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NCAA Eligibility Center for Athletes
http://www.eligibilitycenter.org

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states that "No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the U.S. shall, solely by reason of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance."  Students who are covered by Section 504 are those who have a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.  Major life activities may include caring for one's self, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, reading, concentrating, thinking, and communicating. 

Remember:  The purpose of 504 is to level the playing field for students and to ensure that students with disabilities receive an equal opportunity to ACCESS school facilities, the general education curriculum, and school programs and activities.  Examples of students who may qualify for Section 504 services:

  1. A student with a long-term, debilitating medical problem

  2. A student with a chronic medical problem
  1. A student with a mental illness

 

REMEMBER:  There is NO disability that automatically qualifies a student for 504 services.  A timely and comprehensive evaluation MUST ALWAYS be conducted prior to determining 504 eligibility. 

 

HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL TO 504:

  1. A parent can make a referral to the 504 Eligibility Team. 
  1. A recent medical or psychological diagnosis, signed by a doctor within the last year, should be submitted to the school 504 Coordinator, Mrs. Melanie Ward. 
  1. The 504 Coordinator will accept the written diagnosis and gather other pieces of information including the following:  BBSST intervention strategies (if available), Health Form (if available), parent information, student's transcript, most recent report card, progress grades, Graduation Exam results, ACT scores, previous standardized test scores, attendance reports, discipline reports, work samples, and teacher observations.
  1. The 504 Eligibility Committee will make a team decision concerning 504 eligibility.  If the student is determined to be eligible, an appropriate 504 Plan will be written and implemented.

 

http://www.prattvillehighschool.com/guidance_info.htm

Cyber Bullying Information
http://www.prattvillehighschool.com/Cyber_Bullying

Alabama Career Information Network
http://www.alcareerinfo.org

Available College Scholarships
American Society of Engineers

This year the Montgomery Branch of ASCE will be awarding a $1,500, $1,000 and $500-dollar scholarship to three graduating high school seniors planning to enroll in civil engineering. Starting in 2002, this organization wishes to recognize key individuals who actively participate in extra-curricular activities and/or community service while excelling academically.

Eligibility

The Student Applicant must be a Graduating Senior and:

  • Must be enrolled in a high school in the geographic area of the ASCE Montgomery Branch, which consist of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery Counties.
  • Should be planning to enroll in an engineering curriculum.

Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following selection criteria:

  • High School GPA and extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership potential
  • Essay – “Why I want to be a Civil Engineer”

http://www.montgomery-asce.org/scholarship.htm

Church's Chicken Scholar Program

The Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. (CPF) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in twelve eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student's choice.

The program is administered by Scholarship America, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Church's Community Scholars Program must:

  • Be living in one of the following twelve states: AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, LA, MO, MS, NM, NV, TN, TX.
  • Be graduating high school seniors or be graduating from home school education in the U.S.
  • Plan to enroll part-time or full-time, without interruption, for the entire upcoming academic year at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. resident.

Officers, directors and children of officers and directors of CPF are ineligible to apply. Employees of Cajun Operating Company and its franchisees may not apply, but children of employees may apply.

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $1,000 award.

Awards are one-time only.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Application Process

  • Start by clicking on the Register to Apply link at the bottom of this page. You will need to read and agree to a consent statement, supply a unique and valid email address, and create a username and password.    You are now able to log into the application.
    • Correspondence throughout the application process will be by email and US postal mail. E-mail messages will be sent to the username and email address registered when you created your account. Students failing to use a valid active email account that will accommodate bulk mail may not receive consideration. Be sure to add churchsscholars@scholarshipamerica.org to your contacts or address book and check your email regularly!
  • Complete the application by entering data in the format described. Proper punctuation and standard capitalization (Jill Smith, 10 Main Street, New York, NY) must be used.
  • During the application process, you may leave the site prior to submission by clicking on the Save and Log out link located on each application page. To return to the application, you must login using your username and password.
  • Once all application requirements are satisfied, the "Lock and Submit Application" button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review Application page.    
    • Carefully review your entire application before clicking the Lock and Submit Application button.
    • Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible.
    • Applications must be submitted electronically by the application deadline in order for your application to be processed.
    • After the application is successfully submitted, no further additions or changes can be made. You will no longer have access to your application account or data.
    • We recommend that you print a hard copy of your application for your records. Do not send a printed copy to Scholarship America.
    • Scholarship America will email acknowledgment of receipt of all submitted applications.

http://www.scholarsapply.org/churchsscholars/

NCAA Clearinghouse
NCAA Clearinghouse

Students who plan to play a sport beyond the high school level, need to register for the NCAA CLearinghouse during their Sophmore or Junior year.  See Mr. Thigpen for more information.

http://web1.ncaa.org