednesday, June 15th, no fee.  Completed registration and permission form due by 11:59PM on SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022 COVID safety: Must be fully vaccinated, masks required.)Our Youth Learn and Serve Day is a 1-day introductory service learning opportunity where students receive an overview of the Food Bank and hunger issues and participate in a volunteer project. We are looking for rising 8th-12th graders who have either never or rarely volunteered with the Food Bank to offer a chance to see and learn what we do and how you can get involved. Receive up to 8 community service hours for participating.For application and further information, go to: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tLIyxgctSkajHLWkRL8po6JlV2tG1Z5Cjs4wI0FSQnRUMVNDV0s0MjNLQTRYVTA2VVZLQ0VSNUlXSy4u
     
    3. There is still time to apply for 21st Century Leaders EarthCare Summer Institute which takes place from June 12-17, 2022 at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. EarthCare is a week-long summer leadership institute sponsored by the Georgia Power Foundation that focuses on STEM and leadership. Student participants from around the state connect and network with each other and industry professionals to explore careers in engineering and technology and develop their leadership skills. For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.21stcenturyleaders.org/student-programs/summer/earthcare/. You may see Ms. Van Atta in room C225 or the 1st attached flyer for further details. 
     
    4. Lastly, Are you interested in serving on the Atlanta Board of Education and Superintendent Student Advisory Council? Now is the time for you to step up and show everyone that you are the person to represent your student body. As a member of the Student Advisory Council, you are an important person. You and your fellow council members are entrusted with the improvement of Atlanta Public Schools. All our schools are unique and as member of this council it is imperative that you be the voice and representation. Being a council member means you are best suited to decide what will be effective and help our schools, communities, academics, and most importantly the student body. Each year, approximately 30 scholars, whose collective background reflects the diversity of Atlanta Public Schools, will be selected from hundreds of applicants to serve a term of one year. By the end of the year, the goal is that the 2022-2023 Student Advisory Council members will have a more insightful perspective of the significant issues facing our District and put forth the effort to bring about change and solutions through their leadership and service. Please review the 2nd attached flyer for details. How to Apply for the Student Advisory Council 2022-2023Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Instructions for applying and information on the program can be found on the “Application Instructions” page on the  website via this link Please read carefully before beginning your application.   chttps://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/67616Application will be reviewed by Student Advisory Council Advisors starting April 1st. Scholars that are selected will be notified by email by April 30th.The online application can be accessed via this link.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgx_xarEHeU7L_-WjeEIASR0IQO6z2UG_XofKTjScoe3z_Lw/viewform
     

     
    For Freshman and Sophomores:
     
     
    1. Howard Middle School is looking for volunteers who want to earn service hours. The task is working with their building mechanic to assemble picnic benches and tables.  If interested, email Dr Bockman at BBockman@apsk12.org 
    This work will take place after school. 
    Again, for additional community service opportunities please go to the 2021-22 Community Service drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
    2. ACFB Summer 2022 Youth Program applications are now live!  The Atlanta Community Food Bank offers multiple opportunities for students to get involved and obtain service hours during the summer. 
    ~Youth Leadership Summit
    (rising 10th-12th graders, Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 2022, no fee, weekdays only. Application deadline 11:59pm April 17th. COVID safety: Must be fully vaccinated, masks required.)Each summer, 25 selected participants take part in unique service and leadership opportunities, and use what they learn to become advocates and make a dynamic impact in their communities. If you will be a rising 10th through 12th grade student, have an interest in hunger and poverty issues and are interested in gaining leadership skills to take action within your community, then this is the program for you! Students who participate in the Youth Leadership Summit on Hunger and Poverty will receive 42.5 community service hours as well as an additional 5 hours upon completing a post-summit hunger fighting action step.For application and further information, go to: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tLIyxgctSkajHLWkRL8po6JlV2tG1Z5Cjs4wI0FSQnRUNlQ4WU0wRzdPWUEyUDNSTldNSFNFWTdMVy4u~Youth Service Summit(rising 8th-12th graders, Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, 2022, no fee, weekdays only. Application deadline 11:59pm April 17th. COVID safety: Must be fully vaccinated, masks required.)Each summer we select up to 25 rising 8th – 12th grade students who like to take action and are interested in learning through action by volunteering with the Food Bank and within our partner agency network. We ask students to use what they learn and in the course of the next school year complete a service project to tackle a real life problem in their community. Students who participate in the Youth Service Summit on Hunger and Poverty will receive 25.5 community service hours as well as an additional 3 hours upon completing a post-summit hunger fighting action step.For application and further information, go to:  https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tLIyxgctSkajHLWkRL8po6JlV2tG1Z5Cjs4wI0FSQnRUMk42SjdNNFlSU1EzRDFYTkw2TEswSk5LTS4u~Youth Learn and Serve Day(rising 8th-12th graders,  either Tuesday, June 7th, Saturday, June 11th OR Wednesday, June 15th, no fee.  Completed registration and permission form due by 11:59PM on SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022 COVID safety: Must be fully vaccinated, masks required.)Our Youth Learn and Serve Day is a 1-day introductory service learning opportunity where students receive an overview of the Food Bank and hunger issues and participate in a volunteer project. We are looking for rising 8th-12th graders who have either never or rarely volunteered with the Food Bank to offer a chance to see and learn what we do and how you can get involved. Receive up to 8 community service hours for participating.For application and further information, go to: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=tLIyxgctSkajHLWkRL8po6JlV2tG1Z5Cjs4wI0FSQnRUMVNDV0s0MjNLQTRYVTA2VVZLQ0VSNUlXSy4u
     
    3. There is still time to apply for 21st Century Leaders EarthCare Summer Institute which takes place from June 12-17, 2022 at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. EarthCare is a week-long summer leadership institute sponsored by the Georgia Power Foundation that focuses on STEM and leadership. Student participants from around the state connect and network with each other and industry professionals to explore careers in engineering and technology and develop their leadership skills. For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.21stcenturyleaders.org/student-programs/summer/earthcare/. You may see Ms. Van Atta in room C225 or the 1st attached flyer for further details. 
     
    4. Lastly, Are you interested in serving on the Atlanta Board of Education and Superintendent Student Advisory Council? Now is the time for you to step up and show everyone that you are the person to represent your student body. As a member of the Student Advisory Council, you are an important person. You and your fellow council members are entrusted with the improvement of Atlanta Public Schools. All our schools are unique and as member of this council it is imperative that you be the voice and representation. Being a council member means you are best suited to decide what will be effective and help our schools, communities, academics, and most importantly the student body. Each year, approximately 30 scholars, whose collective background reflects the diversity of Atlanta Public Schools, will be selected from hundreds of applicants to serve a term of one year. By the end of the year, the goal is that the 2022-2023 Student Advisory Council members will have a more insightful perspective of the significant issues facing our District and put forth the effort to bring about change and solutions through their leadership and service. Please review the 2nd attached flyer for details. How to Apply for the Student Advisory Council 2022-2023Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm. Instructions for applying and information on the program can be found on the “Application Instructions” page on the  website via this link Please read carefully before beginning your application.   https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/67616Application will be reviewed by Student Advisory Council Advisors starting April 1st. Scholars that are selected will be notified by email by April 30th.The online application can be accessed via this link.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgx_xarEHeU7L_-WjeEIASR0IQO6z2UG_XofKTjScoe3z_Lw/viewform
     

     
    For Juniors:
     
     
    There's a $10,000 - $25,000 scholarship specifically for high school juniors. See the attached flyer and/or the information bulleted below for details. 
     

    To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States

    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

    • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

    • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

    • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

    • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

    • Be a United States citizen

    To apply: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

    The deadline: March 15, 2022.

    2. VOLUNTEER FOR SNACK IN A BACKPACK (sign up by 5pm Friday, March 4th)
    • Who can volunteer: Ms. Van Atta needs 8 seniors to volunteer for Snack in a Backpack!
    • Who benefits: Kids in local schools including Hope Hill elementary school…one of our Midtown HS feeder schools!
    • What: Snack in a Backpack packs food for kids living with food insecurity. Volunteers help pack food, carry it to cars and break down boxes and tables.
    • How long/# service hours: The entire activity takes about 1.5 hours, but you earn 3 service hours to account for travel.
    • Date: Thursday, March 10 from 4:15-5:45.
    • Location: Glenn Memorial Church at Emory University
    • How to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cabae23aafbce9-snack2 and sign up either for “packing” or “recycling/loading” (no matter which shifts you sign up for, you will still work from 4:15-5:45 but will just sign up for one slot)
    • Further details: Ms. Van Atta will follow up with you to give you details for traveling and parking
    • COVID requirements: Masks are required. You must be fully vaccinated (you do not have to have a booster) and provide a photo of your CDC card or show the card itself.

     

    BRING IN COLORING BOOKS AND CRAYONS!

    • What: 21Club is collecting NEW coloring books and NEW packs of crayons
    • Who it benefits: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    • When/where: Until March 11th. Bring items to C225 (Ms. Van Atta’s room)
    • # service hours: 30 minutes of service credit per item; max 5 hours service credit for 10+ items
     
    3. Howard Middle School is looking for volunteers who want to earn service hours. The task is working with their building mechanic to assemble picnic benches and tables. If interested, email Dr Bockman at BBockman@apsk12.org 
    This work will take place after school. 
     
    Again, for additional community service opportunities please go to the 2021-22 Community Service drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     

     
    For Juniors,
     
    Howard Middle School is looking for volunteers who want to earn service hours. The task is working with their building mechanic to assemble picnic benches and tables.  If interested, email Dr Bockman at BBockman@apsk12.org 
    This work will take place after school. 
     
    Again, for additional community service opportunities please go to the 2021-22 Community Service drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
     

     
    For Juniors:
     
     
    1. Southwest Airlines is offering a paid, eight-week High School Internship Program in several cities during the summer. The hands-on program provides high school students with exposure to the world of work and emphasizes the importance of education and opportunities beyond a diploma or degree. See the attached flyer for details. 
    There's a virtual information session for this program happening on Wednesday March 9 at 5pm. To register, please do so quickly here: https://swa.is/HSinfosession
     
    FYI, for other employment opportunities go here to the 2021-22 Employment Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lV-dUpx12CPHbztPGsMibfgqSYKMquej?usp=sharing
     
    2. There's a college fair happening on Thursday March 3 at 5pm at Parkview High. Students/parents responsible for their own transportation. 
     

     
    For Freshman and Sophomores:
     
    1. There are community service events happening during the weekends throughout February March and April. Please participate and help beautify our city through the Greenbriar Clean-Up initiative. See the attached flyer for details and how to sign up. 
    For other community opportunities, please visit our drive as you'll find there are other rewarding and quite frankly some unique volunteer experiences. Check them out: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
    2. Are you interested in learning about AI (artificial intelligence)? The AI Camp is offering scholarships for their 3-Week Summer Camp. AI Camp is founded by Stanford University Ph.Ds, and has taught thousands of students about AI! No coding experience is needed. About 70% of our applicants are awarded a scholarship. 
    To learn more about the program, visit: www.ai-camp.org
    To view technology products made by previous students: https://www.ai-camp.org/student-products
     
    To apply for the scholarship, click here: https://www.ai-camp.org/summer-camp-scholarship
    This amazing opportunity is first-come, first-serve, so hurry and apply now!
    Deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

    Hello Midtown Community, we hope you are doing and feeling well. The wait is over as we have officially arrived at the dual enrollment application process for the fall 2022 semester. This email will serve as the sole location for all of the instructions needed with this process - so please CAREFULLY READ EVERYTHING here in its entirety. Failure to follow any of these steps will result in complications with your application. 
     
     
    STEP 1. To begin this process, you must complete the 2022-23 Potential Applicant google form: https://forms.gle/PwMfnGEfCukRdagF8. After a couple of weeks into this process, we will only send communication to the students (and parents) who completed this google form as your completing this form demonstrates your seriousness about pursuing dual enrollment. 
     
    STEP 2.  Carefully review the admissions requirements for all participating colleges. The requirements will tell you such things like...
    • What GPA you must have to be accepted to an institution
    • What test must be taken and the minimum score needed on such test.  
    • What high school grade level(s) are allowed to participate in dual enrollment at an institution.
    All the admissions requirements information can be found in these two locations. 
     
     
    Then for parents (or students for that matter) who want a bit more information about dual enrollment, please feel free to peruse these websites.
     
    STEP 3. Carefully review the other documents located in The 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment google drive as you will need these documents in the proceeding steps.
    Currently, there are 11 documents uploaded in this drive, and they are as follows:
    • 2022 The University System of GA Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements All Colleges-FALL2022
    • 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment General Information
    • 2022 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts
    • 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement
    • 2022-23 AMSC Dual Enrollment Admissions Instructions
    • 2022-23 ATC Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2022-23 Clayton State Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2022-23 GA Tech Application Instructions
    • 2022-23 GSU Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    • 2022-23 KSU Dual Enrollment Admissions Application Instructions
    • 2022-23 Oglethorpe University Dual Enrollment Application Instructions
    STEP 4. Submit your funding application via www.gafutures.org. 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. This is an extremely crucial step. 
     
    STEP 5.  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 fall 2022 semester, you too must submit an admissions application. Returning DE students to the same college, you should contact your college and ask if it is necessary to re-submit an admissions application. 
    How do you submit an admissions application? 
    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/1rh1CPFSyH1acjrXVB-KJ96md7i9e45fK?usp=sharing. Once you're in the drive, please locate the PDF document for your college, then follow the instructions written on the document. Each college has its own deadline for you to submit your admissions application, so please adhere to that. 
     
    STEP 6. New students must request that their transcript be sent to their college via their Parchment account. This also applies to DE students who are seeking enrollment to a new or different college for the 2022-23 school year. Returning DE students to the same college, please contact your college and ask if it is necessary for you to re-submit your high school transcript. 
    Here is the link for you to create your account and submit requests for your transcript: https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/196891/account
     
    For instructions on how to set up your Parchment account, please go to The 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment drive and locate the document entitled "2022 Parchment Student Guide to Creating Account & Ordering Transcripts." Here's the link to that drive again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rh1CPFSyH1acjrXVB-KJ96md7i9e45fK?usp=sharing
     
    STEP 7. Most, if not all colleges require the SAT, ACT, or some other exam as a dual enrollment admissions requirement. Please review what the minimum scores are for each school via The 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment drive. It's the 1st document in the drive, and here's the link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rh1CPFSyH1acjrXVB-KJ96md7i9e45fK?usp=sharing. The test scores information can also be found on the USG's Student Affairs website: https://www.usg.edu/student_affairs/prospective_students/dual_enrollment_applications
    • 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. There may be a fee of $12+ for this service, or you may use a fee waiver. Colleges will not accept a copy of your SAT score from you, your counselor, or the high school as it must come directly from the College Board.
    • 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. There may be a $16 fee for the ACT to officially send your scores. Colleges will not accept a copy of your ACT score from you, your counselor, or the high school as it must come directly from the ACT company. Again there is no 'super scoring' for dual enrollment admissions. Ther
    STEP 8. There may be occasions during this process when you will need to provide your Midtown counselor with a document, please upload all your documents via this link  https://forms.gle/i3116u4j6naW8RDaA
     
    For starters and most immediately, you will need to submit the 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Agreement which you will find in The 2022-23 Midtown HS Dual Enrollment Documentsdrive: It's the 4th document within the drive. Here's the link again: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rh1CPFSyH1acjrXVB-KJ96md7i9e45fK?usp=sharing.
    Other examples of documents that you may eventually submit will be a copy of your official DE college schedule, a textbook agreement, and/or an advising form from your university/college.  
     
    Step 9. 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 at your DE college, as well as determining the feasibility of having a DE experience logistically fit into your overall 2022-23 Midtown schedule. It is absolutely critical everyone understands that you are currently being a high school student, your high school requirements do in fact supersede any college experience, and therefore if a college class conflicts in the time it is offered with a required course that can only be taken at the high school, then you will have to forfeit the college course - sorry. 
     
    Although once these outlined steps are completed, you'll have completed the application process, we will nonetheless be in touch with each applicant throughout this process with a variety of updates. And for those who may need additional assistance and if you signed up for one of the lunch sessions on March 3 or 4, we will be reconnecting with you soon to confirm your session. 
     
    Here's an event with KSU - Kennesaw State University.KSU is having a virtual session on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 6pm. To sign up, visit https://visit.kennesaw.edu/special-events/index.php#dualvirtual. Once on the page scroll down to where you see "Dual Enrollment Virtual Information Session" and click "SIGN UP" 

    For Juniors:
     
     
    1. For anyone who missed the Financial Aid presentation held on Feb 16, you can view it via this zoom link. 
     
    2. There are community service events happening during the weekends throughout February March and April. Please participate and help beautify our city through the Greenbriar Clean-Up initiative. See the attached flyer for details and how to sign up. 
    For other community opportunities, please visit our drive as you'll find there are other rewarding and quite frankly some unique volunteer experiences. Check them out: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
    3. Are you interested in learning about AI (artificial intelligence)? The AI Camp is offering scholarships for their 3-Week Summer Camp. AI Camp is founded by Stanford University Ph.Ds, and has taught thousands of students about AI! No coding experience is needed. About 70% of our applicants are awarded a scholarship. 
    To learn more about the program, visit: www.ai-camp.org
    To view technology products made by previous students: https://www.ai-camp.org/student-products
     
    To apply for the scholarship, click here: https://www.ai-camp.org/summer-camp-scholarship
    This amazing opportunity is first-come, first-serve, so hurry and apply now!
     
    Deadline is Tuesday, March 15, 2022.
     

     
    For Juniors:
     
    Just a reminder that the Financial Aid presentation is today Feb 16 - this evening at 6pm. Please use the zoom login below to join.
     
     

     

    For 9th and 10th Graders:
     
     
    There's a community service opportunity that awaits you. It's at the Fernbank Museum of Natural Science called the FYI (Fernbank Youth Interpreter) program. 
    • WHAT: The FYI volunteer program is an opportunity for youth to be directly involved in public events and education at Fernbank Museum. FYI volunteers run discovery carts, sharing information about biology, archaeology, paleontology, nanotechnology, and more with visitors of all ages. They also help with educational programming, activities on family event days, other special projects, and have opportunities to tour and work behind the scenes.
    • WHEN: The FYI program is a one-year commitment (June – May) and teens are required to volunteer at least 45 hours per year, which works out to once a month during the school year and twice a month in the summer. 

    • WHO: Volunteer ages range from 12 to 17 years old. Volunteers age out of the program when they graduate high school or when they are 18 years old at the start of the next FYI year by June. 

    • HOW: The FYI program is very competitive, as they only accept applications once a year, and there's an interview process. Submit your application via: https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/support/volunteer/fyi-volunteers/. You may also review the attached document in this email for more details. 

       
    • DEADLINE: Applications are due by March 1, 2022

    For other community services opportunities, please go to this drive: 

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing

     


    For Juniors:

     
    1. There's a community service opportunity that awaits you. It's at the Fernbank Museum of Natural Science called the FYI (Fernbank Youth Interpreter) program. 
    • WHAT: The FYI volunteer program is an opportunity for youth to be directly involved in public events and education at Fernbank Museum. FYI volunteers run discovery carts, sharing information about biology, archaeology, paleontology, nanotechnology, and more with visitors of all ages. They also help with educational programming, activities on family event days, other special projects, and have opportunities to tour and work behind the scenes.
    • WHEN: The FYI program is a one-year commitment (June – May) and teens are required to volunteer at least 45 hours per year, which works out to once a month during the school year and twice a month in the summer. 

    • WHO: Volunteer ages range from 12 to 17 years old. Volunteers age out of the program when they graduate high school or when they are 18 years old at the start of the next FYI year by June. 

    • HOW: The FYI program is very competitive, as they accept applications once a year as there's an interview process. Submit your application via: https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/support/volunteer/fyi-volunteers/. You may also review the 1st attached document in this email for more details. 

       
    • DEADLINE: Applications are due by March 1, 2022

    For other community services opportunities, please go to this drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing

     
    2. The Atlanta Bar Association’s Summer Law Internship Program will be reoccurring this summer of 2022. The internship program’s mission is to place rising high school seniors and recent graduates in paid legal industry internships so that you can gain first-hand experience in the legal profession. The pay/compensation is $1950.00

     

    • WHAT: This is a rigorous, all-in program and it is not for everybody, as any student selected will need to commit to the entire 8-weeks. Moreover, they do not allow for conflicts for long-planned family vacations, sports commitments, camps, etc.
    • WHEN: The deadline to submit completed applications is March 25, 2022. In-person interviews are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2022, at 4:30pm. at the Atlanta Bar Association located at 229 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30303. The summer 2022 Intern Program will run from June 1 to July 22, 2022. 

    • HOW: To access the application please go to: www.abaslip.blogspot.com. You may also review the 2nd and 3rd attachments as these documents provide more details along with the program's tentative schedule. 

     

    3. SAT/ACT Prep Resource 
    FYI, the SAT exam will be administered to all 11th graders on Wednesday, March 2. There is an upcoming SAT/ACT practice test weekend and free study sessions through the Applerouth agency. The Free SAT/ACT practice test weekend has everything students need to get started on their best score as the following will be addressed: 
    • Proctored SAT and ACT practice tests 
    • Study sessions to learn proven strategies 
    • Detailed score reports
    • Custom study plan
    When: There are events running throughout February and the testing weekend is February 26 and 27.
    How: Sign up, please visit: www.applerouth.com/starthere  
    Special Event: Applerouth is also conducting a webinar called "The New SAT: What the Changes Mean for You" where they'll share information about the test's soon-to-be-released digital format. This webinar will be on March 2nd at 8pm. And to register please go to - https://www.applerouth.com/signup/?scheduleid=491033
     
    4. Wednesday, February 16 at 6pm**highly encourage ALL 11th-grade students and their parents to attend this particular event!**
    • Who needs information on how to access more money for college?
    • Who still has a few unanswered questions about Georgia's two major merit-based scholarship programs- HOPE/Zell Miller? 
    • Who's been approached by lenders with offers on school loans and you're unsure if a student loan is a good bang for the buck? 
    • Who hasn't submitted the FAFSA and still has some lingering questions? 
    • Who's just simply unsure if college is for them due to the financial cost alone? 
    If any of these questions describe you even a small bit, then please attend the 2nd and last financial aid presentation hosted by the Georgia Student Finance Commission on Wed Feb 16 at 6pm. The intent is to equip you with the tools to navigate the ever-changing and bit daunting financial college landscape. This is a virtual presentation - as it is no longer in-person at the Murray Auditorium, so anyone with the login information found below can join. See you then. 
     
     
    Or you may scan this QR to access the meeting. 

     

    For Sophomores and Juniors:

     
    1. Odyssey summer program will be presenting their general information and enrollment process on Wednesday, Feb 2 during both lunch periods - 11:55am - 12:30pm and 12:43pm - 1:119pm. For a little preliminary information, please review the 1st  and 2nd attached flyers. To join us for this exciting presentation, here's the zoom information:
     
    Meeting ID: 896 2285 6085
    Passcode: 2022
    2. Are you looking to be vaccinated from COVID-19, please see the 3rd attached flyer for APS locations where you may get vaccinated.
     
    3. As rising seniors and juniors, you need to familiarize yourself with the Parchment platform. This is the school's method in handling your transcript. Students make requests to have their transcripts sent to a variety of locations through this secured platform. To access your transcript, you'll simply create an account on Parchment. The 4th attached document is your instructions on how to do so. Then, here's the link that you'll always go to when utilizing the Parchment platform:  https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/196891/accountOnce you submit your request, we, as the counselor, in turn, will process it by electronically sending your transcript to whatever location you specified in your request - whether that be to you, your parents, a college, an employer, a scholarship, etc. 
     
    4. Next, are any of you a student-athlete and attempting to play competitive sports at Division 1 or Division 2 NCAA-certified university? If so, then you may want to watch this webinar: 
    http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/Webinar/PSA/2022/Recording_01112022.mp4?j=84602698&jb=6003&l=7842029_HTML&mid=1089
     
    5. The district has released new guidelines for community service moving forward beginning today. See the 5th attached document for details. We urge you to carefully read it. To assist with this, bulleted below are the major components. 

     

    • No community service hours for extracurricular activities such things as serving as a school's sports team manager, donating items for a school club/organization, or assisting with concession stands.
    • No community service hours can be performed during the school day which includes such things as assisting faculty/staff with daily functions, and this is because community service is defined as an external activity that directly benefits the greater good of others - not oneself. 

     

     

    It may help to just think broadly when performing community service. In fact, there's a community service program through the United Way called STEMUp Youth Maker Prize which would be ideal. This is a live competition, where they award small grants to help middle and high school-aged youth who are involved with using STEM and other ingenious ideas to solve problems in their communities. Yes, this is an innovative way for you to earn your community service hours for your diploma. Apply and get started here: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/stemup-prize-overview/
     
    ~For additional Community Service opportunities, go to this drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
    ~To find other programs for you to join, go to this drive for PDF flyers: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cGen0Q-Ww3zKKKfSkZNNl-C8mMGQxZ8I?usp=sharing
     
    6. Next, there are some good jobs needing and wanting to hire you. Check out our employment drive for a host of various positions available. Apply now!! 
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lV-dUpx12CPHbztPGsMibfgqSYKMquej?usp=sharing
     
    7. Lastly, the spring semester's BESS (Behavior Emotional Screening Scale) will be re-administered between Feb 16-March 1. Please review the last two attachments for details and how to opt out. 
     

     
    Community Service Opportunities for Sophomores and Juniors:
     
    There's a community service program through the United Way called STEMUp Youth Maker Prize. This is a live competition, where they award small grants to help middle and high school aged youth who are involved with using STEM and ingenious ideas to solve problems in their communities. Yes, this is an innovative way for you to earn your community service hours for your diploma. 
    Apply and get started here: https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/stemup-prize-overview/
     
    For additional Community Service Opportunities, go to this drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UOK188kebAQq3caU0VnhHnRcadu9PpiI?usp=sharing
     
    To find other interesting programs to join, please visit our drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cGen0Q-Ww3zKKKfSkZNNl-C8mMGQxZ8I?usp=sharing

     
     
    Hello Midtown Community, see below for community service events for the MLK weekend January 12-17. Perfect opportunities for you to get your required community service hours completed. So, let's go Midtown Knights get involved with these superb community-based events all the while earning your diploma. 
     
    Click the "Sign Up Now" links for each event you are able to assist.
    Attached is are log sheets for 9-11th graders and/or 12th graders cohort 2022 to take with you at these events, so that you can get an organizer/supervisor to sign off. 
     

     

    For Sophomores and Juniors:

     
    1. The Girls Hackathon is on Sat February 19 and Sunday, February 20
    To register and get more information, go to: https://www.starhacks.org/2022-feb-all-girls-hackathon
    The deadline is Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
     
    2. Emory University's Next-Gen STEM Internship program.
     
     
    You may also review the 1st attached flyer for more information.
    The deadline is Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022
     
     
    3. The Bank of America's Student Leaders program.
     
    The deadline is Friday, January 28, 2022.
     
    4. There are paid STEM internship opportunities for high school students during summer 2022 at Georgia State University in downtown Atlanta, GA. The internships are for a period of 12 weeks at roughly 20 hours per week. The internships are being sponsored by the US Department of the Army as part of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP).
    Its aim is to increase the exposure of high school students to STEM topics early in their educational careers, as part of an overall effort to help to broaden the future pool of scientists and engineers in the USA. The Nanoscience, Low Temperature, and High Magnetic Field Laboratory at the Physics Department of Georgia State University have been selected as a site for such paid internships. 
    It is essential that the students submit the code B024 during the application process if they wish to carry out the internship within the laboratory at Georgia State University. 
    Further information regarding this apprenticeship may be found at the following links: https://www.usaeop.com/program/high-school-apprenticeships/
    You may also review the 2nd attached flyer to the email for additional details. 
    The deadline for internship applications is Monday, February 28, 2022.
     
    To find AEOP, and other great programs please visit this drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cGen0Q-Ww3zKKKfSkZNNl-C8mMGQxZ8I?usp=sharing
     

     
     
    Hello DE Applicants, we hope you had an enjoyable winter holiday break. There are a few updates to share...
    • For all ATC (Atlanta Tech) students classes began Wednesday, January 5 and the last day to drop a course will be tomorrow Friday, January 7, 2022.
    • For GSU students classes will begin Monday, January 10, and the last day to drop without penalty is Friday, January 14, 2022.
    • For AMSC students classes will begin Monday, January 10, and the last day to drop without penalty is Friday, January 14, 2022.
    • For GA Tech students, your classes begin Monday, January 10, and the last day to drop without penalty is Friday, January 14, 2022
    This information along with other important documents can be found via this drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZHfYfNTXU-zqVUEHSXcylL4rjd-TMLfG?usp=sharing
     
    Be sure that you have carefully read the agreement that is attached. You should've at this point signed and submitted this agreement to your assigned counselor. Refusal in submitting such an agreement does not exempt you from the specifications outlined in this dual enrollment agreement. 
     

     

    For Sophomores and Juniors:

    APS Community Service Form

    UGA Vet Summer Camp

    1. Are you looking to do some good work around the city?  Do you want to kick off your new year by helping others?  Of course, you do...and there's a perfect opportunity for you!  Bonus: you will be able to earn APS credit for your community service hours. It's a win-win!  
    On Saturday, January 1 our Mayor-elect, Andre Dickens, will hold a Community Service Day to bring the entire city together for a day of giving back. While there will be activities taking place all across Atlanta, we would love for you to help by participating at our Adamsville Recreation Center location and Piedmont Park.  At both locations, there will be service projects, collecting items and making boxes of resources (including toiletries, coats, etc.) to be distributed at a later time. However, at Piedmont Park, there will also be a fun recreational activity-Wiffle ball.

    So, choose your location and please sign up via: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPlCB3MBPtQmGGM2oYpN2Bb_af9qSn71_Z6A3TllRwNuDYHQ/viewformand let us know you will be ready for the City of Atlanta's Community Service Day!

    Locations/Activity:       

    • Adamsville Rec Center (9:30-1:00) - Assembling Personal Hygiene Kits
    • Piedmont Park (10:30- 1:00) - Community Wiffle Ball Games + An Outreach Activity 

    Key APS Contact: Joi Hunter: 404-895-1254.

    See the 1st attached document for a logsheet to record your community service hours. Keep in mind that can always submit a letter from your service supervisor(s) too. 

    2. UGA's VetCAMP2022 is returning and is actively recruiting all interested students. This program is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors, as well as current seniors who plan to study veterinarian sciences upon graduation. 
    So if you're a high-achieving STEM-oriented student, please apply for this week-long summer program at UGA.
    The deadline is Monday, January 24, 2022
    See the 2nd attached document for the flyer that explains this program. 
     

     
    For Sophomores and Juniors:
     
     
    The wait is over, the AVA part-time course registration for the 2nd or spring semester has arrived. At this juncture, AVA part-time program is essentially two-fold.
    1. You failed a course or courses from the previous semester or previous year, and you did not enroll in summer school or you never re-enrolled in the course(s) during the school year. So now you need credit recovery.
    2. You're simply seeking to take a new course that you have not completed for initial credit so that you can get ahead in your credits. 
    To apply, please submit your application request via this link: https://bit.ly/AVAHSPTapp
    Once you are on the website, here are your steps- Read Carefully.
    • On the 1st 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 2nd page is where you'll 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 on time. 
      • Then where you see an "A" this means the 1st semester's portion, and "B" means the 2nd semester's portion.
    • On the 3rd 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. 
    Again, please submit your application through this link: https://bit.ly/AVAHSPTapp
    The deadline to apply is January 21 (however you should apply before Tuesday, January 42022, as this is because the first day of the 2nd semester, 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. 
     
    ~ Lastly, for any student who did not complete the GA Student Health Survey, do so asap via this link: https://gshs.gadoe.org/highschool  
     

     
     
    Hello, Spring 2022 Semester Dual Enrollment Applicants,
     
    Two things...
    1. For all DE students who applied to AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College), the college will have a virtual information session on Wednesday, December 15 at 6pm. See the attached flyer for details. To register for this meeting scan the QR code below, or see the 1st attached document-flyer. If you have any questions, please connect with Mr. McKee, AMSC's dual enrollment coordinator, at imckee@atlm.edu or 404.756.2774.
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    1. For all DE students who applied to ATC (Atlanta Technical College), there will be a mandatory orientation meeting on Wednesday, December 15 at 5:30pm. To join this meeting, see the zoom information below. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Ferrell at Aferrell@atlantatech.edu or 404.225.4123
    Lastly, make certain that you have provided your Midtown counselor with your spring 2022 semester's DE schedule as well as your 2021-22 DE Agreement (see the 2nd attached document).
     

     
    For 10th and 11th Graders:
     
     
    1. There's an employment opportunity with the Work Source agency. See the 1st attached flyer for details. To get more information and to electronically submit your application, visit: https://www.worksourcegaportal.com/vosnet/Default.aspx
    For other employment opportunities, please check out the leads in the 2021-22 Employment drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lV-dUpx12CPHbztPGsMibfgqSYKMquej?usp=sharing.
     
    2. As we approach the winter holiday break, folks it is time for us to get on top of completing our 75 hours of community service. Go to these links for places where you can volunteer and earn your required hours.  
    or
    If you are unable to access your MobileServe account to download your Service Resume, then you should either use the attached log sheet (see 2nd attached document) or simply get a letter written by the folks you volunteered with on their official letterhead verifying your volunteer hours of service. See the counselors if you have any questions. 
     
    3. The Odyssey summer program is returning and is looking for students who seek to improve their overall academic portfolio. See the 3rd attached flyer for details. To apply and/or to get more information, visit: 
     
    or
     
    https://odysseyatlanta.org/new-student-application/
    The deadline to submit your application is Friday, February 11, 2022.
     

     
    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.  
    3. 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.  
    3. 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