Exploring College Options
Admissions representatives from Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, U Penn and Stanford are hosting an information session for prospective students and their families on Monday, September 25 at 7 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. They will be inviting students on their mailing lists but are also inviting qualified seniors who may be considering one of their universities.


University of Alabama E-Day 2017
The College of Engineering will host an open house on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 8 am to 1 pm. Explore the rewarding opportunities available in engineering and computer science. Receive information about admissions, housing, financial aid, scholarships, honors programs and more. Register by Sept. 29 at Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call 205-348-6400 or 205-348-2547. This is not an OMHS event; if you are interested you must have a “Pre-planned Absence” form or College Visit approval from an administrator at least 1 week prior to the event.

Explore these Colleges
Admission representatives from Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and Washington University in St. Louis are hosting information sessions for prospective students and their families in your region. RSVP to

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 07:00 PM until 09:00 PM
Birmingham Marriott
3590 Grandview Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35243

Students will learn detailed information about each of our universities, what we look for when we review applications, and important application and scholarship deadlines.

They’ll also have the chance to ask questions of the admission staff as well as compare notes with other talented students from your area.

Armed Forces Academy Night
U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer invites you to explore the rewarding educational and career opportunities offered by the U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and Marion Military Institute will provide information about the path to service, scholarship, and skills that can secure a bright future for you. Congressman Palmer will be hosting the Service Academy Night on September 18th at Vestavia Hills Council Chamber, 1032 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, 35216 from 6-7:00 pm.

For more information contact Margaret at his district office at 205-968-1290 or go to the Service Academy Nominations section of his website at

Red Mountain Tutoring
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about the Oct. 28 ACT.

Leading up to the test, I’ll be teaching a 12-hour ACT Bootcamp. The Bootcamp includes four 3-hour courses which will meet at Homewood Public Library, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. The course will be capped at 10 students in order to give sufficient attention to the individual needs of each student. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends. Students and parents can find more information at

Class Dates
Tuesday, October 3, 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10, 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.


PLEASE REGISTER NOW TO SECURE A SPOT – CLASSES ARE FILLING QUICKLY! Registration is open at Please call with questions or for help with registration 205-989-4356.

UAB Fall Visits

Students may register for any of these events, as well as for a daily campus tour, online at

Are you looking for an ACT Prep class?
Faye Nichols Test Preparation and Consulting is now taking registrations for the prep class that prepares for the ACT. Register online at or contact Faye Nichols or Linda Crutcher at or 823-2166 for more information.

Red Mountain Tutoring offers ACT preparation. For more information visit or contact Ryan Linkous at or 865.356.2329

Smile for a Lifetime is a program that provides orthodontic scholarships to children whose families are unable to pay for braces. Smile for a Lifetime plans to treat at least 10 children and is accepting applications now.

Applicants must meet the following criteria: must be a resident of Alabama; generally between the ages of 11 and 18; family income of no more than 185% of poverty level (qualifies for free/reduced lunch); must have a significant aesthetic need for braces; must be currently enrolled student; must have a positive attitude; must agree to follow the treatment plan and demonstrate ability and commitment to make all appointments on time.

To become a candidate, interested patients must complete or have completed for them, a Smile for a Lifetime Foundation application. This includes an application form and questions found on; two letters of recommendation from non-family members; two pictures of the applicant (one smiling photo and one in which the applicant’s teeth are clearly visibile. Return your completed application to: Smile for a Lifetime Foundation c/o Sarver Orthodontics; 1705 Vestavia Pkwy; Birmingham, AL 35216.

FAFSA Available October 1
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available online October 1. File the FAFSA as soon as possible on the Federal Student Aid website,

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
College Ahead at the University of Montevallo is a way for high school juniors and seniors to take college courses while they are still in high school. To be eligible, students must have a 3.0 GPA and maintain 2.5 college GPA if accepted. Interested students should see Mr. Deavers or Mrs. Holder to obtain permission from the school. If you are interested in the program, visit to obtain more information or to get an application.

Shelby County College and Career Center
Offers 12 career/technical programs including: Automotive Technology, Carpentry, CO-OP Program, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Drafting/Pre-Engineering, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Healthcare Science, Agriscience-Plant Systems, Public Service, and Welding. For more information contact Amy Shannon at 682-6584 or visit their website at

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