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Helpful Links

The following are some links to web sites we feel can be useful in helping succeed in high school and getting ready for life after graduation. Many of these sites are used by the counselors working with the students. 

Please be aware that if you are paying anyone to help you find college information or a scholarship, you are paying someone for information and help that is FREE!!!! Before doing so, contact any high school counselor, college admission representative or college financial aid officer first.


***Midwest Student Exchange Program***

A tuition reduction program that makes attending out of state colleges and universities more affordable for non-resident students. Visit the website to learn more. 

 

Monster Leadership—Birkman Method—personality assessment infromation. (must pay for the test/service)

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

United Way: http://www.unitedwayplains.org/volunteer-center

volunteermatch.org

GENERAL TUTORIALS

http://www.khanacademy.org/ - General tutorial videos on many subject - especially math and science


STUDY ABROAD

SPI Study Abroad Program

CCI Greenheart Exchange Program

Foreign Links Around the World


REGENTS 
Board of Regents (scholarships, curriculum requirements, college info, etc): www.kansasregents.org 

List of KS colleges (including community colleges and tech schools): http://www.kansasregents.org/universities_colleges/public_institutions


COLLEGE ESSAYS
Please visit our College Essays page 


POPULAR WEBSITES FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER INFORMATION

Big Future (CollegeBoard) -Search schools, scholarships, majors/careers, paying for college, helpful articles, etc.

My Next Move- Career inventory and search engine

My Majors --Major/Career and college search as well as career inventory

KS Career Pipeline – career inventories, career and college search, resume info, information for different options after high school etc. Registration through ACHS required. Information given to students—contact counselor for more information. 

Smart Scholar—Choosing the Right College – resources and links on many different college planning topics

ACT Profile-- career inventories, career and college search, resume info, information for different options after high school etc.


POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS

www.CollegePlanningWebinars.com -- free webinars about choosing a college, financial aid, planning for college, etc.

CollegeWeekLive--tutorials, live chats/events, resources, scholarships

Find the Best - compare schools and programs (many other topics are available as well)

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/ - Governments National Center for Education Statistics
www.collegeview.com - Search for both schools and scholarships
www.zinch.com-- Search for both schools and scholarships. You are also able to compare several schools in different categories. 
www.collegenet.com - Search for both schools and scholarships.
www.petersons.com - Developed by the Peterson�s Guide Company - a search engine for both schools and scholarships.

http://bestschools.com/online-colleges-in-kansas

 

CAREER

http://myfuture.com/ - Developed for the Department of Defense
http://www.onetonline.org/ - The Occupational Network
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ - Occupational Outlook Handbook listing information and statistics on all careers
http://www.careeronestop.org/ - Developed with for the Department of Labor
http://www.salary.com/ - Provides Salaries for occupations throughout the country
https://careerzone.ny.gov/views/careerzone/index.jsf - NY state Career Center
http://www.cacareerzone.org/index - California Career Center
http://data.bls.gov/oes/ - Occupational Employment Statistics Query System
http://www.collegegrad.com/ - General information for careers for college grads
www.acinet.org - America's Career Info Net. Database & information network on careers.
www.mappingyourfuture.org (college and career planning) 
www.kansascareerpipleine.org (more information on how to log-in and register coming soon) 
www.petersons.com (college, major, scholarships) 
www.studentaid.ed.gov (college, career, scholarships) 
www.collegeboard.org (college, career, scholarships, test-prep) 


FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid)

Visit our FAFSA page 


SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES
Visit our Scholarship Page 

bestschools.com/financial-aid-guide-online-students
bestschools.com/online-college-costs


MILITARY

Military Academies—application information

Department of Defense—links to all branches of the military

ROTC Program Search
www.sss.gov  - Selective Service Registration

www.military.com/scholarships - Military Scholarship Finder



TESTING

Please visit our ACT/SAT page for general information and test-prep opportunities.