Letter from Student Services

AP Testing Update:
AP Acknowledgement Forms were due 3/24. Students received an email with their AP exam schedule and are expected to test as scheduled unless they have requested to cancel or change for approved reasons. Please reference your student’s AP Exam Schedule email for further details. We have posted an extensive FAQ on the Madison website. If you have additional questions, please reach out to our AP Coordinators, Ashley Anderson (abanderson@fcps.edu) and Jennifer Frate (jlfrate@fcps.edu).

SOL Testing:
Spring SOLs Students and families will be notified about SOLs after spring break. An email will be sent for each SOL test a student needs for verified credit and/or federal accountability. Parents/guardiansMUST fill out the Google Form (found in the coming emails) to indicate your student’s intent to test for each SOL. There will be options for refusing/deferring tests. SOLs will be held on Mondays in May. Reading SOL- May 3. Senior SOLs- May 3-7. Science SOLs- May 10. Math SOLs- May 17. Questions about SOLs? Contact our Assessment Coach, Jen Frate at jlfrate@fcps.edu

Senior Survey:
Counselors will be reaching out to the seniors towards the end of April to complete our annual senior survey. This is a mandatory survey and this is the methodology for final transcripts to be sent to the college of their choice.

Academy Awards ceremony:
Our annual Academic Awards ceremony will take place virtually on Tuesday April 6th at 6:00 pm. Specific invites have been sent to invited recipients. Ceremony will be taped for viewing at families’ convenience.
College Admissions:
Here is a great article for all students and families planning on going through the College Admissions process: https://www.forbes.com/sites/brennanbarnard/2021/03/25/college-admission-zombies-ideas-that-need-to-die/?sh=349ca0963768. In addition please look for the presentation on Junior Planning Night Part 2 to be posted on our website. 
Junior Planning Night Part 2 program https://youtu.be/sz6TrUZ_MjQ

Thank you.
Timothy Buckley
Director of Student Services
James Madison High School
703-319-2337
“Dont count the days, make the days count.”  – Mohammad Ali