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Important Information for Seniors (Class of 2020)

 
Dear Parents of Seniors,
 
During these challenging times, we would like to provide you with as much information as possible to keep you and your senior child informed as we navigate the end of this school year. In an effort to maintain this line of communication, we will use this format as a way to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions that are coming in from parents and students.
 
4th QUARTER, STATE ASSESSMENTS, AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • All public and private K-12 schools are closed through April 15, 2020

  • Beginning today, March 23rd, District-designed learning pathways are available, www.collierschools.com/elearns

  • Beginning Monday, March 30th, teacher-directed instruction will be done through the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Students WILL receive grades for their classes in the fourth quarter and they will receive a final report card at the end of the school year
  • Final transcripts will not be available until 4th quarter grades are submitted

  • All remaining state assessments (FSA & EOCs) are cancelled for the 2019-2020 school year
  • CLASS OF 2020 ONLY: The 10th grade reading and Algebra 1 EOC test requirements are waived as all statewide assessments and remaining ACT and SAT test dates have been cancelled. In order to meet graduation requirements, students will need to meet all credit and GPA requirements

  • School counselors are available for students and parents to email directly and will also be available for virtual meetings, directions for scheduling those meetings will be communicated during the week of March 23rd via Twitter, Facebook and email
COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS (SAT AND ACT)
SAT (www.collegeboard.org)
  • March 28th Make-Up Day – Cancelled – Students whose test centers were closed, or who do not receive scores because of any irregularities, will receive their refunds from College Board within the next few weeks
  • April 14th SAT School Day – Cancelled – Students will receive their refund from ACT in the next couple of weeks

  • May 2 – Cancelled - Students will receive their refunds in the next couple of weeks

  • June 6 – Pending
ACT (www.act.org)
  • April 4 – Cancelled - Students will receive their refunds in the next couple of weeks

  • June 13 – Pending
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) AND AICE EXAMS
ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • The AP Program has developed resources to help schools support student learning during extended closures, as well as a solution that would allow students to test at home. Please continue to look for updates on the College Board website as it has information pertaining to review materials, test dates and procedures regarding the 2019-2020 testing process. https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/news-changes/coronavirus-update
  • For the 2019-20 exam administration only, students can take a 45-minute online exam at home. Some students may want to take the exam sooner rather than later, while the content is still fresh. Other students may want more time to practice. For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates.

  • The full exam schedule, specific free-response question types that will be on each AP Exam, and additional testing details will be available by April 3.

  • Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, students and schools will have access to free, live AP review lessons, delivered by AP teachers from across the country. The lessons will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course.

  • College Board has updated portfolio submission deadline extensions for AP 2-D Art and Design, 3-D Art and Design, Computer Science Principles, Drawing, Research, and Seminar courses on the website.
AICE
  • We know that students are extremely concerned about their AICE assessments, particularly as they impact AICE Diplomas.
  • Cambridge made the announcement today, March 23rd, they will not be running international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country, which includes Cambridge International AS & A Level and Cambridge AICE Diploma.

  • Cambridge understands that students have been working very hard toward these exams. They will be working with schools to assess students’ achievements using the best available evidence.

  • Students will receive a grade and a certificate from Cambridge International, given the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their programs of study. This will ensure students do not face a disadvantage as a result of these extraordinary circumstances.

  • Additional updates are pending from Cambridge and will be shared as available.
FAFSA, BRIGHT FUTURES, AND LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Champions for Learning is working on virtual tutorials to assist students and parents with completing FAFSA applications; we will share those virtual tutorials as soon as we receive them
  • At this time, eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships will be based on available data and results; more information will be shared as available
  • Students should continue to monitor the website for scholarships and continue to apply (www.collierschools.com/scholarships)
GRAD BASH, COMMENCEMENT, AND OTHER EVENTS
  • Based on current closures and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, “Grad Bash” and other large-group trips are cancelled

  • All school-related activities and events are cancelled through April 15th. Please monitor the CCPS website for further updates

  • At this time, CCPS is still planning to hold commencement exercises for graduation. However, we will continue to follow all CDC and Florida Department of Education guidelines regarding school-related activities and events
Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility while we navigate uncharted territory during these challenging times.
 
Kamela Patton, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
 
 
Collier County Public Schools
p: (239) 377-0001
 
School Board
Mr. Roy M. Terry, Chair • Mrs. Stephanie Lucarelli, Vice Chair
Mr. Erick Carter, Member • Mrs. Jen Mitchell, Member • Dr. Jory Westberry, Member
 
Superintendent
Dr. Kamela Patton
 
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