COUNSELOR’S CORNER

The counselor’s corner is a place for our guidance counselor to keep students informed of important dates, exams, scholarships and other things that help students with a successful transition to college.

Our guidance counselor is Mrs. Michelle Daniel.

Please feel free to give her a call (501-835-3120) or send her an email if you have any questions.

Congressman French Hill and Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton invite all High School Juniors and Seniors to attend Central Arkansas’ 2019 Congressional Service Academy Information Session.  This is an informational session for student and parents regarding the free educational opportunities offed by the United States Service Academies and the ROTC college scholarship program:

  • US MILITARY ACADEMY:   West Point, New York
  • US NAVAL ACADEMY:  Annapolis, MD
  • US AIR FORCE ACADEMY:  Colorado Springs, CO
  • US COAST GUARD ACADEMY:  New London, CT
  • US MERCHANGE MARINE ACADEMY:  Kings Point, NY
  • ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS at most major Universities

WHEN: Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 6:15pm – 8:15pm

WHERE:  Little Rock Central High School Library @ 1500 South Park Street, Little Rock, AR 72202

RSVP/Questions:  LTC Joe Volpe @ 501-454-9034 or email at:  joe.j.volpe@gmail.com

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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:30am to 10:00am:  A representative from the U of A at Fayetteville will be here to make a presentation to all our Juniors and Seniors.  In the Choir room. ALL JUNIORS are REQUIRED TO ATTEND – Senior attendance is optional!

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Arkansas State University:

Learn all about Arkansas State at Pack Preview Day will be Saturday, March 9.

Pack Preview is open to juniors and prospective seniors, as well as their family members/guests. The day will consist of an information fair, academic sessions, student services and involvement panels, and campus tours. We will also provide students with free access to the A-State Men’s Basketball game against conference rivals, ULL (upon their request during registration).

This semi-annual event is our most in-depth opportunity for students to get a glimpse into life at A-State. Pack Preview is completely free, but students are required to register at www.astate.edu/packpreview .

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The FAFSA:  is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is available at:   https://fafsa.gov/ .

NOTE:  This is a FREE service provided by the US Government.  There are many websites that charge a fee to “help” you complete the FASFA – do NOT use those!  Many scholarship programs require that students complete the FASFA in order to qualify.

It is so IMPORTANT for ALL our seniors to complete the FASFA as soon as possible.  Even if you are NOT going directly to college after High School, you still need to complete the FASFA as soon as possible!

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We understand that the scholarship application process can be confusing at times. In order to try to minimize this, The Arkansas Department of Higher Education has compiled a complete guide to using the YOUniversal system to manage your state scholarships. The document linked below contains detailed instructions and tips for using the YOUniversal system, which is THE system all Arkansas High school seniors must use in order to apply for scholarships inside the state of Arkansas.  Go to: https://scholarships.adhe.edu/how-to-use-universal/complete-guide/.  

For a complete listing of state sponsored scholarships go to:  https://scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships-and-programs/a-z/

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Here again – even if you are NOT going directly to College after High School, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you go to the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship website at:  

The Arkansas Lottery Scholarship (also known as the “Academic Challenge Scholarship”)  is available to all graduating High School Seniors who have at least a 2.5 grade point average and who plan to attend a https://www.ark.org/adhe_financialaid/login.aspx and start the process to apply for the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship as soon as possible.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________

CHRISTIAN COLLEGE INFORMATION:  For great information resources on Christian Colleges and Universities go to:  

https://myblueprintstory.com

And:  https://christianconnector.com/index.cfm

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Central Baptist College, founded in 1892 in Conway, Arkansas is sponsored by the Baptist Missionary Association of America.  CBC offers a Christian environment in an accredited college environment. There are many scholarships opportunities available including band, choir and athletic scholarships.  For more information and application instructions go to: https://www.cbc.edu/all_about_cbc/why_cbc  .

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia is sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention and is a 130 year old Liberal Arts University whose stated main goal is helping student to lead a life of Faith:  OBU “believe that life is lived most abundantly in response to the love of God through Jesus Christ.”  There are many scholarships available. In addition, OBU offers many opportunities in music, athletics and mission work.  For more information and instructions on application, go to: https://obu.edu/futurestudents.

John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, founded 100 years ago, is a Baptist University whose mission statement is:  “[to] provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives. JBU’s mission is summarized in its two historic mottos: Christ over all, and Head, Heart and Hand.” Many scholarship opportunities are available.   Go to: https://www.jbu.edu/admissions/requirements to get more information.

Williams Baptist College is in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas and was founded in 1941.  Williams offers a wide variety of courses along with athletics opportunities.  For more information on application and scholarships go to: www.wbcoll.edu/admissions.

Harding University, in Searcy, Arkansas, is sponsored by the Churches of Christ and was founded in 1924.  Harding’s missions statement says, “We are a community who seeks to support and challenge our students to realize their full potential. Our mission is to provide a quality education that will lead to an understanding and philosophy of life consistent with Christian ideals.”  Harding has more than 100 major for undergraduates to consider. For more information, and scholarship information go to: https://harding.edu/academics/areas-of-study  .

INFORMATION ON THE ACT

2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** August 12, 2018 August 13-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February and July test dates. No test centers are scheduled in California for the July test date.
**See non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

Get information on test dates and sites Here.

INFORMATION ON THE ACT

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