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End of Course Testing Beginning Nov 30

If your student is scheduled to take the State End of Course test this fall, beginning November 30,  you would have received a letter and email.  Below is the  information outlined with details from the letter.  We have arranged for your student to come in on opposite days of face to face instruction.  The following table shows when your student should come to school to take the tests.


A Wed Dec 2 and Fri Dec 4 7:30am -11:00am
B Tue Dec 1 and Thu Dec 3 7:30am – 11:00am
C Mon Nov 30 and Mon Dec 7 7:30am -10:30am


***Students should still report to school on their assigned cohort days.  The tests are scheduled on       asynchronous learning days. If your student is taking multiple tests, they may need to attend more than one    day. ***

Students in cohorts A and B are able to take the bus to school as on a normal day.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost. Buses will depart at 11:00am for the students testing on that day.

Transportation and food will not be provided for cohort C because typically there are no students in the school on Mondays. Therefore, transportation and food service is not available. If this presents an issue for any student, please contact Mrs. Jay D’Aurelio 330-676-8728 to schedule testing on the other days.

BGSU virtual visits, education opportunities and affordable options

The Virtual College Search:
How Students Can Find Their Fit at BGSU Virtually

Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. EST
What does a “virtual” college search look like? We never thought we’d be answering that question, but here we are! Between social media, live information sessions, virtual 1:1 meetings and beyond, we believe our virtual offerings can help a student feel at home at BGSU before they event step foot on campus – even if virtual events aren’t their preferred way to approach their college search. 

Life Design: A New Kind of Education at BGSU
Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. EST
BGSU is the first university of its size and scale to launch the Life Design model University-wide. Come to a session to learn about Life Design and how you can start to use it as a counselor in your school. Our students are paving a path of purpose to create a life they love. Through a transformational approach to education, Life Design begins by understanding who you truly are and exploring who you hope to be. Students are challenged to think beyond their major in a holistic way. Life Design takes what students learn in the classroom to an entirely new level. Through BGSU Life Design, students develop the skills they need to pivot when faced with challenges, and the confidence they need when faced with choices.

BGSU Online:
A New, Affordable Option for you Student to Begin a BGSU Degree from Home

Thursday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. EST
Students who aren’t ready to begin their studies in the traditional residential experience in Bowling Green have a new option for fall 2021: a year of BGSU courses offered online for roughly $2,600 a semester. Delivered via BGSU’s Firelands College, this innovative cost-saving initiative allows students to complete University general education requirements online prior to taking in-person classes in Bowling Green to complete their degree program.

View the full schedule of events and register here!

What is the ACT should I take it?

What is the ACT? Do I need to take it? Do you have questions on how to register? Is it the right time to take the test? When and where is it offered?

During lunches on 10/28 & 10/29 counselors will be available to answer all of your ACT questions. Counselors will be set up in the concession stand to answer questions, help register, they will have fee waivers (for those who qualify) and practice test books.

The next test is 12/12/2020 and the registration deadline is 11/6/2020.

If you are in cohort C there will be a google meet available. Use this link during your lunchtime.

Viewing Report Cards

With the socially distant and more paperless forms of communication the world is moving towards, there is  a new way for you to view  report cards.  You can find instructions on how to use Progress book to view reports cards.  If you have questions on accessing your progress book account please fill out the accessing your account assistance form.  We appreciate your willingness to go paperless and virtual during these times.  

Planning Ahead for Sophomores and Juniors Parent information

Hello Students and Parents of the Class of 2022 and 2023

We know that this year will look quite different to what you were expecting.  However, we are committed to processing as much information as possible virtually.  Below is a link from our Sophomore and Junior Counselors Mr. Carlton and Mrs. Evanson.  This presentation has information on what to expect for the middle years of high school and planning ahead.  Please contact your counselor with any questions you may have.

Sophomore and Juniors Planning Ahead presentation

Learning About Business LAB Camp June 13-18, 2021

Sophomores and Juniors-                                                                                   Learning About Business  (LAB) is an award-winning, total immersion interactive business camp for high schoolers.  This camp is held on the campus of Lake Erie college in Painesville, Ohio.  Participants in LAB Week  2021  are also eligible to earn three college credits and earn the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness seal. 

Instructors are area professions and business leaders- guiding the students through six days of teamwork, self-discovery, communication, competition, gamesmanship and entrepreneurial creativity.  LAB Week offers participants a week away from home with other high school students on a college campus- a change to make life long friends and to have a better understanding of business, both corporate and entrepreneurial.

LAB is looking for future leaders: young men and women who seek unique challenges and experiences, young men and women who want to expand their academic skills to a world view.

LAB Week provides an opportunity to explore the basics of running a business and make executive level decisions in a computer simulation environment where teams of students form and run a virtual drone manufacturing company.

Slippery Rock University

Seniors here is some information from Slippery Rock University .

  • For the students that attended  virtual visit but didn’t get a chance to fill out our form, please feel free to share our Virtual High School Visit form so that they get on our mailing list regarding applying, scholarships, events, and more!
  • Applying and Scholarships:
    • Students should apply to SRU by Dec. 1st to be considered for academic scholarships.
    • The only items needed for application are the submission of an online app, the $30 app fee (or fee waiver application), and the official high school transcript. SRU is test-optional.
  • Visit Opportunities at SRU:

Slipper Rock Flyer Funfacts

Real Talk HBCU Edition from College Board


We know this has been a challenging school year for students and likely not how they imagined beginning fall 2020. College Board is still committed to supporting students on their college planning journey in these virtual times. That’s why we’re launching a new initiative called Real Talk this fall! Real Talk is a virtual college exploration series designed to connect Black students with admissions representatives from colleges and universities across the country.

Our inaugural event, “Real Talk: HBCU Edition,” will take place on Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m. ET. This will be the first event in a three-part series featuring HBCUs, Ivy League schools, and Maryland-area institutions. All grades and academic achievement levels are welcome. Although this event will cater to students, we also encourage parents, educators, and community members to participate.

Admissions representatives from eight HBCUs across the country will share pertinent information about the admissions process and campus life. They’ll answer questions in real time during the Q&A portion of the event. This will be a great way for you and your students to engage with university representatives directly!

We look forward to connecting with you soon for real talk. RSVP today and spread the word!

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 7 p.m. ET

Register Now

The following HBCUs will be represented:

Hampton University

Howard University

Morehouse College

North Carolina A&T State University

Spelman College

Tennessee State University

Tuskegee University

Xavier University of Louisiana


College Board

College App and Bullying Prevention

College App information and bullying prevention!!

Our students are preparing to apply to their dream schools, but they have to do it in the middle of a pandemic. Talk about stress!

We want to help support them, so we’re including a special segment in our upcoming October Student Voices Webinar featuring Harvard sophomore and #ICANHELP Content Intern Jordan Sanchez.

Jordan is a rising star who is not only on top of her college game, but has a book deal, a successful YouTube channel on college life, and a TikTok following of 50K+ with whom she shares school and life advice.

During the webinar, she’ll give tips for what seniors should put on their applications, how underclassmen can prepare for college applications, and share advice on how educators can support their students with the application process.

Kim Karr
Co-founder, #ICANHELP