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UNR Engineering Camps

University of Nevada, Reno is hosting several engineering camps this summer. From June 20-24 there is the Autonomous Systems & Robotics Camp ($750) and from June through July there are5 different Day Camps to choose from which run from 9 to 3 Monday Through Friday.  To register, or for more information go to

Cash For College Presentation

If you didn't  make it to Cash 4 College Tuesday Night - here's the powerpoint presentation.


UC Davis Future Vets Day


On Saturday April 2nd  the School of Veterinary Medicine and the students of the Veterinary Student Outreach Club have put together an awesome fun and education day planned for those of you who are thinking of entering the field of veterinary medicine.  This is a great oppotunity to experience what vet school and medicne is all about.  It starts at 8:30.  In order to attend the event you must register on line AND complete the appropriate forms to bring with you on the 2nd (they are available on-line as well).  For more information please go to their facebook page   Future Day (Veterinary Student Outreach Club).


Why attend a Community College?

Over 50% of MSHS students indicate they will begin their post-secondary education at a Community College.  I've uploaded a copy of the powerpoint presentation I gave in Senior English which spoke of the many benefits the Community College System offers - from certificate programs to transfer degrees.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Why Community College.ppsx,

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COS Placement Tests/Exemptions

When enrolling at COS student's need to the an English and Math Placement test.  However, their are alternate means of demonstrating college readiness.  Student's can use their SAT scores (500 English, 550 Math) or ACT scores (22 English, 23 Math).  Also, last Spring when juniors took the SBACC they were deemed

Meet the New SAT

Change for a Reason: The Redesigned SAT

Coming in spring 2016

The redesigned SAT will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success. The exam will reflect the best of classwork. Learn about the foundational research principles that are critical for student success: Empirical Foundations for College and Career Readiness (.pdf/2.16MB).

Eight Key Changes

Find out how the exam is changing, and view sample questions.

To find out more about the redesigned here to be taken to the College Board's SAT page

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College Prep Help

The link below will take you to, "I Need a Pencil!".  This site offers excellent information everything from SAT test prep (free) to financial aid and the college admission process.  Take some time to explore the site and garner some helpful information as you prepare for next year.

SAT & ACT dates at MSHS

SAT: November 7, December 5. May 7, June 4

ACT:  October 24,  June 11

Check their website for registration deadlines.

Counselor e-mail:

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UC Davis Young Scholars Program

Want to do RESEARCH in the summer on a University Campus?  Then save these dates - June 19 -July 30.  Join other high achieving high school rising juniors and seniors doing original research in biology and the natural sciences at UC Davis.  Application deadline is March 17, 2016 - $25 application fee (waivers available ... see instructions on UC Davis page)  Click here for more information   

Important Dates for Seniors

Student Support

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