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Posted on 08/29/2018
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FEBRUARY 2020

 

CURRENT 10TH AND 11TH GRADERS – IMPORTANT PRESENTATIONS AT DSHS ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH RE. COURSE PLANNING FOR THE 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR

If you are planning to be split site or full time at DSHS next year it is recommended that you attend one of these presentations.  For current 10th graders, the presentations will be in the North Gym.  For current 11th graders, the presentations will be in the Brunelle Performing Arts Theater.  The presentations are every period.  Information covers course offering and college and career information.  Don’t miss out!!

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER – MANDATORY MEETING FOR CURRENT 9TH AND 11TH GRADERS AT DSIS – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4th

9th graders:  11:45 a.m – 12:15 p.m., Blue Room, Topics to be covered:  PSAT scores and resources, 4 year college plans, the program planner process and college and career information

11th graders:  3:45 – 4:15 p.m.  Information will include EAP (part of CAASPP) and ACT/SAT testing resources, helpful websites, program planning, college a career resources.

 

SENIORS – IMPORTANT REMINDER – FAFSA DEADLINE, MARCH 2ND

To qualify for federal, state and college-based financial aid, college bound seniors must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.  The deadline is March 2nd for students interested in a Cal Grant.  For questions about completing the FAFSA, you may contact the Career Center at DSHS for assistance, 757-5400, ext. 140, or call the FAFSA Help Line at 800-433-3243.

 

GAP YEAR FAIR

The DSHS PTA is presenting a Gap Year Fair on Saturday, February 22nd.  The GYF will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a presentation on Gap Year opportunities.  After the overview, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. participants will be able to visit with representatives at 30-40 booths presenting their Gap Year options.  You can register for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usa-gap-year-fair-2020-davis-ca-registration-82130569745.

 

SAT AND ACT SCHEDULE FOR THE SPRING

Now is the time for Juniors to register for the SAT or ACT!

 

Test                    Test Date        Regular Registration Late Registration

                                                   Deadline                                 Deadline

SAT                   March 14         February 14                             Feb 25 (mailed) March 3

                                                                                                   (on-line)

                           May 2              April 3                                     April 14 (mailed) 21 (on-line)           

                           June 6              May 8                                      May 19 (mailed) 27 (on-line)

 

ACT                   April 4             February 28                             March 13

                           June 13            May 8                                      May 22

 

You can register on-line at sat.org/register (for SAT) and www.actstudent.org/start (for ACT).

 

FREE SAT PREP – KHAN ACADEMY

Khan Academy is a web-based tutoring service that is free to anyone.  Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board and provides SAT practice for the new/redesigned SAT.  Learn more about this free service by going to www.khanacademy.org/sat.

 

CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY EXAM (CHSPE)

The CHSPE is an examination, which assesses a student’s proficiency in the basic reading, writing and mathematics skills taught in the public high schools.  If a student passes the examination, the California State Board of Education will award a Certificate of Proficiency, which by state law is equivalent to a high school diploma (although not equivalent to completing all coursework required for regular graduation from high school).  The test is being offered on Saturday, March 21st . The regular registration deadline is Feb 21st (receipt date) and costs $162.  The late Registration deadline is March 6th (receipt date) and costs $187.  The emergency registration deadline is March 17th (receipt date) and costs $212.  For more information or to register on line, visit the website at http://www.chspe.net.