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Project Indy – Mayor Joe Hogsett’s Youth Jobs Program

Project Indy is comprised of a network of community organizations, employers, and corporate partners who are providing job opportunities, soft-skill development and job-readiness training to in-school and out-of-school youth in Marion County.

Mayor Joe Hogsett has created Project Indy to help connect youth to jobs in Indianapolis.
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Read more about Project Indy with online application at projectindy.net

Join the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council

Deadline April 30
Current sophomore and junior students are encouraged to apply
The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council serves two primary functions: (1) To train young people to become civically engaged now and to build a sense of civic responsibility in them for the future, and (2) To provide an advisory group to the mayor and city government that will keep city leaders connected to the issues of young citizens.

The council meets on the last Saturday of the month from July through May (with a couple of exceptions).
Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Please visit the MYLC website at my.indy.gov for more information and to apply.

Kelley Up-Next Business Academy

Application due June 1
9-12 Graders who identify as African American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: The Up-Next Business Academy brings together Indiana students from underrepresented populations to the Kelley School of Business to introduce them to opportunities within the business world and educate them on the college admissions process.

Students come together in Bloomington, Ind., one Saturday a month from September through May. Transportation will be available for students in the Indianapolis area.

More information and application (due June 1) at gokelley.iu.edu/upnext.

Governor Holcomb STEM Scholarship

Deadline is April 22, 2018

Governor Holcomb’s STEM Team program honors four outstanding high school students for their exemplary performance in one of the STEM subjects. Winning students each receive a $1,000 college scholarship from Indiana’s College Choice 529 Direct Savings plan, administered by Treasurer Mitchell, and letterman jackets identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team.

 

The Governor’s STEM Team program will honor the top high school students in STEM classes as well as extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles and community service. The nominations will be reviewed by a panel of STEM experts, including teachers, college and university instructors, and staff from the Indiana Department of Education and the State Board of Education.

Applications and nominations may be submitted online at the following link: https://secure.in.gov/ apps/govstemawards/. The deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. ET on April 22, 2018.

CardRates.com Financial Futures Scholarship

Application Due Date: July 31 annually
CardRates.com is offering the Financial Futures Scholarship to future and current college students majoring in Business, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Management, and others preparing for a career in the personal finance industry. Applicants will be judged based on outstanding academic achievement and submission of an essay. The scholarship award amount is $1,000.

View Scholarship information and application instructions

Class of 2018 End of Year To-Do List

Seniors, Please check off these 9 things to make the last month and a half of your high school experience better for everyone. Keep up the good work!
1. Decide what you are doing next year. You need to submit a deposit to the college of your choice by May 1 to hold your spot. You should also contact the schools you are not attending to ask them to withdraw your application.

2. Bishop Chatard will automatically send final transcripts to your schools of choice by June 1. We have also sent final transcripts to NCAA and NAIA eligibility centers if you have indicated your plans to participate in college athletics.
3. Complete your Senior Exit Form. We need this for our school statistics, so it is important that you complete it whether you are going to college, the military, or employment. We also use this form for the slideshow at Honors Night, the Graduation Program, with the NCAA/NAIA eligibility center, and for sending your final transcripts, so it is important that you have the information to us as soon as you make your final decision.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_uZVl3scwD6qU6UzNSRQ9IPnmr98a8AD2KhXJNpvQYIR3GQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 
4. Bring all admit letters or scholarship letters to Mrs. Alerding in the School Counseling Office (room 213) by April 24. You can also email screenshots of your portal or photos of the letters to her at aalerding@bishopchatard.org. We cannot put a school in the graduation program unless we have record that you have been admitted there. If these have not been submitted by April 24, they will not be able to be included in the Honors Night slideshow.
5. If you have taken AP classes, your new AP scores won’t be available until July. If you designate a specific school on your AP exam booklet, they will automatically receive all of your AP scores, including past scores. Otherwise, you can request them through CollegeBoard when the score is available. Check https://apscore.collegeboard.org/scores for more info. 
6. If you have taken dual credit classes, we aren’t able to send dual credit transcripts to colleges because they are issued directly through the credit-granting institution. You will need to request that the college sends your transcript. For Indiana University Advance College Project (ACP) courses (Public Speaking, W131, Finite), you can request your transcript at  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml. If you have any trouble with that, their phone number is (812) 855-7505. ​For Vincennes University courses (Accounting),  you can request your transcript at https://www.vinu.edu/transcript-requests. For questions, please contact them by phone at 812.888.4220 or email at records@vinu.edu.
7. Don’t forget to file the FAFSA before April 15. This will allow you to be considered for grants as well as need-based aid. https://fafsa.ed.gov/
8. Cap and gown pick-up is May 16 in the cafeteria after your period 6 exam. Please remember that you can’t pick up your cap and gown unless you are up to date on paying off your lunch account. Graduation practice is May 17 at 1:00.
9. Please pass your classes. And make good choices. Thank you!

New Scholarship Opportunities: 2018

ExtraordinAIRy Treasures (Deadline 5/31/18)…..Fifteen (15) $1,000 ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarships are very unique, so please read the following and pass on the information. Williams Comfort Air created ExtraordinAIRy Treasures in 2009 to honor individuals who showcase extraordinary qualities on a daily basis giving comfort, hope, inspiration, respect, service, and love to those around them. Williams Comfort Air values education and has a great appreciation for ALL career paths in life. ALL of these careers are vital to society; and, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to receive a continuing education scholarship. This year, Williams Comfort Air will award fifteen (15) $1,000 ExtraordinAIRy Treasures scholarships. These scholarships are unique in many ways: 1. There is NO GPA requirement for these scholarships.,  2. ALL career paths are eligible., 3. The student can attend a 4-year college, 2-year college, vocational college, or a trade school., 4. The student has NO PART in applying for these scholarships., 5. Students are nominated with an essay written by a parent, teacher, counselor, neighbor, employer, etc. The essay should convey why this high school senior is an ExtraordinAIRy Treasure to our future by including an overview of the nominee’s life skills in action such as perseverance in overcoming difficult circumstances, integrity, kindness, and commitment to community to name a few. Tell us who your nominee is at heart. Williams Comfort Air Committee will select the fifteen scholarship recipients. All scholarships are a one-time scholarship. Williams Comfort Air will accept nominations through May 31, 2018. Forward this information to your teachers, parents, and fellow students encouraging them to nominate a senior whom they feel is a treasure. Website: http://myindianatreasure.org/

Indiana State Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship (Deadline 2/15/18)…..Qualified entering freshman students must: be an incoming freshman, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA; a “Core 40” or other college-preparatory high school diploma. The Warren M. Anderson Diversity Scholarship is intended for underrepresented minorities. Website: https://indstate.academicworks.com/opportunities/15608

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award (Deadline 1/31/19)…..Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. Website: https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS2

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest (Deadline 2/28/18)…..1. COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION. Click applyists.net/ridingforward to enter the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest between January 15, 2018, and February 28, 2018. Complete and save all requested information. 2. WRITE YOUR ESSAY. Choose the African-American you want to write about. It could be someone famous, a relative or a person you know. Just make sure the individual inspires and motivates you. For guidance, review the “How to Enter” instructions and the “Contest Judging Criteria” in sections 4 and 5 of the Official Rules, and be sure your essay is 500 words or less. You can write your essay directly in the application or you can copy and paste it into the appropriate area in the application form. 3. REVIEW AND SUBMIT. Review your information, check your essay for spelling and submit your entry by 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time on February 28, 2018. 4. AWAIT NOTIFICATION. Winning essays are selected by an independent panel of judges who are not affiliated with Regions. Students with winning essays will be notified by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) in April or May 2018. If your essay is selected, you will need to respond to ISTS with the required information. Scholarship checks will be awarded by July 31, 2018. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter this contest and to win an award, you must be either a high school senior or a college freshman, sophomore or junior and meet all of the following criteria. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Be a legal U.S. resident of either Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Texas; Be age 13 or older; Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) located in one of the states listed above; Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0; Plan to attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 academic school year. Webite: applyists.net/ridingforward

PSAT Results: Fall 2017

SCORE REPORTS FOR PSAT: FALL 2017 RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW

You can now view your PSAT scores online with your CollegeBoard login. Counselors will deliver the paper score reports to homerooms after Christmas break. If you use your PSAT scores correctly, you can improve your SAT scores, increase your academic potential, and focus your college search.

VIEWING YOUR SCORES ONLINEPSAT example 1

When you log into your CollegeBoard account, you will first see your most recent scores. For information on how to “Get the Most from Your Score Report,” view the PSAT video: https://youtu.be/nzCSIilL3WQ.

PAPER REPORT PART 1: YOUR SCORES

You will be able to view your total score as well as the Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.13 AMsubscores and benchmarks. The percentiles and benchmarks are useful to see where you have room to improve, but do not panic if you do not yet meet the benchmarks. The purpose of a practice test is to help you know where you can improve, and your BCHS counselors are here to help you prepare now to meet the benchmarks on future tests.

 

PAPER REPORT PART 2: SUBSCORE INFORMATION

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.26 AMThe subscores demonstrate smaller areas of proficiency or areas of improvement. You will be able to break down the larger areas to see where you can focus your preparation before you take the SAT. This allows the study and preparation process to be less intimidating. For example, one week you can focus on questions that deal with Words in Context and then move on to Expression of Ideas rather than feeling overwhelmed and not starting at all.

 

PAPER REPORT PART 3: NATIONAL MERIT

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.38 AMFor Juniors Only: This section shows you your National Merit Scholarship eligibility. If there is an asterisk next to your NMSC selection index number, you do not qualify for the scholarship program. As discussed in junior Theology classes, a high index score is still beneficial to you in other ways. Please see Mrs. Nixon for more clarification.

Screen Shot 2016-12-09 at 9.16.49 AMPAPER REPORT PART 4: NEXT STEPS

This section of the report really breaks down your strengths and areas of growth. You can build confidence by seeing what you already do well (on the left) and continue to learn more about where you have room to improve (on the right). Using the suggestions in the right-hand column truly does give you the chance to focus your energy on improving your skills.

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PAPER REPORT PART 5: QUESTION ANALYSIS

This section of the report allows you to view every question you missed, the correct answer, and your incorrect guess. You can break down where you went wrong on your incorrect guess, the reasoning for the correct answer, and what you can expect going forward when you take the SAT. This is such a valuable tool for you as you set up your Khan Academy account and complete practice questions for your future College Board tests.

https://www.khanacademy.org/sat

SOURCE

Thank you to the CollegeBoard for making their Suite of Assessments so user-friendly and cohesive this year! https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/student-score-reports