School Counseling

AHS School Counseling News

Senior Cap & Gowns: Seniors can order their cap/gown/tassels until May 25th (seniors last day). As a reminder, Seniors can order their cap/gown/tassels through the direct link on the AHS homepage, spotlight section OR they can call 1-800-jostens to place their order over the phone. If your Senior student is in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of the cap/gown/tassel, they have until May 1st to request assistance through their counselor. If there are any further questions please contact Anna Dinwiddie at adinwiddie@k12albemarle.org OR Jostens at 1-800-jostens. 

Diploma name check: Seniors, please check that we have the correct spelling of your name for your diploma. You need to come to the school counseling office and check your names with Ms. Morse at the front desk before school, during lunch, or at the end of the school day.

View our presentation from Rising Senior Night 2022 (slides can be accessed HERE):

Save the Date! Rising Senior Night on Thursday, April 28 (virtual): The AHS Counseling team will be hosting a virtual night for our rising seniors to help plan for senior year and beyond. The date of this event is Thursday, April 28th from 5:30-7:00pm. More information and a link will be sent out closer to the event.


Virtual Job Fair on Friday, April 22 from 2pm-4pm: Did you miss the in person job fair last Friday?  Are you looking for a summer job, internship, or training opportunity? Are you unsure of what you will be doing after graduation?  For answers to these questions please plan on attending the Virtual Jobs and Opportunities fair this Friday, April 22.  This will be a zoom event. Meet with Community Partners who are looking to hire and train AHS Students. To attend the job fair students must register using your school email.  Please register HERE. The zoom link(s) will be sent upon registration. 


Early College Degree Program: It’s not too late to enroll in the Early College Degree Program! This program allows ACPS students to earn an Associate Degree while in high school. To enroll or to get more information, contact your school counselor or Teresa Goodin (tgoodin@k12albemarle.org) at Monticello High School. Note: this program is only open to rising 10th graders (current 9th grade students in the 2021-22 school year).


SAT prep class: Peer Tutors have organized an SAT prep study group. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 4-5 in the library until the SAT is given in March. No registration needed, and students can drop in whenever they're able.


Madison House Tutoring, the student volunteer organization at University of Virginia is offering free tutoring for Albemarle High Students. The Tutoring Program strives to provide academic and personal support to students by matching students with a tutor from UVA. Attempts will be made to match students, but is not guaranteed.  If the student is matched with a tutor, Madison House will contact the parent/guardian. If the parent/guardian is not contacted, it means Madison House was unable to match the student with a tutor. Below are a few notes regarding Madison House. If you have any specific questions about Madison House tutoring, please reach out to Tess Lenihan at thl3pb@virginia.edu

  • Tutoring is free
  • Tutoring takes place at Albemarle High School
  • Tutoring will likely begin during the week of February 14th
  • Typically tutoring begins at 4:00
  • It is likely that not all students will be matched with tutors. Unfortunately, our demand is more than their supply. Therefore, please be sure that the student is committed to attending tutoring if a request is filled out.

Click here to request a tutor! Applications are due Wednesday, February 9th. Attempts will be made to match students, but is not guaranteed


School Day SAT on Wednesday, March 23: Albemarle High School will be offering the SAT test to all interested 11th grade students on Wednesday, March 23.  This gives the opportunity for students to take the SAT test at school on March 23rd during the regular school day. Albemarle County Public Schools will cover the cost of this test for any junior who wishes to participate. If you would like to participate in SAT School Day, please complete the following form by Tuesday, February 15th (Students must complete this google form to be officially registered to take the SAT): https://bit.ly/3gbIwyi 


Class Registration for the 2022-23 school year has begun! Counselors are visiting 9th, 10th, and 11th grade classes in December and January to present about course registration and have students make their initial course selections . Please click Course Registration information on the left side for more details, a registration timeline, and various program offerings at AHS and ACPS.


AHS FAFSA Night:  Thursday, November 18, 6-7 PM. On Zoom.  Brief presentation on FAFSA and financial aid, Q & A, opportunity to sign up for 1-on-1 appointments for individualized help over the following few weeks.  Spanish interpretation available.  Recordings in other languages available by request. SIGN UP HERE

Other ways students can get help with the FAFSA:

  • Request a 1-on-1 appointment or recording of FAFSA Night (through the event signup link).
  • Sign up for AHS Patriot Period "FAFSA Support" sessions with me.
  • Contact the financial aid office of the school they will attend.
  • Check out the FAFSA help center at studentaid.gov/help-center/contact.

AHS College Week On-site Admissions: Nov. 15th-19th! The week of November 15-19th, AHS will be hosting a college on-site admissions event. This event gives seniors the ability to meet with a college representative from participating colleges and receive an admissions decision that day. Please see THIS LINK for colleges that are participating as well as to see what each school needs completed prior to the event. To sign-up, please fill out this google form. Email or visit your School Counselor if you have any questions! 


College Admissions Panel (Fall 2021): We are thankful for the college admissions representatives that joined us for the College Admissions panel! The recording of the panel can be found here 


Class of 2022 info: The School Counselors enjoyed visiting the Senior Government classes this week! Our presentation can be found here, or accessed in the College Application Process section of our webpage.


Madison House, the student volunteer organization at University of Virginia is offering free tutoring for Albemarle High Students. The Tutoring Program strives to provide academic and personal support to students by matching students with a tutor from UVA. Click here to request a tutor! Applications for the first semester are due September 17. Attempts will be made to match students, but is not guaranteed.


Club Fair The annual start-of-school Club Fair will be this Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Breezeway during all 4 lunches.  This is a chance for students to learn of all the student-led clubs and organizations at AHS.  Students will be able to walk around and learn of the different clubs available to them and sign-up.  The first school-wide Patriot Period Enrichment Day for clubs will be Friday, September 17th.  Students will get a chance to sign up for their club of choice for that particular day.  As a general rule, anytime there is a 5 day school week, there will be a club or honor society enrichment day for students.  Club periods are 40 minutes in length. **Moved to Friday, Sept. 10 due to weather**


AHS College Visits will be offered virtually at AHS during Patriot Period this year. Students should sign into their Naviance account at https://student.naviance.com/albemarlehigh to view a list of scheduled college visits and to sign up for visits. Students will then receive a pass to attend the scheduled college visits. Please see your school counselor with any questions about this. We will continue to update the list below with additions and/or changes.

2021-22 AHS College Visits


 

School Counseling Newsletter 

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