• Understanding College Admission Search Process

    Posted by Cori Akers on 10/8/2019 2:00:00 PM
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  • 2019 PSAT/NMSQT

    Posted by Cori Akers on 9/20/2019 12:00:00 PM

    2019 PSAT/NMSQT Registration

    Each year between eight and fifteen Okemos High School juniors are honored as National Merit Semi-finalists by earning a qualifying score on the PSAT/NMSQT. National Merit Semi-finalists tend to be students who have taken advanced courses and have a strong academic profile. Historically, many juniors and some sophomores have taken the PSAT/NMSQT for practice with standardized testing. All sophomores will take the PSAT10 in the spring of 2019 and therefore will not participate in the PSAT/NMSQT this October. 

    While any junior is welcome to take the PSAT/NMSQT, students who are seeking to do so for practice are better served by utilizing the free, comprehensive and personalized SAT preparation resources made available by Khan Academy. Visit https://www.khanacademy.org/sat for more information. 

    For the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT, students will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

    Online exam registration will begin on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM.  Regular registration begins August 19, 2019 and ends September 18, 2019.  The cost for the PSAT/NMSQT is $25.00. Students who register after September 18, 2019 through October 14, 2019 will be charged a $10.00 late fee. 

    In order to register, students should visit www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/232850 . 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.

    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 debit or credit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made. 

    Here are the important dates for the registration process:

      • Monday, August 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM - Registration Begins
      • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Regular Registration Ends
      • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - Monday, October 14 - Late Registration Period
    • Because tests must be ordered in advance, test administration is only guaranteed to those students who submit their registration form and payment by 9-18-19. After September 18, registration will only be open until space is full. 
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Students who signed up during Late Registration must attend FLEX in the counseling office.
    • Thursday, October 17, 2019  at 2:35 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be canceled.

    Please contact Carrie Inglis at carrie.inglis@okemosk12.net or 517-706-4923, if you have questions or require financial assistance.

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  • A Gap Year Students Can Get Credit For

    Posted by Cori Akers on 9/16/2019 1:00:00 PM

    Unsure of what a gap year is or how it could work for you?  This artilce highlights some information. Inside Higher Ed: A Gap Year Students Can Get Credit For

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  • Social Media and Adolescents' and Young Adults' Mental Health

    Posted by Hannah Henry on 9/13/2019 8:00:00 AM

    An interesting find from the National Center for Health Research. Click on the link below to see the article.

    Social Media and Adolescents' and Young Adults' Mental Health

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  • Senior Exit Survey

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

    Senior Exit Survey can be accessed here:

    https://forms.gle/2hZN5MdzMFVwgssn7

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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.

    https://blog.collegevine.com/should-you-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:

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

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