AchieveMpls Career & College Center Announcements

CCC Happenings March 16, 2015–March 20, 2015

 

Monday, March 16 (Rates and Kellogg (8-12) in the CCC)

Post-secondary planning pulls-period 3

DePaul University rep visit period 6/2pm

 

Tuesday, March 17 (Rates and Kellogg in the CCC)

Becca Lopez from Employment Action Center in the CCC from 2-4

Princeton Review Classes in rooms 239 and 242 from 3:15-4:45pm

 

Wednesday, March 18 (Rates (8-11) and Kellogg in the CCC)

FAFSA and Scholarship workshop from 2-3:30pm

AVID/AN/IE ACT Prep Class in room 131 from 3:15-5:00pm

 

Thursday, March 19 (Rates in the CCC)

Post-secondary planning pulls-period 6

CCC Closed from 9-10 for counseling dept meeting

Fashion club meeting from 3-4 in the CCC

 

Friday, March 20 (Rates in the CCC)

RSVP Deadline for Get Ready Day-Building Sciences/Public Service at MCTC

 

Career Resources/Opportunities

*If you are a current junior, interested in having an internship opportunity your senior year of high school at a top company like 3M, Medtronic, Target, or Wells Fargo, and want help with creating a college plan please fill out this short 30 second interest link to receive an invitation to learn more information

Genesys Works.

 

Seniors: To Do List:

All seniors…

-If you haven’t already, apply to college and send transcripts

-Complete you FAFSA

-Apply for scholarships

 

Local Scholarships…

South High Scholarship is available, paper applications are in both Counseling Offices and in the CCC. One application with a chance to win multiple scholarships. All South seniors should apply! The completed application and all required materials are due to Mr. Palmquist in the counseling office (247A) by Thursday, March, 26th no later than 3:30pm. No late applications will be accepted.

Minneapolis Rotary Club Scholarhip is awarded each year to exceptional 12th grade students chosen from the Minneapolis Public High Schools. Scholarships are $1,000 to $1,125 per year for up to 4 consecutive years, based on satisfactory academic progress. While academic qualifications are a strong criteria for scholarship selection the students selected for scholarships may not necessarily be at the top in their class, but demonstrate through their actions a commitment to the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" and show the potential to achieve great things. For more information about Minneapolis Rotary and to apply go to www.mplsrotary.org. (Deadline: 3/10/15)

The Village Scholarship for graduating Minneapolis Public High School students interested in pursuing a career / degree in a creative field. Seven scholarships of $5,000 a year (renewable for up to four years) are available. For more information and to apply go to http://www.minneapolisfoundation.org/VillageScholars.aspx applications will also be in the CCC (Deadline: 4/15/15).

Dr. Jermaine Arendt Scholarship is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating student from Minneapolis public high schools who plans to study language(s) as part of their post-secondary plan. Paper applications are in the CCC (Deadline: 4/16/15 by 4:30pm).

Arthur Colberg Scholarship is offering one $2,500 scholarship to one graduating senior who was a KBEM student intern or involved with KBEM, is accepted into a higher educational institution and has a 3.0 gpa or higher. Paper applications are in the CCC (Deadline: 4/16/15).

Abbott Northwestern Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship based on the following criteria: community service, leadership and academic record. Paper applications are in the CCC (Deadline: 4/24/15)

Page Scholarship application is now available to be downloaded on their website at www.page-ed.org and copies are in the CCC. Eligibility to apply: be a student of color, graduate of a Minnesota high school, enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the state of Minnesota, enrolled as a full-time student and maintain full-time credits throughout the academic year, and willing to complete a minimum of 50 volunteer hours of service to children per academic year awarded the grant. There is no G.P.A. requirements needed to apply. (Deadline: 5/1/15).

Scholarship Databases…

Latino/Hispanic Students: Online at www.navigatemn.org and copies in the CCC.

American Indian Students: Packets in the CCC

African American Students: Online at http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/

*More scholarships listed below and on Naviance

Interesting News Article…

The most common college financial aid mistakes — and how to avoid them - The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/02/15/the-most-common-college-financial-aid-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

Need help or just more information…

-Come to the College and Career Center, room 246

-Make an appointment with your counselor, room 247A or 247B

Step Up Training Schedule

Achieve Advanced and Achieve Groups:

Achieve and Advanced students are required to come to one Saturday training and one mock interview the week of April 13.

Advanced Training:

Saturday, February 28, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM– This is the Professional Development Conference we have been hyping up. Lunch will be provided to students this day. If advanced students cannot make it to this conference, they can reschedule for a different Saturday Achieve training, but it will not be the special conference-style day. It is mandatory that they attend a Saturday training and a mock interview.

Achieve Trainings:

Saturday, March 7, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 14, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 21, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, March 28, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

 

High School Discover Group:

HS Discover students are required to come to two back-to-back Saturdays and a mock interview the week of April 13. They will either be required to come 3/7 AND 3/14 or they will be required to come 3/21 AND 3/28.

-Saturday, March 7, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM & Saturday, March 14, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

         OR

-Saturday, March 21, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM & Saturday, March 28, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

 

*All of the Saturday trainings for all groups are held at MCTC.

**All mock interviews are held at the Minneapolis Convention Center from April 13-16 from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

For the training sessions, students should:

  • Bring their COMPLETED & SIGNED Parental Permission Form (for all training groups!)
  • ARRIVE ON TIME.
  • Dress in BUSINESS CASUAL CLOTHES (try to avoid jeans/tee shirts/shorts/athletic shoes). 
  • Bring a LUNCH to the Saturday trainings (lunch will be provided for everyone at the Advanced Professional Development Conference on 2/28)
  • Bring a RESUME even if they do not have paid work experience.  DISCOVER STUDENTS DO NOT NEED A RESUME!
  • Bring a BLACK OR BLUE PEN to write with
  • Bring a POSITIVE ATTITUDE 

 

College Campus Travel/Visit Opportunities

School

Program

Notes

Wisconsin Private Colleges

Campus Visit Opportunities from September 2014-August 2015

Vary by school go to www.wisconsinsprivatecolleges.org for more information

Augustana College

2015 Visit Dates

April 10, & 24th, 2014.

Register for the visit days or schedule an individual visit at http://augie.edu/myvisit

The College of St. Scholastica

Discover Duluth Days!

July 22nd, 23rd and 24th

To register visit:

www.go.css.edu/discoverduluth

University of Wisconsin

River Falls

College Visit Days:

March 27th, April 10th, April 17th, and May 1st, 2015

Schedule your visit at http://www.uwrf.edu/visit

University of Wisconsin Superior

Spring Preview Day!

Saturday, April 18th

8:30 - 12:00

Register at

www.uwsuper.edu/SpringPreview

Montana State University-Bozeman

MSU Fridays

March 27, 2015

Schedule and online registration at www.montana.edu/admissions/msufriday

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Visit Days

April 13, 17th, 2015

http://visit.unl.edu/

St. Cloud State University

Tour Dates

March 21st, 2015

April 25th, 2015

www.stcloudstate.edu/visit

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College



 

Campus Visit Days

May 7th 9:00-11:00AM

March 18th 8:30-11:30AM

April 15th 10:00-2:00PM

http://fdltcc.edu

Simpson College

Admitted Students Days are March 20th and April 20th, 2015.

And Junior Visit Day is April 10th, 2015.

To register for either event call the Office of Admissions at 800-362-2454 or register online at http://simpson.edu

Also, if you cannot make a visit day, schedule an individual visit.

Crossroads College

Spring Overnight

March 26-27th, 2015

Sign up for any of these events or schedule a personal visit at http://www.crossroadscollege.edu/

Conserve School

Juniors and advanced sophomores who feel a strong attachment to the natural world and want to spend one semester of their high school career at our wilderness campus, immersed in environmental studies and outdoor activities.

Our semester school gives highly-motivated students a chance to enjoy an accredited educational program, while still continuing their required academic studies.  Tuition, room, and board are fully covered by scholarship.

http://www.conserveschool.org

 

Upcoming Events at Local Colleges/Local Visits

School

Program

Dates and Location

Notes

St. Cloud State University

Society of Women Engineers-Horizons Conference

March 21, 2014

A conference for junior high school females who are interested in science, engineering and mathematics. To register, contact: swe@stcloudstate.edu

Normandale Community College

Latino Family Night

Tuesday, March 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kopp Student Center

The $20 application fee will be waived for anyone submitting the application for admission at the event.

Hibbing Community College

Open House

April 9th, 2015 from 3:30-6:00PM

@ Hibbing Community College Commons

For more information visit http://www.hibbing.edu

MCTC-Get Ready Days

Health/STEM

Bldg Sciences/Public Service

Open House/Parent Night

Digital Media/Technology

Liberal Arts

3/20/15 (L3000)

 

3/27/15 (L3000)

 

4/7/15 (TBD)

 

4/17/15 (L3000)

 

4/24/15 (L3400)

Tour, information and center will be open for testing. Go from 9am-1:30pm. Students need to request off from school that day and provide own transportation. Come to the CCC for more information.

 

Resources

·         Gap Year informational website: http://www.americangap.org

·         CollegeXpress a resource for students and parents regarding college and scholarship search.

·         The MN Department of Education – in partnership with TPT – has produced videos featuring students from all over the state in their first year of college, and talking about the decision-making that went into the process of going to college. They’ve also got some films featuring parents. Here’s a link to the videos on the web:  http://readysetgo.state.mn.us/RSG/ShapingFuture/index.html

·         CollegeCrewMpls eMentors blog, is now active!  Visit www.collegecrewmpls.org today to meet all our fantastic student bloggers. All student bloggers are recent Minneapolis Public School graduates.

·         Affordable Online Colleges Guide http://www.thesimpledollar.com/affordable-online-colleges/

·         Code U  is a free online workshop for high school students exploring college and health careers. http://www.healthcareers.umn.edu/online-workshops/code-u/index.htm

·         Fast Web  Matches you to scholarships. Get started at http://www.fastweb.com

·         Schutor.com is a new and powerful college search tool that makes the college search process easier for students and parents.

·         Next Step Academy offers solutions for students of all ages, whether they are seeking a college program, trying to figure out what career path is right for them or are looking to gain valuable life skills. http://www.nextstepacademy.com/

·         “You Wanna Do” a new free service matching people to careers, colleges and companies for a better life. Go to www.uwannabe.com/forhighschools for more information.

Huntington Learning Center now offers one-to-one subject tutoring in Math and Science.  Call 1-800-CAN LEARN today.

.    University of Minnesota Parent Orientation - Gain the information and tools needed to play an active role in your student’s first-year experience. Student success is top priority at the U of M, and we recognize that parent encouragement, guidance, and advice will remain vitally important to your student over the next four years. Mark Your Calendar

April 1

Orientation date selection begins for both Parents and New Freshmen

May 1

Enrollment confirmation deadline

May 1

Housing guarantee deadline

June 9-July 17

Range of dates for New Student and Parent Orientation

September 2-7

Welcome Week

If you still have questions and/or concerns about Parent Orientation, please let us know! We are here to help.

Orientation & First-Year Programs

612-624-1979 ofyp@umn.edu www.ofyp.umn.edu

Free Financial Coaching through Prepare and Prosper! Money Mentors is a financial coaching program offered to community members FOR FREE! Participants work 1:1 with a volunteer coach to achieve financial goals by creating an action plan to create true change. The next session is April – June.  Apply to participate at http://www.prepareandprosper.org/en/about.

Creative Writing For Teens presents Conquer the College Application Essay! Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Registration required, begins March 19.

Register online at www.hclib.org or call 612-543-8375.

   

 

Career and Community Opportunities

·         Carpentry Contractors Co. Looking for a full time hands-on construction job? This is the perfect opportunity to punch up that resume and nail down a job in the building industry. All skill levels are eligible. Call (952) 380-3720 or visit http://www.carpentrycontractors.com/carpentry_careers.asp for more information.

·         True Friends looking for volunteer hours? Find out more online at http://www.truefriends.org   

·         Youth Outdoors at Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently hiring Minneapolis youth between the ages of 15 and 18 for after-school jobs! Youth crews meet up to three times a week and, with their adult leaders, work on natural resource projects for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. You are paid for education days which incorporate environmental education, civic engagement, resume building, etc. Youth meet at Rec Centers throughout Minneapolis. Locations for the spring are to be determined (we try to pick ones that are the most convenient for our applicants). Last fall crews met at Powderhorn Park and North Commons. For more information http://www.conservationcorps.org/youth-opportunities

·         20th Annual High School Graduation Celebration at the Metropolitan Ballroom located at 5418 Wayzata Boulevard in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 20th. The event includes FREE dinner and event for graduating African/African American senior students and 2 guests The program features the scholarship winners and musical entertainment.

·         Nami Minnesota is offering Progression-a free class about mental health for LGBTQA young people. It meets Wednesdays, March 18-April 22 from 4-6pm at the Quatrefoil Library. To register, visit https://progressionLGBTQAmpls.eventbrite.com

FAME Media is looking for student to participate in our promotion of the anti bullying movie “A Girl Like Her” coming out on March 27th 2015. Come to the CCC for more information.  

Sherwin Williams is hiring branch sales coordinators, part-time positions available at the Minneapolis Uptown store on Lake st. For more information and to apply go to http://careers.sherwin-williams.com/careers/openings

Conquer the College Application Essay Learn to utilize basic creative writing craft elements – strong characterization, compelling narrative structure, an interesting plot or premise – to write the best possible college application essay. Taking place at Washburn Library, Thursday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 Registration required, begins March 19. Register online or call 612-543-8375.

Law Enforcement Opportunities Career Fair - Open your possibilities to a career in Law Enforcement with on-site demonstrations and general info on Thursday, April 16th from 10:00-3:00.  Visit www.laweo.org for more information.

Mural Design and Painting Internship - Explore many levels of creative collaboration, learn about the mural process and create an original design and public mural.  Group meetings will take place for 9 weeks beginning in April.  Application deadline is March 22nd!

Join the next African-American Parents Advisory Council Meeting on Thursday, March 26th from 5:00-7:30.  The topic deals with the image of black men in movies and media and will feature actor Keith Robinson.  Please contact Andria Daniel at 612-290-9553 or andria.danielcurry@mpls.k12.mn.us for more info!

Intermedia Arts presents There Are Other Worlds this weekend.  Performances March 19-21st.  For more information, email info@intermediaarts.org.   

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters is offering a Hiring Fair on April 8th from 3:30-6:30 at NCSRCC Training Center is St. Paul.  To register, visit www.northcountrycarpenter.org.

The Minnesota Twins are seeking summer hires including seat cleaners, window washers, trash sort and more.  Must be 18+ to apply.  For more information, please contact Northland Staffing Solutions at 612-706-0315.

G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc. (also referred to as “G4S USA”) is an international security organization with an excess of one hundred domestic offices and approximately forty thousand employees nationwide. G4S USA provides a large array of security services to business, industry and government. Currently we have full and part time positions available for security officers. We are interested in receiving applications through our website (www.usajobs.g4s.com). G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.  Cell 918-519-4788 Office 651.482.1928 |  Fax 651.484.9091

Upward Bound provides academic and enrichment activities to high school students who come from low-income families (150% of poverty level) and/or would be a first generation college student (neither parent has a four-year bachelor’s degree).  The program offers a six-week program in June and July to continue academic and professional development throughout the summer. A summer residential component as well as a commuter component focused on enhancing the academic skills of the participants provides students with fast-paced, intensive academic coursework and other social, cultural and recreational enrichment activities. Several temporary summer positions of various lengths and duties are available: Instructor; Workshop Facilitator-Career & Service; Classroom Assistant; Talent Show Coordinator; Residential Advisor. Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by March 27, 2015.

To apply, email this application and your resume to:

Yolonda Rogers

Upward Bound Coordinator

700 East Seventh Street

Saint Paul, MN 55106

yolonda.rogers@metrostate.edu

Phone: 651-793-1318

Fax: 651-793-1480

 

Become a play team member at Minnesota Children’s Museum - As a Play Team Volunteer you will:

Play with and act as a role model

for young children

Serve your community

Gain leadership skills

Learn about early childhood education and development

Meet people from across the Twin Cities and form

new friendships

Required commitment of two weeks and two weekends.

Apply now! Applications are due Friday, May 1, 2015.  MCM.org/volunteer 651-225-6046 10 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

Minneapolis Teen Job Fair!  Saturday, April 25th from 12:00-3:00 at Minneapolis Central Library. Meet employers, attend workshops and talk jobs, internships and training.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

Quest Bridge-College Prep Scholarship for High School Juniors- a scholarship awards program that gives outstanding low income juniors and advantage in college admissions. For more information and to apply go to www.questbridge.org (Deadline: Late March 2015)

2015 Juliet Evans Nelson Scholarship are you a junior who is making a difference in the greater Twin Cities area through volunteering? You could be eligible for this $2500 college scholarship. If you receive you will be required to coordinate a United Way Caring Connection volunteer projects with your school or a community group during the 2015-2016 school year. To be nominated you must talk to either Ms. Rates or Ms. Kellog in the Career and College Center, so they can send your information in (Deadline: 03/20/15).

·         Minnesota Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) is offered to graduating senior girls with a GPA of at least 3.2, planning to enroll in a four year college program the year the application is submitted. You also need to demonstrate an involvement in the sport of golf. The scholarship is for $3,000 per year, and is renewable for four consecutive years. (Deadline 03/31/15)

Student Loan Finance Corporation (SLFC) and iHELP Student Loans  We will be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to Minnesota high school seniors that are attending a college, university or technical institute in the 2015-2016 academic year.  These scholarships are good for any school in any state! The applicants are responsible for submitting scholarships to SLFC.  The scholarship winners will be chosen at random.  The criterion to qualify for the $1,000 scholarship is that the applicant must be: 1) a high school senior for the 2014/2015 academic year, 2) applied to 2015/2016 academic year cost of education and 3) not on academic probation. They can email the completed form to loans@slfc.com or email the form to iHELP Scholarship, Student Loan Finance Corporation, 124 South First Street, Aberdeen, SD  57401-4107 (Deadline 03/31/15).

 SMF Foundation Scholarship For students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Wisconsin employers. Students can receive up to $5,000 dollars per year for up to five years. Apply online at http://www.sfm-foundation.org (Deadline: 03/31/15)

·            Alpha Gamma Rho-Agriculture Leadership Scholarship is offering two $1,000 scholarships for students who may attend NDSU next fall. Additional information is available on the Scholarship page of the Chapter website: agrfargo.org/scholarship-info. (Deadline: 3/31/15).

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund eligibility: US citizen, 3.0gpa or higher, attending a 4 yr college, leadership abilities and parents have to make under $60,000. Applications are in the CCC (Deadline: 3/31/15).

Hibbing Community College Foundation  if you are interested in attending Hibbing Community College there is a scholarship primarily based on need/GPA. You must submit an essay (150-500 words) about your major, goals, why you think you should be considered and any community service. You must have a GPA of at least 3.0 http://www.hibbing.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-types-of-aid/scholarships.html (Deadline 04/01/15)

·         Clean Air Choice Biodiesel Essay Scholarship current high school seniors in the state of Minnesota with plans to attend postsecondary education are eligible to submit a brief (1,000 words or less) essay on the topic of biodiesel.  Two scholarships: a $1,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship. The application form and scholarship rules are attached and students can apply for the scholarship online at http://www.cleanairchoice.org/fuels/scholarship2015.cfm (Deadline: 4:30pm on 04/03/15).

·         ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships are available to 2015 graduating high school seniors in school districts represented by the Council of the Great City Schools. Four scholarships for two males and two females --- $5,000 each --- will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students. Students may apply for the scholarship online at http://www.cgcs.org/domain/19  (Deadline: 4/8/15).

2015 High School Essay Contest with grand prize of $250. For students grades 9-12. For more information go to www.bvhcenter.org (Deadline: 4/24/15).

·         Page Education Foundation Grant rewards annual, renewable grants to Minnesota’s students of color who are pursuing a post-secondary education in Minnesota. Paper copies of the application available in the College and Counseling Center, room 246 and are online to print at http://www.page-ed.org/for-scholars/grant-application/grant-eligibility/ (Deadline: 05/01/15)

·         Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists and Allina Health  and Women’s Orthopaedic Center and Allina Health Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship criteria: Graduating high school senior from the state of Minnesota. Planning on attending a four-year college or university within the United States. Involved in an interscholastic sport each of their 4 years in high school. Intending to major in a field related to sports medicine. (Deadline: 5/1/15)   www.sportsandortho.com  www.womensorthocenter.com www.allinahealth.org

·         Rosengren Kohlmeyer Law Office Scholarship for Minnesota seniors interested in a future career in law with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is for $500. Find out more online http://rokolaw.com/scholarship-application (Deadline 05/31/15)

·         Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship Contest are offering a $1,000 scholarship available to future college students who played sports at the high school level. This years high school seniors are eligible to apply if they will be attending college next year. Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education. http://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm (Deadline: 06/01/15).

·         Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it. 500-1000 word essay about a skill you would most like to develop is the included in the application (Deadline: 06/01/15)

·         Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com/  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. 500-1000 word essay about a skill you would most like to develop is the included in the application (Deadline: 06/01/15)

·         Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 8th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm (Deadline:6/15/15)

·         AlaMN Diversity Scholarship for students with diverse backgrounds in the Minnesota metro area planning to study in an area related to legal administration with emphasis in: legal studies, paralegal studies, business administration, marketing, human resources, finance or accounting. Applicant must be accepted at an accredited college and in good academic standing in high school. The Scholarship is for $500. The application must include a short 250-500 word essay by the student on their area of intended study or degree; their interest in legal administration or a related field and describe what diversity means to them and why it is important. Essay should be double spaced in 12 point font and include the author’s name, telephone number, email address and high school name. Must include two letters of reference, a letter of acceptance from college or university, and an official transcript from their high school (Deadline 07/15/15)  

DREAMers at Augsburg College Effective immediately, Augsburg College will offer an automatic $24,500 in Augsburg scholarships and grants to ALL undocumented/DACA students who are admitted in the DAY program for the 2015-16 academic year.

 

ACT Prep Options

With funding from the district, South is offering 3 ACT prep classes for free here at South High School. These classes are full at this point and we have created a waiting list. The first session is this week!

Note: If you signed up, the first session is mandatory to hold your spot in the class. You are also making a commitment to attend every week. Please don’t take a spot in one of these classes if you don’t think you will be able to make this time commitment. Other options are listed below these three classes.

Prep for the ACT at South High School

ACT 101 Prep Class-Two Princeton Review Classes (30 student max in each=60 total)

o    Tuesdays (March 10, 17, 24 and April 7, 14, 21)

o    3:15-4:45 PM

o    South High School (rooms 239 and 242) – we will inform you of which room to report to in your acceptance email

o    Taught by teachers from Princeton Review

 

AVID, Indian Ed. and All Nations ACT Prep Class-One Class (30 student max)

o    Wednesdays (March 11, 18, 25 and April 8, 15, 22)

o    3:15 - 5:00 PM

o    South High School Room 131

o    Taught by South Teachers: Mr. Taggart (AVID/SS) and Ms. Woldum (Math)

o    Snacks provided by Indian Ed

 

Other ACT Prep Options

·         Community Education: Prep Classes contact our community education office for more information.

·         Naviance’s PrepMe: Free online option to practice for the ACT. Come to the CCC if you have questions.

·         Peterson's Test Prep Guidance Net: Online courses are available for PSAT, ACT or SAT. Contact:  www.petersonsTestPrep.com or 877 837-8773

·         Hennepin County Library: Access FREE ACT/SAT/PSAT/AP practice tests:go to www.hclib.org

·         Books: There are book options by Princeton Review, Barron’s, McGraw Hill and others that you can purchase online, check Amazon for the best price.

Other places to contact/view their website: Offer test prep options that you pay for: Sylvan, Huntington, Princeton Review, Kaplan, Aspire, and ACT Ready. See more details below.

·         ACT Ready: offers personal, high quality ACT preparation at a reasonable price to students of all academic abilities and tailored to their needs. We compare our students' scores on ACT Ready practice test to their actual ACT exam results. Our 2009 students achieved an average gain of four points, an increase of approximately 20% in their national percentile rankings; 45% of our small group and private lesson students earned a final ACT Score of 29 or higher, placing them in the top 6% nationally. Contact: Mary Ann Dorsher and Mary Langfeldt www.actready.net or 612-927-9516

·         Aspire Personalized: Offers in-person tutoring for college entrance exams and mathematics.  Thore has helped diverse students reach their potential, including a number of 9 point score increases on the ACT and 500 points on the SAT.  Aspire Instruction strives to strengthen core academic competencies, study skills, and test taking strategies, so the tutoring benefits students long past the test date. Contact:  Thore Dosdall:  www.aspireinstruction.com, 320-287-0933

·         Huntington Learning Center: Provides one-on-one tutoring with flexible scheduling for both ACT and SAT. Cost:  Varies by individual and number of students. Contact:  www.huntingtonlearning.com or call 952 922-2488

·         Kaplan Test Prep: Offers Prep Courses for PSAT, ACT, or SAT. Options include classroom courses, online courses and private tutoring, and a new option called “ACT Express”.  ACT Express is a condensed, 12-hour course. Call 1-800-KAP-TEST for information on any of Kaplan’s test prep options. Click on the link “Find a Free Event” for information about free practice tests in the Twin Cities area. Contact:  www.kaptest.com/college

·         Princeton Review: PSAT, ACT< and SAT prep courses are available.  Options include classroom courses, online courses or private tutoring. Free practice tests and strategy sessions are available for students at various locations throughout the Twin Cities. Contact: www.PrincetonReview.com or 1-800-2-Review

·         Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc: ACT and SAT classroom and small group courses are available.  Students are encouraged to attend all classes, but can make-up a missed class online.  Cost: ACT $888, SAT $988 . Contact: www.educate.com or 952-831-5351

Minds Matter are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic program year. Students can apply electronically and learn more about the program through the website at  www.mindsmattermn.org. Applications are due April 30th and interviews will be conducted in May. We hope to inform students of their acceptance by June 1st.

Summer Opportunities

·         University of Illinois College of Media-Imagination U is a 5-day residential program (June 15-19, 2015) for students who define themselves as creative.  The camp will teach students how to use their natural creativity as a marketable skill in self-branding and the business world. Media Entrepreneurship Camp is a 6-day residential program (June 22-27, 2015) for students interested in media and/or entrepreneurship. For more information, the application, tuition information and more go to the following websites. Imagination U (Creativity Camp): http://experience.media.illinois.edu/imaginationu/

Media Entrepreneurship Camp: http://experience.media.illinois.edu/mediaeship/

·         Washington University in St. Louis Summer Program The Summer Scholars Program allows students to enroll in two undergraduate courses while living on campus or commuting from home. You can earn credit and get an early taste of college life. Explore careers and majors in medicine, writing, archaeology, engineering, research, leadership, and more. Find out more at: http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu

·         Coastal Studies for Girls for freshman girls that would be interested in spending a semester of their tenth grade year studying coastal marine ecosystems at their campus in Maine. to find out more information about the programs and applying visit http://www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org

·         Mayo Clinic Department of Radiology, Imaging Careers and Networking (ICAN) Scholarship Program. This program is designed for high school juniors who are students of color and interested in medical imaging careers. Students chosen for this field will explore the imaging field and learn the vast career options in radiology. Selected applicants with receive a full scholarship, to apply, complete ICAN application and return by mail to: Kevin Seisler, Mayo 2-48W. 200 SW 1st Street, Rochester, MN 55905 or by fax at 507-293-3680. The Program is July 20-24, 2015

·         Indiana University's Kelley School of Business FREE weeklong summer program targeting underrepresented minority high school students called MEET Kelley. MEET Kelley seeks to bring highly capable students from underrepresented minority groups to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for one week in June to: Attend classes taught by Kelley faculty and team with other students in a competition to create and present the best business plan. MEET Kelley is for students who: Are high school juniors when they apply, are African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. The application can be found at go.iu.edu/meetkelley. The application will be available beginning in January and is due by April 30, 2015 for priority consideration.

·         Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture is having two summer workshops. One is the Career Exploration - Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture. From June 7-13th, 2015. The other workshop is Discover Landscape Architecture from June 14-19th, 2015. To go, you must have completed at least two years of high school. Each workshop is $585 per participant. this includes meals and lodging in a residence hall. Contact Stephanie Kuennng, the Student Success Coordinator at skuenning2@unl.edu

·         The National High School Institute Spend your summer making movies at Northwestern University, instead of just watching them! There are three programs, one for acting, one for screenwriting, and another for producing. It is a five week program. Find out more information at http://nhsi.northwestern.edu/film-and-video/

·         Regional Center for Math & Science at UW-Green Bay a free 6 week residential pre-college program in June-August. Eligibility: high school sophomore, 2.3 gpa or higher, interest in math, science or engineering and demonstrate financial need. For additional information: Check us out on the web: www.uwgb.edu/RCMS. Request a program application by emailing us at RCMS@uwgb.edu or calling us at 800-253-7267 or 920-465-2445

Women in Engineering at Michigan Tech This program is a weeklong investigation of engineering careers in mechanical, computer, environmental, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, geological, materials, and related disciplines that takes place at Michigan Tech. From June 21-27th, 2015.The application deadline is April 17th, 2015 at 5PM. There is a nonrefundable registration fee of $295 due within ten days of acceptance. For more information http://www.syp.mtu.edu/

More at Michigan Tech Request the catalog http://www.syp.mtu.edu/

Legion Boys State The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs. High school juniors are selected by local American Legion Posts to attend the program. In most cases, expenses associated with attending this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Post, a local business or another community-based organization. This takes place on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University from June 14-20th, 2015. For more information about eligibility visit http://www.boysandgirlsstate.org/boys.html

Summer Arts At The Putney School Choose two half-day workshops - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Work in a creative environment that is stimulating, challenging and supportive. Join students from around the world for workshops, outdoor activities in the afternoon, art activities in the evening and special events and trips on the weekends. Eligible applicants are currently 8th-11th grade. The first session is from June 28-July 17th and the second session is from June 19- August 7th. Applications and forms are online at http://summer.putneyschool.org

Boston University Summer Term Pre-College Programs take undergraduate courses, work under a faculty member in an internship, and preview the college experience. For more information visit http://bu.edu/summer/highschool

Minnesota Aviation Career Education Camp The camp allows these students to explore many different careers in the aviation field, including piloting, air traffic control, engineering, military, etc. Throughout the week, students will get classroom instruction, go on lots of tours, and even get to fly different types of aircraft (including single-engine planes, helicopters and gliders.) Throughout the week we are based at the 934th Air Force Reserve Base at MSP International Airport. The cost for this week-long camp is $575 June 21st - June 27th or July 19th - July 25th. Applications received before April 15th, 2015 will receive a $50 discount off the tuition fee. The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

Summer Study Program Interested in spending a few weeks this summer at Penn State, Colorado State University, Fordham University, or The Sorbonne (in Paris)? You can earn college credits, receive ACT/SAT prep, go on weekend trips, meet students from all around the world, and experience living abroad. Call (800)666-2556 Email info@SummerStudy.com or visit Online at http://www.SummerStudy.com

College Access Program at UW-Madison A three week long program to get a head start on writing, math and social skills for college. Experience learning and living in a college environment with peers from diverse backgrounds. To apply you must complete the application and send a copy of your transcript before April 24th, 2015. There is a $500 fee, but financial help is available http://www.education.wisc.edu/cap

Duke Summer Academy for High School Students is offering exciting new courses in 2015 for students currently in grades 9 - 12.

The Global Entrepreneur:  learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market.

The Global Healer:  learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine.

The Global Leader:  learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.

For more information and apply go to: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students.

Hillsdale College High School Summer Travel Course Rising high school juniors and seniors and talented sophomores are invited to earn college credit with Hillsdale faculty in an intensive two-week summer travel seminar on the origins and development of the American experiment of liberty under law. The application deadline is April 1st, 2015. The $2390 course fee includes tuition fees for three academic credits, airport shuttles to and from Hillsdale, private bus and other land travel, housing, daily breakfasts and dinners, and all site fees. A $350 deposit is due at the time of acceptance. You will need a completed course application, two letters of recommendation, an academic one from a teacher and another on character/personal letter from a person you are not related to. You will also need to submit your official standardized test scores and your official high school transcript. These items should be submitted to:

Hillsdale College Admissions Office

Attn: Summer Programs

33 East College Street

Hillsdale, MI 49242

If you have any additional questions contact Zachary Miller the Assistant Director of Admissions by calling (517)607-2325

Also at Hillsdale They have three study-abroad programs. To learn more about these trips visit http://www.hillsdale.edu/admissions/high-school-programs/study-abroad

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience For people interested in attending a summer liberal arts program at Carleton that will be a Junior fall 2015. Visit http://carleton.edu/clae for more information.

Pratt Institute Pre-College Program 2015 Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute's Pre-College program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt's undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits. The Pre-College program is a full time/immersion program. Students carry a full schedule Monday–Friday with two classes each day, with a break for lunch. Evening and weekend events /activities are considered as part of the program experience and are mandatory for Brooklyn residential students. Visit https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/pro-credit-programs/precollege/summer-programs/ for more information, cost, and the official application.

Minnesota Literacy Council Summer Reads They are currently seeking applicants for the 2015 Summer Reads VISTA program. Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” They expect to place and train about 60 VISTAs as tutors who provide targeted reading and literacy instruction to children entering grades K-4 in one-to-one, small group and classroom settings in summer schools, libraries and community organizations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in select communities across the state. Summer Reads VISTAs serve full-time for 8 weeks and are not allowed to have another job during their term of service. As VISTA members, they receive a biweekly living allowance, training and professional development, and are eligible for an end-of-service Education Award. Must be 18 by June 15th, 2015, be a US Citizen, national or legal permanent resident, be passionate about children, literacy, education, and/or volunteering, have strong leadership and collaboration skills, demonstrate personal responsibility, initiative, and willingness to learn, and additional language skills in Spanish, Somali, Hmong or Karen desired but not required. Contact oquintanilla@mnliteracy.org for more information.

Southside Village Boys & Girls Club Open ALL summer, Monday - Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm,  June 8th-August 14th. Membership is just $5! The Club offers a safe, supervised, educational, and fun environment for students Kindergarten – 12thgrade (5-18 years old). Here is a list of some of the programming they provide at their Club throughout the summer: FREE Breakfast (10:00am) and Lunch (1:00pm), educational activities / Summer Learning Loss Activities, athletics / sports leagues, recreational activities (ex: board games, video games, pool, chess, etc.), career readiness & leadership opportunities, college readiness & scholarship opportunities, teen programming, Striving To Achieve Reading Success (K-2), mentoring, field trips, art, and more!

The Minnesota Council on Economic Education will be holding its third annual Personal Finance Summer Institute for College Readiness this summer.  The camps will last from 9:00-3:30 daily from June 22nd - June 26th, and participating students will receive a $125 stipend and a certificate of completion from the University of Minnesota.  The program is an excellent resume builder for students that are excited about their future and who are ready to plan for it!

North Dakota State College of Science summer educational opportunities - Skills, career and success camps!  Hands-on learning sessions with meals included.  Register Today! Space is limited and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Email your name, school name, mailing address and phone number to jenny.schmitt@ndscs.edu or call 800-342-4325 ext. 3-2330