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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Senior Year Planning Timeline - Follow along on this simple check list of "To Do's" for Seniors

All Senior Meeting Notes:


If you missed the All Senior Meeting on Dec 12, 2018 with Josten’s, here is what you need to know to be ready for your graduation ceremony:


Go to http://www.gradsmn.org/cap-gown-form and select St. Francis High School.

Fill in all of the information and submit the form.

This will reserve your cap and gown in the Josten’s system for purchase and will provide a link with package options for your family.

If you are using the cap and gown from an older sibling or friend, please make sure the size is correct for you. You will need to meet with Josten’s on Jan 4, 2019 during lunches in order to purchase your tassel and stole.

Josten’s will be returning to the high school for additional payment dates in February and March (still to be determined).

There will be a final payment date that will be set approximately 10 days before distribution day. No payments will be accepted on Cap and Gown Distribution Day

Also those interested in purchasing Graduation Announcements through Josten’s, there is a deadline of the end of January for purchasing the traditional style for guaranteed delivery before the ceremony.

Questions? Please email Amanda Stene (amanda.stene@isd15.org)


Here is a Link. https://shop.tahosportswear.com/main.sc


Senior Yearbook Portraits
Jostens has provided the specifications and a new process to submit senior portraits for publication in the 2019 Lance. The deadline is October 15, 2018. Information is also available for placing personalized ads. Please click the links below for more information.

2019 Updated Senior Portrait Submission Form

2019 Personalized Graduation Ad Information for St. Francis School Yearbook


Here is the link: images.jostens.com
User ID: 410463677


SFHS Yearbook Information

Preorder your 2019 yearbook - $75.

Seniors: If you use a photographer other than David Bank Studios for your senior portrait, then you must upload the portrait to our yearbook website. See the attached senior portrait info for instructions.

Yearbook Order Form

jostensyearbook.com

Senior grad ads are on sale now through February 1st.

Questions about the yearbook? Email the adviser, Joel Olson, and joel.olson@isd15.org


August 2018

To the Parent or Guardian of:

Congratulations and welcome to senior year!! This is a big year with a lot going on. Please review this letter to help ensure your student is on track. The purpose of this letter is to keep you informed about the credit status of your high school senior in relation to graduation. The graduating class of 2019, needs to earn a total of 57 credits in all required areas and meet the state graduation assessment requirements in order to participate in the graduation ceremony and receive their diploma. To view graduation requirements visit our website at www.isd15.org/graduation.


Credits Earned:

Please see your current schedule to ensure all remaining graduation requirements will be completed by the end of the year.

(If your student’s schedule is missing a graduation requirement they should set up a meeting with their counselor at the beginning of the school year.)

Total Recovery Credits needed in addition to SFHS schedule:

(If recovery credits are needed, student should set up a meeting with their counselor in September)

All seniors should begin to explore post-secondary plans and we are happy to assist throughout the year. Additional information can be found by visiting our Senior Saints webpage at www.isd15.org/seniors and signing up for Enews updates at www.isd15.org > District > New & Information > Enews to receive helpful information regarding your student’s senior year and planning for post high school.

Please encourage your student to keep working hard and to remain focused toward the goal of graduating. If we can be of any assistance, please call (763) 213-1590 or visit our website at www.isd15.org/hscounseling.


Senior Year - Summer/Fall Timeline

August:

Set academic goals for Senior year

Add more challenging courses to your senior schedule

Retaking ACT? Register for Sept/Oct. ACT www.actstudent.org (SFHS CEEB Code 242190)

Prep for ACT? Log in to MCIS (MN Career Info System) www.mncis.intocareers.org

Review your transcript- all graduation requirements met and scheduled

September

Finalize plans for after high school (Workforce, College, Military etc.)

Retaking ACT? Log into MCIS to study and improve your ACT score www.mncis.intocareers.org

Arrange College Visits (you have 2 excused days) and check College Rep Schedule with College & Career Center

Attend SFHS College Fair

Start College Applications

Make spreadsheet to track colleges applied, deadlines, additional application requirements (Essay /Letters of Rec./ACT Scores)

NCAA Athletes- check in with counselor to review requirements

Ensure you’ve talked with Athletic Director/ coaches and register at www.eligibilitycenter.org

Get involved in extracurricular activities; keep a list of these

Start and keep a list of your high school involvement; activities, awards, volunteer work, organizations and offices held

October

College Knowledge Month

Talk to teachers, school counselors, parents about their college experience

The Financial Aid website is open beginning Oct. 1. Please refer to the Financial Aid page.

Attend Senior Day (last week in October)

Set goals towards post-secondary career path

Complete College Applications (many are free this month) and request initial transcripts at www.isd15.org/transcript

Request Letters of Recommendation now!

FIll out Letter of Recommendation Request Form (give recommenders your resume and letter of recommendation form)

Make sure to write a “thank you” note!

ACT Scores- Log in to www.ACTstudent.org to ensure your official scores have been sent to the schools of your choice

Start researching scholarships if you haven’t already. Suggestions:

Set reminder for January- local scholarships will be in the Counseling Office

Find local and national scholarships: www.isd15.org/scholarships

National, individualized college search: www.fastweb.com

November

· Retaking ACT? Register for December. ACT www.actstudent.org (SFHS CEEB Code 242190)

· Be aware of College Application Deadlines

· Financial Aid Night/ Workshop - Gain information and utilize computers to start FAFSA form

· Bring your parents and family for tax returns from the appropriate year

· Finals! Study Study Study!

Transcript Request

If you need to request your transcript to be sent to a college, scholarship, yourself, etc. Please click the link below. For your first request you will need to set up an account before you can log in.

Cost per Transcript:

  • Current Students: $4.00 (If there is some financial hardship, please see your counselor to discuss a fee waiver)
  • Alumni: $6.00

  • To graduate you must have 57 credits total:

8 English credits

8 Social Studies credits

7 Science credits

5 Math credits (2 cr Geometry, 2 cr Alg 2, & Prob/Stats)

3 Physical Education credits

1 Futures Prep credit (unless you transferred here)

1 Health credit

2 Art

  • It is ultimately your responsibility to know that you received the appropriate credits for graduation. Your counselor is your facilitator.
  • If you are completing recovery credits at Saints Academy/Guided Studies… Check in there to be sure you are on track there as well.
  • You WILL NOT participate in commencement if you have not completed all graduation requirements.

Requesting Final SFHS Transcripts:

FINAL transcripts are REQUIRED by all colleges showing your third trimester grades. Your fall admissions will be delayed if not obtained by your college. Please go to parchment.com and order today. Your final transcript will be sent to your college once all grades have been posted.
  • Final transcripts MUST be requested through Parchment

Requesting College in the Schools Transcripts:

  • Sign in to your College Accounts using you Star ID to request

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