Seniors

Senior Transcripts & Rank 

Mid-Year Transcript Requests

If your schools are requesting your mid-year transcripts you MUST request them to be sent in the Career Center starting February 3rd. Know how they must be sent- by application platform or by mail, 10 transcripts for $5.  

Olympia High School student mid-year transcripts will not be released until February 13th.

  

 

- Semester End January 31st. Grades uploaded & processed early February. 

- Transcripts released by February 13th. 

- Counselors will be updating transcripts BY REQUEST on February 14th. 


Transcript Reminders:  

 

Transcript Requests MUST be made in the Career Center. 
Step 1: Pay $5 at ASB for 10 transcripts
Step 2: Bring receipt to Career Center
Step 3: Attach your receipt to the transcript request 
Step 4: Submit your request* Prior to requesting transcripts, please note how EACH transcript must be sent


* Will you need to send this transcript through an online platform? 
example: Common App, SendEdu, Coalition, school specific application online. 

*If you are sending through an online platform, you MUST invite your counselor in order for this request to be uploaded online.   
Note: If you cannot invite your counselor through your application, your transcript will be MAILED US Postal..

Students can obtain their rank in the Class of 2020 in the Career Center. 
Transcripts cost $5 for 10, we track your requests in the Career Center.  Transcript requests may take up to 3-5 days to process, please request EARLY.  

 

Link:  Recommendation Request Question & Information Form

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Class of 2020 

This is the place for senior students and their parents/guardians to find the information you'll need to get to Graduation Day.  

Important Graduation Event Dates: 

June Night of the Stars  June 8, 2020

Required Graduation Practice TBD

Graduation June 12, 2020 7pm St Martin's Pavilion 

Grad Nite June 12th - Check the FB page for info: Olympia School Class of 2020 Senior Parents

 


Senior Notes - The News You Need to Know!

 

Senior Notes is a monthly newsletter designed to provide information on opportunities for seniors. Most of the information will be geared to those who are planning further education after high school, and other news will be of importance to everyone. Senior Notes is published and emailed to senior students and parents/guardians about the 15th of each month. 

 

Senior Notes 2019-2020

September 2019 

October 2019 

November 2019

December 2019

January/February 2020


Senior Seminars & Senior Meetings 


Senior Seminar 1: Sept 26 Library Periods 1-6  (NO presentations 3rd period or 2nd lunch) Link Here: Presentation Information
Oct 4th - SENIOR MEETING Bear Time A in Gym 
Things you missed: Jostens information distributed (check senior notes for details), discussion of senior dates & information, Kahoot by Senior Officers


Senior Seminar 2:     Dec 5th  - MONEY MONEY MONEY 
Scholarships, Financial Aid & the Costs of Living on Your Own -
Paying for post high school & beyond, the most time will be spent on applying for scholarships.


January 10th - SENIOR MEETING Bear Time B in Gym - Senior Activity!!

Senior Seminar 3:  Feb 6th Resume Review Event

Click here to view/print - Resume Evaluation for Seniors


March 27th - SENIOR MEETING in the PAC both A&B

- Voting for T.O.Y., graduation details & senior activity! 


Senior Seminar 4:   April 23rd TBA

 



Washington Public & Private Baccalaureate Colleges

Each of the 4-year colleges in Washington State has its own application available online at the school’s website. Some of the schools have scholarships for those who apply early. Give yourself the best chance for acceptance and apply now! Most all of the colleges require a personal statement as part of the application, yet review all requirements & submit only what is requested.  

Common Application 

The Common Application allows you to fill out one application and submit it to several different private colleges across the country. For the form and list of participating schools, go to

 www.commonapp.org


Click on the links below for the handouts that are helpful for Senior Year. 


Tips for Finding Your College Match

Three Steps to a Great College Essay

College Application Essay Writing: Common "Traps" to Avoid

College Application Checklist

Checklist for Applying to a 4-year College 

 


Important websites for Seniors and Parents:

https://olympia.osd.wednet.edu Go to “Counseling Center” for Senior Class info. and much more!

http://www.collegeboard.org/ Order SAT scores to be sent directly to colleges.
https://www.act.org/ Order ACT scores to be sent directly to colleges. 

www.fafsa.ed.gov The official website for filing FAFSA.

www.inlikeme.com College application, financial aid and scholarship info. for students and parents.

www.thewashboard.org Scholarship search website specifically for Washington students

www.checkoutacollege.com Community college search website ~ has links to 4-year college programs too!

www.shop.jostens.com Order yearbooks, class rings and graduation announcements here. 


College Admissions Testing

 

Most colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT tests for admission. Information, registration, and practice tests are available online at:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: www.actstudent.org


Pay attention to registration deadlines so you do not have to pay late fees. 
There will no longer be a standby option so get registered on time!  The school code for OHS is 480835.



College Admissions Interviews

Are you scheduled to interview with your college of interest?  Here are some links to documents you may want to review PRIOR to your interview.  If you would like to schedule an appointment PRIOR to your interviews to practice a MOCK INTERVIEW, contact Ms. Boelts in the Career Center & we are happy to help you through this process. 
Interview Tips & Questions  Advice for Acing the College Interview

Accuplacer/Compass Testing - 2 year schools 

Washington State 2-year Community Colleges also require testing prior to enrollment. There are different placement tests used by our Community Colleges, so check the school's website for more information. SPSCC uses the Accuplacer exams in Math and English to determine placement in college classes.


ASVAB Testing 

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.  ASVAB will be offered in the spring and fall.