Junior Grade-Wide Meeting

November 16, 2015

PSAT Scores

Test scores will be arriving in early December and will be handed out in Advisory class. Make sure you understand how you did and work to improve your score. Here’s information on what’s a good test score and here are test prep resources.

Junior College Night

Scheduled on Wednesday, December 9, from 5:30-7:30 pm. This will be an opportunity for junior students and parents to get an overview of the college admissions process, get more acquainted with Naviance, and obtain information from college admissions representatives on how to prepare. Students are encouraged to attend and must bring their laptops.

Junior Individual Meetings

Scheduled from February-April to develop a post-secondary plan. College entrance exams, high school transcript, college selections, and more will be discussed. Students must complete the Junior Individual Meeting survey in Naviance to help Ms. Hirschfield prepare for the meetings. Parents are invited to attend.

College Access Leader (CAL) program

One student is selected in each Advisory to be the student college expert. CAL works closely with the College Office, Advisors and peers to assist in the college application process. Students are nominated by their Advisor and participate in an interview conducted by a committee. The interviews begin in March and final selections are announced in early May. Speak to your Advisor if you’re interested!

Attend the Philadelphia National College Fair!

nacac Want to learn more about colleges? Still trying to decide what university to attend? Want to learn more about specific programs? Come out to the National College Fair on Sunday, November 8th, 2015! Over 400 colleges and universities will be there to provide more information and answer any of your questions. Click here for the list of workshops scheduled to help you learn more about scholarships and how to pay for college. Register here ahead of time to avoid long registration lines.


Hall D, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-418-470

Fair Hours:

Sunday, November 8, 2015

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Senior Bulletin, November 18, 2015

imgres  Hands-on Scholarship Working Session

Are you thinking about scholarships all day long but never seem to get to them?! Are you concerned that you won’t be able to afford your first choice school because of funding? Come to Mrs. Hirschfield’s Scholarship session on Tuesday, November 24th from 3-4pm to get started with your scholarship search. She’ll give you suggestions and tips to get you on the right track with your scholarship searches.  Space is limited, sign up in Naviance, under Upcoming College Visits.

imgres-1  HBCU College Fair TODAY!

Are you considering applying to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. An HBCU College Fair will be held TODAY November 18, 2015, from 3:30-7pm in the Atrium of the School District Building, located at 440 N. Broad Street. Students may get decisions given to them on the spot. Bring your unofficial transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. If you want to get your unofficial transcript stop by the College Office at the end of the day. Register in advance at www.hbcufair.com. Professional dress is required!

imgres  Did you finish your Temple Test Optional Rolling Application?

You are NOT done yet! You should have received an email with your login information. Check your spam emails if you did not receive it in your inbox. You need to fill out four short-answer questions (max 150 words each) if you applied test optional to Temple. You can access these questions through Temple University Portal after you have created your account. Continue reading

Diversity College Fly-In Programs


Would you like to visit colleges but it’s too far away and expensive? Fly-in programs offer students the opportunity to stay overnight on campus to get a feel of their college environment and see if it’s the right college for you.

Check out this list for colleges who offer fly-in programs with financial assistance for eligible students.

Remember to keep track of the upcoming application deadlines for the programs you are interested in.

Questions to Ask Colleges


Here are a few scripted questions that Juniors and Seniors can ask when talking to College Admission Representatives:

Around Academics:

-Do you have any professional programs? (eg: does your liberal arts school offer a teaching credential, is your nursing program accredited)

-How many students on campus do research with their professors? How easy will it be for me to find academic mentorship at your school? Continue reading