AHS Student Bulletin






Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

This document is online at www.ahs.ausd.net







Attention Students:  If you are going to request to drop or level change a course for 2nd semester, Petition to Drop forms will be available at the Counselor of the Day desk starting November 26th.  If you are level changing an AP/Honors course to a non AP/Honors course (ex. AP US History to US History), the deadline to submit the signed form for PRIORITY CONSIDERATION is December 12th.  After December 12th, drop forms will still be accepted, but level changes will be granted only as space permits..  The guidelines for specific grade level drop policies are listed on page 6 of the Curriculum Guide



Attention all 11th & 12th-grade students, The Swim Survival test is a graduation requirement. The next testing has been scheduled at Arcadia High School’s swimming pool from 12:30 – 1:30 on the following days:

  • Tuesday, December 18th
  • Wednesday, December 19th
  • Thursday, December 20th

Come in a swimsuit; bring a towel and your ID Card. Remember Juniors, if you do not pass before the end of this school, your elective will be changed to a PE Swim class for next school year. Don’t procrastinate.


SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS: Looking for a job, need work experience and want elective credit? Enroll now for the Retail Marketing class scheduled to begin January 15. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, 3:15-5:45 p.m. and is 10 credits. Please see Mrs. Young in the Career Center for registration information.



Dead Week and Finals are right around the corner, which means Library Hours are about to change! We want to give you more time to study, but remember, the library should be a place to STUDY during this time, not to socialize. During Dead Week, 12/10-12/14, the library will open at 7:00 and close at 5:00 every day! During finals the hours vary. We will open at 7:00 each day. Closing hours are as follows: Monday - 5:00, Tuesday - 2:00, Wednesday - 2:00, Thursday - 1:00.



Hey Apaches! Want to boost your grades? Need homework help? New organizational or study tips and tricks? If so, come and get tutored by the best and brightest of AHS! FREE tutoring takes place at the

AHS Library every Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 PM! Email hs@gmail.com with questions, or visit our website: students.ausd.net/ahstutors.


Need help on a homework assignment? Want to pass time on a Wednesday morning? AHS National Honor Society will now be offering free tutoring sessions every Wednesday morning at the AHS Library from 8:00-8:50 am. Regardless of what subject you need help on, please feel free to swing by





Need Apache Gear?Check out our Josten's online store. Customize your spirit wear and have it shipped directly to your home!


**The Student Handbook is now digital and can be located on our AHS Website under Students labeled Guidelines and Forms.


**Birthday grams and birthday marquee messages are available for purchase! Show your love for your friends by purchasing a gram or putting their name up on the big screen. Birthday grams are $5 and birthday marquee messages are $10! Purchases available at the ASB office.


**PARKING: All student please make sure your decal/parking permit is displayed clearly on your rear view mirror when pulling into the student parking lot. If you can't display your permit in this manner, please show your permit to school security as you pull into the parking lot. While your vehicle is parked in the school lot; please make sure your permit is displayed clearly on your dashboard or rearview mirror. Thank you!





AHS Boys volleyball team tryout will be held on Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 PM in the North Gym. There will be an information meeting regarding the volleyball team and tryouts on Wednesday, November 7 at 3:00 pm in the Lecture Hall. Athletic clearance is required for all those who wish to try out. Please contact Coach Sen if you interested but not able to attend meeting: smeng@ausd.net  





Seniors Only:

The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be visiting the Career Center on Thursdays through December to assist you with your Cal State applications and any questions you have about any Cal State University. You MUST sign up for a visit at this link. Please do NOT sign up on Naviance. Call slips will be sent on the day of the visit and only if we can accommodate you. If you are not called for the day you choose, you will be scheduled for the following Thursday as appointment permits.

Seniors Only:

Application Workshop Sign Up

The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be hosting application workshops during lunch to assist you with your Cal State applications. You MUST sign up for a visit at this link. Please do NOT sign up on Naviance. Call slips will be sent on the day of the visit and only if we can accommodate you. If you are not called for the day you choose, you will be scheduled for the following Thursday as workshops permits.




Attention Students and Parents/Guardians: Mr. Will Floyd from the Princeton Review will meet with students and parents/guardians in the Career Center at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 6. Mr. Floyd will answer general questions about standardized testing and he will review the Standardized Testing Planning Meeting presentation that took place in November. Mr. Floyd will also present information about the free online test prep course that is available to all Arcadia High students.

USC OWN IT 2019 - Women’s leadership summit working to inspire undergraduate and high school students through experiences with female leaders from diverse fields. This day-long summit features main stage panels, fireside chats, breakout sessions, a networking marketplace with recruiters and female-focused vendors and breakfast and lunch from LA’s best restaurants! Past sessions have highlighted women in subjects ranging from space, to finance, to music and we are excitedly anticipating the release of 2019’s lineup of exciting and powerful women leaders. Make sure you’re one of the 1000 attendees who get to experience this inspiring day! And now, it’s time to get excited because Early Bird tickets are live and available for purchase! Follow the link here to get your tickets and find more information about past summits.

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors - The Coolidge Scholarship - 2019 Coolidge Scholarship applicants must be students in their junior year of high school and intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2020, must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America at the time of application and cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. The application deadline is January 23, 2019 and can be found at https://coolidgescholars.org/apply/

2019 USC Summer Programs! - Visit summer.usc.edu to choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff. Explore your interests and earn college credit this summer while spending time on USC's beautiful campus. The application is now open.  


Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: Good student, have time after school, want to make a little money,

and interested in helping other students? Add your name/ contact info to the Tutor Book so that students/parents can call you to arrange for tutoring. You’ll make your own arrangements, including your fee and availability,  directly with the students/parents who contact you. The Tutor Book will be at the Counselor of the Day desk for the entire school year


Important College/Common Application information:

    • DO NOT enter a counselor name on your Common Application or any college applications (Counselors will be assigned after you open your Letter of Rec file).
  • School Profile information (e.g. class size, etc.) is available on the Counseling website under "Class of 2019" and on Naviance under "Document Resources - Rec Letter."



All students in grades 9 - 12 are welcome to attend college visits. A full list of the colleges visiting can be found at this link. You MUST sign up for a visit in your Naviance Student account. Please remember - if you sign up please show up to the visit or remove your name from the visit. Seniors -You will often be meeting with the actual admissions reps who read your applications and make admissions decisions.These visits are open to AHS students (Grades 9-12 unless noted) and parents of AHS students only.  You can view which schools are visiting in your Naviance Family Connection account at this time. student.naviance.com/arcadiahs.  Your student ID number is your username and your password is the same as your email and PowerSchool password. If you have any questions regarding college visits contact Ms. Wona at twona@ausd.net. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR!



The 2019 Scholarship Bulletin can be found at this link for general scholarships. We will be using goingmerry.com for all local scholarships this year.

Going Merry is an awesome new scholarship website. We will utilize this platform for our local scholarships this year. It makes it simple to find and apply for scholarships, just like the Common App has done for college applications!  You can sign up here: SIGN UP More info:

Going Merry is completely different from the older scholarship search engines:

  • Matching - Once you fill out your student profile, you are automatically matched with scholarships you are most eligible for.
  • Direct applications - You can apply directly to multiple scholarships - you never leave the site.
  • Auto Filled Applications - All of the information from your student profile is autofilled into each application, saving you time.
  • Estimated Application Times - Every scholarship has an estimated application time to help you prioritize them




STUDENTS -  Please remember that the front desk or any of the other offices do NOT accept any items to be held for you or delivered to you.  This includes food deliveries.  If you absolutely must have something brought to you,  please arrange to pick up your belongings or deliveries directly from the person bringing the items during passing periods or lunch time in the lobby of Student Services building.


Attendance Policies & Procedures Reminder

It is important to follow the necessary steps when absent:

Step 1 - Parent/Guardian should notify attendance office by phone, email or fax of absence in a brief message stating name, ID#, grade, date and reason for every absence.

Step 2 - Note must be submitted to the attendance signed by at least one parent or guardian the day student returns to school.  The note must include student name, ID#, grade date(s) and periods of absence, and reason for absence.  Name and signature of parent/guardian and relationship to student must also be on the note with a current phone number.

Once a student has received a Saturday School assignment they have one day to clear the absence with a note from their parent or guardian.  If the note is brought in the day after they are originally assigned Saturday School they will not have to serve Saturday School.

If the note is not brought by the end of the day after Saturday School is assigned the student will have to serve their assigned Saturday School and the absence will stay as a truant or unexcused absence. Students must report to the attendance office when they receive a call-slip.  It is your opportunity to submit your note so you will not be assigned Saturday School. Failure to appear will result in a referral to Saturday School.




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