• Due to COVID-19, we will not be returning to school this year. For the most up to date information on school closures and resources, please visit the district's webpage HERE.

    Emotional Support Services for SLPS Students and Parents:  
    Contact314-345-6900 or email:  studentservices@slps.org.

    Class of 2020 (SENIORS), 
    Even though we are out of school, please make sure that you are still staying on track! A few things that you could be doing right now: 

    • Keep up with your academics:
      • SLPS will start online learning on April 6th. To be able to access your classes, you must know how to access your school email. Here are instructions on how to do that:
        • Go to your browser and type in mail.slps.org 
        • Login using your login@slps.org (if you do not know your email address/password, contact us!)
        • You may also download the outlook app (if you are using a phone) 
      • Teacher's will also be updating their webpages with assignments.
      • If you need access to technology (internet or a device), fill out this survey.
    • Add us on Microsoft TEAMS:
      • This is where we will be posting all of the important updates as well as a place where you can ask questions! An invite was sent to your school email.
      • This can be accessed at portal.office.com 
    • Communicating with the college that you are attending next year:
      • Make sure you are admitted! If you are missing something, please let us know so we can send it. CHECK YOUR EMAILS!
      • Make sure your FAFSA went through and that you have a financial aid award letter. If not contact their Financial Aid Offices.
      • Pay enrollment fees (if required). If you are unsure, ask Admissions!
      • Schedule Orientation Dates – This is where you will sign up for classes, these usually take place in the summer time.
      • Make sure your housing contract is complete (if you are living on campus), if not contact Residential Life.
    • Work on Scholarship Applications!

    Class of 2021 (JUNIORS),
    Now is the time to start planning for your future! Here are some things you could be doing right now from home:

    • Virtual Rep Visits - We will be posting these on our Instagram at @gateway_college_advising. 
    • MOACAC Virtual College Exploration Week  Register at https://www.strivescan.com/virtual/ to hear information from 300+ colleges. Registration is FREE, but limited!
    • Common App — has put together a check-list of things that you can be doing right now to explore college options, access that HERE.
    • District ACT — The March 24th district ACT and practice ACT tests have been cancelled. The district is currently exploring alternative options.
    • Bridge to the ACT — UMSL Bridge Program is hosting a virtual ACT bootcamp June 8-12 or June 22-26. To apply for this opportunity go to: https://tinyurl.com/bridgetoact20  Contact precollegiate@umsl.edu with questions! Deadline is May 17th and this will fill up! 
    • Study for ACT for FREE  https://academy.act.org/
    • ACT Updates — Learn more about how ACT is changing come September 2020 HERE.
    • ACT Updates 4.15 — More ACT updates can be found HERE.
    • Explore Test-Optional Schools — Not a good test taker? Check out these schools that are test optional/test flexible: http://fairtest.org/university/optional/state#4 

    Other Updates/Resources:

    • St. Louis Graduates —  has put together an online resource that is being updated daily, you can access it here!
    • NPR Article — How to pick a college during this time? Locate HERE.
    • Scholarship Central — Some deadlines have changed! Check out what has changed HERE.
    • National ACT — ACT has rescheduled its April 4 national test date to June 13 across the US. All students registered for the April 4 test date will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. Please check the ACT website for updates. See ACT FAQs for additional details.
    • SAT — The SAT for May 2 has been canceled. Makeup exams for the March SAT are also canceled. Registered students will receive refunds.  Click here for the latest updates.
    • AP Tests There will be no paper administration of the AP exam this year.  AP exams will only cover content that most students and teachers covered in class by early March. Updates regarding AP exams, as well as the AP schedule may be found here.
    • The A+ Program The Missouri Department of Higher Education has made temporary changes for 2020 graduates only.  Please see the new A+ eligibility guidelines. If you have any questions, reach out to Ms. Speed.
    • The National Association for College Admission Counseling —  is providing a free online tool to serve as a central resource for information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 
    • Undocumented Families — Find resources (continuing to be updated) HERE.
    Mikayla Cowen (students A-K) - mikayla.cowen@slps.org
    Katie Meyer (students L-Z) - katie.meyer@slps.org 
    Use this email for transcripts or anything else you or your student may need in regards to their plans after high school!

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