Mass Maritime Academy is offering 3 free Dual Enrollment courses for high school students this spring. Please see attached application and requirements. The deadline to apply and submit an official transcript is January 15th. Paper copies are available in the guidance office. www.maritime.edu/dual-enrollment
If you missed yesterday's workshop on the College Application Process, here are the slides and a video recording of the presentation. If you haven't met with your counselor regarding your post-secondary plan yet, please do so asap! Any questions, please let us know.
College Application Workshop #2
College Application Workshop #2 Video Recording
Are you the first person in your family to go to college? If you answered yes, then you won't want to miss out on the Coalition for College's panel discussion on Nov 19th @ 8pm. This event features admissions counselors who will share their insights on preparing for and succeeding in college and is designed to support students like you!
Seniors, the guidance department will be offering a second college application workshop on Wednesday 11/18 during AOT at 1:00. The virtual meeting link will be on the Guidance Class of 2021 Google Classroom page. Whether you are just beginning applications or have already completed them, we will be reviewing important action steps and providing an opportunity for questions. We hope to see you there.
The Massachusetts State Universities are excited to invite you to their Virtual College Fair and College Panel. This event is one night only, November 19.
During this event, there will be an opportunity to meet with, hear from, and ask questions of all nine Massachusetts State Universities.
This event is an open style college fair, where visitors can move at their own pace, in and out of virtual rooms to meet with admission reps from each campus. For more information or to register click the link below.
Registration for College Fair
Cape Cod Community College has launched a new Digital Badge Program. The college is offering four Digital Badges, with the first two beginning in early December. Each Badge Program is offered online with support and coaching from a 4C’s instructor, specifically geared toward High School students to supplement a first time resume, enhance a college application, and build their online badge portfolio!
CCCC is hosting two (free) virtual information sessions: November 18th at 3PM and November 19th at 6PM. If high school students participate in an information session, they are eligible to receive a $50 discount per badge! Information sessions are free of charge, pre-registration is required: www.capecod.edu/badges. Students must attend one of the information sessions to receive the $50 discount code to enroll in a Badge Program.
Badges are listed below and additional information may be found at: www.capecod.edu/badges.
1. Intercultural Fluency (Dec. 2 – Dec. 16, 2020) Intercultural fluency in the 21st century includes the capacity to operate and communicate in different cultural contexts. Individuals who are fluent interculturally exhibit these core four sub-competencies: recognize and challenge their own cultural biases; show curiosity; demonstrate self-awareness; and incorporate diverse perspectives.
2. Resilience (Dec. 7 – Dec. 21, 2020) Resilience in the 21st century includes the capacity to learn from experience and the capacity to adapt. Resilient individuals exhibit four core sub-competencies: learn from experience; exhibit flexibility; demonstrate self-awareness; and focus on solutions.
3. Initiative (Jan. 6 – Jan. 20, 2021) Initiative in the 21st century includes self-efficacy and the capacity to identify needs and respond proactively. Individuals who exercise initiative show four core sub-competencies: self-awareness, learning from both “failure” and “success” as opportunities to learn and develop. They lead without an official.
4. Collaboration (Jan. 11 – Jan. 25, 2021) Collaboration in the 21st century includes the capacity to work productively with different individuals and groups toward a common goal. Effective collaborators exhibit four core sub-competencies: ability to strengthen relationships; incorporating diverse perspectives; using active listening skills; and focusing on solutions rather than problems.
Questions about this? Reach out to Tammi Jacobsen, Director of Workforce Development and Training Office: 508-375-5728 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
4C's Digital Badge Program for Students
Are you thinking about applying to CCCC for Fall 2021? If so, mark your calendars for Dec 16th @ 1:00pm for a virtual information session. Let Ms. Christensen know if you plan to attend this event (or plan to apply) so you can be connected to other CCCC related events this year...there are scholarships, on-the-spot admissions interviews etc. Please note the CCCC application for Fall 2021 is predicted to be available in December.
Seniors interested in applying to MMA, you won't want to miss out on this On-The-Spot Admissions opportunity! It will be on December 2nd 12:30-2:00pm. Click here for full details.
Hello Class of 2021,
We wanted to update you on our district’s decision to host future SAT tests. At this time, Bourne will not be administering any SAT tests due to the continuing concerns and restrictions around the spread of COVID. We understand that your SAT experience has been non-existent in most cases, with test date after test date being canceled, not just here but locally at other test centers as well. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused as you navigate your college admissions process, and we are sorry that most of you won’t get to participate in this rite of passage.
While the ability to test has been impacted nationwide, we are finding that the vast majority of colleges and universities have gone test optional at this point. This means that SAT scores will not be considered or required as part of the admissions process. Some schools may require a short writing supplement in place of the test score, but most have eliminated the testing component entirely. Please be sure when you are filling out your applications, that you select test optional if prompted.
We have heard lots of concerns from students and parents about how their applications will be reviewed without SAT scores and we want to reassure you that the absence of scores will not negatively impact your application. We have met with numerous admissions representatives from a variety of schools, and they have all said the same thing. You will not be at any disadvantage by not submitting test scores, and applications will be reviewed more holistically than ever.
That being said, if it is still important to you, or in rare circumstances, required of you, to take an SAT test, there are a few local schools that are still scheduled to administer the December 5th SAT. The registration deadline is November 5th. Please log into your College Board account for more info if you are interested.
As always, we are available to answer any questions you may have as you complete your applications. Feel free to reach out or set up a google meet with us!
Mrs. Iannucci & Ms. Christensen
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