Most student's course plans for next year (2013-2014) and summer school (2013) have been finished. All students are sent home with a copy of the plan for next year and this summer. Summer school applications will be available in the main office the last two weeks of school. Please make sure your student attends if he/she has been advised to do so.
John Swett High School is committed to excellence in our academic programs. We have made tremendous progress dramatically improving our Academic Performance Index (API) this year to 770. We are dedicated to the preparation of our students to succeed in the 21st century. We recently were selected for the CAPE program to expand AP offerings at JSHS.
“Congratulations! In partnership with the College Board and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), John Swett High within John Swett Unified has been selected to participate in The College Board’s new California AP Potential™ Expansion (CAPE) initiative. The initiative supports the California state law SB 532, passed on September 6th, 2011, which encourages all public high schools to offer at least five AP® courses. John Swett High was chosen for CAPE because it was noted that there are currently fewer than eight AP courses being offered. Based upon each student’s individual PSAT/NMQST® score report, many students within your school population have strong potential to be successful in AP courses that are currently not offered at your school.” This is great news for our school and community and was made possible by our dedicated school staff and high achieving students.
Summer School Applications are now available in the main office, or see attached flyer.
Summer School Application.pdf
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Every student attending a two year or four year college must fill out this aid application. You must use your 2012 income tax return. You may use your 2011 return if necessary. The more accurate and timely the income information, the better.
How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?
- 1. Apply for admission to college by January 1, 2013 (depending on the application deadline of schools).
- 2. Apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Parents should also apply for a PIN so they can electronically sign your FAFSA.
- 3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2013. This form is required for all federal student aid eligibility and for the Cal Grant program.The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.gov
- 4. Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (required of many private colleges and universities) by February 1, 2013. All students who wish to be considered for College funded aid must complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. This form requires a processing fee and is available at www.collegeboard.org
- 5. If you are a California resident you are encouraged to apply for a Cal Grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission.
To apply for a Cal Grant you must complete a FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2, 2013. We do not submit the forms electronically, they must be brought in to the main office to be completed and mailed by the March 2nd deadline.
- * Call Ms. Lopez if you have further questions.
Parents - to view your students' grades, click the parent portal below, to logon, or create a new account.