Parents of College-Bound Student Athletes
If your daughter is a junior student athlete and hopes to
participate in athletics in college (Division I or II), she must complete the
following steps by the end of this year to ensure she is adhering to NCAA eligibility
must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center online at www.eligibilitycenter.org
must print the Transcript Release Form, complete it, and turn it in to her
counselor as soon as possible. If she
attended another high school prior to enrolling at St. Agnes, she must make
sure a transcript is sent from that high school as well.
taking the ACT or SAT, she must request scores be sent to the NCAA Eligibility
Center. The code is 9999.
should begin her amateurism questionnaire.
You and your daughter can register with the eligibility
center, download the Guide for the College-Bound Athlete under "Resources",
print the Transcript Request Form and begin the amateurism questionnaire by
Preparing for Finals
As May finals are quickly approaching (May 21st - 24th), it is important for students to prepare in a productive manner which can reduce stress and anxiety and increase memory and recall of information. Here are some tips and strategies for successful preparation in advance of the finals.
1. Plan your time wisely.
- Gather together all of your materials for each course
- Set priorities (look at the value of the exams and your standing in the class)
- Create a daily study plan, budgeting your time based upon your priorities and your level of prior preparation.
2. Plan and organize the content areas you need to study.
- Survey your notebook, textbook, past tests, study guides, and other handouts.
- Concentrate on the material that is most important.
- Concentrate on the material that is easier to understand and try not to spend too much time on material that is overly complex and time-consuming.
3. Skim over all of the material you identified.
- Create a list of the most likely topics to be covered on the final.
- Use the introduction and conclusion of each chapter/lap for main ideas, your highlights in the book and notes for details, the syllabus, answers to the questions at the end of each chapter, and the like.
- Ask your fellow classmates and compare information.
4. Employ a learning strategy.
Most importantly..study well, be well rested, eat nutritiously and RELAX!Fast Start
- Choose a study strategy that forces you to test your knowledge as it will be required on the exam, e.g., recall or recognition
- Create flashcards, a study guide, practice test questions, graphic organizers, charts, etc.
Fast Start, a new program designed to help seniors with the transition to college, will hold seminars in Houston in early August and one-on-one coaching throughout the summer. The program equips students with a broad base of practical skills and advice in topics ranging from customized study systems, strategic class scheduling, short vs. long term goals, health, to finance 101. See www.faststartsystem.com
for more information.