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Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent-enrollment opportunities include fire science, EMS, and agriculture programs, as well as other courses offered by Aims. Under Concurrent enrollment, juniors and seniors may take a class and receive both high school and college credit. In addition, University Schools will pay the tuition, up to six credits per semester. This is a great way to start earning credits toward a post-secondary degree or certificate program. Concurrent-enrollment paperwork for the fall 2019 semester is due May 15, 2019, to your high school counselor.

QPR Training

North Range Behavioral Health Suicide Education and Support Services’ Project Coordinator Kimberly Pratt will host Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training for University parents on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the elementary/high school library. QPR is a 90-minute training that awards participants a nationally-recognized certification. Participants will learn the warning signs of suicide, how to ask a person the “suicide question,” how to persuade someone to stay alive, and how to access local resources. Please join us for this important event.

Los Servicios de Educación y Apoyo para el Suicidio de Salud del Comportamiento de North Range, Coordinadora del Proyecto, Kimberly Pratt, impartirán capacitación de Preguntas, Persuasión y Referencia (QPR) para padres de la Universidad el martes 30 de abril, desde las 6:00 p.m. a las 7:30 p.m. En la biblioteca de primaria / secundaria. QPR es una capacitación de 90 minutos que otorga a los participantes una certificación reconocida a nivel nacional. Los participantes aprenderán las señales de advertencia del suicidio, cómo preguntarle a una persona la "eliminación del suicidio", cómo convencer a alguien para que siga con vida y cómo acceder a los recursos locales. Por favor, únase con nosotros para este evento importante.

Attention Parents of Seniors

If your student receives a scholarship, please submit a copy of the scholarship award letter to the counseling office. Students who submit information by April 17 will receive recognition at the May 6 awards ceremony. We will include information submitted by April 26 in the commencement program. Thank you for your help!

High School Students Can Receive College Credit for Accounting

Juniors or seniors at University High School can receive three college credits at Aims Community College (ACC101) for taking accounting while in high school. Aims is offering the class, taught by University Schools faculty, on the University Schools campus during normal school hours. Students can also receive University High School math credit for the accounting course. Accounting will help those students who plan on working in a business environment, or plan on owning their own business, and helps with learning how to handle personal finances. The accounting class also exposes students to what it is like to take a college-level course. If you are interested, please sign up during the class selection days in January. Any questions, please contact JoEll Matthews.

Benefits Of Free And Reduced Lunch For High School Students

High school students can get more than financial assistance for lunch when they qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Seniors may qualify for a waiver of their college application fees if they have been approved for the program. Students may also get a fee waiver for the ACT and SAT exams and a significant reduction in the fees for the AP exam. These are great reasons to apply for the free and reduced lunch program, even if your student does not regularly eat a school lunch.

Simply bring a copy of the approval letter to your high school counselor to receive a waiver or reduction of these fees. All information will remain confidential.