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Monday, June 1, 2015

June 2015

2015-16 Schedules Now Available on Power School

Students will be able to view their tentative 2015-16 class schedules at 3:45 pm today (6/10) by logging into their Power School accounts.  Note that these schedules are tentative.

Counselors are currently adjusting 2015-16 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).

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 20 will be due to failing final grades in current courses or failure to meet prerequisites in courses scheduled for 2015-16.

Counselors will be available sporadically during the summer and will return on Thursday, August 20th.  Students are encouraged to contact their counselors regarding this availability.

Meanwhile, courses not being offered next year appear below;

Accounting 1B
Accounting 2A
AP Computer Science
Music Theory
Start Your Own Business

ECE and On-Campus Course Registration

The final date on which students may submit online applications for Early College Experience courses to UConn has passed.  At this point, students who are scheduled to take ECE courses at EOSHS in 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 19.  See below for more information.

For Students Interested in Courses on UConn Campus

With construction of the 2015-16 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 2015 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 2015-16 need to complete an application form by June 26.  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.

The application is available for download by clicking here.  

Students should submit by June 26 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 more information about changes in the SAT, click here.


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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 2015-16, 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.


Students Seeking Summer School Opportunities

Rockville High School will offer summer school courses for students seeking to remediate failing grades.  EOS students who are looking to earn credits in courses they've failed this year must receive at least a "50" in order to be eligible for summer school credits.

For more information about this summer school opportunity, call 860.870.6050, extension 310.

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.

Colleges and Universities with Seats Still Available

Many colleges and universities throughout the country still have spots available for graduating seniors.  It may be worth it to check the list for availability.  It may also be worth it to check the list in that decreasing enrollment for some schools could potentially threaten their long-term existence.

Click here for the list.

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