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    Here are some tips and steps you can take to continue to be successful while working from home.

     

    Classroom Assignments

    Check with each of your teachers/classes learning platforms daily to stay up to date on assignments being posted. Make sure you are completing these assignments as your teacher makes them available. Try to keep a regular schedule for yourself-regular wake time, school work time, down time etc.  Sticking to a schedule will help you budget and manage your time wisely while at home. Continue to check your school email and the Seaford website to stay updated with all school related information.

     

    College Campus Events

    For those families that have planned college visits (Admission Information Sessions or Accepted Student Days) during the next few weeks, you are encouraged to check with the schools as many events have been postponed. Click here to be brought to a website with current information about many colleges/universities. College Board has also made available college virtual tours which include admission specific information.  (*If this link does not open on your school device, try your phone or an alternate device. The website may be slow as there are tons of other users accessing the information.)

     

    Standardized Tests

    The College Board has recently cancelled the SAT for both March and May test dates. Their site states that they will provide additional SAT testing opportunities as soon as feasible in place of cancelled administrations. They have not yet cancelled the June 6, 2020 administration. Their site also states that they will be refunding all March and May registered students. Click here to find more details.

    ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT in the next few days informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Click here for to find more details.

     

    Standardized Test Preparation

    We are encouraging all students to continue to prepare for future tests. Here are some helpful test preparation sites:

    Khan Academy: Khan Academy has partnered with the College Board, creators of the SAT, to provide students with a free, personalized practice plan based on the student’s PSAT/NMSQT® results. You can create an account at www.khanacademy.org.

    Method Test Prep: Method Test Prep is a web-based SAT/ACT Preparation program to which all SHS students have free access. In order to create an account, at no cost to you, click here: www.methodtestprep.com/seaford and use referral code: TKN.17870754

    Already have an account? Check with Guidance for your username and password.

    Join Method Test Prep for LIVE ACT or SAT mini-lessons with expert teachers to help students stay engaged and focused. Each day, Method Test Prep will be presenting live instruction at 11:00am on their Facebook page.

     

    Course Request for 2020-2021

    Throughout the month of February, all students have met with their school counselor to formally request courses for the upcoming year. The following criteria were considered during the course selection process: current course level and grades as well as teacher recommendations. We always encourage students to challenge themselves with Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses where appropriate. Students should be aware that any AP level course is a college level course, and very rigorous. Students should strive to create balance in their life in order to reduce stress while still choosing an academically rigorous schedule. Any requests to modify a student’s courses for next year should be directed to their school counselor.

     

    Naviance – Postsecondary Exploration

    Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness platform that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation.  This program is an integral part of our individual junior meetings with students and families. Please follow these simple directions to begin planning and researching for your future today:

    • Each student has a unique registration code that will activate their Naviance account. Please email your School Counselor directly for this code. 
    • Once you have received this code, visit the Seaford HS Naviance website and on the right-hand side, you will see a link stating, “I need to register.”  Select that link to enter the registration code given to you by your counselor. This will direct you to the account creation page where you will enter your email address and create a password for your new account.
    • Feel free to type in any college in the search bar at the top and it will provide you access to information regarding that school, including a direct link to their website. If you are looking to generate a college search, click ‘Colleges’ at the top right of the screen to access the Colleges home page. The link titled “SuperMatch” or "Advanced College Search" will bring you to a screen where you will be able to navigate your search criteria based on several factors. Important factors to consider are: Location, Academics and Institutional Characteristics. (*Note: not all questions must be answered to generate a list)
    • A good way to expand on this created list, would be to utilize YouTube. Type in any school name and ‘tour’ to the end and enjoy aerial tours of a campus, as well as information regarding the school. Please be aware that some videos uploaded to YouTube are not appropriate for this college exploration process.
    • Please contact your counselor with any questions.  Good luck!

     

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