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    • The next campus tour field trip will be to the University of West Georgia (UWG) on Friday March 22. This is a chartered motorcoach guided tour of the campus in Carrollton, GA. We can take up to 30 qualifying students. The qualifications are ~
      • You must either be a current junior (or senior)
      • You must be in good academic standing, which means you absolutely must currently be passing ALL of your courses
      • See HERE for UWG admissions criteria, so the ideal student who's interested in applying to UWG should have at least a 3.3 overall GPA
      • For the UWG tour permission form - see HERE, and it's due to your assigned counselor no later than March 8

    Hello Seniors c/o 2024 ~
     
    Come here on Saturday March 2 for community service hours - see HERE to register. 
     
    Come here on Saturday March 2 for the Saturday School program - see HERE to register.
     

    Hello seniors c/o 2024
     
    The GA US Senator Jon Ossoff is having Service Academy Day on Saturday April 27 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Cobb, County 8am-1pm. This event is specific for those who may be interested in careers within the armed services. 
     
    See HERE for more information and to RSVP your attendance. 
    See HERE for the flyer. 
     
    Also, please don't forget we are scheduled for a chartered bus tour to the University of West Georgia on Friday March 22. We have space for 19 more eligible students. See HERE for the permission form - due by Friday March 8. 
     

    Hello Seniors c/o 2024 - hope you're doing and feeling well. Contacting you today with some vital updates...
     
    Let's get on the ball with applying for scholarships. There's a lot of money on the table waiting for you. You just simply need to apply. You can do this! Yes, you read it right - you can do this!!!
     
    Two scholarships, in particular, that you should pay very close attention to as they are lucrative and have a deadline approaching immediately upon your return from the mid-winter break. See bulleted items here...
    • The Bill Maness Good Samaritan $16K scholarship. This is a paper hard copy submission that you'll need to submit to counselor Young immediately on Monday Feb 26 or at the very latest Tuesday Feb 27. We, the guidance will mail your completed applications to the scholarship office. See HERE for the application. 
       
    • The 2024 Boys High $20K scholarship. For the application, see HERE and for the FAQ's see HEREThis is an online application that must be submitted by Friday March 1. There's a section in the app that requires you to upload your FAFSA's SAI (student aid report) information. We understand that the US Dept of Education hasn't completed analyzing this for many of you, so here's what you should do ~
      • Please upload the email confirmation from the US Dept of Education that shows your full legal name and your likely SAI  
        OR 
      • You may complete the FAFSA's SAI Estimator via HERE, then upload the estimator's results to that section of your Boys High scholarship. 
         
    For a list of or access to a bunch of other great scholarships, please open the 2024 Scholarships google drive via HERE
    Also, there's a virtual FAFSA workshop happening on Tuesday Feb 27. You may want to join - see HERE for details. 
    How about your 40 hours of community service? Let's get this completed too ASAP! There are several opportunities with the Hands on Atlanta organization - see HERE for details. To register you'll simply click the event's name which will turn a bolded blue color. Once completed with an event, you'll submit your verified community service to your counselor no later than Friday March 29. 40 hours are the minimum; 120 hours will earn you a community service cord for the commencement program. Submission can be in one of these two forms ~
    • A short straight-to-the-point letter that very simply states; what duties you performed, your total number of hours, and the supervisor's or organization's contact information. 
      OR
    • Our standard community service log sheet as seen HERE. Make certain the information is printed legibly and neatly. 
     
    Next, Georgia Institute of Technology - GA Tech - has an insightful and extremely enriching summer program through their CEISMC dept called Horizons. This program is ideal for our current 12th graders who have a knack for communication, speaking, organizing, teaching, and working with elementary-aged students. 
      • Click HERE or HERE to learn more about the program.
      • Click HERE for the application. Please submit it to counselor Young by Friday April 19.
     
    Lastly, you may see HERE for flyers on a bunch of other summer jobs, community service, and exciting summer programs. 

    The 21st Century Leaders program has four very reputable summer programs for you join where you can sharpen your leadership skills in the following areas ~
    • Business Entrepreneurship at Emory University June 2-7th - see HERE 
    • EarthCare and sustainability at Georgia College State University in Milledgeville June 9-14th- see HERE 
    • Healthcare at Kennesaw State University June 23-28th - see HERE
    • Film and Entertainment at Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech)m July 14-19th - see HERE
       
    See HERE for the flyer. 
    The deadline to apply for any of these four programs is Friday March 1 - submit your application via HERE
    If you should have any questions, please connect with Nicole Meadows at Nicole@21stcenturyleaders.org, or Alicia at alicia@21stcenturyleaders.org
     

    We hope you're enjoying your mid-winter break and completing your community service requirement. We reach out today to share a few important updates about AVA's (Atlanta Virtual Academy) full-time enrollment as well as share info about several summer programs. 
     
    • First, for the upcoming school year 2024-25 AVA - Atlanta Virtual Academy - the application window is open and available for those students who are seeking to take ALL of their classes virtually.  
      • Click HERE or HERE to learn more about AVA's full-time program. 
      • Click HERE to submit your application. 
      • The deadline to submit is Thursday March 14.
     
    • Next, the APS SMSEA - Summer Math Science Enrichment Academy - has returned and will be offering key STEM courses this summer. This is an in-person academic program that'll be located at 2875 Northside Dr. NW Atlanta 30305 (the Sutton Middle School bldg). This program is designed for students who seek to get ahead in their math and/or science credits so that you may potentially graduate early or expand on your interests in STEM.
      • Click HERE to learn more about SMSEA.
      • Click HERE to submit your application. 
      • The deadline to submit is ASAP as it's a first-come first-serve program where there's limited space and seats fill up fast - so hurry!
         
    • On either Thursday February 29 or March 7, there will be an APS Summer Experience Expo where several vendors will be available to explain their summer programs. 
      • Click HERE to learn more about each of the vendors that are scheduled to be at the expo.
      • Click HERE to register for the expo. 
     
    • Next, Georgia Institute of Technology - GA Tech - has an insightful and extremely enriching summer program through their CEISMC dept called Horizons. This program is ideal for our current 10th- 12th graders who have a knack for communication, speaking, organizing, teaching, and working with elementary-aged students. 
      • Click HERE or HERE to learn more about the program.
      • Click HERE for the application. Please submit it to counselor Young by Friday April 19.
         
    • Lastly, please see HERE for a complete list of all APS summer programs. These programs require your assigned counselor's approval and input, so please be sure to connect with ~ 
      • The 9th grade counselor Ms. Blevins-Pellechia - Tblevins2@atlanta.k12.ga.us
      • The 10-12th grade counselor for last names A-G Ms. Rucker - Katrina.Rucker@atlanta.k12.ga.us
      • The 10-12th grade counselor for last names H-Pe Mr. Young - Ljyoung@atlanta.k12.ga.us
      • The 10-12th grade counselor for last names Ph-Z Ms. Falcone - Chelsea.Falcone@atlanta.k12.ga.us

     
    Hello Seniors c/o 2024, you have a week where there's no reporting to school -so what do you have planned? How about please earning community service by registering for events with Hands on Atlanta via HERE or https://volunteer.handsonatlanta.org/
     
    You can also sign up for these upcoming events pictured below, and to reserve your spot, please just simply click the links labeled "LEARN MORE + SIGN UP
     
    Please don't forget to submit your verified community service to your counselor no later than Friday March 29. 40 hours are the minimum; 120 hours will earn you a community service cord for the commencement program. 
     
    And lastly, all must remember to continually upload your scholarship awards via HERE or scan code found HERE
     

    VOLUNTEER         DONATE

    Volunteers of all ages pitch in to beautify the Wren's Nest! 

    This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we're also spreading the love, joining our friends at Park Pride and the city of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation for Love Your Park. Join neighbors, friends, and family in this Atlanta-wide volunteer initiative to beautify our city, build community, and give back to the parks that give so much to us. Twelve parks will be beautified in February with volunteer projects for all ages and abilities.

    - HOT PROJECTS -

    Sign up for these projects that need extra hands.

    LOVE YOUR PARK AT HERBERT TAYLOR PARK

    On Saturday, Feb. 10 join Love Your Park at Herbert Taylor Park. Volunteers will work with the Friends group and the Intown Georgia Native Plant Society along the shores of Rock Creek and South Fork Peachtree Creek to improve habitat for native and visiting wildlife!LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LITTER AND LIMB PICKUP IN GRANT PARK: LOVE YOUR PARK WORKDAY

    On Friday, Feb. 16 join the Grant Park Conservancy in our mission to care for historic Grant Park. Volunteers will help pick up litter in the parks, as well as gathering tree limbs.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARKS: JENNIE DRAKE PARK

    Join Love Your Parks on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Jennie Drake Park. Volunteers will focus on the removal of invasive plant species, and help to clean the park of litter.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARK: PEACHTREE HILLS PARK

    On Saturday, Feb. 17 join Park Pride at Peachtree Hills Park.This volunteer project will aim to restore health to the urban forest by removing invasive plant species, clearing litter, and mulchingLEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARK: LIONEL HAMPTON PARK

    On Saturday, Feb. 17 join this Atlanta-wide volunteer initiative to build community while giving back at Lionel Hampton Park. Volunteers will help to improve the ecological health of this greenspace by removing invasive plant species.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARK: KIRKWOOD URBAN FOREST

    On Saturday, Feb. 24, help beautify Kirkwood Urban Forest. Volunteers will create a new pedestrian mulch trail at the park's entrance + mulch a large new section of the park.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

     

     
    Seniors-
     
    Please see to it that you are uploading ALL of your awarded scholarships and college acceptances. Yes, this even includes the schools you are not planning to attend as it is still very important that you upload that information too. You earned these awards and/or admissions - and we must give you credit for it - and the only way we can do that is if you upload your verification. 
     
    Upload via HERE or scan code found HERE
     

     
    1. All grade levels are to complete the GADOE Climate Survey asap. Currently we have very low completion numbers from our 11th and 12th grades - 56.7% and 51.3% respectively; goal is minimum 75% completion rate.  Please hurry and submit via HERE or https://gshs.gadoe.org/Pages/highschool.aspx
     
    2. The Atlanta Bar Association’s Summer Law Internship Program for high school students during the summer of 2024 is soon to be accepting applications. The internship program’s mission is to place current juniors (Class of 2025) and current seniors (Class of 2024) in paid legal internships so that they can gain first-hand experience in the legal profession.
    Important things to know~
    • The internship does not allow for scheduling conflicts such as long planned family vacations, sports commitments, camps, etc. 
    • The internship runs from May 29 - July 19, 2024.
    • 90% of the placements are within I-285, so you're very highly likely to work within the perimeter. 
    • Applications are available this Friday Feb 9, 2024
    • Deadline to submit is Thursday March 21, 2024.
    • In-person interviews are scheduled during the month of April on a date to TBD. 
    • For access to the application and details about the program - see HERE or HERE

     
    All grade levels are to complete the GADOE Climate Survey asap - via HERE or https://gshs.gadoe.org/Pages/highschool.aspx
     
    The Atlanta Bar Association’s Summer Law Internship Program for high school students during the summer of 2024 is soon to be accepting applications. The internship program’s mission is to place current juniors (Class of 2025) and current seniors (Class of 2024) in paid legal internships so that they can gain first-hand experience in the legal profession.
    Important things to know~
    • The internship does not allow for scheduling conflicts such as long planned family vacations, sports commitments, camps, etc. 
    • The internship runs from May 29 - July 19, 2024.
    • 90% of the placements are within I-285, so you're very highly likely to work within the perimeter. 
    • Applications are available this Friday Feb 9, 2024
    • Deadline to submit is Thursday March 21, 2024.
    • In-person interviews are scheduled during the month of April on a date to TBD. 
    • For access to the application and details about the program - see HERE or HERE

    VOLUNTEER         DONATE

    Volunteers of all ages pitch in to beautify the Wren's Nest! 

    This February as we celebrate Black History Month, we're also spreading the love, joining our friends at Park Pride and the city of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation for Love Your Park. Join neighbors, friends, and family in this Atlanta-wide volunteer initiative to beautify our city, build community, and give back to the parks that give so much to us. Twelve parks will be beautified in February with volunteer projects for all ages and abilities.
     

    - HOT PROJECTS -

    Sign up for these projects that need extra hands.

    LOVE YOUR PARK AT HERBERT TAYLOR PARK

    On Saturday, Feb. 10 join Love Your Park at Herbert Taylor Park. Volunteers will work with the Friends group and the Intown Georgia Native Plant Society along the shores of Rock Creek and South Fork Peachtree Creek to improve habitat for native and visiting wildlife!LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LITTER AND LIMB PICKUP IN GRANT PARK: LOVE YOUR PARK WORKDAY

    On Friday, Feb. 16 join the Grant Park Conservancy in our mission to care for historic Grant Park. Volunteers will help pick up litter in the parks, as well as gathering tree limbs.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARKS: JENNIE DRAKE PARK

    Join Love Your Parks on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Jennie Drake Park. Volunteers will focus on the removal of invasive plant species, and help to clean the park of litter.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARK: PEACHTREE HILLS PARK

    On Saturday, Feb. 17 join Park Pride at Peachtree Hills Park.This volunteer project will aim to restore health to the urban forest by removing invasive plant species, clearing litter, and mulchingLEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARK: LIONEL HAMPTON PARK

    On Saturday, Feb. 17 join this Atlanta-wide volunteer initiative to build community while giving back at Lionel Hampton Park. Volunteers will help to improve the ecological health of this greenspace by removing invasive plant species.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

    LOVE YOUR PARK: KIRKWOOD URBAN FOREST

    On Saturday, Feb. 24, help beautify Kirkwood Urban Forest. Volunteers will create a new pedestrian mulch trail at the park's entrance + mulch a large new section of the park.LEARN MORE + SIGN UP -->

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    It's February and it's time to officially put the jumper cables on your scholarship applications! Everyone is encouraged to regularly check the google drive where we house ALL the 2024 Scholarships - see HERE
     
    Listed below, where you see "HERE", these are the links that'll lead you to the individual scholarship flyers. Please note that the dates that you may see listed below are simply the title of the document and are not the deadline dates - so please be sure to click on the links and read the info on each of the flyers as many of them have deadlines that are nearing soon. 
     
    • The Heritage Pre-Med $5000 scholarship - HERE
    • The AKA Scholarship Table Talk - HERE
    • The FAIA Athletic Scholarship - HERE
    • Savannah State University scholarship - HERE
    • The Midtown Financial Aid and Scholarships document - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January29th - HERE
    • The Delta Sigma Theta need based scholarship - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January25th - HERE
    • The Bill Maness Good Samaritan $16,000 scholarship (paper hard copy submission) - HERE
    • The 2024 Boys High Scholarship - HERE and for the FAQ's see HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January18th - HERE
    • The Zeta Phi Beta Marynette B. Lovejoy Scholarship - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of February 1 - HERE
    • Cirkledin scholarship - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January 16 - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January 11 - HERE
    • 2024 MPMA Chapter 5 scholarship package - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January 8 - HERE
    •  The Zeta Phi Beta Zora Neale Hurston scholarship - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of January 3 - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of December 28 - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org as of December 26 - HERE
    • EverFi K-12 Scholarships on pager document - HERE
    • The 2024 Scholarship Search Organizer - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org newsletter - HERE
    • The 2024 Achieve Atlanta Scholarship - HERE
    • The 2023-24 Financial Aid 101 presentation - HERE
    • 2023-24 Scholarships.com calendar with deadlines - HERE
    • StudentScholarships.org newsletter as of November 2nd - HERE
    • The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships - HERE
    • The Navy's NROTC scholarship - HERE

    Hello Seniors c/o 2024
    • Last call with registering for the ASVAB exam. The test is scheduled on Monday February 5. Hurry! To register - see HERE
       
       
    • The next campus tour field trip will be to the University of West Georgia (UWG) on Friday March 22. This is a chartered motorcoach guided tour of the campus in Carrollton, GA. We can take up to 30 qualifying students. The qualifications are ~
      • You must either be a current senior or junior
      • You must be in good academic standing, which means you absolutely must currently be passing ALL of your courses
      • See HERE for UWG admissions criteria, so the ideal student who's interested in applying to UWG should have at least a 3.3 overall GPA
      • For the UWG tour permission form - see HERE, and it's due to your assigned counselor no later than March 8
         
    • Do you need Community Service hours? If so, check out GSU's (GA State University) LEAP Year's Wings for Kids after school program. To sign up and for more information - see HERE and/or HERE
      • For a host of other community service opportunities and upcoming events, please review the google drive - HERE
      • Seniors, the deadline for you to submit your volunteer experiences to your assigned counselor is Friday March 29. Community service/volunteer verification can be in the following forms ~
        1. A letter written by the volunteer supervisor indicating briefly what you performed, your total number of hours, and the agency's or organization's contact information. 
        2. A standard community service log sheet is acceptable, as long as it is legible with the volunteer supervisor's full contact info - see HERE.
        3. An official certificate issued by the volunteer agency, organization, or supervisor indicating your total number of hours and the agency/organization/supervisor's identifying information. 

    • Do you need community service hours? If so, check out GSU's (GA State University) LEAP Year's Wings for Kids after school program. To sign up and for more information - see HERE and/or HERE
      • For a host of other community service opportunities and upcoming events, please review the google drive - HERE
      • The deadline for you to submit your volunteer experiences to your assigned counselor is Friday March 29. Community service/volunteer verification can be in the following forms ~
        1. A letter written by the volunteer supervisor indicating briefly what you performed, your total number of hours, and the agency's or organization's contact information. 
        2. A standard community service log sheet is acceptable, as long as it is legible with the volunteer supervisor's full contact info - see HERE.
        3. An official certificate issued by the volunteer agency, organization, or supervisor indicating your total number of hours and the agency/organization/supervisor's identifying information. 
      •  
    • Are you interested in paid summer internships with GA Power? If so, please review the details via - HERE. You will need a resume and be at least 18 years old or be 18 by Sept 1, 2024. For details on the employment position with GA Power- see HERE
     
    • For those interested in careers that are technical and skill trades fields, you should plan to attend the upcoming webinar by Next Steps Agency on Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm. Register either HERE or HERE
     
    A New Scholarship is Available!
    • The Bill Maness Good Samaritan Scholarship - worth $16,000 ($4K per year over four years). It is a paper application as shown HERE. Your completed application must contain all the required components and be submitted to counselor Young by Monday Feb 26 4pm, as we (the guidance office) will mail all correctly completed applications at one time. 
      • For a host of other lucrative scholarships, please review the google drive - HERE

     
    Seniors c/o 2024, please see these vital updates from guidance-counseling-advisement. 
     
    There are scholarships waiting for you, so please dig into the 2024 Scholarship Google Drive via HERE
    • Boys High Scholarship
      • A grand total of $20,000 scholarship for up to four years specifically for only Midtown HS students, no other high school students can apply. We award two of these Boys High scholarships annually. Please check it out - see HERE. For FAQ's - see HERE. For the link directly to the application - see HERE, you'll need to create an account. The deadline for submission is Friday March 1, 2024. Hurry! 
         
    • The Henry McNeal Turner Scholarship
      • A $1,500 scholarship. For the application - see HERE. The deadline is coming up very soon, Tuesday January 23. It has to be mailed and we (guidance office counselors) are happy to mail it off for you, but you'll need to get the completed app directly into our hands by 3pm on Tuesday January 23. Hurry Hurry Hurry!
         
    • The Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship. For the application - see HERE. The deadline is Wednesday February 7
       
    • The Marynette B. Lovejoy Scholarship specifically for your college textbooks. For the application - see HERE. The deadline is Friday March 1
       
    • The fantastic needs-based Achieve Atlanta Scholarship
      • A $20,000 scholarship spread over four years ($5,000 per year). Application opens on Thursday February 1. For details - see HERE. The deadline to submit will be Friday May 31, 2024
         
    • Check out the hundreds of scholarships found in the Midtown Financial Aid document created by our college advisers' worth tens of thousands of dollars - see HERE. The deadlines vary so hurry and get your applications submitted!
       
    • Check out the lucrative scholarships found in the Scholarship Organizer worth tens of thousands of dollars - see HEREThe deadlines vary so hurry and get your applications submitted!
       
    • Check out the hundreds of scholarships located on the Scholarship Calendar worth tens of thousands of dollars - see HERE. The deadlines vary depending on the scholarship so be sure to submit your app either before or on the date specified on the calendar!
    The next and final administration for the ASVAB will be Monday February 5, 2024. To register for this aptitude test - see HERE or HERE. To learn more about the ASVAB - see HERE.  To access a study guide - see HERE.
     
    For those interested in technical and skill trades careers, you should plan to attend the upcoming webinar by Next Steps on Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm. Register either HERE or HERE.
     
    For a host of community service and upcoming events - see HERE. Seniors must submit at least 40 hours of verifiable volunteer experiences by Friday March 29. Students who complete 120+ hours will be eligible for community service cords for the commencement ceremony. 
     
    Finally, always be sure to upload copies of ALL your awarded scholarships and/or college acceptances via HERE or HERE Deadline Friday April 26. 

    Hello Seniors c/o 2024 - hope you're staying warm on this wonderful Georgia style winter day (smile).
    There are several short and very informative videos here to assist you with understanding the new 2024-25 FAFSA. Let's get it!
     
    Preparing for the FAFSA
    Create and access your Studentaid.gov account - see HERE
    Who's a contributor on the 2024-25 FAFSA Form? - see HERE
    Understand and prepare FAFSA form contributors - see HERE
    Why do my contributors and I need our own StudentAid.gov accounts? - see HERE
    How do I create a StudentAid.gov account if I don't have an SSN (social security number)? - see HERE
    How do I complete the 2024-25 FAFSA form if my parent is a non-citizen? - see HERE
    How do I complete the 2024-25 FAFSA form if my parents are divorced or separated? - see HERE
    Troubleshooting your account username and password (FAFSA ID) - see HERE
     
    Completing the FAFSA
    What is FAFSA? - see HERE
    Start your 2024-25 FAFSA form - see HERE
    Applying for financial aid with the FAFSA form - see HERE
    What's changed for the 2024-25 FAFSA form? - see HERE
    What does it mean to provide consent and approval on the 2024-25 FAFSA form? - see HERE
     
    After the FAFSA has been submitted
    What happens next or after submitting your FAFSA? - see HERE
     
    You (students) and parents may contact the US Dept of Education's of Federal Student Aid via: 
    • Phone - 1.800.433.3243 Monday - Friday 8:00am to 10:00pm EST (eastern standard time), and on Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm EST (eastern standard time)
    • Email - customerservices@studentaid.gov
    • Submit your FAFSA - HERE

     
    Seniors and parents of c/o 2024, happy Friday! Please review these announcements~
    • The FAFSA has finally arrived, whew! Let's get to submitting. See HERE for the application. A little info about the new FAFSA see HERE
       
    • Some college prep materials found HERE
       
    • The REACH Program - REACH is a new financial literacy and youth development program that is implemented by college students. REACH is a fun, high energy learning experience that focuses on helping teens gain useful knowledge and skills for life. For more information visit HERETo register do so via HERE
       
    • Seniors, apply for the BoA (Bank of America) Student Leaders Program which is a paid experience. To apply see HERE. For the internship's FAQ's - see HERE. Deadline Wednesday Jan 17.
       
    • Scholarships - see HERE. Please remember there's a calendar that outlines major scholarships and their deadlines via HERE. Please don't forget about the $20K Achieve Atlanta need-based scholarship - see HERE
       
    • Community service - every graduating senior is required to submit 40 hours of verifiable volunteer work directly to their assigned counselor. Verification is generally in the form of a letter written by the volunteer supervisor indicating briefly what you performed, your total number of hours, and the agency's or organization's contact information. However, a standard community service log sheet is acceptable, as long as it is legible with the volunteer supervisor's full contact info - see HEREFor community events and volunteering, along with some employment opportunities - see HERE. Deadline for community service submission is Friday March 29
       
    • Exit/Clearance Requirement - Many of you are receiving scholarships and some of you are earning acceptances to a variety of places and programs. It is time to now officially begin uploading this data. Remember as we previously mentioned, this is one of your clearance activities from high school. Moreover, this also one of the more notable methods in which we honor you at your commencement ceremony as your accomplishments will be highlighted in the program. So, seniors it's now 'game time' that each of you upload your information asap via HERE or HERE Deadline Friday April 26.

    • The FAFSA has finally arrived, whew! Let's get to submitting. See HERE for the application. 
     
    • The REACH Program - REACH is a new financial literacy and youth development program that is implemented by college students. REACH is a fun, high energy learning experience that focuses on helping teens gain useful knowledge and skills for life. For more information visit HERETo register do so via HERE
     
    • Seniors, apply for the BoA (Bank of America) Student Leaders Program which is a paid experience. To apply see HERE. For the internship's FAQ's - see HERE. Deadline Wednesday Jan 17.
     
    • Scholarships - see HERE. Please remember there's a calendar that outlines major scholarships and their deadlines via HERE. Please don't forget about the $20K Achieve Atlanta need-based scholarship - see HERE
       
    • Community service - every graduating senior is required to submit 40 hours of verifiable volunteer work directly to their assigned counselor. Verification is generally in the form of a letter written by the volunteer supervisor indicating briefly what you performed, your total number of hours, and the agency's or organization's contact information. However, a standard community service log sheet is acceptable, as long as it is legible with the volunteer supervisor's full contact info - see HEREFor community events and volunteering, along with some employment opportunities - see HERE. Deadline for community service submission is Friday March 29
     
    • Exit/Clearance Requirement - Many of you are receiving acceptances to a variety of places and programs, and some of you have even been awarded scholarships. It is time to now officially begin uploading this data. Remember as we previously mentioned, this is one of your clearance activities from high school. Moreover, this also one of the more notable methods in which we honor you at your commencement ceremony as your accomplishments will be highlighted in the program. Seniors it's now 'game time' that each of you upload your information asap via HERE or HERE Deadline Friday April 26.

    Hello Seniors c/o 2024, here are some burning updates from the guidance-counseling-advisement department. 
    • The 2024-25 FAFSA (financial aid application) is soon to be released any day now. Please be prepared to submit your application the moment it's available because many things associated with paying for college are time sensitive - see HERE
       
    • To assist in the FAFSA process, it'll be smart for those who've not already done so to obtain a FSAID immediately, as doing so will allow you to move quickly through the FAFSA application once it's released - see HERE
       
    • There's a FAFSA workshop on Thursday January 11 at 6pm here at Midtown - see HERE
       
    • Scholarships! Scholarships! Scholarships! Please make it your relentless mission to earn scholarships for your post-high school education. We have large amounts of scholarship funds waiting for you to tap into - see HERE for our scholarship drive. 
       
    • To help you identifying some of those more lucrative scholarships with strict time sensitive deadlines, please check out this 2024 scholarship calendar - see HERE. The link for each scholarship is embedded in the calendar just hoover over the scholarship's name. 
       
    • The next and final administration for the ASVAB will be Monday February 5, 2024. To register for this aptitude test - see HERE or HERE. To learn more about the ASVAB - see HERE.  To access a study guide - see HERE
       
    • The NACAC College Fair is Sunday January 21 at the Georgia International Convention Center. To register - see HERE. For a list of the 140+ colleges - see HERE
       
    • Are you a student who wants to enroll in college, but not immediately after graduation? If so, then a gap year program would be ideal. In fact, GSU (The Georgia State University) has such a program called LEAP Year. It's a gap year where you earn an income. For more information - see HERE or HERE
       
    • Did you fail a course from this fall 1st semester, or are you simply looking to take a new course to help boost your GPA? Then the AVA (Atlanta Virtual Academy) part-time program may be what you need. Applications for the 2nd or spring semester 2024 are still available. If you've not already done so, please go ahead and submit your request via HERE. Please DON'T make multiple submissions as one application is all that's needed. 
       
    • Seniors throughout the school year, please continually upload your scholarship awards and your college acceptances via HERE or HERE (you may upload multiple times throughout the school year). Deadline is Friday April 26
       
    • Stay abreast with all the happenings. For college prep material - see HERE. For community service and upcoming events - see HERE
    Community Service! Community Service! Community Service! 
    All graduating seniors are required to submit to their counselor a minimum of 40 hours of verifiable community service experiences. 
    See the bulleted items immediately below for details on an upcoming community service project with the Friends of Orme Park organization. 
    • Volunteer Location:  See HERE for Orme Park - which is one mile from Midtown High School

    • Meeting Location:  Picnic tables next to playground (Across the street from 762 Brookridge Dr NE, Atlanta, GA)

    • Parking:  On street parking across from park entrance.

    • Meeting Dates:  3rd Saturday of each month (Jan 20, Feb 17, March 16, April 20 as well as MLK day on Monday Jan 15)

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      Meeting Times:  10 am to 12 pm

       

    • Volunteer Activities:  Help restore Orme Park to a healthy urban forest.  Activities include hand-pulling English ivy and cutting invasive shrubs.

    • Weather:  In the event of rain, the volunteer day will be cancelled.  Use contact information about to confirm.

    • Tools: Friends of Orme Park will provide all tools including work gloves

    • Clothing:  Long pants and long sleeves plus closed toe shoes.  Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty.

    • Drinking Water:  Bring your own

    • Restrooms: None on site

    • Allergy Medication:  If you experience life-threatening allergic reactions to insects, please come prepared with your own medicine.  There is poison ivy onsite.

    • Documentation: Once you arrive, you'll sign a waiver and provide your email. At the end of that day, you'll receive via your email a verification or completion letter that can be used to submit to your assigned counselor. 

    • Contact Info:  Pat Reynolds, (404-353-0638 text or phone) or patglr@comcast.net

    Employment! Employment! Employment!
    • Trees Atlanta is hiring for a summer position. Pays $11.50/hour. For information and to apply - see HERE or HERE
       
    • The Atlanta Dept of Parks and Recreation is hiring for lifeguards - see HERE
       
    • Kumon Learning Center is hiring tutors. Pays $10/hour - see HERE
     
    Senior Dues! Senior Dues! Senior Dues!

    Those who pay Senior Fees from October 2 - January 31, 2024, the cost is $183 (this includes the service fee). 

    Those who pay on or after February 2, 2024, will pay $185 (plus a service fee). 

    To pay senior fees: 

    1. Go to the Midtown High School website.  https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/midtown

    2. Choose PAY SCHOOL FEES (On the far right in the red bar directly below the school's name). 

    3. This will take you to SchoolCash Online.  (If you see the "I'm not a robot" option, check that box.) 

    4. If you already have an account, just SIGN-IN. You know how to do this… 

    5. If you DON'T have an account, choose REGISTER.   

      1. If you are creating an account, you will enter YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION on the registration screen.   

      2. The system will send you a CONFIRMATION EMAIL.   

      3. After you confirm your registration, you may log in.  

      4. You then need to ADD YOUR STUDENT.  (Number 1 will automatically say ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS.) 

      5. For #2 - SELECT SCHOOL NAME, choose MIDTOWN HIGH

      6. For #3 - Enter student information -  

        1. If you have the 7-digit STUDENT NUMBER, uncheck the box that indicates "I don't have the student number."   

          1. Enter it in the STUDENT NUMBER box.   

          2. Enter the STUDENT’S LAST NAME and the BIRTH DATE.