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PSAT, Meetings, Scholarships, Testing Accommodations

Topics: PSAT Reminder for Premières, Morning Meetings, University Visits, University Info Session, Scholarship Opportunities for Terminales, Program on Medicine, and Testing Accommodations


Reminder: PSAT Registration Open for Premières

The PSAT will be offered Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00am to 12:00pm (approximately) at the school. This fall’s PSAT is the qualifying exam for participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program* for all current première students who meet the following criteria:

-Will stay at Rochambeau for terminale

-Are US citizens, US permanent residents (green card holders), or have applied for green card.

Première students meeting these requirements must take the October 19th PSAT in order to be eligibility to compete in the National Merit/National Achievement Scholarship Programs or the National Hispanic Recognition Program.*

Even if you do not meet the criteria for scholarships, the PSAT is excellent practice for the actual SAT, which you will have to take in order to apply to US universities. All première students are encouraged to take the PSAT in October as a practice test for the SAT. Note: PSAT results are NOT sent to universities and are not used at all in university admission. The PSAT is purely a practice test which can also lead to scholarships for eligible students who make top scores.

Information sheet and registration form. If you intend to take the test, please complete the Student Registration form and bring it, with payment, to the receptionist at the Administration Building, Forest Road campus, by Tuesday, October 11, 2016.


Morning Meetings for Parents

Dates for the fall: October 12, November 16, December 14 at 8:30am

Topic for Wednesday, October 12: TOEFL and other English language tests: Who needs to take these? When and how should you take them?

Location: Large conference room in the administration building. La Grande Salle de Reunion is room 212, upstairs. At the top of the stairs, turn right and go to the end of the hall. The conference room will be on your right.


University Visits

Over 20 colleges and universities from all over the world have already scheduled fall visits to Rochambeau, and these representatives are eager to meet our students! Students in all high school grades (quatrième onward) are invited to attend to learn more about these great schools. Students should ask their teacher for permission to attend (if they have class during the session time), and email Ms. Parliman to sign up. Students are welcome to bring their lunch. Unless otherwise noted, sessions are at 12:30pm in La Grande Salle de Reunion, room 212, upstairs in the Administration Building.

Visits in the next few weeks:

New College of the Humanities (UK) - Monday, September 26 (TODAY)

American University (Washington DC, USA) - Wednesday, September 28

Parsons Paris (France) - Wednesday, September 28    Time: 1:10pm

University of British Columbia (Canada) - Monday, October 3

Smith College (Massachusetts, USA) - Wednesday, October 5

Queen’s University (Canada) - Thursday, October 6

Eckerd College (Florida, USA) - Friday, October 7

Emerson College (Massachusetts, USA) - Monday, October 10

University of Bath (England) - Tuesday, October 11   Time: 12:45pm

Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) - Wednesday, October 12

Rollins College (Florida, USA) - Thursday, October 13

Queens University of Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) - Friday, October 14


University Information Session

“Best of U” - UK Universities Info Session - University of Bristol, Durham U, Newcastle U, U of Southampton, U of Warwick, and U of York

Meet admissions representatives and learn what makes these schools unique.

Wednesday, October 12

7:30 to 10:00pm

Location: Washington International School, 3100 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC

Register here


Scholarship Opportunities for Terminales

Washington University in St. Louis

Students planning to apply to Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri, USA) are invited to express interest in the Danforth Scholars Program. This scholarship provides full or partial tuition. The program is looking for students who have shown a capacity for service and leadership, as well as academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum. The program seeks students who exhibit maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community. This is a very competitive award-- last year, 19 Scholars were chosen from 1,800 nominations.

Terminale students, if you think you could be a good fit for this program, by Monday, October 10 please email me and attach a copy of your resume/CV. In your email, please provide a short answer to each of the following questions:

-How have you made an exceptional contribution to your community?

-How do you exhibit personal integrity, leadership, and academic excellence?

-How do you see yourself being a leader in your future career or community?

I will inform you of the next steps.


Davidson College

The John M. Belk Scholarship is Davidson’s most prestigious merit program. Covering the comprehensive costs of attending Davidson (room, board, tuition, and fees), the Belk Scholarship is valued at over $63,000 in 2016-17. Scholars also receive two special-study stipends of $3,000 each. Belk Scholars are students whose outstanding intellectual ability and success, leadership experience, commitment to service, and overall personal vigor mark them as those who will accomplish much and contribute most to the Davidson community and in their lives beyond their college years. This is a competitive program-- 60 semi-finalists will be chosen from a nomination pool over over 1,100 nominations.

Terminale students, if you think you could be a good fit for this program, by Friday, October 21 please email me and attach a copy of your resume/CV. In your email, please provide a short answer to each of the following questions:

-What are your most significant academic achievements in the classroom, in student or civic organizations, on the athletic field,or in the arts?

-How have you shown commitment to your local and/or global community?

I will inform you of the next steps.

More information

 

University of Virginia

The Jefferson Scholars Program covers the entire cost of four years of study at UVA, plus supplemental enrichment activities (leadership institute, foreign travel studies, career counseling, etc.). More information: http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/

Terminale students, if you think you could be a good fit for this program, by Monday, October 31 please email me and attach a copy of your resume/CV. In your email, please provide a short answer to each of the following questions:

-How have you made an exceptional contribution to your community?

-How do you exhibit personal integrity, leadership, and academic excellence?

-What are your most significant academic accomplishments?

I will inform you of the next steps.

 

Other Program Opportunities for students

National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF)

Open enrollment is available for interested students who are in grade levels troisième through terminale and have shown leadership potential (involvement in community or school activities). Takes place at the University of Maryland in June or July 2017, and students have the opportunity to receive college credit through George Mason University.

Information about the program and Enrollment Info


Testing Accommodations for US Standardized Tests

College Board Services for Students with Disabilities, and Request Process

Does your student have a learning difference or receive exceptions during class and school tests? I serve as the school's "SSD" (Services for Students with Disabilities) coordinator and work with families whose students need testing accommodations for College Board exams (PSAT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, AP). “Accommodations” could include extra time, testing in a separate room from other students, or extra breaks.

Here is how the process works: Families notify me of the need to make a request, I work with them to gather the necessary documentation, and I submit a request to the College Board. Overview of the process

Students may be considered eligible for accommodations if they meet several criteria: they have a documented disability, their participation in College Board exams would be impacted, they must demonstrate the need for the requested accommodation, and they already receive accommodations for tests in school. Information about eligibility

In general, specific documentation is required for the College Board to consider a request, and the required documentation varies depending on students' disabilities. 

It can take about seven weeks for the College Board to review and make a decision on a request, so it is best to start the process as soon as possible. If your student requires accommodations, please contact me so we can discuss what type of disability your student has, what documentation is available, and what type of accommodations he or she currently receives in school. Having a personalized study plan (PPS) already in place is helpful to requests; please contact Mme. Joly, the Student Achievement Advisor, with any questions about a PPS.

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