08/17/2017- The first day of school at ACHS is August 17. Classes at Cowley College began on August 15.
08/17/2017 – All schedule changes must be made by noon on Monday, 08/21/2017. You may make one schedule change.
09/06/2017 – Congratulations to the following senior girls for being selected as Soroptomist Girls for the 2017-18 school year: Halie Brown, Katie Divall, Livian Eaton, Sarah Flickinger, Erika Hoag, Sarah Kuffler, Alyssa Nellis, Piper Thompson and Chassidy Weathers.
09/14/17 – SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: The PSAT is an excellent college entrance test prep opportunity, because it is like the SAT and similar to the ACT. This test is the qualifier for the National Merit Scholarship, which is a very prestigious and valuable scholarship. Taking the PSAT your sophomore year gives you a year of practice before taking it again your junior year, when it "counts" for the Merit Scholarship program. The PSAT will be held in the small gym on Wednesday, October 11th, 8-noon. This is a gold, Wednesday. Sign up with Mrs. Soule in the Counseling and Career Center (room 117) or by emailing her. PSAT practice test booklets are also available in the Counseling and Career Center. You must be signed up by October 10th at the latest. There is a $16 test fee you pay to Mrs. Trenary in the office, also by Oct. 10. If you are a junior and on free or reduced lunches, we can provide you with a fee waiver. We only have 12 waivers, so - first-come, first-served.
For questions regarding the PSAT, see Ms. Taylor.
10/16/2017 – ACHS is hosting a college fair on October 16th in the big gym for all juniors and seniors. Over 40 college and military representatives from throughout Kansas and the Midwest will be present to discuss college and career plans. All juniors and seniors will attend with their XLT's for 30 minutes. Registering in advance will ensure students are able to visit all the tables they wish to see. Parents are welcome to attend this event.
10/23/2017 – Starting in October 2017, Arkansas City High School will offer a series of five ACT preparation workshops for juniors and seniors. The workshops will meet every Monday during XLT/Advisory in the ACHS Library. Each session will focus on a section of the test.
10/23/17 ACT Test Taking Tips
10/31/17 – Senior application day. All ACHS seniors will complete and submit a college application on this date during XLT. Volunteers will be here to help with his process.
11/7/17 – Mrs. Hibbs and Ms. Taylor are taking a group of juniors and seniors to tour the KU campus on Tuesday, November 7th. We will leave ACHS at 7:30am and return around 5:00pm. You will need to bring money to buy lunch ($20?). Please sign up outside the Counseling and Career Center if you are considering attending KU after high school graduation. Seats are limited, so first come, first served. As always, if you have any questions please contact Ms. Taylor or Mrs. Hibbs.
11/16/17 – FAFSA Night. Southwestern College and Cowley College will have Financial Aid representatives present to help fill out the FAFSA application. This will take place in the ACHS computer lab, room 249, from 3:30p.m.-7:00p.m.
11/17/17 – Senior Photo 9:30a.m. in the big gym. Seniors need to wear purple.
2/12/18 – WSU, PLTW Presentation 5:30pm in the ACHS auditorium
2/14/18 – Cowley CTE Presentation for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors 9:30-10:00a.m.
2/15/18 – Financial Aid/Local Scholarship Meeting 6:00pm-7:00pm in the auditorium
03/05/18 – OSU Campus Visit
03/14/18 – Local Scholarship Applications due to Ms. Taylor or Mrs. Soule in the Counseling Center by 3:15pm.
03/15/18 – Julie Rhoads, Director of Education at Cowley College and Janet Davidson, Director of Child Care & Development/Early Childhood Education at Cowley College during XLT in the auditorium to talk about their program opportunities.
03/16/2018 - Cowley College will be in Room 254 to provide the Accuplacer placement exam for graduating seniors only.
03/28/2018 & 03/29/2018 - Cowley College Admissions and Financial Aid Reps will be in Room 254 to enroll graduating seniors. In addition, they can check on the status of your financial aid.
04/21/18 – Prom 8:00p.m. at the Cowley College Brown Center
05/02/18 – Senior Awards Night at 6:00pm in the auditorium.
05/18/18 – Last day to enroll in Cowley Fall dual credit courses.