Below are the most common links requested by students along with other useful links on a variety of topics. Please also check out the resources link (above) for more information. Remember, your most important 'link' is your school counselor. Schedule an appointment with me in order to get assistance. If I'm not available, leave a note on my chair or see one of the secretaries.
ACT and SATTest Registration and Dates: Early registration is encouraged; talk with your counselor about when and why to take these tests.
https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ NCAA - All prospective division I or II athletes need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. They will need a 6 semester transcript and your official ACT scores (sent from ACT).
Financial Aid and Scholarship help: Note that it does not cost anything to apply for financial aid; avoid scholarships that request a fee (most likely it is a scam).
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ This is the official financial aid website; seniors should begin applying in January of their senior year.
Selective Service (all males must register in order to qualify for financial aid):
Inventories to help you match careers with skills, interests, and values:
http://intranet.madisoncollege.edu/career-assess/ Will match your interests with programs at Madison College (MATC)
http://www.witechcolleges.org/ Will match your interests with Wisconsin Technical College programs; click on 'explore careers' then take the career interest inventory
UW System Information:
https://apply.wisconsin.edu/ To apply online
Wisconsin Technical College Information:
http://www.witechcolleges.org/ Wisconsin Technical College System
http://www.blackhawk.edu/ Blackhawk Technical College
Wisconsin Private College Information:
Midwest Student Exchange Program: This is an easy way to save money on out of state tuition costs. This program allows students to attend out of state schools for a reduced tuition. States participating include: Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Note that Wisconsin has reciprocity with Minnesota; your tuition would be reduced even further.
Beaty Schools and Cosmetology Colleges:
http://www.beautyschoolsdirectory.com/index.php Locate schools and programs all over the nation
Adult Apprenticeship Information:
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship/ Department of Workforce Development Apprenticeship Standards
www.doleta.gov US Department of Labor
http://www.abc.org/ Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin construction apprenticeships
Like a certain class but don’t know what you can do with it? Try…
http://www.snc.edu/careers/students/programs/ (Thanks to St. Norbert College)
US Military Links:
National Guard 608-807-6612
Test Prep: Don't forget to check out (literally) the ACT, SAT, and AP test prep materials in the high school library!
www.number2.com Free ACT prep
http://knowhow2gowisconsin.org/ Free ACT and SAT prep
What's your learning style? Complete a simple inventory and find out what your learning style is along with study tips. Click here to begin!
Study Skills, Note Taking, and Time Management This site offers a wealth of information on those topics and more. Easy, practical information.
Questions about issues that affect teenagers?
http://kidshealth.org/teen/ This site covers a variety of topics but should not take the place of experts such as professionals and/or parents.
How to request a high school transcript: All requests need to be 'written' and can be done 4 ways. We cannot accept requests over the phone. Once a student graduates, requests cannot be made by parents.
Requests for transcripts must include the following: Your name at time of graduation, graduation year, and an address for where the transcript is to be sent.