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 Attention College 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

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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.

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FAFSA Support Night for College Bound Seniors & Parents was November 13th
 

Representatives 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 returns.

 

For more information email Mrs. Debbie Flaming. 

dflaming@homedaleschools.org

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Click Here to Find Out if the Out of State College You Are Interested in is a Part of WICHE!

 Next Steps Idaho

Next Steps Idaho is a new web site that is a tremendous resource for Idaho high school students and their parents.

Click Here for Idaho Schools Admission Requirements & Cost Comparisons


For some of you, college seems so far away, but for others, it is right around the corner. To help keep you on track for your future college opportunities, check out the timeline below.  


Work hard in school, always do your best.  Challenge yourself.  Get involved in your school and in your community.  Take advantage of opportunities.  If you do these things, the college process will be a natural next step, and you'll be well prepared to handle it successfully.


Always do your very best and ask for help along the way. You can do this!

College Time Line pdf

Khan Academy Step By Step FAFSA Help

Click Here for HHS Scholarship Webpage

Idaho Programs Directory

Idaho College & University Requirements at a Glance

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Next Steps Idaho Website Link

Local Scholarship Links

College Admissions Timeline

Freshman Year

 

  • 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) TriO representative.
  • 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 future.

 https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/9th-grade/#fndtn-this-year-school-year

 

Sophomore Year

 

  • 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.

 https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/10th-grade/#fndtn-fall

 

Junior Year

  • Maintain good study habits.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Look for leadership opportunities.  Some scholarships require it. 
  • 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.

March

  • 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.

April 

  • Register for June ACT and/or SAT exams.
  • Look for and attend spring college fairs.
  • Begin thinking about summer plans.

May

  • Take appropriate AP exams.
  • Take ACT and/or SAT exams now or in June.

July/August

  • Work – save money for college.
  • Complete your community service hours.
  • Consider taking a summer course, such as an ACT prep course.
  • Visit colleges that interest you.

 https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/11th-grade/#fndtn-fall

 

 

 

 

Senior Year

  • Maintain good study habits.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Look for leadership opportunities. Some scholarships require it.
  • Take Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit courses and prepare for exams.
  • Complete the college application process.
  • Seek financial aid.
  • Take ACT and SAT exams or the Compass Test.

September

  • 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.

October

  • Take ACT or SAT exams.
  • Continue preparing and finalizing college list.
  • Continue 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

  • 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 needed.
  • Complete college applications and submit them.
  • Keep copies of all forms and applications you complete.
  • Maintain grades and extracurricular activities.

December

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Continue looking for scholarship money.
  • Respond to requests from colleges for any additional information needed.
  • Maintain high level of academic performance.

March

  • 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. 

April

  • Investigate payment options with each college.
  • Accept all or part of the financial aid offered; sign and return acceptance letter.
  • 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.

May

  • 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.
  • Continue to work hard at your studies.
  • Request a final transcript.
  • Graduate.

 Congratulations!!!!!!!! You made it!

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College Time Line pdf

We encourage parent involvement in all school activities!