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Utah Scholar

Every CMMS Student College and Career Ready

What is a Utah Scholar?

A Utah Scholar commits to prepare for college or career after high school by taking a preparatory curriculum from 9th to 12th grade.Your student can now commit to follow the Utah Scholars

Core Course of Study, which:

Helps them prepare for college and career, and Prepares them to apply for the Regents’ Scholarship

Become a Utah Scholar, sign-up on this website www.utahscholars.org or call 801-321-7179.

The Utah Scholars core Course of Study is the way to prepare for college

                                                  4 credits of English

                                                  4 credits of math (one course beyond Math 3)

                                                  3.5 credits of social science

                                                  3 credits of science (one biology, one chemistry, one physics)

                                                  2 credits of world/classical language taken in grades 9-12

Other requirements:

                                                Maintain a 3.0 GPA

                                                Earn a ‘C’ or higher in core courses

                                                Submit an ACT score

Students! Remember to sign-up and STEP UP! StepUpUtah.com (College info)

 

Tips for parents:

Talk to your child about the importance of class choice and good grades now.

Encourage them to participate in things they enjoy that might translate into college involvement, such as leadership and service opportunities. Talk to them about their interests. What are their favorite things to do? What are their particular talents? What local colleges offer programs in fields that interest them? Discuss career options. Set up a meeting with the school counselor for both of you to attend and determine next steps. During their senior year, help them apply for admission into their selected college. Fill out the free application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov).

How to get your child to college:

Conversations about college at an early age

Your child should have volunteer and leadership experiences

Some extended family financial support

College campus visits at any age

Saving small amount of money saved for college (earlier the better)

Have urgency to not only to go to college, but to graduate.