Kennett High School Counseling Department

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Below you will find the timeline for the course selection and scheduling process for next school year (2018-2019). Please read through this information to make sure you are aware of the steps in this process. Also, be mindful of the two deadlines to make changes for next school year: April 6th and May 25th. These are the only opportunities to make adjustments for 2018‐2019, so it is critical to ensure that all courses are carefully selected. Please take the time to review the information found below and in the KHS Educational Planning Guide.

FEBRUARY 13: Counselors present assemblies on the course selection process for freshmen and sophomores. Juniors received this information in a classroom presentation at the end of January.

FEBRUARY 14: Students receive a copy of the Educational Planning Guide in advisory. This guide provides course descriptions of course offerings. An electronic version is available here: Educational Planning Guide

FEBRUARY 14‐21: Students independently select elective courses on Skyward (2018-19 KHS Course Selection Directions).

FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 6: School counselors meet with students in classes to review elective requests.

MID MARCH: Recommended core courses and requested electives are mailed home to students (this is NOT your schedule). Families may email their school counselor to make ELECTIVE request changes until April 6. No override recommendation requests will be accepted at this time.

EARLY MAY: Final copy of requests with updated teacher recommendations mailed home.

MAY 25: Last chance to make any changes in elective requests AND deadline to submit override recommendation requests for core classes.

SUMMER: Draft schedules mailed home. Students should email their school counselors if they see any errors (example: an English class is missing). Request to change elective, core class, class or lunch meeting times will not be honored.

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Scholarship News From The Guidance Department

Attention all seniors:

Applications are now being accepted for the Valley Forge Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that is available to minority students who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and have demonstrated good citizenship and community service. Applications for this scholarship may be downloaded from the scholarship list in Family Connection or may be picked up in the counseling office. See your counselor for more information.

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PSAT Presentations and Junior Planning Meetings

The school counselors at Kennett High School will be busy visiting classrooms of juniors during the week beginning January 11. Juniors will receive their PSAT scores in one meeting with directions for setting up a College Board account and linking their accounts to the free online SAT preparation program offered by the Khan Academy. A second set of classroom visits will provide our juniors with information about the SAT and ACT exams. This information will include registration directions, score sending options, and test taking tips.

The PSAT presentation was delivered to our sophomores in an assembly on Monday, December 18.

Junior planning meetings, including parents, have been ongoing. These are individual meetings held with each junior to explore post-secondary options. This meeting includes information for selecting and applying to colleges, as well as a brief overview of the financial aid process. These meetings typically last approximately 80-90 minutes. Parents of juniors are encouraged to notify their child’s school counselor if they would like to be included in that meeting.

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College Information Night

The Kennett High School Counseling Department presented College Information Night on Thursday, November 9 in the high school auditorium. The program was designed to provide timely information to the parents of current eleventh grade students. A Spanish college information program was presented concurrently by Alejandra McFern, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Delaware. A copy of the resource packet provided at the presentation is available to parents and students upon request by contacting counseling office secretary, Diane Torelli, at The slides used for the program are available here 17-18 college info night

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Philadelphia National College Fair

College News

Representatives from more than 400 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools, and trade schools will participate in the Philadelphia National College Fair which will be held on Sunday, November 12th from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Please consult your Naviance email account for more information.

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