Twitter - An app (and website) that let's you share your thoughts with the world in 140 characters. Twitter has seen an enormous increase in the amount of teens using it's service. By default, their posts are public. Some helpful articles on understanding Twitter:
A Parent's guide to Twitter from education.com
Another guide - from Edutopia
A college admissions perspective on Twitter and social media.
Instragram - A photo sharing app that connects to other social media like Twitter and Facebook.
What parents need to know about Instagram
Snapchat - One of the newest social media apps, Snapchat lets you share a picture that deletes itself after a set amount of time. However, the person receiving the picture still has the ability to take a screenshot and post it on the internet. It is an app that leaves a lot of opportunity for inappropriate use. Facebook has a similar app called "Poke". A recent article with a helpful explanation for parents is here.
College and Career Tools
Please fill this form out and return in it to Mrs. Miller for college visits.
OCIS - Ohio Career Information System, great aide in college searching.
www.Cappex.com - Start a profile and search for colleges! See your chances of getting accepted as well!
www.princetonreview.com- Helpful college search aide.
www.collegeprowler.com- Open discussions about colleges from students and future students perpesctives.
www.Mymajors.com - Create a profile to find the best college fit for you.
Ohio Board of Regents - Information on colleges in Ohio as well as scholarships and financial aid
Peterson's Online - Collection of useful information on the college search, financial aid, and test prep processes
Mapping Your Future - Career planning as well as helful aide in the selection of a school and how to pay for it.
EduTrek - College search aide, provides multiple search routes for schools.
What are your chances of a college athletic scholarship? Get an idea from this helpful infographic from ecollegefinder.com
Great informational webinar on the reality of college athletic scholarships and what you need to do if interested in being a scholarship athlete or playing college sports. It is aimed at students and parents.
NCAA - This is the homepage for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The largest of the college athletic associations. Two helpful guides are theirquick reference card and their guide for the college bound student athlete.
NCAA Eligibility Center- This site will provide you with information about initial-eligibility at NCAA Division I and II member colleges and universities. If you are thinking about playing sports at a Division I or II school you must register with the clearinghouse. Be sure to bring in the two release forms to the guidance office after you register. Please note that the clearinghouse is no longer accepting ACT scores sent on high school transcripts. You must request that ACT send the scores directly to the clearinghouse after you have tested. A list of AHS courses that count towards NCAA eligibility can be found here.
NAIA - The homepage for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. It is made up of small private or independent colleges, but has many of the same requirements as the NCAA. The NAIA also has put together a guide for NAIA bound college athletes. Students interested in playing at an NAIA school must register with the NAIA Eligibility Center
NCJAA The National Junior College Athletic Association provides opportunities for student-athletes to continue their athletic careers. The NJCAA is divided into three divisions just like the NCAA. The schools that are members of this organization are two-year community and junior colleges. After completing their eligibility, a student-athlete may choose to continue their academic and athletic career at a NCAA or NAIA school.
Please visit Mrs. Miller in her office to request a transcript
The following school want test scores directly to the school:
In addition to the links below, contact the financial aid office of the college your student is interested in attending. They will also be able to assist you with questions about filling out the FAFSA and other financial options you might want to pursue.
Financial Aid Office phone list for Ohio schools
Financial Aid Comparison Shopper - Allows you to input information from your student aid report (SAR) and gives you a visual comparison of the aid schools are awarding you. Sponsored by the Counsumer FInancial Protection Bureau
Student Financial Assistance Information - U.S. Dept. of Education - Information for students and parents on the financial aid process
FAFSA EXPRESS: Free Application for Federal Student Aid - Apply online, and it's FREE FAFSA PIN - An important element of the online FAFSA
Fastweb's College Gold Financial Planning and Tools siteOhio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - Resources for students and parents regarding financial aid in Ohio
State Grants & Scholarships- Ohio financial aid opportunities e-Scholar - Government-financed scholarship and job opportunities