Bound Seniors & Parents!
Do you need help finishing FAFSA applications, writing scholarship essays, applying
to colleges? Friday March 9th from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. TriO rep Ivonne Martinez will be
available in the computer lab by the library to help seniors and parents get FAFSA applications completed…If you are
unsure how to complete the FAFSA, bring 2016, 1040 Federal Tax Returns and W2’s…and you will receive one on one
help through the process.
HHS Parent Night for College Bound Students:
Monday February 26th from 4:15-8:15 p.m.
Gear Up to Go On & TriO sponsored a parent night for all HHS students and their parents. Students and parents received college
readiness information and were able to work on FAFSA and scholarships. CWI representative Javier Garcia from CWI was available
to answer questions as well as Tammi from the National Guard. If you would like to view a pdf of the power point presentation
with all the links...click on the link below.
Click Here:02-26-2018 Parent Night Presentation
HIGHER ED DAYS AT HHS was Wednesday February 28th
Juniors participated in Higher Ed Days with a college fair hosted at HHS 10:00 a.m-11:15 a.m. College representatives
from all public and private Idaho colleges and universities were represented.
FAFSA Support Night for College Bound Seniors & Parents
was November 13th
from Idaho colleges and TVCC came to Homedale High School on September 25th and again during a football game on October 13th
to provide college & career information. FSA ID's and FAFSA applications were started with seniors during the week
of October 16th-19th.
FAFSA support night was
during parent teacher conferences on November 13th. FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year require information from the 2016 tax
For more information email Mrs. Debbie Flaming.
- Get to know what resources are available to
you: Meet Mrs. Flaming Student Support Specialist (Counselor), Mrs. Brumfield Gear Up Coordinator, and Mrs. Johnson (Petya)
- Get involved in school activities: do what you enjoy! Step
up and be a leader!
- Get involved in community activities and service.
- Attend Career & College Fairs
- Earn the
best grades you can so you will have more options.
- Take challenging
(but appropriate) courses.
- Read, even when not assigned for school, on a regular basis.
- If your family travels during the summer, and if you pass near a college campus, stop and take the tour.
- Take Interest Inventory. Complete IDEAS Assessment on CIS (Career Information Systems) website.
- Talk to your parents, teachers and adults about what they think you are good at doing and get ideas for the
- Stay in touch with your school counselor.
- Take the PLAN and/or PSAT test when it is offered.
- Remain involved
in school and community activities. Be a leader!
- Attend Career & College Fairs
- Earn the best grades you can.
- Continue to take challenging
high school courses.
- Take Interest Inventory. Complete IDEAS Assessment on CIS (Career
Information Systems) website.
- Talk to seniors about their college plans.
- Continue to take advantage of college visits with your family just to get a feel for the different colleges.
- Continue to talk to your parents, teachers
and adults about what they think you are good at doing and get ideas for the future.
- Maintain good study habits.
- Participate in extracurricular
- Look for leadership opportunities. Some scholarships require
- Identify career interests.
- Identify locations for community service activities.
- Take Advanced
Placement and/or Dual Credit courses available to get a jump start on college.
- Attend a National College Fair and ask a lot of questions.
- Take the
PSAT in October.
- Prepare for the ACT and/or SAT by coming to test prep classes or by utilizing online resources
such as march2success.com.
- Begin the college application process by identifying
colleges, seek scholarship information.
- Visit with Mrs. Flaming,
Mrs. Brumfield and Mrs. Johnson often.
- Select senior year courses. Remember to continue
challenging yourself academically.
- Consider or plan to visit
colleges over spring break.
- Register for Spring ACT and/or SAT exams.
- Register for June ACT and/or SAT exams.
- Look for and attend spring college fairs.
- Begin thinking about summer plans.
- Take appropriate AP exams.
- Take ACT and/or
SAT exams now or in June.
- Work – save money for college.
your community service hours.
- Consider taking a summer course, such as an ACT prep course.
- Visit colleges that interest you.
- Maintain good study habits.
in extracurricular activities.
- Look for leadership opportunities.
Some scholarships require it.
- Take Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit courses and prepare
- Complete the college application process.
- Seek financial aid.
- Take ACT
and SAT exams or the Compass Test.
- Check your course schedule
with the registrar or Mrs. Flaming to make sure you are taking all all of the required courses.
- Develop college application plans with your parents or staff available to help you with this.
- Identify at least three colleges that you would like to apply to; get applications. (Most are available online).
- Begin working on college applications; note deadlines.
- Set up your
college applications filing system; keep track of all correspondence with colleges.
- Register for ACT and SAT exams.
- Look for scheduled visits of college representatives on website
and listen to announcements.
- When a college representative
comes to the school, plan on coming to visit with them.
- Plan campus
visits and interviews, or take “virtual tours” and make appointments to have interviews locally.
- Request letters of recommendation from your teachers. (Please give them plenty of notice. Two weeks is ideal).
- Prepare your resume.
- Submit requests for transcripts
and counselor recommendations from Mrs. Flaming at least three weeks before the application deadline.
- Check scholarship lists on the school website and the scholarship file in the registrar’s office.
- Take ACT or SAT
- Continue preparing and finalizing college list.
meeting college reps, visiting colleges (if possible) and interviewing.
- If applying
Early Decision, prepare application, request all necessary documents. .
- Begin researching
financial aid and scholarships.
- Begin drafting college
essays. Review the essay with your English teacher and parents.
- Apply for
ROTC scholarships, if interested.
- Register for Armed Services
Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), if interested.
- November 1st and November
15th are the deadline dates for some colleges’ Early Decision. Check your college regarding these dates. The advantage
to early decisions is that you get priority opportunity at the scholarships offered by the school).
- Take ACT and/or SAT. You are running out of chances to take the tests! Plan to take these tests before January.
- Attend Financial Aid Night to discuss college financial aid packages.
- Finalize college list.
- Visit with Mrs. Flaming, Mrs. Brumfield and Mrs. Johnson (Petya) as
- Complete college applications and submit them.
- Keep copies of all forms and applications you complete.
- Maintain grades and extracurricular activities.
- Submit college applications
with January deadlines by December.
- Recommended time to
forward applications to your school counselor to complete and forward to colleges and universities of choice.
- Go online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Check FAFSA form,
get pin, and gather information needed.
- January 1st is
the first day to file your completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Keep a copy for your records. Keep photocopies of all forms
and applications you complete. (Use estimated income figures.)
- Check your
course schedule. Meet with the registrar or student services specialist to make any necessary changes.
- Review your first semester grades. Do not drop any classes.
- Check your college for Regular Admissions deadline.
- Attend FAFSA
Workshop if needed to help with filling out the online form…
- February 15th
is the priority enrollment deadline for students applying to public schools in Idaho. Must apply by this date for school scholarship consideration.
- Complete community service requirements.
- Start looking
for summer work or internship opportunities.
looking for scholarship money.
- Respond to requests from
colleges for any additional information needed.
high level of academic performance.
- Begin receiving financial
aid award letters from the colleges you have applied to, and make comparisons.
- Schedule overnight visits at top-choice colleges.
- Check scholarship
deadlines and get applications in.
- Investigate payment options
with each college.
- Accept all or part of the financial aid offered; sign and return
- Many schools will require commitments to attend by May 1st; deposits
will be required.
- Don't commit if you have not yet received all of your award
letters from the colleges to which you have applied. Call the college admissions offices and ask for extensions.
- Don’t let your grades slip; you want to graduate in good standing.
- Get final scholarship applications in.
- Notify by May 1st the college you plan to attend and send final transcript.
Send deposit to college.
- Make loan arrangements. Report any private scholarship to the financial
aid office of the college you will be attending.
- Notify the
colleges that you will not be attending. This is very important.
- Make sure to
thank your parents, teachers and anyone who advised and assisted you.
to work hard at your studies.
- Request a final transcript.
Congratulations!!!!!!!! You made it!
College Time Line pdf