• Senior Exit Survey

    Posted by Cori Akers on 5/22/2019 5:00:00 AM

    Senior Exit Survey can be accessed here:


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  • Should You Retake the SAT?

    Posted by Cori Akers on 5/2/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Today, College Board released students SAT scores on www.collegeboard.org.  Students are often confused about whether or not they should retake the test.  This blog post by Kate Sundquist gives great advice on whether you should, or shouldn't, retake the SAT.


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  • Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

    Posted by Cori Akers on 4/25/2019 2:30:00 PM

    This year, more than 2 million Americans will apply to college. Most will aim for nearby schools without global brands or billion-dollar endowments. But for the tens of thousands of families applying to America’s most elite institutions, the admissions process is a high-cost, high-stress gantlet.

    Read more at;   https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/does-it-matter-where-you-go-college/577816/

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  • For Some Students, There's A New Way To Pay For College

    Posted by Cori Akers on 4/11/2019 12:15:00 PM

    There's a new way to pay for college. It's not debt — but students are on the hook after they graduate.  Listen to this NPR article for more information: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/04/709999393/for-some-students-theres-a-new-way-to-pay-for-college

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  • 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:


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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!


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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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