Here are just a few of our favorite resources
for post-high school planning...
(Good sources for finding universities, colleges, tech/trade schools, community colleges, etc.)
Username: sitkahsPassword: 4StudentThe Alaska Career Information System is a great one-stop shop forall your future planning needs. With resources to help you plan your high school courses, research careers, identify training programs, search and compare colleges, and find funding sources, you can spend hours on this site alone! Check it out, and set yourself upwith your own profile so you can save your searches and interesting information you find!
TestingMany colleges and universities require an entrance exam. Check your school's entrance requirements to see if you should sign up for one of these tests.
Planning to take the SAT exam? Sign up for the exams and check your scores online. You can also get test preparation tips, college search help, high school planning guidance and much much more. This site also gives you more about the AP testing.
Thinking about the ACT? Sign up for this college exam on the website to the left. ACT also provides information about high
school and future planning, college search assistance and more!
check out the link from the SHS Library site
The Testing & Information Reference Center provides a wealth of information on post-high school planning. From choosing the right classes to preparing for entrance exams, they have it all! Some of the resources include: test preparation for SAT, ACT, & ASVAB,
high school planning, college sorts, financial aid sources, and more!
College is Expensive! Here are a few ways to find help!
Alaskan students who take a combination of specific, rigorous high school curriculum; earn a minimum 2.5 gpa; and do well on a qualifying college or career-readiness exam may be eligible for the Alaska Performance Scholarship.There are varying levels of awards offered, and awards for either collegiate or technical education. Specific requirements and checklists can be found on the links to the left.For details about the Alaska Performance Scholarship, please visit the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education's APS website:https://akadvantage.alaska.gov/STUDENT-PARENT/Grants_Scholarships/Alaska_Performance_Scholarship.aspx
This is the first step in applying for federal, state, and school aid! You may sign up for financial aid for FAFSA beginning January 1st of the year you intend to enter college. Remember that it is the FREE application, so if you find yourself on a site that asks you to pay for the service, you're in the wrong place! Each year SHS works with UAS to put on the College Goal Sunday event around January/February to help families work through the financial aid process and answer any questions you may have on the FAFSA form. http://www.fastweb.com Need help finding scholarships to meet your needs? We recommend signing up for a free scholarship search site such as FastWeb. By building a profile with FastWeb, you can receive information on thousands of scholarships that might meet your needs. http://www.uas.alaska.edu/finaid/scholarships/aknative/index.html The University of Alaska Southeast provides this great resource for locating scholarships for Alaska Native students. Check it out!
College Bound Course Materials
Letter of Recommendation Request Form - before you ask a teacher for a letter of recommendation, please complete this form and provide your teacher with a copy of your transcript and an activities list- this will help your teachers write the best possible letter for you!