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CCAP

COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMIC PROGRAM (CCAP)
 
Marathon High School’s CCAP program is part of the general guidance program. It is available to assist students and parents in college and career planning. Through meetings with individuals, classroom presentations and evening events, students and parents are informed about educational options, about the future job market, projected incomes related to levels of education, and educational requirements for different kinds of careers. 
 
 
Topics of discussion will include college admissions, grade point average and testing requirements, and the correlation between enrollment in challenging high school classes and higher college graduation rates. Students and parents will be educated about Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program requirements and financial value. Federal financial aid and other scholarship programs will also be covered. Each year’s available scholarships are posted on the CCAP website, along with a variety of other informational links.
 
The CCAP office also plans and coordinates guest speakers and college fairs, and provides information andregistration for college entrance exams (the SAT/ACT/PERT exams).  Students who are interested in the Armed Forces as a career opportunity will be introduced to the appropriate recruiter for more information. Students are also individually guided in basic decisions bearing on high school completion, including how those decisions will impact post-secondary educational and career opportunities.
   
Ms. Cathy Grostefon is the high school/college/career counselor and can be contacted at 305-289-2480 X55310 or Cathy.Grostefon@KeysSchools.com.  Ms. Heather Coralluzzo is the Grades 6-9 counselor and can be contacted at 305-289-2480 x55357 or Heather.Coralluzzo@keysschools.com. We are happy to meet with students and parents for individual consultations.
 
Scholarship Applications
CCAP News
March 2 Success

March 2 Success is an online, self-paced course designed to improve student performance on standardized tests while enhancing student math, science, English and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Skills.

Click here to view the March 2 Success flyer.
College Acceptances
COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES - PLEASE LET MRS. GROSTEFON KNOW
Seniors - if you have not already, you'll be hearing back from colleges and universities soon!

As you do, please be sure to let Mrs. Grostefon know which schools you have been accepted and if you are offered any scholarships or financial aid - regardless of whether or not you will actually attend the school! - As the Universities/Colleges do not contact MHS to let us know.
When you confirm a college choice, please let Mrs. Grostefon know of this as well.

Please send your good news to cathy.grostefon@keysschools.com
Redesigned College Board Assessments
Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT® Practice Test Now Available
The redesigned PSAT/NMSQT will be offered for the first time this October. To help students prepare, the College Board has released a full-length practice PSAT/NMSQT. Go to collegeboard.org/psatpractice to download a complete exam as well as answers and rationales.
Redesigned SAT begins in March 2016
Current Seniors are encouraged to take the current assessment
(available through January 2016) for college admissions and Bright Futures eligibility.


Current Juniors are encouraged to take the new assessment in March 2016
after they have taken the redesigned PSAT in October and utilized the College Board's
free preparation resources, including a new partnership with the Khan Academy.
https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
For more information, please review the SAT by Graduation Year document.
Other helpful documents for students in regards to the newly designed SAT:
New SAT Brochure; New SAT vs. Current SAT; New SAT vs. ACT

Raise.me
Raise.me is a program that allows high school students to start banking college scholarship money. This scholarship is tied to each students individual achievement. If you are interested please go to the website, “Raise.me” and follow the directions.

For additional information, check out this article from CNN:
http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/18/smallbusiness/raiseme-college-scholarship/index.html


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