Below is a list of activities for the Class of 2013. Seniors should also be checking the College/Career Center web pages for updates and workshops:
11 - First semester of summer school begins
3 - First semester of summer school ends
9 - Second semester of summer school begins
Starting in August, seniors will meet with the post-secondary counselors in the College/Career Center to learn the college application procedures.
2 - Second semester of summer school ends
15 - Counselors return to their offices
16-21 - Orientation for sophomores, juniors & seniors
20 - Teachers return
21 - Transfer Student Orientation for sophomores, juniors & seniors, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m., Little Theatre, Room 4200
23 - First day of classes
29 - New Student Orientation Breakfast, Room 2104, 7:30 a.m.
29 - Open House A-L - chance to meet all of your student's teachers
During this month, seniors should be finalizing college application plans. This means narrowing the list of prospective colleges to approximately five, beginning applications for the 2013-14 school year, visiting colleges, and meeting with college representatives in the College/Career Center. Seniors should also make arrangements for a recommendation from a counselor or teacher if needed.
6 - Open House M-Z - chance to meet all of your student's teachers
10 - NCAA Night, 7:00 West Auditorium Room 2206. Open to all Stevenson athletes
During this month, seniors should continue to visit colleges and meet with college representatives in the College/Career Center.
18 - Last day to declare a GPA waiver, drop or level change down in a class for this semester
15 - Complete ALL public university applications since many schools have early priority filing periods
27 - ACT test given at SHS*
During this month, seniors should complete the entire college application process.
During this month, seniors should begin to gather housing information from any colleges they may be considering.
1 - All applications for four-year colleges should be submitted by this date
During this month, seniors should complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Seniors should also complete any housing applications.
9 - College/Career Center Financial Aid Night - West Auditorium; 7:00 p.m. For senior families
14-16 - Final exams
22 - First day of classes second semester
28 - Last day to drop a full-year course
During this month, seniors should submit any housing applications or the FAFSA if not done all ready; start narrowing down options; and make second visits to any colleges that are still potential final choices.
9 - ACT test given at SHS*
During this month, seniors should be narrowing choices and completing visits. Seniors applying to a community college should submit applications.
14 - Last day to declare a GPA waiver, drop a one-semester course or level change down for this semester
Seniors must decide which college to attend by April 30. They must then notify each college which sent an acceptance whether or not they will be attending that college.
13 - ACT test given at SHS*
During this month, seniors can relax regarding the college process because, if they have followed the timeline, the decisions have all ready been made.
4 - SAT test given at SHS*
6-17 - AP Exams
23 - Local Scholarship Reception
During this month, graduating seniors should congratulate themselves and each other for completing one of the major steps in life.
3-5 - Final Exams
6 - Graduation @ Sears Center, Hoffman Estates
*Registration deadlines for ACT and SAT are generally five weeks prior to the test date. Check the back of the registration packet for specific deadlines and costs. You can also access information at www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com.