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    Learning Enrichment/ARTsmART News Weekly Announcements....... October 1, 2019


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    FAST APPROACHING AP EXAM REGISTRATION ​DEADLINE - OCTOBER 3​ ​All students who hope to take an AP exam in May of next year, and are currently enrolled in a year-long or fall semester AP class will need to begin the registration process for their exam soon. Test registration will involve two steps:

    ●  Join an AP classroom in ​MyAP at College Board​. Use a JOIN CODE to join the class of a test you plan to take. Your AP teachers will give you the join code if you are currently enrolled in an AP class. If you are a homeschool student, or are planning to self-study for an AP exam, please contact Jennifer Rand (​jls66@scasd.org​) to request a join code for an exam only class section.

    ○  Note: Although your default registration is “yes” to take the exam when you first sign in to AP classroom with a join code, all College Board registrations have now been changed to “undecided.” You can manually change your registration to “Yes” once you have completed the second step below.
    ○  If you plan to ​not ​take an AP exam for a course, you may now go into your College Board account and change your test registration to “no.”
    ●  From Sept. 18 - Oct. 3​, sign up and pay for each AP exam you plan to take at our Community Education class registration and payment portal. Tests should be registered under the name of the student planning to take the exam, and the students email should be the email provided as there will be critical test information communicated through this site. ​Follow these instructions​ to register for your exams through Community Ed.

    Students scheduled in a spring semester AP or AP prep-courses (AP Comparative Government, AP US Government, AP Psychology, and Adv. Economics) will be able to complete the above two steps during the ​spring semester AP exam registration window, Feb. 5 - 19, 2020.
    While the cost of AP exams remains the same this year ($98/exam), please note College Board has added additional fees for both late registration and late dropping of exams. Find details on the College Board website.

    On ​October 10th​, it is World Mental Health Day! It is a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma. This day is recognized in over 150 countries. Our club would like to recognize this day with some activities via a "​Green Out Day at State High​." ​Please wear some green!​ ​And enjoy some special green treats during our lunch blocks! We will be wearing our green club shirts and would appreciate your help spreading the word. We hope you will wear green and encourage your students to wear their green too! The morning "​Green Out​" activities will take place in the HUB from 8:00am to 8:40am where staff and students are invited to come to the HUB area and select ribbons, happy buttons, and other green things! And during lunch time, "​Green Out - Food items" ​will be available for purchase via Megan Schaper and her fabulous Food Services Crew as they join in promoting awareness & wellness in our school community.


    The official grand opening for the new, completed, State High will be held on October 12, 2019. There will be a celebratory ceremony in our new performance hall at 9:00am, followed by an open house of the entire school from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Thespians and many of our music ensembles will be performing in the new space.


    A vocal ensemble coming to you from St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle who sang at the Royal Wedding for Meghan & Harry, and were seen on TV by an estimated two billion people around the world! This A Capella Ensemble will provide a free 45 minute Choral Workshop for Choral Students and Groups on

    October 24, 2019

    6 PM to 6:45 PM
    State College Area High School Performance Hall
    650 Westerly Parkway (parking behind building).
    The performance will follow at 7:30 PM in the Performance Hall. Performance Tickets are $20 adults, $10 university students and $5 youth Tickets online at ​https://tinyurl.com/queens6​ and at the door.

    Some links to their latest videos!

    Dance to Your Daddy (Trad. English):


    Wave (Jobim):


    Amazing Grace:


    Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder):




    This week, the Counseling Office will be hosting representatives from:

    Pennsylvania College of Technology on Wednesday, 10/2/19 at 9:00am Shippensburg University on Wednesday, 10/2/19 at 1:15pm
    University of Chicago on Thurs. 10/3/19 at 9:00am
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Thurs. 10/3/19 at 12pm

    Duke Gap Year Program

    Introducing the Duke Gap Year Program! The Office of Undergraduate Admission is pleased to announce the launch of the Duke Gap Year Program. Admitted students who wish to defer their enrollment may apply for funding between $5,000 and $15,000 from Duke to support their gap yearplans.Moreinformationcanbefoundatd​ ukegapyear.duke.edu.


    Fall Open House Programs

    Dickinson College still has two incredible Fall Open Houses available (​October 14 and November 9​) that offer an excellent opportunity to get to know Dickinson on a more personal level.

    New Merit Scholarship Amounts

    Our merit scholarships are designed to recognize exemplary academic performance without regard to financial need—we recently restructured our scholarships and encourage you to review the options so you can discuss them with your students. Only the presidential scholarship requires a separate application—all applicants are considered for the other merit awards by submitting a compelling Common Application.

    Presidential Scholarship $35,000/year Provost Scholarship $30,000/year
    1783 Scholarship $25,000/year
    John Dickinson Scholarship $20,000/year Benjamin Rush Scholarship $15,000/year

    Early Action No Longer An App Option:

    Another notable change for this year is Dickinson’s elimination of Early Action. We will maintain two rounds of ​Early Decision (with November 15 and January 15 deadlines) and ​Regular Decision (a January 15 deadline).​ We encourage you to reach out with any
    questions regarding this change and particularly if you have any students who were planning to apply Early Action.

    MyinTuition College Cost Estimator

    We’ve partnered with MyinTuition, which is a ​quick college cost estimator. ​It’s a simple and straightforward way for families to anticipate their out-of-pocket cost and get a sense of their eligibility for need-based aid.


    Early Action deadline is November 1!


    The Stamps School of Art & Design​ a​ t the University of Michigan supports your unique creative vision. Undergraduate students at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan have the best of both worlds: a tight-knit creative community in a large research university setting.

    The College of Pharmacy’s Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) degree offers extraordinary opportunities to study the science of medicine and the healthcare system. https://admissions.umich.edu/new-opportunities-undergrads-interested-health-and-ste m-fields


    October 2 - 7:30pm - Philharmonic Orchestra Concert
    October 18 - 7:30pm - Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert

    November 21 - 7:30pm - Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

    December 8 - 4:00pm - Mosaic*
    Dec 12 - 7:30pm - Symphonic Band Concert

    Ticket Prices: $12.50 general admission/$4.50 student *$33.00 general admission/$10.00 student (Mosaic)

    Tickets are available at the Eisenhower Box Office, corner of Shortlidge and Eisenhower roads, University Park campus. Box Office Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Tickets are available by phone 814-863-0255 / 1-800-ARTS-TIX, one hour prior to curtain, or online. There is a $4.00 per ticket fee on all online sales. All sales are final.

    2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional College Theatre and Dance Auditions

    Any Juniors and Seniors interested in pursuing Acting, Musical Theatre, Design-Tech, or Dance in college are invited to register for the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional College Theatre and Dance
    Auditions! The MARCAS provide an exciting opportunity for high school Juniors and Seniors looking to pursue a BS, BA, or BFA in Theatre or Dance to audition for recruiters representing universities from across the country seeking candidates for Acting, Musical Theatre, Design-Tech, and Dance programs. While these auditions do not replace individual auditions for each school’s program, they help students and universities find the best possible matches and provide an excellent opportunity for students to secure highly competitive and coveted scholarships. The auditions will be held at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey (20 minutes from Philadelphia) rain, shine, or snow on ​Saturday, November 3rd​ from 9am-6pm. Interested students may register now at https://www.midatlanticauditions.com/student-registration​ to secure their audition slot. Students will be given a time slot and specific audition requirements based on the program they have registered for. Please note there is a registration fee of $30 for each student to cover conference fees. With registration live for only a short time, it is already shaping up to be an exciting event with recruiters from top programs like DeSales University, Rider University, Long Island University, East Carolina University, West Virginia University, and Rowan University already slated to attend. It will provide your students with the unique opportunity to be seen by multiple schools at once ensuring they find the perfect match for their academic future.


    Announcing a math competition hosted at PSU by a parent of one of our LE students. The math competition is called the Tournament of Towns. There's two levels, one is on October 13 (O-level) and the other is on October 27 (A-level). The A-level is comparable in its difficulty with the International Mathematical Olympiads, the O-level is somewhat simpler. For more details, here'sthelinktothesite:h​ ttps://anton-petrunin.github.io/turgor/


    Boston College has implemented two major policy changes effective for the 2019-2020 admission cycle:

    First, Early Action was replaced with two rounds of ​Early Decision:​ Early Decision I and Early Decision II. Application ​deadlines are N​ ovember 1​ for Early Decision I a​ nd ​January 1 f​ or Early Decision II and Regular Decision​.

    Next, a November 1 priority scholarship deadline was established for consideration for our full-tuition, merit based ​Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program.​ Both Early Decision and Regular Decision candidates will be eligible for Presidential Scholarship consideration as long as they submit their applications to Boston College by November 1. Throughout the fall, members of our staff will visit approximately 800 high schools around the world. We will also host "Eagle Overview"informationsessionsandjointpresentationswithotherU.S.universities.VisitB​ C Near You​ to see where we will be traveling this fall, and please encourage your students to engage with us. You can m​ eet our staff here.


    Announcing the 45th annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with
    outstanding academic ability from around the world. Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with one Trustee Scholarship essay by ​December 1, 2019.​ More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be f​ound on our website.


    BU will be hosting special Fall Visit Days for students and their families to learn more about Boston University. These events will include an in-depth information session, covering everything from student life to study abroad opportunities, to what makes an application competitive for admission. Guests will also tour BU's residential community in the heart of Boston, hear from faculty, and enjoy lunch in one of our dining halls.

    Fridays, October 11 or 25, 2019

    Boston University George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02215
    Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

    Program: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    FormoreinformationaboutFallVisitDaysandadditionalfallevents,pleasevisito​ urwebsite​. Please note that all students who plan to attend should RSVP on our website.


    Some exciting updates from the Emerson community:


    -  Emerson College & Paris College of Art’s Global BFA program gives students the

    opportunity to study Film Art in Boston, Paris and the Netherlands. Students will take

    courses in liberal arts, technical film studies, and French conversation.
    -  In the Emerson College & Franklin University Switzerland’s Global BA program, students

    will study International & Political Communication for two years in Lugano and gain an associate’s degree. They will then move to Boston and finish out their bachelor’s degree. This program will consist of courses in communication, media & global studies.

    -  Political Polling
    -  Public Diplomacy
    -  Prelaw
    -  Radio, Podcasting, and Streaming Media

    Emerson College now requires a prescreen for Musical Theatre Fall 2020 applicants.
    - Monologue: Upload a video performing one 1-3 minute monologue from a contemporary play (1950 - present).
    -  Vocal: Upload a video singing one song, a roughly 1-minute cut, from a Broadway Musical of any era or style (Golden Age, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, etc.). You are strongly advised to sing with accompaniment.

    -  Emerson is participating in a new initiative from Papermill Playhouse called the Musical Theatre Common Prescreen. Only options A or B for both Songs and Monologues will be accepted.

    Beginning in Fall 2017, Emerson became Test Optional. First year applicants may apply without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Test optional applicants must submit an essay or a creative sample that relates to their chosen major.

    ●  Our "​Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences"​ fly-in program application is now open. We offertwoversions--oneforArts&Sciences(​deadlineOctober8)​ andoneforEngineering (d​ eadlineOctober1)​.
    ●  We adjusted our ​supplemental questions​ to provide more options for students to write about various aspects of their identities and interests. The supplement remains a very important piece of our application review.
    ●  Like last year, we will accept students' self-reported testing, though students will be required to submit official testing if they enroll at Tufts. Find more information ​here.​
    ●  In the Class of 2023, just over 50% of enrolling engineers identify as female! We continue to prioritize recruiting underrepresented students to the School of Engineering.
    ●  This fall, Tufts launched and enrolled its first group of students in a Civic Semester, a first-year global program​ in which students spend their first semester taking courses in an international location. This fall's destination is Urubamba, Peru, and next year Tufts seeks to add a location in China.

    If you are interested in learning more about Tufts, start ​here,​ explore the ​online tour,​ read JUMBO Magazine,​ or follow us on social media.

Last Modified on October 8, 2019