AHS Student Bulletin





Monday, February 18, 2019

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

All AUSD schools and offices are closed due to the observance of the Presidents Day Holiday.






Pennies For Patients : From 2/4 till 2/15, Hope Can Cure Cancer Club is holding a fundraiser for the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. All funds go to supporting cancer patients and cancer research! Be on the lookout for white boxes carried by club members and boxes in classrooms to donate!


Do you like Boba?  Link Crew sure does because they are pre-selling Nest Tea Boba from February 11th to February 15th. You can purchase from any link crew leader and it is $3.50 for no boba and $4 with boba. The flavors include Milk tea, Thai tea, passion fruit green tea and mango green tea! You will be able to pick up your tea on February 22nd in the Rally Court!


Sophomores and Juniors - Rotary is seeking students to participate in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award), an intensive 3 day training program to develop leadership skills, increase self-confidence and meet community leaders. This year the program will be held at Camp Cedar Crest on March 29 – 31. You can access the application at this link. Only typed applications will be accepted. Please download using Adobe Acrobat and use the fill and sign tab to complete the application. Applications are due in the Career Center by 3 pm on February 18th. Interviews will take place on February 27 & 28. Please sign up for an appointment when you submit your application.


Hey Apaches! Need homework help & new organizational/study tips, or simply want to boost your grades? Then come and get tutored by the best and brightest of AHS! FREE tutoring takes place at the AHS Library every Monday-Thursday from 3:00-4:30 PM! Email hs@gmail.com with questions, or visit our website: students.ausd.net/ahstutors.


9th – 11th Grade students: It is almost time to program your classes for the next school year.

The following student assemblies and parent meetings will provide valuable information regarding the programming process.Please make sure you are at school on your grade level’s assembly day and ask your parents to attend your grade level parent evening.

Student Assembly Schedule- Lecture Hall during your English Class

  • Current Juniors Monday, February 11th
  • Current Sophomores Tuesday, February 12th
  • Current Freshmen Wednesday, February 13th
  • Current ELD Thursday, February 14th
  • Current Special Education Friday, February 15th

Academic Planning Evening for Parents:

  • Current Juniors Monday, February 11th – 6:30 PM, Lecture Hall
  • Current Sophomores             Tuesday, February 12th – 6:30 PM, MPR
  • Current Freshmen             Wednesday, February 13th – 6:30 PM, Lecture Hall
  • ELD/Special Education-              Attend your student’s grade level meeting.

Chinese/Spanish interpreters will be provided for parent evenings.


AP Course Information Meetings at LUNCH - come find out what AP classes are all about so you can make good decisions when you program for next year.

  • Fri 2/15  Calculus BC - LH,
  • Tue 2/19 US History - LH;
  • Wed 2/20 Biology - LH,
  • Physics - MPR;
  • Thur 2/21 Computer Science - MPR;
  • Fri 2/22 Human Geography



  • AP packets are available online on the ASB website beginning Monday, January 14. Print out the packet at AP EXAM PURCHASE PACKET
  • AP exam sales start on Monday, January 28 and end on Friday, February 8. Cost per exam: $110.00
  • Late sales start on Monday, February 11 and end on Friday, February 15. Late cost per exam: $125.00
  • All exam purchases are to be made in the ASB office before school, at lunch, or after school. You must have a student ID card and completed paperwork from online packet to purchase exam(s).
  • Students wanting to apply for an AP exam fee reduction should see Mrs. von Kriegenbergh
  • There is a $10.00 cancellation fee if you cancel by Monday, March 11.
  • No refunds will be allowed after AP Exams are ordered on Wednesday, March 13.
  • Students must attend the MANDATORY Pre administration sessions – see flyer in AP Student Packet.

Students taking AP exams outside of AHS need to see Mrs. von Kriegenbergh in the Student Services Building. All questions about AP Exams will be handled by Mrs. von Kriegenbergh in the Student Services Building.





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**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!





No information available at this time.




Attention Seniors: If you have applied to a 4-year college and earned a D or F in a 1st semester course or had a schedule change for 2nd semester, it is your responsibility to inform the colleges.  Please pick up a form at the COD desk with instructions on how to report changes or a D/F grade to colleges.







The Cal State LA Student Ambassador will be visiting the Career Center on Thursdays through May to assist you with Cal State 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.

Attention Juniors: Arcadia High School will host Princeton Review courses on campus in preparation for the April ACT and the June SAT exams. These courses are offered at a discounted rate for AHS students. Dates and registration information are available at PrincetonReview.com/ArcadiaHigh.

Pasadena City College is hosting STEM SATS (short for Saturday) workshops for High school students on their main campus once per month through April. These are FREE 3 hour workshops for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.) Students can register using the following link


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

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.



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!



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."



The Scholarships - The more effort you put in, the more opportunities you have to earn a scholarship. Complete all six, and you’re eligible to earn $40,000. Scholarships will be awarded through monthly drawings to students who complete each action.

  1. Build Your College List: $500 Get started by exploring colleges you're interested in. Learn More
  2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000 Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day. Learn More
  3. Improve Your Score: $2,000 Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score. Learn More
  4. Strengthen Your College List: $500 Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools. Learn More
  5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000 Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.  Learn More
  6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000 Apply to the schools you want to attend.  Learn More  Complete Your Journey: $40,000 / Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. Learn More



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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