12th Grade

Class of 2019

Mrs. Karla Torres-Montoya

Last Names A-L

505-938-0300 ext. 52696

karla.torres@rrps.net

Mr. Josh Garcia

Last Names M-Z

505-938-0300 ext. 52536

josh.garcia@rrps.net

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM YOUR COUNSELORS

  • Counselors are completing Graduation Agreements with all seniors. Students-Take home for parent signature and return to your counselor. Parents-Remind your senior to have you sign their Agreements and ask them to return it to their counselor.
  • Let's have a great senior year, come see us if there is anything you need.
  • Seniors...please sign up for the Class of 2019 on the Remind app. Search @kehaa
  • COLLEGE VISITS ON CAMPUS - Click on the College Prep Page for Schools
  • ACT Prep available to ALL students by logging onto Naviance account, and selecting "Naviance Test Prep"
  • Start a Scholarship search - helpful links

SAT and ACT Information - Click on the Link

Senior to do list

Fall

  • Keep working on your grades. Make sure you've taken the courses necessary to graduate in the spring.
  • Continue to participate in extracurricular and volunteer activities. Demonstrate initiative, creativity, commitment and leadership in each.
  • Establish your college short list, keeping it to no more than eight, but preferably five to six.
  • Share the list with your parents, friends, counselor and relatives for feedback and advice.
  • Visit college representatives at your school and if possible, attend classes in the subjects you are interested in. It’s time to start making some real decisions so use this opportunity to ask questions that address concerns you might have.
  • Use college websites to learn more about academic programs, activities… and request additional information (including financial aid/housing).
  • Begin to file rolling admission/regular decision applications.
  • Write essays for colleges that require them. Proofread at least three times and prepare final drafts.
  • Provide personalized recommendation forms to those you’ve chosen, along with stamped, addressed envelopes so they can send them directly to the colleges. Even if they aren’t required, these can’t hurt.
  • Send test scores and transcripts to colleges you’ve applied to.
  • Verify with your counselor the schools to which transcripts, test scores and letters are to be sent. Give your counselor any necessary forms at least two weeks before they are due or whenever your counselor’s deadline is, whichever is earlier.
  • Keep a checklist or calendar to make sure you meet your deadlines. It’s crunch time!
  • Mail or send electronically any applications for early-decision admission by November 1.
  • Take/retake ACT when offered.

Winter

  • Continue to focus on your schoolwork! If required, send midyear grade reports to colleges.
  • Find out if the colleges you are interested in require the SAT I, ACT Assessment, or SAT II Subject Tests for admission and take them when offered.
  • Get the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form from your counselor, college or online.
  • Attend Open Houses and other Admission events and make appointments with faculty, financial aid or coaches.
  • Mail or send electronically any remaining applications and financial aid forms before winter break. Make sure you apply to at least one college that you know you can afford and will be accepted.
  • Follow up to make sure that the colleges have received all application information, including recommendations and test scores.
  • Meet with your counselor to verify that all applicable forms are in order and have been sent out to colleges.
  • If you receive Early Admission/Early Decisions, rank schools for preference.
  • Make sure you’ve visited every school you’re interested in and use that experience to weed out or strengthen your choices.
  • Complete and file the FAFSA after October 1.
  • Attend financial aid information night at local colleges, if available.

Presented to Seniors on 9/17-9/21

12th grade fall presentation.pptx

Senior Parent Night FAFSA Presentation

HS Seniors and Parents presentation fall 18.pptx