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  • Early Grads: Final Transcript Information

    Posted by Ivy Hartman on 12/21/2021

    Hi Seniors!

    We are closing in on your last two weeks of high school! Please be sure to get your Early Grad papers signed. Before you leave, you will need to complete the Rockwood School District Senior Exit Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rsdintent22

    Things to know about the Final Transcript:

    • The Final Transcript with your January graduation date (if you indicate that you need a transcript for next semester) will be ready hopefully by the end of January 25th. This is important if you are attending college in the spring 2022 semester. 

    • If you are not attending college next semester, you should still complete the Senior Exit Survey. In June, we will send your Final Transcript (with a June graduation date) at the same time as the other spring graduates to the colleges you indicate on the form.  

    • ACT scores are NOT included on the Final Transcript. You can request them from www.actstudent.org OR you can complete a Transcript Request to have them sent. 

    • UMSL transcripts for ACP courses are not housed in our office. You have to contact UMSL directly for your UMSL transcript (if you completed any UMSL dual enrollment classes). https://www.umsl.edu/~registration/transcript-request.html 

    • AP scores should be sent directly from CollegeBoard.org.  If you want to transfer any of your AP scores for coursework in college you have to send those scores directly from your online AP portal.

    • If there are any special circumstances, please stop by our office to see Mrs. Collis for assistance. 

    Attending Community College?

    If you plan to attend St. Louis Community College be sure to register for their Archer Orientation which includes watching a short video, meeting with an academic advisor, registering for classes and attending an Archer Ready event. Follow the checklist of all steps needed to complete your enrollment after you have applied to STLCC. 

    As a final reminder, our office is here for you next semester, too! You can schedule a time to meet with Ms. Hartman through her Google Calendar

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  • December Email Reminder for College Transcripts, Scholarships

    Posted by Ivy Hartman on 12/8/2021

    Reminders for Seniors

    Greetings, 

    It is college application season. I am here to help answer questions and to guide you. I can also be a resource for military and other career training options after high school. 

    As a reminder you can schedule a time to meet with me through my Google Calendar or students can stop by the Counseling Office or call my secretary, Debbie Collis at (636) 891-6834.


    Transcripts

    Deadlines are approaching!  Check out our website for instructions on how to send transcripts. 

    Our office is closed during winter break from Dec. 22, 2021 through January 2, 2022. We will return to the office on Monday, January 3, 2022. We recommend submitting your transcript requests by December 13th to ensure that you can meet early January admission deadlines.

    Students can continue to work on their applications over winter break but we will need to submit supporting documents before the break to meet January 1-7 deadlines.


    Scholarships

    We recently added a few scholarships to the lists on our website. The winter break is a good time to search and apply for scholarships. I recommend students do the following: 

    • Create an account on MyScholarshipCentral.org (upload an unofficial transcript from Infinite Campus)

    • Google keyword search (ie: “scholarships for women in science”, “scholarships for dependents of first-responders”, “scholarship for (any identifying attribute)”, etc.) 

    • Check with guardian’s clubs/organizations and employer(s) for scholarship opportunities

    • Keep track of the scholarships through a shared spreadsheet with guardians.  Search and add to the list then spend time another day applying. 

    The busiest time for scholarships is usually January through June. Our Fenton community is generous and will offer about $20k in scholarships. We plan to post those on MyScholarshipCentral.org in January with a due date in early April. Students will automatically be notified and matched with these scholarships on MyScholarshipCentral if they create a profile/account.  


    As always, if you have any questions, please contact Debbie Collis at (636) 891-6834, collisdeborah@rsdmo.org or me at hartmanivy@rsdmo.org!

     

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  • Transcripts, Scholarships & More Information for Seniors

    Posted by Ivy Hartman on 11/22/2021 4:00:00 PM

    Do you need help with your post-high school planning?

    Quick Links

    Be sure to check out the Post-High School Planning Office’s website

    How to find scholarships

    Sending transcripts

    Out of state tuition reductions

    Don’t know what to do after high school? Take the YouScience brain games!

    Upcoming events for college planning, trade schools, military

    Need help with a college essay? 


    Request transcripts at least 2 weeks before deadlines. 

    Our office is closed during the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. We will not be available to send transcripts and supporting documents during those times.  


    Check our scholarship listing.

    There are some scholarships now available on our website. Typically, the most applications will be added during January through April. 

    Local RSHS specific scholarships such as the Alumni Scholarship, Michael Delatte Scholarship, Corey Seibert Scholarship, Gary Thurm Scholarship for trades, and Fenton Fire Fighters Scholarship will be posted in January to MyScholarshipCentral.org and due in April.  

    Tips for finding scholarships: 

    1. Check with the college directly

    2. Check with parents’ employers and local organizations

    3. Google search with keywords (scholarships for women in science, scholarships for dependents of first responders, scholarships for engineering.) Use keywords that describe various aspects. 

    4. Create a spreadsheet to track your applications. Spend one hour searching for colleges and adding to the spreadsheet. Spend an hour another day applying.  Repeat. 


    What happens after you’re admitted? 

    • Log into the portal for the college

    • Forward the college email account to your personal email (schools will likely communicate mostly through this new student email for their university)

    • Apply for more scholarships (if there is a separate application available)

    • Apply for housing. Submit a housing deposit. This is usually refundable through May 1st.  (Check the details for each school). 

    • Enrollment deposit is for ONE school. Only submit this to the school you KNOW you want to attend. You can do housing without completing an enrollment deposit. 

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  • Email Follow-up on FAFSA Workshop

    Posted by Ivy Hartman on 10/22/2021

    FAFSA Workshop Follow-up & Resources

    The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is available online. David Rice from Saint Louis University, and a Rockwood parent, shared step-by-step instructions at our FAFSA Completion Workshop on 10/17. 

    “Paying for College and Still Be Able to Retire” was highly insightful for the families who attended on Oct. 17th prior to the FAFSA Workshop. This information is not available to publish to families at this time. We hope to offer something similar in the spring.  

    Did You Know?

    Financial Aid sessions and other workshops hosted by various organizations can be found on our calendar.  

    Like this webinar on November 9th: 

    Financial Aid 101 (webinar)

    When: Tue, November 16, 7pm – 8pm

    Description: Hosted by Revolution Prep. Register in advance.

    This Financial aid 101 webinar will help families understand the actual costs and discover ways to pay for a college education. In addition, we will cover the financial aid forms needed and ways to simplify the process of applying for aid.

    And upcoming college search events like this one: 

    MOACAC Virtual College Fair

    When: Tue, October 26, 5:00pm – 7:45pm

    Description: Free to students and families. Register at Strivefair.com starting in September. Hear from over 70 colleges at Missouri’s Show-Me Virtual College Fair on October 26th and October 28th from 5-7:45 PM for FREE! All high school students can attend. 

    Upcoming UKnow FLEX sessions for students

    October 17th, College Application Help- FLEX 1 & 2 in the library

    November 10th, Finding Scholarships- FLEX 1 & 2 in the library 

    November 17th, FAFSA Help- Flex 1 & 2 in the library

     

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  • Last Chance for Senior Yearbook Photo is Tuesday, November 2

    Posted by Dr. Mignerone on 10/13/2021 8:00:00 AM

    Don’t forget to have your Senior yearbook photo taken. The last date Inter-State Studios will be here for senior photos is Tuesday, November 2.  School is not in session but Inter-State Studios will be taking appointments online to have your picture taken in the theater.

    Sign up for your photo

    Please see Mrs. Skinner or Dr. Mignerone in the senior office if you have any questions.

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