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Sunday, April 14, 2013

April 15, 2013

Timeline for UConn Campus Courses

Students interested in registering for courses on the UConn Campus for the fall semester should wait until early May to contact Doug Melody. The 2013-14 master schedule for EOSHS should be constructed by then, so it will be easier to match courses on campus to courses offered at EOS.
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.

Policy for Earning Manchester Community College Credits at EOS
Juniors and seniors at EOSHS are eligible to become College Career Pathways (CCP) students and to receive up to 14 CCP credits if they follow the procedures of the program.  All CCP students must complete a Manchester Community College CCP Admissions application to be enrolled as a CCP student and receive college credit for articulated courses.
Students must appear on a course roster for an articulated course.
The high school teacher for the articulated course must submit a grade of C or better for the student to the college by July 1 of the academic year the student completes the course.  Articulated courses in the Business Office Technology program and courses articulated with ACC 115: Financial Accounting and MAT 138: Intermediate Algebra: A Modeling Approach require a submitted grade of B or better in order to merit credit.  Credit for MAT 138 also requires that the student achieve a score of 35 or higher on the College Level Mathematics portion of the Accuplacer test, a score of 22 or higher on the ACT Math Test, or a score of 550 or better on the mathematics portion of the SAT.
For more information about MCC courses available in the EOS curriculum, go to your Naviance home page, click on the "Courses" tab, and open the Course Catalog link to the left of the page.  Contact your counselor with questions.
SAT Scheduled for April 17 at EOSHS
The EOSHS Guidance Department will once again offer the SAT on a school day.  The scheduled date is Wednesday, April 17.  Over 125 students are registered to take the test, although several still need to complete a paper registration form (available in the Guidance Office) because they did not register on-line by the deadline date (4/3).
Students registered for the test should report to the back gym at the start of school on Wednesday, April 17.  They should bring with them pencils, a calculator, water, and snacks.  Testing should conclude by 1 pm.
Contact the Guidance Office for more information.
Opportunities Fair Offers Possibilities
The annual Opportunities Fair was conducted on Friday, April 12, and it once again offered several possibilities for students to consider for post secondary options.  A steady stream of students flowed through the front gym and circulated about as they had an opportunity to meet and talk to representatives from a variety of schools and businesses.  They are listed below;
Asnuntuck Community college
The Art Institutes
Code One Training Solutions
CT Aerotech Aviation Maintenance Training
CT State Police
Eastern CT Association of Realtors
EOS Depot School
Goodwin College
Casablanca's Model & Talent Agency
Independent CT Petroleum Association
Bova Photography
Lincoln Technical Institute
Lincoln Culinary Institute
Lincoln College
Manchester Community College
Mansfield Fire Department
Marinello School of Beauty
Select Physical Therapy
WFSB Channel 3
Windham Tech-Dental Assistant Program
A special thanks goes to Darlene Murphy in the EOS Guidance Department for organizing this entire event, one that provided opportunities for students to consider in the years ahead.

Music College Fair Offered Next Month
Music College Fair
Saturday May 4, 2013
at New England Conservatory

Free and open to the public.

Students and parents are invited to a Music College Fair at New England Conservatory on Saturday May 4, 2013.  Representatives from more than twenty of the nation’s top music schools will be available to meet students and answer questions about undergraduate and graduate study in music.  This event is free and open to the public.  Students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors are invited to attend.  This event will be particularly valuable for students who are deciding what kind of school is right for them, and who wish to learn more about the music school application and audition process.
 Consider a pre-fair panel discussion from 1-2 pm entitled “Applying to Music Schools” with panelists from Julliard, Rice, Oberlin, and NEC.  Then meet with admissions representatives from music schools at the College Fair from 2-4pm.  Attending schools include:
·         New England Conservatory
·         Walnut Hill School
·         Bard College Conservatory of Music
·         Boston Conservatory
·         Boston University School of Music
·         Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
·         Cleveland Institute of Music
·         Eastman School of Music
·         Ithaca College
·         The Julliard School
·         Longy School of Music of Bard College
·         Manhattan School of Music
·         Mannes College the New School for Music
·         Northwestern University
·         Oberlin Conservatory
·         Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University
·         Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music
·         San Francisco Conservatory of Music
·         University of Illinois School of Music
·         University of Miami Frost School of Music
·         University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
More information is available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/512792928776827/.
 1-2pm: Panel discussion “Applying to Music Schools”
2-4pm: College Fair
 New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall
Entrance at 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115
CHESLA Announces Low Loan Rate for Upcoming School Year

 The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) announced last week that it successfully sold bonds to fund up to $23.9 million in student loans for the upcoming academic year.  The interest rate for this new offering of CHESLA student loans will be fixed at 5.99%.  CHESLA loans are available to qualifying students who attend higher education institutions in Connecticut and to Connecticut residents who attend higher education institutions in other states.
CHESLA Executive Director Jeanette W. Weldon said, “CHESLA’s ability to issue tax-exempt bonds supported by the State of Connecticut’s credit quality allows us to offer these loans at a very attractive fixed rate of 5.99%.  As a quasi-public agency, CHESLA is dedicated to helping Connecticut students achieve their goals, which helps the State develop its workforce for the future.”   
 “Connecticut has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to improve our education system from pre-school through college graduation,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “Strengthening Connecticut’s economy depends on a talented workforce.  Putting college within reach of students will make us a more competitive state.”
 Applicants can access the online application at www.chesla.org for immediate processing. There is no application fee and there is no application deadline.  Interest only payments are required while the student is in school and for a six month grace period after the student graduates or leaves school. Principal and interest are payable over an extended 140-month repayment term after the grace period ends. Graduate and professional students are given the opportunity to defer the interest on the loan and capitalize interest while in school. 
CHESLA was created by the General Assembly in 1982 to help students and their families meet the costs of higher education. The mission of the Authority is to expand higher educational opportunities for students in or from the State of Connecticut by offering a cost-effective alternative financing program. CHESLA is a supplemental loan source for students who do not qualify for need-based loans or who need to finance a portion of their Expected Family Contribution after other financial aid (including Federal loans) is considered.  Historical figures detail CHESLA’s continued dedication to helping families afford the cost of higher education. Since 1985, CHESLA has generated over 37,000 loans totaling over $364 million.
To apply for a CHESLA Loan—www.chesla.org or call the loan hot line (800-935-2275, option 3)

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