Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Senior Bulletin



1.     THE NEXT ACT DEADLINE IS NOV 7 FOR THE DECEMBER TEST. Get your fee waiver from your counselor!

2.     FREE ACT PRACTICE:  www.number2.com

3.     ACT Prep Course!!  9-week course from Oct 14 – Dec 9, 6-8:00 pm. $155 including supper and snack. Held at EMU Detroit Campus, 7800 W.Outer Dr., 3rd floor, Henry Ford Medical Center. 313-874-5820.

4.     Make sure you have completed Mrs. Carter’s Senior Survey!! This is MANDATORY, SENIORS!

This survey is very important for college visit invitations and scholarship opportunities! 

You may miss out on other senior activities if this survey is not completed!

5.     Remember, this bulletin is posted at eastenglishvillageprepacademy.blogspot.com, the EEVPA Facebook page, and follow us on twitter@EEVPA. It is also emailed to all staff members!

There is no excuse for you to not be aware of important senior information!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6.     Athletes!!! Register with the NCAA at www.eligibilitycenter.org.  You must have already received a fee waiver for the ACT to pay for registration.  See Ms. Mia if you have questions or concerns!!



·         COLLEGE VISIT:          Marygrove College – Monday, October 20th – 11:00 AM – Auditorium

Invitation Only!

·         COLLEGE VISIT:          Harris Stowe State University – Tuesday, October 21st – 11:00 AM – Auditorium

Invitation Only!  You do NOT want to miss THIS ONE!

·         COLLEGE FAIR AT WAYNE STATE:    Friday, Oct 24th - For invited and selected seniors only!!!       

·         ONSITE ADMISSIONS:          Michigan State University Onsite Admissions – Monday, October 27th,

8:00 – 3:00 PM – see your counselor for location of this event

·         COLLEGE VISIT:          Albion College – Tuesday, October 28th – 11:00 AM – Auditorium

Invitation Only!

·         COLLEGE VISIT:          University of Michigan-Dearborn – Thursday, October 30th – 11:00 AM – Auditorium

Invitation Only!

·         COLLEGE ONSITE:       Decision Day” at Renaissance High SchoolSaturday, November 1, 2014

Apply ahead to 5 colleges, then register for Decision Day online at www.admissions.msu.edu/decision2015.asp

·         HBCU COLLEGE FAIR:  Black College Fair at EEVPA – Tuesday, November 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM



Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship                    

            Must apply online using the link above

.           Must be African-American senior

.           Must attend 4-year college/university

.           GPA:     Competitive (3.0 or above)

.           ACT:    21 or better

.           Must demonstrate leadership potential and dedication to community service

.           Must demonstrate financial need

.           3 Essays!          1. On Jackie Robinson               2. A pressing global issue          3. On your leadership

.           Amount:       $30,000  ($7,500 per year)

.           Deadline:      Must be received on or before February 15, 2015



                                        ………………………………………………………………………………Mrs. McClure               

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Acceptance, Harmony, Inclusion
Giant Step Teen Conference celebrates 30 years of helping southeast Michigan students learn to respect and understand each other. Choose the 9th and 10th graders who will benefit most from exposure to different cultures, races, schools and economic backgrounds.

See your counselor for details

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I’m First is an online community offering support, advice and encouragement to students who will be the first in their family to reach this goal.

Visit their website and share your own personal story.

Guidance And Counseling Department Corner

 Action Plan:


*Meet With Counselor

*Get Involved In Extracurricular Activities


*Continue To Meet With Your Counselor

*Research Colleges/Universities

* Begin Financial Planning


*Consider Possible Majors

*Visit College/ University Campuses

*Search For Scholarships

*Begin Preparing for ACT/MME


*Apply to Colleges/Universities

*Complete The FAFSA

*Get Recommendations

*Retake ACT if needed

  Graduation Requirements     (Minimum 23 Carnegie Hours)

Mathematics - 4 Credits
Algebra I
Algebra II
One math course in final year of high school

English Language Arts - 4 Credits
English Language Arts 9
English Language Arts 10
English Language Arts 11
English Language Arts 12

Science - 3 Credits
Chemistry or Physics
One additional science credit

Social Studies - 3 Credits
U.S. History & Geography
Civics and Economics
World History and Geography

Foreign Language– 2 Credits

Physical Education &Health - 1 Credit

Visual, Performing & Applied Arts-1 Credit

Out-of-Class Learning Exp. ( 200 Clock Hours) – 1 Credit

Supplemental Course Completion               Requirements –4 Credits

Changes to the ACT Test

By Tom Ehlers
change_aheadThe College Board made headlines yesterday by announcing major changes to the SAT. Who cares? For the most part, preparation for the test will remain the same. Students will still need to focus on building core math, reading, and writing skills. Students will still need to put in a significant amount of time and practice to score their best since repetition and familiarity with the test questions will remain the key. The College Board is making these changes to become more like the ACT because the ACT has been eating the SAT’s lunch for years now. More students take the ACT every year than the SAT. That news comes as a shock in places like New York and California where the SAT was always the predominant test. The College Board is trying to stop the bleeding and keep the SAT relevant. 
Some of the changes:
  • No more penalties for guessing wrong on the SAT. Just like the ACT.
  • The SAT essay will now be optional. Just like the ACT.
  • Less focus on obscure vocabulary. Just like the ACT.
  • Reading passage focused on science. Just like the ACT.
So what should high school students, their parents, and their schools do differently in response to the headlines made yesterday?
Nothing should change as far as how students, parents, and schools approach these tests. Here are just a few of the things that should stay the same:
  • Students should take both a timed, practice ACT and SAT and have it scored to determine if either test seems to be a better fit. 30% of students will score significantly better on one test vs. the other.
  • Students should take advantage of the ACT Test Information Release Service and the College Board’s Question and Answer Service to save them time and money as far as test preparation goes. Not familiar with these services? Click here.
  • Students should focus on doing well in their high school classes. Students should not start preparing specifically for the ACT and SAT until the summer before junior year. When parents ask what students can do before then, the answer has been the same since forever: work harder in school, read more, write more, improve your vocabulary.
Tom Ehlers–President and Founder of Method Test Prep
Tom graduated from Princeton University and completed Princeton’s Teacher Preparation Program. He has spent the last 15 years developing effective teaching methods and learning techniques that have helped thousands of students significantly raise their college admissions test scores.  He has worked as an educational consultant with school districts across the country and advises them on ways to improve the districts’ college admission test scores.  Tom’s online products are currently used by thousands of students to build their math, reading, and writing skills and prepare for a variety of exams.