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Jennifer Martindale, Ed.S, NCSC

Phone: 662-286-1007      

Email: jmartindale@corinth.k12.ms.us

            


   

 

 

                                                                                    

 


 

Cambridge Curriculum- Course Equivalency, Description and Course Syllabus

   

 

Do you need academic support?

  • CHS Extended Day Tutoring Program-  CHS offers after school tutoring/remediation/homework support
    • Monday-Thursday 3:15-5:30 in CHS Library- transportation will be provided if needed
    • Contact Gennella Graham for more information or to register for these services- ggraham@corinth.k12.ms.us or call the high school at 662-286-1000
    • You can sign up for the program by completing this form and returning to the high school- CHS Extended Day Registration Form

 

  • NEMCC Corinth Extension Center- offers a program called Northeast Career Development Academy (CDA) 
    • Monday- Friday 3:30-6:00pm- transportation will be provided if needed
    • For ages 12yrs-18yrs 
    • Academic Support, Life Enrichment, Career Exploration, and Family Enrichment
    • Contact Josey Pettigrew at japettigrew@nemcc.edu or 720-949-4523 for more information
    • You can sign up for the program at Registration for NEMCC CDA 

 

 

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and MS State Aid Workshop will be November 7, 2018- 2:00pm-6:00pm in the CHS Library. Seniors must complete the FAFSA if they plan to attend college. Parent/Seniors must contact the counselor, Jennifer Martindale, at 662-286-1007 or jmartindale@corinth.k12.ms.us to schedule an appointment.

 CSD Handbook- view handbook for graduation information, rules, regulations, policies, etc.

 

PARENTAL OPTOUT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS OF ALL NINTH THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE STUDENTS- select link to download the IHL & Military optout form

 

Get2College Text Messages -Sign up for two-way text messaging from Get2College! Receive reminders about when to apply for college and financial aid, as well as tips about admissions, campus visits, and the ACT. Text us anytime with questions. Messaging is available for high school students (juniors and seniors only) or their parents. Messaging and data rates apply.

 

Request a Transcript - complete and return to counselor's office or if you need to fax the request our fax number is 662-286-1003 

Request a Letter of Recommendation- complete and take to the individual who you need to write the letter

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Clearinghouse

  

Scholarships & Award Programs: 

 

ACT Student Champion Award- For Seniors- $500 scholarship. Applications can be found www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019.

Criteria for eligibility:

  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions 
  • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 

 

Coca-Cola Scholarship- Deadline October 31, 2018

Create Foundation Scholarships- The applications for the Alcorn County scholarships will be available in January or February 2019.

  • Benjamin & Corinne Pierce Senior College Scholarship
  • Owen B. Whitehurst Scholarship
  • Tom Tims Scholarship
  • Hollis Scouting Scholarship
  • Kim Green Scholarship

 

 Regeneron Science Talent Search- Great opportunity for scholarships/awards for STEM students. Application deadline: Nov. 14, 2018

 

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship- More information can be picked up in the counselor's area. Application Deadline- Nov. 15, 2018

 

 The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program- "A Constitutional Speech Contest" For Grades 9th-12th  -District & Area Level Contest begins Jan. 22, 2019. See Mrs. Treadway (B28) or Mrs. McCord (B33) for more information

 Sporting Dog Youth Art Contest- For Grades K-12- Contest rules are available at www.birddogfoundation.com Deadline for entries is January 15, 2019. 

The American College Foundation (ACF) Visionary Scholarship ProgramACF Visionary Scholarship Information - Deadline: May 1, 2019

MTAG, MESG, & HELP  (MS State Financial Aid)

 

Ole Miss AICE Diploma Scholarship Information
MSU AICE Diploma Scholarship Information 
MSU AICE Diploma Scholarship- Instructions on how to apply
MSU - ACT Scholarships & more
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship- Senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community should apply- Deadline is Oct. 17, 2018 Select- wendysheisman.com to apply

The 2019 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) This program is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Teaching and Leading in partnership with the Hearst Foundations.  The USSYP selects two (2) high school students (junior and/or senior) from Mississippi whom will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship to a higher learning institution of their choice and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Interested students may apply for the program by completing the attached application or by clicking HERE.  The deadline for accepting applications is October 12, 2018.  For more information about this program, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Teaching and Leading at 601-359-3631.

 Parents- Where are you employed? Check with your employer about scholarships for your child- Deadline: Varies, so check early

 

College- Where have you been admitted? Colleges and Universities have numerous scholarships- Apply with each individual college/university- Deadline: Varies, so check early

 

Coke Scholar Launches Scholarship Appa Coke Scholars, Christopher J. Gray (2010) created the Scholly scholarship search app. It is already ranked as one of the top apps – #4 in Education. If you are interested download this app 

Coca-Cola Scholarship- Deadline October 31, 2018

 

 


Colleges & Guides to College

 

College Application Fee WaiverIf you are a junior or senior who is eligible for an ACT waiver, you may be able to get a college application fee waived.

 Ole Miss Immunization Form

Health Forms and Requirements for New students at Ole Miss

Fair Opportunity Guide- College admissions and Financial Aid Guide  

Getting Ready for College

More than 500 universities in the USA recognize Cambridge International AS and A Levels, including all Ivy League Universities 

Selective College Admission Information

Juniors Guide to College

Seniors Guide to College

Mississippi's 2 Year Institutional Information

Mississippi's 4 Year Institutional Information

North Carolina State- Paper Mill Engineering Program

NC Undergraduate Programs- Paper Mill Engineering Program

Choices Planner

March 2 Success

Career Interest AssessmentFree test to identify your strongest career interest among six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC)

College Majors- What should I major in? MyMajors.com

Today's Military

College Planning - Great website to get you on the right path

 

 

 

 

College Visit Opportunities for Seniors & Juniors:

 

Navigating Nursing at the W- Are you interested in learning more about nursing? The MS University for Women is offering a "hands-on" learning experience on Nov. 15, 2018 & Feb. 28, 2019. Seniors and juniors are eligible to attend but students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 21 ACT composite score. Interested students need to inform Mrs. Martindale asap - space is limited.

  

 

Junior/Seniors- If you would like to get an excused day to visit a college, you must pick up a form in the counselor's office and get is signed by your teachers 2 days prior to your schedule college visit. Keep this form and return it to Mrs. Kathi Irwin, along with a letter from the college stating that you were on their campus in order to get the day excused.

 

 Fall/Spring Days- Visit the website of the college that you are interested in attending. Most colleges offer special fall dates and spring dates for interested students to come visit their campus

 

 

Leadership Opportunities:

 

Junior Leadership Alcorn (JLA) Application- Applications can be picked up in the counselor's area or downloaded and printed. Deadline: Nov. 16, 2018

 

Corinth Jr. Civitan Club- Deadline for application is Oct. 7, 2018- appications can be picked up in the counselor's office or downloaded from this link

 

 

 


 

Mississippi Governors School- (Sophomores & Juniors)- a three-week residential collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social, and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment. Deadline to appy for the summer program is typically in December.

 

 

Boys State- 

 

Girls State- 

 

 

HOBY Leadership Programs (Juniors & Seniors):

 

 

 

Special Recognition/Award Programs:

MS Scholars & Tech Masters Scholars 

 

 

 

Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities: 

 

 

Community Service Log Sheetprint this form and keep up with your community service

 

Have you made a difference in your community lately? If so, you should apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. It is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Grades 5th-12th are eligible to apply - 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards- Deadline to apply: November 6, 2018

 

Lighthouse Foundation-  (Grades 9-12) Tutoring Program. For more information, contact Taylor Combs at tcoombs@corinth.k12.ms.us
Legacy Hospice- Volunteer Program and Ambassador Program

Hospice Advantage  -(16 yrs and older)

Band-Aides needs help with concessions- Please see Mr. Dobbs or Mr. Ratliff  to sign up to volunteer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACT, SAT & PSAT

NMSQT/PSAT- Juniors and Sophomores who are interested in taking the NMSQT/PSAT on Oct. 24th at 8am need to sign up in the counselor's center by August 31st

 

NEMCC offers ACT Prep Sessions- Information- dates and Location

ACT Academy- free site with wonderful resources to help students improve their ACT scores. - Students should enter their scores from the pre-ACT or their most recent ACT. The site will provide videos and lessons to help students improve. Getting a great ACT score is possible but it does take committment and hard work.

Prep Factory - Free ACT + SAT prep website 

ACT On-Line Prep

ACT- On-Line Prep- English- 2hrs -free tutorial video

ACT-On-Line Prep- Reading- 1hr- free tutorial video

ACT-On-Line Prep Science- 1hr free tutorial video

ACT-On-Line Prep- Math- 1.5hr free tutorial video

ACT-On-Line Prep-STEM- 1hr of Math concepts and 1 hr of Science concepts-

ACT Kaplan Online Prep Live Program

The official live, online classroom prep for the ACT test. $179 or free for students who get ACT waivers.

 

  • Live, interactive streaming video classes
  • Kaplan expert teachers available to answer your questions during or outside of class hours
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Official study resources and assessments from the ACT
  • Previously recorded sessions viewable anytime
  • Full access to all aspects of the current ACT Online Prep program

 

ACT Prep- 36 University- Motion graphic videos, mini quizes, immediate feedback, progress tracking. The cost is $15 per month and you can cancel anytime

 

ACT Practice Test- Practice taking the ACT on paper, contains practice test questions, starting on page 10. 

 

ACT Information

ACT Workshops & Tips- Get2College

ACT Math Strategies & Tips

ACT English Strategies & Tips

ACT Science Strategies & Tips

ACT Reading Strategies & Tips

ACT Writing Strategies & Tips

ACT Preparation- Score Plus

SAT Information

PSAT/NMSQT

Preparing for the New PSAT/NMSQT

SAT Practice Test & More-Khan Academy

SAT Practice

 

Financial Aid: 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and MS State Aid Workshop will be November 7, 2018- 2:00pm-6:00pm in the CHS Library. Seniors must complete the FAFSA if they plan to attend college. Parent/Seniors must contact the counselor, Jennifer Martindale, at 662-286-1007 or jmartindale@corinth.k12.ms.us to schedule an appointment.

 

FAFSA Tool KitThe Financial Aid Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools

FAFSA 

What is MTAG, MESG, and HELP?

Mississippi Financial Aid

Finding Funds for College

Guide to Financial Aid for Online Distance Learning 


College & Career Readiness (CCR) Information 

ACT WorkKeys- Functional Work Skills

 

 

Graduation Information:

Differentiated Diploma Options

CHS Diploma Checklist

CHS School Profile 2017-18

AICE Diploma Requirements

Cambridge Exam Results Transcript Application Form

CHS Graduation Requirements

Early Graduation Requirements

Mississippi Scholars Requirements

Mississippi Tech Masters Scholars Requirements

 

 

Cambridge- Corinth High School and Cambridge International Curriculum:  

Corinth High School Profile

More than 500 universities in the USA recognize Cambridge International AS and A Levels, including all Ivy League Universities 

Cambridge International Examination System

Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)

Cambridge AICE Curriculum (Advanced International Certificate of Education)

Guide to AICE Global Perspectives

Cambridge Study Guides for Students

 


 Testing Calendar: 

 

  Syllabus Code Exam Date Time Duration  # Location
IGCSE American History (US) 0409/01 2-Oct-18 9:45-12:00 2h  2 A10
AICE General Paper 8004/13 2-Oct-18 1:45-4:00 2h  80 A13, A12, A11
AICE Thinking Skills 9694/21 5-Oct-18 10:00-12:00 1h 45m 45 A13, A12
IGCSE American History (US) 0409/02 9-Oct-18 10:00-12:00 1h 45m 2 A10
AICE Information Technology 9626/02 9-Oct-18  TBA 2h 30m 29 A13
AICE Divinity 8041/21 15-Oct-18 8:45-12:00*  3h  15 A12
IGCSE First Language English (US) 0524/21 15-Oct-18 9:45-12:00 2h  33 A13
AICE Mathematics 9709/11 15-Oct-18 10:00-12:00 1h 45m 2 A10
AICE Spanish Language 8685/21 15-Oct-18 10:00-12:00 1h 45m 3 A11
AICE Global Perspectives  9239/13 15-Oct-18 12:30-2:00*  1h 30m 1 Office
AICE History 9389/13 15-Oct-18 2:45-4:00 1h  21 A13
AICE Biology 9700/31 16-Oct-18 9:45-12:00**  2h  12 Lab-A7, A8
AICE Information Technology 9626/11 16-Oct-18 10:00-12:00 1h 45m 22 A6
AICE Sociology 9699/13 16-Oct-18 10:15-12:00** 1h 30m 8 A9
AICE Information Technology 9626/11 16-Oct-18 12:30-2:15** 1h 45m 7** A12
AICE Economics 9708/23 16-Oct-18 2:15-4:00 1h 30m 34 A13
AICE English Language 9093/11 18-Oct-18 9:30-12:00 2h 15m 6 A12
AICE English Language 9093/21 23-Oct-18 9:45-12:00 2h  6 A12
IGCSE Mathematics (US) 0444/23 23-Oct-18 2:15-4:00 1h 30m 5 A12
  PSAT/NMSQT   24-Oct-18 8:00-12:00 4 hr 64 Chorus
AICE Biology 9700/21 24-Oct-18 10:30-12:00 1h 15m 12 Band
AICE History 9389/23 24-Oct-18 2:15-4:00 1h 30m 20 Chorus
AICE Spanish Language 8685/01 01-24 Oct 18  TBA- Baker 20m 3 B5
IGCSE History (US) 0416/13 25-Oct-18 1:45-4:00 2h  2 Office
IGCSE Biology (US) 0438/21/41 26-Oct-18 9:45-12:00 2h  5 A10
AICE Sociology 9699/23 26-Oct-18 10:15-12:00 1h 30m 8 A12
AICE Mathematics 9709/21 29-Oct-18 10:30-12:00 1h 15m 2 Office
AICE Spanish Language 8685/31 30-Oct-18 10:15-12:00 1h 30m 3 Office
IGCSE Mathematics (US) 0444/43 30-Oct-18 1:15-4:00 2h 30m 5 A12
               
AICE Literature in English 9695/31 5-Nov-18 8:45-11:00*  2h  60 A13, A12
IGCSE Literature (English) (US) 0427/01 5-Nov-18 9:15-11:00 1h 30m 3 Office
IGCSE Chemistry (US) 0439/41 5-Nov-18 9:30-11:00*  1h 15m 3 A10
AICE Literature in English 9695/31 5-Nov-18 11:30-1:30*  2h  1  
AICE Literature in English 9695/41 6-Nov-18 8:45-11:00 2h  61 A13, A12
IGCSE History (US) 0416/23 6-Nov-18 12:45-3:00 2h  2 Office
IGCSE Literature (English) (US) 0427/02 8-Nov-18 10:00-11:00 45m 3 Office
AICE Physical Education 9396/11 9-Nov-18 8:15-11:00 2h 30m 9 A12
AICE Biology 9700/11 13-Nov-18 9:45-11:00 1h  12 A12
IGCSE Chemistry (US) 0439/21 14-Nov-18 10:00-11:00 45m 3 Office
AICE Economics 9708/13 15-Nov-18 1:45-3:00 1h  34 A13
AICE Thinking Skills 9694/11 16-Nov-18 9:00-11:00 1h 45m 45 A13, A12
               
* Indicates that there are students who have overlapping tests      
** Indicates students who have an overlapping test with AICE Info Tech and AICE Biology or AICE Sociology
  Students who DO NOT have an overlapping test with AICE Info Tech will test at 10:15-12:00
  Students who DO have an overlapping test with AICE Info Tech will  have a supervised lunch (NO Electronic Devices) in A12 and will test at 12:30-2:15