Academy of Tucson Schools

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High School

Distance Learning Semester 1

Check on the progress of your student by logging into Family Link. https://hs.academyoftucson.com/Familylink/Logout.aspx  
 

It is imperative that students attend each class daily. Any student who is not present is marked absent and misses out on learning.  If your student will be absent for any reason, please call the office: 520-733-0096.

2020 Census: If you or your family hasn't completed the census, it is available here

Conferences: Conferences will continue this week, September 21-24. This is an early release week for students to allow them to attend their conference with their parents. Conferences will be conducted through Zoom.
 

Monday - Friday, Sept 21-25, Early Release Days/Conference Days!

  • Period 1: 7:45 am - 8:20 am
  • Period 2: 8:25 am - 9:00 am
  • Period 3: 9:05 am - 9:40 am
  • Period 4: 9:45 am - 10:20 am
  • Period 5: 10:25 am - 11:00 am
  • Period 6: 11:05 am - 11:40 am
  • Period 7: 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

School fees are due by October 8th. Please contact Mrs. Dool: [email protected] or 520-733-0096 if you have any questions about fees.   

ONCE UPON A QUARANTIME: Stay tuned next week for information about Theater's 1st video production of the school year, available to purchase October 8th! 


ADVISORY: 

Mindfulness Club: Feeling anxious? Need a break? Looking for self-care? Students can join Mindfulness Club, via Google Classroom!

Class code: jhp7mwh
Learn techniques to deal with anxiety and stress and connect with peers through discussion posts. Get centered with meditation and yoga videos! We may incorporate club video meetings in the future.


Student/Parent Acknowledgment Forms: If you have not yet done so, please view the Computer Use forms and the Anti-Bully Pledge form posted in Ms. Figueroa's Google Classroom pages. All students are enrolled in a Google Classroom page for their cohort. Review the forms with your student and submit them ASAP to acknowledge these Academy expectations. 


Attention Seniors: Ms. Figueroa has invited all seniors to virtual 1-1 meetings throughout the month. Check your email for your Google Calendar invitation and Google Meet link! We will be reviewing your Brag Sheet activity and discussing your future plans/progress. Email [email protected] with questions.

Attention Freshmen: Your ECAP activities are due this Friday, September 25! Students should see Ms. Figueroa's ECAP Google Classroom page for assignment details. Email Ms. Figueroa if you have questions!

Transcript Request Forms: Students in need of an official or unofficial transcript (for college admissions, scholarship applications, job applications, etc.) must fill out a Transcript Request Form and submit it to Ms. Figueroa. Please allow two school days to fulfill the request. The revised Google Form version of the Transcript Request Form may be found on Ms. Figueroa's Google Classroom page.

PREPARING FOR COLLEGE
Virtual Visits: UA, ASU, NAU: The universities in our state invite students to "experience" their campuses via virtual tours. Check out what Arizona schools have to offer: Virtual Experience ASU, UA Virtual Visits, NAU Virtual Visits

Virtual Tri-University Financial Aid Week: October 19 - 24. A complete schedule of events, and updates to the Tri-University website will be communicated soon, but be sure to save the dates on your calendars! 

NACAC National College Fair: The National Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting a series of college fairs, where more than 600 colleges will be represented and available online to talk with students and families. These 1-day virtual events are free and available on several dates this fall. Check out their website to learn more and sign up! 

Arizona College Consortium: SAVE THESE DATES! More than 30 colleges will be represented at this virtual conference and college fair on Saturday, September 19, Tuesday, October 27 and Tuesday, November 17. Visit 3 or More College Booths To Be Automatically Entered Into a Drawing for a $500 Tuition Scholarship.Visit the website for more information and to register. Sessions will include "Financial Aid 101," "College Prep Road Map," and "Navigating the College Application."

AOTHS VIRTUAL Financial Aid Night!:Next Tuesday, September 29 at 6:00 pm
Junior and Senior families will benefit from an informative financial aid session hosted by the HEFAR group. Get more info and register in advance at: 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MKE-KzJ8SQCx4G4FAWaoaQ

Virtual FAFSA Workshop: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens Oct. 1, at 
fafsa.gov! All seniors will be starting the application in their Government/Econ class on Thursday 10/1/20. Senior parents and students MUST fill out the application (using 2019 tax returns) in order to receive any federal grants or loans for college. Before logging on, go to https://fsaid.ed.gov/ to get your FSA ID. Every parent AND student must have an ID. Here is a helpful link from the Department of Education: https://blog.ed.gov/2019/09/7-things-need-fill-2020-21-fafsa-form/ Click the link below for more info!

More Financial Aid Advice: The HEFAR group hosts regular webinars for families with the goal of helping you learn how to qualify for the maximum amount of grants through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Check out this week's 6 min. mini-webinar: 
Understanding the 4 Types of Financial Aid: Free money vs. Self-Help money View the HEFAR website for more information.

School Info.

Wendi Allardice
Wendi Allardice M.Ed
High School Principal
Jennifer Dool
Jennifer Dool
Office Manager
10720 E 22nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85748
 
Phone: 520.733.0096
Fax: 520.733.0097
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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