October

  • If you took the May or June SAT, and did not register for the October SAT, you should register for the November or December SAT. If you did not register for any SAT, and you are college-bound, you need to register for the November or December SAT. For students with free or reduced lunch, there are a limited number of fee waivers available from your guidance counselor.

 

  • Continue working on your college applications. If you plan to apply for early admission or early decision, be mindful of the November 1st and November 15th application deadlines.

 

  • If you are applying to one of the United States military academies, the application deadline is usually November 1st or November 15th.

 

  • Review your mid-quarter progress report and share it with your parents. If your progress report contains poor grades, a poor attendance record or negative comments, and you do not make changes to improve your record, you may face the following consequences:

 

    • Failing the course(s) for the school year
    • Attending summer school and/or LEEP (night school)
    • Repeating your entire grade
    • Not meeting graduation requirements (including the MCAS)
    • Being ineligible for…admission to certain colleges…scholarships…and/or extracurricular activities
    • College acceptances and scholarships can be rescinded if you do poorly during the 3rd & 4th quarters

 

  • It is strongly suggested that you work diligently during the remainder of the school year to improve these grades. You should abide by some or all of the following suggestions to improve your academic standing:

 

    • Report for your teachers’ nights back for extra help until your grades improve
    • Use a separate notebook to keep track of assignments or grab a Daily Assignment Worksheet in shelving unit by the Guidance secretaries
    • Devote more time to studying and/or change your study habits
    • Ask questions in class for clarification
    • Immediately inform your guidance counselor if you are really struggling in a class
    • Participate in the Homework Club after school (signs are posted around the building)
    • Seek outside tutoring for additional help
    • Ask your guidance counselor if he/she can pair you with an Advanced Placement / Honors student for extra help
    • Request an Educational Talent Search application to determine if you qualify to receive mathematics tutoring sessions from an adult tutor
    • Visit www.khanacademy.org for FREE educational videos on Math and other subjects
    • Frequently check for missed classwork, homework, quizzes, tests, projects, essays, reports, etc. with your teachers and using the Home Access Center (HAC).
    • Pick study / lab partners (or study / lab groups) who understand the subject in which you receive below-average grades. Always being with friends may not be academically advantageous.
    • Take a Weekly Progress Report (WPR) from the shelving unit by the Guidance secretaries on Thursday mornings. Have your teachers complete the WPR on Thursday and Friday. Have your parents review and sign the WPR over the weekend. Return the WPR to your guidance counselor on Monday morning. Determine which classes require more effort.
    • Avoid being tardy or absent for illegitimate / dishonest reasons so you do not miss class time.

 

  • Visit the Guidance Department website, www.lehsguidance.org for valuable information and resources about scholarships and post graduate options (including college). Look for scholarships: use the scholarship search feature on the College Board and FastWeb websites and check the Lynn English Guidance Department website. DO NOT pay for any scholarship search services.

 

  • Listen to daily announcements on the morning television show and the daily announcements by the principal in the morning and afternoon.
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