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Senior Year Timeline

  •  November – December
    • Grades. November is also a critical month for your high school classes. The semester will end in December, so if you need to improve any grades, now is the time to get serious. Even if you are accepted to a school, the decision can be reversed.
    • Early acceptance. If you applied to a school through early decision or early action and are accepted, you will receive a letter sometime in December. Make sure you completely understand the timetable and all deadlines. 
    • If you haven’t done so submit applications. Most colleges have regular application deadlines sometime in December. Make sure you’ve been keeping track of all deadlines; they can vary from school to school.
    • Continue to apply for scholarships.

    Source: cfwv.com & educationcorner.com/senior-year-college-application


15 to Finish

  • 15 to finish

    Did you know in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in four years you must take at least 15 hours each semester?  According to the 15 to Finish campaign the longer you stay in college the less likely you are to graduate.  By getting a head start on your college career you can save money and time. 

    Numerous colleges/universities offer college classes to high school juniors and seniors for $25 per credit hour which equals a total of $75 per class.  However, each college/university admission requirements may differ.  Also, by completing a college course you are establishing a college transcript.  Upon completion of the college course you must request a transcript from that college’s registrar office.  If you would like to transfer college credit to another college, you must request your transcript to be sent from the registrar’s office. 

    Your high school counselor does not get a copy of your college transcript.  Furthermore, as a junior you are completing your college course outside of school hours.   As a senior, if eligible, your college course can be built into your high school schedule.  For more information see your grade level counselor.

     If you are interested in earning college credit, see below:           computer

    Marshall University Online College Course in the High Schools (OCCHS)


    West Virginia University High School Access Early College Program


    West Virginia University Tech Early Enrollment Types


    New River Community and Technical College (Provisional Students)


    Note:  Student is responsible for cost of college course.


Senior Announcements

  • !!! Most Outstanding Cheering Section !!!

    Be a part of the New River Community and Technical College Invitational at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center, Jan.2-4, 2020.  The "MOST OUTSTANDING CHEERING SECTION" WILL WIN $1,000 to be used toward project graduation.

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  • 2020 FAFSA Completion Campaign


    Senior FAFSA Cord Project


    This year the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has raised the FAFSA completion rate to 70%.  Currently Shady Spring High School is at 34.3% an increase of 10% from a month ago.  Last year's graduates had a completion rate of 64.2%.


    In an effort to help meet the state goal of 70% Shady Spring High School has registered to participate in the FAFSA Completion Campaign.  Every senior who completes their FAFSA by March 1, 2020 will receive a FAFSA Cord to be worn with their caps & gowns at graduation. 


    Remember, you must create an FSA ID in order to complete the FAFSA.  I have attached the directions for you in case you would like to file over the Christmas Break.

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  • WV Invest Grant Program
    Did you know the WV Invest Grant Program covers the cost of basic tuition and fees for certificate or associate degree programs in specific high demand fields, as determined by the WV Department of Commerce, at participating WV public two – or – four-year institution?

    How it Works

    WV Invest Application

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  • College Exploration Days
    Many colleges/universities offer Exploration Days, Saturday Visits, and College Events to welcome future students.  Some schools waive application fees, offer on the spot admission, and/or award scholarships to those who participate. 

    West Virginia University

    Fairmont State University

    Concord University

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  • Fee Wavier
    Did you know if you receive free or reduced lunch you are eligible for a fee wavier for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP testing? For more information see your grade level counselor.

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