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Weekly Update (Feb. 5, 2021)
Progress reports were given out to students today in1st period.

Local Scholarship Packets are available for pick up in the guidance office and on Ms. Miracle's Google Classroom.  I also sent a link to the google folder out yesterday to the ACHS Info distribution list.  For security purposes, the files can only be opened by Anderson County Schools email addresses.

The Anderson County Scholarship is available on the counselor's website for past graduates to apply.  Scroll to the bottom of the page to get to it.

All juniors, including virtual students, will be taking the ACT on March 9th.  Please make every effort to have your student here that day at 8:00 am.    

NO School on February 12 & 15th.

2021 Prom and Graduation
Prom and Graduation
The 2021 ACHS prom is currently scheduled for May 22, 2021. While the intention is to offer a prom experience like in years past, we do not know what restrictions may be in place at that time. Our hope is that by the middle to end of February we are able to make more finalized decisions and begin ticket sales. Please be patient as we work to offer this event for the students and adhere to whatever future regulations may be in place.

The 2021 ACHS graduation ceremony is scheduled to be held at Alltech Arena on Friday, May 28th at 6:30 p.m.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, Alltech (as of Jan. 19, 2021) has a 15% seating capacity requirement (yellow zone).  We will continually keep everyone up to date as more information becomes available from the Kentucky Horse Park event planners.  In the event that restrictions are still in place closer to graduation, the district and ACHS will work to have an alternative venue for the ceremony.  We appreciate your patience as we move forward with planning preparation to honor our graduates.


Project grad is rolling out a new fundraiser with Boon Supply.  You shop and Project Grad gets 40% of the profits.  All purchases are made online through the below link and they will be shipped directly to you.  Thank you Meredith Lewis for getting this set up.  Please share and pass along to all your family and friends.

An updated Counselor Connection is now available at by clicking on the link to get the latest edition.
You will find the following articles in this month’s issue:
  • KHEAA helps Kentuckians pay for higher education
  • Kentucky rising junior may win scholarship, photo shoot
  • Nominations are now open for 2022 Kentucky Teacher of the Year
  • Scholarship Spotlight
  • Federal student aid can help pay college costs
  • First-time federal student loan borrowers must take entrance counseling
The Kentucky Counselor Connection is a newsletter created to inform counselors about state education news, financial aid, financial literacy and other educational topics.

Need help studying or practice with the ACT? 
March2Success provides a free online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. We also provide tools for educators and parents to track and encourage their students. Click here to learn more about how you can use March2Success. 

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Spring 2021 Season
NACAC Virtual College Fairs
Dear Educator,

We hope you'll encourage your students to register for free at

More than 100,000 students and families signed up for NACAC virtual fairs this past fall. Students give them an enthusiastic "thumbs up" because it's so easy to drop in on live Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges on a single day.

NACAC has begun promoting the fairs on Snapchat, TikTok, and Instagram. But your recommendation has the greatest impact! A Counselor's Resource page is available with downloadable flyers, social media graphics, and more.

We can't thank you enough for letting your students know about this opportunity to explore their college dreams. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Best wishes,
NACAC Virtual College Fairs team
Spring 2021 Schedule
Students may attend as many fairs as they wish! Click to see a list of colleges that will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. Additional colleges will be added throughout the spring.
Four of these events are smaller Focus Fairs and are especially for students with special interests or residing in specific regions: STEM (Mar. 7), Performing & Visual Arts (Mar. 16), Western US (Apr. 10), Southeastern US (Apr. 20).

Connect Virtually
COVID-19 has shut down many opportunities students previously had for visiting, learning about, and connecting with colleges. NACAC aims to bridge that gap through these special one-day events.

At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home.

Please share this short how-to video with students and encourage them to sign up at virtualcollegefairs.orgwell before each fair date.


NACAC Virtual College Fairs contribute to overall support for NACAC, the association serving the counseling and admission field since 1937.

Promotional support provided by:

Happy New Year, Cynthia!

At Scholly, we're celebrating the end of 2020 and the start of a new year with the launch of our $2,021 New Year, New You Scholarship!

To apply, simply open the Scholly app on your phone or desktop, login to your free account, and tap the apply button!

Apply Now

There is no Scholly membership required. Scholly’s New Year, New You Scholarship will award a $2,021 scholarship to one high-school or college student.

The Scholly Team