Counseling Newsletter April 1, 2020
Impact of COVID-19 on College Admission and Testing Online Event
Applerouth is hosting a panel discussion with admissions officers from George Washington University and Georgia Tech to discuss the Impact of COVID-19 on college admission and testing
April 21st at 8:00pm
Register online: https://www.applerouth.com/calendar
Enter Event code: M391816
Join our panel of experts as we discuss how COVID-19 is impacting the college search and admission process for the Classes of 2021 and beyond.
Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Institute of Technology; Carol Lee Conchar, Regional Director of Admissions at George Washington University; and Ginger Fay, former Senior Admissions Officer at Duke University will discuss topics such as:
As standardized test dates are postponed, will institutions place greater weight on grade point average (GPA) and strength of schedule? What other factors may have increased weight?
As high schools remain closed and learning moves online, how will students' grades from this year be perceived?
With campus closures limiting students' ability to visit colleges and participate in events, how can students demonstrate interest and learn which school is best for them?
Updates from Georgia State University (GSU) on Dual Enrollment
See our web site for a letter from GSU on DE - https://www.northviewcounseling.com/de-at-gsu
Students have two Fulton County email accounts. Please remind your students to regularly check their student email that ends in @fcstu.org. These are the emails entered into our database system and the ones we use for group informational email or if we don’t have a student’s personal email.
If you have any questions about technology or any Chromebook issues, please start here : https://www.fultonschools.org/remotelearning. The Remote Learning Hotline phone number 470-254-2300 is open 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Monday - Friday
Local Student Opportunities
Sara Allen Lepkofker Memorial Scholarship open only to NHS students – Applications due to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15, 2020 - https://12f57f42-e6e1-7daa-c841-a906e59ec3b9.filesusr.com/ugd/947913_1a620808adff48ac832ada47c3147ab0.pdf
https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/join-deloitte-team-tech-challenge.htmlDeloitte Three-Day Tech Challenge - Space is limited to 30 students per location. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for three days at the downtown Atlanta Deloitte office from July 7-9, 2020.
Summer Leadership Experience at Augusta University - May 8, 2020 - https://www.augusta.edu/student-life/jaguar-leaders/summer_leadership_camp.php
The 2020 Jr. Deputy Clerk Summer Internship Program - Apply by April 27, 2020 - https://12f57f42-e6e1-7daa-c841-a906e59ec3b9.filesusr.com/ugd/947913_a81c400113f54177b8aae4563ff2cceb.pdf
Updates on Corona Virus Impact on ACT and SAT
For SAT and AP Exams: https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegeboard-covid-19-updates
For ACT: April 4th ACT test date rescheduled for June 13th. http://www.act.org/content/act/en/covid-19.html
Your Counselor Contact Information
Counselors are primarily available via email and check it regularly. As a secondary option, counselors are being issued new cell phones so that you can phone them during regular business hours (8:00am-4:00pm).
Student Last Name A – Da
Cara Reilly (Reilly@fultonschools.org) - Phone: (470) 473-8510
Student Last Name De – Ka
Cindy Lee (LeeCM1@fultonschools.org) - Phone: (470) 473-8573
Student Last Name Ke-Ne
Andy Alhadeff (AlhadeffA@fultonschools.org) - Phone: (470) 332-3201
Student Last Name Ng – Sio
Erica Waters (WatersEM@fultonschools.org) - Phone: (470) 473-8481
Student Last Name Sip – Z
Letitia Graham (GrahamLC@fultonschools.org) - Phone: (470) 473-1680