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Virginia College Application Week to be held at Hampton High and Phoebus High

Hampton High School  (HHS) and Phoebus  High  School  (PHS)  will  participate  in Virginia College Application  Week 2016, during the week of November 14–18. The initiative is part of the 1,2,3 Go! campaign designed  to guide  senior high school students through the 1) gaining college knowledge, 2) applying and 3) paying for college processes, in preparation for fall enrollment. Virginia College Application Week is step number two in the initiative, assisting Virginia’s students and families in applying to college. High schools across the state, including HHS and PHS, will host application events and provide support services during the Week.

As part of Virginia’s college access initiative, HHS and PHS will provide concentrated support services to eligible seniors on November 14–18 to help them complete and submit at least one college application.

The goal of the program is to increase the number of eligible Virginia high school students applying to colleges early in their senior year.  During this event, students will have the opportunity to apply to any of Virginia’s 24 public two-year colleges, 15 public four-year universities, 70 private non-profit institutions and over 250 other non-public schools, as well as any out-of-state institutions in which they are interested.

Jennifer Oliver and Genevieve Elazier-Harris, Virginia College Application Week Site Coordinators for HHS and PHS, expect more than 500 seniors to participate with the help of volunteers from the school counseling offices, and admissions representatives from across the state.

This initiative is part of the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), a national initiative that is an effort of the American Council on Education. Virginia has been a participant in the national campaign since 2012. Virginia College Application Week is coordinated by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), in partnership with the Virginia Secretary of Education’s Office, Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and Educational Credit Management Corporation.

For more information: Email JOliver@hampton.k12.va.us or  GElazierHarris@hampton.k12.va.us


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1.     PURPOSE

Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us

2.      DEFINITION

HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies. 

3.      HCS WEBMASTER AND ACCESSIBILITY

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.

Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster, vcarper@hampton.k12.va.us., the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, dgulotta@hampton.k12.va.us, and/or the Director of Graphics, mhouser@hampton.k12.va.us.

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

·      A description of the accessibility concern or question;

·      The webpage address of the requested material;

·      The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;

·      The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.

Some documents on the website are in a portable document format (PDF).  The Adobe website provides a free service to convert Acrobat PDF files to other formats, including text and HTML.  Adobe’s web-based tool will quickly change an Acrobat file into an HTML file or textile.  The online PDF conversion form is available on the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat.  With this tool, users can read PDF files with a screen reader.  Adobe and the Trace Research Center also offer a free Acrobat conversion service that converts PDF files to text or HTML format by sending a user’s request via email.  All individuals with internet service can access the online conversion tool for using Adobe Acrobat PDF website.

4.      SELF-MONITORING

HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.

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HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as, as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.