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FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL                                      May 2017

GUIDANCE NEWS

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Seniors: Scholarship Applications

Senior students!  It’s that time of year to begin searching for scholarships to apply for, and taking the time to fill the applications out.  Our Guidance Office is in the process of updating our local scholarships that can be found on our Guidance website.  Please check our website for local scholarships to apply for, and for other scholarships to consider applying for.



Sophomores and Juniors: Spring College & Career Fair

We will be taking a field trip with interested sophomores and juniors to the Spring College and Career Fair, held at the University of Southern Maine, Portland campus, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.  Over 50 institutions will be attending this fair, and we are offering this as a free event to any interested sophomore or junior student at FHS. More detailed information will be forthcoming, so please stay tuned!


Region 10 Technical High School Visits

Student visits to Region 10 will soon begin!  FHS students have the option of taking the Region 10 bus over to Region 10 Technical High School in either a morning or afternoon session, and visit one or two programs.  This is a great way for students to discover whether a certain program is a good fit.  Any sophomore or junior students interested in visiting a program, or programs, should see Liz Peirce in the guidance office.




Need help_ Visit FAMEmaine.com_FAFSA
The 2017-2018 FAFSA is now available!
File as soon as possible
Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to receiving financial aid. The 2017-2018 FAFSA became available on October 1 at FAFSA.gov. We recommend filing your FAFSA as soon as possible.

To complete the FAFSA, all students need an FSA ID--a username and password used to access FAFSA.gov. Additionally, if parent information is required on the FAFSA, one parent will also need his/her own FSA ID.
Have questions about the FSA ID or FAFSA?
We'll guide you through the process
We're hearing lots of questions this year regarding the FSA ID. If you need assistance with your FSA ID or FAFSA, come to one of FAME's free In-Person FAFSA Help sessions. Every session is staffed with a financial aid expert to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Find and register for an event near you:
Get online help at FAMEmaine.com
Prefer to get help at home?
Find the information you need to create your FSA ID and file your FAFSA at home:

Ready to tackle the FAFSA on your own? Visit FAFSA.gov to get started.


FAME will also be sharing reminders and FAFSA completion tips via social media:
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SAT & ACT Information

The SAT and ACT dates and registration deadlines are listed below.  Students and their families are responsible for registering online for any tests they plan on taking.  Test site locations, registration instructions and other information are available at www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org.


SAT:  November 5 (registration deadline 10/7)            ACT:  October 22  (reg. deadline 9/16)

          December 3 (registration deadline 11/3)                         December 10  (reg. deadline 11/4)

          January 21 (registration deadline 12/21)                         February 11  (reg. deadline 1/13)

          March 11 (registration deadline 2/10)                              April 8 (reg. deadline 3/3)

          May 6  (registration deadline 4/7)                                    June 10 (reg. deadline 5/5)

          June 3 (registration deadline 5/9)

    **Fee waivers are available through the Guidance Office for any family with financial hardship.  




 Freeport High School
30 Holbrook Street
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: 207-865-4706        Fax: 207-865-2900
 Alexis Rog Guidance Team Leader/Counselor roga@rsu5.org Ext. 306Dana Clark School Counselor  Testing Coordinator clarkd@rsu5.org Ext. 304 Liz Peirce School Counselor Region 10 Coordinator peircel@rsu5.org Ext. 303
 Margarete Schnauck Social Worker schnauckm@rsu5.org Ext. 201Kim Callnan Registrar/Secretary callnank@rsu5.org Ext. 311   Sue Allen Secretary allens@rsu5.org Ext. 305