Get Ready for College
I meet with our students for a variety of reasons such as individual academic planning, crisis response, mental health support, college and career guidance, social support, four-year planning, etc.
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ACT at Wheeler High School Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Be here at 7:45a.m.
ACT Academy linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRJ7ADgcmg
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=930447&backurl=/shelf/my This link has All kinds of resources for career exploration and possibilites. TONS of links and helpful information!
https://www.careeronestop.org/ Careers, training, and resources
https://www.texasgearup.com/ All the steps to help you navigate going to college
https://www.todaysmilitary.com/working/career-fields-and-profiles Careers in the military
http://www.scholarships4students.com/scholarships_for_the_military.htm Military family scholarships list
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/military More military scholarship help
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/know-yourself/students-speak-how-i-chose-my-next-step Stuck wondering how to decide what you want to do and how to figure it out for college?
https://texascareercheck.com/Home/ExploreCareers Explore careers, see occupation trends, interest profiler, military occupations
Texas Colleges & Universities
Admissions information for all Texas Colleges/Universities.
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https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/fafsa-guide/ This is a great step by step guide to help you complete the FAFSA.
○ Ihttps://couponfollow.com/research/getting-trough-the-fafsa Getting through the FAFSA
Individual College/ University websites
Free ACT and SAT practice https://www.number2.com/exams/act/companion/index.cfm?s=0
Common application for all Texas public and many private colleges and universities.
The Common Application
Common application for many colleges and universities outside of Texas.
Work In Texas
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. For employers, TWC offers recruiting, retention, training and retraining, and outplacement services as well as valuable information on labor law and labor market statistics. For job seekers, TWC offers career development information, job search resources, training programs, and, as appropriate, unemployment benefits. While targeted populations receive intensive assistance to overcome barriers to employment all Texans can benefit from the services offered by TWC and our network of workforce partners.
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NCAA Eligibility Center
The NCAA or the National Collegiate Athletic Association is the governing body of most College Sport. Your first step towards an Athletic Scholarship is registering with the NCAA Clearinghouse. If you want to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must first register and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. Refer to the NCAA Academic Eligibility section to determine the initial-eligibility standards that apply to you. If you don't register you will not be eligible to play or practice during your freshman year. Athletes who want to compete at College level must file a form with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
NAIA Eligibility Center
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events in 13 sports held annually throughout the country. Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association’s innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves.
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StudentEdge is a free online college and career planning resource center. It offers tools to help all high school students take ownership of the college planning process by letting them find scholarship money, prepare for exams, search for colleges, and explore career interests. Get your free account: @ www.studentedge.com, click "New User? Register Now", enter access code VSUNCLQG, complete the registration form.
Zinch - Are you more than a test score?
Almost all colleges find and recruit students through standardized test scores. Zinch allows students to be seen for what they are -- not just numbers, but people. You are more than a test score. Join the movement.