WELCOME TO THE ACADEMIC COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
Here at Summit Academy North High School the Counseling Department is dedicated to helping every student achieve their academic goals. The College Corner site provides our students with important information for classes, graduation and college placement during their high school career.
Course Curriculum: 2023-24 Curriculum Guide
View your SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 scores
- Go to collegeboard.org
- Click on the appropriate test
- Click on “Get Your Scores”
- Click on “Sign Up”
- Fill in all the required information
- Click on “Confirm”
You will then see your Total Score and a break down of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math. You can then click on “View Details”.
Summit Academy North High School has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely. Click here to order transcripts. This link will open a new browser.
FAFSA to Qualify for Financial Aid
It is recommended that you complete the FAFSA online. The website for the FAFSA is www.fafsa.ed.gov. The first thing you need to do is register for a PIN. This can be done by clicking the PIN Site icon at the top of the page. Once you have registered your PIN, you can complete the FAFSA by simply clicking START HERE on the FAFSA home page. There are two documents that may be useful in completing the FAFSA home page. Both of these documents can be found by clicking the Student Aid on the WEB icon at the top of the FAFSA home page. Once there, click the Tools and Resources button found on the left-hand menu. The first document is under Completing the FAFSA. Push Go and download the PDF for 2018-2019 college school year. This document is a comprehensive overview of the FAFSA. The second document can be found in Tools and Resources under FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. Click Go and download the 2017-2018 school year.
Please complete the FAFSA as soon as you can. Students can file a 2018-19 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018. The deadline for the State of Michigan is March 1, 2019. Please contact me with any questions.
College Application Process at Summit Academy High School
Apply no later than December break if you are interested in scholarships from the college. Most colleges automatically enter your information into their scholarship data banks when your application is received. There is a great deal of money generated by most colleges that are specifically for their students. You, therefore, must apply and be accepted before you can qualify for these scholarships. Seniors who wish to attend college need to be certain the counseling department is notified of each and every application made. This includes all online applications and on-site applications. Applying online is highly recommended by most universities today. If you choose online, you must give your counselor the “counselor section” of the application so your transcript can be mailed out. If you do not apply online, as soon as you complete your application, return it to your counselor along with a check for the application fee. Your counselor will complete the application and mail it. Remember, the longer you take to complete the application, the longer it takes to receive a reply from the college. You also risk losing out on your choice of college, if the college you hope to attend ends their application deadline earlier than they advertise. We urge you to complete your applications as soon as possible. Contact us today if you have any questions.
First Time Dual Enrollment Students will need:
1. Students are allowed to take 1 or 2 classes
2. An Application for Dual Enrollment/Consent Form
3. An unofficial copy of H.S transcript
4. A Copy of student and Parent’s State ID or Driver’s License
5. A Letter of Payment from H.S
Dual Enrollment forms need to be turned in every semester.
Michigan Merit High School Graduation Requirements
4 Years of Math
4 Years of Language Arts
3 Years of Science
3 Years of Social Studies
1 Year of Physical Education/Health
1 Year of Fine Arts
1 Year of an Online Learning Experience
2 Years of a Foreign Language
Summit Academy High School encourages all of our students to give back to the community through community service. We recommend the following amount of service for each grade level. The community service hours are applied to the school year they were completed including the summer. 9th: 5 Hours; 10th: 5 Hours; 11th: 5 Hours; 12th: 5 Hours. All forms must be have an official signature.
Some examples of approved community service are:
1. Volunteering at a city or county public library.
2. Tutoring at an elementary or middle school
3. Volunteering at a recreation center or local events.
4. Going with a church youth group to work at a soup kitchen.
The scholarship applications are available in Mrs. Gunter-Alford’s office. Please read each scholarship complete to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Helpful Scholarship search engines:
Current scholarships offers
- Big Sun Athletic Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2018The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay answering a prompted question about their high school athletic experience. See www.bigsunathletics.com for more.
- Saginaw Community Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2018Community volunteers of all ages and backgrounds review a packet of applications from students they do not know. These volunteers score the students in 10 different areas – such as leadership, volunteer service, extracurricular activities and essays – according to the provided guidelines. To assure fairness, every student is reviewed by five different volunteers and their score is averaged. These scores determine the student that will be awarded each scholarship. Scholarship recipients for 2018 will be notified by mid-May 2018. See http://www.saginawfoundation.org/site/scholarships/ for more information.
- Church’s Chicken Scholars
Information will become available on January 2, 2018
Create A Real Impact Scholarship
Opens Spring 2018Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. While you’re making your awesome entry, don’t use the word “accident.” Use “crashes” or “collisions” because it’s not an accident to choose to drive distracted. See https://createrealimpact.com/contestrules/ for more information about submissions.
- Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2018In the content, make sure to include the following ideas:Why is it important to stop cyberbullying?
How has cyberbullying personally affected teens?
The best submission will be selected and rewarded, $1250 will be given to Undergraduate or Postgraduate Students – $1250 will be given to High School Students, which can be used in course materials or other resources. See www.parentinn.com/scholarship/ for more.
- Schoolcraft college scholarships
Students interested in Schoolcraft college may look for scholarship opportunities at http://www.schoolcraft.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships
- Stephen Soldiers ScholarshipThe Stephen’s Soldiers Foundation is a non-profit organization offering scholarship assistance to young people who have had or are currently fighting cancer. For more information regarding eligibility and required documents please visit: http://www.stephenssoldiers.com/scholarships/
- Central Michigan University is offering the Spirit of the Future Scholarship.There are numerous scholarship opportunities for students interested in Central Michigan University. For more information please visit:https://www.cmich.edu/ess/OSFA/Pages/CMU_Scholarships.aspx2017-2018 RARE Everyday Hero ScholarshipThis opportunity for current seniors. There is no GPA or test score requirement so it is a great opportunity for any student pursuing a Michigan college, university, or post-secondary education. There is more information about the scholarship on our website at http://www.winningfutures.org/rare-everyday-heroes/scholarships/.
- Elks National FoundationThe Foundation awards $3.74 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest.Students must be high school seniors and US citizens.Students are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.Applications are available at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Applications can be dropped off at the Elks Lodge nearest to where you live; contact the Lodge for application drop-off times (find a Lodge at www.elks.org/enf/findalodge.cfm)
- The American Legion Scholarships:The American Legion Department offers various scholarships. Please visit:www.michiganlegion.org/scholarships
- Gates Millennium Scholarshttp://www.gmsp.orgStudents are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
– Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
– Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 (unweighted) or have earned a GED
– Will be enrolling for the first time at a US accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
– Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
– Meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria as determined by FAFSA
– Have completed and submitted all three required forms (nominee personal information form, nominator form, and recommender form) by the deadline
- Central Michigan Leader Advancement ScholarshipAward of $8,000 for high school leadersMust be involved in high school activities and or sports
Application available online at www.cmich.edu/cmulead
- Joyce Ivy SummerThis foundation was established to provide exposure, counsel, encouragement and financial support to young women in Michigan who have the potential to attend an Ivy League or equivalent institution but are hindered by financial challenges.The foundation is looking for high-achieving female sophomore or junior students who would benefit from a scholarship to attend a summer academic program at an Ivy League or equivalent college. Joyce Ivy Scholars are able to spend between two and eight weeks studying under faculty at leading institutions including Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Penn, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford.
Applications and information are available online at www.joyceivyfoundation.org.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as pre-college financial aid budgets tend to be consumed relatively early in the admissions cycle.
- Society of Women Engineers–Detroit SectionDeadline: March 1, 2018Applicants must be females in their senior year of high school in Michigan enrolling in college in the fall.Applicants must be pursuing an engineering degree at a university or college with an ABET accredited engineering program.
For more information, contact Shannon Atchison at Shannon.email@example.com or at (586) 453-3745.
The application form can be found on the National SWE website: www.swe.org
The certificate of of Merit & Madam Curie Award grants awards to current juniors and seniors. The application can be found at http://www.swedetroit.org/outreach–scholarships.html
- National Association of Black Suppliers– This organization provides scholarships to graduating African-American seniors who have outstanding academic and community leadership and who plan to enroll full-time in engineering, technology, business, health-care or a related curriculum.
– Scholarships are $5000 per year for up to five years and can be used for tuition, room, board and fees at a 4-year college or university of the awardee’s choice.
– Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen.
– Questions should be directed to Rhonda Glover at 248-872-2216
– Application available online at http://www.nabssf.org/Guide.html
- Kroger launches “I Can Make History” contest Kroger invites students to showcase their talents and win $71,000 in scholarships and prizes during The Kroger Co. of Michigan’s ninth annual “I Can Make History” contest, which kicked off Jan. 6.Students in the fourth through 12th grades are encouraged to demonstrate their creativity in categories for art, essay, music and poetry.Besides individual awards, Kroger will offer a $3,000 Best in Show Scholarship and a $5,000 School Leadership Award as part of the $71,000 presented. The latter honors the school with the most winning entries in the combined categories.Students may submit only one entry per category but are encouraged to enter multiple categories.Students are invited to pick up contest packets at their local Kroger store or access forms at www.icanmakehistory.com. The contest for the 2018-2019 school year begins January 2018.
- Eastern Michigan University Education First Opportunity Scholarship
EMU will be offering the Education First Opportunity Scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:
1. Students have a minimum score of 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT excluding writing.
2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
3. Qualify for any amount of Pell Grant through the FAFSA
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic Heritage. Visit http://hsf.net/en/scholarships for more information.
- GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Students that demonstrate a the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship may be eligible.
Please visit: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
- Baker College Board of Regents Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Scholarship applications are based on academic performance. To apply please visit: https://www.baker.edu/media/ckfinder/files/Board_of_Regents_Scholarship.pdf
- Baker College-Career Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2018
Scholarship applications are based on academic performance. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be eligible. The application can be found at https://www.baker.edu/media/ckfinder/files/Career_Scholarship%20App.pdf
- Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2018 Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:- A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics- A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
- Community Foundation for Southeast MichiganDeadline: March 15, 2018, 5pmSeveral scholarship opportunities are offered at cfsem.org/apply/scholarships
- Community GrothDeadline: June 1, 2018The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:- Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
– Fill out the form with your contact information
– Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
– Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcomehttp://www.grothlaw.com/scholarship/
- Schoolcraft CollegeDeadline: March 17, 2018 The Schoolcraft Trustee ($2,000) and Award of Excellence ($2,500) scholarships are available to high school seniors in recognition of their academic achievement. To be eligible, the student must graduate in 2017, be admitted to Schoolcraft College, and a high-standing GPA. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolcraft.edu/docs/default-source/crm/recruitment-trustee-scholarship-2016-17.pdf.
- I Matter ScholarshipDeadline: March 31, 2018 The VILLA “I Matter” Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant’s demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter. https://www.ruvilla.com/jtm/imatter
- Betty Dorothy Remembrance Scholarship The Bettie D. Gonzalez Foundation of Hope is an organization dedicated to providing mentors to girls without a role model in their life. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a motherless daughter who is motivated to succeed. For more information, visit: http://www.BDGhope.org or email at info@BDGhope.org
- Ronald Stamper Memorial Scholarship Deadline: March 31, 3018 Advantage One Credit Union offers $2,500 to a college-bound student at Summit Academy. In order to be eligible, the student must have a 2.75 GPA or higher. The application can be found at http://www.myaocu.com/scholarships.
- Michigan Retailer Association
Deadline: April 1, 2018Approximately 17 scholarships of up to $1,500 will be offered to eligible students. To qualify, the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA. Apply at http://www.retailers.com and use the access code: MIRA.
- University of Dayton
Deadline: TBAHigh School Juniors and Seniors are invited to learn more about entrepreneurship, the ideation process, elevator pitches, and more. Students will have the opportunity to gain 3 credit hours and compete for UD scholarship dollars in an elevator pitch competition. For more information visit http://go.edayton.edu/entrepreneurship101
- University of Akron
Senior Day: A to ZipMarch TBA, 2018 Seniors are invited to learn more about the next steps to the enrollment process and discover more about the Akron Experience. To find out more, visit http://www.uakron.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visiting_campus/senior-day.dot.
- Penn Engineering
Deadline: February 26, 2018
Program Date: June 8th-28thPenn engineering offers a unique program for a selective group of high school students (10th to 12th grade) to experience rigorous and challenging college-level course work. Students may choose from one of six programs including: Biotechnology, Complex Networks, Computer Graphics, Nanotechnology, Computer Science, and Robotics. For more information, visit http://esap.seas.upenn.edu.
- University of Alabama
- University of Alabama Early CollegeHigh-achieving high school students are invited to spend the summer at the University of Alabama. The student will enroll in six or seven credit hours, and experience life at the University of Alabama. More information can be found at http://uaearlycollege.ua.edu.