College & Career Counseling
Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year!
Whether you are in 6th or 12th grade, it is never too early to begin thinking & preparing for your future!
This is your ONE STOP SHOP to help you find the tools you need to plan & prepare your future! Click on the links below.
Please click on the link above to schedule a phone or office appointment.
Student-Parent CCRs (College & Career Readiness Plan) will be held over the course of the year, depending on grade level. Check monthly to see which grade will be having their CCRs. Appointment requests will be sent to your email.
Stay informed on graduation requirement, scholarship & admission deadlines, and other important need-to-know information. These notifications are grade specific and are ONLY used to notify you of important events and dates. These notifications are for both parents and students. You can opt to recieve messages via text or email! Clink on the link to learn more.
Do you know what it takes to graduate from High School? Which type of diploma will you get? Make sure you are taking the right classes & the only thing left to worry about is picking up your cap & gown!
ACT & SAT
ACT or SAT? Make sure you are prepared for the right courses to stay on track! Stay on top of your test with the right dates & practice material. How will your scores affect your Scholarships & Admissions? We've got the details and we can help!
College is expensive!!! Did you know that there are lots of options to help you pay for it? Are you familiar with the many scholarships available through both the government & private donors? Get money for anything from good grades to making a duck tape dress!
If you want to get into the college of your dreams, you can't miss the admissions deadline! Essays, Fees, & Aplications take time. Know your deadlines ahead of time so that it doesn't sneak up on you! Click on the link and then select the Admissions Deadline tab at the bottom of the page.
"A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah. A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on their work in a specific category and is interviewed by judges in the category’s field at various times. Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school, semi-final and finals levels. At the awards ceremony, finalists in 14 categories are announced and then an overall Sterling Scholar winner is also announced.
The Deseret News and KSL Broadcast Group developed the program especially to focus attention on outstanding seniors in order to recognize them publicly as well as award cash scholarships and tuition waivers from participating institutions. The Sterling Scholar Awards Program seeks to commend and encourage excellence among all nominees. All nominees are judged equally on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to religion, sex, political preference or national origin (SterlingScholar.org)."
"The Congressional Award is the United States Congress’ award for young Americans. It is non-partisan, voluntary, and non-competitive. The program is open to all youth regardless of ability, circumstance, or socioeconomic status. Participants earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold Certificates and Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals. Each level involves setting goals in four program areas; Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness, and Expedition/Exploration. Earning the Award is a fun and interesting way to get more involved in something you already enjoy or something you’d like to try for the first time. You move at your own pace, on your own or with your friends. This is not an award for past accomplishments. Instead, you are honored for achieving your own challenging goals (CongreassionalAward.org)."
"Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our more than 1,300 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams. (studentaid.ed.gov)"
"Career Pathways show students a direct connection between doing well in high school and being able to transition smoothly to postsecondary opportunities or getting a good job when they graduate. Students who focus on a Career Pathway acquire the skills necessary for entry into well-paid careers with high potential for rapid financial growth, increased levels of responsibility, and a high degree of personal satisfaction.
Utah Career Pathways align with and are categorized by the national Career Clusters®. Each Career Pathway culminates in an industry recognized credential of value. (schools.utah.gov)"
College Links & Tours
Why try to imagine what college will be like when you can actually see it in person!? Go meet with your academic advisor, talk to current students, and get familiar with the campus! Some colleges even host overnight events where you can get a small taste of what the college experience is really like.
Find out more about the colleges, universities, or tech schools you are considering attending by browsing through their websites. Click the link, find your school of choice, and get browsing!
Test Prep & Anxiety Help
Need some extra help on an upcoming exam? Do you get nervous or anxious before, during, or after a test? Find some tips and tricks to help you prepare for your exams, reduce your anxiety, and do better on your tests.
Applying for College Tips & Tricks
Applying for college can be confusing, hard, or even scary, but it doesn't have to be! Find out what makes applying for college straight forward, easy, and non-frightening!
Explore. Decide. Do. UtahFutures is a great resource to help you discover your interests, explore career options, and learn about different degrees that will connect your interests to your desired career.
FIND YOUR TO-DO LIST FOR 2019-2020
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