COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Registration

Registration is handled each spring with Juniors, (next years Seniors), registering first, and then followed by Sophomores, then Freshman.  Students will be notified of the registration dates and procedures. 

It is the responsibility of each student to log in to Skyward during their appointed dates and build their schedule. Students who choose not to do this risk the chance of not getting classes and teachers they would like and may be forced to enroll in courses they did not desire due to classes filling.


Course Catalog

The Course Catalog is an organized, detailed, descriptive list of course offerings at American Fork High School. It details what courses are offered in each department, along with the course’s, title, description, prerequisites, and fees.

Course Catalog


Master Schedule

The Master Schedule is a spreadsheet showing all the classes offered at American Fork High School, and the teacher assigned to teach that class. It is organized by subject area. Some courses can be found in more than one subject area.

Master Schedule
Distance Ed Fall 2016 Schedule
Distance Ed Spring 2017 Schedule
Distance Ed Summer 2017 Schedule


Distance Ed

 

CLICK HERE for all of the latest schedules and information for Distance Ed offerings.

 


Registration Worksheet

Use the Registration Worksheet, Class Catalog, and Master Schedule to plan your schedule before logging into Skyward for registration.

A/B Day Planning Worksheet
10th Grade Guide


 


Freshman Orientation

Don’t miss our Sophomore Open House!

April 14, 2016

We have a great evening planned for you!

  • Last name (A-G) 5:30-6:15
  • Last Name (H-O) 6:15-7:00
  • Last Name (P-Z) 7:00-7:45

All sessions will begin promptly in the Auditorium

*If at all possible, please attend during your scheduled time

Students and Parents, 

We want to help you be prepared for next year! Teachers, counselors and administrators from AFHS will be available to answer your questions and to help you learn more about the great opportunities at American Fork High School. This is a good time to get additional information before scheduling for sophomore classes through Skyward on-line registration April 28, 2016 at 3:30, so please attend.

 

 




College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness

Use this link when it is time for you to schedule your students CCR Conference. Registration is online and will be scheduled by grade level.  Password: cavemen

Scheduler


Apply for College

Apply for College!

Click on the logo to visit the college’s website.

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College's Social Media

Social Media

Colleges have taken notice of what students are looking for, and are using social media to share their campus culture with prospective students and their parents. Schools are sharing campus life as it happens, using Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and more. Check it out!

College Social Media Links     Utah Colleges Guide


Career Pathways

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yukftHave you been thinking about your future career lately? Since you’re in high school, the answer is probably “YES!” Are you feeling excited? We hope so! Maybe a little scared? It IS your future after all, so you probably have a lot of emotions around the subject.
And that’s exactly why the Career Pathways and College and Career Readiness Program was created—to keep you feeling excited about preparing for college and a career while you’re still in high school. In fact, we’ve coined the term “stacking” to explain how to choose your classes now—and in what order—so that you’ll benefit the most when it’s time to decide about college and/or career.
The science behind it all is a little bit like making a delicious burger. Click here to see what we mean.


Shmoop

ACT PREP SITE

Shmoop is a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching “method” revolves around the basic notion that learning is often unnecessarily hard—so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 that we squirt on the tracks whenever we can.

Shmoop Utah Site   Instructions for ACT Prep with Shmoop


Step Up to Higher Education

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The StepUp to higher education campaign is a social awareness campaign to reach out to students who have never thought college was an option.  The campaign encourages all Utah youth to dream big about their futures, and then act on those dreams by preparing for and completing college. Whether aiming for a one-year certificate or a four-year degree, StepUp provides tips, tools, resources and conversation starters on preparing and paying for college so that obtaining higher education can be a reality for all Utahns.


Utah Futures

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Utah Futures is a career and college preparation tool for all Utah residents. Any Utah resident from Middle school to Adult may use its resources to plan and prepare for a future college or career experience.


Western Undergraduate Exchange

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Students who are interested in going out of state for college and are residents of WUE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

 



Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP)

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Advanced Placement (AP) classes offer students a chance to do advanced work in certain subjects while in high school to attempt to earn college credit. Students take the class and then are tested at the end of the year. A score of 3 or higher qualifies the student for college credit. This credit is accepted differently at various colleges and universities nationwide. There is a testing charge for each test taken.

 

AP Courses offered at AFHS:

  • AP Art History
  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP European History
  • AP Government and Politics
  • AP French
  • AP German
  • AP Japanese
  • AP Latin
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish
  • AP Statistics
  • AP US History
  • AP World History


Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment

PictureConcurrent Enrollment allows a student to take a class at American Fork High School that is taught by a high school teacher who has been approved to teach the class for UVU college credit. Concurrent Enrollment classes are for juniors and seniors. (sophomores may apply for an exception)
Students must pay a one-time $35 registration fee and register on line at www.uvu.edu/concurrent/

***Please be advised, consistent with SB284, the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions will implement a partial tuition of $5.00 per credit for concurrent enrollment classes starting the 2013-14 academic year. (A typical 3 credit class will have a tuition cost of $15.) Grades earned through concurrent enrollment classes generate an official college transcript with UVU and will be posted on the student’s high school transcript as well. If you are planning on dropping a course with UVU make sure you talk with the Distance Learning Coordinator to avoid receiving an F on your college transcript.


Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Picture Distance Learning allows high school students to enroll in college classes taught by UVU professors. Distance learning classes are broadcast via satellite  to American Fork High School.  Please speak to your counselor if you are interested in taking these college classes. Students register by paying a one-time fee of $35 and register for these classes at: www.uvu.edu/de/

Students who wish to take Distance Learning classes must have a cumulative gpa of 3.0, and be a junior or senior. As a student, you are responsible for your own admissions, registration and book fees for all college classes.

Distance Ed Fall 2016 Schedule
Distance Ed Spring 2017 Schedule
Distance Ed Summer 2017 Schedule


College Credit Transfer

But how will these college credits transfer to other Utah colleges?

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TransferUtah.org shows students how course credits earned at one college may transfer to other Utah institutions. The guide describes whether the class will be considered equivalent to a class offered by the second institution or will be treated as elective credit. How credit transfers is important: you want credit to count as a required class for the certificate or degree program you are working on.



Options at AFHS

Options Available to AFHS Students

If a student fails a class, or any part of a class between 9th and 12th grade, that class needs to be made up with one of the following methods.  Note: Students can also use some of these methods to get ahead in credit during the summer or regular school year. Ask your counselor for more information.

American Fork High School also offers support/tutoring resources to help students keep up and stay on track for graduation.

Click Here for AFHS Resources


ASD Extended Year (Summer School)

Alpine School District Extended Year (Summer School)

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Alpine School District offers two three-week sessions in June and July. Students will take classes at Lehi High School or Mountain View High School. There is a $25.00 fee for each .25 credit class. See your counselor in the spring to get enrolled.

Alpine District Extended Year


Electronic High School

Electronic High School (EHS)

PictureEHS offers open-entry/open-exit classes for Utah students at no cost to Utah students or schools. Students work with their local school counselor to select the desired classes. Credit earned at EHS can be used for credit recovery, original credit and credit acceleration.

Electronic High School


East Shore Online High School

East Shore Online High School

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East Shore was conceived out of years of service to students within and without our district boundaries who where interested in nontraditional class schedules, terms, and calendars by starting their courses on their own time frame, working at their own pace, and finishing when competency has been demonstrated. We also serve those who need special accommodations or whose high school experience was compromised in some way. Our school offers a broad array of curriculum possibilities and options to meet the needs of our students.  We represent more than twenty-five years of experience in nontraditional learning and more than a decade of experience with online curriculum.

East Shore High School


Polaris High School

Polaris High School

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Polaris High School is the new alternative school for Alpine District. Polaris serves students who are at risk of not graduating because they are behind in credit. At Polaris a student can earn 9.25 credits in a year and students are scheduled for classes that they may only have .25 credit to make up.
Polaris is primarily for Juniors and Seniors and requires a referral process through your home school counselor. Class sizes are smaller and Monday – Thursday students attend 8 class periods of direct instruction that are 45 minutes long. Friday classes are different and also include an advisory class. Students can also make up NC’s earned at their previous school. Students have a great opportunity to make their goal of Graduation a reality! See your counselor.

Polaris High School


BYU Independent Study

BYU Independent Study

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BYU Independent Study offers an array of classes for high school students. It is also possible to choose whether you would like to do your classes online or in packet-pencil form, and they now have a new option of instructor-guided classes. The cost for .50 credit starts at $128. Students may register over the phone at 1-800-914-8931 or online.

BYU Independent Study


What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is any grant or scholarship, loan, or paid employment offered to help a student meet his/her college expenses. Such aid is usually provided by various sources such as federal and state agencies, colleges, high schools, foundations, and corporations. The amount of financial aid that a student receives is determined through federal, state and institutional guidelines. Grants include aid the student receives that need not be repaid; loans must be repaid. Interest rates and repayment terms vary by program. Employment is paid based on an hourly rate for work performed.

Scholarships

Scholarship Box is the place to find the latest info on scholarships available through the AFHS Scholarship Office.

Click Here to go to Scholarship Box


FAFSA

FAFSA

PictureThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid (including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans and Federal Work-Study). The FAFSA should be filled out by ALL Senior students!

Despite its name, the application is not for a single federal program, but the following:

  1. the 9 federal student-aid programs
  2. the 605 state aid programs
  3. most of the institutional aid available

All Students should fill out the FAFSA regardless of post high school plans. This is the gateway to most financial aid programs.

FAFSA Website


Sterling Scholar

Sterling Scholar

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A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah.  A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on their work in a specific category and is interviewed by judges in the category’s field at various times.  Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school, semi-final and finals levels.

The Deseret News and KSL Broadcast Group developed the program especially to focus attention on outstanding seniors in order to recognize them publicly as well as award cash scholarships and tuition waivers from participating institutions. The Sterling Scholar Awards Program seeks to commend and encourage excellence among all nominees. For more information please contact Christie McClelland, Kiersten Holt, or Christie Hoopes.


Utah Educational Savings Plan

Utah Educational Savings Plan

PictureThe Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) was established by the Utah State Legislature in 1996 as a nonprofit, tax-advantaged college savings program to help parents, grandparents, and other interested parties save for loved ones’ future college expenses.

A leader in the college savings industry, UESP is regarded as one of the best 529 plans in the nation for its low fees, flexibility, and variety of investment options. In October 2012, UESP was rated a “Gold” 529 college savings plan, saying, “Simplicity, combined with ingenuity, makes the Utah Educational Savings Plan among the best choices for college savers.” Financial guru Clark Howard labeled it “the nation’s finest 529”. Tens of thousands of Utah and non-Utah residents alike have benefited from UESP’s mission to help account owners build up their college funds while enjoying tax advantages.


New Century Scholarship

New Century Scholarship

The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an Associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education. The scholarship may be used at any four-year public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University-Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminster College. The New Century Scholarship is modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use this website as your resource for the most up-to-date information.

UHEAA Scholarship Calendar


Regents Scholarship

Regents Scholarship

The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college. The scholarship may be used at any public college or university in the Utah System of Higher Education, as well as at Brigham Young University-Provo, LDS Business College, and Westminster College.

**The Regents’ Scholarship is modified each year as a result of legislation. It is important that you use their website below as your resource for the most up-to-date information.

Regents Scholarship


Centennial Scholarship

The Centennial Scholarship

The Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation program is a partial tuition program which allows for high school graduation to be flexible and appropriate to meet the individual student’s needs.

Centennial Scholarship



Center for Women & Children in Crisis

cwcic-logo-web-200Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. In fulfilling this important mission, CWCIC has two locations and administers several programs with the dedication of multiple full and part time staff members.


Community Resources List

communityThe link below will take you to the list of current resources in PDF format. Please download and print as many as you like. For assistance or questions, please call 2-1-1 (801-374-2588).

 

Community & Health Resources


Department of Child & Family Services

DCFSLogo250wQuality outcomes are most often realized when children and families are engaged with a service organization offering an array of services by qualified and committed staff. It is the aim of our Practice Model to create such an environment – staffed by the best child welfare professionals in the nation.

 

Department of Child & Family Services


Family Support & Treatment Center

FSTClogo_tagThe Utah Valley Family Support Center, Inc. (dba Family Support & Treatment Center) is a private, nonprofit organization established in July 1984 with a primary purpose of preventing and treating child abuse. We support individuals and families in Utah, Wasatch, Summit, Millard and Juab counties.

Our Mission
To build a community of healthy, happy individuals and families through education and the prevention and treatment of child abuse, trauma and other personal and family concerns.

Family Support & Treatment Center


National Alliance on Mental Illness

namiutahNAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Utah’s mission is to ensure the dignity and improve the lives of those who live with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

Treatment works, recovery is possible, there is hope, you are not alone!

NAMI Utah


United Way of Utah

United-Way-logoFor more than 40 years, United Way of Utah County has been involved in creating lasting change in our community. We partner with people and organizations from all across the community to make the greatest difference. We focus on building financially stable families, preparing children to succeed in school and beyond and creating a healthy community.

Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. Connected, interdependent, united. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED.

United Way of Utah County


Mountainland Applied Technology College

The MATC offers off-campus educational opportunities to qualified Junior and Senior students in technical/trade programs. These programs are designed to prepare the student to enter the workplace.

The mission of the Mountainland Applied Technology College (MATC) is to provide market-driven career and technical education to both secondary and adult students, which meets the demand by Mountainland Region employers for technically skilled workers.

This is accomplished through competency-based education and training programs, which may be long term, short term, apprenticeship, or custom designed for individual employer needs. Many of the programs are offered in an open-entry, open-exit format providing flexibility for students and employers.

Students are assisted in acquiring the basic skills necessary to succeed in these technical training programs. MATC prepares high school students to enter the workplace, which contributes to the economic development, and improves the quality of life for Mountainland Region citizens.

For Applications and additional info see your counselor.

Website

2000px-NCAA_logo.svgNCAA

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a membership-driven organization dedicated to safeguarding the wellbeing of student-athletes and equipping them with the skills to succeed on the playing field, in the classroom and throughout life.


2.3 or Take a Knee

2.3 or Take a Knee

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 12.13.26 PMTo play Division I sports, you need to qualify academically. To meet the minimum requirements for Division I student-athletes enrolling in college in August 2016 or later you must:

  1. Graduate from high school
  2. Complete 16 Core Courses, including 10 before your seventh semester (Senior year)
  3. Earn a minimum 2.3 Grade-Point Average in core courses to compete in your first year of college
  4. Earn a combined SAT or ACT score that matches your core-course GPA on the sliding scale.

 

NCAA Eligibility  Athlete Worksheet & Information  Recruiting Tips


Especially for Athletes

Especially for Athletes

e4aEspecially for Athletes (E4A) is a movement specifically designed to inspire athletes and those with whom they associate, to maximize their athletic potential and to use their talents and social influence to assist and lift others. E4A is seeking to build a culture of athletes focused on changing lives through better use of the attention and influence they have access to.
E4A is not affiliated with the NCAA Eligibility Center.

 

 

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How Do I Change My Schedule?

  1. Email your counselor about the change you would like to make. Be specific.
  2. Have a plan as to what you would like to add, (“I don’t know, what is available?”, is not an adequate response). Check the Master Schedule if you are not sure.
  3. Be patient. Your counselor will call you down as soon as they can to process the changes.
  4. If your change is approved return the Class Change Request form with ALL signatures to the Counseling office ASAP.
  5. Remember there is a $5 charge for class changes as well as the additional fees that some added classes require.

THE CHANGE DOES NOT HAPPEN UNTIL THE FORM IS RETURNED TO THE COUNSELING OFFICE!

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Hope Squad (Grades 10-12)
is a program for 10th to 12th graders that focuses on suicide prevention, awareness and intervention. The squad is a collection of students, nominated by their peers and faculty who are available for anyone who might be struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts. Hope Squad members are trained to recognize warning signs and are instructed in how they could talk to the person to show their concern and also guide them to someone who could help them.


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TEEN GRIEF GROUP  (Grades 10-12)  
This is for students who have had a parent or sibling (someone close to them) die.  Some situations are recent, some are from early childhood.  In any case, students have been affected and can benefit from an opportunity to discuss feelings, thoughts, and stressors with others who have experienced something similar.  Most importantly, we help them learn resiliency and the ability to be strong and successful during hard times.  Grief Group runs to the end of the school year.


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GIRLS GROUP  (Grades 10-12) 
Girls struggle with a number of issues.  The results of a brief survey show the biggest needs for guidance and focus at AF High are self-esteem, body image, relationships, stress relief, and friendship.  This is generally an 8-session program that addresses all areas of concern.  Girls will learn about self-identity, feeling empowered, decision-making, communication, and connecting with others.


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Make The Change (mostly students new to AF) is a group of students committed to changing the school environment for other students who may be new to AFHS or struggling with transition. this student group involves leadership and communication skill building.


ACT

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ACTACT Scores for Utah Colleges

THE ACT
The ACT is required at most colleges and Universities in the state of Utah. Juniors take one free ACT in March each year. Seniors are strongly encouraged to take the ACT sometime in September, or October, so they can receive results in time for December 1st college admissions and academic scholarship deadlines.

 

 

 

plan_logoPLAN TEST
Taking the PLAN® as a 10th grader is a great way to prepare for the ACT—and helps you get ready to succeed in college and beyond!
Click Here for More Info

 

 

ShmoopLogoTEST PREP HELP
Shmoop is a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching “method” revolves around the basic notion that learning is often unnecessarily hard—so we carry gallons of academic WD-40 that we squirt on the tracks whenever we can.
Utah Shmoop  How to Use Shmoop for FREE

 

Varsity_tutors_logoFree ACT Support
For free support and practice tests as well as in home private tutoring. There is a fee required for in home tutoring but practice tests are free.
Click Here for Free Practice Tests

 

 

 


SAT/PSAT

SATLogoThe SAT helps college admissions officers make admission decisions. Combined with a student’s academic record, it is an indicator of college success. The SAT tests the subject matter learned by students in high school and how well they apply that knowledge—the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in college.

 

 

 

PSATThe Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It’s a test given to Juniors and

*Sophomores each October that provides practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools.

*Only Juniors qualify for the scholarship competition. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: Critical reading skills, Math problem-solving skills, & Writing skills.


ASVAB

asvab1The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career. The ASVAB is typically given in January or February at AFHS.

 


GED

20675799_SAMillions of people have taken the GED® Tests in preparation for their future, to continue their education, or improve employment opportunities. For eligibility requirements for high school students CLICK HERE!

 

 


AP Testing

aplogoThe Advanced Placement (AP) is a rigorous academic program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board offering college-level curriculum and examinations to high school students. American colleges often grant placement and/or course credit to students who obtain scores of 3 or higher on the examinations. The AP curriculum for the various subjects is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each subject. For a high school course to have the AP designation, the course must be audited by the College Board to ascertain it satisfies the AP curriculum. AP testing takes place each spring near the conclusion of the course.

AP Courses offered at AFHS:

  • Art Design
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English Language Gov/Pol
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Music Theory
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • US History