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June and July

 

PSAT/NMSQT Camps
Time: varies
Location: High School campuses
Audience: Rising 11th grade students who are national merit hopefuls
Description: Summer PSAT preparation camp for students who scored within striking range for National Merit

Elementary TAG Festival Camp
Time: M-Th 8-12
Location: TBD
Audience: Rising 1st-6th graders receiving gifted services
Description: Summer camp experience for identified elementary school students receiving gifted services

Community Education Summer Camps
M-Th 9-12
Location: Varies
Audience: Rising K-12th
Description: Variety of educational summer camps offered by external vendors and Round Rock ISD teachers

 

August and September

 

Examination for Acceleration Registration Deadline
Date: August 1
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Campus
Audience: Rising K-12th
Description: Registration deadline for students wishing to skip an elementary grade or secondary course through testing

TAG Testing
Date: August
Time: Morning and Afternoon
Location: TBD
Audience: Transfer students 1st-12th
Description: Testing for gifted and talented services for students new to the district

College Readiness Parent Information Sessions
Date: September
Time: Evenings
Location: Each High School Campus
Audience: Secondary Students
Description: An overview of the actions and timelines for college readiness in the high school years

Round Rock ISD College Fair
Date: September
Time: Evening
Location: Round Rock HS
Audience: Secondary Students
Description: Visit with colleges and universities from around the state and nation

Round Rock ISD College Fair
Date: September
Time: Evening
Location: Round Rock HS
Audience: Secondary Students
Description: Visit with colleges and universities from around the state and nation

Duke TIP Eligibility Letters Delivered
Time: During the school day
Location: Campus
Audience: Eligible 7th grade students
Description: Students who qualify for participation in the Duke TIP program received notification of eligibility and information on next steps.

 

October through December

 

PSAT 8/9
Date: October 30, 2019
Time: Morning
Location: Middle School Campuses
Audience: 8th grade students
Description: Students take the College Board college readiness assessment for free during the school day.

PSAT/NMSQT
Date:October 30, 2019
Time: Morning
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: 10th and 11th grade students
Description: Students take the College Board college readiness assessment for free during the school day.

FAFSA
Date: October
Time: varies
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: 12th grade students and parents
Description: Complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility and access to financial aid for college

AP Exam Registration
Date: October through November 15
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: 9th-12th grade students taking AP courses
Description: Students enrolled in AP courses are encouraged to register for the associated AP exams. Starting in 2019 registration will occur in the fall with a preferred deadline of October 4, and a late registration fee of $40 for registration after November 15.

Duke 4th-5th TIP Eligibility Letters Delivered
Date: November
Time: varies
Location: Elementary Campuses
Audience: Eligible 4th and 5th grade students
Description: Students who qualify for participation in the Duke TIP program received notification of eligibility and information on next steps.

Duke Prep Camp
Date: November
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Location: TBD
Audience: Eligible 7th grade students who register
Description: Students participating in the Duke TIP program and registered to take the December SAT may participate in a half day preparation camp.

TAG Referral Window
Date: Mid-November – Early December
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Location: Elementary, Middle, and High School Campuses
Audience: K-11 students
Description: Parents interested in testing for gifted services may refer their student for screeing during this annual window.

College Application Deadlines
Date: December 1, 2019
Time: varies
Location: Online or Mail
Audience: 12th grade students
Description: Each college or university will publicize their deadlines, but December 1 is a common date for most major institutions of higher education.

PSAT Scores Released
Date: Second week of December
Location: Online
Audience: 8th, 10th, and 11th grade students
Description: Students will be able to access their score reports in the College Board score portal.

January and February

 

Khan Academy Linkage
Date: January
Time: varies
Location: Middle and High School Campuses
Audience: 8th, 10th, and 11th grade students
Description: Students will be supported to link their College Board account with Khan Academy for free personalized practice.

AP Potential
Date: January
Time: varies
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: 10th and 11th grade students
Description: Students and campuses will review the AP Potential feature associated with the PSAT score report to encourage registration in AP courses.

Advanced Academic Nights
Date: January – February
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: 8th -11th grade students
Description: High school campuses will host events for parents and students featuring college credit in high school opportunities.

TAG Testing
Date: January – February
Time: varies
Location: Elementary, Middle, and High School Campuses
Audience: K-12 students referred for testing
Description: Students referred for screening will participate in TAG testing at their home campus during the school day.

College Readiness Parent Information Sessions
Date: January – February
Time: varies
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: 8th-11th grade students
Description: An overview of the actions and timelines for college readiness in the high school years

Duke Prep Camp
Date: February
Time: Morning or Afternoon
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: Eligible 7th grade students who register
Description: Students participating in the Duke TIP program and registered to take the December SAT may participate in a half day preparation camp.

March through May

 

SAT School Day
Date: March 4, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Middle and High School Campuses
Audience: 11th grade students
Description: Students take the College Board college readiness assessment for free during the school day.

TAG Notification
Date: April 1, 2020
Time: varies
Location: Take home or Mail
Audience: K-11 students who were referred
Description: Parents of students screened for gifted services will receive notification regarding placement decisions.

Duke Recognition Ceremony
Date: last Monday in April
Time: varies
Location: TBD
Audience: Eligible 7th grade students
Description: Students participating in the Duke TIP program and receiving state or grand recognition will be acknowledged in a district-wide recognition ceremony.

AP Exams
Date: First two full weeks in May
Time: varies
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: Students enrolled in AP courses
Description: Students enrolled in AP courses and registered for the associated exam will take the exam on the designated day in the testing window.

IB Exams
Date: First three full weeks in May
Time: varies
Location: High School Campuses
Audience: Students enrolled in IB courses
Description: Students enrolled in IB courses will take the exam on the designated day in the testing window.

Graduation
Date: End of May
Time: varies
Location: TBD
Audience: Eligible 12th grade students
Description: Seniors meeting graduation requirements will participate in graduation ceremonies.