Career Counseling/Public Safety Career Chat

The following are links to the Career Counseling Spring Newsletter and the Public Safety Career Chat.

Some information about the career chat: There will be a public safety career chat on Tuesday, April 25th at 3:30pm. This event included an opportunity for students and parents to hear from the Michigan State Police, FBI, and Fire Department. 

PSAT/ SAT Student Search Program

Next week we will be administering the PSAT/SAT assessments. Students taking the PSAT10 or SAT will have the option to participate in the College Board’s Student Search program which connects students to Scholarship and College Match tools. 
This service is optional and should students choose to participate, the questionnaire must be completed at home prior to taking the exam, it will not be completed in school. To opt-in to the Student Search Program, please follow these steps:

  • visit http://studentsearch.collegeboard.org
  • Click “Connect Now”
  • Sign in to your College Board account. If you do not have a College Board account, you can create one. If you forgot your password, click “Forgot Password”. Dearborn Public Schools does not have access to student accounts and is unable to access account information on your behalf.  Should your student have accessibility issues, please reach out to College Board support at the following phone numbers: 
    • SAT: 866-756-7346 or PSAT 10:
    • 866-433-7728.

MI State Police Trooper Explorer Program

 The Metro South Post in Taylor is starting a police explorer youth program. In the program, explorers will conduct scenario-based training, community service events, and group events to expose individuals to the law enforcement profession, strengthen relationships with the community, and develops the individuals’ leadership skills. The program provides explorers with Trooper mentorship, scenarios involving ethical decision making, participation in group activity, and recognition of achievement. The program provides career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

The Joy of Coding- Summer Opportunity

Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan is excited to be offering a virtual course that high school students can participate in this summer, The Joy Of Coding, which takes place July 5, 2021-August 13, 2021.

The Joy of Coding is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power and thrill of coding computers to do amazing things. Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. You’ll learn by doing and experience how coding powers apps such as Snapchat and TikTok. 

No prior coding experience is required! Anyone who wants to learn is welcome!

Students will: 

  • Learn to code at their own pace with support from Michigan ECE faculty and students 
  • Have weekly coding lectures/assignments using an interactive textbook
  • Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code
  • Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college applications

Please visit our website for further information including math prerequisites, cost ($99), important dates, and more! For priority consideration, please submit an application by April 15, 2021!

For further questions, please email continuum-coding@umich.edu.

Attention Juniors

Attention Juniors the SAT test is just around the corner!

Here is some great information to help you prepare for the test.

  • Khan Academy:  Free SAT Test Preparation and Practice Tests  https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
  • SAT Test Registration: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
  • If you are thinking about purchasing an SAT study guide here are some suggestions:  Princeton Review, College Board, and Kaplan.  The books can be purchased at a variety of locations including Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com
  • What SAT/ACT and GPA do you need to be accepted into many of the Michigan colleges? 

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