PROCEDURES FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
Students are requested to complete a Teacher Recommendation Request Form to assist teachers in writing effective letters of recommendation. This form (found in the Counseling Center, the above Post-secondary Planning Guide, and on Naviance Family Connection) serves to assist teachers in writing a letter on a student's behalf. Seniors are encouraged to ask a staff member for a positive letter of recommendation if such a document is needed for college admission or a scholarship application. Students should give 3 or 4 weeks (minimum) of advance notice to ensure that their teacher has enough time to write a quality letter. Once the teacher completes the letter of recommendation, he or she will upload the document to Naviance Succeed where it is stored and made accessible to a school counselor. Students request this task through Naviance Family Connection under “Colleges I’m Applying To” -- this action gives a teacher the ability to upload the letter. Depending on the college or scholarship application, it may be necessary provide a copy of a letter of recommendation to the Counseling Department. A letter will be placed in a student's Senior Application File and will be available for later use. If a student needs a copy sent directly to a college or scholarship committee from a teacher recommended, please provide the teacher with a stamped, addressed envelope and alert the assigned counselor that the teacher will be mailing the letter of recommendation instead.