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Sunday, September 25, 2016

10/01/2016

LAST DAY TO SELECT ECE COURSES IN THE UCONN ECE 
DATABASE IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
CONTACT YOUR COUNSELOR IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION

A final announcement from the UConn Early College Experience (ECE) Office is below.

This is a final reminder that all students must enroll in their UConn ECE courses by this Friday, September 30, 2016.



To assist students, parents and schools, we are extending our business hours to 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. until the deadline. If you have students needing help with either NetID activation or enrolling in their courses, please have them call our registration helpline at (855)382-8323.



Reminder About Registration for PSAT

Registration for the PSAT began last week and will continue until Friday, October 7.  The PSAT is a practice SAT that is highly recommended for juniors.  Sophomores  may wish to take it as well, but note that they should have already completed Geometry. The reason for the latter is that a portion of the math on the new PSAT includes Geometry and even some Trigonometry.  Sophomores should also note that they will have an opportunity to take the PSAT in March for free.

The test date is Wednesday, October 19th, and will be administered between 7:30-11:00 AM. The cost for the test is $15 and students may pay with cash or a check made out to EOSHS. Registration takes place in the Guidance Office. The window for test registration will remain open until Friday, October 7th. A late fee of $10 will be assessed after that date, provided room remains available for additional test-takers.

Juniors are eligible for National Merit Scholarships. Those students who score in the top half of the 99th percentile are typically selected as candidates for these scholarships. Their value has been $2500 and likely will remain so in the next year. Aside from eligibility for these scholarships, the new PSAT provides a testing experience that resembles the new SAT introduced this past March, and students who complete the PSAT receive in early December a detailed summary of their test performances. This summary may be very useful when preparing for the new SAT.  

Below are some brief facts about the new PSAT.

What does it measure?

Evidence-based reading and writing, reading, writing and language, and math.
Knowledge and skills developed through years of study in a wide range of courses are measured.
Continued emphasis upon reasoning along with a clearer focus on the knowledge, skills, and comprehension required for college and career success.
Greater emphasis on the meaning of words in extended contexts and how word choice influences meaning, tone, and impact.

What is the content?

Reading passages of various lengths that cover history/social studies as well as science, and students will be asked to analyze these passages .  
Multiple choice questions will focus upon command of evidence (how well students can translate and cite specific lines that support their interpretations), relevant words in context (how well students can select the best definition for how a word is used in a passage), expression of ideas (how well students can revise language in order to make more logical and cohesive arguments), and standard English conventions (assesses how well a student can conform to the basic rules of  English structure, punctuation, and usage.


How is it scored?

Scores are on a 20- to 80-point scale for critical reading, math, and writing skills.
Each correct answer equals 1 point.
Each omitted question equals no points.
There is no penalty for wrong answers (new this year).

Financial Aid Workshop for Parents Moved Up

Wednesday, October 12


Much has been published in recent months about the financial aid process related to college costs.  Included in all of this is the announcement of a major change that the federal government is introducing this year which is designed to provide more timely feedback to students and their parents/guardians.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will open on October 1, three months earlier than in past years (January 1).  So parents/guardians will be able to use last year's (2015) tax returns when completing this form that is required by colleges and universities when families are seeking financial aid.

The EOSHS Guidance Department has scheduled a financial aid workshop at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 12th in the school auditorium.  A representative from the Barnum Group, a financial organization that specializes in the financial aid process, will present information about the FAFSA, how the financial aid system can work for families, how colleges use tuition discounting as a tool in the admissions process, and how the CSS Profile differs from the FAFSA.  Additionally, time will be devoted for the representative to address questions from parents/guardians in attendance.

This workshop may be beneficial for parents/guardians of students in the lower grades (9, 10, 11) as well as for those who have seniors going through the college admissions process this year.


College Goals Sunday


Program Providing Free Assistance for FAFSA


Sunday, October 23
Eastern CT State University

1:00-4:00 pm

Need help working your way through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?  It's available.  See below.


The Connecticut College Goal Sunday (CGS) program is an effort by hundreds of volunteers from across Connecticut who will come together with the common goal of making sure that the process of applying for college financial aid does not become an obstacle that would keep any person from pursuing an education beyond high school. By attending a College Goal Sunday event, participants will receive free, hands-on assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they will walk away with the satisfaction of knowing they have accomplished one of the biggest steps in getting ready to go to college. Connecticut’s CGS will take place at a number of accessible sites throughout the state. In addition to receiving assistance in filling out the FAFSA, participants will receive general information regarding financial aid programs.  


Click on link  for more information and other dates/locations.

Step-by-Step Video Tutorial on Completing the FAFSA


Click here for a video tutorial that will "walk" you through completion of the FAFSA.  This video was constructed for residents of Utah but applies to all US citizens because the FAFSA is a federal form.


Regional Tuition Discount Program 

Offers Affordable Options


Looking for a discount on college tuition? Well, the New England Board of Higher Education may have a program for you. Called the Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break, this program is a partnership comprised of the public colleges and universities in New England that offers more than 700 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and provides a significant discount on regular out-of-state tuition rates to eligible students. 


Here's how it works - residents of one New England state are eligible when they attend certain public colleges in the other five New England states and pursue majors not offered by public colleges in their home state.  This means that a CT resident may enroll in an out-of-state public school in New England and pay what amounts to almost in-state tuition provided that the major pursued at the college is not one offered by any of the public colleges and universities in CT.

If interested, you can find more information about the program as well as majors available elsewhere at Regional Student Program Tuition Break.  

Below is a recent announcement made public by the RSP.

"As you advise students and families about their college and financial aid options, we encourage you to provide information on NEBHE's New England Regional Student Program (RSP), also known as Tuition Break.

The program will be relevant to students who find that their intended program of study is not offered by the University of Connecticut, Connecticut State University campuses or the Connecticut community colleges.

The RSP provides a tuition break to Connecticut residents, who are enrolled in approved degree programs at public colleges and universities in the five other New England states. 

In some cases, students may also be eligible under the Proximity Policy  option (available at certain colleges, when they live closer to an out-of-state college).

During the 2015-16 academic year, over 1,500 Connecticut residents were enrolled under the RSP and saved an estimated $10.3 million on their annual tuition bills. Students enrolled full time saved an average of $7,774.  For more details check out the Tuition Rates document."

Financial Aid: How It Works

Several individuals have been inquiring about financial aid and, more specifically, scholarships that are allegedly "out there" like untapped oil reserves. So, this entry will attempt to address the money issue related to the cost of higher education.

Let's start with a brief description of what financial aid looks like. This aid typically is "packaged" in a combination of three sources - grants (free money provided by the schools), loans (money for "rent", usually subsidized by the federal government and with low interest rates), and work-study opportunities (employment on campus). Combined, this "package" is supposed to meet the gap between what a family is expected to pay (called expected family contribution - "EFC") and the sticker price for attendance at a particular school. So, for instance, if school X costs $50,000 and your EFC is $25,000, then the financial aid package should amount to somewhere in the vicinity of the difference ($25,000). On the other hand, if School Y costs $25,000 (usually a public institution), then there may be no financial aid package provided - unless merit money is offered. Not all schools offer full coverage of the difference. In this case, families may tap into home equity or other sources (including personal bank loans) to close the gap. Grants, by the way, come in two forms - money based upon demonstrated need and money that is merit-based (earned by virtue of a student's academic achievement and/or SAT scores that meet established criteria set by the schools).

How is the EFC determined? Well, most every school requires families to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is submitted to the government, now available on October 1 as noted above.  The information provided is based upon the previous year's tax records.  Some schools also require families to submit the CCS Profile available at The College Board web site (click here). Either or both form(s) is/are then sent to the schools to which one's child has applied and the Financial Aid Office at each school then calculates a financial aid package. It's not a precise science and, thus, aid packages may differ by school. It's not unusual for these aid packages to differ according to the degree to which each school would like the student to matriculate and/or the degree to which a school meets demonstrated need.  Use the Net Price Calculator listed under "Links to Financial Aid" on the left of this page to get an estimate of the costs to attend specific colleges.  These costs may differ based upon the formulas used by each school.

Local scholarships are available and these are generally announced sometime between March and June. The Guidance Department lists scholarship opportunities on the Naviance site. This may be accessed in the "Parent" portion of the EOS web site. As for those other scholarships "out there", FastWeb  is one web site that is reputable. There are several scams that fool too many people looking for "free" money. One such site is https://www.fafsa-application.com. DON'T USE IT. THE SITE YOU SHOULD USE IS here.  For more links, look to the left of this page under Financial Aid.

There may be "oil" to discover, but you may also need to do lots of drilling down into the data mine to unearth it.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

09/15/2016

Registration Process for MCC Courses


Much has been reported in recent weeks about the partnership that exist with EOSHS and UConn.  It should also be noted that EOSHS has developed a strong relationship with Manchester Community College (MCC) as well.  This relationship has been formed through the College Career Pathways Program.

College Career Pathways (CCP) is a collaborative program between area high schools and Manchester Community College (MCC).  It's designed to allow high school students to sample the challenge of college-level work and earn college credits while attending high school.  The CCP courses meet the same level of challenge taught at the college level and, in fact, are taught by EOS teachers who have been certified by MCC.  Students earn "dual credit" (credits from their high school and credits from MCC).

Below is a list of courses offered at EOSHS that are eligible for MCC credits.  Note that these credits may transfer to other colleges and universities.  The registration process opens on September 19th and closes on October 19th.   The registration process opens again on January 9th for MCC courses that students will complete in the second semester.  This second registration period will close on February 5th.  In order to be eligible to earn college credits, students MUST complete the application.

Accounting 1A (MCC ACC 115)
Human Anatomy & Physiology A (MCC BIO 115)
Intro to Criminal Justice (MCC CJS 101)
Video Productions 1 & 2 (MCC COM 240)
English 12A (MCC ENGL 101)
Allied Health (MCC HLT 103)
Tech-Prep Culinary Arts (MCC HSP 101)
Statistics B (MCC MAT 109)
Algebra 3 and Trigonometry (MCC MAT 138)
Physics A (MCC PHY 110)
Foundations for College Success (MCC SD 111) - second semester


In order to be enrolled in the CCP Program, students must first complete an on-line application.  This application is available by clicking here.

Returning CCP students who have previously applied and enrolled in MCC courses in the past do NOT need to apply again.

Students should contact their counselors if they need more information.

PSAT Registration Begins This Week

Registration for the new PSAT begins next week (Monday, 9/19). The PSAT is a practice SAT that is highly recommended for juniors in that it may serve as practice for the SAT they will take in March This new PSAT  resembles the new SAT that The College Board  rolled out in March.  Sophomores who wish to take it should have already completed Geometry.  Sophomores should also take note that they will be offered the opportunity to take the PSAT for free in March 2017.

The test date is Wednesday, October 19th, and will be administered between 8-11:30 AM.  Students registering for the PSAT will be charged $15 and may do so with cash or a check made out to EOSHS. Registration takes place in the Guidance Office. The window for test registration will remain open until Friday, October 7th. A late fee of $10 will be assessed after that date, provided room remains available for additional test-takers.

Juniors are eligible for National Merit Scholarships. Those students who score in the top half of the 99th percentile are typically selected as candidates for these scholarships. Their value has been $2500 and likely will remain so in the next year.  Aside from eligibility for these scholarships, the PSAT provides a testing experience that resembles the SAT, and students who complete the PSAT receive in early December a detailed summary of their test performances. This summary may be very useful when preparing for the new SAT.

For more about the new PSAT and how it compares to the new SAT, click on the article appearing under "For Reading" to the right of this page.

Contact your counselor if you have questions about the PSAT.

Adding/Dropping Courses

With two weeks of school already in the books, students may still be weighing their course loads and determining what's appropriate to carry.  Anyone wishing to make a schedule change will need to complete a "Schedule Change Request Form" that is available in the Guidance Office. This form will require both a teacher signature (course being dropped) and a parent/guardian signature before the change can be processed. The completed form should be brought to the student's counselor.

For the record, students should know that semester courses (designated by S1 or S2) and year-long courses (designated by YR) have different time lines for adding/dropping classes and how these changes are depicted on transcripts. For first semester courses, students have twenty (20) school days to decide before changes are reflected on transcripts. In other words, any changes made before the 20-day window will NOT be reflected on transcripts. Changes after the 20-day period but before the end of the first marking period will show a "W" (withdrawal) on the transcript. For year-long courses, the timeline is doubled.

Updating ECE Registration


The Add/Drop period for UConn ECE began on August 15th and will continue until September 30th.  If you have not yet applied, see below.

  • Go to this link and review the online tutorial.  Once ready, hit "Apply Now".
  • Create your user ID and password and save in a secure location.
  • Complete the online application.
  • Upload your signed consent form with your application.  If you are unable to upload the form (you may scan it or take a picture of it before uploading it), contact the helpline at 1.855.382.8323.
  • Monitor your email daily for a message from UConn confirming your application has been processed and you are ready to enroll.  You will be unable to enroll in your course(s) until your application is processed.  Please allow at least a few days for your application to be processed during peak periods.  
If you are already in the ECE database (having registered and received confirmation via email) and you need to add or drop courses, see below.

  • Once your enrollment notification is received, follow the link to enroll in your course(s).
  • Select your high school and the approved course(s) listed on your consent form.  Follow the directions until submission is complete.
  • Contact your counselor if you need more information.

A Message to Seniors

Seniors should make appointments with their counselors as soon as possible to continue discussions about plans for life after graduation in June.  There are several important tasks that seniors need to complete in a time-sensitive fashion and counselors will help with this process.

Monday, August 29, 2016

09/01/2016

2016-17 Course Schedules Available on Power School

With the first day of school  arriving on Wednesday, students should be able to now access their schedules on Power School for the first few days of school and simply follow their schedules on mobile devices.  For ninth-graders who may need a printed schedule, they will be available for pick up in the LMC prior to the start of school or in the Guidance Office during the day.

Any requests for schedule changes should be made to the student's counselor via email.  Using this medium will help to expedite student requests for changes and for counselors to keep records of these changes.

On the first day of school (Wednesday, August 31st) - If you find a mistake on your schedule and did not address it with your counselor prior to the first day of school, you can complete a form (available in the Guidance Office) or email - as mentioned above - describing the mistake and what needs to be corrected.  Follow your schedule as is and your counselor will correct the mistake ASAP.  S/he will then email you an amended schedule. You may also print a new copy on power school. If you wish to make a change in your schedule, follow the same procedure as described above.


Important Information About Registering for ECE Courses


This note is just a reminder that the Compass Online Application and Enrollment System reopened last week.  Any students that need to either apply and enroll in ECE classes or to drop classes may do so at this time.  The deadlines are as follows:
New Online Applications - Any student that has not already submitted an online application may do so until September 15, 2016.
Course Enrollment and/or Course Drops - Students may add or drop courses from their schedule until September 30, 2016.
There is a one-time, non-refundable $25 add/drop fee in addition to the regular course fees that is waived for EOS students.
The procedure during the add/drop registration period is the same as the regular term.  Please see either the paper Registration Guide and Consent Form or the ECE website: Click here for details.  An additional supply of consent forms are available in the Guidance Office this week. You may also print these forms from the PDF found on the ECE website under: Administrators Tab >Registration Tools.
The ECE Office will consider extending office hours during the last two weeks of September depending on volume.  In the meantime, anyone needing assistance can reach the ECE Office from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F.  The toll-free helpline number is: (855)382-UECE.

Important Information About Registering for ECSU Courses


Students enrolled in ECSU Human Anatomy & Physiology, ECSU Calculus A, and/or ECSU College Algebra may earn college credits while also earning EOS credits.  Students wishing to earn dual credits need to complete an ECSU registration form that is available in the EOS Guidance Office.  ECSU charges a nominal fee of $25 per credit.  Each of the available courses is worth four credits.  Thus, each course costs $100.  Checks should be made payable to EOSHS.  Deadline for registration is Friday, September 9.

Important Information About UConn Campus Courses

For those students selecting courses on campus, a separate application form is required. This form, too, is available in the Guidance Office.  Per policy with the university, EOS students have access to courses on the UConn campus provided they meet eligibility criteria and provided there is a seat in the chosen course on the first day of the semester. Once again, courses are free, but students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

Students who have ALREADY submitted registration forms must still complete one more step in the process.  This additional step was recently included in UConn dual enrollment policy.  Click here and complete step four only.  This must be completed by September 11 or students tentatively enrolled in on campus courses will be dropped.  PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS NEED ONLY TO COMPLETE STEP FOUR.  THE PREVIOUS STEPS HAVE ALREADY BEEN ADDRESSED.  ONCE COMPLETED, BRING THE FORM TO THE EOS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT. 

THE ADDITIONAL STEP MENTIONED IN THE EMAIL SENT TODAY (8/30) MAY BE COMPLETED BY CLICKING HERE.  WHEN FINISHED, CLICK "SUBMIT".

NOTE: Classes at UConn begin on Monday, August 29th.

Contact Doug Melody (dmelody@eosmith.org) with any questions about this.

How Much Time Should Students Spend on Homework?


This is a question often asked by parents/guardians, particularly those new to EOSHS.  It's a question that's never had an easy answer - at least until now.
 With technology now available at our fingertips, it's easier to answer this question for yourself  simply by logging on to Power School and clicking on Quick Look Up.  When you click on a grade, the "grade book" will open and there you will see the wide assortment of assignments/tests/quizzes that contribute to the grade.  Task management, and not time management, should be the priority.  If the results are satisfactory, then a sufficient amount of time is being devoted to homework.  If not, then both the time and task management need to be reviewed and re-evaluated.  The better way to answer this question, then, is by measuring results and not hours.  

Grading/assessment has been the subject of much discussion among faculty in recent years, and one result of these conversations has been the distinction made between formative and summative assessments.  As you'll see when reviewing student grades, the aforementioned classifications are noted, and you should know that the summative grades carry more weight.

The subject of homework has been a hotly debated one in recent years,  and arguments for or against its value have been clearly articulated.  As we approach Labor Day and elaborate the importance of work in the history of our country, you may wish to read a piece (click on the title) about this topic that titled "Turning Homework Into Purposeful Practice". 

You may also wish to open the link to an article under "For Reading" - "Why Practice Is the Key to Success".

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

06.15.16

Information About Transferring UConn ECE Credits

In order to transfer UConn ECE credits to another college/university, graduating seniors will need to request a UConn transcript through the Student Administration System to be sent to their new university or college. Transcripts are not sent automatically! It’s also important to note that the grade is needed on the transcript in order to begin the credit evaluation process at another school. Thus, requests should not be made until final grades are posted this year.  


Incoming UConn students do not need to order transcripts. Full instructions on requesting a transcript can be found here.  

Deadline for Selecting ECE Courses Is June 30

Students enrolled in ECE courses for 2016-17 who have already registered through the ECE portal (deadline was June 6) are reminded to return to the portal and select their courses from the drop down menu.  Students should make certain to select the teachers assigned to their courses.

For Graduating Seniors

Mailing Final Transcripts to Colleges


Students moving on to higher education should expect their final EOS transcripts to be mailed in June.  It's during the last week of June that the EOS Guidance Department hopes to have transcripts available for mailing.  
If seniors have not already informed the Guidance Department where they will be attending school in 2016-17, they'll need to do so immediately.  Without this information, the Guidance Department will be unable to mail the transcript, the final and necessary step in the matriculation process.

Transfer Credit Policy for UConn


Students looking to transfer MCC credits to UConn should refer to the transfer credit policy established by the latter.  Click on this link to learn more.  Be sure to use the drop down menu.

 

AP Exam Scores Available in July


AP exam scores will be made available in late July on The College Board's AP Central web site.  Look for notification on the availability of these scores.  For more information, click on AP Central.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

06.01.16

2016-17 Schedules Available Soon on Power School


Counselors are currently adjusting 2016-17 course schedules as they respond to students requests (to add and/or drop classes), teacher recommendations, course prerequisites, and changes in the master schedule.  To date, a few changes have been made in the past week to the master schedule and this has prompted changes in some student schedules as well.  In virtually every instance, changes in student schedules resulting from adjustments in the master schedule have simply altered the sequence of courses in the daily schedule (meaning that a class that originally appeared in the B period time slot, for example, may now be in the H period time slot).  Given all of this, student schedules are not being made available yet for viewing.

Students will be able to view their tentative 2016-17 class schedules on June 3rd at 3:45 pm by logging into their Power School accounts.  Note that these schedules are tentative.

Students may still request changes through the end of this school year and should contact their counselors ASAP if they wish to do so.  Any change made after June 17 will be due to failing final grades in current courses or failure to meet prerequisites in courses scheduled for 2016-17.

Counselors will be available sporadically during the summer and will return on Thursday, August 25th.  Students are encouraged to contact their counselors regarding their availability.

Meanwhile, courses not being offered next year appear below;

Accounting 1B
Accounting 2A
AD Individual & Family Development
Entrepreneurship
Music Theory
Sculpture

PE Department Offers Options in 2016-17


The Physical Education Department will offer a series of "selectives" in 2016-17 to 10th and 11th graders.  In addition to PE 10-11, students may select from the options listed below;

Sports Performance/Strength Training: Students will have the opportunity to design and implement their own exercise plan during the course of the semester based on their activity levels and goals. 
Adventure PE: The Adventure physical education class is not your traditional PE course. Instead of teaching PE with basketballs and tennis rackets, students will be introduced to activities such as archery, team building lessons/challenges and ropes courses.
Team Sports:  Students will be exposed to a variety of team sport units.  Emphasis will be on teamwork and how to work together.
Aerobic Dance/ Kickboxing: 
A total body workout through dance! This is a music inspired and energetic interval based class for all levels.  Kickboxing combines cardio, boxing and marital arts to provide a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination and balance.
Yoga/Pilates: 
Yoga is a physical and mental practice or discipline. This class will incorporate breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures and transitions, all of which are beneficial for health and relaxation.  This class will also incorporate Pilates which includes concentrated work on core strength, body alignment and muscular balance.​

Students should consult with their current PE teachers for more information and contact their counselors to inform them of their choices. 



ECE Course Registration Deadline Extends to June 6


The final date on which students may submit online applications for Early College Experience courses to UConn has been extended to June 6.  This extension has been granted to EOS students.  After this point, students who are scheduled to take ECE courses at EOSHS in 2016-17 and who have not submitted their applications will need to register in early September through the add/drop process in order to be eligible to earn free college credits.  More information on this will be available at the start of the school year.


Doing neither will result in a lost opportunity.

For those students who have completed the initial step in the ECE registration process, the next step for them is to return to their ECE on-line accounts and choose the ECE courses they will take for the 2016-17 school year.  These courses are available in a drop down menu.  Students should make sure they choose the correct teacher(s) assigned to their ECE course(s) 


As for on-campus registration, students interested in taking a course on campus should bring their completed registration forms to the Guidance Office by June 17.  See below for more information.


For Students Interested in Courses on UConn Campus


With construction of the 2016-17 master schedule near completion, it's time for EOS students interested in taking courses on the UConn campus for the fall semester to contact Doug Melody.  

For now, the most expeditious way to express interest is via email (dmelody@eosmith.org).  The class schedule is available on the UConn website and by clicking here.  Be sure to select Fall 2016 from the drop down menu and to select "Storrs" for the campus.  There is a drop down menu for departments as well.  Courses are listed there along with meeting times.  Enrollment numbers are also available.  See below for eligibility criteria.

Eligible students (11th and 12th grade students with academic credentials - strong transcript and combined SAT scores of 1200+ in Critical Reading and Math) may request enrollment in no more than two classes per semester. Decisions on enrollment are made by the Early College Experience Office. EOS students enroll as part-timers. Typically, about 30 students enroll in courses there each semester. 


Final grades earned in courses there appear on both EOS transcripts and UConn transcripts. It should be noted that the grades earned in courses taken on campus are NOT factored into the EOS cumulative GPA.

Note that students successfully completing AD Calculus this year are automatically eligible for enrollment in UC MATH 2110 in the fall semester.  A section has already been designated for EOS students and the class will meet on Mondays and Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm.


For Students Enrolled in ECSU Courses at EOS


Students enrolled in ECSU courses at EOSHS for 2016-17 need to complete an application form by June 17.  These ECSU courses are listed below.

ECSU Human Anatomy & Physiology
ECSU Calculus A
ECSU College Algebra & Discrete Math

Unlike ECE courses that are free for EOSHS students simply because of an agreement made between Region 19 and UConn several years ago when the latter forfeited control of the high school to Region 19 (EOS students would - and still do - take ECE courses at no cost), courses available through ECSU are offered at a nominal fee of $25 per credit.  This cost is a fraction of the cost for the same course available on the ECSU campus.  In addition, the textbooks for students are free.

Applications are available in the EOS Guidance Office.

Students should submit by June 17 their completed applications along with a check made payable to EOSHS in the amount corresponding to the number of credits in which one is enrolled.  EOSHS will then pay a lump sum to ECSU.


Method Test Prep Offers Video Tutorials


Method Test Prep, a web-based test prep program that the EOS Guidance Department purchases for students to help them prepare for both the SAT and ACT, has posted its webinars and classes offered over the past several weeks.  For more information, click here and here.  


For Graduating Seniors

Mailing Final Transcripts to Colleges



Students moving on to higher education should expect their final EOS transcripts to be mailed in early July.  It's during the first week of July that the EOS Guidance Department hopes to have transcripts available for mailing.  
If seniors have not already informed the Guidance Department where they will be attending school in 2016-17, they'll need to do so immediately.  Without this information, the Guidance Department will be unable to mail the transcript, the final and necessary step in the matriculation process.

Transfer Credit Policy for UConn


Students looking to transfer MCC credits to UConn should refer to the transfer credit policy established by the latter.  Click on this link to learn more.  Be sure to use the drop down menu.

 


AP Exam Scores Available in July


AP exam scores will be made available in late July on The College Board's AP Central web site.  Look for notification on the availability of these scores.  For more information, click on AP Central.