Whenever possible, please schedule college visits during fall break, spring break, and school holidays. If it is necessary to miss class to visit a college, we ask that parents and students observe our college visit policy. It is designed to preserve teaching time and promote order in the curriculum. The student will need to obtain written permission from Carol Ryan and all of his/her teachers before making travel plans. This is accomplished by having a parent email the request to Lori Howell ([email protected]) at least seven days before the absence. Lori Howell will then fill out the purple prearranged absence form and give it to the student to obtain the necessary signatures. The student must take the form to each of his/her teachers and gain their approval with a signature. After visiting the college(s), please attach proof of the visit(s) to the prearranged absence form and submit all of the documents to Lori Howell upon returning to school. A note from the college admissions office or a copy of the college appointment confirmation will serve as proof.