This guide contains information on scholarships that CPS students can
apply to during the 2013 - 2014 academic year.
MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES:
These documents contain information on scholarships that are due
during each month. This information can also be found in the CPS
Scholarship Guide 2013 - 2014.
February 2014 Scholarships - Applications due this month
March 2014 Scholarships - Applications due this month
April 2014 Scholarships - Applications due this month
May 2014 Scholarships - Applications due this month
June 2014 Scholarships - Applications due this month
*SENIORS SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND SEE YOUR COUNSELOR
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS*
Cadets, don't forget the requirement of 40 service learning hours to graduate from CPS. You must also have at least 20 hours to be promoted to Junior status. If you are looking for opportunities for service learning outside of school, take a look at the following link for more information. http://www.servicelearning.cps.k12.il.us/
We love having guests at our school. In order to ensure visitors, students and staff alike have a great experience, please read the AFAHS Visitation Policy letter and follow the guidelines. Thank you.
ATTENTION AFAHS PARENTS/GUARDIANS! Parent University classes begin Saturday September 7th at the Air Force Academy High School. Please visit the Parent Page on this website for important information such as the Parent Handbook and each grade level schedule for the Parent University Classes. Click here for related documents on the Parent page: http://afahs.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=79:parents&Itemid=28&layout=default
Here is a regularly updated listing of the colleges our cadets have been accepted to the total scholarship/grant amount awarded so far. Keep up the good work!
Class of 2014 TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT AMOUNT = $2,742,016.00
Class of 2014 Colleges/Universities (see below):
Albion College, Alcorn State, Augustana College, Aurora University, Ball State, Bellarmine University, Benedictine University, Case Western Reserve, Central State University, Chicago State University, Clark College Atlanta, Coe College, Columbia College, Concordia University, DePaul University, Dillard University, Dominican University, Eastern Ilinois University, Elmhurst College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fisk University, Florida Memorial College, Grand Valley State College, Hampton University, Harold Washington College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Iowa State University, Jackson State University, Johnson & Wales University, Kennedy King College, Kent State University, Kentucky State University, LeMoyne Owen College, Lewis University, Lincoln College, Livingstone College, Louisville University, Loyola University, Luther College, Malcolm X College, Michigan State University, Michigan Tech, Miles College, North Central College, Northeastern Illinois University, Ohio University, Olive Harvey College, Robert Morris University, Roosevelt University, Rust College, St Johns University (MA), St Josephs College, St Kate's (St Catherine) University, St Xaiver University, Southern A&M University, Southern Illinios University - Carbondale, Southern Illinois Unviersity - Edwardsville, Stephens College, Tiffin University, Tuskegee University, US Coast Guard Academy Prep School, University of Illinois - Chicago, University of Minnesota, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, University of Nevada-Reno, University of Northern Iowa, Valley Forge Military College, Virginia State University, Western Illiois University, Western Michigan University, Wilberforce University
Class of 2013 TOTAL SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT AMOUNT = $2,559,448
Class of 2013 Colleges/Universities (see attachment)
Parents and Cadets. Please see the important document regarding updated school policies and information.
Please see the attached for the uniform wear schedule. Cadets who show up without the proper AFJROTC uniform on may be put in ISS for the day. If it is Polo/Khaki day and you don't have the official AF Polo or Khaki shirt that day, you may always wear the AFJROTC uniform instead and will not penalized for it. The same thing goes for PT days. Please remember that only AFAHS PT gear is authorized on PT days.
From the Commandant and AFJROTC Cadre:
Often times, many people think of Drill Team and Color Guard when they first hear the words JROTC. Those events are, indeed, most often associated with the JROTC program. But, AFJROTC offers so much more.
Attached you will find a running tally of the AFJROTC sponsored and/or run events for the 2013/14 AY.
2013 Jul 7-12: 2 Cadets to National Flight Academy in Florida
2013 Jul 8-21: 2 Cadets on Field Trip to New Orleans/France (McCormick and 1st Div)
2013 Aug 10: 18 Cadets marched in Back to School Bud Billiken Day Parade
2013 Aug 16-20: 8 Cadets attended Cadet Command/Staff Leadership School
2013 Sep 7: 2 Cadets to 1st Div Museum at Cantigny Estate
2013 Sep 10: USAFA Reps talked with Jr/Sr JROTC classes
2013 Sep 11: All Junior level cadets begin learning college investigation techniques
2013 Sep 13: 4 Cadets to Union League Club for City Corps commissioning ceremony
2013 Sep 25: 26 Cadets to Chicago State University to attend Emergency Response Symposium
2013 Sep 25: Cadet assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Sep 30: Army rep visited Junior level JROTC classes to discuss career opportunities in the US Army
2013 Oct 5: Sports Competition Team Fielded (event postponed due to weather)
2013 Oct 8: Cadet assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Oct 9: 2x Cadets assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Oct 9: 12x Cadets assisted with Information Session
2013 Oct 10: 2x Cadets assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Oct 23: 1 Cadet assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Oct 25: 1 Cadet to RUSH Hospital for CPR/1st Aid Training
2013 Oct 24: 10 Cadets to IIT for Shadow Day
2013 Oct 28: 27 Cadets to Lewis University for College Visit
2013 Oct 28: Chicago State Univ Rep visits Sr JROTC classes for college presentation
2013 Nov 5: 6 Cadets competed in 1st Round of JROTC Academic Bowl
2013 Nov 7: 2 Cadets assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Nov 8: 2 Cadets assisted Elementary School (High School Fair) Visit
2013 Nov 8: 40 Cadets assisted at Veterans' Day event hosted by Healy Elementary
2013 Nov 12: Color Guard presented colors at ESPN College Basketball Game (United Center)
2013 Nov 25: 1 Cadet participated in joint color guard for Mayor Harold Washington Memorial Service
2013 Nov 25: Cadets collected 2,047 canned food items for our neighborhood food pantry
2013 Nov 25: 16 Cadets assisted with Information Session
2013 Dec 9: All Cadets did a great job in helping the JROTC program pass the formal inspection with an "Exceeds Standards"
2013 Dec 13: 76 Cadets participated in the Blood Drive
2013 Dec 14: 29 Cadets participated in the Citywide Drill/Color Guard competition
2014 Jan 15: 17 Cadets assisted with Information Session
2014 Jan 16: JR/SR grade level JROTC classes had visiting AFAHS graduate to discuss life as a college student
2014 Jan 24: JR/SR grade level JROTC classes had visiting USAF Pilot to discuss military life/careers
2014 Jan 29: 20 Cadets assisted with Information Session
2014 Feb 11: JR grade level JROTC classes had visitor discussing technical career fields
2014 Feb 14: Seven cadets nominated for CityCorps Staff
2014 Feb 24: JR grade level JROTC classes had visitor (AFAHS graduate) discussing life in the AF
2014 Feb 27: 2 Cadets made presentations to rising AFAHS freshmen at their respective schools
2014 Feb 28: 2 Cadets made presentations to rising AFAHS freshmen at their respective schools
2014 Mar 3: US Navy rep visited Junior level JROTC classes to discuss Navy Careers and College Scholarship opportunities
AFAHS No Parent Left Behind Program (NPLB)
It truly takes a village to educate a child. As partners in the educational process we truly need parents actively engaged in their child's education. Any parent(s)/guardian(s) with a cadet attending the AFAHS will be asked to accomplish 20 hours of volunteer service at the school per year under our No Parent Left Behind Program. This service may include, but is not limited to, classroom assistance, field trip chaperones, parent meetings, club sponsorship, sports assistance and others, as determined. If you believe you have some unique skill that may contribute to this goal, please let us know. There is a possibility for a reduction in student fees the following year for those who successfully complete the minimum volunteer time.