Maeser Updates: 7 June 2019

In this edition: Changes to Maeser Math Course Titles, 2019-20 School Fee Schedule, 2019-20 Concurrent Enrollment Classes, IMPORTANT Changes to UHSAA Sports Physical Policy, Activities/Sports Eligibility for 1st Term 2019-2020, Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students, Monthly Scholarship Roundup

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Summer Front Office Hours
June 10-28 – 9:00am-12:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
July – CLOSED
August 5-9 – 9:00am-12:30pm Monday-Friday
August 12 – Regular office hours resume

June 10-21
Summer School: Session 1

June 17-28
Summer School: Session 2

Changes to Maeser Math Course Titles

In preparation for next year, we have reflected on your feedback and collaborated with our higher education partners. As a result, you will be seeing changes in some of the course names to better indicate course descriptions and communicate expectations.

In math, students who are interested in taking Calculus during their junior/senior year should take classes on the “Calculus-track”. Beginning in the fall of 2019-20, the following regular courses will have a “Calculus-track” option:

  • Math 1
  • Math 2
  • Math 3

Because of this shift, students better have the opportunity to align the classes they take with their educational and career goals. Students on the “Calculus-track” should expect to move through more material at a faster pace so they can study calculus and other college level topics prior to graduation. Students not on these tracks will have the same high expectations as their peers, the difference being the amount of material and pace at which the topics will be covered.

In coordination with this change, our 7th and 8th grade math classes will all be taught at an advanced level. When students enter 9th grade they can choose (together with their parents, academic counselor, and math teacher) if one of these tracks fits their abilities and educational goals.

2019-20 School Fee Schedule

Fee amounts and deadlines for next school year are now available at maeserprep.org under Parents > School Fees > 2019-2020 School Fee Schedule. Please contact the Finance Office at finance@maeserprep.org if you have any questions.

2019-20 Concurrent Enrollment Classes

Students planning on taking a Concurrent Enrollment class during the 2019/20 school year (next year) should begin the enrollment and registration process with UVU now! Go to www.uvu.edu/concurrent and follow the steps.

IMPORTANT Changes to UHSAA Sports Physical Policy

The UHSAA has made some changes to their physical policy. Physicals that are completed between April 15-July 15 of any given year will be good until July 15 of the following year. If a student has their physical between the dates of July 16- April 14 it will also expire on July 15 of the following year. To make things consistent this will apply to all sports both non-UHSAA as well as middle school sports.

Here are some examples to clarify:

Physical Completed Expiration
December 10, 2018 July 15, 2019
February 20, 2019 July 15, 2019
April 20, 2019 July 15, 2020
June 6, 2019 July 15, 2020
January 15, 2020 July 15, 2020

In addition, sports physicals are required BEFORE tryouts/season practices at all levels (middle school AND high school). Athletes will not be permitted to tryout and/or practice unless/until the school has a current sports physical on file.

Activities/Sports Eligibility for 1st Term 2019-2020

Do you plan on participating in a sport/activity during the 1st term of the 2019-2020 school year? If the answer is yes then your eligibility will be based on your 4th term grades THIS YEAR. That is correct, the grades you earn this term will determine whether or not you can participate and this applies to all current 7th-11th graders. The standard is a 2.7 GPA with no Fs/NGs. An additional requirement for high school students is no Fs/NGs from any previous high school terms. The good news: if you have an F/NG during any previous terms you will have the summer to make them up if needed.

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

We still need host families for foreign exchange students who will be coming to Maeser this year! Foreign exchange students make a great contribution to our school, our community, and to your family. Students are carefully selected and screened, and they come with their own health insurance and spending money — all that is required from you is a bed, board and welcome. If your family is interested in hosting an exchange student this year, please call Wendy Waldes for more information: wendywaldes@gmail.com or 801-709-3583.

Monthly Scholarship Roundup

The Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Bryon Cameron Education Foundation has opened up applications to the high-school graduating Class of 2020 for the Cameron Impact Scholarship (merit-based, full-tuition). A Cameron Impact Scholar must show evidence of strong academics (3.7 unweighted GPA or higher), leadership, community service, participation in extracurriculars, and a desire to make positive impact on the world around them.

Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: September 13, 2019

We accept applications on a rolling bases, and will limit the number of applications we will review to 3,000.

Visit the website for more information: https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/.

Montana State University

Did you know that Montana State University has scholarships for out of state freshmen? Apply here: Montana State University Non-Resident Freshmen Scholarships.

my529 Education Savings Plan

Higher education is priceless. Meet your educational savings goals with my529’s plan. Visit https://my529.org/ to learn how.

Unigo.com Scholarships

https://www.unigo.com/pay-for-college/scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/utah-scholarships

StepUP to Higher Education Scholarship Toolkit

https://stepuputah.com/paying-for-college/scholarship-toolkit/

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