WELCOME TO THE ACADEMIC COUNSELING DEPARTMENT
Here at Summit Academy North High School the Counseling Department is dedicated to helping every student achieve their academic goals. The College Corner site provides our students with important information for classes, graduation and college placement during their high school career.
Mrs. Gunter Ms. Pizzo
Academic Dean 9th & 10th grade Counselor
|View your SAT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 scores
- Go to collegboard.org.
- Click on the appropriate test.
- Click on "Get Your Scores.�
- Click on "Sign Up.�
- Fill in all the required information.
- Click on "Confirm.�
You will then see your Total Score and a break down of Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math.
You can then click on "View Details.�
Summit Academy North High School has partnered with Parchment to order and send
your transcript and other credentials securely. This link will open a new browser.
It is recommended that you complete the FAFSA online. The website for the FAFSA is www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The first thing you need to do is register for a PIN. This can be done
by clicking the PIN Site icon at the top of the page. Once you have
registered your PIN, you can complete the FAFSA by simply clicking START
HERE on the FAFSA home page. There are two documents that may be useful
in completing the FAFSA home page. Both of these documents can be found by
clicking the Student Aid on the WEB icon at the top of the FAFSA home
page. Once there, click the Tools and Resources button found on the left
hand menu. The first document is under Completing the FAFSA. Push Go
and download the PDF for 2017-2018 college school year. This document is a comprehensive
overview of the FAFSA. The second document can be found in Tools and
Resources under FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. Click Go and download the
2017-2018 school year.
Please complete the FAFSA as soon as you can. Students can file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016. The deadline for the
State of Michigan is March 1, 2017. Please contact me with any
College Application Process at Summit Academy High School
Apply no later than December break if you are interested in scholarships
from the college. Most colleges automatically enter your information
into their scholarship data banks when your application is received.
There is a great deal of money generated by most colleges that is
specifically for their students. You therefore must apply and be
accepted before you can qualify for these scholarships. Seniors who wish
to attend college need to be certain the counseling department is
notified of each and every application made. This includes all online
applications and on-site applications. Applying online is highly
recommended by most universities today. If you choose online, you must give your counselor the
"counselor section� of the application so your transcript can be mailed
out. If you do not apply online, as soon as you complete your
application, return it to your counselor along with a check for
the application fee. Your counselor will complete the application and
mail it. Remember, the longer you take to complete the application, the
longer it takes to receive a reply from the college. You also risk
losing out on your choice of college, if the college you hope to attend
ends their application deadline earlier than they advertise. We urge you
to complete your applications as soon as possible.
SAT Test Date: Registration Deadline:
March 11, 2017 February 10, 2017
May 6, 2017 April 7, 2017
ACT Test Date: Registration Deadline:
February 11, 2017 January 13,2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017
The AP Test Dates for 2016-17 School Year
AP Psychology Test Monday, May 1, 2017
AP Calculus AB Test Tuesday, May 9, 2017
AP English Language & Composition Test Wednesday, May 10, 2017
AP World History Test Thursday, May 11, 2017
First Time Dual Enrollment Students will need:
1. Students are allowed to take 1 or 2 classes
2. An Application for Dual Enrollment/Consent Form
3. An unofficial copy of H.S transcript
4. A Copy of student and Parent's State ID or Driver's License
5. A Letter of Payment from H.S
Dual Enrollment forms need to be turned in every semester.
Michigan Merit High School Graduation Requirements
4 Years of Math
4 Years of Language Arts
3 Years of Science
3 Years of Social Studies
1 Year of Physical Education/Health
1 Year of Fine Arts
1 Year of an Online Learning Experience
2 Years of a Foreign Language
Summit Academy High School encourages all of our students to give back
to the community through community service. We recommend the following
amount of service for each grade level. The community service hours are
applied to the school year they were completed including the summer.
9th � 5 Hours; 10th � 5 Hours; 11th � 5 Hours; 12th � 5 Hours. All forms
must be have an official signature.
Some examples of approved community service are:
1. Volunteering at a city or county public library.
2. Tutoring at an elementary or middle school
3. Volunteering at a recreation center or local events.
4. Going with a church youth group to work at a soup kitchen.
The scholarship applications are available in Mrs. Gunter-Alford's
office. Please read each scholarship complete to ensure you meet the
eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Helpful Scholarship search engines
Current scholarships offers
Spirit of the Future Scholarship for High School Seniors The Center is proud to announce the Spirit of the Future scholarship program, which offers scholarship opportunities for students graduating from a CMU-authorized high school. The scholarships available are The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools Scholarship, which is available to any senior that meets the eligibility requirements, and the Dr. Leonard E. & Louise A. Plachta Scholarship, which is available to a senior that meets the eligibility requirements and will graduate from a CMU-authorized high school in Detroit. The Center has awarded four students scholarships over the last three years, totaling $17,500 in academic assistance. Applications are available on the Center�s website at www.thecenterforcharters.org/spiritofthefuture/
NFL Alumni Detroit Student Athlete Scholarships
Deadline: February 24, 2017
The NFL Alumni-Detroit Chapter
supports two $2,500 student athlete scholarships for one male and one female
high school student athlete, who attends high school within Wayne County,
Michigan. The NFL Alumni - Detroit Chapter believes that student athletes
should be recognized for their academic achievement and should be encouraged to
pursue career goals beyond athletics. Go to http://nflalumnidet.org/scholarshipsfor more information.
Students interested in Schoolcraft college may look for scholarship opportunities at http://www.schoolcraft.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships
Stephen Soldiers Scholarship
The Stephen's Soldiers Foundation is a non-profit organization offering scholarship assistance to young people who have had or are currently fighting cancer. For more information regarding eligibility and required documents please visit: http://stephenssoldiers.org/scholarships.html
h Central Michigan University is offering the
Spirit of the Future Scholarship.
There are numerous scholarship opportunities for students interested in Central Michigan University. For more information please visit:
Governor John Engler center for Charter School Scholarships and Dr. Leonard e. & Louise A. Plachta Scholarship
Candidate must be graduating, or
have graduated, from a charter public school authorized by Central
Candidate must be attending CMU.
Candidate must have a minimum
cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
A completed scholarship application.
(An electronic version is available at
A recommendation from a teacher or
Your school transcript.
One page, single-spaced essay on an
event or person that has had an impact on you and how it/they affected
questions or more information about the Spirit of the Future scholarships,
please contact Tim Odykirk at 989-774-2100 or todykirk@TheCenterForCharters.org.
2015-2016 RARE Everyday Hero
opportunity for current seniors. There is no GPA or test score
requirement so it is a great opportunity for any student pursuing a Michigan
college, university, or post-secondary education. There is more information
about the scholarship on our website at http://www.winningfutures.org/rare-everyday-heroes/scholarships/.
Elks National Foundation
The Foundation awards
$3.74 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide
through its Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest.
Students must be high
school seniors and US citizens.
Students are judged on
scholarship, leadership and financial need.
available at www.elks.org/enf/scholars. Applications can be dropped off at the Elks Lodge
nearest to where you live; contact the Lodge for application drop-off times
(find a Lodge at www.elks.org/enf/findalodge.cfm)
The American Legion Scholarships:
The American Legion Department offers various scholarships. Please visit:
Gates Millennium Scholars
Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS
scholarship if they:
- Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native,
Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
- Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of
the United States
- Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3
(unweighted) or have earned a GED
- Will be enrolling for the first time at a US accredited
college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities through
participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
- Meet the federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria as
determined by FAFSA
- Have completed and submitted all three required forms
(nominee personal information form, nominator form, and recommender form)
by the deadline
of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit
Deadline: January 13, 2017
- The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit is
sponsoring 10 unique scholarship opportunities.
- To be eligible to apply for one of these 10
scholarships, applicants must minimally meet one of the following
criteria: ACT score of 31, or SAT score of 2100 (or the 2016 SAT equivalent), or top 1% of your
- More information and applications are available at http://www.umclubgreaterdetroit.org/.
Central Michigan Leader Advancement Scholarship
of $8,000 for high school leaders
- Must be involved in high school activities and or
- Application available online at www.cmich.edu/cmulead
Joyce Ivy Summer
foundation was established to provide exposure, counsel, encouragement and
financial support to young women in Michigan who have the potential to attend
an Ivy League or equivalent institution but are hindered by financial
- The foundation is looking for high-achieving female
sophomore or junior students who would benefit from a scholarship to
attend a summer academic program at an Ivy League or equivalent college.
Joyce Ivy Scholars are able to spend between two and eight weeks
studying under faculty at leading institutions including Harvard, Brown,
Cornell, Yale, Columbia, Penn, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford.
- Applications and information are available online at www.joyceivyfoundation.org.
- Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as pre-college
financial aid budgets tend to be consumed relatively early in the
Society of Women Engineers--Detroit Section
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Applicants must be females in their senior
year of high school in Michigan enrolling in college in the fall.
- Applicants must be pursuing an engineering degree at a
university or college with an ABET accredited engineering program.
- For more information, contact Shannon Atchison at
Shannon.email@example.com or at (586) 453-3745.
- The application form can be found on the National SWE
National Association of Black Suppliers
- This organization provides scholarships to graduating
African-American seniors who have outstanding academic and community
leadership and who plan to enroll full-time in engineering, technology,
business, health-care or a related curriculum.
- Scholarships are $5000 per year for up to five years
and can be used for tuition, room, board and fees at a 4-year college or
university of the awardee�s choice.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a U.S.
- Questions should be directed to Rhonda Glover at
- Application available online at http://www.nabssf.org/Guide.html
Kroger launches "I Can Make History"
Kroger invites students to showcase their talents and win $71,000 in
scholarships and prizes during The Kroger Co. of Michigan�s ninth annual "I Can
Make History� contest, which kicked off Jan. 6.
Students in the fourth through 12th grades are encouraged to
demonstrate their creativity in categories for art, essay, music
Besides individual awards, Kroger will offer a $3,000 Best in Show
Scholarship and a $5,000 School Leadership Award as part of the $71,000 presented.
The latter honors the school with the most winning entries in the combined
Students may submit only one entry per category but are encouraged
to enter multiple categories.
are invited to pick up contest packets at their local Kroger store or access
forms at www.icanmakehistory.com. The contest for the 2017-2018 school year begins January 2017.
Eastern Michigan University Education First Opportunity Scholarship
EMU will be offering the Education First Opportunity Scholarship to students who meet the following criteria:
1. Students have a minimum score of 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT excluding writing.
2. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
3. Qualify for any amount of Pell Grant through the FAFSA
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic Heritage. Visit http://hsf.net/en/scholarships for more information.
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Students that demonstrate a the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship may be eligible.
Please visit: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/
Baker College Board of Regents Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Scholarship applications are based on academic performance. To apply please visit: https://www.baker.edu/media/ckfinder/files/Board_of_Regents_Scholarship.pdf
Baker College-Career Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Scholarship applications are based on academic performance. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be eligible. The application can be found at https://www.baker.edu/media/ckfinder/files/Career_Scholarship%20App.pdf
Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:
+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare
Interested students may visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Deadline: January 31, 2017
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes high school age student who are helping improve race relations in their schools or communities. Winner receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. Apply online at www.princeton.edu/prize.
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Several scholarship opportunities are offered at cfsem.org/apply/scholarships.
Deadline: June 1, 2017
The Lawyers here at Groth & Associates are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify. To qualify for this scholarship:
- Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
- Fill out the form with your contact information
- Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
- Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome
I Matter Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2017
The VILLA "I Matter" Scholarship will provide tuition assistance to graduating seniors enrolling in an accredited undergraduate program in the fall. The recipients of this scholarship are selected based on the applicant's demonstrated academic achievement, community service involvement, verbal communication skills, resume, and reference letter. https://www.ruvilla.com/jtm/imatter
Church's Chicken Community Scholarship Program
Deadline: February 15, 2017
The Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in 16 eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student's choice. Minimum GPA: 2.7.
For more information please visit http://www.churchs.com/neighborhood.php.
TeenDrive365 Video Challenge
Deadline: February 23, 3017
Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe driving and you could win up to $14,000.