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

253-475-7226 x106
areinmuth@tacomabaptist.org

Attn Seniors: SAT on campus!

Taking the SAT exam is a graduation requirement for all SCA seniors regardless of their intent to attend college after high school.  For the first time we will be offering the SAT on campus for our seniors!  There will only be ONE SAT date and you will need to pay and reserve your testing spot early.  See details below and contact me if you have any questions. 
SAT Date: Wednesday, October 13 (coorelates with the rest of the high school taking the PSAT)
Time: 8am SHARP
Cost: $55 (must be paid by registration deadline) Fee reduced only if you qualify and have registered with CollegeBoard for the Fee waiver
Registration Deadline: August 20, 2021
**Please email Mrs. Reinmuth to register.  Do NOT register through the CollegeBoard site.** 
This is the only date SCA will be proctoring the SAT and we will be providing testing without accommodations. If your students needs accommodations or you would like to take the SAT prior to or later than October 13, you will need to register using the information below and test at a different location.

Class of 2022

  • WELCOME TO YOUR SENIOR YEAR! Read this great newsletter from the CollegeBoard about all the things you can do to "Prepare your teen for their senior year".  Full of great information!

  • Senior Parent Night: We invite ALL senior parents (students welcome too!) to come on Monday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Choir Room to hear all about what will be happening this year, specifically for your senior. 

  • FAFSA information: Click here to learn about what a FAFSA is, who needs to apply (spoiler: everyone!) and how to prepare to file beginning October 1.

  • SAT Registration: Registration for the 2021-22 school year IS NOW OPEN!  Click here to register on the CollegeBoard site.  Remember, this is a requirement for ALL seniors regardless of whether they are planning to attend college.  Please see note above for important SAT information.

  • SAT & College applications Fee Waivers: Think your family might qualify for a fee waiver?  Click here to learn more and contact me if you think you meet the requirements listed.

Class of 2023

  • Junior Year -  Welcome to your junior year!  You might think you have a long time before you'll have to start thinking about your post high school plans, but the reality is that this year will be packed full of information on how to start now in preparing for the future.  Here is a great checklist that can give you some information to help as you begin your junior year. 

  • SAT & College applications Fee Waivers: Think your family might qualify for a fee waiver?  Click here to learn more and contact me if you think you meet the requirements listed.

Class of 2024

  • It may seem early to start thinking about getting your child ready for college, but it really isn’t — important groundwork should take place in 9th and 10th grades. Click here for a list to help you make sure your childis on the right path.

Class of 2025

  • Welcome to high school!  This newsletter comes out monthly and will be FULL of information throughout your high school career to help with getting successfully through high school at SCA as well as help in making plans for your future.  Please know that I am ALWAYS available to meet with you and discuss your high school career or your plans for post high school.

  • Getting a jump start on college!  It may seem early to start thinking about getting your child ready for college, but it really isn’t — important groundwork should take place in 9th and 10th grades. Click here for a list to help you make sure your childis on the right path.
  • Save the Date! SCA's College Workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:00pm 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.  Sophomores and freshman are welcome as well if you would like to get a jump start on the future.  

  • Common App Now Open!  The CommonApp opened for Fall 2022 College applications on August 1st.  Make sure to take a peek at their information for first year students.  
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. 
  • The new SCA website will be launching soon!  Just like our website has in the past, there will be a page with links to scholarships.  Stay tuned for more information!

  • Search Engines: Make sure to check out the free scholarship search engines online. Remember, you should never have to pay for a scholarship search!

  • Check out Going Merry - Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid platform that includes personalized matching with thousands of scholarships and grants.  

Volunteer Hours!

Did you volunteer this summer?  Work at a SCA sports camp? Or help out at your church's VBS? I know that so many of our SCA students did LOTS of vounteering this summer!  Don't forget to turn your hours into our front office.  You can either complete this form or have your volunteer organizer send an email to tjones@tacomabaptist.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)

Group Art Therapy

Do you have a high school girl age 14-18 who is struggling with low self-esteem?  Local counselor, Sarah Turner, is starting a art therapy group that will meet starting in September.  Sarah is connected to Family Foundations Counseling in Fircrest and does all her counseling through a protestant christian perspective.  Click here for more information.

NCAA or NAIA?

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.  
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