Seniors

ExcellenceSeniors, you’re on the countdown to graduation! You have plenty to accomplish before the big day. Work with your Learning Coach and ES to make a comprehensive plan and timeline to reach your goals.

High School Capstone

All seniors are required to complete a High School Capstone to receive a diploma. Logos Scholars and students enrolled in Summer School have the opportunity to present their High School Capstone in September. Students who start the year in September with Logos will present their High School Capstone in December.

 

Students Currently on the Capstone Track:

HS Capstone – It’s THAT Time Again!

It is everyone’s favorite time of year: CAPSTONE PRESENTATIONS! Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the next few weeks:

  • Week of Nov 30 – Dec 4th: Capstone Presentation to ES
    • All seniors will present their Capstone to their ES in their weekly meeting.This presentation is worth up to 25 points
  • Mon. Dec 7th, Wed. Dec 9th & Fri. Dec 11th: Capstone Presentation to Family & Friends
    • All seniors will present during their normal SST time at Logos (9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m.); Friday is for Grants Pass students during their normal SST time. We will have multiple rooms going and the you needs to stay for the duration of all presentations. You are welcome to invite their family and friends to attend. This presentation is worth up to 50 points and a rubric will be collected
  • Mon. Dec 14th, Wed. Dec. 16th & Fri. Dec 18th: Capstone Presentations to Community Judges
    • All seniors will present during their normal SST time at Logos (9 a.m. – noon or 1 – 4 p.m.); Friday is for Grants Pass students during their normal SST time. Again, we will have multiple rooms going. You need to arrive at the start time and will present as the judges are ready for you. Once you have given your presentation, you are able to leave. This final presentation is worth up to 100 points.

Capstone – Some Tips

  • All seniors must turn in their complete Career Ed Portfolio: HS Capstone by Friday, Dec. 4th or you will not be allowed to present. Your portfolio is your “ticket” into their presentations. Incomplete portfolios will be allowed 1 additional attempt before the grade will be calculated with the missing or incomplete assignments earning a “0”.

  • Final grades will not be transcribed for Career Ed Portfolio: HS Capstone until the you have completed the “Planning for the Future” assignment which will be given to you once you complete your final presentation. This assignment is due by the end of Q3. Failure to complete this assignment will lower your Career Ed Portfolio: HS Capstone grade by a full letter grade.

  • All seniors need to be professionally dressed for their presentation. If the career you experienced has a uniform, you are welcome to wear the uniform, but otherwise you should be dressed in business casual attire. Specific guidelines for dress is outlined on the presentation rubrics and in the Career Ed Portfolio: HS Capstone Handbook.

  • Practice! There can never be too much practice and the increased confidence students have after several practice presentations is quite apparent. I recommend you practice in front of a mirror or to record yourself giving your presentation.

  • Let your ES know if you need speakers for your presentation for an audio component.

    • Remember videos or other performances must not exceed 2 minutes of their 10 minute maximum

HS Capstone Presentation – What’s Supposed to be Covered?

Please use the following order to ensure you cover the required topics and receive the appropriate credit for covering them. Altering this order can confuse the judges and lower your grade.

  • Introduction
  • Academic Achievement Profile (4 minutes)
    • Work samples selected and why
    • Career paper (careers researched)
  • Project and Product (4 minutes)
    • What the student did for their project
    • Discuss their product and show the product
  • Conclusion

The presentation must be at least 8 minutes, but no longer than 10 minutes.

Questions about Capstone? Please contact Yvonne VonHolle, High School Capstone Coordinator, yvonholle@logoscharter.com

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Students yet to begin the Capstone Process

 

All seniors who start with Logos in September

  • Career Exploration Research Paper due, Fri, Oct 31st by 5 p.m.
  • Present your Capstone to your ES, week of Dec 1st
  • Present your Capstone to “Family & Friends” at the SST, week of Dec 8th
  • Present your Capstone to a panel of judges at the SST, week of Dec 15th

All seniors who start with Logos in October or NovemberClass of 2016

  • Career Exploration Research Paper due, Fri, Dec 19th by 5 p.m.
  • Present your Capstone to your ES, week of Feb 2nd
  • Present your Capstone to “Family & Friends” at the SST, week of Feb 9th
  • Present your Capstone to a panel of judges at the Masterminds SST, week of Feb 16th at 12:30 p.m.

You can find resources to help you complete your High School Capstone in Drive under “7 – 12 Student Resources” > “Seniors” > “High School Capstone“.

Additionally, every week at the Student Success Team (SST), there will be a Capstone Expert available to answer all your Capstone questions and help you with your Capstone! Ask your ES for information about your SST today!

Staff contact:
Yvonne VonHolle, High School Capstone Coordinator
yvonholle@logoscharter.com

SAT & ACT Testing

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Most four year colleges and universities require SAT and / or ACT scores be submitted with applications for admission. It is advised that you take these tests several months before the score is due to the school you are applying for in order to allow enough time for the school to recieve the score before the application deadline.

When should I take the SAT and / or the ACT?
The SAT and the ACT are offered several times a year. Most students take these tests for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

How to register for the SAT:SAT
1. Click here or go to sat.collegeboard.org/register
2. You will need to create an account to register and pay for your test
3. Provide code: 380653 as your High School’s code. This will identify Logos as your high school and a copy of your scores will be sent to us.

Dates for SAT:
Jan 24th (subject test) – must register by Dec 29th*
Mar 14th – must register by Feb 13th*
May 2nd (subject test) – must register by April 6th*
Jun 6th (subject test) – must register by May 8th*
* Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, testing center or date after registering.

Preparing for the SAT
The SAT website has many resources, some FREE, to help you prepare for the SAT. Click here to explore these resources.

How to register for the ACT:
1. Click here or go to services.actstudent.org/OA_HTML/actibeCAcdLogin.jsp
2. You will need to create an account to register and pay for your testACT
3. Provide code: 380653 as your High School’s code. This will identify Logos as your high school and a copy of your scores will be sent to us.

Dates for ACT:
Feb 7th – must register by Jan 9th*
April 18th – must register by March 13th*
June 13th – must register by May 8th*
* Additional fees apply if you register late or make changes to your test type, testing center or date after registering.

Preparing for the ACT:
The ACT website has many resources, some FREE, to help you prepare for the ACT. Click here to explore these resources.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

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Financial AidFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAFSA website
FAFSA Worksheet
FAFSA
Application tips:
1. You will create a PIN number. Write it down as you will need it every time you make edits to the document, as well as next year.
2. You will be asked for last year’s tax information (student, if applicable, and parents). You can start the application by estimating your tax information, but will need to complete your taxes to make the final edits.

CIS OregoncislogoCIS Oregon website Log into your account and get started on a “Scholarship Search”. You can personalize the search and save your selections for future reference.

Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) OSACFrom the OSAC website: “You don’t need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply for OSAC scholarships. All types of scholarships are available. Many are based on criteria such as, the high school you attended, your academic interests, your school and community activities, or your career goals. Some require a minimum GPA and others require no GPA whatsoever. There are more than 450 scholarships and you may qualify! But you won’t know unless you apply.”

Rogue Community College (RCC)RCC
RCC Financial Aid website

Rogue Foundation Scholarship – due date Monday, March 3

Rogue Ambassadors Scholarship The Rogue Ambassadors scholarship pays one-half of the recipient’s tuition (up to 9 credits) in the 1st year following high school graduation and full tuition (up to 18 credits per term) in the second year if all eligibility requirements are met. The scholarship does not include summer term tuition, college fees, or books/supply expenses. You may apply for other RCC scholarships through the RCC Foundation, but if you qualify for the Rogue Ambassador Scholarship you will be removed from the RCC scholarship pool.  Rogue Ambassadors are required to attend special classes, perform volunteer service, satisfactorily complete 36 credits each year, and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.   Applications are due Feb 27th, 2015

Local resources – Many scholarships on these pages are for Jackson and / or Josephine county students South Medford High School

Fast Web – Scholarship search and much, much more!fastwebFast Web website

Oregon Retired Educators Scholarship – OREA Scholarship $500 will be awarded toward college tuition in the 2015-16 school year.

Josephine County Educational Fund a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships & grants to students in partner schools throughout Southern Oregon.  Select “Grants Pass High School” > “Available Scholarships” > scroll to the bottom of the page, looking for “Outside Scholarships”

Staff contact:
Valerie Barr, Director of Student Services vbarr@logoscharter.com

Graduation 2016

GraduationGraduation is a milestone event in a senior’s life. We are proud of each one of you who are working and striving toward this goal. Come celebrate with family and friends at our graduation ceremony.

Saturday, June 4th  

Rehearsal: 8:30 a.m.

Ceremony: 10 a.m.

Reception: 11:30 a.m. 

Central Medford High School 

Graduation Supplies Ordering

Don’t forget to place your order for graduation caps, announcements, and gowns. Early orders get the best prices. If you order by Jan. 20th receive special custom options.

Online Catalog and Ordering is available here.

Senior Graduation Information is full of important information, deadlines and to-dos!

Graduation Honors details honors given to seniors at graduation, including Community Service award and Life, Here I Come! recognition. These two honors are self-nominated.

Senior Grad Contact Information All seniors must complete this form as soon as possible.

Make sure to read your “Senior Alerts!” within the 7-12 Newsletter each week for important announcements and deadlines.

Announce from the rooftops … I’m graduating!!

Staff contact:
Cassie Zimmerer
czimmerer@logoscharter.com

Rogue Community College (RCC)

Rogue Community College (RCC) is our local community college with three campuses in Medford, White City, and Grants Pass.
You can earn ​an Associate’s degree (approximately two years to complete for a full time student) or a Career Pathways Certificates in various fields (3 months to 1 ½ years to complete).

If your goal is earning a four-year college degree, you can begin at RCC by completing the first two years and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the degree requirements.

RCC

Start here and explore RCC’s many resources and services:
Free online application

Placement test information

Review these practice placement test questions before you go.

​Find out more at the RCC website.
**Academic programs offered – click on “Degree and Certificate Programs” on the right side under “About RCC”.

Use the search box for information about:
​** Cost of attending
** Walking tours​
** Courses offered and much more.

RCC presentations are offered throughout the year. Check our home page for dates and details.

Rogue Ambassadors Scholarship
The Rogue Ambassadors scholarship pays one-half of the recipient’s tuition (up to 9 credits) in the 1st year following high school graduation and full tuition (up to 18 credits per term) in the second year if all eligibility requirements are met. The acholarship does not include summer term tuition, college fees, or books/supply expenses. You may apply for other RCC scholarships through the RCC Foundation, but if you qualify for the Rogue Ambassador Scholarship you will be removed from the RCC scholarship pool.

Rogue Ambassadors are required to attend special classes, perform volunteer service, satisfactorily complete 36 credits each year, and maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

Click here to apply! (applications for 2015-16 are not yet available, but will be soon!)
Applications are due Feb 2016

Staff contact:
Valerie Barr, Director of Student Services

vbarr@logoscharter.com