Student Services / Counseling

AP Test Registration deadline is
November 1st!

See complete information on our Testing page. (Click on the box to the left labeled "ACT, PSAT, AP and TEST PREP.")


Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY)

ATTENTION SOPHOMORES:  We are looking for an outstanding SME sophomore to attend the Hugh O’Brien (HOBY) Leadership Seminar from June 4-7, 2020.  This is an application process.  A scholarship committee will select the winner and an alternate from the submitted applications. If the winner is unable to attend, the alternate will attend the seminar. (If space is available, the alternate may also be able to attend and would be required to pay the seminar fee.)

If you are interested in applying please email or schedule an appointment with Traci Ybarra (Counselor)   traciybarra@smsd.org        The application is due Friday November 22.

About HOBY:

HOBY was founded in 1958 by actor Hugh O’Brian. He had a vision of making a difference in the lives of young people. This is an opportunity for sophomores to further develop their leadership abilities. Its mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY programs provide students selected by their schools to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning and motivation-building experiences. For complete information, visit www.hoby.org

Fall 2019 Information

Upcoming Events

Seniors who are considering applying to JCCC will want to attend Senior Day on Wed., Oct. 16, 8:30 am to noon. Learn about admissions, enrollment, financial aid, academic programs and student services. Register online

Seniors:  Check the SME Financial Aid website for upcoming events where you can get FREE help completing your FAFSA. The application opens October 1st!

Hack K-State is Kansas State University’s annual hackathon, run by students that are passionate about providing a comfortable environment for attendees to learn new technology while having fun. On November 8-10, 2019, 225 students will converge in Manhattan, Kansas, for 36 hours of hacking great projects into existence. The students hack on a wide variety of projects, ranging from smart light emergency warnings to plant identification apps. Besides being a great learning opportunity, Hack K-State is the perfect way for students to engage with sponsors from across the midwest and beyond.

JCCC College Now

Dual credit, or concurrent credit, is college credit that is earned concurrently with high school course credit in a particular class.

Here are two important reminders:

  1. APPLY – First-time College Now students will need to apply for admission. Please select ‘Summer/Fall’ application term if you are planning to take College Now classes this fall. See details instructions below.
     
  2. TEST - Many students may need to take a placement test, or send ACT scores to JCCC.  Review the CollegeNow class schedule below for courses that may require testing or ACT scores.  If you previously took the ACT test, ask the SME registrar to send your transcript to JCCC. 

Detailed instructions for students new to College Now.

Instructions for students continuing with College Now.

Use this complete Enrollment Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to enroll and click here for the course schedules and numbers:  2019 FALL & Yearlong College Now Course Schedules

 

For the SME College Algebra Trig course, please see 

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Quick step enrollment guide

Enrollment for 2020-21

Schedule Change Requests

The deadline to submit a request for yearlong and fall semester classes was Thursday, Aug. 8th, at 3:00 p.m.

Students may submit requests for spring semester schedule changes to their academic counselor up until the last day of fall classes (Dec. 17th), but they are encouraged to make requests as soon as possible.

If you have other questions about your courses or schedule, please contact your counselor.

AP Exams

Beginning this year, students must register and pay for AP exams no later than November 1st.

Any registrations after November 1st will incur a late fee. (See information below about an installment payment plan.)

Students may register for one or more tests. All tests will be administered in May 2020.  

Step 1:  Exam registration is now done through each student’s individual College Board MyAP account. 

  • Students first create a “MyAP” account 

  • Students create only one MyAP account, no matter how many AP classes they are taking.

  • Students join each subject AP Classroom with the code provided by their teacher. (If a student hasn’t joined their AP class yet, they must get the join code from their SME teacher.)

  • Students must mark “yes” in their MyAP account for each exam they wish to take. 

  • The deadline to register without a late fee is November 1st.

  • The date of each exam (in May) is displayed in individual accounts. See the complete schedule here.

Step 2:  Payment for exams is done online through Total Registration. 

  • The fee for each exam is $100.

  • The deadline to pay without a late fee is November 1st.

  • If you already have an account with Total Registration, do not create another.

  • Please follow all directions in Total Registration. You will receive a confirmation once you have paid. In addition to paying through Total Registration, students must log in to their College Board account and opt in to their test (see Step 1).

  • A late fee of $40 will be added to each exam, for a total of $140 for each late exam registration.

  • Total Registration offers families the option of making partial payments over time (until February 21st) without incurring the $40 late so long as an initial minimum payment of $25 per exam is made by November 1st. 

  • Click here for Total Registration.

Why take AP exams?

  • Students are encouraged to take exams, but it is not required. 

  • Students may be able to earn college credit or placement, depending on where they attend college and the score they earn on their exam. 

  • Use this online search tool to find AP credit policies at colleges and universities.

  • Students are encouraged to join each of their AP classes online in MyAP even if they do not intend to take the test. There are additional resources and study tools available in MyAP.

  • See College Board for more information about the benefits of taking AP exams.


If you have additional questions, please contact AP Coordinator Susan Barr, susanbarr@smsd.org