Archive Counseling Corner 16-17


Students 13 and over can view their PSAT scores in the student score portal.

To access your scores, you must set up a free College Board account.

If you do not see your scores after creating the account and logging in, you may need to enter an access code.

If this occurs please Ms. Peterson



If you are interested in attending the Early College Advanced Manufacturing high school located on Henry Ford College Campus, this informational meeting is for you.

The Advanced Manufacturing high school offers associate degree programs provided by Henry Ford College.  This informational night will help you explore the options that will be available to you.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Administrative Service Conference Center Forfa Auditorium (Building L) MAP –

You are cordially invited to attend HFC’s Engineering, Trade and Technology Information Night April 20 from 6-8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors can explore HFC’s engineering and technology programs and career opportunities; meet with faculty and visit our state-of-the-art laboratories. You can also learn about the advantages of attending HFC and opportunities to transfer to four-year universities. Reserve your spot today by visiting Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Administrative Services and Conference Center (Bldg. L) in the Forfa Auditorium.

7th-grade students who wish to apply to the Early College Advanced Manufacturing high school will receive a link to the online application when it becomes available.


7th-grade students ~ Please watch your email (next school year) for more information.

Edsel Ford Spring Orientation

Eighth Grade Students and Parents Please attend Edsel Ford’s Spring Orientation. Come out and meet Edsel Ford teachers, counselors, administrators, and coaches.  Learn about Edsel Ford’s student expectations and school culture to ensure a smooth transition to High School.

Who: 8th Grade Students and Parents

What: Spring Orientation

When: Wednesday. March 15, 2017

Where: Edsel Ford High School ~Transportation will be provided (pick up and drop off in front of Salina Intermediate).

Third Marking Period

The end of the third marking period is Friday, January 27, 2017. Please encourage your child to verify that all assignments are completed and turned in.

The fourth marking period begins on Monday, January 30, 2017, and marks the beginning of the Second Semester for Middle School Students.


Henry Ford Early College 

The Henry Ford Early College Application window is open. All applications must be completed online.  The deadline to apply and submit all requirements is March 1, 2017.

All information can be found on the following Web Site:  Click on the 2017 Application Process tab.




The DCMST application window for current 8th-grade students is now open. All applications must be completed online. The deadline to apply and submit all requirements is February 8, 2017.

All information can be found on the following Web Site: Click on the tab that says “Application for Entry into DCMST Fall 2017”. Then choose 8th-grade application.


Dearborn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Middle School

STEM Application Criteria and Procedures

Application Available online on Jan 30th, 2017

All information can be found on the following Web Site: Click on “applying to STEM” and all the information is there.

Applications for the school Year 2017-2018 will be submitted online by clicking the link “apply online”.

All applications must be submitted by March 17, 2017.

All students on a wait list must re-apply from year to year.

Selection Process: Apply before the deadline!

  • Students apply online between January and March 17.
  • Application includes applicant response to a writing prompt; click here to complete prompt.
  • A short teacher recommendation survey (will be sent to your teacher(s) upon completion of application).

NWEA RIT scores, available at the time of selection. 6th Grade RIT cut scores are:

  • Reading: 225 or higher
  • Math: 230 or higher
  • Science: 215 or higher

Each RIT score meeting the above criteria for Reading, Math, and Science are sorted, by RIT, from top to bottom and the top scores are color coded in each area.

M-STEP scale score: available at the time of selection. M-STEP cut scores are determined after the test is completed.   Last year, for 6th grade, the scores would have been:

  • Overall ELA: 1514-1560+
  • Math: 1506-1550+

Each M-STEP scale score meeting the above criteria for overall ELA and Math are sorted, by scale score.

Applicants will be notified whether or not they are accepted by mail no later than May of 2017.

If you have questions, please contact 313-827-1904.

Algebra I Test- Out Canceled

The Algebra I Test Out session that was scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016, has been canceled. The Test-out session has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017.

DCMST Parent Meeting

There will be a DCMST  Parent Information Meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016, at 5:00-6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Michael Berry Center in the Lecture Hall. The Michael Berry Center is located at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights.




Report Cards

Middle School Report Cards will be distributed on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, to 6th, 7th, & 8th-grade students. If your child does not receive a report card please contact the main office.


Arabic I Test-Out

The Arabic I Test Out session will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016, at 3:30 in the ASC Board Room. Eighth-grade students who filled out a registration form and received a confirmation email from Ms. Peterson should report to ASC after school on Monday, Dec 5th, 2016. All students sitting for the Arabic I exam should arrange for their own transportation to and from the testing location.


Second Marking Period

The end of the second marking is fast approaching. The second marking period for middle school students ends Friday, December 2, 2016. Have you checked your Parent Connect account today? Do not be caught off guard.  If you do not have a parent connect account please visit the main office and sign up now.

Student Contracts

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Salina Intermediate students who are placed on student contracts have scored two or more grade levels behind their actual grade when taking the NWEA assessment. This assessment is completed by students three times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). All students are expected to show at least one years growth by the end of the school year. However, if a student is scoring more than a year behind their actual grade level it is very important that the student is working to demonstrate more than one year’s growth.

Parents please make sure that you know your child’s  actual NWEA scores and grade level equivalency. Some students have not been placed on parent contracts but have not scored on grade level.


Parent Connect 

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Do you know how your child is doing in school? One of the ways you can track your child’s academic progress is by utilizing Parent Connect. What is Parent Connect? Parent Connect is a website that allows you to view your child’s progress in class. The website reflects your child’s teacher’s gradebook which includes grades on assignments, projects, tests, etc. Frequently checking Parent Connect will allow you to keep up with your child’s academic progress.