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All Grades: All parents and students interested in learning more about the protection of students with disabilities as it relates to school, please click here to read the following publication: "Protecting Students With Disabilities: Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities." 
 
All Grades:  Students with a disability may qualify for accommodations for college entrance exams, such as the ACT/SAT.  For details, talk to Mrs. Langworthy or visit the following websites: ACT, ACT Testing: Minnesota, or SAT/College Board for information regarding accommodations.
 
2015 Graduates:  Do you have a college transcript because of the College Now Program or PSEOMrs. Langworthy cannot send college transcripts; only students can directly send the college transcript on to their designated college.  Please see the attachment for more instructions on how to obtain a transcript.  SMSU Transcript Request Information
  
Seniors:  It is time for high school seniors and parents to complete their 2015 taxes so that they can complete a 2016-2017 FAFSA. Completing a FAFSA will help make admitted students eligible for federal, state, and any need-based financial aid from the college that students have applied to. 
 
Seniors:  Scholarships of various kinds are available!  Use your Naviance account username and password to look at the scholarships (and parents can look under "guest" on Naviance without a password).  Some scholarships have links online in Naviance and others need to be picked up from Marcie or Ann in the guidance office.  Don't miss an opportunity!
 
Seniors:   Thinking about joining a branch of the military?  If you are, please consider going with a parent/guardian to meet with a recruiter and learn about various opportunities.  Your parents are there to help you sort through all the various options. 
 
Seniors/Juniors:  Needing to change your STAR ID for the College Now ProgramClick here to the link.
 
Juniors:  Mrs. Langworthy will be hosting a "Junior Night" for juniors and their parents on Thursday, March 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Media Center.  Students and parents are strongly encouraged to come if they are able.  Topics covered include visiting colleges, the application process and financial aid.  If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Ann Langworthy at the high school.  
 
Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen: Interested in enrolling in Minnesota's Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) for 2016-17 year?  If so, please click this link to see more information regarding the program and it's qualifications.  Additionally, see Mrs. Langworthy if you have more questions and would like to set up a meeting with you and your parents to discuss this option. 
 
Juniors:  Mrs. Langworthy will be hosting a "ZAPS ACT Test-Prep Seminar" on Wednesday, March 23rd during the school day (9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.).  This is a very helpful workshop to take if you have signed up with Mrs. Langworthy to take the ACT this spring.  Letters were mailed home already to all junior families.  The cost of the workshop is $59.99.  Students who would like to attend but are concerned about the cost should see Mrs. Langworthy soon.  Please click this link for registeration: ZAPS ACT Workshop.
 
Juniors: The ACT Assessment will be offered at Maple River High School on Tuesday, April 19th for juniors that have let Mrs. Langworthy know that they would like to take it.  Students and parents-- please take note of this date so your student does not miss school that day!
 
Juniors:  Mrs. Langworthy will be offering the Accuplacer Assessment to any junior that is interested in attending a 2-year state technical/community college in Minnesota.  The date has not yet been set but Mrs. Langworthy will send out letters to families and students will have an opportunity to sign up at school.  
 
Juniors: Interested in learning more about opportunities in the military?  Please see Mrs. Langworthy if you would like more details or contact information about any specific branch of service or the ASVAB test.
 
Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen: Interested in a career in Health Care?  The Mayo Clinic has developed a website for exploring all the different occupations related to health care.  Click here to check it out!  
 
Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen:  Have you ever thought about doing a job shadow?  It's an opportunity for you to explore a career interest with someone who knows the career field well.  This winter and spring might be a good time for you to shadow someone in the career field you are interested in.  If you are interested in a career where privacy is an issue, maybe you could set up an interview with someone. Please consider setting up a job shadow or come into the counseling office so Mrs. Langworthy can help you explore what careers are out there for you!   
 
Sophomores:  Mrs. Langworthy will be hosting a "Sophomore Night" for 10th graders and their parents on Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m.  Topics discussed include exploration of careers (job shadows, interviews, looking at interest inventories) as well as searching post-secondary colleges that can offer various majors.  This meeting is strongly recommended for sophomores to attend with their parent, if possible.  More information will be sent home to parents and students in the future.
 
Sophomores and Freshman:  Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program that serves students who are low-income and/or first generation college-bound.  The goal of the program is to provide opportunities and career/college counseling to help students reach their post-secondary aspirations.  The website link is listed on the left-side of this page, and students can download a copy of the application.
 
Contacting Mrs. Langworthy:
To contact Mrs. Langworthy, you can email her at: guidance@isd2135.org or call (507) 524-3918, ext. 235.
 
Non-discrimination Notice: The Maple River School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people are designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dan Anderson, (507) 524-3918, ext. 223, P.O. Box 515, Mapleton, MN 56065 or Kris Madsen, (507) 524-3918, ext. 290, P.O. Box 515, Mapleton, MN 56065. 
 
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