Our accrediting agency asks CIAS high school students to be proactive in the planning of your future as you near the end of high school. Consequently, it is important that you complete and submit these "Senior Expectations" by the time that you graduate. These include the following:
Spiritual Gift Analysis
Learning Styles Analysis Quiz
Personality Type Analysis
Write a research essay in MLA/APA/Turabian format with citations, etc.
These are due by the end of February. Submit the assignments that are listed for the school year in the order that they are listed. You may bring them in to the school office or email them as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you all for your compliance!
Go to the FFAA website (Florida Financial Aid Application) at http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/.
This application opened up the first week December. If you are going to apply for Florida state grants or scholarships, please fill out the FFAA. If you know that you will not qualify for the Bright Futures Scholarship and do not want to be evaluated for it, please click that button and resubmit your FFAA. Print and submit.
#2: Academic Resume
Create, print & submit.
See the CIAS High School Handbook for details and a sample on Pages 40-41. Download it as a PDF from here: http://media.wix.com/ugd/9652c7_581546cdf0e04777951b812133a5dfb2.pdf
#3: Spiritual Gift Analysis
A 5-page report is emailed to you; this is what you need to print and submit: www.churchgrowth.org/cgi-cg/gifts.cgi?intro=1
OR here is another one just for youth under 18: www.kodachrome.org/spiritgiftyouth/
#4: Learning Styles Analysis Quiz
#5: Personality Typing
There are several different Personality Type lists, one is based on a list of 16, while there are multiple lists of four character traits. Choose one of these to help you determine what your Personality type is, print, and submit.
Start filling out the FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
Click "YES" when it asks you if you want to provide your parents' info. You will need to answer questions regarding your parents' 2020 finances/taxes, so have that handy. You have 72 days to begin and finish the FAFSA before it will reset; "Save" as you go along.
#7: Write a Senior Research Essay
Minimum/Maximum: 1200-1500 words
Format: MLA, APA, or Turabian
Use: primary & secondary sources of info for research
Include in-text citations for footnotes, bibliography/Works Cites/References page
You may ask for Writing Coaching sessions with CIAS Principal, Ms. Mary Beth Jones (on Fridays via Google Meet online)