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College Bound Student Important links and information

FASFA – Any Senior attending college must complete! FAFSA

On the following website, students can use a computer, smart phone, or tablet to create a personal profile that provides college and career planning self-assessments to help pinpoint their interests, values, and abilities. The site also provides career pathways information, college and career readiness information, and college success information. ACT Profile

ATHLETES-NCAA eligibility applications for college sports are available online at: NCAA Public Home Page or NCAA Clearinghouse
***You need to let the guidance office know you are applying to NCAA and make the arrangements for your official transcript to be sent to them.

Scholarships – visit this page for more scholarship opportunities.

Bullying Information

The following information and resources are provided to help educators, parents, and community member recognize bullying behavior ad approaches for determining how to respond.

If you have ever had any questions about bullying this is a great resource. This site gives information that details bullying, who is at-risk, types of bullying, as well as how to get help for bullying. It also outlines actions and steps that can be taken to prevent bullying.

Missouri Center For Education Safety

Missouri Center of Education Safety is dedicated to enhancing safety and security in public and non public eduction.

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools provides expertise and technical assistance to keep students safe.

School Violence Hot line: 866-748-7047
Missouri School Violence Hot line provides resources for parents, educators and law enforcement. It also provides three ways to report bullying.

College Application Checklist

Ready to apply for college?            Here is what you need!

  1. Completed Application
    • Apply online for faster results. Some colleges will waive the application fee for online applicants.
    • Read the directions carefully. Make sure to fill out every section.
    • If you are using a paper application, write neatly and use blue or black ink. If you make a mistake, use white-out to correct it, or start a new form.
    • Double-check to see if the college requires you to turn in any additional information: resume, essay, or recommendation form.
    • Sign and Date your application
  2. Transcript
    • Each college needs an official copy of your high school transcript to consider you for admission.
    • In order to send out a transcript, you must speak with the registrar Claudia Montgomery. Be sure to give her the address of the college’s admissions office you want the transcripts sent to. She will mail your official transcripts (separately from your application).
  3. Application Fees
    • If you receive free or reduced lunch, you can receive an Application Fee Waiver. If this applies to you, you need to request a letter from your school certifying that you receive free or reduced lunch and therefore qualify for a fee waiver. Please speak to Patty Sanders about this issue.
    • I you do not receive free or reduced lunch, you must pay the application fee using a credit card, check or money order. Do NOT send cash.
  4. ACT Scores
    • If you need to send your ACT scores to any schools that you did not list on your registration form, you must fill out the ACT Additional Score Report Form and pay $9 for each college you send your scores to.
  5. Scholarship Application
    • After you have submitted your application, the college may send you information about applying for institutional scholarships (scholarships that are only available for students who attend that school) and/ or departmental scholarships (scholarships from the school based on your intended major). Make sure to complete this additional application as soon as possible. The earlier you turn it in, the more money you will be eligible for!
    • REMINDER: Remember to save and make copies of ALL paperwork that you send!
  6. Transcript Request Form



Making a Plan, Helping your child explore the Future


Individual Planning Resources
Career Pathways & Career Clusters Missouri Connections
A+ Program The Missouri A+ Schools Program offers a framework and incentives for providing quality education for all students. Each student must enter into a written agreement with the school prior to high school graduation and fulfill basic requirements related to attendance, GPA, tutoring/mentoring and good citizenship.
ACT The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: english, math, reading, and science. All 4-yar colleges and universities in the United States accept ACT results. ACT
ASVAB ASVAB is a multiple-choice test administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command and is used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United STates ared forces. It is often optionally administered to American high school students when they are in the 11th grade, although anyone eligible to and who is interested in enlisting can take it. Army
Area Career and Tech Centers The statewide network of Missouri Career Centers provides valuable workforce services to help people obtain quality, self-sustaining careers. The services are provided by way of a partnership of federal, state and local employment and training organizations that are tailored to reflect the specific needs in each community.Missouri Careers Source
SAT The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It measures critical thinking skills that are needed for academic success in college. SAT consists of three major sections: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. High school juniors and seniors typically take the SAT.SAT
EOC Exams Replaces the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Tests at the high school level. Assessment in Algebra I, English II, Biology, and Government are required for graduation. DESE: EOC info
Missouri Connections Missouri Connections is a web-based resource for exploration of career interests, occupations and educational strategies. The resource provides information on career paths, clusters, pathways and career options. Students build a portfolio with education plans, resumes, favorites, and more. It provides assistance with tracking goals and preparing for the workforce. Missouri Connections
National College Athletic Association (NCAA) NCAA is a voluntary organization through which the nation’s colleges and universities govern their athletics programs and provide information on eligibility requirements, personal welfare/decision-making and academics. National College Athletic Association (NCAA)
PSAT The Preliminary SAT®/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a co-sponsored program by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It Is a standardized test that provides Practice for the SAT and a chance to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) scholarship programs. It measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. It is a good source of feedback on strengths and weaknesses which allow students to focus on preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study and practice. College Board: PSAT
Missouri Technical Schools Contact information for Missouri Technical Schools Technical Schools Guide
Missouri Colleges and Universities Contact information for Missouri colleges and universities.
ACT ASPIRE Aspire is a “pre-ACT” test that helps to predict success on the ACT. It is generally administered to 10th grade students in the fall and focuses attention on both career preparation and improving academic achievement. ACT ASPIRE
Career Ed Career Education serves to support, promote and encourage career and technical education programs that link secondary and post-secondary education, employers and communities to ensure a highly skilled workforce. It also promotes lifelong learning and helps to provide a seamless transition between post-secondary education and career employment.