This year, for the first time, families can begin to apply for financial aid for college as early as October 1. To help you and your parents understand the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) the school counseling department will be hosting a financial aid workshop during parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, October 26. Michelle Davis, the Associate Director of Financial Aid at Lynchburg College will be here to talk about the ins and outs of financial aid and to help families set up their Federal Student Aid #IDs - something that must be done to electronically sign the online FAFSA. She will also explain the IRS data retrieval tool, which if used can make filing the FAFSA so much easier. We will be meeting in the ACHS library from 5:30 - 6:30pm. You and your parents are encouraged to join us. The FAFSA can be accessed at www.fafsa.ed.gov
College Visits: Representatives from the following colleges are currently scheduled to be at ACHS to speak with interested seniors. Sign up in guidance if you're interested in learning more about any of these schools. And check this site for additions throughout the fall!
Virginia Tech - Wednesday, October 26, 8:30am
Randolph College - November 1, 8:30am
Virginia University of Lynchburg - November 4, 9:30am
Bridgewater College - November 9, 8:30am
Longwood University - November 30, 10:00am
College Open House - please see your October Newsletter or file below for a list of college open house dates. A college visit is a great way to gather information, ask questions, meet current students, and tour the campus and its facilities.
The next 2017 senior class breakfast will be Friday, October 28th at 8am. Seniors that have not yet paid dues can see Mrs. Reed in room 112A from 7:30-7:40am or after school to take care of that. Dues are $ 30.00 and help to pay for various senior activities associated with graduation as well as the senior breakfasts. Only seniors who have paid may attend the breakfast on the 28th. After breakfast, all seniors will be called to the cafeteria where a representative from Jostens will present information about ording caps and gowns and other senior items. Senior graduation orders will be taken November 1 - 2 and December 2, 2016 during all lunches.
Class officers for the class of 2017 are:
President - Peyton Bryant, Vice President - Abby Tomlin, Secretary - Angelica Lovelace, and Treasurer - Michael Buzzelli
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