To the seniors:
So as to ease the burden that can come with submission of numerous essays and supplements in support of applications to college during the fall of the senior year, the administration has developed a variety of support mechanisms for seniors.
A hard copy of the essay is to be submitted on the first day of class of your English class in August.
Your essay may use as its prompt any of the following:
The essay, as submitted, will be given to your counselor for review; that way, when you meet with your counselor in the fall, work has begun on what will evolve into a finalized college application essay.
We highly recommend that you read over the following guidelines prior to beginning your essay:
Each of you is invited to attend a two-day session designed to assist you in the development of a college admission application essay. Each day will begin with a general training session, followed by time for individual assistance. Counselors and members of the English Department will be present to provide such assistance.
This service is offered to you free of charge. However, you must pre-commit to attending (see below) so that we may anticipate numbers attending.
During early October, several days are set aside when seniors will be assigned NO HOMEWORK IN ANY OF THEIR CLASSES! This will allow them some concentrated time to work on essays and supplements due as a part of their college applications.
For October, 2019, those “College Essay Days” are Saturday, October 12th through Sunday, October 20th. On each of those days, no assignments will come due in any classes for seniors—and this includes no assigned reading.