Senior Class Information


Class of 2021


Class of 2021 Senior Video

Senior Meetings have started and counselors are busy scheduling appointments with their seniors.  Students participating in eSACS or Real Time Zoom will be contacted by their counselor to setup a Zoom meeting. Counselors will be meeting with seniors through October.  Here is the Class of 2021 Senior sheet  counselors will utilize in these meetings. Please ask your student(s) to see the completed sheet following their meeting with their counselor.

Seniors pursuing the military, make sure to reach out to a recruiter. Questions to Ask a Recruiter.

Seniors pursuing an apprenticeship, can find more information here.

As part of this conversation, we will be reviewing students’ standardized test scores.  Below are the 2020-2021 ACT/SAT testing schedule for students still looking to meet standardized test scores for admission requirements or scholarship opportunities.

SAT/ACT Testing

ACT:  www.actstudent.org

SAT:  www.collegeboard.org

     Exam Date                      Exam         Registration Deadline              Late Reg. Deadline (online)

September 12, 2020

ACT

August 14, 2020

August 15-28, 2020

September 19, 2020

ACT

August 14, 2020

August 15-28, 2020 (Not at HHS)

September 26, 2020

SAT

August 26, 2020

September 15, 2020 (Not at HHS)

October 3, 2020

SAT

September 4, 2020

September 22, 2020 (Not at HHS)

October 10, 2020

ACT

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020 (Not at HHS)

October 17, 2020

ACT

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020 (Not at HHS)

October 24, 2020

ACT

September 17, 2020

September 18-25, 2020

November 7, 2020

SAT

October 7, 2020

October 27, 2020

December 5, 2020

SAT

November 5, 2020

November 24, 2020

December 12, 2020

ACT

November 6, 2020

November 7-20, 2020

February 6, 2021

ACT

January 8, 2021

January 9-15, 2021

March 13, 2021

SAT

February 12, 2021

March 2, 2021

April 17, 2021

ACT

March 12, 2021

March 13-26, 2021

May 8, 2021

SAT

April 8, 2021

April 27, 2021

June 5, 2021

SAT

May 6, 2021

May 26, 2021 (Not at HHS)

June 12, 2021

ACT

May 7, 2021

May 8-21, 2021

July 17, 2021

ACT

June 18, 2021

June 19-25, 2021 (Not at HHS)

If eligible for fee waiver, you must see your counselor before the registration deadline.  Students may only use a maximum of two for each exam.   

What does “Test Optional” Mean?

Colleges that are test optional de-emphasize the importance of the SAT and ACT by making the tests an unnecessary component of the admission process. So if you took the SAT or ACT but didn't score as highly as you'd hoped you would, you can apply to test-optional colleges in order to avoid having to send in any unsatisfactory test scores that could potentially hurt your application. https://blog.prepscholar.com/test-optional-colleges-list

Important information regarding college applications: 

Students must allow counselors/teachers at least two weeks to complete applications and letters of recommendations. If your deadline is November 1st, all materials need to be provided to your counselor by October 16th. Recommendation sheet (purple sheet)  for students to complete and provide to recommenders.

Here are instructions  for sending your transcripts through Parchment, it is important you list Homestead High School (Fort Wayne, IN) as your school.  Please make sure to enter your year of graduation correctly.

Although SAT and ACT scores are on your transcript, most colleges want them sent directly through College Board or ACT.  Students have to make this request; counselors cannot request official scores to be sent.

If applying to colleges using the Common Application, make sure you have email addresses for your recommenders and counselor.  You do NOT have to have your portion of the application completed in order to submit the application to your counselor.  Common Application allows students and counselors to work simultaneously.

Although colleges might offer multiple ways to submit information and transcripts, you should only use one.  Example: Ball State allows applicant to use either SendEdu or Parchment, please request only through Parchment.

Wednesday, October 14th is an opportunity for seniors to job shadow or visit a college. While sophomores and juniors are taking the PSAT on this day, seniors will be afforded the opportunity to gain information on a college or career.  Click here for more information.

Frequently asked questions regarding college applications
Common App FAQs

What is my class size (Class of 2020)?

569

 

Do you report class rank?

No (unless you have officially released your rank)

Do you have weighted grades?

Yes

Are you on a block schedule?

No

Have you ever attended another college or university?

Check with individual colleges as it varies by college. For example: Indiana University reports wanting students to mark “No” if it is dual credit or higher education. Whereas, Purdue University prefers students mark “Yes”.

What is your school graduation date?

June 6th, 2021 at 4pm

How should I send my high school transcript?

Electronically-Parchment unless applying with Common Application

What is Early Decision?

Early Decision is an early admission policy indicating that the college you apply to Early Decision is your top choice. Applying Early Decision is binding meaning if accepted you are expected to attend that particular college. Students and parents should read policy entirely before applying Early Decision to understand the terms of the commitment.