The mission of the Cambridge High School Guidance Department is to provide a comprehensive and developmental counseling program which promotes a commitment to academic achievement, postsecondary exploration, and personal growth.
The guidance program serves as an integral piece of the overall educational experience. We encourage you to become familiar with the information on our site and the services that we have to offer. We look forward to working with you soon.
The Guidance Office will be open for 2013 – 2014 school year enrollment
appointments only. The dates available to enroll are: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
and 30. Please call 770-753-7893 to schedule an appointment.
Click the following link for required enrollment documents: Enrollment Documents
FINAL TRANSCRIPTS (DUE BEFORE MAY 3RD)
The college a student plans to attend after graduation will require an official FINAL transcript to verify graduation from high school. Final transcripts cannot be processed until after final grades are posted during postplanning. All graduating seniors are required to turn in a Final Transcript Request form to the Guidance Office by May 3rd. Forms were provided to students during the Wednesday, April 10th Senior Meeting. For all requests, if the final transcript is being sent to a COLLEGE OUTSIDE THE STATE OF GEORGIA, AN ORGANIZATION AND/OR PERSON, A STAMPED, ADDRESSED ENVELOPE FOR MAILING must be provided. If the final transcript is being sent to a COLLEGE IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA, an envelope does not need to be provided. If the student is not attending college, the student should write one of the following on the form: “none” or “military” or “work.” Students may also enter their home address to have the transcript sent to them directly. Additional instructions are provided on the Final Transcript Request form.
FULTON COUNTY SENIOR EXIT SURVEY (DUE BEFORE MAY 3RD)
Fulton County Schools is conducting an online survey for all 12th grade students. The survey is required for all seniors. Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013SeniorExitSurvey to complete the survey.
GACollege411 POSTSECONDARY PLANS. (DUE BEFORE MAY 3RD)
All seniors must report their postsecondary plans in their GACollege411 account as the senior BRIDGE Law activity. Many students completed this activity when initially asked to do so the beginning of this year. However, there are still some who have not. Please find instructions for completing the activity below:
After signing in to your GACollege411 account, select ‘YOUR PORTFOLIO.’ Then select ‘COLLEGE PLANNING PORTFOLIO’ (located in the middle of the screen next to the books), “POSTSECONDARY PLANS,” “HAVE YOU GOT A PLAN?” Select one of the six options for “YOUR PATH AFTER HIGH SCHOOL” and “DESCRIBE YOUR PLAN FOR AFTER HIGH SCHOOL.” Be sure to SAVE your results!
April 10th the fourth Senior Meeting was held during lunch. Counselors hold senior meetings twice per semester to provide students timely information to assist them with the transition to college. Senior meetings are held during the first half of each lunch period. Topics reviewed during the March 13th meeting included:
- AP Pre-Bubbling Sessions
- Final Transcript Requests – DUE MAY 3rd
- Senior Exit Survey – DUE MAY 3rd
- 12th Grade GACollege411 Activity – DUE May 3rd
- Guest Speaker
For a recap of previous senior advisement opportunities, please visit the Cambridge Guidance website. For information on advisement activities for other grade levels, visit –11th Grade Advisement Activities; 9th & 10th Grade Advisement Activities
Beginning this summer, a FAFSA will be required in order to receive any state financial aid, including HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships. In order to assist you with this process, Fulton County Schools is offering FAFSA workshops with the Georgia Student Finance Commission at sites north and south of the county for families who need assistance. The north site is Milton High School. The workshop will take place as a 2-part series on April 16 at 6:30 pm and April 30 at 6:30 pm in the Milton High School Media Center.
- Session 1 will provide an overview of how to complete the FAFSA document.
- Session 2 will allow you to work through any errors on your FAFSA applications electronically. When you attend Session 2, you will need to bring the required documents that are needed to complete your FAFSA:
You will need records of income earned in the year prior to when you will start school. You may also need records of your parents’ income information if you are a dependent student.
For the 2013-2014 school year you will need financial information from 2012. You may need to refer to:
- Your Social Security card. It is important that you enter your Social Security Number correctly!
- Your driver’s license (if any)
- Your 2012 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
- Your (and if married, your spouse’s) 2012 Federal Income Tax Return.
- Your Parents’ 2012 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
- Your 2012 untaxed income records
- Your current bank statements
- Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
- Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
In preparation for AP Exams, all students taking an AP exam this May must choose one of the following pre-bubbling sessions to complete demographic information on the answer document(s). For the AP Exam schedule, please visit – http://cambridgeguidance.com/academic-guidance/systemwide-testing/ap-exams/
- Monday, April 22nd at 7:40am
- Monday, April 22nd at 3:40pm
- Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:40am
- Tuesday, April 23rd at 3:40pm
Please contact Leigh Lynott in Guidance with any questions.
The Princeton Review has partnered with the Fulton County Board of Education and your high school to provide ACT and SAT test preparation. Fulton County students receive this preparation at their school & receive a significant discount. To view available schedules, please visit http://www.princetonreview.com
Tuition: $ 125 per student until the first 25 seats of each allotted class is filled.
Fulton County BOE has a limited number of scholarships available. If you are interested in receiving a class scholarship (and receive free or reduced lunch), please contact Sharonda Youngblood at SYoungblood@Review.com.
Registration and information: Register online at http://www.princetonreview.com (under ACT or SAT classroom and your zip code).
Seats are limited! The course consists of 18 hours of instruction and 3 practice exams. ACT Classes start 2/23 and SAT Classes start 3/16.
Students can find additional details about the scholarship opportunities listed below, as well as other local and national scholarships, on GACollege411. In order to view local scholarship opportunities, students must be logged into their GACollege411 account, then under the Financial Aid Planning tab, select find scholarships. Students should be sure to update their grade level and school in the profile section to Cambridge High School in order to view local scholarship opportunities.
Cambridge Gene Henson Scholarship Program Nominee (Deadline 2/28/2013): Cambridge High School may nominate up to two candidates from the senior class for the Gene Henson Scholarship Program.
MARC Scholarship (Deadline 3/15/2013): The Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) sponsors a scholarship program for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Atlanta area sometime between grades 9 and 12.
Application: MARC Scholarship Application 2013; MARC INDIVIDUAL CONSENT AGREEMENT 2013; Scholarship Instruction letter 2013
The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship (Deadline 3/31/13): The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship awards up to five one-time $2500 scholarship awards
Application: JMSMSF_APPLICATION_FORM_2012A; JMSMSF SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA13
Beginning summer term 2013, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be required in order to receive any state financial aid, including:
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship
Georgia’s Zell Miller Scholarship
Georgia’s HOPE Grant
Georgia’s HOPE GED Grant
Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant
HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship
Georgia’s Public Safety Memorial Grant
North Georgia College and State University ROTC Grant and ROTC Grant for Future Officers
Scholarship for Engineering Education Program
Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship Loan Program
North Georgia College and State University Military Scholarship Loan
Georgia Student Access Loan (SAL)
Students complete the FAFSA after January 1st of their senior year in high school. To complete the FAFSA, please click here http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Please check with the financial aid office for any additional college-specific application policies and deadlines.
Please note that effective June 8, 2013, GSFAPPS will no longer be available as an application for any state financial aid. A 2013-14 FAFSA will be required for fall term 2013 and will be applicable through summer term 2014. A current year FAFSA is required for each year that you seek state financial aid.
If you have questions about the new requirement or if you are unsure whether you are receiving any state financial aid, please contact the Georgia Student Finance Commission at (770)724-9000 or (800)505-GSFC (4732) or your school’s financial aid office. They will be able to assist you with any FASFA processing questions.
We hope you plan to attend the PROBE College Fair hosted by Cambridge High School Guidance Department this coming Monday, February 11th at 6pm. The fair will feature private and public in-state colleges as well as private and public regional and national universities. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and parents to meet college representatives and collect important information about postsecondary options. Students and parents of all grade levels are encouraged to attend. Currently over 65 colleges have registered to attend Monday’s fair. Additions will be added up to the day of the fair.