Guidance

Links

Collegiate Scholarship Information
School-Specific Scholarship Sites

This document provides students with a listing of all PUBLIC schools' scholarship sites within the state.  These are organized alphabetically by public four-year and two-year colleges/universities.  From the document, click on the blue web address to learn more about a particular school's scholarships.

http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/AL/LeeCountySchools/BeulahHigh/Uploads/DocumentsCategories/Documents/College_Scholarships_Homepage.pdf

Listing of Scholarships by Deadline
http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/AL/LeeCountySchools/BeulahHigh/Uploads/DocumentsCategories/Documents/Scholarship_Update_4-6-17.pdf

Parent Resource Sites
From Lee County to Personal/Social Links

The website above compiles a number of resources for parents onto one site.  From general links about your student in Lee County to specific sites about attendance, depression, bullying, college planning, etc.  this site offers a lot for the parent interested in learning more about his/her student.

http://beulah.lch.schoolinsites.com/?PageName=bc&n=190941

Motivation: Famous Failures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLYECIjmnQs

Motivation: Surround Yourself with Greatness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_VQbtO3ChM

Motivation: Positive Perspective in Spite of Condition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDbxmB7vqEA

10 Skills for Students and Parents
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/02/29/top-10-skills-middle-school-students-need-to-thrive-and-how-parents-can-help/

Grief
How to Help Following a Death
http://childgrief.org/documents/HowtoHelp.pdf

Signs of Grief in Children and Teens
http://griefspeaks.com/id4.html

How to Help a Grieving Teen
http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/how-to-help-a-grieving-teen/

Helping Children Cope Following a Tragedy
http://www.ameliacenter.org/workfiles/AC/Children_Cope.pdf

General Resources for Parents and Families
http://www.newyorklife.com/nyl/v/index.jsp?contentId=143541&vgnextoid=9b20f59594442310VgnVCM100000ac841cacRCRD

College Planning/Year-by-Year Timelines
What is Important to Colleges: Top 10 Factors
http://www.positionu4college.com/what-is-important-to-colleges/

KnowHow2Go: Making a College Plan
http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/middle-and-high-school-students/make-a-plan.html

My Future, My Way: Five Steps Toward College
http://www.edpubs.gov/document/en1172p.pdf?ck=468

College Planning Checklist
http://www.actstudent.org/college/checklist/

FAQs: Finding and Getting into College
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/college-questions.aspx

College Planning Timelines
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/~/link.aspx?_id=D89D26E1F00E493B9CDF7D8BD2DEE8AF&_z=z

College Application Checklist
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/college-application-checklist

Student Action Plan for College
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/make-a-plan

Parent Action Plan: Middle School
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-middle-school

Parent Action Plan: 9th Grade
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-9th-grade

Parent Action Plan: 10th Grade
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-10th-grade

Parent Action Plan: 11th Grade
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-11th-grade

Parent Action Plan: 12th Grade
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents/parent-action-plan-12th-grade

Exploring Colleges and Careers
5 ways community colleges are fixing higher education
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/living/ivory-tower-community-colleges/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

Alabama Career Information Network
http://www.alcareerinfo.org

Alabama Colleges and Universities (All Private and 2-yr/4-yr. Public)
http://ache.alabama.gov/Content/CollegesUniversities/Directory.aspx

Alabama College Admissions' Homepages
http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/AL/LeeCountySchools/BeulahHigh/Uploads/DocumentsCategories/Documents/College_Admissions_Homepage_1.pdf

Breaking Down The College Admission Process
http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/breakdown/Pages/default.aspx

College Application Checklist
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/applying-101/college-application-checklist

College Navigator Search Engine
http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

College Majors App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/majors-university-salary-job/id584505931?mt=8

eCampus Tours
http://www.ecampustours.com/

College Scorecard College Search
http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/

Getting In: Guide to Alabama Higher Education
http://www.alstudentaid.com/website/alaid/planning?main=1&display=AL_gettingIn

Inside the Room During a College Admission Decision
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/inside-the-room-during-a-college-admission-decision-LfCOrOw4Qz2jIuS4o2EVCg.html

Medical Assistant Courses Online
http://www.medicalassistantcoursesonline.net

My College Options
https://www.mycollegeoptions.org/

My Future, My Way: Five Steps Toward College
http://www.edpubs.gov/document/en1172p.pdf?ck=468

My Next Move Career Search Site
http://www.mynextmove.org/

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

O*Net Occupation Search
http://www.onetonline.org/

Online College Options
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/alabama/

Resume Samples for Various Careers
http://www.resumesamples.net/blogs/career-exploration-tools-and-resources/

Potential Magazine
http://potentialmagazine.com/

General Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
7 Steps to the FAFSA
http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/index.html

Affording Higher Education
https://www.kheaa.com/website/Kheaa/planning?main=6&display=al_affordinged

Alabama College/University Scholarship/Financial Aid Homepages
http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/AL/LeeCountySchools/BeulahHigh/Uploads/DocumentsCategories/Documents/College_Scholarships_Homepage.pdf

All About Federal Student Aid
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/2015-16-do-you-need-money.pdf

The Basics of the FAFSA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-IsMHgteps

Compare 5 Top Scholarship Search Engines
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/01/20/compare-5-top-scholarship-search-engines

FAFSA
https://fafsa.ed.gov/

FAFSA Worksheet
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/2015-16-fafsa-worksheet.pdf

Financial Aid Checklist
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-101/financial-aid-checklist

Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need
https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/federal-student-aid-info-online.pdf

Financial Aid Timeline for Seniors
http://images.pcmac.org/SiSFiles/Schools/AL/LeeCountySchools/BeulahHigh/Uploads/DocumentsCategories/Documents/FinAid%20Timeline.pdf

Financial Aid Websites for Alabama Colleges and Universities
http://alcareerinfo.org/financial/colunivfinaid.html

Finding and Applying for Scholarships
https://www.studentaid.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

Scholarship App
http://www.myscholly.com/

Programs and Contests
Ayn Rand Essay Contests

UPDATED: 9-7-16. Deadlines: April 28, 2017, for Atlas Shrugged Essay (12th grade); March, 29, 2017, for Anthem Essay (8th, 9th, & 10th); April 26, 2017, for The Fountainhead Essay (11th & 12th grades)

Have you read or are you thinking about reading one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Did you know that for more than twenty-five years, the Ayn Rand Institute has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction? This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $80,000 in scholarship money for college. We even provide gifts to teachers who assign the essays in their classroom.  Select the link above and scroll down to "Students & Teachers:Essay Contests."

https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

UPDATED 9-7-2016. Deadline is November 8, 2016. The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.  Apply for a 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000.  See Mr. Keel for more information. Visit http://spirit.prudential.com to access the online application.

http://spirit.prudential.com

Testing
ACT or SAT Quiz
http://testprep.about.com/qz/Should-You-Take-the-ACT-or-SAT

ACT or SAT?
http://www.kaptest.com/satactpractice

ACT

The ACT is given multiple times throughout the year.  Be sure to enter our high school code (010-445) so that the school gets a copy of your scores for your permanent file. The first time you register, you will need to enter the classes you have taken, the grades you made in those classes, and the classes you plan to take. After you register the first time, you will only update the information that has changed. You can also check your scores sooner if you register online. YOU MUST NOW UPLOAD A PHOTO BEFORE YOU CAN PRINT YOUR ADMISSION TICKET.

http://www.actstudent.org

ACT Apps

ACTPhoto lets users capture and upload a photo of their face to submit to ACT for identification purposes.  Students registered to take the ACT are required to submit a photo before they can print their ACT ticket.

ACTStudent helps users anticipate and manage the ACT Test experience. Using the "Practice" feature, students can attempt answers to practice items and gain feedback from their attempts. "Account" allows users to log in for limited, read-only access to their own registration and score information. Accessing the link to ACT's mobile site, users can find straightforward answers to typical questions test takers have about events leading up to the test and the test day itself.

http://www.act.org/mobileapps/actphoto/

ACT Aspire
http://www.discoveractaspire.org/

ACT Aspire: Understanding the Results for Parents
http://www.discoveractaspire.org/pdf/2014_actaspire_UnderstandingAspireResults.pdf

ACT WorkKeys
http://www.act.org/path/parent/tests/workkeys.html

All Pencils Down

After approximately 10 years of providing ACT/SAT test preparation classes and one on one tutoring services, AllPencilsDown has diligently studied dozens of former ACT tests to pull together everything students need to know in order to perform well on test day. From a classroom instruction format to an one-on-one tutoring to online video series, they strive to identify the best way to reach all students who want help.

http://www.allpencilsdown.com/

ASVAB

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

http://official-asvab.com/

Number 2.com Test Prep

Number2.com is a FREE website that can help you prepare for the ACT, SAT, and GRE. 

http://www.number2.com

PSAT
https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt

PSAT: Official Student Guide

For an in-depth look at critical reading skills, a detailed review of math concepts, and a discussion of the characteristics of effective writing, download this study guide to the PSAT.

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/professionals/2014-PSAT-NMSQT-Student-Guide.pdf

SAT

The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are designed to assess your academic readiness for college. These exams provide a path to opportunities, financial support, and scholarships, in a way that's fair to all students. The SAT and SAT Subject Tests keep pace with what colleges are looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century.

http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

SAT Practice Questions
https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-questions

SAT Skills Insight
https://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-skills-insight

Varsity Tutors

Varsity Learning Tools provides more than 100,000 individual problems and thousands of practice tests across 150 subjects. This includes subjects like foreign languages, history, math, and science at all levels of sophistication. We also have thousands of practice tests and problems for Common Core and standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, ISEE, and SSAT.

http://www.varsitytutors.com/