The last day to apply for the ASCENT Program is Friday, November 18. If you are interested in applying stop by the counseling office for more information....
What is the District 49 ASCENT program and who qualifies?
ASCENT is an additional year of Concurrent Enrollment for qualified seniors after the 12th grade. ASCENT candidates must complete 12 postsecondary credits (recorded on a postsecondary transcript) by the end of 12th grade and may apply for full-time status (12+ college credits/semester) or part-time status (3-11 college credits/semester). ASCENT students may participate in graduation services with their graduating class and will receive their high school diplomas at the end of the ASCENT year to ensure state funding. ASCENT slots are limited, making ASCENT a highly competitive program and all ASCENT course selections must align with the student’s postsecondary plan of study. See ASCENT Info Sheet in right margin of this webpage.
Refer to D49 Board of Education Policy IHCDA-R-2 ASCENT for program qualification details.
Senior Class Parents and Students: SCHS will be posting all announcements and any pertinent information on the Class of 2016 page at D49.org/SCHS2016. Please check there frequently for the most up to date information.
At Sand Creek High School academic excellence is rewarded with an academic letter. Receiving an academic letter is a three-step process. The following are the requirements for receiving an academic letter.
GPA of 3.500. A student must receive a 3.5000 GPA or better in a semester to qualify for a certificate.
All levels receive a certificate.
Upon receiving the third level an academic letter is awarded.
Each additional level earns a bar.
Students who transfer to Sand Creek High School will be recognized for their academic achievement at their previous school in the following manner:
Students will be eligible to receive recognition for their achievements at a previous high school after the semester in which they first qualify for an academic award at Sand Creek High School.
Upon receipt of official high school transcripts, counselors will determine the level at which the entering student should be honored.
District 49's school counselors are here to support students and families throughout the educational process. Counselors are an integral part of academic achievement through addressing the student as a whole person with various supports in all areas. Anonymous culture surveys provided to all middle and high school students to gather data about how students feel about their school environment.