2013-2014

Anoka-Hennepin Career & College Specialists

Chronological Calendar of Events

for Anoka-Hennepin Students & Parents

 

 

 

Color Coding: 

Green:    National ACT Test Dates & Registration Dates

Blue: College Tour Days

Purple: Free Practice ACT Testing

 

 

Trimester 1: September 3 – November 26

DATE

EVENT

TIME

PLACE

Fri. Aug. 23

ACT Registration deadline for Sept. 21 test

To register for the ACT Test, go to www.actstudent.org

 

 

Tues. Aug. 27

High School’s Open Houses

6:30-8:45pm

All high schools

Sun. Sept. 8

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Sat. Sept. 21

National ACT Test Date

 

 

Mon. Sept. 23

LD/ADHD College Fair 

Cost: Free
The eleventh annual Groves College Fair is designed to help students, parents and counselors understand more about the specific programs and services for students with learning disabilities and attention disorders that are available at select colleges.

6-8pm

Groves Academy

Tues. Sept. 24

National College Fair

Free and open to the public , these college fairs  allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions.

9-12/4:30-8pm

Mpls Convention Center

Wed. Sept. 25

National College Fair

9-12

Mpls Convention Center

Thurs. Sept. 26

(Tentative date)

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

During school day

St. Cloud

Fri. Sept. 27

ACT Registration deadline for Oct. 26 test

To register for the ACT Test, go to www.actstudent.org

 

 

October in Minnesota is College Knowledge Month!

Our state has spent the last two years developing a "College Application Week" initiative. As we look forward to next fall, we are excited to announce that the former College Application Week will now be College Knowledge Month! This change is based on feedback from College Application Week site coordinators, volunteers and stakeholders. Sponsored by a Steering Committee of K12, higher education and nonprofit partners, the goal of College Knowledge Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college. This statewide effort will occur during the month of October.

Wed. Oct. 2

Practice PSAT Test w/ Kaplan

Students will get the chance to take a FREE practice PSAT test on Tues. Sept. 13 from 3-6pm - before the October 16  National PSAT Test Date!  They will get to know what to expect on test day, get a complete analysis of results so they know where they stand, and learn exclusive strategies to improve their score.  To register for the Fall Practice PSAT session.   To register, go to:  http://www.kaplanatschool.com/blaine

Scroll to the bottom of the page to sign in!

3-6pm

Blaine High School

Thurs. Oct. 3

(Tentative date)

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

During School Day

Anoka Technical & Hennepin Technical  Colleges

Thurs. Oct. 3

(Tentative date)

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

During School Day

Anoka Ramsey & North Hennepin Community Colleges

Fri. Oct. 4

Deadline to sign up for 9th grade Career Camp

Career Camp is an opportunity for freshmen to experience hands-on learning in over 25 different careers. 

Sign up in your Career Center

STEP

Secondary Technical Education Program

Sun. Oct. 6

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Thurs. Oct. 10

District Testing 

Seniors: a chance to visit colleges, work on college applications or application essays

Juniors:  will take a practice ACT Test

Sophomores:  will take the PLAN Test

Freshmen: opportunity to attend a “Career Camp” at STEP, sign up is in the Career Center and busing is provided.

Each high school will host give back sessions at night giving back the results to the Practice ACT and the PLAN tests.  These dates are listed this schedule.

Late start

All high schools

Thurs. Oct 10

Financial Aid Session with Mike Branch

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

6-7:30pm

Andover High School

Sat. Oct. 12

Practice ACT test with writing through Princeton Review  SENIORS ONLY!

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

To register, go to   www.princetonreview.com

On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.

Locate the CPHS test and click “enroll”

Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

8am – 12

Champlin Park High School

Wed. Oct. 16

District #11 PSAT Testing

8:30-11:30am

Andover High School

Tues. Oct. 22

Practice ACT Test from Oct. 12 give back results

6:30-7:30pm

Champlin Park High School

Sat. Oct. 26

National ACT Test Date

 

 

Sat. Nov. 2

College Prep 101 workshop for parents and students.

This annual workshop “College Prep 101 - Making the Road to College Easier” is tentatively scheduled for either Sat. Sept. 28 or  Saturday, November 2, 2013  at the Staff Development Center on Ferry Street in Anoka.  This workshop offers sessions for parents and students on specific college planning topics.  This is the fifth year we are offering this workshop and it is open to all students and their parents.  It is first come, first served in terms of numbers so be sure to get your registration in to the Career Center by the deadline. 

8:30-12:30

Staff Development Center

Thurs. Nov. 7

(Tentative date)

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

 

University of MN

Twin Cities campus

Fri. Nov. 8

ACT Registration deadline for Dec. 14 test

To register for the ACT Test, go to www.actstudent.org

 

 

Sun. Nov. 10

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Tues. Nov.12

Financial Aid Session with Mike Branch

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

6-7:30pm

Champlin Park High School

Thurs. Nov. 14

College Fair

This will be STEP’s 9th Annual College & Career Fair. There will be a variety of colleges for students to connect with during the school day.

TBA

STEP

Tues. Nov. 19

(Tentative date)

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

 

Private 4 year college

Tues. Nov. 19

PLAN Test Results for sophomores from Oct. 10 testing

7-8pm

Blaine High School

Thurs. Nov. 21

(Tentative date)

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

 

North Dakota State College of Science

Sat. Nov. 23

Practice ACT test with writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

     To register, go to   www.princetonreview.com

On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.

  Locate the CRHS test and click “enroll”Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

8am – 12

Coon Rapids High School

Tues. Nov. 26

Last day of Trimester 1

 

 

Trimester 2: December 3 – March 7

DATE

EVENT

TIME

PLACE

Sun. Dec. 1

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Mon. Dec. 2

Practice ACT test without writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

   To register, go to www.princetonreview.com

On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.

Locate the AHS test and click “enroll”

Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

9am – 12:30pm

No school for students

Anoka High School

Tues. Dec. 3

Junior Practice ACT Test give back results session from the Oct. 10 late start testing day.

5:30-6:30pm

Coon Rapids High School

Tues. Dec. 3

Mike Branch Financial Aid Session

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

6:30-8pm

Blaine High School

Wed. Dec. 4

ASVAB Sign up deadline for Sat. Dec. 7 testing

This is a district deadline. Sign up in your career center.

 

All Career Centers in each high school

Thurs. Dec. 5

Practice ACT Test from Nov. 23 give back results

2:30-3:30pm

Coon Rapids High School

Sat. Dec 7

ASVAB Testing

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense.

9-12pm

STEP

Mon. Dec. 9

Junior Practice ACT Test give back results session from the Oct. 10 late start testing day.

7-8pm

Andover High School

Tues. Dec. 10

Junior Practice ACT Test give back results session from the Oct. 10 late start testing day.

5:30-6:30pm

Anoka High School

Wed. Dec. 11

Junior Practice ACT Test give back results session from the Oct. 10 late start testing day.

6-7pm

Blaine High School

Thurs. Dec. 12

Practice ACT Test from Dec. 2 give back results with Princeton Review

2:30-3:30pm

Anoka High School

Sat. Dec. 14

National ACT Test Date

 

 

Tues. Jan. 7

Mike Branch Financial Aid Session

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

5:30-7pm

Coon Rapids High School

Fri. Jan. 10

ACT Registration deadline for Feb. 8 test

To register for the ACT Test, go to www.actstudent.org

 

 

Sun. Jan. 19

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Sat. Jan. 25

Practice ACT test with writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

   To register, go to www.princetonreview.com   On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.

Locate the BHS test and click “enroll” Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

8am – 12:00

Blaine High School

Tues. Jan. 28

Practice ACT test with writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

   To register, go to www.princetonreview.com

On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.

Locate the CRHS test and click “enroll”

Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

3-7pm

Coon Rapids High School

Tues. Jan. 28

Mike Branch Financial Aid Session

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

6:30-8pm

Champlin Park High School

Thurs. Jan. 30

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

3-6pm

Champlin Park High School

Wed. Feb. 5

Andover College Fair

There will be a variety of colleges for students to connect with during the school day.

8:30-10:15am

Andover High School

Sat. Feb. 8

National ACT Test Date

 

 

Tues. Feb. 11

Practice ACT Test from Jan. 25 give back results with Princeton Review

2:30-3:30pm

Blaine High School

Tues. Feb. 11

Mike Branch Financial Aid Session

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

6:30-8pm

Blaine High School

Sun. Feb. 16

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Thur. Feb. 20

College Goal/FAFSA Night

FREE Help with Your Financial Aid Application!

It will take more than good luck and best intentions to pay for college. You need a plan of action, and it should begin with Minnesota College Goal.

Attend a Workshop!

Come to this Minnesota College Goal workshop to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with help from our knowledgeable financial aid volunteers.

5-8pm

Blaine High School

Tues. Feb. 25

College Goal/FAFSA Night

FREE Help with Your Financial Aid Application!

It will take more than good luck and best intentions to pay for college. You need a plan of action, and it should begin with Minnesota College Goal.

Attend a Workshop!

Come to this Minnesota College Goal workshop to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with help from our knowledgeable financial aid volunteers.

5-7pm

Anoka High School

Thurs. Feb. 27

College Goal/FAFSA Night

FREE Help with Your Financial Aid Application!

It will take more than good luck and best intentions to pay for college. You need a plan of action, and it should begin with Minnesota College Goal.

Attend a Workshop!

Come to this Minnesota College Goal workshop to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with help from our knowledgeable financial aid volunteers.

5-7pm

Coon Rapids High School

Tues. Mar. 4

College Goal/FAFSA Night

FREE Help with Your Financial Aid Application!

It will take more than good luck and best intentions to pay for college. You need a plan of action, and it should begin with Minnesota College Goal.

Attend a Workshop!

Come to this Minnesota College Goal workshop to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with help from our knowledgeable financial aid volunteers.

5:30-7:30pm

Champlin Park  High School

Fri. Mar. 7

ACT Registration deadline for April 12 test

To register for the ACT Test, go to www.actstudent.org

 

 

Fri. Mar. 7

Last day of Trimester 2

Sun. Mar. 9

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

 

Trimester 3: March 18 – June 12

DATE

EVENT

TIME

PLACE

Sat. Mar. 22

Practice ACT test with writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

  To register, go to www.princetonreview.com

On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

  The next page will show any free events in your area.

  Locate the CPHS testand click “enroll”

Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

8am – 12:00

Champlin Park High School

Wed. Mar. 26

College Fair

There will be a variety of colleges for students to connect with during the school day. Simply register at gotocollegefairs.com before you come to the MEF, print off the barcode and bring it with you to the fair. 

8-10am

Blaine High School

Wed. Mar. 26

College Fair

There will be a variety of colleges for students to connect with during the school day. Simply register at gotocollegefairs.com before you come to the MEF, print off the barcode and bring it with you to the fair. 

11am – 1pm

Champlin Park High School

Thurs. Mar. 27

College Fair

There will be a variety of colleges for students to connect with during the school day. Simply register at gotocollegefairs.com before you come to the MEF, print off the barcode and bring it with you to the fair. 

9-11:15am

Anoka High School

Fri. Mar. 28

College Fair

There will be a variety of colleges for students to connect with during the school day. Simply register at gotocollegefairs.com before you come to the MEF, print off the barcode and bring it with you to the fair. 

8

Coon Rapids High School

Sat. Mar. 29

Practice ACT test with writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

To register, go to www.princetonreview.com

    On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.

Locate the ANDHS test and click “enroll”

Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

8am – 12:00

Andover High School

Tues. Apr. 1

Practice ACT Test from Mar. 22 give back results with Princeton Review

6:30-7:30pm

Champlin Park High School

April  6-13

National Volunteer Week

Tues. April 8

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc.

 

Anoka Technical College

Tues. April 8

Mike Branch Financial Aid Session

Mike Branch, of Focus Financial Network, will be at each of the high schools on dates listed.   This is an excellent workshop to attend for parents of any grade level student, especially those in grades 8-12.  If you wish to attend either of these nights all you need to do is show up, there is no registration.

6-7:30pm

Andover High School

Wed. April 9

Sylvan Practice ACT – no writing

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

3-6pm

Blaine High School

Thurs. April 10

Practice ACT Test from Mar. 29 give back results with Princeton Review

2:30-3:30pm

Andover Park High School

Sat. April 12

National ACT Test Date

 

 

Sun. April 13

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Tues. April 29

College Tour Day

Campus tours, admissions presentations, etc

 

Private 4 Year college

Sat. May 3

Sylvan Practice ACT – no writing

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 12pm

Anoka High School

Fri. May 9

ACT Registration deadline for June 14 test

 

 

Tues. May 13

Practice ACT test without writing through Princeton Review

Your ACT score is a critical part of the admissions process. This free ACT practice test will give you a sense of how you'd score on the real thing. After the test, we'll give you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score.

   To register, go to www.princetonreview.com

On the bottom, left of our home page, the area marked, “Attend a free event in your area” select ACT and enter your zip code.

The next page will show any free events in your area.  Locate the BHS test and click “enroll”

Proceed through the shopping cart process to complete your enrollment.

3-6pm

Blaine High School

Tues. May 13

Practice PSAT Test w/ Kaplan

Students will get the chance to take a FREE practice PSAT test on Tues. Sept. 13 from 3-6pm - before the October 16  National PSAT Test Date!  They will get to know what to expect on test day, get a complete analysis of results so they know where they stand, and learn exclusive strategies to improve their score.  To register for the Fall Practice PSAT session.   To register, go to:  http://www.kaplanatschool.com/blaine

Scroll to the bottom of the page to sign in!

3-6pm

Blaine High School

Sun. May 18

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids

Wed. May 21

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

3-6pm

Coon Rapids High School

Wed. June 11

Last day of Trimester 3

 

 

Sat. June 14

National ACT Test Date

 

 

Sun. Aug. 24

Sylvan Practice ACT

Reservations are necessary.  Call Sylvan Learning Center to reserve your seat: 763-712-1118

9am – 1pm

Sylvan Learning Center in Coon Rapids