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Welcome to Groesbeck High School’s Junior/Senior webpage!  There will be important information posted to this site throughout the year.  Students can find out and register for SAT and ACT tests; register for the NCAA Clearinghouse for Student Athletes; apply for and obtain information about colleges; and get information about financial aid and scholarships!

 This website is for you- Class of 2017 and 2018!  Check it often smiley

There is class specific information at the bottom of the page.

Check the side columns for information as well.

 

CHECK OUT THE EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE LINKS…

there are links to ACT, SAT, Apply Texas, NCAA and MANY more sites!!!

 

REGISTRATION FORMS FOR NAVARRO MINIMESTER, SUMMER 1, SUMMER 2 AND FALL 2017 ARE NOW DUE TO MRS SWICK...if you do not fill one out, you will not be enrolled in dual credit classes!!!

CLASS REGISTRATION FORMS for the 2017-18 school year (and Graduation Plan forms) ARE DUE BY APRIL 20th!!  After this date, schedules will be made for those students who did not turn one in.  Students will be enrolled in 8 periods, and these schedules will not be changed when school starts in the fall!!!

 

NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR AUTOMATIC COLLEGE ADMISSION
FOR STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER COLLEGE IN 2017

This notice confirms that, pending the satisfaction of all applicable requirements (see below),
 will be eligible for automatic college admission.
In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §51.803, a student is eligible for automatic admission to a
college or university as an undergraduate student if the applicant earned a grade point average in the top 10
percent of the student's high school graduating class, or the top 7 percent of eligible 2017 summer/fall
freshman applicants for admission to the University of Texas at Austin, and the applicant:
(1) successfully completed the requirements for the Recommended High School Program (RHSP)
or the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP);
(2) earned the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation High School
Program; or
(3) satisfied ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment or earned on the SAT
assessment a score of at least 1,500 out of 2,400 or the equivalent.
In accordance with Title 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §5.5(e), high school rank for students seeking
automatic admission to a general academic teaching institution on the basis of class rank is determined and
reported as follows.
(1) Class rank shall be based on the end of the 11th grade, middle of the 12th grade, or at high
school graduation, whichever is most recent at the application deadline.
(2) The top 10 percent of a high school class shall not contain more than 10 percent of the total
class size.
(3) The student's rank shall be reported by the applicant's high school or school district as a specific
number out of a specific number total class size.
(4) Class rank shall be determined by the school or school district from which the student graduated
or is expected to graduate.
An applicant who does not satisfy the course requirements is considered to have satisfied those
requirements if the student completed the portion of the RHSP, DAP, or the distinguished level of
achievement under the Foundation High School Program that was available to the student but was unable to
complete the remainder of the coursework solely because courses were unavailable to the student at the
appropriate times in the student's high school career as a result of circumstances not within the student's
control.
To qualify for automatic admission an applicant must:
(1) submit an application before the deadline established by the college or university to which the
student seeks admission;
(2) meet all curriculum requirements for admission established by the college or university to which the
student seeks admission; and
(3) provide a high school transcript or diploma that indicates whether the student has satisfied or is on
schedule to satisfy the requirements of the RHSP,DAP, or the distinguished level of achievement
under the Foundation High School Program or the portion of the RHSP,DAP, or the distinguished
level of achievement under the Foundation High School Program that was available to the student.
Colleges and universities are required to admit an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student if the
applicant is the child of a public servant who was killed or sustained a fatal injury in the line of duty and
meets the minimum requirements, if any, established by the governing board of the college or university for
high school or prior college-level grade point average and performance on standardized tests. 
 

        

SENIORS-YOU SHOULD HAVE ALREADY: 

-SUBMITTED APPLY TEXAS APPLICATION

-SUBMITTED FAFSA

-REQUESTED YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT TO BE SENT TO COLLEGES YOU APPLIED TO

-REQUESTED YOUR NAVARRO TRANSCRIPT TO BE SENT TO COLLEGES 

-HAVE GOTTEN YOUR BACTERIAL MENINGITIS SHOT

-APPLIED FOR COLLEGE HOUSING

YOU SHOULD BE

FILLING OUT SCHOLARSHIPS

PASSING YOUR CLASSES

COMING TO SCHOOL-NO EXCESSIVE ABSENCES

 

   SAVE THE DATE:  CLASS NIGHT WILL BE 

THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

 

COLLEGE APPLICATION CHECKLIST…

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/college-application-checklist

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:        

                                                                        

GROESBECK EDUCATION FOUNDATION

DEADLINE:  MUST BE TURNED IN BY APRIL 21, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                    

BRADLEY J SWICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  MUST BE TURNED IN BY 3:00p.m. on APRIL 25, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE- in scholarship bin

                                                

GHS ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  MUST BE TURNED IN BY APRIL 28, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE- in scholarship bin

                                                

WACO TRIBUNE HERALD DAVE CAMPBELL/HOLLIS BIDDLE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                

LIMESTONE MEDICAL CENTER VOLUNTEERS-SARAH SIMS SCHOLARSHIP 

DEADLINE:  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR

POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2017​

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                

GROESBECK EX STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE:  MUST BE TURNED IN BY THE LAST DAY OF APRIL

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                                        

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN IN ACTION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  APRIL 30, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                                        

GROESBECK CHAPTER NO. 810 ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  APRIL 30, 2017

Application available in scholarship bin

                                                                                                                                                

ECHOLS SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  APRIL 30, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                                        

BI-STONE A&M MOMS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP-must have been accepted to Texas A&M University, College Station

DEADLINE:  MAY 1, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE:  in scholarship bin

                                                                        

SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  FRESHMEN APPLICATION:  MARCH 1, 2017 - MAY 1. NOTE ALL DEADLINES

ARE 5:00 P.M. CENTRAL TIME. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEADLINES.

APPLICATION AVAILABLE:  

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/swe-scholarships

                                                                        

2017 TILF (TEXAS INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE MARCH 1- MAY 12, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT:http://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/eligibility-requirements/

CRITERIA TO APPLY:
Students who meet the following criteria:
Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, Student Congress, or the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival
Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas
Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year
 PLEASE NOTE: participation only in ATHLETIC or MUSIC contests does not qualify a student to apply for a TILF scholarship. A student MUST advance to state in an ACADEMIC contest to apply.

                                                                        

2017 OZARKA NATURAL SPRING WATER $10,000 “EVERY DROP COUNTS” EARTH SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

DEADLINE:  MUST BE POSTMARKED ON OR BEFORE MAY 26, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: in scholarship bin

                                                                            

 GENESEO MIGRANT CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MIGRANT STUDENTS-multiple scholarships

http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/index.htm                            

                                                 

"ASPIRING ANIMATION PROFESSIONAL" SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM” -this is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.  
The deadline is June 1, 2017.

                                                                            

"ASPIRING BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL" SCHOLARSHIP”-this is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page and click on it.

THE DEADLINE IS JUNE 1, 2017.

                                                                                

"ASPIRING FASHION PROFESSIONAL" SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JUNE 1, 2017.

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program

                                                                                     

ABBOTT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM​

 

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program

for the 10th year.  We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

 

Scholarship Deadline   -  June 12, 2017.

Application Process- Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the

scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Full details are available on website.

                                                                                                                                                                          

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship.

Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare 

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing,

including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 30, 2017. 

Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand

side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form. 

We welcome you to include information about our scholarship competition on your school's website. Please feel free to spread the word via social media as well. 

Your students may also find our website a helpful starting point for their college search. We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for selecting a nursing school. I've included below a link to our research on your state. Feel free to post this among your online college counseling resources if it's helpful: 

http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/categories/texas

                                               

AES ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: OCTOBER 6, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE:  

http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

                                                                            

2017 TILF (TEXAS INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE MARCH 1- MAY 12, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT:http://www.tilfoundation.org/scholarships/eligibility-requirements/

CRITERIA TO APPLY:
Students who meet the following criteria:
Must have competed at the UIL Academic State Meet any year of their high school career (CX debaters must have advanced to the second day of competition) OR must be a state finalist in the Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition, the Latino History Essay Competition, Student Congress, or the UIL Young Filmmakers Festival
Must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the state of Texas
Must enroll full-time in college and maintain a 2.5 college GPA (some scholarships require higher GPAs)
Must have taken either the SAT or the ACT
Must be graduating from high school during the current academic year
 PLEASE NOTE: participation only in ATHLETIC or MUSIC contests does not qualify a student to apply for a TILF scholarship. A student MUST advance to state in an ACADEMIC contest to apply.

                                                                                                                                                       

HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP                                                            

The application will open March 15 for students enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017.

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT:  https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

                                                                           

2017 CTAT AREA 4 SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MARCH 31, 2017

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT:

file:///private/var/folders/2h/cw3dsdm540n4ls79j09k9gk8000_4_/T/TemporaryItems/Word%20Work%20File%20D_1.htm         ...and must be TYPED!!!

                                                                           

 

SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS  

http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml                                                                                                                                                                               

COLLEGE SEARCH WEBSITES:

 College Navigator

College For all Texans

Cappex

College Board College Search

College Insight

Princeton Review Best Colleges

Texas College and Career

Texas Monthly College Guide

Unigo

US News Best Colleges

What Will They Learn?

Zinch

Adventures in Education

My College Options
 

COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH:

College Express

College Week Live

Scholarships.com

Big Future

Scholarships & Grants

www.aie.org – click on “financial aid” link

www.fastweb.com 

http://college.usatoday.com/2016/01/06/best-scholarship-resources/

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/01/20/compare-5-top-scholarship-search-engines

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/texas-scholarships/

COLLEGE ESSAYS:

Writing an Effective College Essay

 

MCC AUDITION DATES FOR STUDENTS WHO CAN READ MUSIC AND SING   For more information, go to www.mclennan.edu/music/vocal-ensembles

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELLIS BOYER & HALEY DEFRIEND FOR BEING SELECTED BY THE WENDY’S HEISMAN’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AS SCHOOL WINNERS!!!

 

SENIORS- YOU SHOULD BE APPLYING TO COLLEGE NOW!!!       

www.applytexas.org

 

 

 

 

 

DUAL CREDIT CLASSES- Reminder: dual credit courses take a committment from students enrolled in these course(s).  If a student decides to drop a dual credit course, he/she must talk with Mrs.Swick and fill out a “Navarro College Drop Form” before the drop deadline.  The student will also be on dual credit probation for the next semester...which means the student cannot drop any courses and must pass all their DC classes with at least a 70.  This applies to students in grades 9-12 who are taking any dual credit courses. The drop deadline date for the Fall 2016   See the dual credit handbook for more information!!!

THE DEADLINE TO DROP A DUAL CREDIT COURSE FOR THE SPRING
 2017 semester IS FRIDAY, APRIL 21st at 3:00 p.m.  Remember, a drop form must be filled out by the deadline and sent to the Mexia campus  Once the college has officially dropped the coure from your schedule, it will NOT appear on your BlackBoard account...if it is still listed-then you have not been dropped from the course!!! See Mrs. Swick if you want to drop a class and to get the form!  Remember, dropping or failing a class will result in you being placed on probation the next semester in the dual credit program.
You cannot drop or fail any additional courses next semester or you will be removed from the program. 

GHS offers a 60 hour-Generalist Associate’s Degree.  There is a checklist available in the bins outside Mrs. Swick’s office.  Students begin taking coursework their 9th grade year.  Students are responsible for making sure they complete the courses on the checklist.

 

GHS Certificate Programs:

Criminal Justice, Welding, Certificate Nurse’s Aide, Culinary Arts 

 

CHECK OUT THE NCAA-GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETE LINK UNDER “EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES” TO LEARN ABOUT THE RECRUITING PROCESS!!

 

NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR AUTOMATIC COLLEGE ADMISSION
FOR STUDENTS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER COLLEGE IN 2017

This notice confirms that, pending the satisfaction of all applicable requirements (see below),
 will be eligible for automatic college admission.
In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §51.803, a student is eligible for automatic admission to a
college or university as an undergraduate student if the applicant earned a grade point average in the top 10
percent of the student's high school graduating class, or the top 7 percent of eligible 2017 summer/fall
freshman applicants for admission to the University of Texas at Austin, and the applicant:
(1) successfully completed the requirements for the Recommended High School Program (RHSP)
or the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP);
(2) earned the distinguished level of achievement under the Foundation High School
Program; or
(3) satisfied ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks on the ACT assessment or earned on the SAT
assessment a score of at least 1,500 out of 2,400 or the equivalent.
In accordance with Title 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), §5.5(e), high school rank for students seeking
automatic admission to a general academic teaching institution on the basis of class rank is determined and
reported as follows.
(1) Class rank shall be based on the end of the 11th grade, middle of the 12th grade, or at high
school graduation, whichever is most recent at the application deadline.
(2) The top 10 percent of a high school class shall not contain more than 10 percent of the total
class size.
(3) The student's rank shall be reported by the applicant's high school or school district as a specific
number out of a specific number total class size.
(4) Class rank shall be determined by the school or school district from which the student graduated
or is expected to graduate.
An applicant who does not satisfy the course requirements is considered to have satisfied those
requirements if the student completed the portion of the RHSP, DAP, or the distinguished level of
achievement under the Foundation High School Program that was available to the student but was unable to
complete the remainder of the coursework solely because courses were unavailable to the student at the
appropriate times in the student's high school career as a result of circumstances not within the student's
control.
To qualify for automatic admission an applicant must:
(1) submit an application before the deadline established by the college or university to which the
student seeks admission;
(2) meet all curriculum requirements for admission established by the college or university to which the
student seeks admission; and
(3) provide a high school transcript or diploma that indicates whether the student has satisfied or is on
schedule to satisfy the requirements of the RHSP,DAP, or the distinguished level of achievement
under the Foundation High School Program or the portion of the RHSP,DAP, or the distinguished
level of achievement under the Foundation High School Program that was available to the student.
Colleges and universities are required to admit an applicant for admission as an undergraduate student if the
applicant is the child of a public servant who was killed or sustained a fatal injury in the line of duty and
meets the minimum requirements, if any, established by the governing board of the college or university for
high school or prior college-level grade point average and performance on standardized tests. 
posted December 2015
CHECK THIS OUT

NEXT STAAR TESTING:

TUESDAY, MARCH 28 - ENGLISH 1 EOC

THURSDAY, MARCH 30 -ENGLISH 2 EOC

TUESDAY, MAY 2 - ALGEBRA 1 EOC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 – BIOLOGY EOC

THURSDAY, MAY 4- US HISTORY EOC

 


NCAA...prospective college athletes must register with the clearninghouse.  Then you have to   request a high school transcript to be sent to the NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE.  If you have not attended GHS all four years, (you attended high school at another school at some point), you must also request an official transcript to be sent from your previous school.  You will also need to send a Navarro transcript if you have taken dual credit courses.  

ALSO:  NCAA WILL NOT ACCEPT YOUR ACT OR SAT SCORES FROM YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT.  YOU MUST CONTACT ACT AND/OR SAT TO REQUEST A COPY OF YOUR SCORES TO BE SENT DIRECTLY TO NCAA.  This can be done online or by phone. ...there will be a fee for this!!!  If you listed the NCAA as one of the schools/organizations for your “free” ones, you don not need to do this.  Go to the links below to order additional score reports.

ACT:  http://www.act.org/content/act/en/contact-act.html

SAT  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/sending-scores

NCAA-informational video http://www.freerecruitingwebinar.org/

NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp   

Also scroll down to click on the “Educational Links” to access ACT/SAT/Apply Texas/College Information/ Information about Suicide, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and many more important sites!!!

The key word for this year is DEADLINES!!!  You must meet these!!!

yesyesCome see me if you ever need anything!  yesyes

University Tutors Scholarship:   http://www.universitytutor.com/scholarship-contest     

Changes to the FAFSA® Process for 2017–18

SUBMIT A FAFSA EARLIER: Students will be able to submit a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit their FAFSAs as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The 2016–17 FAFSA became available Jan. 1, 2016.)

USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income and tax information, rather than their 2016 income and tax information.

Here’s a summary of key dates for submitting the FAFSA depending on when you plan to go to school:

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE FROM

YOU WILL SUBMIT THIS FAFSA

YOU CAN SUBMIT THE FAFSA FROM

USING INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION FROM

JULY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016

2015–16

JANUARY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016

2014

JULY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017

2016–17

JANUARY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017

2015

JULY 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2018

2017–18

OCTOBER 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2018

2015

JULY 1, 2018 – JUNE 30, 2019

2018–19

OCTOBER 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2019

2016

www.fafsa.ed.gov

Don’t forget to get a FSA for you and one for your parent.  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

Put them (the FSA’s) some place safe; you will need them for each year you are in college…

remember-the FAFSA has to be filled out EVERY year you are in college!!!

 

ACT TEST DATES                GHS SCHOOL CODE:  443-000      GHS TESTING SITE CODE: 216100

TEST DATE                                REGISTRATION DEADLINE

SAT TEST DATES                             GHS SCHOOL CODE: 443-000                   WE DO NOT GIVE THE SAT AT GHS

Test Date

Normal Registration

Late Registration

Online Score Release

Oct 1, 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Sep 16, 2016

Oct 20, 2016

Nov 5, 2016

Oct 7, 2016

Oct 21, 2016

Nov 24, 2016

Dec 3, 2016

Nov 3, 2016

Nov 18, 2016

Dec 22, 2016

Jan 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2016

Jan 3, 2017

Feb 16, 2017

Mar 11, 2017

Feb 10, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Mar 30, 2017

May 6, 2017

Apr 7, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

May 25, 2017

Jun 3, 2017

May 9, 2017

May 19, 2017

Jun 22, 2017

 

 

 


 

 

***CLASS OF 2017*** (FALL HANDOUT)

Welcome back!  This year will fly by so start off ready!  DEADLINES will be a word you will hear over and over!  You have to meet these throughout the year!  If you have not taken your ACT or SAT yet -as I told you to do during your junior year surprise, then you need to register today!  

ApplyTexas is already open- so get started applying to colleges!!!  There is a direct link under “Educational Websites” on my page!!!

Remember- after you submit your application (and pay your application fee-if applicable), you need to have Mrs. Stone send your high school transcript to the colleges you applied.  You will also need to request your Navarro transcript to be sent as well if you have taken any dual credit courses.  This can be done by requesting it at the Mexia campus or by fax with a form I have in the bin.  

Grosbeck High School will give the ACT here on all testing dates except the September and June dates.

There is a direct link to register for ACT or SAT tests under the “Educational Websites” section.  If you receive free or reduced lunches, then you are eligible for a fee-waiver to use on the ACT and SAT.  See me if you are eligible.

To take the SAT, you will need to register to take it at a testing site in Waco.  You should be narrowing down your college choices!!!  You have 2 college days that you may use during your senior year.  There is a form you will need to take with you when you go to have signed, and then you will return the form to me so that your absence is coded as a “College Day” and won’t count as an absence for final exam exemptions!

I will meet with your class after school starts to go over more information.  I will  post my handouts and important information on this website as well!!!

If you need anything, come see me!

Make the most out of your last year of high school; make wise choices; and enjoy every minute...May 2017 will be here before you know it!


***CLASS OF 2018***

Welcome back Class of 2018.  You are half-way through with high school, but believe me, the last two years will fly by.

HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR ACT OR SAT YET???

You need to take your ACT and/or SAT test this year!  Colleges will accept either one.  DO NOT WAIT UNTIL YOUR SENIOR YEAR!!!  The dates and registration websites are posted on my page under “Educational Websites.”   We will give the ACT here at GHS on every test date EXCEPT the September and June dates!  

WE WILL BEGIN SCHEDULING FOR NEXT YEAR IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS...

PSAT SCORES have been passed out to juniors (January 2017)!!!

COLLEGE SEARCH WEBSITES:

 College Navigator

College For all Texans

Cappex

College Board College Search

College Insight

Princeton Review Best Colleges

Texas College and Career

Texas Monthly College Guide

Unigo

US News Best Colleges

What Will They Learn?

Zinch

Adventures in Education

My College Options
 

COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH:

College Express

College Week Live

Scholarships.com

Big Future

Scholarships & Grants

COLLEGE ESSAYS:

Writing an Effective College Essay

 

 

OCTOBER 3-APPLICATION CLOSES

OCTOBER 4- REVIEWER DEADLINE

OCTOBER 17-SCHOOL WINNERS AND STATE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

OCTOBER 20-STATE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

STATE WINNERS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL SELECTION

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5- ENGLISH 1 EOC

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6-ALGEBRA 1 EOC

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7- ENGLISH 2 EOC

THURSDAY, DECEMBER – BIOLOGY EOC

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9- US HISTORY EOC

 

 

THE TAKS RE-TESTS WILL BE ADMINISTERED ON

ELA-MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

MATH-OCTOBER 18

SCIENCE-OCTOBER 19

SOCIAL STUDIES- 20

Out-of-school students can register online to take the test or

contact Mrs. Swick so she will know that you plan to test smiley

 

ASVAB testing at GHS-Thursday, November 17th starting 1st period.  

Interested students will sign up with Mrs. Swick.

PSAT TEST WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL JUNIORS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 , and GHS will pay the cost of the test.  This is the ONLY day the test will be given.  TESTING WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 a.m.  Any student who is not in their testing room by 8:00 a.m. will NOT be allowed to take the test...NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Study sites for PSAT test:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/KA-share/sat/psat-nmsqt-practice-test-1.pdf

National Merit® Scholarship Program-for more information see the website below.  The only way to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program is by taking the PSAT!!!

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition

 

 

Susan Swick

College Application Fee Waivers

College Application Fee waivers are only available to seniors who used a fee waiver to take the SAT test.

If you only took the ACT, you cannot receive one of these waivers.

Students can always contact the college's admission's office to explain any special situation they may have and to request the college waive the application fee! 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
 

Need help? In the U.S.,

call 1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 

 
GHS School Code

The school code for Groesbeck High School for the ACT and SAT test is

443-000

Contact Susan Swick

School Phone:
254-729-4101 x 2004