How to Apply for The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
If you are a student in grades 5-12 who has made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1,000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C., next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! Even more importantly, you could win recognition that might inspire other young people to follow your example. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial and NASSP, have honored more than 100,000 middle and high school students at the local, state, and national level over the past 20 years solely for their volunteer work.
Please complete and submit the application at http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit by November 4, 2014.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing application season is in full swing! Applications close November 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM, EST, so please encourage all the young women in your classes and school who are technically-minded computer coders, programmers, hackers and web designers to apply
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The new SAT is scheduled to debut in the Spring of 2016 and was redesigned to align with the Common Core Standards. The updated SAT will feature a number of significant changes designed to focus on a deeper understanding of the skills and knowledge necessary for college and career readiness. The PSATs will also be redesigned and debut in the fall of 2015. This new version of the PSATs will provide students with a preview of the changes they can expect on the SAT.
The C2 education organization is offering free practice tests of the new version of the SATs on November 4th (Election Day) and November 11th (Veterans’ Day). If you are interested in registering your child for this test, or a different diagnostic test (e.g., the current SAT or ACT), please call or email them directly at (203)969-6540 or email@example.com You can also inquire about their subject specific tutoring, study skills, and summer programs.
Students can also see their guidance counselors for info about SAT or ACT tests or parents can contact them directly if they have any questions.