• The Busy Identity

    Posted by Cori Akers on 3/14/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Busyness has become the essence of success in our world. In a funny and engaging talk, Lexie discusses the reasons we answer “how are you” with “I’m busy. Busy, but good.” She says to take a rest and remember that we are human beings, not human doings.  This TedTalk addresses this issue Youtube: The Busy Identity

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  • "Back Off: It Doesn't Matter What College Your Kids Attend"

    Posted by Hannah Henry on 1/9/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Use the link below to access an interesting article about college choice published by Psychology Today:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/201812/back-it-doesn-t-matter-what-college-your-kids-attend

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  • Note-Taking: Writing Vs. Typing

    Posted by Hannah Henry on 10/25/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Please use the link below to read an interesting article about whether it is better to write or type your notes!

    https://studyskills.com/students/note-taking/

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  • 2019 AP Exam Registration Open

    Posted by Cori Akers on 10/10/2018

    Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Okemos High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

    For the 2019 AP exams, students at Okemos High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

    This year each AP exam costs $100.00. Okemos High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Mrs Cori Akers, cori.akers@okemosk12.net, in the Okemos High School to learn more.

    Online Exam registration will begin on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM and end on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should  visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/232850 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

    Okemos High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

    Here are the important dates for the registration process:

    • Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM - Registration Begins
    • Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $10 late fee per exam.
    • Fri, Dec 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
    • Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
    • Fri, Feb 1, 2019 - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund.
    • Fri, Apr 26, 2019 - Last day to cancel an exam with a cancellation fee of $25.00.

    Please contact Mrs Cori Akers, cori.akers@okemosk12.net , if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

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  • Financial Aid Articles

    Posted by Hannah Henry on 9/18/2018 2:00:00 PM

    We have found some interesting information regarding Financial Aid. Check them out!

    Filing your FAFSA Just Got Easier: https://www.consumerreports.org/paying-for-college/filing-your-fafsa-just-got-easier/

    7 Things You Need for your 2019-20 FAFSA: https://blog.ed.gov/2018/09/7-things-you-need-2019-20-fafsa/

    How Grandparent's Help Affects Financial Aid: https://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T002-C001-S003-how-grandparents-help-affects-financial-aid.html

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  • Understanding the College Search Process

    Posted by Cori Akers on 9/17/2018 8:00:00 PM

    Families unable to attend the September 17 presentation at OHS can find a copy of the presentation material here.

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  • Technology Information

    Posted by Hannah Henry on 8/13/2018 12:00:00 PM

    Take a look at these articles for some interesting information about technology usage!

    "Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?":  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

    "Gaming Disorder": http://www.who.int/features/qa/gaming-disorder/en/

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  • Collegewise Webinars Available

    Posted by Cori Akers on 6/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
    Looking for ways to improve your chances of admission at your dream college? Our summer webinar lineup is here, and we're sharing tips and strategies to alleviate your stress and answer your burning college questions. Whether you're trying to decide where to apply or how to write an essay that will make you stand out, we've got you covered. You can even hear from former Collegewise students about their experiences from their first year of college. 
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  • Colleges That Change Lives

    Posted by Cori Akers on 5/23/2018

    Interested in exploring college options that may be a better fit for you? Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is hosting a number of fairs this spring and summer. Here is a full list of fairs taking place between now and the end of August 2018. 

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  • West Michigan National College Fair

    Posted by Vicki Schiro on 2/7/2018 6:00:00 AM

    This event will be held at The DeVos Place on March 27 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  If you need more information call 703-299-6825 or click here to register: 

     https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/

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