October Newsletter 2021
Mrs. Amy Reinmuth 
Director of College Career Counseling & Registrar

253-475-7226 x106
areinmuth@soundchristianacademy.org

Class of 2022

  • FAFSA is now open! Click here to learn about what a FAFSA is, who needs to apply (spoiler: everyone!) and how to start filing this essential financial aid document that opened October 1. Do not wait to file - federal aid is awarded based on your filing date, so file early! Here is a checklist from FastWeb of what you need to apply.

  • SAT School Day: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:00am. All students received more information and a SAT Student Guide last Friday.  Dismissal will be regular school day time: 2:45pm and sports teams will have normal practices.

Class of 2023

  •  PSAT/NMSQT Testing: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:00am. All students received more information and a PSAT Student Guide and practice test last Friday.  Dismissal will be regular school day time: 2:45pm and sports teams will have normal practices.

Class of 2024

  • PSAT/NMSQT Testing: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:00am. All students received more information and a PSAT Student Guide and practice test last Friday.  Dismissal will be regular school day time: 2:45pm and sports teams will have normal practices. 

  • HOBY Leadership Seminar for sophmores ONLY! Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country participate in one of HOBY’s 70+ State and Virtual Leadership Seminars to develop their leadership skills and learn how to apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community. Learn more about this important leadership conference by visiting their website. Mrs. Reinmuth will submit nominations if your student is interested in attending.

Class of 2025

  • PSAT 8/9 Testing: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:00am. All students received more information in English class last Friday.  Dismissal will be regular school day time: 2:45pm and sports teams will have normal practices.
  • SCA College Workshop will be held TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:30-8:30pm in the SCA Choir Room.  We encourage all our juniors and seniors (and their parents) who are planning to attend college after high school to attend this information night. Freshman and sophomores may attend if they would like to get a jump start on college information. For those who cannot make it tomorrow, another workshop will be offered later in the month.  Date and time TBD.

  • College Reps on campus!  We are so thankful that we have been able to have so many college reps on campus over the last two weeks.  There are more to come! Northwest University, St. Martin's University, Pacific Lutheran and George Fox will all be here in October.     

  • Colleges taking applications now! Most colleges are now accepting applications for Fall 2022. Make sure to take note of specific college deadlines both for the application and for financial aid.  They may be different dates!

  • College Bound Scholarship - Do you know anyone with a student in 7th, 8th, or 9th grade?  Encourage them to look into the CollegeBound Scholarship to see if they meet income requirements and sign up! For more information, click here.

  • Read this helpful article on the "The College Application Survival Guide" from UCDavis.
  • Thinking of taking a Gap Year?  The Gap Year Association has some great ideas of things to do to move you forward during your gap year.  While I don't recommend having to pay to join their association, they do have some good ideas and links to some great opportunities. Learn more here.

  • Did you know you can explore future careers based on what kind of eduction  your want to pursue after high school, or by pay level, or a multitude of other options?  Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information. 
  • ACT SIX SCHOLARSHIP: We have had a few students from our school receive this fantastic full tuition scholarship in the past.  This application process is in depth so don't wait to get started on this one!  Visit actsix.org for all the information. All members of the SCA Class of 2022 should be eligible to apply for this scholarship (students must attend Gonzaga, Whitworth, PLU, St Martins, or Northwest). NEW Deadline: November 30, 2021

  • Scholarships on the website!  Upcoming scholarships are currently located on our website.  Make sure to check back often as they are updated as they are received.

  • Scholarship Search Engines: Remember, you should never have to pay for a scholarship search! A few good searches include Big Future, Fastweb, Scholarships.com, and Going Merry .  

Volunteer Hours!

Did you volunteer this summer?  Work at a SCA sports camp? Or help out at your church's VBS? Don't forget to turn your hours into the front office.  You can either complete this form or have your volunteer organizer send an email to tjones@soundchristianacademy.org (it can't come from the student or the parent).  Remember, all high school students are required to have the following number of volunteer hours:

Seniors (20 hours)
Juniors (15 hours)
Sophomores (10 hours)
Freshmen (5 hours)

Want to Play Sports in College? 

Learn about the two different athletic associations here.  If you are planning to play sports post high school you may want to register with both associations and increase the numbers of colleges who will see you and connect with you as an athlete.  

Students can also visit the NCAA and create an account and find out more about eligibility requirements by visiting the NCAA Eligibility Center.  
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