Middle School (6th-8th)--Focus Standards
High School (9th-12th)--Focus Standards
AVID Description--AVID is...
AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a nationally recognized program offered at each of the five middle schools and all three high schools. AVID provides scaffolded support to students focused on college and career readiness and academic success. AVID provides students with skills and strategies they need to overcome obstacles and achieve success. Through WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboation, Organization, and Reading), students engage in higher-level thinking and learning experiences that can be transferred across content area classes. Students in middle school and high school explore college and career options, visit various colleges, and acquire knowledge to make informed choices concerning college and career options. AVID students graduate and attend college at higher rates, but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer obstacles. To find out more about AVID click on the AVID heading above or contact your school's AVID Coordinator. Additional information can be found at avid.org.
AKA: SIGNATURE YOUTH PROGRAM CAP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! DEADLINE September 16, 2020
AKA: SIGNATURE YOUTH PROGRAM CAP NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
We are now accepting interests for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Omicron Omega’s, Signature Program: CAP “COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESS”. This program is for students in high school. The contact person for this application is Erica Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alpha Kappa Alpha will assist students as they seek admission to college by providing guidance and support in completing the application and enrollment process through the 2018-2022 Signature Program, #CAPSM.
Too many African-American high school students lack the basic support needed to navigate through the college admissions process. Through #CAPSM, we will bridge the gap between high school and college by demystifying the college application and enrollment process. This educational initiative will extend to all colleges and universities, both HBCUs and non-HBCUs.
#CAPSM is a step-by-step approach to facilitate college admission from researching various institutions and submitting applications through completion of the enrollment process. We will assist students in completing college applications, preparing for the ACT and SAT, writing compelling personal statements, identifying scholarships and other financial aid, and compiling a portfolio to track college admission results. Through #CAPSM, Alpha Kappa Alpha will improve the trajectory of the lives of talented young people by increasing their potential for success and laying the foundation for positive, productive, and fulfilling lives.
We assure you that the signature program we have planned for the 2020-2021 year is full of enjoyable and VIRTUAL educational workshops, service projects and activities that will broaden the horizons and enrich the lives of our communities’ young women and young men.
This the signature program will impact the lives of thousands of young women and young men in High School preparing them to make good choices today, so that they can be the leaders of tomorrow.
If interested please fill out the attached application and return to Erica Austin via email (email@example.com) by Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program (P4)--APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 17
Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program--Application (Deadline September 17, 2020)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
High school freshmen interested in becoming doctors are invited to the Physician Pipeline
Preparatory Program (P4), sponsored by SIU School of Medicine, Springfield Public School District 186 and the Sangamon County Medical Society. P4 places freshmen high school students alongside medical students and other professionals for a rigorous curriculum introducing them to the field of medicine and exposing them to dozens of physician career possibilities.
P4 is a four-year, after-school program featuring two, 2-week modules of study during the academic year. It recruits a diverse group of students who want to become physicians and provides support, leadership opportunities and a variety of hands-on experiences to assist them in pursuing this career goal. P4 students are expected to remain in the program throughout their high school education. Please click on the link below to apply:
Nursing Pipeline Preparatory Program--DEADLINE--FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020
Attached are the forms for the required forms for the Letters of Recommendation and Summary of Student Experiences. When you have completed the forms, please submit to to:
Charlene Aaron; St John's College of Nursing
Nursing Pipeline Preparatory Program NP3
Inspiring Teens toward Nursing Careers
Fall 2020-2021 @ St. John’s College of Nursing
Do you know a Springfield-area high school or junior high student who dreams of becoming a nurse? The Nursing Pipeline Preparatory Program, or NP3, gives young people a head start into nursing careers and provides them with early mentors within the Springfield nursing community. The after-school program is sponsored by St. John’s Hospital, The City of Springfield.
Students enter NP3 when they are high school freshmen and continue through their senior year. This four-year experience familiarizes them with nursing school coursework, undergraduate college and nursing school admissions processes, test-taking skills, critical thinking and specialty training. The curriculum, developed by faculty and staff from St. John’s College of Nursing includes:
- special lectures
- physical skills-training
- job shadowing
- problem-based learning (PBL)
- laboratory aptitude in the state of the art simulation center
- college-planning seminars- financial aid planning
- supplemental instruction in college-level science, technology, engineering and math courses
- mentoring activities modeled after nursing education programs
Nursing Faculty, Family Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Administrators, and Professional Staff lead the after school sessions.
The Pipeline is open to Springfield High schools (Lanphier, Southeast, Springfield High), Sacred Heart Griffin, Calvary and Lutheran High School. Participating students are chosen through a competitive process by a committee that includes St. John’s Hospital professionals and District 186 partners, as well as community representatives. Applications must reflect high academic performance and attendance, a high level of motivation and sincere interest in becoming a nurse. The committee also gives consideration to students with a disadvantaged socioeconomic background or the potential to become a first-generation college graduate.
Nursing Pipeline Preparatory Program (NP3)
High school freshmen interested in a career as a nurse are invited to the Nursing Pipeline Preparatory Program (NP3), sponsored by St. John’s College of Nursing, St. John’s Hospital and District 186. NP3 places high school students alongside medical students and other professionals for a rigorous curriculum. The program introduces them to the field of nursing and exposes them to dozens of nursing career possibilities.
NP3 recruits a diverse group of students who want to become nurses and provides support, leadership opportunities, and a variety of hands-on experiences to assist them in pursuing this career goal. This four-year after-school program features two, 2-week modules of study during the academic year, as well as volunteer summer experiences. NP3 students are expected to remain in the program through all of their high school education.
The selection process for NP3 begins by submitting an application packet. Only incoming high school freshmen are eligible. The application must include evidence of high academic performance (GPA at least 2.5) and an attendance rate of at least 90%. The selection committee looks favorably upon applicants from underrepresented groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Pacific Islanders), as well as potential first generation college students and those who might not otherwise be able to get exposure to such nursing experiences.
Additional facts about the program
- A program director monitors participants’ grades, attendance, and behavior in high school, as well as during NP3 activities.
- Students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in high school to remain in NP3.
- All students must be enrolled in a rigorous high school curriculum. Disciplinary problems, attendance issues, or other matters that impact a student’s success in the program will be reviewed by NP3 administrators.
Questions regarding NP3 should be directed to:
- Dr. Charlene Aaron, Chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing, firstname.lastname@example.org 217-814-5170.
FAFSA WORKSHOPS--Lincoln Land Community College
These workshops are FREE for anyone who would like to participate. The following link has information on the dates and times and how to sign up for a session.
Election Poll Workers--HS (Paid Position)
MLK Essay Contest--Deadline submission date November 20, 2020
MLK Essay Contest
This year we have included the speech and rules for the 2021 MLK Jr Essay Contest sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance Of Springfield IL & Vicinity.
Please share with your Language Arts Instructors as soon as possible. The deadline for submission is a postmark date of November 20, 2020.
Pastor Gary W Sheets
VP, Education Committee Chairman
Ministerial Alliance of Springfield IL & Vicinity