Students Interested in Taking College Classes
Interested in gaining information on taking college classes next year, attend the Annual Special Programs Night at Cambridge. Special Programs Night will be held on February 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm. A special session covering Dual Enrollment at colleges (Move on When Ready) will start at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. Georgia Perimeter and Gwinnett Technical College will both present. In addition general information about the MOWR process will be shared that pertains to all eligible colleges including the Distance Calculus Program through Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga Tech).
An information session for students and parents on Disability Services in College will be held February 23 during PAWS. The session will run from 2:48 pm until 3:30 pm (PAWS) in room 2700. (no reservation required)
Dr. Michael Anderson, Ph. D. Interim Director, Disability Services at Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University will present information on:
- When and How to Apply for College Accommodations
- Alternative College Entrance Exams
- Importance of Student Advocacy
- Parent Involvement at the College Level
Additionally, we will allow time for question and answers.
Caps and Gown
Please order your cap and gown as soon as possible. Go to GAbalfour.com to order. If you have further questions about your order, please contact Balfour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fee is $65 and sales tax is included on all products sold within the dollar amounts listed. A $4.95 convenience fee will be added to your total at checkout. A Late Order Fee of $25 will be added on March 15, 2016. A $12.00 Ship-to-Home Fee will be added after May 1, 2016.
Seniors need to start working on their federal financial aid application now. This document is needed by colleges to determine eligibility for financial aid, student loans, and state and federal grants including HOPE. Please check with your colleges to see the deadline to submit the completed FAFSA.
All male students age 17 ½ years and older are required to register with Selective Services by their 18th birthday to be eligible to receive any aid including HOPE funds. Please visit www.sss.gov to register.
The 2016-17 FAFSA went live at www.fafsa.gov on January 1, 2016. Please visit FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov/fafsa to access helpful materials such as EFC Formula Guide, The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, and screen shots of the online application.
FAFSA recommends that parents use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to access their IRS tax information and have it automatically inserted into FAFSA. More information can be found at StudentAid.gov/resources#/irs-drt-graphic.
HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship Application
Even though HOPE/Zell Miller scholarship is included in the FAFSA, Georgia Student Finance Commission suggests applying for this scholarship by completing the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application System (GSFAPPS). To access GSFAPPS, an applicant must go through GAcollege411.org.
Please continue applying for scholarships through www.cambridgeguidance.com/scholarships. Newly posted scholarships include Milton Rotary Scholarship and Roswell Women's Club in addition to others.
PSAT Scores are Now Available
PSAT scores are now available by logging into https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home. Create an account and click the "Add Scores" button if you don't see your scores after logging in. The website gives you access to the following features:
- See all your scores and if you are on track for college readiness
- View detailed explanations of skills required to be college ready
- Send your scores to Khan Academy for personalized practice recommendations
- Search for colleges that fit your needs
- Start on your scholarship and college financial aid plan
- Take a personality test to find majors and careers fit for you
- Get feedback on your readiness for AP courses
PSAT Score Interpretation Night
PSAT Score reports were sent to students in December. PSAT/NMSQT score reports are intended to help students learn from their mistakes, improve their skills, and prepare for college. Cambridge Counseling is partnering with The Princeton Review to offer a PSAT Interpretation Session on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm, in the Cambridge Auditorium. Students and parents are encouraged to attend to learn how to read the PSAT score report and to learn more about test preparation.
Annual Special Programs Night at Cambridge
Special Programs Night will be held on February 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm. A special session covering Dual Enrollment at colleges (Move on When Ready) will start at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. Georgia Perimeter and Gwinnett Technical College will both present. In addition, general information about the MOWR process will be shared that pertains to all eligible colleges including the Distance Calculus Program through Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga Tech).
4th Annual College Fair at Cambridge
Our annual college fair will be held on March 21, 2016 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Students and parents in all grade levels are welcome to stop by anytime during the fair to talk to over 90 college representatives from all over the country. All public and private school families are invited.