LRHS Counselor’s Announcements-General Announcments
This is a reminder for all males: You are required by law to register for the Selective Service with in 30 days of your 18th birthday. To register log on to the selective service website at www.sss.gov.
Duke Youth Programs: 2020 Online Programs
AHEC’S Medical Terminology Course Dual Enrollment Opportunity!
I wanted to send you information about the Medical Terminology course I instruct online via MSSU in case any of your students would be interested in taking it for dual enrollment credit. Deadline to register is Friday, May 29th (for summer)!
NEW! FREE dual enrollment tuition waivers for students on (or eligible for) FREE/REDUCED LUNCH program. See attached waiver for details.
Medical Terminology Course for the Summer or Fall 2020 semester; enrollment open now. See attachment for an overview of the course and open this google drive folder to look through everything you need to get enrolled. Email me with your questions. https://drive.google.com/
Note: The summer course is condensed to 8 weeks from its usual 16 week format so this will be a pretty intensive learning experience that will require adequate dedication and study time to be successful!
Let me know if you/your students have any questions about the enrollment process. Thanks!
PS- As a heads up, we are working on a virtual health science camp experience for our students across MO! Stay tuned for details :)
Heather Booth, MS, RD, LD
Health Programs Coordinator
SWMO Area Health Education Center
Missouri State University
901 S National Ave. -PCOB, suite 215
Springfield, MO 65897
Washington University in St. Louis
SouthEast Missouri State University
Discover Your Summer! Missouri S&T 2020 Summer Camps
SAVE THE DATE!
Build My Future Construction Career Day and Industry Showcase!
Held on April 8, 2020 from 9am-2pm
Ozark Empire Fair E-Plex
3001 N. Grant Ave in Springfield, MO
Build My Future gives students the opportunity to have a day to work in the Construction Industry through an interactive showcase. Students will receive approximately 4 hours of activities provided by industry partners. The student activities will include educational displays, equipment operations, and learning labs. The Learning Labs will allow students to try their hands at various construction industry practices such as: Surveying, Concrete/ Asphalt Mix, Window Installation, Paint Labs, Welding Simulations, and more!
Any Students intrested in attending need to:
- Pick up a Build My Future Permission Slip in the Counseling Office
- Permission form due no later than April 2nd
- Space is Limited
MSSU School of Education Discovery Day!
Missouri Southern State University’s School of Education Discovery Day is coming up Friday, April 3! If you have students interested in kinesiology, psychology or teacher education, this is the perfect time for them to become acquainted with the different departments, learn about financial aid and admissions, hear from a student panel, tour the campus and eat lunch in the dining hall.
Students can reserve their spots for Discovery Day here.
Please call 417-625-9364 if you have questions.
We look forward to seeing your students at the School of Education Discovery Day!
Greetings from The University of Tulsa!
March is here and college basketball teams around the country are gearing up for NCAA Tournament action that starts later this month. At TU, we are also moving at lightening speed and wanted to share some information with you that might be helpful to your students.
2020 UMKC Pharmacy Camp!
Interested in learning about a Health Care Career?
The UMKC School of Pharmacy invites you to its 2020 Pharmacy Camp! This one-day, action-packed camp will show you what it’s like to study at UMKC pharmacy campus.
Get to know current UMKC School of Pharmacy students.
Any student who has completed 9th grade or above-space is limited at each location
June 5- Columbia
June 19- Springfield
June 26- Kansas City
$35.00/student/ $15.00 guest
Have a question?
2020 Missouri STEM Signing Day!
2020 Mizzou Medical Explorations Summer Workshop
Let us be your Fairy Godmother!
Join us for a Prom Dress Event
When: February 23, 2020
Time: 3-6 PM
Where: At The Avant Garde’n 140 N. 20th Ozark, MO 65721
Come pick your prom dress, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Let us pamper you and be your Fairy Godmother for Prom.
CAN’T AFFORD PROM?
FINANCES TIGHT? NIGHT TO SHINE CAN HELP!
We supply FREE dresses, tuxedos, up-dos, and much more.
Open every Saturday from February 22- April 25th from 10am till 2pm
See your school counselor for vouchers or get them on our Facebook page: Shine Inc.- A Night To Shine
Where: 116 West Main, Ash Grove, MO 65604
Hour of Code World Wide Technology 2020
Help your students embrace science, technology, engineering, art and math! We will hold hour-long sessions in Denver; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis and Springfield, MO. Students will pair up and learn the basics of code from professionals in this FREE environment. This event is for any student K – 12 grade. Educators and parents, register starting Monday, December 2, and plan to be on hand with participating children. Snacks, beverages and parking will be available at no cost.
WWT employees, please sign up here if you want to volunteer!
For questions about the Hour of Code at WWT please contact email@example.com
Saturday, Jan 11
9 AM to 2:30 PM CST - multiple 1-hour sessions
WWT Global Headquarters
1 World Wide Way
St. Louis, MO 63146
Day of Activities
Advanced and mid-level activities
Beginner/Entry level activities
February 24 - 28
4200 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64111
Sign up here to stay up to date!
Saturday, Feb 22
Glass Hall, Missouri State University
851 S John Q Hammons Pkwy.
Springfield, MO 65897
Project Self Portrait
Quick Draw Emoji
Thu, Feb. 20th 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Practice ACT Test (free)
Sat., Feb 22nd 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
This is a Facebook link, so I've also attached a flyer.
College Planning Advisor
1740 S. Glenstone Ave. Unit O
CoxHealth Medical Explorers Spring Registration
Medical Explorers offers young adults an opportunity to see if a career in health care is right for them. Registration for the next chance to participate is currently underway. Applications will be accepted for the upcoming session until March 28, 2020 at noon.
The program is open to students ages 15-20, and allows them to shadow and interact with providers across the medical field. At least once each month, students shadow for two-hour to five hour shifts in various areas of the hospital, including Pediatric Urgent Care, nursing units, surgery, Pediatric Nursing, Hospitalists, and Radiology. Medical Explorers shadow in almost every area of the hospital. Monthly meetings also introduce students to a variety of health care topics.
Currently, approximately 350 students from across the Ozarks participate in Medical Explorers, which helps them learn about the health care industry by allowing them to observe and experience a variety of areas throughout CoxHealth’ s facilities. CoxHealth Medical Explorers is the second oldest Medical Explorer program in the United States – began in 1968, and has grown to be the largest in the country.
Open House at Cox South on Saturday, March 28, 2020 9 a.m.-noon in Meeting Room 2 at Cox South. Attendance at the open house is not required. This is a come-and-go event. At the open house, students can turn in their completed application, try on scrubs (they will be ordered), then handed out a meeting), have their picture taken for your nametag, and ask questions. If students cannot make it, they can stop by the Volunteer Office to turn in their application, try on scrubs and have their picture taken.
Students participating in the summer session will be allowed to continue in the Medical Explorers program for an entire year. Students must be 15 by May 5, 2020
If you would like me to come and talk to your classes/students, please email me.
The next registration period will begin July 1, 2020.
More information: https://www.coxhealth.com/
We are also taking applications for student volunteers. For more information: https://www.coxhealth.com/
|Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Services|
|Phone: (417) 269-4157 | Fax: (417) 269-5315|
FREE Opportunity for Students: Outdoor Leadership Academy
We are now accepting applications for this year’s GLADE Project (Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems), which will be held from June 21st to June 27th. GLADE is an all expenses paid, immersive week of conservation education and leadership development open to students entering the 10th through 12th grades. GLADE has expanded since its inception in 2009, and is now a nationally recognized youth conservation leadership academy.
During GLADE, Greater Ozarks Audubon Society teams up with Missouri State University and the Missouri Department of Conservation to offer a week-long residential stay for 16 high school students at the Missouri State University Bull Shoals Field Station. With the guidance of conservation professionals, participants will engage in leadership activities, bird banding, reptile and insect research, habitat restoration, water quality monitoring, and a host of other activities. This will provide a unique environment for students to explore career and networking opportunities in an experiential setting along the historic White River, now called Bull Shoals Reservoir.
We would love to present about GLADE to your class, club or department meeting. Haley Smith attended GLADE in 2009 and is now working in conservation as a team leader coordinating seasonal work with back-country crews in Minnesota, Alaska and Oregon. She can speak about her personal experience at GLADE and opportunities that followed.
Our GLADE Co-Directors, Kendell Loyd (MS) and Rebekah Jenkins (M.Ed) are excited to return for their second year at GLADE. Kendell is a biology teacher at Logan-Rogersville High School, conducts ornithological research with Missouri State University, and is an avid birder. He taught biology lab and ornithology at Missouri State while in graduate school, and has also taught English in China since 2017 as a part of a summer school program. Rebekah has taught biology since 2006 at Ozark High School and instructs students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Environmental Systems and Societies. She also heads the high school’s Science Club Stream Team and the OHS Science Olympiad team.
For the GLADE class of 2020, we are looking for individuals with a love for the outdoors and a desire to impact the world around them. But the key to GLADE’s success is YOU! Ideally, we would like for 1-2 students from your high school to apply. Please ask your curious and interested students if they would like to become GLADE participants this summer. We need you, as the participants’ teachers and mentors, to refer your nature-loving students to us. We depend upon you to help students fill out the online application and encourage them to complete the essay on time. And it is you who writes a recommendation for the student. Applications are due March 27 and can be found here.
We, at GOAS, are proud of our track record with GLADE alumni. You can visit www.greenleadershipacademy.org to read some testimonials and find out more about the program.
Attached is a pdf of a flyer that you can share with students. Please let us know if we can answer any questions, provide more information, or work with you to schedule a presentation. Thanks so much for your support of this quality youth conservation leadership initiative!
GLADE Recruitment Coordinator
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems
c/o Greater Ozarks Audubon
P.O. Box 3231
Springfield, MO 65808
Mizzou MACC Application
Academy Of Hair Design
Great Opportunity! Looking for a new career?
Free 6-Week Introductory Program- January 27, 2020- March 2, 2020
Washington University in St. Louis
WashU offers several summer programs for high school students that allow them to experience university life inside the classroom and beyond!
DECA is sponsoring a CLUB Z ACT prep course
When: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Where: LRHS in room #508
Time: 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
REGISTER ONLINE: ClubZ-feb2020act.evenbrite.com
Early Bird Registration-enroll by January 23, 2020 for $89 early bird pricing.
Tickets purchased after January 23 are $99
Registration closes January 30, 2020 at noon.
$25.00 per ticket will be donated to Rogersville DECA
Mercy Medical Explorer Program-2020
How to join:
In order to participate in the program, each explorer must:
Many Mercy-Springfield Hospital departments serve as sites where healthcare professionals can be observed in their normal work routine and Explorers can interact with individuals in the roles of physician, nurse, pharmacist, respiratory therapist, paramedic, physical therapist, diagnostic imaging specialist, laboratory technologist, and others. Explorers may, but are not required to, participate in limited patient care duties at the discretion of the sponsoring co-worker, patient and student, and within the scope of service. Certificates of program completion are awarded to those explorers completing 75% attendance of the business meetings and 10 clinical rotations in their clinical pathway during the 4-month session.
For more information, please contact the Mercy Medical Advisors via email @:
Karen Kyle Alan Dixon
Talent Development & Optimization Human Resources
FEES & REQUIRED PURCHASES
$50 annual registration fee & $35 for a set of scrubs
Explore OTC Open House-2020
Prepare For Success Spring Courses ACT Test Prep Courses
ACT Blitz ACT Summer Institute ACT Summer Institute
Feb 23- Mar 29, 2020 June 1- June 4, 2020 July 13- July 16, 2020
1:00pm-5:00pm 9am-3pm 9am-3pm
Sundays Mon.- Thurs. Mon.- Thurs.
MSU Campus MSU Campus MSU Campus
Cost: $499 Cost: $499 Cost: $499
$50 off with promo code: MSUDC
Call for more details- (417) 836-8974
Application deadline is February 14, 2020!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Class of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy.
All interested high school sophomores and juniors should apply online in one of the following areas:
Contact MFAA by calling (417) 836-6607 or email MFAA@MissouriState.edu.
Missouri State University College of Education
The Missouri State University College of Education invites students to participate in a program for your freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Missouri State’s new Bear Partnership program encourages students to attend a week-long immersion program on the Springfield campus that will expose them to some of the opportunities they can expect from their college experience. It will be taking place this summer from June 7th - June 12th 2020.
Students will experience our campus and prepare themselves for college life by participating in ACT preparation sessions, attending workshops on different aspects of campus life, experiencing residence hall living, delving into various education careers, and exploring Springfield by attending local attractions. All of these activities are designed to familiarize your students with the college experience and give them the opportunity to start planning for college and their careers. And – it is totally FREE!
Missouri is facing teaching shortages in all teaching fields. We hope you will encourage your students to take advantage of this amazing opportunity and let us show them why we believe we are the best university, College of Education and teacher preparation institution in the state of Missouri!
Please visit the page below for application information.
Dr. James Satterfield - Department Head
Counseling Leadership and Special Education
Dr. Denise Cunningham - Department Head
Childhood Education & Family Studies
50th Annual Missouri Cadet Patrol Academy
June 7th thru June 12th, 2020
In partnership with the MSHP training academy, this is a great opportunity for a peek into the Highway Patrol recruits training. Cadet Patrol is a program with no cost to the applicants.
One $500 scholarship and various awards are given for their hard work, during the graduation ceremony. Please feel free to contact the attached District Chairman assigned to the county your school is located. Also, welcome contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you so much for all you do in guiding the young men and women of your communities.
1. Age - 16 -18. No condition of race, creed, color or sex is a prerequisite for selection. Former Cadet Patrol Graduates are NOT eligible.
2. Applicants must have a ( C ) average or higher (2.0+ GPA). Home-schooled students that meet the (C) average requirement are also eligible.
3. Must furnish own transportation to and from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy.
4. Every applicant must be of good moral character and come well recommended.
5. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and able to participate in a rigorous physical program.
6. Copy of Valid Missouri driver’s license and health insurance card MUST be attached.
7. This application must be endorsed by an American Legion Post in your area to be considered.
(Note: Check for fee of $450.00 PAID BY SPONSORING POST MUST ACCOMPANY APPLICATION; make it payable to The American Legion Department of Missouri.)
If any students interested we have paper work in the Counselor’s office.
The American Legion
Department of Missouri
Ranken Technical College Fall LAN Party
Ranken Technical College invites all interested High School Seniors to join in a Rat Rod car-building competition at our St. Louis campus! Participating Seniors will learn to build an infamous Rat Rod in only one week – and no prior experience is needed! The event is free, and the cars will be auctioned off to fund college scholarships. The attached flyer contains more information and Ranken welcomes any interested students from your high school to participate.
The basics are:
If you have any questions, please contact Connie Gates.
Admissions Counselor – SW Region
Ranken Technical College
4431 Finney Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63113
Journey to College FAFSA Frenzy!
Get FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
When: Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Time: 5-7 PM
Where: Information Commons buliding, first floor, (OTC) Springfield Campus
Class 101-Southwest Missouri:
Want to improve your ACT score?
Class 101 is offering an ACT prep course!
Come Explore S&T at our Diversity Showcase!
Pick up at the North Hanley Metrolink Station
Upcoming College Representative visit to LR-HS- 2019-2020
Monday, November 11, 2019 Midwest Technical Institute Representative
If any student’s are interested in meeting with any of these College Representatived please sign up in the Counselor’s office on the sign up sheet.
MSU-SHOWCASE 2019/ NOVEMBER 2!
Greetings from The University of Tulsa!
We are well into October and have a few things to share with you and your students.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to help!
The TU Office of Admission
Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
Build My Future Healthcare Career Day and Industry Showcase
Date: 10/22/2019 Depart LRHS at 8:30 a.m. return at 2:00 pm
Held At: Mercy Hospital McAuley Conference Center
Juniors and Seniors Eligible
Sign up with Primary Counselor in Counseling Department prior to September 27, 2019 - Student Number capped at 45 students
Students have to return permission form by September 27, 2019.
Students must have at least one of these met to be eligible to attend:
ICAP listed Health Services as Career Path
Student enrolled in Medical Explorers
Student enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology
Build My Future: Healthcare gives students the opportunity to have a day to work in the Healthcare Industry through an interactive showcase. Area employer’s, organizations, and educational institutions will participate as sponsors and exhibitors. Learning labs will allow students to try their hands at various healthcare industry practices such as: Surgery, Suturing, Phlebotomy, Audiology and more.
Please share this information with your junior and seniors.
CoxHealth Medical Explorers Spring Registration-2020
Medical Explorers offers young adults and opprtunity to see if a career in health care is right for them. Registration for the next chance to participate is currently underway. Applications will be accepted for the upcoming session until December 1st, 2019 through January 18th, 2020. Open house at Cox South on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 9am-noon in meeting room 2 at Cox South. For more information: https://www.coxhealth.com/schools-education/medical-explorers/
You can also come to the counselor office and pick up an application.
After Care at the Upper is hiring and we are now open to hiring high school students age 16 and up.
If you know any students who might be interested could you have them email me or call me? We would love to have student's who love kids and are ready to be role models in the building. We have a huge chance to make relationships and have a great time with the kids at After School....we just need help finding the right people.
Let me know if you can think of anyone who would be interested.
Jan McClellan M.Ed
After School Coordinator
Logan-Rogersville R-8 School District
"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world" -Malala
Missouri State University West Planins
Red Carpet Days-Come see what Missouri State -West Planis has to offer!
Reserve your spot today!
Sign up online: wp.missouristate.edu/admissions/campusvisit.htm or call 417-255-7955 or 888-466-7897
High School Volunteer Programs (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020)
Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
High school volunteers are trained to interpret to our guests about the Aquarium and the Wildlife Galleries. Participants will receive special instruction on many aspects of aquatic life and conservation; in turn, they share this information with guests at various exhibits in each gallery.
For more information or to Apply today to start this amazing journey, visit: wondersofwildlife.org/volunteer
Journey To College: (FAFSA Frenzy)
Where: Columbia College Springfield Campus/HWY 65 and Battlefield, RD Suite 250 (2nd floor) in the Aaron Sachs Building.
When: October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, & November 1st
Time: 10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Columbia College-Springfield (417) 881-4466.
Askinosie Chocolate University
Springfield, Missouri – Askinosie Chocolate & Drury University partner to offer a unique learning opportunity, Chocolate University, to Springfield area high school students and are now accepting applications for the 2020 Chocolate University international business immersion program at chocolateuniversity.org. All application materials must be submitted online by September 30, 2019.
Who should apply? Memebers of the classes of 2020 or 2021 from Greene and Christian counties. Students with entrepreneurial spirits, those curious about international and direct trade, believers in doing good through business, seekers of meaningful career. We are lookin for diverse perspectives from a variety of socio-econmic levels, ethnic backgrounds, and interest areas. If you have any question please email Melissa Gelner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSOURI STATE APPLY FOR FREE 2020 SEMESTER!
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
Will be coming soon-Feb of 2020
Local Employment Opportunities
|Cox Health Systems||https://careers.coxhealth.com|
|Oxford Health Care||www.helpathome.com|
|OCH Health Systems||www.ochonline.com|
|Business, Management & Tech|
|Bass Pro Shops||https://careerarc.com|
|Industrial & Engineering Tech|
|SMC Packaging Group||www.smcpackaging.com|
|Associated Wholesale Grrocers||www.awginc.com|
Academy of Hair Design
NOW OFFERING NIGHT BARBERING CLASSES!
TUE - THURS 5PM-9PM
SAT 8:30AM - 5PM
Schedule your personalized tour: 417-881-3900
Mercy - Alive at 25 - Defensive Driving Course
Proven To Help Teach Young Adults To Drive Safe And Responsibly
Alive at 25 is a highly-interactive course developed by the National Safety Council that helps young adults under the age of 25 take greater responsibility for their driving by focusing on behavior, judgment, and decision making. This free 4-hour classroom course teaches young drivers that there are consequences to their driving behavior and provides the tools for making positive choices.
What Participants Will Learn
Hear From Past Participants
Alive at 25:
Stanford Pre-College Program
Find yourself at Stanford - Summer programs offered to students grades 7-12
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offer highly motivated, intellectually curious students the opportunity to investigate topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Students engage in small classes taught by instructors who are experts in their fields and passionate about teaching. In this setting, students hone their academic skills and form new friendships with intellectual peers.
Stanford Sports Business Academy – Grades 10-11
Students get a glimpse into the world of sports and entertainment, with a focus on management, law, negotiation, marketing, and leadership.
Summer Humanities Institute – Grades 10-11
A three-week residential program where students explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors.
Summer Arts Institute – Grades 9-11
Students come together for a three-week intensive arts program offering academically challenging, interdisciplinary courses in art, visual design, and music.
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory’s Outreach Summer Program – Grade 9
The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has opened its lab doors with a summer program aimed at increasing the number of women in science.
High School Summer College – Ages 16-19
High-achieving students to enroll in Stanford’s Summer Quarter and take the same courses as fully matriculated Stanford students and other visiting undergraduates.
Summer Institutes – Grades 8-11
A three-week summer residential program where students engage in single-subject intensive study and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) – Grades 10-11
SUMaC welcomes an elite group of talented current students from around the world for intensive study in advanced mathematics.
University-Level Online Math and Physics – Grades 9-12
13 courses are offered throughout the year to give students the opportunity to take an advanced offering of math and physics courses not typically available in secondary schools.
Stanford Online High School – Grades 7-12
Through vibrant, real-time, online seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Stanford OHS offers a number of enrollment options including taking a single course.
For more information visit: https://spcs.stanford.edu/collegecounselor?utm_campaign=CACmailing&utm_source=CACmailing&utm_medium=email
Lost & Found Grief Center
Lost & Found Grief Center is partnering with both local hospitals and several other non-profits to offer groups to families who are struggling with a serious illness or life-changing medical event. Groups are for children ages 5-18 whose parent/caregiver has recently had a life-changing medical event, illness, or diagnosis. This can include head injuries that left the parent impaired, or illness in which the family is now adjusting to treatments (even if the prognosis is good), or a potentially terminal diagnosis. Our purpose is to provide a setting in which children can talk about their worries/fears, learn to communicate with parents, & learn about medical terminology.
For more information contact Lost & Found at 417-865-9998.
LGBTQ Teen Group
The mission of Megan’s Rainbow is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ teens to interact with peers, share coping skills, and enhance their understanding of self and others. The goal is to foster resiliency and healthy choices within the individual while promoting unity within our community.
Free group for teens 14 – 17 years old (Must have parent/guardian permission)
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm
Where: Brentwood Christian Church, 1900 East Barataria, Springfeild, MO 65804
For more information, please see your counselor.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program-HOBY- Empower-Lead-Excel
Sophomores-HOBY’S flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community. Selected student will attend a three-or four-day seminar to participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders in their state, and explore personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community. If interested, please see your counselor.
Juniors & Seniors - Register directly for the Advanced Leadership Academy.
Register at www.hoby.org/advanced-leadership-academy
United States Air Force Academy
Junior year is when the application process (http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/application-steps/) to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online (https://admissions.usafa.edu/gateway/gateway.aspx). Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations (http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/nominations/) from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.
Who Are We Looking For?
The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:
- Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
- Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
- Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
- Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
- Work background, including prior enlisted service
- Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
- Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance
We take a holistic view of our applicants. They're more than a GPA or standardized test score. We're looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities. For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience. This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like. If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor (http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/find-your-admissions-liaison-officer/).
If you have students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance. We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.
For more on available dates for both tours, please go here (http://www.academyadmissions.com/visit-the-academy/escorted-tours/) or call 1-800-443-3864.