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Wednesday, September 13, 2017


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Registration Process for MCC Courses

Much has been reported in recent weeks about the partnership that exists with EOSHS and UConn.  It should 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 EOSHS 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)
Financial Literacy (BFN 111)
Human Anatomy & Physiology A (MCC BIO 115)
Intro to Criminal Justice (MCC CJS 101)
Video Productions 1 & 2 (MCC COM 166)
English 12A (MCC ENGL 101)
Tech-Prep Culinary Arts (MCC HSP 101)
Statistics B (MCC MAT 109)
Algebra 3 and Trigonometry (MCC MAT 138)

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 PSAT begins next week (Monday, 9/18). 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 2016.  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 2018.

The test date is Wednesday, October 11th, and will be administered between 8-11:30 AM.  Students registering for the PSAT will be charged $16 and may pay this fee with a check made out to EOSHS. Registration takes place in the Guidance Office. The window for test registration will remain open until Friday, October 6th. 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 SAT in March 2018.

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 29th.  If you have not yet applied, see below.

  • Go to this link and review the online steps.  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.

Raising Resilient Children

It's possible to raise children with an intent to make them more resilient.  This involves active parenting that requires at least three driving principles.  Click here to learn about these three principles.

Ten Facts About Postsecondary Plans for Class of 2017

Do you have any interest in finding out about where graduates of the Class of 2017 are now?  Click here to get ten facts about these students.  Learn about the decisions they made regarding their post-secondary plans and where they chose to pursue their interests.

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